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Mystery Gamer Makes Millions Moving Markets In Japan

oji-sama Re:See mom? (113 comments)

Percentage wise he made less than 0.40%!!! The Nikkei stock exchange went up 57% in 2013 in Japan but he only made 0.40% (yes, you see that correctly, less than half of one percent) so no I will not back down from my statement that he is an idiot with ADD. The article does not state how big his trading account is so I had to use the $15 billion total figure for my calculation but nonetheless I'm safely assuming that he must be trading with a few hundred million dollars alone to reach trillions in trading volume.

Why is that a safe assumption? 15000000 / 54000000 = ~278. Thus one 54 million trade a day is way more than enough to get high trade volume. 41 trades one million dollar each a day would also be enough. I would guess the actual trade amount would be somewhere between those values.

Unless I managed to fail my calculations.

yesterday
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

oji-sama Re:Only payments? (335 comments)

Well yes, but when you have several devices, the easy pairing is rather nice feature. And no, it's not 'whatever form of NFC', the payment video had a standard NFC capable reader.

"NFC offers a low-speed connection with extremely simple setup, and can be used to bootstrap more capable wireless connections." See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N...

about two weeks ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

oji-sama Only payments? (335 comments)

I guess that drops iPhone from consideration, as my NFC enabled speakers and headphones would lose their point.

about two weeks ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

oji-sama Aero Or Go Home (543 comments)

Nah. It took a long time to get used to the flatness of Windows 8 (and still looks boring), but the level of transparency in W7 is in my opinion too high (after getting used to 8). Pity they went nuts fixing it.

about two weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

oji-sama Re: Send in the drones! (848 comments)

Right. Which was about a third of the country, and precisely the people that would have voted the other way.

If I recall correctly, based on the polls before all this happened, more than 50% of those areas were happy to stay Ukrainian. Of course, voting while armed pro-Russians stay around the see-through ballot boxes might have skewed the final results (as happened in Crimea). However, they didn't allow the voting to happen, so the point is moot...

about a month ago
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Judge Lucy Koh Rejects Apple's Quest For Anti-Samsung Injunction

oji-sama Re:I don't understand the injunction (30 comments)

"Apple still wanted the infringing features extirpated from American stores, and was seeking to have phones nobody bought banned as ammo for future battles."

about a month ago
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Apple Begins Storing Chinese User Data On Servers In China

oji-sama Re:Offshore (92 comments)

"the encryption keys will be stored off-shore" is different from "the encryption keys will be stored off-shore for ever"

Indeed, as you need the key every time the data is read...

about a month and a half ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

oji-sama Re:Methane Anyone? (582 comments)

It may take some time for people in EU to realize their gas prices going up. When they do see the bill rise, they will blame Russia easily enough.

I think you have this backwards. I believe it is a question on how dangerous/blameful Europe sees Russia, and exactly how big the bill from switching the supplier will be...

about 2 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

oji-sama Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (739 comments)

His manner is coarse

It's not "coarse", it's abusive. Namecalling, mocking, ridicule, hyperbole. That's abuse.

If you read the message, you may have noticed that he called the code shit, not any person coding it. Same with all other colorful language. I wouldn't get offended.

about 2 months ago
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Bill Watterson (briefly) Returns To Comics

oji-sama Re:If only Bill Waterson inspired other cartoonist (119 comments)

Technically it is an opposite of a fan. Not that that really changes your point. I believe I smiled because of the absurdity. Perhaps because I had just been reminded of the world of Calvin and Hobbes. The person in the strip has a fantastic idea which is then shot down by a stupid pun by a talking windmill. Could be that partial reason for the smile is the appearance of the windmill itself, as windmills have made several appearances in xkcd in different contexts.

But yes, you disliked it, I enjoyed it, XKCD hopefully goes on.

about 4 months ago
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Bill Watterson (briefly) Returns To Comics

oji-sama Re:If only Bill Waterson inspired other cartoonist (119 comments)

Its not 'wordplay'; its a cheap pun. A big fan says its not a big fan. I really like XKCD, but that was terrible.

Windmills do not make great fans.

about 4 months ago
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Bill Watterson (briefly) Returns To Comics

oji-sama Re:hmmm (119 comments)

I don't agree with this. I don't think he is personally all that famous, rather his work is famous.. And while I am not a huge fan, I am a fan nevertheless, and personally got rather good value (enjoyment, joy) for my money... Good enough that I consider the idea that Watterson should give a little back kind of offensive towards the man himself.

about 4 months ago
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Bill Watterson (briefly) Returns To Comics

oji-sama Re:If only Bill Waterson inspired other cartoonist (119 comments)

Yet XKCD keeps producing great moments, which is why I keep reading it. And the wordplay and the naivety in the 1378 was at least smile worthy. (Personally I didn't enjoy the previous one.)

about 4 months ago
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Mad Cow Disease Blamed For Patient's Death In Texas

oji-sama Re:Of course they have no concerns, they don't tes (132 comments)

They take a sample from every herd, because even if it would only add $0.01/lb of beef, would there actually be time to analyze all 33M slaughtered head of beef every year?

In Finland they check every healthy specimen over 30 moths old and sick ones that are over 24 months old at time of slaughter. Texas might have a cow or two more, but something something economics of scale might be of some help.

Anyway, beef has been big business in the US for a long time. Why is (according to the Minnesota Dept of Health) the disease rate still 1/1,000,000 per year? http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/cjd/cjd.html

I honestly hope the disease rate stays low.

about 4 months ago
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AMD, NVIDIA, and Developers Weigh In On GameWorks Controversy

oji-sama Re:Optimizing the driver stack... (80 comments)

In my experience the AMD drivers&software have been more stable. Probably I just have bad luck, but just today I got a pop-up from the Nvidia Experience that there's an update. Clicked it and got 'cannot connect to Nvidia servers' or something similar. The last driver update failed to update one of the components. And the display adapter has crashed once (managed to recover though).

I'm currently using GTX 670 (got the Windforce model and it is really quiet) and I'm reasonably happy with it, but I had none of the update problems with my previous HD6850. Of course, my thinking may be coloured by the horrible nvidia chipset I once had. Or the lack of support for my previous laptop gpu. Compared to those, my current GPU problems are minimal at worst.

about 4 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

oji-sama Re:Even higher! (1040 comments)

However I doubt that your point is that Seattle shouldn't do this because it isn't done in east, india or africa...?

about 4 months ago
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TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

oji-sama Re:Yawn... (566 comments)

At least the exe has the same hashes as my copy downloaded on 13.2.2014.

about 3 months ago
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Report: Apple To Unveil "Smart Home" System

oji-sama Re:If iPods/iPhones Have Taught Me Anything... (174 comments)

True, but this requires excluding the Firewire from the listing. My main complain is the inaccuracies, which I partially addressed above.

I even ignore USB 3.0's expanded and incompatible cables - you can't plug a USB 3.0 cable into anything that doesn't support USB 3.0. You can plug USB pre-3.0 cables into USB 3.0 devices though. The saving grace is that USB 3.0 cables are rarer so you're far more likely to pull a USB 2.0 cable than a USB 3.0 one.

This is misleading, considering that you can indeed use a USB3 cable with a USB2 host. And as stated above, you can use the old cables with new devices, so I would not exactly call this an actual change of standard. Upgrade it is. And personally I much prefer the idea that you can use any cable, not a proprietary one.

about 4 months ago
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Report: Apple To Unveil "Smart Home" System

oji-sama Re:If iPods/iPhones Have Taught Me Anything... (174 comments)

That's not what he's saying. Of course USB B cable from 2001 still works today. What he's saying is that mini B, micro B (and now C) have been added since 2001 and new devices use these new ports. So you'll need a new cable if your new device doesn't connect using that old B cable. By comparison, Apple changed their cable once in 10 years.

I know, but you do realize that all those mini and micro cables can be connected to the same original usb1 port (and/or usb2 / usb3 port), as the host end has always been the same. Does the same 'of course' apply to Apple's cables? Admittedly I think the mini was a bit of a misstep, and going straight to micro would have been better.

Of course all this may change with the 3.1, but if it does, it is in my count the first major change for the cables...( And hopefully there's no 'hardware drm' in the cables to prevent unauthorized copies..)

about 4 months ago

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