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Comment: Nanex: Knightmare on Wall Street (Score 1) 377

by arunkv (#40867389) Attached to: Algorithmic Trading Glitch Costs Firm $440 Million
It is surprising that the best article on KCG's trades was not shared yet. Check out http://www.nanex.net/aqck2/3522.html for a fascinating look at the trades. Chart 3 shows a millisecond interval chart with around 40 trades happening in under a second, each buying at the offer and immediately selling at the bid. As Nanex put it "you now have a system that's very efficient at burning money".
Software

+ - Netflix to acquire OnLive, offer streaming video games-> 4

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techfun89
techfun89 writes "Netflix revealed today, that they are acquiring the cloud based OnLive gaming company for $1.1 billion. Netflix said that the Netflix branded online streaming of games will keep the OnLive interface intact, but will offer different pricing plans yet to be announced.

Netflix has indicated that the existing mini-console offered by OnLive for playback of video games on TV's will also support the playback of all Netflix content, making it an all in one multimedia device. There are some rumors that Netflix may try to offer playback of video games on existing game consoles (where movie streaming supported), but some manufacturers may try to block this feature."

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Software

SourceForge's Hottest Five Apps 141

Posted by kdawson
from the top-of-the-heap dept.
davidmwilliams points us to his story up on IT Wire about the top five most active open source projects on SourceForge. (Sourceforge.net and Slashdot are both owned by SourceForge Inc.) He writes, "It explains what they do and why they're useful. Most of these will be new to most people but all are definitely bursting with potential."
The Internet

+ - MySpace Now Accessible on Cingular Phones

Submitted by
waleg
waleg writes "A lot of people, especially the younger generation can't keep away from social networking sites. I guess it's just really the "in" thing these days. Talking about social networking sites, there are actually a lot of them and one of the fastest growing services is MySpace, which has more than 130 million profiles. Well for those who cannot go a day without accessing their MySpace profiles will be really thankful to Cingular for giving them another avenue in accessing the aid networking site. Source: http://www.waleg.com/techgadgets/archives/006250.h tml"
Communications

+ - FCC drops Morse code testing for ham licenses

Submitted by Voltaire759
Voltaire759 (886405) writes "The FCC has decided to drop the requirement for Morse code testing for all amateur radio licenses. The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) has the announcement as well as the FCC website. From the ARRL article: "The effective date of the FCC's R&O will be 30 days after publication in the Federal Register — most likely in February. Currently, Amateur Radio applicants must pass a 5 WPM Morse code test to operate on HF. The FCC's action will eliminate that requirement all around.""
Unix

Journal: Day after Christmas is my lucky day!

Journal by Tsunayoshi

By virtue of the fact that I am the only sysad not taking that day off, I get to come in at 5am in order to upgrade a number of our SANS with a newer OS. The boss decided that since the network would be down for a bit anyway due to the network team upgrading IOS on the switches and routers, which means all the databases and websites will also be offline, that our team has a perfect oppurtunity to do these long awaited upgrades.

Java

+ - Got MyEclipseIDE?

Submitted by
nfets
nfets writes "I've been a Java/J2EE Consultant for over 8 years now and I've been a MyEclipse subscriber since approximately 1993. I was impressed in how fast MyEclipse kept up with the version of Eclipse being released. New technologies emerge all the time and before you could think about it, the tools you love to use is already integrated on their next tools (JSTL, Struts, Spring, Java Server Faces, etc..).
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Software

+ - FAAD 2.5 GPL incompatibility

Submitted by
Alan Trick
Alan Trick writes "According to a Gentoo developer, Flameeyes, FAAD2's license is incompatible with the GPL and it's owner (Ahead) doesn't seem to care. FAAD2 uses a modified version of the GPL 2 with an advertising clause. This is not the first time it's been mentioned either. Unbuntu has a bug that can't be fixed because of this licenseing problem and a while ago hydrogenaudio forums had a thread about the license problems.

When Flameeyes emailed Ahead to resolve he recived this canned reponse (from TFA):
Dear valued customer,.

thank you for your email and your interest in our software.

The problem has been checked of our development and legal department. Thanks for the notice. We will consider this in the future. Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us again.
Since this isn't the first time it's been brought up, Ahead seems to be ignoring their licening problems. Most developers (like gstreamer, mplayer, etc) seem to be ignoring the license."

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