Sunday, July 28, 2013

Robot Revolution: Will Machines Surpass Humans? [Full HD 1080P]

Source: NHK via LY121688
Date: 5/4/2013
Video Description
Documentary which aired Saturday May 4th 2013 Titled Robot Revolution : Will Machines surpass humans

Features Honda Asimov, Hubo, Big Dog from Boston Dynamics, Baxter from Rethink Robotics, Nextage and other Humanoids

Disclaimer : I do not own the copyright to this programme, this is a recording from NHK World and is the IP of international. I do not intend to break copyright however I feel the usefulness of the programme in inspiring innovation and improving lives is more important. Hopefully will make the content available online themselves.

Apologies for the missing 10 minutes at the end, I rushed to find an sd card for the last showing of the programme, and I already had data on it so the final 10 mintutes wasn't recorded, I remember it as being a recap of the rest of the programme.
Editor's Note: For the missing 10 minutes or so, MissingSky101 also posted the documentary, albeit in lower definition.
Visit here for the rest of the documentary.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Backtesting 12+ Years Data in #MT4 Using Minute Bars #quant

Source(s):  4xTrader, Forex Tester Software
Date: 7/11/2013
by: Admin

Here is a step-by-step guide to setting up a decent backtesting environment in MT4 (MetaTrader 4) using 1 minute GMT (Greenwich Mean Time, non-DST) bars from the Forex Tester Software site.  The data set goes back to 1/1/2001 (12.5 years of data), consists of 1 minute bars, is regularly updated and can be downloaded for FREE here.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Free MetaTrader VPS from Amazon AWS #MT4 #quant

Source: One Step Removed
 MT4 Programming
Date: 2/27/2013
by: Shaun Overton
Editor's Note: Amazing information here, most brokers will charge you a fee to run your MT4 EA 24/6 unless you maintain either a minimum number of trades or balance in the account. Here is a way to have your own FREE VPS (Virtual Private Server)!
Video Description Get a free MetaTrader VPS courtesy of Amazon Web Services. Shaun shows you how to pick the appropriate type to stay within the free tier. 
Setup MT4 like you would on any other computer.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

For financial geeks, a do-it-yourself hedge fund site #quant

Source: Reuters via Global Post
Date: July 1, 2013 15:34
by: Tim McLaughlin

BOSTON (Reuters) - In the secretive world of hedge funds, algorithms are not shared because they provide the juice behind market-beating returns, and are a key reason why hedge funds charge their clients "two and twenty" - an annual fee equivalent to 2 percent of assets, plus 20 percent of gains.

Now startup company Quantopian offers a tantalizing proposition for software and financial geeks who want to trade like a hedge fund manager - but don't want to pay those steep fees. The Boston-based firm is bringing together a community of people who build algorithms used for trading stocks.

Nearly 30,000 algorithms have been created from the Quantopian community. A few hundred have been made available for free on the firm's website (
Read the rest here.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Susanne Posel Receives Threatening Knock at Door by CPS, What Would You Do? Know Your Rights!

Source: Lorrie's Talk News Radio
by: Susanne Posel, Lorrie Berkebile

Video Description
This is an over 2 hour interview on 6/30/2013 on Lorrie's Talk News Radio with activist/columnist Susanne Posel.

Someone who claimed to be from DHS (Department of Homeland Security) knocked in a threatening manner on Susanne Posel's door. Susanne immediately called her lawyer and did NOT open the door. The knocking continued for another 10 minutes and the self-identified DHS agent left a CPS (Child Protective Services) calling card. The CPS got the local police involved to come back and knock on Susanne's door some more, demanding that she open the door because they had reason to believe her children were in danger. Susanne did NOT open the door since no proper warrant or authorization was provided. The agent(s)/local police finally left after knocking on Susanne's door for a very long time...

Know your rights. If you willingly comply with illegitimate orders (even stepping out of your home on to your porch as marine Brandon Raub did, who was illegally arrested and sent to a mental institution) you could be subjecting yourself to unnecessary arrest and/or search and seizure of your property, or worse yet children.

Susanne Posel's website:
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