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The OLPC in green and white  (Source: The OLPC Wiki)
Nigerian children get caught up on the Internets with porn

One of the aims of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project is to give the underprivileged new opportunities and experiences they otherwise wouldn’t have. Interestingly enough, some school children are using their laptops to browse pornographic Internet sites.

According to a Reuters report, a reporter at the official News Agency of Nigeria discovered pornographic images on the donated laptops from a U.S. aid organization. It is unclear whether or not school children were actually caught in the act of browsing such websites.

"Efforts to promote learning with laptops in a primary school in Abuja have gone awry as the pupils freely browse adult sites with explicit sexual materials," reported the News Agency of Nigeria.

Perhaps in response to the discovery of the OLPC’s side features, a representative for the laptop project said that the computers will now be fitted with filtering software.

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RE: In a country where Aids runs rampant
By FITCamaro on 7/23/2007 11:14:02 AM , Rating: -1
About the only technology we try to deny to many 2nd and 3rd world countries is nuclear technologies. Because the likelihood of the situation is that they will try to build weapons.

Look at Pakistan and India. They built weapons because they hate each other and if it didn't mean that they'd be wiped off the face of the planet too, they'd use them on each other. And if Iran truly got its hands on a nuclear bomb, they'd likely use it on Israel.

Not that I'd mind of course. Personally sometimes I want places like the middle east to blow themselves to hell in their stupid religious fighting. Then we'll just walk in and take the oil without a shot fired. I don't think there's been peace in that region of the world for the past several decades if not centuries.

By TomZ on 7/23/2007 11:25:33 AM , Rating: 1
That's a pretty callous attitude. Just because the leaders in that region of the world are not doing a good job, the problems there are very hard to solve. Even the US, with all its "wisdom" and "power," hasn't been able to crack that nut yet.

And I have to believe that the people that live in the middle East are just like us and just like others around the world, they want to live in peace, raise their families, have jobs, etc. Suggesting they just all nuke each other is a pretty inhumane comment.

RE: In a country where Aids runs rampant
By omnicronx on 7/23/2007 11:57:57 AM , Rating: 1
I don't think there's been peace in that region of the world for the past several decades if not centuries.

Ya because it was under British rule, and before than ottoman empire. Then they withdrew leaving whoever wanted to be in power to achieve that.

RE: In a country where Aids runs rampant
By Ringold on 7/23/2007 1:53:32 PM , Rating: 3
Keep going further back. They were left to their own devices at times, and were in chaos. The times the region was peaceful was after General Muhammed ripped off the Jews and crafted a religion perfectly suited for mass conquest -- and got all the way in to mainland Europe before the only French man ever to live stopped them cold. That's not an exaggeration or propaganda -- pick up a history book, any history book.

I heard someone say a couple years ago that the world will continue to have grevious problems with Islam until the equivalent of a Martin Luther nails a moderate viewpoint to a mosque door, the religion fractures (again), and the Islamic Reformation runs its course. That took hundreds of years in Europe; we can only hope modern technology accelerates it to just a couple generations for them.

RE: In a country where Aids runs rampant
By bubbacub616 on 7/23/2007 3:42:27 PM , Rating: 2
I would go even further back. Human civilization first developed in the fertile crescent (egypt/israel/jordan/iraq). The development of crops and resultant biodiversity from the amalgamation of european african and asian ecologies has been mirrored more recently over the last 2-3000 years with this area being a crossroads or front were peoples and cultures collide. It is thus unsurprising that the area has been a bloody warzone for most of this time. Its tempting (especially with 9/11 rose tinted glasses) to blame Islam for all of our woes but I don't think this is necessarily the case here.

By Ringold on 7/23/2007 5:42:05 PM , Rating: 2
Difference is, those that left the area and developed elsewhere have, for the most part, lead a peaceful prosperous existence with a recent historical focus on individual freedom, liberty, etc. I won't blame any of the problems of the 1900s on Islam really (well, they did start their campaign against us then, we simply didnt notice), but since 2001? Definitely; and probably for the rest of this century.

By nah on 7/25/2007 11:53:42 AM , Rating: 2
General Muhammed ripped off the Jews and crafted a religion perfectly suited for mass conquest

exactly how did he rip of the Jews--and as for crafting a religion for mass conquest---who ultimately ended up controlling most of the world by 1900--the Europeans

this hatred of Islam and Muhammad goes back to the middle ages when mothers would frighten children by using Muhammad as a bogeyman

for a balanced view of Muhammad--read the bio by Karen Armstrong an Oxford Scholar and articles by Wilfred Cantwell Smith of Harvard

By Ryanman on 7/25/2007 2:50:22 PM , Rating: 1
The obvious conclusion is those with religeous fervor are more likely to kill and be killed. You can't honestly say that they're killing each other for any other reason, or at least using religeon as a justification. In Iraq, we kill a bunch of insurgents a day. They kill each other so much more than we could ever possibly do, it's a neat little system that has only the flaw of killing civillians.

Natural Selection FTW.

"I'm an Internet expert too. It's all right to wire the industrial zone only, but there are many problems if other regions of the North are wired." -- North Korean Supreme Commander Kim Jong-il

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