On Sun, 3 Dec 2017 14:43:33 +0000, The Todal <***@icloud.com>
> On 02/12/2017 18:20, Yellow wrote:
> > "Neil Lewis, who left the force in 2014 told the BBC there were
> > "thousands" of thumbnail images of legal pornography on the computer
> > used by Theresa May's deputy, who is currently the subject of a Cabinet
> > office investigation over the allegations."
> > What would you have had to have viewed to leave a residue of thousands
> > of thumbnails on your computer?
> > Downloading pictures? But if you subsequently deleted them, why would
> > the thumbnails remain?
> > Or does it perhaps mean thumbnails as in small graphics from web pages
> > perhaps, not that I have ever heard such graphics described that way.
> > Anyone here got any ideas.
> The viewing of legal porn whilst at work may show a lack of proper work
> ethic and a tendency towards boredom, but I do think it's disgraceful
> for police officers to publicise what is clearly private information
> about Damien Green's use of his computer many years ago.
> It certainly isn't a resigning matter. Not even if he was seeking out
> those pictures and getting some stimulation from them. No worse than
> browsing holiday destinations or designer clothing from your computer
> whilst you are at work.
I agree 100%. And I doubt there are many out there who have access to a
computer and the internet at work who have not used it for non-work
related viewing at one time or another.
> I have never done any of that myself, I would add.
I have never used a work computer to view porn myself but I am reminded
of the time I got a to a porn site when I was searching for some
information about some electrical equipment. Made me jump!
I have also come across picture that are 'not safe for work' just when
using the 'image' tab on google to find pictures using perfectly
innocent search terms.
> But when I was in
> charge of a computer network I could see what sort of bizarre pictures
> the staff would email to each other to enliven the day. Some wasted a
> lot of time on football discussion forums. Is that somehow healthier and
That is a common problem in offices - it is OK to discuss say football,
because the boss supports the local team but spend the same amount of
time discussing a show on the telly last night and you get told off.
Double standards but such is life.
> I think most of us have searched for non-sexual material on the internet
> and have found ourselves unexpectedly on a page with numerous photos of
> copulating human beings, some of which are probably then stored in our
I was replying to your post without reading it to the end first, so that
will teach me. :-)
So yes, as I have said above.
Another thing I chuckle at sometimes was when I did a search on ebay for
some innocent item and about fourth or fifth on the list of returned
item was a picture of a full frontal nude bloke. I was so taken aback I
just closed the search but to this day I wish I had taken a screen shot
to prove I am not making that story up - even if just to myself.
> Is there really any point in making moral judgments based on
> whether you then got a kick out of looking at the pictures or found them
Every work place has it rules on what is and what is not acceptable use
of its computers and myself, I do not see the difference between any of
the listed items - be they banning porn or youTube videos of cats - and
it should all be treated the same.
My only final thought is that in my experience rules about computer use,
viewing youTube videos of cats, are really about preventing time wasting
- but an MP is not paid by the hour. So that is another reason why I
really do not care but an MP does in his home office, or his Houses of
Parliament office, as long as he gets his necessary work done.