john boris on 26 Feb 2015 10:20:18 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Child Proofing my Home Network

I will add that to my search list. The only reason I am looking to use the Pi or Arduino is the boss (my Wife) complains constantly about the power a pc takes. I recently installed a Synology to handle backups and she complained that the green lights are always on. When I told her to look at it when the home PC is off and let me know. Tough to explain things to some people. Spinning up a low cost unit is not hard to do and not out of the realm of possibilities. The big issue is to find the one service or site that has done a lot of the work vetting these sites and that would allow me to to customize.

I am all for free will here but the Internet today is not what it used to be when I first got involved (circa 1980). It is a shame that you have to do all of these things because of all the crazies and knuckleheads that are out there. 

Thanks for the reply.

On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 1:04 PM, brent timothy saner <> wrote:
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> On Feb 26, 2015 10:42 AM, "john boris" <
> <>> wrote:
>     So I come to the list to ask if anyone knows of a setup using a
>     Raspberry Pi (or arduino as I will look into that as well) that does
>     content filtering for Children (possibly geared at schools) and
>     allows for customization.

While I don't agree with censorship/filtering, I understand your concerns.
I don't know of any specific rPi solutions (I think it's an incredibly
overestimated platform), but may be what you're
looking for. You may like on a headless server
with two NICs if you find the command line a bit hostile. downside is
you'd need a full x86/x86_64 box to implement it (and i found it a bit
slow in my testing, but c'est la vie). the good news is you can build
out a low-powered machine with basic specs and two NICs for fairly
cheap. and from what i recall, Untangle does include DansGuardian.

> On 02/26/2015 12:49 PM, nick pitlosh wrote:> This has got to be the
silliest shit ever.

1.) don't top-post. it's poor mailing list etiquette.
("because it's unnatural for conversation flow."
"why shouldn't i top-post?")

2.) entirely unhelpful and rude. you may not agree with censoring out
things such as 4chan to an 8-year-old, but that's your politics and
there are other ways to express them if you feel they *absolutely* must
be expressed. see above.
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