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Forum: Sports 10-12-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,276
Posted By ditkaworshipper
I won’t be surprised seeing him break 2 in normal...

I won’t be surprised seeing him break 2 in normal race conditions after watching that. Don’t be surprised if he gets pacers at 1:59:00 pace for Berlin next year.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-13-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 89,885
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Yeesh, these people have no sense of adventure....

Yeesh, these people have no sense of adventure. If you're going to Area 51, just make sure you bring a couple days of supplies and arrive with a full tank of gas. Also, don't be part of the first...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-30-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 9,297
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Is this where we explain to polymath that you...

Is this where we explain to polymath that you shop zip code for your home within the US public school system because local taxes fund schools? So, in essence, he's not understanding that his...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-30-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,971
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Yeah, my dad recently bought a new car and was...

Yeah, my dad recently bought a new car and was going to pay all cash. While finishing up everything at the dealer, the salesperson explained a loophole to him that basically amounted to getting...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-30-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 89,885
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Eat in Vatican City? IIRC, all I saw were...

Eat in Vatican City? IIRC, all I saw were overpriced tourist traps, so hell no. Get back on the subway to Rome to eat at a glorious side street restaurant like a civilized cheap actuary!

I was...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-16-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 89,885
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Also, how are we counting what counts as a...

Also, how are we counting what counts as a country? Because that definition can be fluid. ;)

My number is only around 30 in any case, so nothing like you guys.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-09-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,407
Posted By ditkaworshipper
I will respond directly to the OP. Einstein...

I will respond directly to the OP. Einstein communicated extraordinarily well in the language of physics. Actuaries need to communicate in the language of business.

I will defend most actuaries as...
Forum: Health - Disability 08-08-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,221
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Desirable to what end? Sustainable for which...

Desirable to what end? Sustainable for which players in the system? Honestly, answering any of these questions without being a little more specific here first gets into political/philosophical...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-19-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,292
Posted By ditkaworshipper
I'm giving everyone a 5. This forum really needs...

I'm giving everyone a 5. This forum really needs to work on adhering to its own standards.
Forum: Health - Disability 07-15-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,996
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Thanks for the links! I'm in agreement that...

Thanks for the links!

I'm in agreement that this is more of a first step than a fully fleshed out idea. I am a little confused on the reserves and pricing - are you assuming fully insured groups...
Forum: Health - Disability 07-11-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,996
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Yeah, this is my hunch, too, but Iím wondering if...

Yeah, this is my hunch, too, but Iím wondering if anyone heard from a lawyer. Im guessing that this is all kosher as there is some wiggle room for the executive, but I could also see it being...
Forum: Health - Disability 07-11-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 75,211
Posted By ditkaworshipper
I agree with everyone here on the pharma versus...

I agree with everyone here on the pharma versus PBM effects. Something something present value of future cash flows changing for these two players because P(event) changed.
Forum: Health - Disability 07-11-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 75,211
Posted By ditkaworshipper
I’m just going to point out that PBM linked...

I’m just going to point out that PBM linked stocks shot up today. While I agree that the index or some other nationally negotiated rates would be the bigger piece, it seems like Wall Street agrees...
Forum: Health - Disability 07-10-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,996
Posted By ditkaworshipper
My question on all of this for someone closer to...

My question on all of this for someone closer to this type of contracting process: aren’t a lot of the deals between payers and providers written in terms that guarantee confidentiality? I’m just...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-10-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,908
Posted By ditkaworshipper
OMG, I love this!

OMG, I love this!
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-10-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,908
Posted By ditkaworshipper
ESO article on the front page of reddit has the...

ESO article on the front page of reddit has the actual details without going through a journalist trying to add a narrative...seriously though, as I have a math degree and am having trouble wrapping...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-25-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,016
Posted By ditkaworshipper
This has been my take for a while, with some...

This has been my take for a while, with some esoteric disagreements such as negotiating drug prices on a national level rather than leaving it to the insurers, for example. The German model is what...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-25-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,144
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Well, that could be a totally platonic thing in...

Well, that could be a totally platonic thing in some of my circles around a campfire or something, so I don't really understand wh-

Oh...oh....just...Dammit, men!
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-07-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 32,043
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Reasonable take. I appreciate good story telling...

Reasonable take. I appreciate good story telling in general and would probably still find it entertaining, but my views have evolved on this stuff somewhat.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-27-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,634
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Look, politics have always been a topic at family...

Look, politics have always been a topic at family events, but Trump is just different than anyone else in my lifetime. I'm actually debating a lot LESS now IRL because I need to spend so much time...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-05-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,148
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Do you have any more details on this? From what...

Do you have any more details on this? From what I'm reading, this sounds like some NIMBY crap rather than any kind of legitimate food safety issue. It's pretty hard to make soup that has any kind of...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-23-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,473
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Since you're OK with hostels, I'm going to guess...

Since you're OK with hostels, I'm going to guess that your social anxiety isn't crippling. In fact, travel might be a good way to work out some of the kinks on that front. And, since you have a job,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-19-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,283
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Purple, white and pink teams looked like strong...

Purple, white and pink teams looked like strong contenders, but that's only if you didn't think about this. Like an idiot. That minion on the yellow team will attach itself to the most powerful bad...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-16-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 85,152
Posted By ditkaworshipper
The store double printed my ticket. I’m annoyed.

The store double printed my ticket. I’m annoyed.
Forum: Sports 10-15-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Usain Bolt the...footballer?

This needs its own thread, and Iím not bothering with links because we all know whatís up. Iím curious what everyone thinks though.

My impression is that heís such a phenomenal athlete that it...
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