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Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services

artlu Re:Absurd (281 comments)

I see your point, but the problem is that the government can gain access to any information it wants. In fact, if you are dealing with commodity/futures data/accounts, the CFTC was given blanket subpoena power after the 2008 crash.

5 days ago
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Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services

artlu Absurd (281 comments)

As anyone knows, Google receives several federal subpoenas, and it attempts to cooperate with as many as possible. It has to as a public, U.S. based entity. It seems ludicrous that Schmidt would make this claim, but unless someone has gone through this system like I have (read my story here The Market is not Random), I guess they wouldn't know everything the governments are capable of doing.

Careful, Mr. Schmidt.

5 days ago
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Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked To Block Competitors

artlu Re: So much for his career (161 comments)

Yes but will he be charged with a federal crime? Doubtful even though he knew what he was doing. I didn't have criminal intent. My Story

about a week ago
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Microsoft Quietly Starts Accepting Bitcoin As Payment Method

artlu Re:As a Market Lover (107 comments)

yet, the money in the bank is subject to federal depository insurance, and the credit cards have measures in place for fraud.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Quietly Starts Accepting Bitcoin As Payment Method

artlu Re:As a Market Lover (107 comments)

I don't believe that it is absolutely uncountefeitable. I did read the Wiki on it, but I don't think that any item digitally-based is safe. We are on /. after all ;)

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Quietly Starts Accepting Bitcoin As Payment Method

artlu Re:As a Market Lover (107 comments)

I don't see a digitally created currency the same way as I would view a commodity such as gold or oil. The creation itself seems troubled with the possibility of fraud. The unregulated trading of the currency is also open to fraud. As someone who was charged with fraud and conspiracy, it alarms me.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Quietly Starts Accepting Bitcoin As Payment Method

artlu As a Market Lover (107 comments)

I find the emergence of bitcoin and other virtual currencies alarming. We have "free markets," that are governed by some type of ruling bodies be it the IMF or the Fed (not a government entity, for those that didn't know). However, the acceptance of an unregulated currency is strife with the ability for fraud and manipulation. However, as a stock trader (see my blog The Market is not Random), the emergence of these currencies that trade on pure technical patterns is something that must be embraced if it becomes publicly accepted.

I just hope it does not become publicly accepted. Can someone help convince me that bitcoin is the way to go?

about two weeks ago
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Feds Plan For 35 Agencies To Collect, Share, Use Health Records of Americans

artlu Re:As a Federal Inmate (209 comments)

the article is about sharing information without disclosure... what did I miss?

about two weeks ago
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Feds Plan For 35 Agencies To Collect, Share, Use Health Records of Americans

artlu As a Federal Inmate (209 comments)

Although I knew that I would lose several civil rights, such as carrying a firearm, etc. I never believed that being put into the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Prisons would mean that my personal health history would be shared across thirty-five departments. I do not mind this, and it does not surprise me. However, this is just another example of big brother making decisions that are outside of my control.

See my story at The Market is not Random.

-Anthony

about two weeks ago
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2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past

artlu Time is an Art (107 comments)

If you are someone who researches the financial markets, there was a famous trader going back to the late 1800s named W.D. Gann. Gann's analysis of time was always that it was a subjective, illusory edge with respect to defining market movements, but that the definition was quantifiable at the highest of levels. In my book, "The Market is not Random.," I explore this subject more and think it is relevant for this conversation.

What's more, I think this article's timing is perfect with the recent theatrical release of "The Theory of Everything."

So, /. is time real or is it imaginary?

about two weeks ago
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Interviews: Malcolm Gladwell Answers Your Questions

artlu As a New Author (48 comments)

I have been getting several questions about my book, "The Market is not Random.," lately, and it is an amazing experience to engage with readers. Between posts on my blog TMINR, twitter messages, and general emails, it has been a tremendous learning experience.

As my book has breached the top 75 on Amazon's finance section, I have noticed that I am slowly approaching the "Tipping Point" as Mr. Gladwell lovingly pointed out, and I hope to one day fall off that edge to be in a position to gather my own group of questions from the /. community.

about two weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

artlu Re:Constitutional Irrelevancy (446 comments)

Your sarcasm is shallow minded and irrelevant to any real substance. I did not even insinuate this to be true. I merely stated that I observed the constitution being utilized by the US in some circumstances, but then completely ignored in others, which makes it a document utilized ex parte.

about two weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

artlu Constitutional Irrelevancy (446 comments)

One thing I learned with going through the federal process (see my bio at The Market is not Random), is that the constitution is irrelevant and that the use of it becomes pure interpretation and loophole. I doubt that the current legal structure was anything close to the forefathers imagined, but never doubt that the governmental employees will utilize any and every loophole at its disposal to justify its actions. The oxymoron of united states government.

about three weeks ago
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Leaked Documents Show EU Council Presidency Wants To Impair Net Neutrality

artlu Irrelevant (76 comments)

In some ways, I believe that the state of communications, globally, has already become monitored/recorded by governmental intervention, after what I witnessed through the federal system (See My Bio). The idea of bringing this down to the ISP level seems to be irrelevant with respect to what already exists. However, the purpose of purchasing access to the internet is to have a dedicated stream that is not capped. Those countries that allow this will fall behind the others.

about a month ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

artlu Lucky America (554 comments)

Although the world seems to focus on America, we must remember that aside from subsidized countries like Venezuela, Americans enjoy an average gas price that is much less than the global averages. That said, we must understand that the recent movement in crude prices is in direct correlation to the ongoing strategy that the United States has with choking off Russian monetary supplies. It's not a conspiracy theorist and as a pure market technician, which can be defined in my book The Market is not Random., the market foretold this sell off going all the way back to the swing sell in May...

about a month ago
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Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes

artlu From the Inside Out (202 comments)

As someone who has been through the federal justice system, I advise any American to assume that every piece of communication is tracked and saved under the guise of security. It was amazing to me how much information and how many resources the government has the ability to utilize if it wants to target one person, and even if I do make full restitution to my victims, I do not know if I will ever feel free again - not because of my situation, which you can read at The Market is not Random - but because of the knowledge I gained from the inside out.

-Anthony

about a month ago
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Duke: No Mercy For CS 201 Cheaters Who Don't Turn Selves In By Wednesday

artlu Acceptance of Responsibility (320 comments)

It is an interesting position to be placed in, but it is always better to accept responsibility for one's actions. I had to do it as well as part of my case (http://tminr.com/the-book/) but it led to a better outcome had I not admitted wrongdoing and fought.

I hope all of the parties are able to step-up because, if they do, the end result will be a lot better for them.

about a month ago
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Judge Says Public Has a Right To Know About FBI's Facial Recognition Database

artlu Re:As a Federal Inmate... (79 comments)

Actually, the average american deems that 2.6 years should be the length of any prison sentence regardless of crime if you via statistics from the United States Sentencing Guideline Commission surveys. That being said, I do not feel like voluntarily forfeiting every asset I owned, losing the woman I loved the most, and losing three years of my life is "getting off lightly." I have paid my debt to society, and I have full intention of paying full restitution to my victims as soon as possible.

Wouldn't it make sense for me to get back to work to pay these people back then to rot away in prison? Sometimes the logical ineptitude of the average person is quite shocking to deal with, and if I would've been punished for this same crime in various other countries such as the UK/Sweden/France/Australia, etc., I would have received much much less time.

Do your research.

about a month and a half ago
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Judge Says Public Has a Right To Know About FBI's Facial Recognition Database

artlu Re:As a Federal Inmate... (79 comments)

Unfortunately, the comments posted about me are what I have come to expect from people who are not completely familiar with my case or with the system. I have taken responsibility for my crimes, and I have done everything possible to try and fix my wrongs. This has included the publication of books - http://tminr.com/the-book/ - whereby the proceeds go directly to victims. It has included seminars to high schools, churches, and local YM/YWCAs.

The reality of my case is that, yes, I did wrong, but I never created or started any of my companies with the objective of theft. That said, I was merely trying to illustrate that this was a step in the right direction by a United States District Judge with respect to discussing the realities of the system with the populous.

about a month and a half ago

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GroupShares

artlu artlu writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Well, I am happy to announce that my website - GroupShares.com is finally active. The website is to post my paper stock trades. I already have about 15 accounts in 3 days, so I have nothing to complain about. Cool!

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