March 8, 2019

Public Schools vs Private Schools

Public education was an experiment in America and Western Europe that began at the beginning of the 20th century and has since spread to many other countries. It has been a huge success, overall, although lately more and more people (in North America particularly) have become disenchanted with it, for some legitimate reasons, and for some rather unfair reasons. Private schools have been around since the beginning of civilization, and have been a success as well, although comparatively limited in their positive impact on societal evolution.   Public education sector workers and teachers are relatively autonomous from administration; they are […]
May 12, 2018

Interview with a System Software Engineer

Reflections on Life & University Choices: An Interview with Angus Liu & Michael Mityok What is the single biggest regret you have in terms of education, looking back to when you were in high school? Considering my attitude when I was in high school, I’d probably not take my own advice…  I regret not studying and taking the SAT, it would have given me more options and potential to be in a better university than what Canada has to offer. Specifically, it seems that the harder an university is to get into, the better the students and professors, and the better […]
May 10, 2018

Bitcoin is gaining legitimacy and those in finance are paying attention

Goldman Sachs to Open a Bitcoin Trading Operation by Nathaniel Poppers May 2nd, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Most big banks have tried to stay far away from the scandal-tainted virtual currency Bitcoin. But Goldman Sachs, perhaps the most storied name in finance, is bucking the risks and moving ahead with plans to set up what appears to be the first Bitcoin trading operation at a Wall Street bank. In a step that is likely to lend legitimacy to virtual currencies — and create new concerns for Goldman — the bank is about to begin using its own money to trade […]
April 4, 2018

Blockchain: Why you and your kids need to know it

What are Blockchain technologies and how do they affect us? First, understand that blockchain technologies are the scaffolding of all cryptocurrencies; to understand cryptocurrencies, you must first understand how blockchains are built and how they function. Second, despite the negative stories in the mainstream media about how cryptocurrencies and their blockchains are about to destroy the world (or at least its economies), they are rapidly being developed by the big tech companies and investment banks like Microsoft and JP Morgan for uses specific to their industry niches. Why should you care? Because the big money obviously knows something you do […]