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27c3: Literarischer Abend (de)
Speakers: Andreas Lehner, Lars A literary evening in the quartet. On the occasion of a discussion on internal @ in preparing the data extractor, issue 94, in May this year had once again shown how little knowledge of many members of the classics (particularly science fiction) literature nowadays. Since these earlier works also contributed to the internal cohesion of the scene, also because it opens out common terms, images and visions that could be made to the reference as a cultural reference in political discourse, it seems appropriate to bring this back into focus. The framework was to provide a brief introduction that highlights the relevance of such common language. It will also show how science fiction has allowed - even in more restrictive conditions - to express social criticism. While this occurred in an encrypted form, transposed into futuristic worlds, and the reader the task of the transfer, leaving in his circumstances, SF transported beyond the ability of the reader to abstraction. Finally, some authors and their major works are presented in part and, where possible, a reference to the current situation are made. And besides, that's just strange when people know not by whom, "not whistle while you piss, George, and not ask questions if you get a blow" comes from. :) Works that are read in advance please (in no particular order): * Charles Stross, Halting State * Vernor Vinge, True Names * John Brunner, The Shockwave Rider and Squares of the City and at the wrong end of time and a crazy orbit and really everything else * Jeff Noon, Vurt * Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 * Stanislaw Lem, Solaris and The Futurological Congress * William Gibson, Pattern Recognition and Spook Country * Philip K. Dick: The Oracle of Mount * RAW: Cosmic Trigger * Neal Stephenson: A diamond age (via google translate) For more information visit:http://bit.ly/27c3_information To download the video visit: http://bit.ly/27c3_videos
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Timeline of Polish science and technology | Wikipedia audio article
This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Polish_science_and_technology 00:02:46 1 Timeline 00:02:55 1.1 1951 - the present 00:14:37 1.2 1901-1950 00:27:00 1.3 1851-1900 00:32:36 1.4 1801-1850 00:33:47 1.5 1751-1800 00:34:48 1.6 1601-1650 00:37:03 1.7 1551-1600 00:37:50 1.8 1501-1550 00:39:11 1.9 1351-1400 00:39:30 1.10 1251-1300 00:40:09 2 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8842632710276329 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-A "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Education has been of prime interest to Poland's rulers since the early 12th century. The catalog of the library of the Cathedral Chapter in Kraków dating from 1110 shows that Polish scholars already then had access to western European literature. In 1364, King Kazimierz the Great founded the Cracow Academy, which would become one of the great universities of Europe. The Polish people have made considerable contributions in the fields of science, technology and mathematics. The list of famous scientists in Poland begins in earnest with the polymath, astronomer and mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus, who formulated the heliocentric theory and made an important contribution to the scientific revolution. In 1773 King Stanisław August Poniatowski established the Commission of National Education, the world's first ministry of education. After the third partition of Poland, in 1795, no Polish state existed. The 19th and 20th centuries saw many Polish scientists working abroad. One of them was Maria Skłodowska-Curie, a physicist and chemist living in France. Another noteworthy one was Ignacy Domeyko, a geologist and mineralogist who worked in Chile. In the first half of the 20th century, Poland was a flourishing center of mathematics. Outstanding Polish mathematicians formed the Lwów School of Mathematics (with Stefan Banach, Hugo Steinhaus, Stanisław Ulam) and Warsaw School of Mathematics (with Alfred Tarski, Kazimierz Kuratowski, Wacław Sierpiński). The events of World War II pushed many of them into exile. Such was the case of Benoît Mandelbrot, whose family left Poland when he was still a child. An alumnus of the Warsaw School of Mathematics was Antoni Zygmund, one of the shapers of 20th-century mathematical analysis. According to NASA, Polish scientists were among the pioneers of rocketry. Today Poland has over 100 institutions of post-secondary education — technical, medical, economic, as well as 500 universities — which are located in most major cities such as Gdańsk, Kraków, Lublin, Łódź, Poznań, Rzeszów and Warsaw. They employ over 61,000 scientists and scholars. Another 300 research and development institutes are home to some 10,000 researchers. There are, in addition, a number of smaller laboratories. All together, these institutions support some 91,000 scientists and scholars.
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