TLA Systems Tackles Problem of Calculator Obscenity

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TLA Systems announced Wednesday that they have taken on the growing problem of calculator obscenity. With a breakthrough technology, the company has found a way to protect innocent users from this plague of so-called "calculator words," the last refuge of adolescents the (English speaking) world over.

"Yes, it's one of the main problems affecting the calculator industry today," the company said in a statement, "the so-called 'calculator words'. These otherwise harmless devices can be made to display smut at the press of a few buttons. Added to that, the iPhone App Store is very strict about having inappropriate content in apps. Nobody wants their app to get a 17+ rating, or worse, to be rejected entirely."

With the ability to spell out CENSORED, CENSORED, or even CENSORED, PCalc users have until now had the ability to inflict such obscenity to anyone able to crowd around their iPhone or iPod touch. No longer will they be able to hold innocent users under the sway of their obscenity tyranny, however, thanks to PCalc 1.8.

PCalc's Profanity Censor to the Rescue!
PCalc's Profanity Censor to the Rescue!

Users can leverage this new technology through a preference in both PCalc RPN Calculator and PCalc Lite Calculator. The update is free to owners of those apps.

We should note that internal testing here at the TMO Labd found that 71077345 can still be safely typed out.

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Comments

yummy

This is a growing problem??

Calculator obscenity is geek humor from 30 years ago.  Nothing new here folks.

With humanity’s worst only a few taps away, there are more pressing things we should be protecting our kids from.

Lee Dronick

This is a growing problem??

No it is a “going” problem, ask your doctor if Avodart right is for you.  smile

Good grief, I hope that these calculator perverts don’t discover the internet.

Steven Fisher

With humanity?s worst only a few taps away, there are more pressing things we should be protecting our kids from.

Well, I noticed another new, hidden feature in the latest PCalc. Tap the clear button twice, then hold the phone upside down.

Notice how it does NOT show you photos from Darfur?

This is a truly great feature.

Bryan Chaffin

This is a growing problem??

Calculator obscenity is geek humor from 30 years ago.? Nothing new here folks.

With humanity?s worst only a few taps away, there are more pressing things we should be protecting our kids from.

Is you satire/humor detector broken, yummy? smile

Dusty

71077345

Bryan Chaffin

71077345

Doh! Fixed. Thanks, Dusty. smile

Laurie Fleming

As a partial synaesthete, 5318008 has a special resonance for me - it is one of my favourite numbers. Why can’t I look at it?

rpaege

Since when is “boobies” any kind of censor-worthy word.

Andyda

If they are so worried about “calculator words”  How about the ability to type out any word in an email application.

How about the ability to put photos on your iPod.

I think we have more important things to be concerned about than “calculator words”

Just MHO, YMMV

Andy

Bryan Chaffin

ZOMG, folks! The whole thing intended to be funny, which I found it to be.

Jet

Amongst other things, I think this is a deliberate gouge at apple’s app store censorship policy.

Honestly, I think it’s fine for apple to *rate* apps on the app store.  I just think it’s absolutely unacceptable for them to *reject* apps based on ‘mature content’.  Even if they were doing their jobs and correctly rating only honest-to-god porn apps as NC-17, which they’re not, I still think people should have a right to buy them.

This censorship stuff is insane, and I applaud the developers of PCalc for lampooning it; even if most people aren’t getting the joke.

Lee Dronick

Amongst other things, I think this is a deliberate gouge at apple?s app store censorship policy.

You and Bryan are probably correct. Otherwise they would change the name of PeeCalc.

Since when is ?boobies? any kind of censor-worthy word.

Well a booby is not only a type of seabird it is a type of shipboard hatch that is often found on a poop deck.

Laurie Fleming

For those that are getting upset about this, you should visit:
http://www.dullmensclub.com/airport-luggauge-carousels.php

You’ll feel right at home, I’m sure.

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