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November 18th, 2010 at 8:20:33 PM permalink
Please give my new actuarial calculator a try. Sorry for its simplicity, but my JavaScript ability does not get very deep. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.
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November 18th, 2010 at 9:36:33 PM permalink
Certainly is easy to use. Since it is your area of expertise I trust the accuracy. Is this something you are going to leave available at one of the sites? As allways Wiz you provide so much easily available information.
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November 19th, 2010 at 1:49:58 AM permalink
Quote: kenarman

Certainly is easy to use. Since it is your area of expertise I trust the accuracy. Is this something you are going to leave available at one of the sites? As allways Wiz you provide so much easily available information.



Thanks. I think I'll leave it on my mathproblems.info site for now. I'm thinking of bringing back a personal homepage, where I'll move miscellaneous things like that to.
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November 19th, 2010 at 3:02:20 AM permalink
There is other stuff I've found on the net that asks questions like your weight and how long your parents lived to. Pretty similar result for me, though.

I better get on with the gaming, not much time left!
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November 19th, 2010 at 11:19:28 AM permalink
Interesting. I have a .05% chance of living to 105 (1 in 2,000). This is actually better than my chances of drawing four to a royal (1 in 2,765). I wonder which will happen first?
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November 19th, 2010 at 11:27:31 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Interesting. I have a .05% chance of living to 105 (1 in 2,000). This is actually better than my chances of drawing four to a royal (1 in 2,765). I wonder which will happen first?



4 to a royal... you'll have more attempts at it than living to 105...
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November 19th, 2010 at 11:31:19 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Please give my new actuarial calculator a try. Sorry for its simplicity, but my JavaScript ability does not get very deep. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.



Will future versions of this calculator be able to consider additional criteria, such as risk factors?
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Ayecarumba
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November 19th, 2010 at 11:33:20 AM permalink
Quote: thecesspit

4 to a royal... you'll have more attempts at it than living to 105...



hehe, good one.
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November 19th, 2010 at 12:31:15 PM permalink
Um, I really wouldn't pay attention to an actuarial calculator that doesn't take ANYTHING other than sex into account.

I mean, doesn't being a non-smoker count any more? What about being a non-drinker?
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November 19th, 2010 at 4:55:19 PM permalink
That SSA actuarial table is all I could find. If someone can show me a better one, please do. For now, you can make your own adjustments for your own situation.
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