my_name_is_j 22 hours ago
"By and Large LLC"
It's the fictitious conglomerate in the movie "Wall-E" by Pixar
Say your main server is in NYC. In order for you to take opportunity of an opportunity in price difference between NYC and London, the system in London first has to transmit to the system in NYC, the system in NYC then has to transmit a decision back to London. This takes a full round trip which takes 36 milliseconds.
If, instead, your system is smack dab in the middle of the ocean, the time to go from NYC to system is 9 ms, London to system is also 9 ms. Assume NYC and London are both transmitting to your system in the middle of the ocean. That system can send orders back to both NYC and London in another 9ms for a total of 18 milliseconds.
Please wait while Google sinks your data...
Srinivasan, who lectures at Stanford, is also teaching an online course on the subject of techno secession. His remarks weren't that far off from ones made earlier by Silicon Valley bigwigs like Google CEO Larry Page, who wants to "set aside a part of the world" for regulation-free technological experimentation, or investor Peter Thiel, whose "seasteader" movement wants to take out its frustrations with government by building floating societies outside the U.S.'s borders.
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