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Comment Re:Move to quantified data (Score 4, Insightful) 271

Imagine you were cashing out your 401k during the 'accidental' crash last year. One second stuff is at 1000, the next it's at 300.

I could be mis-reading your comment...but if you are worried about Joe Average selling off his shares in stock FOO while they are at 1000 a share, and the trade executing moments later when it drops to 300 a share..that's impossible unless Joe Average is very foolish.

When you execute any trade involving significant cash, you use limit orders to protect yourself against exactly that. If stock FOO is $5.50 a share and I want to sell 1000 shares, I place a limit order to sell at $5.50. This means if there is a bid for 7 shares at $5.55, $5.53 or anything $5.50 or greater I will sell at *that* price. But no shares will be sold below $5.50, that portion of my order will remain 'unfulfilled'.

If I mis-read what you meant in your comment...my apologies ahead of time. Otherwise I hope that sheds some light on how trading happens between the orders being placed and the securities changing hands.

Comment Re:Linux Treats You Like An Adult.... (Score 0, Troll) 123

And if Linux wants to be popular with those people, it's going to have to change a bit

We *don't* want to be popular with "those people", you, or your digital camera that you mention.

We assure you get relevant results when you type search queries into google.com. We do NOT assure your OS detects your digital cameras evidence of you cosplaying at comicon.

Comment Listen to the MP3's (Score 5, Insightful) 267

Check the mp3 URL's on TFA. Jury tainting is a bullshit excuse. They know damn well if the public knew the facts about what was going on in our courtroom[we pay for]: we would be outside with pitchforks and torches waiting to lynch the plaintiff.

It's a horrible attempt at keeping the taxpayers in the dark about this whole ordeal.

Comment Re:No way (Score 1) 538

No, you're wrong. I just moved back from Alaska. The hunting and fishing is perceived as great because the movies paint it that way - it's just *different* game, not more or less of it.

Reasons NOT to raise your family in Alaska:

1) At rush hour, you're stopped at a red light, and you notice 10 drunk/unconious/vomit-covered natives laying on the sidewalk, surrounded by bodily waste and empty whiskey bottles. You realize they make MORE money than you, for doing absolutely nothing.

2) You may have hit a deer in your car, and you might have even got it fixed. Not only do moose kill your car on impact, they usually kill you too.

3) Moose everywhere in the cities, and they are very territorial. So much that the primary animal-related cause of death in Alaska is - you guessed it - moose stomping your guts out.

4) Minus 80 degrees in the winter, and 100-105 degrees in the summer with humidity to boot! (everywhere BUT Anchorage and the SE area below it)

5) High prices! $5.00 + a gallon gas, $5-10 per pound of apples, and similar prices for all vegetables/fruit. Why? Because it's all imported.

6) It's DARK in the winter. Ever heard of SAD? It's epidemic - the state recommends you leave your x-mas lights up year round to help combat this.

The list could go on...and on...and on... Until you've lived there, you will only have a romantic notion of the place that is sold to you by the television and movies. It's not real!
 

Comment Re:Nothing good can come of this... (Score 1) 806

How this isn't considered "ethnically cleansing" cities is beyond me. It seems as if the only people who would be affected negatively would be minority groups.

Cleansing doesn't sound like such a bad idea. "Ethnic cleansing" is detestable, but allowing criminals to live among us isn't that bright. Rewind 100-150 years: hardly any criminals, and LOTS of gallows.

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