Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sound of sex could alert internet porn filter

Sound of sex could alert internet porn filter, New Scientist article.
struggle to distinguish between indecent imagery and more innocuous pictures with large flesh-coloured regions, such as a person in swimwear or a close-up face. Analysing the audio for a "sexual scream or moan" could solve the problem, say electrical engineers MyungJong Kim

I swear this world is getting weirder and funnier every day.

13 comments:

Kent McManigal said...

It's just so sad that there are actually people out there worried about whether someone else might be watching "porn". They really need to get a hobby or two!

Philocalist said...

I think maybe you miss the point here Kent?
Effective porn filters (as such) are in big demand by concerned parents ... I guess that even the most blinkered individual can understand that kids cannot be monitored 24/7, and having open access to ALL the delights of the internet is not exactly desirable, with curious and impressionable minds at play?
Unfortunately, most such software currently operates as a very blunt tool against sites that might be deemed inappropriate.
That said, remove porn, violence, race-hate, religious descrimination and conspiracy theories from the web ... and there's not really that much left, is there? :-)

eolake said...

There's the Teletubbies site. No wait, one of them is gay, I hear!

So far as I know, all the filters so far are way too blunt.

Anonymous said...

I think maybe you miss the point here Kent?

Kent miss the point? Say it ain't so!

Jes said...

"There's the Teletubbies site. No wait, one of them is gay, I hear!"

Really? Only one?

Kent McManigal said...

I had begun to think Anonymous FanBoy was avoiding me. So relieved to see he isn't. ;)

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

Like, Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot, dude?
Does this work for photos, too? Hunh? Hunh?

"Puritanism : the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, is having fun." -- (H.L. Mencken)

Kent,
"A hobby", you say? How about learning to play "slap the bishop"? :-D

@ Philocalist:
I think your concern is easily addressed by more sensible means. For instance, making it mandatory, for all sites with adult content, or deemed so, to have information metadata in the likeness of ICRA tabs. In other words, make it mandatory to inform parental filters of whether your site is safe for all ages, or not.
Of course, enforcing such a norm would make it even simpler for tight-sphinctered legalist bullies to infantilize entire countries.
But this should be an entirely different can of maggots. In theory...

BTW, as I was telling a close friend less than a day ago, the only way to "protect your children from themselves" 24/7, is to do your effing job as a parent! EDUCATE them already, teach them to be responsible, to know right from wrong, to sensibly know how to take their own decisions, because sooner than you'll realize, they'll enter that process, called teen age, that will transform them into adults you can no more command in any way. And it doesn't happen overnight with the fick of a magic wand on their 18th birthday, oh my fairly oddmother.
Put a responsible adult INSIDE them. Then they'll be safe, and you'll be reassured. Simply make sure you can TRUST them. Is that such a jealously guarded secret???
Worked for MY parents. I never got in trouble with the law, got a girl pregnant, or knowingly put my own safety in stupid jeopardy. (OK, so my youth was pretty boring.;-)
And let me tell you, growing up in wartime Lebanon, viewing some pr0n was really the triflest of the dangers we faced.

Our national TVs were insanely censored, even to the sight of a feminine bare FOOT... but gory human bits splattered all across the pavement and street walls after a shelling or car bombing, that was a routine sight on national news.

Eo,
Well spotted: Tinky-Winky is PURPLE, fer Loki's sake! And to make it more obvious, he carries a purse. They don't get any gayer.
(Unless "he" is a SHE? Dang, how come supernaturally wise Rev. Jerry Falwell never pondered THAT possibility, I wonder?!?)

Jes aghasted...
"Really? Only one?"

ROTFL! Good point, Sherlock. You're so astute. :-D
Can I have an autograph?

OK, let's see... is there anybody that I've ostensibly ignored in this thread? No, doesn't look like it. :-P

["Publish"]

Anna said...

> I swear this world is getting weirder and funnier every day.

Nice to see the funny side of it :)

I wonder when will they put cameras in your home to prevent you from watching yourself in the mirror. Because it is an important and uncontrolled source of nudity, isn't it ? / And who will be monitoring ?

Sorry Pascal I have to go to a meeting I haven't read your contribution yet, but I promise I will :)

Anonymous said...

Kent, don't fool yourself. No one else will probably say so but they all find you as pathetic as I do. A brainless, hillbilly gun nut. I mean, really, come on - you're a libertarian. That alone puts you in Forrest Gump territory and everyone but you knows it.

Kent McManigal said...

Keep spreading the love, Anonymous FanBoy. We can all see you fantasize about me. Everyone else can express their own opinions. They don't need you as their spokesmuffin.

Mary said...

Who cares?!

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

Oh, R.A.F. was here? Damn, I knew we were forgetting Granny at the rest stop! (Doesn't help that someone had tied her to a tree...)

Say, Kent, I'm tired of pathetic chocolates, wanna go for a beer? You know, "just us men", without the whining babies?

P.S.: GUNS HAVE NUTS? I thought they were bolts. Man, you learn something "knew" every day-um...

Kent McManigal said...

Any time you're in town (or here), Pascal.