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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

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

If you are tired of using politically partisan platforms, a reminder of the list of alternatives

In light of the recent showcasing of Alphabet’s political partisanship (a search engine I will not name directly to avoid getting unfairly punished more via their corrupt ranking “algorithms”), and the overall collusion of big tech companies siding with radical, communist ideologues, this post is just a reminder of all the alternat… Read more

The new 2019 Lotto Max payout scheme: more ways to lose money!

Before I even updated my Lotto Max Calculator with the new payouts, I knew right away the OLG wanted to accomplish two things with their changes to Lotto Max:

  1. Multiple draws per week, slightly more (but more difficult) ways to win non-jackpot prizes will allow them to say “more ways to win!” as well as …
  2. “Bigger jackpots!” whi
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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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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

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

Thursday Thoughts: more reasons not to fully trust technology with your life

Add Panera Bread to the growing list of companies that can’t even secure your basic personal data

Joining Equifax, Uber, FedEx, DHS, Saks Fifth Avenue, and more, Panera was found to be negligent of its customers’ data, leaving full names, e-mails, home addresses, phone numbers and credit card information exposed in plain text off of its websi… Read more