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TallGeekyGirl 17 December 2016 09:07 PM

Man Gets Tired Of Sitting In Traffic, Hacks Into Electronic Billboard to Stream Porn
 
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But one 24-year-old IT worker in Jakarta, Indonesia, recently decided he had a better idea for how to pass the time. He hacked into the nearest electronic billboard and streamed hardcore Japanese porn for frustrated commuters to communally watch in horror, according to The Daily Mail.
http://www.menshealth.com/guy-wisdom...billboard-porn

Crius of CoH 18 December 2016 11:20 AM

I like that the site posted this link in mid-article:

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Yep. Related. Totally. :rolleyes:

Avril 18 December 2016 03:10 PM

The tone of that article disturbed me. "Americans would just shrug it off because porn is A-OK!" No. This would be a crime in the United States, too, for many reasons. Hacking aside, forcing pornography on people is a radically different thing than having it available. I'm not even sure what the word for it would be, but if I were on that road, I would feel violated in some way.

Lainie 18 December 2016 03:20 PM

Also, many people in the US believe that viewing pornography is morally wrong, or at the very least problematic.

crocoduck_hunter 18 December 2016 03:35 PM

Think of the children!!1!

Avril 18 December 2016 08:25 PM

I'm not sure who you're making fun of here. Do you support showing pornographic films to children?

That is actually a crime in many places in the U.S. Even if it wasn't, showing children pornography is a common practice of pedophiles in the grooming process, and that is one of many reasons why forcing pornography on people--such a thing can be very triggering for adult victims of child abuse--is really not good.

ETA: Am I really being asked to defend the position that forcing people to view pornography isn't good? Egads. Why, then, are there laws against flashing people?

crocoduck_hunter 18 December 2016 10:34 PM

Eh, mostly just that there would be much freaking out if it happened in the US. Even if no children actually saw it.

But there are places in Europe where you can find hardcore pornographic material being sold uncensored in regular shops where kids might see it and yet they still manage to grow up to be normal, healthy individuals.

diddy 18 December 2016 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Avril (Post 1936771)
I'm not sure who you're making fun of here. Do you support showing pornographic films to children?

I doubt that Crocoduck supports that and I certainly don't think that was what he was saying. I took it as joking reference to Maude Flanders who would shout that on anything even if it was or was not offensive.

*eta* nevermind - Crocoduck defended his point on his own*

On the fundamental level, it's wrong on the basic level due to it being illegal. We don't need to inject morality - it's illegal and a bad idea.

Avril 19 December 2016 01:44 AM

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Originally Posted by crocoduck_hunter (Post 1936773)
But there are places in Europe where you can find hardcore pornographic material being sold uncensored in regular shops where kids might see it and yet they still manage to grow up to be normal, healthy individuals.

I'll avoid the main bait here, and point out that a surprise film for people unable to get away from it is quite different from merchandise being offered for sale in stores you choose to enter and purchase from.

Thanks for clarifying, though.

Esprise Me 19 December 2016 02:27 AM

Nitpick: it was Helen Lovejoy, not Maude Flanders. Same voice actress though.

Sue 19 December 2016 04:04 AM

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Originally Posted by crocoduck_hunter (Post 1936773)
Eh, mostly just that there would be much freaking out if it happened in the US. Even if no children actually saw it.

It sounds like you are saying that people who would "freak out" over being subjected to a pornographic film in a situation where they could not avoid seeing it are overreacting if they object.

crocoduck_hunter 19 December 2016 04:42 AM

*Shrug*

What can I say, as long as it's not something like snuff or watersports or something, I just don't see much that's terribly objectionable about consensual sex or why suddenly seeing it public on a billboard would be worse than, say, suddenly seeing the dinner scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

ganzfeld 19 December 2016 05:46 AM

Do not look that one up. If you're like me, you'll wish for more bugs and less stupid. How did anything that awful ever make it to the big screen?

Don Enrico 19 December 2016 06:02 AM

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Originally Posted by crocoduck_hunter (Post 1936773)
But there are places in Europe where you can find hardcore pornographic material being sold uncensored in regular shops where kids might see it and yet they still manage to grow up to be normal, healthy individuals.

Where is that?

In Germany, you'll find pronographic magazines and sometimes DVDs of the softcore variety in regular newsagents - up on the top of the shelf, out of the reach of children, not displayed in an advertising manner, and easily avoided. Hardcore porn is sold in "adults only" shops only.

In Denmark and Sweden, which both have the reputation to be quite liberal about the porn business, I saw no more explicit offers when I was travelling there in the last years. I haven't been to Amsterdam for years, but there, too, I didn't see any hardcore porn on display where kids might see it.

I doubt that any other European country is more liberal.

Apart from that, streaming porn to a public announcment display would be considered both wrong and illegal in all these countries - and rightly so, IMHO.

Sue 19 December 2016 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by crocoduck_hunter (Post 1936794)
*Shrug*

What can I say, as long as it's not something like snuff or watersports or something, I just don't see much that's terribly objectionable about consensual sex or why suddenly seeing it public on a billboard would be worse than, say, suddenly seeing the dinner scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

In another thread you advocate ridding the airwaves of a standard holiday classic because some people object to the lyrics yet here you seem to be saying that anyone objecting to being subjected to porn against their will is just a stuffy old thing who needs to get a life.

overyonder 19 December 2016 01:09 PM

Aren't 'naughty bits' pixelated in Japanese adult movies? Not that it makes it less adult.

oY

Lainie 19 December 2016 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by crocoduck_hunter (Post 1936794)
*Shrug*

What can I say, as long as it's not something like snuff or watersports or something, I just don't see much that's terribly objectionable about consensual sex or why suddenly seeing it public on a billboard would be worse than, say, suddenly seeing the dinner scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

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Originally Posted by ganzfeld (Post 1936796)
Do not look that one up. If you're like me, you'll wish for more bugs and less stupid. How did anything that awful ever make it to the big screen?

Based on Ganzfeld's post, I think I"d object strongly to that scene showing up on a highway billboard, too.

Simply Madeline 19 December 2016 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by crocoduck_hunter (Post 1936794)
*Shrug*

I just don't see much that's terribly objectionable about consensual sex

Interesting that you mention consent, as none of the people sitting in traffic had consented to viewing pornographic material.

Aimee Evilpixie 19 December 2016 04:03 PM

I'm also gonna throw out there that "hardcore Japanese porn" is not always like... Super great on the "depicting consent" angle. (Neither is hardcore American porn for that matter. Yes, the actors are usually consenting to doing the acts and being filmed while doing them, but that consent is not always actually depicted, which is an important consideration.)

WildaBeast 19 December 2016 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Don Enrico (Post 1936797)
In Germany, you'll find pronographic magazines and sometimes DVDs of the softcore variety in regular newsagents - up on the top of the shelf, out of the reach of children, not displayed in an advertising manner, and easily avoided. Hardcore porn is sold in "adults only" shops only.

When I was in Germany about 10 years ago I was in a hotel room flipping through the channels on the TV and just stumbled across hardcore porn. That was certainly a surprise to find porn simply by tuning the TV to the right channel, with no lock on it or anything. And embarrassing since my sister was with me in the room at the time. I mean pay-per-view porn is common in US hotels, but you have to explicitly order it; it's not just there.


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