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by platinum
January 4th, 2015, 12:30 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 797
Views: 93550

End of bitcoin?

<t>A useful resource for bitcoin aficionados:The State of Academic Bitcoin Research 2014On a blog by Brett Scott. His search covers the following sites and he provides many links, including a list of key research themes and citations of 25 papers to peruse.JSTORScienceDirect IngentaConnect Microsoft...
by platinum
January 2nd, 2015, 11:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: diamond's in the cloud
Replies: 20
Views: 4154

diamond's in the cloud

<t>Watching the video, they seem to be focusing on the jewelry aspect. That is fine, of course, what sensible person (or couple, I suppose, in this context) would not want to save a little on the sparkling artifact of significance in order to spend a little more on travel together, or a home, (or re...
by platinum
December 15th, 2014, 12:53 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Market Structure - Tick Pilot Program
Replies: 0
Views: 3256

Market Structure - Tick Pilot Program

<t>Tick Pilot Program - Pros and ConsFrom Tabb Forum(edit: the link is actually not so convenient - log in required, but there is no charge for the content)"Proposed under the JOBS Act, the Tick-Size Pilot is intended to stimulate the creation of new companies/small company IPOs. The theory is that ...
by platinum
December 14th, 2014, 1:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Beliefs in Physics - A Test for Wilmottland
Replies: 141
Views: 33607

Beliefs in Physics - A Test for Wilmottland

<t>Challenging the views - based on the behavior of silicon oil droplets:The New Quantum Reality?"The experiments began a decade ago, when Yves Couder and colleagues at Paris Diderot University discovered that vibrating a silicon oil bath up and down at a particular frequency can induce a droplet to...
by platinum
December 12th, 2014, 12:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best Skiing Around the World
Replies: 24
Views: 40836

Best Skiing Around the World

<t>One solution:Major cloud seeding test gives mixed results in Nature."For the past six winters, meteorologists have sprayed silver iodide particles into storm clouds rolling over Wyoming's mountains to see whether the technique can increase snowfall. The experiment was one of the longest-running a...
by platinum
December 11th, 2014, 1:25 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Quantitative Finance: Back to Basic Principles by Adil Reghai
Replies: 0
Views: 5201

Quantitative Finance: Back to Basic Principles by Adil Reghai

<t>Quantitative Finance: Back to Basic Principles by Adil Reghai"Quantitative Finance: Back to Basic Principles brings together new and proven methodologies from finance, physics and engineering, along with years of industry and academic experience to provide a cookbook of models for dealing with th...
by platinum
December 10th, 2014, 11:15 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 797
Views: 93550

End of bitcoin?

<t>A bit of news from the Bitcoin world:Bitcoin Investment Trust Syndicate Wins 48,000 BTC in US Marshals Auction"A bidding syndicate organized by Bitcoin Investment Trust and the trading division at SecondMarket has been revealed as the winner of nearly all of the 50,000 BTC auctioned by the US Mar...
by platinum
December 9th, 2014, 12:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quotes from Other Worlds
Replies: 29
Views: 3892

Quotes from Other Worlds

From the Existential world:Since the writer has no way of escaping, we want him to embrace his era - tightly. - Jean-Paul Sartre, on literature and engagement
by platinum
December 5th, 2014, 12:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: diamond's in the cloud
Replies: 20
Views: 4154

diamond's in the cloud

<t>Some new uses for diamonds:Smallest possible diamonds used to form ultrathin nanothreads- On Physics.org today"For the first time, scientists have discovered how to produce ultra-thin "diamond nanothreads" that promise extraordinary properties, including strength and stiffness greater than that o...
by platinum
December 4th, 2014, 5:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: National Limerick Day - May 12
Replies: 13
Views: 12484

National Limerick Day - May 12

Ode to GMOsThere once were some luscious tomatoesThat in fact were half-breed potatoesThe nutrition they sayHad its own special wayBut the outcome was worse than tornados!To NNT and his friends at Monsanto
by platinum
November 28th, 2014, 3:37 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Bullish GOLD 1053.....What will be Next?
Replies: 101
Views: 129265

Bullish GOLD 1053.....What will be Next?

For those who may be observing with interest,Swiss Gold Referendum DetailsOn Forexlive.See also: Gold dips ahead of Swiss voteFinancial Times
by platinum
November 26th, 2014, 7:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wilmott Treasure Hunt
Replies: 60
Views: 29855

Wilmott Treasure Hunt

Recursion to William Blake:"To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower,Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour."From the poem "Auguries of Innocence" in The Pickering Manuscript.
by platinum
November 26th, 2014, 12:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wilmott Treasure Hunt
Replies: 60
Views: 29855

Wilmott Treasure Hunt

<r>Here's a bit of treasure for someone.If the nature of Time really is different - a good debate could started somewhere near here:Tabb Forum - Synchronizing RegulationEchoed on Twitter this morning:Dave Lauer ‏@DLauer 16m16 minutes agoStunning that ESMA reqs nanosecond timestamps & microsecond...
by platinum
November 24th, 2014, 9:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Big and rapid changes in mobile payment systems?
Replies: 12
Views: 3552

Big and rapid changes in mobile payment systems?

<t>Some what tangential, but gold still holds a special place in most parts of the world - what will the Swiss voters say?ECB in a quandary on asset purchase programmesFrom the Financial Times today:Buying gold might be ECB's most politically acceptable form of large-scale quantitative easing...Swit...
by platinum
November 23rd, 2014, 9:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Blaise Pascal mystical experience, what was it about?
Replies: 14
Views: 42201

Blaise Pascal mystical experience, what was it about?

Well, that was November 22, 1963. A tragic day in American history.As for Pascal, he also died rather young, at the age of 39, on August 19, 1662.Not before he had returned to math, however.You probably know about his work on the cycloid, conducted several years after the "Night of Fire":
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