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by trackstar
March 8th, 2009, 6:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Rogue Trader at Merrill?
Replies: 10
Views: 43523

Rogue Trader at Merrill?

So he is Swedish. That is interesting. I had found his name and work history last night and assumed he was French.I stand corrected.***
by trackstar
March 8th, 2009, 5:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tree models should always be calibrated to fat-tails!! ALWAYS!
Replies: 7
Views: 41544

Tree models should always be calibrated to fat-tails!! ALWAYS!

<t>All is well that ends well! And that gift is a very happy ending indeedBTW: I was not comparing you to the flaming man - you and your father were just curious.He was trying to innovate and impress the neighbors. If Barny reads this, he might be pleased to know that the man was an engineer. Perhap...
by trackstar
March 8th, 2009, 5:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tree models should always be calibrated to fat-tails!! ALWAYS!
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Tree models should always be calibrated to fat-tails!! ALWAYS!

<t>One more story:(My sister works in a large regional hospital and has many such tales)...After one of the severe ice storms in New Hampshire this winter, which also brought wide-scale power outages, many people bought gas-powered generators. For awhile, you could hear them cranking away in every n...
by trackstar
March 8th, 2009, 4:47 pm
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Topic: Tree models should always be calibrated to fat-tails!! ALWAYS!
Replies: 7
Views: 41544

Tree models should always be calibrated to fat-tails!! ALWAYS!

Out of the way, of course. I said a positive event!If fate had wanted it otherwise, you were right there for the taking!While you are out mixing it up with the loggers, please do not pick up any live electrical wires, esp. if you are standing in a large puddle of water. ***
by trackstar
March 8th, 2009, 4:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tree models should always be calibrated to fat-tails!! ALWAYS!
Replies: 7
Views: 41544

Tree models should always be calibrated to fat-tails!! ALWAYS!

<t>Incredible! What time was that approximately?Something good must have been happening elsewhere, that you both were spared with minor injuries.A butterfly floating over the Caribbean perhaps... ***BTW - I have had many conversations with lumber and heavy equipment guys over the years and they are ...
by trackstar
March 8th, 2009, 4:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Norway - Land of Heroic Sagas
Replies: 336
Views: 69707

Norway - Land of Heroic Sagas

<t>To put some current news into historical perspective (Update: well, that news story actually does not have a France vs. Viking theme, but this is still interesting history...)The Vikings in Normandy - Beginnings in 9th century"The part of the Frankish (east) and Saxon (west) Neustria which later ...
by trackstar
March 8th, 2009, 4:27 pm
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Topic: The Black Cube - Art Gallery
Replies: 547
Views: 129486

The Black Cube - Art Gallery

Still Life with Cheeses - Floris van Dijck, 1615-20
by trackstar
March 8th, 2009, 4:25 pm
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Topic: Old Quantum's Book of Integral Cats
Replies: 7
Views: 42632

Old Quantum's Book of Integral Cats

<t>The TigerTiger! Tiger! burning brightIn the forests of the night,What immortal hand or eyeCould frame thy fearful symmetry?In what distant deeps or skiesBurnt the fire of thine eyes?On what wings dare he aspire?What the hand dare seize the fire?And what shoulder, and what art,Could twist the sine...
by trackstar
March 8th, 2009, 3:06 pm
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Topic: A Music Game II for 2009
Replies: 2936
Views: 359807

A Music Game II for 2009

<t>The Mystic's Dream - Loreena McKennittThe Mummer's Dance - Loreena McKennittWhen in the springtime of the yearWhen the trees are crowned with leavesWhen the ash and oak, and the birch and yewAre dressed in ribbons fairWhen owls call the breathless moonIn the blue veil of the nightThe shadows of t...
by trackstar
March 7th, 2009, 11:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Rogue Trader at Merrill?
Replies: 10
Views: 43523

Rogue Trader at Merrill?

For comparison, A Rogues' Gallery of Traders - Guardian UK March 6I know it's not funny for the people involved, but still, to think about a French trader speculating against Viking currencies...That didn't stop invasions back in the old days and it doesn't seem to work too well now.
by trackstar
March 7th, 2009, 8:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Old Quantum's Book of Integral Cats
Replies: 7
Views: 42632

Old Quantum's Book of Integral Cats

Some big cats have fat tails...
by trackstar
March 7th, 2009, 8:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wilmott Drinking Song - A Work in Progress
Replies: 25
Views: 43169

Wilmott Drinking Song - A Work in Progress

Billy's Bones - The PoguesFrom the album Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
by trackstar
March 7th, 2009, 8:30 pm
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Topic: Old Quantum's Book of Integral Cats
Replies: 7
Views: 42632

Old Quantum's Book of Integral Cats

Wildcats of Kilkenny - The Pogues
by trackstar
March 7th, 2009, 8:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Rogue Trader at Merrill?
Replies: 10
Views: 43523

Rogue Trader at Merrill?

<t>Merrill Lynch looking at "irregularity" in trading - Reuters March 7(Full article pasted in here)LONDON/DUBLIN (Reuters) - Merrill Lynch said on Friday it had discovered an "irregularity" in its London trading positions and the Financial Times reported that a Merrill trader had been suspended ove...
by trackstar
March 7th, 2009, 4:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Music Game II for 2009
Replies: 2936
Views: 359807

A Music Game II for 2009

Flower Images Set to Soeur Marie KeyrouzBardo - VasKali Basa - Vas Ceremony of Passage - Vas