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 […]

Hard Problem of Consciousness

I think it’s a mistake to view the Hard Problem as unique to materialism.  Idealism can’t answer it either, and generally doesn’t try to.  IMO, the problem is not really about matter, but about description or explanation. (I also don’t think it’s unique to “formal” systems or approaches, except in a sense so broad that […]

About the cost of The Space Shuttle

Thomas A. Heppenheimer, The space shuttle decision: NASA’s search for a reusable space vehicle, 1999. (Full text free online, since the book was government funded.) I used to think the story of the Space Shuttle was that it promised to lower the cost of space launches, but sadly turned out to be more expensive than […]

Dog influencer: more and more dogs have their profile on Instagram

Not everything is to post a plate of food or a landscape with black and white filters. There is a parallel world on Instagram, which is gaining more ground. It is the dog profiles, where they speak in the first person, tell what they like to do and how they feel at each moment of […]

Public ethics: the conflict of interests, under the carpet

I do not know any code of behavior, ethics and / or conduct that lacks a section called “conflict of interest”, and it is not chance. If there is a problem that can harm an organization is the personal interest of any of its members over the entity. And when I write “some” they could […]

Optical illusions

Well, this is definitely the most fun I’ve had while making a post. Inspired by this one from capnphaggit. Images & copyrights: Trifid Nebula (M20) by Marcus Davies, The Cat’s Eye Nebula and Star-forming region Sharpless 2-106 by NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).    

Monsanto in Planet Forward Summit

Michael Frank, the Vice President of Monsanto a company that uses a controversial Genetically Modified seed to grow their products, sat down at the Planet Forward Summit for an interview with founder and host of the conference Frank Sesno. The two went back and forth while many in the crowd felt that some of the […]

Mexico offers to multinational companies the richest oil region

The crown jewel of the oil in Mexico is called Chicontepec. This is a region of 3,800 square kilometers in the northern states of Veracruz and Puebla whose surface contains 40% of the country’s hydrocarbon reserves. After the approval of the energy reform, which allows for the first time in 76 years private investment in […]

With the children NO!

A report written by Unicef​​, which reached my ears by Telesur TV shows so alarmed situation of violence towards children. The report is called “Hidden in Plain Sight: A statistical analysis of violence against children”. We left the links in both English and Spanish: English (PDF) Spanish (Español: Ocultos a plena luz: un análisis estadístico de la […]

Bitcoin and economic reality

Alex Payne lays out the Bitcoin agenda: Bitcoin has become synonymous with everything wrong with Silicon Valley: a marriage of dubious technology and questionable economics wrapped up in a crypto-libertarian political agenda that smacks of nerds-do-it-better paternalism. With its influx of finance mercenaries, the Bitcoin community is a grim illustration of greed running roughshod over meaningful […]