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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 01:01 PM
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Posted By ditkaworshipper
I see it as two separate issues. So long as it's...

I see it as two separate issues. So long as it's documented, the data quality is good from the standpoint of an outside party like the COVID tracking project (I like that site) being able to audit...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 935
Posted By ditkaworshipper
I have several plain ones. Yesterday I was...

I have several plain ones. Yesterday I was checking out the vulgar ones on etsy, and all of the best ones wouldn’t ship for a month, didn’t have flexible loops or some other defect from what I could...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-26-2020, 09:35 PM
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Posted By ditkaworshipper
NSFW [[spoiler removed]] But...

NSFW
[[spoiler removed]]

But seriously...yep.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-24-2020, 04:09 PM
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Views: 667,685
Posted By ditkaworshipper
It wasn't clear enough is the one criticism I...

It wasn't clear enough is the one criticism I will give on the mask issue. Recommending makeshift masks for the general population right away would have been ideal communication in hindsight. But, I...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-24-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8,509
Views: 667,685
Posted By ditkaworshipper
I'm honestly not even sure what our goals are at...

I'm honestly not even sure what our goals are at this point since the communication and planning are so disparate. We're also at a point where we have a reasonable disagreement between trying to get...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-24-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8,509
Views: 667,685
Posted By ditkaworshipper
I'm glad that we're at a point of most people...

I'm glad that we're at a point of most people wearing masks, but I'm pretty sure the initial confusion was due to the CDC guideline being centered around N-95 masks and those needing to be available...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-22-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By ditkaworshipper
US only is probably the fairest contest.

US only is probably the fairest contest.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-22-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-22-2020, 12:06 PM
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Views: 667,685
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Other fantastic research that some of you may...

Other fantastic research that some of you may have missed:

[[spoiler removed]]
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-22-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8,509
Views: 667,685
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Proving essential oils don’t work is good and...

Proving essential oils don’t work is good and worthwhile medical research. Hard to keep everything straight since my brain is pretty scrambled, but this drug did look promising at an anecdotal level...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-22-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8,509
Views: 667,685
Posted By ditkaworshipper
It seems we already have proof that it doesnít...

It seems we already have proof that it doesnít work once you have the disease, and now theyíre testing whether it is preventative.

They are now working on proving/disproving it as a preventative...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-21-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,361
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Anecdotes can be used in conjunction with data. I...

Anecdotes can be used in conjunction with data. I don’t have an issue with that part since it does actually describe the same problems I’m hearing about at work, and it jives with the data I’ve seen....
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-21-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,361
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Yíall know I stand more cautious than this letter...

Yíall know I stand more cautious than this letter implies - I hope my track record on this issue is consistent. That they make the argument in a qualitative manner does not mean that the quantitative...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,361
Posted By ditkaworshipper
No arguments with this. I’m actually going...

No arguments with this. I’m actually going through the review process for a medical journal publication (hopefully) right now, and what they wrote would never make it through that rigorous review...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,361
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Reasonable take, and the only quibble I have is...

Reasonable take, and the only quibble I have is that this doesnít call for more specific actions in terms of reasonable and unreasonable concessions to make. We are very close in terms of testing...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-19-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,699
Posted By ditkaworshipper
I was actually texting with erosewater earlier...

I was actually texting with erosewater earlier today because of something totally unrelated to this came up. I consider him a dear friend and mentor. And, his character is damn near unimpeachable. In...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-19-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8,509
Views: 667,685
Posted By ditkaworshipper
I love New Mexican food, but I can only take it...

I love New Mexican food, but I can only take it for a couple of days. What they call ďwarmĒ is pretty damn spicy. Delicious, but intestine murdering food. Iím wondering why we donít see if it can...
Forum: Sports 05-19-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,801
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Ich bedaure das du kannst keinen Deutsch, aber...

Ich bedaure das du kannst keinen Deutsch, aber ich koenne hoere es nicht.

Seriously though, I absolutely loved the games, even if they were clearly working off some rust.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-19-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8,509
Views: 667,685
Posted By ditkaworshipper
You could have followed your own rules here and...

You could have followed your own rules here and all stayed where you were. Alternatively, now that we are well beyond that point, you can stop being a complete ass about people who do objectively...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-19-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8,509
Views: 667,685
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Thatís definitionally a second home, and itís...

Thatís definitionally a second home, and itís even worse in terms of seeding transmission than what youíre criticizing because itís additionally an international flight.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-19-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8,509
Views: 667,685
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Yep. Iíve heard Door County (WI) residents...

Yep. Iíve heard Door County (WI) residents started slashing tires on cars with Illinois plates. And what we saw from Maine directed at the part-timers.

That being said, I know people who chose to...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-19-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,699
Posted By ditkaworshipper
He answered those in reverse actually.

He answered those in reverse actually.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-19-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8,509
Views: 667,685
Posted By ditkaworshipper
Pretty much. Anything we do will obviously be...

Pretty much. Anything we do will obviously be imperfect since so many people can drive far enough, but the overall impact is likely sufficient. We clearly aren’t going with the crush it strategy, so...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-19-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8,509
Views: 667,685
Posted By ditkaworshipper
For what end goal is he wrong? Be explicit. We...

For what end goal is he wrong? Be explicit. We can keep R_t around 1 in a lot of more rural areas with minimal restrictions, so I donít see how itís materially slowing down our ability to get to...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-19-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8,509
Views: 667,685
Posted By ditkaworshipper
^^this guy gets it. I differ somewhat, but there...

^^this guy gets it. I differ somewhat, but there is some reasonable minds disagree territory here.

Follow up question on this front that came from an aunt in a Chicago exurb. It seems like...
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