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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 02:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,919
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I just spent like an hour creating a spreadsheet...

I just spent like an hour creating a spreadsheet that calculates an "APR" that assumes I sell in 5 years. Don't ask me why that took an hour. I am getting actustupid in my old age.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 02:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,919
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Nice! Also buying a house right now for around...

Nice! Also buying a house right now for around 240k.

I'm picking a loan now, and am very annoyed at how hard it is to get a quote, and also how hard it is to compare quotes.

You'd think there...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing Today, 11:54 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 23,496
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Video games run into this problem all the time. ...

Video games run into this problem all the time. There's no totally practical difference between an early release, a new release, an update patch, a DLC, and a sequel to the previous game. In all...
Forum: Software & Technology 03-11-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24,447
Views: 5,916,465
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I've been toying with the idea of making a...

I've been toying with the idea of making a programming-based combat game for some time... and finally did my research and lo-and-behold it already exists:
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-11-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 752
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I pronounce the silent L in soak and toke but not...

I pronounce the silent L in soak and toke but not in yolk or folk.

Mocha and Polka are perfect homonyms and you can only tell one from the other using context.

And if that context is having...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-08-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,863
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I think? IHOP is more like a Dennys/Fridays/Ruby...

I think? IHOP is more like a Dennys/Fridays/Ruby Tuesdays/Applebees place that concentrates on breakfast and pancakes. The atmosphere is curated and the food is pretty good, but not amazing.
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-08-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,863
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Hashbrown house just doesn't sound as good. Too...

Hashbrown house just doesn't sound as good. Too many stressed syllables.
And house of hashbrowns sounds silly.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-07-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,863
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
My penultimate WH was after a hurricane. We had...

My penultimate WH was after a hurricane. We had chocolate covered waffles maybe?

I don't remember the last. Probably good. It's usually good.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 03-06-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Shilling-wise! Here are some lines I think...

Shilling-wise!

Here are some lines I think about when raising my daughter from a little-known now-defunct webcomic (the artist imploded and burned everything) ......
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-04-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
The crater is 12 miles deep, and it's easy enough...

The crater is 12 miles deep, and it's easy enough to account for that. The question Cowboy wants to know is how deep the ocean was near the crater, 66 million years ago.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-04-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I don't know anything at all about anything, but...

I don't know anything at all about anything, but here's a random presentation arguing that the ocean was deeper (750m?) than originally thought (100m?) at the impact site.
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-04-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,919
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Imagine taking out $500k bank-loan at 4% and...

Imagine taking out $500k bank-loan at 4% and buying Tesla stock with it.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 02-26-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Btw I disagree with your reading of this. 1)...

Btw I disagree with your reading of this.

1) Voluntarily isolating ourselves with our loved ones is truly how some people find peace in the world.

2) Being forcibly isolated with bullies is...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 02-26-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Really? I thought Olaf's and Kit's deaths were...

Really? I thought Olaf's and Kit's deaths were poetic and touching, and the on-screen pain was kept to a minimum.

For me the horror is a tie between the
[[spoiler removed]]
Anyway, after...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 02-26-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Share your lesser known TV Shows, Movies, Books, Music, etc.

Thread to share scenes/songs/quotes/etc. from your favorites that nobody else knows about.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 02-25-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 317,805
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Agreed. Though really don't care. Racking...

Agreed.

Though really don't care. Racking up a billion highway miles without killing hundreds of people is good enough for now.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-25-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,798
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Today, I'm working on a workbook with like 60...

Today, I'm working on a workbook with like 60 named ranges, with names like "ij" and "Maxij". I suspect many of them are not used at all, but I have no way of knowing because of their weird names...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-21-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,798
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yeah, it bugs me that Excel doesn't have a better...

Yeah, it bugs me that Excel doesn't have a better way to formulaically reference a tab.
That's about the only use I can think of. And even then, you should probably avoid having a bunch of tabs.
...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 02-21-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,157
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Never watched, but the internets are not...

Never watched, but the internets are not impressed.
The Repressive, Authoritarian Soul of “Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends”
...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-20-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,798
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yeah, exactly. Named ranges are great for...

Yeah, exactly.
Named ranges are great for VBA.
And okay for some weird cases like printing or data-validation dropdowns.
And okay-ish if you are referencing something that is common and obvious...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-20-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,798
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yes, the actuaries at my company don't know...

Yes, the actuaries at my company don't know Index(match()) so I try to avoid using it. I know most people who touch my worksheets will have to look up how it works.

That said, every bloody time I...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 02-20-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 317,805
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
This picture turned out to be wildly inaccurate. ...

This picture turned out to be wildly inaccurate. The data included a bunch of null values for "miles driven", and they stuck it into the denominator anyway. Yeah.

[[spoiler removed]]

I...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 02-20-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,157
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yep. Roughly: - Is this game basically a...

Yep. Roughly:

- Is this game basically a slot machine?
- Do you do anything besides shoot people in the head?
- Does it make you think? Plan? Strategize? Learn?
- Is there a story? Is it...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 02-20-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,157
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
That's pretty neat. Yes the youtubes do need a...

That's pretty neat. Yes the youtubes do need a nanny.

I sometimes think about putting out a website/app that tells parents about what their kids are experiencing when they play video games.
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-20-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 708
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I'm sure you've heard this a million times...

I'm sure you've heard this a million times before, but art is not usually created for the sake of the audience.

Most artists love creating.
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