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Old 04-07-2015, 11:30 PM
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OK, I read your whole post. Yes, I agree 100%.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:38 AM
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I'm an honest person.

I'm pretty blatant about my hacks and freely admit in-game that I'm cheating. I'm not like those closet-hacking tools who keep their aimbot sensitivity low and pretend they're skilled.

I act with integrity in important matters, not in trivial crap like a shitty free2play game.

I don't think you should be so quick to judge my morals. Hell, I turned down a $200,000/year business agreement to supply famous CS:GO players with hacks to use in their world tournaments. When it comes to serious crap, my integrity is intact.
Yeah you made the right move if you were earning MORE than 200K, plus full autonomy, and put together they offered you what they did not to enrich you, but to pay you the minimum you would accept such that they make themselves richer.

Game hacking in the early 2000s was an individual sport. But I'm guessing in today's saturated market, it is going corporate. It is turning into more complex control systems that need to be bypasses and not the same fun of trade it once was. Also the games needing to be hacked are apps writen in javascript and apple's xcode.

However, for silly third party apps, there's still a market. Some games use the smart phone clock time to measure game stats and you have power to change the phone's clock to the wrong times.

Anyways, as a starting actuarial analyst, you will not earn what you obtained from game hacking for a good 20 years. However, you will have a decent life as a Fellow. If you like the profession, go for it.

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Old 04-08-2015, 08:15 AM
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Why would I be poor and frustrated even without a trustfund?
I made high six-digit salaries in my early teenage years when game hacking was at its infancy and started to take off. I struck gold with the rise of WarRock and Combat Arms, selling VIP hacks for $30/month.

It's not as lucrative anymore because the market is overly saturated right now, but I have over $9,000,000 to my name just from selling game hacks and still make $150,000+ a year working only 4 hours a week.
I can see why you don't want to do that for the rest of your life.
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I heard they changed the prelim exams and made them way easier. Now they are all exactly the same as old ones, not just P. It's never been easier to be an ASA than now. By being one before now, we worked way too hard.

So become an actuary. Never been easier. Basically you can breeze through all the exams in 2 months and earn EXACTLY the same as ones who took years of devotion to passings. It's great for you guys with one exam passed. Maybe you can make what you made in game hacking
Why would you want to do that? They, like, expect you to show up on time. And worst of all, you could end up sitting next to someone who got higher scores than you did even though they put in more study time!

Also, I love this thread.
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:20 AM
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This thread reminds me of the one where the trust fund kid was logging his journey for FM. That thread was gold. So sad he deleted it.
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But I heard in the future they will make the exams voluntary. You pay $2 and can bypass an Exam, and get EXACTLY the same credential
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:43 AM
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I think the CAS and SOA should change their rules. If you once scored higher in a math class than someone who passed an exam, you should automatically get credit for that exam by the transitive property.
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But I heard in the future they will make the exams voluntary. You pay $2 and can bypass an Exam, and get EXACTLY the same credential
Can't wait.
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I can understand longing for the life of an actuary. The hour commute. The rate filings. The sitting. The family life.

Here's a question which I use to probe my deeper purpose. If you died today, would your life have mattered? What would you be doing to make it matter? If the answer is pass actuary exams, then by god you're in the right place!
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:07 AM
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At some point, your ability to memorize may only get you so far. It happened to me. I memorized my way through a math degree. Then I encountered an exam where there was too much to memorize. I had to change my approach. I aimed for the big idea and conceptual understanding which has more flexibility than memorized ideas.

Does anyone else think it's ridiculous to be giving advice to someone who is financially independent with three lifetimes worth of money? I think we should be asking for advice here if that's the case, like how do I quit my corporate donkey job?
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