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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,678
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
But, if you don't eat, you starve. And before...

But, if you don't eat, you starve. And before starving you become increasingly irritable and ultimately desperate for food. Feeding a food appetite is really important.

I can understand that you...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Thread title reminded me of a 12 year old email I...

Thread title reminded me of a 12 year old email I got titled "but free bras are free bras..."
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-18-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 15,010
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yes, just got a set and it's our go-to, when I...

Yes, just got a set and it's our go-to, when I have any patience left in me.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-18-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 15,010
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Oh yeah I forgot about match. She has a solid...

Oh yeah I forgot about match. She has a solid memory, but terrible strategy. :smh:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-18-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,678
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
You don't think eating results in being less...

You don't think eating results in being less hungry???

That's a bold analogy.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-18-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 15,010
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yeah, she's mostly trained now. I think we...

Yeah, she's mostly trained now. I think we should have pushed it earlier, though she was/is not that interested. Admittedly it's not a very fun process. The key was putting her in underwear and...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-18-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 15,010
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Guess it's time to :bump: The...

Guess it's time to :bump:




The Goddard was $1300. The new Montessori is a blistering $1600/month, though I think it will go down a little when she is finally considered "potty trained".
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-18-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yes, it's odd house-shopping and being conscious...

Yes, it's odd house-shopping and being conscious of cultural shifts in the landscape. Last time I bought a house, we chose a "mixed"... neighborhood, that was neither super white hipster, nor super...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-17-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,618
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
No, I just meant there has to be a few people--...

No, I just meant there has to be a few people-- owners, managers, engineers, professionals, etc. who are better paid than common workers.

But how much they are better paid is somewhat arbitrary. ...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-17-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,618
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yes, I agree, the pyramid of wealth needs a...

Yes, I agree, the pyramid of wealth needs a bottom, and the shape of the pyramid is somewhat arbitrary. Capitalism has a lot more to do with maximizing output than assigning worth, and it's...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-17-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,618
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I don't think we should pat people on the back...

I don't think we should pat people on the back for employing people to feed them. That's a little nutso imo.

If we're talking econ, a median person is technically a "leech". They consume a lot...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-15-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,618
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I just think it's a bad story to equate average...

I just think it's a bad story to equate average with non-average. You see that a lot in propaganda. The idea is to make lower-class people feel like they are secretly a part of the upper-class...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-15-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,618
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
It's a sleight of hand argument. One big reason...

It's a sleight of hand argument. One big reason people work hard (in school and in life) is to improve your chances at success.

Saying, "I didn't work hard, but I got rich" is a poor...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-15-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yes, exactly. I've lived up and down the East...

Yes, exactly. I've lived up and down the East Coast, as well as in a small city in Asia. The people in the city in Asia were just like the people in my home town.

But then, folks in DC are...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-15-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
EATING THE OTHER.

EATING THE OTHER.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-15-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,618
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Hey, guys, can you tell me what's SO BAD about...

Hey, guys, can you tell me what's SO BAD about flipping burgers at McDonalds part-time, making 8 million a year, and coming home to play video-games and having sex with your 7 beautiful wives all...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-15-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,618
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yes, through the numerous businesses he owns. ...

Yes, through the numerous businesses he owns. Like any average person.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-15-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
What are some different cultures that you've experienced?

By "culture" I mean-- the way a population tends to act/think/feel/believe.

I think of all the places I've lived, and I'm always a bit surprised that people really seem to act differently when...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 11-12-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14,121
Views: 1,285,167
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I'm liking Peter Pan, by the way. A good weird...

I'm liking Peter Pan, by the way. A good weird mix of slightly disturbing fairy-tales, dad jokes, and child romance.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 11-12-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14,121
Views: 1,285,167
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Have you read 7 gothic tales? Pretty great faux...

Have you read 7 gothic tales? Pretty great faux goth.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 11-12-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14,121
Views: 1,285,167
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Hyperion (book 1) is the worst book I've read in...

Hyperion (book 1) is the worst book I've read in a decade. (admittedly I don't read much).

It has a good premise (space-chaucer) but every story is boring, repetitive, and cloying. You have more...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-12-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,872
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
It's an RN to a classic hook for the evangelical...

It's an RN to a classic hook for the evangelical spiel. The good news is that Jesus died.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-12-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,872
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Have you heard the good news?

Have you heard the good news?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-12-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,872
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
This is right. God is Love. Unfortunately it's...

This is right. God is Love. Unfortunately it's hard to discard all religious trappings and still express that as though it's a special solemn truth. Dressing it up with magical powers, secret...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-12-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,872
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
When evaluating my life (whether it's looking...

When evaluating my life (whether it's looking back or forward or just trying to take a general census) I almost always think of it as an Average. With some special interest in the highs and lows.
...
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