# A Penny for Your Thoughts

Grampy Bobby
General 03 Mar '16 11:49
1. Grampy Bobby
03 Mar '16 11:49

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. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
03 Mar '16 13:17
Originally posted by Grampy Bobby

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. Ghost of a Duke
A Spirited Misfit
03 Mar '16 14:19
Originally posted by HandyAndy
75?
Mine sell for a pound.
4. 03 Mar '16 15:45
What ever happened to inflation?
5. Ponderable
chemist
03 Mar '16 15:51
Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
Mine sell for a pound.
Some are two a penny.
6. Ghost of a Duke
A Spirited Misfit
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. Grampy Bobby
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. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
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. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
03 Mar '16 22:30
Originally posted by sonhouse
Even constants like Pi.
Suppose humans were born with 3.14159265 fingers.
10. Grampy Bobby
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.
11. 03 Mar '16 23:55
My thoughts are not for sale. ðŸ˜‰
12. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
04 Mar '16 00:09
Originally posted by josephw
My thoughts are not for sale. ðŸ˜‰
Wow. You have THOUGHTS?ðŸ™‚
13. 04 Mar '16 00:28
Originally posted by sonhouse
Wow. You have THOUGHTS?ðŸ™‚
Ya, every once in a while I'll think of something. If I sold my thoughts I'd go broke. ðŸ™‚
14. 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. ðŸ™‚
Hey, nothing ventured eh?
15. 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. ðŸ˜‰