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by dirtydroog
July 13th, 2009, 5:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: High frequency strategy stolen from Goldman. Do you know this guy?
Replies: 34
Views: 41592

High frequency strategy stolen from Goldman. Do you know this guy?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxQuoteOriginally posted by: ErrrbQuoteOriginally posted by: jawabeanQuoteOriginally posted by: ErrrbAre there any experts on encryption in this forum? I assume standard linux gpg utility can be easily craked by United States goverment a.k.a Goldman. assumptions is un...
by dirtydroog
July 13th, 2009, 5:46 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: C++ Brainteaser?
Replies: 35
Views: 42520

C++ Brainteaser?

<t>I would have thought that this would cause a crash.delete should only be used on variables that are allocated on the heap. The string passed to the function isn't, it's built in to the executable (BSS section I think),so once the program exits the memory is automatically freed. There's some confu...
by dirtydroog
July 12th, 2009, 8:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: High frequency strategy stolen from Goldman. Do you know this guy?
Replies: 34
Views: 41592

High frequency strategy stolen from Goldman. Do you know this guy?

Bruce Schneier has some interesting books/articles
by dirtydroog
April 14th, 2009, 1:03 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Scrum Development System
Replies: 19
Views: 43057

Scrum Development System

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ThomasJQuoteOriginally posted by: jawabeani never cared of what methodology's used, it's the last thing i'm worried about. there was a time when i remembered what was M124 form in Method/1, it didn't have any effect - good or bad - on the quality of my code.You don't ca...
by dirtydroog
April 14th, 2009, 1:00 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Scrum Development System
Replies: 19
Views: 43057

Scrum Development System

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ThomasJQuoteOriginally posted by: jawabeanit doesnt matter what methodology's being used. it's all people. like PapaJohns slogan "better ingredients - better pizza". if you have good people, they'll survice waterfalls and scrums and deliver a good product.So what's the ...
by dirtydroog
April 11th, 2009, 7:30 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Scrum Development System
Replies: 19
Views: 43057

Scrum Development System

We use it. I started liking it but now I'm not so sure. A lot of what Cuchulainn wrote is very true and I've experienced it myself.
by dirtydroog
March 25th, 2009, 12:08 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: QuantDeveloper 3.0.3 Source Code anyone ?
Replies: 3
Views: 43312

QuantDeveloper 3.0.3 Source Code anyone ?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: progressapamaThe first reason that QuantHouse or SmarQuant sold the Source code was to encourage Investment firms and Financial trading systems developers to enhance development of their own systems using the Source code. That is not Piracy. The Source Code is openly av...
by dirtydroog
March 13th, 2009, 9:42 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Beginners question - Storing data in a dll
Replies: 6
Views: 43364

Beginners question - Storing data in a dll

You can just export the data as if it was a function. MSDN Link
by dirtydroog
March 6th, 2009, 8:15 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: DLL not Found (in VB)
Replies: 3
Views: 42009

DLL not Found (in VB)

Try copying the DLL into c:\windows\system32.There are certain places where Windows will look for your DLL if you don't specify a complete path in the Declare statement
by dirtydroog
March 5th, 2009, 2:08 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: copying data from websites
Replies: 9
Views: 42636

copying data from websites

Data->Import External Data->New WebQueryFollow the GUI. It's simple. One problem with it is if the query fails you always get a message box, I don't know how to turn this off.
by dirtydroog
March 1st, 2009, 6:26 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: quote streaming engine, C++ or Java
Replies: 12
Views: 43807

quote streaming engine, C++ or Java

Java cannot be used for real-time apps.
by dirtydroog
February 24th, 2009, 3:24 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: How to save an old computer
Replies: 6
Views: 42762

How to save an old computer

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaMirroring is usually done using software. If you can't install a second drive inside the computer, you should be able to buy a suitable external hard disk enclosure (with SCSI, USB, or firewire), insert a second drive in that enclosure, run mirror software, ...
by dirtydroog
February 19th, 2009, 4:23 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Less complex languages than C++ suitable for finance?
Replies: 21
Views: 46365

Less complex languages than C++ suitable for finance?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: va1210My experience with Java is that it's awful att handling Monte Carlo in parallel. I coded up a test program, where a (very) simple MC loop was broken into n threads, and for some reason going from one to two threads gave me near linear improvement, but from there o...
by dirtydroog
February 8th, 2009, 8:35 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: automatically work in VBA
Replies: 7
Views: 45068

automatically work in VBA

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DominicConnorThe first task is to trap the value when it happens.That's best done by having a VBA function that simply references the cell as inFunction Record(x as variant)if x...end subNote, I use Variant not double, if this is to trap an "interesting" condition best ...
by dirtydroog
January 19th, 2009, 3:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gaza
Replies: 255
Views: 64305

Gaza

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: AnthisQuoteThere are no natural resources in Israel or Gaza Strip or West Bank.What about water? What about farming land? What about monuments and places of worship for three major religions and corresponding revenues from religious tourism?They could recreate them in L...
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