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15 Jun 10:40

A escola e a casa

by brandizzi

Recebo muitos memes sobre como “escola ensina português, educação se aprende em casa. ” Então eu lembro deste artigo – e especialmente desta parte:

In Latino culture, she said, “the school is seen as being in charge of teaching children their letters and all that, while parents are in charge of discipline—making sure they listen and they’re good and they sit still. Parents don’t tend, overall, to give children a lot of choices and options. It’s kind of like ‘I rule the roost so that you can behave and learn at school.’ ” The Providence Talks approach “is a little more like ‘No, your child and what they have to say is really important.’ And having them feel really good about themselves as opposed to passive about their learning is important, because that’s what’s going to help them succeed in this culture.”

Aquela separação não é um valor universal, portanto.

Aliás, essa distinção sempre me me pareceu prejudicial. The Talking Cure explora bem como o apoio doméstico ajuda na escola. O outro lado também é importante: é útil, e é possível, ensinar temas aplicáveis, como práticas de estudo, concentração e etiqueta. Para muitas crianças desamparadas, isso mudaria suas vidas. Para muitas outras, isto já muda.

Isto não é possível, porém, com os métodos tradicionais de ensino. Se estes já falhavam com as matérias tradicionais, são inúteis para esses temas. Isto, junto ao nosso “princípio da segregação educacional”, nos impede de fazer um investimento tão simples, mas tão rentável, nos nossos filhos mais vulneráveis.

Eu realmente gostaria de ver nossa cultura mudada neste aspecto.

 

15 Jun 09:36

Light Patreon / Twitter / Instagram

by spenmore
15 Jun 09:36

against all odds

by kris

little known fact: coca-cola is still in business today.

14 Jun 22:30

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Geek-Sleeping

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14 Jun 22:29

Work From Home

by Doug
14 Jun 22:29

18-11-2016

by Laerte Coutinho

14 Jun 22:26

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Resume

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14 Jun 22:25

Beach Town

by Reza

14 Jun 22:25

Humor

by Doug
05 Jun 03:41

Comic for June 6th: I Can Hear You

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04 Jun 18:29

Sobre uma raiva que eu estou sentindo

by maryw1

Eu expliquei pra psicanalista que eu ando sentindo uma raiva. E que toma conta de mim e eu racionalizo e passa. Eu não sou uma pessoa de sentir raiva, embora não seja nada calma. Eu posso mandar tudo a merda com facilidade e chutar coisas. Mas quando passa o acesso colérico eu raramente guardo raiva. Geralmente eu pondero “ah, a vida de fulano também não é fácil” ou “ah, eu também passei dos limites”. Aí fico com um pouco de culpa, né? E zero raiva.

Mas que agora eu estava com essa raiva. Que tem um pouco daquela palavra alemã que significa ficar feliz com o infortúnio alheio. Tá se lascando? Mas que bom saber, que se lasque mais etc. E obviamente não é algo bom de sentir. A psi ficou encantada com o meu relato que foi, ele mesmo, meio raivoso. Talvez ela esteja meio cansada do meu banho maria. E ela me disse que não há nada de mal em sentir coisas ruins. Que eu me apresso demais em me livrar das coisas ruins que eu sinto. Em nome dessa obsessão pela leveza que eu tenho. Mas que a gente tem que sentir as coisas ruins justamente para que elas nos deixem e possam ir em embora e seguir o caminho delas.

Ela é muuuuuuuito tranquila minha psi. Parece até uma monja. Eu falei que não conseguia imaginá-la com raiva. Ela riu e disse “eu sou capaz de quebrar um banco”. Fiquei querendo saber que banco ela quebrou. Mas só disse que ela me parecia muito equilibrada. Quase aristotélica no justo meio. E que eu queria essa maturidade aristotélica. Eu usei aristotélico. Ela entende essas coisas porque é sabida demais. Enfim, eu queria a mansidão da maturidade. Aí ela me interrompeu. E falou o que eu achei UAU. E que é o motivo do post.

Ela me explicou que não. Que maturidade não é equilíbrio necessariamente. Antes, envelhecer é começar a experimentar uma gama maior de sentimentos. “Como se mais sentimentos fossem ficando disponíveis e você pudesse transitar entre eles e experimentá-los”. E emendou dizendo que imaturo é aquele que sempre experimenta a mesma coisa. Que não varia o cardápio de sensações. Perguntei se a minha leveza era imaturidade. Ela disse que não. Que era um valor. Mas eu poderia enriquecer os caminhos para alcançá-la.

Eu adorei. Porque nunca tinha visto alguém definir maturidade assim.

 

ps: quando ela falou de um maior leque de sentimentos disponíveis, pensei em perguntar se ela leu A Amiga Genial. Mas fiquei na minha e não perguntei nada. Já tinha citado Aristóteles. Não vou ficar pagando de nerdinha que sempre leu um livro etc.


04 Jun 17:46

It's the end of an era, as Pinboard buys and shutters del.icio.us

by brandizzi

It’s the end of the road for social bookmarking website del.icio.us. After almost fifteen years, the site has been acquired by rival Pinboard, and will be shuttered on June 15, when it goes into read-only mode. While the site will continue to be viewable, users won’t be able to save any new bookmarks.

Del.icio.us pioneered the social bookmarking paradigm. Its influence can be seen everywhere, from Reddit to Twitter.

Over its long life, it changed hands several times. Firstly, to Yahoo, who spent between $15 million and $30 million on it. After several years of mismanagement, Yahoo sold it to the Chad Hurley and Steve Chen-owned AVOS Systems, who then offloaded it to Science, Inc, who in turn sold it to Delicious Media. The latter was a short-lived alliance between Domainersuite and Science Inc.

And now, it’s at its final destination: Pinboard.

Pinboard’s decision to acquire del.icio.us is an incredibly shrewd one. Firstly, the two sites are inextricably linked. After del.icio.us was acquired by AVOS Systems in 2011, users fled to Pinboard in droves over complaints AVOS was fundamentally changing the makeup of the site.

By purchasing del.icio.us, Pinboard is able to coax the few remaining del.icio.us users to jump ship. Depending on how much Pinboard paid for the site, how many users remain, and how many users Pinboard is able to convert, this could be a financially lucrative move. A Pinboard subscription costs $11 per annum.

We’ve reached out to Pinboard for a statement. If we hear back from them, we’ll update this post.

UPDATE: I just spoke to Pinboard founder Maciej Cegłowski. In a statement, he said “I am the greatest.” Ceglowski also confirmed the purchase price for del.icio.us, which was $35,000.

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04 Jun 17:45

CPRBlog: Center for Progressive Reform

by brandizzi
Adam Victor Brandizzi

"[...] the Kentucky Coal Museum is installing solar panels to save money."

A sign of the times: Fox News has reported, without comment, that the Kentucky Coal Museum is installing solar panels to save money. This is part of a larger trend.

On Saturday, the New York Times reported on shifts in power production in states like West Virginia and Kentucky. For instance, Appalachian Power has “closed three coal-fired plants and converted two others to gas, reducing its dependence on coal to 61 percent last year, down from 74 percent in 2012.” In response to an inquiry from the Governor, the company said it has no plans to build another coal plant. In Kentucky, the Public Utility Commission has advised companies about offering renewable energy packages in order to attract large corporations, many of whom have strong green energy programs.

Similarly, in Wyoming, Microsoft made a deal to get wind power for its new data center. In fact, according to the Energy Information Agency, Wyoming gets nearly 10% of its power from wind, making it 15th in the nation.

Corporate pressure has made a difference beyond these states, according to the Times:

Last year, utilities made deals with corporate customers through rate arrangements known as green tariffs for 220 megawatts of power, enough to run about 40,000 average American homes. Thus far this year, there have been 360 megawatts worth of agreements, with an additional 465 megawatts under negotiation.

It seems that efforts at corporate sustainability, which I’ve posted about previously, are actually having some tangible impacts.

The coal-producing states are still heavily dependent on coal for power. And the political pressure to stick with coal is strong. Nonetheless, coal is stronger losing ground, even in the places where it is most prized.

Cross-posted from LegalPlanet.

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04 Jun 16:41

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Moody

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04 Jun 16:40

targeting generation z

by tomfishburne

After a decade of Millennial obsession, the marketing world is increasingly buzzing about the next generation around the corner — Generation Z.

Studies highlight their buying power of $44 billion, that they’ll be 40% of the population of US, Europe, and BRIC by 2020, and that they are naturally immune to advertising. Agencies are lining up to offer tools and tricks for brands to “engage” with Generation Z.

And yet, as with Millennials, I’m not sure how useful these broad-brush generational stereotypes really are. Generations are not monoliths. Can a generation-level insight really help a brand engage with such a large and diverse group of people in a meaningful way?

I heard an expression somewhere that “it’s like saying everything living in the ocean is a fish.”

Here are a few related cartoons I’ve drawn over the years.

Who else should we target?, August 2014

Marketing to Generation Z, March 2015

03 Jun 22:16

the emperor’s new marketing plan

by tomfishburne

In these fast-paced days of digital marketing, there’s a continuous stream of new technologies for marketers to get excited about.

It’s tempting for marketers to drop everything in favor of the shiny new thing. Our sense-checking isn’t always caught up with our enthusiasm. We risk being caught without our clothes. Or pretending like we see the clothes, when we don’t.

Mark Ritson recently summarized the provocative results of a poll from the World Federation of Advertisers:

“The WFA surveyed 50 of the world’s top marketers who, in terms of combined marketing spend, represent a potential £62bn of global ad spend.

“Despite the fact that 45% of all marketers can’t see the value of digital advertising, 75% aren’t convinced of its effectiveness and 72% think marketers have over invested in digital, a massive two-thirds of that same sample expect to move more of their marketing money in to digital next year – many by as much as much as 40%. The majority will spend more on digital advertising next year.

“Yeah I know. 75% aren’t convinced of its effectiveness yet 66% will invest more next year. Pause, consider this data, and gulp.”

Here are a couple other cartoons I drew about the shiny new thing:

We’re Going Digital (April 2012)

Shiny Object Syndrome (May 2015)

03 Jun 22:13

Character Development

by Grant


This comic appears in the latest issue of The Southampton Review.

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03 Jun 22:13

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Reasoning

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03 Jun 22:12

Wildest Fantasy

by Grapefruit Press

We can all dream, right?

03 Jun 22:12

Voting Systems

Kenneth Arrow hated me because the ordering of my preferences changes based on which voting systems have what level of support. But it tells me a lot about the people I'm going to be voting with!
03 Jun 22:11

Rare Goods

by Scandinavia and the World
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03 Jun 22:04

Birthday baby

03 Jun 21:59

State Word Map

The top search for every state is PORN, except Florida, where it's SEX PORN.
03 Jun 21:56

Concerned

by Reza

01 Jun 16:52

Viva Intensamente # 312

by Will Tirando

01 Jun 16:52

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01 Jun 16:51

Romance

by boulet
Adam Victor Brandizzi

It is a fart joke, but it is a Boulet's fart joke, then it is intelligent :P

01 Jun 16:50

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Press

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31 May 09:32

A Rational Fear

by Doug
31 May 09:28

Um pinguim mais bonito que o outro

by Will Tirando