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Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 08-10-2020, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Abstract Actuary
100% agree on almost all counts. A similarly bad...

100% agree on almost all counts. A similarly bad idea as investing in your own company's stock in your 401(k). Many of my peers keep their entire non-retirement, non-real estate assets here, which I...
Forum: Chess 08-07-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,528
Posted By Abstract Actuary
I could be interested in this, too.

I could be interested in this, too.
Forum: Software & Technology 08-06-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25,869
Views: 6,853,755
Posted By Abstract Actuary
Well I am. But it's because I have a daughter...

Well I am. But it's because I have a daughter that games (Minecraft) and wonder if she would enjoy it.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 08-05-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3,102
Views: 362,619
Posted By Abstract Actuary
It's in an unsecured company account. Basically...

It's in an unsecured company account. Basically my company is borrowing liquidity from us.
Forum: Software & Technology 08-05-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25,869
Views: 6,853,755
Posted By Abstract Actuary
There is a dynamic leveling option in that game...

There is a dynamic leveling option in that game that I used, that when you do better it moves you up a half-level and when you do worse it moves you down. Happens over the course of a few games (not...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 08-05-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3,102
Views: 362,619
Posted By Abstract Actuary
All of this makes sense. As others have said,...

All of this makes sense. As others have said, it's at the least a place to discuss the market. I agree with almost all of what you're saying about beating the market. My meta strategy is buy and hold...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-05-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25,869
Views: 6,853,755
Posted By Abstract Actuary
That sounds pretty cool. Do you have a link?

That sounds pretty cool. Do you have a link?
Forum: Bridge 08-05-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 28,780
Posted By Abstract Actuary
Happy to finally get another win even if some...

Happy to finally get another win even if some luck was involved. Getting hammered over and over again was getting tiring.
Forum: Sports 08-05-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 86,175
Posted By Abstract Actuary
Came off the DL to play this past weekend. Played...

Came off the DL to play this past weekend. Played in a foursome and we played 2v2: best ball (6), aggregate (6), scramble (6). Elbow hurt a little, but much better than a month ago when I went on the...
Forum: Sports 07-27-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 86,175
Posted By Abstract Actuary
That's what I thought. So 1 stroke penalty (not...

That's what I thought. So 1 stroke penalty (not stroke and distance = 2 stroke penalty)? And you don't have to find the ball? Just want to make sure I'm playing it right.
Forum: Sports 07-21-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 86,175
Posted By Abstract Actuary
Water hazard is clear, but what about red stakes...

Water hazard is clear, but what about red stakes marking OB, no water in sight?
Forum: Sports 07-21-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 86,175
Posted By Abstract Actuary
Same on all points.

Same on all points.
Forum: Sports 07-20-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 86,175
Posted By Abstract Actuary
Nice progress. Two personal bests in a row.

Nice progress. Two personal bests in a row.
Forum: Sports 07-20-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 86,175
Posted By Abstract Actuary
Although one question / clarification for those...

Although one question / clarification for those who know better than I. If there are red stakes, how does this change? I once thought that made it just a 1-stroke penalty, but someone recently told...
Forum: Sports 07-20-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 86,175
Posted By Abstract Actuary
This is how most people play it. It is on my list...

This is how most people play it. It is on my list of ways that people under-report / under-understand their own score.
Forum: Sports 07-20-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 86,175
Posted By Abstract Actuary
I never knew about the fairway option with 2...

I never knew about the fairway option with 2 stroke penalty, I've always put it in the rough a club length away from where I thought it would be. Fairway is a huge differentiator. As someone else...
Forum: Sports 07-20-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 86,175
Posted By Abstract Actuary
I think your parenthetical for #1 is wrong, or...

I think your parenthetical for #1 is wrong, or maybe we are saying the same thing. The line goes from the pin to the entry point and extends backward away from the pin. (Not on the line from the shot...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-17-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,692
Views: 159,615
Posted By Abstract Actuary
You don't want her to call it cute.

You don't want her to call it cute.
Forum: Software & Technology 07-16-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25,869
Views: 6,853,755
Posted By Abstract Actuary
My cousin recently got me into Bloons TD 6,...

My cousin recently got me into Bloons TD 6, because it was a buck or two on steam. I'm not a fan of tower defense games in general. And in that sense, part of me really doesn't like this game. But it...
Forum: Chess 07-16-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,897
Posted By Abstract Actuary
My other two games are still outstanding, but...

My other two games are still outstanding, but both are in mid to late stages.
Forum: Chess 07-16-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,897
Posted By Abstract Actuary
Here's the link. I play on mobile, too, but to...

Here's the link. I play on mobile, too, but to accomplish this, I just log in via desktop and click the share link.

https://www.chess.com/daily/game/267006596

The post-game computer analysis is...
Forum: Bridge 07-16-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 28,780
Posted By Abstract Actuary
Can someone explain CHO's bidding here. Friend...

Can someone explain CHO's bidding here. Friend challenge. We bid it slightly differently, and the bot went bezerk in each case, jumping straight to 7S, when we didn't have all the aces, and could...
Forum: Bridge 07-16-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 28,780
Posted By Abstract Actuary
Been getting killed in the group challenges....

Been getting killed in the group challenges. Clearly still a lot of improving to do. Also, similar to chess, I have trouble with concentration, and putting as much effort as I can/should into a...
Forum: Bridge 07-16-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 28,780
Posted By Abstract Actuary
Bizarre. Sometimes the computer is too...

Bizarre. Sometimes the computer is too aggressive, sometimes they're too passive. In the other bot games (under solitaire), the bots were always too passive. As a result, I adjusted my bidding style...
Forum: Sports 07-06-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 86,175
Posted By Abstract Actuary
Solid. For me, I feel like short game is...

Solid. For me, I feel like short game is something that can be easily fixed with some practice, if you are naturally athletic and have good hand-eye coordination. Driver and irons is a much more...
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