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by DominicConnor
June 26th, 2015, 7:36 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Physics to law?
Replies: 5
Views: 3747

Physics to law?

As katastrofa says patent and IP law is the obvious place to go, but its optimality is a function of where you went to university.Of the lawyers I know in this field (not a huge sample), they all went to upper end unis.
by DominicConnor
June 12th, 2015, 8:47 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Is model validation really that bad?
Replies: 12
Views: 6607

Is model validation really that bad?

<t>Part of the problem with MV was that it was over-sold, managers simply lied about the nature of the work, talking to newbies about how examining experienced guys work would make them the next wave of the elite.Thus people tried to leave as soon as they realised the truth, which combined with the ...
by DominicConnor
June 7th, 2015, 11:18 am
Forum: Numerical Methods Forum
Topic: Highest Fibonacci number that can be computed recursively
Replies: 14
Views: 4215

Highest Fibonacci number that can be computed recursively

<t>Yes, this is mildly common interview question, usually asked in the context of:Write a function to calculate N! recursively.Then they ask:Do it for FibThe hole many candidates fall in is the one zumsl the original poster seems to have found (but possibly not fallen into).like any good interview q...
by DominicConnor
May 21st, 2015, 10:07 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Which offer is better - Derivative trading at oil refiner vs Modelling consultant at Big 4
Replies: 12
Views: 4655

Which offer is better - Derivative trading at oil refiner vs Modelling consultant at Big 4

Commodities as a market to run a career does have rather more volatility than others.
by DominicConnor
May 21st, 2015, 10:05 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Senior EQD Trader Interview
Replies: 2
Views: 3283

Senior EQD Trader Interview

<t>That's a pretty broad area...A key pat of that is the word "senior" which implies a few things. For a start that they'd be leading and not merely be led.That means I'd want to know about their ideas for change and developing the business and whether they understood things outside the normal comfo...
by DominicConnor
May 21st, 2015, 9:56 am
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Entry level book on economics ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4300

Entry level book on economics ?

Freakonomics is good ans is the Undercover Economist, but I'd also like something a bit more formal that is equivalent to the many science books aimed at teenagers.
by DominicConnor
May 17th, 2015, 8:50 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Distance BSc in Computer Sci?
Replies: 14
Views: 5496

Distance BSc in Computer Sci?

II'm wondering is a MSc by research might be a better bet ?
by DominicConnor
May 13th, 2015, 8:50 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Entry level book on economics ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4300

Entry level book on economics ?

<t>#2 son has shown a distinct interest in Economics, which has presented a problem for me......He's 11He has an intuitive grasp of mean reversion, marginal utility, some game theory and a random set of other relevant concepts, about as much as you could for at that age and won a recent debating com...
by DominicConnor
April 29th, 2015, 5:38 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Main Risks that Life Companies are Exposed to.
Replies: 7
Views: 3106

Main Risks that Life Companies are Exposed to.

Adverse selection, people who have good reason to believe they will die sooner than expected.That's growing a lot now that people can accurately self diagnose a lot more conditions, this week a pretty reliable HIV test was released, loads more coming.
by DominicConnor
April 17th, 2015, 3:10 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Distance BSc in Computer Sci?
Replies: 14
Views: 5496

Distance BSc in Computer Sci?

What particular areas do you want to cover ?
by DominicConnor
April 14th, 2015, 8:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ryan vs. Hillary 2016
Replies: 904
Views: 37536

Ryan vs. Hillary 2016

<t>Ppauper, of course it's rational for Biden to run...First off, he gets to keep the whatever's left of his election fund.Next, forget whether Clintonessa would win the election, or whether she'd make a good president.She has to navigate the primaries and she's lost before against someone with no t...
by DominicConnor
April 14th, 2015, 7:53 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Statistics about foreign investment in China
Replies: 1
Views: 5796

Statistics about foreign investment in China

Kcomdata are spammers, trust their data at your peril
by DominicConnor
April 14th, 2015, 7:51 pm
Forum: Numerical Methods Forum
Topic: What does ?convergence? in Monte Carlo simulation mean?
Replies: 96
Views: 8917

What does ?convergence? in Monte Carlo simulation mean?

To go back to the OP, converging too quickly and too neatly is something that might bother me enough to check that I hadn't missed something.Of course "too quickly" is a judgement term, not a numerical value.
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