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    • CommentAuthorZombegon
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2010
     (8198.1)
    "I think the machines just took over." Quoted from Charlie Smith, chief investment officer at Fort Pitt Capital Group after the testicle-shriveling market drop earlier today.

    Supposedly a simple human error started the ball rolling then automated traders realized their opportunity to destroy human capitalism and went on a selling spree, dragging the needle into the crimson.

    I for one welcome our new binary overlords.
    • CommentAuthorErisah
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2010
     (8198.2)
    The best thing? Apparently the "human error" was writing "billion" instead of "million". Fat fingers are the doom of finance.
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    And think, these people are in charge of the quality of your life.

    Sleep tight tonight.