An Interview With the One Person Really Mad Pornhub Is Broken on the Wii U

People turn to places like Reddit for help with lots of problems, including games. Most of them are pretty innocuous. And then, every once and a while, you find a genuine surprise:


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wxe7kw/pornhub-broken-wii-u-reddit-interview
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There was a graphic from PornHub that said that .4% of their traffic from game consoles came from PlayStation Vitas and I am darkly curious about what those folks have to say.

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This reminds me of when I would read fan fiction on my DSi. :smile:

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There was a weird time in my life where the most reliable browser I had to access many things (including “adult content”) was the Wii.

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I mean, for a few years, the Wii was the only thing that could get internet in my room (long before I had a laptop or a smartphone). It was that, or whatever I had on my internet-less Windows 98 computer in my room.

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Takes a sip of lemonade on my front porch and grabs cane.

You whippersnappers and your modern consoles! Try only having the Dreamcast web browser and dial-up 56k Internet, on a shared line no less! Now get off my lawn!

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Well if you want to surf porn incognito from your spouse or parents or something, ridiculous old tech like the WiiU or Vita isn’t a bad choice, I guess.

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The resourcefulness of people is quite something, just the variety of devices in this thread speaks to that haha. I’ll throw in another that I used a bunch for ‘web browsing’, the PSP.

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Scoops Klepek is at it again!

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Yup. For a friend of mine coming out wasn’t an option yet and the 3DS was the only internet access they had that wasn’t monitored by their parents, so… you do the math.

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I don’t think my computer had parental monitoring, but I was still paranoid about it, so it wasn’t until the PSP added a web browser that I started discovering gay (specifically gay furry) artwork, which led to a major awakening for me.

When I had my laptop taken away after my parents found out about me going to a furry convention (long story), that PSP browser as well as the PS3 web browser were absolutely vital for me to stay active in those online communities.

I’d say I’m jealous of kids today having a fully-blooded browser on their phones, but unlike those game systems, their parents probably know that those phones have access to the internet and install parental controls. So those younger people might not even have the secret backdoor browsing devices that I did.

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I used to use my PSP to download 1UP Yours so my parents didn’t admonish me for all the cussing they were doing, for a much more quotidian example lol.

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Yo for anyone who is worried about someone discovering their browsing habits for whatever reason

https://tails.boum.org/

Burn that to a flash drive and you can live boot into an OS that is preconfigured to not store data and hide your network activity.

If you want something to store things on look into a persistent live boot

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