The U.S. Air Force's new Cyber Command has blocked servicemen from viewing this blog.
Though I can sympathize with the brass in their quest to prevent their people from viewing my morale-sapping essays, they didn't stop with just this blog. No sir. They've blocked any blog that has "blog" in its URL, which would mean any blog on Blogger or Blogspot or the Cute Puppies Blog or Continuing Education Blog or even the We Think The Air Force is Cool Blog.
Anything on LiveJournal is still getting through, I guess. Including the Subversive Commie al-Qaeda Death to the Great Satan Journal, provided it doesn't have the dreaded word "blog" anywhere in its URL.
The very word "blog" has now become subversive! Just spray-paint the word on enough signs and bridges and walls, and the government is bound to come crashing down!
In the past, the military has selectively banned sites like Facebook and YouTube, mainly for sucking up bandwidth, this is the first time they've employed such a huge filter.
"Often, we block first and then review exceptions," said Tech. Sgt. Christopher DeWitt, a Cyber Command spokesman.
As a result, airmen posting online have cited instances of seemingly innocuous sites -- such as educational databases and some work-related sites -- getting wrapped up in broad proxy filters.
This is so stupid, it makes me want to--- well, it makes me want to ridicule those fools without mercy!
Air Force so dumb, it brought a spoon to the Super Bowl! Air Force so stupid, it tripped over a wireless telephone! Air Force so dumb, when it saw a sign that said Disneyland Left, it turned around and went home! Air Force so stupid, it sat on the television and watched the couch! Air Force so dumb, it thought Meow Mix was a dance album for cats!
There. I feel a little better now.
On the plus side, Cyber Command now has a cool recruitment video. Note the airman turning the security alert status from red to green with the push of a button!
Damn, we've gotta give these guys more billions!
Labels: air force, cyber command, stupid