Víkendové surfovanie

Skúsim to dnes rozdeliť na corona a necorona časť. Predpokladám, že corony majú všetci dosť, ale informácie (na rozdiel od vírusov) šíriť treba a zároveň treba aj na chvíľu na ne zabudnúť. Asi to nevyjde pol na pol, uvidíme.

Here we go, first things first:

The Hammer and the Dance

I call the months-long period between the Hammer and a vaccine the Dance because it won’t be a period during which measures are always the same harsh ones. Some regions will see outbreaks again, others won’t for long periods of time. Depending on how cases evolve, we will need to tighten up social distancing measures or we will be able to release them. That is the dance of R: a dance of measures between getting our lives back on track and spreading the disease, one of economy vs. healthcare.

What US Government should do regarding Covid-19

Visualizing the History of Pandemics

Tieto videá sme pozerali s deťmi:  

ako vyrobiť ochranné rúško (stroj mám na Slovensku, tak som musela ručne)

Školu doma zatiaľ zvládame, ale je jasné, že dlhodobo to bude ťažké. S trochou nadsázky: We are closing our homeschool  

We know there are parents out there who can both love their children unconditionally and also teach them Common Core mathematics. If this global pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we are not those parents. Just because we chose to close our homeschool, it does not mean your mother and I do not love you. It means we love you enough to know we can either love you or teach you algebra, not both.

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Povolání spisovatelka. Neptejte se, jak zvládá práci a rodinu

Když nobelistka a kanadská povídkářka Alice Munro vyprávěla, proč nikdy nenapsala román, mluvila o tom, že mezi prací a péčí o rodinu nikdy neměla dost času, aby se na tak komplexní útvar mohla soustředit. Povídky byly maximum, na čem dokázala pracovat. Zatímco některým autorům se poštěstí, že jim jejich okolí vytvoří podmínky vhodné pro psaní, ženy stále tvoří stranou až potom, co si odbydou „svoje“ jiné povinnosti.

vizuálne príjemné a motivačné na trpezlivosť (pozrite aj iné jej videá):

Be a lady, they said:

Smithsonian Open Access

krátky seriál podľa výbornej knihy:

Víkendové surfovanie

neznášam, keď mi hovoria, že som dobrý otec

With no context — and no real basis for interpretation — the act of labeling someone a “good dad” suggests that most dads are, by our very nature as fathers, somehow less than “good.” That we don’t care. That we’re mostly cruel. What’s more, the phrase evinces a heinous double standard: It’s not like strangers compliment women as being “good moms” for doting, loving and doing normal mom stuff.

friends you can count on – populárna matematika na dnešný deň

For any network where some people have more friends than others, it’s a theorem that the average number of friends of friends is always greater than the average number of friends of individuals. This phenomenon has been called the friendship paradox.

veda pre dievčatá

Celkom slušný brainwashing na 45 sekúnd trvajúci klip. Ale aby som zasa len nekritizovala, snaha je to záslužná a činnosť osožná- teda dúfajme, že kampaň sa na ďalších úrovniach podobným zhovadilostiam vyhne a bude reprezentovať prírodné vedy, technické odbory a matematiku ako to, čím naozaj sú: fascinujúce, nekonečne zaujímavé a hlavne žiadané. Potenciál tu vidím veľký, keďže majú na svojej strane mnoho žien, ktoré sa reálne venujú spomínaným odborom a nech už povedia dievčatám čokoľvek, bude to pravdepodobne prvý krát v živote, keď mladý mozog pri slove geológ, mikrobiológ, astrofyzik, fyzik, informatik, vedec atď. bude spracovávať obraz mladej ženy a asi prvý krát to nebude Marie Curie Sklodowska.

fotky ľadovcov

ladovec

výborná animácia rozkladu na prvočísla

sloboda v škole (trochu súvisí: na vysokej škole som stratil 4 roky života)

Edita Angyalová: S partnerkou sa snažíme byť dobrými rodičmi

Podporili by ste teda možnosť adopcií pre homosexuálne páry?
„Nech sa s tým spoločnosť vyrovná spôsobom a v rozsahu, na aký je pripravená. No zvážte, čo všetko sme my riešili, kým sme dieťa mali. Myslíte, že priemerný pár takto zodpovedne zvažuje každý detail, čo spraví, keď na svet prinesie dieťa? Toľko vecí sme sa snažili usporiadať správne a urobiť ich dobre. Myslím si, že žijeme najlepšie, ako sa dá, robíme všetko preto, aby bol šťastný, plnohodnotný občan, plnohodnotný človek.“

hobití domček z balónov

čo potrebujú malé deti

An Oregon State study reported on 430 children who were followed from preschool until age 25. The study, published online earlier this month in Early Childhood Research Quarterly, looked at several factors, including early reading and math skills, along with other cognitive skills, to see which were ultimately most influential in college success. It turns out that a child’s ability at age 4 to pay attention and complete a task, the very skills learned in game play, were the greatest predictors of whether he or she finished college by age 25.

Terry Pratchett to leave Discworld in his daughter’s hands

Podivný regiment

Monstrous regimentAsi by som mala vytvoriť novú kategóriu článkov. Niečo v duchu ‘nečakane objavená, dobrá, feministicky ladená literatúra’. Najprv Left Hand of Darkness, teraz Monstrous Regiment. (Nie, ten preklad v nadpise nie je môj, takto to preložili do češtiny, v slovenčine som knihu nenašla. Originálny názov naráža na toto <- neklikať, ak nechcete prísť o prvé prekvapenie).

Pratchettove knihy sú štandardne veľmi dobré, ale táto sa mi páčila obzvlášť. Nenechala som sa odradiť prvým pohľadom (o vojne?!) a oplatilo sa. Ukázalo sa, že nie je len o vojne a armáde, ale trochu aj o náboženstve a dosť o ženách.

Nie je tam toľko slovných hračiek, ako Pratchett zvykne mať, ale o to viac narážok (a to mi je jasné, že som si kopu z nich zrejme nevšimla/nepochopila). A najdôležitejšie morálne ponaučenie – treba so sebou nosiť extra pár ponožiek.

Na ukážku toto:

“There’s one thing you didn’t tell us, sarge,” said Tonker, lowering her hand. “Why is the regiment called  the Ins‑and‑Outs?”
“First into battle, last out of the fray,” said Jackrum automatically.
“So why are we nicknamed the Cheesemongers?”
“Yes,” said Shufti. “Why, sarge? Because the way those girls were talking, it sounded like it’s something we ought to know.”
Jackrum made a clicking noise of exasperation. “Oh, Tonker, why the hell did you wait ’til you’d got your trousers off before asking me that? I’ll feel embarrassed telling yer now!” And Polly thought: that’s bait, right? You want to tell us…
“Ah,” said Tonker. “It’s about sex, then, is it?”
“Not as such, no…”
“Well, tell me, then,” said Tonker. “I’d like to know before I die. If it makes you feel any better I’ll nudge people and go gnher, gnher, gnher.”
Jackrum sighed. “There’s a song,” he said. “It starts ’Twas on a Monday morning, all in the month of May–
“Then it is about sex,” said Polly flatly. “It’s a folk song, it starts with ’twas, it takes place in May, QED it’s about sex. Is a milkmaid involved? I bet there is.”
“There could be,” Jackrum conceded.
“Going for to market? For to sell her wares?” said Polly.
“Very likely.”
“O‑kay. That gives us the cheese. And she meets, let’s see, a soldier, a sailor, a jolly ploughboy or just possibly a man clothed all in leather, I expect? No, since it’s about us, it’ll be a soldier, right? And since it’s one of the Ins‑and‑Outs… oh dear, I feel a humorous double‑entendre coming on. Just one question: what item of her clothing fell down or came untied?”
“Her garter,” said Jackrum. “You’ve heard it before, Perks.”
“No, but I just know how folk songs go. We had folk singers in the lower bar for six months back hom– where I worked. In the end we had to get a man in with a ferret. But you remember stuff… oh, no…”
“Was there canoodling, sarge?” said Tonker, grinning.
“Kayaking, I expect,” said Igorina, to general sniggering.
“No, he stole the cheese, didn’t he?” sighed Polly. “As the poor girl was lying there waiting for her garter to be tied, hem hem, he damn well made off with her cheese, right?”
“Er… not damn. Not with the skirt on, Ozz,” Tonker warned.
“Then it’s not Ozz, either,” said Polly. “Fill yer hat with bread, fill yer boots with soup! And steal the cheese, eh, sarge?”
“That’s right. We’ve always been a very practical regiment,” said Jackrum. “An army marches on its stomach, lads. On mine, o’ course, it could troop the colour!”
“It was her own fault. She should have been able to tie up her own garters,” said Lofty.
“Yeah. Probably wanted her cheese stolen,” said Tonker.

a toto:

“Firstly, may I offer on behalf of all of us, I think, our thanks for the incredible job you have done? A splendid effort. But, sadly, the world we live in has certain… rules, you understand? To be frank, the problem here is not that you are women. As such, that is. But you persist in maintaining that you are. You see? We can’t have that.”

A na záver ešte otázka do pléna: Máte niekto ďalšie tipy na dobré sci-fi alebo fantasy (alebo aj inú literatúru) s feministickým nádychom? Či už humorne ladenú ako tento Pratchett alebo na zamyslenie ako Guinnová alebo niečo úplne iné?

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