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  •  It is even worse than that, until recently (2+ / 0-)
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    esessis, dconrad

    many of those filters only used substring searches which made it impossible to use the word "socialism" at all.  In fact, many still use substring searches because it is easier to program especially if you want to prevent bypass tricks like EsSEX, EsSeX or ESsex.

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 12:31:07 PM PST

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    •  Well, in the case of (1+ / 0-)
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      Scunthorpe, that was obviously a substring.

      I really like your example. I never realized that you can't spell socialism without cialis!

      You might be interested to know that I used to live near a cross street named "Essex", and the sign was repeatedly vandalized. Someone used spray paint to block out the "E" and the "s" so the sign just said, "sex". The city replaced the sign, but the vandals just spray painted it again.

      Finally, everyone just had to get used to the fact that we lived near sex street.

      La majestueuse égalité des lois, qui interdit au riche comme au pauvre de coucher sous les ponts, de mendier dans les rues, et de voler du pain.

      by dconrad on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 11:40:06 AM PST

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      •  Well some sites have even expanded it to (1+ / 0-)
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        ignore spaces thus banning the words "sues Exxon".  After all, a case insensitive substring search is the most secure and as you try to make better filters it makes it easier for people to get around them.  So which do you prefer, lots of false positives or lots of false negatives, you don't get both.

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 06:04:25 PM PST

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      •  Oh, and did you know Pac Man was originally (1+ / 0-)
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        Puck Man but the name was changed for the US release because they knew that people would scratch off part of the P to make an F?

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 06:05:14 PM PST

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