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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • So this is a proper use. See some of the early RFCs.
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    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • I am well aware of what the acronym stands for, but it doesn't answer the question.
      • No, it's not common. This has a bit more bias than average but, on the whole, no big whoop. If Ashcroft takes the FCC sanitation campaign to the internet, you might see a lot more of these.
        • Ashcroft has nothing to do with it, it's Michael Powell. And the primary basis for the purpose and justfication of censoring broadcasts specifically excludes the Internet (that is, that the airwaves are owned by the public, and are a limited resource, and in order to have a broadcast license you are required to serve the public good, etc.). So the FCC issue is a non-issue in regard to the Internet.

          And it isn't just TV and AM/FM radio broadcasters. I recently got an FCC license for certain walkie-talkie frequencies (GMRS), and I am prohibited from using the frequencies for "Obscene, profane or indecent words, language or meaning," (§95.183.7) as well as other things. Public airwaves means limitations on your speech.

          I am also prohibited from commercial or political advertisements on those frequencies, so at least it's better than the Internet in one big way. :-)