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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-17-2019, 10:54 PM
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Posted By Egghead
Or did they just add the word "shocking" to the...

Or did they just add the word "shocking" to the title as click-bait? Perhaps trying to mislead people into thinking that there was something suspicious about it, so folks would click to find out ......
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-17-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 14,458
Posted By Egghead
Note to self: don't try to catch up on a thread...

Note to self: don't try to catch up on a thread too quickly with a fast skim. Otherwise, comments like the following can be seriously taken out of context.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-17-2019, 09:42 AM
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Views: 89,002
Posted By Egghead
I'm with tbug on this one. They wanted us to...

I'm with tbug on this one. They wanted us to read this with our classes back when I was an elementary school teacher, and I was like, "Why?" What's so valuable about this particular book that we...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-15-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 858
Posted By Egghead
The "TV Shows, Movies, Books" forum seems an odd...

The "TV Shows, Movies, Books" forum seems an odd place to post this. Yes, people talk about music in here, but really as consumers thereof. You might have more luck with this in the main NAT forum.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-14-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 14,458
Posted By Egghead
You feel my pain!

You feel my pain!
Forum: Software & Technology 09-13-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,977
Posted By Egghead
The Samsung Q80 is on sale at numerous places...

The Samsung Q80 is on sale at numerous places right now for $1999 in the 65" model. A lot more than the OP wanted to spend, but others might be curious.

Of course, it's just a couple of weeks...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-13-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 14,458
Posted By Egghead
I'm the opposite. I'm nearly 5'11", but my...

I'm the opposite. I'm nearly 5'11", but my inseam is at the bottom of adult sizes!
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-13-2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 14,458
Posted By Egghead
I wondered! My waist size didn't change much in...

I wondered! My waist size didn't change much in jeans, even when I knew I was getting a lot fatter.

But when I had to get buy larger dress pants ... yeah, that was a rude awakening, because those...
Forum: Software & Technology 09-13-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 84,530
Posted By Egghead
It's funny how I'm appreciating different music...

It's funny how I'm appreciating different music than I used to, partly because of the quality of my stereo.

For instance, I've had generally positive thoughts about a fair number of John Cougar...
Forum: Health and Fitness Forum 09-11-2019, 09:50 AM
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Views: 632,896
Posted By Egghead
I think I'm going to maintain weight for a little...

I think I'm going to maintain weight for a little while. My wife and I are celebrating our 50th birthdays by heading to a beach next month for a long weekend. She wants me to go shirtless, which is...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-10-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,620
Posted By Egghead
Says the guy in a high-paying career. Not...

Says the guy in a high-paying career.

Not trying to be a jerk. But I left teaching largely because I couldn't keep up with my student loans and grow my family. If I'd had more financial support,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-09-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 14,458
Posted By Egghead
Best response yet. :lol:

Best response yet. :lol:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-09-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 161,295
Posted By Egghead
That's great!

That's great!
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-09-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,620
Posted By Egghead
I've had a similar thought as the OP. If one of...

I've had a similar thought as the OP. If one of my kids had a passion that would "give back" in a meaningful way, but would be low income, I could see supporting that. For instance, I think my...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-09-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 14,458
Posted By Egghead
It's funny how we feed the well-known troll. ...

It's funny how we feed the well-known troll.

T_P, in case you're curious, there are those among us who had the opportunity to be among the elite and chose otherwise. I went to an Ivy League...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-06-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 161,295
Posted By Egghead
I hate to say this, BRM, but I worry there may be...

I hate to say this, BRM, but I worry there may be a pattern here. She's insecure, but as you said, she's the one to end the relationships. How can both be true? Well, it likely means she wants to...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-02-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,650
Posted By Egghead
That makes me think of the few short months my...

That makes me think of the few short months my oldest son was a part of the Boy Scouts. In the space of a couple of weeks, three of the other dads (on separate occasions) asked me what I did for a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-02-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 161,295
Posted By Egghead
Agreed. For the benefit of the child, regardless...

Agreed. For the benefit of the child, regardless of age, it's good for them to slowly see more of BRM over time. Too radical of a change could make the child feel like they're no longer a priority...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-02-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 161,295
Posted By Egghead
Sam's asked an excellent first question. Beyond...

Sam's asked an excellent first question. Beyond that, I would wonder if just meeting the daughter will really give you a good sense of whether living under the same roof is going to work. That can...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-02-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 34,339
Posted By Egghead
I did. Edited to correct for grammar. Thanks!

I did. Edited to correct for grammar. Thanks!
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-01-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 34,339
Posted By Egghead
Thanks! :-) At the time, I was a kid raised...

Thanks! :-)

At the time, I was a kid raised in the south who didn't spend much time outside of my own region. So when I went to college, I didn't know if this kind of reaction was common to the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-30-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 34,339
Posted By Egghead
I went to an East Coast school in the late...

I went to an East Coast school in the late 80s/early 90s, that was going through a good bit of political turmoil. I think everybody was on edge, and so people may have seen microaggression where...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-30-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 34,339
Posted By Egghead
It's sad to me when I hear women be so cynical...

It's sad to me when I hear women be so cynical about chivalry. I was raised to be chivalrous, but clearly with the intent that it be a manifestation of being a "good guy." And having been on the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-29-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 89,002
Posted By Egghead
Yes! I have no idea why it bothers me at all....

Yes! I have no idea why it bothers me at all. And yet...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-29-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 34,339
Posted By Egghead
I was glared at numerous times in college for...

I was glared at numerous times in college for holding doors open for women who were coming up to a door after me. One even stopped in the doorway and angrily said, "I could have gotten that myself."...
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