Physicsforums - the best place to be while self isolating

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In summary: Then there was the one teacher who used the app to show her class a video of her cat.Yep, it was pretty funny.Depends on the measures each country takes. China went for the online teaching route. It was a hilarious (at least for me) chaos. Most teachers were teaching through social network or video conferencing apps. A lecturer's got his account banned 3 seconds into the course because he was teaching female physiology, and the monitoring algorithm thought he was distributing porn. A popular app that decided to offer free services to teachers got review bombed by angry high school and primary school kids, angry because they thought they were getting extended holidays but the app ruined... pretty much everything.Then there was
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I know I am spending more time here!
 
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So far I'm still going to work, unlike my wife, I cannot do my job from home, I need all the test gear etc.
How much longer it's going to continue, I don't know

But, PF is just a good place to hang out regardless of what else is going on out there :smile: Dave
 
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So far I'm still going to work, unlike my wife, I cannot do my job from home, I need all the test gear etc.
How much longer it's going to continue, I don't know

But, PF is just a good place to hang out regardless of what else is going on out there :smile:Dave
I was going to start a similar thread. I have just started working from home although that is only 50-60% of what I can cover.
I will be on pf a lot more because no more pub, sports, lecturers or music is possible now for leisure.
I have pf, my guitar and books I need to either finish or start!
 
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With the schools closed, I bet there will be a decrease in the number homework posts.
Any numbers?
 
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Couldn't have said it better myself! Let's keep pumping out the interesting threads!
 
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BillTre said:
With the schools closed, I bet there will be a decrease in the number homework posts.
Any numbers?

schools are still open throughout Oz, only 2 or 3 closed because of a virus case in that particular school
 
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Hopefully, newly installed chiller will operate correctly during next two weeks and I will not have to go fixing it
 
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Go read physics textbooks then discuss on PF :oldbiggrin:

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Covid-19: A message to our customers

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The Press has made all Academic higher education textbooks free to access online. All 700 textbooks published and currently available in HTML format on Cambridge Core can now be accessed free until the end of May, regardless of whether they were previously purchased. We are also providing free access to research related to the coronavirus. The Press plays a global role in education and research and shares its University’s mission to contribute to society through its work. Sharing that research can play an important role in tackling shared threats such as this. More than 80 relevant book chapters and journal articles are available, drawn from journals including Epidemiology & Infection; Prehospital and Disaster Medicine; Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, and from Animal Health Research Reviews, among others. Future articles will be added to the collection once they have been published.
 
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Go read physics textbooks then discuss on PF :oldbiggrin:

https://www.cambridge.org/about-us/covid-19/
Covid-19: A message to our customers

The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic is posing huge challenges for teachers, researchers and learners. At Cambridge University Press we are committed to supporting you at this difficult time.

Academic publishing
The Press has made all Academic higher education textbooks free to access online. All 700 textbooks published and currently available in HTML format on Cambridge Core can now be accessed free until the end of May, regardless of whether they were previously purchased. We are also providing free access to research related to the coronavirus. The Press plays a global role in education and research and shares its University’s mission to contribute to society through its work. Sharing that research can play an important role in tackling shared threats such as this. More than 80 relevant book chapters and journal articles are available, drawn from journals including Epidemiology & Infection; Prehospital and Disaster Medicine; Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, and from Animal Health Research Reviews, among others. Future articles will be added to the collection once they have been published.
Excellent! Gotta wait for access, though.
Due to performance issues caused by unprecedented demand and reported misuse, we have had to temporarily remove the free access to textbooks. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and are working to address these concerns to reinstate free access as soon as possible.
 
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BillTre said:
With the schools closed, I bet there will be a decrease in the number homework posts.
Any numbers?
Depends on the measures each country takes. China went for the online teaching route. It was a hilarious (at least for me) chaos. Most teachers were teaching through social network or video conferencing apps. A lecturer's got his account banned 3 seconds into the course because he was teaching female physiology, and the monitoring algorithm thought he was distributing porn. A popular app that decided to offer free services to teachers got review bombed by angry high school and primary school kids, angry because they thought they were getting extended holidays but the app ruined it.
 
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atyy said:
Go read physics textbooks then discuss on PF :oldbiggrin:
Exactly -- I was about to say the same thing.

I only learned several decades after finishing formal Uni that self-study through textbooks, with conscientious working of examples and problems, can actually be superior to the classic lecture+tutorial+assignment model.

Of course, back then, I had no PF, or even Internet. In 2020+, I find self-study wonderfully enjoyable.

As for "students" who want an extended holiday because of COVID-19,... well,... I feel a desire to kick 'em up the you-know-where.
 
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It seems they've rescinded the free to all public with a
We are pleased to announce that free access to HTML textbooks is now available again and is being offered direct to Higher Education institutions. Access will be automatically arranged if you already have access to one of the following reference collections; Cambridge Histories, Cambridge Companions, and Cambridge Elements.If you need further information, or would like to arrange free access for your institution, please ask your librarian to visit our library information page in the first instance.

What about those not connected to an institution? gosh
 

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