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March 2nd, 2019, 9:27 pm

There is a fine line between love and loaf
 
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Re: Random quotes

March 2nd, 2019, 10:13 pm

Nothing makes me happier than hearing someone bite on the crust of my bread and make sounds to express the satisfaction of their taste buds. After so many years it's not easy to surprise with something new/better, but I experiment all the time. It's also exciting for me to discover what a new person likes, but in essence I bake bread to be loved.
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March 9th, 2019, 12:22 am

"Alex Birch, 32, has roamed his 27-strong herd on Baslow Edge in the Peak District for 40 years, ever since his grandfather David Thorp first introduced them to the land as a young man."
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March 9th, 2019, 1:52 am

There are three numbers in this story: 32, 27, and 40. Maybe the writer got them mixed up. And the cow pictures did remind me of somebody around here... 
 
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March 9th, 2019, 11:44 am

Oh, the Highland cow ISayMoo and I met on West Highland Way. Very cuddly creatures.
 
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May 23rd, 2019, 1:50 am

"The English have a great hunger for desolate places. I fear they hunger for Arabia."
from Lawrence of Arabia
 
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May 23rd, 2019, 5:56 am

 
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May 23rd, 2019, 8:12 am

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May 31st, 2019, 8:58 am

it is doubtlessly fake but just too perfect not to generate a smile:

"The flat Earth society has members all around the globe"
 
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June 15th, 2019, 6:42 am

"If you think Python is the best language to learn for finance these days, then you are not working in high-speed trading, where most job advertisements ask for deep C++ experience."
 
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June 15th, 2019, 11:32 am

When I worked in HFT, I wrote a lot of Python code, but not a single line of C++ code.

I knew people who wrote HFT trading models in Perl or KDB.
 
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June 15th, 2019, 11:36 am

slow HFT, or HS HFT?

KDB yes, K for KDB+, K a version of APL?
 
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June 15th, 2019, 12:25 pm

Unless one is just a sucker for C++, it needs to be considered that the C++ code development time is several times longer than in the case of Python.
 
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June 15th, 2019, 2:14 pm

slow HFT, or HS HFT?
Me? Several microseconds latency.
Dunno about the Perl/KDB guys.
 
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Re: Random quotes

June 15th, 2019, 2:35 pm

Not my field, but I thought that a lot of the action in this space had moved to FPGAs. 
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