Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Pooty-Poot's election was a sham, you say?

No kidding? An election in Russia turns out to be a sham?

Reuters - Pooty's so nice, they voted for him twice! It was swell of him to provide free bus rides for all his voters.

And then provide free bus service for them to vote all over again down the street.

And so on.

Monday, March 19, 2018


The hayseeds dumping SPY and QQQ today don't realize they're reacting to a fucking ex-div.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Ha ha, reality intrudes yet again on the Bitcoin wankfest

Ha ha!:

Daily Express - Bitcoin crashing again, as reality intrudes on the libertopian fantasy. Quote:

The drop comes after it was revealed cryptocurrency investors could face hefty tax bills as the IRS closes in.

According to the Internal Revenue Service, anything purchased using a digital currency is liable to be taxed as a capital gain.

So anyone who has cashed out or paid for anything using cryptocurrency may have capital gains to report to the IRS.

One Reddit contributor earlier this week claimed they had discovered they owe the IRS $50k because they traded in cryptos.

Fucking libertopian buffoons. "Oh, reality doesn't matter to us! We're the future! Fiat currency is dead! Long live the new flesh!"

New computer - thoughts

Had to buy a new computer this semester - the old one was still running Vista, and was 32-bit, and since I'm taking a load of GIS classes, I needed something new and powerful to run ArcGIS Pro. So I dropped $1200 on a high-end gaming tower.

Two thoughts:

1) I dunno why people are so down on Windows 10. It works fine. It boots up in fricking 5 seconds, man. That is fast. Yes, it looks a bit chintzy with all its "hey, let's install paid apps like you're a dumbass Chromebook user!" schtick, but with that in mind it's still better than Vista. It's almost as good as Win98.

2) I dunno why people are so down on Edge. I'm in the middle of a browser file upload right now and Edge is taking up like 0.6% of CPU to do it: the same work in Firefox would take three entire fucking chips and 2GB of RAM. I certainly would prefer being able to install loads of ad and script blockers, but I'm not going to install Firefox's worthless bloatware to do it, and I had a bad experience with Chrome.

Friday, March 16, 2018

How screwed the US is

Two articles on how screwed the US is right now:

Calculated Risk - Larry Kudlow is usually wrong. The guy completely screwed the pooch on the US housing bubble. Read how.

Bonddad - Real M1 and M2 growth lowest since 2010. Hello imminent recession! Especially with another Trump clown in charge of the Fed.

Friday videos: yup so I'm back to pushing limits here

In honour of the UK's National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day, here's Gary Glitter's "Do You Wanna Touch Me":

And what's funny is, this isn't even remotely the most inappropriate thing I've ever posted on my blog.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Lesson about explorecos

I guess the lesson is that even if a company's got a really great deposit, it can still fuck over all the shareholders and be worth zero fuck all.

On this day....

On this day in 1781, songwriter William Herschel discovered your anus while in his bath.

Monday, March 12, 2018

The blockchain pipedream

Nouriel Roubini - the blockchain pipedream. Wherein he tells everyone that bitcoin and blockchain are just bullshit. Not that anyone's going to listen to him if they're invested, of course.

You're telling me...?

Wait, isn't the Nasdaq at an all-time high again?

Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday videos: a song about the Chromatics covering Joy Division or something

And you don't see anyone cool in the entire world covering songs by fucking Kiss, do you? But Joy Division, everyone covers them:

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


In the US, Congress has the power to regulate trade, including tariffs.

Not Trump.

Monday, March 5, 2018

NDD triple-shot of dooooomery

Three from NDD:

New Deal Demoncrat - is the secular trend changing? I'd point out that the last time bond yields and stock prices both went up together, the US market was a completely different animal, with much more manufacturing, much less services, and a completely different demographics.

New Deal Demoncrat - significant deterioration in M1 & M2. Bears watching, because money supply is a no-bullshit indicator. Then again, so much American money is used overseas that it might actually signify something else, depending on whether or not the Fed follows domestic M1 & M2 or worldwide M1 & M2.

New Deal Demoncrat - the march of demographics and the 2018 midterms. Really interesting take on US voter demographics, with some interesting ideas like how people actually don't generally change their political stripe as they age.