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Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-30-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 253,541
Posted By erickson
Gold for long-term wealth storage. Silver for...

Gold for long-term wealth storage. Silver for armageddon (plus guns, food, and a self-sufficient place away from the roving hordes).
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 09-17-2008, 02:57 AM
Replies: 662
AIG
Views: 83,668
Posted By erickson
Hank Greenberg was on Charlie Rose tonight. The...

Hank Greenberg was on Charlie Rose tonight. The video should be posted shortly.

http://www.charlierose.com/shows/2008/09/16/1/a-conversation-with-maurice-greenberg
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 09-17-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 662
AIG
Views: 83,668
Posted By erickson
Does anyone have a comprehensive explanation of...

Does anyone have a comprehensive explanation of what happened with AIG?

It sounds like their credit default swaps are a large contributor -- details, please. I also have seen references that,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-19-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 84,035
Posted By erickson
Lots and lots of Agalloch. I wish I could...

Lots and lots of Agalloch.

I wish I could get Of Stone, Wind, and Pillor off of eBay for less than $150.
Forum: Sports 10-29-2007, 12:21 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 26,061
Posted By erickson
Regarding all this BS about the Pats running up...

Regarding all this BS about the Pats running up of the scores being unsportsmanlike, blah blah blah. . .

The whole concept of "running up the score" is completely ludicrous. It's ridiculous that...
Forum: Sports 07-20-2007, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,414
Posted By erickson
It would be an interesting twist if all of the...

It would be an interesting twist if all of the managers / pitchers in the league came to an agreement that once Bonds ties Aaron, he will never face another pitch again, instead being intentionally...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-19-2007, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 84,035
Posted By erickson
Lost Tracks of Danzig

Lost Tracks of Danzig
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-11-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 84,035
Posted By erickson
New Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos Too...

New Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos

Too much to handle, as usual.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-29-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 16,498
Posted By erickson
Mercenaries is pretty much GTA, except that you...

Mercenaries is pretty much GTA, except that you play a mercenary in North Korea.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-29-2007, 09:37 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 16,498
Posted By erickson
Mercenaries on PS2 must be added. I have...

Mercenaries on PS2 must be added.

I have never been so hooked on a game.

And, it has a pretty good amount of realism.
Forum: Finance - Investments 04-27-2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,182
Posted By erickson
Which Options to Exercise?

I'm posting this here rather than in Personal Finance because it has some theoretical value, IMO.

Say I have two sets of employee stock options that will expire in 12 months. Both sets are fully...
Forum: Sports 04-11-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 13,045
Posted By erickson
:bump: Send her to prison, along with the DA.

:bump:

Send her to prison, along with the DA.
Forum: Software & Technology 03-13-2007, 01:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 752
Posted By erickson
Zune Playback Through Computer

Is there a way to listen directly to the music that's on my Zune through the Zune software on my computer, without first copying the music files from my Zune to my computer?
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 03-01-2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,988
Posted By erickson
I wouldn't model loss ratios. Is there any way...

I wouldn't model loss ratios. Is there any way at all to model pure premiums, or, better yet, frequency and severity?

Loss ratios don't have an inherent error function. The error function...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-31-2007, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 84,035
Posted By erickson
Since I bought it a few days ago, I've been...

Since I bought it a few days ago, I've been listening exclusively to the newest Gathering...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 12-13-2006, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,953
Posted By erickson
:bump:

:bump:
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 11-30-2006, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,953
Posted By erickson
Likes: Very user-friendly Runs on top of...

Likes:

Very user-friendly
Runs on top of SAS (data can be generated via SAS and loaded into Pretium for analysis)
Provides a nice set of data cleaning "checks"
Can perform traditional one-way...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 11-27-2006, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,953
Posted By erickson
Pretium vs. Emblem

Has anyone out there worked with both of these GLM software products?

I've worked extensively with Pretium, so I know what I like/dislike about it. But, I haven't worked with Emblem (other than...
Forum: Sports 11-27-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 36
Poll: NFL 16-0
Views: 2,528
Posted By erickson
:bump:

:bump:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-21-2006, 03:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,765
Posted By erickson
PS2 at Walmart = $129.[/QUOTE] $149 for game...

PS2 at Walmart = $129.[/QUOTE]

$149 for game + PS2 makes the decision a no-brainer.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-21-2006, 03:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,765
Posted By erickson
But its not available for Xbox 360[/QUOTE] ...

But its not available for Xbox 360[/QUOTE]

It's worth the $20 for the game + $150 for a PS2. $170 is a bargain for that gem.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-21-2006, 03:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,765
Posted By erickson
Also, FWIW, God of War is the greatest game ever...

Also, FWIW, God of War is the greatest game ever developed.
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-20-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 897
Posted By erickson
Question re Recruiters

For the past while, this person I know has been working closely with a recruiter in a mildly serious job search.

One company that the recruiter contacted a few months ago was of particular...
Forum: Sports 10-30-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,466
Posted By erickson
Solution: Maintain AL and NL. Eliminate...

Solution:

Maintain AL and NL.
Eliminate divisions within leagues.
Play 162 game balanced schedule (no inter-league play).

Teams with best record in each league play each other in best of 13...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 10-26-2006, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,236
Posted By erickson
Do scheduled events (other than the dinner)...

Do scheduled events (other than the dinner) really end at 2:00 on Tuesday?!
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