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Always interested in offers/projects/new ideas. Eclectic experience in fields like: numerical computing; Python web; Java enterprise; functional languages; GPGPU; SQL databases; etc. Based in Santiago, Chile; telecommute worldwide. CV; email.

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Cache rewrite.

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Early Investigation into Madoff

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2008 12:23:31 -0300 (CLST)

Some interesting stuff is appearing if you search around, including:

http://nakedshorts.typepad.com/nakedshorts/2008/12/if-it-sounds-too-good-to-be-true.html
which provides
http://nakedshorts.typepad.com/files/madoff.pdf from 2001(!)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122910977401502369.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

And if you've not been following the news, Madoff is the guy who has
(allegedly ;o) scammed some very, very rich people with a Ponzi scheme
(see last link above).

Andrew

Madoff as a Jew

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 14:59:45 -0300 (CLST)

An interesting angle - apparently he was Jewish, which isn't exactly good
PR... - http://iht.com/bin/printfriendly.php?id=18903457

Bleak closing para: "It is not possible for him to atone for all the
damage he did," the rabbi said, "and I don't even think that there is a
punishment that is commensurate with the crime, for the wreckage of lives
that he's left behind. The only thing he could do, for the rest of his
life, is work for redemption that he would never achieve."

Andrew

And even if you won, you lose :o)

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 18:08:34 -0300 (CLST)

This is the gift that keeps on giving...

http://meganmcardle.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/12/the_madoff_infinite_loop.php

Andrew

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