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pri príležitosti dnešného Star Wars dňa – May the fourth be with you

veľmi zaujímavé video od Zuzky L (ďakujem):

Ten inštitút, z ktorého boli dvaja nórski vedci s klapkami na očiach, potom zavreli. Veľmi zaujímavá myšlienka (a jej zdôvodnenie), ktorá tam odznela, je že čím “rovnejšia” z pohľadu pohlaví je krajina, tým viac sú muži a ženy náchylní vyberať si “stereotypné” povolania. Food for thought.

Plank, to je taký ten cvik na brucho, kde ste na špičkách a na lakťoch. (Vydržím tak cca minútu prv než sa začnem triasť…) Americká tínedžerka vydržala hodinu aj dvadsať minút.

WHO about antibiotic resistance (predchádzajúce linku na danú tému tu)

the white tourist’s burden (od Zuziny, ďakujem)

This imagined simplicity of others’ problems presents a contrast to the intangible burdens of post-industrial societies. Western nations are full of well-fed individuals plagued by less explicit hardships such as the disintegration of communities and the fraying of relationships against the possibilities of endless choices. The burdens of manic consumption and unabated careerism are not as easily pitied as crumbling shanties and begging babies. Against this landscape, volunteerism presents an escape, a rare encounter with an authenticity sorely missed, hardship palpably and physically felt — for a small price.

hello, stranger

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the gift of siblings

They’re less tailored fits than friends are. But in a family that’s succeeded at closeness, they’re more natural, better harbors. As Colt observed of his siblings, and it’s true of mine as well, they aren’t people he would have likely made an effort to know or spend time with if he’d met them at school, say, or at work. And yet a reunion with them thrills him more than a reunion with friends, who don’t make him feel that he’s “a part of a larger quilt,” he said. His brothers do.

Star Wars vs Game of Thrones – nestáva sa mi to často, ale tu som sa reálne nahlas rehotala… ale aby to bolo vtipné, treba poznať dej oboch… a asi by som mala dať aj varovanie pre tých, ktorí nie sú úplne up-to-date: spoiler alert:

got_vs_sw

hororové príbehy v dvoch vetách – niektoré sú ozaj dobré

I begin tucking him into bed and he tells me, “Daddy check for monsters under my bed.” I look underneath for his amusement and see him, another him, under the bed, staring back at me quivering and whispering, “Daddy there’s somebody on my bed.”

how to talk to your daughter about her body

don’t talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works.
Don’t say anything if she’s lost weight. Don’t say anything if she’s gained weight.
If you think your daughter’s body looks amazing, don’t say that. Here are some things you can say instead:
“You look so healthy!” is a great one.
Or how about, “you’re looking so strong.”
“I can see how happy you are – you’re glowing.”
Better yet, compliment her on something that has nothing to do with her body.
Don’t comment on other women’s bodies either. Nope. Not a single comment, not a nice one or a mean one.

Encourage your daughter to run because it makes her feel less stressed. Encourage your daughter to climb mountains because there is nowhere better to explore your spirituality than the peak of the universe. Encourage your daughter to surf, or rock climb, or mountain bike because it scares her and that’s a good thing sometimes.

ešte pár fotiek z našej dovolenky: Legoland a Kodaň

práva detí (Katka, ďakujem)

toto je síce pár rokov staré (natrafila som na to, keď som hľadala niečo iné), ale keby namiesto dvojvetových hororových príbehov písali čo najdeprimujúcejšie jednovetové, tak by to bol jeden z finalistov:

Although there was no difference in the body mass index measurements between the three-year-old boys and girls, mothers reported that their daughters ate enough food, but their sons did not (p<.01), the researchers reported in the December issue of International Journal of Eating Disorders.

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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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