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Sony's Favorite Gadget Is Kinect

rcamera Re:ben kuchera is an idiot (222 comments)

just wait until he realizes that his keyboard and monitor are "peripherals".

about 7 months ago
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Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?

rcamera Re:More importantly (1293 comments)

as a nutmegger, let me be the first to say we apologize for that

1 year,11 days
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Study Questions H-1B Policies

rcamera Re:Qualifications (361 comments)

tl;dr: I want a 5' 8" 24 year old blonde who has an MD and paid for med school as a lingerie model.

i have an extra one of those. where should i send him?

about a year ago
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Is Bitcoin Mining a Real-World Environmental Problem?

rcamera Re:Conversion (595 comments)

your "real currency" is down about 8% today against the USD. nothing says "stability" like a "currency" that loses 8% of it's value in a single day.

about a year and a half ago
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Full Review of the Color TI-84 Plus

rcamera Re:battery life (233 comments)

i wonder how much of that battery usage is going into refreshing the lcd screen? seems like this would be a perfect application for color e-ink displays.

about a year and a half ago
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The Problem With Internet Dating's Frictionless Market

rcamera Re:How is this news? (453 comments)

They must be trying to lure the /. crowd of fat middle-age american geeks who think they are smarter than everyone else because they read Slashdot like it's the holy bible.

actually, a lot of us DO treat /. it as poorly written fiction. and the parts we take seriously, we take with a "salting the fields" amount of salt. good call!

about a year and a half ago
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New York Paper Uses Public Records To Publish Gun-Owner Map

rcamera Re:So Proud of Gun Ownership (1232 comments)

what i got out of this ramble is that you're prone to react violently when someone disagrees with you. granted, it was a bit long winded, so i stopped about half way through.

somebody, quick! get this kid an ar15 with a high capacity clip! what could possibly go wrong?

about 2 years ago
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Empty Times Square Building Generates $23 Million a Year From Digital Ads

rcamera Re:Profit (227 comments)

it's not at all close to wall street. it is, however, right near the nasdaq exchange.

of course, if you wanted to colo with nasdaq, you'd have your servers next to theirs in carteret, nj - not "on wall st" or in times square.

about 2 years ago
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NYC Data Centers Struggle To Recover After Sandy

rcamera Re:Add to that, NYI... (231 comments)

for residential, that's true. for commercial and/or municipal, they stick to diesel.

in the case that con-ed shuts off nat gas flow due to fires (which is happening all over the place right now...), do you want your generator to choke out?

that leaves lp. diesel packs about a 50% higher energy density than lp. which would you prefer to use? further, diesel is much more commoditized than lp, and is more readily available during a crisis.

about 2 years ago
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Favorite U.S. Political Party

rcamera Re:Libertarianism Is A Dream (503 comments)

the area he lived in didn't have municipal garbage collection. instead of bringing his garbage to the dump, he chose to burn it in his backyard. that's how both fires started.

the fire department did actually show up - to prevent the fire from spreading to his neighbor's yard.

about 2 years ago
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Favorite U.S. Political Party

rcamera Re:They all suck (503 comments)

pics please! otherwise, it's hard to see that picture...

about 2 years ago
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Shut Up and Play Nice: How the Western World Is Limiting Free Speech

rcamera Re:Another Double Standard (1160 comments)

seems they've been following the US economy, and what they meant to say was;

debt to america!
debt to america!
debt to america!

about 2 years ago
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Knight Trading Losses Attributed To Old, Dormant Software

rcamera Re:The NYSE shouldn't reverse trades. (223 comments)

read up a bit on "vwap". is that high frequency in you ever-so-informed opinion? the portfolio in question was intended as a 5-day vwap.

the problem was that the volume was multiplied by 1000 per transaction. you mean to buy 100 shares at market? here's your 100,000 shares at market! the unusual volume caused the individual stocks within the portfolio to spike up/down. but hft it was not.

more than 2 years ago
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Knight Trading Losses Attributed To Old, Dormant Software

rcamera Re:The NYSE shouldn't reverse trades. (223 comments)

though knight does hft, that wasn't the problem here. it was a simple 4.5 billion dollar balanced portfolio that the client wanted to trade as a 5-day-vwap. "buy these stock over 5 days, sell these other stocks over the same 5 days". a 5 day vwap is in NO way "high frequency trading". it's almost the opposite of hft. if i wanted to buy 200 shares at market every 3 minutes for 5 days, would you consider that hft? (i know that's actually twap, but good luck explaining vwap to this genius). the purpose is to minimize market impact.

flipping stock was not what was intended, and not what happened.

the frequency was not high - the volume per transaction was incorrectly multiplied by 1000. the bug was that the "200" in the example above was converted into "200,000". 200,000 shares at market WILL have an immediate impact on most stocks.

more than 2 years ago
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Knight Trading Losses Attributed To Old, Dormant Software

rcamera Re:The NYSE shouldn't reverse trades. (223 comments)

bond price doesn't matter if you hold to maturity. if you're happy with the yield and duration at time of purchase, then there's no reason to sell before maturity. if you're not happy with the yield and duration, don't buy it.

more than 2 years ago
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Knight Trading Losses Attributed To Old, Dormant Software

rcamera Re:The NYSE shouldn't reverse trades. (223 comments)

why, same way they know now! the sales rep would tell them that at their pharma-sponsored, all-paid, 2-week "meeting" (read "golf outing") at a high-end resort.

more than 2 years ago

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