At least a dozen police forces are using predictive analytics, despite warnings that algorithms and “predictive policing” models risk locking discrimination into the criminal justice system.
The West Midlands police’s ethics committee raised concerns. No privacy impact assessments had been made, and no analysis of how it impacted rights. The tool uses data linked to stop and search, which includes information on people stopped with nothing found, i.e., police bias.
this is an *excellent* introduction to parser combinators: https://bodil.lol/parser-combinators/
If you've enjoyed my little Go crash course and think it may help others getting to know the language as well, here's also a reddit post for it. Spread the word with me 😊
Recensie maakt nieuwsgierig!
Rens Bod over wetenschapsgeschiedenis:
Fixing issues once and for all in Emacs or Linux: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19410356
Drupal beheer bij de RU iets voor jou?
On Entities and Evaluation https://prismo.xyz/posts/a82901b4-35e5-48ac-be2d-f041e46293cf
Almost forgot about MELPA!
Browser diversity is crucial for an open web. "You are both consumer and producer. You have a say in how the future plays out." ... "an Internet that runs only on Chrome’s engine, Blink, and its offspring, is not the paradise we like to imagine it to be." https://css-tricks.com/the-ecological-impact-of-browser-diversity/ #firefox #chrome #edge
On how the male lone genius archetype gets celebrated (in spite of the usual team effort) but the female one gets trolled:
The black hole image and Katie Bouman: the sexist backlash against her, explained - Vox
Vox on the sexist backlash against astronomer Katie Bouman, of black hole image fame, after she was cast by the media in the "lone genius" role typically reserved for men and untypical of how science actually happens: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/4/16/18311194/black-hole-katie-bouman-trolls
(see also https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/12/us/andrew-chael-katie-bouman-black-hole-image-trnd/index.html or any of several other similar stories)
Vierdaagsefeesten net weer toffer geworden met Mattiel en Girlpool!
Valkhof tikt maar liefst 35 nieuwe namen op de kop, met onder meer Mattiel, Julia Jacklin, Girlpool, The Murder Capital en Zwangere Guy (13 t/m 19 juli) | The Daily Indie
Huh... Just wrote a script to automate some Brightspace thingies...
Async functions - making promises friendly | Web Fundamentals | Google Developers https://prismo.xyz/posts/c39556bb-c289-43de-a1be-6ad3a0bebf6d
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The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.
Goal: Make idf.social a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.
Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.