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Forum: Software & Technology 10-11-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 168,323
Posted By McBride
One other thing I thought of. The paths are case...

One other thing I thought of. The paths are case sensitive. I had that cause problems for me before.
Forum: Software & Technology 10-11-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 168,323
Posted By McBride
I tested using the ampersand and single quotes...

I tested using the ampersand and single quotes and it does work.

It may be the slashes. If EG is connecting to a Unix server, the slashes need to go the other way. Also, spaces in a path name...
Forum: Software & Technology 03-17-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 145,696
Posted By McBride
It hasn't crashed lately, but yesterday it was...

It hasn't crashed lately, but yesterday it was doing this weird thing where the current worksheet loses focus and I have to click repeatedly to get the focus back. Since I know it will happen again...
Forum: Exam 6 US (old Part 7U) 02-16-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By McBride
Wink Personal Biases in Readings

I'm curious as to whether anyone else has noticed the obvious personal biases against some of the innovations in insurance pricing that shows up in some of the readings on regulation?

I find it...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-26-2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,697
Posted By McBride
I've actually wondered the same thing but was...

I've actually wondered the same thing but was wondering about the health since it was of interest to me at the moment.
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-26-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,716
Posted By McBride
Thanks for the feedback. Some of it actually...

Thanks for the feedback. Some of it actually sounds like what I've experienced at my current employer even though we are basically an insurance company.
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-24-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,716
Posted By McBride
What is health consulting like?

Title says it all. I've always heard that consulting was a lot of hours and little time for studying, much less anything else. While I know there is some exaggeration there, is consulting pretty...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-24-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,555
Posted By McBride
This isn't very encouraging. I've been...

This isn't very encouraging. I've been considering this. I've been in P&C for a while but have been thinking about trying to make a switch to health to try something new.
Forum: Health - Disability 01-24-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,181
Posted By McBride
If for nothing else but to keep them from getting...

If for nothing else but to keep them from getting sued.
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-16-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,229
Posted By McBride
I got a kick out of this because my wife likes...

I got a kick out of this because my wife likes calling me her "Associated Husband". :-)
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 01-16-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 111,876
Posted By McBride
I do...which surprises me, to be honest. I guess...

I do...which surprises me, to be honest. I guess they think that the chances of the preliminary results being wrong is very slim....though given this was my last exam for my ASA, I'm scared it was...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-07-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By McBride
So based on what you've said, I can assume the...

So based on what you've said, I can assume the parameters in a zero truncated are the same as the parameters in a zero modified of the same distribution?
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 10-07-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 44,073
Posted By McBride
Angry What's ironic is no one seems to care about how...

What's ironic is no one seems to care about how this is affecting the students. Should we or shouldn't we? Grow up and talk to each other people, you are supposed to be professionals and you're...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-27-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 168,323
Posted By McBride
Truthfully it really depends on your job and/or...

Truthfully it really depends on your job and/or the kind of data and systems you are working with. In my job, I've used something out of almost every chapter of that book.
Forum: Software & Technology 08-21-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 168,323
Posted By McBride
Yes, I understand about the other forums. Some...

Yes, I understand about the other forums. Some people do tend to be a little full of themselves.

Okay, good, I was hoping you were wanting to parse the column!

You are correct, SCAN should do...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-21-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 168,323
Posted By McBride
Let me ask this. Why do you want to know the...

Let me ask this. Why do you want to know the location of the 2nd or 3rd occurrence? Are you trying to parse the string into three separate strings or do you just need a count of certain characters?...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 08-14-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By McBride
SOA Sample #117

I recognize that this problem is a Mean Excess Loss or Expected Payment per Payment problem. However, I really have trouble with the discrete versions of these types of problems. The SOA solution...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 07-31-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By McBride
:wall: Ugh, I knew that. Man, this has been a...

:wall: Ugh, I knew that. Man, this has been a bad week with studying.

Thanks!
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 07-31-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By McBride
Sorry for resurrecting a very old thread, but for...

Sorry for resurrecting a very old thread, but for some reason I'm having problems with this problem.

So the solution says that E[S \wedge 1] = 1(1 - F_{s}(0)).

But how?

I thought E[S \wedge...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-25-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By McBride
Got it. That's exactly what I was trying to...

Got it. That's exactly what I was trying to understand. And yes, I meant proportional but didn't say it correctly. Thanks!
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-25-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By McBride
So maybe this is what I'm missing. I have f_1...

So maybe this is what I'm missing. I have f_1 Uniform on 0 to c. Prob of f_1 is p_1. I also have f_2 exponential on c to infinity and prob of f_2 is p_2. p_1 + p_2 =1.

Now normally,...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-25-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By McBride
I may be wasting my time but I want to understand...

I may be wasting my time but I want to understand this. One, I don't like not understanding things even if they are not tested and two, it helps my confidence going into the exam knowing I...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-24-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By McBride
Jim, Thank you, but I realize it's...

Jim,

Thank you, but I realize it's ill-defined, I was just making something up off the top of my head to try to get a handle on this. I get that this is a mixture but I'm still confused and...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-24-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By McBride
Thanks Jim, that helped a lot. But just to make...

Thanks Jim, that helped a lot. But just to make 100% sure that I am understanding, do I have this correct for my second example?

F(x) = \begin{cases} c_{1} \times F(Gamma), & \text{for $x \leq...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-24-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By McBride
So, in my second example then: F(x) =...

So, in my second example then:

F(x) = \begin{cases} c_{1} \times F(Gamma), & \text{for $x \leq 500$} \\ c_{1} \times F(\text{Gamma at 500}) + c_{2} \times F(Beta), & \text{ for $x > 500$}...
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