Don't Ask, Don't Surf: Pentagon Bans Gay Websites

Jan 4, 2013 Full story: www.queerty.com 28

While "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" may have been successfully repealed over a year ago, the Pentagon has been dragging its combat boots when it comes to repealing its ban on LGBT sites.

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Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#27 Jan 6, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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Now a lesson for you. Dolphins don't have children dumb A$$, they have calves.
Borngay people have calves too
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Do you like calves?

Since: Mar 09

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#28 Jan 6, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>And this has anything to do with them banning access to sites, such as the one you read here, how?
It's the software they use. It scans for words phrases and images.

Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#29 Jan 6, 2013
snyper wrote:
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It's the software they use. It scans for words phrases and images.
How do they scan an image and determine if it's gay ?
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#30 Jan 6, 2013
Cal In AZ wrote:
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How do they scan an image and determine if it's gay ?
Programming government computers with gaydar isn't exactly rocket science; sugar
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1... !/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/ derivatives/gallery_635/2012-n ew-york-city-gay-pride-parade. jpg
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#31 Jan 6, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Programming government computers with gaydar isn't exactly rocket science; sugar
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1... !/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/ derivatives/gallery_635/2012-n ew-york-city-gay-pride-parade. jpg
Ooops! Apparently Windows7 has the same affliction as the pentagon computers
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See if this triggers your gaydar:
http://media.villagevoice.com/6830073.87.jpg
Sam

Arnold, MO

#32 Jan 6, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
Thats a good thing
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It means we aren't under investigation
HOw is voilent GLBT rights to free speech and press a "good" thing?

Since: Mar 09

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#35 Jan 6, 2013
Cal In AZ wrote:
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How do they scan an image and determine if it's gay ?
Not "gay" ... hard or soft porn.

Many of our sites allow advertizing that is, to say the least, suggestive. Heuristic analysis is pretty basic for these. Certain classes of imagery combined with a simple hits tally of certain flagged words or phrases can do it. It's not very accurate, but even a hack admin can write one.

The DoD doesn't want it's employees to jerk at work (lol) so it wrote or incorporated some very dumb Nanny software to filter it's network.

Duh.

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#36 Jan 8, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
They are currently banning the sites, that would be the present tense.
No, that is grammatically incorrect. To 'ban' something is a one-time action, like breaking a glass. You cannot say: "they are currently breaking a glass." If you wish to indicate that their action is ongoing, you would have to say, "they are upholding a ban on ..." or "they maintain the ban on ..." or "they have failed to lift the ban on ..." -- any of which would have been acceptable and more accurate.

Had the writer of the article said that, I would have no beef with his portrayal. I do not doubt that the Pentagon blocks LGBT sites. My only argument is with the accuracy of the reporting. When were the blocks originally imposed? There would be a huge difference between bans that were imposed BEFORE DODT but never lifted, and imposing specific bans on LGBT sites AFTER DODT! So which is it?? I would expect an honest journalist who writes an article on the topic to address that question, rather than IMPLY something which is not true. Till now I still have not received an answer, so I cannot take a position on the topic.

We're both on the same side, Rick, and questioning journalistic integrity is not the same as opposing LGBT rights.

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