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Why mining cryptocurrency is unprofitable — an anecdote

Long story short:

  • had a particular machine mining XMR for less than a year
  • the CPU fans have worn out their bearings after spinning non-stop during that time
  • fans are now making loud high-pitched noises, filling my living quarters with unbearable noise, while simultaneous threatening a fried CPU

The cost of replacing the fans?  About twice as much as the eq… Read more

Debunking Netflix stock price propaganda: Subscriber Growth™!

My Debunking BitCoin Propaganda series of articles during the boom-and-bust period of cryptocurrencies was relatively well-read, mainly because it takes a step back from all the noise and carefully dissects the loud cheers and platitudes crypto pumpers were using to drown out rational thought.

Considering the accurate forecasting of those articles, … Read more

Goldman Sachs sets the Netflix trap

The pump-and-dump is on.

Back when BitCoin and other cryptocurrencies were ascending to unprecedented and irrational highs, I churned out article after article detailing all the analysis from first principles why the real valuation of cryptos is zero, and not $20,000/BTC.

I started writing about the cryptocurrency bubble when BTC was hovering around $… Read more

The Yanny/Laurel “debate” is a sign of the times

Another inanity sweeps the world. Another vacuous Tweet makes international headlines.

The Yanny/Laurel “debate” is surely a sign of the times we live in.

It is a “debate” devoid of nuance, encouraging more us vs. them mentality than independent and critical thought. Everyone is ready to jump into the fray, picking sides and st… Read more

Facebook launching dating service, maximizing social dysfunction

Facebook’s announcement of dating features on its platform deserves a genuine laugh.

The platform notorious for increased social anxiety, psychological manipulation and damage, invasion of privacy, and erosion of public discourse, thinks it can “solve” the matchmaking problem.

I suppose it’s a valiant attempt at exp… Read more

The brainwashing is real: Jeremy Lam, “his” culture, and the prom dress

Cultural Marxism rears its ugly head again in the social media cesspool.

This time, Twitter user Jeremy Lam (@jere_bare) had the wherewithal to speak on behalf of 1.5 billion Chinese (and apparently me included). Stereotyping anyone with Chinese ancestry to great irony by grouping us all as like-minded thinkers and not individuals, he accuses a stranger … Read more

“This is extremely dangerous to our democracy” — this is what western propaganda looks like

This video perfectly points out the extreme irony and hypocrisy of mainstream media, the seed that has helped grow today’s cult of group-thinking “news” watchers, reflexively regurgitating platitudes, smug in their presumed “informed”-ness but ultimately incapable of individual and critical thought.

Unless you a… Read more

Netflix jumps quarterly always on subscriber numbers, but never on profitability and sustainability

The pack leader in this debt-driven bubble, Netflix, made another 8% leap today with glowing media reports everywhere noting that subscriber growth beat analyst estimates in the latest earnings report.

If there’s any indicator big enough saying how much risky speculation is fueling this stock market, it is today’s wall-to-wall media co… Read more

Zuckerberg and Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica “scandal”: two wrongs don’t make a right

Despite the revelations of the obvious, that is, the implicit admission of censorship, privacy invasion and bias after Ted Cruz’s “grilling” of Zuckerberg, one has to be weary of the pitfall that this Senate hearing aims to achieve: merely passing the baton of corruption from a private corporation to the needlessly growing federal go… Read more

Facebook incriminates itself, but that doesn’t matter when the lawmakers are on your side

Consider it a shareholders meeting.

With Mark Zuckerberg testifying in front of the U.S. Senate in what is looking to be the frontrunning dog-and-pony show of 2018, it is laughable to see the feigned concern of government officials in the wake of Facebook’s antics that include but are not limited to censorship, biased algorithms and selling privacy … Read more