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bfv  ·  1014 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Implication of Sabotage Adds Intrigue to Space-X Investigation

    Sure, it's our cornerstone but there are so many alternative paths. Same thing for the mathematician/physicist.

My school pushed everyone in math and mathematically inclined CS students towards computational finance/HFT hard. I wanted nothing to do with it, but a good chunk of my classmates did, and then 2007/8 happened and now I know some very well educated locksmiths, electricians and plumbers who never want to look at a graph again. Selling your soul can bite you.

ButterflyEffect  ·  1014 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Are they happier now compared to when they were looking at graphs?

bfv  ·  1014 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Happier than in 2007/8, beyond that I'd have to ask around and it'd probably vary. If you like external validation and/or measure success by the dollar, a big paycheck feels good.