Four short links: 3 October 2019

Content Moderation, Go ORM, Adversarial Interoperability, and Random Sample Elections

By Nat Torkington
October 3, 2019
Four Short Links
  1. Why Do Companies With Huge Resources Still Have Terrible Moderation? — an extremely readable explanation of why it’s so damn hard. Hint: AI isn’t it.
  2. entAn entity framework for Go. Simple, yet powerful ORM for modeling and querying data. Open source, from Facebook.
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  4. Adversarial Interoperability (Cory Doctorow) — collection of articles on when you create a new product or service that plugs into the existing ones without the permission of the companies that make them.
  5. Random Sample Elections (David Chaum) — The number of voters sampled can be small, depending on how close the contest, yet give overwhelming confidence. For instance, if the margin is at least 10%, then a thousand votes will likely yield a result that itself, without any assumption about the margin and with only a one-in-a million chance of error, establishes that a majority are in favor—even with an electorate of millions or billions. This dramatic reduction in the number of voters participating in each election compared to a conventional election today yields a substantially proportionate reduction in cost.
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