Boris Reitman

Intellectual Activist

I run two bi-weekly Meetup groups in Vancouver:

Russian Speakers:

Past Events

Signal Protocol Overview -- guest talk at VanLUG
Aug 26, 2019.

Download slides from the talk here: signal protocol slides

"History of Religions" at the Atheism Q&A meetup group

  1. History of religions of antiquity (prehistory)
  2. History of religions of antiquity, part 2
  3. Religion and money in early civilizations
  4. Ancestor worship and Veneration of the dead
  5. Religions and Philosophies of India
  6. Religions and philosophies of ancient China
  7. Altruism and collectivism in antique civilizations
  8. History of religions of antiquity
  9. Origins of Judaism
  10. Historical evidence for stories in the Old Testament
  11. Moral lessons in the Old Testament
  12. Plato philosophy overview
  13. Plato on Ethics and Politics
  14. Topics in Religion and Philosophy from Atheist perspective
  15. Greek Gods
  16. The Gods of Olympus
  17. Wine, Dionysus, Orpheus and the Mystery Cults of Greece
  18. Astronomy and Ancient Religions
  19. Serapis: the God who was manufactured
  20. Religious legacy of the Hellenistic period
  21. Jewish sects of the Hellenistic period
  22. Maccabeans
  23. Hasmonean Dynasty
  24. Israel under Herod and Romans (Sep 16, 2019)
  25. Times of Hillel (Oct 15, 2019)
  26. Ideas of the Roman Republic (Oct 28, 2019)
  27. Ideas of ancient rome (part 2) (Nov 25, 2019)
  28. Caesar the high priest (Feb 3, 2020)
  29. Religion and the early Roman empire (March 2, 2020)
  30. The begining of the Jewish-Roman war (March 16, 2020)
  31. Jewish-Roman war (part 2) (March 30, 2020)
  32. First Jewish-Roman war (part 3) (April 13, 2020)
  33. The War of the diaspora and Bar-Kohva revolt (April 27, 2020)
  34. Christianity and the Flavian dynasty (May 11, 2020)
  35. Origins of Christianity: Joseph Atwill's theory (May 25, 2020)

Listen to audio recordings from selected talks on YouTube: History of Religions

Guest Appearances

B-Sides Vancouver 2019 conference
Website Switcheroo: Links Opening In Tabs Are Dangerous
March 18, 2019
BC Humanist Society
History of Judaism
March 9, 2019 audio recording and slides
District 96 Toastmasters
History of Speaking and Similarity of Religions
March 28, 2018 video
Vancouver Ruby Meetup Group
Device Pairing by QR-code
March 14, 2019
Linux and the Big Picture
April 29, 2019
Signal Protocol
August 19, 2019


Insider Trading is a Good Thing
Published Sep 13, 2018.
Learning via videos instead of text is a forgotten old
Published Sep 16, 2018.
Religion as a Ponzi Scheme
Published Sep 27, 2018.
The Physical Nature of Musical Sound
Published Sep 30, 2018.
The Mathematical Nature of Musical Scales
Published Oct 14, 2018.
Square Roots the Montessori Way
Published Oct 25, 2018.
Website Switcheroo: Links opening in tabs are dangerous
Published Nov 15, 2018.
History of Christmas
Published Dec 25, 2018.
What is the origin of Spiritism?
Published August 30, 2020.
The Outdoor Office
Published April 17, 2020.
Problems with Ancient Musical Scales
Published July 2, 2020.
The Tree Table Workstation
Published Aug 2, 2020.
"Crime and Punishment" Review
Published Oct 2, 2020.

Privacy & Security


An open source encryption tool for private communication.


Thwarting Password Shoulder Surfing
Published Jan 1, 2019.
Toward Shorter Encryption Keys
Published Jan 8, 2018.
Safer QR Codes
Published Jan 2, 2019.
Protecting Passwords from Eavesdroppers
Published Jan 22, 2019.
Anonymizing Relationships in Databases
Published Jan 17, 2020.
Verification of Self-Signed Certificates
Published Feb 4, 2021.
Protecting Demo Websites
Published Mar 28, 2021.
Securing Third Party Cookies
Published Apr 1, 2021.


Music Box
November 2021
December 2021


Philosophical Conversations series

Interviews with various people on philosophical topics, spanning science, politics, mythology, atheism, and religion.

Political Conversations series

Interviews with various people on political topics focusing on capitalism.

Validity of Quantum Physics

Facebook discussion that took place in summer 2018. I have posted my video about Quantum Physics on Facebook, and engaged a M.Sc. graduate in physics. View the debate

Unregulated Capitalism is a moral system, and is perfect as it is
Debate that took place in 2016. Read on Way Back Machine or download PDF.


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