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Date: 07/30/12 10:15 AM

36 Responses to Parents Getting Trickier With Their Demands [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 8:37 am
    Link: Parents Getting Trickier With Their Demands - This is what happens when parents start figuring out new technology.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 10:19 am
    Parents: Controlling kids with things they want since time immemorial.
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    thirrteen Male 40-49
    230 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 10:34 am
    Bazinga...
  4. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 30, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Good parenting.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 10:39 am
    Smart.
    Weird way of writing the G on dog...
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    -Firestorm- Male 18-29
    48 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 10:40 am
    Nice. Will try this one day :)
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 10:46 am
    Parents: Getting kids to perform slave labour every day.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 10:52 am
    genius
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    phirephoto Male 30-39
    329 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 11:14 am
    That`ll work - until the kid hacks the WiFi and changes the password, then turns the tables on mom & dad.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6164 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 11:21 am
    tedgp-"Getting kids to perform slave labour every day."

    It`s not `slave labour`. I know it`s a foreign concept with the current `Y me` generation, but it`s called `chores`, and helps the kids realize you may actually have to exert yourself to get things you want.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 11:24 am
    "Parents: Getting kids to perform slave labour every day." ~tedgp
    What?! More like doing their part for the family instead of getting a free ride for 18 years. Grow up.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 11:31 am
    Modern day parenthood
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    Sathon Male 18-29
    248 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 11:33 am
    Fun idea, but flawed.

    Firstly, they would have to also hide the router, because if the kids knew where it was they could just press the reset button.

    Second, the kids could just plug directly into the modem and use wired Internet, for which there is no password.

    And if the parents have the router set on a weak form of encryption (and the kids are crafty) then they could run a packet sniffer on their own Internet and have the password in minutes.

    That being said, kids these days are drating stupid and probably wouldn`t know how to do any of those with their pink diamond-encrusted Macs, so the parents probably win this one.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10731 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 11:39 am
    @tedgp

    I know right? Cuz mom and dad are have it so well there`s no limit to how much they can spoil their kids.

    @phirephoto

    At which point the parents would probably just take the computer away and have some IT guys undo the damage.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 11:57 am
    I do something similar to my kids tbh. I`m an IT manager and my network is locked down pretty tight - I do run a couple of games servers for my kids and my nephews, their friends etc., and if the kids don`t behave and do their chores - then they don`t get access to the network with the games servers on. It works... especially when I look at the server logs and say `oh your friends are on the minecraft server... you could have been if you`d washed the dishes like you were asked to`. Thankfully my kids have realised that the path of least resistance is just to do as they are asked first time around and then they get the benefit of me putting my spare time into games servers and such for them to play on.

    ted, it`s certainly not slave labour to have to do some chores round the house. They`re just lucky I didn`t take a leaf out of my military days and make them do kit inspections every day too. :)
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    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
    674 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    Resetting the router doesn`t change the password.

    I think this is a smart idea.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    @JaundiceCake, It does reset the router if you do a hard reset, which on a lot of routers is done by holding in the reset button for a few seconds whilst powering up.

    The way I lock things down is a combination of router hardware, and server software... so you can only get on the network with a domain account, and that is locked down and audited.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36665 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Listypoos seems to have things well together!
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    lol Gerry, I have to....my kids are smart and sneaky. erm... except for my boy - he`s just double sneaky.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    Seriously? You guys are arguing about how to change a router password? go to 192.168.1.1 (yours may be different, but this is typically the default) log in (if you don`t have to log in, you`re doing it wrong.) go to wireless security and change the goddamn password.
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    Magickrat Male 40-49
    535 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 1:41 pm
    "Resetting the router doesn`t change the password. I think this is a smart idea."

    Sure, if your last name is Hitler...
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    Magickrat Male 40-49
    535 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm
    Here`s a better idea - Teach your children the value of hard work & reward & maybe you wouldn`t have to bribe or blackmail them into doing things for you.

    Better yet - feed your own damn dog...
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Whore.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    Here`s a better idea - Teach your children the value of hard work & reward

    I`m not sure you read this post...
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    Marksman Male 40-49
    154 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    Want me to make you fail your drug test at work by mixing my weed into your parsley? Give me the friggin` password.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    MagicKrat

    ...How is this not rewarding hard work? Get your poo done for the day, and you can do whatever you want. It`s not even a hard list of chores. It`ll take an hour.

    Also, who do you think cried and begged for that damn dog?
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm
    Every man has his price
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    InTheNameOf Male 30-39
    335 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    or, option b: Run a cable and never have to do chores again.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    AWWWW, MOM!!!!!!1111
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    Sathon Male 18-29
    248 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm
    @TKD_Master, you have to actually be connected to the Internet first to be able to change the encryption key.
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    birdz Female 18-29
    77 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 6:22 pm
    "or, option b: Run a cable and never have to do chores again"

    You can configure most routers to restrict access by MAC address (unique identifier every internet-connectable device has). Cable or no cable, still denied!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 10:10 pm
    WIN!!!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14621 posts
    July 31, 2012 at 4:03 am
    This wouldn`t work in HK:

    (1) Everyone has maids
    (2) Everyone has maids
    (3) Charsiu is made from dogs

    Besides, with 30 apartments within WIFI coverage, chances are there`ll be unlocked neighbours WIFI with a stronger signal than your own.
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    Lord_Jereth Male 40-49
    725 posts
    July 31, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    @Sathon "@TKD_Master, you have to actually be connected to the Internet first to be able to change the encryption key."

    No, you don`t. To change the wireless password/encryption key on your router you simply have to be connected to the network. Whether that network is connected to the internet or not is irrelevant. Also, big hint: That big blue "e" on your desktop is not `the Internet` either.

    Smarmy little [email protected]

    8-) LJ
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    AdamBomb Male 18-29
    47 posts
    July 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    I`m going to take notes on this one.
  36. Profile photo of photomstr
    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    August 1, 2012 at 5:21 am
    before wifi existed the threat of no cable tv in their bedrooms did wonders . . .

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