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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 09:04 AM
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Australia has a lot of UV. Aren't they affected...

Australia has a lot of UV. Aren't they affected by the ozone hole or something? Or maybe it's just that the population is very low on melanin for the latitude. But it's the only place I've been where...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Lucy
Yeah, I did it, too. I decided it was legit and...

Yeah, I did it, too. I decided it was legit and actually something that I support. It just felt a little creepy, what with all the Facebook data issues. I was glad that they don't actually share...
Forum: General Actuarial Yesterday, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Lucy
Realistically, they probably needed to make the...

Realistically, they probably needed to make the call months before the exam date.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By Lucy
Naw, usually ants walk in from outdoors, or...

Naw, usually ants walk in from outdoors, or wherever they are nesting. But you do get weevils, pantry moths, and meal worms from stuff like an open container of flour.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:13 AM
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Posted By Lucy
Fun fact: in general, insects aren't kosher, but...

Fun fact: in general, insects aren't kosher, but there's an exception for some kind of locust or grasshopper or something.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By Lucy
It's the eggs that are hard to kill, not the...

It's the eggs that are hard to kill, not the adults.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By Lucy
I don't think you can "suffocate" them enough to...

I don't think you can "suffocate" them enough to get rid of them, the eggs are very robust. Tossing the box is the right choice. If you really need the food, you can cook the dry pasta to kill the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 09:47 AM
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Posted By Lucy
Naw, health care is crazy expensive if there's...

Naw, health care is crazy expensive if there's anything wrong with you. It's not as if a $200 doctor's visit would have made the difference.

If you go to the hospital for chest pain, you will get...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 09:22 AM
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Posted By Lucy
Naw. Mutton doesn't taste like rabbit doesn't...

Naw. Mutton doesn't taste like rabbit doesn't taste like pork. Arthropods all taste different. I've eaten grasshoppers, and they aren't bad. I'd have no qualms eating bread enriched with grasshopper...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Lucy
Facebook served me an ad for some survey about...

Facebook served me an ad for some survey about covid done by Carnegie Mellon. It looks like it's legit. It still feels creepy coming from Facebook.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By Lucy
Cockroaches smell horrible. I bet they taste...

Cockroaches smell horrible. I bet they taste horrible, too. Grinding cockroaches into bread seems like a really bad idea.

There are a lot of insects that are bland or taste good. There may...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 02:34 AM
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Posted By Lucy
That's the kind of gig job that doesn't usually...

That's the kind of gig job that doesn't usually come with insurance. Here's have had to buy it on the individual market. Anecdotally, I knew two successful performers (not "Broadway star" successful,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-05-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By Lucy
I've also had enough issues with weevils, meal...

I've also had enough issues with weevils, meal worms, and flour moths that I look at ingredients like barley before adding them to anything. The moths are the worst. Their larvae eat almost any dry...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-05-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 922
Posted By Lucy
You are more fastidious than I. Weevils are icky,...

You are more fastidious than I. Weevils are icky, but harmless to eat. I would have tossed away the barley, and maybe rinsed the meat if there were a ton of bugs. But I wouldn't have tossed the whole...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-05-2020, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Lucy
Yeah, flour is one of those things that has to be...

Yeah, flour is one of those things that has to be stored in a sealed container.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-05-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By Lucy
Just pulled a fresh loaf from the bread machine....

Just pulled a fresh loaf from the bread machine. Mmmm.
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 07-05-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 84
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Posted By Lucy
Huh, that's a big difference. For as long as I...

Huh, that's a big difference. For as long as I can remember (back to when I was taking exams, for sure) CAS graders were privy to the passmark-setting-process, and had some form of input into what...
Forum: Software & Technology 07-05-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Lucy
I would assume it runs the existing code base,...

I would assume it runs the existing code base, without needing to re-write a bunch of stuff from scratch. Isn't that the usual reason to use old software?

That being said, APL is extraordinarily...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-04-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,313
Posted By Lucy
Yeah, I think this is mostly true. My grandmother...

Yeah, I think this is mostly true. My grandmother died about a month before her 100th birthday. She had pretty serious dementia at the end, but up until a few months before she died her physical...
Forum: Software & Technology 07-04-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By Lucy
what software for hosting an on-line party?

I'm thinking of hosting an on-line party to replace an event that will be cancelled due to the pandemic.

I thought I might have some short "welcome" and group activity stuf for everyone, followed...
Forum: Software & Technology 07-04-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By Lucy
I enjoyed APL. And yes, the interface was easy...

I enjoyed APL. And yes, the interface was easy for an actuary to master.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-04-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13,270
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Posted By Lucy
No. I was surprised to see it twice.

No. I was surprised to see it twice.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-03-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2,684
Views: 147,368
Posted By Lucy
Guilty. I've wondered which is right, but never...

Guilty. I've wondered which is right, but never cared enough to research it. And I'm a little dislexic, so the two look exactly the same to me, there's no way I'll just learn it by seeing it.
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 07-03-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,655
Posted By Lucy
Thanks. Unfortunately, by the time i saw your...

Thanks. Unfortunately, by the time i saw your post, the 15 lb pairs were sold out. But i may try again tonight.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-03-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9,803
Views: 763,513
Posted By Lucy
Tylenol is a different class of drug, and has...

Tylenol is a different class of drug, and has much less impact on the immune system. That's why it's being recommended for covid. All of the NSAIDs are similar, though. (ibuprofen, naproxen, and a...
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