Sebastian Junger knows about the dangers of social media

Sebastian Junger, a journalist, author and filmmaker, uses an anthropological view to hypothesize that social media has cultivated anti-social tendencies.

Some choice quotes from his interview with Joe Rogan:

I just looked around. I’m an anthropologist and I’m interested in human behavior, and I look at the behavior, like literally the p

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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

Facebook spies on you and if they say otherwise, it’s a lie

Yahoo! Finance wrote an article today called “Why people still think Facebook is listening to them“.

If you have any concern over your privacy, you would never use Facebook. Not only is it self-inflicted identify theft, they openly pry at your browsing habits and app usage, on top of the the likelihood that they mine your conversations via spee… Read more

“Lose Bigly” later: facts in a world where only persuasion matters

Scott Adams, author of Dilbert and self-proclaimed hypnotist, believes that persuasion is the dictating force in a world where facts don’t matter.

I largely believe he is right. However, I believe that psychology is what influences the short-term future. In the long term, the trend is dictated by facts and fundamentals.

We are talking about the tre… Read more

The rise of riser cards: cryptocurrencies have ushered in an era of wastefulness

In order to meet the demand of the cryptocurrency bubble, hardware manufacturers have increased manufacturing of “riser cards”.  A riser card allows bulky expansion cards such as graphics cards to attach to a motherboard without being inhibited by a shortage of space on the motherboard.

The demand for video cards and riser cards have risen … Read more

Easy step-by-step guide to mine Monero on Windows 10 for beginners

Estimate of total time required for average computer user: 10 minutes.

If you are looking to get into cryptocurrency without risking a dime, you can use your existing work and home computers to mine cryptos while you are away from the computer.

Despite my criticisms of cryptocurrency, there’s no reason not to partake in the bubble if it comes at no cost… Read more

A short, objective analysis: “You cannot divide wealth by multiplying it”

You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work becaus

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Bill Gates and Steve Jobs knew about the dangers of smartphones and social media

Business Insider released an article that acknowledges the “anti-social media” phenomenon I’ve been writing about for years.

Most keen technologists, including Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, recognize the social and societal detriment caused by social media. When social media is combined with take-it-anywhere smartphone technolo… Read more

All of modern society’s ills packaged into one story: Apple iPhone X, social media and unbridled narcissism

“Viral” may be the most apt term derived from the modern technological era. Not only does it describe a negative phenomenon that spreads quickly (primarily via social media, the carrier), it infects the minds of all the users (the hosts).

A recent story broke out that encapsulates everything that is wrong with today’s modern society.

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The Chapwood Index: why government released inflation data is fake

My last article discussed how Keynesian economic theory is used as a persuasion tool for current institutions of power to gain even more power. One of the keys to hide the destructiveness of Keynesian theory is to lie about inflation. Manufactured inflation numbers pose as “scientific data” to justify economic policy and interest rate decis… Read more