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by bearish
Today, 1:31 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: All Power to PRDC Notes
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: All Power to PRDC Notes

Yes. I'm not claiming that we were particularly efficient, but we had a big stack of machines working on pricing and (arguably more importantly) risk numbers for them. 
by bearish
Yesterday, 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: All Power to PRDC Notes
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: All Power to PRDC Notes

Hmm, I don't, but I worked with Jason at the time. Our rule of thumb was that we needed to buy one more computer for every other PRDC he sold.
by bearish
Yesterday, 8:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Impact factor rankings
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Impact factor rankings

I don't have the actual answer, but it's a private equity thing. So, the goal is not so much to further scientific discourse as to make money. A bit like college ratings, but possibly not as corrosive. To be clear, I'm not against the making of money, per se, but when tangled up with science and edu...
by bearish
January 16th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3185
Views: 131958

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Sometimes I miss list.
by bearish
January 16th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2118
Views: 127883

Re: Stupid question of the day

If you have a wife and children where do you put your hat in the car? Wherever you put it it gets trampled on or thrown around. The glove compartment is too small. There should be a hat compartment. I need to get a Rolls. To my astonishment, your problem is a thing. A quick search of “car hat rack”...
by bearish
January 15th, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: BlackJack game
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: BlackJack game

From my personal experience with casino gaming, it is important to factor in the value of the complimentary cocktails. Except for poker. There I can almost hold my own, depending slightly on the consumption of said cocktails.
by bearish
January 15th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grammar Time!
Replies: 1649
Views: 200861

Re: Grammar Time!

What did the Romans ever do for us?
All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
by bearish
January 15th, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grammar Time!
Replies: 1649
Views: 200861

Re: Grammar Time!

I'm thinking they're iblible. 
This question must be Douglas Hofstadterable
I'm So Meta, Even This Acronym (https://xkcd.com/917/)
by bearish
January 15th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grammar Time!
Replies: 1649
Views: 200861

Re: Grammar Time!

I'm thinking they're iblible. 
by bearish
January 15th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grammar Time!
Replies: 1649
Views: 200861

Re: Grammar Time!

by bearish
January 15th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grammar Time!
Replies: 1649
Views: 200861

Re: Grammar Time!

I would favor including the "e" in both cases, but am not dogmatic about it. I was involved in a long and painful discussion a few years ago about the proper spelling of the adjective characterizing a bond with an embedded put option. "Putable" or "puttable"? The former invites a mispronunciation al...
by bearish
January 15th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Risk Quant trying to switch into front office / trading
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Risk Quant trying to switch into front office / trading

Your post reminds me of two quotes:

"If it weren't for bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all." --Lightnin' Slim

"The harder I practice, the luckier I get." --Arnold Palmer
by bearish
January 15th, 2020, 2:54 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3185
Views: 131958

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

On Monday, the President  retweeted a blatantly doctored , fake image of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer in Middle Eastern garb together in front of an Iranian flag. In the image,  Pelosi is wearing a hijab and Schumer has a turban  on his head with "Democrats 2020" written on the...
by bearish
January 14th, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: BlackJack game
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: BlackJack game

You always stand. Your two dealt cards are guaranteed to be <=21, so you always win. Now, I’m pretty sure you meant to ask a different question... Oh, and it is 2-10 rather than 1-10.
by bearish
January 14th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3185
Views: 131958

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

That's seriously dumb of them. The only way you can justify legally this attack is by an imminent threat. You don't get to blow foreign government officials into smithereens as "deterrent strategy", unless you're a terrorist state. Says who? Some dumb rule? Trump doesn’t care in the slightest for t...
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