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by bearish
Today, 3:29 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com
Replies: 88
Views: 19912

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

Surely you don’t mean me…
by bearish
Today, 3:29 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com
Replies: 88
Views: 19912

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

You mean Chris Norman?
by bearish
Today, 3:26 am
Forum: Numerical Methods Forum
Topic: Parallel Interest Rate Shocks (shock before boot strapping or after?)
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Parallel Interest Rate Shocks (shock before boot strapping or after?)

I think, strictly speaking, if you do a proper bootstrap it doesn’t really matter. However, if you do anything that “smooths” the yield curve, then you definitely want to shock the post-fitted version. Otherwise, you run the risk of smoothing away parts of your curve shocks. Although that is a bigge...
by bearish
October 26th, 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com
Replies: 88
Views: 19912

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

Who the hell is Alice?
The line is “Who the fuck is Alice?”
by bearish
October 23rd, 2021, 12:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: News from Outer Space
Replies: 1208
Views: 155387

Re: News from Outer Space

The US will test the return-to-the-moon Artemis system with a launch now scheduled (no earlier than) Feb 2022. Now, where's Waldo? Artemis_1.jpg  Source: wikipedia I’m reminded of an occasion more than a decade ago, when we were temporarily missing our seminar speaker, Valdo Durrleman. This natural...
by bearish
October 22nd, 2021, 1:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Random photo's
Replies: 1877
Views: 119107

Re: Random photo's

It’s from the movie Marie Antoinette, and the pastry (or bon-bon) is provided by Ladurée, suggesting it’s a cream topped macaron. Or Macron. My French is very bad.
by bearish
October 18th, 2021, 10:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chatroom
Replies: 503
Views: 27917

Re: Chatroom

by bearish
October 17th, 2021, 12:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chatroom
Replies: 503
Views: 27917

Re: Chatroom

They were supposedly related to a geothermal study.
by bearish
October 17th, 2021, 12:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chatroom
Replies: 503
Views: 27917

Re: Chatroom

I’m thinking Amin should take this one.
by bearish
October 14th, 2021, 2:25 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 851
Views: 130964

Re: End of bitcoin?

I totally buy this. Crypto makes as much sense as “god”.
by bearish
October 13th, 2021, 1:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A thread about OT threads: or the Meta OT thread
Replies: 376
Views: 24563

Re: A thread about OT threads: or the Meta OT thread

I do not recall such a thread, but my memory is not what it once was, and I hear these strange noises in my head…
by bearish
October 12th, 2021, 1:02 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: What is the approach for the option pricing in real-world transaction
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: What is the approach for the option pricing in real-world transaction

The formula is totally useful, not to mention used. You just need to know what volatility to use.
by bearish
October 9th, 2021, 11:18 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is Borisism?
Replies: 300
Views: 38069

Re: What is Borisism?

Me? How could I know who does that  menial work for you cleaning your house or apartment? Filipino, Mexican, Polish, Indian or Pakistani? You tell us. I’m still struggling a little bit here, but I think your point is that it is bad to hire people from shithole countries (to use a classic Trump term...
by bearish
October 9th, 2021, 1:05 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is Borisism?
Replies: 300
Views: 38069

Re: What is Borisism?

Snob? Use the proper word: racist.
Umm - do you have a particular race in mind?
by bearish
October 9th, 2021, 2:05 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is Borisism?
Replies: 300
Views: 38069

Re: What is Borisism?

No, no. I think having England breed their own deltas and epsilons to serve the next generation Johnsons and Rees-Moggs is just wonderful.