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    1. Does latin really have no synonyms (or pronouns, apparantly)? No-one is ever weaponless, or without excuse, for example. It’s always “absent weapon” and “absent excuse” etc. Is there no verb ‘to be’ in latin? Nobody is Roman, they “stand roman”, they ‘stand’ anything that they might otherwise be. They stand hungry, they stand a senator, and so on. Characters never speak, or say, or tell anything. They only “break words”. Oh, and they all seem to be absent pronouns whenever they stand breaking words.

      The use of "absent" is excessive in the show Spartacus. This, supposedly, is done with intention. It need mimic the Latin language structure. Though, how does absent this and that aid in that?

  2. Feb 2024
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    1. The primary event of a series (usually a day's worth) of gladiatorial games. Basically, the "main event" or "main attraction".
    1. Voici un résumé du document:

      • Le document présente les standards pour l'éducation sexuelle en Europe, élaborés par le Bureau régional de l'OMS pour l'Europe et le BZgA, en collaboration avec un groupe d'experts de différents pays et disciplines.
      • Le document définit l'éducation sexuelle comme une approche holistique qui vise à informer les enfants et les jeunes sur tous les aspects de la sexualité et à développer leurs compétences, leurs attitudes et leurs valeurs pour vivre une sexualité positive et responsable.
      • Le document expose les arguments, les principes, les objectifs et les partenaires de l'éducation sexuelle, ainsi que les caractéristiques et les exigences de base pour sa mise en œuvre, notamment dans les écoles.
      • Le document propose une matrice qui présente les thèmes, les informations, les compétences et les attitudes que l'éducation sexuelle devrait couvrir pour les différents groupes d'âge, de 0 à 15 ans et plus, en tenant compte du développement psychosexuel de l'enfant et de l'adolescent.
      • Le document s'adresse aux décideurs politiques, aux autorités compétentes en matière d'éducation et de santé, aux spécialistes et aux acteurs du domaine, et vise à servir de cadre de référence et de plaidoyer pour l'introduction ou l'élargissement de l'éducation sexuelle dans la région européenne de l'OMS.
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    1. Auf der Insel Maui in Hawaii haben Feuer einen großen Teil der alten Stadt Lahaina zerstört und über 50 Menschenleben gefordert (Update 15. 8.: mindestens 93 Tote). Eine lang anhaltende Trockenheit hat das Ausbrechen der Feuer an verschiedenen Teilen der Insel erleichtert, Stürme in der Folge des Orkans Dora haben sie verbreitet. In ihrem Ausmaß wird die Katastrophe mit dem Camp Fire verglichen dass 2018 die kalifornische Stadt Paradise zerstörte. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/aug/10/hawaii-fire-kills-people-lahaina-town-maui

  7. Apr 2023
    1. The activity theory for organisations relates to how two different organisational contexts that interact with each other develop and eventually share a common language, culture and environment, in order to reach common goals.

      This could be a good framework for how schools engage with the community to provide opportunities they are not able to otherwise provide for students. The community is a part of the learning process and exposes students to authentic learning opportunities.

    2. students observe scientific processes they normally do not experience at school, and then report on what they have observed; in doing so, they develop skills such as asking questions, scientific reading, organising information and planning a presentation

      Why are these experiences unique to school? Were they industry or research based? Were they looking at specialized equipment?

      For schools, does "out of school learning" mean that students are reaching for things schools cannot provide? Or things they do not provide (choice)?

    3. Studies have also shown that learning is a unified concept; any distinction between formal and informal science learning is artificial

      We are not helping students by dismissing background knowledge they possess as a result of learning on their own.

    4. However, students who are not interested in school science often choose to participate in science activities outside school.

      Calvin and Hobbes - "we don't talk about dinosaurs in school."

    5. In addition, many practitioners in the field of informal science learning recognise the need to create productive collaborations between informal science education organisations and schools

      See Esach (2007) for more context of the "edutainment" aspect of informal learning. Is entertaining content/context more important that the educational context? What should schools accept - or reject - from that position?

    1. https://youtu.be/UTtDb73NkNM?t=49

      CBS has a card index with an index card indicating that Morley Safer brought an Olivetti typewriter to the office.

      Whose card index was this? What other purpose did it serve?

  8. Feb 2023
    1. Hennemann, Alexa. “Ausstellungseröffnung am 4. März: »Zettelkästen. Maschinen der Phantasie« Mit Navid Kermani, Norbert Miller und Meike Werner. Zum 250. Geburtstag von Jean Paul.” Deutches Literatur Archiv Marbach, February 13, 2013. https://www.dla-marbach.de/presse/presse-details/news/pm-11-2013/.

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    1. https://lifehacker.com/im-ryan-holiday-and-this-is-how-i-work-1485776137

      An influential productivity article from 2013-12-18 that is seen quoted over the blogosphere for the following years that broadened the idea of the commonplace book and the later popularity of the zettelkasten.

      Note that zettelkasten.de was just starting up at about this time period, though it follows the work of Manfred Kuehn's note taking blog.

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      The authors spend time noting and comparing new perspectives between andragogy and pedagogy. The authors compare teaching strategies and personality types. They conclude by defining several rules observed for e-learning in adult education.

      Rating: 7/10

      Note: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1013743

    2. E-Learning Implications for Adult Learning

      (Click Download full text to read.) In this brief article, the authors contrast the child and adult learner. Highlighting the adult learner's characteristics, the article further discusses factors that might affect the individual learning style. Furthermore, the authors discuss these styles in the context of eLearning (extravert, introvert, sensory type, intuitive adult, reflexive type, affective type, rational type, and perceptive type). Each learning type and preferred eLearning method is illustrated (Table 1, p. 60). Rationale for the implementation of eLearning is detailed (p. 61). Guidelines for the use of eLearning is discussed. (6/10)

  21. Jan 2019
    1. But this one didn’t just argue that how I dress influences student perceptions, it argued that it directly affects my ratings, and more importantly, my students’ behavior in class and the quality of their learning.

      What's the best way to tell GTAs this?

  22. Apr 2018
    1. This page

      This page is the main page through which the other pages are accessed, and to which they redirect when finished. Some pages have directions to the PubMed Commons pages that in 2013 began facilitating the annotation of articles in the bioscience literature. Sadly, this was stopped in 2018, but comments can be retrieved through the Hypothesis site as detailed on my Laboratory Page.

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    1. Page 8

      Jockers talking about the old approach in the 1990s to anecdotal evidence:

      … in the 1990s, gathering literary evidence meant reading books, noting "things" (a phallic symbol here, a bibliographical reference there, a stylistic flourish, an allusion, and so on) and then interpreting: making sense and arguments out of those observations. Today, in the age of digital libraries and large-scale book-digitization projects, the nature of the "evidence" available to us has changed, radically. Which is not to say that we should no longer read books looking for, or noting, random "things," but rather to emphasize that massive digital corpora offer is unprecedented access to literally record an invite, even demand, a new type of evidence gathering and meaning making. The literary scholar of the 21st-century can no longer be content with anecdotal evidence, with random "things" gathered from a few, even "representative," text. We must strive to understand the things we find interesting in the context of everything else, including a massive possibly "uninteresting" text.

    2. Pages 7 and 8

      Jockers is talking here about Ian Watt’s method in Rise of the Novel

      What are we to do with the other three to five thousand works of fiction published in the eighteenth century? What of the works that Watt did not observe and account for with his methodology, and how are we to now account for works not penned by Defoe, by Richardson, or by Fielding? Might other novelists tell a different story? Can we, in good conscience, even believe that Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding are representative writers? Watt’s sampling was not random; it was quite the opposite. But perhaps we only need to believe that these three (male) authors are representative of the trend towards "realism" that flourished in the nineteenth century. Accepting this premise makes Watts magnificent synthesis into no more than a self-fulfilling project, a project in which the books are stacked in advance. No matter what we think of the sample, we must question whether in fact realism really did flourish. Even before that, we really ought to define what it means "to flourish" in the first place. Flourishing certainly seems to be the sort of thing that could, and ought, to be measured. Watt had no yardstick against which to make such a measurement. He had only a few hundred texts that he had read. Today things are different. The larger literary record can no longer be ignored: it is here, and much of it is now accessible.

    3. Jockers, Matthew L. 2013. Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History. Topics in the Digital Humanities. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

  27. Apr 2016
    1. “dead malls,” and you’ll find photo after photo of tiled walkways littered with debris, untended planters near the darkened rest areas for bored dads, and empty indoor storefronts—the discolored shadows of their missing lighted signs lingering like ghosts.

      Here is an interesting mega-mall i have found in china that is now deserted because of online shopping. The plans have even started taking back its land.

  28. Jan 2016
    1. In supermarkets, which have employed women since 2013, low partitions suffice, because semi-public spaces are easily monitored by members of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, the kingdom’s religious police.
    2. Since 2013, women have been allowed to ride bicycles, but only in designated parks and recreation areas, chaperoned by a close male relative.
    3. In 2013, law licenses were granted to four women, including Bayan Mahmoud Zahran.
  29. Sep 2015
    1. Second,we considered the paper’s 10th-percentilezscore.The left tail allows us to characterize the paper’smore unusual combinations, where novelty mayreside.

      The highest value in the lowest 10% of z-scores in the article.

    2. First, to characterizethe central tendency of a paper’s combinations, weconsidered the paper’smedianzscore

      Median z-score: the middle z score for all the journals cited in the paper. I wonder why median?

    3. Zscoresbelow zero indicate pairs that appear less oftenin the observed WOS than expected by chance,indicating relatively atypical or“novel”pair-ings.

      Interesting! So the more random the pairing appeared the more novel the original paper was deemed to be?

    4. In this study, we examined 17.9 million re-search articles in the Web of Science (WOS) tosee how prior work is combined. We present factsthat indicate (i) the extent to which scientific pa-pers reference novel versus conventional combi-nations of prior work, (ii) the relative impact ofpapers based on the combinations they drawupon, and (iii) how (i) and (ii) are associated withcollaboration

      This is a tall order!

    5. In hisPrincipia,Newton presented his laws of gravitation usingaccepted geometry rather than his newly de-veloped calculus, despite the latter’s impor-tance in developing his insights (22)

      The importance of framing your work in work that has already been done.

    6. The highest-impact science is primarily grounded in exceptionallyconventional combinations of prior work yet simultaneously features an intrusion of unusualcombinations

      It will be interesting to see how they measured this in so many articles.



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