Four short links: 4 June 2019
Paper vs. Implementation, Recommendations Run Amok, Copyright Law, and Engineering Management
- Everything You Know About word2vec Is Wrong — The original word2vec C implementation does not do what’s explained above, and is drastically different.
- On YouTube’s Digital Playground, an Open Gate for Pedophiles (NYT) — YT’s recommendation algorithm suggested home movies of families’ kids to users who watched other videos of prepubescent, partially clothed children. (via BoingBoing)
- Canada’s Review of Copyright Law (BoingBoing) — sane proposals for fair dealing, safe harbour, TPMs, and lengthening copyright term.
- How to Size and Assess Teams From an Eng Lead at Stripe, Uber, and Digg — In this exclusive interview, Larson digs into two critical components of organization design. Specifically, he shares his system for gauging the size and state of engineering teams—in not only a highly efficient and effective way, but also with a deeply empathetic and ethical approach.