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.
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UK’s Telegraph published an article with a misleading title, “Oxford University gives women more time to pass exams“, which states:
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Students taking maths and computer science examinations in the summer of 2017 were given an extra 15 minutes to complete their papers, after dons ruled that “female candidates might be more likel
Two unlikely heroes of rational thought and free speech emerged in 2017: Lindsay Shepherd and James Damore. Both were, shall I dare say, victims of the group-thinking mob in their respective institutions: Lindsay at a Canadian university, and James at a Silicon Valley company.
Their offence? Simply bringing up another side of the argument.
In the p… Read more
In my mathematical analysis of the wage hike, I claimed:
The minimum wage increase does nothing in relative terms, but increases everything in absolute terms. It is pure, immediate inflation.
Anecdotally, within just the first few days of this legislation in effect, everyone has seen the immediate inflation in consumer prices, and if not, the immediat… Read more
As of the time of the writing of this article, BitCoin has eclipsed $15,000 USD/BTC, nearly double its value from a month ago. Similarly, another cryptocurrency which I tout as technologically better than BitCoin due to its more privacy friendly transactions, Monero, has nearly tripled in the same timeframe.
Finance Minister Charles Sousa unveiled the plan in the province’s fall economic statement Tuesday afternoon. The corporate tax rate for small businesses will fall from 4.5 per cent to 3.5 per cent effective Jan. 1, 2018, the same day the province will increase its minimum wage from $11.60 to $14.
The Keynesian t… Read more