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    Ranking Qualifications in the IT Space

    Personally, I didn’t do great in matric maths, so I redid it, and then went with Option 0 (BSc CS+Maths). Best career decision of my life.
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    South African banks battling over scarce IT skills in South Africa

    Those shitty 1st world countries, with their high property prices - wonder why that is? It’s almost like everyone wants to move there. :p
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    Emigration related question

    Ok, so you will be on a green card. People move around all over when applying for them, so I doubt it will be an issue. You will have to be careful about keeping your address current with them, so you don’t miss any important mail. Some things to consider are that you will be able to apply...
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    Emigration related question

    How did you apply? Which visa?
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    How much South Africans are paying for rent right now

    I was being puckish. London is expensive, but not as expensive as some places I have lived. One reason that London is quite affordable to me is that the scale of my income is commensurate with where I have lived. So ironically, if one wants to move somewhere cheap, maintaining high...
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    How much South Africans are paying for rent right now

    That’s why I’m living in London.
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    What to do if you keep hearing ‘no’ after your job interview

    Ask them to tell me if I did not get the job, instead.
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    Soon to be graduate looking for life advice

    Pretty much all algo trading over the last 15 years uses ML.
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    Soon to be graduate looking for life advice

    If you can’t code, no matter what you know, it won’t actually be useful. Masters in Financials Maths is fine (better than not having it), but most companies overseas seem to prefer the equivalent level of education in a pure science (maths, stats, app maths, physics, etc), since the finance...
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    Soon to be graduate looking for life advice

    Learn to code, and try get a job in quantitative finance in the UK.
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    What South African tech enthusiasts like buying

    According to all the recent articles, apparently it’s one way plane tickets...
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    South African banks battling over scarce IT skills in South Africa

    Perhaps in November 2019 there won’t be. :p
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    Clear Score

    They tend to use metrics like “percentage of available credit used”, as big indicators. This means that 0 means no credit, no score. Using all your credit means that you’re a risk. Buying lunch once a month, means that you are super responsible. Even more so if you have many credit cards...
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    BSc Computing Honours UNISA

    What did you do in 2nd and 3rd year apart from CS? It has irked me that universities stopped making 2nd maths or stats or applied maths compulsory (e.g., UCT had one of these compulsory for a CS major, and required that something other than CS be taken for at least 25% of 3rd year). That said...
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    AMD working on 64-core, 128-thread processor

    Yup, I remember. We will probably get a prerelease at some point. Looking forward to testing, since the other one was pretty meh. The thread scheduling won’t make a difference (we bind the threads ourselves), and don’t oversubscribe the cores. The NUMA effects are inherent in the chiplet...
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