Brickbat: Red Tape for Blue Balls


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Two years ago, the British Parliament passed a law requiring sexually explicit websites to verify that users were 18 or older. The rules to implement that law were supposed to be in place in April 2018. But implementing the law proved more difficult than anticipated, so government officials delayed rolling out the rules until Easter of this year. But it looks like that deadline won't be met either, and both supporters and opponents of the law say they are frustrated the government isn't releasing more details about how it is supposed to work.

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  1. It’s hard to believe they lost their empire.

  2. i get paid over $180 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. i just got paid $8550 in my previous month it sounds unbelieveble but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it.

  3. Why is there such a long history of people wanting to use government force to help them raise their own kids? If you can’t manage what your kids watch when you’re the one paying for their devices and internet access, how do you expect some bureaucrat to do it? And why do you think it’s okay to foist these regulations on other people just because you can’t be bothered to keep track of what your own kids are doing?

    1. Word.

      How much longer until procreation requires a government license?

      1. Try adopting…

      2. 2032, according to Demolition Man.

  4. About the only way you’re going to be able to absolutely prove that somebody is of legal age is if you had a DNA sample and how you going to get a DNA sample from some kid watching porn on the internet?

    1. How is a DNA sample going to ‘absolutely prove’ someone’s age?
      It would have to be used as a key in a national identity registry with accurate birth dates.
      Otherwise, there’s nothing about DNA per se that establishes a biological age.
      And the problems with a national identity registry are legion.

      1. I think the joke was in the sample collection. It probably speaks in your favor that you didn’t get it.

      2. Actually, there are genetic tells that can indicate with some reliability the age of the sample provider. They are based on the principle of methylation – the process by which certain gene expressions turn themselves on and off during a lifetime.

        The current generation of tests can’t distinguish between someone who’s a month shy of their 18th birthdate from someone who’s a month past but they can pretty easily distinguish between a 16 year old and a 21 year old.

  5. …both supporters and opponents of the law say they are frustrated the government isn’t releasing more details about how it is supposed to work.

    This is England – not knowing how it is supposed to work is a feature, not a bug. Fuck, they can’t even get Brexit right – you think they know how to roll out this porn law?

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