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To protect their users, pages on porn sites could include an easy-
to-click emergency button which will instantly cut all images and
sound and transform the site into a harmless-looking fake web
page, such as 'ideal romantic gifts for your partner'.
The button would avoid panicked clicking of
small 'close browser' button and remove all trace of incriminating
content until the coast is clear. The facility will also, of course
erase all trace of the site from the browser history.
[a1, Jun 08 2021]
A necessary add-on
[a1, Jun 09 2021]
||Easier to have another window open (full screen, obvs) with
the "innocuous"; Alt-Tab is pretty fast to hit (or have the
porn NOT full-screen, so you can click the innocuous window
"behind" it). Most browsers have an "Incognito" option for
browsing without leaving a history trail.
(Could be worse: back in the day, ads on porn sites could
open a new window themselves. A page might have 2 or 3 of
these, and the page that opened might as well. So you could
get a cascade of windows opening; my record was 40-
||This is well baked in many different contexts. I remember I used to read a business chat and insider information discussion forum; prominent on each page was the "boss" button which instantly replaced the entire website with a convincing looking spreadsheet. This would be maybe 15 years ago.
||[pocmloc], the boss button goes back even
further than the web. I remember it being baked
into some DOS-based computer game in the early
1980s. Unfortunately I cant recall the game, now
it will bug me until I finally break down and ask
Google to remind me
||I have such little willpower. Boss Key has its own
||Can you have an emergency porn pop up button so
people walk by and try to snoop on what you're doing
you can switch from those routing tables you're
working on to a disgusting porn site so they'll mind
their own damned business in the future?
||Couldn't you just switch the "work" browser tab to the porn one
you always have open anyhow?
||My keyboard and webcam are not equipped to change this to a
funny font - and HB doesn't render different fonts anyhow - so
you'll just have to infer the humor / mood there.
||Have you ever considered simply getting a girlfriend who
shares your interests instead? then you wouldn't need this
would you, of course if you're doing this at work that's another
issue for which my sympathy though perhaps not entirely non-
existent is definitely of a somewhat diminished nature.
||There may be a market for the reverse of this: i.e.
you're supposed to be looking at porn but are unable
to resist the temptation to check your online bank
statements or to chart your household energy usage
in Excel. In this case you need Excel or your web
browser to have an emergency button which hides
these boring graphs and columns of numbers and fills
the screen with hardcore porn.
||My former boss at Applied Materials was fresh out of school,
working for the army on a VAX in unix with a green text-only
mainframe screen, creating reports from a database, never
even thinking of playing with the computer.
||She worked in a room that was rarely accessed by any of the
senior staff. She told me that one day somebody told her
about a stupid game that could be played on the VAX and
during the lunch recess she gave a peek. No sooner had the
game screen come up, and her boss walked in.
||Wasn't maze wars was it [pash]?