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by bearish
32 minutes ago
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
Replies: 335
Views: 56993

Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

One of my Chinese student can't get to college in California at the moment he claims... because of a US ban.. If he is currently in China, that would certainly be consistent. Seems like their only option would be to travel to another country (including HK) and wait there for two weeks before travel...
by bearish
49 minutes ago
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
Replies: 335
Views: 56993

Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Me worried, never! :-) It's all been worked out for us. Just stay at home and carry on scribbling + LYONS (IRISH) tea! Let me know when we get to the weeping and gnashing of teeth stage. Rumour has it ... US banning entry country from people (students?) from China,,?? Not sure about rumors, but rul...
by bearish
Today, 1:40 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: The Julia Programming Language
Replies: 22
Views: 1114

Re: The Julia Programming Language

Those are not mutually exclusive.
by bearish
Today, 12:30 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3298
Views: 139577

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

I think we are converging. The idea that anybody in the US (or, for that matter, the rest of the world) should believe a single word coming out of his mouth relating to the virus is just preposterous. Which could be awkward, should some kind of actual leadership be needed. Because we ain't got that ...
by bearish
Today, 12:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A serious and good Wilmott thread could be written consisting entirely of jokes
Replies: 41
Views: 2012

Re: A serious and good Wilmott thread could be written consisting entirely of jokes

I'd love to see some hard data on recent relative sales trends for Corona beer. A priori, you could make pretty convincing argument for spurious effects in either direction. 
by bearish
Yesterday, 6:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
Replies: 335
Views: 56993

Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

So if you are in the US, young and poor then don’t seek treatment? Is there any Democrat who wants to take US healthcare out of the Middle Ages but without sending the rest of the economy back there? Young and uninsured would be the people who may just want to quietly self quarantine. If you are su...
by bearish
February 25th, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 699
Views: 31577

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

I can see the low road down by the far bank, so you must have taken the high road.
by bearish
February 25th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: PV but not as i know it
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: PV but not as i know it

Each cell in row 6 contains the present value, as of that date, of all future cash flows, discounted at the initial spot rate curve plus a constant spread. It’s an elegant use of a relatively little known feature of Excel: you can perform element wise array operations with a single cell array formul...
by bearish
February 25th, 2020, 1:16 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: PV but not as i know it
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: PV but not as i know it

You are displaying the formula! It's an Excel array formula (invoked via Shift-Ctrl-Enter) and importantly, is pointing to cell B7, which presumably contains a spread. 
by bearish
February 23rd, 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3298
Views: 139577

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

The NYC accent is non-rhotic. FDR and Bernie have it.
Bernie’s accent is pretty much classic Brooklyn Jewish, laced with an extra shot of anger.
by bearish
February 23rd, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Looking for some advice yet again
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Looking for some advice yet again

I tend to agree with your C++ reasoning. On the other hand, I am of the firm opinion that if you are going to have a LinkedIn account you should keep it up-to-date, especially if you are looking for another job. You should also make sure you populate it with relevant keywords that will increase the ...
by bearish
February 22nd, 2020, 11:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: World Competitiveness Rankings
Replies: 147
Views: 161390

Re: World Competitiveness Rankings

The Netherlands Ranks Most Competitive, Least Sustainable https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeroenkraaijenbrink/2020/02/17/a-new-dutch-disease-the-netherlands-ranks-most-competitive-least-sustainable/#546e0fd0ca6f If it ain't broke, don't fix it?? Or, to paraphrase slightly, since it's obviously massive...
by bearish
February 22nd, 2020, 2:26 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3298
Views: 139577

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Predictably, the US intelligence community has informed Congress that Russia is currently working to get Trump re-elected and (closely correlated) have Sanders made the Democratic front runner. They have a very simple goal: destroy the US. Like Trump. And, if there was any question what Trump is try...
by bearish
February 21st, 2020, 11:23 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com
Replies: 48
Views: 1119

Re: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com

Speaking of free speech and porn: 
Why Every Member of Congress Gets a Monthly Porn Delivery
I missed that. That was amusing!
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