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Carve the mark – nová kniha od Veroniky Roth, ktorá napísala trilógiu Divergent; sci-fi s no-nonsense hlavnou hrdinkou (tie sa ťažko hľadajú)… zaujímavé čítanie, aj keď miestami trochu problematické

keď už odkazujem na Amazon, tak ešte jedna útla knižočka, ktorá sa týka akcie, ktorú spoluorganizujem

literárne mapy nášho detstva

If I ruled the world, or at least a publishing company, all books would contain as much supplementary information as possible. Nonfiction, fiction — doesn’t matter. Every work would have an appendix filled with diagrams, background information, digressions and anecdata. And of course, maps. Lots and lots of maps.

xkcd: ako písať dobrý kód?

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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?

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Nepoprechádzal sa po mesiaci, ale zato urobil túto fotku:
collinsxkcd: frequency

minimalist effect in maximalist market

are you a feminist?

when you fall in love, this is what Facebook sees

science in a small European country

Our hypothesis is that the country’s small population, combined with cultural stereotypes, constitutes an ideal environment for the propagation of ambitious yet mediocre members of the scientific community, whose opportunistic behavior prohibits the advance of science on a national level. In Slovakia, it seems to take almost no time to corrupt a system that works perfectly fine elsewhere.

bullshit-sounding but true facts

Ako vás šili po pôrode – dotazník

no a potom správy z Ukrajiny… ale na tie nejdem dávať linky

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overview of menstrual pads of past and present

the science of best chocolate chip cookies (aj my sme si v piatok spravili)

You see, I’ve never been able to get a chocolate chip cookie exactly the way I like. I’m talking chocolate cookies that are barely crisp around the edges with a buttery, toffee-like crunch that transitions into a chewy, moist center that bends like caramel, rich with butter and big pockets of melted chocolate. Cookies with crackly, craggy tops and the complex aroma of butterscotch. And of course, that elusive perfect balance between sweet and salty.

Some have come close, but none have quite hit the mark. And the bigger problem? I was never sure what to change in order to get what I want. Cookies are fickle and the advice out there is conflicting. Does more sugar make for crisper cookies? What about brown versus white? Does it matter how I incorporate the chocolate chips or whether the flour is blended in or folded? How about the butter: cold, warm, or melted?

So many questions to ask and answers to explore! I made it my goal to test each and every element from ingredients to cooking process, leaving no chocolate chip unturned in my quest for the best. 32 pounds of flour, over 100 individual tests, and 1,536 cookies later, I had my answers.

xkcd: correlation
statistics

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prečo sa tínedžerky obliekajú vyzývavo

I can’t help thinking that a much better answer to the question, “Why do girls want to dress like sluts?” is “What’s so bad about being a slut?” Girls who play up their sexuality via their clothing choices—and girls who explore their sexuality with more than one partner—are people, too; putting on a tube top does not mean forfeiting one’s dignity. Fondas’ approach, though obviously well-intentioned, plays into the notion that a woman’s appearance is of paramount importance. And I fear her answer to her son’s question conveys the message that it’s OK to pity or disrespect girls who dress a certain way, since, according to her worldview, they’re just helpless dupes. But if we really want to prevent girls from being victimized, perhaps we should teach boys to spend less time judging what girls wear and more time listening to what girls say.

xkcd what if: čo by sa stalo, keby ste skúsili letieť na normálnom pozemskom lietadle, nad nejakým iným objektom v slnečnej sústave?

Unfortunately, X-Plane is not capable of simulating the hellish environment near the surface of Venus. But physics calculations give us an idea of what flight there would be like. The upshot is: Your plane would fly pretty well, except it would be on fire the whole time, and then it would stop flying, and then stop being a plane.

But I’ve never seen the Icarus story as a lesson about the limitations of humans. I see it as a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.

102 spectacular non-fiction stories from 2012

dva európske výskumné projekty dostanú po miliarde Euro – Human Brain Project a výskum nových materiálov pre IT

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