Four short links: 4 June 2019

Paper vs. Implementation, Recommendations Run Amok, Copyright Law, and Engineering Management

By Nat Torkington
June 4, 2019
Four Short Links
  1. Everything You Know About word2vec Is WrongThe original word2vec C implementation does not do what’s explained above, and is drastically different.
  2. 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)
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  4. Canada’s Review of Copyright Law (BoingBoing) — sane proposals for fair dealing, safe harbour, TPMs, and lengthening copyright term.
  5. How to Size and Assess Teams From an Eng Lead at Stripe, Uber, and DiggIn 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.
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