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by alpher
December 14th, 2012, 6:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why are cleared swaps more strictly regulated than swap futures?
Replies: 4
Views: 9968

Why are cleared swaps more strictly regulated than swap futures?

most likely because they aren't regulated by the cftc....- cme/ice or whoever on the other hand are only interested in making money.
by alpher
November 15th, 2012, 12:55 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: size of the web
Replies: 6
Views: 10737

size of the web

once i read that google indexes all pages BUT 20%....^ you take it from there.
by alpher
November 7th, 2012, 10:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What? Rod Stewart is not a Celtic fan?
Replies: 26
Views: 90753

What? Rod Stewart is not a Celtic fan?

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnHQ Donegal Celtic supporters' club[/IMG]serious supporters...
by alpher
November 7th, 2012, 10:20 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Microsoft Live account hack
Replies: 10
Views: 13124

Microsoft Live account hack

<t>on a side note - hotmail has the worst security...gmail uses at least some sort of pathetic 2 step verification like....bank of america/chase and others. So...once someon logs from another comp - they ask to confirm your phone number - if you can't: no access.something like ^.even yahoo is better...
by alpher
November 7th, 2012, 10:07 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: A question about tossing coin
Replies: 5
Views: 11258

A question about tossing coin

<t>not sure but you're right...it takes 6 on average and based on my quick calculations:it takes 14 on average to get 3 in a row. in general the whole process satisFies this:head_n = (1−p)(1+head_n )+p(1−p)(2+head_n )+p2 (1−p)(3+head_n )+. . .+p_n−1 (1−p)(n+head_n )+p_n X ni suppose you can easily p...
by alpher
November 7th, 2012, 9:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: PhD not worth the time says Economist
Replies: 11
Views: 11844

PhD not worth the time says Economist

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: SigmundFraudhttp://<URL url="http://www.economist.com/node/17723223?story_id=17723223What">www.economist.com/node/17723223?story_id=17723223What</URL> do you make of that - is a PhD worth it? Or does a Masters in Financial Engineering give you all you need for a future ...
by alpher
November 7th, 2012, 9:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can we stop talking about the election?
Replies: 42
Views: 10682

Can we stop talking about the election?

<t>if Romney wasn't planning to hit Iran he'd have my vote (but now that i am not an american and can't vote...welll...). I am nevertheless looking forward to the next us pres:Michele Bachman,Garry Johnson,Rick PerryOne of ^ 3.And...Ron Paul will be too old in 2016 and Hilary will be seen as the "ne...
by alpher
November 7th, 2012, 9:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What? Rod Stewart is not a Celtic fan?
Replies: 26
Views: 90753

What? Rod Stewart is not a Celtic fan?

too bad 'am busy working (or so i think...) and can't watch Barca fail...not that i hate them though..
by alpher
October 18th, 2012, 8:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: so...you haven't bought GOOG put yesterday?
Replies: 19
Views: 10274

so...you haven't bought GOOG put yesterday?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaGOOG committed the unforgivable sin of doubly surprising the market: blurting out bad quarterly numbers released earlier than the official time.Bad Google! No Cookie!Google are just Microsoft...one/2 successfull products and 100 failures....several years ago...
by alpher
October 18th, 2012, 8:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: so...you haven't bought GOOG put yesterday?
Replies: 19
Views: 10274

so...you haven't bought GOOG put yesterday?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: alpherQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: alpheron a side note: youtube gives 500 server error. the end of google?here10x...but...this doesn't solve the problem....Sorry it's my evening off.unless you've d...
by alpher
October 18th, 2012, 7:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: so...you haven't bought GOOG put yesterday?
Replies: 19
Views: 10274

so...you haven't bought GOOG put yesterday?

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: alpheron a side note: youtube gives 500 server error. the end of google?here10x...but...this doesn't solve the problem....
by alpher
October 18th, 2012, 7:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: so...you haven't bought GOOG put yesterday?
Replies: 19
Views: 10274

so...you haven't bought GOOG put yesterday?

<t>so...Google just felt by 8%.I am not sure but it's the first time when i notice such heavy swing on them in one day...be it up/down (...well other than the IPO of course). frankly i don't regret about missing a put bought - but...not buying the put and call...for some reason...on a side note: you...
by alpher
October 17th, 2012, 8:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Educating young socialists. The French way.
Replies: 81
Views: 12155

Educating young socialists. The French way.

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: zerdnaI personally learned from books more than from anything else. My Mom and Dad had advanced degrees but they wouldnt say a word to me related to my school homework as a matter of principle. They thought i should swim or drown on my own and deal myself with problems ...
by alpher
October 17th, 2012, 6:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: reverse rape
Replies: 4
Views: 10098

reverse rape

oooook..thank you for destroying my appetite...what a bizzare story.
by alpher
October 17th, 2012, 6:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Educating young socialists. The French way.
Replies: 81
Views: 12155

Educating young socialists. The French way.

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4Alpha90% of college students in his normal writing classes knew who Charles Lindbergh was and 90% of the college students in his remedial writing classes did not know who he was.I do not know who Charles Lindbergh is, except that ...
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