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January 27, 2015

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9:09 PM | Wealth and enlightenment in the Ancient World
The period between the 5th and the 3rd century BCE was a fertile time for the world’s religions. In India, Buddhism and Jainism began to take hold. In China, Confucianism and Daoism likewise attracted mass appeal. And Europe saw the golden age of Greek philosophy. What these movements have in common is that they all [Read More...]
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9:09 PM | Wealth and enlightenment in the Ancient World
The period between the 5th and the 3rd century BCE was a fertile time for the world’s religions. In India, Buddhism and Jainism began to take hold. In China, Confucianism and Daoism likewise attracted mass appeal. And Europe saw the golden age of Greek philosophy. What these movements have in common is that they all [Read More...]
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3:39 PM | Origin of the word holocaust
It is Holocaust Memorial Day – 27th January. 70 years since the Soviet liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The word “holocaust” has become synonymous with the genocide of millions under the Third Reich. The etymology of the word itself is interesting. From etymonline.com: In the mid-13th Century, holocaust meant to “sacrifice by fire”, […]Related Posts:Could you backup all your files using flickrPassphrases versus passwordsEasily […]

January 23, 2015

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7:19 PM | How strong does a password need to be?
We are forever bombarded with advice on how to make strong passwords, there are endless schemes. The crackers and hackers know about all of these schemes. They have huge lists of leaked passwords, alphanumeric combinations of various sorts and certainly all the words in all the dictionaries. Today, our local law enforcers sent out some […]Related Posts:Cracking passwordsChange your LinkedIn password nowLastpass pronounceable passwordsPassphrases versus passwordsmy1login – making […]

January 20, 2015

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10:44 PM | ESPAnet: The Social Policy Context of Single-Parent Families
Together with Laurie Maldonado, I’ll be coordinating a stream on single parents at the upcoming ESPAnet conference (September 3-5, 2015, Odense, Denmark). Although as stream organizers we do not make the final decision on accepting papers to be presented (nor on how many papers will be accepted). However, we very much hope that interested scholars… Continue Reading
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2:27 PM | ProtonMail – a Swiss bank account for email
ProtonMail was created in response to the 2013 disclosure of global surveillance and interception of email by the NSA, GCHQ etc by Edward Snowden. Think of it like a Swiss bank account but for your email. It’s free, web-based and encrypted client side (you need two passwords, one to access the system and one to […]Related Posts:Backup your email for easier searching15 useful email addresses to knowSkyDrive storage space land grab for grandfathersNoPassword5 reasons not to […]

January 18, 2015

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1:25 PM | Bruce Sterling : Casa Jasmina
Bruce Sterling : Casa Jasmina from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo.http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Sterling
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12:19 PM | Los Angeles, the City in Cinema: Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)
Los Angeles, the City in Cinema: Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982) from Colin Marshall on Vimeo. "Blade Runner"'s future noir, proto-cyberpunk vision of a Los Angeles both post-industrial and re-industrial, both first-world and third-world, has remained in the more than 30 years since its unsuccessful first run the definitive image of the city's future. Using a combination of studio backlots, scale models, matte paintings, and actual Los Angeles architectural landmarks, the film imagines a […]

January 15, 2015

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8:30 PM | Why are American Atheists Disagreeable and Unconscientious?
There’s a popular model of personality that splits it into five components: openness to experience, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. And it’s well known that, while atheists tend to score high on openness, they tend to get low scores on conscientiousness and agreeableness. Back in 2010, Vincent Saroglou and colleagues assembled data from all the [Read More...]

Gebauer, J., Bleidorn, W., Gosling, S., Rentfrow, P., Lamb, M. & Potter, J. (2014). Cross-cultural variations in Big Five relationships with religiosity: A sociocultural motives perspective., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107 (6) 1064-1091. DOI: 10.1037/a0037683

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8:30 PM | Why are American Atheists Disagreeable and Unconscientious?
There’s a popular model of personality that splits it into five components: openness to experience, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. And it’s well known that, while atheists tend to score high on openness, they tend to get low scores on conscientiousness and agreeableness. Back in 2010, Vincent Saroglou and colleagues assembled data from all the [Read More...]

Gebauer, J., Bleidorn, W., Gosling, S., Rentfrow, P., Lamb, M. & Potter, J. (2014). Cross-cultural variations in Big Five relationships with religiosity: A sociocultural motives perspective., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107 (6) 1064-1091. DOI: 10.1037/a0037683

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January 14, 2015

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3:36 PM | 2014 - lecturas y vistas
Siguiendo con repaso de actividades 2014. Una de las que le dediqué más tiempo y ganas. Lectura y visionado de películas/series.A la lista completa se llega por aquí.5 librosHistory of Genetics, Alfred Sturtevant, 1965.Preciosa historia de primera mano de la Genética de la primera mitad del siglo XX.The Making of Kubrick’s 2001, Jerome Angel (ed), 1970.Irregular. Tiene tanta cosa que es imposible no disfrutarlo. El título es engañoso; […]

January 04, 2015

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2:37 PM | Año 2014
Año movidito.Mudanza. Embarazo y nacimiento de Teo. Crecimiento de Julián. Mucho trabajo (por razones circunstanciales y aprovechando la relativa tranquilidad antes del nacimiento de Teo para hacer unos pesos extra).Año difícil en el trabajo. Muchos problemas a resolver. Muchas decisiones a tomar. Algunos ofrecimientos interesantes. Y, como siempre, muchas cosas que uno desea hacer y que tiene que encontrar el tiempo a la fuerza.El reporte completo del año se […]

January 02, 2015

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9:40 AM | The Best Science of Religion Stories of 2014
Another year over, and one which saw this blog move to a new home here on Patheos. Welcome to any new readers out there, and let’s get stuck in to the annual round up of the stories from 2014! There was some great research published this year on why people turn to religion (or turn [Read More...]
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9:40 AM | The Best Science of Religion Stories of 2014
Another year over, and one which saw this blog move to a new home here on Patheos. Welcome to any new readers out there, and let’s get stuck in to the annual round up of the stories from 2014! There was some great research published this year on why people turn to religion (or turn [Read More...]

December 28, 2014

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11:29 PM | The History and Future of Everything -- Time
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