Tuesday April 26, 2005
Book 6: Resident Mad Scientist — Part V: Instant Replay


KEVYN: Thurl, have you ever played the stock exchange?

THURL: A little.  I know the part about "buy low, sell high."

KEVYN: Good.  I'm going to give you some seed money, and you're going to grow it by six orders of magnitude.

THURL: I also know the part about "There's no such thing as a free lunch."

KEVYN: You'll start by sorting this list of transaction tables, and identifying the stocks that are about to move the fastest.

THURL: And I think I've heard that "past results are no indication of future performance."

KEVYN: That would apply if I were giving you results from our past.