Child abuse, Catholic Church
- there is a child sexual abuse problem in Poland in context of Catholic Church;
- we don't know the scale cause nobody cares to count abuse instances (well some people do care but government does not*)
- getting damages money is super hard; cause priests have no property and church does not acknowledge responsibility;
* arguably current party is just hostile to church child abuse survivors. But previous didn't care either.
Poland, nationalism ww2
Nationalists (or facists) would say that #Poland was attacked in World War 2 by (choose from the list below):
* Communists (of course S in NSDAP stands for Socialism)
* German nation & Russian Nation
What they omit is that we were rather attacked by two nationalistic regimes (N stands for National). Soviet Russia was somwhat cosmopolitan, but in practice being a Russian in Poland was somewhat a priveledged position too.
Polish politics // Woman rights abuse
Right now we have very big "Black Protest" marches, as ruling party decided to enforce (already very strict) abortion restrictions in Poland.
Basically woman would be forced to birth with severe defects (even ones that will die in first day of life).
They also started using terms like: "unborn human", "unborn patient".
This is all to appease to Catholic Church (after bishops publicly urged the government to hasten this legislation)
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#2214 "Chemistry Nobel"
Most chemists thought the lanthanides and actinides could be inserted in the sixth and seventh rows, but no, they're just floating down at the bottom with lots more undiscovered elements all around them.
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One of recurring aspects of "The Phoenix Project" is a weird CXO that takes main character (who is responsible for the Operations Division) to a local factory, and explains him how to manage operations using factory metaphor.
At some point the CXO says: "you think It operations is rocket science compared to manufacturing. What an absolute baloney. From where I'm sitting, the people in this building have been far more creative and courageous than IT guys so far".
Genie: You have ONE WISH.
Me: Alright, I have one, but it's very detailed.
Genie: As long as it is only one wish, you're allowed to spend as much time as you want detailing it.
Me: Alright, here we go. *Grabs notebook and takes a deep breath* The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].
Genie: Wait, is that...?
Me: *Flips notebook* Chapter 1. Preamble.
I finally got "The Phoenix Project" book which is a *novel* about IT management i a big organisation.
It is a really enjoyable read (but probably only if you are in IT, or at least know some jargon).
Probably only novel that is tax deductible 😉.
When I finish it, I'll finally start next sffbookclub book.
According to biologists, the function of zebras' stripes is to ward off insects. Based on that idea, a team of scientists painted zebra stripes on cows. This reduced the number of biting flies on the cows by more than 50%. https://realclearscience.com/quick_and_clear_science/2019/10/07/painting_zebra_stripes_on_cows_wards_off_biting_flies.html Applied evolutionary biology!
OH: "take me down to concurrency city where green pretty is grass the girls the and are" -
The Fediverse #SFFBookClub October selection is A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar.
All you need to do to participate is use and follow the hashtag in discussions (and try to remember to add it to replies if your app doesn't), and mark in the CW how far along you are for any spoilers you're posting.
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