To take my comparing apples to oranges even further, I have an HP calculator that's 25 years old and I've never had to change the batteries.
I remember when I would go 8 days without charging my mobile. Now people get excited about 8 hours.
Many exchanges use an auction mechanism to prevent this from happening. When a trade is made that is more than x% different from the previous trade, the security goes into "auction mode" for a period of time. During this period all the bids and offers are taken, but only at the end of the auction, using an "uncrossing" algorithm, is a fair price determined for the security. The auction can of course also be manipulated, but you'll need a lot more money to influence the price.
I worked as a HFT programmer. You don't understand how orders and trades work. You start going wrong when you say "Eve has just learned that Alice will sell for less"... There is no such mechanism. If your bid is lower than the offer, no trade happens.
Not really. Check out South Africa. 3% made it to round 3, while say, US, about 1%.
HTML is the way to go for the web. It allows hyperlinks and such fancy stuff.
An anonymous reader writes "KDE SC 4.5 is about to be released and KDE SC 4.6 is being discussed. However, Martin Graesslin has revealed some details about what they are planning for KDE 4.7. According to Martin's blog post, they are looking at OpenGL 3.0 to provide the compositing effects in KDE SC 4.7. OpenGL 3.0 provides support for frame buffer objects, hardware instancing, vertex array objects, and sRGB framebuffers."
Just visit his web site. It's all there. http://www.astropix.co.uk/equipment.html
So why isn't Google more involved in kernel development? I assume they use Linux extensively and hence make billions from using it. Do no evil, do no good?
Just checked only libraries I've written in my spare time, and that's half a million lines. Those half a million lines have been refactored countless times. Including projects and actual paid-for work, it's easily a couple of million lines. Then again I've been programming for 20 years.
>A million lines means 100 lines of code Every working day of every year for 50 years.
>Um, no, that would be 1,250,000 lines of code.
Blah, this new AOL thing, I'll stick to my Fidonet address thanks.
Astronomers from UC Berkeley have identified 33 pairs of waltzing black holes, closing the gap somewhat between the observed population of super-massive black hole pairs and what had been predicted by theory. "Astronomical observations have shown that 1) nearly every galaxy has a central super-massive black hole (with a mass of a million to a billion times the mass of the Sun), and 2) galaxies commonly collide and merge to form new, more massive galaxies. As a consequence of these two observations, a merger between two galaxies should bring two super-massive black holes to the new, more massive galaxy formed from the merger. The two black holes gradually in-spiral toward the center of this galaxy, engaging in a gravitational tug-of-war with the surrounding stars. The result is a black hole dance, choreographed by Newton himself. Such a dance is expected to occur in our own Milky Way Galaxy in about 3 billion years, when it collides with the Andromeda Galaxy."