Edison loves big data. Its idea of an average day is simulating a supernova explosion, measuring the expanding universe’s rate of acceleration. Or modeling 150 years of Earth’s future climate change — in three dimensions.
When fully deployed later this year, Edison will perform as many as 2 quadrillion operations a second. How big is that number? Two quadrillion cups of water would fill Lake Tahoe twice.
Tracking every trade, in real [...]
The FBI will join the SEC in investigating high frequency trading technology for potential market manipulation, the FT reports.
The two agencies have had success working together before. Over the last 3 and a half years, they’ve managed 80 successful insider trading prosecutions.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-and-sec-to-probe-high-speed-trading-2013-3#ixzz2Mh59tWRn
South African skater Decio Lourenco faces the charges after Cape Town city officials say his high-speed skating actually triggered a speed camera. The speed limit in the town Lourenco was skating through is reportedly 37 mph.
“All that was needed was for one of those motorists to panic and swerve into the oncoming traffic and you have a large number of deaths, as we have already had on that road, safety [...]
Amherst, Mass. (CBS CONNECTICUT) –Streaming online viewers have no tolerance for videos that take longer than just a few seconds to load onto their screens.
Video-streaming services – such as YouTube or NetFlix – win and lose millions of viewers and customers in just a matter of seconds. And according to a new study from the University of Massachusetts, about half of the people who use a high-speed, fiber-optic connection believe [...]
Here is my simple PHYSICAL (Physics) explanation to whats happening.
Imagine Water molecules as cars , the faster the car drives when a car crashes into another car the greater the force exerted on the frame of the car therefore the quicker (FASTER) the cars slow down on impact.
Whereas slower cars that hit each other the energy is absorbed like a shock absorber and therefore provides a spring back effect.
Upon impact [...]
Cinema-goers have complained of feeling sick and dizzy after watching early screenings of The Hobbit.
Peter Jackson’s eagerly awaited new film is the first to be shot using high-speed 3D cameras that capture twice the normal number of frames per second.
But some viewers said the filming techniques made them feel nauseous and even caused migraines.
The Sunday Times reported one ‘avid Middle Earth fan’, who had flown to New Zealand from Australia [...]
NWO – New World Order – is rising up from collaboration between Russia and China, the two biggest countries in the world.
They got some of the most advanced buildings in the world.
Worlds largest building will soon be ready there too.
Check out this:
What could possibly go wrong? Chinese company plans to build world’s tallest skyscraper – in just THREE MONTHS
Sky City will stand 2,749ft tall and have a phenomenal 220 floors
Britain on Tuesday released terror suspect Abu Qatada from prison on bail after judges ruled that the man dubbed Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe should not be extradited to Jordan.
The radical Islamist preacher, who is in his early 50s, was driven out of the high-security Long Lartin prison in central England in a black van at high speed, television pictures showed.
Abu Qatada was expected to be taken to [...]
HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — As China decides what sort of action to take amid a deepening slowdown, a state media editorial warned that massive spending to boost the economy could be “detrimental,” given the bad debt problems now weighing on banks from Beijing’s previous stimulus.
“Just four years after the last stimulus plan took effect, the Chinese economy faces the same challenges, albeit with a much more complicated external [...]
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — In the new age of high speed trading, U.S. Treasuries could become the next flash crash victim.
High-frequency trading now accounts for roughly 40% to 50% of the daily volume in Treasuries, compared to a “negligible amount” just five years ago, according to research firm Tabb Group.
The enormous size of the Treasuries market makes it appealing to firms that make money from huge volumes of trades.
As with [...]
WASHINGTON—Some of the most heavily traded U.S. stocks might also be among the most expensive to trade, costing investors as much as $2.5 billion a year, according to a New York trading and research firm.
Stocks such as Bank of America Corp., Microsoft Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., and Ford Motor Co. are so popular with high-frequency trading firms that long-term investors often have trouble quickly buying and selling the stocks, according [...]
July 17, 2012
Indian fishermen who survived a hail of gunfire from a US navy boat off the coast of the United Arab Emirates disputed US claims that their boat drew fire after ignoring warnings to steer clear of the American vessel.
One Indian was killed and three others injured on Monday when the USNS Rappahannock, a refueling ship, fired on the fishing vessel, which the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet said [...]
The Labor Department released a report Tuesday investigating possible leaks of economic data and raised concerns about self-identified new organizations that primarily serve high-speed stock traders. These ‘news’ agencies – enabling profits to be made from the millisecond early data release include (and have since had access revoked) ‘Need To Know News’ and RTTNews. But the most telling insight from the report, noted by USAToday, is the following:
The room where news [...]
A Saudi joyrider has been sentenced to death by beheading after accidentally killing two men while performing a Fast And The Furious-style stunt with his car.
The middle-aged man struck and killed his victims as he was ‘drifting’ – where drivers make their cars spin and skid at high speed – near the capital Riyadh.
He fled the scene before being arrested.
Influence: The man struck his victims as he was ‘drifting’, the [...]
Say what you like about mosquitoes, but the summer pests are certainly persistent – and a new video shows off just how tough the insects are.
A mosquito can be hit by a raindrop weighing 50 times more than it – a similar impact to a human male adult being hit by a falling truck – and fly on.
Tiny hairs on the mosquitoes wings, light bodies and a tough exoskelton enable [...]
SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Yonhap) — North Korea is developing unmanned attack aircraft using U.S. target drones purchased from the Middle East, a military source in Seoul said Sunday, indicating the aircraft will likely target the South.
“North Korea recently bought several U.S. MQM-107D Streakers from a Middle Eastern nation that appears to be Syria, and is developing unmanned attack aircraft based on them,” the source said on condition of anonymity.
The MQM-107D [...]
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved $196.5 million for part of a high-speed Amtrak passenger rail link between Chicago and Detroit, Michigan U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow said Wednesday.
The funds now being obligated cover work from Kalamazoo in western Michigan to Dearborn in suburban Detroit, the Democratic lawmakers said.
The grant to the Michigan Department of Transportation will cover [...]
Why trading that occurs in microseconds should not matter to Aunt Minnie in Lenexa, Kansas.
Securities Technology Monitor editor-in-chief Tom Steinert-Threlkeld is interviewed by Peter Fednysnky, New York correspondent for the Voice of America.
HIGH-FREQUENCY MINUTES: How Microseconds Matter
What is a millisecond? Why does it matter? Particularly, when what really counts is the microsecond — and a distance of 20 miles could mean your exchange is [...]
This is an old article from 2007, but seriously worth reading. It’s about how the telecom companies used lobbying and captured regulation to give themselves profits in the name of delivering high-speed broadband.
The $200 Billion Rip-Off: Our Broadband Future Was Stolen
“This is part three of my explanation of how America went from having the fastest and cheapest Internet service in the world to what [...]
(WBSC) SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – A dashboard cam recorded an unusual altercation between police and a South Carolina man who got into a fight at a stop, then promptly stole the police cruiser and drove off at high speed. before crashing into a landscaping truck.
According to police, Arthur Lee Thompson, 38, was pulled over after an alert was posted for his green Jeep, following a robbery attempt [...]
When stocks collapsed in a free fall last May, the fear was that the market had been taken over by high-speed computers that had run amok.
A year after the “flash crash,” which saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunge 600 points in less than 10 minutes, the stock market is a much quieter place.
Companies that use fast-trading, computer-driven strategies, which were painted by some as culprits of the collapse, [...]
“The global economy since 2009 may be referred to as a two-speed recovery, with China, India, Brazil, and other emerging economies at the high speed and the U.S. and Europe at the slow speed. That pattern is likely to continue, but with an important difference. China, India, and Brazil are likely to slow adversely affecting the U.S. and Europe. Thus, the two-speed recovery will continue, but with the [...]
A Funny explanation of G0LDMANÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S HIGH SPEED THEFT!
STRAIGHT FROM G0LDMAN’S WEBSITE: AUTOMATED TRADING
“G0LDMANÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S Technology GROUP:
Algorithmic Trading designs and administers automated execution strategies used by internal equity businesses, as well as external clients such as fund managers and hedge funds.
Technology Infrastructure provides global thought leadership and solution deployment.
Develop leading-edge technology that enables operation of the firm
Equity Trading Technology software supports all trading comprised of market-making activity
Equity Derivatives Trading makes markets facilitating [...]