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    Wow! A lot of new laptops have come out!

    $300.00 USD is only for the parts (hardware + OS) . I am not counting labor + shipping (logistics cost) + tech support ( 1 year warranty) . Apple charges for shipping seperately anyway unless they are doing free shipping .I am not sure on the labor end, i know about FoxConn the Chinese supplier...
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    Wow! A lot of new laptops have come out!

    It cost apple about $300.00 USD to make the basic WIFI model(hardware and Operating system included) of the IPAD. They sell it for about $500.00, so there is good profit in it. They cant go higher than $500.00 because of competition
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    COMPARE MFE/Mfin vs Phd in Finmath

    Not trying to be funny ! I wouldnt worry much about nice girls, if i was smart and make ton of money on wallstreet. It is possible you can steal some of the nice girls in future from men who are unemployed or rude. Also, you can pick some girls who have kids already after your Phd so you dont...
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    The New iPad

    what do people think about the ASUS Transformer tablet ? It looks like it has good reviews and is a little less expensive. Anyone owns one of them ?
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    Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs

    There is wrongdoing, maybe a lot of evil in the legal/law world more than anywhere else. There will be conflicts with your personal belief and business if you stay in a place tooo long and start climbing the ladder which is when your getting more closer to your business. It is you who has to...
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    Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs

    Mr. Greg Smith aint getting any more jobs, not just in the financial sector just anywhere unless he gets any of his close contacts to hire him. Bad mouthing an ex-employer in PUBLIC aint going to rock and roll. I think if i were him i would migrate to another country. I am sure he has tons of...
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    The New iPad

    I think if one is planning to get an IPAd. It makes sense to get the latest one, and then just forget about upgrading for another 2-3 years. If you buy a previous version at a discount, next year you will be go though the same thought about should i get a new IPAD again. In addition to that, you...
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    Travails of Wall Street workers

    GoIllini - I think i have similar genetic makeup. I know your trying to be optimistic, but look at this picture. Your going to work for 30 years and if you have a long life say (95 years) you would have to support your self for another 30 years based on your working adult life. If you factor...
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    Travails of Wall Street workers

    GoIllini - It is hard to live frugally when you hang out with peers making millions a year. you will be subject to a lot of ridicule , and it is possible that you may actually loose some of your rich buddies. Alot of times, people at those levels spend money really to show off and they aint even...
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    Travails of Wall Street workers

    i can cut a check to them if their life's are so miserable. Just aske them to send me an email !
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    Why are there so many international MFE/MFin students?

    So do these MFE returnees from the US find finance related jobs in China ? My question is if they really want to study and stay here and are unable to then the news would have spread like fire in China that it is hard to find work in US and incoming Chinese student numbers would be in decline...
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    Why are there so many international MFE/MFin students?

    If you look at the applicants national origin, awhole lot of them come from China and most of them simply return over there. So western lifestyle aint appealing to them
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    The Global Auction

    I know you like to make an example of China, but all third world countries have examples that define themselves. If one attended American elementary schools especially during the Soviet era, the teachers here have associated Communism with evil. If you are able to look past that, and see where...
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    The Global Auction

    Doesnt growth in GDP have more to do with population size these days ? The two countries that are growing have billion plus people which is creating demand for everything. Now if they had half their population, would they have half their growth ? Countries that have shrinking economy in...
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    Americans leaving US in record numbers

    This is a serious exaggeration. If you look at the real number of US citizens actually living outside the country, almost half of them are in the americas, mainly Mexico and Canada. Those statistics dont take into account, dual citizens, ie individuals holding citizenship from Mexico or Canada...
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    Will an A- affect my application?

    This post reminds me of one my roomies back in the college days in electrical engineering. He was a straigh shooter, every course he took he had "A" grade on it. The ones he got an "A-". he would repeat the class to keep a perfect 4.0. He was a perfectionist, who graduated with top honors but...
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    Great Green Card news for people from China, India

    This deal went through because India opened its door to major US retailers. Walmart,Costco, etc can now operate in India, so in return a few more indians can get green cards - simple as that. It may lower wages for skilled professionals in the USA and increase the pool of candidates in the STEM...
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    The young and the lazy

    1. THEY’D RATHER PROSTITUTE THEMSELVES THAN WORK HARD I recently had a twenty-three-year old girl email a writing submission for my idiotic site Street Boners and TV Carnage. There was a grammatical mistake in the first sentence, so I stopped reading right there and emailed her that she needs to...
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    Occupy Wall St.

    ilya : I completely understand your frustration with employment opportunities, but i think you have it made. If i were in your position i would probably not just be anti - immigrant but probably have become 'racist' even though i am not "white". What i think you need to do is head out there to...
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