Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Virtu, a high frequency trader (HFT), has filed to go public and their prospectus confirms the stock market is well and truly rigged.
In 1238 days of trading Virtu made money on 1237 days.
Thats right. In almost 5 years of trading stocks it lost money on just one day.
I wonder what happened on the day they made a loss? Maybe some bright spark stood up and said
"Guys, we need to have one losing trading day so the regulators don't get suspicious".
Well apparently it worked.
Move along. Nothing to see here
For more go here
Posted by William Occam at 9:31 AM
Monday, March 10, 2014
Rates of obesity in the United States have increased rapidly over the past few decades with the greatest increases reported for African American women. Approximately half of African American women are currently classified as obese...
...Experiences of racism could contribute to obesity because both animal and human data indicate that chronic exposure to stress can result in dysregulation of important neuroendocrine functions which can in turn influence the accumulation of excess body fat.
For more go here
Posted by William Occam at 1:41 PM
Rialto, California is becoming known for pioneering the use of body cameras on police officers.
Over the past year all 70 of its uniformed officers have been kitted out with the oblong devices, about the size of stubby cigars, and the results have emboldened police forces elsewhere in the US and in the UK to follow suit.
A randomised controlled study has seized attention because it offers scientific – and encouraging – findings: after cameras were introduced in February 2012, public complaints against officers plunged 88% compared with the previous 12 months. Officers' use of force fell by 60%.
Posted by William Occam at 1:20 PM
De Blasio is blocking four charter schools – run by the Success Academy charter school network – from opening or expanding
“Consider the third-graders at Success Academy Harlem 5. They share a public school building with P.S. 123. If Harlem 5 children lose their seats, they might have to enroll in P.S. 123.
“Here’s the dilemma:
“The schools have similar students, but 88% of Harlem 5 third-graders passed New York’s math test compared with 5% of P.S. 123′s.”For more go here
Posted by William Occam at 11:48 AM
Spritz – An insane new app will increase your reading speed by 4.5X (from an average of 220 words wpm to 1,000 wpm) and allow you to read a 1,000 page novel in ten hours. See a report here and a demonstration below of “spritzing” at 250, 350 and 500 wpm:
Posted by William Occam at 11:08 AM