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by SanFranCA2002
September 14th, 2005, 3:13 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Advice
Replies: 49
Views: 140037

Career Advice

<t>twofish, you write very well. However, I only agree with about half of what you said. I am very aware of the salaries on our floor across product groups, and generally the PhDs are not anywhere near the top of the compensation structure. Some of the idea that more education gets you to the top co...
by SanFranCA2002
September 13th, 2005, 7:46 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Advice
Replies: 49
Views: 140037

Career Advice

<t>I really did not want to get sucked into this discussion. I was just trying to warn jksaid to beware casually given advice. I don’t think the advice given so far here was very good. First and foremost, jksaid never once asked about whether to finish the PhD. He always asked what he could do with ...
by SanFranCA2002
September 12th, 2005, 3:30 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Advice
Replies: 49
Views: 140037

Career Advice

<t>jksaid: Do you really like pounding your head against a brick wall? Think guy. Really use your ABD knowledge and think. The advice you are getting is not just poor, but irresponsible. You need to go elsewhere for advice. (No, I'm not interested in hiring anyone or dispensing additional advice, it...
by SanFranCA2002
May 20th, 2005, 7:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: newsweek
Replies: 73
Views: 150774

newsweek

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: DCFCWhat about the MMR scandal - when they did EXACTLY this and no one got no crap at all?The TV put on sad mothers whose kids had somehow been damaged saying "I know it was the MMR", when they couldn't articulate a single reason why it...
by SanFranCA2002
May 3rd, 2005, 9:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nonius
Replies: 9
Views: 150341

Nonius

You have no idea how interesting that question is.
by SanFranCA2002
February 17th, 2005, 6:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: how many quants are female
Replies: 110
Views: 170707

how many quants are female

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: zerdnaQuoteYour reasoning seems to be based on the idea that there are a small number of promiscuous males which are not matched by similar females. How does prostitution fit into your thinking? It doesn't, neither does masturbation, homosexuality, sex with different sp...
by SanFranCA2002
February 7th, 2005, 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Ant Colony Optimization in Financial Engineering?
Replies: 13
Views: 161852

Ant Colony Optimization in Financial Engineering?

<t>I can think of one immediate impact. In Dilbert (yes, the cartoon), when his employer wanted to make sure he stayed and was unemployable elsewhere, they assigned him to work on an Ant Farm project. So, his resume said Ant Farm Engineer. This made him completely unemployable outside that company. ...
by SanFranCA2002
January 6th, 2005, 8:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wilmott IQ's
Replies: 176
Views: 198132

Wilmott IQ's

<t>Well, there are some non-standardized IQ tests to subjectively evaluate IQs sometimes. You just have to look, and use your own IQ. For example, review the Wilmott Software forum on about December 23. Someone posted a question entitled "Array of arrays in VBA". Impatience and slow web site respons...
by SanFranCA2002
December 8th, 2004, 4:36 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: A Contest for Experts in Optimization and Excel
Replies: 14
Views: 168629

A Contest for Experts in Optimization and Excel

<t>Interesting. So instead of having your own programmers come up with examples at $$X dollars per hour, you can run a "contest" in which people willl work for the chance of getting a copy of your software, which is provided at zero marginal cost to you. So, you get free work, unlimited distribution...
by SanFranCA2002
November 19th, 2004, 3:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: kids: more fun than computers?
Replies: 16
Views: 169271

kids: more fun than computers?

I believe part of the thinking is that (ironically) just because there is no marriage contract, a gay couple is more likely to break up and leave an adopted child in a single parent home.
by SanFranCA2002
November 18th, 2004, 9:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: kids: more fun than computers?
Replies: 16
Views: 169271

kids: more fun than computers?

I agree
by SanFranCA2002
November 18th, 2004, 9:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: kids: more fun than computers?
Replies: 16
Views: 169271

kids: more fun than computers?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerThe thing about adopted kids is some of them are already housebroken, and so on. So even if you've already had some kids of your own and feel a little old, you might get one more bang out of those parenting skills. And you young folks might give it a try too.The U...
by SanFranCA2002
October 18th, 2004, 7:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The amazing Ken Jennings
Replies: 1280
Views: 419165

The amazing Ken Jennings

<t>As a disinterested third party who doesn't get to this forum much anymore, I gotta say it is amazing this is still going on. First, I can't believe the attitude of Bell when he already lost. The original bet (actually go read it, page 1) was over 28 games. Since Jennings is at 58, that means the ...
by SanFranCA2002
September 29th, 2004, 4:13 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: O'Caml, SysQuake, LyME vs. C++
Replies: 11
Views: 173845

O'Caml, SysQuake, LyME vs. C++

<t>I like the picture of the fighterjet on your new site. One question, however. I'm not sure the point of having examples to download if one cannot see the underlying code. For example, your quasi-MC excel program to price options. You can see a template with the result, but what does to do for any...
by SanFranCA2002
June 10th, 2004, 6:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The birth announcement thread.
Replies: 36
Views: 192684

The birth announcement thread.

Congratulations. I would strongly recommend a bouncy chair such as Chair (something like this but I don't know this particular brand) if you don't already have one. They are only good for a couple of months but are greatly appreciated.
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