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How to peruse Quora.com answers and links without signing in or creating an account

To dodge sending a Quora.com referring URL when following Quora links, simply:

  1. Right-click the link you want to follow
  2. “Copy link location” (FireFox) or “Copy Link URL” (Chrome)
  3. Right-click the address bar
  4. “Paste & Go” (FireFox) or  “Paste and go to …” (Chrome)

That’s it, and now you… Read more

No arbitrage play on NUGT and GDX, Direxion funds are a scam, precious metals market manipulation

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares NUGT is a leveraged fund that very basically aims to mimic the movement of VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF GDX at triple the rate.

So, if GDX goes up 5%, then NUGT roughly goes up 15% give or take, minus much higher expenses principally due to interest on the leverage (which is getting smaller by the way with rate cuts… Read more

An uptick in lottery hopefuls: my own economic recession indicator

My gadget and article Expected Value Calculator for Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49 and 3 ways of increasing your chances of winning in Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max respectively have been two of my most popular articles since their inception, but in the past few months, there has been a surge of new visitors to those posts.

Now, if the jackpots were unusually high I wou… Read more

The Real March Madness is here: yield curve inverts, massively

As of this morning, 10-year treasury yields hit 0.75, down a whopping 20% in a single day and far, far away from the current 1 – 1.25% rate even after the recent Fed rate cut.

There isn’t much room left before it hits negative rates, and all the markets appear to have nowhere to go but down.  Welcome back to 2008, but this time with much bigger bubbles … Read more

Rising separatist sentiment in Canada signals a federal government that has grown too big

I have refrained from posting anything politically related for my own protection as tech companies and governments at all levels are actively censoring contrary opinions. Word spreads too quickly to have your life ruined because you have an independent mind. More often the individual that thinks critically from first principles succumbs to mobs that de… Read more

Get your kids out of Seattle Public Schools NOW

When postmodernist deconstruction meets math, you get:

Source: https://www.k12.wa.us/sites/default/files/public/socialstudies/pubdocs/Math%20SDS%20ES%20Framework.pdf

Then you realize the subversion in the curriculum isn’t discreet, but just straight up in your face:

Have they progressed to playing the Soviet Anthem in the mornin… Read more

Start a new Meetup group: 30% off? Why not 100% off?! (Casual Events)

Meetup has a “sale” going on: 30% off new groups!

Wait … why should it cost you anything at all if you will be doing all the heavy lifting and event organizing?

You’re already volunteering your time and energy. Don’t volunteer more money than you need to too.

Help spread the word about Casual Events — an event platform that isRead more

How’s that “social media” working out for you? Survey says millennials the loneliest generation

The generation that grew up with smartphones and so-called “social media” are most likely to respond that they feel lonely.

No surprise there.

Despite overwhelming evidence from psychological studies and plain old common sense that says Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat are bad for you psychologically, people still cling to the n… Read more

Navigating to a specific URL in your Angular PWA if its service worker is not yet registered

If you host an Angular Progressive Web App (PWA) on a web server, you will frequently have URLs that are handled by the Angular router to navigate to specific pages within the app.

However, without the service worker registered, navigation requests are not intercepted and sent to the PWA. In other words, if a user has never ran the PWA yet in his or her browser, a… Read more

Casual Events: how to host meetups for free (even if your group exceeds 50 members)

If you’re looking for an alternative to Meetup (meetup.com) where you don’t have to pay a hefty monthly or semi-annual fee just to host events, refer your group to Casual Events!

Casual Events is a new platform that needs your help to grow. Since it is maintained by one person (me) you don’t have to subsidize conglomerate salaries to use th… Read more