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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-20-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 4,251
Do people outside of Canada actually like cheese...

Do people outside of Canada actually like cheese curds?
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-20-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,452
Also, unless you're coming from the US, Mexico,...

Also, unless you're coming from the US, Mexico, Chile, or South Korea, the employer has to file paperwork with the Canadian government assessing how hiring the international worker makes sense given...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-19-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 4,251
They are the state bird, after all.

They are the state bird, after all.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-19-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 4,251
Well, it definitely has four seasons: Snow ...

Well, it definitely has four seasons:

Snow
Mud
Road Construction
Football
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-19-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 4,251
In Minnesota, at least, you celebrate by hiding...

In Minnesota, at least, you celebrate by hiding inside, to avoid getting carried away by mosquitoes.
Forum: Diversions 01-17-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,738
Prince Philip.... ...flipped his Land Rover,...

Prince Philip....

...flipped his Land Rover, but is reported uninjured.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/17/uk/duke-of-edinburgh-car-accident-gbr-intl/index.html
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 01-15-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
We really need XKCD to tackle actuarial topics...

We really need XKCD to tackle actuarial topics such as these. (https://xkcd.com/1478/)
Forum: Diversions 01-15-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,738
Carol Channing:...

Carol Channing: https://www.wsj.com/articles/broadway-legend-carol-channing-dies-at-age-97-11547557403
Forum: Diversions 01-07-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 29,308
Here's hoping that all of my remaining picks were...

Here's hoping that all of my remaining picks were harvested peacefully and without fanfare at 11:59 local time on the 31st.

(It could happen....)
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-04-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,302
Sometimes I think the AO needs to retain Miss...

Sometimes I think the AO needs to retain Miss Sweetie Poo as a moderator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAnVNXaa5oA
Forum: Diversions 01-04-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,738
Herb Kelleher, founder of Southwest Airlines: ...

Herb Kelleher, founder of Southwest Airlines:
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Herb-Kelleher-Southwest-Airlines-Founder-Dies-at-87-503869121.html
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-03-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,302
For the past almost two Years capitalization has...

For the past almost two Years capitalization has Been irrelevant.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-03-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,302
I would vote "42", but the OP seems to have...

I would vote "42", but the OP seems to have forgotten that option.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-02-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
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:iatp:

:iatp:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-02-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,725
Have we reached a point where the EL younguns...

Have we reached a point where the EL younguns have never heard the magical tones made by a dial-up modem?

And then there's that slipstick I still carry in my office bag.....
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-30-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
One of Connecticut's nicknames is "the Nutmeg...

One of Connecticut's nicknames is "the Nutmeg state".

Thus that invisible barrier separating Connecticut from reality could be dubbed "the Nutmeg curtain", reminiscent of the Iron curtain that...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-29-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Nah. The conditions on I-84, I-95, and the...

Nah. The conditions on I-84, I-95, and the Merritt are sufficient to discourage them from crossing the Nutmeg Curtain.

Besides, I'd think New York would be wanting to build a wall...(or a very...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-29-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
:roll2: Perhaps it's time to get out from...

:roll2:

Perhaps it's time to get out from under the bridge?

Perhaps spending some time in the cotton fields and piney woods of the south might prove illuminating?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-29-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Stamford and Greenwich are not places that invite...

Stamford and Greenwich are not places that invite comparison to the real South.
Forum: Diversions 12-28-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,738
And here's what frummie shared as his picks...

And here's what frummie shared as his picks before he started aggregating ours:

[[spoiler removed]]
Forum: General Actuarial 12-28-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,333
I will preface this by saying that I have been...

I will preface this by saying that I have been adversely impacted by CAS exam transitions in the past. I'm a career ACAS. One of the stumbling blocks I have encountered when considering whether to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-28-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,997
I should caveat this by observing that it's been...

I should caveat this by observing that it's been a very long time since I've been asked to look at EL candidates, so I'm insulated from what the current firehose looks like.

When I am looking at...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-28-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,997
I agree. I should have drawn a better...

I agree. I should have drawn a better distinction between "effective communication" and "mastery of the local language".

Like I said in my earlier post...the subject has been on my mind recently,...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-28-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,997
I know I shouldn't be validating whatever axe...

I know I shouldn't be validating whatever axe you're seeking to grind by contributing to this old thread which you've dredging up, but...

I caution against exercising bias solely on the basis of...
Forum: CAS Exams - General 12-27-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,101
I would suggest a recalibration of the value of...

I would suggest a recalibration of the value of "one point":

One point should represent something that the minimally-qualified candidate is expected to be able to answer in [a unit of time].
...
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