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Spearhead
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Jay wrote:

No, you're afloat because you are the banking and investment hub of Europe. All those MBA's you denigrate are putting food on your table.
Since when did MBAs have anything to do with banking?
I'm fairly sure very few city types - in Europe - have MBAs. They're an American fad.
I think a lot of the people working on Wall Street/City of London are lawyers, are they not?

Gotta know those loopholes

Last edited by Spearhead (2013-03-22 15:51:13)

m3thod
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They're financial hubs, most people are involved in the finance in one way or another.  I remember reading a stat somewhere stating 60% of all Europe's financial transactions takes place in London.

I 'specialise' in the financial services sector as a IT consultant.

Last edited by m3thod (2013-03-22 17:27:43)

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Jay
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Do you do HFT systems?
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m3thod
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I am afriad I don't categorise IT systems using that naming convention.  As a consultant and depending on the nature & scope of work they are included within the statement of work as their internal name whether they're are HFT god knows.  To be honest its very likely i have come across HFT Systems considering i have been at JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Nomura and worked across the IB division for RBS.

IT consulting is a very broad brush where i personally work across within risk advisory (boring but stable) and strategy and transformation (interesting but infrequent)...then you've got the Enterprise/Solution/Data Architects (tech nerds) who also like to be called IT consultants.

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Jay
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HFT is High Frequency Trading, sorry. Like, algorithmic based systems that buy and sell millions of shares in nanoseconds. It's huge business here among hedge funds.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
m3thod
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The design & development of HFT's will always be internally driven, their intricate and complex nature would mean its would be impossible to purchase off the shelf and neither would they want to.  Vast majority of work of IB's is risk advisory although i was part of a team that worked on the ring fencing of RBS IB division from its retail operations which was strategic.  Also met this guy and his deputy a few times when i was all LBG.

http://www.lloydsbankcommercial.com/who … henrikson/
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Jay
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Cool
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Macbeth
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In the last Senate budget the congress cut the 10 million dollar funding of political science research out of the 7 billion dollar federal science grant program.

Political science research worth the 10 million or can the money be better spent on other things?
Uzique The Lesser
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these subjects are absolute pocket change, considering the wealth of knowledge and intellectual value they bring (even just in an argument for plurality and cross-disciplinary benefit; political science research feeds into a lot of other areas of research and development). it's always things like that that get cut for being "too costly", despite basically costing - as you said earlier about humanities departments overheads - the cost of a comfy room and some pens and paper. but somehow it's worth it to kill civilians in yemen with million dollar missiles. ok.
Macbeth
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Here is one that will piss you off Jay. A lot of people are angry about this. They are all antisemitic obviously though.
The Christie administration recently told a legislative panel it was undertaking a rigid scoring process to identify what projects should qualify for $1.3 billion in voter-approved financing for new construction projects at New Jersey colleges and universities.

When the final list was released last week, one of the biggest — and perhaps most surprising — winners was Beth Medrash Govoha, a 70-year-old, all-male, orthodox Jewish rabbinical school in Lakewood. It was awarded $10.6 million in taxpayer funds for a new library and academic center, among the highest designated for a private institution.
...
Oliver sees a distinction between Beth Medrash Govoha — known in Hebrew as a yeshiva — and private Catholic schools like Seton Hall University and St. Peter’s University that she says should qualify for public money.

"Seton Hall is open to anyone — Jewish, Christian and Muslim. They have an open admission process, and any student in New Jersey can attend." Oliver said. "Not every student can attend the yeshiva."
...
It is all-male, and students spend their days studying ancient Hebrew texts, such as the Torah and Talmud, according to school officials.
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/20 … llege.html
Complete bullshit.
Jay
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Your state, and money, not mine

I don't think private colleges should receive public money at all.
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Macbeth
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The whole bill was meant to raise the academic profile of NJ colleges. Whoever needs it for a project that will boost the school is fine. I doubt Jews will be flocking to NJ to study the Torah though.
Jay
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There are a lot of orthodox jews in NJ already though. Hell, my landlady lives there and she's the type that won't answer the phone on saturdays
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Jay
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One has to wonder though, if this is payback for campaign donations, why the donors bothered going through the political middleman in the first place instead of applying those donations directly to the yeshiva.

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Dilbert_X
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I'm surprised the muslims didn't get funding to build a mosque at ground zero, if other violent racist, sexist medieval cults are getting money.
Epstein didn't kill himself
Uzique The Lesser
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there is already a large mosque about 2 blocks away from ground zero. pretty sure it was in the news a few years ago that it had also received public money or some sort of grant for renovation/construction work, too. do a research.
Macbeth
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As dissatisfaction with the U.S. public school system grows, apparently so has the appeal of homeschooling. Educational researchers, in fact, are expecting a surge in the number of students educated at home by their parents over the next ten years, as more parents reject public schools.

A recent report in Education News states that, since 1999, the number of children who are homeschooled has increased by 75%. Though homeschooled children represent only 4% of all school-age children nationwide, the number of children whose parents choose to educate them at home rather than a traditional academic setting is growing seven times faster than the number of children enrolling in grades K-12 every year.


fucking conservative Christians.
Jay
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Macbeth wrote:

As dissatisfaction with the U.S. public school system grows, apparently so has the appeal of homeschooling. Educational researchers, in fact, are expecting a surge in the number of students educated at home by their parents over the next ten years, as more parents reject public schools.

A recent report in Education News states that, since 1999, the number of children who are homeschooled has increased by 75%. Though homeschooled children represent only 4% of all school-age children nationwide, the number of children whose parents choose to educate them at home rather than a traditional academic setting is growing seven times faster than the number of children enrolling in grades K-12 every year.


fucking conservative Christians.
It's becoming more popular among hipsters too
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Macbeth
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googled hipster and home school and had the first 500 links being redirects to the townhall article
http://townhall.com/columnists/katiekie … /page/full


Townhall is a conservative christian website so of course they are trying to push that homeschooling is becoming more mainstream and hip. It is not. It is still something done overwhelmingly by Christians who are sad no one wants to talk about Jesus or intelligent design in schools.


hmm
According to a home-schooling survey in 2007 by the federal government's National Center For Education Statistics — the most recent data available — a little more than 1.5 million children in the USA were being home-schooled. That represents an increase from 1.1 million students being home-schooled in spring 2003, according to the center.

The percentage of the school-age population home-schooled increased in that period from 2.2% to 2.9%. The center will release new home-schooling statistics this fall.

The 2007 survey showed 83.3% of home-schooling parents named "a desire to provide religious or moral instruction" as an important reason to home-school.

Susan Beatty, co-founder and general manager of the Christian Home Educators Association of California, who home-schooled three now-grown children, says most of her group's members are looking to offer "a distinctly Christian education."

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They're more upset teachers want to talk about science.
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Jay
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Macbeth wrote:

googled hipster and home school and had the first 500 links being redirects to the townhall article
http://townhall.com/columnists/katiekie … /page/full


Townhall is a conservative christian website so of course they are trying to push that homeschooling is becoming more mainstream and hip. It is not. It is still something done overwhelmingly by Christians who are sad no one wants to talk about Jesus or intelligent design in schools.


hmm
According to a home-schooling survey in 2007 by the federal government's National Center For Education Statistics — the most recent data available — a little more than 1.5 million children in the USA were being home-schooled. That represents an increase from 1.1 million students being home-schooled in spring 2003, according to the center.

The percentage of the school-age population home-schooled increased in that period from 2.2% to 2.9%. The center will release new home-schooling statistics this fall.

The 2007 survey showed 83.3% of home-schooling parents named "a desire to provide religious or moral instruction" as an important reason to home-school.

Susan Beatty, co-founder and general manager of the Christian Home Educators Association of California, who home-schooled three now-grown children, says most of her group's members are looking to offer "a distinctly Christian education."
For me, coming from rural Pennsylvania, the word homeschooling conjured up images of socially backward, religiously fanatical children prepared, more or less, for life on the farm. It was a big surprise, then, to find myself years later attempting to convince my husband that I should homeschool our 5-year-old daughter, Isabel.

Armed with books, Yahoo group memberships and a few interested friends, I began chipping away at my husband's skepticism. The biggest selling point for him was maintaining control of our child's education. While Isabel, or "Izzy" as we call her, had been to preschool, the idea of marching her into the machine that is the NYC public school system was alarming. Even still, paying tuition for our growing family was not an option. Using New York City as the classroom, we decided that I would homeschool Izzy.

Somewhere between the Pennsylvania farmland and my ideal existed our homeschooling reality. Over the summer of 2008, I began to teaching our Isabel to read. Plans were made to study the life cycle of the apple while going apple-picking upstate. Izzy was drawing colorful pictures of the digestive system.

Unfortunately amid the excitement, one concern lingered: social interaction. Who knew there were different "schools" of homeschoolers? We thought what we wanted would be simple: a group of similar-age kids getting together to learn what the kids were learning in public school, just in a more flexible, hands-on way. What we found were many people committed to the idea of "unschooling," an approach characterized by child-directed activities with no particular method or curriculum.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/b … e-1.422493

Last edited by Jay (2013-06-09 16:34:47)

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Jay
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"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
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Homeschooled for a year, seventh grade. Didn't lack for social activities. Skated, skied, bowled, played basketball, swam, visited friends, had friends visit, etc. I got through more core material in a couple weeks than I would have in a semester of doing nothing but public school classwork. Didn't have to put up with snobs or evangelicals.

But without tutors, it has its limits. Went back to school for eighth.

I also think it does more harm than good if the parents just keep their kids stowed away, only taking them to the bare minimum of PE.

/c.s.b.
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