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by quantyst
May 31st, 2009, 7:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: KANSAS ABORTION DOCTOR MURDERED AT CHURCH
Replies: 18
Views: 38832

KANSAS ABORTION DOCTOR MURDERED AT CHURCH

George Tiller Killed: Abortion Doctor Shot At ChurchWICHITA, Kansas -- Dr. George Tiller, a Kansas doctor whose clinic received national attention for performing late-term abortions, was shot to death as he entered his Wichita church on Sunday.Read Full Story!
by quantyst
May 25th, 2009, 6:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Finance Guys Not In Demand As Before! What?!
Replies: 1
Views: 38388

Finance Guys Not In Demand As Before! What?!

Yep, heard it on the radio today, it's true ...The online dating services have been noticing a change in the women's preference for the guys' professions: no longer is it finance, now plumbers are sought after, too (the report said). Whoa! It's a blaspheme!
by quantyst
May 23rd, 2009, 7:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Practical Ethics
Replies: 8
Views: 38632

Practical Ethics

<t>Couple of months ago I found a small case containing two PDAs (one of them a wireless internet device), some $30, personal material, etc. Its owner had dropped the case in the middle of a street some couple of miles away from my house. The first thing I did was to find the owner's email address f...
by quantyst
May 23rd, 2009, 12:08 am
Forum: Forum and Website Bugs and Suggestions
Topic: Have Different Colors For Different Parts Of Text
Replies: 11
Views: 48526

Have Different Colors For Different Parts Of Text

It would be much easier to follow the back-and-forth multi-quoted discussions if the bodies of the quotes are colored differently than the main text of the poster. A color or shade scheme that will differentiate more recent posts from deeper posts will be quite helpful.
by quantyst
May 20th, 2009, 4:31 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: another stick problem
Replies: 6
Views: 41089

another stick problem

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ynotredrumHi quantyst,How do you get the 2 in: int(2(1-(3/5)/x)dx [3/5,1])?Thanks!Look at the previous line:QuoteFor X in (3/5,1), Y=X>3/5; so {W>3/5} is equivalent to {Z>3/5 or Y-Z=X-Z>3/5}; or {Z>3/5 or Z<X-3/5}. SoP{W>3/5}=P{Z>3/5 or Z<X-3/5}=P{Z>3/5}+P{ Z<X-3/5}={1-...
by quantyst
May 20th, 2009, 5:29 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: money, money money -- is that all people here care about?
Replies: 76
Views: 46440

money, money money -- is that all people here care about?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: deepvaluetrue or false: the main goal in a quant job is to make a lot of money. you don't care about title or daily work. Is quanting a nobel profession like medicine or law or ministry? Is a quant more than a white collar prostitute?Don't prostitutes provide valuable s...
by quantyst
May 19th, 2009, 5:38 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Recession in Perspective
Replies: 1
Views: 39291

Recession in Perspective

Real Time Economics
by quantyst
May 18th, 2009, 6:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Re:Who know this products meaning ?
Replies: 4
Views: 39416

Re:Who know this products meaning ?

Bery dificul to sey what thees prudocts meanning.Did you gooGle its?????? Hopo thes helpp. Ur welcome.
by quantyst
May 17th, 2009, 6:40 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Alternatives To Quantitative Finance Careers
Replies: 29
Views: 43306

Alternatives To Quantitative Finance Careers

<t>It was inevitable, as quite often tough times impose upon us, to scramble for 'whatever' tolerable jobs there are. We have seen (quite a few) posters wondering what they are going to do given the current barren quant jobs landscape. So, it is the right time now to seriously consider likable alter...
by quantyst
May 16th, 2009, 6:45 am
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Jelly Beans Complicated!
Replies: 1
Views: 39603

Jelly Beans Complicated!

<t>The Jelly Beans problem has inspired me to write the following problem:There are two pockets, a left pocket and a right pocket. Let (L(0),R(0)) denote the initial numbers of beans in each pocket respectively. Let the sequence (L(i),R(i)), where i=1,2,3,..., denote the number of beans in left and ...
by quantyst
May 14th, 2009, 6:38 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Jelly beans
Replies: 20
Views: 44302

Jelly beans

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: quantystQuoteOriginally posted by: Junior08Got this at a junior analyst position at a fund.You have a bag of jelly beans in both of your pockets. Each bag contains 4 jelly beans. You eat one jelly bean at a time, each time reaching into a random bag... eventually, you r...
by quantyst
May 14th, 2009, 8:57 am
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Boxes Into Boxes
Replies: 0
Views: 39655

Boxes Into Boxes

<t>There is exactly one cubic box of edge length e(0). Call this box B(0).There are m(1) cubic boxes (each called B(1)) of edge length e(1).There are m(2) cubic boxes (each called B(2)) of edge length e(2).There are m(3) cubic boxes (each called B(3)) of edge length e(3)................There are m(n...
by quantyst
May 14th, 2009, 8:38 am
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Jelly beans
Replies: 20
Views: 44302

Jelly beans

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Junior08Got this at a junior analyst position at a fund.You have a bag of jelly beans in both of your pockets. Each bag contains 4 jelly beans. You eat one jelly bean at a time, each time reaching into a random bag... eventually, you reach into a bag and it's empty. Wha...
by quantyst
May 14th, 2009, 8:17 am
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: another stick problem
Replies: 6
Views: 41089

another stick problem

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: emmyThis question is from an interview, and I don't know the answer. There is a stick with the length of 1. Break it into two pieces randomly. Take the longer piece and break it into two pieces further. What is the probability that the longer piece (after the 2nd break)...
by quantyst
May 11th, 2009, 7:56 am
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Random walk
Replies: 12
Views: 43951

Random walk

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: lega85B - is a simple random walk starting at 0:( B(0)=0, B(i)=S(1)+...+S(i). All S(k) are independent and P(S(k)=1) = P(S(k)=-1) = 1/2 for every k )Let's denote by N(a) the number of times the process B was equal to a, before its first returning back to 0. What is the ...
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