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by alpher
October 17th, 2012, 6:05 pm
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Topic: what future technology sounds best?
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what future technology sounds best?

<t>Traden4Alpha, thanks....several notes on the said techs:2. in vitro meat - if this thing is possible at all then i think the issue here is not in "if" but "when"...kind of like cloning of humans...it's bound to happen one day. Saying that IV meat isn't a good idea is like saying that chemical med...
by alpher
October 17th, 2012, 12:16 pm
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Topic: Nobel Prizes 2012
Replies: 62
Views: 11700

Nobel Prizes 2012

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardThe Nobel Prize of Economics will certainly go to Pdt François Hollande this year. I mean the way he leads France towards growth and prosperity is impressive.Guess: 1) I am cynical, 2) I really mean it?i didn't know that: "Tax revenues above 1,000,000 euros per y...
by alpher
October 17th, 2012, 12:06 pm
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Topic: Somali Pirates in Discussions to Acquire Citigroup
Replies: 8
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Somali Pirates in Discussions to Acquire Citigroup

will they also offer pirated movies on citi.com? like...can i download the dark knight rises or do i have to use somalian proxy? any help will be greatly appreciated...
by alpher
October 17th, 2012, 12:02 pm
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Topic: what future technology sounds best?
Replies: 25
Views: 10730

what future technology sounds best?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerI would like to see the invention of some kind of subhuman ape-man, designed to live in hordes with no rights. Then left-wing politicians could have hordes of subjects to rule over, without having any need for me to participate.cloning neanderthals? circa 2029.......
by alpher
October 17th, 2012, 11:50 am
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Topic: what future technology sounds best?
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Views: 10730

what future technology sounds best?

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQEDwell my personal favorites are also: QE, AI and IVM (in vitro meat...) - much better than AAPL, AMZN or GOOG (augmented artificial plastic luminosity, anti-material zeta-neutrality, gigantic old outlawed graphite....).BUT....i am bulish on the casimir effec...
by alpher
October 17th, 2012, 10:29 am
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Topic: what future technology sounds best?
Replies: 25
Views: 10730

what future technology sounds best?

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: exneratunriskMakerBot Replicator Artificial meat is for its products - Bots (the kitchen lab is outdated - back to nature is in?)Ya, 3d printers are so 'hot' IMO (well also literally...as the ink will be warm when printed - i presume...). But i am not very enthusiastic....
by alpher
October 17th, 2012, 10:20 am
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Topic: what future technology sounds best?
Replies: 25
Views: 10730

what future technology sounds best?

<r>10x...interesting...especially the windows os idea - but isn't windows 7 the shocking solution?Quote...to fly effortlessly like a bird.I was researching the 'flying car' market some ages ago as a potentiality to invest in...but it seemed to be yet within the science fiction realm.here:<URL url="h...
by alpher
October 17th, 2012, 3:00 am
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Topic: what future technology sounds best?
Replies: 25
Views: 10730

what future technology sounds best?

<t>so....some of the techs below are just around the corner...others still fiction....but:1. domestic robot (eq. - cooks, cleans, cuts grass, etc.)2. in vitro meat (artificial meat - cruelty ree, inexpensive tasty meat...3. full genome sequencing - you sequence your dna and then find your cancer ris...
by alpher
October 8th, 2012, 5:46 pm
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Topic: Working for $0.83 per hour (yes it is possible...)
Replies: 24
Views: 11231

Working for $0.83 per hour (yes it is possible...)

hmmmm 10x for the answers guys...now let me see what "17c' is...
by alpher
October 4th, 2012, 9:35 pm
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Topic: Apple vs Google: Did Jobs fail to diversify based on a short time horizon?
Replies: 16
Views: 11054

Apple vs Google: Did Jobs fail to diversify based on a short time horizon?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CrashedMintQuoteOriginally posted by: edouardWill.i.am & Simon Cowell to debut TV show to find the next Steve JobsWhat dumb shit. It's like Heidi Klum's model show: Any real model will stay clear of the stink, and anyone even somewhat sensible will want to avoid the...
by alpher
October 4th, 2012, 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: time series volatility question
Replies: 14
Views: 11176

time series volatility question

QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelWhat can we infer from a time series where the volatility from daily returns is significantly different to monthly returns ?that the past is not a good indicator about the future?(well according to james simons: it is...and see where he is now)
by alpher
October 4th, 2012, 9:11 pm
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Topic: Apple vs Google: Did Jobs fail to diversify based on a short time horizon?
Replies: 16
Views: 11054

Apple vs Google: Did Jobs fail to diversify based on a short time horizon?

<r>interesting...so: <URL url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mergers_and_acquisitions_by_Googleima"><LINK_TEXT text="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_me ... _Googleima">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mergers_and_acquisitions_by_Googleima</LINK_TEXT></URL> going to play the jerk here...
by alpher
October 4th, 2012, 8:59 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: code for heston calibration
Replies: 2
Views: 11444

code for heston calibration

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: jugnoohey does any body has experiance with heston model calibration? could you suggest any matlab or vba code?thankscan't remember 100% correct - but quantlib HAD c# and c++ heston calibration included? no? no idea about matlab or (mathematica) or vba - but - google it...
by alpher
October 3rd, 2012, 1:57 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: C# Date Libraries?
Replies: 14
Views: 12463

C# Date Libraries?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: MattFQuoteOriginally posted by: alpherbtw - can't you accomplish that via system call?or...extern void to c++? or...using .net? Yes you could but if you're working in C# you don't really want to mess around calling C++ libraries if there's a C# one available.fair enough...
by alpher
October 3rd, 2012, 1:44 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: F# Talk - "New Generation GPU Accelerated Financial Quant Libraries"
Replies: 9
Views: 12781

F# Talk - "New Generation GPU Accelerated Financial Quant Libraries"

QuoteOriginally posted by: Hansi... are you posting after having one too many beers?so what...Quantum > Nvidia > Intel
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