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post #28216 of 48560
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

yeah cool, sounds pretty legit. don't know about b-school but on the academic side (phd econ) the top let's say 50 are picky as all fuck. better have dat dere perfect GPA and LORs from no less than two nobel laureates. b-school boards will probably like that work experience and CFA whereas what I read no one at the PhD side gives one shit about that.

I'm looking into doctoral studies but I'll let my internship this summer decide whether I love academic research enough or not.
.. guess you won't be much into econometrics then lol
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Yeah b-school looks at all of that kind of stuff. If I have a LOR from my current company's CEO, a VP at a mid-market investment bank that I worked on something with and the partner from this PE firm I think that would be pretty solid recs. My ugrad GPA was shit (3.02) but I'm taking grad level courses and getting all A's, and I'm also gonna smash the GMAT so that should cover that. Got a year and a half to score good LOR's, some solid volunteer work and maybe some other shit IDK.

Got an interview with the two partners of this firm lined up in a couple weeks. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

BTW linear regression is easy as fuck it's probably the least annoying thing to do with stats besides determine the chances of a coin toss.
post #28217 of 48560
OK man, I sincerely hope you'll nail that interview.
post #28218 of 48560
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

Yeah b-school looks at all of that kind of stuff. If I have a LOR from my current company's CEO, a VP at a mid-market investment bank that I worked on something with and the partner from this PE firm I think that would be pretty solid recs. My ugrad GPA was shit (3.02) but I'm taking grad level courses and getting all A's, and I'm also gonna smash the GMAT so that should cover that. Got a year and a half to score good LOR's, some solid volunteer work and maybe some other shit IDK.

Got an interview with the two partners of this firm lined up in a couple weeks. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

BTW linear regression is easy as fuck it's probably the least annoying thing to do with stats besides determine the chances of a coin toss.


Yeah its easy, it's just tedious when your doing it by hand. Nah coin toss is confusing as fuck to prove. Have to use MLE, which always confusing. Dat der infinite summation of the binomial distribution to form the likelihood function then the log likelihood function then you have to differentiate it and set pi so Log (L)= 0. Do not want. Would rather use MME/10.
post #28219 of 48560
Maybe I will switch to mixed and try chalk. Im guessing i will need to go down in weight to get adjusted before building back up. Straps don't really appeal to me.

If you guys want to talk Ibanking, lemme know.
post #28220 of 48560
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Yeah its easy, it's just tedious when your doing it by hand. Nah coin toss is confusing as fuck to prove. Have to use MLE, which always confusing. Dat der infinite summation of the binomial distribution to form the likelihood function then the log likelihood function then you have to differentiate it and set pi so Log (L)= 0. Do not want. Would rather use MME/10.

There's two sides to a coin, therefore the chance of one side coming up is 1/2. QED
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If you guys want to talk Ibanking, lemme know.

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post #28221 of 48560
Why are we simply assuming that the likelyhood of an occurrence is is the number of possible ways the occurrence can occur divided by the total number of occurrences? We must use statistical inference on a sample to deduce the value of our parameter Y

We will assume the number of times our coin lands heads up follows a binomial distribution p(x). Because we are only calculating one parameter we only need 1 moment being the summating from 1-n of xp(x), which is obvs nY. E(X)/n=Y. What is it was a fucked up coin and it didn't have a probability of 0.5, then you would have dun goofed.
post #28222 of 48560
Chalk isn't a crutch.
post #28223 of 48560
Two quick questions guys.

1. Is it worth investing in lifting shoes? Right now my workout is divided into two parts. I get an outdoor run in the morning done and then on certain days a week I go and lift at the gym in the afternoon. Since I don't do any real cardio in the gym I thought it might make sense to get some shoes designed for lifting to wear.

2. I do wear custom insoles to help with my lack of arches and severe over pronation. I've talked to Rambo about this in the past and he's indicated that I shouldn't wear them in lifting shoes because it defeats the purpose. Anyone else have thoughts on this? I tend to get bad knee and ankle pains if I don't use them.
post #28224 of 48560
it depends
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

Chalk isn't a crutch.

also this and lol to all plebs who think so
post #28225 of 48560
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

it depends
also this and lol to all plebs who think so

Chalk is a crutch. KY that shit
post #28226 of 48560
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

Two quick questions guys.

1. Is it worth investing in lifting shoes? Right now my workout is divided into two parts. I get an outdoor run in the morning done and then on certain days a week I go and lift at the gym in the afternoon. Since I don't do any real cardio in the gym I thought it might make sense to get some shoes designed for lifting to wear.

2. I do wear custom insoles to help with my lack of arches and severe over pronation. I've talked to Rambo about this in the past and he's indicated that I shouldn't wear them in lifting shoes because it defeats the purpose. Anyone else have thoughts on this? I tend to get bad knee and ankle pains if I don't use them.

Buy some chuck hi or lows. Great lifting shoes. You can put your insoles in them too and that's fine, although I would advise looking into why your feet are over pronated and fix that icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #28227 of 48560
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

yeah cool, sounds pretty legit. don't know about b-school but on the academic side (phd econ) the top let's say 50 are picky as all fuck. better have dat dere perfect GPA and LORs from no less than two nobel laureates. b-school boards will probably like that work experience and CFA whereas what I read no one at the PhD side gives one shit about that.

I'm looking into doctoral studies but I'll let my internship this summer decide whether I love academic research enough or not.
.. guess you won't be much into econometrics then lol
nest.gif

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As someone in his 4th year of PhD studies, let me say this: you had better really fucking LOVE the topic and have no justification for pursuing PhD other than that. Maybe econ is different than my field (biophysics), but the reality is that doing a PhD for practical experience to help get an industry job isn't particularly useful. Experience almost always trumps academics, except in academia. Chances are I'll have to do a couple shit post-docs before actually getting a real job, so I'll be well into my 30s before getting a salary that isn't peanuts.

Maybe long-term things will work out fine, but currently I'm in the middle of 10 years that will probably be awful, and it's right at the age (25-35) where I feel like I should be out having fun, travelling, living it up, because ALL my other friends are, while I sit alone on a Saturday night writing technical papers on Laplacian Eigenmaps for Manifold Learning or coding Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations.ffffuuuu.gif
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post #28228 of 48560
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Originally Posted by speedy4500 View Post

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As someone in his 4th year of PhD studies, let me say this: you had better really fucking LOVE the topic and have no justification for pursuing PhD other than that. Maybe econ is different than my field (biophysics), but the reality is that doing a PhD for practical experience to help get an industry job isn't particularly useful. Experience almost always trumps academics, except in academia. Chances are I'll have to do a couple shit post-docs before actually getting a real job, so I'll be well into my 30s before getting a salary that isn't peanuts.

Maybe long-term things will work out fine, but currently I'm in the middle of 10 years that will probably be awful, and it's right at the age (25-35) where I feel like I should be out having fun, travelling, living it up, because ALL my other friends are, while I sit alone on a Saturday night writing technical papers on Laplacian Eigenmaps for Manifold Learning or coding Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations.ffffuuuu.gif
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Econ/finance PhD's can get really good jobs at hedge funds doing crazy shit.

EDIT: So can a lot of other PhD's.
post #28229 of 48560
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Buy some chuck hi or lows. Great lifting shoes. You can put your insoles in them too and that's fine, although I would advise looking into why your feet are over pronated and fix that icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

You mean just regular old Chuck Taylors?

I'd consider doing my straight lifting without the insoles, but no cardio type work outs. Went down that road when I did Crossfit for a year and a half. They got me into "minimalist" shoes and I stopped using the custom insoles. Training like that was supposed to "fix" things. Instead it royally fucked up my ankles and knees. Went to a doctor and he told me that if I continued down that road I risked stress fractures and chronic pains that could stick with me for years down the line. Your bone structure is what it is and I have low arches that cause over pronation.
post #28230 of 48560
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

also this and lol to all plebs who think so

Seriously.. anyone that thinks chalk is a crutch is an idiot.
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