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The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone

Lest I be misinterpreted, I emphatically affirm that education confers some marketable skills, namely literacy and numeracy. Nonetheless, I believe that signaling accounts for at least half of college’s financial reward, and probably more.

12 dôvodov, prečo sa ženy po pôrode nesťažujú 

ak obeti neuveríme, násilie neuvidíme

Toto je zásadné najmä pre policajtov, ktorí prídu na miesto činu. Tí by mali podrobne vnímať dynamiku násilia a chápať, prečo je často na mieste činu páchateľ pokojný a žena hysterická. Žena totiž nejaký čas zažívala fázu budovania napätia, žila vo veľkom napätí a ak bola privolaná polícia, znamená to, že v tej domácnosti sa práve udialo niečo veľmi závažné. Nastala explózia, fáza výbuchu. Takže keď do domu vojde polícia, nájde tam muža, ktorý pôsobí pokojne, pretože je tesne po výbuchu a práve „uvoľnil“ všetko svoje vnútorné napätie a násilie. Žena je naopak hysterická, pretože ju práve niekto napadol. Môže byť v strese, plakať alebo kričať, jej konanie je nesúvislé, zatiaľ čo páchateľ vyzerá pokojne a úplne koherentne. Musíme si však dávať pozor na svoj prvý dojem – práve kvôli nemu totiž robíme chyby. Pri domácom násilí sa musíme hlbšie zamyslieť nad tým, čo sa vlastne v tej domácnosti deje. Aby sme to pochopili, musíme dobre porozumieť dynamike násilia.

toto Kiku a Kuba fascinovalo:

a ešte aj toto (už sa tešia na lyžovanie):

Blockchains don’t scale. Not today, at least. But there’s hope.

100 cryptocurrencies described in four words or less

eduroam už aj na českých staniciach 

Víkendové surfovanie

ako ťažké je používať iba 1000 najpoužívanejších slov?

It’s harder than you think, and you think harder, to let your reader think less hard and focus on your message.

(neskoro, ale predsa:) ide jar a o záhradku sa môžete starať aj v počítači, chce to trpezlivosť a narásť vám môže naozaj všeličo

otvorený list solidarity s Library Genesis a Sci-Hub (h/t Mišovi Kaukičovi)

What Women Do When No One’s Watching

O tom, čoho sa dopúšťame na utečencoch, vraví Zuzana Kizáková

A že základnú pomoc krajín suplujú dobrovoľníci, decká z celého sveta, ktoré z osobných zbierok nakupujú vodu a jedlo, pašujú cez hranice deky či topánky? Aby humanitárnu katastrofu v Európe 21. storočia hasili dobrovoľníci, a nie samotné krajiny, mi pripadá absurdné.

Ako je tiež možné, že naše európske demokratické krajiny nedokážu nájsť riešenia na dôstojné vyrovnanie sa s utečeneckou krízou? Žiaľ, stratila som dôveru v EÚ aj v systém, v ktorom žijeme.

A Fellowship Program that Favors Mothers?

All reviewers are asked to consider the individual living and working conditions of an applicant. Female researchers with diverse career paths and with non-academic knowledge and qualifications are expressly invited to apply for an IPODI Fellowship and we assume that a diverse personal, professional or scientific background may open up new perspectives and innovative approaches in research. Family-related career ‘breaks’ as well as intersectoral mobility are therefore perceived as additional qualifications and should be considered positively within the selection process.”

Imagine a world where employers actually believed that staying home with young children or taking a few years off to nurse an elderly parent enhanced your employment qualifications?

Prečo ísť štrajkovať

Štafetu sme včera prebrali.

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Niečo málo o tom povedali aj v správach (v úvode a potom od 8:40).

Tu je video zo žilinskej živej reťaze:

a tu o tom, prečo ísť štrajkovať:

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ešte jedna lampa – tentokrát o školstve (highly recommended)

Where+are+the+happiest+school+kidsfascinujúce, ako sa pohyb po rovnej čiare premení na “kruhový” 🙂

Jenny Offill on Modern Motherhood

I’ve always been someone who lives very much in my head. The startling, terrifying (and sometimes exhilarating) thing about becoming a mother was that that vanished almost immediately. I couldn’t think in any sustained way anymore; my mind flitted from thing to thing, and the novel I’d been writing for years no longer made much sense to me. My purpose became quite simply to keep her alive. My body was either on high alert or utterly exhausted. I remember saying to my husband early on, “When do you think we stop being so afraid? When can we stop white-knuckling it?” and he said, “I don’t know . . . Never?”

Víkendové surfovanie

báseň písaná v programovacom jazyku Perl (všetky slová v ňom existujú; program skončí bez outputu hneď na prvom riadku, keď dojde na exit)

# Larry Wall: Black Perl
BEFOREHAND: close door, each window & exit; wait until time.
    open spellbook, study, read (scan, select, tell us);
write it, print the hex while each watches,
    reverse its length, write again;
    kill spiders, pop them, chop, split, kill them.
        unlink arms, shift, wait & listen (listening, wait),
sort the flock (then, warn the "goats" & kill the "sheep");
    kill them, dump qualms, shift moralities,
    values aside, each one;
        die sheep! die to reverse the system
        you accept (reject, respect);
next step,
    kill the next sacrifice, each sacrifice,
    wait, redo ritual until "all the spirits are pleased";
    do it ("as they say").
do it(*everyone***must***participate***in***forbidden**s*e*x*).
return last victim; package body;
    exit crypt (time, times & "half a time") & close it,
    select (quickly) & warn your next victim;
AFTERWORDS: tell nobody.
    wait, wait until time;
    wait until next year, next decade;
        sleep, sleep, die yourself,
        die at last

aj takéto články sa publikujú (2005): The case of the disappearing teaspoons: longitudinal cohort study of the displacement of teaspoons in an Australian research institute

Subjects 70 discreetly numbered teaspoons placed in tearooms around the institute and observed weekly over five months.

Main outcome measures Incidence of teaspoon loss per 100 teaspoon years and teaspoon half life.

Results 56 (80%) of the 70 teaspoons disappeared during the study. The half life of the teaspoons was 81 days. The half life of teaspoons in communal tearooms (42 days) was significantly shorter than for those in rooms associated with particular research groups (77 days). The rate of loss was not influenced by the teaspoons’ value. The incidence of teaspoon loss over the period of observation was 360.62 per 100 teaspoon years. At this rate, an estimated 250 teaspoons would need to be purchased annually to maintain a practical institute-wide population of 70 teaspoons.

sochy z feromagnetickej tekutiny (áno, aj o takýchto sme bavili na tohtotýždňovom workshope v Štuttgarte):

tohtoročné Nobelove ceny – páčila sa mi hlavne veta z vyjadrenia k cene za (výpočtovú) chémiu:

Today the computer is just as important a tool for chemists as the test tube.

a aj IgNobelove ceny 2013

The problem with education? Children aren’t feral enough

When children are demonised by the newspapers, they are often described as feral. But feral is what children should be: it means released from captivity or domestication. Those who live in crowded flats, surrounded by concrete, mown grass and other people’s property, cannot escape their captivity without breaking the law. Games and explorations that are seen as healthy in the countryside are criminalised in the cities. Children who have never visited the countryside – 50% in the UK, according to WideHorizons – live under constant restraint.

Why shouldn’t every child spend a week in the countryside every term? Why shouldn’t everyone be allowed to develop the kind of skills the children I met were learning: rock climbing, gorge scrambling, caving, night walking, ropework and natural history? Getting wet and tired and filthy and cold, immersing yourself, metaphorically and literally, in the natural world: surely by these means you discover more about yourself and the world around you than you do during three months in a classroom.

kto má záujem o letenky?

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