"One of the firm’s specialties is trading quickly on the information contained in government statistical releases, according to two competitors of the firm and a former employee. Jump pre-loads its trading algorithms based on whether, say, the unemployment rate will rise or fall, then executes the strategy within tiny fractions of a second following the announcement, the former employee said."

Don’t Tell Anybody About This Story on HFT Power Jump Trading (via iamdanw)

slavin:

Video discovered by 2 of the RAs in Playful Systems. Just a cell, chasing bacteria. NBD.

theparisreview:

Henri Matisse’s illustrations for Baudelaire’s poetry collection, Les Fleurs du Mal. (via)

mikerugnetta:

likeafieldmouse:

Gustave Caillebotte - The Floor Scrapers (1875-6)

Original on top, later version below

"Despite the effort Caillebotte put into the painting, it was rejected by France’s most prestigious art exhibition, The Salon, in 1875. The depiction of working-class people in their trade, not fully clothed, shocked the jurors and was deemed a ‘vulgar subject matter.’ 

The images of the floor scrapers came to be associated with Degas’s paintings of washerwomen, also presented at the same exhibition and similarly scorned as ‘vulgar’”.

No one, at any point in history, anywhere, had any clue wtf they were talking about, ever. Not even a little.

adulthoodisokay:

fire-dad:

paintchipsfromthewall:

doggies 

GIVE ME TEN

i love dogs so much that it hurts

(Source: sizvideos)