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Postby JR8 » Sat, 21 Dec 2013 5:58 pm

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 21 Dec 2013 8:55 pm

Can you guess what is it without using google?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 21 Dec 2013 9:03 pm

Starts with a "C" I think and is a large rodent from S. America? Capy, copy, something like that?

Now I'm gonna look.

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 21 Dec 2013 9:07 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Starts with a "C" I think and is a large rodent from S. America? Capy, copy, something like that?

Now I'm gonna look.


Capybara


but the image is of a shaved guinea pig.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 21 Dec 2013 9:09 pm

Reminds me somewhat of the North American pest/rodent the Nutria. They were all over Louisiana when I left in the 80's. Went back home up in Maryland several years ago and they've made it half way up the North East coast now. Real pains, they are.

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 21 Dec 2013 9:14 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Reminds me somewhat of the North American pest/rodent the Nutria. They were all over Louisiana when I left in the 80's. Went back home up in Maryland several years ago and they've made it half way up the North East coast now. Real pains, they are.



Hence this site? http://nutria.com/site14.php

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 21 Dec 2013 9:18 pm

Weird.

I'd have said a capybara myself. Look at those fearsome beaver like jaws. Plus, as much as one might judge scale, it looks too big for a guinea pig. BUT, look at the pigmented stripe around it's body... a GP might have that, but there's no way a capybara would...

Also the huge eyes and ears appear too large for a GP. They are more reminiscent of a dusk/nocturnal hunter.

Dunno.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 21 Dec 2013 10:32 pm

Yep, shaved guinea pig. Some says it looks like a baby hippo.
Nutrias were very popular in Eastern Europe in 70-80ties and farmed for their fur.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 31 Dec 2013 2:20 pm

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.... smoke coming out of my ears trying to figure this one out ...

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Postby PNGMK » Tue, 31 Dec 2013 4:09 pm

JR8 wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBd1hBT9vNc
'Huey helicopters in the Vietnam War with music from the era'


Reminds me of colleagues I worked with.... ... Cecil, and Stan. Black dudes who went on to make it big (I mean BIG, like $20-50m a year, and that in the 80s) on Wall Street.

Strange, both of them were door-gunners in the Nam.....


[other random thoughts follow....slowly.... but who cares yah ')


Socio-pathological tendencies make a good trader?

No, that's not far. More like individuals who realized the absolute value of the time/money equation.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 31 Dec 2013 4:25 pm

PNGMK wrote:Socio-pathological tendencies make a good trader?


It's complicated. Does simply being drafted make you a psycho? No, come on, I don't think so.

If anything both of these guys in question, were already Ivy Leaguers (I know one had graduated Yale with 'triple-gongs').

I worked for an American company 30 years ago. Amongst the senior ranks were several people who I know got drafted, and also those who somehow managed to avoid it. I never really understood the ins and outs how that worked, but that was how it was.

I don't know what if any social tendencies you need to be a successful trader, I however probably have a useful insight into the mentality of it, the anti-social tendencies required lol. But either way and IME, being 'Mr Nice Guy' is not on the list.

One of the guys I refer to was head of Bond-sales in London (Sales being way more polite/chilled than trading), the other was on the top-table EMC in New York... so his career ship had well and truly docked.


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