I was going through our prof's course notes for the course I'm TAing to see what's going on there, and this man is getting the kids to breed moles on the terminal using regex
I thought snl was a dancing show tbh, not a skit comedy thing
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Clubhouse has confirmed that it is launching a new Music Mode feature. This mode will improve the experience of playing and listening to live music on the platform. If you’re a Clubhouse artist, or you prefer to listen to live music, the new Music Mode “optimizes Clubhouse to broadcast your music with high quality and great stereo sound,” according to the company. Clubhouse says artists will be…
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okay okay so like. imagine this:
you download duolingo and start learning a language. and it’s slow going, sometimes you get more answers wrong than you do right, mess up the same question a half dozen times or so before it sticks. but you’re still learning, slowly but surely, and you like piecing together the words you know into little sentences and turning what you’ve learned over in your head even when you’re not on the app. maybe it’s a little frustrating sometimes, going so slowly, but it’s worth it, you think.
a month passes. you know, because duo gives you a little announcement.
“hey!” he says “you’ve been learning a language for a month!”
‘cool!’ you think, and tap the next button. it’s neat, knowing that you’ve stuck at it this long, and nice to think back and see how far you’ve progressed in that time.
“here’s how many times you’ve gotten a question wrong!” duo says, and gives you a number. it’s embarrassingly high. “we’ve compared every user’s right to wrong answer ratio, and come up with an average of how many times users get an answer incorrect per month. here’s how you compare!” he gives you another (significantly lower) number.
it’s... demoralizing. but you still want to learn the language, so you click next again, and thankfully it takes you to the home learning screen.
and it’s fine. you’re still learning slowly, and now you’re extra aware of every time you get a question wrong, which makes it much less fun, but you’re learning! you’re making progress!
and then you hit the end of month 2, and you get another little... fun... report from duo. your number’s still higher than the average, despite your best efforts
tell me, why would you keep using duolingo with that kind of motivation hanging over you?
why would you expect any student to really enjoy learning with that kind of motivation hanging over them?
especially if they got told that if they didn’t learn quickly enough then they might have to redo the whole thing?
I spent effort on this im sorry
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Ou Wen in his amazing suits in Love Is Science?
And mostly out of one...
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biology is like the self discovery journey of a bunch of cells
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Episode 50: Author Jody Lynn Nye Jody Lynn Nye is a fantasy and science fiction writer that has been active since 1987. I met her thanks to the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Awards, where she’s been a judge since 2016. She has over 40 books and 120 short stories published, and is still going strong. We talk about the contest, her writing inspirations, and more. Jody Lynn Nye at the 2019…
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Oct 17/21 First Draft
Due to radials…
Your head travels further than your feet
By several thousand miles
Before you die (if you’re so lucky)
Imagination goes the distance;
But this is about
Your arches defining an arc that’s far inferior
When they’ve met a floor (orthopedically)
Thoughts I cough up on the cheap
Traveling an axis
Of twenty three degrees
And wondering where my head is at…
Why I keep it on
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What compounds have been used as anaesthetics over the years?
These timelines take a look of inhalation anasthetics and intravenous anasthetics
For most of the time since the first description of multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1868, the causes of this disabling disease have remained uncertain. Genes have been identified as important, which is why having other family members with MS is associated with a greater risk of developing the disease.
A recent study my colleagues and I conducted found that several types of infection during the teenage years are associated with MS after age 20. Our study didn’t investigate whether people who are more likely to have genetic risks for MS were also more likely to have worse infections.
This might explain why people with MS also have more infections that need hospital treatment.
If this were the explanation, the infection would not be a risk factor triggering MS, it would only identify those more likely to have MS, anyway. Our new study, published in JAMA Network Open, examines this and shows that glandular fever (one of the infections most associated with MS risk) during the teenage years really is a risk factor for subsequent MS.
Some scientists have suggested that infections like glandular fever (also called infectious mononucleosis “mono” or “kissing disease”) might be worse in people who will go on to develop MS because their immune system is already different.
But another explanation – the one that our study investigated – is that the infection triggers MS. It has also been argued that families with more infections are different in other ways from families who have fewer infections. Perhaps the differences between these families – not the infections themselves – are what helps to explain MS risk.
To confirm that infections are a true risk factor for MS, triggering the MS disease process, our latest study compared siblings in the same family. Siblings share much of their genetic make-up and have similar family lives.
If one sibling develops glandular fever and goes on to develop MS, while the other does not develop glandular fever and does not develop MS, that would suggest that it is the glandular fever rather than any genetic predisposition that led to the MS. (On the other hand, if only one developed glandular fever but they both later developed MS, that would suggest a genetic predisposition was to blame.)
If we see the same pattern in many families, we can be much more certain that that’s the case.
We looked at glandular fever at different ages, as the teenage years may be a time when exposures are most likely to increase MS risk. The study involved 2.5 million people living in Sweden. Just under 6,000 had a diagnosis of MS after age 20.
We found that glandular fever between ages 11 and 19 was associated with a significantly increased MS risk after age 20 years, in an analysis that compared siblings with each other in every family separately, and then the results were combined.
This design was to make sure the results are not because people susceptible to MS are also more likely to have more severe infections because of this susceptibility. The results confirm that glandular fever, and almost certainly other infections, are important risk factors for MS and able to trigger the disease.
The new study also made it possible to look in greater detail at when an infection is more likely to trigger MS. Glandular fever in earlier childhood was less of a risk for MS than when it occurred after age 11 years.
The highest risk for MS was seen for infections between ages 11 and 15 years (around the time of puberty), with the risk dropping with increasing age and almost completely disappearing by age 25.
Changes in the brain and immune system as people age may help explain this.
MS develops very slowly
Even though glandular fever may be triggering MS, most often around puberty, it can be many years before MS is diagnosed. Many who had the infection between ages 11 and 15 years did not have an MS diagnosis until after they were 30.
This is because the damage to the brain caused by MS develops slowly until it makes someone sick enough to receive a diagnosis of MS.
Glandular fever during the teenage years may trigger MS because it can get into the brain. And the damage it causes to nerve cells may cause the immune system to start attacking a part of the nerves that insulates them – called the myelin sheath.
When the immune system is activated in this way, the process is called autoimmunity. Once started, it can damage nerves in the brain that can become progressively worse over the years. Fortunately, modern treatments are becoming increasingly effective in slowing this process.
This study provides stronger evidence that a severe bout of glandular fever (and likely other serious infections) during the teenage years – particularly around puberty – can trigger MS, even though, often, MS may not be diagnosed for at least ten years after the infection.
Scott Montgomery, Honorary Professor, Epidemiology, UCL.
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.