There are 2 types of day traders: institutional and retail. Both institutional and retail day traders are described as speculators, as opposed to investors.
Institutional day traders work for financial institutions and have certain advantages over retail traders due to their access to more resources, tools, equipment, large amounts of capital and leverage, large availability of fresh fund inflows to trade continuously on the markets


In the past, most day traders were institutional traders due to the advantages they had over retail traders. However, since the technology boom in the second half of the 1990s, advances in personal computing and communications technology, realized in the accessibility of powerful personal computers and the Internet, have brought fast online trading and powerful market analytical tools to the mainstream. Low, affordable commissions from discount brokers as well as regulation improvements in favor of retail traders have also helped level the trading playing field, making success as a retail trader a possibility for many and a reality for some.


There are 2 types of day traders: institutional and retail. Both institutional and retail day traders are described as speculators, as opposed to investors.
Institutional day traders work for financial institutions and have certain advantages over retail traders due to their access to more resources, tools, equipment, large amounts of capital and leverage, large availability of fresh fund inflows to trade continuously on the markets, dedicated and direct lines to data centers and exchanges, expensive and high-end trading and analytical software, support teams to help and more. These advantages give them certain edges over retail day traders.[1]
Retail day traders work for themselves, or in partnership with a few other traders. Retail traders generally trade with their own capital, though they may also trade with other people’s money. Laws may restrict the amount of other people’s money a retail trader can manage. In the United States, day traders may not advertise as advisors or financial managers. Although not required, nearly all retail day traders use direct access brokers as they offer the fastest order entry to the exchanges, as well as superior software trading platforms.

Auto traders auto-trade, which stands for automated trading and the use of computer programs and other tools to enter trading orders. Because this all happens with the help of the computer algorithm it is also called algorithmic trading.[2]


3:26 am August 20, 2014

Crystal structure of the E. coli CRISPR RNA-guided surveillance complex, Cascade

3:26 am August 20, 2014

Crystal structure of the E. coli CRISPR RNA-guided surveillance complex, Cascade

This week’s new structures (Tuesday Aug 19, 2014 at 5 PM PDT)
12:01 am August 20, 2014

As of Tuesday Aug 19, 2014 at 5 PM PDT there are 102720 Structures.
New Structure ID List:
[1VY8, 1VY9, 2MBV, 2MBX, 2MFZ, 2MI7, 2MLI, 2MO0, 2MO1, 2MP0, 2MPB, 2MQ8, 2MSR, 3WGO, 3WGQ, 3WGY, 3WGZ, 3WI3, 3WTV, 3WTW, 3WTZ, 3WU0, 3WU1, 3WX4, 4C09, 4C0C, 4C16, 4C3U, 4C3V, 4CU6, 4CU7, 4CU8, 4CU9, 4CUA, 4CUB, 4CUC, 4CVP, 4CVR, 4CVS, 4CVT, 4IFJ, 4II4, 4JEF, 4MAL, 4MBQ, 4MGQ, 4MGS, 4MZS, 4N14, 4N31, 4NI0, 4NIZ, 4NJ0, 4NJ1, 4NJ2, 4NJC, 4NWV, 4NWW, 4NZL, 4OA3, 4OCG, 4OEA, 4OED, 4OEY, 4OEZ, 4OFR, 4OFU, 4OGH, 4OH5, 4OH6, 4OHA, 4OIL, 4OIU, 4OJ9, 4OJB, 4OK1, 4OKB, 4OKT, 4OKW, 4OKX, 4OLM, 4OOY, 4OV4, 4OV9, 4OZU, 4P5D, 4P5E, 4PKN, 4PKO, 4PO2, 4PV1, 4Q8I, 4QB8, 4QCM, 4QCN, 4QCO, 4QCP, 4QCQ, 4QCR, 4QCS, 4QCT, 4QCU, 4QCV, 4QCW, 4QCX, 4QCY, 4QCZ, 4QD0, 4QD1, 4QKB, 4QKD, 4QKF, 4QL4, 4QLO, 4QPP, 4QPV, 4QQ4, 4QQX, 4QTG, 4QUC, 4QUF, 4QY7, 4QYQ, 4QYR, 4R0K, 4R1H, 4TKZ, 4TWS, 4TYO, 4TZK, 4TZT, 4U0O, 4U0P, 4U1O, 4U1W, 4U1X, 4U1Y, 4U1Z, 4U21, 4U22, 4U23, 4U2P, 4U2Q, 4U2R, 4U3J, 4U3V, 4U4L, 4U5W, 4U5X, 4UOI, 4UPB, 4UPF, 4UPM, 4UPN, 4UPO, 4UPP, 4UPQ, 4UPR, 4UPS, 4UPT, 4UPU, 4UQH, 4UTN, 4UTR, 4UTV, 4UTX, 4UTZ, 4UU7, 4UU8, 4UUA, 4UUB, 4UVJ, 4UVK]

How many people worldwide have magnet implants?
8:13 pm August 19, 2014

I was just wondering how many people have gotten magnetic implants. I am aware that there isn’t a way to know exactly but what would you guys estimate it to be? From my limited knowledge and awareness I believe its between 800 – 2000. Most of you guys have been in this community for much longer than I have and wanted to know your opinions on this.  Thank you!

NIR Vision project update!
6:14 pm August 19, 2014

You heard it hear first people. We did the testing today and @Cassox got readings in the 950nm range. That’s well outside of standard human vision :) Fingers crossed that in the next couple weeks we can push it even farther. Just thought y’all would like to know.

DNA methylation involved in Alzheimer’s disease
12:00 am August 18, 2014

DNA methylation involved in Alzheimer’s disease<br>A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Rush University Medical Center, reveals how early changes in brain DNA methylation are involved in Alzheimer’s disease.

Obtaining Lidocaine? and other questions
7:17 am August 17, 2014

Hey guys! I’m new to all of this and am really interested in implanting a magnet. Iv seen most of the videos on youtube about this. I saw in a few videos the use of Lidocaine as an anesthetic and I found some on the internet but it requires a medical license to purchase. Do any of you guys know if there is some other way for me to get some? I live in California.  

Also what are the pros and cons of disk magnets vs. rod? Whats the best place to get them and are any of you guys selling any leftovers?
Registry of Implants – Current and Future
8:11 pm August 16, 2014

Greetings, all.  I am a plastic surgeon specializing in peripheral nerve, hand, and microsurgery.  I believe that an increased trend towards the integration of humans and technology is inevitable and I would like to play a part in helping to bring about “elective” implantation of non-medically-necessary ‘biohacking’ devices in the US. 

In order for this to happen, serious discussions need to take place within the medical community about the safety of such diverse and untested implants that may be (or soon become) available, as well as the ethics of physicians (whose role has traditionally been to treat the sick) working to give preternatural abilities to otherwise healthy people. 

I would like to initiate these discussions by publishing some articles in plastic surgery journals.  To do this, it would be helpful to give the readership an idea and analysis of what active ‘biohackers’ are currently doing to themselves, or at least, what they are most interested in having done. 

So, you all, the community, can help me by completing an entry in this registry.  Now, I am well aware that ‘registry’ may be a sensitive term amongst a community of people that are highly likely to have a detailed knowledge of the X-men…. but rest assured, this is simply an anonymous listing and reporting of exactly what implants people have, why they got them, what benefits they provide, satisfaction, complications, and desires for future implants.  Your names or screen names will not be collected or published. 

Anyone who wants to help, please answer in the format below to help data collection (you can also respond with additional subjective comments if you wish).  Also, please only report implants that have some electrical, magnetic, or functional non-medical component.  For instance, no non-magnetic piercings, no medical joint replacements, breast implants, etc.

Implant #1

  • Years/months implanted
  • Location of implant; please be as anatomically specific as possible.  If it is in the hand, please say whether it is on the palm side (volar), the backside (dorsal).  For hand or finger, please indicate whether it is on the ‘thumb-side’ (radial) or the ‘pinky-side’ (ulnar) relative to the long axis of your finger.  Also please try to describe whether the implant is in bone, muscle, subcutaneous tissue, or what. 
  • Exact nature/type of implant
  • Why did you get this implant?
  • What benefits do you experience from having this implant?
  • Did you place this implant yourself?  If not, who placed it for you and what type of training did they have?
  • What complications did you experience after getting this implant (please do not list pain lasting less than 2 weeks)?  Infection?  Extrusion of the implant?  Chronic pain?  Did not experience expected benefit?  Any type of unanticipated injury to important anatomical structures?
  • Would you get this implant again if you could go back in time?

Implant #2

  • Repeat process above

Future-desired implants:

  •   Please state if you want more of the same type of implants you already have, or if you want the same implants but elsewhere in the body
  • What implants are you planning to get in the near future?
  • Will you do this yourself?  Do you have any surgical training?  If not, who will implant it? 
  • Otherwise, this section can be more free form, but please only list things that have a reasonable chance of existing based on currently available technologies.  Also, please don’t list any biologically based enhancement unless you are a molecular biologist and have a reasonable understanding of how possible it is to actually implement any of these things.  For instance:  “I want gene therapy to give me glow in the dark skin” is not realistic. 

Thanks all; I look forward to your responses

All attainable implants at this time.
4:15 pm August 16, 2014

Hi everyone. First time here. I have a few questions I’ve had a hard time finding out.

Firstly, I’m scheduled to get an NFC and magnetic implant on October 28th, so I’m looking forward to that! Secondly, I’m wondering if there is a difference between an NFC and an RFID implant. I may be wrong but I’m under the impression that NFC is RFID just a more specific band of RFID. Are there different RFID implants that aren’t considered NFC? And do they have different applications? Can one do something the other can’t? If so, what?
Thirdly, I’m interested in what kinds of implants are available to the public right now. That is, attainable for purchase by a regular Joe like me. In my searching I’ve also found an implant for pets that monitors temperature, which would be pretty cool. Not sure if it’s available though. I think it is.
( more information here:

As far as implants that (as far as I’m aware) aren’t on the market yet. There is a heart rhythm monitor that detects Atrial fibrillation (info here: 
There’s also a blood monitoring implant that detects heart attacks (info here: 
Lastly, there’s an implant that monitors glucose (info here:
My main questions are about the difference between RFID and NFC implants and what they can do differently. I’d also like to know all the possible implants an average person like me can attain and install (by a professional).

Single enzyme is necessary for development of diabetes
12:00 am August 15, 2014

Single enzyme is necessary for development of diabetes<br>An enzyme called 12-lipoxygenase (12-LO) promotes the obesity-induced oxidative stress in the pancreatic cells that leads to pre-diabetes, and diabetes.

From eons to seconds, proteins exploit the same forces
12:00 am August 14, 2014

From eons to seconds, proteins exploit the same forces<br>Nature’s artistic and engineering skills are evident in proteins, life’s robust molecular machines. Scientists at Rice University have now employed their unique theories to show how the interplay between evolution and physics developed these skills.

2:54 pm August 13, 2014

Crystal Structure of Unmodified tRNA Proline (CGG) Bound to Codon CCG on the Ribosome

2:54 pm August 13, 2014

Crystal Structure of Unmodified tRNA Proline (CGG) Bound to Codon CCG on the Ribosome

Magnetic Implant Sensitivity
2:28 pm August 13, 2014

Hi all I was just curious to see how sensitive everyone’s implants were – what electromagnetic fields they could pick up with them.

Vaguely people have mentioned very broadly varied reports of sensitivity from can openers to electric cars driving by, so I’m curious what are somethings you guys can actually feel and from how far away. Be sure to mention what magnet you have, where, and how long you’ve had it.
I’ll start.
I have a parylene coated cylinder in my left ring finger, have had it for about three months. 
Here’s what I can feel:
-Most things with a motor at about an inch or two away: shredder, blender, computer fans (these i have to be a bit closer to)
-Some but not most wall wart transformers, from as much as 6 inches away in some cases (I assume most have some shielding so I don’t feel anythign from them)
-Microwave oven while operating from 6+ inches away
-Unshielded bench DC powersupply from about 2-3 inches away
-Main house circuit breakers from <1 inch away (and can distinguish which have more current going through them)
-Power wires for high current draw devices from an inch or so: Air conditioning, dryer, heavy duty blender, etc
-Very specific parts of large club speakers from about 1-2 inch away.. presumably i feel the internal subwoofer coil… but i only feel it on one side of the speaker.

I’m sure there’s some other things but that’s the gist of it
Secondary coating to improve healing post implantation.
2:22 am August 13, 2014

I’ve been thinking, what if there was a second coating we could put ontop of the TiN coating to help the scar tissue heal faster. Something that could possibly ever reduce scaring. I read about powdered and gel extra cellular matrix extracted from pig spleens. When applied to damaged limbs it helped them regrow. A soldier recently had a gel form injected into a nasty leg wound that had removed 70 percent of the muscle and wiht the injections the area grew back completely. If we could make a simple process for manufacturing the powder we could in theory coat implants to sped recovery and integration. maybe even something that coudl stimulate additional nerve growth post op to make the area more sensitive.

This week’s new structures (Tuesday Aug 12, 2014 at 5 PM PDT)
12:01 am August 13, 2014

As of Tuesday Aug 12, 2014 at 5 PM PDT there are 102550 Structures.
New Structure ID List:
[1VY0, 1VY1, 1VY2, 1VY3, 2MGZ, 2MOG, 2MOW, 2RU3, 3J6K, 3WG9, 3WGG, 3WGH, 3WGI, 3WJA, 3WN8, 3WRV, 3WRW, 3WRX, 3WRY, 3WTS, 3WTT, 3WTU, 3WTX, 3WTY, 4BY4, 4BY5, 4BZ1, 4BZ2, 4BZ3, 4BZD, 4BZE, 4BZF, 4BZG, 4BZH, 4BZQ, 4BZX, 4C1N, 4CO6, 4CTD, 4CTH, 4CWV, 4CWW, 4CWX, 4CWY, 4CWZ, 4CX0, 4CX1, 4CX2, 4CX3, 4CX4, 4CX5, 4CX6, 4CX7, 4CZM, 4IHD, 4IHE, 4IP0, 4KSE, 4KYI, 4LYL, 4M4C, 4M4G, 4M6N, 4M7L, 4MEW, 4MGJ, 4MIM, 4MT6, 4MT7, 4MWM, 4MWN, 4NDO, 4NDP, 4NDQ, 4NDR, 4NY2, 4NY4, 4NYU, 4NYY, 4NZ1, 4NZ2, 4NZ3, 4NZ4, 4O0L, 4O4S, 4O5P, 4O9W, 4OBZ, 4OC6, 4OD9, 4OQL, 4OQM, 4OQN, 4OQX, 4OSN, 4OSU, 4OT1, 4OU6, 4OU7, 4OUI, 4OYF, 4OZE, 4P10, 4P4C, 4P5F, 4P5Q, 4P5Z, 4PB1, 4PB2, 4PD5, 4PD6, 4PD7, 4PD8, 4PD9, 4PDA, 4PHJ, 4PHK, 4PHM, 4PHN, 4PK2, 4PK3, 4PMK, 4Q65, 4Q84, 4Q85, 4Q86, 4Q8D, 4QKT, 4QLM, 4QLN, 4QLW, 4QN1, 4QNI, 4QPW, 4QSE, 4QTJ, 4QTK, 4QU6, 4QU7, 4QX0, 4QX1, 4QX2, 4QX3, 4QYB, 4QYM, 4R02, 4R0J, 4R0N, 4TNV, 4TNW, 4TPW, 4TQ2, 4TQB, 4TQC, 4TRJ, 4TVX, 4TWA, 4TXY, 4TXZ, 4TY0, 4TYX, 4U0Q, 4U0R, 4U1G, 4U2X, 4U34, 4U35, 4U37, 4U38, 4U5B, 4U5C, 4U5D, 4U5E, 4U5F, 4U5G, 4U5H, 4U64, 4U65, 4U77, 4UMV, 4UMW, 4UQ6, 4UQJ, 4UQK, 4UQQ, 4UTP, 4UUU, 4UUV]

Gene that controls nerve conduction velocity linked to multiple sclerosis
12:00 am August 13, 2014

Gene that controls nerve conduction velocity linked to multiple sclerosis
A new study published in The American Journal of Pathology identifies a novel gene that controls nerve conduction velocity.

Embracing the grind
5:48 pm August 11, 2014
Hi Everyone!
My name is Robert and I’m an Interaction designer from Edinburgh. I’ve only recently discovered this scene and I was initially put onto biohacking and transhumanism when listening to a Joe Rogan podcast featuring Lucas from Grindhouse Wetware. Most of my previous work has been looking at the affects of human touch and our relationships with everyday objects. I must admit I’m rather excited by the magnetic implant, since the new sense acquired would alter everyday interactions and lifestyle choices.
I’m currently contemplating getting an magnetic implant done early next year. In the meantime I’m trying to get my head round the biohacking culture itself.
Is anyone willing to discuss what their perception of biohacking culture is and what the potential end game could be through all this? 
I will try and contribute towards the community as I learn more about it.
Cheers, Robert
TiN coating at home
4:53 pm August 11, 2014

Hi everyone. So my background is a bit all over the place but looks like it’ll come in handy. I did a fair amount of work on nuclear fusion and physics, everything from linear accelerators to reactors. Then a bunch of work on chemistry and am getting my degree in genetics as we speak. So with that all said what sparked my interest is the new TiN coated m31 magnets. They really are a work of art. They are however more expensive than would be feasible for what I have planned. I need a BUNCH of magnets, more than is reasonable to buy at 60 bucks a pop if you include shipping. SO as such I’m tinkering with a DIY solution to making magnets. PVD is a simple enough process, so simple in fact that the whole setup can be accomplished for less than the cost of a haworth magnet. All you need is a vacuum pump, chamber, a few magnets some pipe fittings and hoses and a few other bits here are there. The chamber can be made from a pickle jar if you feel like it but pyrex glass is ideal. The actual coating is done by a magnetron which is really just an electrode with 2 magnets in it and the metal you want to sputter on top. And for making a TiN coating the chamber is evacuated and then backfilled twice with nitrogen. As long a very very slow nitrogen flow is kept in the chamber this should produce a TiN coating on whatever you put in the way of the beam. SO I guess my question is, has anyone tried something like this other than the folks who made the m31s. And if not, I’ll post some design plans for a simple cheap setup. Im going to be trying this out myself in the next month or so once the new lab is built. The only problems i can foresee is getting a nitrogen supply, the magnets getting too hot while coating and the magnets interfering with the stream of TiN being coated onto them. Thoughts?

Editing HPV’s genes to kill cervical cancer cells
12:00 am August 11, 2014

Editing HPV’s genes to kill cervical cancer cells<br>Researchers have hijacked a defence system normally used by bacteria to fend off viral infections and redirected it against the human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical, head and neck, and other cancers.

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