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by albertmills
April 27th, 2015, 4:52 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Distance BSc in Computer Sci?
Replies: 14
Views: 5497

Distance BSc in Computer Sci?

<r>Is open university supposed to be a good school? I'm not from the UK, I'd never heard of it.I looked at the detailed study plan for BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (<URL url="http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/qualifications/q62">http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/qualifications/q62</URL>) and it didn't see...
by albertmills
March 25th, 2015, 4:59 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Scientific research to research as a financial analyst?
Replies: 5
Views: 4439

Scientific research to research as a financial analyst?

<t>For all the ex-scientists on these boards, did you ever consider becoming a financial analyst?From what I understand research is a major part of being a financial analyst, so if you enjoyed research as a scientist, why not consider becoming a financial analyst rather than a quant or financial eng...
by albertmills
March 13th, 2015, 7:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silicon Valley Compensation
Replies: 9
Views: 2525

Silicon Valley Compensation

I know that's supposed to be the case for VC's, but is stock also a large part of the reddit CEO comp though?
by albertmills
March 13th, 2015, 7:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silicon Valley Compensation
Replies: 9
Views: 2525

Silicon Valley Compensation

<r>There's a law suit occurring right now which involves a silicon valley big wig. She used to work for a premier venture capital firm and now she's the CEO of reddit. The link in the article below reveals these figures: $560 k a year working for the venture capital firm and $258 k a year as CEO of ...
by albertmills
March 10th, 2015, 4:16 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Are most science research positions these days in biology?
Replies: 0
Views: 3031

Are most science research positions these days in biology?

<t>I know a lot of scientists (although I think it's mostly physicists) inhabit, or used to inhabit these boards.In your opinion are most science research positions these days in something biology related? If I type in 'research' into a jobs search engine most of the postings that come up are bio-re...
by albertmills
January 6th, 2015, 3:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Monte Carlo simulation to predict movie success
Replies: 16
Views: 3131

Monte Carlo simulation to predict movie success

<t>When I read the article I was suspecting something like the scenario Paul describes below...using "sophisticated scientific analysis" to persuade investors to part with their money, rather than for any real predictive purpose, and mostly just posted to see if people thought there might be more to...
by albertmills
January 5th, 2015, 10:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Monte Carlo simulation to predict movie success
Replies: 16
Views: 3131

Monte Carlo simulation to predict movie success

<r>Do you guys believe that this producer actually uses monte carlo simulation to predict the success of a movie (or if he does that it actually works and he's not just deluding himself or others)? See link below for entire article "Before Relativity commits to financing a particular movie ? either ...
by albertmills
July 20th, 2014, 6:15 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How does someone without formal training in economics become head of the IMF?
Replies: 4
Views: 4565

How does someone without formal training in economics become head of the IMF?

<t>How did Lagarde become head of the IMF if she has no formal training in finance or economics? I know she was finance minister in france, but still...you aren't going to become a physicist without academic training in physics, and you're not going to become a surgeon without going to medical schoo...
by albertmills
June 22nd, 2014, 12:58 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Programming contests
Replies: 12
Views: 5492

Programming contests

<t>Hi,I'm looking for a programming contest to use as a motivation to learn programming...as in learn about networking, c++, databases, etc. whatever else compromises modern programming etc. I already learned about loops, conditional statements, and arrays a long time ago in school.I looked at googl...
by albertmills
April 29th, 2014, 8:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Much to Live in Canada?
Replies: 19
Views: 8453

How Much to Live in Canada?

It's not very hard to make 200k in Calgary due to the oil and gas industry. It's cold, there's not much culture, but the mountains are beautiful.
by albertmills
April 22nd, 2014, 7:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: accounting for subsidiary
Replies: 2
Views: 4226

accounting for subsidiary

<t>If a company owns a subsidiary the subsidiaries voting stock is more than 50% controlled by the parent company, and the parent company is supposed to consolidate the ifnancial statements of both companies. If the parent company owns between 20 to 50% of another company it must report the other co...
by albertmills
March 4th, 2014, 5:14 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How do you view a company/role/team from the outside in?
Replies: 2
Views: 5513

How do you view a company/role/team from the outside in?

<t>How do you view a company/role/team/career from the outside in?It's hard to tell if a particular organization/team within an organization/role/career fits you until you've tired it for a while. If it doesn't fit the logical thing to do is to try something else/go somewhere else. Yet doing that in...
by albertmills
February 6th, 2014, 10:53 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: From Oil & Gas modelling to IT Quant ?
Replies: 6
Views: 6272

From Oil & Gas modelling to IT Quant ?

Westminster: I'm just curious what exactly did you do for oil and gas? Create computer models of reservoirs? If you were doing computer modelling, why would you have to go to all these field locations, wouldn't computer modelling jobs be in London (BP) or Houston or Amsterdam (Shell)?
by albertmills
January 10th, 2014, 3:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: State of Russian Math./Science
Replies: 74
Views: 26128

State of Russian Math./Science

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: PaulQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnMathematics is not a science IMO, but it is historically a part of Philosophy.Yes. And it's not easy to be a mathematician unless you did maths as an undergrad degree, and in your youth.PAbsol...
by albertmills
December 20th, 2013, 9:50 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: value investing: trying to have your cake and eat it too?
Replies: 4
Views: 6433

value investing: trying to have your cake and eat it too?

<t>Hi,I'm curious: value investors claim that the markets aren't efficient, that you can find under priced securities that differ from their "intrinsic" value. Then they go on to claim that that intrinsic value will be realized (or at least the price of the security will rise toward the intrinsic va...
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