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Forum: Exam 8 - Advanced Ratemaking 10-07-2019, 03:27 PM
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Posted By sticks1839
Unless they changed the practice for this year,...

Unless they changed the practice for this year, all of the manual pages included with the study kit are provided during the exam. It's a stack of 100ish pages, of which you will most likely need only...
Forum: Fantasy Football Sub-Forum 09-30-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 13,356
Posted By sticks1839
Thanks. Hope it's still on the table and CMC...

Thanks. Hope it's still on the table and CMC stays healthy.
Forum: Fantasy Football Sub-Forum 09-30-2019, 10:28 AM
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Views: 13,356
Posted By sticks1839
Trade advice please! Davante Adams and James...

Trade advice please!

Davante Adams and James White for McCaffrey. Which side would you take?

Does it matter if the side with Adams has 3 quality WRs (OBJ, Kupp, Hilton) to fill in?
Forum: Software & Technology 09-23-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 26,503
Posted By sticks1839
Glad I never upgraded to the new UI (Experience...

Glad I never upgraded to the new UI (Experience 4)! Now I'll just stay on 3 until the box dies or cord cutting works for us.
Forum: Exam 8 - Advanced Ratemaking 09-16-2019, 09:33 AM
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Posted By sticks1839
Tip: The last page or two of the Retro Manual in...

Tip: The last page or two of the Retro Manual in the SK and provided on the exam has a list of the variables/definitions and equations. IIRC the balance equations are even there. I would rip it off...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 08-22-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,800
Posted By sticks1839
Ancient bump, but I'm in the midst of considering...

Ancient bump, but I'm in the midst of considering this same question. Should we develop losses prior to modelling via a GLM and how do we minimize bias or distortion introduced from that development?...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 08-08-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,330
Posted By sticks1839
There might be some cognitive bias going on. Two...

There might be some cognitive bias going on. Two components: 1) premium trend is generally considered fully credible, but the loss trend is not; therefore one is likely to believe one and not the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-25-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,567
Posted By sticks1839
:iatp: for the last two. Also, maybe you...

:iatp: for the last two.

Also, maybe you only need one really good SQL person and can cross-pollinate some. Many data science people (Python/R and the like) are at least strongly familiar with SQL...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 06-14-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,017
Posted By sticks1839
Bolded is certainly possible. Do some sanity...

Bolded is certainly possible. Do some sanity checks: What's the average quoted premium pre/post? What's quote volume look like pre/post? Is the mix changing? Is there typically a lag between quote...
Forum: Software & Technology 06-04-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,241
Posted By sticks1839
Wait for Prime Day next month to buy more....

Wait for Prime Day next month to buy more. They'll be practically free. Or look for the "Free Echo Dot" deals. Bought some Ring cameras last month and now have 4 "free" Dots I haven't even opened...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 05-29-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By sticks1839
They're doing the same thing. It's just the data...

They're doing the same thing. It's just the data that is presented differently.

On page 5, you have individual losses that you are limiting at various limits.

On page 6, they are providing...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 05-15-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By sticks1839
There are free R modules for SQL Server 2017 and...

There are free R modules for SQL Server 2017 and later (with MS support). I'm not positive they would enable API call style functionality as my research was related to running specific RStudio code...
Forum: Software & Technology 03-29-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By sticks1839
A lot of this depends on your budget and...

A lot of this depends on your budget and ability/desire to DIY and troubleshoot, so I'll present a few options.

Baller-level: Talk to a custom installer like Control4. They will have solutions...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-11-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,590
Posted By sticks1839
I applied for what now? Now, they're not just...

I applied for what now? Now, they're not just lying about generic referrals or co-workers; but pretending I did something I did not as an ice breaker. And as usual, the sentence construction is...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 03-05-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 49,935
Posted By sticks1839
AON-WTW...AON with-the-win

AON-WTW...AON with-the-win
Forum: Software & Technology 02-12-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,043
Posted By sticks1839
Nudge toward Ubiquiti... Ubiquiti's consumer...

Nudge toward Ubiquiti...

Ubiquiti's consumer line (Amplifi) should be able to go toe-to-toe with Orbi and the others. I don't have experience with it, but I've been using their commercial...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 02-05-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By sticks1839
I don't think there's anything inherently...

I don't think there's anything inherently problematic about your approach from a regulatory perspective assuming you could explain it sufficiently to a reviewer, but I'm also not sure the process...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 01-04-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,181
Posted By sticks1839
This is good generic advice (weights then cardio...

This is good generic advice (weights then cardio and the hip stuff too) for someone wanting to do both. I think it changes when you're training a specific sport. You train the sport fresh and lift...
Forum: Sports 12-14-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 130,957
Posted By sticks1839
Increased volatility of points. Relative value of...

Increased volatility of points. Relative value of 1 point vs 2 points in most situations knowing what other teams will likely do (ie. 0 is a bigger negative, than getting 2 is a positive). Placing...
Forum: Exam 8 - Advanced Ratemaking 11-01-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 263,054
Posted By sticks1839
Doesn't the question start by saying the plan is...

Doesn't the question start by saying the plan is balanced. I reiterated that assumption in my answer too.
Forum: Exam 8 - Advanced Ratemaking 10-30-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 263,054
Posted By sticks1839
:iatp: IMO a long exam will favor less...

:iatp:

IMO a long exam will favor less prepared candidates as they are less likely to get bogged down in details and will simply write formulas and other related info that could accumulate points....
Forum: Exam 8 - Advanced Ratemaking 10-30-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 263,054
Posted By sticks1839
I would have missed that too. I think...

I would have missed that too.



I think part a you have to use the case study solution because they asked for expected reported losses. That means detrending/undeveloping back to their reported...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 10-29-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,925
Posted By sticks1839
I'll add a couple other things. 1) You get a lot...

I'll add a couple other things. 1) You get a lot of stat tracking via the Peloton bike, so if you like to see your performance in numbers, that's a positive. 2) During live rides, you get to see how...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 10-29-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,925
Posted By sticks1839
Not crazy, but it can be pricey depending on your...

Not crazy, but it can be pricey depending on your comparison point. You can do the financing for around $100 a month, which is much cheaper than in person classes for a lot of spin style workouts...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 10-29-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By sticks1839
They made a sequel. I don't recommend it...

They made a sequel. I don't recommend it...
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