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by demha
August 27th, 2012, 3:29 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: C++ 11
Replies: 9
Views: 11723

C++ 11

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnC++ 11 special containers. The following is possible, but is it a bug or (undocumented) feature???Attempting to use them should generate warnings about conversion loss.
by demha
July 28th, 2012, 11:44 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: MemSQL
Replies: 1
Views: 11431

MemSQL

Haven't tried it, but I've seen some counter claims against the PR from MemSQL, for example: http://dom.as/2012/06/26/memsql-rage/
by demha
June 19th, 2012, 11:22 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: can you help me benchmark this code?
Replies: 21
Views: 14324

can you help me benchmark this code?

Don't see such a huge discrepancy with Visual Studio 2011 Beta: /Ox, /GL, /Oyintegrate_simple 0.621 sec, value 0.485203functor 0.622 sec, value 0.485203mem_fn_ptr 0.625 sec, value 0.485203boost::bind 0.649 sec, value 0.485203
by demha
June 14th, 2012, 11:50 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Open Source to learn C#
Replies: 14
Views: 14646

Open Source to learn C#

QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardah! .... it seems the book C# for Financial Markets has not yet been published...No disrespect to the authors, but yet another ridiculously expensive book from Wiley Finance...
by demha
May 26th, 2012, 1:21 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Taking Dell to Court
Replies: 25
Views: 15031

Taking Dell to Court

<r>I actually did not know about Dell screwing so many people with the bad capacitor issue. Read a NY Times article about it: <URL url="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/technology/29dell.html?_r=1&src=busln"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/techn ... &src=busln">http://www...
by demha
May 24th, 2012, 5:32 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Taking Dell to Court
Replies: 25
Views: 15031

Taking Dell to Court

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: MiloRambaldiQuotea nice 8 core Intel I7 & 17" LCD laptopA minor point: It is 4 cores and 8 threads. I've heard its nothing like having 8 cores.Yes, true. More like [4, 5) than 8. Had to turn off that Intel marketing hype(r threading) in BIOS as it doesn't really ser...
by demha
May 24th, 2012, 3:37 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Taking Dell to Court
Replies: 25
Views: 15031

Taking Dell to Court

<r>PROCESSOR One Intel Core I7-2860QM (2.50GHz, 8MB cache, Quad Core) GRAPHICS CARD NVIDIA Quadro 4000M with 2GB GDDR5 MEMORY 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel (2x4GB)LCD 44cm (17.3") UltraSharp? FHD (1920x1080) Wide View LED-backlit LCD Panel HARD DRIVE 750GB Serial ATA (7.200 Rpm)OPTICAL DRIVE 8X DVD+...
by demha
March 31st, 2012, 12:23 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Contracting for Investment Bank
Replies: 5
Views: 14159

Contracting for Investment Bank

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: BankingAnalystI will be doing contracting with an investment bank based in the UK soon.I am wondering can I set up a company based in the continental Europe such as Luxembourg or UK?s Isle of Man instead of having a company based in London, UK?That's the sort of outfits...
by demha
March 18th, 2012, 3:04 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Which course to prepare for this job ?
Replies: 13
Views: 14833

Which course to prepare for this job ?

QuoteOriginally posted by: SierpinskyJanitorThis is a non-existing role - where have we ever seen a High Freqeuncy trading developer? They do exist although not in abundance!
by demha
March 17th, 2012, 9:55 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Which course to prepare for this job ?
Replies: 13
Views: 14833

Which course to prepare for this job ?

<t>Here's my humble opinion. The educational requirement looks like an MSc or PhD in econometrics or similar. As for the rest, that can only be gained by doing time and in this case, that time could have been done in a Quant group of almost any description. That would account for the programming sid...
by demha
February 17th, 2012, 2:08 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Practical vs Academic Experience
Replies: 40
Views: 17321

Practical vs Academic Experience

QuoteOriginally posted by: TinManGet a grip. Quants need less of that kind of maths not more.Not too sure who these Quants are that you speak of. All I was pointing out was some of the tools of Mathematical Finance, Mathematical Economics or whatever else one wants to call it.
by demha
February 17th, 2012, 2:03 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Practical vs Academic Experience
Replies: 40
Views: 17321

Practical vs Academic Experience

QuoteOriginally posted by: bukannanSo stochastic calculus is important for QF, because all I'm going to study if I do study math will simply get me to stochastic calculus.Sigh... Good luck.
by demha
February 17th, 2012, 11:26 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Practical vs Academic Experience
Replies: 40
Views: 17321

Practical vs Academic Experience

<r>To be fair the OP said:"I have taken courses that brush on QF "What were these courses and what was their content? You might have been mis-sold on "Quantitative Finance" or "Mathematical Finance". There is a lot of misunderstanding on what the latter means. It is applied mathematics and very adva...
by demha
February 9th, 2012, 3:52 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: golden age of computer science?
Replies: 108
Views: 22210

golden age of computer science?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: dd3Actually another thing I noticed in India is that the IT/computing books (and I assume most other educational ones) are really quite cheap. They're specifically marked as notfor sale outside India so I guess the Gov't there is subsiding them somewhat.Ah, that reminds...
by demha
February 3rd, 2012, 12:39 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: golden age of computer science?
Replies: 108
Views: 22210

golden age of computer science?

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnFEM is 70 years old (Richard Courant 1943, J.L. Synge Hypercircle method). So, I would expect it to become more common at some stage. So 'catching up' on FEM is nice to have but is it a competitive advantage? Instead of catching up on the past, what are the sk...
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