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    Internet filter question.

    OK, I'm on fire today with software questions. My oldest kid is 6 and starting to want to play around on the computer. I think I need to install an internet filter to "keep him out of trouble." Any advice from the crowd in that regards?



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    Re: Internet filter question.

    Quote Originally Posted by larrybob33 View Post
    OK, I'm on fire today with software questions. My oldest kid is 6 and starting to want to play around on the computer. I think I need to install an internet filter to "keep him out of trouble." Any advice from the crowd in that regards?
    I'd just set up a proxy server that directs all his queries to www.cyclonefanatic.com


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    Re: Internet filter question.

    opendns.com



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    Re: Internet filter question.

    don't let your kid have a computer in his room. Too much privacy.



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    Re: Internet filter question.

    I remember when I was young and first got the internet. My parents aren't very computer savvy so, lets just say I took my visions to a whole new level...


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    Re: Internet filter question.

    Quote Originally Posted by iowast8fan View Post
    don't let your kid have a computer in his room. Too much privacy.

    I would attest to this. I had a computer in my room as a young man and I downloaded a ton of nudy pics from AOL over dialup. I was in highschool, but I did it because I could and the chicks were hot.

    Depends on the kids age I guess. I would like my kids to have a computer in their rooms so they dont hog mine, but I can see the cons to it too. At some point you just need to trust them. Educate them on what not to do and what kinds of traps are out there.



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    Re: Internet filter question.

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    I would attest to this. I had a computer in my room as a young man and I downloaded a ton of nudy pics from AOL over dialup. I was in highschool, but I did it because I could and the chicks were hot.

    Depends on the kids age I guess. I would like my kids to have a computer in their rooms so they dont hog mine, but I can see the cons to it too. At some point you just need to trust them. Educate them on what not to do and what kinds of traps are out there.
    <insert picture of hot tranny here>


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    Re: Internet filter question.

    You probably have a year before your kid is better at using the computer than you. They will probably put filters on to stop you from viewing websites.



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    Re: Internet filter question.

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post

    Depends on the kids age I guess. I would like my kids to have a computer in their rooms so they dont hog mine, but I can see the cons to it too. At some point you just need to trust them. Educate them on what not to do and what kinds of traps are out there.

    Like the Rick-Roll. I've been Rick-Rolled many times on this website. It hurts a little more each time...



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    Re: Internet filter question.

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    Like the Rick-Roll. I've been Rick-Rolled many times on this website. It hurts a little more each time...
    Thats not as bad as people who redirect you to meatspin.com by using another name. FYI, dont do go there, just take my word for it.


    Im serious. Dont go there unless you plan on bleeching your eyes afterward.


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    Re: Internet filter question.

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Thats not as bad as people who redirect you to meatspin.com by using another name. FYI, dont do go there, just take my word for it.
    Ah, whenever anyone of my friends (or myself....) leaves their computer unlocked, their home page gets randomly reset to meatspin

    The best one was the Air Force ROTC kid who never checked his laptop until a sergeant down at Camp Dodge asked if he could look something up on the internet.....



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    Ah, whenever anyone of my friends (or myself....) leaves their computer unlocked, their home page gets randomly reset to meatspin

    The best one was the Air Force ROTC kid who never checked his laptop until a sergeant down at Camp Dodge asked if he could look something up on the internet.....

    See, you know its awful. But a great prank.



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    Re: Internet filter question.

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Thats not as bad as people who redirect you to meatspin.com by using another name. FYI, dont do go there, just take my word for it.


    Im serious. Dont go there unless you plan on bleeching your eyes afterward.

    I hate you. You knew I'd go there. And I hate you. Seriously.



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    Re: Internet filter question.

    There is so many things you can do with computers these days, its crazy


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    Re: Internet filter question.

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    I hate you. You knew I'd go there. And I hate you. Seriously.
    Well that was foolish...



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