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Ionic 4 + Angular 7: Checking whether the generic parent of a component is the active page

There’s no straightforward way yet in getting the parent component of a component via dependency injection without knowing the type of the parent component. This poses a problem if you want your component consumed by many different types of parent components.

A common scenario where this problem occurs is an Ionic 4 app with several pages that use so… Read more

Emulating a POP/IMAP/Activesync mail box for a single domain with Mailgun and Outlook

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With the termination of Zoho free tier access to POP/IMAP/Activesync services, choices for simple, free inboxes and an outgoing SMTP server for your domain have become virtually non-existent.

A common scenario when hosting a small-scale web service under a domain is to handle registrations by sending out automated mails via the free out… Read more

ngx-translate: translate your JSON file to other languages

For Angular 2/3/4/5/6/7 developers, use this gadget to translate your en.json file.

This is relevant for developers that use @ngx-translate/core similar to the following in app.module:

import { TranslateModule, TranslateLoader } from '@ngx-translate/core';

@NgModule({
/* ... */
  imports: [
    TranslateModule.forRoot({
      loader: {
        provide: Translat
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A quick review of my technology (FANG+T) market predictions

About four months ago, I made a prediction that Netflix (NFLX) was about to replicate the cryptocurrency curve in terms of valuation, or more appropriately, overvaluation:

My estimate for BTC’s value is close to $0 (but not exactly $0). NFLX on the other hand at least produces something not easily replicable, so while it may not be valued close to $0,

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Extortion e-mail scams are on the rise again: the importance of using unique passwords

Have you been getting spam mail that looks like this recently?

I know [password redacted] one of your password. Lets get directly to the purpose. You may not know me and you are most likely thinking why you’re getting this e mail? No one has compensated me to check about you.

Well, I installed a software on the xxx vids (sex sites) web-site and you know what

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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