If the government plays such a big role in the outcome of everyone’s life, perhaps it has gotten too big

It’s getting to a point where the government is deciding what you’re going to eat for dinner.

Day in day out, you can’t get by a single day without hearing about politics. All the mind-numbing passive activities like social media, television and movies are inundated with political messages, pandering and demanding that the government … Read more

Defeating search engine bias: it’s time to treat the new media like the old media

If you are old enough to remember the days of print media, newspapers had the reputation of leaning politically in one direction and it was considered unwise to isolate yourself to a single paper and one point of view. You were encouraged to read several papers to get a well-rounded picture of current events.

In the Toronto region, that would mean reading the S… Read more

#TwitterLockOut shows everything wrong with social media and more

First and foremost, let’s get out of the way what I think about the suspension of the alleged “bots”.

If a developer wants to stop automated posts, it can do so by the means of captcha (or other human verification systems) when it detects a pattern of abnormal activity. Abnormal activity may include but is not limited to rapid posting in suc… Read more

BitCoin’s “Network Effect” is a euphemism for pyramid scheme

The “network effect” has already been debunked many times indirectly in my other articles, particularly the one where I rebut Max Keiser and go into detail how building upon a protocol does not guarantee success of any individual cryptocurrency.

It seems like this mantra claiming that BitCoin has intrinsic value due to its “network ef… Read more

Dealer gratuity systems: socialism vs. capitalism in poker rooms

Any Canadian poker player that has spent time in other card rooms, particularly those in the United States, can attest to the stark difference in dealer quality based on the gratuity system enforced by the card room.

In the OLG casinos in Ontario, dealers in general (with a few exceptions) are notoriously bad. Speed and competency are severely lacking, and a… Read more

A double-whammy is in store for Netflix

In my article from several weeks ago, Netflix and BitCoin have disturbing similarities, I conjectured that Netflix will be a big loser in a stock market upheaval:

My issue with Netflix is its irrational valuation. When the inevitable pop in the bond and stock market occur I fully expect this stock to be the biggest loser of the FANG stocks.

Fast forward a few we… Read more

Social media and software are NOT utilities — don’t ask for it to be regulated

In Part 3 of my four part series of the dangers of social media, I made a case stating the dangers of intertwining government with tech companies.

Once you set precedent for government intervention, the Pandora’s box of totalitarianism and total state control is opened. Look no further than China to see how tightly the narrative is controlled as a fore… Read more

Guilty until proven innocent: does reverse SEO exist?

In the wake of the demonetization fiasco on YouTube and the erosion of due process due to unrestrained “wrong-think” detection algorithms, one has to wonder whether these algorithms are being exploited by malicious users intent on destroying their competition.

Google supposedly is credited with effective algorithms preventing click fr… Read more

Canadian housing bubble: Keeping up with the Joneses’ debt

New lending rules may have curtailed big banks from issuing risky loans, but Canadians in their everlasting effort to keep up with the Joneses, will go to any length to make sure they are as indebted as their neighbours.

A recently released article from the Canadian Press shows that Canadians are virtually willing to go to the mafia just for a taste of home owne… Read more

“Paid for by the Government of Ontario” Part 3: The OLG

Paid for by the Government of Ontario is a multi-part series of articles detailing the rampant government intervention in the province of Ontario, Canada. The line is borrowed from the sign-off of government sponsored commercials that air on radio, television and other media. It reflects their in-your-face approach of using tax dollars against its own c… Read more