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This is opt in though, not mandatory.

 

In fact, this is what should be offered. It's cheap and its optional.

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Um. Yeah. How dare they offer a service many parents would appreciate! Rawr!

I guess if it is in the current commercial-only offering then it's fine, but if our nanny-state decided all new DVD players should have it as mandatory and enabled by default then it's an issue.

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Um. Yeah. How dare they offer a service many parents would appreciate! Rawr!

I guess if it is in the current commercial-only offering then it's fine, but if our nanny-state decided all new DVD players should have it as mandatory and enabled by default then it's an issue.

 

Uhuh.

 

It would also be a problem if you had to pay for DVD player with your first born. That would be bad too.

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Uhuh.

 

It would also be a problem if you had to pay for DVD player with your first born. That would be bad too.

It was government policy stealing kids from certain types of parents at one stage in Australia history.

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Um. Yeah. How dare they offer a service many parents would appreciate! Rawr!

I guess if it is in the current commercial-only offering then it's fine, but if our nanny-state decided all new DVD players should have it as mandatory and enabled by default then it's an issue.

 

Uhuh.

 

It would also be a problem if you had to pay for DVD player with your first born. That would be bad too.

 

Wait, they're making you sell your own children to pay for DVD players now? MANDATORY OUTRAGE!

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It was government policy stealing kids from certain types of parents at one stage in Australia history.

Yes. And that was bad.

 

Bad things are bad. Good point.

Edited by tantryl

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It was government policy stealing kids from certain types of parents at one stage in Australia history.

Yes. And that was bad.

 

Bad things are bad. Good point.

 

I guess that's where "nanny state" comes from.

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Yes.

 

On a related note, have you heard about these?

 

Wouldn't it be terrible if our nanny state replaced all the school buses with those? Think of the cost!

 

It exists, therefore it's probably going to happen.

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Uhuh.

 

It would also be a problem if you had to pay for DVD player with your first born. That would be bad too.

It was government policy stealing kids from certain types of parents at one stage in Australia history.

 

Considering the situations some of these children were being taken from, I'm yet to be convinced that nothing positive came from the exercise.

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Uhuh.

 

It would also be a problem if you had to pay for DVD player with your first born. That would be bad too.

It was government policy stealing kids from certain types of parents at one stage in Australia history.

 

Yeah , and after all the trouble that caused the Govt over the years, they realised its much easier if they get the parents to keep and raise the kids on their behalf, but still get them to do everything the Govt wants anyway by giving them incentives. Its a win win for the Govt. This round every family in the country gets to participate not just those 'certain' minorities. Cheaper too.

Edited by majestic975

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Forced relocation of Aboriginal children over half a century ago was wrong, therefore DVD players with content filters are bad.

 

This is the best internet argument ever.

I didn't actually start that, went off on a tangent from Tantryl's post.

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Forced relocation of Aboriginal children over half a century ago was wrong, therefore DVD players with content filters are bad.

 

This is the best internet argument ever.

I didn't actually start that, went off on a tangent from Tantryl's post.

 

I think you'll find it went off at a tangent when you proposed something similarly unlikely.

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Jeruselem, WRT this and the STB parental control argument, you're coming across as a paranoid weirdo with a tinfoil hat.

 

Making sure the controls exist is not censorship. Your liberty to watch soft porn on SBS and DVD is completely untouched by either or these measures.

 

The very suggestion that "they" would be able to control what you see through these mechanisms is completely laughable. You know what "they" do when "they" don't want something seen? "They" stop it from being broadcast. No amount of freedom can enable you to see something that isn't on the air.

 

Not to mention that this DVD stuff is a SERVICE you can PURCHASE! It's something you CHOOSE to implement. Are you just as outraged that software like NetNanny exists? Real nanny-state stuff there. You don't "have to" pay for it. You CAN pay for it if you choose.

 

You seriously need a reality check, you're acting like a nutty republican. Want some Freedom Fries with your Outrage Burger Deluxe?

Edited by SquallStrife

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Jeruselem, WRT this and the STB parental control argument, you're coming across as a paranoid weirdo with a tinfoil hat.

 

Making sure the controls exist is not censorship. Your liberty to watch soft porn on SBS and DVD is completely untouched by either or these measures.

 

The very suggestion that "they" would be able to control what you see through these mechanisms is completely laughable. You know what "they" do when "they" don't want something seen? "They" stop it from being broadcast. No amount of freedom can enable you to see something that isn't on the air.

 

Not to mention that this DVD stuff is a SERVICE you can PURCHASE! It's something you CHOOSE to implement. Are you just as outraged that software like NetNanny exists? Real nanny-state stuff there. You don't "have to" pay for it. You CAN pay for it if you choose.

 

You seriously need a reality check, you're acting like a nutty republican. Want some Freedom Fries with your Outrage Burger Deluxe?

I know this is a private product which is optional and unique but in the future, ACMA or some government agency will be mandating compulsary features - like ACMA are doing with Digital TV now. This feature maybe absent in current players and be a few selected players now, but I can see a similar "government" service as an option for controlling viewing DVD content in the future. It may not be now or in a few years but I don't see this scenario as not possible.

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Wonder what would happen if I watched lock stock and two smoking barrels with that filter.

would probably miss 95% of the movie.

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Wonder what would happen if I watched lock stock and two smoking barrels with that filter.

would probably miss 95% of the movie.

If you intentionally enabled it, then yes, probably.

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"The technology will skip or mute content based on seven categories, including nudity and blasphemy."

 

Lol. Blasphemy? :/

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Forced relocation of Aboriginal children over half a century ago was wrong, therefore DVD players with content filters are bad.

 

This is the best internet argument ever.

I didn't actually start that, went off on a tangent from Tantryl's post.

 

Yes, you did.

 

You: Set-top boxes exist.

Not you: So what?

You: The government might make them compulsory.

Not you: Also, they might not.

You: The government steals babies!

Not you: Dude... srsly?

 

Is this a rant against DVD players with filters? If so, why is the existence of something a bad thing?

Is this a rant against the government? If so, what are you worried they might do? What is your worst-case scenario?

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I TELL YA WUT DAT DANG OL DVD PLAYER MAN DONT WANNA GO TO DAT DERE HELL MAN AH TELL YA GO CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK AN IT GOOD ENUF FOR DANG OL JESUS MAN REAL EASY.

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my only issue is the cost that'll be tacked onto dvd players set top boxes if it goes through for the research and implementation of it all.

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my only issue is the cost that'll be tacked onto dvd players set top boxes if it goes through for the research and implementation of it all.

Meh. Manufacturers will probably get a compliance rebate for the first year or two to recoup r&d costs. Not that there'd be much (if any) cost to implementing it.

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