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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 12:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 901
Facebook Messenger autopops some type of money...

Facebook Messenger autopops some type of money transfer tool anytime it detects that you're talking about money. I had to laugh last year when I messaged a buddy of mine about Mike Trout's $400M+...
Forum: Sports 07-09-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,642
If I recall correctly, the Ivy leagues canceled...

If I recall correctly, the Ivy leagues canceled their basketball tournaments a few days before the rest of the NCAA did. At this point, I'm expecting other leagues to start announcing cancellations...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-08-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 21,549
How exposed are you to market uncertainties right...

How exposed are you to market uncertainties right now? The S&P 500 is still only 7% off it's all time highs despite the lengthy bull run in the 2010s and the global pandemic driving plenty of places...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-25-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 289,937
That thread is an all time classic. You can't do...

That thread is an all time classic. You can't do it justice without the Jon Bois video though.

https://youtu.be/eECjjLNAOd4
Forum: Professional Surveys 06-24-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,912
One possible issue with this: Cost of living is...

One possible issue with this: Cost of living is defined at the city level on that website, not anything more granular. As a result, NYC is scored 162 while SF is scored 206. San Francisco is more...
Forum: Sports 06-19-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,826
I hate the DH. Baseball is a game of strategy,...

I hate the DH. Baseball is a game of strategy, and the DH kills a lot of the strategic possibilities. It's somewhat common for a pitcher to have a great game through 5 innings, but come up to the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-18-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 10,867
Hugging people is completely normal among...

Hugging people is completely normal among friends. Some coworker relationships are more like friendships. Not sure why that'd be weird.
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-12-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,714
Sure, but that's a little irrelevant. Baseball...

Sure, but that's a little irrelevant. Baseball players can earn nine figure contracts and retire by 40, but I don't have the skillset to make it as a baseball player. Same thing with computer...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-12-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,714
Not sure I follow your conclusion that FCAS isn't...

Not sure I follow your conclusion that FCAS isn't all that enticing. If the worst case scenario looking for a new job in the middle of a once-in-a-century pandemic is still $150K, you're doing...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-28-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 347,664
That's much less of a problem than the opposite...

That's much less of a problem than the opposite side specifically seeking out risk for this sort of thing. A guy on /r/wallstreetbets was seriously talking suicide after buying put options. After...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-26-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 43,690
I didn't watch the video of the latest incident...

I didn't watch the video of the latest incident and don't really plan to, but I get the general gist of things from the comments in this thread. I'm sure the internet will make this the biggest...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-14-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10,139
Views: 783,899
The NYC region is much more dense than those...

The NYC region is much more dense than those other areas. Population density stats are tricky because it's easy to inadvertently compare apples and oranges. For instance, based on the data on...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-13-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,027
I used to manage a team of people working in...

I used to manage a team of people working in India. The time zone stuff actually helps rather than hurts. Towards the end of my working day, I could send the team a quick note about what needed to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-13-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,027
The "digital nomad" lifestyle has taken off to a...

The "digital nomad" lifestyle has taken off to a certain extent in the IT world. Basically, it's people exploiting geographic arbitrage to work anywhere in the world, often moving around a ton...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-12-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
I saw the same thread and couldn't believe what I...

I saw the same thread and couldn't believe what I was reading. I'm surprised this is the first reference I've seen on the AO about it. The guy was spamming a huge chunk of CAS actuaries with his...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-12-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 10,867
Take a look at some of the big players in the...

Take a look at some of the big players in the commercial real estate game. Since December 31, 2019, CBRE's stock price is down 36%, Jones Lang LaSalle is down 44%, and Cushman & Wakefield is down...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 05-11-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 330,537
Borrowing against future Social Security benefits...

Borrowing against future Social Security benefits is an interesting idea, but I think it would do more harm than good. Among younger people, there is a widespread perception that the program will be...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-08-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
In addition to what everyone else has said, there...

In addition to what everyone else has said, there are lots of good podcasts out there dedicated to the news (or a million other topics if you want to dive deep into the podcast world). Some release...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-08-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 10,867
I'm in a tiny apartment with my wife, and I've...

I'm in a tiny apartment with my wife, and I've got plenty of space for a home office. All I need is a table to put a laptop on. Printing/scanning isn't really necessary for anything I do. Neither...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-08-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
The IHME model was projecting negative future...

The IHME model was projecting negative future deaths from COVID a week ago, so maybe not an unrealistic option.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-07-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10,139
Views: 783,899
I thought it was pretty well understood that NYC...

I thought it was pretty well understood that NYC got hit first (or near first) as a global hub, but that the spread would eventually make its way to other places in the US. People in Muncie, Indiana...
Forum: General 05-07-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
There are some exemptions for early exams based...

There are some exemptions for early exams based on college coursework outside the US, but generally speaking, no, earning a PhD does not exempt you from the exams in the US. If you want to pursue...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-07-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10,139
Views: 783,899
What dubious claims? Saying that the spread in...

What dubious claims? Saying that the spread in the US emanated from NYC is a bit of a "water is wet" conclusion. NYC is a global hub and the densest city in the US. The virus originated in China. ...
Forum: Sports 05-07-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
KBO Baseball 2020 Season

Is anyone watching this? Weekday night games in Korea start at 5:30am Eastern, so itís a little early, but kind of cool to watch live sports again early in the morning. ESPN2 plans to show six...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-05-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,370
The plural of anecdote is not data. Your...

The plural of anecdote is not data.

Your personal bubble is a skewed sample for reasons that should be obvious to anyone that's ever thought about statistics for more than 5 minutes. There are...
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