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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-16-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 919
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: 28
Views: 3,496
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: 1,499
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: 194
Views: 5,522
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: 4,715
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: 4,715
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: 216
Views: 20,280
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: 4,715
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: 1,782
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: 13,767
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: 1,782
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.
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 07-08-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,522
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I mean, I can see Dr T's point, that it's...

I mean, I can see Dr T's point, that it's actually a determination you can't make on your own.

But yes, I agree with you that there has to be a level where drinking is just an unhealthy habit--...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 07-08-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,522
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I think alcoholic means "(potentially) severe...

I think alcoholic means "(potentially) severe burden".

It could also be a good thing even when it's a terrible thing.

A large number of the best writers were alcoholics... before killing...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 07-08-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,522
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I don't want to get into a classification...

I don't want to get into a classification argument. I want to know what there is to do about a slight drinking problem.

Right now I see an argument that goes like this:

Me:
My wife used to...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 07-08-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,522
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yeah, I don't mean to dismiss the disease. I get...

Yeah, I don't mean to dismiss the disease. I get it. I get that it's terrible, and destroys lives.

But for other people-- my wife-- drinking is just a bad habit, less significant than the AO is...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 07-08-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,522
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
A small alcoholism? Seems like a weird phrase,...

A small alcoholism? Seems like a weird phrase, but sure.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-08-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,895
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
FWIW, I also agree with all the other posters...

FWIW, I also agree with all the other posters here, that there's really not much to be gained from this line of thinking. Yeah, you need daycare and babysitters so you can have hot sex, and date...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-08-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,895
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I think it depends on the time spent. It's...

I think it depends on the time spent. It's probably good for kids to learn character and values from people besides just their parents.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-08-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,895
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Ahh, I just saw this thread now that you...

Ahh, I just saw this thread now that you mentioned it. Honestly I don't think it's weird for Poly to want a nanny. Most people do. They are called grandparents/aunts/uncles/friends/neighbors. ...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-06-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,767
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
She's had: Daycare when she was an infant ...

She's had:
Daycare when she was an infant
-We pulled her out when she got sick, and decided it's a crappy idea for a <6 month year old.
-Long term I can buy that it's 'good' for a kid to get...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-06-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,767
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
She's been in the throes of childhood amnesia...

She's been in the throes of childhood amnesia lately. Which is pretty weird!

On the one hand, she has an amazing memory. Like she asked for hot-chocolate because that's what we did last time my...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-29-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,767
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
That's probably beyond her language capacity. ...

That's probably beyond her language capacity. Maybe good fun. Plus according to our other thread, we can find out if she has free-will this way.


Yeah, we're all headcases.

I mostly posted...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-29-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,767
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Is this an RN I didn't N It's rather ominous.

Is this an RN I didn't N
It's rather ominous.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-28-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 13,767
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
She has problems making decisions. For a...

She has problems making decisions.

For a long time, if you asked her to choose between any two things, she would grudgingly pick one and then regret her decision immediately. If she switched...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-28-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 807
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I think it's less a problem of all the subfora...

I think it's less a problem of all the subfora and more a problem of subfauna.
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