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Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning samples the science behind ice cream and other icy treats
Cloning popular brands of mineral water is now simpler then ever before with the updated version of the mineral water calculator! When I blogged about DIY mineral water last year it was mainly a th…
Maybe I have a hangup on soft boiled eggs, but I’m deeply fascinated by how something simple as an egg can be transformed into such a wide range of textures. I’m talking about pure eggs…
Egg cooked for 40 min at 63.0 °C. The pictures were taken within 6 seconds and are shown in the order they were taken. My immersion circulator is working again! And the first thing I decided to do …
We only use 10% of our brain. We evolved from chimps. Dairy foods increase mucous. Pfffff! These and over 45 other myths & misconceptions debunked. Interactively.
Where does methane or 'natural gas' come from? Is it a greenhouse gas? How much methane do cows produce? All these questions answered, visually.
Devel
One-page guide to ES2015+: usage, examples, and more. A quick overview of new JavaScript features in ES2015, ES2016, ES2017, ES2018 and beyond.
Rich offline experiences, periodic background syncs, push notifications—functionality that would normally require a native application—are coming to the web. Service workers provide the technical foundation that all these features rely on.
The Service Worker Cookbook is a collection of working, practical examples of using service workers in modern web sites.
One overriding problem that web users have suffered with for years is loss of connectivity. The best web app in the world will provide a terrible user experience if you can’t download it. There have been various attempts to create technologies to solve this problem, as our Offline page shows, and some of the issues have been solved.
A good explanation of the three level of "stopping" a service in systemd, with a focus on masking.
«For a long time I’ve wanted an ssh-agent setup that would ask me before every use, so I could slightly more comfortably forward authentication over SSH without worrying that my session might get hijacked somewhere at the remote end (I often find myself wanting to pull authenticated git repos on remote hosts). I’m at DebConf this week, which is an ideal time to dig further into these things, so I did so today. As is often the case it turns out this is already possible, if you know how.»
Multi-panel display built from various gdb outputs
Jacob Kaplan-Moss is known for his work on Django but, as he would describe in his keynote, many think he had more to do with its creation than he actually did. While his talk ranged quite a bit, the theme covered something that software development organizations—and open source projects—may be grappling with: a myth about developer performance and how it impacts the industry. It was a thought-provoking talk that was frequently punctuated by applause; these are the kinds of issues that the Python community tries to confront head on, so the talk was aimed well.
«I just took a few minutes to write up my preferred Debian packaging practices…»
«Why are there so many more undocumented systems than documented ones out there, and how can we cause more well-documented systems to exist? The answer isn’t “people are lazy”, and the solution is simple – though not easy.»
Collection of vim tips from people's personal everyday use
«This page describes how to use SSL with a certificate fingerprint to automatically identify your registered nickname with NickServ on connect.»
«I manage a few servers for myself, friends and family as well as for the Libravatar project. Here is how I customize recent releases of Debian on those servers.»
«Developers can get better at their craft by learning from the great writers who mastered theirs. Writing software isn’t the same as writing a novel, but there are parallels. Besides, advice from writers is better because writers have been struggling with their craft for many centuries, not just a few decades. It’s better-written as well. This talk shares great writers’ best advice for coders: Stephen King on refactoring, Anne Rice on development hardware, Hemingway on modelling with personas, and Neil Gaiman on everything.»
Empowerment
We believe we have to be the heroes only because we can't yet see other roles for ourselves.
I discovered the men’s rights movement when I was 22, working at a bookstore in downtown Kelowna, British Columbia. I was trying to earn some...
«This is an illustrated guide I made as part of my co-admining work at The Middle Eastern Feminist on Facebook! It will be published there shortly. The technique that is displayed here is a genuine one used in psychology - I forgot the name and couldn’t find it again so if you know about it, feel free to tell me! Some could say: “Yes but you can use that technique for instances of harassment other than Islamophobic attacks!”, and my reply is: Sure! Please do so, it also works for other “types” of harassment of a lone person in a public space!!»
Fascism
Nick Davies: Will the victims of police brutality at the G8 summit in 2001 ever see proper justice?
Verso la metà di aprile sono stata fermata dalla polizia in una stazione di Milano. È stata una decisione precisa, personale. Loro stavano lavorando e io gli ho fatto una domanda. Leggi
Ogni anno i nostalgici di Benito Mussolini si ritrovano nella sua città natale, e la storia di come ci sono finiti è legata a doppio filo con quella dell'Italia.
Si scrive “madamato”, ma si legge “stupro legalizzato”. Un termine usato nelle ex-colonie italiane, prima in Eritrea e successivamente anche nelle altre colonie, Libia e Somalia.
Il termine madamato designava, inizialmente in Eritrea e successivamente nelle altre colonie italiane, una relazione temporanea more uxorio tra un cittadino italiano (soldati prevalentemente, ma non solo) ed una donna nativa delle terre colonizzate, chiamata in questo caso madama.
The government is pursuing policies that are not simply neo-fascistic and cruel, though they are certainly that, but crazy with it
Dopo un raccolto ne viene un altro
Food
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning samples the science behind ice cream and other icy treats
The conic sections are the four classic geometric curves that can occur at the intersection between a cone and a plane: the circle, ellipse, parabola, and hyperbola.
Cloning popular brands of mineral water is now simpler then ever before with the updated version of the mineral water calculator! When I blogged about DIY mineral water last year it was mainly a th…
Maybe I have a hangup on soft boiled eggs, but I’m deeply fascinated by how something simple as an egg can be transformed into such a wide range of textures. I’m talking about pure eggs…
Egg cooked for 40 min at 63.0 °C. The pictures were taken within 6 seconds and are shown in the order they were taken. My immersion circulator is working again! And the first thing I decided to do …
Il coriandolo (Coriandrum sativum), noto anche come cilantro, suo nome spagnolo, è una delle erbe aromatiche più antiche che si conoscano. Citato nella Bibbia, i suoi semi sono stati ritrovati in tombe egizie e in epoca romana era usato sia come erba medicinale che come condimento. L’uso culinario delle foglie fresche e dei semi essiccati si è poi diffuso in tutto il mondo e ora è molto utilizzato nelle cucine del Messico e dell’America Latina per preparare la tradizionale salsa che accompagna le tortillas, nel Medio Oriente e in alcuni paesi asiatici come la Tailandia e l’India per aromatizzare molte ricette.
“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it ricocheted around the internet and beyond, making news in more than 20 countries and half a dozen languages. It was discussed on television news shows. It appeared in glossy print, most recently in the June issue of Shape magazine (“Why You Must Eat Chocolate Daily,” page 128). Not only does chocolate accelerate weight loss, the study found, but it leads to healthier cholesterol levels and overall increased well-being. The Bild story quotes the study’s lead author, Johannes Bohannon, Ph.D., research director of the Institute of Diet and Health: “The best part is you can buy chocolate everywhere.”
Games
Software for MS-DOS machines that represent entertainment and games. The collection includes action, strategy, adventure and other unique genres of game and entertainment software. Through the use of the EM-DOSBOX in-browser emulator, these programs are bootable and playable
The games available on this page were all created by students of the MIT Game Lab and for research purposes. These games are short, 5-15 minute experiences, each made as a polished vertical slice of gameplay. Find out how these games were made and how they're used by our researchers!
Hi and welcome to User Inyerface, a challenging exploration of user interactions and design patterns.
How do you design a game for friendship, when the players are interacting over the internet? Can you do this without even letting them speak, or see each others' faces? Chris Bell tackles the issue.
Health
Here's how cellulite came to be the most endemic and untreatable “invented disease” of all time.
«Writing about the first winter the men spent on the ice, Cherry-Garrard casually mentions an astonishing lecture on scurvy by one of the expedition’s doctors…»
«The results provide a dataset to question whether transmission with an undetectable viral load is actually possible. They should help normalise HIV and challenge stigma and discrimination.»
History
Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male[a] was a clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service.[1][2] The purpose of this study was to observe the natural history of untreated syphilis; the African-American men in the study were only told they were receiving free health care from the United States government.[3]
Propaganda Due (Italian pronunciation: [propaˈɡanda ˈduːe]; P2) was a Masonic lodge under the Grand Orient of Italy, founded in 1877. Its Masonic charter was withdrawn in 1976, and it transformed into a clandestine, pseudo-Masonic, ultraright[1][2][3] organization operating in contravention of Article 18 of the Constitution of Italy that banned secret associations. In its latter period, during which the lodge was headed by Licio Gelli, P2 was implicated in numerous Italian crimes and mysteries, including the collapse of the Vatican-affiliated Banco Ambrosiano, the murders of journalist Mino Pecorelli and banker Roberto Calvi, and corruption cases within the nationwide bribe scandal Tangentopoli. P2 came to light through the investigations into the collapse of Michele Sindona's financial empire.[4]
Operation Gladio is the codename for clandestine "stay-behind" operations of armed resistance that was planned by the Western Union (WU), and subsequently by NATO, for a potential Warsaw Pact invasion and conquest in Europe. Although Gladio specifically refers to the Italian branch of the NATO stay-behind organizations, "Operation Gladio" is used as an informal name for all of them. Stay-behind operations were prepared in many NATO member countries, and some neutral countries.[1]
«Writing about the first winter the men spent on the ice, Cherry-Garrard casually mentions an astonishing lecture on scurvy by one of the expedition’s doctors…»
Amelio Robles Ávila (3 November 1889 – 9 December 1984) was a colonel during the Mexican Revolution. Assigned female at birth with the name Amelia Robles Ávila, Robles fought in the Mexican Revolution, rose to the rank of colonel, and lived openly as a man from age 24 until his death at age 95.
Alan L. Hart (October 4, 1890 – July 1, 1962) was an American physician, radiologist, tuberculosis researcher, writer and novelist. He was in 1917–18 one of the first trans men to undergo hysterectomy in the United States, and lived the rest of his life as a man. He pioneered the use of x-ray photography in tuberculosis detection, and helped implement TB screening programs that saved thousands of lives.[1]
Many people have engaged in cross-dressing during wartime under various circumstances and for various motives. This has been especially true of women, whether while serving as a soldier in otherwise all-male armies, while protecting themselves or disguising their identity in dangerous circumstances, or for other purposes.
Breeching was the occasion when a small boy was first dressed in breeches or trousers. From the mid-16th century[1] until the late 19th or early 20th century, young boys in the Western world were unbreeched and wore gowns or dresses until an age that varied between two and eight.[2] Various forms of relatively subtle differences usually enabled others to tell little boys from little girls, in codes that modern art historians are able to understand.
Sull’opportunità di rimarcare o meno le differenze di genere negli anni della prima infanzia è stato scritto tutto e il contrario di tutto. Indipendentemente da ciò che ognuno di noi può pensare, ancora una volta pare proprio che la storia smentisca solide convinzioni.
Lynn Ann Conway (born January 2, 1938)[2][3] is an American computer scientist, electrical engineer, inventor, and transgender activist.[4]
Software for MS-DOS machines that represent entertainment and games. The collection includes action, strategy, adventure and other unique genres of game and entertainment software. Through the use of the EM-DOSBOX in-browser emulator, these programs are bootable and playable
Si scrive “madamato”, ma si legge “stupro legalizzato”. Un termine usato nelle ex-colonie italiane, prima in Eritrea e successivamente anche nelle altre colonie, Libia e Somalia.
Il termine madamato designava, inizialmente in Eritrea e successivamente nelle altre colonie italiane, una relazione temporanea more uxorio tra un cittadino italiano (soldati prevalentemente, ma non solo) ed una donna nativa delle terre colonizzate, chiamata in questo caso madama.
Dopo un raccolto ne viene un altro
«Is progress inevitable? Is it natural? Is it fragile? Is it possible? Is it a problematic concept in the first place? Many people are reexamining these kinds of questions as 2016 draws to a close, so I thought this would be a good moment to share the sort-of “zoomed out” discussions the subject that historians like myself are always having.»
«Operation Tamarisk was a Cold War-era operation run by the military intelligence services of the U.S., U.K., and France through their military liaison missions in East Germany, that gathered discarded paper, letters, and garbage from Soviet trash bins and military maneuvers, including used toilet paper.»
«The Mortara case (Italian: caso Mortara) was an Italian cause célèbre that captured the attention of much of Europe and North America in the 1850s and 1860s. It concerned the Papal States' seizure of a six-year-old boy named Edgardo Mortara from his Jewish family in Bologna, on the basis of a former servant's testimony that she had administered an emergency baptism to the boy when he fell ill as an infant.»
Identity
Italy
Propaganda Due (Italian pronunciation: [propaˈɡanda ˈduːe]; P2) was a Masonic lodge under the Grand Orient of Italy, founded in 1877. Its Masonic charter was withdrawn in 1976, and it transformed into a clandestine, pseudo-Masonic, ultraright[1][2][3] organization operating in contravention of Article 18 of the Constitution of Italy that banned secret associations. In its latter period, during which the lodge was headed by Licio Gelli, P2 was implicated in numerous Italian crimes and mysteries, including the collapse of the Vatican-affiliated Banco Ambrosiano, the murders of journalist Mino Pecorelli and banker Roberto Calvi, and corruption cases within the nationwide bribe scandal Tangentopoli. P2 came to light through the investigations into the collapse of Michele Sindona's financial empire.[4]
Operation Gladio is the codename for clandestine "stay-behind" operations of armed resistance that was planned by the Western Union (WU), and subsequently by NATO, for a potential Warsaw Pact invasion and conquest in Europe. Although Gladio specifically refers to the Italian branch of the NATO stay-behind organizations, "Operation Gladio" is used as an informal name for all of them. Stay-behind operations were prepared in many NATO member countries, and some neutral countries.[1]
Quando milioni di poveracci sono convinti che i propri problemi dipendano da chi sta peggio di loro, siamo di fronte al capolavoro delle classi dominanti
Come previsto, è già quasi sparito dal dibattito pubblico il vero macrofenomeno emerso dalle elezioni del 31 maggio, cioè la diserzione delle urne. Eppure non era mai accaduta una cosa così: ad esempio, che in due grosse regioni come Toscana e Marche
Al netto dei fuori di zucca che arrivano a razionalizzare le cause del femminicidio, la vera questione posta dal colpo di coda cattointegralista di sabato scorso a Roma è probabilmente quella della cosiddetta famiglia naturale, formula che sta entran
Faccio molta fatica a credere che nel 2017 un maschio - sia esso carabiniere o immigrato o capo del Fondo monetario - se violenta una donna lo fa solo per sfogare la sua
La testimonianza delle persone picchiate dalla polizia a Genova
Nick Davies: Will the victims of police brutality at the G8 summit in 2001 ever see proper justice?
Il fatto grave, che spiega tante cose e anche la mancata introduzione del reato di tortura, è che resiste nel paese, e nei suoi gruppi dirigenti, una forma diffusa di preoccupazione non per ciò che le polizie, in nome e in forza della legge possono compiere, ma per ciò che possono compiere contro la legge. Leggi
Verso la metà di aprile sono stata fermata dalla polizia in una stazione di Milano. È stata una decisione precisa, personale. Loro stavano lavorando e io gli ho fatto una domanda. Leggi
«un angelo del Signore apparve in sogno a Giuseppe e gli disse: «Alzati, prendi con te il bambino e sua madre e fuggi in Egitto, e resta là finché non ti avvertirò, perché Erode sta cercando il bambino per ucciderlo». Giuseppe, destatosi, prese con sé il bambino e sua madre nella notte e fuggì in Egitto. (*) E gli andò di stralusso, perché se duemila anni dopo ci avesse provato fuggendo in Italia, i seguaci della religione di suo figlio li avrebbero azziccati su un autobus a spintoni, manifestato contro l'eterologa della mogliera, e aggessù dopo una rapida carriera da spaccino sarebbe finito in gabbia a far risorgere i carcerati caduti dalle scale.»
Ogni anno i nostalgici di Benito Mussolini si ritrovano nella sua città natale, e la storia di come ci sono finiti è legata a doppio filo con quella dell'Italia.
Si scrive “madamato”, ma si legge “stupro legalizzato”. Un termine usato nelle ex-colonie italiane, prima in Eritrea e successivamente anche nelle altre colonie, Libia e Somalia.
Il termine madamato designava, inizialmente in Eritrea e successivamente nelle altre colonie italiane, una relazione temporanea more uxorio tra un cittadino italiano (soldati prevalentemente, ma non solo) ed una donna nativa delle terre colonizzate, chiamata in questo caso madama.
The government is pursuing policies that are not simply neo-fascistic and cruel, though they are certainly that, but crazy with it
Dopo un raccolto ne viene un altro
«Un mesetto o due fa ho sentito un tizio dello SPI-CGIL (perché io SO come divertirmi di sera) che spiegava (o meglio, dava un'interpretazione) dell'articolo 1 della Costituzione. Ora, magari a voi pare poca roba, ma a me l'articolo 1 nessuno l'ha mai spiegato ammodino, ed è una di quelle cose che fa pure brutto chiedere.…»
Js
One-page guide to ES2015+: usage, examples, and more. A quick overview of new JavaScript features in ES2015, ES2016, ES2017, ES2018 and beyond.
Rich offline experiences, periodic background syncs, push notifications—functionality that would normally require a native application—are coming to the web. Service workers provide the technical foundation that all these features rely on.
The Service Worker Cookbook is a collection of working, practical examples of using service workers in modern web sites.
One overriding problem that web users have suffered with for years is loss of connectivity. The best web app in the world will provide a terrible user experience if you can’t download it. There have been various attempts to create technologies to solve this problem, as our Offline page shows, and some of the issues have been solved.
Learning
We only use 10% of our brain. We evolved from chimps. Dairy foods increase mucous. Pfffff! These and over 45 other myths & misconceptions debunked. Interactively.
«This post is a condensed version of what I've sent to people who have contacted me over the years, outlining what everyone needs to learn in order to really understand physics.»
Deutsch lernen! Interactive German language programs for all German learners
News
«The results provide a dataset to question whether transmission with an undetectable viral load is actually possible. They should help normalise HIV and challenge stigma and discrimination.»
People
Amelio Robles Ávila (3 November 1889 – 9 December 1984) was a colonel during the Mexican Revolution. Assigned female at birth with the name Amelia Robles Ávila, Robles fought in the Mexican Revolution, rose to the rank of colonel, and lived openly as a man from age 24 until his death at age 95.
Alan L. Hart (October 4, 1890 – July 1, 1962) was an American physician, radiologist, tuberculosis researcher, writer and novelist. He was in 1917–18 one of the first trans men to undergo hysterectomy in the United States, and lived the rest of his life as a man. He pioneered the use of x-ray photography in tuberculosis detection, and helped implement TB screening programs that saved thousands of lives.[1]
Many people have engaged in cross-dressing during wartime under various circumstances and for various motives. This has been especially true of women, whether while serving as a soldier in otherwise all-male armies, while protecting themselves or disguising their identity in dangerous circumstances, or for other purposes.
Lynn Ann Conway (born January 2, 1938)[2][3] is an American computer scientist, electrical engineer, inventor, and transgender activist.[4]
Perception
This is a comic about the backfire effect.
The Barnum effect, also called the Forer effect, or less commonly the Barnum-Forer effect, is a common psychological phenomenon whereby individuals give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically to them, that are in fact vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people. This effect can provide a partial explanation for the widespread acceptance of some paranormal beliefs and practices, such as astrology, fortune telling, aura reading, and some types of personality tests.
Psychology's reproducibility problem
For the next two weeks, a Tube station in South London will create a rip in the space time continuum. The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service has replaced 68 adverts in Clapham Common with pictures of cats.
Politics
Propaganda Due (Italian pronunciation: [propaˈɡanda ˈduːe]; P2) was a Masonic lodge under the Grand Orient of Italy, founded in 1877. Its Masonic charter was withdrawn in 1976, and it transformed into a clandestine, pseudo-Masonic, ultraright[1][2][3] organization operating in contravention of Article 18 of the Constitution of Italy that banned secret associations. In its latter period, during which the lodge was headed by Licio Gelli, P2 was implicated in numerous Italian crimes and mysteries, including the collapse of the Vatican-affiliated Banco Ambrosiano, the murders of journalist Mino Pecorelli and banker Roberto Calvi, and corruption cases within the nationwide bribe scandal Tangentopoli. P2 came to light through the investigations into the collapse of Michele Sindona's financial empire.[4]
Operation Gladio is the codename for clandestine "stay-behind" operations of armed resistance that was planned by the Western Union (WU), and subsequently by NATO, for a potential Warsaw Pact invasion and conquest in Europe. Although Gladio specifically refers to the Italian branch of the NATO stay-behind organizations, "Operation Gladio" is used as an informal name for all of them. Stay-behind operations were prepared in many NATO member countries, and some neutral countries.[1]
Quando milioni di poveracci sono convinti che i propri problemi dipendano da chi sta peggio di loro, siamo di fronte al capolavoro delle classi dominanti
Come previsto, è già quasi sparito dal dibattito pubblico il vero macrofenomeno emerso dalle elezioni del 31 maggio, cioè la diserzione delle urne. Eppure non era mai accaduta una cosa così: ad esempio, che in due grosse regioni come Toscana e Marche
Al netto dei fuori di zucca che arrivano a razionalizzare le cause del femminicidio, la vera questione posta dal colpo di coda cattointegralista di sabato scorso a Roma è probabilmente quella della cosiddetta famiglia naturale, formula che sta entran
Faccio molta fatica a credere che nel 2017 un maschio - sia esso carabiniere o immigrato o capo del Fondo monetario - se violenta una donna lo fa solo per sfogare la sua
For the next two weeks, a Tube station in South London will create a rip in the space time continuum. The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service has replaced 68 adverts in Clapham Common with pictures of cats.
La testimonianza delle persone picchiate dalla polizia a Genova
Nick Davies: Will the victims of police brutality at the G8 summit in 2001 ever see proper justice?
Il fatto grave, che spiega tante cose e anche la mancata introduzione del reato di tortura, è che resiste nel paese, e nei suoi gruppi dirigenti, una forma diffusa di preoccupazione non per ciò che le polizie, in nome e in forza della legge possono compiere, ma per ciò che possono compiere contro la legge. Leggi
A glass ceiling is a metaphor used to represent an invisible barrier that keeps a given demographic (typically applied to minorities) from rising beyond a certain level in a hierarchy.[1]
The glass cliff is the phenomenon of women in leadership roles, such as executives in the corporate world and female political election candidates, being likelier than men to achieve leadership roles during periods of crisis or downturn, when the chance of failure is highest.
«un angelo del Signore apparve in sogno a Giuseppe e gli disse: «Alzati, prendi con te il bambino e sua madre e fuggi in Egitto, e resta là finché non ti avvertirò, perché Erode sta cercando il bambino per ucciderlo». Giuseppe, destatosi, prese con sé il bambino e sua madre nella notte e fuggì in Egitto. (*) E gli andò di stralusso, perché se duemila anni dopo ci avesse provato fuggendo in Italia, i seguaci della religione di suo figlio li avrebbero azziccati su un autobus a spintoni, manifestato contro l'eterologa della mogliera, e aggessù dopo una rapida carriera da spaccino sarebbe finito in gabbia a far risorgere i carcerati caduti dalle scale.»
Ogni anno i nostalgici di Benito Mussolini si ritrovano nella sua città natale, e la storia di come ci sono finiti è legata a doppio filo con quella dell'Italia.
The government is pursuing policies that are not simply neo-fascistic and cruel, though they are certainly that, but crazy with it
Dopo un raccolto ne viene un altro
«Un mesetto o due fa ho sentito un tizio dello SPI-CGIL (perché io SO come divertirmi di sera) che spiegava (o meglio, dava un'interpretazione) dell'articolo 1 della Costituzione. Ora, magari a voi pare poca roba, ma a me l'articolo 1 nessuno l'ha mai spiegato ammodino, ed è una di quelle cose che fa pure brutto chiedere.…»
«…an excellent survey article on modern propaganda techniques, how they work, and how we might defend ourselves against them. … As to defense: "Debunking doesn't work: provide an alternative narrative."»
«The Vatican Climate Forest, to be located in the Bükk National Park, Hungary, was donated to the Vatican City by a carbon offsetting company. The forest is to be sized to offset the carbon emissions generated by the Vatican during 2007. The Vatican's acceptance of the offer, at a ceremony on July 5, 2007, was reported as being "purely symbolic", and a way to encourage Catholics to do more to safeguard the planet. No trees have been planted under the project and the carbon offsets have not materialised.»
«City governments are paying local businesses to open up their restrooms to the public. … The program, called Nette Toilette or Nice Toilet, is active in 210 cities and has been running since 2000. Cities pay from $34 to $112 per month to a business, and it puts a sticker in its window to tell people that they can come in and pee for free. … Bremen, a city with a population of over half a million people, reckons it saves $1 million per year by using the network, which costs it $168,000 per year. So successful is the scheme that it has given Bremen the best ratio of public toilets to citizens in Germany.»
«There's no telling how many guns we have in America—and when one gets used in a crime, no way for the cops to connect it to its owner. The only place the police can turn for help is a Kafkaesque agency in West Virginia, where, thanks to the gun lobby, computers are illegal and detective work is absurdly antiquated. On purpose. Thing is, the geniuses who work there are quietly inventing ways to do the impossible.»
«The Debunking Handbook, a guide to debunking misinformation, is now freely available to download. Although there is a great deal of psychological research on misinformation, there's no summary of the literature that offers practical guidelines on the most effective ways of reducing the influence of myths.»
Privacy
«Operation Tamarisk was a Cold War-era operation run by the military intelligence services of the U.S., U.K., and France through their military liaison missions in East Germany, that gathered discarded paper, letters, and garbage from Soviet trash bins and military maneuvers, including used toilet paper.»
Privilege
Here's how cellulite came to be the most endemic and untreatable “invented disease” of all time.
Quando milioni di poveracci sono convinti che i propri problemi dipendano da chi sta peggio di loro, siamo di fronte al capolavoro delle classi dominanti
Al netto dei fuori di zucca che arrivano a razionalizzare le cause del femminicidio, la vera questione posta dal colpo di coda cattointegralista di sabato scorso a Roma è probabilmente quella della cosiddetta famiglia naturale, formula che sta entran
Faccio molta fatica a credere che nel 2017 un maschio - sia esso carabiniere o immigrato o capo del Fondo monetario - se violenta una donna lo fa solo per sfogare la sua
A glass ceiling is a metaphor used to represent an invisible barrier that keeps a given demographic (typically applied to minorities) from rising beyond a certain level in a hierarchy.[1]
The glass cliff is the phenomenon of women in leadership roles, such as executives in the corporate world and female political election candidates, being likelier than men to achieve leadership roles during periods of crisis or downturn, when the chance of failure is highest.
«There's no telling how many guns we have in America—and when one gets used in a crime, no way for the cops to connect it to its owner. The only place the police can turn for help is a Kafkaesque agency in West Virginia, where, thanks to the gun lobby, computers are illegal and detective work is absurdly antiquated. On purpose. Thing is, the geniuses who work there are quietly inventing ways to do the impossible.»
«“Why don’t you report it?” It’s up there on every list I’ve seen of things you shouldn’t say to sexual assault survivors, yet I keep hearing it…»
Jacob Kaplan-Moss is known for his work on Django but, as he would describe in his keynote, many think he had more to do with its creation than he actually did. While his talk ranged quite a bit, the theme covered something that software development organizations—and open source projects—may be grappling with: a myth about developer performance and how it impacts the industry. It was a thought-provoking talk that was frequently punctuated by applause; these are the kinds of issues that the Python community tries to confront head on, so the talk was aimed well.
«This book is about helping us to focus on good people creating good things, to preserve that spirit of sharing, and to protect against those whose primary contribution is obstruction and disrespect»
Propaganda
Perception management is a term originated by the US military.[citation needed] The US Department of Defense (DOD) gives this definition:
Come previsto, è già quasi sparito dal dibattito pubblico il vero macrofenomeno emerso dalle elezioni del 31 maggio, cioè la diserzione delle urne. Eppure non era mai accaduta una cosa così: ad esempio, che in due grosse regioni come Toscana e Marche
This is a comic about the backfire effect.
The Barnum effect, also called the Forer effect, or less commonly the Barnum-Forer effect, is a common psychological phenomenon whereby individuals give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically to them, that are in fact vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people. This effect can provide a partial explanation for the widespread acceptance of some paranormal beliefs and practices, such as astrology, fortune telling, aura reading, and some types of personality tests.
“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it ricocheted around the internet and beyond, making news in more than 20 countries and half a dozen languages. It was discussed on television news shows. It appeared in glossy print, most recently in the June issue of Shape magazine (“Why You Must Eat Chocolate Daily,” page 128). Not only does chocolate accelerate weight loss, the study found, but it leads to healthier cholesterol levels and overall increased well-being. The Bild story quotes the study’s lead author, Johannes Bohannon, Ph.D., research director of the Institute of Diet and Health: “The best part is you can buy chocolate everywhere.”
«…an excellent survey article on modern propaganda techniques, how they work, and how we might defend ourselves against them. … As to defense: "Debunking doesn't work: provide an alternative narrative."»
«The Debunking Handbook, a guide to debunking misinformation, is now freely available to download. Although there is a great deal of psychological research on misinformation, there's no summary of the literature that offers practical guidelines on the most effective ways of reducing the influence of myths.»
Religion
«un angelo del Signore apparve in sogno a Giuseppe e gli disse: «Alzati, prendi con te il bambino e sua madre e fuggi in Egitto, e resta là finché non ti avvertirò, perché Erode sta cercando il bambino per ucciderlo». Giuseppe, destatosi, prese con sé il bambino e sua madre nella notte e fuggì in Egitto. (*) E gli andò di stralusso, perché se duemila anni dopo ci avesse provato fuggendo in Italia, i seguaci della religione di suo figlio li avrebbero azziccati su un autobus a spintoni, manifestato contro l'eterologa della mogliera, e aggessù dopo una rapida carriera da spaccino sarebbe finito in gabbia a far risorgere i carcerati caduti dalle scale.»
«The Vatican Climate Forest, to be located in the Bükk National Park, Hungary, was donated to the Vatican City by a carbon offsetting company. The forest is to be sized to offset the carbon emissions generated by the Vatican during 2007. The Vatican's acceptance of the offer, at a ceremony on July 5, 2007, was reported as being "purely symbolic", and a way to encourage Catholics to do more to safeguard the planet. No trees have been planted under the project and the carbon offsets have not materialised.»
«The Mortara case (Italian: caso Mortara) was an Italian cause célèbre that captured the attention of much of Europe and North America in the 1850s and 1860s. It concerned the Papal States' seizure of a six-year-old boy named Edgardo Mortara from his Jewish family in Bologna, on the basis of a former servant's testimony that she had administered an emergency baptism to the boy when he fell ill as an infant.»
Science
Psychology's reproducibility problem
The Kessler syndrome (also called the Kessler effect,[1][2] collisional cascading, or ablation cascade), proposed by the NASA scientist Donald J. Kessler in 1978, is a scenario in which the density of objects in low Earth orbit (LEO) is high enough that collisions between objects could cause a cascade in which each collision generates space debris that increases the likelihood of further collisions.[3] One implication is that the distribution of debris in orbit could render space activities and the use of satellites in specific orbital ranges difficult for many generations.[3]
Stuff in Space is a realtime 3D map of objects in Earth orbit, visualized using WebGL.
«This post is a condensed version of what I've sent to people who have contacted me over the years, outlining what everyone needs to learn in order to really understand physics.»
«These tricks show Feynman taking the method of thought he learned in pure science and applying it to the more mundane topics most of us have to deal with every day.»
Someone once in the UK told me that it was a big enough problem that so many people turn on their electric kettles during the endtitles of Eastenders, that there's an employee in a hydro plant that needs to watch it to ramp up the power at the right time. I've finally found a wikipedia page about it.
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La strategia della tensione in Italia è una teoria politica che indica generalmente un periodo storico molto tormentato della storia d'Italia, in particolare negli anni settanta del XX secolo, conosciuto come anni di piombo e che, mediante un disegno eversivo, tendeva alla destabilizzazione o al disfacimento degli equilibri precostituiti.
Is there a way to avoid all that extra dough in between the cookies? (Photo: Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter from Bigstock) It should come as no surprise that food, chemistry and mathematics meet in b…
«I always wanted the ISS live feed as a "night light" / ambiance to fall asleep to on my ceiling»
«This post describes my fruitless effort to convince Microsoft employees that Their service is vulnerable, and the humiliation one has to go through should One’s account be blocked by a hacker. This is a story of ignorance, pain and Despair.»
«You’re looking at a map of all of the shadows produced by thousands of buildings in New York City over the course of one day. This inverted view tells the story of the city’s skyline at the ground level.»
«Over the last ten years, I’ve written more than a dozen books about how our society is being fundamentally changed by the impact of the internet and the connection economy. [...] In this manifesto, I’m going to argue that top-down industrialized schooling is just as threatened, and for very good reasons. Scarcity of access is destroyed by the connection economy, at the very same time the skills and attitudes we need from our graduates are changing.»
«When we group adjectives together there is a general (sometimes flexible) rule for the position of each type of adjective»
«An apparent interference source began plaguing wireless vehicle key fobs, cell phones, and other wireless electronics. Key fob owners found they could not open or start their vehicles remotely until their vehicles were towed at least a block away, nor were they able to call for help on their cell phones when problems occurred»
Calvin & Hobbes with text taken from Frank Herbert's Dune. It's been around since 2013 and I consistently found it moving and deep.
Natural language processing and Metal lyrics, including the formula for the "metalness" of a word and a list of the most and least metal words.