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SEC Chair On HFT: 'The Markets Are Not Rigged'

lasermike026 Wall St. is having a laugh this morning. (303 comments)

No one on Wall St, except for the willingly deluded, believes that the markets are not rigged. Ever strategy takes into the account how the market is rigged and works to deal with it. You're either a whale (those that rigged the market) or remora (those work to siphon some value from the whales).

about 3 months ago

The Ways Programming Is Hard

lasermike026 Woe, is me... (278 comments)

I'm an egotistical programmer who can't conceive of anyone position but my own. They should pay me more.

about 3 months ago

Heartbleed Sparks 'Responsible' Disclosure Debate

lasermike026 The disclosure was fine. (188 comments)

Lite a fire under everyone butts and it got fixed and deployed in hours. I see nothing wrong with this. Maybe it's time to crank up the heat.

about 3 months ago

Computing a Winner, Fusion a Loser In US Science Budget

lasermike026 Cracking crypto and giving it to Exxon. (196 comments)

And the conversation goes something like this:

"We must make sure those little shits have no private communication and Exxon dominates energy production. If those dirty unwashed masses where every to gain political control and self sufficiency it would be the end for all of us."

about 5 months ago

Edward Snowden's Lawyer Claims Harassment From Heathrow Border Agent

lasermike026 Thugs. (261 comments)

Thugs have no authority. The are responsible for the crimes they commit and should be jailed immediately.

about 5 months ago

FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

lasermike026 Re: Lincense wars in... (1098 comments)

BSD allows for binary only distributions. Does anyone remember the UNIX fork wars? The GPL prevents that.

about 6 months ago

Microsoft Remotely Deleted Tor From Windows Machines To Stop Botnet

lasermike026 Exactly how???? (214 comments)

Exactly how does Microsoft gain access and remove software? Well I guess that means Microsoft has complete control of other people PCs. What kind of F@#$%^ up nightmare is this?

about 7 months ago

Insight On FBI Hacking Ops

lasermike026 Warrant? No. (137 comments)

Warrant? No. Fire them yesterday.

"Even though investigators suspected that Mo was in Iran, the uncertainty around his identity and location complicated the case. Had he turned out to be a U.S. citizen or a foreigner living within the country, a search conducted without a warrant could have jeopardized his prosecution."

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do I Convince Management To Hire More IT Staff?

lasermike026 Re:One word (383 comments)

Quit and leave abruptly.

Find another job first.

about 8 months ago

Anonymous Member Sentenced For Joining DDoS Attack For One Minute

lasermike026 Another political prisoner. (562 comments)

Yeah, Washington needs to be torn down brick by brick.

Congress approval rating: 6% - You're on notice.
Cut, fire, repeal, repeat......

about 8 months ago

Red Hat Releases Ceylon Language 1.0.0

lasermike026 Enough already. (159 comments)

There are to many programming languages.

about 9 months ago

Snowden Used Social Engineering To Get Classified Documents

lasermike026 Is this story true? (276 comments)

Is this story true? I have no reason to believe this at all. Admins don't need users passwords. Admins "own" the systems that they work on and can become any user they want to be without passwords.

The NSA lies. If we are to believe anything that comes out of that agency they better have hard evidence verified by the third source if one exists. This is a claim, nothing else.

about 9 months ago

Google To Block Local Chrome Extensions On Windows Starting In January

lasermike026 Yay Firefox! (260 comments)

And another corp degrades their products and starts trend toward abandonment.

about 9 months ago

Microsoft Donates Windows 8.1 To Nonprofit Organizations

lasermike026 Windows 8.x is horrible! (224 comments)

I wouldn't use it if it was free. Windows 8.x is the most horrible operating system I have ever experienced. I can't think of a worse OS. If this doesn't end the Windows OS I don't know what will. It was so frustrating I returned the laptop. The replacement system will be a Mac and not because it was my first choice. It will be a Mac because Windows 8.x is unusable.

about 9 months ago

Welcome to the Goodwill Computer Museum (Video)

lasermike026 Throw down. (72 comments)

I have a:
TRS-80 model III
2 Commodore 64s
Mac SE/30

I'm proud of my little collection. I wish I could find a PET.

about 9 months ago

Debian To Replace SysVinit, Switch To Systemd Or Upstart

lasermike026 Re:Ugh (362 comments)

Yeah, SysVinit is not only fine but preferable. It's simple and effective. I see no reason to change.

about 9 months ago

NSA Director Wants Threat Data Sharing With Private Sector

lasermike026 Why spy? Business. (126 comments)

This has nothing to do with terrorist. This is about business. The American people are getting ripped off and people want to do something about it. How to prevent change? Spy on everyone and head off any political moment to change market and legal rules. The corps asked for this spying technology. This whole thing stinks of fascism.

about 10 months ago

Somebody Stole 7 Milliseconds From the Federal Reserve

lasermike026 That's high frequency trade. (740 comments)

The industry standard for high frequency trading is 3ms. They have these crazy algos reading news in real time, making predictions, and performing end to end execution in 3 ms. That's your economy on crack. They should end it all.

about 10 months ago


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