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Oxford University giving more time to pass computer science exams defeats the purpose of exams

UK’s Telegraph published an article with a misleading title, “Oxford University gives women more time to pass exams“, which states:

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

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Consider me blacklisted: James Damore’s lawsuit gives an inside glimpse of the Silicon Valley hive mind

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.

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Ontario already feeling the pinch with the minimum wage hike

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

To the moon, BitCoin! When taxicab drivers are buying it, it must be a sound investment, right? Right?!

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.

Just tracking the visits to my post on how to mRead more

In the face of the minimum wage hike, Ontario’s corporate tax rate cut is laughable

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 Canadian Press, November 14, 2017

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Netflix stock price is its own “house of cards” waiting to fall

Trading at nearly 300 times earnings, the debt-fueled stock market has placed a considerably high valuation on Netflix.

Netflix is a microcosm of the world. Just as most consumers and nations are debt ridden, overly speculative, and at the peak of irrational exuberance, so is Netflix.

A recent article “Netflix sinking deeper into debt to fuel subscRead more

FANG(+T) tech bubble: Twitter loses less money than it thought, jumps 10% pre-market

On Thursday, Twitter reported a third-quarter loss of $21 million, or 3 cents per share. Excluding one-time items, the company earned 10 cents per share in the latest quarter.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 6 cents per share.

The company posted re

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Toronto housing bubble: personal debt treadmill at maximum speed

Take a look at this screen grab of the real estate headlines at CP24.com (Canadian Propaganda 24 hours a day):

RBC says housing affordability measure worst since 1990. Toronto hits worst level ever; Toronto-area housing prices may already near bottom: RBC economist

Affordability is the worst, yet prices are near the bottom?

Nothing is technically “affordable” nowadays in a Keynesian powered economy. No one is encouraged to save, and everyone (government included) relies on debt, a.k.a. future … Read more

Project Veritas confirms the manipulation of YouTube’s trending algorithms

One James confirms the suspicion of another James.

James O’Keefe III and his team at Project Veritas has verified what many other rational thinkers, including James Damore, have long theorized about big tech companies. Companies such as Alphabet (YouTube, Google) and Facebook have had their internal offices infiltrated with postmodernist zeal… Read more

The Yahoo! and Equifax hacks teach the Internet a valuable lesson, but the students aren’t listening

Yahoo! recently revealed that all of its 3 billion accounts were compromised, up from its initial estimate of 1 billion.

“Whether it’s 1 billion or 3 billion is largely immaterial. Assume it affects you,” Curry said. “Privacy is really the victim here.”

Yahoo first disclosed the breach in December . The stolen informat

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