Interesting links

Some things that have recently struck me in one way or another:

  1. Literary references to actuaries aren’t that common
  2. Some interesting graphical representations of relative sizes from xkcd: money (recent) and radiation (older). And from elsewhere: how big is a PhD?
  3. Old news is the latest thing
  4. US/UK culture gap: “Like most US universities, [UC Davis] maintains its own police force, employing (as of 2009) 101 people (including administrators), far more than the largest academic departments. The officer wielding the spray is on record as earning $110,000 in 2010, more than all but the better paid full professors.” More
  5. Social differences on public transport: the tube’s posh.