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''George, the babysitter's here. Did you remember to block out that adult cable channel?''

The latest in high-tech blue pencils comes from GE, which has built a censoring device into its top-line TV models. All it takes is a code, the channel number, and a random four-digit number, punched into the remote control dial. The channel is blacked out for 12 hours. Trying to tune in a censored channel gets you a blink on the screen. GE says the feature has had good reception since it was introduced early in the summer.

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There's just one hitch. If the kids figure out how the system works, they can fight back by wiping out a few of mom and dad's favorite shows.m

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