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Comment: Re:Moral Hazard (Score 4, Insightful) 377

by th1nk (#40859389) Attached to: Algorithmic Trading Glitch Costs Firm $440 Million

No way any of these trades should be unwound. You want to give an algorithm your wallet and let it make lightning trades on your behalf? Fine, but learn to live with the consequences.

These trades aren't being unwound to protect the company with the "glitch". Remember that for every transaction there is a buyer and a seller.

Let's say you owned one of those stocks and had a stop loss in place so that your shares would sell if the price dropped by 25%. You would have been hit and sold your stock near the low on a "glitch".

Still think they should let all the trades stand?

Comment: Re:I'm not going to panic just yet... (Score 2) 411

by th1nk (#40762621) Attached to: NASA Satellite Measurements Show Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Melt

Most believe an average of 5 Degrees Celcius per year, the actual figure is more like 0.5 C per annum.

What the hell are you talking about? Most proponents believe an average of 5 degrees Celsius per year over the last decade? Yeah, a rise of 50 degrees C seems reasonable.

Comment: Re:Makes sense... (Score 1) 410

by th1nk (#37143748) Attached to: 13-Year-Old Uses Fibonacci Sequence For Solar Power Breakthrough

Oh for the love of god....THAT'S THE POINT ABOUT PRIOR ART! Where the fuck have you been??? That's the point about all these patent challenges, is their prior art. If so, then the patent is invalid. Get a fucking clue!

I couldn't help but read this while hearing the voice of Tom Smykowski...

"Well look, I already told you! I deal with the goddamn customers so the engineers don't have to! I have people skills! I am good at dealing with people! Can't you understand that? What the hell is wrong with you people?"

Comment: Re:Not really (Score 3, Funny) 327

by th1nk (#35773246) Attached to: What Happens If You Get Sucked Out of a Plane?
You don't get bonus points for "but he survived to feel the impact" on your autopsy report.

No, but if you're already a goner you might as well have some fun with it.

I've decided that if I manage to survive the exit and the falling, I'm going to aim for someone's swimming pool and then yell CANNONBALL during my last few seconds. Hopefully someone is around to witness it.

Comment: Re:Let's just be clear on what they mean here (Score 1) 438

by th1nk (#30537596) Attached to: A Requiem For Saab
I second this. I've owned Saabs all my life (900S, 9000CSE, 9-3, 9-5), and do all my own work, including some stuff that does require a hoist (rebuilt the transmission in my 900). The 900 was the easiest car to work on that I've ever seen. You could do brakes and rotors with basic tools in under an hour. And the parking brakes were in the rear, not the front.

There's no such thing as a free lunch. -- Milton Friendman