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Uh Oh! Your Kindle Porn Machine Doesn't Work. Better Send It Back!

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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 02:50 PM
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Hello, ATS

I noticed something today on Yahoo that made my hair stand on end. I wanted to share it here with you because I am interested in what others think.

I understand there is some backlash against the Kindle Fire. The story is all over the web and the list of complaints seems to be headed up by complaints of poor touch screen interface quality and buttons that are too exposed to being depressed on accident. But then I read this…


“There is no privacy on the device; a spouse or child who picks it up will instantly know everything you have been doing. The touch screen is frequently hesitant and sometimes downright balky.”

finance.yahoo.com...


And then at the end of the article I find this.


“No more will wives wonder why their husbands were looking at a dating site when they said they were playing Angry Birds.”


There is also a complaint about download speeds being intolerably slow. Hmmmm.

So we know what is going on here. Amazon shipped an inferior porn machine that hubbies can be too easily caught on and with and so they are sending them back in droves.

This, to me , is so damned discouraging.

So am I to understand this correctly; at the same time that Google is trying to eradicate anonymity by insisting that you use your real name, the main concern for people with these tablets is maintaining their sneaky secret anonymity so as to protect them from spousal retribution and possibly divorce and dissolution of the family?

Have I got that right?

If we allow this to happen to us we will be institutionalizing the largest public health threat that we have been confronted with in forever and it is slipping right passed us.

I will say it simply; as long as men and women are at each other’s throats we will accomplish none of the high falootin’ crap that has ever been suggested on ATS. The hiding and secrecy insures that we remain at each other’s throats.

And furthermore; why are you looking at porn on your tablet? What’s wrong with you. We have been bequeathed with the mightiest tool ever to ride on our tool belts (Unix,computers and digital telephony) and guys just wanna look at porn with it.
Excuse me while I eat a shotgun.

Folks like that are the reason that we are getting Windows 8 (amongst other societal poisons) and you deserve it.

What are your thoughts on this ATS?




posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 02:58 PM
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Maybe people should just accept that humans will always be human and want to watch porn or have an affair.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 02:59 PM
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Well, for starters, if our damn country wasn't so hell bent on enforcing everyone else's morality on people, this would be a non-issue. I don't see anything wrong with looking at/watching porn. Am I going to screw the model in the pic or on the movie? No! If my wife were so insecure that my looking at a naked woman jeopardized my marriage, then I would not have married her.

It's time our morality police minded their own business. If people want to look at porn, then let them. If men/woman are that insecure or offended by it, they don't have to look at it. Of course they probably also need to take up residency on a couch for some serious therapy as well.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:04 PM
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Yes, an attraction towards the erotic is natural and Erotic Love is the starting point we need to move towards love of God, the sages have always been clear on this.

But what we are seeing here is different. This porn and its accompanying anonymity are unlike anything ever seen before. It has been weaponized against us as a tool of division.

Not all men are effected this way by the deluge of weaponized smut. If you don't have an issue with this then be prepared to help your brothers and sisters that do.

Don't you see how they are cranking up the divisive power with this nuclear porn?

yourbrainonporn.com...

There is the link I will be using to for the science that will be used on this thread if you want to get a jump start.

Get ready.


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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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Well, they can tout all the studies they want. My libido hasn't suffered on bit, and I have been married for over 18 years. So much for their linking porn to all those issues.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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How is the Kindle fire a "Porn Machine" as you put it..?
Your Source Article doesn't mention anything about porn?
The Article just talks about the Devices
short falls.
it mentions lack of privacy which is important to allot of people, for whatever reason is rite fully their own




OP your making the association with Porn
not the article


kindle fire is not a porn machine
its an E-reader/Tablet of Poor design



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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So you pick and choose your evidence for why it is "being returned in droves"?

When I hear that any brand new device is faulty by means of a hesitant touch screen and even at times completely useless touch screen, you should rest assured that I will be returning the device.

Slow download speeds? If it can be proved that it is the device and not the internet connection then you can definitely put me on a list of people that would return it.

As for the issue of porn, way to slip your morals into an issue. In the context of a device being mine and privacy being an issue, I would certainly be complaining. Whether or it is used for porn or not is of no concern of any person the individual device doesn't belong to, and certainly none of your concern.

I disagree with invasions of my privacy. I certainly hope you also disagree with invasions of your own privacy.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:16 PM
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Well, for starters, if our damn country wasn't so hell bent on enforcing everyone else's morality on people, this would be a non-issue.


Please friend, why must you see the morality police here? Can we not just look at the facts and come to an agreement on whether or not this kind of weponized porn is Good or Bad. We have to be able to make these decisions. No one is going to call your morality or morals in to question on this thread.


I don't see anything wrong with looking at/watching porn. Am I going to screw the model in the pic or on the movie? No! If my wife were so insecure that my looking at a naked woman jeopardized my marriage, then I would not have married her.


No woman enjoys having their man express sexual feelings toward another woman. They adapt because they want to survive in relationships with us but if you have an honest conversation about it she will tell you that she would prefer all of your attention. Some women, but not very many, have porn and cyber sex addictions as well. It is not about morality it is about whether or not you are free to live your life without those things that make you sick and make your family sick.

The trick is to do nothing that contributes to scaring the # out of your loved ones


It's time our morality police minded their own business. If people want to look at porn, then let them. If men/woman are that insecure or offended by it, they don't have to look at it. Of course they probably also need to take up residency on a couch for some serious therapy as well.


If it were just porn I would leave it alone. But it isnt.
it is a weapon intentionally designed (by ourselves) to subjugate ourselves with because it would be more painful to get honest and be free together.



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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:18 PM
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You can turn the redirect option off, This way it doesn't go through the Amazon servers.

As for the carousel thingy, at present you can't remove anything from that which does blow.

The option is in web, hit menu, then settings and scroll down to"Accelerate page loading" and uncheck that option.

That will not redirect your kindle to use the ec2 servers for "faster" page loads (on mine, the speed is not a noticeable difference).

In the menu you can delete data, cache and history. Also you can enable a password for entering the system.

Overall I do like it.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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Dude, you are going to have to work a lot harder than that.

Why don't you want to discuss this? You seem to be in a hurry to bury all this troubling stuff. Here, look at this...


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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:26 PM
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Please friend, why must you see the morality police here? Can we not just look at the facts and come to an agreement on whether or not this kind of weponized porn is Good or Bad. We have to be able to make these decisions. No one is going to call your morality or morals in to question on this thread.
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Are you serious? You do realize that by labeling anything good or bad for other people [bold]you are in fact being the morality police?[/bold]


No woman enjoys having their man express sexual feelings toward another woman. They adapt because they want to survive in relationships with us but if you have an honest conversation about it she will tell you that she would prefer all of your attention. Some women, but not very many, have porn and cyber sex addictions as well. It is not about morality it is about whether or not you are free to live your life without those things that make you sick and make your family sick.


No woman enjoys having their man express sexual feelings toward another woman?

WRONG. Have you heard of the swinging lifestyle, or even polyamorous relationships? Some men and women are fully capable of thriving in situations where a partner's attention isn't solely on them. While I understand that some people cannot tolerate this, there are people who cannot stand to function any other way. You can call it immoral (or bad, your choice... but a rose by any other name is still a rose) or you can accept that not everyone is going to fit your cookie cutter definition of normalcy.

I am hereby accusing you of moralism. If people can play the race card, the gender card, or any other number of discriminatory cards I can certainly accuse you of discriminating based on your morals.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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are you kidding dood ?
whats this thread about.

if you want to grind an
axe against Porn ...
there are plenty of groups
out there on the InterWeb
you can join that do just that.



whats the conspiracy here



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:28 PM
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well first... watching porn is not a bad thing.. it just is not, anyone who thinks it is probably also finds tasteless jokes, Computer Gaming and most current stand up comedians as deamons on modern society.

Secondly if the OP talked about getting caught booking engaement parties, anniversary gifts and childs christmas presents it wouldnt have even been posted on this site!!



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:42 PM
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reply to post by spoonbender
 



How is the Kindle fire a "Porn Machine" as you put it..? Your Source Article doesn't mention anything about porn? The Article just talks about the Devices short falls.
it mentions lack of privacy which is important to allot of people, for whatever reason is rite fully their own


I love my ATS siblings but sometimes I wish you would all read the damned OP. Yes, I am surmising that the real issue that people are having with the Kindle is that they can't get their porn fast enough and are unable to hide it effectively from their spouses. I think I was pretty clear about that.

I think that a person would have to be pretty obstinate to not realize that the primary use that many intended to put the Kindle to is as a Porn machine. I have 4 friends that have them (Nook and Kindle) and they are 4 for 4 all looking at porn with them




OP your making the association with Porn
not the article


To put it simply, my stubborn friend, if you can't read between the lines then good on you. Yes, I connected the last two dots, I suppose.


kindle fire is not a porn machine
its an E-reader/Tablet of Poor design


Dude you better go look at the national sales figures. It's all a porn machine, Kindle, Nook, Ipad, your computer, whatever. I just singled out this article because I am interested that...

Amazon, upon consumer request, is going to improve the hardware's capabilities when it comes to hiding stuff from our partners that would hurt them if they knew; thus fostering more division between the already beleaguered genders. I that clear enough for you.




posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:50 PM
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well first... watching porn is not a bad thing.. it just is not,


What about the victimization part? I know this gets asked a lot but; do you think that anyone would make porn if they did not have too? If they could lead their lives they way they would like to would they choose to make porn? And the people that predate upon this dynamic? have you ever considered that all of us that join in consuming this material have become predators as well? This is not a moral question. I am just asking if you would choose to participate?


anyone who thinks it is probably also finds tasteless jokes, Computer Gaming and most current stand up comedians as deamons on modern society.


See, I don't even know why you would go there. Is it just to run the ball to the other end of the field so I have to chase you? I mean you went all assumptive on me there. Wanna talk about it?


Secondly if the OP talked about getting caught booking engaement parties, anniversary gifts and childs christmas presents it wouldnt have even been posted on this site!!


Thanks for the vote of confidence. Sincerely.
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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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Are you saying if the article you posted about was slightly about men getting caught on internet dating or what you have determined as being a tool for porn but was infact used for "wholesome and savory" activities that they we're caught doing then you ouwld have posted the article about it being some kinda tool for porn?

and no i dont think at all that everyone in porn is being exploited, i really dont, no more than everyone in music is being exploited, i know for some people its hard to fully accept, but there are alot of folk who like porn, would/do like to take part in porn and are paid very well.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 04:09 PM
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What about the victimization part? I know this gets asked a lot but; do you think that anyone would make porn if they did not have too?


Of course they would. Although the systemic flaws and drawbacks of the mainstream porn industry are massive and obvious, it's not the whole story.

I have spent many hours watching and analyzing porn, with no intent to fap. Why? Because the independent stuff made by lovers lacking a profit motive is amazing. The variety (not novelty, mind you) of erotic expression to be found out there is staggering. I am awed and humbled when I reflect on the fact that no two people are the same, and most people are outstandingly singular in their buck-wild behavior.

Porn can be art, porn can be a celebration of love, porn can be a means to understanding each other.

Not that these are the common applications, and I believe you to be largely correct in your assertions re: addiction, neuroscience, etc.

With porn, as with most things, when applied toward commercialization and control, it gets ugly quick. It doesn't mean we should throw the Erotica out with the bathwater. Keep it honest, keep it open source, and keep it respectful.
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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 06:49 PM
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Are you serious? You do realize that by labeling anything good or bad for other people [bold]you are in fact being the morality police?[/bold]


Quite. The fact that people have talked themselves in to a place where they can't even have a discussion with the intent of agreeing on what is Good has got to be just the greatest shame of our existence. The reason nobody wants to come to any kind of agreement concerning what is good for individuals and families is because everyone is heartily engaged in a culture of secrecy and hiding and they do not want it to end. In my mind, which can be changed, these people hate freedom.

They throw down the morality card when it comes down to talking about things like shame and the weaponized mechanisms put in to place to milk our shame. So no, you and I aren't going to be discussing morals. I didn't go there, you did, don't you find that even slightly ironic?



WRONG. Have you heard of the swinging lifestyle, or even polyamorous relationships? Some men and women are fully capable of thriving in situations where a partner's attention isn't solely on them. While I understand that some people cannot tolerate this, there are people who cannot stand to function any other way. You can call it immoral (or bad, your choice... but a rose by any other name is still a rose) or you can accept that not everyone is going to fit your cookie cutter definition of normalcy.


Yeah, and guess what pays the bills in therapy offices all across the nation when these 'Swingers' reach about 40. It is unsustainable.

The problem with your premise is that people have to adjust themselves to the lifestyle. If it were the natural state of human beings to behave in this manner then it would not take all those mental gymnastics to talk one's self in to it. Because that is all it will be until it chases one to therapy. I have found that the only thing that makes these relationships sustainable is a pre-nuptial agreement and a huge financial safety net, and usually no children although some people are exceptionally cruel (there, I was moral right there, I slipped up but I am going to leave it to piss you off).
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posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 11:57 AM
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You are wrong. Your definition of good/moral has been dictated by religious leaders for over two thousand years. Man is an animal at his basic level. An animal will mate when an opportunity presents itself. Chimps use sex as a means of getting what they want, or to pacify. Dolphins mate for pleasure just as we do. So are those animals immoral or bad? No. And for the record, my wife enjoys them just as much as I do. How do I know? Because she will suggest we watch one, that's how.

Religion has stymied and perverted a natural thing. If you are so religious, then read where the bible says to be fruitful and multiply. Abraham even had concubines, and many wives. If sex was so bad, then why did he have so many partners? It wasn't until the middle ages that men/women were married. Prior to that you screwed whomever was willing to participate. Orgies were a normal thing. It wasn't until the church got involved in trying to control people that it took a turn for the worst which is what we have now.



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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You are wrong. Your definition of good/moral has been dictated by religious leaders for over two thousand years.


Yo, Haarvik? Aren't you being rather assumptive concerning my definition of good/moral? I am the guy with the satanic hexmark as an avatar. When it isn't a tiny Baphomet.


Man is an animal at his basic level.


It is your choice how you want to view humanity. Giovanni Pico, I think, handled all that in his Oration on The Dignity of Man in the 15th century. But as the general theme of the last 5 or 600 years has been one of back pedalling I am not surprised that you see yourself this way in the year 2011.


An animal will mate when an opportunity presents itself. Chimps use sex as a means of getting what they want, or to pacify. Dolphins mate for pleasure just as we do. So are those animals immoral or bad? No. And for the record, my wife enjoys them just as much as I do. How do I know? Because she will suggest we watch one, that's how.


That's cool. I think I pointed out that it is only a problem if it is a problem. As I mentioned; if you don't have a problem with this issue then be ready to help you brothers and sisters that do have a problem with this. Why? Because when the Blue Star Kachina removes his mask the whole house of cards is coming down, and when it does it will not be anything like a Roman orgy. And we will all need to share in the wisdom that you have worked so hard to gain.


Religion has stymied and perverted a natural thing.

Well, you aren't going to find me shilling for religion. A cult maybe, that would be fun, but not religion. They are perverts, aren't they?


If you are so religious, then read where the bible says to be fruitful and multiply. Abraham even had concubines, and many wives. If sex was so bad, then why did he have so many partners?


So I think we have established that I am not all that religious. I don't really care for that part. I am a New Covenant guy with heavy Neo-Platonist leanings. Your premise lacks the scope necessary to include the development of Western thought for the last 3000 years. And it flies in the face of what we know about neuroscience and the brain. Nobody's fault there. Things have changed so much in the last 12 years that no one should be expected to keep up. Unless they want to stay informed. But I understand there are more pressing matters these days..


It wasn't until the middle ages that men/women were married. Prior to that you screwed whomever was willing to participate.
this is patently wrong and I am surprised that an ATS writer would sling poo like this and expect to get away with it. If you choose to see it that way then you may. But you are historically inaccurate. Your Anthropology is missing


Orgies were a normal thing. It wasn't until the church got involved in trying to control people that it took a turn for the worst which is what we have now.


I would expect you to say nothing less. Sounds so exciting; orgies all the time. "Dear, Mr. fantasy, sing me a tune".



Listen, Man, you realize that your brain secretes chemicals which drive your urge to stay together long enough to remain stable through childbirth and then again to help the couple engender feelings of closeness and bonding for the long term? The first one is called phenylethylalanine and the last one is called oxytocin.

You are wired like that. Can you explain why it's like that if you were meant to be Captain Orgy?

Thanks Haarvik.



P.S. I understand from a friend that I am indeed being a moral #head in this thread. I apologize for the morality.

What I don't get is how ATS folks identify 'morality' with 'Christianity'. What does one have to do with the other (dons flame retardant suit)? This is your bias to attend to, not mine.

Loves you, ATS.

edit on 14-12-2011 by Frater210 because: The star is from me, Haarvik, my brother. You might want to check out the Troubadours if you have not already done so and come to your own conclusions.



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