High-frequency trading… on acid!

25 comments on “High-frequency trading… on acid!
  1. Rorschach's journal says:

    Is this for the HF Traders? Or the climate scientists?


  2. proxyoflove says:

    Hahaha! Nice. What a plonker.

    And I just had to share a ‘hahaha’ with everyone on the Egan Jones downgrade of JPM. Just the right day for Dimon to go find his hockey mask and axe.

    Anyway: Hahaha!

  3. @ Stacy: Thanks, a cute story, but I read it too, and Rick referred to his friend’s mind as being “febrile”, not “feeble” as you appear to have said on the clip.
    1.Having or showing the symptoms of a fever.
    2. Having or showing a great deal of nervous excitement or energy.

  4. sovereigntea says:

    First New Concentration Camps in Europe Set to Sprout on Greek Soil


    Cameron glorious leader appointed to UN to cook up a 5 year UN plan …. brand new millennium goals following the success of the previous 5 year plan.


  5. MirrorMirror says:

    @Max ..you forgot SFT … like once per month when TheBernank speaks , gold tanks 😆

  6. Happy Dick says:

    Pennsylvania is second in the States now for “Casino” gambling revenue. Leading the way is Las Vegas Nevada.

  7. stacyherbert says:

    @Robert Steinhilber – I hear febrile . . .

  8. Robert Mockan says:

    Max and Stacy can not talk all the time about the big picture because it is so depressing they would lose all their viewers and visitors. But if you want to store a very lucid and complete link into your files about the insane oligarchs and how they have destroyed the world, Damon Vrabel has an excellent series of videos describing the big picture.

    Vrabel has commented there are not enough people who understand what has happened to make a difference now. Like he says, stopping an Empire (and the resulting tyranny) is very hard work. It will not happen any time soon. Some day, maybe, people will understand the suffering yet to come could have all been avoided if they had simply destroyed the insane oligarchs when those psychopaths had first appeared, or at least institutionalized them. As it is now, the insane are still on track to rule the world.

  9. MirrorMirror says:


    Iceland Forgives Mortgage Debt for the Population

    …This is awesome. It shows when the people DO STAND UP they have more power and win against the corrupt bankers and politicians of a country…


    Wow … Go Iceland !

  10. Kevin Eshbach says:

    @Happy Dick

    Pennsylvania also has the 2nd highest retiree population and boy do those old people love slot machines. The only other thing they love even more is going to the doctor and getting more prescriptions.

  11. gold bullet says:

    Rick Falkvinge writes for Techdirt.:

    ”Why Do Copyright Industry Profits Get To Be The Yardstick For Civil Liberties?”


  12. F. Beard says:


    At US airports do you choose irradiation or groping?

    How can you stand to fly here?

  13. gold bullet says:

    ”CISPA Authors Launch Twitter Account To Preach False Merits Of The Bill”

    ”Ridiculous White House Report Pretends Getting Copyrights, Patents & Trademarks Means You Benefit From Them”

    ”Colombia Rushes Through Its Own SOPA In An ‘Emergency Procedure’ To Appease US Ahead Of Obama Visit”

    ”Report Shows MPAA ‘Experts’ Seriously Misrepresented The Uses Of Hotfile”

  14. Tom Ryan says:

    Peter Schiff has a new book coming out, can you have him on as a guest again? More and more folks who predicted the last housing and bank collapse are now predicting another one. Peter knows his stuff, I think it would be a great interview!

  15. Al Kyder says:

    There is something very wrong with this story. *sigh* The world is spinning apart.

  16. Bnarx says:

    I recognize what you’re doing, Max. You’re standing up for decency.

    It is blatant to me you’ve been on the kind of trip where you don’t really come back as the same person. I’m trying to be as courageous, determineted and somehow optimistic as you. Ether way I’m with the cause. Remember: It’s just as much about “unlearning” the people as it is about “learning”. And that you can’t change people, people change their own selves, but you can make them accept the truth. And the truth shall set you free. It’s incredible how far ignorance and corruption have sunk. And how hard it therefore has become to turn to the truth. Lost wisdom….

    Personally I think the war on drugs was a greater intelectual landgrab than this hollywood-copyright-nightmare. Not that I’m “pro-drugs” as such. What we have lost in the past is just as important as what we are set to loose. If we can’t own our bodies and our minds, what can we own?

  17. I_Cant_Believe_Its_Just_a_Dip says:

    @Stacy, I hear predantic

  18. bleep says:

    Casino-Gulag is one of your best tangents. It really stacks up as a modern bread and circuses equivalent.

    Facebook is a kind of pleasure-prison panopticon for the system.

  19. Al Kyder says:

    @ I_Cant_Believe_Its_Just_a_Dip

    Can you explain to mean what pedantic means without being pedantic?

  20. I_Cant_Believe_Its_Just_a_Dip says:

    @Al kyder, thought the double entendre was obvious, just making the point that spelling errors and mispronunciations are a trivial factor-we’re not at school after all.
    ”1. ostentatious in one’s learning.
    2. overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching. ”

    Anyway think we both know that Stacey is capable of the odd freudian slip and Max an occassional silver spoonerism for a laugh;)

  21. Robert Mockan says:

    @ gold bullet

    Perhaps if we personalize the IP concept a better understanding can be arrived at.

    If I develop a product and it satisfies the criteria defining what constitutes intellectual property, I might want to secure a legal basis for denying others from using that product. It could be because I would not like competition while developing a market. Or maybe I want to increase the perceived value of the item by preventing others from satisfying a demand for it. After all, if I “own” it, they eventually have to come to me to obtain it. I might desire compensation in some way for my efforts in developing it.
    Now, the IP can also be the result of a team effort by a corporation. The corporation would have the same considerations as the individual. This is the basis for IP protection.

    Another issue should be not the assigning of IP or the issue of my obtaining compensation for “my” IP, but rather the wrongful assigning of, and denying of compensation for, IP.

    I submit that, fundamentally, the concepts pertaining to IP are sound. There may be issues about what constitutes valid IP, but to deny individual, or corporate, rights on the basis that the concepts of IP are inapplicable, is “collectivism”, and like subverting individual rights to a “common” good, is not compatible with any concept of individual or corporate sovereignty. Simply put, the output of “my” mind is mine, not yours. But that ownership ONLY exists, in MY MIND.

    Thus perhaps we need a paradigm shift in how IP is perceived, and defined. The legislation being considered is…illogical. That in itself does NOT mean we should redefine what constitutes IP, but rather, the focus should be how can we satisfy the desire for society to benefit from the IP, if it so desires, while compensating me for “my” efforts in creating it?

    The people attempting to create legislation about these kind of IP considerations need to back up and review again this subject.

  22. Robert Mockan says:

    @ Kevin Eshbach

    After I review the results of my trading (gambling) today, and find where I put my pills, I’ll consider making a reply to your observation.

  23. I_Cant_Believe_Its_Just_a_Dip says:

    Robert took the red pill a long time ago,

  24. gold bullet says:

    @Robert Mockan

    Very cool comment. And you make a great point about how the focus should be on how can the public benefit from ”your” IP while compensating ”you” for it. I myself am not against IP laws in general and I do believe that the IP creators should have the right to a limited monopoly during which they can economically exploit their IP, but let’s face it, current IP laws are immoral, to say the least. IP laws are laws that were written and passed in the analog era and as such can’t be implemented in the digital era, since law as a social science has an obligation to follow changes in society and to adapt to them, which IP laws have failed to do.

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