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    Post Your 2016 University Offers Here

    I'm not accepting my uni offer. I already have an awesome full time job as a programmer :)
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    All about investments and financial advsors

    I apologise for being a little blunt, but youre not special in that you can get an alpha of more than 0.15% that the best stockpickers can get. As investing in developed markets is primarily random walk based, short term out performance is not statistically significant. I am not trying to...
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    All about investments and financial advsors

    You might also be interested in what arguably the most experienced investor alive today, Warren Buffet, has to say: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/warren-buffett-recommends-sp-500-index-2014-3 Ok, not just say, but that's literally in his will. Oh, and he recommends Vanguard. Think about...
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    All about investments and financial advsors

    Not at all. There have been numerous studies conducted and all unanimously have found that index funds beat the vast majority of index managed funds. Also, Vanguard is an index fund, it is not actively managed. Australia just calls "mutual funds" (the correct and internationally accepted...
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    All about investments and financial advsors

    Do your own research and you will beat investment advisers 100%. The reason is simple: Investing is a zero sum game. The more fees you pay, the less returns you can get. Just go with low cost index funds like Vanguards. I suggest reading Jack Bogle's Common Sense book on investing. It'll change...
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    What languages you program in is irrelevant. I'd say I'm fluent in a couple of languages, and...

    What languages you program in is irrelevant. I'd say I'm fluent in a couple of languages, and know around 8. I've been coding for 5 years.
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    First day on a software engineering job -- what to expect?

    One week report. Still awesome. Love this job. :D
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    Getting into Computer Science

    Start learning how to code and see if you like it. Give it a couple of months before you set your mind. Then remember that the companies you really want to work for hire smart people that has proven themselves, and a degree will hardly give you a job. Make your own programs, apps and websites...
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    2015ers Chit-Chat Thread

    I had my first day of work at a software engineering company. It was amazing. I look forward to tomorrow :D Gl to everyone doing physics!
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    First day on a software engineering job -- what to expect?

    Yes, which software dev office doesn't have free coffee? heh. Also got a cool tshirt. Confidential information, sorry :( Start working at this company and you'll find out lol.
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    First day on a software engineering job -- what to expect?

    Time to update everyone :) My first day at the company was fantastic and I'm eagerly looking forward to tomorrow. It does not feel like work at all. It's an amazing place. So delightful to be there. I got along well with everyone! I'd give more details but they are confidential business stuff :)
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    Section I: Multiple Choice

    "Steve has been charged with manslaughter and wants to argue self-defense. His lawyer advised him of the following: * The case may be heard in front of a judge instead of jury. * Self defense is only a partial defense to manslaughter. Which of the lawyer's advice was incorrect? (A) The case...
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    General Thoughts: Software Design and Development

    Requoting, what did everyone do? Relative or absolute?
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    General Thoughts: Software Design and Development

    Not at all, you get to invent your own pseudocode variant!
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    Section I: Multiple Choice

    I expect Q20 to accept both "Lobby to repeal" or "Argue it's unconstitutional". Both are very plausible. Surprised they didn't catch it.
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