Devastating epidemics that swept Europe during the Middle Ages seem to have had an unexpected benefit - leaving 10% of today's #Europeans resistant to #HIV infection.
What is clear is that something has boosted the prevalence of a mutation that helps protect against the #virus.
The #mutation, which affects a protein called CCR5 on the surface of white blood cells, prevents HIV from entering these cells and damaging the #immune#system.
Around 10% of today's Europeans carry the mutation, a significantly higher proportion than in other populations.
1 step forward 2 steps back. Today has been an emotional day in West Croydon Shopping Centre. This time it wasn't tears of happiness. Experiencing yet again one of those subtle, insidious and regular moments where you watch yourself being treated #lessthan because you are a #personofcolour. As #subtle as this may be. And as difficult as it is to pin down and name. These are the #microagressions that affect #poc daily. Today's came from the #zara#staffmemebr who refused to believe and trust I was bringing something back legitimately. She asked me "why"... she asked me again "what's wrong with it?"... to spent an age poring over the dress looking for something amiss and not right. She looked me up and down. She looked over the dress again... one more time she asked me why I was returning this item. I explained that it was a party dress I'd brought for a party that I had never even tried on... she looks at me. Then goes to get a manager... and this is where it hit me that her behaviour was beyond the norm. The manager (thankfully not racist) took a cursory glance and said I don't see any problem. Just issue the refund. And left her too it.... I'm fucking fuming. These things happen so regularly and so subtly that we barely notice them. I cannot tell or be sure whether this is her #beliefs or her just enacting the #policies of the company... because trust me. These company employees are #taught and #indoctrinated who to target on suspicions of #theft and #fraud. Either way #zarawoman is now on my #boycott list. I will be writing because quite frankly I am fucking tired of this behaviour and I am tired to fuck of taking it. Over and over again... putting it down to the #system and the "well that's just the way things is!" This #structuralracism has to #stop. I'm both #angry and #upset and fucking #tired and #exhausted in equal measure #racism#blacklivesmatter ... ps. The irony is. Her accent she was from another part of Europe. So I found it highly #ironic her #judging me on where I am #from... but we all know, it's never about geography, it's about the level of melanin in your #skin#whereareyoufrom
Even tough creative thinking are part of the human instinct(communication and self-expressing), so many people today see creativity as a capacity far beyond them. I feel like it's important to discover one-selfs interests on a personal level, but so many people don't got the time for it. Some are so loaded with tasks to finish, homework to read, family to take care of, working over time, being stuck in traffic, and doing absolutely nothing when we don't follow the interests of today's society ect. ect. .
There are not that many places where people approve creativity or even encourage it. Society don't want people to think too much for themselves, or create their own paths in life. School and education are programs you have to learn by memory, not by creativity. This is probably why so many people feel so lost before they even turn 20-30. They're stuck! Because there are no time for real thinking, brainstorming, or even the chance to experimentate without afterwards being judged for trying. .
Allow YOUR true creativity to be expressed. Creativity is a fucking skill, not something we're "gifted". Think in untraditional ways. Spend a lot of time by yourself. We're so affected by other people, that it might even be hard to stay alone with your own thoughts and find your own ideas.
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This is #episode no.1 in #IoT track which consists of 3 episodes. The IoT track under name of "IoT Vs. #EmbeddedSystems". Engineers who are featured in this track are (Alphabetically arranged):
1) Ahmed Abdelaziz - #Embedded#SW#Engineer at Smartec-Group.
2) Amr Al-Awamry - Assistant #Professor at Benha University, Faculty of hashtag #Engineering.
3) Amr Saleh - Co-Founder & #CEO at Elkrem, Inc.
4) Tamer Ahmed - #Entrepreneurship Programs #PM at Wadhwani Foundation.
In this episode we are tackling a rich definition of What's IoT? What's the "t" in IoT? What's the history behind this #system / #network ?
Tafra "Vs." Series is a series of videos for elaborating the fundamentals in different #tech domains, #product#management and design. Through interviewing with some of the leaders in the Egyptian and MENA market , We were aiming to craft the last gentle introduction into tech #world for #techies and non-techies.
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