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  • Row over AI that 'identifies gay faces'

    09/11/2017 2:37:48 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 74 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th September 2017 | BBC News
    A facial recognition experiment that claims to be able to distinguish between gay and heterosexual people has sparked a row between its creators and two leading LGBT rights groups. The Stanford University study claims its software recognises facial features relating to sexual orientation that are not perceived by human observers. The work has been accused of being "dangerous" and "junk science". But the scientists involved say these are "knee-jerk" reactions. Details of the peer-reviewed project are due to be published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. For their study, the researchers trained an algorithm using the photos of...
  • NYT Reporter Rips ‘Incredibly Inappropriate’ Hannity for Giving Trump ‘Free Advertising’

    08/25/2016 8:56:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This would be funny if it weren’t so ironically hypocritical. There was reporter Jeremy Peters, of the New York Times—appearing on MSNBC—piously condemning “Sean Hannity’s incredibly inappropriate role as an adviser to Donald Trump who is essentially giving him tens of millions of dollars of free advertising.” Just what does Peters think the MSM is: from his own New York Times to MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, the Washington Post, etc., if not one huge monolith devoted to electing Hillary Clinton and other Dems while destroying Donald Trump? If Hannity is giving Trump “tens of millions” in free advertising, what is...
  • UW-Madison ‘gaydar’ study raises questions, like, why?

    09/15/2015 7:25:41 AM PDT · by Sopater · 9 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 9/15/15 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — Among the path-blazing research that University of Wisconsin-Madison administration is ardently defending these days is a study that has supposedly debunked the power of “Gaydar.” Two questions jump out: Why do we need a study on Gaydar — the purported ability to infer whether people are gay or straight based on their appearance — and how much money were taxpayers forced to fork over for such “research?”The answer to the second question, at least according to UW-Madison, is very little. Which raises again the broad question: What kind of psychological research are we getting from our institutions of higher education? Photo...
  • New study finds that your ‘gaydar’ is terrible [Thoughtcrime]

    09/08/2015 10:23:53 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/8/2015 | Rachel Feltman
    A new study suggests that 'gaydar' -- the sixth sense by which many insist they can just tell that someone they meet isn't heterosexual -- is bad in two big ways. For starters, it doesn't work. But more importantly, the concept of gaydar may be pretty harmful. It may -- big surprise here, guys -- just be an excuse to revel in harmful stereotypes about LGBTQ people. In a paper published in the Journal of Sex Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison psychologist William Cox argues that gaydar just isn't really a thing. "Imagine that 100 percent of gay men wear pink...
  • Gaydar ISN'T real: Scientists slam the phrase as ‘stereotyping’ - use could lead to aggression

    09/04/2015 2:40:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/03/15 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Gaydar ISN'T real: Scientists slam the phrase as ‘stereotyping’ and say its use could lead to aggression We've all heard people say they have a 'gaydar'. It is the alleged ability to know whether someone is gay or straight based on their appearance. The phrase Gaydar got a scientific boost from a 2008 study that concluded people could accurately guess someone's sexual orientation based on photographs of their faces. But a new study challenges what it calls the 'the gaydar myth', saying it isn't accurate and is actually a harmful form of stereotyping.
  • Brian Schweitzer says his 'gaydar' goes off when he sees Eric Cantor

    06/19/2014 2:52:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 19, 2014 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer chose an interesting path and offered puzzling critiques since he tossed his name in the hat for a potential presidential run in 2016. But comments the Democrat made about Rep. Eric Cantor and Sen. Dianne Feinstein in a lengthy profile published by National Journal have probably knocked him off that path. In the piece, Schweitzer shared his perceptions on Cantor's sexuality while discussing the Virginia Republican's shocking loss last week against an unknown primary candidate. “If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would...
  • Brian Schweitzer: Eric Cantor Set off my "Gaydar"

    06/19/2014 12:07:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is many things, but circumspect is apparently not one of them. Schweitzer, a Democrat who's said he's mulling a presidential bid in 2016, offered a colorful appraisal of Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., the soon-to-be former House majority leader who was defeated in a primary election last week. "Don't hold this against me, but I'm going to blurt it out. How do I say this...men in the South, they are a little effeminate," Schweitzer told National Journal's Marin Cogan in an interview the night of the election. "They just have effeminate mannerisms. If you were just...
  • EXCLUSIVE BREAKING ANALYSIS: Obama Still Can’t Throw a Baseball Correctly (VANITY)

    05/20/2014 4:48:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Obama’s lack of basic motor skills was on display Monday evening at a Little League game in Washington, D.C. He looked like he was trying to shot put a hacky sack, or something. The Little Leaguers were not impressed, the Associated Press reports: Shocked parents reached for their smartphones to snap a quick photo, but not all of their kids were as impressed. Some held back, unsure of who Obama was, as their parents tried to lure them back onto the infield to join the president. “Daddy, let’s just play,” said one young boy, pulling his father by the hand.
  • Earwax may reveal clues about a person’s identity and habits [Even if you're homosexual]

    02/14/2014 12:57:20 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    WNYW-TV ^ | 2/14/14
    It turns out clues about a person’s identity and ethnicity can come from a surprising source: earwax. Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia decided to analyze earwax as a possible source of personal information based on previous studies in which researchers analyzed underarm odor to unlock clues about a person’s identity. "Our previous research has shown that underarm odors can convey a great deal of information about an individual, including personal identity, gender, sexual orientation and health status," study author George Preti, an organic chemist at Monell, said in a press release. "We think it possible that...
  • Retailers welcome the new male consumer. He’s hooked on designer sneakers, fashion and grooming...

    12/27/2013 6:20:27 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 56 replies
    Maclean's ^ | December 26, 2013 | Anne Kingston
    Andrew Grella is enthusing about the benefit of eyeliner for men—and it has nothing to do with mimicking “guyliner” pioneers David Bowie and Russell Brand. The 22-year-old founder of ManUp, a Mississauga, Ont.-based line of men’s cosmetics, skincare and fragrances, recommends men dust the $20 “Eye Chalk” lightly on the lower lid. “It makes the white of the eye pop,” he says. “If you’re wearing it properly, no one will know.” Grella, who incorporated ManUp in 2010 while studying commerce at Ryerson University, is on the vanguard of a retail moment, one focused on the rise of a new male...
  • MSNBC anchor: ‘So many people consider President Obama to be the first gay president’

    12/16/2013 7:55:38 PM PST · by bkopto · 97 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Dec 16, 2013 | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC host Thomas Roberts said Monday that “many people consider President Obama to be the first gay president.” Roberts was speaking to Shawn Gaylord of Human Rights First, a group fighting discrimination against homosexuals and other sexual minorities. The organization is pushing the White House to defy Russia’s harsh anti-gay laws by sending openly gay delegates to next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. “It’s not about asking for special protection,” Roberts claimed. “It’s about asking and seeking equal respect. We do know as we look at the larger picture here, Shawn, that LGBT rights is just one of the...
  • Should We Be Allowed to Choose the Sexual Orientation of Our Children?

    10/20/2013 3:50:56 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 57 replies
    PS MAg (Pacific Standard) ^ | October 17, 2013 | Alice Dreger
    [Imagine a prenatal test that, like the one for trisomy 21 (Down's syndrome), could show a predisposition to gayness.] In a New York magazine piece, “The Science of Gaydar,” writer David France looks at the growing scientific evidence for innate differences between gay and straight people. France ends by gazing toward the future, and asks the question, “What if prenatal tests were able to show a predisposition to gayness?” Well, France reports, “[Northwestern University psychological professor] Michael Bailey, for one, isn’t troubled by the moral implications any more than he would oppose fetal screens for potential birth defects, though...
  • LIVE THREAD: WH Press Briefing – June 10, 2013 (1:00 ish pm EDT)

    06/10/2013 9:50:39 AM PDT · by don-o · 37 replies
    The White House ^ | Jay CarneyJune 10, 2013
    Over / under Appropriate / inappropriate: 30 Any reference to investigations: 50 Ask somebody else: 25Odds “Mistakes were made” 200:1 Carney is confronted on his bald faced lies about WH role in sanitizing Benghazi talking points: 8:1Benghazi Emails Directly Contradict White House Claims WH Live Stream
  • Claim: Obama hid 'gay life' to become president

    09/11/2012 9:16:16 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 79 replies
    WND ^ | September 11, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A prominent member of Chicago’s homosexual community claims Barack Obama’s participation in the “gay” bar and bathhouse scene was so well known that many who were aware of his lifestyle were shocked when he ran for president and finally won the White House. “It was preposterous to the people I knew then to think Obama was going to keep his gay life secret,” said Kevin DuJan, who was a gossip columnist in Chicago for various blogs when Obama was living in the city as a community organizer and later a state senator. WND also spoke with a member of the...
  • Kal Penn is to Barack Obama what Marilyn Monroe was to John F. Kennedy

    09/06/2012 12:21:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 30 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | 9/5/2012 | Kevin DuJan
    ....Some day, twenty years or so form now, you’re going to just accept as similar fact that actor Kal Penn and President Obama had a romantic relationship that began on the 2008 campaign trail and continued when Obama asked Penn to move to Washington so they could be close to one another and the two could have sex more frequently. Future biographies of President Obama must contain entire chapters devoted to how Penn’s presence in the White House affected and strained Obama’s relationship with longtime “body man” Reggie Love, who friends and acquaintances since his days playing basketball at Duke...
  • Barack’s nuts for Beckham - US President wears David's pants

    07/20/2012 6:34:45 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    The Sun ^ | July 20, 2012 | STEPHEN MOYES
    BARACK Obama wears David Beckham’s tight-fitting boxers, The Sun can reveal. Becks sent the US president a box of around 50 pairs after learning Obama AND wife Michelle were big fans of his underwear range. The footie ace — who models the pants he designed himself — found out the Obamas were fans after meeting them in Washington earlier this year. A source close to the White House said yesterday: “David promised to send a box of his undies to the President — and Michelle has insisted that her husband wears them!” Becks, 37 — whose briefs are part of...
  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Are Divorcing

    06/29/2012 10:17:08 AM PDT · by TSgt · 137 replies
    People ^ | Friday June 29, 2012 01:00 PM EDT | By J.D. Heyman
    After five years of marriage, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce, PEOPLE has learned exclusively. "This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," says Holmes's attorney Jonathan Wolfe. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."
  • The Science of ‘Gaydar’

    06/03/2012 5:05:21 PM PDT · by Theoria · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 June 2012 | JOSHUA A. TABAK and VIVIAN ZAYAS
    “GAYDAR” colloquially refers to the ability to accurately glean others’ sexual orientation from mere observation. But does gaydar really exist? If so, how does it work? Our research, published recently in the peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE, shows that gaydar is indeed real and that its accuracy is driven by sensitivity to individual facial features as well as the spatial relationships among facial features. We conducted experiments in which participants viewed facial photographs of men and women and then categorized each face as gay or straight. The photographs were seen very briefly, for 50 milliseconds, which was long enough for participants...
  • Barack Obama teases David Beckham for his underwear career (Gaydar Alert)

    05/16/2012 8:47:18 AM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/16/2012 | Raf Sanchez
    The former England captain his LA Galaxy team mates were lauded at the White House after winning the Major League Soccer Cup, America's equivalent of the Premiership. Turning to the 37-year-old Beckham, Mr Obama described him as "young up-and-comer". To laughter from his team mates, the President said: "I have to say I gave David Beckham a hard time, and told him half the team could be his kids. We're getting old, David.'' But he conceded that the footballer was "holding up better than me" and said it was a " a rare man who can be that tough on...
  • Sandra Fluke’s Boyfriend, Adam “Cutie Pants” Mutterperl, And His Radical Socialist Family

    03/15/2012 2:45:20 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 56 replies
    The Graph ^ | 3-13-2012 | Brooks Bayne
    Sandra Fluke’s Boyfriend, Adam “Cutie Pants” Mutterperl, And His Radical Socialist Family March 13, 2012 (Filed under: “Never mind, media, we’ll do your damned job, losers.”) Behold! Sandra Fluke's boyfriend, Adam Mutterperl!Recently, it was reported that Sandra Fluke is connected to none other than 1%’er, William (Bill) Mutterperl, through her boyfriend. However, it wasn’t reported who her boyfriend is. Everyone, meet Sandra’s boyfriend, wannabe producer, and amateur stand-up comic, Adam "Cutie Pants" Mutterperl... Cutie pants? This guy the epitome of what everyone thought Sandra Fluke’s boyfriend would be. Maybe Adam could produce a biopic titled, “Beta Males and the Progressive...