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so, it looks like this game account may or may not be going bye bye.
i will retain the account number and passwords for this account and should be able to re-login after the update of the new software and after i have connected to the new and appropriate server.
in the email above where it says to click here, i was not able to figure out what the direct link was to that file so i just downloaded it and then i have uploaded it to a file hosting site for your convenience.
deposits and withdrawls are processed promptly and without any hitches nor glitches.
customer service is simply flawless.
i have to admit that for a short period there when i would call in to check on my trades that their reps were not quite up to snuff as far as their understanding the basic issues regarding what balance and p/l and equity means, but overall they get twenty stars from me.
they treat my little account with the respect and courtesy that one might expect to receive with a large account.
i can call them to check on my trades and they will also open and/or close trades over the phone upon my request.
had i just held my little position, all would have been fine.
i have always felt a need to push the envelope with this project.
i did have something like 62k of margin on the table with a 67k balance,lol.
no wonder i blew up.
just got my generator running in my rv just now.
for about the last three months, my generator was not working.
i have been working at the local library during the day and at night when the local supermarket closes at 9pm...
i sit cross legged on the concrete sidewalk out front and use their electrical outlet.
life is good.
my trading system is going to skaaareeeeem.
i have not taken a shower in a little more than a month now.
maybe i will take a shower one day.
for those of you that missed the mark jackson soap opera...
i already built two very nice trading systems that he opted to rob me of.
he straight up jacked me.
the second system that i turned over to him, after i put it onto hs desk...
i made the mistake of explaining what the throttle variable did..
i told him that it would be best if we would leaave it at 1/4%..
he immediataely suggested/told me that he wanted to run two systems, side by side..
he wanted to run one at one throttle/risk level and the other at another throttle/risk level...
i told him that i just wanted to run one system.
cuz i still had some cleanup coding to do and i didnt want to have to work on two systems...
so why couldnt we just leave it as a single system and leave it at a 1/4% throttle?
he wasnt having anything to do with that.
i came a couple of days later and he had TWO SYSTEMS RUNNING!!!
ONE WASS RUNNING AT 2% AND THE OTHER WAS RUNNING AT 5%!!!!!%
on the surface, 2% is eight times as much risk as is 1/4% and 5% is twenty times as much risk as is 1/4%!!
but, as you raise the throttle/risk variable, it is sortof an exponential kinda thing...
kinda like i wasas listening on the radio t he othere daya and they were explaining that when you have an earathquake that is an 8.0 and then you have one that is a 9.0, a nine is not 1/8th stronger than an eight...
i dont really know about earthquakes, so i am taking their word for it all, they said that a nine is a hundred times stronger than an eight.
my throttle variable wass sortof like that.
to raise it up from my suggested 1/4% throttle to even 3/8ths would have been quite an increase in risk.
i insisted that he not run the system at those high risk levels.
but he insisted that it would be okay.
anyways, about a week later he was calling me on the phone telling me how he wass margin calling anad how he even had a pistol in his mouth, no kidding, that is what he said.
about a year later, he and i finally spoke and he told me t hat he lowered the risk/throttle back down to 1/4% and he stuck a single trading system in a clothes closet and it RAN FOR A YEAR WITHOUT PHKNG UP AND IT TURN A 1,000% PROFIT.
but did he ever think to even tell me thank you?
he did not so much as say phk you to me.
before i handed him that second system, i found myself homeless in san francisco, but i kept working on it for two years.
i lugged around with me a computer bag that contained two ibm thinkpads and cables and god knows whata else and when i finished and i found myself with four people in the oanda forum proposing to give me 1k each....
do you know what i did?
i called him up and i toldd him that we did not need to give up...
i asked d him if he would still like to run this trading company.
as soon asa he had my trading system in his hands, he pretty much ran me off.
what a piece of sht.
and to top it all off, after i handed him the system that i so loved, the system that i worked on for five years and spent two very long years sleeping on the mf'ing sidewalk, he told me that i wass too hard to work with and he suggested that i might consiider starting my own trading company...
i thought that was what i had jusst done.
what wasa i thinking?
anyways, i decided that i was gonna do just what he suggested.
and as tired as i was, i picked my chin up and kept going and goddang it i am almost there.
that mark jackson is one cold blooded piece of sht.
and when i come up, may i suggest that he find another planet to be on.
with the technology that is available today, we are able to grow entire organs in a laboratory setting.
the end result goal, in my opinion, will be to, instead of growing an organ outside of the body, the goal will be to re-grow any organ, in place, while it is inside of the body. keyword: regenerate.
now, let us take this a step further...
instead of focusing on any single organ, instead of focusing on the re-growing or re-generating of a single organ, may i suggest that we work towards developing a mindset that is focused on the re-generation of the entire human structure.
my interest, at this early stage of this game, will be that i will want to study the functionality that is built into cells that handle wound regeneration, etc.
i will definitely want to acquire a thorough understanding of cells themselves, as this is the core of this business.
what i am talking about here is immortality.
it is my opinion that man is about to defeat death itself.
i may be able to make a few contributions to this vast field of study.
one issue that i will want to study is plain old water, lol.
i will be interested in learning how to make modifications to cells. keyword: cell manufacturing.
one issue that i have mentioned a few times is that i am going to require the assistance of a few very sharp ladies and gentlemen that are capable of carrying out a simple directive, ladies and gentlemen that will handle the day to day operations of my trading business while i am busy with my other works.
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