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Comment: Re:So? (Score 5, Interesting) 305

by AuMatar (#49524809) Attached to: Futures Trader Arrested For Causing 2010 'Flash Crash'

So lets say I have a standing order to buy FooBar stock at $50 a share. Its current price is $55. So basically I'm looking to buy on dips.

Tonight it comes out that the CEO has been falsifying all financial reports, and instead of making money for the last 3 years they've lost millions. You don't think I should be able to cancel that buy order due to the new information?

Comment: Re:Language (Score 4, Insightful) 140

by AuMatar (#49454311) Attached to: Finding an Optimal Keyboard Layout For Swype

Its particularly bad in Korean, where the words tend to alternate consonant-vowel-consonant with the consonants on the left and vowels on the right. It just ends up being an exponential explosion of possibilities without much branch pruning. Its also harder in agglutative languages than non-agglutatives, because you can't have a simple dictionary of all words.

But in the end it doesn't matter. If you actually use a keyboard, 2 features are must haves- the first is that you need to be able to type the occasional word. The second is that you need to know where the keys are, so you can type-swype efficiently. That precludes a new keyboard layout, as you know more or less where every key on a qwerty is- you don't on an "optimized" layout and you'll take months to learn. An alternate keyboard doesn't have that much time, it has a few hours max to get you to love it.

Disclaimer: I worked at Swype from 2010-2012.

Comment: Re:Tabs vs Spaces (Score 3, Informative) 428

by AuMatar (#49426009) Attached to: Stack Overflow 2015 Developer Survey Reveals Coder Stats

Tabs were more likely to cause problems in the old days, when editors did things that were ridiculous like expand them to 8 spaces. Nowdays with everything configurable, it isn't much of an issue. The reason why the older more experienced people prefer spaces is that they learned to dislike tabs in the bad old days. In 10 years that argument will be dead with tabs winning.

Comment: Re:Good (Score 4, Insightful) 278

by AuMatar (#49395023) Attached to: 9th Circuit Rules Netflix Isn't Subject To Disability Law

And living near San Francisco, there's streets my mother or grandmother wouldn't be able to climb. Even most locals won't walk in those areas. We can't control nature, but that's no excuse for not doing better than that when we can. Out of all the point of the ADA that could use fixing, you picked the one that makes perfect sense to complain about?

BASIC is the Computer Science equivalent of `Scientific Creationism'.