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Comment: This is how it should work (Score 0) 246

It used to be that when his trading screens showed 10,000 shares of Intel offered at $22 a share, it meant that he could buy 10,000 shares of Intel for $22 a share. He had only to push a button. By the spring of 2007, however, when he pushed the button to complete a trade, the offers would vanish.

I have traded bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and this makes perfect sense to me. Between the time you see the price and the time your order goes through, someone else may have already bought what was for sale. I don't see what the big deal is. This is exactly the way it should work. Maybe there's more in the article.

Comment: I agree (Score 1) 284

by jdavidb (#46603405) Attached to: U.S. Court: Chinese Search Engine's Censorship Is 'Free Speech'

This is pretty straightforward. On the principle that I do not believe in slavery, I do not believe that anyone has the right to tell Baidu what to do, including what search results to return. Really this is a very weak attempt by these activists, and they are violating their own principles by trying to restrict the freedom of others.

Comment: Not bad (Score 2) 224

by jdavidb (#46595429) Attached to: Introducing a Calendar System For the Information Age

As far as calendars go, this is not a bad effort. I don't think I would personally use it, but I've seen (and created) far, far worse. It is very regular; the rules have few exceptions, and the exceptions are well-defined. There aren't too many decisions in it that stand out as glaringly unjustified or confusing, other than of course by definition, when you create a new calendar, the very decision to do so stands out as glaringly unjustified. :)

Comment: Do you believe in democracy, or not? (Score 2) 665

by jdavidb (#46221381) Attached to: South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards

The real question is, do you want your children educated through a system designed by majority vote? (and/or designed by people elected by majority vote) Do you really want everyone in your community weighing in on your children's education or not?

If you really believe in democracy, I don't see how anyone can fault this. Personally, I do not believe in democracy, and think it's a terrible way to educate a child. But if you really believe in the whole electoral process, I don't think you have room to complain: you have to take the bad with the good, and vote for someone better next time.

Comment: Re:Ken Ham does not speak for all creationists (Score 1) 593

by jdavidb (#46179467) Attached to: Watch Bill Nye and Ken Ham Clash Over Creationism Live
Just wanted to chime in to say you may be a minority, but you are not alone. These days I'm less interested in a debate on origins and more interested in whether or not people should be creating a compulsory one-size-fits-all educational system, so I don't chime up as much on such topics as I used to. But - still here, still believe in the Bible, still doing engineering/sciency stuff somehow despite my backwardness, and I still see no reason for people to try to force each other to change. I don't know a whole lot about Ken Ham, although there's a chance we might swing through that area this year and take a look.

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