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Taking exam P in May 2014 (2nd Time)

Posted 01-20-2014 at 12:16 AM by thenamesBond

Hi all, I sat for exam P in November 2013 for the first time, to see how the exam is structured and how hard is it. I failed that exam, because I didn't study for it enough.

However, I am now more serious about these exams and recently started studying for exam P. I am planning to write it in May 2014. My question is, Is it too tough to pass actuarial exams if you haven't been studying Actuarial Science in College/University. I am an Economics major in University. I have taken Calculus...
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Post to my blog

Posted 08-12-2008 at 02:37 AM by notmyfriends
Updated 08-12-2008 at 02:44 AM by notmyfriends (to point out that the installed spell check for these blogs does not recognzie the word "blog")

So the Actuarial Outpost has blogs now. Is this normal for a forum? I can't say I've ever seen it before.

It begs the question, though, what are Actuaries going to blog about when given a place to blog together? What percentage of that could possibly be worth reading? I know anything I write certainly won't be.

Should it be sports related?

-insert pictures of volleyball girls butts here-

Should it be celeb gossip?

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Describe a mistake you've made and how you learned from it

Posted 08-30-2009 at 12:34 PM by sweetiepie

My honest answer: If you, as an adult, are still "learning from your mistakes", it is a sign that you never learned from them as a child, and if you never learned from them as a child then why would you start learning from them now? When someone says they've learned from a mistake (in the greater sense of human growth and experience) they are attempting to excuse themselves. Such a person should not be taken seriously.

I asked my best friends. They gave me the same advice,...
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What I Got From My Secret Santa

Posted 01-15-2009 at 10:46 AM by notmyfriends

Here is a picture of me opening what I got from my Secret Santa. Well, actually, he didn't wrap it, so I took it myself and put it in a box, and then opened the box so I could be surprised. Boy was I ever!

Thanks Santa!
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Coastline Fair Value

Posted 04-17-2009 at 03:05 PM by maggid
Updated 04-19-2009 at 04:54 AM by maggid

Close your eyes and take a guess at the Australian coast length? Answer : 'Exactly' 25,760 km.
  • Right, according to Wikipedia
  • Wrong! Because the exact coast length depends on the length of your ruler!
If you would measure the Australian coastline with a 1-mm ruler, you would get a length of more than 100 .000 km!

This leads to the question:

Does a 'coastline fair value' exist?

After all, as the ruler gets diminishingly small, the coastline's length...
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