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I posted on my other blog about supporting a new New York City Council bill that would require city agencies to publish source code used to make decisions.

On MetaFilter, I posted about a transparency case pending before a California appeals court; the EFF and ACLU have submitted amicus curiae briefs saying (to simplify) that the right to due process includes the right to inspect source code used to convict you. Evidently the creator of the closed-source DNA testing software doesn't think so. As is often the case on MetaFilter, there are very lucid explanations in the comments regarding complicated technical issues.

And I really like the photo I used to illustrate the potential for algorithmic bias.
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Title: Magical Healing Dangly Bits
Author: MistressKat / [personal profile] kat_lair 
Fandom: Marvel (Deadpool/X-Men)
Characters: Deadpool/Wade Wilson, Logan
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 431
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: Because really, who else is Wade going to ask?

Author notes: Written for randomly selected fandom and prompt (magical healing cock)

Magical Healing Dangly Bits )
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Title: Shelter from the Storm
Author: MistressKat / [personal profile] kat_lair 
Fandom: Star Trek AOS
Pairing: Kirk/McCoy implied
Rating: PG
Word count: 315
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: The storm’s just an excuse.

Author notes: Written for randomly selected fandom and prompt (snowed/stormed in)

Shelter from the Storm )
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Cool things

Sep. 14th, 2017 09:48 pm
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Max Gladstone: "What happens when it’s so difficult to understand the people we live beside—or the people we love—that we can’t help them? That we don’t even know how to help each other?"

These awesome photos of Sloane Stephens!

Some useful information on the General Data Protection Regulation which will affect many of us starting May 2018.

"ProPublica would like to hear from people who have expertise in some facet of the health insurance industry." And then they will do investigative journalism on it!!

Upcoming New York City Council bill on algorithmic transparency:

g. Each agency that uses, for the purposes of targeting services to persons, imposing penalties upon persons or policing, an algorithm or any other method of automated processing system of data shall:

1. Publish on such agency’s website, the source code of such system; and

2. Permit a user to (i) submit data into such system for self-testing and (ii) receive the results of having such data processed by such system.


(If Legistar's RSS feeds work, [syndicated profile] nyc_algo_bill_feed should let you track further actions on it.)

on the hair bounty

Sep. 14th, 2017 12:52 pm
brainwane: My smiling face, including a small gold bindi (Default)
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So I saw the news story about Martin Shkreli getting punished for posting online and offering USD$5,000 for a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair. And it gets at a bunch of deep primal or overlapping things, doesn't it?sexist bullying )

Hawaii Five-0 Ficlet: Gift of the Gab

Sep. 10th, 2017 12:50 pm
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Title: Gift of the Gab
Author: MistressKat / [personal profile] kat_lair 
Fandom: Hawaii Five-0
Pairing: Danny/Steve pre-slash if you’re so inclined, can totally be gen
Rating: PG
Word count: 337
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: God, how Danny wishes Steve would just talk to him, tell him what was wrong so they could get on with fixing it.

Author notes: Written for randomly selected fandom and prompt (superpowers)

Gift of the Gab )
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Yuletide!

Sep. 9th, 2017 05:46 pm
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So Yuletide noms are open! If anyone wanted to nominate Liberator, that would be cool, and I would probably offer to write it, you know, if someone requested it ;-)
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Title: The Suit Makes the Woman
Author: MistressKat / [personal profile] kat_lair 
Fandom: The X-Files
Pairing: Mulder/Scully implied
Rating: PG
Word count: 404
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: “Now that’s what I call making an effort.”

Author notes: Written for randomly selected fandom and prompt (cross-dressing)

The Suit Makes the Woman )

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Well...

Sep. 7th, 2017 07:19 pm
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Work turned from okay to FUCKING HECTIC in like two days. I was going to post a ficlet today but then I stumbled across this and now I'm too overcome by hilarity to do anything that advanced.


*falls off the sofa cackling*

(Remember that time I wrote a totally ridiculous ficlet about James Franco, Shia LaBeouf and metamodernism? Yeahhhhhhhhh...)

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