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Comment: Re:A Sympton of the Problem (Score 1) 310

by Imrik (#49525951) Attached to: Futures Trader Arrested For Causing 2010 'Flash Crash'

That wouldn't fix this. It wasn't a matter of him cancelling orders that someone picked up on, it was him placing orders that gave the appearance of a greater market than actually existed, causing the price to move in a certain direction, then cancelling orders before they got picked up.

Comment: Re:a reversal to the open cockpit doors of the pas (Score 1) 447

by Imrik (#49365127) Attached to: Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen

IMO the most important change to air travel following the September 11th attacks happened before the attacks were over. Passengers realized that a hijacking could end with their deaths and the deaths of others. Now any hijackers will have to deal with all the passengers of the plane rather than just one or two people.

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