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Open Sauce Foundation Created

Paul Rose BZTCbavrf!! (95 comments)

BZTCbavrf!!

about a year and a half ago
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Leak Hints Windows 8 Tablets May Be Dearer Than Makes Sense

Paul Rose Re:Windows RT + Office (365 comments)

Webster (a US dictionary) shows the 4th definition of the adjective dear:

high or exorbitant in price : expensive "eggs are very dear just now"

about 2 years ago
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The History of Invisible Ink

Paul Rose Mansfield Cumming (41 comments)

Couldn't have asked for a better name...

From the last link:

Mansfield Cumming, ... was "making enquiries for invisible inks at the London University".

In October he noted that he "heard from C that the best invisible ink is semen", which did not react to the main methods of detection. Furthermore it had the advantage of being readily available

about 3 years ago
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Could the US Phase Out Nuclear Power?

Paul Rose Re:From Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" (657 comments)

Wish I had mod points. Nice job. Asimov from the 1940's. Paraphased, but just barely.

Encyclopedia => Wikipedia
Periphery => America
Gamma Andromeda => Japan

more than 3 years ago
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Norwegian Day Traders Convicted For Manipulating Computer Trading System

Paul Rose Re:Algorithmic trading? (299 comments)

I'll grant you your distinction between "fake" and "false".

The orders (and news) were indeed "real".

If the intent was not to move the price without seeking a fill, however, the securities law says that is wrong.

Philosophically is it the right way? I don't know, but there is a legal basis for the prosecution.

more than 3 years ago
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Norwegian Day Traders Convicted For Manipulating Computer Trading System

Paul Rose Re:Algorithmic trading? (299 comments)

Almost.

I can't speak for all of HFT, but for the most part they would be more than happy to get filled, but they don't get filled because they move too fast.

They are calculating a theoretical price and placing orders that would theoretically be good to fill and that are very close to or at the "inside" (best bid or best offer). The inputs into their theoretical model change frequently and they cancel and replace their orders frequently, most often before they have a chance to get filled.

The difference is that for the duration of the order (even if it is small) the HFT wants to get filled and isn't trying to necessarily push the price around. They know the likelyhood of a fill is small, but in a way they still "intend" to get filled and don't have the goal of manipulating the price.

The guys who got in trouble put in orders that they hoped would not fill in order to cause another automated participant to follow along, and then quickly cancel their own order and hit the target order.

more than 3 years ago
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Norwegian Day Traders Convicted For Manipulating Computer Trading System

Paul Rose Re:Algorithmic trading? (299 comments)

>>So these guys figured out how to second-guess somebody's trading algorithm. How in hell is that a crime?

Not quite.

If they had figured out how to predict where somebody else's algorithm was trading, and trade against it for profit, they would not be in trouble.

What they did was figure out how somebody else's algorithm would react to stimulus, then entered created that stimulus, then traded against the result.

They entered orders that had no intention of getting a trade (and indeed would have been unhappy to have traded because they were unnaturally high bids or low offers). These orders gave the impression to both people and software that the market had changed for real. The algorithm followed the "fake" data and made too high of a bid or too low of an offer. They then cancelled their "fake" orders and instantly entered real orders on the opposite side to hit the algorithm.

This has been going in (sans computers) for decades, and is illegal in most regulated markets.

It is similar to the idea of leaking fake news and trading against the move and then making a profit when people figured out it was fake.

more than 3 years ago
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Baumgartner's Daredevil Parachute Jump From Space Put On Hold

Paul Rose only 20% short (248 comments)

Yes, but 31km (19 miles) is only 20% short It seems strange that hold IP on the idea of breaking 50 year old record by only 20%

more than 3 years ago
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Computer Defeats Human At Japanese Chess

Paul Rose Re:Pawn promotion? (178 comments)

Nevermind -- should have thought about it for 10 seconds before posting...

more than 3 years ago
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Study Finds Most Would Become Supervillians If Given Powers

Paul Rose Study? (419 comments)

Study? Did they grant super powers to a set of people and observe the results? I skimmed TFA and didn't see anything about a study. Just a bunch of reasoning about what would probably happen.

more than 3 years ago
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Levitating Graphene Is Fastest-Spinning Object

Paul Rose Re:30k rpm = typo (146 comments)

Mod parent up The summary and article were correct, but a bit confusing. 30,000 RPM was the record for spinning a crystal with light, not an overall RPM record.

more than 3 years ago
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Abandon Earth Or Die, Warns Hawking

Paul Rose Die. (973 comments)

What's wrong with dying? We all do it sooner or later as individuals. Why should the race last forever?

about 4 years ago
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Dept. of Justice Considers Web For ADA

Paul Rose read as ADA for web (296 comments)

read headline as ADA for web -- immediately thought they were going to push an interpreted ADA as a Javascript replacement -- need more sleep

more than 4 years ago
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iPad Owners Are 'Selfish Elites'

Paul Rose Poll of opinions of iPad owers by general public (780 comments)

From the summary:

which opinions of 20,000 people were analyzed between March and May. The firm's conclusion was that iPad owners tend to be wealthy, sophisticated, highly educated and disproportionately interested in business and finance, while they scored terribly in the areas of altruism and kindness

They profile is not based on analysis of actual iPad owners, just collected opinions of what people thought iPad owners were like. The opinions of 20,000 people were collected, regardless of whether that person had an iPad or not.

Disclaimer:
* I own an iPad
* would qualify as wealthy compared to 98% of the world population
* college educated
* work in financial industry (but not overly interested in business / finance)
* it hard to self-judge kindness
* but do give to charity
so the profile (despite being stupid) isn't too far off in my case

more than 4 years ago
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The Proton Just Got Smaller

Paul Rose .0000000040 megatons (289 comments)

I lost 4% of my body weight in just one week, but it was just .0000000040 megatons, so not significant

more than 4 years ago
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HDBaseT Supporters Hope To Kiss HDMI Goodbye

Paul Rose Re:I don't like network connectors (336 comments)

>> Am I doing something wrong Maybe. For me these break when I'm too lazy to properly detangle a pile of wiring, and I resort to pulling the cable out of the pile. The connector goes through backwards and often damages the retainer. I've never had one get damaged any other way.

more than 4 years ago
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France Says D-Star Ham Radio Mode Is Illegal

Paul Rose Re:D-Star sucks (282 comments)

You are right. My objection was poorly formed. This post on the K3NG blog states it much better: http://thek3ngreport.blogspot.com/2010/06/d-star-illegal-in-us-and-now-france.html

However, patents aren't the real issue, it's the closed and proprietary nature of the vocoder. Patent it all you like, the encoding technique needs to be published in order to be in compliance with US FCC rules, a fact that escapes the FCC and ARRL.

more than 4 years ago

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