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Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 11-26-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 24,889
Posted By Alpha12
Nope and nope. It's not totally my fault, there...

Nope and nope. It's not totally my fault, there is a disconnect between exams and practice, imo. The recruiter I work with didn't know what an actuarial exam was, and DW simpson didn't get back to...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-07-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,803
Posted By Alpha12
There is overlap. Yup, especially if it's...

There is overlap.


Yup, especially if it's one of my niece's friends, so she knows what she's in for.


Get em while they're young.


I don't know what the curiosity is about my answer, I...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-07-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,803
Posted By Alpha12
The Matrix, American Beauty, and Office Space are...

The Matrix, American Beauty, and Office Space are my crux. I'd tailor the answer. If a female asked, it'd be American Beauty, if a coworker asked, Office Space, and if my friends ask it's The Matrix....
Forum: Software & Technology 11-07-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By Alpha12
Shoot, wanted to answer. Might as well post your...

Shoot, wanted to answer. Might as well post your solution.
Forum: Diversions 11-07-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32,454
Views: 3,256,980
Posted By Alpha12
Seas of Cheese - Primus

Seas of Cheese - Primus
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-05-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,472
Posted By Alpha12
I like collaborating with people that know math.

I like collaborating with people that know math.
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-05-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,511
Posted By Alpha12
:iatp: coding is intuitive, imo, it isn't like...

:iatp: coding is intuitive, imo, it isn't like the language was constructed to make it obscure.
Forum: Software & Technology 11-05-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Alpha12
I would just click "record macro" in excel,...

I would just click "record macro" in excel, import the table manually, then parse the resulting macro as I saw fit. GL, sounds like fun!
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 11-05-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By Alpha12
I just poked around the actex site for the...

I just poked around the actex site for the errata. It wasn't hard to find.

I don't think I saw any general derivation questions on the exam in July or March, just FYI.

The formula at the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-05-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,655
Posted By Alpha12
AWW rocks, and only fatal for the first years out...

AWW rocks, and only fatal for the first years out of the conference room exam last. Study up!
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 10-20-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By Alpha12
No problem, I remember this question when I...

No problem,
I remember this question when I came across it. There's a typo. It's in the errata. it should be = exp(a^2*sigma^2*T/2)

Section 5 is the most complex, imo. I just covered the section...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 10-16-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By Alpha12
Hi. What's the expected value of the standard...

Hi. What's the expected value of the standard normal, Z?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-09-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,709
Posted By Alpha12
coffee is the 2nd most traded commodity, after...

coffee is the 2nd most traded commodity, after oil.

I dunkin if it's not my local roaster/shop. They collect for charity which makes me feel better about spending loot on something so frivolous. I...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-07-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By Alpha12
:iatp: I'd add, see if you can get a copy of...

:iatp:

I'd add, see if you can get a copy of the code that was done before. If the ex-analyst has a folder of work that was previously done, sift through it and see if that helps.
Forum: Software & Technology 10-07-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By Alpha12
MS SQL server management studio. Folders,...

MS SQL server management studio. Folders, procedures, tables on the left, and a place to code. I'm not familiar with another way besides Access, and that's not going to cut it.

IT mostly set...
Forum: Diversions 09-13-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32,454
Views: 3,256,980
Posted By Alpha12
Hysteria - Def Leppard

Hysteria - Def Leppard
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 09-10-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,222
Posted By Alpha12
I liked Neuromancer. dystopian novel with...

I liked Neuromancer. dystopian novel with interesting characters. It's been awhile since I've read it though.

Maybe along those lines, Brave New World was a fantasy that may/may not seem realistic...
Forum: That card g@me that starts with P 09-10-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,840
Posted By Alpha12
I'd rather get chips in ahead than behind,...

I'd rather get chips in ahead than behind, especially when playing at a home game with friends. K7, I'd check that, but then again, I'm a fish.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 09-10-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,222
Posted By Alpha12
The matrix series was semi-realistic, the Gibson...

The matrix series was semi-realistic, the Gibson cyberpunk novels were ok, and Vonnegut's son (Mark) wrote better novels than his father imo.
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 09-09-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 29,213
Posted By Alpha12
I didn't pass my first sitting either, so I just...

I didn't pass my first sitting either, so I just took as many practice exams as I could and took the seminar: other thread ...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-08-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By Alpha12
Hi. I don't understand how you're a junior now...

Hi. I don't understand how you're a junior now and you're graduating this summer.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-07-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By Alpha12
1) I think college was draining. 2) No. 3)...

1) I think college was draining.
2) No.
3) Probably, I think I remember reading somewhere that college graduates were less likely to have certain mental problems.
4) No.
5) No. With 70k+...
Forum: Diversions 09-06-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32,454
Views: 3,256,980
Posted By Alpha12
Nothingman - Pearl Jam

Nothingman - Pearl Jam
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 09-06-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,245
Posted By Alpha12
I abandoned russel brand's book. It took a turn...

I abandoned russel brand's book. It took a turn when he thought there was some better system than capitalism. I should have a stronger stomach to read opposing views, but why bother, when I've book 5...
Forum: Diversions 09-06-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32,454
Views: 3,256,980
Posted By Alpha12
A Million Ways - OK GO

A Million Ways - OK GO
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