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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-22-2020, 05:25 PM
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The final book ends with the dust settling on a...

The final book ends with the dust settling on a big epic battle with a few interesting twists that explain the significance of a few random characters/groups introduced in earlier books.

A final...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-22-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 271
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The final book was released 7 years ago.

The final book was released 7 years ago.
Forum: Diversions 01-22-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,914
Damn. I had considered putting him higher on my...

Damn. I had considered putting him higher on my list.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-21-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,234
Episode 105: Blood Calls Blood...

Episode 105: Blood Calls Blood (https://i.redd.it/4vtq3w892db41.jpg)

That's a lot of consolidation. But, I'd agree that's probably necessary for good TV pacing.

There's a reason I prefer to...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-21-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,234
I can empathize with that. Unfortunately I was a...

I can empathize with that. Unfortunately I was a voracious reader / I am a big consumer of audiobooks...and the stuff I like are big, long epic series. So, even though I keep swearing that I won't...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-21-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,234
There is one major scene in 6 that is absolutely...

There is one major scene in 6 that is absolutely "required reading". I don't think you can really appreciate the horror of that scene unless you've made it through 5 and the 54 preceding chapters of...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-21-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,234
Books 7-9 are my least-favorite of the series. ...

Books 7-9 are my least-favorite of the series.

Someone who is interested in the high level story but doesn't necessarily want to get into the weeds of all the details RJ threw into the series...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-21-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,234
https://www.reddit.com/r/TheDailyTrolloc/comments/...

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheDailyTrolloc/comments/ertbm8/the_extras_casting_agency_in_prague_that_casts/

https://m.facebook.com/Extrafilms-castingov%C3%A1-agentura-127431810638311/posts/
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Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 01-21-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,181
That looks like something worth adding to the "on...

That looks like something worth adding to the "on a plane" reading list. (I do much of my continuing ed reading while on planes / stuck in airports.)

However, just looking at the abstract, I see...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-20-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Normally, at US universities, a particular class...

Normally, at US universities, a particular class (e.g. "French 101") might have sufficient demand that it would be too unwieldy for there to be a single instance of a class at a particular time.
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-16-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 571
So, bacon on frybread....?

So, bacon on frybread....?
Forum: General Actuarial 01-14-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
There are quite a few of us who are employed but...

There are quite a few of us who are employed but don't join the AAA due to expense, lack of need, and company non-reimbursement.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 01-09-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,319
In commercial lines, particularly within...

In commercial lines, particularly within specialty products, it's not at all uncommon for the underwriters to use the terms "gross" and "net" in ways that make actuaries, accountants, and finance...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-09-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,401
The seasoned individual contributors know that...

The seasoned individual contributors know that there's more to the job than coding.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-07-2020, 01:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 865
Florida: Florida Man...

Florida: Florida Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm65zseACHQ (NSFW for at least one f-bomb)
Forum: Diversions 01-06-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 44,971
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-06-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 865
Tennessee -- If you are looking for something...

Tennessee -- If you are looking for something other than the de facto state song, and de facto fight song for the University of Tennessee.... Girl Named Tennessee: https://youtu.be/EeujRRzbHqo
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-06-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 865
The problem you're going to run into, unless...

The problem you're going to run into, unless you're going for old country or old folk...there isn't much else out there for West Virginia, AFAIK. (I mean, there still is Duelling Banjos, but I...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-05-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 865
Connecticut: Connecticut's for... ...

Connecticut: Connecticut's for... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtJzeq7NZyo (NSFW for language)

Connecticut (alternate): Connecticut (Bing Crosby/Judy Garland)...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-05-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Unless you're eligible for a TN visa, :rofl:

Unless you're eligible for a TN visa, :rofl:
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-05-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
You're eligible to apply for Singapore...

You're eligible to apply for Singapore citizenship after two years of Permanent Resident status.

It's not clear how you go from having a work permit to Permanent Resident, but it looks like "up...
Forum: Software & Technology 01-03-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
I get the SQL as SELECT Table1.ID,...

I get the SQL as

SELECT Table1.ID, Table1.Important_Date, Table1.Stuff
FROM Table1 INNER JOIN Table2 ON Table1.ID = Table2.ID
WHERE (((Table1.Important_Date)<[Table2].[Important_Date]));
...
Forum: Diversions 12-31-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 44,971
Randy Suess...

Randy Suess (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/20/technology/randy-suess-dead.html), a co-creator of the old dial-up computer BBSes.
Forum: Software & Technology 12-31-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,619
The most likely explanation: ISSUE_DATE is...

The most likely explanation:

ISSUE_DATE is a string
Someone wants IssueYear to be numeric


As to why "someone" wants year to be Double as opposed to an Integer... that would depend on the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-30-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Immigration requirements change frequently, and...

Immigration requirements change frequently, and in the grand scheme of things, actuaries are in a small enough niche profession that such a list is unlikely to be assembled and maintained.

What I...
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