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Dnes opäť corona a ne-corona časť. Vyberte si tú svoju.

odborný článok z roku 2007, posledné dve vety: 

The presence of a large reservoir of SARS-CoV-like viruses in horseshoe bats, together with the culture of eating exotic mammals in southern China, is a time bomb. The possibility of the reemergence of SARS and other novel viruses from animals or laboratories and therefore the need for preparedness should not be ignored.

less wrong info-databáza

grafy

Is Barbarism with a Human Face Our Fate? 

What this means is that our reaction to it should also be to do the impossible – what appears impossible within the coordinates of the existing world order. The impossible happened, our world has stopped, AND impossible is what we have to do to avoid the worst, which is – what?

good judgement forecasts 

ochráň svojho lekára/ku

‘Since I Became Symptomatic’

The day I realized I was sick, I posted a sign for my neighbors downstairs warning them I’ve got the plague. I’m still up at night with the vector’s guilt. Everyone who is sick is someone else’s patient zero.


kométa Atlas (C/2019 Y4) možno bude o pár týždňov viditeľná aj voľným okom (pandémia, nové svetlo na oblohe, čo je ďalší znak apokalypsy?)

When astronomers first spotted Comet ATLAS in December, it was in Ursa Major and was an exceedingly faint object, close to 20th magnitude. That’s about 398,000 times dimmer than stars that are on the threshold of naked-eye visibility. At the time, it was 273 million miles (439 million kilometers) from the sun.

But comets typically brighten as they approach the sun, and at its closest, on May 31, Comet ATLAS will be just 23.5 million miles (37.8 million km) from the sun. Such a prodigious change in solar distance would typically cause a comet to increase in luminosity by almost 11 magnitudes, enough to make ATLAS easily visible in a small telescope or a pair of good binoculars, although quite frankly nothing really to write home about.

Except, since its discovery, the comet has been brightening at an almost unprecedented speed. As of March 17, ATLAS was already magnitude +8.5, over 600 times brighter than forecast. As a result, great expectations are buzzing for this icy lump of cosmic detritus, with hopes it could become a stupendously bright object by the end of May.

the price of discipline

If we want to raise healthy, high-agency children, we should give them the freedom to make decisions without removing them from the consequences of those decisions.

Skip the small talk

Hey from the future

 

Víkendové surfovanie

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.

Víkendové surfovanie

zatmenie mesiaca a polárna žiara – dohodli sme sa s deťmi, že tú polárnu žiaru si pôjdeme niekedy niekam pozrieť (to video sa dá otáčať)

Every decision my kids made me make in one day

Why 70 percent of kids quit sports by age 13

Our culture no longer supports older kids playing for the fun of it.

úžasné obrázky

pre tých, čo ešte nie sú (dostatočne) paranoidní, all the data Facebook and Google have on you

Brandi Carlile: The Joke

You’re feeling nervous, aren’t you, boy?
With your quiet voice and impeccable style
Don’t ever let them steal your joy
And your gentle ways, to keep ’em from running wild
They can kick dirt in your face
Dress you down, and tell you that your place
Is in the middle, when they hate the way you shine
I see you tugging on your shirt
Trying to hide inside of it and hide how much it hurts

Let ’em laugh while they can
Let ’em spin, let ’em scatter in the wind
I have been to the movies,
I’ve seen how it ends
And the joke’s on them

You get discouraged, don’t you, girl?
It’s your brother’s world for a while longer
We gotta dance with the devil on a river
To beat the stream
Call it living the dream, call it kicking the ladder
They come to kick dirt in your face
To call you weak and then displace you
After carrying your baby on your back across the desert
I saw your eyes behind your hair
And you’re looking tired, but you don’t look scared

Let ’em laugh while they can
Let ’em spin, let ’em scatter in the wind
I have been to the movies,
I’ve seen how it ends
And the joke’s on them

Let ’em laugh while they can
Let ’em spin, let ’em scatter in the wind
I have been to the movies,
I’ve seen how it ends
And the joke’s on them

Sezamko v Rajeckej Lesnej

V zime bol Sezamko u nás na fakulte, teraz sme sa vybrali na víkendovku do Rajeckej Lesnej. Až na prehánkové počasie to bola paráda. Počítali sme príklady:

Rozmýšľali na prednáškach:

Športovali:

Túlali sa po lese:

Mokli v daždi:

Súťažili:

Užívali si slniečko:

Bývali v chatkách:

Stretli rozprávkové bytosti (hádajte, kto som):

A bolo nám veľmi fajn:

Takže ak poznáte terajšie štvrtáčky, štvrtákov, piatakov a piatačky, tak im v septembri odporučte Sezamka, radi sa s nimi na podobnej akcii stretneme budúci rok. 

PS Krásne fotky nám opäť nafotil Martin Dubovský

Ako súvisia linecké kolieska s prvočíslami a iné hlášky

  • s Kikou sme robili linecké kolieska a ona ich vykrajovala a všelijako ukladala a v kuse trepala o násobkoch (učia sa teraz v škole násobilku) a zrazu: Mami, ale aha, 17tka je taka nenásobková…
  • Kubko: Prečo keď sú vianoce, nemáme aj ten vianočný chlieb? (vianočku)
  • Kika: Zbojník býva v tej Jánošíkovej diere
  • Mišo (niekde čítal, ale vrelo súhlasí): Moje deti sa každý večer menia na smädných filozofov, ktorí potrebujú objať…

Sezamko

December bol rýchly, nabitý a zaujímavý.

Jednu sobotu sme strávili s Kikou, Kubom a deťmi, ktoré riešia korešpondenčný seminár Sezamko, na fakulte. Počítali sa príklady, hrali matematické hry, riešili zaujímavé problémy na prednáškach.

Tie krásne čiernobiele fotky nafotil Martin Dubovský, otec jedného účastníka.

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U.N. Picks Powerful Feminist (Wonder Woman) for Visible Job (Mascot)

The United Nations just rejected seven female candidates vying to lead the global organization. Now, to promote women and girls, it is picking a cartoon character as its mascot: Wonder Woman.

really bad chess

just like chess, but with totally random pieces. Try 8 Knights, 4 Bishops, and 3 pawns

chess

The Nobel Prize gender gap

poznáte 5-sekundové pravidlo?

You may have read or heard about the study debunking the five-second rule. It said that no matter how fast you pick up food that falls on the floor, you will pick up bacteria with it.

Our continued focus on this threat has long baffled me. Why are we so worried about the floor? So many other things are more dangerous than that.

Black Monday: Polish women strike against abortion ban a s ním súvisiaci: The day Iceland’s women went on strike (h/t Kačke)

The conversation we need to have

Not only is it naïve to believe that social media education is not part of parenting in 2016, it’s utterly negligent. As negligent as not teaching your kids about skin cancer and smoking and nutrition and road safety.

spurious correlations

correlation

Google Search Easter Eggs

CJ Heck: Now I’m Three and I Know …

I know never touch fire, that’s hot,
but I can touch ice, ’cause it’s not,
and puppies are soft and kitties are too,
(so’s most of the stuff moms and dads give to you).

I know never tell people they’re fat.
(It will hurt them, if I do that)
and rocks aren’t for throwing at others
but it’s OK to throw pillows at brothers.

I know daddy says swears I can’t say,
and I have to wear clothes out to play,
… ’cause one time I went outside naked and Mrs. Johnson saw me and she called Mommy and Mommy came outside and got mad (sniffle) and she yelled at me (sniff) and I had to sit in a chair for a time out and …

I know cookies smell better than cheese,
and to get one, I have to say please.
I know how to go pee in the potty,
but not in my pants, ’cause that’s naughty.

I know flowers don’t needs any feet,
no dessert if I don’t eat my meat
and I got to blow boogers in tissue,
and don’t wipe off where ladies kiss you.

When I wake mommy up, never holler,
pennies are not more than a dollar,
and scissors are never for cutting my hair,
(the barber does that, but I hate going there).

I laugh ’cause it’s better than cry,
and you can’t squeeze a worm, it will die.
I know Daddy will laugh when I burp,
and Mommy’s kiss helps where I hurt.

I know SO many things, now I’m three
and it helps me be a good ME.
I know lots more than I did when I’m two,
all the stuff that I can and I can’t do.

Surfovanie

EU komisár pre ľudské práva vydal statement, kde spomína aj zaobchádzanie so ženami pri pôrode a linkuje na publikáciu, ktorú sme minulý rok vydali s ODZ

heavy metal and natural language processing – najmetalovejšie slová? burn, cries, veins, eternity… najmenej metalové? particularly, indicated, secretary, committee…

a ešte iná analýza dát: za svojich 67 rokov, Lego akosi zošedlo

What you really see when you climb a mountain with your child – dobré čítanie aj pre tých, ktorí ešte nemajú deti

I tried a little more sweetness with my daughter but she only grew more stubborn. I looked at her then and was suddenly done. I sank beside her and stared into the middle distance. To the onlooker it would have seemed angelic and patient, but it wasn’t. I was thinking about how I was going to throw my daughter off the side of the mountain. And how good it was going to feel.

I thought a lot of angry things until eventually, I realised something. Staring out at the distance I saw how beautiful and expansive the view was. If I was to be forced to sit and think somewhere this wasn’t so bad. Maybe some of the inflexibility here was mine, not hers.

Zuzina mi poslala toto video (ďakujem) práve, keď som dumala nad tým ako si nachystať talk o feminizme, ktorý mám onedlho pre 10-14 ročné decká… veci sa niekedy stávajú v zaujímavých súhrach…

padlí

čítanie medzi riadkami – tak tento tip mám od svojej babičky 🙂

Jeho žiačka vyhrala knihu, rodičia ju ňou zbili

7 biggest problems facing science

Scientists often learn more from studies that fail. But failed studies can mean career death. So instead, they’re incentivized to generate positive results they can publish.

zomrel Elie Wieseljeho prejav pri preberaní Nobelovej ceny za mier (1986)

And then I explained to him how naive we were, that the world did know and remain silent. And that is why I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.

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Melinda Gates: Current data is sexist and To close the gender gap, we have to close the data gap first

write less code

but the best code is no code at all. Every new line of code you willingly bring into the world is code that has to be debugged, code that has to be read and understood, code that has to be supported… If you love writing code– really, truly love to write code– you’ll love it enough to write as little of it as possible.

Incredible “Day to Night” Photography

Svalbard global seed vault – Sýria si už nejaké semená musela vyžiadať aj naspäť

songbook

I no longer understand my PhD dissertation (and what this means for Mathematics Education)

Anxiety, Meds, and Words from the Horizon. (So to Speak.)

Love and regret: mothers who wish they’d never had children

Does Your Daughter Know It’s OK To Be Angry?

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