Porn mix-up gives Cliff students memo...

Porn mix-up gives Cliff students memorable lesson

There are 50 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Feb 20, 2010, titled Porn mix-up gives Cliff students memorable lesson. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Cliff High School students studying World War I history were instead exposed to a few seconds of pornography last week when they were shown a film on the Paris 1919 Treaty of Versailles that had been recorded over a porn tape.

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LC Native

Farmington, NM

#42 Feb 22, 2010
BGrubb wrote:
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Speaking of cheap you can get basic DVD players for less than $50 so WHY in the name of sanity are the schools messing with such antiquated technology as VHS.
I could at least understand why some schools were still using Apple IIs back in the late 1990s as computers were (and still are) expensive but we are talking about less than what a site license for something like MS office costs.
I agree. Since the economic downtown has driven many businesses to re-assess where they're spending their money, many of them are turning to Sun's (now Oracle's) Openoffice.org as a more cost effective alternative to MS Office.

Why aren't the schools doing that, and buying proper equipment?
Just a note

United States

#43 Feb 22, 2010
Mark in the LC wrote:
You can't make this stuff up... The principal's name is Ellwanger amd the Superintendent's name is **** Pool..both in a story about porn....Freaking hilarious!
Its a SHOCK!!!!!!!!!!
ASF

United States

#44 Feb 22, 2010
You don't have to record the show at school nimrod. They are usually on at like 4, 5, 6 in the morning. Why would it matter where it's recorded anyways? That's just stupid.

“Irony, metaphor, film @ eleven”

Since: Feb 08

Old Mesilla/New Las Cruces

#45 Feb 23, 2010
BGrubb wrote:
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Speaking of cheap you can get basic DVD players for less than $50 so WHY in the name of sanity are the schools messing with such antiquated technology as VHS.
I could at least understand why some schools were still using Apple IIs back in the late 1990s as computers were (and still are) expensive but we are talking about less than what a site license for something like MS office costs.
True that. But.........I am a civilian contractor who also works in our public schools, jails, university...etc...and see what they have. They (public schools) still have tons of VCR's with their heavy boxy CRT televisions. No crime there. They have older, still working technology. My good guess is as long as there is still VHS media (tapes) around, it will be used. History lessons and english lit don't change much over the years.

All schools have computers. Why use overhead projectors? Because they are easy to use.
All they need is a transparancy and a water based ink marker to write with.

In the Cliff "incident", I also estimate that the particular tape with the frisky players on it, was made at home off of private owned tape and recording equipment. But I could be wrong. Are the schools THERE wired for close circut satelite TV programming?
Nimby

Farmington, NM

#46 Feb 23, 2010
So they saw a few seconds worth of a naked woman taking a shower, big freaking deal. I'm sure those teens have seen lots more graphic porn than that on the internet.

Since: Jan 10

Las Cruces, NM

#47 Mar 5, 2010
stopTAGGING ourWALLS wrote:
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True that. But.........I am a civilian contractor who also works in our public schools, jails, university...etc...and see what they have. They (public schools) still have tons of VCR's with their heavy boxy CRT televisions. No crime there. They have older, still working technology. My good guess is as long as there is still VHS media (tapes) around, it will be used. History lessons and english lit don't change much over the years.
All schools have computers. Why use overhead projectors? Because they are easy to use.
All they need is a transparancy and a water based ink marker to write with.
The thing is you don't want the insane situation that the Columbus, Ohio School district got into in the mid 1980s where thanks to financial mismanagement they had textbooks that said "some day man will land on the moon" and were talking about "current" President Johnson. Sure the textbooks still "worked" as no one really got past WWII anyhow but they were old and obsolete.

Even with good care a VHS tape has a life span of about a decade and given DVD came into being in 1995 and surpassed VHS rentals by 2003 you have to wonder how much of the VHS libraries these schools have is even in good shape.
kassem sori

Tel Aviv, Israel

#48 Mar 14, 2010
cool
kassem sori

Tel Aviv, Israel

#49 Mar 14, 2010
thnix
kassem sori

Tel Aviv, Israel

#50 Mar 14, 2010
.bay
kassem sori

Tel Aviv, Israel

#51 Mar 14, 2010
fngcxb

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