Maybe I’m a minority, but as a cis man I’d find a big public wall of porn in a conference disgusting. I’m definitely not against porn, but there’s a time and place for everything.
A 'wall of porn' is unprofessional and unacceptable at just about any conference other than a porn conference. The goal of the network team should be control of the network, including the WoS. If they weren't able to do that, I probably wouldn't find much value in attending. All that is irrespective of whatever gonads I possess.
On the other hand, it doesn't take much empathy to understand why a woman might be put off by these statements that imply she is so delicate that the visage of porn 'hurts' her in some way. Nor would I be surprised if she were to find their actual sexism offputting and decided not to attend.
I can take that tangent…
Even at a porn conference[1, SFW], it looks like a "wall of porn" would still be unacceptable. (Also from searching "XBIZ show" on Google images — NSFW.)
Many of the attendees are payment processors or dating websites, others are LGBT, and anyway everyone is "at work". From the pictures, something like 20-40% of attendees are women (not counting models, but also not counting the male models).
The reason it's a gender issue is because our culture often treats women as purely sex objects rather than having their own merits as people, so the introduction of porn into a professional context isn't just a professionalism issue; it also invokes that template in a detrimental way.
Probably something related to stereotype threat in here as well: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotype_threat
You solve such things to create a welcoming environment, not because woman you think don't like to see boobies.
To think that women (or men for that matter) can't understand that the WoS display is just that - a WoS display? That's just insulting condescension.
The solution I ended up with was to use Yahoo's trained machine-learning algorithm to attempt to detect, score, and ignore images on an unbounded scan (generally from 0-100). In most cases the threshold was set to 70, however was something folks could independently sat if they ever wanted to open the front-end on their own machines. There was also a mechanism to blacklist images from the screen if one happened to pass through. I've run it at BSidesLV, BSidesChicago, Thotcon, CircleCityCon, BSidesDetroit over the years and I can tell you, monitoring and trying to block porn from hitting the board was generally what I ended up doing while running this.
Sure, but would you initiate a hostile work environment claim or try to get someone fired using Twitter because of it?
I most definitely would. And if that didn’t work, I might post to Twitter about it.
So which one is it?
Why would the number of consenting adults have any impact?
It wasn't about the point in the first place, rather the "I am not against X, but <statement which contradicts X>" formulation.
This year was the last year I ran Dofler through its normal con-circuit, mostly due to the amount of encryption thats happening, I'd have to pivot away to completely different types of metadata that would be computationally expensive to pull, or would require a LOT of coding time, or would require dependence on commercial tools. it was simply time to lay it to rest.
What colour skin?
The article specifically mentions Hulk and Smurf porn easily defeating the filter.
The main tech here - that reassembles images from HTTP - is 'driftnet'.
Apt get or yum install it or pacman etc on any Linux distro.
I still remember the day I found a colouring-in puzzle in a book with one of the colours labeled "flesh" and asking my Dad which crayon to use. None of them were the colour of my skin. Eye-opening day.
I suppose the good news is that I could use my porno selfies (if I had any) to DOS the display.
Your best options for standard crayon sets are probably pale-skinned and sunburnt (bright pink) or somewhere around chocolate brown.
Most sets have pink, white, black, brown, and yellow so most people should be able to do a close average tone to their facial colour?