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Is It a Cheetah?

However, schools are to extraordinarily intelligent children what zoos are to cheetahs. Many schools provide a 10 x 12 foot cage, giving the unusual mind no room to get up to speed. Many highly gifted children sit in the classroom the way big cats sit in their cages, dull-eyed and silent. Some, unable to resist the urge from inside even though they can’t exercise it, pace the bars, snarl and lash out at their keepers, or throw themselves against the bars until they do themselves damage.

MasterWiki – “ukradnuté” z MasterClass, stručné ale zadarmo 

Neuralink demonstrates its next-generation brain-machine interface

Optimal Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches

So, how do we make optimal peanut butter and banana sandwiches? It’s really quite simple. You take a picture of your banana and bread, pass the image through a deep learning model to locate said items, do some nonlinear curve fitting to the banana, transform to polar coordinates and “slice” the banana along the fitted curve, turn those slices into elliptical polygons, and feed the polygons and bread “box” into a 2D nesting algorithm.

The Pandemic Isn’t Forcing Moms Out of the Workforce — Dads Are

We also need to recognize that the way women get dragged into the role of primary caregiver isn’t always explicit — it’s insidious. Maybe a husband tells his wife that she’s just “better” at handling the toddler’s tantrums, or that the 10-year-old won’t listen to him the way she listens to her mom. He doesn’t remember the name of the kids’ pediatrician — because he’s not the parent who takes off of work when they’re sick — to make their appointment, so his wife might as well do it. He has no idea what his daughter’s shoe size is, or even that she needs new shoes at all. It’s the myth of the “male bumbler” — the absurdity of men believing themselves fit to run the world, but unable to figure out how to do the laundry or put a child down for a nap.

When Women Crowdfunded Radium For Marie Curie

She needed the radium for her ongoing research. But the element was expensive, and Curie was living off a single professor’s salary while supporting her two teenage daughters. Her husband and collaborator Pierre, with whom she shared the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics, had died in 1906.

The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary – čítali sme s deťmi, páčilo sa im

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deťom sa páčilo: Former Teacher Creates Terrifying Makeup Illusions

The New England Journal of Medicine: The new stability

The morning you die, I don’t want to be there — like most mornings now, when I rise against my whole will and crawl dejectedly into scrubs. I don’t want to be a plague doctor or a hero on TV. Now on the news, White men hold guns and signs that say “live free or die” to protest the lockdown. I imagine what they will look like dying on vents in ICUs staffed by doctors lacking sleep and proper training, soaked in moral fatigue. I imagine what their wives will sound like on the phone as they cry and say “Do everything.” I wonder if these wives will thank me or tell me to be safe.

Women researchers are publishing less since the pandemic hit

the rage of research

I’ll read a sentence like ‘Entropy expresses the number Ω of different configurations that a system defined by macroscopic variables could assume’.

And then, the rage will set in. 

Stage 2: pure, adulterated rage

Something about explanations like the above – a sentence so obviously incomprehensible given no other context – sets me off on a complete emotional tangent. But why????? my brain will scream. Everything will get blocked out. I can’t click another thing or read anything else until I understand what this is actually saying. What does a state mean, how do you know here are a finite number of them, what actually is a macroscopic variable, how does all of this fit in to literally anything else. 

timeline of science-fiction ideas

bake-offs 

Ever wondered which of the 100,000,000 chocolate chip cookie recipes online–half of them claiming to be the best–is TRULY the best? Me too… In each bake off, I test anywhere from 8-16 recipes against each other (yes, usually I make all or most of the recipes myself on the same day!) and invite as many people as possible over to be my taste testers to judge and rank each recipe. Then I analyze the data to determine the crowd favorite.

v duchu mojich aktuálnych myšlienkových pochodovyour school district’s reopening survey

This model will combine the key elements of in-person instruction (see above) with remote learning, which we hopefully perfected this spring. Your child will be divided into a cohort (A, B, AB, BC, CC, XVY, MCXLVII, and Depeche Mode) based on careful consideration of his or her learning style, social-emotional needs, friendships, and an algorithm our intern designed this summer. You will need a reliable Internet connection, a work schedule that follows no concrete pattern, a forgiving supervisor, independent wealth, or a Xanax prescription. Please contact our school nurse for the latter.

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I do not need Representative Yoho to apologize to me. Clearly he does not want to. Clearly when given the opportunity he will not and I will not stay up late at night waiting for an apology from a man who has no remorse over calling women and using abusive language towards women, but what I do have issue with is using women, our wives and daughters, as shields and excuses for poor behavior. Mr. Yoho mentioned that he has a wife and two daughters. I am two years younger than Mr. Yoho’s youngest daughter. I am someone’s daughter too. My father, thankfully, is not alive to see how Mr. Yoho treated his daughter. My mother got to see Mr. Yoho’s disrespect on the floor of this House towards me on television and I am here because I have to show my parents that I am their daughter and that they did not raise me to accept abuse from men.

And so what I believe is that having a daughter does not make a man decent. Having a wife does not make a decent man. Treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent man, and when a decent man messes up as we all are bound to do, he tries his best and does apologize. Not to save face, not to win a vote, he apologizes genuinely to repair and acknowledge the harm done so that we can all move on.

Lastly, what I want to express to Mr. Yoho is gratitude. I want to thank him for showing the world that you can be a powerful man and accost women. You can have daughters and accost women without remorse. You can be married and accost women. You can take photos and project an image to the world of being a family man and accost women without remorse and with a sense of impunity. It happens every day in this country. It happened here on the steps of our nation’s Capitol. It happens when individuals who hold the highest office in this land admit, admit to hurting women and using this language against all of us.

Ten prejav nebol dopredu napísaný, Ocasio-Cortez mala len zopár poznámok:

Hlasování v anketě Cena Františky Plamínkové 2020

koľko času trávia rodičia s deťmi

detské ihrisko približne pred 100 rokmi (dievčatá?)

Férový prístup podľa ministra Krajčího: Viac diskriminácie!

Six Minutes – podcast, ktorý na pokračovanie počúvame s deťmi

Eleven-year-old Holiday is pulled from the icy waters of Alaska with no memory of who she is or where she came from. Are her mom and dad really who they say they are? And when she begins to develop incredible abilities, she’ll soon discover she’s not alone in the world… mystery adventure for the whole family.

úspešný splashdown

delicate gifs

Michal Valko: Chceme riešiť problémy, ktoré by si zaslúžili nobelovku

raw craft

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Predčasne narodené deti sú už týždne bez rodičov, podpíšte sa pod otvorený list

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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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.

nedávna prednáška u nás na fakulte:

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Milí muži…

Je to pořád dokola. Kdykoliv se u nás objeví nějaké významnější výročí, existuje jen jediná jistota: že ho budou interpretovat muži. Když se loni slavilo sto let od založení Československa, vypadalo to spíš jako povídání o české (nikoliv československé), bílé a mužské republice. Letos si pro změnu připomínáme „třicet let českého kapitalismu“ a průvodci českého vývoje po roce 89 jsou opět převážně muži. Je to frustrující. A taky k smíchu. Jenže kritizovat tyto pánské kluby a poukazovat skrz ně na strukturální nespravedlnosti znamená pokaždé to samé: opakující se sadu přezíravých argumentů, mezi které patří otřepané fáze „nejde o gender, jde přece o kvalitu“ (a ta je snad vždycky mužská), „když ty ženy nemají vůbec čas“ (proč asi), „tak si sestavte svou vlastní knihu, kdo vám brání“ (wtf) nebo „oslovily jsme dvě a odmítly, takže nechtějí“ (oslovit jich dvacet je blbej nápad přesně proč?). 

101 ways to live sustainably

The dating market

Big Tech’s terrible diversity record, visualized using its logos

How does one survive atrocity? (ťažké čítanie)

That’s one psychiatrist for every 275,000 people. Iraqis have suffered under almost 40 years of continuous conflict — a torturous dictatorship, the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, the two gulf wars, years of devastating economic sanctions, a civil war, the Islamic State — and yet the country has almost no trained professionals to treat an epidemic of war-induced psychological disorders.

It’s so much more than cooking

Then, about a year ago, I had a sobbing meltdown in the kitchen in front of my spouse. It had started out innocently enough: He’d invited a friend over for dinner, but I was on a high-pressure work deadline and had no time or mental energy to spare. “I’ll make dinner!” he said. “You don’t have to do a thing.”

That evening, he waltzed through the door from work, bubbling with enthusiasm. I met him in the kitchen, exhausted and hungry. “Okay, I’m ready to start cooking,” he said. “What do we have in the fridge?”

I stared at him for a moment, and felt myself crumple in frustration. The strength of my reaction to this question surprised even me.

Športový psychológ: Nehovorte deťom, aby vyhrali. Povedzte im, nech si to užijú

hodnota rodičovstva

Alebo vtedy, keď počúvam, ako chcú všetci chrániť tradičnú rodinu, ale za tridsať rokov sme nedokázali ani zreformovať školstvo, nieto rozmýšľať nad tým, že už by bolo načase začať deti vzdelávať od útleho veku v oblasti vzťahov, aby jedného dňa vnímali vzťahové väzby za tak dôležitú súčasť rodičovstva ako je nakŕmenie dieťaťa, čím by sme aj skutočne podporili budúce rodiny (v akomkoľvek zložení).

Potom premýšľam o systéme, kde dieťa má hodnotu jedna a žena hodnotu nula. Tehotenstvo a pôrod sa točí okolo dieťaťa, opustením pôrodnice sa zaškrtnú príslušné kolónky, vyplnia sa štatistiky, ale to, čo sa následne deje, už nikoho nezaujíma, hoci to na ženu, jej partnera a dieťa má doživotný vplyv.

antidepresívna

Úprimnejšia odpoveď, bližšie ku skutočnosti, je o pocitoch. Smútok ako najväčšia kamufláž. Hnevu, ale vlastne každého pocitu. Strachu, ostychu, túžby, nadšenia. Veľký ekvalizér, v tej temnej hladine sa rozpustí všetko, čím by som mohla vytŕčať. Narušiť.

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What I Don’t Tell My Students About ‘The Husband Stitch’

“He is not a bad man, and that, I realize suddenly, is the root of my hurt,” the narrator says. “He is not a bad man at all. To describe him as evil or wicked or corrupted would be a deep disservice to him. And yet — ”

Machado is teaching us that truth and logic only occasionally overlap. When you start poking at the idea of an absolute truth, a truth unfiltered through someone’s perception, it can fall apart entirely.

Učili nás, aby sme sa za chyby hanbili, chyba je pritom výzvou, vraví učiteľka

If Sapiens were a blog post (kniha zostrihaná na dlhý post)

Biologists the world over are locked in battle with the intelligent-design movement, which opposes the teaching of Darwinian evolution in schools and claims that biological complexity proves there must be a creator who thought out all biological details in advance. The biologists are right about the past, but the proponents of intelligent design might, ironically, be right about the future.

Tired of books written by authors? Try Booksby.ai Dajú sa kúpiť na Amazone a ešte aj recenzie sú písané neurónkami… 

Measuring actual learning vs feeling of learning in response to being actively engaged in the classroom 

Three Big Things: The Most Important Forces Shaping the World

The three big ones that stick out are demographics, inequality, and access to information.

Each of these Big Things will have a profound impact on the coming decades because they’re both transformational and ubiquitous. They impact nearly everyone, albeit in different ways. With that comes the reality that we don’t know exactly how their influence will unfold. No one in 1945 knew exactly how World War II would go on to shape the world, only that it would in extreme ways. But we can guess some of the likeliest changes.

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toto video sa deťom páčilo:

pomôžte nám nazbierať dáta o preklepoch pre neurónovú sieť: minútovka

k neurónkam ešte artbreeder 

ako predýchať šestonedelie

Keď mal Hugo tri týždne, sedela som na posteli, plakala od bolesti, únavy, samoty a pocitu márnosti. Prikladala som dieťa k svojmu boľavému prsníku s ragádami na bradavkách, ruky zatínala v päste, nohou búchala do zeme a – zapla diktafón.

Po stlačení tlačidla STOP som tú nahrávku až do dnešného dňa nepočula. Počúvam svoj zmenený hlas prelínajúci sa s Hugovým mrnkaním a premýšľam, či opäť plakať s mojím ja spred niekoľkých mesiacov, alebo sa smiať a jasať, že je to dávno za nami. Rozhodnutie je však jasné. Prepísať tých pár minút bolesti, strachu a zúfalstva a posunúť ďalej. Tak autenticky, ako sa len dá.

I Found the Outer Limits of My Pro-choice Beliefs

I was almost not brave enough to write this piece. In the United States, there are only two sides to abortion, and there is outrage on both. Anti-abortion activists will say that I’m a murderer, or an accessory to murder, because of the work I do.

I also hesitated for the opposite reason: Any time a pro-abortion-rights provider admits to any doubts, her ambivalence may be used to limit abortion care. One expert I interviewed for this piece said, “If you write how hard it is to counsel about abortions, please know this: Somewhere, someone will use that to stop women from getting the procedures that they need.” After that, I couldn’t write for weeks.

If Sapiens were a blog post

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Zuzana Kovačič Hanzelová: RTVS je pre mňa stále bolestivou témou a ešte jeden rozhovor s ňou, na feministické témy 

Možno to bude znieť hlúpo, ale pre mňa je feminizmus tak veľmi prirodzený, že skôr naopak, nechápem, že niekto nie je feminista alebo feministka. A ak nie je, zrejme je to len preto, že o tom málo vie.

Ja mám tú výhodu, že nie som v podriadenej pozícii napríklad s politikmi a na konci dňa mám v reportáži alebo v diskusii nad nimi istú moc, ktorú bežne ženy napríklad v asistentských pozíciách nemajú. Preto si myslím, že mám až povinnosť o tom viac hovoriť, pretože ma za to nikto nevyhodí ani nepotrestá. Komplimenty v práci sú pre mňa neprijateľné, sú na to úplne iné platformy – napríklad, ak ma osloví muž v bare, je to ok. To je miesto, kde to pokojne niekto urobiť môže. Ale v práci? Prečo? Prečo by ma malo zaujímať, čo si môj šéf myslí dnes o mojej sukni? Veď nech si to pomyslí, ale neobťažuje ma s tým.

The World War II Diet That Saved Britain

As Hitler planned to starve the Brits to death, one man was given total power to design their menu. It produced the healthiest generation in history and has lessons for today.

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