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Na Slovensku bolo hlavným hygienikom vydané rozhodnutie o zákaze návštev hospitalizovaných pacientov a pacientiek. Mnohé nemocnice teraz na základe tohto rozhodnutia úplne zakázali prístup rodičom k svojim deťom, čím došlo k hrubému zásahu do povinností a práv rodičov, ako aj do práv hospitalizovaných detí. Takýto zásah je z ľudskoprávneho hľadiska a z pohľadu medzinárodných dohovorov, ktorých je Slovenská republika signatárom, neproporcionálny, a to aj v čase pandémie. Súčasne je tento zásah protiprávny i v zmysle platných právnych predpisov Slovenskej republiky. Zamedzovanie ľudskému kontaktu medzi rodičmi a deťmi vnímame ako nesmierne necitlivé až kruté opatrenie, so závažnými dopadmi na zdravie detí a psychické zdravie rodičov a celých rodín.

Pueyo: How to Do Testing and Contact Tracing

We can reopen the economy again if we do a few things right, including testing and contact tracing. We need to test all people with symptoms and their contacts, which means at most 3% of our tests should turn out positive.

Relaxing All Social Distancing Behaviors Now Is a Huge Mistake

The 30 days will be blissful because people won’t pay the price for May’s experiment until June.

what happens next? play/read 30 mins (nič nové, ale to, čo vieme, vo výbornej forme)

For builders: Build tests. Build ventilators. Build personal protective equipment for hospitals. Build tests. Build masks. Build apps. Build antivirals, prophylactics, and other treatments that aren’t vaccines. Build vaccines. Build tests. Build tests. Build tests. Build hope.

“She gets frustrated every time we start,” one mother emailed her last week, “and then I get irritated and she gets irritated and it usually ends in me saying we should take a break and then the cycle repeats. One or both of us typically ends up in tears by the time it’s all said and done and no work is completed.”

All your questions about the pandemic, answered. Sort of.

Your kids are living through a crisis. It’s all right if they feel anxious, or if you can’t maintain routines or keep up with regular school schedules. Just make sure they don’t fall behind, and remember that kids thrive on routine. So stick to a schedule, but give them space, and stay inside, and go outside, and use technology to connect with teachers and friends, and limit screen time.

Ako zaškrtíš Desdemonu, keď si dva metre od nej? Lasom?

O mocenských hrách s webkamerou

Tí, ktorí mlčia a ostávajú skrytí, tak iste činia z rôznych pre nich dobrých dôvodov – od mocenskej hry, cez pohodlnosť, až po osobnostné nastavenie, túžbu po zachovaní súkromia svojej izby, či aktuálne osobné problémy. To však nič nemení na situácií, že  disponujú veľkou, často neuvedomenou silou: slobodou neprejaviť sa  a nič zo seba nedať. Deje sa to aj offline, ale v dištančnom svete karantény dostal tento jav priestor sa nečakane vo veľkom materializovať – cez každodenné rukolapné rozhodnutia o zapnutí či vypnutí webkamery.


Bolero som prvýkrát počula, keď som mala 12. Po tme. Dodnes mám zimomriavky zakaždým, keď ho počujem. Aj v takejto verzii má niečo do seba: 

How Much Ambition Can One Relationship Take?

‘Couples tend to start out mutually supportive of each other’s ambitions,’ Petriglieri continues. ‘But then something happens (for example, sharing a home or having children) to tip the balance in favour of one of them (often, but not always, the man).

Slovenky menej športujú, viac sa starajú … ako Slováci

[In Slovakia] In total, 60 % of women cook and do housework every day for at least one hour, compared to only 16 % of men, with generally higher shares among women (85 %) and men (18 %) in couples with children.

Wealth shown to scale

Daniel Radcliff číta Harryho Pottera

IKEA meatballs

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sandcastles – deti so záujmom komentovali

Mladí Slováci vyrábajú kozmetiku

wolfram physics project

How Much Core Strength Do Olympic Swimmers Have?


Learning How to DanceThe Basic Dance Steps Everybody Can Follow

According to this model, just 60% of people wearing masks that are 60% effective could, by itself, stop the epidemic.

Top 100 Gaining and Top 100 Declining categories in e-commerce

Theory: Coronavirus is a yeast symbiont with an extremely convoluted parasitic lifecycle

Na covid-19 zomrel nedávno v NJ aj John Conway okrem iného známy svojou Game of Life (ktorú som aj ja so študentami vyrábala po prednáške o stavových automatoch). Tento animovaný gif z xkcd prefektná spomienka. 

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Viete, ako to tu funguje, nájdite si tie svoje:

Out of many, one

Sourdough, Status, and Self-Isolation

When we emerge from this new normal, when we come blinking out into the sunlight, we will find that society has bifurcated into two distinct tribes. There will be a healthy, fit, self-fulfilled elite whose kids have received a better education than they could possibly have got crammed into overcrowded public schools. And then there will be those who barely scraped by financially, are physically and emotionally exhausted, and whose kids spent a great deal of time texting their friends, playing video games, or watching Netflix. 

Z opery na kasu. Deník hudebnice, kterou koronavirus připravil o práci

Dopoledne mi šéf říká: „No vidíte, kasa vám vychází, jste čím dál rychlejší a storno už skoro nepotřebujete, to se ani nemusíte vracet do toho tralala.“

hmm… Apple and Google are launching a joint COVID-19 tracing tool for iOS and Android

The system works by assigning a random, rotating identifier to a person’s phone and transmitting it via Bluetooth to nearby devices. That identifier, which rotates every 15 minutes and contains no personally identifiable information, will pass through a simple relay server that can be run by health organizations worldwide.

to isté ešte raz vizuálne (dobre spravené)

bez contact tracing-u sa nepohneme, ale samozrejme toto:

The current rush towards contact tracing apps is at risk of framing COVID-19 exposure as an exclusively technical problem, therefore privileging technological expertise as the single site of improvement. The number of issues being opened in this thread that are of a technical nature, confirms that this is happening. We are calling for an expanded, careful discussion on the design and implementation of contact tracing apps. We need to take into account the complex differing social relations, and this discussion needs to involve various voices, not just those of governments, engineers, epidemiologists and other authorities.

If you want to help the world tackle COVID-19, what should you do?

Women are using code words at pharmacies to escape domestic violence during lockdown

So France, inspired by a similar scheme in Spain, has started telling victims to head to drugstores. If they can’t talk openly in the store, they can simply say the codeword “mask 19” to the pharmacist behind the counter.

FRI tlačí štíty pre zdravotníkov a zdravotníčky. Môžete im pomôcť príspevkom na náplne do 3D tlačiarní.

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Ministerstvo školstva sprístupnilo učiteľom a rodičom digitálne učebnice zadarmo, login: ucebnica@iedu.sk, heslo: ucebnica

Statistical “Which Character” Personality Quiz

Dr. Seuss + Dr. Dre =

Dyson engineers have designed these challenges specifically for children

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Dve časti, viete, ako to funguje…

Google dáva k dispozícii COVID-19 dáta

Bill Gates: Here’s how to make up for lost time on covid-19

We can start now by building the facilities where these vaccines will be made. Because many of the top candidates are made using unique equipment, we’ll have to build facilities for each of them, knowing that some won’t get used.

Bill Gates is funding new factories for 7 potential coronavirus vaccines, even though it will waste billions of dollars

Gates said he was picking the top seven vaccine candidates and building manufacturing capacity for them. “Even though we’ll end up picking at most two of them, we’re going to fund factories for all seven, just so that we don’t waste time in serially saying, ‘OK, which vaccine works?’ and then building the factory,” he said.

20 Coronavirus Fighting Priorities

What the virus said

Either you use the time I’m giving you to envision the world of the aftermath in light of what you’ve learned from the collapse that’s underway, or the latter will go extreme.

What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper Shortage

In short, the toilet paper industry is split into two, largely separate markets: commercial and consumer. The pandemic has shifted the lion’s share of demand to the latter. People actually do need to buy significantly more toilet paper during the pandemic — not because they’re making more trips to the bathroom, but because they’re making more of them at home.

The discomfort you’re feeling is grief

The Coronavirus Is (also) a Disaster for Feminism

At an individual level, the choices of many couples over the next few months will make perfect economic sense. What do pandemic patients need? Looking after. What do self-isolating older people need? Looking after. What do children kept home from school need? Looking after. All this looking after—this unpaid caring labor—will fall more heavily on women, because of the existing structure of the workforce. “It’s not just about social norms of women performing care roles; it’s also about practicalities,” Wenham added. “Who is paid less? Who has the flexibility?”


 

Museum Asks People To Recreate Paintings With Stuff They Can Find at Home, Here Are The Results

AI-powered domain name generator 

parádne ilustrované knižky

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Dnes opäť corona a ne-corona časť. Vyberte si tú svoju.

odborný článok z roku 2007, posledné dve vety: 

The presence of a large reservoir of SARS-CoV-like viruses in horseshoe bats, together with the culture of eating exotic mammals in southern China, is a time bomb. The possibility of the reemergence of SARS and other novel viruses from animals or laboratories and therefore the need for preparedness should not be ignored.

less wrong info-databáza

grafy

Is Barbarism with a Human Face Our Fate? 

What this means is that our reaction to it should also be to do the impossible – what appears impossible within the coordinates of the existing world order. The impossible happened, our world has stopped, AND impossible is what we have to do to avoid the worst, which is – what?

good judgement forecasts 

ochráň svojho lekára/ku

‘Since I Became Symptomatic’

The day I realized I was sick, I posted a sign for my neighbors downstairs warning them I’ve got the plague. I’m still up at night with the vector’s guilt. Everyone who is sick is someone else’s patient zero.


kométa Atlas (C/2019 Y4) možno bude o pár týždňov viditeľná aj voľným okom (pandémia, nové svetlo na oblohe, čo je ďalší znak apokalypsy?)

When astronomers first spotted Comet ATLAS in December, it was in Ursa Major and was an exceedingly faint object, close to 20th magnitude. That’s about 398,000 times dimmer than stars that are on the threshold of naked-eye visibility. At the time, it was 273 million miles (439 million kilometers) from the sun.

But comets typically brighten as they approach the sun, and at its closest, on May 31, Comet ATLAS will be just 23.5 million miles (37.8 million km) from the sun. Such a prodigious change in solar distance would typically cause a comet to increase in luminosity by almost 11 magnitudes, enough to make ATLAS easily visible in a small telescope or a pair of good binoculars, although quite frankly nothing really to write home about.

Except, since its discovery, the comet has been brightening at an almost unprecedented speed. As of March 17, ATLAS was already magnitude +8.5, over 600 times brighter than forecast. As a result, great expectations are buzzing for this icy lump of cosmic detritus, with hopes it could become a stupendously bright object by the end of May.

the price of discipline

If we want to raise healthy, high-agency children, we should give them the freedom to make decisions without removing them from the consequences of those decisions.

Skip the small talk

Hey from the future

 

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Skúsim to dnes rozdeliť na corona a necorona časť. Predpokladám, že corony majú všetci dosť, ale informácie (na rozdiel od vírusov) šíriť treba a zároveň treba aj na chvíľu na ne zabudnúť. Asi to nevyjde pol na pol, uvidíme.

Here we go, first things first:

The Hammer and the Dance

I call the months-long period between the Hammer and a vaccine the Dance because it won’t be a period during which measures are always the same harsh ones. Some regions will see outbreaks again, others won’t for long periods of time. Depending on how cases evolve, we will need to tighten up social distancing measures or we will be able to release them. That is the dance of R: a dance of measures between getting our lives back on track and spreading the disease, one of economy vs. healthcare.

What US Government should do regarding Covid-19

Visualizing the History of Pandemics

Tieto videá sme pozerali s deťmi:  

ako vyrobiť ochranné rúško (stroj mám na Slovensku, tak som musela ručne)

Školu doma zatiaľ zvládame, ale je jasné, že dlhodobo to bude ťažké. S trochou nadsázky: We are closing our homeschool  

We know there are parents out there who can both love their children unconditionally and also teach them Common Core mathematics. If this global pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we are not those parents. Just because we chose to close our homeschool, it does not mean your mother and I do not love you. It means we love you enough to know we can either love you or teach you algebra, not both.

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Povolání spisovatelka. Neptejte se, jak zvládá práci a rodinu

Když nobelistka a kanadská povídkářka Alice Munro vyprávěla, proč nikdy nenapsala román, mluvila o tom, že mezi prací a péčí o rodinu nikdy neměla dost času, aby se na tak komplexní útvar mohla soustředit. Povídky byly maximum, na čem dokázala pracovat. Zatímco některým autorům se poštěstí, že jim jejich okolí vytvoří podmínky vhodné pro psaní, ženy stále tvoří stranou až potom, co si odbydou „svoje“ jiné povinnosti.

vizuálne príjemné a motivačné na trpezlivosť (pozrite aj iné jej videá):

Be a lady, they said:

Smithsonian Open Access

krátky seriál podľa výbornej knihy:

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the best hike in every (US) state

výborná vizualizácia dát – the sleep blanket, každý riadok je jeden deň

predvolebné diskusie

Gandalf písal blog

the woman with 200 kids

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How Google Got Its Employees to Eat Their Vegetables

Over the past five years, the company has taken a typically Google-ish approach to the food it serves — methodical, iterative — to create the largest and most ambitious real-world test of how to nudge people to make healthier choices at mealtime.

The evolution of trust (časť sme skúšali aj s Kikou a Kubom)

It was Christmas 1914 on the Western Front.
Despite strict orders not to chillax with the enemy, British
and German soldiers left their trenches, crossed No Man’s Land,
and gathered to bury their dead, exchange gifts, and play games.

Meanwhile: it’s 2017, the West has been at peace for decades, and
wow, we suck at trust. Surveys show that, over the past forty years, fewer and fewer people say they trust each other. So here’s our puzzle:

Why, even in peacetime, do friends become enemies?
And why, even in wartime, do enemies become friends?

vedeli ste, že Venuša a Urán rotujú opačne ako ostatné planéty?

How Domestication Changed the Look, Texture, and Taste of Some Wild Fruits and Vegetables

now upon a time

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#girlpower trochu inak

The Tyranny of the Rocket Equation

having kids

The first step is the key to all the rest. Yes, our daily lives are undoubtedly contributing to climate change. But that’s because the rich and powerful have constructed systems that make it nearly impossible to live lightly on the earth. Our economic systems require most adults to work, and many of us must commute to work in or to cities intentionally designed to favor the automobile. Unsustainable food, clothes and other goods remain cheaper than sustainable alternatives.

And yet we blame ourselves for not being green enough. As the climate essayist Mary Annaïse Heglar writes, “The belief that this enormous, existential problem could have been fixed if all of us had just tweaked our consumptive habits is not only preposterous; it’s dangerous.” It turns eco-saints against eco-sinners, who are really just fellow victims. It misleads us into thinking that we have agency only by dint of our consumption habits — that buying correctly is the only way we can fight climate change.

My point is that the climate crisis is not going to be solved by personal sacrifice. It will be solved by electing the right people, passing the right laws, drafting the right regulations, signing the right treaties — and respecting those treaties already signed, particularly with indigenous nations. It will be solved by holding the companies and people who have made billions off our shared atmosphere to account.

We were never on the moon (prose poem)

We never went to the moon. Instead we grew roses and fed our neighbor pasta and fruit salad. We never put a man in space. Instead we bought him a suit, cut his hair and drove him to the unemployment office.

The sleep consultant (krátka poviedka)

tieto sme pozerali s deťmi:

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pozvánka (vstup voľný):

Former Go champion retires after declaring AI invincible

“With the debut of AI in Go games, I’ve realized that I’m not at the top even if I become the number one through frantic efforts,” Lee told Yonhap. “Even if I become the number one, there is an entity that cannot be defeated.”

Saková ženám nemá radiť, aby si dávali pozor. Nech povie mužom, aby nevraždili

beautiful news

Zadie Smith on fighting the algorithm

If you are under 30, and you are able to think for yourself right now, God bless you.

The Politics of Images in Machine Learning Training Sets

For reasons that are rarely discussed within the field of computer vision, and despite all that institutions like MIT and companies like Google and Facebook have done, the project of interpreting images is a profoundly complex and relational endeavor. Images are remarkably slippery things, laden with multiple potential meanings, irresolvable questions, and contradictions. Entire subfields of philosophy, art history, and media theory are dedicated to teasing out all the nuances of the unstable relationship between images and meanings.

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