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  1. Jan 2018
    1. anonymous

      Core question: are the identifiers persistent at all? If not, then trivially easy to triangulate data to work out who-is-who.

  2. Dec 2017
    1. Can an employer demand that you go to work naked?

      this is a very misleading article that does not mention or discuss anythign in its title...

  3. Feb 2017
    1. If a private university such as BPP can provide quality law degrees for £6,000 a year, why can’t others? It’s likely that some universities are using fees to cross-subsidise research. In others, fees will help pay for flabby management, overly generous leadership salaries and big capital investment projects, even though, in surveys, that’s not what students say they prioritise.

      Students consistently say that the space they learn and study in is an important thing. Many universities are justified in improving their facilities in a forward looking way using fees.

    2. There’s a dinosaur-like tendency to do things the way they’ve always been done.

      Weren't dinosaur's innovative?

  4. May 2016
    1. “equivalent” in assessing defendants of different races.

      ML scholars generally believe accuracy is a poor metric, especially if your data is skewed.

    2. The trick, of course, is to make sure the computer gets it right. If it’s wrong in one direction, a dangerous criminal could go free. If it’s wrong in another direction, it could result in someone unfairly receiving a harsher sentence or waiting longer for parole than is appropriate.

      Actually the trick is surely to weigh up whether false positives or false negatives are more important to you

    3. derived

      How? Through a learning machine or through manual point allocations?

    4. the algorithm was somewhat more accurate than a coin flip

      In machine learning it's also important to evaluate not just against random, but against how well other methods (e.g. parole boards) do. That kind of analysis would be nice to see.

  5. Nov 2015
    1. that a popular local market had been cancelled. In fact, it was operating as normal.

      quite a struggle to govern informal systems, as many have found...