Category Archives: fraud

Miscellany

Trump Extends Lifeline to Sanctioned Tech Company ZTE — Trump wants to tear down a wall. Wait. What? Why Traditional TV Is in Trouble — they screwed the pooch back in the 1970s with loud ads and too may ads. … Continue reading

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Interesting Info About A Shipping Container House

I’m not even sure algorithms know why they do things. Yesterday, out of nowhere, YouTube plopped some tiny house videos in its Recommendations. Weirdly, they had interesting titles so I playlisted them to watch later (which has been today). This, … Continue reading

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Please. This Isn’t Foresight.

History of WWW and a Caution About Prematurely Judging Modern Fintech Several have mentioned that the internet had clear use cases or benefits even in the early days which is different than Bitcoin/etc. I would differ with that. Most people … Continue reading

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Fraudbook

Bob Lefsetz recommended this article. It sickened me. There’s a party out there where even a total idiot can get rich. And they do it by fleecing other idiots. And Facebook makes it soooo easy these days. If you want … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Quit Social Media

Brain Hacking I did a search yesterday on Twitter for some iPad rumors. Someone I won’t name basically said that someone who quits social media is “not part of the conversation.” What “conversation?” It’s become a festival of mind disease! … Continue reading

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Digital Currencies Can Be Ignored (For Now)

The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything by Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey. This book is full of unconvincing Gosh-Wow! hype. That is deflated over and over again with a disclaimer that basically boils down to: … Continue reading

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Dan Peña Yet Again

Interesting slide from a Dan Peña video, showing how people regard money and money’s actual value: The uncropped image is after the break, along with the video. And a post about Dan Peña I found on Reddit. Uh-oh!

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TV: Who Wants To Be A Bitcoin Millionaire?

The BBC’s Panorama examines Bitcoin. This is a good place to start if you haven’t been paying attention — like me.

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Huawei Caught In Review Fraud

Huawei loads its Best Buy Mate 10 Pro listing with over 100 fake reviews, inevitably gets caught The company has overloaded the Mate 10 Pro’s Best Buy listing with over 100 fake reviews from aspiring “beta testers,” giving the phone … Continue reading

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Today’s Laugh

Twitter: (No. I’m not on Twitter. A link via a rabbit hole.)

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