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Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc Yesterday, 07:52 PM
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BTW, if you're headed to finish up what's been...

BTW, if you're headed to finish up what's been released so far, pace yourself so that you finish Peace Talks no earlier than the release date of Battle Ground (29 September).

The publisher pushed...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-06-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 27,744
I'm taking my car in for service tomorrow. (I'm...

I'm taking my car in for service tomorrow. (I'm running up against the time limit on the "service every 7.5k miles / 7.5 months" schedule)

My COVID-paranoia plans are:

Drive in with all the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-03-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,175
I'm aware of rows, columns, and tabs. Are there...

I'm aware of rows, columns, and tabs. Are there other dimensions for actuaries in Excel?
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-03-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,175
I imagine some life actuaries might take issue...

I imagine some life actuaries might take issue with the choices.

Within the P&C side of the business, I think the need for having a sharper pencil is driven by scenario/environment than by basic...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-30-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Pros: Magazine subscription Contributing to...

Pros: Magazine subscription
Contributing to lobbying/political outreach efforts on behalf of the profession
No ABCD surcharge on CAS membership dues
Some consultants, etc. look down their noses...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-29-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,534
In my boss' case, I think it's a function of his...

In my boss' case, I think it's a function of his preferring to work in an office for better work-life balance, and logistics with getting the munchkin to/from school.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-28-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,534
I defined "return" to include partial/part-time...

I defined "return" to include partial/part-time returns, figuring that what we really wanted to know is "when will we go back on a regular basis" rather than "when will things return to old normal or...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-28-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,534
I am under the impression that the best guess for...

I am under the impression that the best guess for when the vaccine will start to be available is "by 2021Q2". However, I think there are still questions as to how long it will take to make it widely...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-28-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,534
Except for waffling on whether to name individual...

Except for waffling on whether to name individual months vs giving quarters as options, the choices were intentional.

My mental grouping actually looks something like this:
"This month"
"Next...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-28-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,534
When do you think you will go back to the office? (Summer 2020 Update)

There's been some discussion in the original "when do you think" thread that, in light of the passage of time and progression of the pandemic, perhaps it was time to redo the poll.

So, when do you...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-28-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 13,926
I am about to post a new thread/survey. EDIT...

I am about to post a new thread/survey.

EDIT It's up: http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showthread.php?t=349134
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-27-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,603
A few of us still need to go places that are out...

A few of us still need to go places that are out of reach from superchargers.

Also, my pre-COVID commute was approximately equal to a Tesla's advertised range, one-way.

It'd be difficult for...
Forum: Diversions 07-26-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 17,480
Maybe Zsa Zsa's condition has improved?

Maybe Zsa Zsa's condition has improved?
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-25-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
It's hard to say without more context, but those...

It's hard to say without more context, but those are most likely incremental reported amounts

I suspect that the way to read that triangle is:

For accident year 2001:
12 were reported in...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-24-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11,135
Views: 862,160
I am aware of one infamous strip club near a...

I am aware of one infamous strip club near a military base in Alabama that at various times during the pandemic has recast its operations as a restaurant with curbside pickup, a car wash, and as an...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-22-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,147
Pricing roles will get you the basics of...

Pricing roles will get you the basics of reserving, but there will be gaps in the knowledge and developing your tool/skillset.

I've been doing P&C work for approaching 30 years.

Most of that...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-22-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11,135
Views: 862,160
WSJ is saying that thanks to COVID measures, this...

WSJ is saying that thanks to COVID measures, this flu season may be extremely benign
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-22-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 13,926
I wonder if it's time to have a new thread with a...

I wonder if it's time to have a new thread with a refreshed poll.

I was 80% WFH pre-pandemic, and back at the time of the poll I expected I might go into the office again in September.

However...
Forum: Diversions 07-18-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 17,480
Alex Trebek says he's stopping chemo if the...

Alex Trebek says he's stopping chemo if the current round doesn't work (https://nypost.com/2020/07/18/alex-trebek-says-he-will-stop-cancer-treatment-if-chemo-fails/)
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 07-18-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
I could actually see a good case being made for a...

I could actually see a good case being made for a household to have an OTA antenna augmented with cycling memberships to subscription streaming services (e.g. Netflix this month, Disney+ the...
Forum: Diversions 07-18-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 17,480
John Lewis...

John Lewis (https://www.wsj.com/articles/civil-rights-and-democratic-icon-john-lewis-dies-11595044526?mod=breakingnews), who really should have disclosed his cancer before the cutoff for this year's...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 07-16-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15,145
Views: 1,632,724
I finished Peace Talks yesterday. I wish I had...

I finished Peace Talks yesterday. I wish I had waited for BG to come out and read them together.

When Jim Butcher initially delivered PT, the publisher insisted that it was too big given current...
Forum: General Actuarial 07-14-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 80,850
$18 parking? Damn, that's cheap! (Or...

$18 parking?

Damn, that's cheap!

(Or has my sense of parking pricing been spoilt from having to pay for parking in the downtowns of real cities pre-covid?)
Forum: Diversions 07-12-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 17,480
Benjamin Keough (aka Elvis' grandson):...

Benjamin Keough (aka Elvis' grandson): https://dailymemphian.com/article/15405/grandson-of-elvis-presley-benjamin-keough
Forum: General Actuarial 07-10-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 80,850
FWIW, boxes of 50 were running under US$30 at...

FWIW, boxes of 50 were running under US$30 at Amazon the last time I checked -- still expensive as compared to pre-pandemic pricing, but at least they aren't unobtanium.
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