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  1. Feb 2022

      Harmonics, TET


      Return to this.

    3. Quick Reminder: A harmonic interval is one in which both notes are played at the same time. A melodic interval is one in which the notes are played consecutively.
    4. If we start on the note G, this is what the harmonics appearing above it would be:

      The harmonic series.



  2. Aug 2021
    1. Rapid antigen detection tests (RAT), which detect the presence of virus antigens, carried out within 48 hours prior to arrival in Spain. The accepted tests are those approved by the European Commission, which can be found in the following link.

      Spanish requirement. RAT ok.

  3. Jul 2021
    1. Passengers entering or transiting thru Portugal must present proof of testing for the screening of SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, or they will be denied boarding. (including Portuguese citizens, residing in Portugal and their families): NAAT - Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (RT-PCR, NEAR, TMA, LAMP, HDA, CRISPR, SDA, etc), performed within 72 hours prior to the time of departure on the 1st embarkation point, OR An antigen test (TRAg) performed within 48 hours prior to the time of departure on the 1st embarkation point.  Exceptions: Children who have not completed 12 yrs. Additionally, to presenting a negative test, passengers that have been in Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal or the United Kingdom for the last 14 days, must quarantine for 14 days at their residence or facility determined by the authorities (unless their stay in Portugal does not exceed 48h), and present the pre-register online form available here. Exception to quarantine: passengers travelling from the United Kingdom, that make proof of complete vaccination at the United kingdom with a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Regulamento (CE) n.º 726/2004. Vaccination is considered valid after 14 days from: The single dose of a single dose vaccine, OR; The second dose of a two-dose vaccine (even each dose is of a different vaccine), OR A single dose of a two-dose vaccine, if the certificate indicates that the single dose concludes the vaccination plan, for people that have already been infected with COVID-19 Passengers under 18, travelling with a responsible adult that holds a valid vaccination certificateare exempted from quarantine upon arrival. The mandatory tests can only be accepted in Portuguese, French, Spanish, English and Italian. An element that must be stated is the time and date at which the test was carried out. Acceptable formats are paper and electronic (but not mobile text messages – SMS). NHS tests and Trace Test performed in the United Kingdom are not valid for travel. Only antigen tests acceptable by the European Union Health Committee are accepted for travel as well as the minimum data that must be present on the test result document as set by the same entity, see here. It is the Passengers responsibility to confirm if their test meets the requirements.
  4. Dec 2020
    1. Egypt’s public prosecution has officially closed its investigation into the murder of Giulio Regeni, rejecting Italian prosecutors’ findings that accused four Egyptian security officials of kidnapping and torturing the Italian doctoral student in 2016.
  5. Jun 2020
    1. Why have Republican leaders abandoned their principles in support of an immoral and dangerous president?

      Great article. Great writer.

    1. Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow


    2. Papert was working with [Marvin] Minsky at MIT

      Ah ha!

    3. There’s like, what happened after a few hundred years of the Romans importing Greeks to do their thinking for them. It’s like a thousand years of nothing.


    4. Neil Postman


    5. AK: Yeah. We can eliminate the learning curve for reading by getting rid of reading and going to recordings. That’s basically what they’re doing: Basically, let’s revert back to a pre-tool time.

      Podcasts, Ebooks

    6. Do you know how to do an undo on an iPhone? Let me ask you that question. I’ll just test you out a little. Suppose you do something on the iPhone and you don’t like it, how do you undo it?FC: Unless you’re within an application, then … I don’t know.AK: So, in theory, you’re supposed to shake the iPhone and that means undo. Did you ever, did anybody ever tell you that? It’s not on the website. It turns out almost no app responds to a shake. And there’s no other provision. In fact, you can’t even find out how to use the iPhone on the iPhone. You ever notice that?

      Absolutely. Absolutely stupid.

    7. The connection between Montessori, MacLuhan and Papert is worth exploring.

    8. For instance, I got into thinking about personal computing from a child’s point of view, because of an encounter with Seymour Papert, the Logo [programming language] guy in the ’60s. I had heard about him, went to visit him in ’68. I read all his stuff. Papert was a mathematician. I have a degree in math and I could see what he was doing. It was like, “Holy shit. This is the best idea anybody’s ever had.” It was profound.

      Time to resurrect Seymour Papert and Logo.

    9. Human Universals

      Donald Brown

    1. So, what is a stringout?  Simply put, a stringout is a sequence of shots that a Story Producer assembles and gives to an Editor to serve two purposes; 1) to give the Editor a “head start” on getting through the raw material that has been shot, and, 2) to give the Editor a “road map” on what the story of a specific scene should be. 

      String out.

    2. What’s a string out?

  6. May 2020
    1. etting hold of the right papers was also complicated. One of the first requirements was a valid passport. However, from 25 November 1941, Germany collectively stripped all German Jews living outside the territory of their nationality, insofar as they had not yet been individually “ausgebürgert”. Although there were diplomats in Europe who could provide stateless people with emergency passports, this measure seriously complicated the emigration process.

      from 25 November 1941

    1. Facebook began as a (horny) web scraping project, as did Google and all other search engines.

      Facebook... errrr.

    2. Scrapism

      Trying to understand how to scrape data (damn I hate that phrase... it makes me thinnk of some kind of test for colon cancer or something). This pertains to #clubcovid.