Saturday, March 23, 2013

Kolmogorov and Smirnov or whatever the hell their names are can go to hell. I'm finished!


                        the likely view nearTemple Square in two weeks


Actually, I think the entire exam only required the briefest reference to the Kolmogorov-Smirnoff Test, and it was just a matter of stating that it would have applied in a particular risk-determination  instance. The rest of thr exam was a major mindf***, and I felt like climbing on top of my desk and screaming obscenities atthe top ofmy lungs, but I exercised self-restraint and just completed the exam rather than expressing my true feelings. Anyway, if you ever need the risk of anything determined,  I'm qualified to determine skewness  (or skewedness, if you prefer), platykurtic and leptokurtic distributions, and a few other things. (If you want to make someone really mad, call him or her a leptokurtic; it basicaly means nothing in that sense, but the person will hve no clue, and will feel totally disrespected.) Actually, if you need the risk of anything determined, think long and hard about it and do whatever you feel like doing. When all is said and done, I suspect that's what the actuaries really do.

I did three hours of recoding this morning and will do another three or four on Monday. This is Utah. We don't worK on Sundays here.  While the Mormons are in church tomorrow, Jared (who is sort of a Mormon but isn't going to let that get in the way of having a little fun) and I are going to Sundance to snowboard. All the lifts are still supposedly open. I'm using my pseudoaunt's clothing and gear with her permission, and Jared's uncle's letting him use some so neither of us had to pack so heavily.

We're meeting up with Jared's cousin Alyssa and a friend of hers today and going to a movie and to dinner. I hope to get to see Jaared's newest little cousins at least once. They're twins and were born around the first of the year. I saw them right after they were born, but they were still  red and shriveled up. I've heard they've gotten much cuter since.

After working on Monday, we'll find something else fun to do. I'd love to stir up controversy by handing out anti-Mormon literature at Temple Square, but I'm not actually that much of an anti-Mormon; I'd just be doing it for fun. Furthermore, I don't own any anti-Mormon literature to distribute, and don't wish to waste precious vacation time creating any. With my luck, I'd get arrested and have to be bailed out of jail and would never hear the end of it. So I probably won't be handing out anti-Mormon literature at Temple Square. The prime time for doing that, besides, is in two weeks, during General Conference.  It's like the Mardi Gras for anti-Mormons. If you're going to visit Bourbon Street, do it during the Mardi Gras, and if you're going to hand out anti-Mormon tracts, do it during General Conference. It's that simple.

Happy spring break to those presently in the midst of it. To others, vacation time will eventually arrive.

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    1. I have some beers in the fridge. I'm going to get platykurtic. See, I'm learning new words all the time.

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  2. If I were not in a state where 3.2 beers is about as good as it gets unless you know someone with a private stash, I, too, would get platykurtic. At 3.2, my stomach won't hold enough of the stuff for me even to get a decent buzz. I'd be better off pouring a glass of organic apple juice and letting it sit for three days, then drinking it.

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    1. Fermented apple juice will only get you leptokurtic with a horrible after taste. I thought Utah was completely dry. I'd love to know how you order .2 of a beer.

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  3. LOL... the Mardi Gras for anti Mormons... Hilarious!

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  4. Utah's deomcrats are frequently trying to get legislation through that will make it easier to get a drink legally in the state. For a long time, one had to be a member of a private club to be served a mixed drink in an establishment of business. Park City had some sort of awaiver or was somehow exempt. The winter Olympics that were held here in 2002 caused the legislature to let a few things slide through. They tried to take them back but, and I may not be correcton this as Utah politics are not a particular topic of expertise for me, I believe a court of appeals overturned the legislature's attempt to repeal their earlier legislation allowing more liberal drinking policies in the state. One can always drive out east to Moab. Laws don't necessarily apply there.

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    1. Yeah, I remember a couple of Irish actors telling how they were filming in the desert in Utah, and would head over the border to Nevada at the weekends for a drink.

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