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Talking with an Ivy Leaguer on Wall Street

December 4th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Society | #
Another memoirs of sorts, this time reflecting the Ivy League alumni I've been meeting in NYC, both in the startup community and on Wall Street.  I've been spending more time in NYC instead of SF for a change of location (and people), but ironically, I'm running into sort of the opposite situation to that I had in my short story, Talking with an Engineer in Silicon Valley.  Whereas many I met in Silicon Valley lacked empathy, considerateness, and other traits but at least wanted them (even if superficially), the circles I'm getting into in NYC seem to simply accept that these traits don't genuinely exist and are always superficial.  Maybe it's just my luck that I'm just somehow always meeting the most 1-dimensional people, but the frustrating part is they always start off seeming normal in the beginning.  As with my other short story, the conversations below are nearly cut-paste from my personal experience, besides obvious name changes and other details to keep individuals anonymous and the story somewhat coherent.  For those easily offended, this obviously doesn't reflect every person from Ivy League or in Wall Street and is just a likely biased, limited subset of the real world from my own experiences.

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Sam: Hi, I'm Sam.  Nice to meet you.
Ivy Leaguer:...[More]
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Licht und Schatten by Yutaka Yamada

December 3rd, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Licht und Schatten by Yutaka Yamada
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White Silence Cover by Pillows

December 2nd, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
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Cryptocurrencies on Yahoo Finance

November 30th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
Yahoo Finance now has cryptocurrency data, just like with stocks.  For those looking for live + historical data, etc especially for backtesting.
https://finance.yahoo.com/cryptocurrencies
@YahooFinance #bitcoin #cryptocurrency #stocks #btc #eth #xrp
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Silk Favored Nations Remix

November 12th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Silk by Gizelle (@gisellemusic) and Favored Nations
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Happy in Fall

November 4th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Happy in Fall by Dirk Ehlert (@DETUNEde)
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Starving Paradox

October 21st, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Humans - the only species that can be fat and starving at the same time.
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4D Quantum Superposition

August 11th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Time travel is quantum superposition in 4D by existing across multiple points in time instead of space. And as soon as you witness one, the others disappear.
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