Siren Song

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I was always a great reader, since I was a child I traveled to worlds of adventure perhaps to escape from the reality that distressed me. Ulysses subjugated me and his curiosity for the song of the sirens has always remained in my memory.
How many siren songs have we had … (read more)

I was always a great reader, since I was a child I traveled to worlds of adventure perhaps to escape from the reality that distressed me. Ulysses subjugated me and his curiosity for the song of the sirens has always remained in my memory.
How many siren songs have we had to listen to and fall into their flattering nets where, in most cases, the cost and demand is too high?
To paraphrase Ray Bradbury: "The television, that insidious beast, that jellyfish that turns millions of people to stone every night by staring at it, that siren that calls and sings, that promises so much and actually gives so little." To which today we must update this phrase and incorporate into the cell phone what I believe is a much more dangerous siren song.

Siempre fui una gran lectora, desde niña viajaba a mundos de aventuras quizá para escapar de la realidad que me angustiaba. Ulises me subyugó y su curiosidad por el canto de las sirenas siempre ha quedado en mi memoria.
¿Cuántos cantos de sirenas hemos tenido que escuchar y caer en sus redes halagadoras donde, en la mayoría de los casos, el costo y la demanda es demasiado alto?
Parafraseando a Ray Bradbury: "La televisión, esa bestia insidiosa, esa medusa que convierte en piedra a millones de personas todas las noches mirándola fijamente, esa sirena que llama y canta, que promete mucho y que en realidad da muy poco". A lo que hoy debemos actualizar esta frase e incorporar al celular que creo que es un canto de sirena mucho más peligroso.


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CryptoMando
2022/05/18

It's unfortunate that this art piece was stolen from my account. The new owner https://makersplace.com/0xe14a5b93adb76eb2e4a880e4ba5f06b58c8ed09d/, this scammer hacked my MetaMask Wallet and emptied my ETH. Three (3) of my art pieces were connected to my MM Wallet address and on sale. Then because my MM Wallet address was connected to the art on sale, I needed ETH to remove it found the sale and off the hacked MM Wallet address. Each time I tried to add ETH to the MM Wallet, the scammer would immediately take the ETH. I explained this flaw to Makersplace and requested assist which none was provided. I wish there would have been a way to pay using my connected credit card. At this current time, Makersplace has done nothing to retrieve the three (3) stolen art pieces and therefore I’m reluctant to purchase anymore art from the site. Sadly disappointed for now because I loved buying art from this site.

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CryptoMando
2022/05/20

Norma- you're so spot on with many cases of money before confidence and security. The site should be about protecting both the artist and buyer. I definitely would appreciate getting another art piece and would be happy to pay you for it. Just let me know how you'd like to proceed and I can't express how appreciative I am. Thanks!

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CryptoMando
2022/05/20

Hey Norma- thanks for the kind words. I really wish the Makersplace security was much better back than and would have allowed for the disconnect of all art piece, whether on sale or not, from a comprised MM wallet or any wallet. I appreciate you posted on Twitter as well. Your art piece was one that my daughter picked and we both loved owning it. I haven't even told my daughter that the piece was stolen. Her and I will look to find another piece on your board soon. Hopefully Makersplace will do something to assist in the recovery, maybe freeze the piece, but who knows we'll just have to see.

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Norma Xelda Jara
(creator)
2022/05/19

I have read your comment and I am very sorry. If I can do something from my place I have no problem. All these platforms unfortunately invest less and less in security and are only interested in speculation. They always "blame the other guy" and wash their hands or don't respond. I am glad that you have complained publicly, all these "expensive art parking" manage very well the secrecy. I exposed this situation in my community on Twitter.
https://twitter.com/Xacoli_nft/status/1527346880694300672?s=20&t=tbgSH9qMXJ8guCmVghXHzw

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Available
2021/04/25

such awesome work! Gotta say Jon I really dig your taste, and your bio just makes it even better dude!

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testament131
(owner)
2021/04/26

Thanks Available appreciate the comment about my bio, feel strongly about it - art is so individual and until buying, it doesn't matter if you only have 1p or .10cents.

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Norma Xelda Jara
(creator)
2021/04/25

Thank you Available for your comment for my creation.

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testament131
(owner)
2021/04/19

Gorgeous - thank you

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testament131
(owner)
2021/04/25

I only wish I could offer what you asked.. For that I apologize and I mean it 100%. This is beautiful and I so wish you loads of appreciation by all..

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Norma Xelda Jara
(creator)
2021/04/25

I am glad that you have purchased my creation. Thank you for your support.

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Norma Xelda Jara
(creator)
2021/04/20

Thank you very much for your comment.

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hairofmedusa
2021/01/23

Wowowow congratulations !

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Norma Xelda Jara
(creator)
2021/01/25

Thank you my dear. Much appreciate your support.

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Forlenza
2020/02/19

Great premise. I love your description as much as the visual art.

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Norma Xelda Jara
(creator)
2020/02/20

Thank you dear friend for your comment.

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Forlenza
2020/02/19

Great premise. I love your description as much as the visual art.

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Norma Xelda Jara
(creator)
2021/03/08

Thank you my dear Forlenza for your support.

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Indrani Mitra
2020/02/17

Haha ! Norma .. how right you are.. with AR and VR in the ppay we soon will be answering to more siren songs. While I think uts amazing that these helps us cross boundaries and meer people and know things that would not have been possible , it also makes non tech world interactions become effort oriented sometimes. Really liked the way you potrayed it ..

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Indrani Mitra
2020/02/17

Yes.. agree.. it is always a choice !

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Norma Xelda Jara
(creator)
2020/02/17

I'm obviously a technological animal but I don't turn into a statue of salt looking at a cell phone and forget to talk to people face to face or enjoy a ride on public transportation. To that obsessive, narrow siren song that controls the life of the other in the great virtual windows of social networks and does not build or enjoy its own life. Every moment of our life is a choice and has its limits. That's what I'm talking about.

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