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by Hansi
May 4th, 2016, 3:05 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Virtual Reality
Replies: 30
Views: 7142

Virtual Reality

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: EdgeyLive sports and music can be captured in 360º video, but that's not quite the same as being there as you can only rotate your head, not move it. My bet would be that the main application (outside games) will be drama. You can take any current theater production, mo...
by Hansi
May 3rd, 2016, 7:59 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Virtual Reality
Replies: 30
Views: 7142

Virtual Reality

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnIs this event all fun and games or have the CAD designers (Autodesk, SolidWorks) become involved?Mixed, 60% gaming according to the guy that was pitching me on it. Not sure about CAD there but seen proof of concept stuff for CAD previewing.QuoteOriginally post...
by Hansi
May 3rd, 2016, 6:55 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why does bond trading need a holding period limit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Why does bond trading need a holding period limit?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DavidJNThe accountants might also get nervous about how to classify a long held position. Is it trading, available for sale or a long-term investment? That kind of thing.This was my thought as well, held to maturity vs held for trading vs available for sale accounting c...
by Hansi
May 1st, 2016, 11:22 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Virtual Reality
Replies: 30
Views: 7142

Virtual Reality

Another london option: http://events.vr-intelligence.com/vrxeurope/ PM me for 25% off if interested.
by Hansi
May 1st, 2016, 7:01 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: second hand book exchange?
Replies: 7
Views: 21930

second hand book exchange?

<t>Haven't looked at in a while but if I had to guess Amazon used books as the discover-ability for buyers of used books is most likely best there.Abebooks used to be good but don't know how they are now. I don't think ebay is a good option because the listing fees keep rising and the discover-abili...
by Hansi
April 28th, 2016, 9:01 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: beaker notebook
Replies: 4
Views: 3572

beaker notebook

And they get a copy of all your work ;)
by Hansi
April 27th, 2016, 6:36 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Virtual Reality
Replies: 30
Views: 7142

Virtual Reality

<r>The hardware is just coming out. Recommend ordering one of them to try or check if there is a local meetup doing demos etc like this one:<URL url="http://www.meetup.com/London-VR-for-Games-Meetup/https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vr-mixer-network-drink-play-tickets-24804191003VR"><LINK_TEXT text="ht...
by Hansi
April 21st, 2016, 9:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Two option myths?
Replies: 36
Views: 3184

Two option myths?

QuoteOriginally posted by: complyorexplainAh! And Paul Wilmott himself discusses the question in Paul Wilmott Introduces Quantitative Finance, section 6.6, except Google books chopped off the next page, frustratingly.If you are in London you can have my copy.
by Hansi
April 11th, 2016, 7:57 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Getting a job writing financial commentary
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Getting a job writing financial commentary

Best one I've seen: "Markets are up on higher prices"
by Hansi
April 8th, 2016, 9:27 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Upcoming book: Brazilian Derivatives and Securities (FX and IR focus)
Replies: 5
Views: 4996

Upcoming book: Brazilian Derivatives and Securities (FX and IR focus)

Congrats on this, keen to read but have too much on my to-read list already. Maybe in a year or two. Price might be preventive for some people; bit cheaper on Amazon UK though.
by Hansi
April 8th, 2016, 9:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Portfolio optimizer software
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Portfolio optimizer software

<r>What vendors do you have a relationship with already? BBG is pretty common to have, they offer PORT had a look at that?Almost everything in this space is expensive because it's only targeted as enterprise solutions.Want to build your own, R has a lot of options for various cases: <URL url="https:...
by Hansi
March 30th, 2016, 12:22 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Here's What Happens When an 18 Year Old Buys a Mainframe
Replies: 5
Views: 1950

Here's What Happens When an 18 Year Old Buys a Mainframe

I found it interesting, how much of the full video did you watch?I found his narrative interesting and fun + the contrast with current general exposure for 18 year olds to tech.
by Hansi
March 18th, 2016, 12:20 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: The future for Excel VBA
Replies: 35
Views: 5381

The future for Excel VBA

<t>bearish I agree, I absolutely hate VBA and Excel but when people around me use it to solve a specific problem in front of them I'm okay with it but generally label it as "tactical" with hopes of replacing said solution with a "strategic" solution at a later date (where as proper IT scream and yel...
by Hansi
March 17th, 2016, 9:20 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: The future for Excel VBA
Replies: 35
Views: 5381

The future for Excel VBA

Microsoft has started incorporating R into SQL Server and have bought Revolution R which is now renamed to Microsoft R so I don't think it's completely out of the question that the next Excel would include it as a runtime alternative to VBA. I'd say 70% chance.
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