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by trackstar
Yesterday, 10:17 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Best Computer Specifications for Quant Finance
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Best Computer Specifications for Quant Finance

Hi PiGuy314 I would not be "The Expert" here, but since no one responded, I can provide a few ideas and links. First, you need to decide if you are just going to lean on Excel/VBA forever, or if you are prepared and/or will need to go a bit further.  If you are thinking about writing code yourself, ...
by trackstar
Yesterday, 2:33 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3439
Views: 170878

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

So there is this gentleman by the name of George Will. He is generally acknowledged as belonging to that extremely rare species of "conservative intellectual". Oddly, he and I are in total agreement that the Republican party in its current incarnation needs to be eradicated from holding any kind of...
by trackstar
Yesterday, 12:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

On the Advance Planning theme, absolutely non-essential, but for ambiance and the pleasure of watching things grow, I am deciding on some hedges and ornamental trees here.  One of my favorites: lilacs.   Spaced just right, they will grow into a very nice floral fence or a corridor.  These pictures a...
by trackstar
Yesterday, 12:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

LOL.  It will melt right off - no worries. : ) Nice walking in London though.  I don't remember f I told the story here, but one of my last trips there, I walked from the British Museum to the Victoria and Albert by way of Hyde Park and had planned to take the Tube back to the BM area after seeing e...
by trackstar
June 2nd, 2020, 11:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

Did you get to use the CB radio, trackstar? In can actually be a survival skill for the future. At the risk of being put in one bag with fans of Andrew Wakefield, thanks but no thanks for vaccines - at least as long as the antibody enhanced reactions to mutated/recombined versions of this virus see...
by trackstar
June 2nd, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

Taking down some lighter content in observation of All Lives Matter.
by trackstar
June 2nd, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

For me: What I had: water, batteries, flashlights/lanterns, rice, frozen vegetables, T-paper (hehe), vinyl gloves and homemade masks, and a back-up supply of gas for my car, in case there were problems with gas stations.  (Don't light a match in my gardening shed right now.) : Q What I wish I had: a...
by trackstar
June 2nd, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

It's not over yet, anywhere, but it does seem to be diminished for now, in many places.  Will Covid come back this summer or fall?  TBD. But now we have time and knowledge to prepare better in advance. For fun: What did you have and what did you wish you had for the first round? What would you add t...
by trackstar
June 2nd, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good things that come out of this pandemic...
Replies: 238
Views: 9660

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

I finally finished Moby Dick. I learned a lot of facts about whales that aren’t true. Who would you pick as co-CEO if you were starting a new business? Ahab or Queequeg? Curious if you will read another novel soon, or if the tome that is MD was enough for awhile. If English - Lady Chat. or The Gold...
by trackstar
June 1st, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
Replies: 233
Views: 31489

Re: trackstar's Needle Exchange

"Home is where one starts from. As we grow older The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated  Of dead and living. Not the intense moment Isolated, with no before and after, But a lifetime burning in every moment And not the lifetime of one man only But of old stones that cannot be deci...
by trackstar
June 1st, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
Replies: 233
Views: 31489

Re: trackstar's Needle Exchange

So, bearish may like this true story. This morning, I had just finished making tea and was looking out the window with my mug in my hand. I noticed a large motion near the driveway to my house and looked closer... it was a medium sized black bear! I have never seen one of those around here before.  ...
by trackstar
June 1st, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good things that come out of this pandemic...
Replies: 238
Views: 9660

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

Is that the beach at Nantucket? One of my favorite places in the world.  But there's still no man with a bucket anywhere nearby - hehe.  That's fine though - I can build sand castles by myself for awhile longer. : ) Here is a nice map of the island: https://www.nantucketonline.com/wp-content/upload...
by trackstar
May 31st, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good things that come out of this pandemic...
Replies: 238
Views: 9660

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

weight gains during your corona time? (so then better prepared wave 2) feel free to post numbers and pictures (before/after)!  (stable here so nothing to report) Sure, why not? Finally, fully vegetarian and pumping iron since January.  So have dropped 10 pounds, ~ 5 kilos. Continue to decrease stea...
by trackstar
May 31st, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Music Game II for 2009
Replies: 2886
Views: 329057

Re: A Music Game II for 2009

Be seeing you! Have a nice weekend.  I am in my lonely room grading 22 MSc projects. when you get back try this "why did Perceptron not work, REALLY" or "Suggest how you would resolve the staging difficulties inherent in a production of Ibsen's Peer Gynt",  I'll be back! and any good books or paper...
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