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  •  In the timeframe of microseconds? (0+ / 0-)

    Idiocy.

    Have you ever programmed a computer?  Shit dude, the compiler you use will make a difference of more than a microsecond in a few dozen lines of code.  The optimizations you use, the size of code, the way you check data...

    Sure you can make a buy order, but how much do you buy?  Do you have the resources to buy that much?  Does your server have to talk to any other servers to ensure that you aren't buying more than you can raise funds for?

    Game, set, and match dude.  You haven't got the physics, engineering, or computing power of your competition.

    And even with a really serious gaming machine, with a very high-speed 50MB fiber-line, from the time I hit "send" to the time this shows up on the DKos server will take a very significant fraction of a second AT THE VERY LEAST.

    •  you still dont get how (1+ / 0-)
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      kurt

      you dont get how wallstreet works, thats what you miss.

      Sure you can make a buy order, but how much do you buy?  Do you have the resources to buy that much?  Does your server have to talk to any other servers to ensure that you aren't buying more than you can raise funds for?

      wtf are you talking about?

      you may know something about the internet, you know nothing about the market.

      (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 12:08:01 PM PDT

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      •  And you know nothing about reality. (0+ / 0-)

        Thanks for proving how a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing.  You have just enough of it to be a danger to yourself- I know enough about markets and enough about the real world to appreciate that you can't admit how totally wrong you are, and can't back off where you've been hammered.

        So you continue to fight, despite being ridiculously outgunned.

    •  get over the micro second (2+ / 0-)
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      kurt, Cassandra Waites

      get over the micro second arguement only you with yourself is having.

      MIcro/Milli it doesnt matter, what matters is "the fastest wins and gets the prize"  

      (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 12:13:24 PM PDT

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    •  Um, counting *in* microseconds doesn't mean (3+ / 0-)

      That "one microsecond" is the size you're working with.

      It just means that you're working with numbers less than one millisecond.  Given that the difference between your timing and your competitor's timing is what matters, this means the actual timings can be many milliseconds.

      -5.63, -8.10. Learn about Duverger's Law.

      by neroden on Fri Jul 17, 2009 at 12:52:35 PM PDT

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