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Posts that may be completely irrelevant to the main themes of the site, but are nonetheless interesting.

Some things that have recently struck me in one way or another: Literary references to actuaries aren’t that common Some interesting graphical representations of relative sizes from xkcd: money (recent) and radiation (older). And from elsewhere: how big is a PhD? Old news is the latest thing US/UK culture gap: “Like most US universities, [UC […] Read more

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Some things I’ve found interesting: Have you seen those Google ads on the tube? The example they give of a strong password isn’t so strong after all. It’s always worth checking the statistics. The important field – as usual with xkcd, make sure you read the alt-text Language is not writing, and some myths that […] Read more

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Some links I’ve found interesting recently: What makes a good Regulator? (I was on one of the panels) Berlusconi probably agrees with James Carville* Some people think that some of us are in the right career — it’s not often actuaries make the headlines Machine learning in action: an absence of preconceptions is a good thing […] Read more

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Some links I’ve found interesting recently: Tim Harford thinks that capitalism should be about more than just money, while John Kay thinks that it needn’t be about greed and gambling. For me, one of the best things about this time of the year is the start of the brussels sprout season, but those who don’t […] Read more

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Some links I’ve found interesting recently: Uses and abuses of crowdsourcing (via Bruce Schneier) Does High Frequency Trading improve liquidity? A Maserati for £1 – your best bet is roulette Game theory in a fairly literal sense Much more influential than Steve Jobs

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