Magnets For Porn Watchers, Wi-Fi Kiosks Will Lose Internet Browsers

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    It looks like you guys were right when you said this would immediately be used for porn. Apparently these Wi-Fi kiosks are popular with the homeless, and other people taking advantage of the free internet all day long. Imagine that. :rolleyes:

    The Wi-Fi kiosks were designed to replace phone booths and allow users to consult maps, maybe check the weather or charge their phones. But they have also attracted people who linger for hours, sometimes drinking and doing drugs and, sometimes, boldly watching pornography on the sidewalks. Now, yielding to complaints, the operators of the kiosks, LinkNYC network, are shutting off their internet browsers.
     
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  2. Exavior

    Exavior [H]ardForum Junkie

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    why not just lock the system down. Block porn, block movies and music, allow access to maps and a few other apps or sites (which ever it uses) and that is it.
     
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  3. cyclone3d

    cyclone3d [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Because that would make sense.
     
  4. crispyb

    crispyb Magical Crispyness

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    I just saw a wierd homeless guy watching porn today near Grand Central today. Funny looking at the appalled gawkers. Seriously messed up though, considering the number of homeless people roaming around since the new mayor.
     
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  5. Prisoner849

    Prisoner849 Gawd

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    The homeless have sexual desires? I thought that was tied to their hope and dignity.
     
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  6. Twisted Kidney

    Twisted Kidney 2[H]4U

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  7. hardboner

    hardboner Limp Gawd

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    touch screen kiosks? germs.
    and semen probably. homeless guys watching porn and jacking off late night
     
  8. Rev Lemmon

    Rev Lemmon Limp Gawd

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    “But when something has an outcome that you completely weren’t anticipating, then you have to go back and reconsider. Maybe other cities don’t have this problem.”

    If you couldn't anticipate this happening then you need to get out from your seal underground bunker and join the real world dipshit.
     
  9. thesmokingman

    thesmokingman [H]ardness Supreme

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    Porn knows no limits.
     
  10. Exavior

    Exavior [H]ardForum Junkie

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    yup, it is sad how some people able to make choices like this are so far removed from reality.
     
  11. TheHig

    TheHig Limp Gawd

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    So what does society consider more offensive.. The porn? The homeless? Porn plus Homless?! Shut it down!! ;)
     
  12. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    Sense would be not having them in the first place when just about everyone has a phone capable of checking where they are and if your data usage is used up that's your tough as problem... maybe next time you'll stop watching youtube videos instead of saving some overhead for stuff like this. And for grandmas that don't have phones, good chance a kiosk is too difficult for them too (ever see old people at a self-check lane?)
     
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  13. tungt88

    tungt88 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I have. You really want to join the Marines afterwards, lol. It's just less torturous.