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  •  But the latency period (0+ / 0-)

    of the decision making process between any two computers is going to be measured in hundreds of milliseconds AT THE LEAST.  They don't have direct connections, communications go hub, to hub, to hub.  The diarist talked about scooting packets around, well each packet will contain (I see you've done that too) so many headers and checksums that it takes quite a while for the computer to get the signal.

    In essence, this is such total bullshit.  Introducing the concept of microseconds shows a total lack of understanding of basic physics.

    •  its realitive (1+ / 0-)
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      they need only to beat other companies packets by milliseconds, or other orders etc.

      Microseconds is not bullshit, it what is dividing who gets to stand where in line.

      (regarding the bank mess) They want to cure the patient but not deal with the disease.

      by dark daze on Fri Jul 17, 2009 at 11:59:39 AM PDT

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    •  right (0+ / 0-)

      of the decision making process between any two computers is going to be measured in hundreds of milliseconds AT THE LEAST.  

      and those with the best cleanest networks win, and the reward can been incredible.

      The difference between different houses may be as small as a few micro seconds.

      (regarding the bank mess) They want to cure the patient but not deal with the disease.

      by dark daze on Fri Jul 17, 2009 at 12:01:46 PM PDT

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