The VexBox will bring tears to the eyes of parents and children, though only for the parents will they be tears of joy. It is a device being Kickstarted which will connect to your main router and provide a separate connection, both wired and wireless, to the devices you assign to it. You can then throttle the connection when you feel it is needed, all the way down to 56K modem speeds while leaving your connection unaffected. You will need to have a tiny bit more technical savvy than your children, if they can guess your password or the main router password then obviously they can circumvent the VexBox but as long as you can manage to keep a step ahead you can slow your internet down for anyone that isn't living up to your expectations. The KickStarter is here, one of their stretch goals is to be able to limit speeds depending on the URL being accessed so that actual online research can be performed at full speed. You will also need to block or confiscate 4G devices to avoid excess data charges if attempts are made to circumvent the VexBox. Join The Inquirer and "retro enthusiasts and people of a certain age" in bringing this beautiful device to the market.
"You can't shut kids in cupboards under the stairs these days, as it just leads to Harry Potter fantasies. So parents have had to come up with new ways of getting someone to mow the lawn."
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Seems like a
Seems like a passive-aggressive method to avoid actually disciplining my kids. Pass.
What the fuck is wrong with
What the fuck is wrong with these people?!
Comcast/Time Warner: “SEE!!!
Comcast/Time Warner: “SEE!!! people WANT their connection throttled !!!
Uh, yeah, just raise your
Uh, yeah, just raise your kids to start with. It isn’t that hard.
It’s just so sweetly evil, I
It’s just so sweetly evil, I love the taste, sweet tears, they feed me sooooooo
It’s a picture of Sinofsky,
It’s a picture of Sinofsky, and Ballmer, and windows 10 is another steaming Turd, windows 7 is so the next XP!
Nobody wants to buy this.
Nobody wants to buy this.
For the weird people who
For the weird people who aren’t already using a router running OpenWRT/Tomato/etc.
Unfortunately for them, with the number of backdoor/root access vulnerabilities found in default router firmwares recently, this dedicated device probably won’t do squat to keep out a kid armed with google.
add pfSense to that list. I
add pfSense to that list. I don’t need a special box to do this. Already done with a bit of knowledge.