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
Has a correction arrived and about to reverse course, or is the bubble just now feeling the pressure of the pin?
Let’s translate the numbers that came out from the Toronto Real Estate Board, a report that should be taken with a grain of salt considering the conflict of interest they have in reporting the truth:
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TORONTO — Canada’s largest real estate
Another naive software engineer bites the dust in Silicon Valley for not heeding the warning signs this blog has pointed out: outside of games with rigid rules and a finite set of moves, current AI is mostly just plain stupid.
In the awe of AI like AlphaZero, believing that AI will take over the world because of its dominance in linearly defined subjects such as … Read more
In a prior article I wrote about a different pot, George Soros, calling the same kettle, Facebook, black, noting the similar approaches of both parties profiting off of propaganda, whether it be through the Open Society Foundation, media and academia on Soros’ end or social media on Zuckerberg’s end.
When any group of people determine what constitutes “fake news”, or “hate speech” or something “grossly offensive”, they have clearly proclaimed themselves as the moral arbiters and the all-knowing Gods of the world. Hence, we end up with their relentless demands to be all-seeing as well. Feeling entitled to acc… Read more
Despite being common knowledge that Facebook’s modus operandi is harvesting and selling users’ personal information to the highest bidders, the fact that Cambridge Analytica came out as a “whistleblower’s” third-party company of choice is telling.
It’s not telling in the sense that Facebook is careless with i… Read more
Scott Adams, Dilbert cartoonist, calls him a “master persuader”.
Perhaps it’s time to give credit to the fashionably unlikable president and acknowledge that Trump knows how to talk. It’s probably also time for most hardcore partisans, whether they are for or against Trump, to start looking at issues pragmatically rather tha… Read more
It’s time to brace for another hit to my search engine rankings, as I write yet another blog post on Silicon Valley’s brutal discrimination and identitarianism.
Wall Street Journal, famous for its misleading journalism to suit its own agenda, had the temerity to betray its own ideologues by pointing out the discriminatory hiring practice… Read more
In 2003, when Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker Main Event, outlasting poker “pro” Sam Farha in dramatic fashion, poker exploded in popularity and hundreds of card rooms burst on to the scene wanting a piece of the action. Despite the hype dying down a few years after, the “Moneymaker effect” carved no-limit Texas Hol… Read more
Thursday Thoughts are a series of recent observations too short to merit their own article, but still important when analyzing today’s technological, economic and psychological trends.