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Forum: Decision Making and Communications 06-26-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,540
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Posted By Renaissance Man
Submitted 5/12 MMR 6/25

Submitted 5/12
MMR 6/25
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 01-13-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,544
Posted By Renaissance Man
I was certain I had failed it when I left. By...

I was certain I had failed it when I left. By some miracle or grace, I passed. On to finish modules and FAC.

Best of luck to those who failed. It was an awful exam, so don't let it get you down.
Forum: ERM Exam 07-09-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,141
Posted By Renaissance Man
Passed.

Passed.
Forum: ERM Exam 05-01-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By Renaissance Man
This is almost surreal. Yesterday was MY first...

This is almost surreal. Yesterday was MY first time taking an FSA exam, and I had almost the exact same experience that this other other RenaissanceMan did, down to having answered almost all...
Forum: General Actuarial 12-08-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,121
Posted By Renaissance Man
Herzog and Klugman gave a rather good AAA...

Herzog and Klugman gave a rather good AAA credibility note webcast on this topic over a year ago. Herzog is a big fan of the Bayesian approach (as am I, but my name ain't Tom Herzog).


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Forum: General Actuarial 12-08-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,121
Posted By Renaissance Man
It's been suggested and in the works.

It's been suggested and in the works.
Forum: General Actuarial 12-07-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,121
Posted By Renaissance Man
Quick point of clarification: This is the...

Quick point of clarification: This is the standard in Canada.
Forum: General Actuarial 12-07-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,121
Posted By Renaissance Man
One could, in theory, do so if the variance of...

One could, in theory, do so if the variance of the hypothetical means were published with the intercompany table. Then, you can apply the intercompany table to your own data, compute the mean of the...
Forum: General Actuarial 12-07-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,121
Posted By Renaissance Man
Glenn's suggestion is the best, followed by...

Glenn's suggestion is the best, followed by mixed-effects models, then by Buhlmann credibility methods. It's actually not that difficult.

2pac, how detailed is the day, by the way?
Forum: General Actuarial 12-04-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,121
Posted By Renaissance Man
Perhaps I am recalling things badly (since I...

Perhaps I am recalling things badly (since I stick to Buhlmann/mixed-effects type credibility as much as humanly possible), but you should be able to adjust the count-based credibility formula with...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-20-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 28,673
Posted By Renaissance Man
So you are saying these folks cross-subsidized...

So you are saying these folks cross-subsidized their longevity/mortality/lapse risk with investment risk? This is nothing new in life insurance, and those that do so occasionally get caught with...
Forum: Software & Technology 11-18-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,291
Posted By Renaissance Man
It doesn't appear to do so. If it's possible, a...

It doesn't appear to do so. If it's possible, a Python script is out there somewhere.



You may want to play around with Extrude to get the geometry set up correctly.



I don't believe...
Forum: Software & Technology 11-18-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,291
Posted By Renaissance Man
You missed the Apprentice versions, which are...

You missed the Apprentice versions, which are free (with watermark and reduced resolution) or $99 (no watermark, HD resolution).
Forum: Software & Technology 11-17-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,291
Posted By Renaissance Man
Tutorials are step by step, but the screenshots...

Tutorials are step by step, but the screenshots are in black and white, which sucks. Also, the UI evolves with each release, so buttons and menus may not be in the exact spots that the book...
Forum: Software & Technology 11-17-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,291
Posted By Renaissance Man
Yes, I'm currently working through the book The...

Yes, I'm currently working through the book The Essential Blender (http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Blender-Guide-Creation-Source/dp/1593271662/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1226946582&sr=8-3). ...
Forum: Software & Technology 11-14-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,266
Posted By Renaissance Man
Glad to hear you made it through. Do you...

Glad to hear you made it through.

Do you plan to run with Windows 7 next year, or is this the last Windows experience you plan to have?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-13-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,984
Posted By Renaissance Man
Could you make their lives inconvenient? For...

Could you make their lives inconvenient? For example, by turning the patio furniture on its side and tying it down to a railing or fence?
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-07-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,318
Posted By Renaissance Man
Perhaps the OP should step back and ask why they...

Perhaps the OP should step back and ask why they need to so precisely define the phrase "near ASA". I think it can only be explained in equivalent terms, just as everyone else has done, such as...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 11-07-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,712
Posted By Renaissance Man
I think Laird wants to sell newsletters as much...

I think Laird wants to sell newsletters as much as he wants to warn the masses of impending doom.
Forum: Software & Technology 11-03-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,228
Posted By Renaissance Man
Yes, you can run two routers simultaneously, but...

Yes, you can run two routers simultaneously, but it's easier to simply buy a single router that can do both. Note that to do so, the n network has to run at 5GHz, while the g network has to run at...
Forum: Professional Surveys 10-30-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,217
Posted By Renaissance Man
The Conversions were cute and talented but corny....

The Conversions were cute and talented but corny. Actuaries + Bob Seger do not necessarily a great ditty make. And I agree, I don't think the speakers came off as well as marketed.
Forum: Software & Technology 10-29-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By Renaissance Man
Look at Wikipedia and search for "Windows Media...

Look at Wikipedia and search for "Windows Media DRM". A tool is mentioned that is reputed to do what you ask.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-28-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,188
Posted By Renaissance Man
Linux users should also be interested.

Linux users should also be interested.
Forum: Software & Technology 10-26-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,289
Posted By Renaissance Man
Quite right, but I believe one would use a...

Quite right, but I believe one would use a library like GMP (http://www.gmplib.org/) or something similar.



Glad to help. I've been playing with Sage a bit lately. It's no speed demon, but...
Forum: Software & Technology 10-26-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,289
Posted By Renaissance Man
First, you should be aware that 20! is larger...

First, you should be aware that 20! is larger than a 32-bit integer, so unless Excel is using exact precision (which we know it is not), then it would have to resort to floats.

Also, be aware that...
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