Has anyone on here read Gödel, Escher, Bach?
I recently read a Jon Ronson book - The Psychopath Test and he mentions the above tome during the course of one of the chapters.
I grabbed a copy from B&N the other night as it sounds like a fascinating read.
Any thoughts on it?
Bit of a fun thread here (I hope - please no debates over India versus China's schooling system, the decline of the US or whether the EU will collapse ;) )
It's Sunday afternoon and I have to work today. So if you can spend your Sunday afternoon doing something fun, what would be your choice...
I have a project I need to get done quickly, and any advice would be most appreciated.
To cut to the short of it: I need to write an app that will take Purchase Orders, tidy them up and dump them into Excel. The front-end needs to be accessible via an intranet to non-tech types.
I'm thinking I...
I've just been browsing through Amazon for some books on Mandelbrot and came across this:
Has anyone read it and is it good/bad?
I just noticed my local community college has a 5 week program this summer in the evenings. It's OOP C++ and runs for 3 hours an evening, 3 days a week.
It's been about 10 years since I last touched the language, so thought a refresher course might be a good idea, it is also only $480 which...
From the Guardian today:
"Cabinet finalises plans to reform student immigration amid warnings ministers risk 'crippling' an industry worth £40bn a year"
I need to make a decision, need you guys help.
I am a Firsct Class with Distinction in Computer Science but have a deep interest in maths and finance, in short, very much interested in financial mathematics. I had applied to a score of colleges.
I got acceptances from CASS (MTFE) ...
Is anyone else here using the Amazon cloud for developing/testing/hosting on?
I'd appreciate anyone's opinions on whether they think the service is good or bad. As a side note I'll be running a staging environment on it with IBM WebSphere Portal being hosted.
Did anyone here visit the CES this year?
I saw some videos of new products that were featured and there was some very cool stuff. The kitchen counter that heated saucepans without the need of a hob was fantastic and the iPod docking station that projected stereo sound to anywhere in the room...
Those of your working in I.T/Quants etc. may find this an interesting video.
A good lecture from Dr Rohit Khare on Network and Computing from Singularity University at NASA's Ames Research Center
I'd never heard of this institute...
5:45am - Alarm goes off, time to get up and get ready
6:30am - Head to bus stop
6:40am - Bus to train station.
6:55am - Arrive at train station, purchase coffee.
7:15am - Find seat on train
7:30 (ish) - Train heads off to London - usually read a book or the Economist or similar.
8:30ish - Arrive...
Wondering if anyone out there is familiar with the SAOS (School of Oriental and African studies - a college of University of London) CeFiMS (Centre for Financial & Management Studies).
The centre is part of the University of London International Programme.
They are offering a MSc...
I'm new to the forum and looking for a little advice if anyone can help?
I did my first undergrad degree in Software Engineering and I am currently doing a second undergrad in Banking and Finance (and a top up year after in Math). I've also got 8 years experience as a Software...
I'm new to the forum but interested in the subject of Finance. I was wondering if there is much call for Formal Methods as a skill in the world of Quants? When I studied my first undergrad (Software Engineering) we did a lot of work on Set Theory, Formal Methods and Z spec/notation...