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by Tomfr
March 7th, 2005, 10:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: off finance question
Replies: 5
Views: 156890

off finance question

I once hear something like two kilometers... No idea as to how to check...Another typical "off the chat" question which has been causing a lot of debate at Ensae for the past year ( ....): when a fly "lands" to the ceiling, does it do so by doing half a roll (on one side) or half a looping?
by Tomfr
March 6th, 2005, 3:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 300
Replies: 2
Views: 156826

300

Hey, happy 300 to you!! balajii, you get 358, I should be at 378 with this one, I suggest we reserve this thread to 300-399 pos members only and discuss the philosophical impact of this...
by Tomfr
March 5th, 2005, 8:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Classical music thread...
Replies: 270
Views: 178102

Classical music thread...

<t>Quite tough to place a limit based on time, something like "before / after" 1900, since there are composers categorized as "classical" and "modern" afterwards, especially on the Russian side. Also, some nations like the US have only begun existing on this scene from that time onwards (US) while o...
by Tomfr
March 4th, 2005, 8:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Classical music thread...
Replies: 270
Views: 178102

Classical music thread...

<r>I know, sorry about that, I used to use the traditional "reply" button but for whatever reason, the site is taking aaaaaaaaages to load the form then to submit the answer so better take only half of the time by using the quick reply tool While I'm at it, let's learn quick and here are some of the...
by Tomfr
March 4th, 2005, 8:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Classical music thread...
Replies: 270
Views: 178102

Classical music thread...

<r>Matthew,Alpha's disks seem to be available on Amazon. The direct link for this very one is <URL url="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000UYNFS/qid=1109928780/sr=8-9/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i9_xgl15/104-0129855-0061554?v=glance&s=classical&n=507846"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.amazon...
by Tomfr
March 3rd, 2005, 5:50 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Masters admits
Replies: 5
Views: 163442

Masters admits

<t>none... Had begun admin stuff for CMU, then began in London and finally came back to France (I can't see a better cost / length / amount learnt / degree of sophistication ratio... except that French teachers tend to be VERY theoretical and completely bypass stuff like practical implementation / m...
by Tomfr
March 3rd, 2005, 4:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Classical music thread...
Replies: 270
Views: 178102

Classical music thread...

<r>Regarding Gould's recordingS, Sony made an interesting release last year: a disc with both the 1955 and the 1981 versions... Just amazing to see how both recordings, the most famous of Gould (1982 is OK, no more), are different; 1955 lasts 38'33 in total, and 1981 lasts 51'18 (related article at ...
by Tomfr
March 3rd, 2005, 12:25 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Teamtrade
Replies: 8
Views: 160426

Teamtrade

Sorry for not answering sooner kokoon, I was no longer following this thread... Sophis suggested I was too greedy anyway (may be in relation to lwhat linuxuser99 is suggesting?). Murex coming up so any info on the tests is welcome!!
by Tomfr
March 3rd, 2005, 9:24 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: credit derivatives desks
Replies: 10
Views: 158349

credit derivatives desks

I had heard ML was top player on volume but not sure about how exotic these were...
by Tomfr
March 3rd, 2005, 9:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Classical music thread...
Replies: 270
Views: 178102

Classical music thread...

<r>William Christie once said: "There is God, and right below there is Bach". Couldn't agree more, even though Handel is ranking high as well (plus Offenbach and Puccini on the opera side).For baroque music lovers, I highly recommend <URL url="http://www.alpha-prod.com/">http://www.alpha-prod.com/</...
by Tomfr
March 3rd, 2005, 8:40 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Masters admits
Replies: 5
Views: 163442

Masters admits

<t>Was admitted to it for last fall, didn't go as it looked a bit "old fashioned": heavy on hardcore math, not much applied stuff, and very little programming and the like... Even though Global Derivatives no longer have a formal ranking, I am under the impression that it is one of the programmes th...
by Tomfr
March 3rd, 2005, 8:32 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: need advice on choosing grad program
Replies: 13
Views: 159128

need advice on choosing grad program

Definitely Stanford
by Tomfr
February 23rd, 2005, 12:01 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: quant opportunities in Paris
Replies: 29
Views: 191796

quant opportunities in Paris

I do not know if you have had the opportunity to see some Paris-based HH recently but the opportunities appear quite limited on the pure quant side, from my point of view, especially as to £££... Anyway, there are so many frogs on quant desks in London that you'll probably feel like at home
by Tomfr
February 22nd, 2005, 7:48 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Phone interview for IRP at GS
Replies: 21
Views: 163260

Phone interview for IRP at GS

<t>no real way to actually prepare for that, as pretty much everything can be covered during the interview, with a strong practical bias. From the background noise, the guy was on his desk in front of his screens and would simply ask questions based on what he would be thinking about at that very mo...
by Tomfr
February 21st, 2005, 4:08 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Phone interview for IRP at GS
Replies: 21
Views: 163260

Phone interview for IRP at GS

Finally, it appeared that the questions were much more empirical (give me different ways to price such product; how would you hedge that... ?), with no programming.Thanks for all your answers, BTW!!
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