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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

Angry Potato and Harry Potato

Minulý týždeň mali deti v škole akciu Read Across America. Na pondelok mali doniesť zemiak oblečený podľa obľúbenej knižnej postavy. Kubo spravil Harryho, Kika nahnevaného vtáka. (Kika za toho svojho aj vyhrala knižku… netuším, podľa akých kritérií sa hodnotilo…)V utorok mali prísť v oblečení, ktoré má napísaných veľa slov. Takých kúskov sme doma veľa nenašli, takže sme si pomohli fixkou na textil a inšpiráciou z obľúbenej knižky. (Mesiac intenzívnej angličtiny stačil na to, aby aj Kubo ocenil Silversteinov humor a je zábava pozerať, ako sa chichoce, keď si číta jeho básničky.)

Nasledovala, ako inak, Wacky Wednesday.Vo štvrtok im prišiel na návštevu The Cat in the Hat (jasné, že mal so sebou aj Thing 1 a Thing 2) a v piatok mali pyžamový deň a čítali si v telocvični. Kike a Kubovi sa páčila celá akcia okrem Green Eggs and Ham, ktoré na obed nesplnili očakávania.  

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bicykel naopak:

Sheila Kizinger zomrela

…she said: “The romantic image of a radiant mother, a beautiful baby in her arms, her golden hair lit by the sun’s rays, displayed on the jackets of many birth books is far removed from reality.

“New mothers are often unhappy. This major life transition is made incredibly difficult by poverty, poor housing, overcrowding, and social isolation.

“But one reason why many women have low self-esteem and cannot enjoy their babies is that care in childbirth often denies them honest information, the possibility of choice, and simple human respect.”

Netflix ide spraviť seriál podľa Dr. Seussových Green eggs and ham a oznámili to krásne:

Issued from Netflix headquarters.
Delivered straight to all reporters.

We’d love to share some happy news
based on the rhymes of Dr. Seuss.
Green Eggs and Ham will become a show
and you’re among the first to know.

In this richly animated production,
a 13-episode introduction,
standoffish inventor (Guy, by name)
and Sam-I-Am of worldwide fame,
embark on a cross-country trip
that tests the limits of their friendship.
As they learn to try new things,
they find out what adventure brings.
Of course they also get to eat
that famous green and tasty treat!

Cindy Holland, VP of Original Content for Netflix
threw her quote into the mix:
“We think this will be a hit
Green Eggs and Ham is a perfect fit
for our growing slate of amazing stories
available exclusively in all Netflix territories.
You can stream it on a phone.
You can stream it on your own.
You can stream it on TV.
You can stream it globally.”

Tu je stará verzia:

BBC zase chystá adaptáciu knihy Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell. Trailer sem nedám, lebo sa mi nepáči, ale kniha bola výborná a viem si predstaviť, že aj seriál by mohol byť.

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ako niektorí ľudia vidia dĺžku sukne

Dĺžka sukne

a tu je odpoveď, čo s tým: povinné čítanie na tento týždeň

break the chain:

je hymnou hnutia One Billion Rising:

keby boli knihy Dr Seussa nazvané ako akademické články (výrazne vtipnejšie, ak tie knihy aj poznáte)

Biely dom odpovedá na petíciu, aby USA postavili Death Star z Hviezdnych vojen (skutočná odpoveď 🙂 )

  • The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.
  • The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
  • Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?

Aaron Swartz spáchal samovraždu. Mal 26 rokov. Keď mal 14, pomáhal pri vývoji RSS štandardu. Bol jedným zo zakladateľov Reddit-u a veľkým zástancom voľne prístupných informácií (čakal ho súd za to, že z databázy JSTOR stiahol milióny článkov a plánoval ich voľne sprístupniť). Jedno jeho staršie vyjadrenie o ženách v technických komunitách:

Philipp Lenssen: Can you give some examples of misogyny or racism?

Aaron Swartz: If you talk to any woman in the tech community, it won’t be long before they start telling you stories about disgusting, sexist things guys have said to them. It freaks them out; and rightly so. As a result, the only women you see in tech are those who are willing to put up with all the abuse.

I really noticed this when I was at foo camp once, Tim O’Reilly’s exclusive gathering for the elite of the tech community. The executive guys there, when they thought nobody else was around, talked about how they always held important business meetings at strip clubs and the deficiencies of programmers from various countries.

Meanwhile, foo camp itself had a session on discrimination in which it was explained to us that the real problem was not racism or sexism, but simply the fact that people like to hang out with others who are like themselves.

The denial about this in the tech community is so great that sometimes I despair of it ever getting fixed. And I should be clear, it’s not that there are just some bad people out there who are being prejudiced and offensive. Many of these people that I’m thinking of are some of my best friends in the community. It’s an institutional problem, not a personal one.

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Dr Seuss je jeden z mojich naobľúbenejších autorov pre deti a teší ma, že aj Kike sa páči. Z Ameriky sme si okrem iných priniesli Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, One Fish, Two Fish, Fox in Socks, The Cat in the Hat… a teraz som sa dočítala, že predtým, ako sa Dr Seuss začal venovať písaniu pre deti, kreslil reklamy. A jeho štýl sa nezaprie.

seuss

Science Chicks from History – povinné čítanie pre tých, ktorí pri otázke ‘Aké ženy-vedkyne poznáte?’ odpovedia ‘Marie Curie’ a tým skončia.  Čo tak Hedy Lamarr?

minulý víkend sa v Ugande, kde je trestom za homosexualitu smrť alebo väzenie, konala prvá Pride Parade – Zuz, nejaké lokálne odpočuté komentáre? trochu súvisí: Legalise Love

aký je horný limit na výšku mrakodrapov?

piata chuť – umami – ten glutamát, ktorý nám tak chutí…

Thus, umami taste is common to foods that contain high levels of L-glutamate, IMP and GMP, most notably in fish, shellfish, cured meats, vegetables (e.g., mushrooms, ripe tomatoes, Chinese cabbage, spinach, celery, etc.) or green tea, and fermented and aged products (e.g., cheeses, shrimp pastes, soy sauce, etc.). Humans’ first encounter with umami is breast milk. It contains roughly the same amount of umami as broths.

dare to bare

About a week ago, self-styled ‘Etiquette Expert’ and all-round stuffed shirt, William Hanson went on ITV’s This Morning (a UK morning television show) to argue that women over 50 should not be allowed to wear bikinis. In fact, he added, women under 50 who didn’t have great bodies should have the decency to cover up too.