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Comment: AUSTRALIAN culture (Score 1) 776

[quote]It’s whether men in America and around the world are going to be duped by explosions, fire tornadoes, and desert raiders into seeing what is guaranteed to be nothing more than feminist propaganda, while at the same time being insulted AND tricked into viewing a piece of American culture ruined and rewritten right in front of their very eyes.[/quote]

I'm going to be more insulted by you confusing Max Max with "American culture", when in fact the original Mad Max movies were out-and-out Australian!

Comment: Anecdotal evidence (Score 4, Insightful) 241

by Neo-Rio-101 (#49709395) Attached to: How Windows 10 Performs On a 12-inch MacBook

There doesn't seem to be much factual evidence to make the claim that "It's unequivocally better than performance on OS X,"...
The claim, by it's very language deletes a lot of information making the claim worthless.

Unequivocally ... (says who?)
Better... (by what standard?)
Performance (by what metric?)

I know that this is probably just a personal blog with an opinion.... and he does want to quantify the claim with stats... but it's a bit too early to make the claim.

Comment: Re:Stalemate AI (Score 1) 38

by Neo-Rio-101 (#49574645) Attached to: The Battle of 100 Freeciv AIs

Well, thank goodness it's a game where thermonuclear war has no real world consequences!

I suppose the AI should probably consider economic sanctions, black-ops interference, and cultural dominance as a means to crush nations into poverty and anarchy and eventual revolution - at which point they can be invaded.... you know, to make the game a bit more like real life in the post-nuclear age.

Comment: Re:Market Making (Score 1) 310

by Neo-Rio-101 (#49524729) Attached to: Futures Trader Arrested For Causing 2010 'Flash Crash'

Throw a bunch of orders at the top of the market
Throw a bunch of orders under the market.
Lets say you have 3 trillion dollars of pending buys and 2 trillion of pending shorts

The play is obvious.... go up and trigger the 3 trillion of buy orders and hit their stops, and then turn around and crash right through the 2 trillion of shorts.

Sure, you hand back 2 trillion to the market... but you just nabbed 3 trillion.
Take 1 trillion in profit on the aggregate.

Rinse. Wash. Repeat.

Comment: Re:Market Making (Score 1) 310

by Neo-Rio-101 (#49524467) Attached to: Futures Trader Arrested For Causing 2010 'Flash Crash'

A market maker must *always* have a bid and ask price showing and they *must* buy or sell at these prices even if it costs them large sums of money.

Of course, but that's the point though.... NO-ONE is going to actually trigger these massive orders because they don't have the equity to fill them.
Yes, it's a risk that they get hit, but... who would?

Just throw some big stops on in each direction, make it look like there are market participants....

Comment: Market Making (Score 3, Insightful) 310

by Neo-Rio-101 (#49524401) Attached to: Futures Trader Arrested For Causing 2010 'Flash Crash'

This is basically what Market Making is: Creating a bunch of pending orders that are never triggered to push the market away and into the direction they want.
Only the biggest players on the block can get away with doing this because they have billions in equity.... such as the largest 12 banks on the planet.

Always good to know that the value of all our commodities and currencies are controlled by them on a whim, isn't it?
Also good to know that they make money by default and can't really lose the game.

Go back to sleep everyone. Nothing to see here...

Comment: Re:As always, it only goes one way... (Score 1) 522

by Neo-Rio-101 (#49332443) Attached to: A Bechdel Test For Programmers?

Why the continual one-way focus on women? Why can't we just let individuals be individuals, and do whatever they want? Ensure that there are no artificial barriers due to gender (or skin color, or hair color, or whatever), stop pushing people in directions they don't want to go, and just let people choose whatever career they want.

Ever since women could conceive children, they've never needed an excess of men to parent the human race. One (very lucky) man is all that's needed... but themselves women are the "irreplacable" part of the equation... AND they seek to remind us of this all the time.

Hence men and women have NEVER been equal and NEVER WILL BE.

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