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Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,680
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
It probably depends on the exam. In order to...

It probably depends on the exam. In order to fail 50% of extremely capable test-takers, the FSA exams need to be either very difficult or else graded in a very unforgiving manner. In the latter...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 07-20-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 18,440
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Time to switch to Pensions and then hope nobody...

Time to switch to Pensions and then hope nobody ever asks what the FSA on my resume actually refers to.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-18-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,441
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
"Musical Household" is a weird one. Everyone I...

"Musical Household" is a weird one. Everyone I know was either grinded 3-hours a day on Mozart until they smashed their violin, or else they got a guitar for Christmas and stopped playing after 3...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-18-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,441
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Hahaha, well, I believe in ruthless neutrality,...

Hahaha, well, I believe in ruthless neutrality, which is one reason I've blown more job interviews than I can count.


FWIW, when I voiced similar concerns to my wife, she pointed out that a great...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-17-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,441
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I agree strongly with this concern. I can't...

I agree strongly with this concern. I can't answer it.

You can probably check yourself for major flaws right now-- (ie. alcoholism, kidnapping, child abuse).

But you probably can't possibly...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-17-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,441
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
DMMR

DMMR
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-17-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,441
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Oh. Honest answer: Don't abuse your...

Oh. Honest answer:

Don't abuse your children, physically, mentally, or sexually.
Don't abandon them.

Bonus:
Try not to divorce while they are young, if you can.
Try to buy their college.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-17-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,441
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
When I had a baby, I checked the biographies of...

When I had a baby, I checked the biographies of all my favorite writers and artists, to see how their fathers acted, thinking maybe I could learn a thing or two.

This is what I found:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-17-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,045
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
The money is in the house either way, isn't it? ...

The money is in the house either way, isn't it? If the house drops in value, Egghead is on the hook for that drop, not the bank.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-17-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,045
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I'm not sure if this is an accurate comparison. ...

I'm not sure if this is an accurate comparison.

As you point out in the OP, you're thinking of quitting your job, which means your income will drop, so your taxes will drop.

You'll be able...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-16-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,075
Views: 260,543
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Sure. It implies a high degree of confidence in...

Sure. It implies a high degree of confidence in the technology. Waymo is not Uber/Tesla. They can't afford mistakes.


These days, Waymo logs about a million miles a month, so probably someone...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 07-16-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 18,440
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Also got a 6. I'm guessing now a huge number of...

Also got a 6. I'm guessing now a huge number of 5's and 6's, deciding pass/fail based on one or two of the weakest questions.


This test was mostly "fair" (valid/reliable) questions, but it...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 07-15-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12,974
Views: 1,098,567
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Imo, the only real Dostoyevsky character is...

Imo, the only real Dostoyevsky character is Annuitize.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 07-15-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,750
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
:Bump: I've been too busy to make much progress...

:Bump:
I've been too busy to make much progress (and now it's time to memorize a million random insurance facts!) however:

The water knife is a nice quick read but trying way too hard to be...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-14-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,463
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Disagree absolutely with this. Just about...

Disagree absolutely with this. Just about everyone cares about what other people think. He's probably doing what he does because he thinks it's normal and acceptable. Not because he's a sociopath....
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 07-14-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 18,440
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
This exam inspired a thread... ...

This exam inspired a thread...

http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showthread.php?t=330903
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-13-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,463
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
He's not a rapist, but is a predator. He's...

He's not a rapist, but is a predator.

He's doing somethong immoral that doesn't rise to the level of rape. He is trying to take advantage of her sexually to her detriment.

If he is a predator,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-13-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,673
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Undersink water filter-- We have lousy water. ...

Undersink water filter-- We have lousy water. This was the simplest possible solution.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0144MFPOA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-13-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,673
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Agree with this, but I'm not a fan of crushing...

Agree with this, but I'm not a fan of crushing beans and boiling water. It's funny that we went from using coffee-machines to expensive cappuccino makers to futuristic pods/k-cup machines to......
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-12-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2,075
Views: 260,543
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Fair enough. I can't say. Even if they have the...

Fair enough. I can't say. Even if they have the tech, they may not want to drive around a city this year.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-12-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,075
Views: 260,543
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Sure. I wouldn't say you lost the bet-- just...

Sure. I wouldn't say you lost the bet-- just that I didn't accept it.


It's on! :)


Some more details:
IMO:
By the end of 2018 there will be cars that have no employees in them at all....
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-12-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2,075
Views: 260,543
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Perhaps I should have said, "if we can agree to a...

Perhaps I should have said, "if we can agree to a definition of success".

Obviously I'm not about to make a bet before agreeing to the terms.



FWIW, Tesla absolutely does not have the...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-12-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,075
Views: 260,543
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Sure. But nobody took you up on that bet, so...

Sure. But nobody took you up on that bet, so it's not much of a 'bet' really. Some of your other bets are more meaningful.

-I bet there will be several thousand driverless cars in service next...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-12-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,362
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
This would have been my guess. How old are you? ...

This would have been my guess. How old are you?

I haven't been following your "romance" threads, but there's definitely much better places to meet young women.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-12-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,075
Views: 260,543
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Alternatively we could teach cars to think like...

Alternatively we could teach cars to think like Boston Cabbies. They don't need to read "body-language".
Instead they just run you the f*** over if you don't get out of the f***ing way, you...
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