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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    03 Mar '16 11:49
    A Penny for Your Thoughts

    1-2-3-4-5..... 1-2-3-4-5..... 1-2-3-4-5..... 1-2-3-4-5..... 1-2-3-4-5: Go.
  2. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    03 Mar '16 13:17
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]A Penny for Your Thoughts

    1-2-3-4-5..... 1-2-3-4-5..... 1-2-3-4-5..... 1-2-3-4-5..... 1-2-3-4-5: Go.[/b]
    75?
  3. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    03 Mar '16 14:19
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    75?
    Mine sell for a pound.
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    03 Mar '16 15:45
    What ever happened to inflation?
  5. SubscriberPonderable
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    03 Mar '16 15:51
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Mine sell for a pound.
    Some are two a penny.
  6. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    03 Mar '16 15:53
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    What ever happened to inflation?
    'Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars, when you had hair.'

    Sam Ewing
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    03 Mar '16 20:51
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    'Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars, when you had hair.'

    Sam Ewing
    ... maybe virtual 'inflation' as though it had occurred before the fact.
  8. Subscribersonhouse
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    03 Mar '16 22:16
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    ... maybe virtual 'inflation' as though it had occurred before the fact.
    I used to work with a scientist by the name of Malcom E Lines. He wrote a very interesting book about math called 'A number for your thoughts'.

    Isaac Asimov read that book and wrote Malcom about it and they corresponded for years.

    Malcom gave me a copy.

    In it you can find it is possible to build a number system using almost any number, positive or negative.

    Even constants like Pi.

    So we have our decimal system, base 10. 0 to 9. But you can do the same from base MINUS ten, 0 to -9, for instance.

    I thought it fascinating. I just saw the book on Amazon, new 40+ bucks, but used practically nothing, 5 dollars including shipping.
  9. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    03 Mar '16 22:30
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Even constants like Pi.
    Suppose humans were born with 3.14159265 fingers.
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    03 Mar '16 22:35
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I used to work with a scientist by the name of Malcom E Lines. He wrote a very interesting book about math called 'A number for your thoughts'.

    Isaac Asimov read that book and wrote Malcom about it and they corresponded for years.

    Malcom gave me a copy.

    In it you can find it is possible to build a number system using almost any number, positive ...[text shortened]... w the book on Amazon, new 40+ bucks, but used practically nothing, 5 dollars including shipping.
    ... nothing short of amazing.
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    03 Mar '16 23:55
    My thoughts are not for sale. 😉
  12. Subscribersonhouse
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    04 Mar '16 00:09
    Originally posted by josephw
    My thoughts are not for sale. 😉
    Wow. You have THOUGHTS?🙂
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    04 Mar '16 00:28
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Wow. You have THOUGHTS?🙂
    Ya, every once in a while I'll think of something. If I sold my thoughts I'd go broke. 🙂
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    04 Mar '16 02:31
    Originally posted by josephw
    Ya, every once in a while I'll think of something. If I sold my thoughts I'd go broke. 🙂
    Hey, nothing ventured eh?
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    04 Mar '16 07:18
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Hey, nothing ventured eh?
    That's it Stees! We could sell thoughts on the Internet to any who need some. I bet there's a market. 😉
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