Serving the Quantitative Finance Community

Search found 6516 matches

by bearish
June 6th, 2021, 12:57 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: FIVE hundred years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2525?
Replies: 795
Views: 273711

Re: FIVE hundred years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2525?

I did read the whole Dijkstra speech, and it is certainly a lot more coherent in context than the list of bullet points you excerpted. Not sure if I agree with his points, but it has been my experience in a quant finance context that CS majors lack in practical programming skills relative to compute...
by bearish
June 5th, 2021, 1:29 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: The vaccines
Replies: 142
Views: 7937

Re: The vaccines

Bleading head republicans (and, for clarity, at this point there is no other kind) are about to commit a character assassination of Dr. Fauci. Because Trump be good! Fauci caused the China kung flu, and vaccines be bad!
by bearish
June 5th, 2021, 1:03 am
Forum: Numerical Methods Forum
Topic: negative transition probability
Replies: 240
Views: 46524

Re: negative transition probability

I have a nagging feeling that your talents may be underutilized in your current role of cat comforter, vegetable grower, and baked goods optimizer, but it’s your utility function to manage!
by bearish
June 5th, 2021, 12:59 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: FIVE hundred years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2525?
Replies: 795
Views: 273711

Re: FIVE hundred years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2525?

1988 (Edsger Dijkstra) https://www.cs.utexas.edu/~EWD/transcriptions/EWD10xx/EWD1036.html (0) the mathematical guild, which would rather continue to believe that the Dream of Leibniz is an unrealistic illusion (1) the business community, which, having been sold to the idea that computers would make...
by bearish
June 3rd, 2021, 10:31 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: The Origin Of Gravity From First Principles.
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: The Origin Of Gravity From First Principles.

Of course, I can’t speak for Paul, but that doesn’t strike me as coming close to a ban-worthy offense. Now, posting a question in the general forum full of obscure abbreviations, perhaps more so.
by bearish
June 3rd, 2021, 1:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Denmark's Delights
Replies: 205
Views: 27278

Re: Denmark's Delights

Fox News is a good source indeed-. They also have great stuff in the politics section on their website!
I’m a little confused. I didn’t know they had a non-politics section.
by bearish
June 2nd, 2021, 11:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Denmark's Delights
Replies: 205
Views: 27278

Re: Denmark's Delights

Following the comments under a Fox News story is like (working on a suitable analogy...). I don’t want to insult slime eels, but they do come to mind. Sorry, they are apparently known as hagfishes in polite company.
by bearish
June 2nd, 2021, 1:46 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 4502
Views: 279695

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

So he is now predicting that he will be reinstated by August. Whether installed by a military coup, as called for by retired general Michael Flynn at a QAnon conference this weekend, or by Putin directly, it’s a disturbing thought. Supported eagerly by tens of millions of American idiots.
by bearish
June 1st, 2021, 11:42 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 828
Views: 120962

Re: End of bitcoin?

So now we have had, in short order, gasoline supplies and then beef supplies shut off. Ransomware as service, with secure payments courtesy of Bitcoin. An invention that serves no other purpose and consumes enough very dirty energy to make Elon Musk blush. EMP attacks on certain Russian locations ar...
by bearish
June 1st, 2021, 12:52 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?
Replies: 114
Views: 31651

Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

They are both considered among the top Catholic colleges in the US (usually along with Georgetown and BC). Out of the four, Notre Dame is the outlier, as being considered much more of a football school than a basketball school. And, yes, they all hand out a full range of athletic scholarships.
by bearish
June 1st, 2021, 11:07 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?
Replies: 114
Views: 31651

Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

Receiving an athletic scholarship of course sounds a lot nicer than “my family was determined to be too poor to afford Princeton, so I got a discount on the tuition”, which is in effect what happened.
by bearish
May 31st, 2021, 10:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 1025
Views: 118126

Re: All about Cats

Good wishes to Leela!
by bearish
May 31st, 2021, 9:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Food for Thought
Replies: 184
Views: 48164

Re: Food for Thought

Ah, this is obviously some strange use of the word fast that I wasn’t previously aware of.
by bearish
May 31st, 2021, 9:52 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?
Replies: 114
Views: 31651

Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

Most of the article was hidden behind a paywall, but the author is totally misguided on one important point: Princeton will under no circumstances give out a “sports scholarship”, so that is not what she got. They certainly recruit athletes and definitely hand out needs based scholarships, but linki...
by bearish
May 30th, 2021, 7:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: PWOQF, expected hitting time
Replies: 42
Views: 1512

Re: PWOQF, expected hitting time

I think Einstein pipped you at the post

http://stat.math.uregina.ca/~kozdron/Re ... and_BM.pdf
The author seems not to be aware of Bachelier. But it is inconvenient that the mathematical object of Brownian motion was first developed in the context of option pricing.