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Humor: Why an actuary succeeds

Posted 09-04-2009 at 10:41 AM by maggid

What's that special gift an actuary has, that he always succeeds?

Never mind how complex the situation, an actuary always has that one missing magic equation ready to astonish his audience....

Some accuse actuaries of always talking their way out of a problem. They stress that actuaries misuse their formulae to force decisions 'their way'.

We all know that's...
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Describe a mistake you've made and how you learned from it

Posted 08-30-2009 at 11:34 AM by sweetiepie

My honest answer: If you, as an adult, are still "learning from your mistakes", it is a sign that you never learned from them as a child, and if you never learned from them as a child then why would you start learning from them now? When someone says they've learned from a mistake (in the greater sense of human growth and experience) they are attempting to excuse themselves. Such a person should not be taken seriously.

I asked my best friends. They gave me the same advice,...
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Dreams and madness seemed to promise more

Posted 08-29-2009 at 08:17 PM by sweetiepie

Another video game has my life.

me: but you know you can still wake up and wonder if you're married

Rachel: no, though i remember you saying that you can

me: and just have forgotten who and when and how
4:30 PM
Rachel: i think i understand
a marriage-shaped space in your memory/love

me: but I agree it's not played on quite the same level
4:31 PM
Rachel: i mean god, if you swing that way, will do
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The R-project

Posted 08-19-2009 at 05:03 PM by cnieves7

Hey all of you,

I'm a lover of this statistical tool (R), and I decided to start a blog about it, it would be nice to get a feedback from other actuaries, so if you have time please check it out and let me know what you think about it ok?


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I earned it.

Posted 08-18-2009 at 10:00 PM by sweetiepie
Updated 08-18-2009 at 11:30 PM by sweetiepie

You say I've earned something. What have I earned?

One earns what one makes with his own hands. Have I made anything with my own hands? I am cooking eggs, but I did not make the eggs. I made a friendship bracelet, but to everyone else, it's worth less than the yarn it took to make it.

I didn't earn my looks and my intelligence, I inherited those things.

I also inherited a good public school system.

I didn't earn my degree, it was a...
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