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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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A love story – úžasné

When we encounter a mother doing too many things perfectly, smiling as if it were all so easy, so natural, we should feel a civic responsibility to slap her hard across the face and scream the word “Stop!” so many times that the woman begins to chant or whimper the word along with us. Once she has been broken, we may take her in our arms until the trembling and self-hatred leave her body. It is our duty.

When I swim at the public pool, I wear sunglasses so I can admire the hairless chest of the nineteen-year-old lifeguard. I love it that he, a child, really, is guarding me, fiercest of warriors, a mother, strong as stinky cheese, with a ripe, moldy, melted rotten center of such intense complexity and flavor it would kill a boy of his tender age.

The answer is easy in daylight. But the night’s untethering almost always turns me into someone I’m not. I spend nights thinking about the different women I become in the dark. Where am I keeping these women when the sun is up?

The work of organizing everything – celé dobre a aj iné na jej stránke stoja za prozretie

koláčik navyše

I now live in Berkeley, California. A few years ago, just a few blocks from my home, a pair of researchers in the Cal psychology department staged an experiment. They began by grabbing students, as lab rats. Then they broke the students into teams, segregated by sex. Three men, or three women, per team. Then they put these teams of three into a room, and arbitrarily assigned one of the three to act as leader. Then they gave them some complicated moral problem to solve: say what should be done about academic cheating, or how to regulate drinking on campus.

Exactly 30 minutes into the problem-solving the researchers interrupted each group. They entered the room bearing a plate of cookies. Four cookies. The team consisted of three people, but there were these four cookies. Every team member obviously got one cookie, but that left a fourth cookie, just sitting there. It should have been awkward. But it wasn’t. With incredible consistency the person arbitrarily appointed leader of the group grabbed the fourth cookie, and ate it. Not only ate it, but ate it with gusto: lips smacking, mouth open, drool at the corners of their mouths. In the end all that was left of the extra cookie were crumbs on the leader’s shirt.

This leader had performed no special task. He had no special virtue. He’d been chosen at random, 30 minutes earlier. His status was nothing but luck. But it still left him with the sense that the cookie should be his.

This experiment helps to explain Wall Street bonuses and CEO pay, and I’m sure lots of other human behavior. But it also is relevant to new graduates of Princeton University. In a general sort of way you have been appointed the leader of the group. Your appointment may not be entirely arbitrary. But you must sense its arbitrary aspect: you are the lucky few. Lucky in your parents, lucky in your country, lucky that a place like Princeton exists that can take in lucky people, introduce them to other lucky people, and increase their chances of becoming even luckier. Lucky that you live in the richest society the world has ever seen, in a time when no one actually expects you to sacrifice your interests to anything.

All of you have been faced with the extra cookie. All of you will be faced with many more of them. In time you will find it easy to assume that you deserve the extra cookie. For all I know, you may. But you’ll be happier, and the world will be better off, if you at least pretend that you don’t.

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Richard Hamming: You and your research

Now for the matter of drive. You observe that most great scientists have tremendous drive. I worked for ten years with John Tukey at Bell Labs. He had tremendous drive. One day about three or four years after I joined, I discovered that John Tukey was slightly younger than I was. John was a genius and I clearly was not. Well I went storming into Bode’s office and said, “How can anybody my age know as much as John Tukey does?” He leaned back in his chair, put his hands behind his head, grinned slightly, and said, “You would be surprised Hamming, how much you would know if you worked as hard as he did that many years.” I simply slunk out of the office!
What Bode was saying was this: “Knowledge and productivity are like compound interest.” Given two people of approximately the same ability and one person who works ten percent more than the other, the latter will more than twice outproduce the former. The more you know, the more you learn; the more you learn, the more you can do; the more you can do, the more the opportunity — it is very much like compound interest. I don’t want to give you a rate, but it is a very high rate. Given two people with exactly the same ability, the one person who manages day in and day out to get in one more hour of thinking will be tremendously more productive over a lifetime.

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