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Brilliant Poles and Polesses - presentation


pawian 223 | 24,390
26 Jul 2023 #1
Oliwia Raniszewska, this year's high school graduate, is among the 50 best students in the world. A young scientist has a chance to win 100,000. dollars. This is the third edition of the Global Student Prize and the third Polish student awarded in this competition.

Oliwia Raniszewska is 19 years old. She comes from Świecie, a small town in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship. She is a graduate of the University High School in Toruń, one of the best schools in Poland.

Already at school, she worked on inventions. She co-created, among others aquacollector - a portable device for collecting and utilizing impurities (e.g. microplastics) from water. She and her team developed the device in two versions - for flowing waters with the possibility of mounting on ships or boats, and for waters with a low flow, using a solar-powered pump. In 2021, the project took 3rd place in the Explory competition.


national-geographic.pl/artykul/oliwia-raniszewska-to-jedna-z-najlepszych-uczennic-na-swiecie-ogromne-wyroznienie-19-letniej-polki-230725111332



OP pawian 223 | 24,390
26 Jul 2023 #2
Konstanty Smolira,

Kania, excellent example.
BTW, didn`t you tell us goodbye for your vacation???

The math genius was already famous when in primary school



tnuc a si naiwaP
1 Aug 2023 #3
Michał Lipiec, a student of 5th Cracow Highschool, won three medals in international Olympiads...

portalsamorzadowy.pl/edukacja/uczen-z-krakowa-zdobyl-w-tym-miesiacu-trzy-medale-na-miedzynarodowych-olimpiadach,478900.html

... gold in Chemistry (Zurich), silver in Physics (Tokyo) and brown in Mathematics (Chiba).

Apart from Science, Michał is also interested in long distance running; this year he took part a half-marathon and Poland's Championship in mountain running.

Kania

Who's Kania? :):):)
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
1 Aug 2023 #4
Michał Lipiec, a student of 5th Cracow Highschool, won three medals in international Olympiads...

You were faster a few minutes.... :):):)

Who's Kania? :):):)

Certain member who is still busy in the forum although he should be enjoying his holiday! HA!

Michał Lipiec



OP pawian 223 | 24,390
1 Aug 2023 #5
Michał is long distance running; half-marathon and Poland's Championship in mountain running.

A genius who is a jock. Amasing!
Alien 20 | 4,979
1 Aug 2023 #6
genius who is a jock.

Not one genius was funny, that's their nature.
Ironside 53 | 12,424
1 Aug 2023 #7
What about Comedy Genius?
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
2 Aug 2023 #8
Not one genius was funny,

Alien, check the meaning of jock in urban slang dictionary.
Alien 20 | 4,979
3 Aug 2023 #9
check the meaning

I checked, but it was too late to correct the post. Interestingly, they write "sportowiec" in Polish and in German "Szkot". 🤔
mafketis 37 | 10,897
3 Aug 2023 #10
sportowiec" in Polish and in German "Szkot"

I think I've heard Jock used as a(n) insulting term of address for a Scottish man but only by Brits... I've never heard used like that in the third person. Not saying it doesn't happen but....

Technically jock means athlete (usually in a school context) but there's often a note of condescension....they do sports becasue they don't have the brains for anything else (often not true).

But what I want to talk about now is.... Poless?

No.....just.... no....
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
3 Aug 2023 #11
they do sports becasue they don't have the brains for anything else (often not true).

Yes, I heard it in the comedy American Lampoon. Freshstudents who have just arrived at the campus
were described by a PE teacher as sluts, jocks and nerds.

But what I want to talk about now is.... Poless?

I invented this one exactly 15 years ago - it refers to female Poles.
mafketis 37 | 10,897
3 Aug 2023 #12
it refers to female Poles.

Pole is neither male nor female... (or both male and female).

Polish women or Polish men work better in modern usage imho... Poless sounds like psycholożka to me (like chalk squeaking on a blackboard).
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
3 Aug 2023 #13
Poless sounds like psycholożka to me

Exactly. Females needed new feminine names and I started doing it long ago.

Pole is neither male nor female...

Remember, the language changes over years. It is living, sort of. People are initiators of those changes.
Ironside 53 | 12,424
3 Aug 2023 #14
Poless sounds like psycholożka to me

it sounds like a bad Polish, or some copycat morons that don't know Polish enough to know that is a bad Polish.
Same with na Ukrainie - what a joke! Everyone who uses it tell me he/she is a uneducated moron or a fully fleged doormat..
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
3 Aug 2023 #15
Same with na Ukrainie - what a joke!

Stick to the topic of the thread.
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
17 Sep 2023 #16
This photo comes from late 1990s and shows high school boys who participated in a summer educational camp for talented mathematicians. For over two decades the photo has been an object of endless persiflage - the boys were mocked and insulted in tens of memes as nerds, losers, freaks in Turkish sweaters etc.

However, they all made amazing international careers - one of them even worked as a programmer in American space industry.

I never laughed at the boys because I have always valued intelligence and knowledge in my students. And as a teacher, I can only wish all my students were like those boys.

Besides, I used to wear similar sweaters 30 years ago. Yes, they looked embarassing but I have never cared about fashion.



Alien 20 | 4,979
17 Sep 2023 #17
they all made amazing international careers

Well, three of them already had vision problems at such a young age. I wonder if it's from reading math books.
Paulina 16 | 4,370
17 Sep 2023 #18
However, they all made amazing international careers

Good for them :)))

I wonder if it's from reading math books.

It's possible that they were not getting enough of vitamin D3 when they were kids. It could be that they weren't spending enough time outside and at the same time they weren't getting enough of vit D3 from food or supplements.

one of them even worked as a programmer in American space industry.

He still does, I think.
This is him today:



OP pawian 223 | 24,390
17 Sep 2023 #19
I wonder if it's from reading math books.

Partly yes, all kinds of books. But the main reason was sitting for hours in front of a monitor from 1990s. :):):) I bought my first PC in 1992 and had to rearrange the furniture in my bedroom, especially my desk, to fit in that giant and long monitor which was very bad for your eyes. .
Paulina 16 | 4,370
17 Sep 2023 #20
He still does, I think.

Ah, sorry, he doesn't anymore - he worked on SpaceX's Dragon for 7 years and once it was done he worked a bit on Starlink, but I guess he left. They'd want him back, but he's more interested in working on spaceships. SpaceX is working now in Texas on a spaceship that is supposed go the Moon and he's been thinking about that, but he doesn't feel like working for other people for the time being and he has a son in Poland now and lives here. I wonder what he's going to be up to in the future :)

Btw, when he was working on SpaceX's Dragon he saved a Falcon launch, because he managed to find a mistake in the code made by the team working on Falcon - he was sitting for the whole night trying to find out what's wrong - the launch was supposed to happen literally the next day :))

(Oh, and he's a zodiacal Gemini, like me! :D)
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
19 Sep 2023 #22
Now everybody wants to be Gemini, the most intelligent of all Zodiac signs! Is it another fad in the forum???? :):):)
Cargo pants 3 | 1,510
19 Sep 2023 #23
LOl I prefer "Libra".scales of Justice.
Justice is blind but it does prevail,can take time sometimes.
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
1 Apr 2024 #24
Compare the old photo from 1990s in post 16 to this recent one: those brilliant people are dealing with the development of AI and aspire to become well known geniuses like their colleagues in the old photo. In 20 years time we shall show this new photo again:



Paulina 16 | 4,370
1 Apr 2024 #25
those brilliant people are dealing with the development of AI

:(((

The doom of us all...
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
1 Apr 2024 #26
The doom

I am not perplexed by it at all. As a monkey clown teacher, I will always be better and more attractive in the job martket than any AI educator. hahahaha
Paulina 16 | 4,370
1 Apr 2024 #27
@pawian, and that's the problem with people... You don't care about others... Many people will only start caring when AI comes for their jobs.
jon357 74 | 22,054
1 Apr 2024 #28
this recent one

This one looks even more old fashioned.
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
1 Apr 2024 #29
You don't care about others

I can`t care about all humans. My monkey heart is too small for that. That is why I care about my family mostly. :):):)

Many people will only start caring when AI comes for their jobs.

That`s a standard course of human development - sth old and obsolete is replaced by sth new, better and more efficient. Once, industrial machines and steam engine made a revolution in human manufacturing. Do you still regret that machines were introduced in 18th century Britain??? :):):)
Paulina 16 | 4,370
1 Apr 2024 #30
I can`t care about all humans. My monkey heart is too small for that.

Clearly.

old and obsolete is replaced by sth new, better and more efficient.

Would you call arists, writers, singers, musicians, etc. and human creativity in general as something "worse" and "less efficient"? Something that should be replaced? Whatever for?

Once, industrial machines and steam engine made a revolution in human manufacturing.

I keep seeing AI supporters making this (and other dumb ones) equivalent. But that's not how it works in creative professions. In creative professions people actually enjoy doing their jobs. And what AI is doing is taking away the creative process and people out of the equation. I've seen young people asking more experienced artists whether there's any point in going to art schools and choosing an art career. They feel useless, hopeless and depressed.

You know, that's not how I would like to see the future with AI. Stuff that people love doing being taken over by AI. That's just... f*cking sad.


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