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by GiusCo
December 12th, 2011, 6:50 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

Time to resume this thread, me thinks... 2012 outcomes prediction anyone?Italy and Spain will head for the IMF early next year and euro will not collapse... not yetHard feelings would push the UK further away... it would be funny to see European Banks leaving the City and move to Zurich
by GiusCo
December 11th, 2011, 3:19 pm
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Topic: Rush_Breaker - my game for iOS
Replies: 7
Views: 15459

Rush_Breaker - my game for iOS

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: outrun My kid enjoyed playing it!very nice to hearQuoteOriginally posted by: outrun If you even go to version 2: it might add fun to also have a mode that never stops wrt levels, but gets harder as your score increases, adding a "I want to improve my high score" element...
by GiusCo
December 10th, 2011, 11:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rush_Breaker - my game for iOS
Replies: 7
Views: 15459

Rush_Breaker - my game for iOS

<t>@ppauper: thanks!@edouard: You're spot on, it is a clone from breakout (Atari 1976) and Arkanoid (Taito 1986). The ball is allowed to rebound the bottom wall in rush_breaker, so that it is difficult to die. I'm thinking of a more polished version 2.0 to be honest, but I'm terribly busy and this i...
by GiusCo
December 10th, 2011, 11:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rush_Breaker - my game for iOS
Replies: 7
Views: 15459

Rush_Breaker - my game for iOS

<t>Thanks a lot outrun! Got Corona SDK indie (iOS only) that stands at $199/year plus the Apple dev license for $99/year. Lua was the given language for scripting but it is ok. The main constraint was to keep RAM usage as low as possible... the game eats < 5 MB at its peak and runs smoothly.Nice exe...
by GiusCo
December 10th, 2011, 8:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rush_Breaker - my game for iOS
Replies: 7
Views: 15459

Rush_Breaker - my game for iOS

<t>While energy markets are surely interesting, making a game for iPhone/iPod/iPad was great fun. I got to use the Corona SDK engine, lua scripting and public domain art that is CC0 licensed. It took one month and the result is a simple game for children and kids. Check it out! Thanks.Rush_Brekaer t...
by GiusCo
November 30th, 2011, 10:30 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

<t>One way is letting the table explode and this is the way history actually worked until now: boom and bust, prosperity and wars.One other way is to try and optimize the game before bust. Eurozone political integration, BCE becoming lender of last resort, eurobonds (on one side, but mid term develo...
by GiusCo
November 30th, 2011, 8:32 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

It seems Risk! the game. Why not assassinate top conspirators from the anglo-saxon financial hubs then? This is a perfect job for same old Jakob Bhonder and Jacques Bondes.
by GiusCo
November 17th, 2011, 8:06 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: QUANT FINANCE IS DEAD
Replies: 54
Views: 30013

QUANT FINANCE IS DEAD

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: quantobeQuoteOriginally posted by: GiusCoQuoteOriginally posted by: 319start trading your PA using your own money and, if you are any good, in a few years the golden world of finance will be very happy to let you inWHAT A LOAD OF BOLLOCKS!!! Listen to yourself saying th...
by GiusCo
November 12th, 2011, 10:44 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: QUANT FINANCE IS DEAD
Replies: 54
Views: 30013

QUANT FINANCE IS DEAD

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: 319If Quant Finance is really dying, as a lot of people seem to think ur here, what are the conclusions for someone who is truly interested in financial mathematics but does not want to end up in an IT role? Just accept that a quant MSc is no investment into the future ...
by GiusCo
October 20th, 2011, 3:26 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Expectations: Musings of a science PhD in search of new quant career.
Replies: 61
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Expectations: Musings of a science PhD in search of new quant career.

<t>I have a full nuclear background, from my first degree in Italy to postgraduates in the UK, and was also thinking of finance in London one-two years ago. I'm also research-oriented but nearer to 40s than 30s, so probably we feel different here.My humble advice is: find something acting as a hook ...
by GiusCo
September 11th, 2011, 1:15 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: how to get the path from root to a given node on a binary tree ?
Replies: 10
Views: 19470

how to get the path from root to a given node on a binary tree ?

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: JackBryanBefore I post here, I have studied them carefully. From <URL url="http://www.technicalypto.com/2010/02/trace-path-of-binary-tree.html"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.technicalypto.com/2010/02/tr ... -tree.html">http://www.technicalypto.com/2010/02/trace-path-of-bi...
by GiusCo
August 8th, 2011, 7:25 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: interviewing style in the UK
Replies: 17
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interviewing style in the UK

<t>mixed feelings from my experience in both academia and finance for low rank / entry level positions, respectively, say £30k-50k rangeon one side, nobody cares: you are just a rat wanting a desk and speaking to rats who want to sell their not-so-interesting desk at the lowest pricethe more you are...
by GiusCo
August 7th, 2011, 7:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?
Replies: 206
Views: 25039

Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: GiusCoItaly may call a one-off "national tax" on the huge savings of the residents, say 10%That's a lot of cash in the mattresses. I should move there and get into mattress recycling.mattresses mafia would gently invite you to trade at t...
by GiusCo
August 7th, 2011, 6:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?
Replies: 206
Views: 25039

Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?

<t>Make or break for the eurozone, here we go.Italy may call a one-off "national tax" on the huge savings of the residents, say 10% in order to cut 50% of the national debt in one blink of eye, but that would not solve the fundamental problem: mafia, privileges, amoral family system and closed ranks...
by GiusCo
July 29th, 2011, 5:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: People overly aggressive on Wilmott
Replies: 187
Views: 22847

People overly aggressive on Wilmott

This website is the best I've found in a while. Such a field is rival to twoplustwo's for poker: smart people, stars, ordinary folks and outsiders in healthy amount.I'm not sure I would ever land one energy job in London but I'm sure I want to come here twice a week and taste the road.
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