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Forum: Software & Technology Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,367
You're spending this much on a computer, and...

You're spending this much on a computer, and you're still going to clutter up your geek-space with a couple of nasty used books to support your monitor?

(I actually got a $15 black plastic...
Forum: Diversions 08-21-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 30,897
Lonnie Cook, one of the last USS Arizona...

Lonnie Cook, one of the last USS Arizona survivors:

https://www.koco.com/article/oklahoma-native-one-of-last-uss-arizona-survivors-at-pearl-harbor-dies-at-98/28590737
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-21-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 6,169
True. On my most recent trip that involved air...

True. On my most recent trip that involved air travel, I was treated to spending time in the gate lounge, awaiting the first leg of the trip home with several individuals, including:

A...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-20-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 6,169
I prefer the strategy of adjusting food and...

I prefer the strategy of adjusting food and beverage intake so as to not need to visit aircraft lavs.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-20-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 6,169
Late to the thread, but since we're playing the...

Late to the thread, but since we're playing the TMI game here...


Don't really bother with clothes in the house, but ass-towels on furniture get changed/washed frequently
When throwing on...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-20-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,367
I know that I'm late to the thread, but a few...

I know that I'm late to the thread, but a few months ago I replaced a 5 year-old business-class tower with an off-the-shelf gaming PC. (I'm not a gamer, but other hobby interests had me seeking...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-14-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
True. My comment was more addressed to the idea...

True. My comment was more addressed to the idea of having an industry-standard cat designation system, like we have in the US, rather than the company-centric concept of "catastrophe" requiring...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-13-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,502
If the kid is that advanced, perhaps it's time...

If the kid is that advanced, perhaps it's time for enrollment in a military boarding academy.
Forum: General Actuarial 08-13-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
That's part of the reason for the second part of...

That's part of the reason for the second part of the definition: "...and affect a significant number of insurers and insureds".

Yes, that still does potentially mean that it takes a...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-13-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Note also that while ISO cats are fairly standard...

Note also that while ISO cats are fairly standard definition within the US, other definitions apply abroad.

I'm aware of one non-US carrier that defines a "cat" as an occurrence that causes the...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 08-12-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Back when I was doing product work, I used the...

Back when I was doing product work, I used the Flesch test built into Word, after making the following modifications to the source text:

Remove all paragraph/clause numbering (the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-10-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,415
I think the prosecutors said that they expected...

I think the prosecutors said that they expected to encounter over a million pages of documents in discovery.

They didn't need Epstein to dish dirt on the rich and famous; his files were going to...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-02-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
If you don't like how a thing is being done, do...

If you don't like how a thing is being done, do it yourself?
Forum: Software & Technology 08-01-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
I assume that you're talking about automating the...

I assume that you're talking about automating the calculation of rate on-level factors via the parallelogram method or something similar.

You might consider whether it would be possible to take...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-01-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 4,919
So, how would a non-binary or intersex person...

So, how would a non-binary or intersex person vote in this poll?
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-01-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Thus the need to beg.

Thus the need to beg.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-01-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
And if you are a blue-collar worker who speaks...

And if you are a blue-collar worker who speaks fluent French, I think Québec will just about beg you to immigrate to the province.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-01-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
More precisely: While actuaries are considered a...

More precisely: While actuaries are considered a form of mathematician or statistician in US-Canadian treaties, actuaries are explicitly excluded from the mathematician and statistician entries on...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 08-01-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
For each policy, each exposure-year, count up the...

For each policy, each exposure-year, count up the number of days where coverage was in force and divide by the number of days in the year.

That gets you an exposure base as measured in...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-25-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,007
The way that I've been describing it is that it...

The way that I've been describing it is that it is far less mindless than PoGo, and I have observed that I can "do" more in it from my desk, etc. than I can in PoGo or Ingress. If I have just a...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-23-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,473
When I encounter information that seems odd or...

When I encounter information that seems odd or implausible, I have a habit of trying to track down an original source. :geek:

In this case, I was summarizing slide 9 in the TRV presentation deck...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-23-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,473
Gah. That's what I get for listening while...

Gah. That's what I get for listening while transcribing from a slide in their deck. Corrections in bold.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-23-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,007
Both PoGo and HPWU appear to mostly be "go and...

Both PoGo and HPWU appear to mostly be "go and collect stuff".

To me PoGo is boring, but sufficiently mindless as to get lost in the game -- strangely, I find it can help me fall asleep when...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-23-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,473
Travelers' quarterly earnings call was today. ...

Travelers' quarterly earnings call was today.

Points potentially relevant to this thread:

* Business Insurance combined ratio YTD is 99 and change, up about a point from last year. They gave...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-21-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 950
And how many pieces of flair do you wear on a...

And how many pieces of flair do you wear on a typical work day?
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