¿Podemos crear tecnologías para el cambio a un mundo más humano?

Este no es mi artículo, es  la traducción que he realizado al castellano de "Institutes for Technologies of Reunion" de Charles Eisenstein,  si no lo conoces,  creo que es un buen regalo que te puedo dar. Ambos aspectos: tecnología y educación; me tocan muy de cerca y encuentro que Charles Eisentein escribe de forma clara,… Continue reading ¿Podemos crear tecnologías para el cambio a un mundo más humano?

Privacy in genomic information, introduction / background

This is just the introduction/background on my thesis on "Privacy and security in  genomic information". To place the DNA in its context, genetics is a science without history. Before Mendel, less than a century and a half ago, there was nothing. Genes were discovered through crosses between mice, flies or mushrooms, and observing the distribution… Continue reading Privacy in genomic information, introduction / background

Sistemas operativos libres en red, tutorial nivel básico

Una práctica guiada nivel básico sobre como configurar redes con network manager. Configuración del entorno virtual 1. Configura el entorno de la siguiente forma: VirtualBox • CentOS • Ubuntu Desktop • Cambios posteriores a la instalación • VirtualBox Guest Additions • Cree una nueva NATnetwork. CIDR: y es compatible con DHCP. * TIP -… Continue reading Sistemas operativos libres en red, tutorial nivel básico

Are customers the truly only things responsible for how they use services provided by IT companies?

IT has changed our lives: how we date, how we share, how we communicate with each others, how we use tv... New addictions and bad habits derived from these services are seriously affecting people's lifes. Cybersex addition for example, it is sexually motivated behaviour involving the internet. Cybersex addiction is not still  officially recognizes as… Continue reading Are customers the truly only things responsible for how they use services provided by IT companies?

STRs vs SNPs, Multiple DNA Personalities

DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy

One of the questions I receive rather regularly is about the difference between STRs and SNPs.

Generally, what people really want to understand is the difference between the products, and a basic answer is really all they want.  I explain that an STR or Short Tandem Repeat is a different kind of a mutation than a SNP or a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism.  STRs are useful genealogically, to determine to whom you match within a recent timeframe, of say, the past 500 years or so, and SNPs define haplogroups which reach much further back in time.  Furthermore SNPs are considered “once in a lifetime,” or maybe better stated, “once in the lifetime of mankind” type of events, known as a UEP, Unique Event Polymorphism, where STRs happen “all the time,” in every haplogroup.  In fact, this is why you can check for the same STR markers in every haplogroup –…

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It is Big Data changing our values?

Big  data is really pushing business operations deeper into our lives, in fact it's pushing them so far into our lives that it's actually changing  the common meaning of words like identity, privacy, ownership and reputation. Those changes in how we understand very important words about our values actually can change those values. In 1987, Robert… Continue reading It is Big Data changing our values?