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A theory: how BitCoin will be used as a scapegoat for bad monetary policy

Here’s my conspiracy theory in a nutshell:

The hype of cryptocurrencies is backed by governments and banks (Russia and China are explicitly doing so).  Global market psychology is manipulated by driving up cryptocurrencies with an injection of capital (on the scale of 70%+ of the market cap). The sharp rise in the price of cryptos garners widespre… 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

The new Facebook messaging app for kids is another step back for families and society

Parents, if you are not yet informed about all the damage social media causes already to grown adults and teenagers, be sure to check out the dozens of articles I have already written on the subject.  The plethora of evidence from psychological studies and the admissions of guilt from the tech founders themselves, all indicate social media being a leading c… Read more

Why “these updates help protect you in an online world” scares me, and it’s not the online world

When Windows 10 stealthily pushes an update on to my machine, I get anxious.

The unexpected restart closes all my active incognito (thus irrecoverable) browser tabs, my open documents and unsaved work, leaving it up to my own memory to restore everything prior to the reboot.

But the worse thing is that I have no immediate idea what got installed on my machine w… Read more

Six psychological “glitches” Facebook uses to exploit you for its own gain

It is no secret that Mark Zuckerberg did more hacking of the human psyche than he did hacking of code to make Facebook as big as it is today.  There isn’t anything particularly technologically innovative about Facebook (in fact, almost any high school programmer can make a rough prototype of it within a day or two), but as Sean Parker revealed, Faceboo… Read more

With Bitcoin looking to break through $10K USD today, how would a future using just cryptocurrency look like?

Global housing markets, stock markets, cryptocurrency markets, you name it — everything is at record highs today.

What else is at record highs?  Debt.

It is still folly to think any market is primarily operating under fundamentals rather than leverage-fueled speculation.

The cryptocurrency bubble is interesting because it has the persuasive pro… Read more

YouTube’s termination glitch shows its focus on censorship

Yesterday, many prolific YouTube accounts were momentarily “terminated” due to violation of “Community Guidelines”:

The accounts have since been reinstated.

While this may be an honest mistake on YouTube’s part, it does reveal one thing: they are certainly devoting a lot more time censoring content than improving us… Read more

Net Neutrality: yay or nay? A pragmatic analysis

With the FCC chief planning to repeal Net Neutrality, the Internet is debating whether or not this is a good move by the current U.S. administration.

On one hand, deregulating allows for smaller government, leaving it to free market principles to regulate the behaviour of telecom companies.

On the other hand, this opens up the possibility of the big telecom … Read more

Verified blue checkmark fiasco: Twitter wants to police your thoughts

In the past few days, Twitter has been working hard to show its bias by selectively removing the “verified” blue checkmarks it initially assigned to users deemed to be authentic and not impostors.

Being verified theoretically needs to meet a single simple, objective criterion: be the person you claim to be.

However, it is obvious Twitter neve… Read more

Founding president Sean Parker exposes Facebook’s psychological exploitation of its users

Considering Mark Zuckerberg has studied psychology and has no remorse in exploiting everyone for his own benefit, Sean Parker’s revelations in a conversation with Axios should come as no surprise to anyone following this blog or other anti-social media trends.

“When Facebook was getting going, I had these people who would come up to me and th

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