Month: October 2016

Blockchain – The future of security? Short analysis of the Blockchain concept, as well as its potential implications in security and other ambits

What are the blockchains? That question came to my mind a couple of weeks ago when I watched Don Tapscott’s encouraging speech on TEDXTalks. Well, making some simple deduction, we can think on a “chain of blocks which contain information rows”. Essentially, the information is stored in a distributed database – meaning that many computers manage it …

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Coursera – A curious choice Short retrospective about how Coursera appeared in my life, as well as what has given me and what could potentially offer to other people

Everything began in April. I came back to Spain from Mexico City after having visited some friends, and I decided to start an active job search. I still remember that some friends, in different contexts, told me: Gosh, it seems that you will end up prostituting yourself to obtain some CV experience. But, that didn’t …

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Country for Old Men Little reminder about the situation that will explode in Spain in fewer time than some people think: pensions, education issues, etc.

I was talking with some friends in a pub when they asked me how I saw the future. My answer: ‘Tough’. In fact, today (July 31st, 2016), I read few headers in the eldiario.es (Spanish) journal, and it made me reaffirm my thoughts. Here we can see various links (in Spanish), such as: Almost 60% of …

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Videogames: Personal evolution Brief reflection on the impact videogames have had on my life, focusing on the Aion MMORPG game

With the recent release of Pokémon GO, I had some sort of reflection time about my history as a ‘gamer’, and I can assert that videogames have been part of me since I was a child. When I was 4-5 years old, I had the chance to play ‘Abe’s Oddysee’ (gameplay link) on a PC. I …

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Brexit… Short reflection about the Brexit and the (obvious) consequences it will trigger

When I saw the result, I thought: ‘It can’t be true’. Yes, it was. English people voted ‘Yes’ in the referendum about the Brexit – basically meaning to quit the EU. Votes: 52% decided to Brexit, while 48% opted to Bremain. So they should be leaving sooner or later. But what we are watching now is a pretty convoluted …

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Job: A basis for the human? Short digression on the implications of having a job in our society

Few days ago I ended to read José Saramago’s ‘The Cave‘, based on Plato’s ‘Allegory of the Cave’, and it made me ponder: Which is the relevance of job in an individual’s life? The more I think about it, the more I feel the social conventions behind it. We can find some typical quotes such as …

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