Víkendové surfovanie

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


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


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