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YouTube Easter-Egg: Play a song in album play mode. Start typing a thoughtful comment. Finish your thought just as the song comes to an end. YouTube will then delete your typed draft comment, and redirect your browser window to the next song. (Oh and the back button won't bring it back the draft because comments are loaded via AJAX. They thought of everything...) Awesome work guys! Yea YouTube team!!

This further explains why grammar, spelling, and punctuation have and should continue to be nonexistant in youtube comments.

#youtubesucks   #youtubecomments  
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"and no take backsies!" was that Sarah Silverman?

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Dweezil Zappa singing "stairway" just made my evening
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High Speed Trading and Banksters are D-bags

When the floor wasn’t digital, the markup was much worse. So now things are fast and cheap.

I measure millisecond transactions over networks, so speed is important to me, but I’m not confused about why speed is bad in this case. In almost every activity machines are supposed to provide a service, to somehow help to better human existence in some way. Computers are in inherently slow, which is why I have spent literally years over a life time waiting for them to do what ever the result should be, so faster is better, right?

HFT is not the next step in computer tech and speed. We know computers can run numbers fast. They are calculators, they could do this better than humans since the 50s. This a not a demonstration of advances in brut force bleeding edge computer power. These aren’t quantum computer, they aren’t super cooled, they aren’t even super computers. The computer receives no instruction from outside. It just runs a program. HFT does not facilitate faster trades for us, the computers are just inserting additional noise into the system. The computer is simply by nature running a program within a few hundred meters of the stock floor. These are not wanted transactions. They can’t be, or they would be too slow to beat out the existing wanted transaction. They are simply transactions to gain teens on someone else’s existing trade. The program consists of a very simple instruction.

Input: A transaction is 3 milliseconds from executing at price x.
Output: Enter a transaction in 1 millisecond at price x + 1/6.

People don’t care for the speed here, because it represents a computer using its inherently ultra precise nature to game you, the human. Imagine if police insisted all cars be equipped with a speed tracker so as soon as you go one mile over the speed limit you get a ticket. Why don’t you like this? It would bring about safer streets, less smog, less street noise… It demonstrates a computers speed and it’s precise nature, and implementation would be cutting edge. Why are you not impressed? You don’t like it because it’s a machine being used by an institution to profit off of the fact that you exist, and you are not a machine. It’s an unfair advantage. Ever play poll with a robot? It’s fun for about 1 minute. Then you realize you don’t stand an F-ing chance. You are  a pathetic, imperfect, slow, inaccurate, messy, dumb human. Not you personally, me too, everyone in fact.

That’s why speed, in this case, sucks.
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Where's Waldo: Frog Addition
Comment when you find the frog!

(I took this on my back walkway. Yes it's real.)
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The prize is finding the frog of course!
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The problem with technology: So I was really excited about this album and sent my buddy a youtube link, Capital Cities - Farrah Fawcett Hair ft. André 3000 and narrated by Frank Tavares (of NPR) so he could like it and buy the album as I did, but there was an interruption. Apparently, labels BMG, UMG, and Sony don't like the behavior that leads up to an individual making a decision to buy an album. So he couldn't hear the song, which was published on the band's own youtube stream. 

Stop protecting the music and start selling it!

#capitalcities   #recordlabels   #DRM   #piracy  
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I can't wait to watch your Matrix Revelation, err... revolution analysis. Love the work you guys have done so far.

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Best parody EVER!

The Prodigy - Firestarter - without the music
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Absolutely the best multicopter video I have ever seen.

The New York Public Library from a different perspective
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Software Developer & Founder in NYC

A developer, session drummer, and photographer. Living life as a down-to-earth creator/artist in NYC while still remembering my dreams.

Just a midwestern boy lost in the big city. My work is in computers, so I'm kind of a nerd. I am an accomplished programmer, musician, motorcyclist, bicycle mechanic, and have interests in photography, carpentry/plumbing/home renovation, completionism, technology, cooking, camping, conservation, polarbear ambassador, minimalism/survivalist/naturalism,

The dark side of perfectionism people tend to not want to see is the destruction of things that didn't make the cut.

Favorite Quote:
"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." Henry Ford

Bands that inspire me:
Adem, Alexi Murdoch, Aphex Twin, Aqualung, Arch Enemy, Beck, Ben Folds, Benevento/Russo Duo, Bjork, Blind Melon, Bloc Party, The Cure, Cynic, Damien Rice, Dave Matthews Band, Death Cab, Death, Doves, Early Day Miners, Ed Harcourt, Euphony, Frank Zappa, Frou Frou, Gary Jules, Geggy Tah, Hum, Jeff Buckley, Joseph Arthur, Living Colour, Mojave 3, The Notwist, October Project, Pinback, The Police, Prince, Rachael Yamagata, Rogue Wave, Rufus Wainwright, RUSH, Ryan Adams, Sia, Sigur Rós, The smashing pumkins, Steve Vai, Sunny Day Real Estate, Thomas Dybdahl, Wilco, Zuba, Ani DiFranco, Radiohead, more to come....

Great Movements/Albums List:
Alexi Murcoch - Four Songs
Ani DiFranco - Not So Soft
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Beatles - White Album
Beck - Sea Change
Chick Corea Quartet - Time Warp
Deftones - White Pony
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage
Frou Frou - Details
Jeff Buckley - Sketches For My Sweetheart
Jimi Hendrix - The Ultimate Experience
Joseph Arthur - Redemption's Son
Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
Lenny Kravitz - Mama Said
Living Colour - Time's Up
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
Mozart - Requiem
Morphine - Good
Morrissey - Viva Hate
Nina Simone - Bad Habits
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
Nirvana - Nevermind
Pearl Jam - Vs.
The Police - Synchronicity
Pinback - Summer In Abaddon
Rachmaninov 4th & 5th concerto
Rachael Yamagata - Happenstance
Radiohead - OK Computer
Radiohead - Kid A
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Rush - Moving Pictures
Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell
Ryan Adams - Rock N Roll
Ryan Adams - 29
Sigur Ros - Takk...
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and Infinite Sadness
Steve Vai - Sex & Religion
Sunny Day Real Estate - How It Feels to Be Something On
U2 - Achtung Baby 
U2 - Joshua Tree

To summarize my disposition on life, happiness, and positive/negative attitudes: "The cup of water is half full, but I wouldn't drink it if I were you."

Documentaries everyone needs to watch:
Money as Debt
American Drug War
Food, Inc.

People are events in time. After each event takes place, their presence is felt by the influence they cast on the surrounding universe. Everything is never the same forever more.

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