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Australia May 'Pause' Trades To Tackle High-Frequency Trading

ysth Re:Yikes (342 comments)

The concept is that the market is supposed to be for investing. Investing implies certain loss of liquidity (no idea what you mean by loss of value). That said, see my response.

about two weeks ago
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Australia May 'Pause' Trades To Tackle High-Frequency Trading

ysth Re:Won't work (342 comments)

There's no need to set a minimum time; what is needed is a minimum tax or fee. It could be .01% and still completely put a stop to abusive trading.

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Find Problems With Rules of Bitcoin

ysth Re:Bullshit (301 comments)

No, the point of the difficulty is to make attacks, err, difficult. Nothing to do with creating of bitcoins. If you are misunderstanding things this grievously, sit back and let other people talk for a while.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Introduces Hack: Statically Typed PHP

ysth Somebody please tell me... (230 comments)

Somebody please tell me this is an elaborate April fool's joke that someone noticed the groundwork for early?

about a month ago
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'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

ysth Re:Indeed (606 comments)

Yes. I thought that went without saying, under the "privatize the gains, socialize the losses"/expenses rubric.

about 2 months ago
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'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

ysth Indeed (606 comments)

This: "Maybe cities just don't have the right mix of amenities, price, space, parking, and other factors to make them better places to put certain businesses."

The Director of Sustainability demonstrates the ludicrous line of thought that puts stadiums downtown.

about 2 months ago
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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

ysth A workaround for what? (573 comments)

Reading the actual email they sent, it sounds to me like they provide a (javascript) API for doing what "VieraApp" is instead doing with a direct ajax call (and jQuery vs XMLHttpRequest is not the issue; it's not using their wrapper that is the issue).

about 2 months ago
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Network Solutions Opts Customer Into $1,850 Security Service

ysth Re:Illegal. (405 comments)

Oh, bullshit. I bet you use a half a dozen services that quite legally reserve the right to change the terms, give you notice, and interpret your continuing to use the service as acceptance.

Doesn't make it right, just legal.

about 3 months ago
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Regex Golf, xkcd, and Peter Norvig

ysth Re:Terrifying (172 comments)

No, actually it is far from terrifying. Just some brute force generation and application of simple, short, regex fragments. No "AI-like", no "algorithms going to fly".

about 3 months ago
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Searching the Internet For Evidence of Time Travelers

ysth Eddie (465 comments)

Eddie's in the space-time continuum.

about 3 months ago
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RSA Flatly Denies That It Weakened Crypto For NSA Money

ysth Re:Non-denial denial (291 comments)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export_of_cryptography_in_the_United_States#PC_era :
"Legal challenges by Peter Junger and other civil libertarians and privacy advocates, the widespread availability of encryption software outside the U.S., and the perception by many companies that adverse publicity about weak encryption was limiting their sales and the growth of e-commerce, led to a series of relaxations in US export controls, culminating in 1996 in President Bill Clinton signing the Executive order 13026[7] transferring the commercial encryption from the Munition List to the Commerce Control List. "

about 4 months ago
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I decorate my dwelling for the winter holidays ...

ysth Re:"Bah humbug"? (199 comments)

Isn't that a prerequisite for writing a slashdot poll?

No, I was just confused, it's being willing to be called an asshole that is the prerequisite.

about 4 months ago
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Target Has Major Credit Card Breach

ysth Naughty, naughty... (191 comments)

Naughty, naughty, Amazon

about 4 months ago
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Harvard Bomb Hoax Perpetrator Caught Despite Tor Use

ysth Re:Kids these days... (547 comments)

What is this "pay phone" you mention?

about 3 months ago
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Harvard Bomb Hoax Perpetrator Caught Despite Tor Use

ysth Re:So he was clever enough ... (547 comments)

You think they couldn't get a warrant based on TOR activity at the 8:30am time of the emails and a 9am test? I think you are likely wrong.

about 3 months ago
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Harvard Bomb Hoax Perpetrator Caught Despite Tor Use

ysth Re:So he was clever enough ... (547 comments)

Because there are other, innocent people interrogated as he was. And it would be better for them if the police didn't think harsh interrogation produces confessions.

about 3 months ago

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