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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7800 on: May 05, 2021, 09:36:32 PM »

NASDAQ's dirty little secret is out. The entire operation is run on an old 486 machine in a closet running custom software that was abandoned decades ago and everyone is afraid to touch.

Sounds like a DoD financial computer.


Meh.  486s are pretty recent.  I've got friends working on some nuclear plants who had to learn '60s era Fortran.

Back in 2000 they were teaching Fortran at my university as entry-level coding.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7801 on: May 06, 2021, 12:00:48 AM »
We had a similar problem with Italian Lira around 1990.   There was so much inflation in it that we couldn't hold the correct number in our datatypes.   We added a second field which represented the number of zeroes to add to the number and just ignored the leftover Lira, which simply wasn't worth keeping track of.

I would think the same logic could apply here, once you reach $429,496 per share price you don't need to track to the fourth decimal place. I don't think many would care about a hundredth of a penny during those trades.
Wasn't this the entire basis of the Office Space skimming scheme?

I donít want to jump to conclusions, but Iím pretty sure it was the plot of Superman 3?

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7802 on: May 06, 2021, 10:25:20 AM »
We had a similar problem with Italian Lira around 1990.   There was so much inflation in it that we couldn't hold the correct number in our datatypes.   We added a second field which represented the number of zeroes to add to the number and just ignored the leftover Lira, which simply wasn't worth keeping track of.

I would think the same logic could apply here, once you reach $429,496 per share price you don't need to track to the fourth decimal place. I don't think many would care about a hundredth of a penny during those trades.
Wasn't this the entire basis of the Office Space skimming scheme?

I donít want to jump to conclusions, but Iím pretty sure it was the plot of Superman 3?
... and what would you do if you have a million dollars?

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7803 on: May 06, 2021, 10:30:45 AM »
We had a similar problem with Italian Lira around 1990.   There was so much inflation in it that we couldn't hold the correct number in our datatypes.   We added a second field which represented the number of zeroes to add to the number and just ignored the leftover Lira, which simply wasn't worth keeping track of.

I would think the same logic could apply here, once you reach $429,496 per share price you don't need to track to the fourth decimal place. I don't think many would care about a hundredth of a penny during those trades.
Wasn't this the entire basis of the Office Space skimming scheme?

I donít want to jump to conclusions, but Iím pretty sure it was the plot of Superman 3?
... and what would you do if you have a million dollars?

I'll tell you what I'd do: nothing.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7804 on: May 06, 2021, 11:04:25 AM »
2 chicks at the same time.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7805 on: May 06, 2021, 11:10:22 AM »
2 chicks at the same time.

I regret to inform you that, if being a millionaire was enough to hook that up back when Office Space came out, adjusting for inflation it'd take $1.6M today.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7806 on: May 06, 2021, 11:27:11 AM »
The deflation of my standards has kept pace with inflation.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7807 on: May 06, 2021, 12:53:31 PM »
2 chicks at the same time.

I regret to inform you that, if being a millionaire was enough to hook that up back when Office Space came out, adjusting for inflation it'd take $1.6M today.

Ok then 1.25 chicks at the same time

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7808 on: May 06, 2021, 03:55:36 PM »
The top is in for Berkshire Hathaway

https://www.forexlive.com/news/!/berkshire-hathaways-stock-price-is-too-high-nasdaq-temporarily-suspended-prices-20210505
Really inspires confidence when the nasdaq of all exchanges gets a Y2K type problem like not being able to handle a high stock price. But, that is also a pretty unique and respectable way to hit the Top.

"The biggest number they can handle is $429,496.7295"  This is so very oddly specific.

4 294 967 295 in binary is 2^(32) − 1 and is written as 11111111111111111111111111111111 in binary. To add one more cent you'd have to use one more bit of memory to store the number than they are currently using.

Yeah, after a bit I realized it was just (2^32-1)/10000.  I wonder what the word is on the fix.

IF(SYMBOL==BRK.A){NEWPRICE=PRICE+MAXPRICE}

That'll still fail.  They just need to use a different datatype to store the value of PRICE+MAXPRICE.

NASDAQ's dirty little secret is out. The entire operation is run on an old 486 machine in a closet running custom software that was abandoned decades ago and everyone is afraid to touch.

Meh.  486s are pretty recent.  I've got friends working on some nuclear plants who had to learn '60s era Fortran.

Who knew that "top is in" was actually a reference to the system just railing out because we just didn't have enough bits?  Maybe "top is in" is a good thing.  It's basically that the economy is going to be so friggin good we won't even be able to measure it with our current technology. 

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7809 on: May 06, 2021, 04:02:25 PM »
The top is in for Berkshire Hathaway

https://www.forexlive.com/news/!/berkshire-hathaways-stock-price-is-too-high-nasdaq-temporarily-suspended-prices-20210505
Really inspires confidence when the nasdaq of all exchanges gets a Y2K type problem like not being able to handle a high stock price. But, that is also a pretty unique and respectable way to hit the Top.

"The biggest number they can handle is $429,496.7295"  This is so very oddly specific.

4 294 967 295 in binary is 2^(32) − 1 and is written as 11111111111111111111111111111111 in binary. To add one more cent you'd have to use one more bit of memory to store the number than they are currently using.

Yeah, after a bit I realized it was just (2^32-1)/10000.  I wonder what the word is on the fix.

IF(SYMBOL==BRK.A){NEWPRICE=PRICE+MAXPRICE}

That'll still fail.  They just need to use a different datatype to store the value of PRICE+MAXPRICE.

NASDAQ's dirty little secret is out. The entire operation is run on an old 486 machine in a closet running custom software that was abandoned decades ago and everyone is afraid to touch.

Meh.  486s are pretty recent.  I've got friends working on some nuclear plants who had to learn '60s era Fortran.

Who knew that "top is in" was actually a reference to the system just railing out because we just didn't have enough bits?  Maybe "top is in" is a good thing.  It's basically that the economy is going to be so friggin good we won't even be able to measure it with our current technology.
I mean, we'll probably win so much that we'll get tired of all the winning, right?

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7810 on: May 06, 2021, 04:06:34 PM »
Who knew that "top is in" was actually a reference to the system just railing out because we just didn't have enough bits?  Maybe "top is in" is a good thing.  It's basically that the economy is going to be so friggin good we won't even be able to measure it with our current technology.
I mean, we'll probably win so much that we'll get tired of all the winning, right?

We won't even have a scale that goes high enough to measure it. 

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7811 on: May 06, 2021, 04:56:06 PM »
Who knew that "top is in" was actually a reference to the system just railing out because we just didn't have enough bits?  Maybe "top is in" is a good thing.  It's basically that the economy is going to be so friggin good we won't even be able to measure it with our current technology.
I mean, we'll probably win so much that we'll get tired of all the winning, right?

We won't even have a scale that goes high enough to measure it.

What if we had a dial that went to 11?

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7812 on: May 06, 2021, 05:25:30 PM »
Who knew that "top is in" was actually a reference to the system just railing out because we just didn't have enough bits?  Maybe "top is in" is a good thing.  It's basically that the economy is going to be so friggin good we won't even be able to measure it with our current technology.
I mean, we'll probably win so much that we'll get tired of all the winning, right?

We won't even have a scale that goes high enough to measure it.

What if we had a dial that went to 11?

Then we could go one louder.  Obviously.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7813 on: May 06, 2021, 05:30:45 PM »
Who knew that "top is in" was actually a reference to the system just railing out because we just didn't have enough bits?  Maybe "top is in" is a good thing.  It's basically that the economy is going to be so friggin good we won't even be able to measure it with our current technology.
I mean, we'll probably win so much that we'll get tired of all the winning, right?

We won't even have a scale that goes high enough to measure it.

What if we had a dial that went to 11?

Then we could go one louder.  Obviously.
Nasdaq didn't have enough headroom, so the signal was clipped. Obviously just needed to add a "11" at the end.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7814 on: May 07, 2021, 07:43:01 AM »
2 chicks at the same time.

I regret to inform you that, if being a millionaire was enough to hook that up back when Office Space came out, adjusting for inflation it'd take $1.6M today.

Ok then 1.25 chicks at the same time


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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7815 on: May 07, 2021, 08:59:30 AM »
2 chicks at the same time.

I regret to inform you that, if being a millionaire was enough to hook that up back when Office Space came out, adjusting for inflation it'd take $1.6M today.

Ok then 1.25 chicks at the same time
Math checks out

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7816 on: May 07, 2021, 04:25:47 PM »
Happy All-Time High Friday! See you next week.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7817 on: May 07, 2021, 04:26:50 PM »
Who knew that "top is in" was actually a reference to the system just railing out because we just didn't have enough bits?  Maybe "top is in" is a good thing.  It's basically that the economy is going to be so friggin good we won't even be able to measure it with our current technology.
I mean, we'll probably win so much that we'll get tired of all the winning, right?

We won't even have a scale that goes high enough to measure it.

What if we had a dial that went to 11?
What would that dial look like adjusted for inflation?

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7818 on: May 07, 2021, 05:16:01 PM »
What if we had a dial that went to 11?
What would that dial look like adjusted for inflation?

Spinal Tap came out in 1984. Today we need a dial that goes to 28.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7819 on: May 07, 2021, 06:08:54 PM »
What if we had a dial that went to 11?
What would that dial look like adjusted for inflation?

Spinal Tap came out in 1984. Today we need a dial that goes to 28.
Nice.

"These go to 28!"

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7820 on: May 08, 2021, 07:48:32 AM »
Stupidly high top is in.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7821 on: May 10, 2021, 09:46:06 AM »
Life has taught me to never ever bet against stupidity reaching higher heights.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7822 on: May 10, 2021, 10:27:53 AM »
Life has taught me to never ever bet against stupidity reaching higher heights.
This is the truth! Life feels more and more like a Monty Python movie.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7823 on: May 10, 2021, 10:29:23 AM »
Life has taught me to never ever bet against stupidity reaching higher heights.

I think the top will be in on this one soon for just maxing out our ability to measure it, too. 

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7824 on: May 10, 2021, 12:42:07 PM »
Life has taught me to never ever bet against stupidity reaching higher heights.
This is the truth! Life feels more and more like a Monty Python movie.
A schlockmercenary strip says this too.  https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2020-02-20
"It is always safest to never bet on nobody being stupid".

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7825 on: May 10, 2021, 03:09:53 PM »
Stupidly high top is in.

The stupidity index has only returned to a peak last seen decades ago.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7826 on: May 10, 2021, 08:28:57 PM »
Stupidly high top is in.

The stupidity index has only returned to a peak last seen decades ago.

Smalltop is in.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7827 on: May 12, 2021, 06:41:30 PM »
Stupidly high top is in.

You called it! I think the day you made this post was the actual day The Top was in. The market has gone down for three days in a row. I don;t think it will ever go up again.

Are you Thorstach?

I canít be sure, but Iím pretty sure I have never noticed you posting at the same time Thorstach posted.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7828 on: May 12, 2021, 06:54:47 PM »
Stupidly high top is in.

You called it! I think the day you made this post was the actual day The Top was in. The market has gone down for three days in a row. I don;t think it will ever go up again.

Are you Thorstach?

I canít be sure, but Iím pretty sure I have never noticed you posting at the same time Thorstach posted.

No, he's not Thorstach.   Thorstach was the prophet in the wilderness.   Ender is the new one true prophet that has replaced Thorstach -- the Thorstach Ender if you will. 

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7829 on: May 13, 2021, 04:37:40 AM »
so its the Ender Thorstach?

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7830 on: May 13, 2021, 05:31:27 AM »
so its the Ender Thorstach?

As we know it.  But I feel fine.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7831 on: May 13, 2021, 06:46:20 AM »
Brothers, Sisters ... Do not be deceived by the false prophet, Ender. Only Thorstach is the one true caller of The Top. Only Thorstach can show us the way. Its okay friends, do not be ashamed, for Thorstach loves all of us, and your idolatry will be forgiven, if only you repent. Blessed be those that believe in Thorstach.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7832 on: May 13, 2021, 08:31:48 AM »
The enemies gate top is down in

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« Reply #7833 on: May 13, 2021, 07:19:11 PM »
Responsible handling of gasoline top is in.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7834 on: May 14, 2021, 07:53:10 AM »
Responsible handling of gasoline top is in.

Only if you live in states that don't end in "ersey" or "egon"

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7835 on: May 14, 2021, 06:42:11 PM »
Responsible handling of gasoline top is in.

If only.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7836 on: May 18, 2021, 09:56:26 PM »
Seems like every restaurant I've gone to, prices have gone up by a dollar for every single menu item. Top is definitely in.


BTW: Yelpers really need to take pictures of *current* menus - someone's going to think the carne asada burrito is $6.95 when it's really $16.95 because of the menu picture from 2009... smh.   

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« Reply #7837 on: May 18, 2021, 10:41:03 PM »
I can sell my 2017 Fit for as much as I bought it for in 2017 after four years of use.  How is that rational at all?  I predict an all time top for used cars right now. 

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7838 on: May 19, 2021, 02:01:11 AM »
Crypto Top is in.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7839 on: May 19, 2021, 07:57:58 AM »
Crypto Top is in.

*was

I woke up to a friend asking me if I was watching the meltdown, lol

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7840 on: May 19, 2021, 08:07:02 AM »
Almost like a pyramid scheme.


Wait... exactly like a pyramid scheme.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7841 on: May 19, 2021, 08:20:48 AM »
I hate rooting for failure, but it's a little satisfying to see SHIB and DOGE cratering in particular.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7842 on: May 19, 2021, 09:28:24 AM »
I hate rooting for failure, but it's a little satisfying to see SHIB and DOGE cratering in particular.
Those have a long way to go before I'll be satisfied. I will feel pretty good when DOGE is below $0.035 again. Still many times what that could possibly be "worth", but that was a now-former friend's prediction of where DOGE would go before the big rally would start on that day I just couldn't pretend anymore to be even slightly interested in the technical analysis / day-trading nonsense he was talking about.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7843 on: May 19, 2021, 11:28:50 AM »
Currency trading without understanding of monetary theory top is in.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7844 on: May 21, 2021, 12:44:01 PM »
Margin debt top is in.

But doubts about folding. Because the pumping is strong.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2021, 12:45:33 PM by jinga nation »

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7845 on: May 21, 2021, 01:06:02 PM »
Margin debt top is in.

But doubts about folding. Because the pumping is strong.
The top will be heralded by a mighty dump.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7846 on: May 21, 2021, 01:17:53 PM »
Margin debt top is in.
I thought that top was back in 2007-08.

 


Top is in!




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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7847 on: May 21, 2021, 02:07:11 PM »
Margin debt top is in.

But doubts about folding. Because the pumping is strong.
The top will be heralded by a mighty dump.

A lot of people will think it was a shitty day, that's for sure!

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7848 on: May 21, 2021, 02:30:43 PM »
Margin debt top is in.

But doubts about folding. Because the pumping is strong.
The top will be heralded by a mighty dump.

The top is in every morning for me, then. 

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #7849 on: May 21, 2021, 06:11:43 PM »
Margin debt top is in.

But doubts about folding. Because the pumping is strong.
The top will be heralded by a mighty dump.

The top is in every morning for me, then.

Shit, Top Is In after every meal for me, is it bad to pump and dump so often?