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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-13-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,170
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
--consider teaching? It's also considered...

--consider teaching?
It's also considered soulful, but you could probably become a teacher in 1-2 years.

--get some roommates?
You're correct that 20k/year is pretty slow, and money is key to...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 10-12-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6,896
Views: 598,615
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Toy story 3... Relatively good sci-fi. Really...

Toy story 3... Relatively good sci-fi. Really the whole series is a decent exploration of what could happen with a class of cheap, immortal, disposable, replaceable, pleasure slaves. Lots of good...
Forum: Software & Technology 10-09-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25,126
Views: 6,309,044
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
PC gamer here :wave: - You don't need to...

PC gamer here :wave:

- You don't need to build a PC. It's an enjoyable hobby, but you won't save much money over a good sale.
- You don't have to spend a lot of money. You're already outdoing...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 10-09-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14,038
Views: 1,254,037
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I've never read romance, but vaguely assume...

I've never read romance, but vaguely assume heaving bosoms and throbbing manhoods are roughly equivalent to Drizzt's purple eyes and special twin-scimitar attacks.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-06-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,126
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Trump (instead of organizing a legal-defense for...

Trump (instead of organizing a legal-defense for his felonies)... tries to defend his language skills, and in the process misspells "describe", confuses the hyphen with the apostrophe, and apparently...
Forum: Diversions 10-05-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,758
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Speaking of, I recently tried Gloomhaven and do...

Speaking of, I recently tried Gloomhaven and do not recommend... as it's nothing but D&D boiled down to monster killing.

Also recently learned the rules to Maid, which is D&D boiled down to...
Forum: Diversions 10-05-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,758
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I haven't gamed in a long time, and I've almost...

I haven't gamed in a long time, and I've almost never DMed.

But I wanted to answer: D&D is not about killing monsters for $ and XP. It should be about adventuring. Monster XP should just be a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-04-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 724
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I think it's sad that FF7 is tied to FF6 in the...

I think it's sad that FF7 is tied to FF6 in the poll right now just because all you darn millennials were too young to know greatness.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-04-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 724
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yeah, by bland I don't mean "she's not a...

Yeah, by bland I don't mean "she's not a super-hero". I mean she has no wit, no hobbies, no interests, no talents, no relationships, shows little emotion, says little, does little... Admittedly FF7...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-04-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 724
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I don't remember crushing on Aerith, but I do...

I don't remember crushing on Aerith, but I do remember having incredibly strong crushes on several high-school girls that I never talked to at all.

I'm not exactly sure why they decided to make...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-04-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 724
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I liked it. I can still remember the day my...

I liked it. I can still remember the day my teenage-bff came to school totally shook over her death.
And I've had conversations since then about how Aerith was an incredibly boring character.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-30-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 3,737
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Do something alone, I think. Like take a kayak...

Do something alone, I think. Like take a kayak out into the sea at night, or whatever.
Forum: Software & Technology 09-28-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,323
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Proc SQL in SAS. Although I use VBA...

Proc SQL in SAS.

Although I use VBA sometimes, which is close to Python.
Forum: Software & Technology 09-28-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
What's your favorite SQL editor/engine?

Theoretically, we have a lot of SQL implementations available at work. (SAS, Access, R, Python, DataStudio, Toad, MySQL, etc. etc. etc.) although many of them are difficult to install/use with our...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-27-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,825
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Nah, it's cool the dough is glutton-free.

Nah, it's cool the dough is glutton-free.
Forum: Software & Technology 09-26-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25,126
Views: 6,309,044
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Minmus is a 2nd moon around kerbin. It has no...

Minmus is a 2nd moon around kerbin. It has no atmosphere but the gravity is so light that you can jump 20 feet in the air.

To be fair they did add biomes to Mars, and you can mine and process...
Forum: Software & Technology 09-25-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25,126
Views: 6,309,044
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Today I made it to Minmus... without landing...

Today I made it to Minmus... without landing struts. Oops. Oh well. The gravity is so light here, I can sort of rock back and forth until it's mostly pointed up, and then skip over to another...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-24-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 498
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
There's a Roald Dahl I really like about it. ...

There's a Roald Dahl I really like about it.

...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-23-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,825
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I reduce everything to as few digits as possible,...

I reduce everything to as few digits as possible, so I probably do that sort of thing sometimes.
Though usually my PMPMs and Millions are both $x.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-23-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,825
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Hmm, not sure I ever solved PDEs in a class that...

Hmm, not sure I ever solved PDEs in a class that wasn't engineering focused.

But yes I agree pure math is more like riddles and poems, and feels purposeless.

That said I bet your Kerbal problem...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-23-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,825
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
There's not much of a difference IMO. Every...

There's not much of a difference IMO. Every level of physics requires some equally intense level of pure math.
ie. you can't touch EM without vector calc...
You can't touch basic engineering...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-23-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,825
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Trig/precal were sort of confusing because they...

Trig/precal were sort of confusing because they still weren't teaching proofs and fundamentals.. and also the language is stupid.. degrees, radians, sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, arccotangent...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-22-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,844
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
My favorite quote on the matter: Both a...

My favorite quote on the matter:


Both a great lesson and a dark prophecy.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-22-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,844
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Anyway, bump, Google reported having achieved...

Anyway, bump, Google reported having achieved quantum supremacy (before immediately pulling the article), which is to say they did a calculation that's not really possible with normal computers.
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-22-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,844
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
No. Our eyes are just cameras. Our ears are...

No. Our eyes are just cameras. Our ears are just microphones. Our other organs are even less informative.

Humans have access to relatively small datasets. And they only think about a tiny,...
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