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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 03:36 PM
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Posted By ditkaworshipper
Distinction without a difference. Itís one big...

Distinction without a difference. Itís one big human sacrifice cult as far as Iím concerned.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 12:49 PM
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I mean, that might be the issue in your area....

I mean, that might be the issue in your area. From what Iíve seen in Colorado, itís an all-ages kind of festival on not wearing masks, partying, etc. Suburban and rural white men in their 40ís and...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 12:14 AM
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Posted By ditkaworshipper
I’m guessing Costa Rica, and $40K/year is a ton...

I’m guessing Costa Rica, and $40K/year is a ton even in some very nice places, and I’m assuming that plane tickets back to the US are part of the budget saying that. Good luck!

Am I correct that...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-06-2020, 12:14 PM
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Posted By ditkaworshipper
Iíd suggest Lucyís is closer to how I understand...

Iíd suggest Lucyís is closer to how I understand the term. She failed to note they had a chronic condition ;), which is relevant here, but inhalers for asthma, insulin for diabetes, etc. is routine...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-01-2020, 02:06 PM
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Posted By ditkaworshipper
That's my understanding, the caveat being that...

That's my understanding, the caveat being that you'd have to continue the social distancing to keep it that way?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-01-2020, 02:05 PM
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Posted By ditkaworshipper
I was in SW Colorado last week, and masks were...

I was in SW Colorado last week, and masks were 50% at best. This was also an area where they are getting out of state tourists, so I'm a little worried for them.

Denver, on the other hand, is...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-26-2020, 10:32 PM
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Posted By ditkaworshipper
Bill Gates is himself a public health expert,...

Bill Gates is himself a public health expert, including epidemiology, at this point in addition to having an amazing staff at his disposal.

Iíd actually looked up the source before my initial...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-26-2020, 06:49 PM
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Posted By ditkaworshipper
Is this an: A. Epidemiologist B. Someone else...

Is this an:
A. Epidemiologist
B. Someone else who regularly handles health data

Because these bullish theses on herd immunity in the context of Texas and Florida spikes seem rather ludicrous, so...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-24-2020, 11:55 PM
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Posted By ditkaworshipper
This thread has mostly turned into a thread about...

This thread has mostly turned into a thread about baked goods. Not what I was expecting at all, but I’m going with it.

From my travels, Portugal didn’t particularly stand out on that front. I...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-17-2020, 05:37 PM
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Posted By ditkaworshipper
I got my haircut mainly because the girlfriend...

I got my haircut mainly because the girlfriend didn’t like the 70’s newsman vibe I had going. My barber was wearing a face shield and surgical mask, so I’m not terribly concerned. Plus, that Missouri...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-11-2020, 03:17 PM
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Posted By ditkaworshipper
I got all of those emails, too. Now, my Marriott...

I got all of those emails, too. Now, my Marriott stays are far more expensive than my usual digs while traveling, but they really need a way to internally figure out “business traveler who cheaps out...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-01-2020, 01:18 PM
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Posted By ditkaworshipper
That 3,000 meter level is about the same for some...

That 3,000 meter level is about the same for some ski towns that got hit hard and early in Colorado. This would be great news for my state, but color me doubtful.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-01-2020, 01:15 PM
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Posted By ditkaworshipper
This isnít political - Iím very worried about...

This isnít political - Iím very worried about this, too, and it was my first thought last week (my subconscious is a bad SJW - sue me). My main hope is that we are low enough that this shock event...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-29-2020, 06:18 PM
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Posted By ditkaworshipper
Iím reporting this to the ABCD.

Iím reporting this to the ABCD.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-29-2020, 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 05-28-2020, 10:46 AM
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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Posted By ditkaworshipper
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-22-2020, 12:06 PM
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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
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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
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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...
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