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Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-14-2019, 10:31 AM
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Posted By JohnLocke
Agreed. It makes perfect sense. However,...

Agreed.

It makes perfect sense. However, they still could have done a better job motivating it. A good gotcha is one that feels unexpected but earned. This is actually a bit expected but unearned.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-13-2019, 03:27 PM
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Posted By JohnLocke
Yeah, the more I think about it, I don't think it...

Yeah, the more I think about it, I don't think it was all that unreasonable of a jump. The transition, however, wasn't all that satisfying even if the ultimate outcome was.

I think the narrative...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-13-2019, 11:46 AM
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Posted By JohnLocke
I agree with this. It could have been setup a bit...

I agree with this. It could have been setup a bit better though (at the risk of making the plot twist too obvious).
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-13-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9,289
Views: 403,108
Posted By JohnLocke
They could have done more to earn it, certainly,...

They could have done more to earn it, certainly, but I do think it was the right plot decision.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-02-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 859
Posted By JohnLocke
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Forum: Finance - Investments 04-30-2019, 12:19 PM
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Views: 231,849
Posted By JohnLocke
This but unironically. Any tax increase without...

This but unironically. Any tax increase without substantial cuts in spending should be immediately rejected.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 04-29-2019, 11:10 AM
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Views: 403,108
Posted By JohnLocke
It is almost a fundamental tenant of writing that...

It is almost a fundamental tenant of writing that it is easier to set up plots than it is to resolve them. This becomes especially challenging for a show that tries to break tropes. The NK winning...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 04-29-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9,289
Views: 403,108
Posted By JohnLocke
That would have been so cringey if they had a 1:1...

That would have been so cringey if they had a 1:1 battle.

Overall, I thought it was great. The only qualm I have (beside the awful battle tactics) is that it was too predictable. Even adding some...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 04-16-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,869
Posted By JohnLocke
Calling it now. My boi Sheev won't be (alive in...

Calling it now. My boi Sheev won't be (alive in the present) in the next movie. It's all mystery box.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 04-12-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,869
Posted By JohnLocke
I simultaneously love and hate it. It has some...

I simultaneously love and hate it. It has some of my least favorite and most favorite scenes in all of Star Wars. But for some reason, I love people hating on it.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 04-12-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,869
Posted By JohnLocke
I thought the trailer was meh but it doesn't...

I thought the trailer was meh but it doesn't really change how hyped I am for the movie, which is very.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 04-12-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,869
Posted By JohnLocke
This is correct.

This is correct.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 04-12-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,869
Posted By JohnLocke
NO!!!!! x 1,23234329.4

NO!!!!! x 1,23234329.4
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-05-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,617
Posted By JohnLocke
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-04-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,179
Posted By JohnLocke
Checks the box on how to effectively have a...

Checks the box on how to effectively have a quarter-life or mid-life crisis. Not so much on finding an actuarial job.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-03-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,288
Posted By JohnLocke
Disagree. If you need some pile X to retire,...

Disagree.

If you need some pile X to retire, it doesn't matter how you got there. A dollar is a dollar. You may not have control over your returns, but you surely have to live with them and plan...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-03-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,179
Posted By JohnLocke
With this streak of non-success I think you are...

With this streak of non-success I think you are right to get some more feedback. I might suggest additionally: posting your (anonymous) resume, getting a mentor, or a mock interview with an actuary...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-30-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,285
Posted By JohnLocke
My language was a bit too strong.

My language was a bit too strong.
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-29-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,285
Posted By JohnLocke
I'm going to go ahead and disagree. Experience is...

I'm going to go ahead and disagree. Experience is everything. Always get the best experiences you can -- which is often correlated with responsibility though not necessarily. Even if they screw you...
Forum: Health - Disability 03-20-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,611
Posted By JohnLocke
I think what you are doing is really cool. I...

I think what you are doing is really cool. I think if you could hook up with someone who does dental actuarial consulting they could help you. However, that's probably not feasible as actuarial...
Forum: Health - Disability 03-20-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,611
Posted By JohnLocke
To be clear, other than the letter, what data do...

To be clear, other than the letter, what data do you have to work with?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-17-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 10,885
Posted By JohnLocke
Less controversial, but more true in my opinion:...

Less controversial, but more true in my opinion: Universities provide a basket of services, one of which is education. The emphasis of that good relative to the other goods in the basket has...
Forum: Health - Disability 03-14-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,517
Posted By JohnLocke
If it's not true, then where do the savings come...

If it's not true, then where do the savings come fro>> Any saving from moving to a single-payer requires you to force payment reductions on the system. If they make it up "somewhere else" you didn't...
Forum: Health - Disability 03-14-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,517
Posted By JohnLocke
This is not true at the individual company level...

This is not true at the individual company level (which is what matters). Reducing trend = lower prices = more profit. Any company that let their trend rise faster than industry will be hurtin'...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-14-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 10,885
Posted By JohnLocke
Every endeavor involving humans including most...

Every endeavor involving humans including most interpersonal conflict involves social status and ego. It's fundamental to our nature.

I agree that college isn't only about education. Whether or...
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