Paranoia of Insecurity

We have learned to live with our hearts in our mouths, with permanent paranoia. We learned to believe that something unfortunate can happen to us and we learned to spread that anguished perception so many times wrong. Thus we learned to live. That’s how we learned to be. Locked up. Persecuted. Distrustful. Fearful. We learned to make others fearful. We learned to be entangled. We put bars on doors, on windows, on walls.

A Tree Like a Woman

Or a woman in a tree

They Approve a New Standard Called Webauthn That Would Put an End to Passwords on the Internet

The W3C Consortium (World Wide Web Consortium) that governs the Internet destinations announced together with the FIDO Alliance (Fast Identity Online), aimed at improving the authentication and security mechanisms in the network of networks, which can be the end of passwords as we know them. It is WebAuthn, which in English means Web Authentication, a platform for simpler and more robust authentication processes that has been brewing for years. The novelty in this case is that now the final specifications are approved, the standard is official and can be implemented in all browsers and websites.

Amsterdam History of the Red Light District

A red light district is a neighborhood where prostitution and other businesses in the sex industry flourish. The term “red light district” was first recorded in the United States in 1894, in an article in The Sentinel, a newspaper in Milwaukee. Other mentions from the 1890s are numerous, and located all over the United States. The famous Red light district of Amsterdam is called “De Wallen”. Tourist Attraction De Wallen is the largest and best-known red light district in Amsterdam and a major tourist attraction.

Denmark a Shame

As reported, hunting of pilot whales on the Danish Faroe Islands no “reported” threats to the extinction of the species. That’s not the point. All this happens year after year in the Faroe Island in Denmark, primarily involved in this slaughter young people to demonstrate that these same young people have already reached an age “adult” maturity. It is assumed that we are civilized. It is assumed that humans have the responsibility of caring for the planet, and as being “superior” are who we protect all animals and plants of our “civility.

Smallest Countries

The smallest wonders This is an interesting listing of the world’s seven smallest independent countries. These are the only countries which contain an area of less than 100 square miles. If we combine the land area of these seven countries, it will be less than 175 square miles. These countries are not only the smallest countries in the world, but also have some unique aspects as well. Vatican City Vatican City - Capital: Vatican City - Size: 0.

Human Traffic

Is it possible that we as Christians just aren’t angry enough about injustices like human trafficking and slavery? Perhaps, we’ve grown too desensitized, domesticated, and docile. I’m not trying to say this for the sake of the ’shock factor’ but I really believe there are times when the Church needs to have a deep[er] anger about the grave injustices of the world particularly when it involves the exploitation of children.

Circumcision Is Child Abuse

We, as a society, are meant to love children. If I was to go and tear the nails off each of my child’s fingers I’d be roundly condemned and imprisoned (and probably best I were for my own safety!). Female circumcision is roundly, and justly, condemned as an abusive practice. But male circumcision?? Oh that’s ok, isn’t it? Yeah, just dandy, especially in America. Male circumcision has some benefits, and there is continuing talk of expanding it’s use, such as here.

Malcolm X on John Brown

John Brown was a guerrilla fighter, who worked together with Harriet Tubman, and who fought and died for African American National Liberation. This month is the 150th anniversary of militant white abolotionist John Brown’s armed raid on the federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, an important moment in the African American Liberation struggle. To mark the occasion, here is a quote from Malcolm X in 1965 (My year of birth): There are many white people in this country, especially the younger generation, who realize that the injustice that has been done and is being done to black people cannot go on without the chickens coming home to roost eventually.

The Open Source

The traditional business model for companies is to create a product and/or provide a service to customers in order to receive payment and hopefully exceed operational costs to generate a profit. However, what happens when you are not creating a product or service, but instead ideas? How do you make a profit? How can you differentiate yourself from the competition when your product is perceived as a commodity? This is a common dilemma for companies that engage in Open Source design, development or distribution.