Thursday, March 23, 2006

Actuaries use dice

So says my second regular reader.

I had sent out a similarly worded e-mail to two of my readers. One lao jiao and one newbie. Just to poke see poke see what their reaction will be:

"Whilst "researching" for a blog post yesterday, I came across this:

and made an impulse purchase. *Grin*"

The old bird reader came back with this reply:

"Simplified mind of mine associates your profession with numbers. Ordinary dice for ordinary users. Actuarial professionals use the dice you just bought."

22 dicey days to go.


Anonymous Anonymous said... do you use those kind of dice? looks complicated.. eeeeksss really only for ACTUARIES

hee hee..lazy ppl like me get the samsung E760 hp to roll my dice.


Thu Mar 23, 03:08:00 pm 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree... How do you actually get about rolling these dices?

With so many sides, probably need a magnifying glass to see what numbers come up....

Acey,... do you RPG? So, far the only use for these dices are for role-laying stats.... hehe :)


Thu Mar 23, 03:37:00 pm 2006  
Blogger Acey Deucey said...


Other than the four-sided one, everyone else just look at the top face loh. *Grin*

The four sided one look at the number at the top of the triangle.

Thu Mar 23, 03:39:00 pm 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Oh dear, I mean

Role Playing stats [not Role Laying stats]

...b4 anyone gets overly excited :)


Thu Mar 23, 03:40:00 pm 2006  
Blogger Acey Deucey said...


Not so bad lah. The numbers printed are sizable. Can see one.

No, I don't RPG. Last time in secondary school, my friends introduced me to it. I played a little but I was more interested in the dice than in the game. :P

That website in the post is actually selling stuff for RPG games.

Thu Mar 23, 03:46:00 pm 2006  
Blogger Acey Deucey said...


My blog gana "promoted" to RA status liao.

Thu Mar 23, 03:46:00 pm 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's role laying stats?

sorry i had to ask, cos i don't know.


Thu Mar 23, 03:56:00 pm 2006  
Blogger Acey Deucey said...

You don't want to know, my friend, you don't want to know.

Hint: 想歪一點。

Thu Mar 23, 03:59:00 pm 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Don't be a meanie...besides, you don't want Ginger going around asking people about role Laying stats do you??? LOL... :))


Role Laying Stats may be interpreted as something XXX...

I meant Role Playing Stats... Briefly it's about role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons or Neverwinter Nights...

In computer games, you have things like Action Points, Health and Magic Points etc....

Back in the old days, ppl sat down in a dark room and role played ie. imagine they were in a fantasy environment...

To determine whether they are successful, the Dungeon Master will decide...[nowadays all automated with computer programs in Computer RPGs]

The dices are used to decide on certain issues like whether you are successful in opening a chest based on your attributes eg. strength

It gets real complicated [esp. with D10s, D20s.etc...] which explains why Acey likes the dices...


Thu Mar 23, 05:53:00 pm 2006  
Blogger Acey Deucey said...

Ah ha, CM. I am not being mean. In fact, I believe Ginger_ale's silence means she got it liao.

Complicated means I like? I like the dice because of the different shapes. I think they look really neat.

Thu Mar 23, 06:01:00 pm 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

errr...i still don't know leh. i was silent cos seems like not so nice to ask in your blog leh. so it's related to XXX and RA stuff.. but what exactly is it?

a puzzled ginger_ale

Thu Mar 23, 08:34:00 pm 2006  
Blogger Acey Deucey said...

HA HA HA... In your e-mail.

Thu Mar 23, 08:53:00 pm 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


How old are you anyway?
Gosh - you seem awfully young esp. since you don't seem to know anything about RPGs... very strange-leh...

NO... this is not an XXX rated discussion or anything like that... Like I said the earlier misunderstanding was a typo-lah...


Fri Mar 24, 08:26:00 am 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Hehe, I assume you like the D10s, D20s and D30s cos you can do the computations at the back of your head mah...

You ever seen the D100s? I believe that's the one you have to use a magnifying glass to read... [Not that I have ever seen it b4...


Fri Mar 24, 08:28:00 am 2006  
Blogger Acey Deucey said...

Yeah, I've seen the 100-sided die. But very the ugly. In fact, it looks "fake".

I don't have a 30-sided die. It looks pretty neat, but I know not why to find one. If you notice from the set I've ordered, the 20-sided die is the highest number of sides in the set.

Fri Mar 24, 08:34:00 am 2006  
Blogger Acey Deucey said...

Oh, and erm I don't use the dice for any computations. Not at all!

In fact, I don't use them for any purpose.

I just like dice. *Big Grin*

Fri Mar 24, 08:36:00 am 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

acey.. hahha..really like that also can :P

CM.. i do play RPG but in computer of cos...wohoooo i'm glad that i sound young.


Fri Mar 24, 09:54:00 am 2006  
Blogger Acey Deucey said...

Huh? Like what also can? I is confused.

Fri Mar 24, 09:58:00 am 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was referring to your email.


Fri Mar 24, 10:03:00 am 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

btw....this is your first post with SO MANY comments..


Fri Mar 24, 10:04:00 am 2006  
Blogger Acey Deucey said...

Oh... so des ne. Glad you finally understood it. Like I said, it was just a silly thing.

Fri Mar 24, 10:15:00 am 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yup.. that's why i said "like that also can"


Fri Mar 24, 10:20:00 am 2006  
Blogger Acey Deucey said...

Warning: Self-advertisements coming up.

Absolutely not, Ginger_ale.

May I remind you of my earlier posts entitled, 3 strikes, Pop quiz and Food.

End of self-advertisements.

Apologies to all for the brazen nature of the advertising. :P

Fri Mar 24, 10:25:00 am 2006  
Blogger Acey Deucey said...

I thought you would have replied my e-mail to you via e-mail also mah. That's why got confused.

Fri Mar 24, 10:26:00 am 2006  

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