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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,946
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Anyway, I'm guessing it's a significant step up...

Anyway, I'm guessing it's a significant step up from sports. Mostly because, at least theoretically, you can tell your kid to wash his hands and get him the duck away from anyone coughing or...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 03:52 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,946
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
This is something to keep in mind next time...

This is something to keep in mind next time nonlinear invites me over to his house "play soccer".
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 06-03-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yes. He saw the stock had dropped due to covid...

Yes. He saw the stock had dropped due to covid and believed it should rise instead. Obviously everything bounced back, but etsy more than others. Of course there could be lot of other reasons for...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 06-03-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Common sense investing

When COVID rocked the market, my brother (who has never bought stocks before) bought some Etsy, figuring that they were uniquely positioned to handle a pandemic, since both consumers and producers...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-02-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,111
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Agree it depends on life goals. Some examples: ...

Agree it depends on life goals. Some examples:

Getting married: finish exams.
Professional boxing: take hiatus
Hiking 200 miles: finish exams.
Writing an epic poem: take hiatus.
True love:...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-02-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,111
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Seriously I took a lot of multi-year hiatuses...

Seriously I took a lot of multi-year hiatuses between exams (Largely due to employment issues).

I never had a hard time starting again. And never had any regrets about it. I'd be a lot richer...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-02-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,111
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
You have promises to keep, And miles to go...

You have promises to keep,
And miles to go before you sleep!
Forum: Software & Technology 06-02-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25,629
Views: 6,738,855
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Do you use a controller or a mouse? It's...

Do you use a controller or a mouse?

It's quite a huge difference for me.

A mouse makes me feel "in" the game (even if I suck) A controller makes me feel like I'm awkwardly telling some dude to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-01-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,111
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
It's quite bad for your career, but that doesn't...

It's quite bad for your career, but that doesn't mean you won't have a good career. Career ASA's make a lot more than median wage. In my company they generally make 6 figures, and become managers. ...
Forum: Software & Technology 06-01-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25,629
Views: 6,738,855
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I'm also not a fan of shooters and therefore not...

I'm also not a fan of shooters and therefore not a fan of borderlands.

But I think it would be better if played with friends and maybe alcohol? It's a nice casual game with a highly repetitive...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-28-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 22,707
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I would chalk it up her reaction to the recording...

I would chalk it up her reaction to the recording as reacting against one more weird unsettling action in a series of unsettling threatening actions.

That's said I totally forgot she didn't call...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-28-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,517
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
double twist, I ninja'd your quote button!

double twist, I ninja'd your quote button!
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-28-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,517
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
+1 to move out within a couple days. If...

+1 to move out within a couple days.

If you were middle-class, I'd say try some other solution, but hey what good is all that actuary-money-privilege if you can't stay clear of gun violence?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-28-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 22,707
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Yeah. I agree. I'm trying to argue that she...

Yeah. I agree. I'm trying to argue that she might have been convinced that she had to fight back. But yeah, the fact that she didn't even vaguely try to walk away from the mild-mannered...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-28-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 22,707
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Iirc she said African American in a bike helmet...

Iirc she said African American in a bike helmet when on the phone. Otoh, it was odd for her to say African American when not on the phone. Could be racism or muddled thinking.

I agree clothes...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-28-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 22,707
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Excuse for what? I'm okay with firing her for...

Excuse for what? I'm okay with firing her for overreacting and apparently weaponizing racism. I'm just opining that she might have genuinely felt threatened.

Once, a long time ago, I was...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-28-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 22,707
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I mean, she did scream that he threatened her and...

I mean, she did scream that he threatened her and her dog.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-28-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 22,707
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I'm just saying, if someone is apparently...

I'm just saying, if someone is apparently anti-dog, and then making a very vague threat, and then luring your dog away from you, it's going to be extremely unsettling. You might not be able to think...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-28-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 22,707
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
If I were convinced that he was a was some kind...

If I were convinced that he was a was some kind of serial rapist monster....I'd assume:

1) The treats were to lure the dog close enough that he could grab it and hurt it.
2) He was going to use...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-28-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
Sometimes I pick a random digit of pi when...

Sometimes I pick a random digit of pi when someone asks me for a random number.

But I only know like 8 digits, so my algorithm is flawed.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-28-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 22,707
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
She could leave NY, or live with someone, or live...

She could leave NY, or live with someone, or live in a smaller house, or whatever. Don't care.

Point is your life is not ruined by losing your csuite trajectory.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-28-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 22,707
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I do feel bad that this video is so open to wide...

I do feel bad that this video is so open to wide interpretation.



But.. speaking of "privilege", I'm sick people saying that losing your top-paying-job in the richest-city in the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-28-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 22,707
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I'm again seriously hoping that this thread veers...

I'm again seriously hoping that this thread veers off into the Actuarial Borg talking about how rape is normal for his school days...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-27-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 22,707
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
I can buy it. When people feel threatened they...

I can buy it. When people feel threatened they fight or flight. "Fight" sometimes means taking all the most aggressive actions you can think of to make the other back down.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-27-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 22,707
Posted By Sredni Vashtar
You can tell she's a liberal because she's not an...

You can tell she's a liberal because she's not an overweight white male with an off-leash pitbull who reached for his gun, in order to stand his ground against the bm attacker.
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