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Cream of the Cool

Encryption method allowing only the users involved to read secure or private messages

"Most particular, in the post-Snowden world, It’s about preventing the government from compelling platforms and service providers from spying on their users at the behest of the government."
American Enterprise Institute


A private, open-source secure and encrypted messenger.

"I trust Signal because it’s well built, but more importantly, because of how it’s built: open source, peer reviewed, and funded entirely by grants and donations. A refreshing model for how critical services should be built"Jack Dorsey

"Out of the three apps, Signal has the best reputation for security and privacy using published encryption that has been thoroughly

World building, sometimes condensed to worldbuilding, is a tool authors use to create the setting, scene, background, culture, and history that took place before the current story begins to unwind. The writer creates an entire universe that will encompass the story arc. If you're writing about some rabbits in Watership Down, it's the forests, fields, and burrows (setting); the rabbit culture, including a religious angle; a bit of history of the lives of the rabbits; and overall it all…

Gordita, or «What is real food?»

Bozon writes (emphasis mine):

Whatever food product you get from Taco Bell which may be called a gordita is not really a gordita.

No, no, no. Let’s go back.

In mathematics the notions of «real number» and «imaginary number» confuse people into thinking the former is somehow more tangible than the latter. This is one of the most unfortunate cases of…