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by Traden4Alpha
June 6th, 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cheap way to transfer money?
Replies: 38
Views: 126540

Re: Cheap way to transfer money?

Transferwise uses a peer to peer model that matches equal-and-opposite exchanges.  You end up depositing your CHF directly into someone else's local CHF account at the same time that the other person deposits EUR into your EUR account.  No foreign exchange is actually done and the transfers avoid c...
by Traden4Alpha
June 6th, 2018, 12:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cheap way to transfer money?
Replies: 38
Views: 126540

Re: Cheap way to transfer money?

Thank you ISM. Exchange rate is not fixed? Sorry I'm dumb. You mean that the exchange rate shown the day the client proceeds on TW website may not be the one actually applied? ( = client doesn't for sure in advance the actual amount that will be transferred) Transferwise uses a peer to peer model t...
by Traden4Alpha
June 6th, 2018, 12:41 am
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: New 2nd Edition - The Complete Guide to Option Pricing Formulas + CD-ROM by Espen Gaarder Haug
Replies: 211
Views: 175863

Re: New 2nd Edition - The Complete Guide to Option Pricing Formulas + CD-ROM by Espen Gaarder Haug

Does this thing have a name you are talking about? Looks like a Cauchy surface to me https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cauchy_surface t ime  moves in one direction. Sure about that? Can we prove it or is it just one's imagination? why are people getting old, at least seems correlated to the flow of tim...
by Traden4Alpha
June 6th, 2018, 12:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Random photo's
Replies: 1869
Views: 117550

Re: Random photo's

What do you mean, outrun?
The fridge shows the snow animation for the weather today :-) (It was terribly cold today, at most 17C, but it's certainly not a winter.) I think my IoT went loco.
Perhaps the IoT sensor fell in the freezer.
by Traden4Alpha
June 5th, 2018, 11:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cheap way to transfer money?
Replies: 38
Views: 126540

Re: Cheap way to transfer money?

Transferwise is cheaper because it doesn't guarantee instant transfer time nor fixed exchange rate. Most of the times it won't matter, but you might be surprised if you were exchanging USD for some volatile currency. It's the same as with "cheap brokers" like deGiro who turn out to rehypo...
by Traden4Alpha
June 5th, 2018, 10:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2591
Views: 212770

Re: Stupid question of the day

Looks spoiled, almost full MC.. that's pretty far from minimal spanning.  You can still save it, but it'll cost you log log log n time.
The only rational thing to do is make some Dedekind cuts.
by Traden4Alpha
June 5th, 2018, 10:42 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: what did the painter do wrong?
Replies: 84
Views: 26118

Re: what did the painter do wrong?

"5. Find the last digit of pi"
3, it is the same as the first one! 
Is it a palindrome? Does pi = ip?
by Traden4Alpha
June 5th, 2018, 10:10 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: what did the painter do wrong?
Replies: 84
Views: 26118

Re: what did the painter do wrong?

5. Find the last digit of pi
6. Get solutions to 1+arctan(1+arctan(1 + arctan(........)))
7. Build an internal combustion engine that needs a Sierpinski gasket
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by Traden4Alpha
June 5th, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: what did the painter do wrong?
Replies: 84
Views: 26118

Re: what did the painter do wrong?

Nah, just a mouthpiece
We need a lot of paint


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Just think of how much saliva could accumulate inside that thing!
by Traden4Alpha
June 5th, 2018, 3:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2591
Views: 212770

Re: Stupid question of the day

tt is a weeping willow. It is suffering from watermark sickness. It is rust in peace. It was planted by the previous owner to the memory of his daughter who fell into the adjoining waterway and drowned. That's so sad! But on the literal bright side, the recommended treatment is felling and burning ...
by Traden4Alpha
June 5th, 2018, 2:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: California: Here comes Ahnoooold!
Replies: 234
Views: 207814

Re: California: Here comes Ahnoooold!

reading the legislation tells me that it seems to be a half-truth not a "no" because there are fines but the fines apply to the supplier not the householder There's a paragraph (paragraph (a)) omitted in the article So it seems that the answer is that it's not against the law in Californi...
by Traden4Alpha
June 5th, 2018, 12:34 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: what did the painter do wrong?
Replies: 84
Views: 26118

Re: what did the painter do wrong?

painter's paradox Image
This problem came from your mathematics tootor, what?
by Traden4Alpha
June 5th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2591
Views: 212770

Re: Stupid question of the day

With enough molehills, you can make a mountain. BTW our willow tree of > 80 years has not grown any leaves this year. The willow whisperer will inspect it tomorrow. Anyone with experience of willow trees and their issues? Should we talk to it?> I hope your willow is not pining for the fjords! Is th...
by Traden4Alpha
June 5th, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: California: Here comes Ahnoooold!
Replies: 234
Views: 207814

Re: California: Here comes Ahnoooold!

a question to californians: is this story accurate? Now It’s Against the Law in California to Shower and Do Laundry on the Same Day and if so, how would the fines be levied? is it done by monitoring every single day or do they use an average over some period? The simple answer is “no”, as about fiv...
by Traden4Alpha
June 4th, 2018, 4:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2591
Views: 212770

Re: Stupid question of the day

When are moles going to learn/evolve to make smaller molehills?
When everyone carefully kills all the big molehill moles but lets the small molehill moles live and breed. Continuous filtering on the median will drive evolution to ever smaller molehills.