Previous month:
October 2021
Next month:
December 2021

Honorary Whites

The inconvenient colored people are joining the oppressor club:

So many Asians work hard, make money, get ahead, form long-term marriages, and build wealth. They make other colored people look so bad! Didn't Asians get the oppression memo? Why do they have to be such prosperous assholes?

No mercy from the money printer

As I wrote a few months ago:

Eggs: $2 --> $2.8
Butter: $3 --> $3.5
Milk (4L): $4 --> $4.7
Coke (6 pack): $2 --> $2.8
Potatoes (10 lbs): $2 --> $4
TV dinner (300g): $2 --> $3
Peanut butter (1kg): $3 --> $4.5
Chicken legs (1 lb): $1.5 --> $2.5
Lean ground beef (1 lb): $3 --> $5

Milk and butter prices are set by the government in Canada. They're set to go up by roughly 30% by the end of March. The Federal Reserve increased the money supply by 40%. Prices are simply catching up. Imagine, if you made $20,000 a year and prices didn't change at all but your income crashed to $14,000. That's the same reality. This is the largest "tax increase" on the poor since the late 70s. 

History repeats

In the semi-final of the 2010 World Cup, Hussey smashed sixes to chase down the Pakistani total. Today, Wade hit three consecutive sixes to take Australia to the final match.

Pakistan was at 70/1 at the end of their ten overs whereas Australia was 89/3. Australia, thanks to Warner, had kept up with the run rate which allowed the lower order to wait out for the proper deliveries. The Pakistani bowling unit didn't deliver. Only Shadab Khan had a spectacular night -- taking four out of five wickets. Of course, that's not enough to stop the Aussies.

Just like in the 2019 World Cup, we'll have a completely new champion. New Zealand has played exceptionally well over the past six years but history is not on their side. Australia has the psychological edge.

Top ranked defeated

The Kiwis make it to the last match of the World Cup:

Finalists in 2015, Finalists in 2019, Finalists in 2021. And a World Test mace in between whiles. These are the times of their lives.

It was an astonishing and brutal display at the finish:

Oh, and here's Sampath with a stat to see you into the night: "New Zealand chased down 57 runs in the last four overs, the most target runs successfully chased by any team in men's T20Is at the death overs.

The other semi-final is tomorrow: Australia vs. Pakistan. If the Pakistani bowlers can't contain the aggressive Aussies, then we'll get a rematch of the ODI final from 2015.

The lies never end

Diversity is Strength! Transwomen are women! Inflation is Good!

The new, bizarre headline: How Covid became the unlikely hero of our inflation crisis. Funny, how good inflation swiftly turned into a crisis.

Case vaporized

The truth is on video and it can't be denied.

The Final Four

October 19:

Pakistan will go to the semi-finals. England and Australia will likely make it. The winner of the Sunday match between India and New Zealand will fill the fourth slot.

That's how it played out. The two semi-finals:

England vs. New Zealand. A mini-rematch of the most epic day of cricket. The Kiwis have a score to settle but England go in as favorites.

Australia vs. Pakistan. Shoaib Malik saw what Australia did in the World Cup final in 1999. Then, he made his debut. Yes, he's been playing for 22 years! One of his teammates wasn't even born then! It's now or never for him. Of course, the one team that can't be underestimated in a global tournament is Australia.

Final? I'd like to see England vs. Pakistan for two reasons. They are the top two teams in the world and it'll be great to see the battle between the powerful English batsmen and the skilled bowling unit of Pakistan. The absence of Jason Roy boosts the chances for Pakistan.

Math is hard

The tuition is skyrocketing but the degrees keep losing value:

It's nearly impossible to study any scientific or engineering field without the knowledge of calculus. It's not only the advanced stuff. One can easily use calculus in first year university introductory courses in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, economics, etc. Calculus is a powerful tool in tackling many subjects. It helps in providing a much deeper understanding of how the world works. So, this goes beyond math. It'll degrade the entire educational experience. Everything that utilizes calculus will have to do without.

Stating the obvious

if New Zealand beat Afghanistan on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, India will be knocked out along with Afghanistan.

At the post-match press conference, Jadeja even quipped: "Toh fir bags pack karke ghar jaayenge, aur kya?" (Pack the bags and go home, what else?), if New Zealand win on Sunday.

New Zealand has been quite the nemesis for India in the last two years. The ODI World Cup, the Test Championship, and now the T20 World Cup.

The Empire Strikes Back!

8-core CPUs went mainstream in 2017. Now, 16 cores are king. Before the end of 2024, we'll have CPUs with 32 cores for the average consumer. The last time we got such performance increases was with the Conroe debut in 2006. Photo and video editors should benefit the most when the software takes advantage of the cores.

Shocking news from Virginia

Right now, with 88% of the vote counted, Youngkin is leading 51.7 to 47.6. That's going to be a lot of rescanning.

Update: 94% reporting. Youngkin 50.7 to 48.6. That's some serious rescanning.

This is CNN

"Our dear hero, the inimitable and faultless President Biden, puts his pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us. Then, he poops in them," said Brian Stelter as he assumed the position. "So what, ok? We've all done it. There's such a stigma around world leaders randomly taking a dump in their pants—and today, we here at CNN are going to do something about it. No matter when you tune in today, you will see one of our brave anchors dropping a deuce in their drawers."

So progressive. So brave.