Actuarial Outpost
 
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Actuarial Discussion Forum > Software & Technology
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions

Actuarial Jobs by State

New York  New Jersey  Connecticut  Massachusetts 
California  Florida  Texas  Illinois  Colorado


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41  
Old 06-25-2010, 04:29 PM
no driver's Avatar
no driver no driver is offline
Note Contributor
SOA
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Studying for nothing!
Posts: 2,348
Default

No problem. Now I need to convince my wife that we should get HTC Arias. I think she's mostly ambivalent about them due to the extra $30-50/mo for data plans since we don't have smartphones now. Anyone care to share what apps, uses, etc particularly appeal to women? I've read about these phones so much lately I don't even know where to begin... I feel like I know what they can do but it's from a bunch of different sources, and I need to distill it down because she doesn't have the time or interest to look into it herself. Perhaps if I tell her that I can read the FAP materials anytime I have a few minutes to kill...
__________________
Exam FM Formula Summary (covers theory of interest formulas from the pre-2007 FM exam).
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 06-25-2010, 04:41 PM
Ron Weasley's Avatar
Ron Weasley Ron Weasley is offline
Member
CAS AAA
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Studying for naught.
Favorite beer: Butterbeer
Posts: 8,431
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by no driver View Post
No problem. Now I need to convince my wife that we should get HTC Arias. I think she's mostly ambivalent about them due to the extra $30-50/mo for data plans since we don't have smartphones now. Anyone care to share what apps, uses, etc particularly appeal to women? I've read about these phones so much lately I don't even know where to begin... I feel like I know what they can do but it's from a bunch of different sources, and I need to distill it down because she doesn't have the time or interest to look into it herself. Perhaps if I tell her that I can read the FAP materials anytime I have a few minutes to kill...
I took Mrs. Weasley into a store to see/touch a Droid when they were new. The salesman did a good job of figuring out what she would be interested in. It backfired a little bit, because after she thought about it a day or two, she didn't want one because she felt that it would be too much of a temptation to walk around with and play with all day.


OTOH, she also saw that it would be a good business tool for me, so persuading her to get a phone and data plan for me was easy.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 06-29-2010, 01:17 PM
ahow's Avatar
ahow ahow is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Burninating the Indiana
Favorite beer: Stone 11th Anniversary Ale
Posts: 12,217
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by no driver View Post
No problem. Now I need to convince my wife that we should get HTC Arias. I think she's mostly ambivalent about them due to the extra $30-50/mo for data plans since we don't have smartphones now. Anyone care to share what apps, uses, etc particularly appeal to women? I've read about these phones so much lately I don't even know where to begin... I feel like I know what they can do but it's from a bunch of different sources, and I need to distill it down because she doesn't have the time or interest to look into it herself. Perhaps if I tell her that I can read the FAP materials anytime I have a few minutes to kill...
I showed my wife Shazam and she loved that. She has a BlackBerry currently so I make it a point to show her the same things she uses on a BB, only better.
__________________
ahow
Badass
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 07-01-2010, 11:11 AM
ahow's Avatar
ahow ahow is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Burninating the Indiana
Favorite beer: Stone 11th Anniversary Ale
Posts: 12,217
Default

Alright, I figured out a cool tweak. If you go to your Settings menu and go to Applications, there is a Development option. One of the check boxes is to Stay Awake meaning your screen will stay lit when the phone is plugged in. It will dim to about 10% after your timeout period, but it is nice if you use your phone as a bed-side clock.
__________________
ahow
Badass
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 07-02-2010, 03:29 PM
E's Avatar
E E is offline
Eddie Smith
SOA AAA
 
Join Date: May 2003
College: UGA
Posts: 8,774
Default

For anyone that has had more than 1 Android phone or done a ROM upgrade that started fresh, are you able to simply re-download all of your apps (free and paid) by going to the Downloads portion of Android Market? In other words, does it keep up with all of your apps and tie them to your Google account? Thanks.
__________________


Learn how FSA exams are different from the prelims

Registration is open for all of our fall 2017 FSA exam online seminars:

ILA-LP | ILA-LFV-U | ILA-LFV-C | ILA-LRM | QFI Core | QFI Adv | QFI IRM | G&H Core | G&H Adv | G&H Specialty

Check out our Technical Skills Course: Excel, VBA, Access, brand new R material, and more!

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 07-06-2010, 09:18 AM
hardinda's Avatar
hardinda hardinda is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: some $0 SNG
Favorite beer: Yes
Posts: 14,658
Default

Debating between a Droid X and EVO, what does everyone think? Also, anyone know when EVO's will be back in stock?
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 07-06-2010, 09:59 AM
whisper's Avatar
whisper whisper is offline
Member
CAS AAA
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chicago
Favorite beer: Hefewizen
Posts: 33,832
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hardinda View Post
Debating between a Droid X and EVO, what does everyone think? Also, anyone know when EVO's will be back in stock?
The bigger question should be the network and which one works best for you. If Sprint doesn't give you what you need - go with the Droid X.

The second question should be the cost. Sprint is cheaper than Verizon. So, if its giving the coverage you need - the cost may very well make the Evo the better choice. Although, if you have to break your Verizon contract - the consequences may overtake the price differential.

The final question is the hardware. I don't think there is such a dramatic difference in the hardware that would make one obviously more superior than the other to the degree that it would overcome network and price.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 07-06-2010, 10:01 AM
E's Avatar
E E is offline
Eddie Smith
SOA AAA
 
Join Date: May 2003
College: UGA
Posts: 8,774
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hardinda View Post
Debating between a Droid X and EVO, what does everyone think? Also, anyone know when EVO's will be back in stock?
This is a Sprint vs Verizon question. These 2 devices are more or less equal in feature set.

Spint pros:

  • 4G network (in a few places)
  • Cheaper plan
Verizon pro:

  • Much larger 3G network
Me? I'd pick Verizon if monthly cost is not an issue. I'd rather be on a pretty fast network that is everywhere than a fast network that is more limited in scope.
__________________


Learn how FSA exams are different from the prelims

Registration is open for all of our fall 2017 FSA exam online seminars:

ILA-LP | ILA-LFV-U | ILA-LFV-C | ILA-LRM | QFI Core | QFI Adv | QFI IRM | G&H Core | G&H Adv | G&H Specialty

Check out our Technical Skills Course: Excel, VBA, Access, brand new R material, and more!

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

Last edited by E; 07-06-2010 at 01:22 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 07-06-2010, 11:33 AM
Evil monkey's Avatar
Evil monkey Evil monkey is offline
Member
CAS AAA
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Brian's closet
Favorite beer: De Garde EoC
Posts: 685
Default

Check for Verizon corporate discounts as well. Not well advertised, but if you work for a large company the odds are very good that a discount exists.
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 07-06-2010, 11:50 AM
hardinda's Avatar
hardinda hardinda is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: some $0 SNG
Favorite beer: Yes
Posts: 14,658
Default

Yeah, I would get 24% discount at Verizon, but also would have a discount with Sprint (not sure the %). I do also live in ATL with a solid 4G Sprint network.

I am switching from AT&T, so I don't have to worry about breaking contracts. I may just see which one is available first and go with that one.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
*PLEASE NOTE: Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not
represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors.
Page generated in 0.30778 seconds with 10 queries