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by bearish
Today, 2:13 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 2920
Views: 81907

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

In case there was any doubt, at this point in time Republican = Racist. Not just in the traditional sense of trying to find a nice neighborhood and school district with suitable people to live in, but an outright "fuck the brown and black people and send them back to whatever shithole country they c...
by bearish
Today, 12:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2009
Views: 89455

Re: Stupid question of the day

I know nothing about opera in general and the Oslo venue in particular, but can contribute this classic tale in regards to bears and pepper spray (admittedly from Montana):  The National Park Rangers are advising hikers in Glacier National Park and other Rocky Mountain parks to be alert for bears a...
by bearish
Yesterday, 2:30 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 2920
Views: 81907

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

The racist pig is left entirely unchecked. One has to wonder what form his Kristallnacht will take, and whether it will take place before or after the elections.
by bearish
July 14th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2009
Views: 89455

Re: Stupid question of the day

My bacon number today was 2. As in strips.
by bearish
July 13th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 483
Views: 9908

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

One is reminded of the old joke about why computer scientists get Halloween and Christmas confused. Because Oct 31 = Dec 25
by bearish
July 13th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 483
Views: 9908

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

So I am playing around with the idea of putting on a PA trade that will pay out if Boris does his thing by Halloween (or even a bit later). Slightly OTM January puts on EWU (iShares ETF tracking the MSCI UK index) look favorable, with implied vols in the 10% range last I looked. As I understand it, ...
by bearish
July 13th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 801
Views: 41405

Re: All about Cats

How about Sphinxie? Bastet would also be quite traditional - cat goddess, daughter of Ra and Isis. If all else fails, there is always Egyptian Cat Names.
by bearish
July 13th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Looking for a partner for my Quant project
Replies: 52
Views: 1278

Re: Looking for a partner for my Quant project

So here is a suggestion, at least semi-serious. Take a look at the latest posting in the Technical Forum. Amin has the technical skills you are looking for, and I'm pretty sure he is in the market to do some paid work. He is located in Pakistan, but I don't see that as being much of a problem. Pytho...
by bearish
July 12th, 2019, 1:33 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 2920
Views: 81907

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

I suppose he mis-spoke, could happen to anyone. More telling is his later seeking someone/something else to blame for that, instead of just shrugging "oops, silly me" and moving on. What is the problem with the citizenship question, actually? UK asks such questions in official surveys:  https://www...
by bearish
July 11th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 2920
Views: 81907

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Megan Rapinoe: World Cup winners USA to snub White House invite https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/09/megan-rapinoe-world-champions-usa-snub-white-house-invite-10137594/ Now they have won something does this mean the US officially plays proper sports now? Umm, well - women’s soccer has been contested in 8...
by bearish
July 11th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Arbitrage when risk-free portfolio earns less than riskless portfolio
Replies: 43
Views: 859

Re: Arbitrage when risk-free portfolio earns less than riskless portfolio

As a thank you for the groundhog photo (I've never seen them live!):
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I've been told they are nesting in that region for the first time. Let's keep fingers crossed for this young couple!
That’s an impressive nest! Storks?
by bearish
July 11th, 2019, 1:35 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Arbitrage when risk-free portfolio earns less than riskless portfolio
Replies: 43
Views: 859

Re: Arbitrage when risk-free portfolio earns less than riskless portfolio

Welcome back - however fleetingly! The biggest change is probably the sudden death of ppauper. Some people (trackstar -- I'm looking at you!) would argue that he was the irritant that stimulated the production of pearls around here. As far as I'm concerned, he was just an irritant. But, for whatever...
by bearish
July 11th, 2019, 1:31 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 2920
Views: 81907

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

I'd be in favor of his hitting the ground from a high altitude (without a parachute).
by bearish
July 10th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 2920
Views: 81907

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

With Trump having fired Darroch, a very reasonable UK response would be to not name a replacement. Of course, “reasonable” hasn’t really been the hallmark of the current regime, but I’m sure that will be restored by Boris.
by bearish
July 9th, 2019, 11:28 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 2920
Views: 81907

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

A couple of little details escaped Trump in the lead-up to the celebrations. First, it is not actually meant to be a partisan and military tribute glorifying the supreme ruler, i.e. him. Second, it is also not a celebration of winning the war of independence, but rather of the far more peaceful and...
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