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by linuxuser99
November 22nd, 2005, 8:19 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Which MBA
Replies: 18
Views: 131680

Which MBA

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: escobarchAnyone get into a top-tier US MBA program right after their MS in Math Finance.How should I spin my reason for going towards another professional degree?Would like to hear your experience with the application process and interviews.Almost certainly a bad idea t...
by linuxuser99
October 6th, 2005, 10:41 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Vote for your favourite or most hated headhunter
Replies: 125
Views: 202321

Vote for your favourite or most hated headhunter

>> Is there a market niche for a HH who specialises in newbies ?Isn't that what the Uni Careers Service try to do?
by linuxuser99
September 21st, 2005, 11:17 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How old is too old in graduate terms?
Replies: 20
Views: 137142

How old is too old in graduate terms?

<t>>> As it happens I have a random sample of CVs here. I've just checked 20 and all 20 had Date of Birth on them. The ages range from early 20s to early 40s. The jobs are in IT - which perhaps is significant. I am in London.Wow - diametrically different experiences. I wonder why? I dont doubt you f...
by linuxuser99
September 21st, 2005, 9:59 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How old is too old in graduate terms?
Replies: 20
Views: 137142

How old is too old in graduate terms?

<t>>> It's absolutely standard practise to put date of birth on a CV in Europe. UK - I've not seen a CV with age on it for a LONG time now. While it's not technically ilegal to discriminate on grounds of age here the legislation is on the Govt's list for this term of office. Most HR depts would have...
by linuxuser99
September 21st, 2005, 9:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Monica
Replies: 21
Views: 136538

Monica

>> 95% of females are submissive. The point is that some of them dont know it yet. They need a charismatic leader to lead them to the right directionWhy do I find this sentence so easy to couple with "and so rests the case for defence m'lud"?
by linuxuser99
September 21st, 2005, 8:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Monica
Replies: 21
Views: 136538

Monica

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperhere's what she looks likebetter than hilary I grant you, but still, ehwwwwCome on - you know you would. She's not bad.
by linuxuser99
September 21st, 2005, 8:14 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How old is too old in graduate terms?
Replies: 20
Views: 137142

How old is too old in graduate terms?

>> Is it legal for a employer to ask its candidates his/her age? In most countries where there is lots of quant work going it's either ilegal or considered extremely bad form. But that doesn't stop people asking "when did you graduate?", "when did you complete high school?" etc.
by linuxuser99
September 19th, 2005, 4:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: top ten contributors
Replies: 35
Views: 137318

top ten contributors

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: linuxuser99>> If they were that awful, why would they be so big ?Three letters which answer that question - MSB.which stand for ??Agency which is notorious throughout the City for playing right up to the edge of acceptable conduct. </t>
by linuxuser99
September 19th, 2005, 11:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: top ten contributors
Replies: 35
Views: 137318

top ten contributors

>> If they were that awful, why would they be so big ?Three letters which answer that question - MSB.
by linuxuser99
September 19th, 2005, 7:20 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Bath Vs Birkbeck
Replies: 12
Views: 137202

Bath Vs Birkbeck

<t>>> Just because it's hard, doesn't mean it can't be done, and we'd all be better of for such a ranking.>> So how do we do it ? assume that the market is efficient. rank according to exit salary for the various programmes. that's how HM Govt have ranked MBA's this year for the purposes of giving o...
by linuxuser99
September 19th, 2005, 7:15 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: The March of the Robo Traders
Replies: 2
Views: 135845

The March of the Robo Traders

<t>It's an interesting phenomenon - betfair are now selling you an API that allows you a web services interface to their betting engine. Means you can spread bet automatically (and more worryingly "make a market") using just about any internet enabled PC.You're already hearing stories about people "...
by linuxuser99
September 15th, 2005, 6:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Everything Hamilton wanted you to know about Latin, and was not afraid to ask.
Replies: 18
Views: 136453

Everything Hamilton wanted you to know about Latin, and was not afraid to ask.

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: linuxuser99Interesting paper on archeogenetic evidence for the indo european incursion theorySo basically we are all speaking a dialect of Sanskrit?If you accept that arguement that all the romance languages are a dialect of latin th...
by linuxuser99
September 14th, 2005, 3:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Everything Hamilton wanted you to know about Latin, and was not afraid to ask.
Replies: 18
Views: 136453

Everything Hamilton wanted you to know about Latin, and was not afraid to ask.

Interesting paper on archeogenetic evidence for the indo european incursion theory
by linuxuser99
September 14th, 2005, 2:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: thomas the tank engine DVDs
Replies: 49
Views: 137294

thomas the tank engine DVDs

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: linuxuser99Sanscrit - since it is the root of all indo-european languageslinuxuser is mistakenI read the article - seems to agree pretty well with my understanding of what is currently accepted theory - so I dont really follow.
by linuxuser99
September 14th, 2005, 2:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: thomas the tank engine DVDs
Replies: 49
Views: 137294

thomas the tank engine DVDs

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppaupernot so.A valid analogy would be that the injuns should learn sanskrit just as the west should learn latin and greek.QuoteThe Sanskrit language (Skt. saṃskṛtâ vâk संस्कृता वाक&#2381 is an Indo-Aryan language, and a classical language of India. It has a similar...
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