That is an effect from the picture sensors and optical brighteners (which give white a blue/violet tinge from converting UV to visible). However I am completely mystified as to where anybody sees black. The small horizontal stripes?
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It is just the exposure to unsavory ideas that changes that later for far too many people.
The problem with that is in your email app. My personal experience is that I did need to work about 2 hours (distributed over a year or so) to get GPG integration in Mutt to work right, but it has worked nicely for the last 5 years or so.
I am slowly coming to terms with my imminent death, but what bothers me most is that I will be leaving my wife alone, and that my daughter will have to grow up without her father. She is in sixth grade, has an inquisitive and sharp mind, and is interested in science and music. She seems well on the path to becoming a "girl geek" like her mother, an outcome I'd welcome.
Since I will not be around for all of the big events in her life, I am going to create a set of video messages for her that she can watch at those important times or just when she's having a bad day. I would like to do this before my condition progresses to the point that I am visibly ill, so time is short.
In the videos I will make clear how much I treasure the time we've spent together and the wonderful qualities I see in her. What other suggestions do you have? What did you need to hear at the different stages of your life? What wisdom would have been most helpful to you? At what times did you especially need the advice of a parent? And especially for my geek sisters, how can I help her navigate the unique issues faced by girls and women in today's world?
Please note that I'm posting anonymously because I don't want this to be about me. I'd prefer that the focus be on my daughter and how I can best help her. Thank you so much for your help.
Yeah. If only there was an easy to use end2end encrypted mobile phone application for voice calls that Moxie had been involved in creating.
Indeed. Moxie is quite good. But he is wrong here: GPG/PGP is about as simple as you can be and still offer strong security. It can be put into wrappers for a little decrease in security and some increase to usability, but that is it. In security, you cannot make a hard task simple. That is not possible without massively decreasing security.The same thing happens when you say learning to read and write is too hard. Sure, speech recognition and synthesis does allow some help, but you will never be able to use a pen or a keyboard, and it does not help you at all with deciding what to write and what the meaning of some text is. This is a hard task as well, and cannot be automatized away.
The fact of the matter is that it takes real effort to learn to use encryption securely and that nothing can be done abut that.
My "not at all" was regarding the mothers blood flowing through the child, which it most decidedly does not as that in many cases would kill the child and possibly the mother. Mothers and their children are not necessarily compatible blood donors.
fatal = grave, serous, may also mean lethal, but not necessarily
lethal = you are dead
Nonsense. Deaths from food allergies are practically non-existent.
You are not acting rationally. Your whole posting drips panic. Even for your child, peanuts are hardly a "deadly poison". Sure, the symptoms are spectacular, but the actual risk of death is far lower than you believe. The epi-pen you carry is something you do not do to fight off death frequently, but because it is a low-effort, low-cost precaution that primarily helps against the rather unpleasant effects. It also helps lowering the risk of you killing your family when you drive to the ER, and that risk is actually a real one. But you should have stayed at that party.
As basically all honey is cooked these days, the risk is very low.
Not at all. There is an exceptionally good filter between mother and child. Otherwise they would quite frequently kill each other.
It is fascinating how many people these days claim to have "nearly died" of some allergy. The numbers tell a different story, namely that they in almost all cases do not die. An allergic reaction can give you an experience that feels like dying, but is nowhere near that. Otherwise, death from allergies would be a common cause. It is not.
Here are some prime quotes from Wikipedia: "Currently, anaphylaxis leads to 500–1,000 deaths per year (2.4 per million) in the United States, 20 deaths per year in the United Kingdom (0.33 per million), and 15 deaths per year in Australia (0.64 per million)." and "Death from anaphylaxis is most commonly triggered by medications.".
These death rates are so low as to be irrelevant and most are not caused by food.
Fear is a very, very bad advisor. It makes you massively overestimate rare risks, while you get blinded for real risks because they are familiar. That account you read was published exactly because it was an exceptionally rare event.
The other thing is, how are the affected kids able to figure out to stay away from peanuts? Protection does remove a chance to learn how to deal with danger.
IMO, this panicky, irrational "protection" of children is just child abuse, plain and simple.