raging bulls

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Aug 8 02:02:07 CDT 2012


On Tue, Aug 07, 2012 at 05:15:51PM -1000, Michael Painter wrote:
> Eugen Leitl wrote:
>> http://www.wired.com/business/2012/08/ff_wallstreet_trading/all/
>>
>> Some interesting, network-relevant content there (but for the
>> neutrino and drone rubbish).
>
> 'Rubbish' might be a pretty strong word when you're talking about the players in this space.

If you want to shave off ms, using a source that takes at least
minutes to accrue enough signal for a single bit is definitely
not what you want. And drones across the Atlantic is way too
Rube Goldbergesque to contemplate.

> My favorite from the article:
> "But perhaps not even Einstein fully appreciated the degree to which 
> electromagnetic waves bend in the presence of money. " 

Maybe they should invest into a dense, a really low LEO sat
constellation, and go by way of LoS laser.



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