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femtofotografie:

vzdelanie pre všetkých:

ešte raz k Olypiáde – prečo nie sú víťazstvá Jima Thorpa stále uznané

On the second day, Thorpe’s shoes were missing. Warner hastily put together a mismatched pair in time for the high jump, which Thorpe won. Later that afternoon came one of his favorite events, the 110-meter hurdles. Thorpe blistered the track in 15.6 seconds, again quicker than Bob Mathias would run it in ’48.

On the final day of competition, Thorpe placed third and fourth in the events in which he was most inexperienced, the pole vault and javelin. Then came the very last event, the 1,500-meter run. The metric mile was a leg-burning monster that came after nine other events over two days. And he was still in mismatched shoes.

Thorpe left cinders in the faces of his competitors. He ran it in 4 minutes 40.1 seconds. Faster than anyone in 1948. Faster than anyone in 1952. Faster than anyone in 1960—when he would have beaten Rafer Johnson by nine seconds. No Olympic decathlete, in fact, could beat Thorpe’s time until 1972. As Neely Tucker of the Washington Post pointed out, even today’s reigning gold medalist in the decathlon, Bryan Clay, would beat Thorpe by only a second.

včera vo veku 82 rokov zomrel Neil Armstrong, prvý človek, ktorý chodil po Mesiaci; článok o pristátí, ktorý 21. júla 1969 priniesli New York Times

každá žena by mala cestovať sama

At the age of 27, I got in my aquamarine Honda and drove 26,000 miles around the country for five months by myself. It was foolish and lonely and 10 years later, I still think it might be the best thing I’ve ever done. I wore clothes till they were filthy and lived on baked beans and peanut butter, but the luxury of that time is unimaginable to me now, because I woke up every morning with no one’s agenda but my own. What did I want to see today? Where did I want to go?

There is a poignant scene near the end of “Wild.” Cheryl Strayed’s mother is close to death, and she tells her daughter, “I never got to be in the driver’s seat of my own life … I always did what someone else wanted me to do. I’ve always been someone else’s daughter or mother or wife. I’ve never just been me.” God, that moment cut me. Boyfriends are nice, and careers are important, but I think this is all I’ve ever been after: to just be me.

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najprv štyri linky k Olympiáde, ktorá sa práve končí:

ako sa menili bradlá a zostavy na nich od 50tych rokov po súčasnosť:

ako niektorým ľuďom viac záleží na účese ako na zlatej medaile

iný pohľad na olympijské kruhy (len pre pripomenutie – Oceánia je modrá, Európa čierna, Ameriky červené, Afrika žltá a Ázia zelená)

o klipe Telá v pohybe

online video produced by NBC in which women competing in various Olympic sports were featured in softcore, fetishist slow-motion highlights, while porn-tastic jazz music played on the soundtrack. It looked like something a testosterone-filled teenager with a DVR would have spliced together for YouTube; instead, it was the official rights holder of the Olympics in the U.S. that produced it.

prečo má autíčko Curiosity, ktoré nedávno pristálo na Marse iba 2-megapixelovú kameru a 8gb pamäte? (len pre porovnanie, dnes sú dostupné telefóny, ktoré majú 8 megapixelov a 64gb)

There’s a popular belief that projects like this are going to be very advanced but there are things that mitigate against that. These designs were proposed in 2004, and you don’t get to propose one specification and then go off and develop something else. 2MP with 8GB of flash [memory] didn’t sound too bad in 2004. But it doesn’t compare well to what you get in an iPhone today.

evakuácia chorého vedca z Antarktídy

But the most famous rescue was of Dr. Jerri Nielsen in 1999. She diagnosed herself with breast cancer and also performed her own biopsy procedure using chemotherapy supplies delivered by parachute from the US Air Force until she could finally be reached.

ako prežiť katastrofu? čo si pripraviť do zásoby? Tento článok mi z nejakého záhadného dôvodu poslal ocino a pripomenul mi tým Survivalblog, na ktorý som kedysi natrafila

toto

Ben Barres had just finished giving a seminar at the prestigious Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research 10 years ago, describing to scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard and other top institutions his discoveries about nerve cells called glia. As the applause died down, a friend later told him, one scientist turned to another and remarked what a great seminar it had been, adding, “Ben Barres’s work is much better than his sister’s.”

There was only one problem. Prof. Barres, then as now a professor of neurobiology at Stanford University, doesn’t have a sister in science. The Barbara Barres the man remembered was Ben. Prof. Barres is transgendered, having completed the treatments that made him fully male 10 years ago. The Whitehead talk was his first as a man, so the research he was presenting was done as Barbara.

trochu súvisí – fotky, pol tváre mužskej, pol ženskej

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na Olympiádu v Pekingu sa nedostal o pol sekundy – jeho výraz, keď sa kvalifikoval do Londýna

séria článkov o sexuálnej objektifikácii – 1. časť (čo to je?), 2. časť (ako škodí?) a 3.časť (ako proti nej bojovať?)

prezident Obama a detinie je to prvýkrát, čo ma zaujala táto kombináciaa tu je ešte jedna variácia na danú tému

prečo vzpieračka nemá sponzorov

The twenty-three-year-old is the highest ranked weightlifter in the country, beat out every female and male American at the world championships last year, and can lift more than 568 pounds–which is apparently equivalent to one large adult male lion. And yet Robles scraps by on $400 a month from U.S.A. Weightlifting and donations from friends because she doesn’t the kind of body that secures lucrative endorsement deals.

Lego bábätká – modrá a ružová? a tie výrazy tváre… naozaj?

Naomi Wolf o posadnutosti diétami – citát

rôzne farby pleti – pozadia týchto obrázkov sú spravené tak, aby zodpovedali farbe pokožky

o skrytých formách sexizmu

We found that employed husbands in traditional marriages, compared to those in modern marriages, tend to (a) view the presence of women in the workplace unfavorably, (b) perceive that organizations with higher numbers of female employees are operating less smoothly, (c) find organizations with female leaders as relatively unattractive, and (d) deny, more frequently, qualified female employees opportunities for promotion.

vtipy o znásilnení nie sú smiešne; je tu síce ešte toto, ale aj tak…

I’m not condoning rape, obviously—you should never rape anyone. Unless you have a reason, like if you want to fuck somebody and they won’t let you.

Dobre, možno si to nerobí srandu z obete ale spoločnosti, ktorá takéto správanie dostatočne neodsudzuje… ale aj tak mám nepríjemný pocit z toho, že sú muži, ktorí sa nebudú smiať z tohto dôvodu ale preto, že sa viac či menej v takejto situácii ocitli…

platená dojka alebo otrokyňa? mení to niečo na pocitoch z tohto obrázku?

dojka

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Kreatívny otecko Jason Lee nemohol svoje deti brať so sebou na návštevy za svojou mamou, ktorá má oslabenú imunitu. A tak jej ukazuje aspoň vtipné fotky. S nápadmi na ne často prichádzajú práve jeho dve malé dievčatá.

fotka tehotného muža – myslím, že v tomto prípade je cisársky rez naozaj opodstatnený…

K netopierom mám vcelku pozitívny vzťah. Dodnes s nostalgiou spomínam na jednu noc na dne Grand Canyonu, kedy som sa o polnoci chladila ležiac na chrbte v potoku a dívala sa hore na nájazdy netopierov. Ale tohto Drakulu by som teda stretnúť nechcela.

mám okolo seba bublinu – nanešťastie bez piana sa k online verzii tohto článku nedostanete (ja som čítala papierovú verziu), ale keby náhodou, tak odporúčam

Jeho vlasy sú také isté ako moje. Aj ja raz môžem byť prezidentom. (Pri tomto článku som sa usmievala od začiatku do konca. Na druhú stranu, keď majú bieli potrebu obchytkávať vlasy černochom, tak škrípem zubami. To mi pripomína poťapkávanie zvierat v zoo. Alebo ľudí, ktorým sa zdá, že je v poriadku bez opýtania hladkať tehotnej žene brucho.)

5ročný Jacob skúša prezidentove vlasy

Vedeli ste, že na Olympijských hrách sa kedysi súťažilo aj v umení?

15 mesiacov po Egyptskej revolúcii, ktorá odstránila Mubaraka a mala znamenať novú éru pre krajinu, sa vraj Egyptské ženy cítia vylúčené z diania. Podľa mňa by bolo presnejšie napísať, že sú vylúčené…

 “At the time of the revolution, women were needed to fill out the numbers. Now, the decision-makers don’t need women, and we’re back to this idea that femininity is inferior and masculinity superior.”—Hoda Badran, head of the Egyptian Feminist Union.

Women hold just over 2 percent of the seats in Egypt’s new parliament, down from about 12 percent in the last elections held under Mubarak. The sharp decline followed the elimination of a quota to ensure women’s representation, which had been seen by many as a way to stack the body with members of Mubarak’s political party.

Military rulers did not include any women in the committee that wrote constitutional amendments adopted in a nationwide referendum last year. And there are no women among the 13 candidates who will be on the ballot Wednesday, when voting begins in the country’s first post-Mubarak presidential election.

zobrazovanie zaujatosti politických blogov

nevedel som, že aj v Afrike sú mestá (len keby to nebolo celé veľkými písmenami)

Zjednodušujú miesto, ktoré nie je jednoduché. Zobrazujú celý kontinent ako jednoliate zaostalé miesto. A pritom je o kus komplikovanejšie, ako ste sa kedy pokúsili pochopiť.

ako sa menila mapa Európy

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