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by Fermion
April 9th, 2013, 4:20 pm
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Topic: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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RIP Margaret Thatcher

QuoteOriginally posted by: Paul<speechless>P<stunned to have silenced such an erudite and knowledgeable person><ears wide open and ready to listen>
by Fermion
April 9th, 2013, 3:52 pm
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Topic: RIP Margaret Thatcher
Replies: 282
Views: 15373

RIP Margaret Thatcher

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: PaulDid Scargill get that Kremlin money in the end? To keep the strikes going. I can't recall the outcome.PI don't recall either, but something is whispering in my ear that it might have been sequestered by the capitalist courts along with the funds of many other unions...
by Fermion
April 9th, 2013, 3:45 pm
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Topic: RIP Margaret Thatcher
Replies: 282
Views: 15373

RIP Margaret Thatcher

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: PaulQuoteOriginally posted by: FermionShe once said "there is no such thing as society".She once actually said "I think we've been through a period where too many people have been given to understand that if they have a problem, it's the government's job to cope with it...
by Fermion
April 9th, 2013, 3:33 pm
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Topic: RIP Margaret Thatcher
Replies: 282
Views: 15373

RIP Margaret Thatcher

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Paul@exner You have to see how frightening the opposition was at the time. Michael Foot and Neil Kinnock. I think they saw the UK as a New Albania!PIn many ways I think it is true that the poverty of the Labour leadership contributed greatly to Thatcher's dominance of t...
by Fermion
April 9th, 2013, 1:31 am
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Topic: RIP Margaret Thatcher
Replies: 282
Views: 15373

RIP Margaret Thatcher

<t>Never has so much damage been done to society by such a vicious person. Not only a war-monger who made nuclear threats against Argentina and sent hundreds of young men to their deaths for oil rights across the other side of the world, but also declared war on the most important social institution...
by Fermion
January 16th, 2013, 10:04 pm
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Topic: Burning through the deck
Replies: 32
Views: 20343

Burning through the deck

QuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxTom Jones Reloaded today. Why am I burning through the deck? Beacuse of a schoolboy error of printing without saving...At least I don't need to write it all from scratch, and I can just transfer from the print-out.Don't you have a scanner with OCR?
by Fermion
January 15th, 2013, 11:24 pm
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Topic: Well done, MIT
Replies: 41
Views: 9781

Well done, MIT

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: FermionSomething that is being missed here is that corporate lobbyists have persuaded some governments to make copyright violation by computer a criminal offense. Without cyberspace and in every civilized country it is a civil matt...
by Fermion
January 15th, 2013, 8:23 pm
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Topic: The worst scientific mistakes, missteps and misdeeds in 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 9042

The worst scientific mistakes, missteps and misdeeds in 2012

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: FermionQuoteOriginally posted by: UltravioletOne of the greatest scientific mistakes was Bose--Einstein statistics :-)I'm pondering what you meant by this but I'm struggling.Probably this:QuoteOriginally posted by: wikipediaWhile p...
by Fermion
January 15th, 2013, 8:15 pm
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Topic: RIP Ourasi
Replies: 21
Views: 9184

RIP Ourasi

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauper A two-volume book, which was published originally in Arabic, was called ?Tahrir al Wasilah?. Translated into Farsi, the book is called ?Tahrirolvasyleh.? QuoteA man can have sex with animals such as sheep, cows, camels and so on. However, he should kill the anim...
by Fermion
January 15th, 2013, 6:42 pm
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Topic: RIP Ourasi
Replies: 21
Views: 9184

RIP Ourasi

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnHorse and pig DNA found in supermarket beef burgersif you fed the cows dead pigs and horses, would that show up ?or if you used the same machines to proc...
by Fermion
January 15th, 2013, 6:39 pm
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Topic: The worst scientific mistakes, missteps and misdeeds in 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 9042

The worst scientific mistakes, missteps and misdeeds in 2012

QuoteOriginally posted by: UltravioletOne of the greatest scientific mistakes was Bose--Einstein statistics :-)I'm pondering what you meant by this but I'm struggling.
by Fermion
January 15th, 2013, 7:19 am
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Topic: Stephen Hawking
Replies: 112
Views: 20167

Stephen Hawking

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: HOOKQuoteOriginally posted by: FermionGoing random is far more efficient than superstition. You don't adopt a fetish and you get to explore more possibilities. Your sportsperson needs to go to a fortune-teller.In WWI, most of the aviators had superstition. The Red Baron...
by Fermion
January 15th, 2013, 6:58 am
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Topic: Well done, MIT
Replies: 41
Views: 9781

Well done, MIT

<t>Something that is being missed here is that corporate lobbyists have persuaded some governments to make copyright violation by computer a criminal offense. Without cyberspace and in every civilized country it is a civil matter. And "big government" critics like T4A think it's fine for government ...
by Fermion
December 23rd, 2012, 12:14 am
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Topic: Selection of Best Classical Music
Replies: 85
Views: 12996

Selection of Best Classical Music

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarQuoteOriginally posted by: UltravioletRequiemWhich one?! (Mozart?)Purcell, of course Kubrik IIIMy favorite: Verdi. It's a very long piece and takes a while to warm up as the first movement is a bit slow. But it gets very exc...
by Fermion
December 13th, 2012, 10:15 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: a quick question on the "risk free rate"
Replies: 9
Views: 9617

a quick question on the "risk free rate"

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: frenchX@Fermion: thanks for the answer. What is your methodology? You take the mid price (or the mid implied vol) of the puts and calls and by assuming put call parity you have the implied rate for each strike K and maturity T right ? That's one way. I prefer to adjust ...
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