“Every tiny atom in your body came from a star that exploded long before you were born.”
You Are Stardust teaches kids about the whimsy and interconnectedness of the universe in stunning illustrated dioramas.
Bonus: Amidst the jarring gender gap in science education, this is a project by two women.
Eleventy thumbs up!
At some moment a few years after Jesus Christ died but before the second century began, someone made a brick on the island that would become the cornerstone of Great Britain. The area was controlled by Rome then, and known as Britannia and as the brick lay green, awaiting the kiln, a cat walked across the wet clay and left its footprints before wandering off to do something else. The clay was fired, the prints fixed, and the brick itself presumably became a piece of a building or road.
February 22, 1943: Members of the White Rose are executed.
The White Rose (die Weiße Rose) was one of the most famous anti-Nazi resistance groups working within the borders of the Third Reich; their defiant opposition against Adolf Hitler and the atrocities and oppression of his government was and is especially remarkable when juxtaposed with the traditional image of the apathetic German citizen, oblivious to or unwilling to speak out against the crimes of their own leaders and military. The principal members of the organization were students from the University of Munich - Hans and Sophie Scholl, Alex Schmorell, Willi Graf, Lilo Berndl, Jürgen Wittenstein, Falk Harnack, Christoph Probst, Traute Lafrenz, Katharina Schueddekopf, and Marie-Luise Jahn. Several had refused to join the Hitler Youth and the League of German Girls ,(membership was, at that point in the war, compulsory), and most were motivated by moral reasons; some, as medical students, had witnessed the horrors of the war on the Eastern Front, atrocities committed by Germans against civilians, and the conditions of the Jewish ghettos in Warsaw and other cities.
The White Rose’s main activity was spreading awareness through leaflets and pamphlets heavily influenced by religious texts, ancient philosophy, and traditional German writers, while avoiding detection by the Gestapo. The second of the six eventual leaflets (and a seventh draft) read:
The German people slumber on in dull, stupid sleep and encourage the fascist criminals. Each wants to be exonerated of guilt, each one continues on his way with the most placid, calm conscience. But he cannot be exonerated; he is guilty, guilty, guilty!
Shortly after the total surrender of the German 6th Army at Stalingrad (and on the same day as Joseph Goebbels’ “total war” speech), a custodian at the university witnessed the Scholl siblings distributing pamphlets at the school, and the two were soon taken into custody by the Gestapo to be interrogated. Hans and Sophie Scholl, along with Christoph Probst, were tried by the People’s Court in a hasty show trial, found guilty, and executed by guillotine all on the same day - February 22,1943. More members were executed in July and October of that year, and others connected to the organization were sentenced to prison terms; however, it was the Scholls, more than any other members of the White Rose, who became symbols of selfless resistance and martyrs in postwar Germany.
We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace
Vor einiger Zeit hatte ich mal einen Artikel darüber verfasst, wie man auf dem Raspberry Pi mit Raspbian zu einem neuen Benutzer kommt.
Ich habe über die Nummer nochmal nachgedacht und irgendwie fand ich die Lösung etwas umständlich. Dann viel mir ein, das es auch wesentlich eleganter und einfacher geht!
Anstatt den pi User zu löschen und anschließend einen komplett neuen anlegen, kann man den alten User einfach umbenennen sein Homedirectory übernehmen. Ganz praktisch falls man schon Configs und Daten in dem Homedirectory liegen hat.
1. Den Benutzer root aktivieren
Da gleich der Benutzer “pi” verschwinden soll, darf er für die Aktion nicht angemeldet sein. Deswegen aktivieren wir jetzt den Beutzeraccount von root, damit wir uns gleich mit Ihm anmelden können, indem wir ihm ein Passwort vergeben.
sudo passwd root
Jetzt alle angemeldeten Benutzer abmelden und als User root wieder anmelden.
2. User pi umbenennen und Homedirectory umziehen
usermod -l <newname> -d /home/<newname> -m <oldname>
3. Gruppe umbennen
Da für jeden User eine gleichnamige Gruppe exisitiert, muss diese auch noch angepasst werden:
groupmod -n <newname> <oldname>
4. root deaktiveren
passwd -l root
Jetzt solltet ihr in der /etc/passwd und der /etc/group keine Einträge mit dem Namen “pi” finden. Ansonsten die Schritte zwei und drei nochmal überprüfen.
Baked Chicken Breast with a Honey Spice Glaze
Boneless skinless chicken breasts are always in my freezer. They are a quick but sometimes boring dinner. I am always on the look for new ways to make them. This is a combo of recipes from Food and Wine, Jacque Pepin and Cook’s Illustrated.
2 tbs honey
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbs fresh lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp sweet paprika
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of Herbs de Provence
2 boneless, skinless, chicken breast
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 400°.
In a small bowl, stir together the honey, garlic, lemon juice, mustard, paprika, cayenne and herbs de Provence.
Put the chicken breasts on a rimmed baking sheet.
Using a sharp knife, make 2 deep slashes in each breast.
Season the breasts with salt and black pepper, and then brush most of the honey glaze all over them.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Brush the remaining honey glaze over the chicken breasts and bake for about 5-10 minutes longer, until cooked, 160 degrees
Remove the chicken breasts from the oven; turn on the broiler to high. Brush the juices from the baking sheet onto the chicken and broil for about 1 minute, or until the chicken is lightly browned.
This was a good sweet, tart and not too spicy collaboration, perfect for a rainy night when it is to miserable to grill. Just be careful not to overcook.