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by yurakm
December 14th, 2012, 8:12 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: HFT
Replies: 96
Views: 15516

HFT

<t>QuoteThe democratic party of today would be considered too right for even the conservatives of the Lincon era.I was born, grew up, and lived in USSR until its dissolution; I was 40 when it happened. I had to study Marxism, up to and including PhD exams - I mean a Soviet equivalent of PhD in Econo...
by yurakm
December 14th, 2012, 7:58 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: HFT
Replies: 96
Views: 15516

HFT

<t>Quote it was clear that socialist countries did not excel at many things as there was no drive for people to achieve more. I remember seeing a programme where the Zeiss lab (i think) in E. Germany were celebrating the fact that they had just fabricated the first 1MB chip - this was when PCs had 4...
by yurakm
December 14th, 2012, 7:19 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Goldman Sachs and Slang
Replies: 46
Views: 91413

Goldman Sachs and Slang

<t>An update: the discussion thread is still useful almost 5 years later. As of today, I saw the following line item in several job ads: "Willingness to work in a proprietary development language". However, the ads also require "Excellent programming skills in C++" including templates (in some cases...
by yurakm
January 15th, 2012, 5:57 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: -0.0122%
Replies: 14
Views: 16875

-0.0122%

<t>when inflation was as high as 30% / month in Russia during 1992-93, people squirreled a lot of money - in my experience, likely more than used to save before, when life was easier. Not because the people were stupid, or had no opportunity to spend everything immediately on enjoyment, but because ...
by yurakm
March 26th, 2011, 4:55 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Const-correctness in C++ and Java/C#
Replies: 56
Views: 29709

Const-correctness in C++ and Java/C#

boost::shared_ptr are thread-safe, though a pointee generally is not.For thread-safety, reference counter in boost:shared_ptr are either atomic or are protected by a mutex. Particularly, for Intel and Power PC architectures, they are atomic.
by yurakm
March 26th, 2011, 1:39 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: America is not broke
Replies: 31
Views: 42097

America is not broke

That is really funny: Soviet Collapse Lessons Every American Needs To Know
by yurakm
March 13th, 2011, 1:39 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Foreclosed! - Going, Going, Gone, but wait...
Replies: 21
Views: 42690

Foreclosed! - Going, Going, Gone, but wait...

<t>Just quotes. Click here for the full article about MERSQuoteMERS, which stands for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, [is a] ... private mortgage registry [that] has all but replaced the nation?s public land ownership records.QuoteThe Arkansas Supreme Court ruled last year that MERS could ...
by yurakm
January 9th, 2011, 11:24 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Foreclosed! - Going, Going, Gone, but wait...
Replies: 21
Views: 42690

Foreclosed! - Going, Going, Gone, but wait...

<t>"May justice be done though the heavens fall." I used to knew, in Russian translation, only a similar saying: Fiat justitia et pereat mundus - "Let there be justice, though the world perish." Found in Latin and English with your help. Thanks a lot, acastaldo!the same court ruling is discussed on ...
by yurakm
January 8th, 2011, 3:20 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Foreclosed! - Going, Going, Gone, but wait...
Replies: 21
Views: 42690

Foreclosed! - Going, Going, Gone, but wait...

<t>A good description of how most of mortgage trading are being settled in the US. It explains well how very reasonable changes conflicting with multitude of local laws, that may be outdated but still are in force, are causing the current mess with foreclosures - of more generally, with real estate ...
by yurakm
October 10th, 2010, 2:37 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Foreclosed! - Going, Going, Gone, but wait...
Replies: 21
Views: 42690

Foreclosed! - Going, Going, Gone, but wait...

<t>It looks as lenders handled mortgages and mortgage related legal title documentation in a cavalier fashion, and messed it up royally. See, for example, an article by by Ann Woolner on Bloomberg.com:Man Who Had No Mortgage Faced Foreclosure Anyway My personal experience with refinancing in 2003 co...
by yurakm
August 21st, 2010, 10:56 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: D programming
Replies: 8
Views: 25921

D programming

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Cuchulainn...Anyone ever used PL/I? in 1971 well, it was IBM's answer to replace Fortran and Cobol.Yes, I coded in PL/1 between late 1982 and about 1990. The language was mildly popular in USSR - mostly because COBOL was very unpopular, but there were other reasons. C a...
by yurakm
July 5th, 2010, 4:16 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: C++ mutable
Replies: 25
Views: 29467

C++ mutable

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: MaxCohenThanks for all the replies. I am trying to learn and use what is best practice. I can see some like 'mutbale' and some don't.Personally I like to write as little code as possible to get the job done, and make to code as readable as possible. So perhaps it is bes...
by yurakm
July 5th, 2010, 4:06 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: C++ mutable
Replies: 25
Views: 29467

C++ mutable

sure there are alternatives. Const is shallow - put the counter in heap, and a pointer to counter into class. The question is what tool is more convenient, what helps to be productive. Otherwise we would code in assembly, or even in machine codes.
by yurakm
July 5th, 2010, 1:35 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: C++ mutable
Replies: 25
Views: 29467

C++ mutable

<t>There are situations when mutable is very convenient, and does not harm at all. An example: while debugging, you want to count how many times an object is accessed. The simplest way is to add an internal counter and increment it at each access. However, the counter breaks the object's constness ....
by yurakm
July 5th, 2010, 12:44 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Barra
Replies: 15
Views: 69914

Barra

<t>AXA fired Barr Rosenberg and fired or demoted his colleagues. Is it really over not reporting a coding error - that caused unknown impact on client investments, if any? Or is it an especially ugly version of a typical accelerated pushing out of founders / previous managers after merging a small, ...
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