HFT's Oceanic Moment

Could the future of high speed trading be seafaring?

Ahoy ye HFTers!

How I did it, I'm still not sure, but for most of my years in college, I would wake up at the bright hour of 6 am for rowing practice.

That early in the morning, life in a tiny shell on a river is cold and hard, for the crew and for the people directing them and steering, with that funny title: coxswain.

Rowers are basically machines; there isn't much complexity to what they do. But besides telling the crew how they need to improve — adjust the timing, fix the boat's set — the 'cox' also has to

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