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Sep. 20th, 2017 06:04 pm
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 L'Shanah Tovah! to those who celebrate!

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Sep. 20th, 2017 01:03 pm
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All NYTimes obits:

Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes

Sep. 20th, 2017 07:44 am
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to [personal profile] serene !  Hoping next year is better.

Birthday greetings and felicitations

Sep. 19th, 2017 09:06 am
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 to [personal profile] randy_byers !  Wishing you a magnificent day.
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I posted on my other blog about supporting a new New York City Council bill that would require city agencies to publish source code used to make decisions.

On MetaFilter, I posted about a transparency case pending before a California appeals court; the EFF and ACLU have submitted amicus curiae briefs saying (to simplify) that the right to due process includes the right to inspect source code used to convict you. Evidently the creator of the closed-source DNA testing software doesn't think so. As is often the case on MetaFilter, there are very lucid explanations in the comments regarding complicated technical issues.

And I really like the photo I used to illustrate the potential for algorithmic bias.

Birthday greetings and felicitations

Sep. 17th, 2017 09:08 pm
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 to [personal profile] daisydeadhead !  Hope you managed to stay dry!

Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes

Sep. 16th, 2017 04:33 pm
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 to [personal profile] imnotandrei !  Hope the day is pleasant.

In Memoriam

Sep. 16th, 2017 04:10 pm
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Yahrzeit

Sep. 16th, 2017 04:05 pm
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 Yahrzeit.

12 years.

Cool things

Sep. 14th, 2017 09:48 pm
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Max Gladstone: "What happens when it’s so difficult to understand the people we live beside—or the people we love—that we can’t help them? That we don’t even know how to help each other?"

These awesome photos of Sloane Stephens!

Some useful information on the General Data Protection Regulation which will affect many of us starting May 2018.

"ProPublica would like to hear from people who have expertise in some facet of the health insurance industry." And then they will do investigative journalism on it!!

Upcoming New York City Council bill on algorithmic transparency:

g. Each agency that uses, for the purposes of targeting services to persons, imposing penalties upon persons or policing, an algorithm or any other method of automated processing system of data shall:

1. Publish on such agency’s website, the source code of such system; and

2. Permit a user to (i) submit data into such system for self-testing and (ii) receive the results of having such data processed by such system.


(If Legistar's RSS feeds work, [syndicated profile] nyc_algo_bill_feed should let you track further actions on it.)

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Sep. 14th, 2017 03:18 pm
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Saving to read later, Krebs's take on the Equifax security breach

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/09/breach-at-equifax-may-impact-143m-americans/

on the hair bounty

Sep. 14th, 2017 12:52 pm
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So I saw the news story about Martin Shkreli getting punished for posting online and offering USD$5,000 for a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair. And it gets at a bunch of deep primal or overlapping things, doesn't it?sexist bullying )

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Sep. 13th, 2017 08:54 am
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Edith Windsor,
Ultimately, the opinion in Windsor's case became the basis for a wave of federal court rulings that struck down state marriage bans and led to a 2015 Supreme Court ruling giving same-sex couples the right to marry from coast to coast.
ETA: Sir Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Birthday greetings and felicitations

Sep. 13th, 2017 07:33 am
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 to [personal profile] madshutterbug !    Hope you're OK and that you and yours are drying out.

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Sep. 11th, 2017 11:05 pm
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Loose Ships Sink Lips

Sep. 11th, 2017 07:17 pm
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  • I've seen half of It. I think horror movies in theaters are off my menu. There was a that's it point. I've mostly read the book, although I don't remember the scene.
  • Medical fu.
  • We had one of those stealth thunderstorms. Two guys on the bus were pointing at their iPhone, saying "There's a thunderstorm." (I did not say, guys, the windows are wet and there was a rumble a minute ago.
  • There's an alternate universe in which when we returned from oveseas, Dad got assigned to the Presidio or the Oakland Army Base and I grew up here and get all the arcane references in the Chronicle.
  • Where is that stupid phone bill?
  • Taiko drumming...
  •  

In Memoriam

Sep. 11th, 2017 11:18 am
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 110 Stories by John M. Ford.

The church across the street is mostly rebuilt
.  Which reminded me of the Burger King on the corner, which had been way back an Automat, and the Manhattan Savings Bank, which had a grand piano which sometimes got played in the afternoons.

Birthday greetings and felicitations

Sep. 11th, 2017 09:56 am
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to [personal profile] johnpalmer ! (Also [personal profile] longhairedweirdo ! And [Bad username or site: xopher_vh @ livejournal.com]who has not updated in a long time and won't see this.)

Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes

Sep. 9th, 2017 09:37 pm
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 to [personal profile] sergebroom !  Hope today was fun!
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