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post #11 of 35
Couldn't they still just boot into safe mode and get into the administrative account change everything you changed.
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post #12 of 35
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Yes, but OpenDNS is not software based. Its like putting a filter right between your modem and the wall, it blocks everything before it even gets to your computer. It looks like you'd have to have a password for it as well.
Edited by mth91 - 1/22/11 at 12:40am
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post #13 of 35
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Originally Posted by mth91 View Post
LOL. I'll elaborate. He wants to get away from porn entirely, so i'm helping him do it. I like the DNS option. It seems pretty reliable. I'm gonna explore that option.
So why did you say "estranged"?

Anyway, OpenDNS has free filtering. Honestly though if he has physical access to the hardware he can always get around anything you do.

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Yes, but OpenDNS is not software based. Its like putting a filter right between your modem and the wall, it blocks everything before it even gets to your computer.
So YOU still want to look at the porn. You can use K9. Like I said though, he'll always have a way around it.

This is stupid. If he has a problem with porn he needs to go to a support group like SA and/or talk to a professional. If he can't stop himself nothing you are going to do with a filter or parental controls is going to stop him.

Its like the drug war, the government can put all the DEA agencies up it wants to, like drug firewalls, but as long as the demand is there people will hack it.
Edited by Mygaffer - 1/22/11 at 12:39am
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post #14 of 35
I think we can all agree on the best solution here...

Get him fixed.
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post #15 of 35
Amen brutha!
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post #16 of 35
My opinion on this, sort of offtopic I guess.

I've always been intrigued why some parents are so "afraid" of their kids seeing porn, as if its going to somehow warp them.
It's no different then trying to shield them from "bad words", as if there were such a thing in the first place (hint: there isn't).
All adults, teens, and many children have and/or will use these so-called "bad words" at some point; same goes for seeing pornography.
Besides, it's completely normal to be curious about sex. I'd much rather my 15yr old rub one off to Sasha Grey than boning the next door neighbor's daughter.

Hell, I'd be more worried about their using Facebook and turning into Twitter drones that do nothing but text and update all damn day.

Edited by Trigunflame - 1/22/11 at 12:42am
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post #17 of 35
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I'm not a parent, and I said estranged because it was funny, not because it is true. And I don't look at porn.

By the way, we're college students, we don't have money for professional help, and he isn't just gonna trust some random psychologist like that.
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post #18 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trigunflame View Post
My opinion on this, sort of offtopic I guess.

I've always been intrigued why some parents are so "afraid" of their kids seeing porn, as if its going to somehow warp them.
It's no different then trying to shield them from "bad words", as if there were such a thing in the first place (hint: there isn't).
All adults, teens, and many children have and/or will use these so-called "bad words" at some point; same goes for seeing pornography.

Hell, I'd be more worried about their using Facebook and turning into Twitter drones that do nothing but text and update all damn day.
And yet this thread has nothing to do with parents or children.
    
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post #19 of 35
I say go with open DNS, and threaten to beat him to death with a lamp if he screws with it.
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And yet this thread has nothing to do with parents or children.
I guess you missed the whole "off-topic" disclaimer that was clearly written above it.
You may want to get your eyes checked.
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