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by flairplay
October 28th, 2006, 1:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Do financial institutions make the best possible use of their quant resources?
Replies: 10
Views: 90382

Do financial institutions make the best possible use of their quant resources?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: NorthernJohnQuoteOriginally posted by: flairplayMany quants with the inclination to do real life stuff are kept away because of the path dependency of their careers. Say you are driven and have some numerical talent. Instead of doing a business school MBA, u end up gett...
by flairplay
October 27th, 2006, 10:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Will India overtake the US in 50 years
Replies: 3
Views: 89186

Will India overtake the US in 50 years

QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeAnyway, the answer is a resounding no.
by flairplay
October 27th, 2006, 10:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Do financial institutions make the best possible use of their quant resources?
Replies: 10
Views: 90382

Do financial institutions make the best possible use of their quant resources?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: NorthernJohnQuoteOriginally posted by: flairplay I have always thought that smart quants exposed to real life would ask the right questions more often than they do . And I have a suspicion some may turn out better than average traders who get their jobs just because the...
by flairplay
October 27th, 2006, 6:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Do financial institutions make the best possible use of their quant resources?
Replies: 10
Views: 90382

Do financial institutions make the best possible use of their quant resources?

<t>I sometimes think rather too many quants reckon the maths comes before the phenomenon... Not their fault, as banks hide them away to number crunch without exposing them to the really interesting bits. Sometimes traders are rather shallow and fail to see real issues themselves, or fail to point th...
by flairplay
October 27th, 2006, 5:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Will India overtake the US in 50 years
Replies: 3
Views: 89186

Will India overtake the US in 50 years

in terms of economic and military might, and as a superpower. Note I have not mentioned China just to focus on this comparison.Opinions if anyone cares to share.
by flairplay
October 27th, 2006, 5:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE MUSLIMS?
Replies: 179
Views: 97524

HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE MUSLIMS?

QuoteOriginally posted by: zetaHopefully we can all agree in part, that spreading a blanket of condemnation over the whole for the actions of a few is wrongI think Gardener, Marsden, myself and perhaps Trader Joey are inclined to agree. The rest not so.
by flairplay
October 27th, 2006, 5:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE MUSLIMS?
Replies: 179
Views: 97524

HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE MUSLIMS?

QuoteOriginally posted by: playerDoes anyone actually agree with MarsdenI would say Zeta, Gradener, and myself are making the same overall point.Dont condemn all because of the actions of a few. And I would say as well - do not make up false facts to back up hatred.
by flairplay
October 27th, 2006, 5:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Great Muslim Debate
Replies: 115
Views: 95963

The Great Muslim Debate

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeQuoteOriginally posted by: flairplayQuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeQuoteOriginally posted by: gardener3QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperspeed dating in the middle east ?papuper, how do you think Jesus would feel about you posting these things?gardener, wh...
by flairplay
October 27th, 2006, 4:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Great Muslim Debate
Replies: 115
Views: 95963

The Great Muslim Debate

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeQuoteOriginally posted by: gardener3QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperspeed dating in the middle east ?papuper, how do you think Jesus would feel about you posting these things?gardener, what would mohammed think about muslims flying passenger planes into the W...
by flairplay
October 27th, 2006, 4:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE MUSLIMS?
Replies: 179
Views: 97524

HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE MUSLIMS?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: zetadammit, here I am, sucked in again..To the orginal question, I have worked with muslims (in the US) and they have been the epitome of decency. Contrast this with a fellow church couple whom we dined with last night. My wife and I expressed concern for the health of ...
by flairplay
October 26th, 2006, 5:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Great Muslim Debate
Replies: 115
Views: 95963

The Great Muslim Debate

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: menceyQuoteOriginally posted by: flairplayMarsden, remember what you are up against. My view is:The "I'm not politically correct, because I have the courage to be honest" group are rather too often soft brained apologists for their own short comings.By attacking other c...
by flairplay
October 26th, 2006, 5:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE MUSLIMS?
Replies: 179
Views: 97524

HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE MUSLIMS?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: menceyQuoteOriginally posted by: flairplayIn contrast, no one goes around and says all Christians are terrorists because Christian Serbs slaughtered 7,000 Muslim men in cold blood in Kosovo in th emid 1990's or because Christian militia men slaughtered 1,600 innocent pe...
by flairplay
October 26th, 2006, 6:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE MUSLIMS?
Replies: 179
Views: 97524

HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE MUSLIMS?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: cosmologistDear Marsden,I am surprised that a man like you ( educated, exposed to the world of senses etc) has such flawed line of reasoning to back your assertions. Anyways, there is nothing to talk positive about Islam, any more. I am sorry to say this. The form of Is...
by flairplay
October 26th, 2006, 5:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grameen Bank and its founder win Nobel Peace Prize
Replies: 82
Views: 94611

Grameen Bank and its founder win Nobel Peace Prize

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: HamiltonAbout the same response as a paedophile saying he only wanted to comfort a child. Too much other evidence to the contrary here I'm afraid PPpauper! Your simple motives are visible miles away.You seem fairly juvenile. Acne medication may help.I'll try the acne me...
by flairplay
October 26th, 2006, 5:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE MUSLIMS?
Replies: 179
Views: 97524

HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE MUSLIMS?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeQuoteOriginally posted by: flairplayFor the record, I don't think muslims are normal, and refuse to work, live, play or have anything to do with the bastards.Well, at least that's honest and open. But why dont you call your HR group and offer them your opinion....
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