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What is the difference between “pseudonym” and “stage name?”
Pseudonym means “a fictitious name (more literally, a false name), as those used by writers and movie stars,” while stage name is “the pseudonym of an entertainer.”
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Alias #versus Stage Name: What’s the difference?
Alias means “another name; an assumed name,” while stage name means “the pseudonym of an entertainer.”
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What is the difference between “alias” and “pseudonym?”
As nouns alias means “another name; an assumed name,” while pseudonym means “a fictitious name (more literally, a false name), as those used by writers and movie
Here is a very basic #comparison: "Name versus Stage Name"
As #nouns, the difference is that name means “any nounal word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing,” but stage name means “the pseudonym of an
If you want to get into a PhD at a place like MIT, here's a thread with some advice based on my observations
1. Grades do matter, especially in courses that are important for your chosen field
2. Research matters, even more than grades
3. Publications matter, but letters of recommendation matter even more
4. Your statement of purpose should be the cherry on top of the cake
When I say grades matter, it doesn't mean that you need 100/100 or A+ in every course. It does mean that you are expected to have strong competence (close to straight A/A+/A-) in technical courses relevant to your field of interest
While grades show competence, a PhD is about research. So, the more your application demonstrates research potential, the higher your chances for acceptance. It's not about the number of papers (if any), but about the quality of research you pursue
This is why the best evaluation of research potential often comes from letters of recommendation (LoRs)
Letters shed light on technical competence, creativity, work ethic, & personal interaction. All of which are important for a successful PhD
Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) Application made easy
Application period- 1 February 2021- 31 March, 2021
MS- 3yrs (1 year Korean language + 2 years MS)
PhD- 4yrs (1 year Korean language + 3 years PhD)
How to navigate the https://t.co/6Ne99JDfyv page
1. Type https://t.co/ow51lWVKcQ in your browser and hit the enter button
2. Click on scholarships and select GKS notice as attached in the picture👇
3. Play with the notice dashboard to see various announcements from NIIED.
4. E.g in 2020, the Global Korea Scholarship for Graduate Degrees was announced on 11, February as indicated by no 205. You can click to download the application materials to get familiar with what is expected. I attached series of links in this thread to assist too.
Category- All fields
1. Visa fee
2. Airfare: Actual cost (To and fro from your home country to Korea and upon completion to your home country)
3. Resettlement Allowance: KRW 200,000 (Given upon arrival in Korea)
4. Monthly stipend: Graduate (MS/PhD)-KRW 1000,000 (362,610.35 Nigerian Naira) per month ,Research Program including Postdoctoral fellow and visiting Professors - 1,500,000 KRW (542,824.78 Nigerian Naira) per month
This website allows you to create a graph. Useful for 5th/6th class. Children can create pie charts, bar charts, etc. adding in their own data and designing and labelling the X and Y axis themselves. Charts are easily
Online protractor. Useful for 5th/6th class. The teacher can use screen sharing to how to use a protractor. Children who do not have a protractor at home can use this to measure angles.
Exploring area and perimeter. Useful for 4th - 6th class. Tasks can be set to create shapes of a specific area/perimeter. There is also a game that can be used for formative
Interactive geo-board. Useful for 1st - 6th class for exploring perimeter and area and the characteristics of shapes. Images can be saved easily to be shared with the teacher via email, screen share etc.
2) Students were told that all white people are racist because they're white, and that black students should "be free from discipline regardless of their behavior."
3) Plaintiff's daughter was subjected to "verbal attacks, and physical threats, social ostracism, false imprisonment, permanent damage to her reputation, and severe and continuing emotional and psychiatric injury."
4) In October a student claimed that the Plaintiff's daughter had stood up in class, pointed to a black student and said "Black Lives Do NOT Matter!"
However, the class where this vent allegedly took place was videotaped, and upon review no such event had occurred.
5) Following the accusations, the plaintiff's daughter was "subject to enormous social ridicule and threats of personal violence."
During a meeting, the principal and a faculty member allowed a black student to aggressively verbally berate the daughter, without intervention.
From @ClareCraigPath and Dr Jonathan Engler:
1.Why are SARS-CoV-2 antibody levels flat or dropping across all age groups since May if the pandemic is still going?
2.What percentage of the population is assumed to have had prior immunity to SARS-CoV-2 in the SAGE forecasting models?
3.Why do 50% of household members not catch SARS-CoV-2 from infected persons with whom they live?
4.Why have Japan and South Korea not had any serious outbreak if the human species has no prior immunity to SARS-CoV-2?
5.What percentage of the population of the UK is assumed to be immune to COVID-19 (including prior immunity) as of this date?
A #prodmgmt thread 👇
Sum up Product Management in 4 words or less. \U0001f609— Product School (@productschool) April 10, 2020
\u201cWithout data, you\u2019re just another person with an opinion.\u201d— Product School (@productschool) July 22, 2020
-W. Edwards Deming
MVP (Minimum Viable Product) or MLP (Minimum Lovable Product)? \u2764\ufe0f— Product School (@productschool) July 6, 2020
UI/UX are not just add-ons for a product. They\u2019re critical elements that need care, research, and a Product Manager\u2019s full attention.— Product School (@productschool) July 12, 2020
Words you wouldn't guess are etymologically linked.
An ongoing, continually updated thread 👇🏻
Medicine and remedy both come from the Latin verb medeor, meaning to heal.
Medicine comes from the Old French medecine, from the Latin medicina meaning medicine.
Remedy comes from the Old French remede, from the Latin
Feminism, fawn and fetus both come from the PIE root *dʰeh₁(y)-, meaning to nurse or
Pine (tree) & Piñata (papier-mâché container) both come from the Latin pinus—meaning pine.
Piñata (Spanish), came from piña meaning pineapple, as the paper-covered box resembles one. Piña comes from the Latin pinea meaning pinecone (derived from
Whiskey and wash both come from the Proto-Indo-Euro root meaning "water; wet."
Whiskey (Irish uisce beatha & Scottish uisge-beatha) literally means "water of life."
Wash cames from the Middle English weschen, meaning "to
Of course, some people get top jobs with only one very, very good paper. This is very risky though - you don't know ex-ante whether your paper will be very good! Most schools care about productivity, so having a couple of completed papers helps
Even if the papers are not change-the-world papers. Also, it exercises your paper-writing muscle. Not everyone comes into grad school ready to write ECMA's!
One "mistake" I sometimes see is some students don't take the 2nd year paper seriously enough. That's basically your only big milestone other than your JMP, so if all the time you put into the 2nd year paper doesn't produce a draft, that's a pretty big time sink
Another mistake, ironically, is taking field class paper requirements too seriously. If you take 3 field classes a quarter, 3 quarters, that's 12 papers! There's no way you can write a different one for each class
1) UCAS School of physical sciences Professor
2) UCAS School of mathematical sciences Professor
3) UCAS School of nuclear sciences and technology
4) UCAS School of astronomy and space sciences
5) UCAS School of engineering
6) Geotechnical Engineering Teaching and Research Office
7) Multi-scale Mechanics Teaching and Research Section
😎 Microgravity Science Teaching and Research
9) High temperature gas dynamics teaching and research section
10) Department of Biomechanics and Medical Engineering
11) Ocean Engineering Teaching and Research
12) Department of Dynamics and Advanced Manufacturing
13) Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering Teaching and Research Office
14) Power Machinery and Engineering Teaching and Research
First up, The Terror Begins by Make Them Die Slowly. Horror-movie inspired grind/black/industrial from Mick Kenney and Duncan Wilkins.
Next, Northern Irish thrashers @gamabomb, with Lords of the Hellfire Club from their excellent new album Sea Savage.
Now for something a bit off the beaten track: brilliant New York black metal experimentalists @imperialnyc's City
Time for something a bit more accessible: this year's best symphonic metal from Sweden's @eleine. Here's the title track from the fantastic 'Dancing in Hell' album.
As promised, let's start the year by discussing Germany.
Tag your friends, take fruit juice and unwind this thread🧵:
In Part A, I will discuss what you need to know about Admission and Scholarship in Germany, In Part B, I will show you how to practically apply and get funding.
Read the following general facts about Germany:
1. About 80-90% of the Universities are tuition-free.
However, in some states, you may be asked to pay about 1000-3000 Euros/semester, which covers student union fees and travel tickets around the state for a semester.
2. Most Msc students don't search for scholarships. Instead, they look for a block account of about 10, 000
3. From the block account, the Govt pays you about 850 Euros monthly for Living expenses.
4. If you can find a way to get the block account, you have the chance of recouping your money back and much more because student job is around 1000 Euros/month, and it's about 20-40hrs /week.
I've obtained explosive whistleblower documents from the training session. Let's dig in. 🧵
This summer, San Diego Unified hired critical race theorist Bettina Love for a district-wide training on "[challenging] the oppressive practices that live within ... school organizations." The district forbade recordings, but my whistleblower took screenshots and detailed notes.
According to the whistleblower notes, Love began by saying that "racism runs deep" in America and that blacks alone "know who America really is." Love claimed that public schools "don't see [blacks] as human," perpetuate “anti-Blackness,” and "spirit murder babies."
The concept of “spirit murder” is at the heart of Love’s teachings. Love writes that public schools are guilty of “the spirit murdering of Black and Brown children,” defines as “a death that is built on racism and intended to reduce, humiliate, and destroy people of color.”
During the presentation, Love argued that “Whiteness reproduces poverty, failing schools, high unemployment, school closings, and trauma for people of color.” She insisted that “white educators must take responsibility” because they uphold “white supremacy culture.”
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Disclaimer - Everything said here is “industry leader thoughts and mine” experience with Twitter, I don’t deserve any credits. I have just shared with you all things about Twitter at one glance. This guide covers everything about Twitter.
1/ First question you should ask yourself : Why to join Twitter?
I will tell you that you can generate sales, build connections, job opportunities, best learning sources, personal brand, start your own business and bunch of other things you can think of, Twitter will help you.
2/ Twitter is the best social networking platform in the world. Twitter is a school that helps teach people. Let’s cover all the things one by one from scratch.
3/ How to start using Twitter?
- Open the app and clean all your following.
- Avoid negative people and politics.
- Skip Twitter's recommendations.
- Start consuming content of people you follow for the 1st 15 days.
Let's review the whistleblower documents.👇
The trainers begin by claiming that teachers are colonizers of Native American "ancestral lands" and that “the United States was built off the stolen labor of kidnapped and enslaved Black people’s work, which created the profits that created our nation.”
The participants identify themselves by both gender pronouns and race labels. While it has become commonplace in academia to use gender pronoun identifiers, this is perhaps the first example of an institution creating the expectation for explicit race-labeling in the workplace.
The trainers tell white teachers that they "must commit to the journey" of anti-whiteness, even if their "lizard-brain" makes them "afraid that [they] will have to talk about sensitive issues such as race, racism, classism, sexism, or any kind of ‘ism.’"
The central message is that white teachers must recognize that they “are assigned considerable power and privilege” because of their “possession of white skin.” To atone for this guilt, they must “bankrupt [their] privilege in acknowledgement of [their] thieved inheritance.”
Free school meals will come up a lot in this thread, but here is the first governmental U-turn before the Easter Holidays. (2/43) #FSM
[email protected] then decided not to fund #FSM in the following half-term break, they changed their minds after a public outcry.
Taking a break from #FSM, we head straight into the #Alevels2020 exams debacle, with Scotland’s grade U-turn putting pressure on the @educationgovuk (4/43)
Ministers in Westminster were determined not to U-turn
I’ve spoken to a few people recently about our remote teaching approach and thought I’d share some of our ideas here for anyone who many find them useful.
1. We use Google Classroom and post lessons which include videos, Google Forms and any other docs
2. Classrooms are set up so that lessons are saved as ‘Topics’ each week. The Topic is named as Term/Week/Date for easy navigation. This is consistent so that Classrooms all look similar to pupils to provide a sense of routine - just like you would in a lesson
3. We have a dummy Classroom which all teachers can access which includes Classrooms for all subjects - this gives us a ‘pupil view’ to make it easier to help if parents ask for support and means we can share lessons across subjects and direct to good models
4. We chose to collapse our timetable rather than continue with our own classes. Our suggested timetable is at least 5 hours per day but includes more Art, Music, PSHE than our usual timetable as we felt that was appropriate to support pupils at this time
5. In most subjects, one person looks after the whole year group. This includes making lessons, looking after the GC, dealing with Qs, & giving feedback for that year group. Subjects have a max. of 3 lessons per week/year group supplemented with Bedrock Vocab & other platforms.
So, my experience of this is normally allowing 5 or so classes do this activity in any given year, always with the same set up and always with me observing just how it goes. In total I must now have observed the experiment about 60 times.
To be clear I am all for students choosing their own teams and such and I am aware of the false dichotomy of the situation. But generally due to sports, boarding houses etc my crew are quite used to boys as one gang and girls as another.
The activity is bridge building. Two tables are set apart and each team must bridge the gap using only paper, string and 4 clamp stands. The bridge must have a roadway and each will be tested to destruction at the end with weights.
So, I split the class - girls vs boys. The rules are clear. They can't interfere with each other's bridges and they can't test their own bridge. They have about 45 minutes to build something. Let me tell you what then normally happens...
last year I built stuff that doesn’t sound like frontend work:
- custom APIs and DBs (both GraphQL & REST)
- user dashboards
- video manipulation
but it all *felt* comfortable & within my skillset
how? a thread: 🧵
I do all sorts of demos and "hello world" projects, but I want to focus on real-world apps only in this thread. specifically, I'll talk about this production project:
✨ Jamstack Explorers 👩🚀
this is a load-bearing app that a lot of people depend on
to build Jamstack Explorers, we needed:
🗄 a custom database to track mission progress
📝 a content management system
🔐 user authentication
🎬 video manipulation
we were a small team of frontend devs and we needed to ship quickly — this was a daunting todo list 😅
🗄 custom database
using @HasuraHQ Cloud, we were able to create a new DB, configure it, and test the API all from a web interface — no config files or server setup required
we got it running in a day & I never felt like I was in over my head, even though DBs make me nervous!
📝 content management
we chose @sanity_io as a CMS. we used their CLI + JSON schema to set it up for Markdown + @mdx_js, exposed through a GraphQL API
the docs were great — it still felt like I was well within my frontend wheelhouse while we set this up