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by mdubuque
June 9th, 2012, 2:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP Bob Welch - Fleetwood Mac guitarist and singer
Replies: 5
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RIP Bob Welch - Fleetwood Mac guitarist and singer

I'll miss him. A real great.
by mdubuque
June 9th, 2012, 2:30 am
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Topic: MOLECULAR CLOCK IN A NEURAL NETWORK
Replies: 4
Views: 11798

MOLECULAR CLOCK IN A NEURAL NETWORK

Any thoughts?http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v99/i13/e138104Matt DubuqueTHE NESTED MOLECULAR CLOCK ALGORITHMS
by mdubuque
March 18th, 2008, 12:42 am
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Topic: Abolish the Fed ?
Replies: 99
Views: 61300

Abolish the Fed ?

<r>I think it's interesting that right around 100 years ago (actually 101 years ago, the Panic of 1907) JP Morgan bailed out the USA with a cash infusion. Now who is it that's right in the mix one century later? JP Morgan, bailing out Bear Stearns. I'm not a conspiracy nut about that, not at all, bu...
by mdubuque
February 19th, 2008, 9:45 pm
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Topic: Thanks Fidel!
Replies: 31
Views: 61022

Thanks Fidel!

<t>Just one solitary voice among hundreds of millions worldwide wishing to give a heartfelt thanks to President Castro for his decades of selfless service to both the Cuban people and humanity as a whole. I'd like to point out one bit of very recent history that is not receiving enough attention tod...
by mdubuque
January 28th, 2008, 3:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: was it you at Socgen ?
Replies: 96
Views: 75357

was it you at Socgen ?

Let's shoot it in HD and enter it in Sundance Film Festival.Matt
by mdubuque
January 27th, 2008, 6:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: was it you at Socgen ?
Replies: 96
Views: 75357

was it you at Socgen ?

<t>Kerviel had a low level position as an arbitrageur. It seems very plausible that the arbitrage department at SocGen may have had less strict controls because it was assumed that arbitrage traders tended to have, by definition, lower risk profiles.TraderJoe, in response to your question about my f...
by mdubuque
January 26th, 2008, 8:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: was it you at Socgen ?
Replies: 96
Views: 75357

was it you at Socgen ?

<t>Today's Financial Times states that he was mildly profitable last December and then started a new round of trading in January, being basically long various European index futures.As I read between the lines in today's FT, it seems that for each long bet he took corresponding short positions, but ...
by mdubuque
January 26th, 2008, 8:11 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Close to End or Beginning of End
Replies: 15
Views: 66875

Close to End or Beginning of End

This is indeed a guess.Matt
by mdubuque
January 26th, 2008, 7:59 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Fed: Laughingstock
Replies: 139
Views: 74393

Fed: Laughingstock

<t>One thing I'd like to throw in the mix here is that by no means is the Fed constrained to play the short end of the market, i.e. trading T-Bills.The Fed has conducted open market operations using bonds of very long maturities in the past (Google "Operation Twist" for example) and may well do so i...
by mdubuque
January 26th, 2008, 4:00 am
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Topic: SONGBIRDS MAY BE ABLE TO LEARN GRAMMAR
Replies: 55
Views: 112290

SONGBIRDS MAY BE ABLE TO LEARN GRAMMAR

<r>Chimpanzee Trounces British Memory ChampionI'm the chimpion! Ape trounces the best of the human world in memory competitionby FIONA MACRAE <URL url="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=510260&in_page_id=1770"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...
by mdubuque
January 26th, 2008, 3:58 am
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Topic: SONGBIRDS MAY BE ABLE TO LEARN GRAMMAR
Replies: 55
Views: 112290

SONGBIRDS MAY BE ABLE TO LEARN GRAMMAR

<t>Chimpanzee Trounces British Memory ChampionI'm the chimpion! Ape trounces the best of the human world in memory competitionby FIONA MACRAE - More by this author » Last updated at 00:23am on 25th January 2008 When scientists found out that chimps had better memories than students, there were unkin...
by mdubuque
October 8th, 2007, 3:03 pm
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Topic: Markets and Social Justice
Replies: 13
Views: 63986

Markets and Social Justice

<t>It comes down to whether we as a society treat our people as assets or liabilities on the balance sheet which capitalism frames all decisions within. Free marketeers view our fellow citizens as liabilities and costs; wise men know that they are assets who can contribute to our cultural progress.H...
by mdubuque
June 23rd, 2007, 2:24 am
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Topic: THOSE STUPID NEOLIBERALS!
Replies: 1
Views: 69675

THOSE STUPID NEOLIBERALS!

<r>Geez, can you believe these guys?Check out the deal described below (halfway down) they are offering the Southern Hemisphere developing countries.We will lower our agricultural subsidies if they lower their barriers to imports of manufactured goods.DUH!That locks them into a lower value-added agr...
by mdubuque
May 23rd, 2007, 12:38 am
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Topic: Futures markets on current events
Replies: 2
Views: 71081

Futures markets on current events

<r>Now the world's finest newspaper, the Financial Times of London, has opened a futures market on various current events.Play and compete to show off your knowledge.<URL url="http://www.ftpredict.com/aav2/accounts/join/applicationForm.jsp?heardFromPromotionDetail=m0204452773eMatt"><LINK_TEXT text="...
by mdubuque
May 10th, 2007, 3:52 am
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Topic: It's a War of Civilzations
Replies: 24
Views: 72756

It's a War of Civilzations

<t>One of the most important tenets of Islam is not to charge interest on loans.Why are we so stuck on shoving a banking system down their throats at the point of a gun which insists on charging interest on loans?How does that help us?This is one critical reason why we are so despised in Iraq by Shi...
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