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  1. withoutaface

    Transition: HSC Maths to University Maths

    From my experience (pure maths/usyd): 1. I've never come across a lecturer who's clearer than their course notes, especially at 8 in the morning. YMMV but I generally marks were inversely corollated with lecture attendance, because I only really attended lectures for subjects I was struggling...
  2. withoutaface

    First year student: Buying textbooks now or later...

    Buy on ebay you can get them even cheaper, and within a few days
  3. withoutaface

    Best Commerce Major for Commerce/Advance Maths

    Pretty much this. 8:30-6 or 6:30 is the norm in retail institutional banks.
  4. withoutaface

    Best Commerce Major for Commerce/Advance Maths

    100 hour study weeks are absolutely incomparable to working those hours. Nobody gives a fuck about your med degree.
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    Best Commerce Major for Commerce/Advance Maths

    Hard science will get you the hardcore finance jobs.
  6. withoutaface

    Aboriginals Recognised in Constitution

    Remove the race power, replace it with a race power.
  7. withoutaface

    Best Commerce Major for Commerce/Advance Maths

    If you can't hack actuarial studies you're not going to make it as a quant.
  8. withoutaface

    B Commerce and Science (adv. Math)

    The maths degree alone is probably a better in with the business itself, though HR will erroneously look for finance qualifications when choosing people for the financial markets part of a bank. Probably better off going with a software (or comp sci)/maths combo such that you have a solid skill...
  9. withoutaface

    UTS Rollcall 2012

    M Quantitative Finance - 1st year
  10. withoutaface

    B Commerce and Science (adv. Math)

    Quant roles generally aren't going to find a commerce degree terribly useful.
  11. withoutaface

    I like maths, will I enjoy actuarial studies?

    Just about any grad who's employed by a bank can get 60K. Actuarial is baby maths. Adv maths is A+
  12. withoutaface

    BIT Industry Placements

    We had some first year BITs at my work this year that went from early July to early December. You should probably speak to the placement co-ordinator about this.
  13. withoutaface

    Double degrees- A heavy load??

    A combined degree is not a heavier load. You're still doing the same number of subjects as you would be for a single degree. I did Engineering/Science and towards the end of my degree managed to work is such that I only had 2-3 days of uni a week (though I've been told this may be more...
  14. withoutaface

    Egyptian Revolution

    Re: What do you think of the current revolution in Egypt? That's not what I was arguing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawman
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    Egyptian Revolution

    Re: What do you think of the current revolution in Egypt? The difference in margin of error between those two samples is almost insignificant, it's 3.1% for both within a 95% confidence interval. 1,000 people allows you to make valid inference about just about any population, if it's...
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    Egyptian Revolution

    Re: What do you think of the current revolution in Egypt? You don't need a census to find reliable statistics...
  17. withoutaface

    Microsoft Office 2010

    That's the worst ad for a software package I think I've ever seen
  18. withoutaface

    Semester 1 2010 Results & Predictions

    COMP 5348 Enterprise Scale Software Architecture 84.0 Distinction FUUUUUUU
  19. withoutaface

    Semester 1 2010 Results & Predictions

    Hopefully straight HDs. Realistically 2 HDs and a D.
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