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Old Nov 13, 2009, 9:39pm   #673
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true true. if you're happy with everything as it is then all's good
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Old Nov 14, 2009, 11:30am   #674
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Yamato started this thread I have to hand it to Weighbridge for the drawdown automated formula on excel: it is turning out to be very very useful, as forward tests keep coming in. This weekend, too, I have saved 20 minutes of work, and have gotten absolutely reliable maximum drawdown and maximum loss data (I added that formula later). Without him it would have never happened. Thank you.
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Old Nov 14, 2009, 12:20pm   #675
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Yamato started this thread I can't believe it. That friend of mine, that colleague I told you about here and here, that got insulted by his boss (I didn't take him out to lunch yet)... he's always proposing some kind of partnership to me: "let's start a company", "let's put our systems together"... And I told him: "look, we're friends and I will help you for free, but a partnership is not convenient for me, because I like my method best, and your fundamental analysis system in my opinion is not as good as mine, so it wouldn't make sense, financially, for me to accept to split profits with you. I mean, after all, I'm in this business to maximize my profits, so don't be offended but to me it doesn't make sense to split profits with you". I can't believe how easy it is to turn people down when you're talking business. If I were to motivate this way to a girl or a friend the fact of not hanging out with them, it'd be considered very rude: "look, my business is to maximize my pleasure obviously, and since I get more pleasure out of this other person, I'm going to have to reject your offer". But with trading and finance, this is totally cool. What a totally amazing excellent discovery. When you take a financial point of view, you can justify anything to anyone.

...Sonny: Then you tell them to hand over Sollozzo!
Tom Hagen: Your father wouldn't want to hear this, Sonny. This is business not personal.
Sonny: They shoot my father and it's business, my ass!
Tom Hagen: Even shooting your father was business not personal, Sonny!
Sonny: Well then, business is going to have to suffer. And please, do me a favor, Tom. No more advice on how to patch things up just help me win, please?
Tom Hagen: I found out about this Captain McClusky who broke Mike's jaw.
Sonny: Alright, what about him.
Tom Hagen: He's definitely on Sollozzo's payroll and for big money. Now, McClusky has agreed to be the Turk's bodyguard. Now what you have to understand, Sonny, is that while Sollozzo's being guarded like this he is invulnerable. Nobody has ever gunned down a New York police captain before. It would be disasterous. All the other five families would turn against you. The Corleone Family would be outcast. Even the old man's political protection would run for cover. So, do me a favor, take this into consideration.
Sonny: Alright, we wait.
Michael: You can't wait.
Sonny: What?
Michael: You can't wait. I don't care what Sollozzo says about a deal he's gonna kill Pop. He has to. It's a key for him. You gotta get Sollozzo.
Clemenza: Mikey's right.
Sonny: Alright, Professor, what about McClusky. What do we do with this cop here?
Michael: They want to have a meeting with me, right? It will be me, McClusky and Sollozzo. Let's set the meeting. We get our informants to find out where it's going to be held. Now we insist that it be held in a public place, a bar or a restaurant where there'll be other people there so I'll feel safe. They're going to search me when I first meet them, right? So I can't have a weapon on me. But if Clemenza can figure a way to have a weapon planted for me, then I'll kill them both.
Sonny: [laughing] What are you gonna do? Nice college boy, didn't want to get mixed up in the family business. Now you want to gun down a police captain. Why? Because he slapped you in the face a little? What do you think this like the Army where you can shoot 'em from a mile away? No you gotta get up like this and, badda-bing, you blow their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit. C'mere.
[Kisses Michael on the head]
Sonny: You're taking this very personal. Tom, this is business and this man is taking it very, very personal.
Michael Corleone: Where does it say that you can't kill a cop?
Tom Hagen: Come on, Mikey...
Michael Corleone: Tom, wait a minute. I'm talking about a cop that's mixed up in drugs. I'm talking about a - a - a dishonest cop - a crooked cop who got mixed up in the rackets and got what was coming to him. That's a terrific story. And we have newspaper people on the payroll, don't we, Tom?
[Tom nods]
Michael Corleone: And they might like a story like that.
Tom Hagen: They might, they just might.
Michael Corleone: [to Sonny] It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business.
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Old Nov 14, 2009, 5:32pm   #676
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Nice of you to say. Glad I could help.

It's also good to hear that your robot army is marching forward.
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Old Nov 14, 2009, 7:48pm   #677
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Yamato started this thread They aren't all exactly marching. Some are crawling forward.

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Old Nov 15, 2009, 12:01pm   #678
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Yamato started this thread BEST DEAL OF MY LIFE
Holy cow!

I either got ripped off really badly, but I don't think so, or I made the best deal of my life at this store:

After buying my 6730B laptop on Ebay, I saw the battery only lasted for 3 hours, so I was looking everywhere for this ultra-capacity HP battery: HP 12-Cell Ultra-Capacity Battery (AT486AA), and it seemed to cost everywhere about 300 dollars, but, holy cow, I found it at a store in New York for just 90 dollars. I can't believe how great this store is. I am going to buy everything I can from it in the future. If you don't believe me, check out these two links, and by the way, I do recommend HP products by all means:
Price at HP UK: £ 134 Ex. VAT
Price at $ 89.99 incl.taxes
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 9:17am   #679
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Yamato started this thread Hey, the reviews are not all good, not at all, but don't get fooled by ordering them by "most helpful", because those tend to be the worst for some reason. Overall they get good ratings.
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 9:30am   #680
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Yamato started this thread Interesting

My hot water didn't work yesterday not today. I had to take very cold showers. I noticed that taking a cold shower, just like sleeping less than needed, changes your personality: in my case by making me less aware of conventions, pain, fears, and it makes me less reluctant to speak up. It makes me more selfish, stronger, direct, sincere. It makes me more of an animal, and less of a civilized person. It's as if being deprived of things I need made me less aware of other people's needs. The same exact effect has sleep deprivation. I guess this has to do with the fact that when you feel good, you also have a lot, and when you feel you have a lot, you have a lot to lose as well. When you feel you don't have a lot, you crave for it, and no one can stop you. This could be useful and be used to my advantage. For example, before meeting with someone I have to stand up to, I could take a cold shower and try to sleep less. Like if I have to meet some arrogant asshole, then I'll do all these things, so when I meet him, I am just about ready to kill him.
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