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    Would you really say "Martingale" in a Quant meeting?

    I guess your boss will reply: the expectation of a martingale is its present value.
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    Stochastic Calculus

    Why Shreve's is such a good book is because it has an excellent balance between theory and examples (and very gentle explanation). If anyone has any experience in trying to read those treatises in the most abstract branch in mathematics, with utter abstractness and conciseness, you will love the...
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    Job in Trading or Higher Education

    The best education is get into the market. But you said you got a job offer and still needs interviews? What do you mean "final attempt at MFE education"?
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    Rumor: Windows 8 Set for September Reveal

    I don't really mind which company produces the software, as long as the software is useful and "well-behaved"...
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    Rumor: Windows 8 Set for September Reveal

    BTW, as you had mentioned it I just realize I didn't get any crash or 'frozen' issue so far which was really the trademark of windows... Windows 7 does improve a lot to be fair
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    Rumor: Windows 8 Set for September Reveal

    I used Mac for several years and turned to Windows 7 (dual boot) few months ago, so far I am satisfied with my windows experience... the main problem I had with Mac was the lack/compatibility of softwares which are popular in the PC world, I still remember several frustrating moments which I...
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    Lenovo T420

    An entry level T420 is priced (without coupon) a couple of hundreds cheaper than the MacBook....
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    Lenovo T420

    I am still having hard time using the trackpoint...isnt it hard to adjust or am I not yet getting the "feel" for it? Apple's trackpad is simply the best. I can used my MB smoothly just using the trackpad alone without a mouse, but I can't speak the same for other laptops. I'm still stunned by...
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    Lenovo T420

    another point: the machine is surprisingly cool even running some heavy applications for long time. I don't know why it is not taken as selling point (only discover it after few days of usage) as I have some bad experience with other laptops that can really be used to cook.
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    Why am i getting american option prices lower than european prices?

    MC method for American option is non-trivial. What methodology did you use?
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    Lenovo T420

    MBP was one of my considerations but have ruled it out because of its price (for the same configuration with T series). Also I have a MB (quite old model) and my desktop is an iMac, so I don't really need another apple product line... so far very happy with my new toy and is playing around...
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    Lenovo T420

    That's great choice, Andy. However I am outside US so there aren't many options.. it took me quite some efforts to search around for bargains already and the machine is priced very competitively in US compared with other countries
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    Lenovo T420

    I got the one with i5, 8G RAM, 320G7200, but feel a bit pity that the screen is not 1600x900, it's configured so can't be changed...But overall I am very happy with it, actually feel quite surprise for the quality. I haven't seen the real T420s but from what I know T420s is slimmer and lighter...
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    Lenovo T420

    I just received my T420 today... With all respect the machine makes me feel like all laptops I have ever owned look like buying from Toysrus...I bought it from other online outlets and there are quite few bargains around...should check if you want one. This is my first tp and I love it!
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    Lenovo T420

    Have you bought you new toy yet?
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