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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 262
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yeah, it's the kind of thing a High School...

Yeah, it's the kind of thing a High School teacher could do. But High Schoolers don't have money, so the example is pretty lame.

The most sensible? thing to do is to make a budget that includes...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 01:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,120
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Agree with all this. Probably the one...

Agree with all this.

Probably the one biggest option most fields lack is the ability to use high-level skills on a part-time basis.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 11:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,120
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Might be nicer if I were in P&C. In Health, in...

Might be nicer if I were in P&C. In Health, in the US, it's really hard to see our value add from a high level.

Thousands of actuaries work to provide (not-everybody) with (limited) ability to...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 09:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,120
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yeah, it's hard to be a freed slave.

Yeah, it's hard to be a freed slave.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 09:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,120
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I think it's a great idea to try to minimize the...

I think it's a great idea to try to minimize the number of hours you spend working. Working is basically the same thing as being in prison. And being free of that prison is worth some discomforts. ...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-14-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,578
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I agree with buying yourself something really...

I agree with buying yourself something really cool.

A $2000 suit. A rocket powered motorcycle. A fennec fox. Snakeskin boots. 2 hot dudes in a hot tub. 1080 ti card. etc.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-14-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,578
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
:kiss:

:kiss:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-14-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,834
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
:iatp: I agree more with this take. Apologies...

:iatp: I agree more with this take. Apologies to any rescue workers that copter you off your roof.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-13-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,834
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
You're unlikely to die. otoh, you don't get any...

You're unlikely to die. otoh, you don't get any prize for staying.


(Unless you're a looter, which I guess would be pretty fun.)
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-13-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,578
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
At ten man is an animal, at twenty a lunatic, at...

At ten man is an animal, at twenty a lunatic, at thirty a failure, at forty a fraud, and at fifty a criminal.

'grats on your fail.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-12-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,241
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
twss.

twss.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-11-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,241
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Advice for anyone thinking about learning guitar:...

Advice for anyone thinking about learning guitar:

Buy a ukulele.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 09-11-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,104
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Started the Moon is a Harsh Mistress, and am...

Started the Moon is a Harsh Mistress, and am really liking it. Yes, he does avoid boring technical details (the engineer protagonist openly acknowledges that computer architecture is boring) but at...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 09-11-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,104
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
:bump: I found myself rereading Pattern...

:bump:
I found myself rereading Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. Not much science in it, but a wonderful book. And when I got to the end, surprise: the plot hinged on a Russian...
Forum: Health - Disability 09-10-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,487
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Hahaha. What? Anyway. I'm excited about...

Hahaha. What? Anyway. I'm excited about Guwande.
Dude wrote all the best articles and books on healthcare expenses in the past 20 years.
I gotta assume he won't be doing any real work, but...
Forum: Surveys 09-10-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
IMHO the trick is to buy a bit of better butter...

IMHO the trick is to buy a bit of better butter to make your bitter batter better.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-03-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 6,552
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
No. Not really. You just need a large enough N....

No. Not really. You just need a large enough N. Cumulative effects, effects in subpopulations, effects that involve multiple factors-- all of these things will become apparent. Absestos exposure,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-03-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 6,552
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
This. Not everybody is out to get you. People...

This. Not everybody is out to get you. People are not essentially evil. They don't want to get rich off of your loss. They want to get rich by doing their job well.

The actuary doesn't want...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-30-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23,645
Views: 5,372,131
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Getting this now because I'm not sure what to...

Getting this now because I'm not sure what to play.

I can't remember if the old game was actually good or if it was just all that existed back then. :/

The one thing I'm hoping for is minimal...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-30-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23,645
Views: 5,372,131
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Played this with my brother. I found it very...

Played this with my brother. I found it very relaxing.
Probably a lot easier in multiplayer, since you can save each other.
Forum: Software & Technology 08-30-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23,645
Views: 5,372,131
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
One thing to remember is that when you get stuck,...

One thing to remember is that when you get stuck, you can usually go off and do something else for a while and come back stronger.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-30-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 6,552
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Interesting study on the issue: ...

Interesting study on the issue:
https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304567
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-30-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 6,552
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
They recently switched to recommending that...

They recently switched to recommending that babies eat peanut-butter, because that's negatively correlated with developing peanut-allergies.

So, uh, there you go. Some diet advice revisited. I...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-25-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,525
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Maybe you can directly compare its specs to a...

Maybe you can directly compare its specs to a current gen console. I bet it's already pretty close.
Forum: Software & Technology 08-24-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,525
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I'm not a fancy gamer, but it seems pretty silly...

I'm not a fancy gamer, but it seems pretty silly to buy 2 boxes instead of 1.
Just replace the GPU I think.
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