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by GiusCo
June 9th, 2012, 7:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Roland Garros 2012
Replies: 30
Views: 13364

Roland Garros 2012

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: quantmehQuoteOriginally posted by: zerdnaErrani was not that bad,Errani's a testament of the fact that life's not fair. she was in her best form, but she's no match to top players. hard work is worth not that much in this lifeThis applies to 99.9% of people in the world...
by GiusCo
May 20th, 2012, 12:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 373
Views: 31555

Facebook

frenzy anyone? lol
by GiusCo
April 27th, 2012, 2:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Songs about cities
Replies: 256
Views: 25464

Songs about cities

Creuza de Ma (Genoa) - Fabrizio De Andre'Genova per noi (Genoa) - Paolo ConteGenoa, big Italian city much beloved for its secular harbor, fishermen and scousy people (very similar in the mood and accent to Liverpool in the UK)In Liverpool - Suzanne Vega
by GiusCo
April 27th, 2012, 1:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Normative Behavior on Wilmott and in the Great Wide World
Replies: 75
Views: 16551

Normative Behavior on Wilmott and in the Great Wide World

My 2 cents to normative behavior (and marketing): imho the Wilmott Forum "views" counter is rigged here and everywhere
by GiusCo
April 13th, 2012, 12:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gamification, is it for us?
Replies: 20
Views: 13947

Gamification, is it for us?

<t>I still think "brand" is more important than "gamification" for quality assurance purposes. While looking for C++ in finance, I still refer to reputed human beings (Dr Cuch, MJ, Wilmott) instead of reputed forum/community play-and-get-reward structures (quantnet is going that way a bit?).I have t...
by GiusCo
April 12th, 2012, 10:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iPad
Replies: 111
Views: 40628

iPad

<t>@Cuch and allThinking to get an iPad 2 and pass my iPod Touch 4 to little cousin, a girl... main advantage is I can get magazines on the bigger screenalso mobile apps development is quite funny and I'm learning a lot in practice, C# mainly... it's good I can say that I'm decently able at C/C++/C#...
by GiusCo
April 3rd, 2012, 9:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Songs about cities
Replies: 256
Views: 25464

Songs about cities

Il ragazzo della via Gluck (Milan) - Adriano CelentanoVacanze romane (Rome) - Matia BazarNapule e' (Naples) - Pino Daniele
by GiusCo
March 29th, 2012, 1:09 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant Career Rage
Replies: 69
Views: 19470

Quant Career Rage

Passive-aggressive folks still hang around, the cream moved to Off Topic forum or Arts studies.
by GiusCo
February 18th, 2012, 3:25 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: looking to get OUT of finance
Replies: 66
Views: 18721

looking to get OUT of finance

Generally burn-out techs and distressed moneymakers have a shot at art and make a serious hobby of it. You there yet?
by GiusCo
February 3rd, 2012, 4:30 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Poll: Do you believe that psychometric testing has significant scientific or statistical validity?
Replies: 43
Views: 17209

Poll: Do you believe that psychometric testing has significant scientific or statistical validity?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: PaulPoll: Do you believe that psychometric testing has significant scientific or statistical validity? The subtext is that I think all you bankers are narcissistic, autistic psychopaths, and I want to know how to prove it!PApart of extreme cases, I feel these tests rein...
by GiusCo
February 3rd, 2012, 4:24 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: golden age of computer science?
Replies: 108
Views: 21245

golden age of computer science?

> there is lots out there to do (outside of finance's absurd models ;-) ) to actually model the physical world around us! I do what I like and/or what I'm paid for. Aren't we engineers?
by GiusCo
February 2nd, 2012, 5:40 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: golden age of computer science?
Replies: 108
Views: 21245

golden age of computer science?

<t>Back to the starting question from OP (computer science in a golden age?): as a modeller and applied researcher with an engineering background, I have to rely on my programming skills for numerical routines. The latest challenge was choosing between using DynusT for my town network evacuation pro...
by GiusCo
January 21st, 2012, 3:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Italy, land of trash.
Replies: 555
Views: 94608

Italy, land of trash.

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnDebole.You know, this topic is called Italy, land of trash. Captain Hero told Captain Villain he was actually registering the call before bullying him. Captain Villain is still a fool but we have half a hero, I suspect. We Italians call it "bella figura", that...
by GiusCo
January 21st, 2012, 2:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Italy, land of trash.
Replies: 555
Views: 94608

Italy, land of trash.

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperVada a bordo, cazzo - REMIX --- youtube video
by GiusCo
January 15th, 2012, 10:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Prepare for riots in euro collapse, Foreign Office warns
Replies: 52
Views: 17599

Prepare for riots in euro collapse, Foreign Office warns

and S&P's downgrading put up the rumba again
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