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by nsande
October 18th, 2004, 7:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sweden has no army
Replies: 12
Views: 171712

Sweden has no army

<t>The intellectual giant ruling the world's only superpower has shown time after time his infinite grasp of foreign matters. Some of his more spectacular pearls of wisdom are quoted in a New York Times article by Ron Suskind entitled "Without a doubt". The main point is that GWB acts more on instin...
by nsande
September 13th, 2004, 12:22 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Three small problems for you
Replies: 1
Views: 179565

Three small problems for you

1. 232324 (232324 base 5 = 8464 = 92^2; 232324 base 10 = 482^2)2. 37 (37 base 8 = 31; 37 base 12 = 43)3. 28 ( 961 base 10 = 169 base 28)Regards,Niclas
by nsande
June 15th, 2004, 7:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The bollocks Americans watch on TV
Replies: 71
Views: 190395

The bollocks Americans watch on TV

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperthat's an unfortunate choice of words, firstly because Fox News' slogan is "fair and balanced"Remember "Pravda"? I don't they where really interested in printing the truth regardless of the name. I am also wary of countries that include the words "democratic" or ...
by nsande
June 14th, 2004, 4:18 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Banach space
Replies: 39
Views: 191905

Banach space

I think I got it.N's real name has to be Bogdanov.Regards,Niclas
by nsande
June 14th, 2004, 11:11 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Banach space
Replies: 39
Views: 191905

Banach space

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: GraemeDiestel, Dunford and Schwartz, John B. Conway, Edmunds and Evans, Halmos, Akhiezer and Glazman, and Lindenstrauss and Tzafriri are in my corner on this one.You might add: G. Folland "Real Analysis" p 144. Wiley (1984)C. Isham, Lecture notes for his course in Group...
by nsande
June 11th, 2004, 6:05 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Change @ 40
Replies: 8
Views: 190535

Career Change @ 40

I was 35 when I switched to finance but I'm not in New York. It might that the cult of youth is more prevalent in the Americas?Also, I'm in Risk Management and not trading. Regards,Niclas
by nsande
June 10th, 2004, 7:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The birth announcement thread.
Replies: 36
Views: 192892

The birth announcement thread.

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: JamesI notice the 2 a.m to 4 a.m. coverage is a little thin, and that is just about when the bars close.Do you really want a profoundly inebriated person, who probably, being a member of this forum, is all thumbs even when sober, changing your sons diapers?Regards,Nicla...
by nsande
June 8th, 2004, 9:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Euro 2004 predictions
Replies: 36
Views: 191940

Euro 2004 predictions

Group ASpain PortugalGroup BFranceEnglandGroup CItaly SwedenGroup DCzech Republic GermanyQFSpain - England w EnglandFrance - Portugal w FranceItaly - Germany w ItalyCzech Republic - Sweden w Czech RepublicSFEngland - Italy w ItalyFrance - Czech Republic w FranceFItaly - France w France
by nsande
June 8th, 2004, 8:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The birth announcement thread.
Replies: 36
Views: 192892

The birth announcement thread.

Congratulations James! Great name.If we don't hear from you for a while we just remember that you are probably too busy changing nappies.Regards,Niclas
by nsande
May 26th, 2004, 1:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: IQ test question
Replies: 37
Views: 191351

IQ test question

QuoteOriginally posted by: jimmy... will make the monkey part of the 74% most intelligent people...Seems about right.Regards,Niclas
by nsande
May 26th, 2004, 11:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: IQ test question
Replies: 37
Views: 191351

IQ test question

<t>I also got a 142. If that is high or low I really don't know.Although I like the description that I got "Your Intellectual Type is Visionary Philosopher. This means that you are highly intelligent and have a powerfull mix of skills and insight that can be applied in a variety of different ways. L...
by nsande
May 22nd, 2004, 8:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cannes festival: Fahrenheit 9/11 wins Palme d'Or!
Replies: 60
Views: 192529

Cannes festival: Fahrenheit 9/11 wins Palme d'Or!

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Tomfr Oh, one more thing: on the purely technical side, this is the first time a non-fiction movie wins the Palme d'Or.Not quite true.In 1956 Jacques Cousteau's The Silent World won the Palme d'Or. However, the "Palme d'Or" as a title was retired between 1964 and 1974 w...
by nsande
May 22nd, 2004, 9:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Women lie more than men
Replies: 1
Views: 189121

Women lie more than men

A recent investigation into the truthfulness of CV's indicate that most people lie but the worst offenders are women. CV liesA question to those of you that do hiring, do you you check the CV's of the people you employ or can you get away with anything?Regards,Niclas
by nsande
May 21st, 2004, 10:00 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Life at Imperial
Replies: 11
Views: 190042

Life at Imperial

<t>My own experience with Imperial dates back a few years so things have probably changed by now. Also, I did pure maths and no finance.What struck me most of all was that the graduate students (that includes MSc students) where almost all foreign. There was a heavy representation from China, Malays...
by nsande
May 21st, 2004, 12:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Credit Spread
Replies: 2
Views: 189338

Credit Spread

<t>Part of the credit spread is due to the probability of default but there are also aother factors that come into play.Things like liquidity, taxes (especially in the US) and the risk premium affect the spread. Expected loss accounts for only a small part of the spread on corporate bonds.See for ex...
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