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by ISayMoo
January 17th, 2017, 1:32 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1819
Views: 63535

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

This someone never had to rely on the support of his fellow citizens, I am sure.
by ISayMoo
January 17th, 2017, 11:16 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1819
Views: 63535

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

The academia / universities are having their panties in a bunch because the current relation with the EU (unrestricted immigration == limitless supply of cheap labour for their labs; access to EU funding programs) is very good for them personally. They don't care a fig for national sovereignty (beca...
by ISayMoo
January 17th, 2017, 9:18 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1819
Views: 63535

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

UK decides who gets to be the PM by even smaller "majorities". If Brexit referendum was decided according to the first-past-the-post rules, we'd have a 2/3 majority for Leave.

The issue of the balance of power between Parliament and Crown w/r to foreign policy is interesting, though.
by ISayMoo
January 13th, 2017, 11:50 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Grammar-Pattern Programmers: Is Over-Abstraction Delivering Projects Faster Or Slower?
Replies: 165
Views: 9494

Re: Grammar-Pattern Programmers: Is Over-Abstraction Delivering Projects Faster Or Slower?

Author says:
Was simpler than this:

    stuff = [ x for x in xs if condition(x) ]
But everybody knows that it should be
stuff = filter(condition, xs)
No?
by ISayMoo
January 13th, 2017, 11:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Markit CDX Calculator and Composite Prices
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: Markit CDX Calculator and Composite Prices

Give them a call.
by ISayMoo
January 13th, 2017, 11:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Quantopian – why I don’t take part
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: Quantopian – why I don’t take part

Self-promotion in the quant industry? Shocking, I say!
by ISayMoo
January 13th, 2017, 10:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK going to the dogs
Replies: 4995
Views: 383850

Re: UK going to the dogs

WE NEED MORE SAFE SPACES FOR SPECIAL SNOWFLAKES
by ISayMoo
January 13th, 2017, 12:14 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: minimum wage vs maximum wage
Replies: 24
Views: 2404

Re: minimum wage vs maximum wage

Not sure how relevant all that is. A cap would result in an immediate Posh-Boy Drain. The question is whether we'd notice any difference to performance. At the moment shareholders don't really have any stats on how important high pay is. Actually, it's pretty much established there is no positive c...
by ISayMoo
January 12th, 2017, 3:12 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: minimum wage vs maximum wage
Replies: 24
Views: 2404

Re: minimum wage vs maximum wage

"question: why is a minimum wage now considered "normal" but a maximum wage ridiculed?"

Because media bosses are affected by the latter but not by the first.
by ISayMoo
January 9th, 2017, 12:23 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 786
Views: 66431

Re: End of bitcoin?

It must be great fun trading bitcoin, unless it's your money.
by ISayMoo
December 31st, 2016, 6:18 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 786
Views: 66431

Re: End of bitcoin?

Assuming his/her bitcoints do not evaporate overnight... remember MtGox!
by ISayMoo
December 30th, 2016, 9:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP
Replies: 601
Views: 40819

Re: RIP

Or barley wine.
Salt 'n vinegar or cheese and onion?
Tesco are good (less fat), Lidl has more fat.

I avoid salt 'n vinegar; it brings on heartburn.
Definitely salt 'n vinegar (no dairy).
by ISayMoo
December 30th, 2016, 5:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP
Replies: 601
Views: 40819

Re: RIP

Or barley wine.
by ISayMoo
December 30th, 2016, 8:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Silk Road Series - Afghanistan
Replies: 15
Views: 2747

Re: The Silk Road Series - Afghanistan

Afghanistan was always a tough nut to crack. This book tells a fascinating story of the early British attempts to have their way with it, and how they failed.
GZIP: On