Basically, and I still can't see how this genuinely happened, he misspelled Facebook, and somehow or other ended up with, well, duckbook, but with an "f" instead of the "d" and this opened this (presumably) extremely innocent individual to the world of naked females, whereupon his life fell apart as his inner beast was aroused.
And it's all Apple's fault because they don't automatically have the porn filter set for "5 year old", or whatever the safest setting is.
The net result, it would seem, if you scroll down far enough through the complaint amongst the litany of angst and religious indignation/soul searching was... (p21 #42)
The plaintiff began to prefer cyber beauties over his wife which caused his marriage to fail. His wife abducted his son and disappeared which was a subsequent consequence of Apple's decision not to sell its computers on "safe mode".
So happily married ===> derelict "arousal addict" because Apple don't implement a porn filter to protect grown ups like him.
seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11140 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1613 times:
Something fishy about this. It is no secret there is TONS of porn in every shape and variety you can imagine and a lot you would never think of all over every corner of the internet. Everyone knows that so it is easy to find.
Some people are just sue happy. They want any excuse to sue. Claiming igorance is not good enough IMO. If you don't want to look at porn, you are a big boy and can, presumably, take care of yourself and make big boy decisions.
Maverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5442 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1451 times:
Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4):
This is why I think that there needs to be some laws to punish people bringing frivolous lawsuits.
There are various contempt of court and other judicial solutions to those who file truly frivolous lawsuits.
From the article:
Quote: Sevier was placed on disability inactive status by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2011, meaning that he can’t practice law until the court rules that he is fit to work again.
Sounds like he has previously been sanctioned.
Since it appears that the court has only received the lawsuit, and it has not made a way to a simple hearing yet, we might see further sanctions on this guy (as his use of Esq. on his signature violates ABA rules), who clearly does need some kind of mental help.
ALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1199 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1420 times:
Oh, there's more than just this that grownups need protecting from on the internet.
> If you get a virus on your computer, or need to rely on anti-virus software to not get a virus, you need some lessons on proper internet usage, period.
> If you fall for a typical phishing email, you need some lessons on proper internet usage, period. (I will grant you that spear-phishing email can be well-done)
> If you use the same password more than once anywhere on the internet, you need some lessons on proper internet usage, period.
> If you think that your computer is locked by the FBI and you need to pay a $50 ransom to get it unlocked otherwise you're getting hauled off to jail because they found pornography on your computer, you need some lessons on proper internet usage, period.
I could go on, but I've probably pissed off enough people for the time being.
[Edited 2013-07-15 19:48:27]
The above post is my opinion. Don't like it? Don't read it.
hOmSAr From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1405 times:
Quoting seb146 (Reply 2): It is no secret there is TONS of porn in every shape and variety you can imagine and a lot you would never think of all over every corner of the internet. Everyone knows that so it is easy to find.
There are some interesting studies on this. The number is right around 33% for using the same password on every single site, and around 85% for re-using a password more than once; you're not far off.
I recently showed a friend (with his permission) that how, with a password of his to a site similar to this, I was able to 'escalate' up to eventually have full control of his online banking, where I could have essentially drained his life savings. He's now a firm believer in using LastPass and/or other similar password management tools. All I did was sniff his password (with his permission) to a site like this off of free public wifi.
I don't trust the owners of this site to have properly secured my password, so there is simply no way in hell that I will use the same password on this site and other sites.
My life revolves around this sort of topic, as I work in enterprise information risk management for a Fortune x00 company.
Anyway, not to derail the thread or anything....
The above post is my opinion. Don't like it? Don't read it.
oly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6612 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1333 times:
Quoting ALTF4 (Reply 10): Anyway, not to derail the thread or anything....
It may have gone on a different track, rather than be derailed. Interesting and scary stuff out there.
I try to have different passwords for every site, with letters, numbers and symbols - though some sites only let you have A-Z and 0-9 which throws my system.
The only really secure one (though you may have other knowledge) is the banking one where I have a hand held code generator with a chip and pin bank card which is probably as secure as you can get to remotely access data (apart from biometrics perhaps).
I never open emails I'm not expecting or don't recognise, to the extent I've deleted genuine ones before now.
blueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3712 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1285 times:
Quoting ALTF4 (Reply 7): Oh, there's more than just this that grownups need protecting from on the internet.
I want to be optimistic and believe that things are getting better. After all, it has been a few years since I have had to ask grown ups if they seriously thought that Britney Spears was sending them (or anyone for that matter) naked pictures by email?!?
Then again, that it doesn't happen anymore may say more about BritBrit than grown-ups, who knows? What was it I said about optimism again?