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by margeman2k3
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1132: "Frequentists vs. Bayesians"
Replies: 169
Views: 50505

Re: 1132: "Frequentists vs. Bayesians"

At least it's not a neutrino detector that stabs people who ask tricky questions...
by margeman2k3
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: About the Drake Equation...
Replies: 13
Views: 1955

Re: About the Drake Equation...

Well, I wrote the exam, and the question was:
What are some of the significant factors in calculating the number of extraterrestrial civilizations that we can communicate with?
(Or something like that)
So I never really had a chance to use my Bs :(
by margeman2k3
Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: About the Drake Equation...
Replies: 13
Views: 1955

About the Drake Equation...

I have an astronomy exam tomorrow afternoon, and I have a feeling that one of the questions will be something like: "State the Drake Equation" And I'm debating using B s as one of the components. And maybe include this link . Does this have any potential for success at all, or am I just as...
by margeman2k3
Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best error messages?
Replies: 238
Views: 33505

Re: Best error messages?

I've tried to hijack a signal here and there with XP, but since I didn't have the key, it can't send/receive any data.
by margeman2k3
Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How normal are you?
Replies: 129
Views: 10145

Re: How normal are you?

i should be a 5, but i missed the part where you say that the system is counter-intuitive, so i claimed to be a 1 :S
by margeman2k3
Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 249674

Re: High and low point of your day

high: finally finding meaning in my beliefs
low: learning that by losing my gf to some religion she only heard of last week

wow... my days keep getting worse and worse...
yeah... youre going to be seeing more and more of me around here...
by margeman2k3
Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 249674

Re: High and low point of your day

High: none
Low: spending the whole day studying for the damn SOA exam

yeah, my day really sucked...
by margeman2k3
Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Pi day!!
Replies: 83
Views: 6104

Re: Happy Pi day!!

Happy Pi Day everyone!
I heard this pi joke the other day, so I think I'm going to share it with you.

Why shouldn't pies be round?
Spoiler:
Because Pi R Square

Yeah, it's kind of lame...


Okay, I think I'm going to get some cake. Pie! I meant pie!
by margeman2k3
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Jobs with a Math degree
Replies: 27
Views: 4042

Re: Jobs with a Math degree

SimonM wrote:
margeman2k3 wrote:All? Okay, I'm going to assume for a second that you live in North America.


As I have said above, I am not in the US. And secondly, those are the qualifications to join a company who I would work for whilst they put me through the actuarial exams.


Ah, sorry. I must have missed that...
by margeman2k3
Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Jobs with a Math degree
Replies: 27
Views: 4042

Re: Jobs with a Math degree

It's pretty difficult to become an actuary, but it pays rather well. By the end of this year (at 17) I will have amassed all the qualifications in order to work for a large Actuarial firm and would have little trouble getting a job All? Okay, I'm going to assume for a second that you live in North ...
by margeman2k3
Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A bit of help needed solving x^x
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

A bit of help needed solving x^x

Okay, I was looking over some notes, and I started to wonder how you would solve an equation like x x = 12. Now, I know that x is on (2,3), but that's about it. I know that usually you would take log x of both sides which would isolate the exponent, or even take the x th root of both sides to isolat...
by margeman2k3
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Jobs with a Math degree
Replies: 27
Views: 4042

Re: Jobs with a Math degree

Become an actuary. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actuary It's basically risk assessment - insurance, pensions, etc. It's based on things like calc, stats (about a quarter of my courses are stats courses), finance, economics and a few more. It's pretty difficult to become an actuary, but it pays rathe...

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