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  1. Hien

    Prof. Salih Neftci (1947-2009)

    When I first saw Dan's email and the subject was Salih Neftci, I thought it was a good news, maybe we get to see Prof. Neftci again, but the news was shocking and sad. May he rests in peace.
  2. Hien

    Quantnet Picnic in Central Park

    Voted. 9/20 Please.
  3. Hien

    internships in risk managment

    You might also want to try your school career center. I know that the company I work for mostly does its intern recruiting this way. I'm actually sitting next to a PhD in Operation Research intern and this week is his last. So as Yan He said, you're a bit late in the game. :(
  4. Hien

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Happy Birthday Professor! Joyeux anniversaire! :rock:
  5. Hien

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Dude...happy BD. I wish you an ace & more on the final ;)
  6. Hien

    Does this problem have a solution?

    You can also use regular expressions for this sort of things. It's pretty powerful and can be used to match very complicated patterns. Regular expression - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia So for your case, the regex would be something like: .*[6-9][5-9].* If you have a unix terminal, you...
  7. Hien

    CDS index question

    This is awesome. Thanks much guys.
  8. Hien

    CDS index question

    I'm looking for more information about these CDS indexes. Google search didn't return much. Does anybody know? DJ CDX10 DJ CDX10 HVOL DJ CDX10 Crossover Thanks.
  9. Hien

    What is going on at Bear Stearns ?

    JPM & the Fed are in talks for a rescue package, possible buy from JPM http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/14/business/14cnd-bear.html?ref=business Time to long BSC. The market is over reacting.
  10. Hien

    Summer 2008 Midtown Lunch/dinner thread

    Sorry I won't be able to make it next Friday either. I'll be away for that weekend, plus the Stochastic calc. midterm is right after that so....:-ss
  11. Hien

    Summer 2008 Midtown Lunch/dinner thread

    Why can't this be in a new thread? I was confused when I opened this and see stuff all the way from last summer! Downtown anyone?
  12. Hien

    Baruch MFE Capstone Projects Presentations - Friday, February 22, 6-7:30pm

    Great! Looking forward to great presentations!
  13. Hien

    Baruch MFE Capstone Projects Presentations - Friday, February 22, 6-7:30pm

    Is this still on given the Weather today?
  14. Hien

    Who you want to win the Superbowl ? Giants or Patriots

    I'd cut them some slacks! I mean this is pretty painful if you're a Patriot.
  15. Hien

    Who you want to win the Superbowl ? Giants or Patriots

    That was an awesome game! The last 2 mins were just unbelievable! Great job Giants!
  16. Hien

    Who you want to win the Superbowl ? Giants or Patriots

    We're the champions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  17. Hien

    What are your computer's specs ?

    White MacBook 2.16 Ghz Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM 80GB OSX 10.5 And a bunch of cool stuff on it ;)
  18. Hien

    Who you want to win the Superbowl ? Giants or Patriots

    ...and just another 45mins!!! Go G I A N T S . . .
  19. Hien

    Who you want to win the Superbowl ? Giants or Patriots

    I think it's going to be an awesome game this Sunday...can't wait! History will me made regardless of which team coming out ahead. Andy, I like your description of how they'd take over NY. It's hilarious!
  20. Hien

    Who you want to win the Superbowl ? Giants or Patriots

    Of course Giants! They have great momentum now. Eli has been doing extremely well =D>
  21. Hien

    Starting quant career in asia

    I agree with you, but I think they do send people with strong quant. skills as well (probably not a fresh graduate though). One of the veteran quants/modelers that I used to interact with is moving to Asia soon. Maybe things are different at diff. companies. This could be the case now but I...
  22. Hien

    Starting quant career in asia

    I'm not so sure about this. How did you come to this conclusion? I would think that they'd send their best people to new markets, new businesses, etc. so if you're working with these people it'll be such great opportunities.
  23. Hien

    GNU Octave (Matlab clone) 3.0 finally released

    Per their website, Octave is designed to be compatible with Matlab so I guess if you know Octave it's probably not a big deal transferring those skills over. :smt102
  24. Hien

    Starting quant career in asia

    I've seen very good quants & risk managers at my work place moving to Asia within the last year. Also, a professor of one of our classes constantly traveled to Asia to do his business. He often told us great stories about how deals are done over there using all kinds of interesting exotics...
  25. Hien

    GNU Octave (Matlab clone) 3.0 finally released

    Most of us can not afford Matlab, this is a great free alternative. Octave
  26. Hien

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Happy Birthday Chris!
  27. Hien

    Winterfest 2008

    It was nice to see everybody there and I'm glad that everybody had fun. Congrats to Vadim, our poker champion! :prayer:
  28. Hien

    Winterfest 2008

    Same here Jake! Have a happy holiday!
  29. Hien

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Have a great one Chris!
  30. Hien

    Financial Engineering Salary Info

    The post says that you need to have at least 2 years of portfolio management experience with good, independent track record, so it sounds reasonable.
  31. Hien

    Username change request thread

    Andy, Can you change mine from hienqnguyen to just simply Hien? Thanks. Thanks Andy!
  32. Hien

    What for dinner today ?

    Has any of you tried Tofu soup from K-town around 34th street? They're the best for any cold winder day!
  33. Hien

    Winterfest 2008

    Not really, I'm on the ground level and all the tall buildings block everything. When I moved here in 2001 these buildings were not there so I could see the old Twin Towers...but not now.
  34. Hien

    Scripting languages

    Checkout this thread over at Willmott. Wilmott Forums - Mathematica vs Matlab vs Maple, discuss. There are couple of other opensource/free tools out there that you can play with.
  35. Hien

    Winterfest 2008

    Only if you're coming! :)
  36. Hien

    Scripting languages

    At my work place, we use a internally developed language called Slang (which is interpreted), and most of the heavy duty stuff are done in C++. The higher level business logics (like reporting etc.) are done in this scripting language & Java. A guy in my group that left for Citadel said he...
  37. Hien

    Winterfest 2008

    If you're coming and have special dietary restrictions, please indicate that in your RSVP so we can accommodate you. Thanks.
  38. Hien

    Winterfest 2008

    Andy, we've been playing with coin tosses and something with sup and inf and lim.... ;)
  39. Hien

    Winterfest 2008

    No Karaoke, but Bridgett said she'll bring a poker set!
  40. Hien

    Winterfest 2008

    BTW, there's a basketball court (fullsize) right outside the building for those who love to play the game. Remember to bring your own ball though
  41. Hien

    Congratulations Alain and Wendy!!!!

    Congratulations! Welcome to the group Trevor!
  42. Hien

    Winterfest 2008

    Either Friday 12/21 or Sat 12/22 is good for me.
  43. Hien

    Are you readyyyy for some football ?

    Uh-oh....Jets don't look too good now :-ss
  44. Hien

    first round quant interview

    This is as important as acing all other questions. GS is a pretty flat organization, so it's all about teamwork. Show that you're excited about the opportunity and willing to do whatever to bring value to the team. They'll probably ask you questions to assess your raw intelligence, so be...
  45. Hien

    Interested in Trading simulation at Subotnick Center?

    Those who replied to this thread that they want to participate, can you please RSVP at this thread: RSVP: Trade Simulation at Wasserman Trading Floor/Subotnick Center - QuantNetwork - Financial Engineering Forum Thanks.
  46. Hien

    RSVP: Trade Simulation at Wasserman Trading Floor/Subotnick Center

    Come and be part of exciting trading simulation games and learn how the market works. Each participant/trader will be given some information about the final price of the underlying instrument so that you can take advantage of it. Watch how the market reacts to new information, etc. When...
  47. Hien

    Interested in Trading simulation at Subotnick Center?

    Same here and thank you! I will put together an evite.
  48. Hien

    How do you do this in VBA ?

    You can insert a UserForm then use the textfield with password char property set to say a '*'. See the attached example. For the example file, you need to go to VB Editor, then run...
  49. Hien

    Need help in getting historial data

    Maggie, A google search returns this: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Ffirestone.princeton.edu%2Feconlib%2Fblp%2FBloombergwizard.pdf&ei=HDgGR-DXDILQeYuT6KMF&usg=AFQjCNFTs9tUygczeKPP28P6Hb28_zNgqQ&sig2=0MhFX45vUatcU-2ukWieVg In there it refers to a BLPH function that...
  50. Hien

    C++: Inheritance and Overloading

    I'm not a C++ expert but I think this works because of polymorphism. SuperMatrix& operator=(const SuperMatrix& rsh) is an overloaded method. It does not override Matrix& operator=(const Matrix rhs). The two methods are completely different.
  51. Hien

    CMU Professor's Last Emotional Lecture!

    I'm sure everybody has heard about Prof. Pausch...but here is the link to his last lecture. Dying 47-Year-Old Professor Gives Exuberant Last Lecture Randy Pausch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  52. Hien

    Interested in Trading simulation at Subotnick Center?

    Thanks Erica...I also saw that. I've PM'ed Prof. H about the tentative dates but didn't get a response yet. I think we'll have to work around this IB talk that Gus is planning to have. Can someone please PM me prof. H email address if you have it?
  53. Hien

    Warren Buffet is to buy 20% of Bear?

    I'm not sure how big Wachovia is...but I've seen their branches in NY. So definitely they're not just in Florida.
  54. Hien

    What was your undergrad major?

    so how did you end up in IT?
  55. Hien

    Interested in Trading simulation at Subotnick Center?

    Okay...looking at Subotnick calendar, things looks pretty packed during the weekdays, except Friday. It seems like Friday evening or Saturday afternoon is our best options. Given the interests so far I'd vote for either next Friday Oct 5 at 6pm or Saturday Oct 6 at 4pm. I'm going to send an...
  56. Hien

    Interested in Trading simulation at Subotnick Center?

    This is great! Thanks Christian! If you can conduct the session then we don't have to rely on Prof. H's availability. I will look at the schedule tonight and work with everybody to pick a time! This is going to be a lot of fun given my past experience! I like very much the idea of a prize...
  57. Hien

    Interested in Trading simulation at Subotnick Center?

    Do people have any preferences? I'll send an email to Prof. H to ask about his availability. I'd prefer to have this in the evening so that those of us full-time workers can participate...but all this depends on his schedule.
  58. Hien

    Interested in Trading simulation at Subotnick Center?

    I'm reading through the old thread about IB contest and that our Subnotnick Center has a lot of resources that we can take advantage of. I'm gathering interests so that we can have a session with Prof. Holowczak. I think if we can get about 20 people to signed up it'll be enough. Please reply...
  59. Hien

    2008 Interactive Brokers Collegiate Trading Olympiad

    Alain, Are you entering again? Can you even do that?
  60. Hien

    Way of the Tutle

    I skimmed through the book. I think it's more practical if you're a trader. Toward the end of the book the author dived into technical analysis, how to measure if your strategy is working or not, back-testing, etc. He also describes his method, the turtle's way, that made him a very...
  61. Hien

    A good site for C++ reference

    Yes, it is...I used this one quite a lot.
  62. Hien

    Remembering 9/11

    With all the things happening today at WTC, it's quite emotional walking pass the site this morning. God bless all those affected.
  63. Hien

    iPhone: coolest gadget of the year?

    Definitely...but who wants to carry that many things around any more. I do have an ipod now...and I want to get rid of. So my next cell phone & iPod will be the iPhone for sure.
  64. Hien

    iPhone: coolest gadget of the year?

    Nice price drop! not sure if you want to wait until they support T-mobile, I didn't have any good experience with them and had to switch to Cingular (now AT&T). I'm waiting for the second gen one though :)
  65. Hien

    Hi

    Hello there...and welcome. So where are you from and what are you doing Khurshed?
  66. Hien

    Good article on what top traders do and want!

    Why $70 Million Wasn't Enough With Wall Street Rules Changing, A Goldman Star Felt Underpaid; Throat Lozenges for 100 Days By MONICA LANGLEY August 18, 2007; Page A1 New York Mark McGoldrick earned about $70 million in pay last year -- nearly $200,000 a day -- placing bets using Goldman Sachs...
  67. Hien

    Vista vs XP

    OSX! :D
  68. Hien

    iPhone: coolest gadget of the year?

    In fact, this threat is #1 hit on Google! Way to go QN! iPhone coolest gadget of 07 - Google Search
  69. Hien

    iPhone: coolest gadget of the year?

    What an awesome machine! I went to the Apple store in SoHo and the line inside the store to see the demo version was crazy! I waited so long to play with it. Woody, How do you like it? You must be walking on the street with the phone on your chest heh :D
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    A summer after work drink 7/6 Friday

    I'd love to catch up with you guys, but I have plan this Friday.
  71. Hien

    Trading Books

    There's a new book by Curtis M. Faith: "Way of the Turtle" Seems to be a good/easy read.
  72. Hien

    Geek Rap

    what a good break from the final! Awesome find Woody.
  73. Hien

    Goldman Sachs Opening

    That's a big change from Chicago to Connecticut...I wonder why you guys are relocating...
  74. Hien

    For the Yankees Fans out there...

    Pinstripes in the Park Watch the New York Yankees take on Toronto. Join Continental Airlines for its 3rd Annual "Pinstripes in the Park," Wednesday, May 30, 2007. Watch the New York Yankees vs. Toronto on a giant screen in Bryant Park, and eat like you're at the game with ballpark food at...
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    PHOTO: QuantNet PaintBall/Rafting

    I'm in.
  76. Hien

    Fixed Income Trading Simulation - Beta test Monday May 14 12:45-2:00pm

    Can we have this off hours? Like Alain & Bridgett I'm working full-time but would love to come.
  77. Hien

    Phone interview

    Will you hangout with your classmates? Make sure it's a yes...otherwise you're out!...j/k
  78. Hien

    rafting / paintball

    Some of these markers are beautiful! I'm down for the game. I played once about 6-7 years ago and it was a lot of fun.
  79. Hien

    QNSE - QuantNet Stock Exchange!

    Not sure if the RIT software exposes its API though. You can do this but I think it's taking away the point of the game, which is a training tool to help you understand how the market works. It also helps you think quickly, build your intuition about the market, etc. :smt102
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    QNSE - QuantNet Stock Exchange!

    I think having weekly game is too much. For trading at home, etc. that fine...you can do it yourself but I think it won't be as fun. The human component is removed. I think a good balance would be to have a real physical game where we all get together into a crowded room to play (remember the...
  81. Hien

    QNSE - QuantNet Stock Exchange!

    Hello all, Inspired and excited over the mock trading games given by Prof. Holowczak and at UBS, I'm writing to gather interests on having a monthy trading game, similar to the one at UBS, where we're specialists doing trade, market making, and all that fun stuff. I think this will be fun and...
  82. Hien

    Quants Need Communications, Too

    Thanks Andy...these are the soft skills that, I think, always good to have doesn't matter what field you're in. It's always good to let others know what you're doing (this is where communication matters I bet) especially your manager! It also helps since they might give you valuable...
  83. Hien

    PHOTO: Visit UBS Trading floor, Stamford, CT

    I have to say it's one of the better Pho (Vietnamese noodle) places in Chinatown. Most of the restaurants do not offer a very import piece of herb called 'ngo gai' or thorny coriander, aka culantro , which gives the authentic taste...and this place offers this herb on the side dish! (y)
  84. Hien

    Trading floor training for MFE students

    Thank you very much Professor Holowczak it was very fun and interesting.:thumbsup: I'd be interested in both the fixed income & derivatives sessions!
  85. Hien

    iPhone: coolest gadget of the year?

    Most likely...i've been itching to get a new toy! :-ss
  86. Hien

    iPhone: coolest gadget of the year?

    You guys should see the demo...it's awesome! That's all I can say.
  87. Hien

    PHOTO: Visit UBS Trading floor, Stamford, CT

    Looks good....this is a new Vietnamese restaurant just opened up right? Don't think I've been here before.
  88. Hien

    PHOTO: Visit UBS Trading floor, Stamford, CT

    Do it Woody! That's what I'm doing. It'll be a fun day
  89. Hien

    PHOTOS: Quantnet BBQ Party

    Woody, Could you please PM me your address? Sorry I RSVP kind of late Thanks, --Hien
  90. Hien

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    ditto! Sinh nhat vui ve, Hieu!
  91. Hien

    Random Member Photo Thread

    Very nice Woody.
  92. Hien

    Random Member Photo Thread

    Here's my cat, Java, taking his usual nap. :thumbsup:
  93. Hien

    newbie here....hello everybody

    Congrats.... Like professor Ryanes always says..."this is the biggest mistake of your life..." you'll find out the rest of the sentence when you take his class!
  94. Hien

    New Quantnet members say hi

    Cheers! =D>
  95. Hien

    Advice on Admissions 2007

    I can't tell what your chances since the admission is based on many factors, not just your exam scores. I'd strongly recommend that you sign up for the Chat on Wednesday 24th with the director of the program to get more info. Just go to the homepage (www.quantnet.com) and sign up. If you...
  96. Hien

    Job Feasibility after MFE

    I think the market is pretty good...though your mileage may vary depending on how good of an impression you made to you prospective employers. In terms of salary, did you checkout the employment stats page? http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/math/masters_employment_stats_new.html
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    iPhone: coolest gadget of the year?

    The phone won't be available until June since they still need to get approval from the FCC. I'm salivating over it! If it was available on the same day of the announcement I would have probably ordered it impulsively! I've been itching to get a new gadget...:-k If I had to change the name of...
  98. Hien

    iPhone: coolest gadget of the year?

    I'm sure you all hear about this already but I'm pretty psyched about this sexy phone! A bit expensive but I think it's definitely worth it!
  99. Hien

    New Quantnet members say hi

    Re: For all new Quantnet members, please say hi here This web site is cool man! Thanks.
  100. Hien

    Mac (PowerPC) vs. Intel double precision

    Do you know what the flags might be?
  101. Hien

    Mac (PowerPC) vs. Intel double precision

    Yup...knowing your computer is definitely a good thing!
  102. Hien

    Mac (PowerPC) vs. Intel double precision

    Yeah..for all intentions & purposes, double should be enough, but my intention & purpose here is to get pass the 6-digit accuracy to get full points on the hw & exam questions :)
  103. Hien

    newbie here....hello everybody

    So do you get to use lots of C++ in your current job at HP?
  104. Hien

    Mac (PowerPC) vs. Intel double precision

    Don't know how many of you got the Bermuda Option question correctly on 9821 final, but I know I got it wrong. I finally figured out what I did wrong and matched Andy's & Alain's numbers. I'm using a Mac (a PowerBook), with the PowerPC chip that is, and it seems that the precision of the...
  105. Hien

    newbie here....hello everybody

    Impressive indeed! Are you in the States now Yiping or still waiting to get here after you get accepted?
  106. Hien

    Just for fun: bonds anyone?

    My answer would be C. A structured product since the risk is "re-packaged" and re-distributed to investors for a premium. Anyways, here is the article
  107. Hien

    Just for fun: bonds anyone?

    I was reading something about this and I thought I'd share with you in a form of a question. I'll post the article (hints: from WSJ) later.
  108. Hien

    What version of Excel do you use?

    2004 for Mac
  109. Hien

    Can I see a sample of the programs you have written?

    Why don't we post the code here? that way, we can get feedback, etc. on ways to improve the code? I'm not a C++ expert, but this is mine for 9821. http://hien.homeunix.com/trac/school/browser/MTH9821/source Comments are welcome!
  110. Hien

    UNIX

    ppl use Linux, which is the same os family as Mac OS. It has all the tools that you'd need for classes, PLUS other cool apps :D
  111. Hien

    UNIX

    Definitely...one of those new sexy new MacBooks :smt006 :smt006 :smt006
  112. Hien

    When is the Final?

    Thanks Andy. I should have done a search first.
  113. Hien

    When is the Final?

    Does anybody know? I need to make travel arrangement. Thanks. --Hien
  114. Hien

    Baruch MFE Baruch mentioned in WJS

    I'm posting the article here from Dan's email:
  115. Hien

    Structured Finance Analyst: Day in the Life

    Yes, but I think if you're absolutely new to the language, a good intro book will give you better mileage. With that said, I do not know of any such book.
  116. Hien

    Structured Finance Analyst: Day in the Life

    If you're a quant analyst, I think you're expected to know VBA or something like that, at least that's the impression I got from the Structured Finance I course, and we were only dealing with basic stuff. I'm sure more serious deal valuations require C++ or VB.
  117. Hien

    Going Bankrupt by Missing Debt Coupon Payments

    You can calculate the implied default probabilities from the bond prices, and from there you can price the CDS. BTW, What's a CDSW?
  118. Hien

    Wall Street no longer is the world's financial capital- London is

    I was reading about a related article about 2 weeks back. Hank Paulson believes the same, quoted below:
  119. Hien

    Going Bankrupt by Missing Debt Coupon Payments

    So much for the 18 consecutive quarterly profits. They expanded too fast and loaded up too much debt that they can't react quickly enough to adverse business conditions. I wonder if their debts were rated by Moody's and if they were placed in the monitoring list by the same 'monitoring group'...
  120. Hien

    FireFox 2.0 Release

    For those of you who love Firefox browser. The new 2.0 version has just been released. http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
  121. Hien

    What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic

    What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-Poi Hello, I thought this is a useful paper for those of us who are programmers or are looking to be. HTML Version: http://docs.sun.com/source/806-3568/ncg_goldberg.html PDF Version...
  122. Hien

    FREE Access to On-line Books/Textbooks

    Hello, Alot of you might already know this but just in case you don't . Today I just found out that as a student at Baruch you have access to a pretty huge collections of textbooks online. One of the book I found there is used in MTH9845. I'm sure there are others that are used in...
  123. Hien

    System Trading - Wealth-Lab/TradeStation/Other

    Are you talking about program trading or just a free package that let you trade for fun? Collective2 seems to cost money. You can use the investopedia.com's Simulation that's FREE (that's what we use for MTH9845 class).
  124. Hien

    Pointer declaration

    I think they're the same aren't they?
  125. Hien

    Remembering 9/11

    I was in the PATH train arriving WTC right after the first one had just hit (~10:00am). Everybody was confused...we were instructed to leave the building ASAP. I got out and looked up. I saw people dropping out of the building like ants, with their arms and legs wavering...it was pretty bad...
  126. Hien

    Is laptop a must-have item to study in the program?

    That's awesome. You must be very exited now, aren't you? I'm holding out on buying a bit for Leopard and hoping there will be an update to MacBook. Here's a link to other peoples' feed back on Parallel...
  127. Hien

    Is laptop a must-have item to study in the program?

    I haven't used it myself but heard good things about it. Do you own a MacBook? if so, how do you like it?
  128. Hien

    Is laptop a must-have item to study in the program?

    True...it's an option you can play around with. I haven't used Windows at home since I got my Mac since everything I need is on it.
  129. Hien

    Free Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 2 CD

    Nice...but I'm not sure if I wan't to risk losing my precious programs/homeworks that I spend hours creating if the thing crashes. I'm sure "but-my-Vista-crashed" excuse won't cut it when you have to explain to Dan :smt018. Remember it's a beta, which means that all the bugs/stability issues...
  130. Hien

    Is laptop a must-have item to study in the program?

    Mac these days are pretty decent in terms of price/performance...and the whole total cost of ownership thing. Pretty much all of Macs machines (laptops/desktop/subdesktops/servers) are all using Intel chips now. So you CAN also install and boot up Windows/Linux if you'd like. I have a Mac...
  131. Hien

    IBM UltraBase Dock

    Since my full-time job is to program in Java and yes, having 2 monitors is awesome. I have 2 19" LCDs at work and it's just way more efficient for me. If you are planning on doing that a lot then you might want to also look for laptops/desktops that support 2 LCD at a time as well.
  132. Hien

    Housing in Jersey City, Grove St, Journal Square, New Jersey?

    Housing in Jersey City, Grove St, Journal Square, New Jersey Hey guys, Not sure if anybody considers Jersey City but it's another location to think about. I'm currently living in Jersey City and I can't complain. The commute to downtown Manhattan is a breeze via the PATH. It takes me...
  133. Hien

    Baruch MFE Why Baruch MFE ?

    I promised that I'd write something about my experience of how and why I got to Baruch's MFE program. Of course if others can jump in and share theirs, that'll be great, as I think it'll be useful to other prospective students. I started the program in Fall 2005 but I started my search...
  134. Hien

    Housing info for international students

    If the building that you are renting has a doorman/security guard, it's perfect. You can ask your roommate to leave the keys there. Short of that I'm not sure if there's a safer alternative. Maybe you can ask her to hide the keys somewhere and tell you where they are? :)
  135. Hien

    Housing info for international students

    You might be able to save even more if you take the AirTrain to Jamaica station (about $5, I think), then from there take the subway to Elmhurst ($2)...you will cost you under $10. Might be abit inconvenient though. http://www.panynj.gov/airtrain/
  136. Hien

    Linux is gaining popularity among Wall Street developers

    We use a proprietary language and IDE developed inhouse a decade+ ago. Its syntax is similar to C++ & Java. Eclipse has a C++ plug-in as well. Btw, Apple also has a pretty decent IDE called XCode. I used it to do my C++ homework
  137. Hien

    Linux is gaining popularity among Wall Street developers

    Both my g/f and I love ours Mac laptops. I haven't had a single issue since I got my PowerBook 3 years ago and still love it. I definitely will go for a MacBook (probably not a Pro since I don't really need all the pro features). A Mac just works man, plus it's just beautiful :)
  138. Hien

    Linux is gaining popularity among Wall Street developers

    Our group uses Eclipse as the main IDE. I don't think there's a firmwide standard...it's up to the each group, but most of them use Eclipse. Others use IntelliJ, NetBeans, etc. Developing in Java using Eclipse is really fun. There are a lot of refactoring features that make you really...
  139. Hien

    Linux is gaining popularity among Wall Street developers

    Are you going for a MacBook? That's what I'm going for by year end and hopefully it the next revision will be out by then. I have a 17" PB now...but it's too big to lug around.
  140. Hien

    Linux is gaining popularity among Wall Street developers

    At my company we've been using Linux for couple of years now. We have thousands and thousands of these machines in the farm crunching numbers 24x7.
  141. Hien

    Linux is gaining popularity among Wall Street developers

    With Virtualization, you can run multiple OSes at the same time (one OS runs inside another host OSs, no need to dual boot). I haven't play with these myself but here are a couple of freebies (I think they just became free recently) that you can play with: http://www.vmware.com/...
  142. Hien

    Quantnet positions are now Open

    Andy, Please sign me up for General and/or Computing subforum moderator. Thanks, --Hien
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