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by gatarek
September 23rd, 2022, 6:41 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: News from the 'Border'
Replies: 240
Views: 58156

Re: News from the 'Border'

In the old days you couldn't get a well-paid job or any job at H&W if you were  a Catholic
Why do you worry? You're an atheist.

BTW. Is H&W Hull and White?
by gatarek
September 23rd, 2022, 6:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: guess a country
Replies: 39
Views: 8427

Re: guess a country

No, it's Romanian transitional alphabet.  Romanians moved from the Cyrillic alphabet to the Latin alphabet having some strange mixture of both in between. For me it looks extremely weird.
by gatarek
September 23rd, 2022, 5:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: guess a country
Replies: 39
Views: 8427

Re: guess a country

It was easy, 30 kop means 30 kopieyki so the currency is Russian but written in Latin. The camel has two humps, so it must be Asian bactrian. Tuva is the only Asian country within Russia with Latin script (why?). 

And what about the strange alphabet?
by gatarek
September 22nd, 2022, 8:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: guess a country
Replies: 39
Views: 8427

Re: guess a country

Name the language and (more important) the alphabet

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Hint. It's one of main European languages.
by gatarek
September 22nd, 2022, 8:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: guess a country
Replies: 39
Views: 8427

Re: guess a country

Dromedaris, Persian script?
Count the humps. Really dromedarius?
by gatarek
September 22nd, 2022, 7:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: guess a country
Replies: 39
Views: 8427

Re: guess a country

Tuva, the country of Sergei Shoygu. Doesn't exist any more. I first thought of Moldova but they used Russian alphabet in the Soviet times.
by gatarek
September 22nd, 2022, 3:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Polish plumber goes wild
Replies: 48
Views: 11809

Re: Polish plumber goes wild

That product wouldn't be legal elsewhere of course but post-communist countries are sometimes specific.
by gatarek
September 22nd, 2022, 11:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Polish plumber goes wild
Replies: 48
Views: 11809

Re: Polish plumber goes wild

There were mortgages indexed to CHF in order to lower the interest paid. Some bank managers wanted to outsmart the market.
by gatarek
September 14th, 2022, 9:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your rants here
Replies: 1218
Views: 126510

Re: Your rants here

Try Under Western Eyes by Conrad, it's a summary of C&P for Englishmen. If you want to know something about Russians, don't ask Russians, ask their neighbours. It's a wisdom you may learn from the police.
by gatarek
May 23rd, 2022, 7:43 am
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: New paper -- Proof of non-convergence of the short-maturity expansion for the SABR model
Replies: 8
Views: 2853

Re: New paper -- Proof of non-convergence of the short-maturity expansion for the SABR model

Dan is a serial model killer. He's already killed LMM, quadratic Cheyette and now SABR. What's next?
by gatarek
May 18th, 2022, 2:53 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 892
Views: 154106

Re: End of bitcoin?

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by gatarek
May 9th, 2022, 6:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Russia земля борца самбо
Replies: 468
Views: 37775

Re: Russia земля борца самбо

The secret is in the Russian language. Imagine a simple sentence: All Russians want is peace. Now translate it into Russian: Все, чего хотят русские, это мир, which also means: All Russians want is the whole world. The Russian word мир (mir) means both: peace and world. They will fight for peace un...
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