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

Trudeau’s failed trade talks: are Canadians finally seeing through the smoke and mirrors?

All show and no go.  When aesthetic is chosen over practicality and effectiveness, we get the current situation with the Trudeau government.

Not to say that any of the other choices were particularly great at the last election, but it was just a matter of time Canada would embarrass themselves internationally with the choice of Trudeau as Prime Minister, p… Read 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

Jonathan Haidt: Facebook is a social catastrophe

This blog has written on numerous occasions the psychological exploitation and damage Facebook inflicts on its users.

Jonathan Haidt, a psychologist at NYU, reveals findings from studies that demonstrate the negative impact of Facebook, social media and smartphones on the minds of the Internet generation:

 

In addition to Facebook’s cult… 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

Echo chambers converge on Jordan Peterson’s Twitter, and the sad state of journalism

Social media rears its ugly head again, as it does on a daily basis.  While this blog inadvertently dissects the ideology of the “far-left” due to their prevalence in technology, media, academia and the government, it’s time to analyze the rhetoric from the “far-right”.  It goes without saying that the ideologues of bo… 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

Is inflation necessary? Why Keynesian theory never wants the cost of living to recede

A common tenet of Keynesian theory is that a lack of inflation will slow down the “velocity of money”, encourage people to hoard money, spend less, and therefore stall an economy by reducing demand.

Keep in mind that Keynesian theory has only been en vogue for a century, and is merely a blip in history. It is still just a theory, with fiscal interve… 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