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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-24-2017, 03:30 PM
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Posted By smekta
Article

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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-24-2017, 03:10 PM
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Views: 1,011
Posted By smekta
The Christopher Columbus Letter and an Atlanta actuary

https://www.wsj.com/articles/centuries-old-stolen-copy-of-christopher-columbus-letter-recovered-in-u-s-1503596048

No comment.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-19-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,536
Posted By smekta
http://www.consumerreports.org/fuel-economy/why-yo...

http://www.consumerreports.org/fuel-economy/why-you-might-not-actually-need-premium-gas/

There is also a distinction between required and recommended. For vehicles where premium is simply...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-02-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 11,061
Posted By smekta
A 10k watch will have greater perfection in its...

A 10k watch will have greater perfection in its design than a 900 dollar one. There are little details, which may seem small, but that may take an additional 50-100 hours for a craftsman to perfect....
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-01-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 11,061
Posted By smekta
Didn't read the whole thread, but either GS...

Didn't read the whole thread, but either GS (which might be pushing the budget a bit) or Nomos would be the best bet. Both have in-house movements, and both put the money into quality development vs...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-29-2015, 08:29 PM
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Views: 593,330
Posted By smekta
SEXCME I initially thought it was a plate...

SEXCME

I initially thought it was a plate for an escort...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-28-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,285
Posted By smekta
You're right, there's a far greater number of...

You're right, there's a far greater number of circles we can put around people than the consumerist and the outdoorsman. Could you travel for a year and hold a 9-5? Probably in some cases. But the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-28-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,285
Posted By smekta
Its a trap per se, because once you get hooked on...

Its a trap per se, because once you get hooked on the typical modern purchases then it becomes increasingly difficult to find an alternative. Furniture, cars, mortgage, career progression, phones and...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-28-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,285
Posted By smekta
I want to say Georgia, but I'm guessing whichever...

I want to say Georgia, but I'm guessing whichever starting point is most accepted.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-28-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,285
Posted By smekta
They would be heading off to New Zealand for a...

They would be heading off to New Zealand for a year afterwards, so kids are probably unlikely. I have not heard her statement on this, but they don't appear to be the kids type. Obviously she could...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-28-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,285
Posted By smekta
Life of adventure after the corporate world

This weekend I've met up with a friend who is planning to quit his job at one of the top oil multinationals to basically hike the Appalachian trail (followed by a getaway to New Zealand to work as an...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-10-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,372
Posted By smekta
:iatp:

:iatp:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-09-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,801
Posted By smekta
Gas station owners hate him.

Gas station owners hate him.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-01-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,451
Posted By smekta
I'm not really sure how the second bullet point...

I'm not really sure how the second bullet point was derived. Active crash avoidance technology is pretty recent, and the most effective systems(like the Subaru one) are still limited to the top range...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-01-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,451
Posted By smekta
There's definitely going to be a slow erosion of...

There's definitely going to be a slow erosion of auto premiums long before a true "driverless" car hits mass production. The development of accident avoidance tech, and active driving assist options,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-28-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,100
Posted By smekta
I'm not trying to pick out the next Natalie...

I'm not trying to pick out the next Natalie Portman. It's just a matter of gaging some level of competency. If anything, curiosity is the main driving force behind the question. Even applying to an...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-28-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,100
Posted By smekta
That's a good point, and one that I haven't...

That's a good point, and one that I haven't though about yet. I've seen a lot of quick comedy sketches that are probably made by people trying to progress their acting career. Probably a great metric...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-28-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,100
Posted By smekta
Because I think it's an easy way to narrow down...

Because I think it's an easy way to narrow down compatability. If the person is chasing a dream that will never materialize then that's a flag. It's hard to get a sense for it without spending a lot...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-28-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,100
Posted By smekta
1. They are, decently so IMO 2. Getting some...

1. They are, decently so IMO
2. Getting some parts in local plays, but that may have been more a case of geographical limitation at the time
3. I'd imagine they would do a fine job at it, but they...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-28-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,100
Posted By smekta
Just to clarify, I'm trying to gauge the...

Just to clarify, I'm trying to gauge the potential of another person. I have very limited insight into the indicators of potential success in this field. There are no SAT/ACT scores, or Putnam tests,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-28-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,100
Posted By smekta
How to judge the potential of an "arts" person?

Semi serious thread, but are there any good indicators for talent? Interested in theater/acting to be specific. Is it broadway or bust? Does acceptance into a top MFA program yield a good barometer...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-22-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,211
Posted By smekta
Go to penfed and get 2%.

Go to penfed and get 2%.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-21-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 20,530
Posted By smekta
So, how long do people keep a conversation going...

So, how long do people keep a conversation going before setting something up? Im realizing more and more that I dislike prolonged texts.

I want a 5-10 text exchange before offering to meet up, or...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-15-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,692
Posted By smekta
Brz was made for this stuff, lots of very sharp...

Brz was made for this stuff, lots of very sharp turns through a mountain region is as much fun as you can have.

There's def a lot of driving, but nothing crazy. I think with the breaks in between...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-15-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,876
Posted By smekta
Lexus is probably the most "non-offensive" luxo...

Lexus is probably the most "non-offensive" luxo brand(Acura is in the same category). If you want the minimum headache, then the perks of a luxury brand can go a long way(loaners for service, support...
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