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by ISayMoo
May 23rd, 2017, 7:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK going to the dogs
Replies: 3793
Views: 306439

Re: UK going to the dogs

Born in Manchester in 1994, the second youngest of four children his parents were Libyan refugees who came to the UK to escape the Gaddafi regime.
by ISayMoo
May 23rd, 2017, 7:23 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Hong Kong job search vacation
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Hong Kong job search vacation

Enjoy your vacation.
by ISayMoo
May 21st, 2017, 7:02 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Duck Typing
Replies: 20
Views: 358

Re: Duck Typing

Wikipedia entry

It makes testing more complex Python code an awfully funny affair, mostly awfully.
by ISayMoo
May 20th, 2017, 8:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who was the greatest 20th century novelist?
Replies: 347
Views: 195868

Re: Who was the greatest 20th century novelist?

For me - based on my limited knowledge of XXth century literature - Pynchon is #1.
by ISayMoo
May 20th, 2017, 7:56 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Estimate the length of time to complete a project
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Estimate the length of time to complete a project

The ultimate guide to estimates like that is given by Joel Spolsky at  https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2007/10/26/evidence-based-scheduling/ ; the previous version, though he says it's obsolete, is what you want to see:  https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2000/03/29/painless-software-schedules/ In brief...
by ISayMoo
May 20th, 2017, 7:52 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 389
Views: 29706

Re: End of bitcoin?

I wouldn't be surprised if the same people were mining bitcoins and spreading ransomware demanding payment in bitcoins.
by ISayMoo
May 11th, 2017, 1:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Trump - the first 100 days
Replies: 1226
Views: 16426

Re: Trump - the first 100 days

ppauper wrote:

No, not Deep State. It was, if I remember correctly, Deep Throat.
by ISayMoo
May 11th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Trump - the first 100 days
Replies: 1226
Views: 16426

Re: Trump - the first 100 days

by ISayMoo
May 3rd, 2017, 10:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Trump - the first 100 days
Replies: 1226
Views: 16426

Re: Trump - the first 100 days

"The Bayrock Group was founded in 2001 by Tevfik Arif, a former Soviet official from Kazakhstan who became an international businessman."

I just can't wait.
by ISayMoo
May 2nd, 2017, 11:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Trump - the first 100 days
Replies: 1226
Views: 16426

Re: Trump - the first 100 days

Let's eradicate all religions! Including the "free market knows best" one.
by ISayMoo
April 30th, 2017, 11:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nouvelles de France
Replies: 2100
Views: 62020

Re: Nouvelles de France

Poland sent its economic refugees to the West :)
by ISayMoo
April 30th, 2017, 10:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nouvelles de France
Replies: 2100
Views: 62020

Re: Nouvelles de France

If the Poland doesn't want to help other EU members handle the refugee crisis, fine. But then the other EU members can be excused for showing less enthusiasm than before about helping Poland upgrade its infrastructure, subsidise its farmers and finance its research projects. Solidarity cuts both way...
by ISayMoo
April 30th, 2017, 12:27 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: "don't do riddles"
Replies: 45
Views: 1240

Re: "don't do riddles"

Interviewing people under artificial constraints may lead to false negatives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AoCK5r2TWg
by ISayMoo
April 28th, 2017, 11:07 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: "don't do riddles"
Replies: 45
Views: 1240

Re: "don't do riddles"

People complain about every possible interview/recruitment technique: ⋅ just read their CV and quizz them on experience - it gives an advantage to bullshitters who lie on / embellish their CVs ⋅ whiteboard coding - see the OP ⋅ coding home assignments - use up too much ...
by ISayMoo
April 28th, 2017, 10:51 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Starter reading list for retail quant trading
Replies: 15
Views: 1226

Re: Starter reading list for retail quant trading

Ignore "Flash boys", this book paints a very skewed picture of the HFT industry and a lot of what is true in it is out of date.
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