Todays batch of silly blocks deals with game-related topics (aka: Why it is silly to default block anything that deals with the word “game”):
- Metacritic Game Reviews: Not only can you not play any games on the district network, you can’t read about other people playing them either.
- Gwap.com: Gwap (for “games with a purpose”) are a series of “games” that are intended to make the various automated systems on the internet smarter. Anyone who plays a gwap game is actually helping everyone who has ever been annoyed by an image search or an OCR mistake in a digital text.
- Fold.it: Fold.it is a free, game that teaches users about protein structure while allowing them to lend a hand in cracking various proteomic problems. Clearly, such things are NOT appropriate for students (do you have any idea where some of those proteins have been?).