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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4,333
Views: 260,923
Do you know where I can get an interspace...

Do you know where I can get an interspace t°°thbrush?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-27-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Is the poll really asking "when will the 'stay at...

Is the poll really asking "when will the 'stay at home' order be relaxed", or when the pressure to maintain social distancing will be eased? Or, perhaps, when people will quit obeying such orders?...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-26-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Just to add to what others have been saying... ...

Just to add to what others have been saying...

Some companies will absolutely forbid employees from letting their personal hardware anywhere near company data (or they may grudgingly allow...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-25-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 14,422
My wife and I both have pre-pandemic health...

My wife and I both have pre-pandemic health issues that manifest as some of the same symptoms as a mild case of COVID-19. We've been joking that we won't know if we have it unless some of the more...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-24-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4,333
Views: 260,923
The /r/nyc sub at Reddit has had a high frequency...

The /r/nyc sub at Reddit has had a high frequency of "I'm leaving" posts, due to local grocery supply issues, inability to maintain distance given population density, and high rents in the face of...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-22-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,015
I've got a bunch of pointy-haired types clamoring...

I've got a bunch of pointy-haired types clamoring for early forecasts for quarterly results. Since we're all WFH, I've got folks asking questions / wanting answers even on a Sunday.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-22-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4,333
Views: 260,923
Wear it. Make a fashion statement. When...

Wear it. Make a fashion statement.

When lockdowns are lifted, we're going to need to make such fashion statements to guard against repeat lockdowns until a viable vaccine becomes available.
Forum: General Actuarial 03-22-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,863
From a P&C perspective, come Q3-Q4, when many...

From a P&C perspective, come Q3-Q4, when many (most?) carriers are in high planning season, we'll have better information on the impacts of the pandemic and economic disaster, and expense pressures...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 03-21-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 865
Battlestar Galactica (the original series)

Battlestar Galactica (the original series)
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 03-20-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 260
The Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant (first book...

The Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant (first book is "Feed")
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-19-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 14,422
The talking point I've used when arguing with...

The talking point I've used when arguing with skeptic acquaintances online is: quit looking at the fatality rates, and instead look at the rates of hospitalization and ICU admission...and the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-18-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 846
I suppose that punning using heraldic terminology...

I suppose that punning using heraldic terminology is too obscure even for the AO.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-18-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 846
You don't want to be accused of being too...

You don't want to be accused of being too dextrous, do you?
Forum: General Actuarial 03-18-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,051
More P&C: Homeowners effects will be...

More P&C:

Homeowners effects will be complex, due to increased incidence of occupancy.

D&O results tend to suck when the business failure rate is up.

Surety has the potential to turn ugly,...
Forum: Software & Technology 03-18-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,094
In the query design screen, you can assign new...

In the query design screen, you can assign new field names to the output of the query

In the top row, one cell might read "ReservesCurr: [ReservesCurr].[Reserve]", while another cell might read...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-18-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,544
Also, we seasoned actuaries are more susceptible...

Also, we seasoned actuaries are more susceptible to the virus.
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-18-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,544
On the P&C side, I think actuaries should be OK...

On the P&C side, I think actuaries should be OK for several months, although I doubt there will be many new hires or interns this summer.

When 2021 planning season comes around...I won't be...
Forum: Software & Technology 03-18-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
One of my monitors has three inputs: HDMI,...

One of my monitors has three inputs: HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB3.

So, I have the DisplayPort port connected to my home PC, HDMI to my PS4, and pre-virus I obtained a nice HDMI-USB3 adapter that...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-17-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4,333
Views: 260,923
Meanwhile, in Connecticut: ...

Meanwhile, in Connecticut:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-connecticut-200-nurses_n_5e708979c5b6eab7793bd0f0

(Danbury hospital at capacity. Nurses having to take furloughs because...
Forum: Diversions 03-17-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,889
Agreed. She didn't make my top 15, so I'd like...

Agreed. She didn't make my top 15, so I'd like her to survive until I can get some points for her....
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 03-16-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Hmmm....COVID-19 will add an interesting spin to...

Hmmm....COVID-19 will add an interesting spin to the discussions around TRIPRA reauthorizations.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-15-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,409
That might depend on how diets change if/when we...

That might depend on how diets change if/when we get confined to our homes for a couple of weeks. ;)
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-14-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,409
Or they hire more workers, drawing from the ranks...

Or they hire more workers, drawing from the ranks of the soon-to-be-unemployed.
Forum: General Actuarial 03-14-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,786
:iatp: Semper Gumby is a good model to...

:iatp:

Semper Gumby is a good model to pursue right now.

I am not sitting for exams, but I do spend about 50% of my time on the road, and I have several trips booked for the next few months.
...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 03-14-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,389
:iatp: Semper Gumby is a good model to...

:iatp:

Semper Gumby is a good model to pursue right now.

I am not sitting for exams, but I do spend about 50% of my time on the road, and I have several trips booked for the next few months.
...
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