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The ideal schizophrenic actuary

Posted 04-16-2009 at 08:51 AM by maggid
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According to Philip Zimbardo, human beings - that includes actuaries - develop a specific attitude towards time (Time perspective).

In The Time paradox Zimbardo explains that people turn out to be primarily past, present or future orientated. Each perspective has a detailed orientation (focus):

Based on research and his own definition of a 'healthy...
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Islam Q/A

Posted 04-03-2009 at 04:59 PM by triplea

I will open my blog up for those who wish to ask questions about Islam.

Please note that the purpose is not to engage in debate or argument, but only to offer my time to those people who have sincere questions about Islam that may be unresolved in their mind.

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Posted 04-02-2009 at 11:28 PM by triplea

Given that we are living in a very delicate age, I wish to dedicate my blog to seekers after truth. I am new at this blog stuff, so please bear with me. My intention is to help guide those with a sincere heart.

I would like to begin by giving a short introduction to the religion of Islam. I differ from mainstream Muslims in that I belong to an international community which believes that the Promised Messiah, the second advent of Jesus, has already come. This gives rise to significant...
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Thought on FA - Rabies

Posted 04-02-2009 at 05:30 PM by chipper28

Since when does rabies --> coma for year?

I think it's odd that that's one of my thoughts while working through this thing as well as wondering if I got a death lump sum. And if getting a head chopped off to test for rabies would qualify for an accidental death rider.

Interesting that someone had a personality in writing this thing.
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You're right-censored to me.

Posted 03-17-2009 at 04:26 AM by sweetiepie
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My dear phd is finishing her dissertation on a new algorithm to minimize bias due to censoring. When she does, I'll likely never see her again. Never know when she marries or dies or what. Okay. That's not necessarily true, but, it won't be the same. It's not even the same now. We had a little something.

The moon is getting empty again, these days, it gets full so fast, and empty just as fast. I have so little to do, but I can't get it done. 1000 pages and I still have 800...
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