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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-03-2020, 07:42 PM
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Views: 236,876
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
:bump: 3 year old girl w/lego dragon: ...

:bump:

3 year old girl w/lego dragon:

her: Fwooohhhhsshh! You're on fire!
me: I'll use water magic. Magic! Magic! Magic!
her: it doesn't work.
me: then I'll use ice magic. Magic! Magic!...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-03-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,416
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I like that I said "you have to wait a month for...

I like that I said "you have to wait a month for the data" and then you chime in 3 days later.

Reminds me of our CEO.


If you want, there's another issue, which is that poor countries have far...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-03-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 331,612
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
In z scores??? Appreciate the picture anyway...

In z scores??? Appreciate the picture anyway...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-03-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 331,612
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
1) It's unlikely we would have really...

1)
It's unlikely we would have really prevented a recession from doing nothing. People are unlikely to go shopping when there's a horrible disease on the loose.

2)Also: although the 2008...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-03-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 331,612
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I started a thread....

I started a thread. (http://actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showthread.php?p=9840262#post9840262)

I think it's a difficult question because there's no controlled experiment here.
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-02-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 331,612
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I find it both surprising and depressing how...

I find it both surprising and depressing how regular the growth is across the US. Roughly 10%-20% additional cases, everyday, in every state.
Forum: Software & Technology 04-01-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25,517
Views: 6,611,945
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yeah. I was literally playing a zombie with a...

Yeah. I was literally playing a zombie with a side quest to zombify everyone, and I needed to eat brains to regain health. And she's like..."are you killing bad guys???"

And I'm like.. some of...
Forum: Software & Technology 03-31-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 25,517
Views: 6,611,945
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I just grabbed Mount & Blade 2. I feel a little...

I just grabbed Mount & Blade 2. I feel a little gross actually paying a whole $40 on a brand new game... but I was literally playing Mount & Blade 1 yesterday, so I'm sure I'll get my moneys worth. ...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-30-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 818
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Actually buzzfeed is news. They have a pulitzer...

Actually buzzfeed is news. They have a pulitzer prize winning journalist (https://www.pulitzer.org/finalists/chris-hamby-buzzfeed-news) and they've performed a few major scoops. Though they don't...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-30-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 818
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I think a bioterrorism conspiracy is completely...

I think a bioterrorism conspiracy is completely reasonable. However:

- the virus doesn't appear to be engineered.

-No world government stands to gain from lots of death.

-Secretly...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-30-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,416
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Hundreds or thousands of people die of lots of...

Hundreds or thousands of people die of lots of things.

I think in another month you will be able to make your case, but it's too early to count right now.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-30-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,416
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
This. Also I don't think anyone cares that much....

This. Also I don't think anyone cares that much.

Probably some organization, the NSA or whatever, has used satellites and :qunq:big data:qunq: to estimate the number of cases in every country,...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 03-30-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 47,111
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I decided I like Kipo a lot more than the Walking...

I decided I like Kipo a lot more than the Walking Dead.

In the Walking Dead, all they have to do is survive, but instead they are constantly losing due entirely to their made-up bullshit dramas. ...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-29-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Rock Band had an excellent drum simulation. I...

Rock Band had an excellent drum simulation. I never played much real drums, but I think it did a pretty good job of approaching the real thing, without the rolls and left-pedal. I really wish...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-28-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 678
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
My work at work is like 60% My wfh is like 60% ...

My work at work is like 60%
My wfh is like 60%
My wfh with a toddler is like 40%.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-27-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 331,612
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
That says "assuming social distancing measures...

That says "assuming social distancing measures stay in place". So not quite regularly scheduled and probably full of complaints about how we only lost 80k.

One thing I really hate about this...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-26-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 331,612
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yeah political. I think a thread about that is...

Yeah political. I think a thread about that is due.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-26-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 16,498
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Sigh, watching exponential growth occur in real...

Sigh, watching exponential growth occur in real time is continuously upsetting.

I am only capable of getting used to linear growth.

10^5 have it now. Just 3 more exponents to go.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-26-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 16,498
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
It's growing exponentially in every state. Even...

It's growing exponentially in every state. Even if it didn't it's not like New Yorkers never drive to Kentucky. We're definitely all on the same rollercoaster, even if some of us are not sitting in...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-25-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 504
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
We spend hours everyday staring at our phones,...

We spend hours everyday staring at our phones, computers, and TVs.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-25-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 504
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Love is harder to come by and more meaningful.

Love is harder to come by and more meaningful.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-25-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 331,612
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I've been pretty disgusted to see city buses full...

I've been pretty disgusted to see city buses full of people. Finally the one on my street stopped when the driver caught covid.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-25-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3,079
Views: 247,927
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Ever notice how the film Footloose features 2 hit...

Ever notice how the film Footloose features 2 hit songs that are Boyfriend Job Lstings...
...but one (I need a hero) is a list of very difficult requirements (strong, fast, fresh, a "Superman")...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-24-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 17,436
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I was wrong about this. She does know what...

I was wrong about this. She does know what princesses do: they marry princes. And now regularly asks me for drawings of royal weddings (which I've never drawn).
:exams:

On the bright side she's...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-24-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 16,498
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I'm still calm. The calm before the storm. ...

I'm still calm.

The calm before the storm.

I'm wondering a lot if anxiousness will increase or decrease when the shit hits the proverbial fan. Obviously it will increase for those of us in...
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