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Old 05-07-2012, 11:30 AM   #1516
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What? You don't like my Xfce icons? Hmmmmph!

Heh!

And yes, beautiful is how I would describe that image... and tasteful, artistic, etc. To each their own, though.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 08:33 AM   #1517
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What? You don't like my Xfce icons? Hmmmmph!

Heh!

And yes, beautiful is how I would describe that image... and tasteful, artistic, etc. To each their own, though.
I'm sure You would feel the same if this where Your mother?


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Old 05-08-2012, 12:41 PM   #1518
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To be honest with you, if my mother had wanted to be a nude model for some photographer or painter, well... so be it. It would not have been any of my business, really. I'm amazed at the prudishness of some in this community. Youthful, modern day, enlightened people are supposed to be a bit less tight-laced than folks from the 1950s. A simple Google search (even with the filters on) would produce any number of horrendously disgusting images. The one I posted here is art. Get over it already.
 
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:20 PM   #1519
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You must feel so proud and smart now, right?
:-)
 
Old 05-08-2012, 01:23 PM   #1520
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What? You don't like my Xfce icons? Hmmmmph!
And yes, beautiful is how I would describe that image... and tasteful, artistic, etc. To each their own, though.
Agreed!!!
 
Old 05-08-2012, 01:38 PM   #1521
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The image in question is not in any way NSFW or offensive.

You want offensive, to your sensibilities, watch some commercial, non-cable, over the airwaves TV. They show more nudity, aggressive, adult content than the image in question.

Let's not even start talking about real people you will see in public, like the mall or even Wal-Mart.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 01:55 PM   #1522
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I admit I maybe jumped to the trigger a bit to soon (and too much (@vtel57: sorry! )), but a single word of warning could have saved the day for me ("artistic"? "body art"? "explicit"?)
Yes we live in a time of explicit "down to earth" pressure but that does not make it normal by just making it common place IMHO?
Or must some of us accept to have lesser rights (for peace of mind) than others?
 
Old 05-08-2012, 02:06 PM   #1523
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I admit I maybe jumped to the trigger a bit to soon (and too much (@vtel57: sorry! )), but a single word of warning could have saved the day for me ("artistic"? "body art"? "explicit"?)
Yes we live in a time of explicit "down to earth" pressure but that does not make it normal by just making it common place IMHO?
Or must some of us accept to have lesser rights (for peace of mind) than others?
I for one would be more against everyday 'normalisation' of violence than some innocent half-nudity.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 02:46 PM   #1524
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There's nothing remotely pornographic about that image.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 04:42 PM   #1525
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I wouldn't mind if links to images of violence had a warning too. It's just nice when they do: other people may be looking at the screen, and I want them to have a good time regardless of their biases.
 
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:08 PM   #1526
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Well, in the interest of peaceful interactions here at LinuxQuestions.org, I believe I will edit the original posting with the link and give some warning.

And SCerovec (and others), no need to apologize. We all react and feel as we do about certain things. I respect you for expressing your opinion.

Regards all...

~Eric
 
Old 05-08-2012, 06:31 PM   #1527
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pornography the depiction of erotic behavior, as in pictures or writing, intended to cause sexual excitement (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

pornography printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity, intended to stimulate sexual excitement (Oxford Dictionary)

pornography books, magazines, and films that are designed to cause sexual excitement by showing naked people or referring to sexual acts (Collins Dictionary)

1. Most of the definitions of pornography refer to the sexual excitement. I donít believe someone felt sexual excitement watching the vtel57ís wallpaper though I could be wrong. On the other hand in some cultures every picture of a people is forbidden. If someone here lives in such a country and shares such an outlook I strongly recommend to him or to her to avoid all the western sites. From now on!

2. Letís assume for a while that vtel57ís wallpaper is pornography. In such a case Venus de Milo is hot porn (you can see the breasts) and Venus of Willendorf is hard porn (you can see the the breasts and the vulva). But because both these sculptures are art then vtel57ís wallpaper isnít pornography too.

3. Venus of Willendorf was made approximately in 22,000 BCE. Venus de Milo was made approximately in 100 BCE. Kama Sutra related traditional images and sculptures were made a few centuries ago. (If you donít know: Kama Sutra is a religious text of Tantric Hinduism). Our times arenít more explicit than the past times. There is only much more channels of distribution of information now and much more of information is in visual form now.

4. Jan Saudek, famous Czech photographer, depicts unattractive nude people. I would be proud to see the nude picture depicting my mother or my father (or both of them) made by him Ė my parents are over eighty years old so theyíre sexually unattractive. (Iím sure there are more such a photographers but I donít know the history of the photography well).

5. If someone here would like to continue the debate about pornography I ask him or her to start the new thread in the general section of the forum.
 
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:10 AM   #1528
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If someone here lives in such a country and shares such an outlook I strongly recommend to him or to her to avoid all the western sites. From now on!
To me, picture in question was artistic and beutifull, but different oppinions should be allowd. I don't think this site is western site. It is devoted to free software that belongs to the world, not just western civilisation. Many non-westerners contribute to the free software and it would be polite to acknowledge their feelings regarding this question. Especially when it is not that big hassle.

Just my
 
Old 05-09-2012, 06:14 AM   #1529
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I for one would be more against everyday 'normalisation' of violence than some innocent half-nudity.
Yep, add that too, apparently the list is growing long lately...


the problem lies in 'normalisation' of matters "not approved over time (="tradition")"

@all
is Slackware only run by people wanting simple layouts of minimalistic WE/DE? anyone having a host of gadgets on KDE running smoothly?

How come I see no compiz/beril/fusion cubes globes gears? Slackware lacks performance lately?

 
Old 05-09-2012, 06:46 AM   #1530
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is Slackware only run by people wanting simple layouts of minimalistic WE/DE? anyone having a host of gadgets on KDE running smoothly?

How come I see no compiz/beril/fusion cubes globes gears? Slackware lacks performance lately?

Slackware's performance is more than sufficient, but that's no reason to squander it on trivial fluff.

Won't speak for anyone else, but the novelty of fancy gimmicks and special effects wore off here long ago. A nice wallpaper is more than enough window dressing for me.
 
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