How to Destroy a Bank

I have written a piece for The Register on how short selling can be used to take down large financial institutions.

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You can compete in California

Out bestest friends Arthur Anderson apparently are not completely dead. They still sue employees under non-compete agreements, but apparently under Californian law, non-competes signed there are invalid.


The Most Perfect Network Cable In the World

I know that some of you are worried about network latency, especially algorithmic traders. Part of this latency comes from the way that electromagnetic signals propagate more slowly through copper than through the classical vacuum. This can slow your packets by as much as 40%. Using its expertise from high end audio, those fine people from Denon have made an ethernet cable of such exquisite perfection that words simply fail me. Buy one now. Better still buy two before the NSA embargoes their sale as a matter of national security, lest al Qaeda gets hold of them.