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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 219
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I disagree. "A member was murdered by another...

I disagree. "A member was murdered by another member" is not a situation that's common enough for anyone to have specific training around it. But "Something shocking and upsetting happened within the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 219
Posted By PeppermintPatty
!!! :yikes: How many people do you know...

!!!
:yikes:

How many people do you know who have seen trained counselors? Because your story is weird, and My experience and the experience of my friends and family are very different. For...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Could be. But if you haven't tried oatmeal cooked...

Could be. But if you haven't tried oatmeal cooked in milk, try it. It's really good. Wheatena is also much better when it's cooked in milk. The pot is hard to clean, though.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,701
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Aww, they are cute. So they fly? Is there...

Aww, they are cute.

So they fly? Is there any risk they will try to migrate?

I had duck for supper last night, and I'm about to eat leftover duck for supper tonight.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 267
Posted By PeppermintPatty
There are all sorts of rules around shipping and...

There are all sorts of rules around shipping and selling both food and human parts (which includes blood, so maybe milk, too?) that don't apply to dirty laundry. There is a market for human milk, but...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-16-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 979
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I've worked with her on both sides. She placed me...

I've worked with her on both sides. She placed me in a job 20 years ago, and I hired a couple candidates through her. She's obnoxious. For instance, she pushed me to wear makeup (I didn't) and gave...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-16-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Fair enough. A lot of my ca friends are having...

Fair enough. A lot of my ca friends are having trouble with asthma from the smoke. They all seem to be aware of what masks to try for.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-16-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Toxic gas, fine particulates, big particulates,...

Toxic gas, fine particulates, big particulates, and floating ash are all bad for your lungs. And the article says everyone is sold out if the good masks.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-16-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Yeah, I fear a lot of those missing are dead.

Yeah, I fear a lot of those missing are dead.
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 11-16-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 23,441
Posted By PeppermintPatty
"it can be treated" is usually good news....

"it can be treated" is usually good news. Congrats.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-16-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I'm pretty sure even a bandana is better than...

I'm pretty sure even a bandana is better than nothing. :shrug:

The stories coming from the fire are horrendous. Even with dogs, it's hard to identify remains. Not "whose remains?" but "did this...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-16-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 930
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Huh? My brother's wife is Chinese, her parents...

Huh? My brother's wife is Chinese, her parents don't even speak English, but they have a giant Thanksgiving with something like 30 people. He will be frying turkeys for them. His FIL will also be...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-16-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,242
Posted By PeppermintPatty
indeed. :)

indeed. :)
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-16-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 211
Posted By PeppermintPatty
chop sticks? fingers?

chop sticks? fingers?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-16-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,242
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I just cranked up the heat in my bedroom from 62...

I just cranked up the heat in my bedroom from 62 to 68. WFH, and I was getting chilly sitting still in front of my laptop.
Forum: Software & Technology 11-16-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,755
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I have both bought and sold phones on Swappa. I...

I have both bought and sold phones on Swappa. I liked it. It does a good job of vetting the phone and acting as a trustworthy intermediary, at a reasonable price.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-16-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,242
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Honestly, twig, you sound like a perfect...

Honestly, twig, you sound like a perfect candidate for one of those thing. Me, I'm perfectly happy with what I have. But you need really precise control because you use your HVAC as your alarm clock....
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-16-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,242
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I suppose the worst possibility is no worse than...

I suppose the worst possibility is no worse than a broken thermostat, and you could just go to the hardware store and replace the thing.

I did mention I'm a luddite, right?

Also, I researched...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-16-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,242
Posted By PeppermintPatty
Because my heating and cooling systems aren't...

Because my heating and cooling systems aren't connected, I don't actually ever "switch", and in fact, the heat is technically "on" all year, it's just that the thermostat never triggers it to start...
Forum: Software & Technology 11-16-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,755
Posted By PeppermintPatty
I have the Moto X4. It was $400, but the price...

I have the Moto X4. It was $400, but the price has dropped to $300. It's not as nice as the flagships -- for instance, the camera isn't as good as the camera on my last phone. But the battery lasts a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-16-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 930
Posted By PeppermintPatty
That was actually my first thought, too. But...

That was actually my first thought, too. But there's probably nothing you can do about it.
Forum: Probability 11-16-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By PeppermintPatty
My input is that the exams get harder, and if you...

My input is that the exams get harder, and if you are struggling this much with exam P, you will probably be happier if you find some other line of work.

You might want to try one of the other...
Forum: Software & Technology 11-16-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,755
Posted By PeppermintPatty
:iatp:

:iatp:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-16-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 930
Posted By PeppermintPatty
The Thanksgiving immediately after the election,...

The Thanksgiving immediately after the election, I decreed (as the host) that there would be no political discussion. That worked pretty well, except that my BIL was disappointed, because he'd wanted...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-15-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By PeppermintPatty
L30, when I drive someplace, the "distance" I...

L30, when I drive someplace, the "distance" I care about is usually time. So I generally don't travel in a straight line. I make a big loop so I can take a highway, for instance.

People seem to...
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