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Daily Digest 8/16 - How To Hack The Stock Market, Looking At Hyperloop And Its Predecessors

Friday, August 16, 2013, 10:21 AM

Economy

How To Hack The Stock Market (Adam)

Quote stuffing, he explains, "exploits a quality of the feeds that send data out of the exchanges. These feeds are broken up by alphabet so you have, for example, A to C in one channel, and you can flood one of the symbols in that channel and slow down everybody who’s listening to that feed, and then pick off people in another symbol within that same channel. I think it’s better called a denial of service attack, much like hackers do, but they call it 'quote stuffing.'"

Stock fraud scams tough to combat in internet age (westcoastjan)

The U.S. attorney’s office says a number of law enforcement and other government agencies in Canada, the U.S. and Britain were involved in the investigation, as well as the U.S. embassies in Bangkok and Beijing. Proceeds from the alleged scheme were funnelled through a bank account in Beirut.

According to the indictment filed in court, the defendants used throwaway cellphones and call centres in Thailand and Canada.

A City Borrows So Its Schools Open on Time (jdargis)

The unusual situation stems from a combination of politics and long-term structural problems. Decades of dwindling population and resources had already greatly weakened the schools, but now the Republican-controlled state government has drastically cut aid to the district. This move struck some in the Democratic-controlled city as punitive, though Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, has said the statewide cuts in education had nothing to do with party politics but with the simple need to do something about the state’s own poor finances. Federal aid to the district has also been chopped.

The Philadelphia School District is an anomaly — unlike many school districts across the country, it has no elected board of education, and never has, at least in modern memory. That means the normal political dynamics found in other places with troubled schools cannot play out here. When the voters get fed up, there is no way they can throw out unsuccessful board members.

Why the U.S. should cut off aid to Egypt: An interview with Marc Lynch (jdargis)

When the coup first happened, I think they wanted to wait and see how things were going to develop. The U.S. obviously didn’t want the coup to happen. The entire heart of their strategy — and I do believe they’ve had a strategy this whole time — has been to push Egypt toward a democratic transition, to hold elections, to bring all the political trends inside the system. That meant bringing in the Islamists, the Salafis, the Muslim Brotherhood, the liberals, the youth activists, and channeling everything toward democratic elections.

Big animal extinction 'severed nutrient arteries' (westcoastjan)

"This resulted in strong decreases in phosphorus availability in eastern Amazonia away from fertile floodplains, a decline that may still be ongoing," the scientists wrote.

"The current P limitation in the Amazon basin may be partially a relic of an ecosystem without the functional connectivity it once had."

Looking at the Hyperloop and its Predecessors (James S.)

Instead of two-way local service in a four-tube tunnel, planners have considered operating locals in one direction only. Because of the high speeds achieved, passengers could go the long way around to their destination. An example is the New York City - Boston link with local traffic to Hartford. By running local traffic only in the NYC to Boston direction, a traveler from Hartford to NYC would go by way of Boston. Hartford to Boston on the local would take 7 minutes, and Boston to NYC 11 minutes, for a total of 18 minutes.

Water Shortages Pose Greatest Threat to US Economic Growth (James S.)

In a Rolling Stone article, ‘Goodbye Miami,’ it was written that, “by century’s end, rising sea levels will turn the nation’s urban fantasy land into an American Atlantis. But long before the city is completely underwater, chaos will begin.” Other US cities at risk are; New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, Boston, Norfolk, Galveston, Texas, Tampa, and even California’s Silicon Valley.

Can Quinoa Farming Go Global Without Leaving Andeans Behind? (jdargis)

Farmers around the world are hoping to climb onto this quinoa bandwagon by growing quinoa themselves, with tractors and combines and large-scale processing plants. And some Andean farmers are asking, "What happens to us?"

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