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1:38 AM
@Tim Hmm Very interesting: you can analyze his time zone Where did you get my time zone?
Another 7 hours in silence .... Where are you people?
 
@Tim it's interesting that you bring up R. I've been trying to use it with Nix on Ubuntu and I can't get the fonts to show up on the graphs in the popup windows. Beautiful graphs, but no labels on anything, just little boxes where the characters should be...
I think ggplot/R is just constructing svg's and punting it to the backend, which I think is supposed to be X11... but it doesn't find my fonts, even though a system call inside the R session can see the extensive results of fc-list.
 
 
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5:44 AM
@AaronHall Sounds like a bug report is merited.
 
 
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11:02 AM
How is the "dark-mode" activated ?
 
11:13 AM
@Isaac By using Stack Overflow only (and picking a dark theme in your profile settings) :-)
 
11:31 AM
@fra-san Ahhh, is not available in Unix yet ? Well, I'll keep waiting a little longer ... Hmmm Do you know if it will come to unix some day?
 
@Isaac A Q/A on Meta U&L has some useful links:
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Q: How features are integrated in between Stack Exchange forums?

artu-hnrqRecently Stack Overflow introduced dark mode preference option, but it isn't available here, at Unix & Linux. How it works for it be provided at the other forums?

In short, no plan to bring dark mode to other sites yet.
 
@fra-san Thanks, that was useful ... :-)
 
@Isaac You're welcome.
 
 
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Tim
1:49 PM
@Isaac Your chat timeline statistics in your chat profile. Stephen Kitt is an expert more than me
@AaronHall Yes, I am learning R. I don't find much love for R from others. I haven't reached the graphics part yet.
I used R a bit a while ago, and didn't understand the language
Could you educate us what Nix is used for (in Python/R/...)? What do people use if not using Nix?
 
2:10 PM
@Tim Nix is a package manager and build system - and they've turned it into an operating system. The GUI stuff isn't really tested on other Linux distributions from what I can tell, though, and it looks like that issue extends to graphics generated by R. The SVGs are probably fine and correct, but the system graphics can't give me fonts for some reason.
I just wish I could find the log, if any - if I could get an error message, it would help me solve the problem.
 
3:12 PM
Though I'd pop and say hello. How is everyone doing?
 
Tim
3:29 PM
Not any better
@Isaac Is Spain correct?
 
3:48 PM
Yes, @Tim you are correct. Does it matter?
 
I just want ask the assembled company (for a loose definition of assembled), what do you understand by an insurance claim being "settled"?
Thanks muchly in advance.
 
@FaheemMitha Closed, done, finished IMhO.
 
@Isaac The most important thing about an insurance claim is whether it is paid or not.
 
@FaheemMitha It could have been settled by not paying (as the claim was invalid) or paying (the contrary). But "settled" in both cases.
 
@Isaac Ah. Well, that's not the prevailing definition.
 
3:54 PM
@FaheemMitha What's the prevailing definition?
 
@Isaac The prevailing definition seems to be that the claim is paid.
But the term is ambiguous, which is never good.
And at least one person on Money SE said approximately what you said. But information I can find online supports the paid theory.
I've got some data which doesn't make sense, which is why I'm asking.
I realise the room probably isn't full of insurance professionals, but presumably some of you have insurance policies of one kind or another.
 
@FaheemMitha Having insurance policies is not the same as having settled a claim. The experience is not the same.
@FaheemMitha The collins dictionary seems to support your idea: collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/settle-a-claim
 
Why don't I just post the question?
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Q: Understanding Indian insurance claim statistics

Faheem MithaI'm in India, and I'm currently trying to understand the accounting (i.e. simple arithmetic) of the Public Disclosure information of Indian insurance companies. The context is that I'm trying to figure out what health insurance policy I should buy. It's also useful to be able to read and understa...

 
@FaheemMitha But Yahoo doesn't: uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/…
 
@Isaac I know. And it's not my idea. Just trying to figure out what the definition that insurance companies in India are using.
@Isaac The context is health insurance, so perhaps it's better to stick with that.
Car insurance is a somewhat different ball game.
 
4:02 PM
@FaheemMitha Ask the insurance company !!! Or the representative that sells the policy to you !!!
 
@Isaac Good suggestions in theory, but people here often don't reply to emails.
And if you have a verbal exchange, they can (and do) say that they didn't say it after the event.
India is (how can I say this politely), a rather special place.
 
@FaheemMitha I understand that what was said doesn't necesarily means that it is what is written in the contract (in India). I have experience with that. But the answer you've got (from someone that works with insurance in Germany) says Repudiation is a form of settlement
 
@Isaac He did, yes.
 
@FaheemMitha In any case how is that going to help you choose a better policy?
 
I was just asking what people here thought. If they happen to be Indian, or know how it works in India, so much the better.
@Isaac Because I need to be able to understand the claims data, of course.
 
4:09 PM
@FaheemMitha It seems that you are missing the forest because of the trees.
 
@Isaac What forest?
 
@Isaac Sigh. Yes, I'm familiar with the idiom. I'm a native English speaker.
But I don't know what you meant by that.
 
@FaheemMitha I meant what I (already) said: How is the knowledge of the details of how insurance companies count and report their numbers at the end of the month going to help you choose a better insurance policy ?
 
@Isaac I'm looking at the health insurance claims data for specific Indian insurance companies.
That helps me choose a company, because you obviously don't want a company that rejects too many claims (a major red flag), or one that is too slow in paying.
Unfortunately the data is poor quality. It's full of consistency errors. And these are big companies too. Apparently its too hard to get a bunch of numbers to add to to the right one.
 
4:20 PM
@FaheemMitha Isn't it better to ask people that you know and trust how well have the company they use served them?
 
@Isaac No.
 
@FaheemMitha Fair enough.
 
For one thing, I don't know a statistically significant number of people who have Indian health insurance. And it would have to be in the thousands for it to be useful.
I really don't know enough people to make it a worthwhile exercise.
Of course, it's possible that the insurance companies are falsifying data. But you have to trust something.
 
@FaheemMitha So, you are going to trust someone (some company) by the numbers that that person (company) is telling you? Don't you ask other people: Can I trust him?
 
@Isaac Unfortunately, the number of people whose opinion I trust is approximately zero. Give or take.
So it would be random. I just hope that the insurance companies aren't doing large scale falsification. In India one can't rule out things like that.
 
4:28 PM
@FaheemMitha Am I in the same group?
 
@Isaac Pardon?
 
@FaheemMitha Am I in the same group of people that you don't trust?
 
@Isaac Um, I don't know you. We've never met. So that's an odd question.
 
@FaheemMitha It i snot odd, if you won't trust whatever I say then this discussion has no meaning.
 
@Isaac Sigh. Whatever you say.
 
4:32 PM
@FaheemMitha If you have some trust (more than zero) on me (a random person you met on the internet), then you could have also some trust in people that live around you or that you've meet before. Trust them, ask ! That is the best advice I can give.
 
Hello
 
@Isaac Ok, thank you for your advice.
 
Can anyone here help me with CSharp?
 
4:54 PM
@kevenware This isn't a programming forum. You'd be better of trying to find a suitable room on SO.
 
 
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6:36 PM
The "Unmet dependencies" error from apt must surely be one of the most common questions on the site?
 
7:30 PM
@Kusalananda I think basic shell-related questions are probably more common.
 
 
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11:38 PM
Hey, I got an error while installing ettercap on debian, is it against the rules to post it?
Is there another stackexchange site better-suited for such a question?
 

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