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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-22-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,429
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
You need to get to the next level of automation,...

You need to get to the next level of automation, where you can program robots to pass actuarial exams for you.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-22-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,429
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I know a guy who put ~1000 hours into Factorio. ...

I know a guy who put ~1000 hours into Factorio. Recently he interviewed for an IT security position for a large industrial operation.

The interviewing advice went:
"Whatever you do, don't...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-21-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,421
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
1.2 trillion transistor AI chip. ...

1.2 trillion transistor AI chip.

https://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/cerebras-1-100808712-large-640x414.jpg

What could go wrong?
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 08-12-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13,805
Views: 1,206,831
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I listened to a BBC radio Ulysses while going on...

I listened to a BBC radio Ulysses while going on walks and buses. It was impossible to follow of course, but it was good anyway. Sort of like being high.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 08-12-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13,805
Views: 1,206,831
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Finished Good Omens. (Started because folks were...

Finished Good Omens. (Started because folks were talking about the miniseries.) Good fun summer reading. I've never read terry pratchett before but he sure seems... likable? nice? The mix with...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 08-12-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13,805
Views: 1,206,831
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I found this one really relaxing to listen to...

I found this one really relaxing to listen to while rocking my baby to sleep.

I mean, yeah they have to run from cannibals or whatever, but so much of it is just taking in the scenery or calmly...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 08-06-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Was a bit surprised when the trailer (that plays...

Was a bit surprised when the trailer (that plays automatically on amazon) showed [[spoiler removed]]
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-05-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,089
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Cats can't talk. Mortality is net-neutral. ...

Cats can't talk.
Mortality is net-neutral.
Also you could adopt.

Agree with both you and everyone else, kids are an excellent excuse to not do anything else with your life.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-01-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I feel the same, but divide all your numbers by...

I feel the same, but divide all your numbers by 3. :)

#cheapactuary
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 08-01-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,722
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Also while we're playing this game I suggest...

Also while we're playing this game I suggest using Redfin for your realtor. They are cheap, and mine was quite good.

Also check city/state/federal incentives. They can be weirdly structured and...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-31-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,722
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
This works, but it can also be a PITA. I'd...

This works, but it can also be a PITA. I'd rather own stocks than an extra house. I want my job to be actuary, not landlord.
Forum: Software & Technology 07-30-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 154,361
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Thank GOD that shit is done. I'm Never touching...

Thank GOD that shit is done. I'm Never touching this garbage again!!!!
Saving...
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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-29-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
strunk and white ++

strunk and white ++
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-26-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,421
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
:bump: Google finally started winning at...

:bump:
Google finally started winning at StarCraft.
https://deepmind.com/blog/alphastar-mastering-real-time-strategy-game-starcraft-ii/

It looks like they hodgepodged together quite a monster of...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-16-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,010
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs...

April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
dull roots with spring rain.

Hard hitting facts.
Forum: Diversions 07-16-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,104
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Honestly I don't think I've ever seen a dm let a...

Honestly I don't think I've ever seen a dm let a party wipe.

Last time my wife not only killed the party but sank san fransisco into the ocean, the dm reversed it the next weekend. :roll:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-13-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,644
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
It kind of depends. I'm really bad at minor...

It kind of depends. I'm really bad at minor things. I regularly lose keys and money. I get lost, show up late, forget meetings, bills, anniversaries, airplanes, etc. I have definitely offended...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 07-12-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 6,175
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
That's interesting, but I think it's too noisy to...

That's interesting, but I think it's too noisy to make any kind of meaningful inference. You have age, weight, smoking habits, different forms of alcohol, the decline of soda, healthcare...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-12-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,389
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Sort of. But the exams require so much more. ...

Sort of. But the exams require so much more. Lots of long formulas to memorize and derive and apply. Or in the case of FSA, lots of random bits of information.

I've absolutely never studied for...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-12-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,389
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I think the job of actuary is somewhat...

I think the job of actuary is somewhat misleading.

OP is right that most actuarial functions don't require math skills or study skills or exam knowledge.

OTOH, I think having some arbitrary...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 07-12-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 21,367
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
They took it down so they could delete a few more...

They took it down so they could delete a few more IDs.
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-12-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,389
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I'm sorry OP. They should really put up signs. ...

I'm sorry OP. They should really put up signs.

"Do not go into this profession if SAT<X ."

"Do not go into this profession if you are ESL and don't mind being stuck with an ASA."


I hope...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 07-11-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,939
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I liked Coco, and barely remember M&O. ...

I liked Coco, and barely remember M&O.

Having (accidentally) bought (a bootlet of) Miyazaki's collection I strongly recommend:

Spirited Away (12)
Totoro (3)
Howl's Moving Castle (15)
Ponyo...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-10-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 14,166
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Speaking of, I am not a fan of her Goddard brand...

Speaking of, I am not a fan of her Goddard brand pre-school.

It is quite expensive, and they promise the moon, and send daily pictures and updates of classroom activities "Math and Executive...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 07-09-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,939
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Cowboy Bebop ...

Cowboy Bebop (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R2KSLZM/) is on sale!

Looks like we're adding 13 hours to little-SV's screentime.
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