#Presidential Note #Scintilla

Presidential Note

Goedemorgen zonnestraaltjes, goodmorning sunshines, Welcome to another presidential note. These are weird times. With the summer just having started, it may not feel like summer. While it is quite warm outside and the sun is shining until the evening, there are no barbeques on the O&O square, no vacations to far-off countries and no epic end of the year activities. In this presidential note I will give you some ideas for fun things to do in your off time. ...

#Ferranti #Current war #AC

Icons of EE: Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti

The name Ferranti has been notorious in electrical engineering history until Ferranti International P.L.C. finally went bankrupt in 1993, after having experienced over a century of business. This article will reveal the achievements of a very important player in the Current War, although he did not appear in many of the media at the time. Ferranti was less a man of drama, he rather let his inventions speak for themselves. ...

#Study #Interview #Professor #Corona

Online teaching - How are the teachers coping?

What is going on at the other side of the screens? That is what we, the Vonk committee, asked ourselves after experiencing several weeks of online classes. How are our teachers doing? What do they think about online teaching? Do they miss us already? About a month ago we decided to start an ambitious project, we wanted to interview as many teachers as possible who had to deal with the online classes. ...

#do-group #tree #family #kick-in

Do-group Family Tree

Important Notice Despite the author’s best effort, the family tree presented in this article is incomplete and incorrect in some branches. Read the article for its entertainment value and look out for a follow-up article with a new version of this family tree. If you have any improvements to the accuracy of this article, don’t hesitate to contact us! During the start of every Kick-in you perhaps make one of the most important choices of your student career. ...

#column #home #motivation

Studying at home: advantages and drawbacks

Due to the corona crisis, universities had to close. For some students nothing changed, for some people it is a paradise and for some their whole world fell in despair. Whatever kind of student you are, you have to cope with the new laws and the new learning system. After some experience you can probably understand there are some positive sides and downsides to this whole affair. First of all, it is quite nice to wake up in the morning and not have to cycle all the way to college. ...

#Music #Youtube

Is YouTube audio really that poor?

YouTube is a worldwide popular network for video recording and sharing. It was created in 2005 (1) and since then it has created bridges between people through videos about science, fitness and entertainment. One would assume that, since its function is to share videos, it has great audio quality. But is that really the case? Is YouTube audio quality good enough, compared to other sources for videos? Or is it surprisingly poor? ...