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    Former Enron CEO, back in business with new energy investment firm

    In the USA every crook gets another chance (except for Madoff and Epstein).
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    The Dollar System

    An instructive piece by Michael Hudson: https://michael-hudson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Hudson_Valdai116.pdf
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    Russian programmers

    There are many Indian IT companies -- doesn't mean they're any good. A strange criterion ....
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    Russian programmers

    https://www.rbth.com/science-and-tech/333855-why-are-russian-programmers-best-in-the-world
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    Pre Read suggested for an Incoming Financial Engineer Candidate

    This doesn't mean anything to anyone. If you want specific and detailed responses give a detailed account of what topics you know and your level of command of each topic, plus the books you use.
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    Reference Book on C++ Programming for FE

    The code library is at the publisher's website. Smart pointers are covered on pp194-197 (briefly because this is an introductory book for people who don't kmow any C++). Typedef is covered in the STL chapter (pp 303-306). With regard to price it seems to be comparable to your own C++ book...
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    Reference Book on C++ Programming for FE

    It was published in 2017 and covers C++ 11 features. Pedagogically speaking it's a masterpiece. Anyone taking your basic C++ course should also have this book at their side. As for price -- *shrug* -- you get what you pay for.
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    Reference Book on C++ Programming for FE

    John Armstrong's "C++ for Financial Mathematics" isn't bad.
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    john hulls option,futures and derivatives VS The Concepts and Practice of Mathematical Finance by Mark Joshi

    For some reason almost no-one mentions McDonald's "Derivatives Markets", which I think can give Hull a run for his money.
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    A first course in probability by Sheldon Ross VS Intro to the theory of statistics by MOOD

    I agree with you. The book is garbage. There are so many other more attractive options available.
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    Why banks need C++ developers more than ever

    In other words they want trained and experienced C++ programmers -- but don't want to go to the time and expense of training them themselves. Typical. I've got no sympathy for them.
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    The changing face of New York

    It's all over the country -- not just NYC. East Asians are seen as fair game. Keep in mind the majority of attacks are coming from blacks (something the US mass media studiously avoids mentioning). https://abc13.com/asian-hate-crime-houston-korean-store-attack-jung-kim-racist/10448031 If you...
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    Quant programs as a US citizen

    Every MFE program (save the amazingly affordable Baruch program) is a cash cow. It's just that the good ones give something of worth in return -- solid education, placement offices, interview preparation.
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    Weimar Hyperinflation: a permabear's saga

    Interesting post by Dmitry Orlov today: http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2021/03/getting-hyperinflation-right.html
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    Linear Algebra for Machine Learning

    On a side note, that book by Strang is very useful and very well-written.
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