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by tw
January 26th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are You Ready for Some Rugby?
Replies: 82
Views: 10490

Re: Are You Ready for Some Rugby?

Six Nations starts next weekend! Indeed. Cymru am byth! But I don't feel too confident at the moment. It is becoming an interesting trend, approaching statistic significance, of the relative (out)performance of teams coached by kiwis or not. Schmidt, Gatland, and (when in position) Vern Cotter. vs....
by tw
January 26th, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3200
Views: 132941

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

The only place I ever see rats, other than in zoos, is NYC.  I rarely see rats in the UK but I see rat poisoning boxes all over the place, often outside places like out of town supermarkets. Who clears out the dead ones, I wonder? https://www.pestcontrolsupermarket.com/ekmps/shops/allister/images/r...
by tw
January 25th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
Replies: 183
Views: 52723

Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

the gift for the disease nerd who was everything:   infectious diseases top trump Rabies is still the ultimate card to hold: essentially 100% fatality!  Watching the news unfold about the coronavirus made me think about this thread.thing: Some sources point to a seafood and live animal market, but W...
by tw
January 24th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are You Ready for Some Rugby?
Replies: 82
Views: 10490

Re: Are You Ready for Some Rugby?

Thanks! Glorious stuff (including the sidestep of the saint-like Phil B) Maybe you could explain a strategy question about American Football. Someone one made the claim to me, (not necessarily from a verifiable source) that the rules state that the ball can be thrown forwards once per play but backw...
by tw
January 23rd, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Forum and Website Bugs and Suggestions
Topic: testing attaching an image file
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: testing attaching an image file

Of all portrayals of Dracula, Frank Langella had the dark sensual mystique (1979), but Kinski was peerless. What a weirdo! They don't make them like Klaus anymore, Aguire, wrath of god, Fitzcaraldo, Nosterafu, even the bit more in For a few dollars more,  Gold plated, nailed on craziness. Also of n...
by tw
January 22nd, 2020, 11:16 pm
Forum: Forum and Website Bugs and Suggestions
Topic: testing attaching an image file
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: testing attaching an image file

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Yes, image upload works and a nice selfie to start. : )

You must be on your three-masted schooner heading for London there.
The cheeeeldreen of the naaayte. Waaat sweeeet muuusic they mayke!!!
by tw
January 22nd, 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: Forum and Website Bugs and Suggestions
Topic: testing attaching an image file
Replies: 4
Views: 141

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by tw
January 22nd, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: how exactly do traders determine prices
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: how exactly do traders determine prices

Totally agree with tw, competition is crucial. Althougha as far as I know, EUR market for Bermudan is not too wide, I always match with the same 3 or 4 counterparties.  As for collateral (again as far as I know) bermudans are all bilateral, therefore we both report our MTM to each other and start "...
by tw
January 22nd, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: how exactly do traders determine prices
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: how exactly do traders determine prices

Frolloos is totally right: the final price depends on many factors. I would also add that it depends also on the "internal rules" of the bank: for some trades you cannot charge more than x times the Vega + y times the Delta of an option. This is especially true when the instrument is part of some s...
by tw
January 22nd, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are You Ready for Some Rugby?
Replies: 82
Views: 10490

Re: Are You Ready for Some Rugby?

The Saracens were (are) playing wonderful rugby (half of the players are in the England team). For Greece, it was for entering the Euro zone (thanks to Goldman balance sheet manipulations). PS: I am a Springboks fan and watched the final England-SA almost 4 times since November 2. Saracens and SA a...
by tw
January 22nd, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are You Ready for Some Rugby?
Replies: 82
Views: 10490

Re: Are You Ready for Some Rugby?

The Saracens were (are) playing wonderful rugby (half of the players are in the England team). For Greece, it was for entering the Euro zone (thanks to Goldman balance sheet manipulations). PS: I am a Springboks fan and watched the final England-SA almost 4 times since November 2. The interesting n...
by tw
January 22nd, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3200
Views: 132941

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

At some point, the hatred of Mitch McConnell will turn into hatred of the people of Kentucky who elected him. This is how civil wars start.
isn't there a senate election for Kentucky coming up soon?
by tw
January 21st, 2020, 11:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are You Ready for Some Rugby?
Replies: 82
Views: 10490

Re: Are You Ready for Some Rugby?

Structuring 101 I don't know if you sporting types have been reading about the self-inflicted woes of Saracens RFC They currently play in the English Premiership which has a salary cap, in a similar manner to other leagues/sports. After an audit they were found to have breached the cap, and heavily...
by tw
January 21st, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: 21st century royalty
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: 21st century royalty

Trump is new 21st century royalty, according to Conor McGregor (who knows which side his bread is buttered on, what?)

https://www.rte.ie/sport/mma/2020/0121/1109954-phenomenal-trump-congratulates-mcgregor-on-big-win/

Conor didn't come down in the last shower.
O.B.N. 
by tw
January 21st, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is Borisism?
Replies: 71
Views: 2208

Re: What is Borisism?

Mike and Bernie Winters! Absolutely. And the Two Ronnnies. And many people was mad about Morecambe and Wise. Entertainers of that era had prodigiously long careers: Forsyth, Monkhouse etc.  I am pretty staggered that Nicholas Parsons still does Just A Minute now, at the age of 96, having started on...
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