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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Sort of. I was saying that maybe there's only a...

Sort of. I was saying that maybe there's only a handful of wells that great artists can tap from, and God was one of them, and now it's running dry.

But yeah, it's low on the list of...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 03:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,052
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Sounds like you also need to elaborate. If...

Sounds like you also need to elaborate.

If you're talking to me, I don't have it figured out. I asked a couple specific questions, and was hoping for a rich discussion from the few AO members who...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 12:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,052
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
You could just save time by agreeing that the...

You could just save time by agreeing that the ancients got science totally wrong, and that people still believe a bunch of ridiculous bullshit because of it.

Then we could agree that humans in...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,646
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
This also. Adopting arrogance as a temporary...

This also.

Adopting arrogance as a temporary strategy to snow a bunch of idiots can be useful.

But using on the regular means everybody else will think you're an idiot as well as a liar.

See...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing Yesterday, 11:04 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 34,433
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Or more simply: whether his skill is beguiling...

Or more simply: whether his skill is beguiling investors or thinking, either way the outcome is I get to youtube rocket-landings and autopilot vids. :)
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 34,433
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Well it sort of blurs together. A lost cause is...

Well it sort of blurs together. A lost cause is almost defined as a not-economically-feasible investment. On the other hand, I'd say his ideas are relatively original.

For example, I don't...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing Yesterday, 10:03 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 34,433
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Oh-- I am a fanboy. Or at least I was when I...

Oh-- I am a fanboy. Or at least I was when I bought the stock a few years ago. I was excited by the fact that Musk devoted a lot of energy and intelligence to lost causes. You don't really see...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,052
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yeah. Classical Music is loaded with guys who...

Yeah. Classical Music is loaded with guys who wrote achingly beautiful music to God.

That inspiration is another thing we potentially give up when we lose faith.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,052
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yeah, I've noticed the highly liberal churches--...

Yeah, I've noticed the highly liberal churches-- UU and Quaker-- have a lot of agnostics. I think they do an okay job of providing some of the values of religion.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,052
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Doesn't have to be inspirational. That's hardly...

Doesn't have to be inspirational. That's hardly important.

I was asking a very specific question that I don't think anybody has a great answer for (though I have yet to research Gill's response)....
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum Yesterday, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 774
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
You might end up developing new hobbies...

You might end up developing new hobbies eventually. Not to say that all golfers and lake-goers are drunks, but they do tend to be beerish things to do. Anyway, congrats on your first week.


My...
Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,495
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I assume the OP can pirate new material as well...

I assume the OP can pirate new material as well as old material.

But yes, the changing curriculum requires makes it reasonable to pay extra for the latest updates.
Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 08:22 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,495
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
This is a weird thread. I assume someone's...

This is a weird thread.

I assume someone's pointed out that all of the actuarial study materials completely depend on individual sales?

I suppose you could make some sort of argument that the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,196
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I like how we had this conversation about whether...

I like how we had this conversation about whether Mensa was actually fun or full of annoying people who can't stop talking about their own superiority, and then the next day MM starts a thread about...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,646
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
True, by eschewing "hobbies" and "communities"...

True, by eschewing "hobbies" and "communities" the Ubermensa has more time and energy to devote to thinking about his superiority.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,646
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/sheeple.png

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/sheeple.png
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,646
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Eh, you've so far described your arrogance as: ...

Eh, you've so far described your arrogance as:
a trick to overcome anxiety.
a trick to draw in weak minded people.
an outcome of being pretty good at math.

That doesn't sound pathological or...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,052
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Imagine an atheist club with no fedoras. :love:

Imagine an atheist club with no fedoras. :love:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,646
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yeah, I occasionally review wikipedia for stuff...

Yeah, I occasionally review wikipedia for stuff like that, but it's not like having to come up with answers on a homework assignment or test.


That makes sense. I sort of feel the opposite. I'm...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,646
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I don't know. I think being around other smart...

I don't know. I think being around other smart people and trying to do smart things is humbling.

Have you ever tried to study difficult math and science? eg. string theory?

Have you ever...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,646
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Wild guess: you might be arrogant because you...

Wild guess: you might be arrogant because you didn't go to a very good school or try any very hard classes.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,052
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Coming up with new ideas as an adult is way...

Coming up with new ideas as an adult is way harder than coming up with classic ideas as a kid.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,196
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
When do you find out if you're a Mentat?

When do you find out if you're a Mentat?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 05-20-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 34,433
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
From me? Nope. I'm long on Tesla. I bought...

From me? Nope. I'm long on Tesla. I bought some at like 200 or something and forgot about it.

EMH sounds like he had his lifesavings invested in the crash. Too bad had mostly pulled out. :)
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-20-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I enjoyed the audiobooks, if that helps.

I enjoyed the audiobooks, if that helps.
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