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Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 700
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yeah, I love Attenborough. The kid, not so much....

Yeah, I love Attenborough. The kid, not so much.
The Hunt is my favorite.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 700
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yeah, early on, I'd sometimes just show her all...

Yeah, early on, I'd sometimes just show her all the breeds of cats on youtube.

That said, part of the issue for me is the difference between "engaging" and "mesmerizing".

It seems like a LOT of...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 700
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yeah, she's so young that we haven't worried...

Yeah, she's so young that we haven't worried about stuff being "educational" or "child-appropriate".

I'd rather her watch an adult show that engages her mentally/emotionally/verbally (even if it...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 700
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yeah, I guess I'd put it more mid-shelf (annoying...

Yeah, I guess I'd put it more mid-shelf (annoying jokes but relatively original story/themes). Also my wife likes it enough to rewatch, so it gets bonus points.

Hopefully when those 30 DVDs...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 700
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
My ranking so far from best to worst: ...

My ranking so far from best to worst:

Miyazaki movies (spirited away, totoro, howl, ponyo, cat, porko, kiki, etc.)
These are so good that everybody should watch them.
....

Hilda (netflix,...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 02-18-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 700
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I spend like a good 8 minutes reading to her...

I spend like a good 8 minutes reading to her everyday. That leaves 952 minutes for cartoons.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 02-18-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 700
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
It's a Dungeons and Dragon's version of Avatar,...

It's a Dungeons and Dragon's version of Avatar, the Last Airbender.

So pretty good for a kid's show.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-18-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 109,129
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Theoretically, the best part about being a chick...

Theoretically, the best part about being a chick is that it increases the probability of 2-chicks-at-the-same-time from p^2 to p.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 02-18-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 700
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Kids shows that aren't too annoying

Our toddler is 2.5. I just gave in and bought a bundle of 30 Disney DVDs from Ebay. Lord, have mercy.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-13-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,090
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I'm not a rule maker, but I think they might do...

I'm not a rule maker, but I think they might do it because you don't necessarily know if you're outing someone.

Sometimes people only partially out themselves or others. So you might think you're...
Forum: Software & Technology 02-13-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24,350
Views: 5,843,977
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I think it REALLY helps to be playing with...

I think it REALLY helps to be playing with friends. Then you can laugh it off, have another beer, browse the AO for 5 minutes while the game loads another round. But yeah, there's probably...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-13-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 663
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I'd like to hear how it turns out. The one "game...

I'd like to hear how it turns out. The one "game theory" class I took in college was just a big boring linear algebra class in disguise.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-13-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 663
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Once upon a time, my roomie was at a sort of...

Once upon a time, my roomie was at a sort of summer camp for new-age wellness fix-your-life bullshit, and they were having a "share your stresses and fears" session, and one of the girls there was...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-13-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 663
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Nope. You're just wrong here. The proof of...

Nope. You're just wrong here.

The proof of infinite primes, the proof that irrational numbers exist, and the proof of uncountable reals are practically the best proofs out there. Short and sweet...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-13-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 663
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
The more depressing/weird truth is that there's...

The more depressing/weird truth is that there's also only a countable number of roots.

And also a countable number of solutions to polynomial equations.

You really gotta dig to the bottom of...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-13-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 663
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I have a quote just for you L30: I...

I have a quote just for you L30:



I found it this paper, which is basically an L30 paper if L30 was super-smart.

http://power.itp.ac.cn/~mli/pdavies.pdf
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-13-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 663
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
If you flip an infinite number of coins you will...

If you flip an infinite number of coins you will almost surely get a heads eventually.

That's an actual technical term.
Forum: Software & Technology 02-13-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24,350
Views: 5,843,977
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Speaking of FPS, I recently bought a big old...

Speaking of FPS, I recently bought a big old cowboy laptop, which means I've FINALLY been able to get my Fallout VR on. Pretty neat!!!

I can't entirely decide exactly how much it's a dumb...
Forum: Software & Technology 02-13-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24,350
Views: 5,843,977
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Before Fortnite, PUBG was by far the most popular...

Before Fortnite, PUBG was by far the most popular game in the world, and it still costs $30, and in many technical ways it is an utter piece of crap. BR definitely has a powerful appeal, just not to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-12-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,243
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Not really. Index + Match does a lot of other...

Not really. Index + Match does a lot of other things. It can be horizontal or vertical or both at the same time. You can make the index()ed column relative, and copy and paste it across. You can...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-12-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,243
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
The nice thing about inflexibility is it...

The nice thing about inflexibility is it communicates to the user what you're doing. Like if it's countifs() then I know you're counting. If it's sumifs() I know you're summing. But if it's...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-12-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,238
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I don't know about other actuaries, but my family...

I don't know about other actuaries, but my family and I are all pretty obsessed with facts. When my brother and sister visit, it's par for the course that a nice Thanksgiving Dinner devolve into an...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-12-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,238
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/education-not...

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/education-not-income-predicted-who-would-vote-for-trump/

Trump is immensely unpopular with educated people, and actuaries are highly educated. I think the AO...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-12-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 38
Poll: Soylent
Views: 2,135
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
They match the FDA daily recommended values.

They match the FDA daily recommended values.
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 02-11-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 23,560
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Starting on my last exam now. My where has the...

Starting on my last exam now. My where has the time gone!

I feel about the same as I did a year ago. Which is that 1,000 hours of training, worth roughly $50,000 per student, really out to...
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