One thing that always really grinds me about online is that everyone expects moderation to be free, instant, simple, exactly what they feel, and done by faceless automatons who react without failure
my gf worked at a shitty awful job doing moderation on YouTube for years to get through college
And what happened is "she got PTSD"
every website is moderated by People. Every discord server is moderated by People. Every service is moderated by People.
"Student athletes in Florida have to agree to have their period tracked in order to be eligible to play.
The state bans abortion after 15 weeks, no exceptions for rape or incest && parents of a minor have to be notified and give consent.[...]"
This is being administered by a company called Aktivate. They describe themselves as "Modern Software to Manage Athletic Departments".
It just so happens they're hiring a new Chief of Staff (Remote). If you have strong feelings about the weaponization of women's bodies and reproductive health and you have even a marginally related skillset it would be pretty neat to apply for that position. You could potentially get an interview in which you can talk about the dangers to women as a result of their data collection! Even better, you could actually get the job and shut that shit down.
Unfortunately I don't see any tech hirings where you could sabotage the data itself from the inside.
@lightweight I think that argumentation is weak, that "the result can be examined reliably and without any specialist knowledge of the subject"
That doesn't hold for finance or law. Anyway, that's mostly the case now in any country that doesn't use fptp - very few people are able to accurately describe the PR system their country uses.
In any case, digital voting for ordinary people is a crying use case for decentralised tech! Very tricky to get right.
@frox IIRC, you can mail order the fingerprints of Elvis in silicon, so you can stick them to your fingers. I would give those a try. Hopefully you’ll be the only Elvis in the building.
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Mark Twain once said, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” I would like to talk about two commonly held truths in social / economic science that fall squarely in this category and really negatively impact our world - “Survival of the fittest” and “Fight or flight”. Just the briefest of examination of these ideas will show how wrong and damaging they are. Let’s start with “Survival of the fittest”.
If you work at Facebook, you’re complicit in this.
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Why the U.S. Photographed Its Own World War II Concentration Camps
Calculation of π, from rain falling on two wooden plate sensors, one circular and one square: the number of raindrops that landed on each plate during a storm was counted with an Arduino and π was calculated as the ratio [source & credits: https://buff.ly/2Dqy0gN]
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