The outage, which began at 1:37:25 pm EDT Friday on MX and 1:39:13 pm EDT on TSX, TSXV, and TSX Alpha, was caused by a hardware failure in a central storage appliance of the trading system. This hardware failure impacted both the primary and the redundant components preventing storage failover procedures from engaging.
Wait. One hardware malfunction takes out both the primary and redundant parts of the system? Looks like the TMX Group should pay for a better setup.
Elon Musk knows that if oil becomes prohibitively expensive, then people will switch to electric cars. He wants to accelerate the process. Of course, that means crippling and mounting losses.
The point about the grand forecasts of Musk is undeniable.
For example: In early 2016, Tesla's production forecast for 2020 was 500,000 cars. That was quite an optimistic outlook since the amount of capital, infrastructure, and batteries needed would be staggering. But then, in May 2016, Elon Musk stated that Tesla will produce 500,000 cars in ... 2018!
Let's see the Tesla production numbers from the past few years.
Just a tiny 395% increase in production for the year should do it!
The original Tesla forecast for 2018 was 200,000 cars which Elon Musk bumped up to 500,000 cars! Now, even that initial projection looks wild. I guess those insanely optimistic numbers got him a lot of money but now that he has built up a record of delays and failures, the investors are going to fold their arms.
The TMX Group says technical problems have affected the Toronto Stock Exchange, Montreal Exchange and other markets it operates.
The Toronto-based company issued a series of notices by Twitter to alert all users of its trading services.
This is embarrassing:
UPDATE 4 - TMX has decided to shut down all markets for the remainder of the day. Trading will not resume today, including market on close. We apologize for the inconvenience. Further updates will be provided.
A trader shows us how he makes money using technical analysis.
With WEED at US$20, I thought he would buy and sell a few thousand shares. Instead, it was 10,000! That buy was quite stunning for a day trade. Add to that the sizable CRON flips and this guy is moving some serious capital.
Banks have been warily watching Amazon.com Inc. for signs it would threaten their world. The tech giant's latest move looks more like an opportunity.
Amazon should enter the Canadian banking market and offer zero-fee chequing accounts. The Big 5 Banks in Canada could use a little competition.
Amazon is in talks with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Capital One Financial Corp. about the product, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The target is younger consumers and people without checking accounts, the newspaper said, citing people familiar with the matter. The strategy could help Amazon lower fees it pays to financial firms and give it a bigger window into customers' income and spending habits.
Google has pulled one of the world's largest gay dating apps from the Indonesian version of its online store in response to government demands, Jakarta said on Wednesday (Jan 31), amid a crackdown on the LGBT community.
Officials had called for the tech giant to remove 73 LGBT-related applications, including dating services, from its Play Store and urged people to shun apps that broke with cultural norms in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.
Apparently Twitter employees look at all your Twitter direct messages and at least one of these guys is saving all those pictures of your girlfriends to show to your wives later when they file to divorce you. My mom always told me when I was a little boy, "Kyle, never take pics of your junk and DM it on Twitter. Those guys are will extort you one day." Of course, this happening back in 1972 really makes me think of just how much a visionary my mom was.
I was thinking of selling and then buying the dip this morning but decided to HODL! Soon, of course, TD croaked again:
Traders using at least two major online discount brokerage platforms are complaining of sporadic outages and expressing frustration that the latest glitch has tied their hands amidst a broad plunge in marijuana stocks.
Clients of TD Bank's WebBroker and Royal Bank's RBC Direct Investing platforms have again taken to social media to gripe about problems, after facing similar issues in recent days.
A TD spokesman says "unprecedented" trading volume continues to drive some intermittent delays for its online and mobile WebBroker clients, and the bank rolled out a broad update on Tuesday night to increase the platform's capacity.
Apparently that increase wasn't enough. Canada is six months away from the legalization of recreational marijuana. If the online platforms of the two largest banks are already melting down, then what will happen as the hype and volume increases when we approach July?
The big, upcoming news stories are the MOUs from the three big provinces. Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia will sign supply deals with the major firms (Canopy, Aurora, and Aphria). Those events will cause a huge spike in volume.
The Royal Bank of Canada says it is working to resolve an ongoing issue that has seen its customers unable to access online banking and self-directed investing brokerage accounts on Wednesday.
"Some clients are experiencing delays when attempting to log on to our Online Banking and RBC Direct Investing platforms due to heavy trading volumes," RBC spokesperson A.J. Goodman told CBC News in response to an emailed inquiry.
RBC makes nearly $1 billion in profit every month.
Twitter’s announcement yesterday that it would begin removing verification badges from some accounts had an immediate impact, as the company stripped the blue checkmark from a handful of accounts associated with the far right. But the announcement, which arrived via five tweets and an update to a Twitter support page, left much unanswered. The most common question was why Twitter would remove a user’s badge instead of simply suspending or banning the account. And the answer, the company says, has to do with offline behavior.
Note however that curiously, while white supremacist Richard Spencer was de-certified, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton, Al Franken, Dan Rather, and Louis Farrakhan all still have their blue checkmarks.
Of course, offline behavior of the right people will be scrutinized.
That would make it the fastest street-legal car on Earth.
I've read that the range should be around 900 km!?! The starting price will be US$200,000. Why!? With those astonishing specs, Musk ought to have the base price at $500,000. He'll still sell out all of them. That Tesla roadster will be king when it's beating every Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini. It should be priced higher.
When Congress hauls in Equifax CEO Richard Smith to grill him, it can start by asking why he put someone with degrees in music in charge of the company’s data security.
Like, duh. It's 2017. Her qualification is between her legs.
Equifax “Chief Security Officer” Susan Mauldin has a bachelor’s degree and a master of fine arts degree in music composition from the University of Georgia. Her LinkedIn professional profile lists no education related to technology or security.
This is the person who was in charge of keeping your personal and financial data safe — and whose apparent failings have put 143 million of us at risk from identity theft and fraud. It was revealed this week that the massive data breach came due to a software vulnerability that was known about, and should have been patched, months earlier.
There simply aren't enough talented and interested women in the computer sciences. So, merit is sacrificed at the altar of [more vaginas!] diversity and some mediocre pussy is put in a position of power. Sooner or later, shit hits the fan and the entire business steps closer to oblivion.
I recommended Gab to many of you on the basis of it being an alternative to Twitter. With the benefit of hindsight, it is now apparent that doing so was a mistake. I had no idea that Gab would somehow manage to create a less professional, less viable, and even less useful alternative to Twitter.
I was wrong about the price. I thought that it would be $3,999 or close to it. Instead Nikon is offering the 46MP beast for $3,300. It's only a 10% increase from their debut of the D800 from five years ago. Seems very reasonable.
Though, here in Ontario, after tax it'll be roughly $5,000.
Many games don't know what to make of the massive core count from AMD's Threadripper processors. AMD fortunately thought of that and added "game" and "creator" modes to Ryzen Master, which disables half of the cores as to not confuse games, but doing so forces a reboot of your PC.
Intel has been releasing multi-core processors since at least 2007 and yet modern games have problems with higher cores!? The software guys have a lot of catching up to do. Right now, we're at 16-18 cores with high-end consumer desktops. By 2019, I wouldn't be surprised to see 32-cores for the bleeding edge configurations.
It's been over a week since the so-called "Google "manifesto" went viral around the world and employee James Damore was fired by the big tech company for "perpetuating gender stereotypes."
In the internal memo, Damore writes that women "prefer jobs in social and artistic areas" and "more men may like coding because it requires systemizing." He asserts these biological differences between the sexes may explain why women are not equally represented in the tech industry.
If you are shaking your head, you are not alone.
The best part:
"There are many, many, many men in our field that hold these exact same views," asserts Brianna Wu, a software engineer and video game designer who heads a team of women. In her experience, she confirms Damore's argument is "simply just not true."
Well, Literally Wu does have a lot of experience with things that are "simply just not true."
She tells The Current's host Megan Williams that she received hundreds of extremely specific and credible death threats during that time and suggests GamerGate created a space for "anyone that's not a straight, white man ... to not feel welcome."
How predictable of the Canadian government to subsidize this bullshit.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Google has abruptly canceled a company-wide meeting, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, that was intended to address employee questions about the company's diversity policies.
Alphabet Inc.’s Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo blasting the web company’s diversity policies, creating a firestorm across Silicon Valley.
James Damore, the Google engineer who wrote the note, confirmed his dismissal in an email, saying that he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.” A Google representative didn’t immediately return a request for comment.
Google has unambiguously confirmed that they value The Narrative more than reality. They'll lose a lot of competent and non-insane talent which will lead to their eventual decline. Such is the curse of SJWs.
It was inevitable, because SJWs always double down, but the irony of Pichai Sundararajan, a high-caste Tamil Brahmin, firing an employee for expressing his belief in biological inequality, is practically off the charts.
The New Untouchables: Those who see reality and utter the truth.
The Left has to deny biological reality. The modern West has the richest and most opulent class of people in human history. Women have never been more free. Almost all their environmental constraints have been vanquished. Yet, they are still colossally unequal.
Why? Because women choose to be. Because they value comfort. Once they've acquired a sufficient amount of it, they don't put in extra work hours. This is why you don't see a female version of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk. Women don't possess the obsessive drive to work 80-hour-weeks to build an empire. An exceptionally smart woman who could make hundreds of millions of dollars a year is okay with a few hundreds of thousands. Instead of understanding these choices, the Left cries about phantom oppression.