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by PaperCut
April 19th, 2010, 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Tricky integral question
Replies: 29
Views: 33212

Tricky integral question

Is "y" a cash dividend?
by PaperCut
June 29th, 2009, 12:24 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Why on earth is anyone getting a PHD?
Replies: 112
Views: 48833

Why on earth is anyone getting a PHD?

You are right. It's overkill.
by PaperCut
June 28th, 2009, 10:46 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Finance vs. dentistry
Replies: 30
Views: 41057

Finance vs. dentistry

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: AbhiJ...Suppose you are being paid quarter of what you are being paid now for example 20k would you still be in finance. I started as a clerk at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. I made $1,400 per month. I paid $775 per month in rent. On the remaining $625 I supported a ...
by PaperCut
June 28th, 2009, 2:07 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Finance vs. dentistry
Replies: 30
Views: 41057

Finance vs. dentistry

<t>I've said similar things to similar questions in the past, so here goes the summary:If I were passionate about dentistry, no one would be able to talk me out of it. You couldn't hold me back, I would read about it every day, and I would achieve no matter what the setbacks. As it turns out, this i...
by PaperCut
June 26th, 2009, 11:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dominic, Whither Thou Goest?
Replies: 5
Views: 37623

Dominic, Whither Thou Goest?

Daniel, terrific!!!trackstar: nice! Especially Carly Simon. That song still gives me goosebumps.
by PaperCut
June 26th, 2009, 2:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dominic, Whither Thou Goest?
Replies: 5
Views: 37623

Dominic, Whither Thou Goest?

<t>From the Associated Press, funny (I thought) to hire ex hackers as secret agents for the gov't. Then I thought, "Hmmm, what has DCFC been up to lately??!!"*********************************Britain Hires Ex-Hackers to Beef Up CybersecurityThursday, June 25, 2009 Print ShareThisLONDON — Britain is h...
by PaperCut
June 24th, 2009, 12:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Which Prime Broker for a Startup HF?
Replies: 8
Views: 39509

Which Prime Broker for a Startup HF?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: pb273QuoteOriginally posted by: PaperCutThe way you posed this seems to imply that you need a huge amount of capital in order to form a PB relationship with a big firm. Quite the opposite. They typically enjoy taking on small, newly capitalized outfits.Strange. That's a...
by PaperCut
June 24th, 2009, 2:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Which Prime Broker for a Startup HF?
Replies: 8
Views: 39509

Which Prime Broker for a Startup HF?

The way you posed this seems to imply that you need a huge amount of capital in order to form a PB relationship with a big firm. Quite the opposite. They typically enjoy taking on small, newly capitalized outfits.
by PaperCut
June 24th, 2009, 2:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Unumbium
Replies: 9
Views: 38707

Unumbium

<t>Quantum cooling. Here is some pop-science drivel.Basically you have a statistical collection of objects (particles) and you shine a light on them. The light is quantized, so the only ones to receive it (and get bumped out of the collection) are ones with a particular state. What's left over is th...
by PaperCut
June 23rd, 2009, 8:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Intellectual Property
Replies: 11
Views: 38526

Intellectual Property

Fine, but what about Nickleback? They just suck.
by PaperCut
June 23rd, 2009, 4:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Intellectual Property
Replies: 11
Views: 38526

Intellectual Property

<t>Show me that soembody lost money.Let's bring a court case that says, "The Defendant caused me to lose money. Well, I can't really prove that. I can prove she downloaded two CDs worth of my Genius. So I may have lost money, or I may have just Not Made some money. I want a million dollars for my un...
by PaperCut
June 23rd, 2009, 12:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Intellectual Property
Replies: 11
Views: 38526

Intellectual Property

24 songs. That's like one cd. Call it two.What if you shoplifted two CDs? Would you be fined a million dollars?Give me a break. It's just more evidence that the American legal system is a shameful, corrupt coliseum of cruelty and bullying.Intellectual property my ass.
by PaperCut
June 22nd, 2009, 7:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Proof that 1 equals 2
Replies: 10
Views: 38271

Proof that 1 equals 2

QuoteOriginally posted by: genkiTry this.
by PaperCut
June 21st, 2009, 11:22 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Goldman Sachs - Desk Strategist Interview
Replies: 51
Views: 63807

Goldman Sachs - Desk Strategist Interview

Heh heh.No, seriously, I'm asking, what exactly does a "Strategist" do?
by PaperCut
June 21st, 2009, 1:10 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Goldman Sachs - Desk Strategist Interview
Replies: 51
Views: 63807

Goldman Sachs - Desk Strategist Interview

Look, let me ask the dumb, obvious question here. What exactly does all this "work" consist of? I mean, what exactly are you doing on hours that are off-market hours? Writing computer programs? Don't they already have those?
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