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this is a timeline of women in science, spanning from ancient history up to the 21st century. While the timeline primarily focuses on women involved with natural sciences such as astronomy, biology, chemistry and physics, it also includes women from the social sciences (e.g. sociology, psychology) and the formal sciences (e.g. mathematics, computer science), as well as notable science educators and medical scientists. The chronological events listed in the timeline relate to both scientific achievements and gender equality within the sciences.
This is a list of women's firsts noting the first time that a woman or women achieved a given historical feat. A shorthand phrase for this development is "breaking the gender barrier" or "breaking the glass ceiling." Other terms related to the glass ceiling can be used for specific fields related to those terms, such as "breaking the brass ceiling" for women in the military and "breaking the stained glass ceiling" for women clergy. Inclusion on the list is reserved for achievements by women that have significant historical impact.
The Women in Technology International Hall of Fame was established in 1996 by Women in Technology International (WITI) to honor women who contribute to the fields of science and technology.
8 March is International Women’s Day. As in previous years, I’ve put together another edition of this series looking at underappreciated women from chemistry history.
And some men, too:
A reality check about the myth of starting from nothing and becoming successful:
Evocative scientific research:
On the other side of privilege:
On reality and representation of reality:
- Every Romantic Comedy Is Actually a Story About Money
- This is Not a Gun: the objects police mistook for weapons before shooting
- Facepalm Pilot: Where Technology Meets Stupidity: An Interactive Guide to Ambiguous Grammar
Will they stop at nothing? What are they going to want from us next, our blood? Maybe. How old are you?
Next time we'll iterate on Himblick design and development, Raspberry Pi 4 can now run plain standard Debian, which should make a lot of things easier and cleaner when developing products based on it.
Somewhat related to nspawn-runner, random links somehow related to my feeling that nspawn comes from an ecosystem which gives me a bigger sense of focus on security and solidity than Docker:
- Half of 4 Million Public Docker Hub Images Found to Have Critical Vulnerabilities
- systemd service sandboxing and security hardening 101
I did a lot of work on A38, a Python library to deal with FatturaPA electronic invoicing, and it was a wonderful surprise to see a positive review spontaneously appear! ♥: Fattura elettronica, come visualizzarla con python | TuttoLogico
A beautiful, hands-on explanation of git internals, as a step by step guide to reimplementing your own git: Git Internals - Learn by Building Your Own Git
I recently tried meson and liked it a lot. I then gave unity builds a try, since it supports them out of the box, and found myself with doubts. I found I wasn't alone, and I liked The Evils of Unity Builds as a summary of the situation.
A point of view I liked on technological debt: Technical debt as a lack of understanding
Finally, a classic, and a masterful explanation for a question that keeps popping up: RegEx match open tags except XHTML self-contained tags
Mindustry is really well made computer game that I enjoyed playing a lot. It is Free Software.
Here are two guides to get a deeper idea about details of the game:
- Steam Community :: Guide :: Deeper Understanding of Mindustry I - Transportation
- Steam Community :: Guide :: Deeper Understanding of Mindustry II - Extraction and Production
r/Mindustry - How unattended sector defense works (most effective turrets and such) is a useful explanation I found of what happens in Mindustry 6 when I leave a sector to itself.
And #959466 is the RFP (wink, wink!)
- Auto-antonym - Wikipedia, "a word with multiple meanings (senses) of which one is the reverse of another"
- Aizuchi - Wikipedia "the frequent interjections during a conversation that indicate the listener is paying attention or understands the speaker."
- Louis Wolfson (writer) - Wikipedia "an American author who writes in French. Treated for schizophrenia since childhood, he cannot bear hearing or reading his native language and has invented a method of immediately translating every English sentence into a foreign phrase with the same sound and meaning."
- 'Nüshu: China’s secret female-only language'
- Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe "This chart shows the lexical distance — that is, the degree of overall vocabulary divergence — among the major languages of Europe."
- List of Latin legal terms - Wikipedia "A number of Latin terms are used in legal terminology and legal maxims."
- Pronunciation | sounds-of-english
- Forestierismi "Lista dei forestierismi e dei loro traducenti italiani"
- La corrispondenza italiana: abbreviazioni
- Metrica italiana
- Accademia Attori - Corso di Dizione Online
- La questione dei nomi delle professioni al femminile una volta per tutte
- The case of the 500-mile email, where email could not be sent over a distance of more than 520 miles.
- Open Office does not print on Tuesdays
- #922433 – Fedora 19 bugs cannot be reported because the server side cannot handle the release name "Schrödinger's Cat"
Some curious news.
Here's a scam that targets terrorists: The Doomsday Scam.
On the general topic of scams, a List of confidence tricks.
Then two news involving bread:
- Subway bread is not bread, Irish court rules
- Dutch officials seize ham sandwiches from British drivers
And a last one about how people needed to rename human genes to work around Excel
Some interesting renderings of OpenStreetMap data:
- Water-Map - Refill your water bottle anywhere
- OpenRailwayMap - Map of railway networks
- Curvature - Find twisty roads
- QueerMap - Map of Queer places
- Wikimap: A map of all geotagged Wikipedia articles
- World map - Lights of the sea online, a Google Maps and OpenStreetMap based interactive map full of blinking lighthouses, light buoys and other beacons to discover and explore.
If you want to print out local maps, MyOSMatic is a service to generate maps of cities using OpenStreetMap data. The generated maps are available in PNG, PDF and SVG formats and are ready to be printed.
On a terminal? Sure: MapSCII is a
Braille & ASCII world map renderer for the console:
telnet mapscii.me and
explore the map with the mouse, keyboard arrows, and
z to zoom,
to switch to block character mode,
q to quit.
Alternatively you can fly over it, and you might have to dodge the rare map editing bug, or have fun landing on it: A typo created a 212-story monolith in ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’
weeklyOSM posts lots of interesting links. Here are some beautiful views of OpenStreetMap edits and renderings:
- OpenWhateverMap :: An Open Awsumnez Map: A quilt-like showcase of OpenStreetMap renderings
- Show Me The Way: shows ways as they are added to OpenStreetMap in (near) realtime
- OSM In Realtime: simple visualization of the changes made to OpenStreetMap in (near) real-time
- WHODIDIT: OpenStreetMap Changeset Analyzer which can also generate an RSS feed for an area, so one can stay on top of what happens to the bits of the map one cares about
Reverse Engineering the source code of the BioNTech/Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine has a pretty good description of the BioNTech/Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine, codon by codon, broken down in a way that I managed to follow.
From the same author, DNA seen through the eyes of a coder