is part of the string of characters for one of my email accounts.  Is it a sign or is it a coincidence (that I would be asked every day whether “shva” is one)?  Is something still a sign even if we do not recognize it?  Is something a sign if we read it as one even if no meaning was intended?  Do we deepen or diminish our understanding by naming thoughts?



  1. Chris


  2. Thomas

    shva is an encryption method.
    When you see ?shva=1 behind a link the site probably uses shva encryption technology.

  3. jack1988

    No thomas, it’s not an encryption method. The encryption method you mean is called “sha”, encryption method just like md5, sfv, md4 and others.


    So we have no idea what it means

  5. dd

    it could mean shared variable as well.. i mean SHared VAriable .. 🙂 just a guess 🙂

  6. Chris

    shared mu

  7. Varun

    what is shared mu?

  8. Chris

    I believe shva is the Hebrew vowel which essentially means the “absence of vowel”. Saying shva=1 is like saying “mu” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mu_(negative)). Of course it could be referring to Shiva, the Auspicious One. It could mean both, or neither. Mu.

  9. shriram

    It means “Secure Host Verification and Authentication”

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