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Re: Obscene content in cygwin file.
On Sat, Jan 08, 2005 at 06:20:45PM +0100, Volker Bandke wrote:
> BTW, my computer randomly selected the tagline below. Is it
> obscene? Should I burn my Laptop (she wouldn't like that, I am
> Sex without love is an empty experience, but, as empty experiences
> go, it's one of the best. -- Woody Allen
I'm sure some will be delighted to hear that particular one will be in
the offensive "sex" file in the new version I'm working on.
>From Amy Lewis's notes on her 1995 rewrite of fortune:
> An attempt has been made to restructure the fortune database. This has
> included, of necessity, a concatenation and redivision of the offensive
> and inoffensive fortunes. In the process, some fortunes may have gotten
> lost, and others may have moved from one category to another (or from
> both categories to one or the other, more commonly).
> The following were the criteria I used to make the division:
> Anything about sex is offensive. Welcome to America. *sigh*
> Insults based on religion or ethnicity are offensive.
> Generally, any criticism of anybody's religion is offensive.
> "He really said that?" quotes from politicians are offensive.
> Political bias is offensive.
> Limericks are offensive even if they aren't.
> Tastelessness is offensive (q.v. "The Snack").
> Misogyny and misandry for the sake of themselves are offensive.
> Vulgarity is offensive.
> Violence for the sake of humor is offensive.
> Surprisingly, given this rather broad definition, there are still more
> inoffensive quotations, quips, and quozzits than offensive ones. A
> peculiar, back-handed compliment to human nature (it surprised me).
I would highly recommend *not* persuing that (q.v. "The Snack").
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