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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 01:10 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By PeppermintPatty
When my thermostat died, I shopped for a new one...

When my thermostat died, I shopped for a new one on an urgent basis. They are cheap. The dumb programmable thermostat I bought cost about $30, and I spent a lot more time deciding which one to get...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 11:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 511
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I'm also going for comfort, but my body adapts to...

I'm also going for comfort, but my body adapts to the changing temperature, and I can tolerate higher temperatures for sleeping in the summer than I can in the winter, and in the winter I like...
Forum: Software & Technology Today, 12:47 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,996
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Yeah, this is more or less why I'm thinking of...

Yeah, this is more or less why I'm thinking of getting a new travel laptop.

I really like the form-factor of the yoga, because you can "tent" it and that's perfect for playing movies on an...
Forum: Careers - Employment Today, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By PeppermintPatty
My company's system-generated message that...

My company's system-generated message that includes the Skype link also includes a phone number. If I expected to Skype you, and you dialed in, I would be a little worried you can't deal with...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 12:18 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,939
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Huh? No, I'm a practicing reform Jew, but I'm...

Huh? No, I'm a practicing reform Jew, but I'm agnostic at best, and certainly don't believe in bodily resurrection. It is, however, a standard Jewish belief. Because Judaism focuses on actions more...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 12:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 511
Posted By PeppermintPatty
It's a little hard to pick a single number,...

It's a little hard to pick a single number, because we have three zones for heat (one for ac) and i keep them at different temperatures. So, for instance, I let my bedroom stay cooler than the rest...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 511
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Definitely cooler before bed. I find it very hard...

Definitely cooler before bed. I find it very hard to get to sleep when I'm too warm.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 08:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 511
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I havea dumb thermostat with four time blocks per...

I havea dumb thermostat with four time blocks per day (weekday, sat, sun). That's plenty of flexibility. If course, now i have someone home all the time, but i do drop the temp at night in the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,939
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Maybe I wasn't clear. Jesus resurrected one guy...

Maybe I wasn't clear. Jesus resurrected one guy in the gospels, plus himself. That's not the resurrection of the dead that's supposed to happen when the Messiah comes. It's supposed to be lots of...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 01:16 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,939
Posted By PeppermintPatty
:lol: That bothered my (convert) BIL at first --...

:lol: That bothered my (convert) BIL at first -- at Thanksgiving, we all argued. But he learned to love it, and when my dad died, he was really upset to lose the arguments between my dad and my...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,939
Posted By PeppermintPatty
For a modern view of the Jewish take on the...

For a modern view of the Jewish take on the afterlife:

When I was a kid, in confirmation class (religious school for the post-bar-mitzvah crowd) one of the students asked "what happens after we...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,939
Posted By PeppermintPatty
"rather negatively" is an understatement. So i...

"rather negatively" is an understatement. So i don't think it's surprising that the Jews didn't return to distributed sacrifices.

I believe that some of the differences between the Jews and the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,939
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Per Sylvos, the words are in Hosea and Psalms.

Per Sylvos, the words are in Hosea and Psalms.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 09:25 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,939
Posted By PeppermintPatty
A slight tangent, but perhaps appropriate. (From...

A slight tangent, but perhaps appropriate. (From today's Facebook feed):

Swiping transcript from my souce:

What gentiles imagine vs. what Jews actually are

Culturally Christian Gentiles: The...
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving Yesterday, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By PeppermintPatty
My best guess is that Prometric has expanded...

My best guess is that Prometric has expanded their offerings. But I've also heard that the spreadsheet offered by Prometric is limited in functionality.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-13-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,939
Posted By PeppermintPatty
When the Temple was destroyed. The Temple was the...

When the Temple was destroyed. The Temple was the only place to offer sacrifices, so when it was destroyed, God gave us prayers to offer, instead. Because God doesn't ask us to do the impossible.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-13-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,012
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Hawking wasn't suppose to survive to adulthood....

Hawking wasn't suppose to survive to adulthood. Lee was 95. It doesn't feel like there was a curse to me when a 95 year old dies.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-13-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,939
Posted By PeppermintPatty
You must first atone to the people you hurt. ...

You must first atone to the people you hurt.
Then you can pray (we were given prayers to replace the sacrifices) and fast and ask for forgiveness.

God doesn't ask people to do more than they...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-13-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,939
Posted By PeppermintPatty
You are a less-good person. You can cease that...

You are a less-good person. You can cease that activity, and try to make amends, both to the people you may have injured, and to God. If you do so adequately, you can be forgiven on Yom Kippur (or...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-13-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 160,103
Posted By PeppermintPatty
This is a long thread, and I doubt many (any)...

This is a long thread, and I doubt many (any) board members read all of it. But I know that CAS board members followed the ao discussion. And the CAS office had people assigned to monitor it, as...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-13-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 160,103
Posted By PeppermintPatty
If we cooperated on exams, the "cheap" way for...

If we cooperated on exams, the "cheap" way for the SoA to do this would be to offer FSA to FCAS. Or heck, to ACAS + some distribution requirement and a locally-appropriate professionalism course, to...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-13-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 160,103
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I used to oppose the idea, mostly because members...

I used to oppose the idea, mostly because members elect the board, which controls the education requirements. But I've come around to thinking that career associates ought to be able to vote.


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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-13-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,939
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I dunno, what does it mean to sin? Do I know...

I dunno, what does it mean to sin? Do I know anyone who is perfect, and has never made a mistake? No. Does that mean I think everyone is damaged goods? No.
Forum: General Actuarial 11-13-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 160,103
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I agree. But I don't think that combining would...

I agree. But I don't think that combining would have magically given us more resources. If we decide (both the CAS and the SoA together) that this is a priority, I think we can muster the resources...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-13-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 160,103
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Thanks, Maphisto, that was really helpful. A...

Thanks, Maphisto, that was really helpful. A couple of comments

This comment is addressed to any SoA leadership types who might be following this:

The item that could realistically involve lots...
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