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by hamster
September 9th, 2009, 5:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: US Patent # 7236953
Replies: 6
Views: 35865

US Patent # 7236953

maybe it's for threatening employees. Bben? Are you working for athena capital? Hmm, maybe the patent's purpose is to swank.
by hamster
September 9th, 2009, 11:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: When do you get up in the morning?
Replies: 50
Views: 39432

When do you get up in the morning?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarUp at 5 or 5:30 am. Bed by midnight. Once a week I sleep until 7:30 am. (Usually Sunday).When I started this routine, at first, I needed a nap in the afternoon (20 minutes or so).But after a few weeks, that diminished and I don't need those naps now.A few recom...
by hamster
September 9th, 2009, 11:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Paul Wilmott on CNBC...
Replies: 76
Views: 44160

Paul Wilmott on CNBC...

QuoteOriginally posted by: HamiltonWhat can we do? Change their mind? That´s a lost causeIf its a lost cause, then why would Paul ever go on a CNBC tv show?I speculate about the answer- hope- assuming human is eager to learn- ???
by hamster
September 8th, 2009, 4:57 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: A naive economic forecast/vision
Replies: 9
Views: 39649

A naive economic forecast/vision

<t>You might consider the tech-copy issue to be a trade theory which is rarely touched by economists, and even worse, ignored by firms. Firms have to be very quick in market penetration and in killing their own products. That isnt really the culture of european firms. In case of china the best firms...
by hamster
September 8th, 2009, 6:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Role of Spreadsheets in the Collapse of the Financial Markets
Replies: 28
Views: 53332

The Role of Spreadsheets in the Collapse of the Financial Markets

It is not my fault that many ppl label their argument with "gfc + something".You are right that blaming excel or oxygen is a way for not blaming anyone. But what is the point of humen are blaming each other again and again?
by hamster
September 7th, 2009, 10:24 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Risks of Mean reverting strategy
Replies: 1
Views: 36131

Risks of Mean reverting strategy

There is not much you can do if you trade one asset. There are just conventional wisdoms: Try to forecast price changes depending on time lengths (=your exspectations) and set stop loss rules to avoid madness.
by hamster
September 7th, 2009, 9:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: US Patent # 7236953
Replies: 6
Views: 35865

US Patent # 7236953

<t>I am not sure why they have filled a patent. The methods described are common knowledge (was there anything not published before?). And it's a narrow patent. The claims must refer to a specific software app they have written. As long as you dont copy their app one-by-one and use it somewhere else...
by hamster
September 7th, 2009, 5:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Is Chaos theory in finance dead?
Replies: 250
Views: 65102

Is Chaos theory in finance dead?

<t>You must ask how truckloads of money is herding. Yes there are all these avg joe small money units but forget them. There are middle men aka sales dept, privat wealth mgr, bankiers etc who tell big clients stories to buy A, B, C etc. The best stories you can sell are based on past performance wit...
by hamster
September 7th, 2009, 2:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Role of Spreadsheets in the Collapse of the Financial Markets
Replies: 28
Views: 53332

The Role of Spreadsheets in the Collapse of the Financial Markets

<t>excel/vba offers high usability and it's easy to get used to it. millions of people are using it (in all kind of industries, not just finance). i think it's well known that data integration with excel sucks bcoz it's actually a small business application. that is nothing new. the main purpose to ...
by hamster
September 6th, 2009, 7:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK gvt, NHS, ATKearney, PR and taxpayers money.
Replies: 8
Views: 35411

UK gvt, NHS, ATKearney, PR and taxpayers money.

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: hayesppauper - i) Maybe we should do a like-for-like swap with Obama so he can have the "evil socialised healthcare system" he's always wanted? Personally I think we should all have the Canadian healthcare system and wonder why you don'...
by hamster
September 6th, 2009, 7:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK gvt, NHS, ATKearney, PR and taxpayers money.
Replies: 8
Views: 35411

UK gvt, NHS, ATKearney, PR and taxpayers money.

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: hayesppauper - i) Maybe we should do a like-for-like swap with Obama so he can have the "evil socialised healthcare system" he's always wanted? Personally I think we should all have the Canadian healthcare system and wonder why you don'...
by hamster
September 6th, 2009, 7:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: fighting the epidemic of career-seeking among girls
Replies: 62
Views: 41856

fighting the epidemic of career-seeking among girls

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: AnthisQuoteOriginally posted by: hamsterYour communist proposal would lower the incentive to search for a save rich husband. The economy will decline bcoz men dont need to work hard anymore.If this is your sole motivation to work, hard or not so hard, then you need cast...
by hamster
September 6th, 2009, 6:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: fighting the epidemic of career-seeking among girls
Replies: 62
Views: 41856

fighting the epidemic of career-seeking among girls

Your communist proposal would lower the incentive to search for a save rich husband. The economy will decline bcoz men dont need to work hard anymore.
by hamster
September 5th, 2009, 2:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Paul Wilmott on CNBC...
Replies: 76
Views: 44160

Paul Wilmott on CNBC...

i am wondering what paul wanted to say about hf
by hamster
September 4th, 2009, 9:14 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: A naive economic forecast/vision
Replies: 9
Views: 39649

A naive economic forecast/vision

<t>A brief version might be: "Develop new things and sell it to someone!" Among lying, one main task of politicans is to give hope and confidence. What "high technology" is not said and whom to sell doesnt matter. If you want to start a risky tech biz it might be the right time b coz the biz of the ...
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