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Monday, April 13th, 2009 | Autor:

I believe very strongly that everyone has a right to keep to their own ideals and that those ideals are sacrosanct. Everyone deserves that level of respect and I extend that to include the idea that we’re not limited to heterosexual relationships. Nobody has the right to censor or belittle these ideas. Just to be clear (in case any chicks who think they have a shot with me get doubts), I’m into girls. 😉

I have some lesbian friends who I accept as they are. I don’t judge them because of their way of life and that they don’t date according tonatural laws”. [bad joke] Heh, the only thing I sometimes jab at them is that they’re not very productive for society… [/bad joke]

Amazon most definitely doesn’t seem to be showing any respect for them though: In a fail move, Amazon has implemented anadult filteringpolicy. The result of which is that they have removed the search rankings of many (if not all) LGBT-themed publications while leaving many non-gay titles untouched. Titles with explicitly gay erotica have rightly been removedhowever everything even down to Heather has two Mommies have been stripped. WTF? Its a children’s book!

Yet, adult toys, Playboy: The Complete Centrefolds, Ron Jeremy: Hardest Working Man in Showbiz (male porn star), Traci Lords: Underneath it all (female porn star), The Complete Assholes Guide to Handling Chicks, and other equally adult titles has been left untouched.

Utterly disgusting.

Frankly, even if the execution of this were done correctly, they’re still not doing it right. It should only affect the public search rankings. Once they’ve fixed this mess, I still want Traci Lords in my logged-in search results. Whoops. Did I say that out loud? 😛

To keep up, go see Jezebel.

osa
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Thursday, November 13th, 2008 | Autor:

I don’t receive much spam to my mobile phone. I have received random sms’s on occasion aboutspecialoffers and so forth. Someone also once sms’don my behalfto one of those late-night e-tv specials adverts. Every month I receive an enticing message informing me about what I’m missing out on. I wonder though, is there a no-send list I can add myself to at MTN, Vodacom, or Cell-C?

Can any cellular provider list all the companies that have sent you sms’s through bulk sms systems in the last month, näiteks? And can I tell my cellular provider to CAN that SPAM without having to send an sms costing me R7.50 with the wordSTOP”? [editturns out this SMS is supposed to be charged at the lowest possible rate. Thanks, Tumbleweed]

Lastly, I’ve heard of these services where you pay to receive content perpetually. Perpetually in that its a service where they assume you want them to charge you R5 every day to send you something. My sister had an issue where she never had airtime. It was because her R20 weekly allowance would be swallowed whole the next day by one of theseserviceswhich sent her a silly picture and deducted R10. She could have downloaded the same or similar picture using her computer for about 5c using Google"S image search and I’d have sized and cropped it to fit her phone’s screen perfectly with no visible distortion or aliasing. At the same time, they claim copyright on the content which is LAME. I’ll bet they’re stealing the pictures from the Internet themselves anyway.

In the end it was easier for her to get a new prepaid number. I just hope that they’re not still going to send more content to whoever gets her old number after its recycled. 😮

osa