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by ducknald_don
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Maths modules to choose from - advice appreciated
Replies: 10
Views: 4574

Re: Maths modules to choose from - advice appreciated

Not to any great extent with MT365. The number theory and mathematical logic course probably changed my thinking more than MT365.
by ducknald_don
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Maths modules to choose from - advice appreciated
Replies: 10
Views: 4574

Re: Maths modules to choose from - advice appreciated

I did MT365 as part of my degree, it was pretty good. Most of the other units I studied have been superseded since so I can't help on those (and I leaned towards the pure side).
by ducknald_don
Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Is Software Development/ Programming Oversaturated?
Replies: 52
Views: 3876

Re: Is Software Development/ Programming Oversaturated?

I agree. I started in the industry working on 8-bit machines where you could hold the whole system in your head. We didn't have to think about concurrency, security was a non-issue because this stuff wasn't online, it was unusual to rely on 3rd party code, teams where smaller, the whole industry wa...
by ducknald_don
Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 545
Views: 114306

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Clearly what he should have done is kept his mouth shut instead of bragging about how much bitcoin he has on social media.
by ducknald_don
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 545
Views: 114306

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

The report stated that although the thieves “reportedly made off with devices including laptops, phones, and a USB drive,” they were unsuccessful in stealing any of his cryptocurrency.
by ducknald_don
Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: When frugality becomes frupidity :)
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: When frugality becomes frupidity :)

"Frupid" is when you're consuming in the middle of the S-curve. "Never buy in the middle" or at least don't pay "middle"-prices. I've noticed this when we are shopping (in the UK). We are either in Aldi (budget shopping) or Waitrose (expensive supermarket where the car...
by ducknald_don
Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Programming Jobs that are not "Puzzle Solving?"
Replies: 26
Views: 1199

Re: Programming Jobs that are not "Puzzle Solving?"

Scott 2 wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:03 pm
However, I think you'll also find such an environment more competitive.
Yeah, there are two types of people in technology. Those that do the work and those that take credit for doing it. You should try and be in the first group because there is a lot less competition there.
by ducknald_don
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Programming Jobs that are not "Puzzle Solving?"
Replies: 26
Views: 1199

Re: Programming Jobs that are not "Puzzle Solving?"

I’ve seen colleagues at multiple companies, as a way to sidestep complex package dependencies, home roll their own versions of extremely standard libraries. All I’ll say is: please please please don’t be that guy. On the other hand I've seen people pull in huge dependencies just for some trivial fe...
by ducknald_don
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Hussman shows a risk of 50-66% [US stock]market losses
Replies: 177
Views: 20135

Re: Hussman shows a risk of 50-66% [US stock]market losses

Bankai wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:25 am
Japan is not the only example of a single country stock market doing extremely poorly over 2+ decades - consider the less known disasters in developed markets of Southern Europe.
Or the FTSE-100 which has barely kept up with inflation over the last twenty years.
by ducknald_don
Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Hussman shows a risk of 50-66% [US stock]market losses
Replies: 177
Views: 20135

Re: Hussman shows a risk of 50-66% [US stock]market losses

I don't know, looking at a country that had a massive stock market boom followed by an excess of debt looks quite appropriate at the moment. You only need one counter example to disprove a theory.
by ducknald_don
Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The value of removing discomfort
Replies: 16
Views: 979

Re: The value of removing discomfort

I think most people here would spend an extra $10 on a pair of boots that fit properly and are more comfortable. I don't see a huge difference between that and a train ticket.

On the other hand I don't use the train much, my transport priorities start with walking and cycling.
by ducknald_don
Fri Oct 29, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Hussman shows a risk of 50-66% [US stock]market losses
Replies: 177
Views: 20135

Re: Hussman shows a risk of 50-66% [US stock]market losses

LetsRetireYoung wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:58 pm
I'm not being a hindsight wizard here :P - it's not about timing the market, it's about time in the market. Historically, typically, on average, stocks go from bottom left to top right ;)
Japan would like a word with you.

https://imgur.com/a/hV9zW1q
by ducknald_don
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Six Flags as a budget meal source
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Six Flags as a budget meal source

I'm kind of surprised you can get an annual pass for just $150, let alone with free food included.
by ducknald_don
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 451
Views: 92695

Re: Fixit Log

Married2aSwabian wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:54 pm
He’s an old guy (like me) mid to late 50s
That's not very old :lol:
by ducknald_don
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Method to minimize yard work
Replies: 45
Views: 10369

Re: Method to minimize yard work

I recently read that the UK would need to go back to 2002 levels of electricity generation to cope with the whole fleet moving to EV's.
by ducknald_don
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What I Spend
Replies: 481
Views: 103812

Re: What I Spend

It's probably easier if you specialise in a vertical niche like medical devices or aviation or oil and gas. Domain knowledge and a full address book can be very valuable.

FP or specific languages or databases are just too general to extract much value from.
by ducknald_don
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Method to minimize yard work
Replies: 45
Views: 10369

Re: Method to minimize yard work

Or they will use tools with a long cable that they ask you to plugin to the nearest socket.
by ducknald_don
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: How SD may affect the type of emergence
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: How SD may affect the type of emergence

Most people change jobs because they want to move on to something else. This is the case for some businesses but I would assume the majority of that 90% are closing because it didn't work financially. This is probably closer to being fired.
by ducknald_don
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 139
Views: 10307

Re: A Jacob Mention

Dutch cities are indeed the most bicycle friendly in the world. But there is no "car free" Dutch city. Dutch people use bikes a lot but they also use cars a lot. I was actually quite surprised how low the average mileage is for Dutch cyclists, if my memory is correct it's less than a mile...