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no wifi for shooting sports sites

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by slide action, Jul 30, 2011.

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  1. slide action

    slide action Well-Known Member

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    Those of use who shoot clay targets probably don't think we are too bad for society but evidently the internet provider for Burger king thinks so. I tried using their wifi and it was going well until I try to acess trap and skeet shooting sites including Trapshooters.com . It said "acess blocked site identified as WEAPONS"! So I guess they see it as B-A-D thing! LOL. And yes I know the idiots don't know any better but it still stinks!
     
  2. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    Well I guess I'll have to go elsewhere to spend my money. Ross

    Yes I have also gotten on at McDonalds, I'll still spend my money where they're of my mindset. JMO
     
  3. cubancigar2000

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    I have been on at McDonalds and dennys
     
  4. HSLDS

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    slide action,

    If I may ask where are you located?

    I live NW of Philadelphia and the local BK has no blocks or limit on their internet access (they even have work stations to use in the place).

    Makes me wonder if this is regional? Store by store?
     
  5. BIGDON

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    What's wrong with blocking the access of young scumbags to anything connected with weapons. It is to bad that people like you are caught up in it but it is BK's decision. Why don't you ask them why???

    You could buy your own air card.

    Don
     
  6. HSLDS

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    BIGDON,

    Can you say First Amendement??
     
  7. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Wifi and the 1st Amendment at a private enterprise??

    Wifi at BK is a service provided at no cost to the customer but with a limited selection...hmmm...and air cards are very, very inexpensive.....

    You funny man...very funny man!!

    Curt
     
  8. HSLDS

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    Curt,

    First, there IS a cost to me for the WiFI - part of the money I would pay for food is directed to that - it is a form of advertising for which I ultimately pay if I frequent the establishment.

    Second, if you read my earlier post there appears to be a selective application of this. Why?

    If it is done regionally or store by store it suggests it lies with a local manager, not corporate.

    Most corporate structures would freak out if someone suggested they were circumventing the U S Constitution (have you seen the thread here on RFID chips??) and the impact publication of that information would have?

    I suspect that if you visit this site you have a strong belief in the Constitution and what it truly means.

    Sorry for the rant, but 'slippery slope' and 'nose of the camal' arguments drive me crazy - we tend to be way too short sighted with the flippant comments we often make.
     
  9. mixer

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    I got a better one for you. At the county range where I shoot their internal computers do not allow any firearms websites to be accessed. It's because the range computers are a part of the county wide computer network. No WiFi out there either.


    Eric
     
  10. HSLDS

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    Mixer,

    Gotta ask where yo live?

    How can a public facility censor a public process??

    Do they do the same with the books in the local library?

    I feel for you...
     
  11. mixer

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    HSLDS,

    I live in the Ft. Lauderdale area of S. Florida. You don't have to feel for me as there is no public censorship. The computers I'm talking about are not for public use. They are used in the range office for range/county business. No different than limited access by a company supplying computers for their office workers. If you have an air card for your laptop out there you can access anything you want to.


    Eric
     
  12. grntitan

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    "Do they do the same with the books in the local library?"

    No, but i'll tell you several libraries i have been to in different parts of this Country censor their internet use just like the BK above. Its a free service. I think the censor is not intended for Mr.Trapshooter but the young impressionable kids looking up how to make bombs, suppressors, select fire, porn etc. etc. You don't have to like it but its reality. Surely the short time you spend in BK you can find something else to view while eating. Maybe you can go to the BK counter and demand they let you look at the gun sites or you could just eat your meal and then go home and use your own WIFI where it is uncensored. I don't think BK is necessarily anti, i think they are just looking out for the youth. Just say'n.............................
     
  13. Slugo

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    f**k them, last Whopper I'll ever eat!!
     
  14. Unknown1

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    So who suffers? Do you really think BK will be heart-broken?

    MK
     
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    So who suffers if you don't eat another Whopper? Do you really think BK will be heart-broken?

    It's already been pointed out that all BK is doing is filtering searches through their servers. BK isn't sensoring any public process; they're just exercising control over how you can use their equipment. That's their right!

    They are not in any way messing with whatever devices people are using to access those servers. So the points about "protecting impressionable kids" hold no water. BK isn't stopping the junior bomb maker from doing his research, they're only stopping him from using their servers to do it. The kid can take his laptop and walk across the street and find Joe Homeowner's unencrypted wireless router signal and do all the research he wants.

    MK
     
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    Oh for petes sake MK. Find something else to pick apart. You can be as annoying as a pecker knat sometimes. Where is the usual provided link to support your info??
     
  17. mixer

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    and you think BK cares?


    Eric
     
  18. b12

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    Oh you bet they care.
     
  19. mixer

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    Perhaps but not enought to change their WiFi policy, that's for sure.


    Eric
     
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