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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-19-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 968
Posted By pete5383
Crusader Kings 2 with Reaper's Due DLC.

Crusader Kings 2 with Reaper's Due DLC.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-18-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,289
Posted By pete5383
We've thought about it, but their unemployment...

We've thought about it, but their unemployment benefits would be a lot less than what they make now. We will probably get there eventually, but for now, we have a list of infrastructure and...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-18-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,289
Posted By pete5383
My wife bought a local small business (in a...

My wife bought a local small business (in a hospitality-related field, FML) in December. We're trying to keep her 3 employees full-time, even though our business is closed down (although it is very...
Forum: Professional Surveys 02-25-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,509
Posted By pete5383
3.5% < x <= 4%, 35% bonus, both better than...

3.5% < x <= 4%, 35% bonus, both better than expected, but apparently because I'm an S-tier actuary.

Every year, I go from "I'm going to get fired because of what a worthless POS I am" to "Huh, I...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 02-17-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By pete5383
I was crazy confused. Part of that might have...

I was crazy confused. Part of that might have been because it wasn't interesting enough to keep my attention. I couldn't give even the roughest outline of what the **** happened.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-14-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8,515
Views: 670,934
Posted By pete5383
Is COVID-19 (a) more infectious or (b) more fatal...

Is COVID-19 (a) more infectious or (b) more fatal than, say, the flu? My quick googling says no for (b), and uncertain for (a).
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-05-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2,480
Views: 172,385
Posted By pete5383
Any good real-world uses of "smart contracts" or...

Any good real-world uses of "smart contracts" or whatever the value proposition of these things are supposed to be? It still looks to be just extremely volatile digital tokens.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-05-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,910
Posted By pete5383
Thanks! My wife told me I was pretty sloppy last...

Thanks! My wife told me I was pretty sloppy last night, so I guess maybe if I get a thimble of beer, I should have a pretty good night.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-05-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,910
Posted By pete5383
Something I think I learned: I can't drink while...

Something I think I learned: I can't drink while taking an SSRI. I had a half a glass of whiskey last night, which was the first time I've drank since starting lexapro, and today I feel like I went...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-03-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,910
Posted By pete5383
I'm seeing one tonight, actually. I'm not sure...

I'm seeing one tonight, actually. I'm not sure what to expect, because I don't know what "problems" I will discuss. There's nothing about my life I would really change. But, we'll see.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-03-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,910
Posted By pete5383
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-03-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,910
Posted By pete5383
Thank you! I've actually been super surprised at...

Thank you! I've actually been super surprised at how much support and PMs I've gotten after starting this thread. I figured there might be one or two people who could sort of sympathize, but I've...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-03-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,910
Posted By pete5383
Thanks, guys. Yeah, "the button" makes perfect...

Thanks, guys. Yeah, "the button" makes perfect sense to me.

Hang in there, my friends. I wish I had better advice for you, but since I'm looking for the answer myself, just know that I hear you....
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-01-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,910
Posted By pete5383
My doc was like "You've got a handful of choices,...

My doc was like "You've got a handful of choices, here are the options, blah blah blah," and I was like "I've heard good things about Lexapro," and that was 100% from you, so I think you are legally...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-01-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,910
Posted By pete5383
+1 AO is actually pretty great. Everyone...

+1

AO is actually pretty great. Everyone here is wonderful (as much of a dick I am to y'all in Political :))
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-01-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,910
Posted By pete5383
I actually had a question on this (for the group,...

I actually had a question on this (for the group, as well, if anyone has relevant experience). I'm on my second day of taking the SSRI, and I don't feel any side effects. I eat about the same, I...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-31-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,910
Posted By pete5383
Thank you for the advice and the support,...

Thank you for the advice and the support, everyone! I am lucky to have a good wife, a good set of friends, and hell, a fun forum to chat on during the day.

I will keep you all posted. I'm a tad...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-31-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,910
Posted By pete5383
On an SSRI

Well, after many years of just not feeling...right, I finally talked to my doctor, and started an SSRI. I wanted to start this thread to catalog my thoughts and progress and to see if anyone else has...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 01-21-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 15,478
Posted By pete5383
Darth Vader is not a Jedi, get good son. ...

Darth Vader is not a Jedi, get good son.



I would be 100% fine with Rey's parents being nobody. That would have been fine story telling. However, it's not good story telling to say "You know...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 01-21-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 15,478
Posted By pete5383
Nah, I don't like that plot device. JJ built the...

Nah, I don't like that plot device. JJ built the universe on a retread, which was bad (but at least fun and entertaining). You'll hear no praise of Starkiller Base or the First Order or the Death...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 01-20-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 15,478
Posted By pete5383
But enough about TLJ.

But enough about TLJ.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 01-20-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 15,478
Posted By pete5383
I was being pretty facetious, but... 1) Meh....

I was being pretty facetious, but...

1) Meh. Leia was the leader of the rebellion in A New Hope. She was a strong and powerful main character.

2) Yes, it was subversive, which is huge currency...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 01-20-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 15,478
Posted By pete5383
Our of the three main characters in the new...

Our of the three main characters in the new trilogy:

One is Force-Sensitive, and comes from an established lineage.
One is Force-Sensitive, and was a nobody slave who became a stormtrooper.
One...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 01-16-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 15,478
Posted By pete5383
I watched Empire last night. It occurred to me...

I watched Empire last night. It occurred to me that it is strange that TFA gets so much shit for being a remake, while TLJ gets so much praise for being innovative and groundbreaking, when the same...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 01-15-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 15,478
Posted By pete5383
1) Looked cool 2) Get some sort of leverage or...

1) Looked cool
2) Get some sort of leverage or better jump or something

But mostly #1.
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