So for people looking for easier to use data sources - even with more modern data feeds they're heavily license restricted and there's a lot of proprietary lock-in.
Edit: This is a new one for me https://imgur.com/gallery/QTFMw2D
I guess there's no incentive to make them more durable. You know this better than me, but I doubt corpos care about the cost of replacing those keyboards.
I worked IT for a High School and kids would tear laptop keyboards apart. The school wouldn't replace them so I had to do my best to fix them. When I saw a keycap come off when I started here and they said replace the whole board I sighed with so much relief.
I can barely get a replacement iPhone each year.
It's a terrific example of network effect as moat. Several years ago, six of the largest banks got together to fund Symphony as a Bloomberg-killing chat tool . More than $100M invested later, it's still only successfully competing with Bloomberg for internal chat at financial firms . Inter-company chats are still happening mainly on full price terminals that costs 100x what Symphony costs for a seat.
In general it's going to vary from product to product.
May be true for some people. There are hundreds of thousands of users, I have no idea how many are chat-dependent traders but surely not all of them.
You need to use a Bloomberg terminal and observe its users use them to really get an idea of what it provides before you can make a reasonable suggestion for an alternative.
However, I find Routers finance news & details much more accessible than those from Bloomberg as they offer a bunch of rss feeds, depending on category you'd like to track.
It had pretty much the same fundamentals information you could get anywhere, including the tools that come with an Interactive Brokers account. And...that's it. Nothing else.
I wanted to pull up some options data and run some calculations. Very doable on something like Bloomberg, provided you read the manual (the school nearby has a terminal; I could certainly never justify the cost). It's like money.net had never even heard of an option. No analytics capabilities whatsoever.
From the dumbest things to the really esoteric like filings of some obscure Hong Kong based firm or data on plasma waste to power projects in XYZ region.
Bloomberg is pretty absurd.
I love it!
2. Availability of information under one symbol space allowing you to create views that pulls in information about very disconnected fields.
3. A company wide focus on converting things into "symbols". Most memorable example was the symbol for number of kidnappings in Mexico. The breadth of data available is truly impressive.
For bond trading and analytics, often no one has the data other than Bloomberg. INTEX has a lot of MBS and ABS data, Trepp has CMBS data, and I guess there are some muni and corporate specialists, but Bloomberg has it all and at your fingertips with an ergonomic UX, and any analytics you can think of. If you want to actively trade fixed income, you just can't do it without a Bloomberg.
not as extensive but pretty good.
I would easily pay $10/m for a "personal" version and I know companies that would pay 2x - 3x that for enterprise deployment. Although to an extent - it's redundant now that we have phones with biometric authentication.
 - https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/support/b-unit/
You're off by a factor of 10 on how much a service like that will cost, especially in enterprise.
that said, I'm sure that spoofing a fingerprint is easier than I'm imagining and that there's probably plenty of insecurities in BMA..
But I do have a problem with laptops that have numeric keypads. Manufacturers seem to add them to their higher-spec products (the ones that are developer-worthy) in order to signal their higher value. When I really would rather have the option to not have it and let my hands center themselves under the screen.
also there's a lot of annoying little things - if i'm typing in one space, and switch spaces, my typing cursor is still off the screen until i bring an app in the current space in focus
you can still do it, but there's a lot more context-specific stuff to be a keyboard poweruser on MacOS vs windows/linux
It didn't sell well. The reason keyboards don't have speakers today, is more likely because there isn't much demand for it. It would add bulk, cost and complexity to keyboards, with a likely underwhelming audio result.
Oh, and I want to see an complete and utter cessation of RGB lighting in computer products.
It's a bug. Once you get bit, you'll gladly jump down the keyboard rabbit hole.
No lighting available. PS/2 or USB, black or white-tan, with a pointing stick or without. Reasonably priced.
Anyone else finds their blog hideous?
So I have to scroll up to the photo, and then scroll down a little to make the header disappear.