Recent article in Canadian newspaper

About Sex and Hacking

According to a recent survey of over 2,000 adults conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Dashlane, an online password management and identity service, almost 4 in 10 Americans (39% to be exact) would go without making love for one entire year if it meant they’d never have to worry about identity theft, being hacked, or losing an online account ever again. Source

Ummm... No.

On Photography...

Let the foreground be the reason why you stop,
Let the background be the reason why you linger.
- Waldo Nell

The Infinite Cycle - USA And South Africa

Today America announced their new president - Donald Trump. And with that we have concluded yet another one of the infinite cycles. See, I believe that we as human beings struggle tremendously to move forward in a linear path towards progress. We love looping back on our own path and regress. Sometimes these circles are very big, but they are still there.

I am not into politics but for a long time we have been moving forward in general with STEM. Since STEM is pretty fundamental to our way of life now, that is a good thing. However, what happened in America is not unlike what has happened in 1994 in South Africa.

Back then the white government reigned and pushed the country forward from a STEM point of view. A minority of the people voted to keep this state of affairs going - it was illegal for blacks to vote at all. Clearly biased and unfair, but that is how it was. In 1994 voting was opened for everyone, and so the people cast their votes. The ANC won the election, elected by almost exclusively the blue collar workers. Most of these people were uneducated, illiterate, earned perhaps $20 per month and completely ignorant to anything politically related. They just wanted change as they were made promises by the ANC that played to their needs.

So for the past 22 years South Africa is led by the ANC at the head of its government. STEM has been stunted mostly, mass emigration of white collar workers ensued, and right now South Africa has major, major problems - such as a lack of water and electricity due to poor planning, lack of funding into STEM and poor management of resources.


My Relaxation Station

Whenever I do not feel like spending time on my various hobbies or work, I spend it on here. Here are the specifications - for those that care. And yes, it is really, really, reaaaallly fast.

My New Rig

CPUIntel Core i7-6850K Processor @ 4.4GHz (Overclocked)
RAM2 x G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series DDR4 3200MHZ (32GB)
GPU2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition in SLI with HB bridge
StorageSamsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe SSD
MotherboardASUS X99-DELUXE II ATX LGA2011-3 X99
CoolingCorsair Cooling Hydro Series H110IGT
CasePhanteks Evolv PH-ES515E_AG Anthracite Gray Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower
PSUCorsair AX Series AX1500I 1500W ATX 80 Plus
MonitorASUS PG279Q ROG Swift 27in G-SYNC 2560X1440 WQHD 1440P 165HZ 4ms
KeyboardRazer BlackWidow Tournament 2014
MouseRazer DeathAdder Chroma
OSWindows 10 Professional