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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-15-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 976
Seriously. This thread is definitely an example...

Seriously. This thread is definitely an example of ďwhat not to doĒ when trying to manage an online reputation. This is probably a good place for the mods to get involved to help protect the OP...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-15-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,770
I'll disagree with this and say that you should...

I'll disagree with this and say that you should definitely include exams from the ďwrongĒ society on your resume. It shows that you can pass exams, and it explains what might otherwise look like a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-15-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,904
Thatís terrible. If thereís any silver lining on...

Thatís terrible. If thereís any silver lining on this though, itís that the fire happened in the modern age, so thereís probably extensive digital documentation of every square inch of that place...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-11-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
AO Calendar

I just discovered that thereís a link to a calendar displayed pretty prominently towards the top of every AO page. It takes you here...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-11-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 690
I think you mean red. Honestly, a two page...

I think you mean red. Honestly, a two page resume is a big read flag for me. You have to consider your audience, and a true leder in the field knows how to distill information to only the most...
Forum: Software & Technology 04-10-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24,533
Views: 5,987,688
Iíve been debating this for a long time because I...

Iíve been debating this for a long time because I still have a bunch of unplayed PS3 games and feel like the PS5 is right around the corner, but I finally broke down and bought a PS4 over the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-09-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,187
You canít find anyone doing it for cheaper than...

You canít find anyone doing it for cheaper than $4,000? Maybe the expensive SEO companies pushed the budget SEO companies to page 2+ of the Google results and youíre just not seeing them? I would...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-09-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,187
You’ll be fine. I’m assuming the underage bit...

You’ll be fine. I’m assuming the underage bit means you were under 21, so that’s easily explained as a dumb youthful mistake if it ever comes up. Just don’t let it happen again. Legal consequences...
Forum: CAS Exams - General 04-05-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
You say itís obvious, but I donít really see the...

You say itís obvious, but I donít really see the connection. Whatís the value to retiring credentialed? Small discounts on actuarial conferences? The CAS/AAA magazines that come out? Am I missing...
Forum: Health - Disability 03-21-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
BarG, what are you hoping to get out of posting...

BarG, what are you hoping to get out of posting here? The vast majority of people on this board are actuaries, actuarial recruiters, or actuarial candidates taking exams. Iíll be the first to admit...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-19-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 781
If I canít save them all, the people I do save...

If I canít save them all, the people I do save will get angry and try to hit me. For that reason, I choose to only save Chris Davis. He canít hit anything.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-14-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,451
Yep. Trampolines are as dangerous as dynamite. ...

Yep. Trampolines are as dangerous as dynamite. Clearly, OP should be asking for prices on protective bubble instead.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-13-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,451
Theyíre definitely risky, but I think the...

Theyíre definitely risky, but I think the tradeoff is worth it. Iím guessing the vast majority of the injuries requiring an ER visit were relatively minor things like broken bones. Six trampoline...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-13-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,451
Unsurprisingly, a bunch of actuaries are talking...

Unsurprisingly, a bunch of actuaries are talking about risk and telling you not to get one. As a counterpoint, I bounced around on trampolines a ton as a kid. My family never had one, but a friend...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-05-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,652
Theyíre only brave if theyíre telling the truth. ...

Theyíre only brave if theyíre telling the truth. If it happened, I agree that theyíre brave to come forward. If it didnít happen and theyíre making it up for money, thatís the complete opposite of...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 03-04-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,977
Youíve got a bit of a point, but this kind of...

Youíve got a bit of a point, but this kind of sounds like the old avocado toast point that people criticize Millennials with. A generation ago, I had to buy physical copies of my Duran Duran albums,...
Forum: Sports 03-04-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,596
Does it bug anyone else that the contract terms...

Does it bug anyone else that the contract terms are always stated in undiscounted terms? The Nats offered $300M/10 years, while the Phillies offered $330M/13 years. On the surface, the Phillies...
Forum: Software & Technology 02-28-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,358
Might just be lint in the headphone jack. Iíve...

Might just be lint in the headphone jack. Iíve had that happen a couple of times: the headphones wouldnít click in quite right, and the music would play for a bit before losing connection and...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-26-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,094
All of my numbers were illustrative. Iím not...

All of my numbers were illustrative. Iím not looking for precision to the dollar here, but instead talking in broad strokes: The COL calculator alone isnít sufficient to answer the question. You...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-26-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,094
I added taxes two sentences after the part you...

I added taxes two sentences after the part you quoted. Please keep your trolling out of the professional sections of this forum.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-26-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,094
Iíll caveat this post too. If youíre hoping to...

Iíll caveat this post too. If youíre hoping to own a 4000 square foot house on a few acres of land for a reasonable price and a reasonable distance from the office, no, thatís just not possible in a...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-26-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,094
Definitely serious. Yes, your expenses are going...

Definitely serious. Yes, your expenses are going to be higher in a city like NYC/SF, but no, doubling your expenses does not require double the salary to maintain the same standard of living. ...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-26-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,094
Just remember that cost of living (COL) scales...

Just remember that cost of living (COL) scales additively, not multiplicatively. Iím making up the numbers, but people often see stats like NYC is double the COL compared with some small city, and...
Forum: Software & Technology 02-22-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,358
I disabled it a long time ago, so nothing happens...

I disabled it a long time ago, so nothing happens when I press the button. With three buttons on the left side of the phone though, I always press the wrong button when trying to turn volume up or...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-22-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 400
The example you posted will return identical...

The example you posted will return identical results, but the WHERE statement will probably be a little faster. It probably wonít matter if youíve got a small dataset, but if youíve got millions of...
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