Víkendové surfovanie

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

Víkendové surfovanie

state of the species – ak dnes len jednu linku, tak túto… pár rokov stará výborná esej

More than 90 percent of the living matter on earth consists of microorganisms and viruses, she liked to point out. Heck, the number of bacterial cells in our body is ten times more than the number of human cells!

Bacteria and protists can do things undreamed of by clumsy mammals like us: form giant supercolonies, reproduce either asexually or by swapping genes with others, routinely incorporate DNA from entirely unrelated species, merge into symbiotic beings—the list is as endless as it is amazing. Microorganisms have changed the face of the earth, crumbling stone and even giving rise to the oxygen we breathe. Compared to this power and diversity, Margulis liked to tell me, pandas and polar bears were biological epiphenomena—interesting and fun, perhaps, but not actually significant. 

Does that apply to human beings, too? I once asked her, feeling like someone whining to Copernicus about why he couldn’t move the earth a little closer to the center of the universe. Aren’t we special at all?

This was just chitchat on the street, so I didn’t write anything down. But as I recall it, she answered that Homo sapiens actually might be interesting—for a mammal, anyway. For one thing, she said, we’re unusually successful. 

Seeing my face brighten, she added: Of course, the fate of every successful species is to wipe itself out.

humans of the year

cognitive bias cheat sheet (because thinking is hard)

SpaceX to send privately crewed Dragon spacecraft beyond the Moon next year 

Prečo testovať lieky aj na tehotných ženách (plus, ak ešte neviete, komu venovať 2% zo zaplatených daní za minulý rok, tak vás prosíme o podporu)

…mnohé budúce matky potrebujú užívať lieky. „Tehotné ženy môžu ochorieť a choré ženy môžu otehotnieť,“ hovorí Brian Cleary, hlavný farmakológ z Rotunda Hospital v írskom Dubline.

a tediously accurate map of the solar system

trickle down healthcare

Víkendové surfovanie a la Elon Musk

Pred nejakým časom som sa tu odkazovala na blog Tima Urbana Wait But Why a na to čo písal o umelej inteligencii. Zuzina mi nedávno odporučila jeho články o Elonovi Muskovi. Mala pravdu, že za dve hodiny v lietadle som ich prečítať nestihla, ale mala pravdu aj v tom, že naozaj stoja za to (a tieto sa dajú stiahnuť aj ako elektronická knižka).

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  3. How (and why) SpaceX will colonize Mars
  4. The cook and the chef: Musk’s secret sauce

Curiouser and curiouser… ono sa to trochu číta ako vtipné science fiction, ale vstávajú z toho chlpy na krku, pretože by sa to v nie príliš vzdialenej budúcnosti mohlo podariť.

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