Many schools have already closed due to the coronavirus

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The period of May is perhaps one of the most beautiful, or even most decisive, months. When I was a student, the month of May was the decisive month for fixing school questions, classwork and insufficiencies. Those who had arranged everything could already enjoy the luxury of going on vacation in late May or at the very beginning of June, thus anticipating the summer holidays.

This year, due to the coronavirus, the Italian schools are already closed, and those who will have to face the exams will have to do it with all possible precautions and with the marks of the first quarter. Even in most European states, schools have remained closed, because it is one of the places where the virus is transmitted, especially because children are totally asymptomatic. The Italian government has already set some guidelines to face the new school year, which will begin in September. According to the current situation, all students will be obliged to wear a mask.
But further restrictions may apply if epidemiological evidence worsens in the coming days and months. Italy has almost reopened everything, but in many cities nightlife and night parties are resumed, which are currently prohibited. Hopefully the exponential contagion will not resume.

CORONAVIRUS: the future to come ..

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Predicting the future is always a great gift to face the difficulties that could trace the path of life. And even if you did not have this clairvoyance, it would still be wise to hypothesize some scenarios to sketch at least a line of foresight.

The world will no longer be the same or at least it will not be for many generations forced, in memory of the Pandemic, to apply those good rules of hygiene or social distancing. But above all, the movements will no longer be the same as before. And flights by plane will be carried out only by business needs or at the limit by indispensable holidays. Not to mention the Cruises, which at the moment those who travel the world can be counted on the palm of a hand. This does not mean that all this will lead to benefits. Just think that ships are the most polluting means of transport that exists, 100 times higher in emissions than airliners. In fact, what is evident is that the seal will begin to breathe with the drastic drop in CO2 emissions and fine dust. The Himalayas are beginning to be seen from India, dolphins appear in the canals of Venice and many animals pour into the city streets, in the absence of the usual tramway. It is unexceptionable that nature has benefited most from this Pandemic, especially if taken into consideration the fact that in recent times the average temperatures had risen to an impressive level (2019 had the hottest October ever), in addition to the fact that 2019 was the year of Greta Tunmberg, the little girl who traveled the world to speak with the powerful of the earth about safeguarding the environment.

The fact remains of how nations will behave in the future once the pandemic is over. The issues are likely to be lower, however, due to the fact that the economic repercussions that will last for years (hopefully not decades) will in any case lead to a decrease in work (and therefore industrial) and social activities.
But our unconscious gestures of social distancing will remain evident. Although in fact, with the end of the virus, social relations will be able to resume, probably also with a certain thrill due to long isolation and long abstinence, our ways will still be influenced by greater freedom, but above all awareness, which will almost certainly be more evident in Latin countries, in which, unlike the Nordic and Anglo-Saxon ones, they have a social culture characterized by warmer gestures and more direct contact.
All the rest is difficult to predict, especially if you think that the geo-political balance will depend on how states will be able to cope with this emergency.

 

20th february: World Day of Social Justic

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World Justice Day is an international anniversary celebrated on 20th February of each year, since 2009, organized by the United Nations Organization to promote the theme of social justice worldwide.
This day is the prerequisite for peace and security between nations because, through respect for human rights and the fundamental freedoms of all, it is able to remove the barriers that people face in accessing social welfare due to gender , age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, disability, working conditions and justice.
The theme of the day for 2020 is “Bridging the inequality gap to achieve social justice“. But what are the main inequalities to be filled?
We are witnessing the dehumanization of economic policies aimed at enhancing only financial results but instead the evaluation of results should be encouraged in light of the positive impact for citizens.
There is still a large pay gap between men and women in the presence of a similar role, function and responsibility and insufficient measures to reconcile life and work times.
Political and entrepreneurial strategies are slow to implement the energy transitions necessary to ensure environmental justice and persevere in the exploitation of the natural resources of developing countries for the benefit and use of developed countries, but instead should tend to contain their economic and social gap .

The globalization of markets, the spread of technology, the expansion of the markets for goods and services, the expansion of investments and the internationalization of companies and business processes have not been enough to ensure fair employment and working conditions, equality and protection social development in developing countries, nor to set fair global labor standards.

The New year in the world

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The New Year is celebrated all over the world, or rather all over the world that has the Gregorian calendar, that is mainly the Christian one. For example, in some eastern countries such as China, New Year is celebrated on 25th January. The Jews instead celebrate the New Year generally in September.
The Islamic New Year is celebrated on the first day of the month of Muharram and can correspond to any period of the Gregorian year, because the lunar year used in the Islamic calendar is approximately 11 days shorter than the calendar year of the Gregorian calendar, so that an Islamic date “moves” back, compared to the Gregorian calendar, by about a month every three years.

However, the New Year on the Gregorian calendar is celebrated with fireworks all over the world, although fireworks are a delicate theme every year, because there are always accidents. Due to the time zone, the New Year begins earlier in some countries. The first to celebrate will be the inhabitants of Kiritimati instead the last will be those of the American Samoe Islands.

Using cell phones since the 2000s, I can compare the difference with the present day. At one time during midnight the lines were clogged and it was difficult even to send a simple text message. Today, however, the telephone lines hold up well because everyone constantly uses the internet.

Today is a public holiday, and most countries celebrate the motherhood of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Despite this, one of the things that surprised me is that England is one of the few countries where the football matches takes place in New Year. Infact, The Brighton-Chelsea match was played today.

The Best sites to download software

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Very often it happens that we have to download programs. Other times it can happen that we have to download more
software together to update them or because we have to resite our PC after formatting it. In this case we come to the aid of some sites with which we can search for all the best known software, updated to the latest version. Furthermore, it is always advisable to download the software that does not need any applications that without our knowledge install other software that we do not want.

Here is a list of the best known and, above all, more reliable sites for both the amount of software and their constant and continuous updating to the latest version.

 

FILEHIPPO

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Here is a list of the best known and, above all, more reliable sites for both the amount of software and their constant and continuous updating to the latest version.

https://filehippo.com

 

 

FILEHORSE

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Filehorse is one of the best sites. Finding the differences with filehippo is difficult. It probably happens that you don’t always find the updated versions of some software. However the site better sorts the software by category than by filehippo.

https://www.filehorse.com

 

 

SOFTPEDIA

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It contains a large amount of software but I believe that it is not the best as a visual impact. It does not categorize the software well and is very dispersive.

https://www.softpedia.com

 

 

MAJORGEEKS

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Although not often but sometimes I found it useful to download some very hard to find software, which were not present in filehippo and in filehorse.

https://www.majorgeeks.com

 

 

UPTODOWN

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As for MajorGeeks I found it useful to download software only in the circumstances in which it was difficult to find it in other sites. A valid alternative

https://it.uptodown.com

 

 

SOFTONIC

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Although it is one of the most popular sites for downloading software freely, I find it very messy and full of advertising. I recommend it only when you can’t find particular programs. It also often installs third-party software.

https://it.softonic.com

The best dating sites

TINDER

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Tinder is a location-based social search mobile app and Web application most often used as a dating service, that allows users to use a swiping motion to like (swipe right) or dislike (swipe left) other users, and allows users to chat if both parties like each other (a β€œmatch”).

Information available to users is based on pictures, a short biography, and, optionally, a linked Instagram, Facebook or Spotify account. Tinder originally required access to a Facebook account of the user of Tinder but, as of August 2019, Tinder allows users to register using a telephone number and without access to a Facebook account.

http://www.gotinder.com/

 

 

CHANNELS

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Channels is a simple way to create posts about any topic (something for sale, event, trip, something funny, rant, etc) which is then automatically geo-tagged with your location or any location you choose on the map. Once its created, users can scroll around the map and/or perform tag & category based search to find channels they’re interested in like yours, subscribe to that channel, and immediately group chat with you and all other subscribed users. Channels are therefore just location
based posts with an embedded anonymous group chat. Most social apps require email, usernames, passwords and sometimes other information. This app is meant to be as anonymous as possible, so all we ask is for you to set a username, if and only if, you wish to chat with others or subscribe.
Channels was created to be simple and anonymous so we have no menus or ads or hidden ways to make money; just 3 screens that you can swipe between.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chillininc.first.wam

 

 

MeetMe

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Channels is a social entertainment service founded in 2005.

The Company is a portfolio of mobile social entertainment apps designed to meet the universal need for human connection. Its primary apps are MeetMe, LOVOO, Skout, and Tagged. The Company has millions of mobile daily active users. Its apps are available on iPhone, iPad, and Android in multiple languages. Through these apps, users can stream live video, send gifts, chat, and share photos. The Meet Group derives revenue from in-app purchases, subscriptions, and advertising.

http://www.meetme.com/

 

 

Lovoo

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LOVOO is your app to find people nearby in a fun and easy way.

it works like this: find people in your area!
You Can Activate your radar and find out who is nearby, Play Match and find people to chat with or the love of your life and Follow people with the same interests

https://lovoo.com

 

 

Chatroulette

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Chatroulette is an online chat website that pairs random users for webcam-based conversations. Visitors to the website begin an online chat (text, audio, and video) with another visitor. At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.According to New York Times, the site is intensely addictive. In February 2010, a few months after the website was created, about 35,000 people were on Chatroulette at any given time. Around the beginning of March, Ternovskiy estimated the site to have around 1.5 million users. According to a survey carried out by RJMetrics, about one in eight spins on Chatroulette yielded “R-rated” content. Parody shows such as The Daily Show and South Park have lampooned this aspect of the service, and nudity has become an established part of the site’s notoriety.

https://chatroulette.com

 

 

Omegle

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Omegle is a free online chat website that allows users to socialize with others without the need to register. The service randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat sessions where they chat anonymously using the names “You” and “Stranger” or “Stranger 1” and “Stranger 2” in the case of Spy mode. The site was created by 18-year-old Leif K-Brooks of Brattleboro, Vermont, and was launched on March 25, 2009. Less than a month after launch, Omegle garnered around 150,000 page views a day, and in March 2010 the site introduced a video conferencing feature. The site now provides a mobile application that lets users chat with strangers from mobile devices.

https://www.omegle.com

The best software to create Bootable USB

 

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If you want to create bootable USB sticks at computer startup you may need one of the software listed below. In fact, it often happens to put the operating system on your pen and you have to extract the file archive. If you extract it normally with an archive software (winzip, 7zip, etc.) it can happen that it does not start when the PC starts up. Then you will need to extract it and install the boot files with one of the following software

 

RUFUS [WIN + MAC + LINUX]

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It is absolutely the best software to create pens and bootable usb devices. Works with windows, linux and mac. I recommend it especially for windows and mac while for linux it’s better its dedicated netbootin software

https://rufus.ie

 

UNETBOOTIN [LINUX]

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It only works for linux. The advantage of this software is that it allows you to automatically download the most common versions of Linux distros.

https://unetbootin.github.io

 

UNIVERSAL USB INSTALLER [WINDOWS]

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It would be the possible alternative to RUFUS because USB universal only works on Windows. Although RUFUS is ideal you will never have the certainty that it starts as it should.

https://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/

 

Our libraries: how to choose books

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Small library typical of public places or parks.

How many books do we read? Quantity is probably important but not everything. Quality is often fundamental, and choosing your book to suit your tastes and attitudes is the best way to create a small library of culture.

 

We often read without understanding because they are full of thoughts in our heads or because we don’t read often. It also depends on the genre of books: the most difficult are the intricate stories full of characters (mystery and novels) but also treatises on Philosophy.

If your intent is to have fun and not be too focused on the logic of the book, take a leisure book, I am convinced that the quality of the reading is usually more important than the content.

The length of the book is relative. If the book is very exciting we would like the book to never end. Instead some people prefer to read more books but short ones.
A book that has captured us represents a piece of our soul to be kept both in the library of books and in the library of one’s mind.

The Best Text/SourceCode Editor for Windows

 

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NOTEPAD++

Notepad ++ is an evolution of the classic windows notepad, with which you can write documents in txt, ie notes. It is a very light software and can also be used to view and write source codes. It recognizes a vast amount of file formats. If you want to write only source code I recommend sublimetext, but notepad should not be missing on your computer because it can always be useful.

https://notepad-plus-plus.org/downloads/

 

 

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SUBLIME-TEXT

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose – any kind of text file. You’ll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features. Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free without an expiration time limit, however a license must be purchased for continued use.

http://www.sublimetext.com

 

 

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BRACKETS

As a better alternative to Sublimetext, ie as a pure sourcecode editor, brackets is the best software. It’s free (opensource) and allows you to view the live preview. Because of the consistent graphics it can run a little slow.

http://brackets.io

 

 

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GEANY

Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a special Desktop Environment like KDE or GNOME – Geany only requires the GTK2 runtime libraries.

https://www.geany.org

 

 

The Best Sofware PDF and alternative to Acrobat Reader

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ADOBE ACROBAT READER DC

It is obviously the main software for viewing pdf files although it does not have functions to modify the text, such as highlighting some sentences or notes next to the text. It can also be a bit heavy for some PCs.
The premium version allows editing of files

https://get.adobe.com/it/reader/otherversions/

 

 

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FOXIT READERΒ 

As popularity is the most popular software that makes it among the most viable alternatives to acrobat reader.
Compared to acrobat reader, it has some more functions: highlighting and writing notes. In recent years it has become a bit heavy.

https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/

 

 

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SUMATRA PDF

Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF/DjVu/EPUB/XPS/CHM/CBR/CBZ/MOBI viewer for Windows. Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features. Its small and starts up very fast.

Its designed for portable use: its just one file with no external dependencies so you can easily run it from external USB drive.

https://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/download-free-pdf-viewer.html

 

 

PDF-XChange Viewer

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PDF-XChange Viewer is an alternative viewer for PDF files that enables you to view and annotate PDF files.
It is a very light software but has a very spartan graphic.

https://pdf-xchange.eu