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by bearish
Yesterday, 3:56 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump - the last 87 14 01 50
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Trump - the last 87 14 01 50

Well, not really. Even if presidential elections are held on November 3rd, and if Trump loses, and if he accepts the loss, he will remain in office until noon on January 20th. But those are three real ifs.
by bearish
Yesterday, 1:38 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3588
Views: 191361

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Wouldn’t it be cool if we could eliminate the massively corrupt and totally toxic NRA? Daydreaming again, of course...
by bearish
Yesterday, 12:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Positive wilmotting
Replies: 1292
Views: 54518

Re: Positive wilmotting

by bearish
August 6th, 2020, 1:21 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3588
Views: 191361

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

The Trump posse has been working overtime trying desperately to get Kanye West onto as many ballots as possible. While it would seem obvious that only idiots would vote for him, and thus undermine Trump, they must have noticed that he is black. And thus assume that all black people will vote for him...
by bearish
August 6th, 2020, 12:32 am
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Cracking the Finance Quant Interview
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Cracking the Finance Quant Interview

The 90’s called. They would like their interview questions back.
by bearish
August 5th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3588
Views: 191361

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

The kung flu fighter in chief displayed his grasp of the world on Fox News this morning (as quoted by other sources - I obviously didn’t watch it). About the virus: “This thing’s going away. It will go away like things go away.”
by bearish
August 5th, 2020, 1:58 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3588
Views: 191361

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Oh well, the virus still has some work to do. Meanwhile, the utter corruption in charge of the country is having a field day. Their latest trick is to deliberately undercount non-Republicans in the census and close it out prematurely to make sure that it doesn’t, like, get done right.
by bearish
August 4th, 2020, 11:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Positive wilmotting
Replies: 1292
Views: 54518

Re: Positive wilmotting

Given the density of Trump properties around here, I wouldn’t bet on it. Although I guess I kind of do by keeping on living here. We just survived tropical storm Isaias, in case anybody were worried. Of course, since we are not in the tropics, he was at the point of transitioning from post-tropical ...
by bearish
August 4th, 2020, 11:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Unified Revolution" new book by Espen Haug
Replies: 726
Views: 51533

Re: "Unified Revolution" new book by Espen Haug

You’re damning him with faint praise!
by bearish
August 3rd, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Call of the Wild - for Creatures of All Kinds
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Call of the Wild - for Creatures of All Kinds

“Skinny legs! ... I got skinny legs!”
by bearish
August 3rd, 2020, 9:23 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3588
Views: 191361

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Yeah, this is a mugging. This goes beyond taking a slice of a deal in exchange for approving it, since the motivation for the deal in the first place is Trump’s promise to make the asset worthless if it remains in the hands of ByteDance. I’m not a huge fan of transaction taxes either, but mostly bec...
by bearish
August 2nd, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: x?
Replies: 36
Views: 1157

Re: x?

Haha - it is fine giving credit where due and if you plugged that equation from the original post into Google - the Unicode for box is the top hit. Back in the 1980s, I had to load hexadecimal codes in manually for character set for my first computer. A good intro to primitive computing. These days...
by bearish
August 2nd, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Student completely new to the quantitative finances world
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Student completely new to the quantitative finances world

That’s all sound advice, although I’d argue for the Financial Times rather than the WSJ, not the least because you’re in Europe. For an entertaining read that tells some behind the scenes quant stories plus some genuine economics and history, I can recommend https://www.amazon.com/Red-Blooded-Risk-S...
by bearish
August 1st, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Those crazeeeee Dutch
Replies: 1718
Views: 195158

Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

From your link, as part of the answer to “who should read this book?”:

Those who are convinced that they know exactly what happened in tulipmania (read the fascinating chapter “Exponentials, Vampires, Zombies, and Tulips”).
by bearish
August 1st, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3588
Views: 191361

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Yeah, he was regular on the old PBS news hour with Jim Lehrer, if you ever watched that.
I did, occasionally, although was more of a regular Tom Brokaw viewer.
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