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Date Signed Up:10/20/2013
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#88146 - Comment deleted 11/16/2013 on Music - new music, hip hop... 0
#88144 - Tut Tut Child, Datsik, Knife Party, Savant, Feed Me. …  [+] (1 new reply) 11/16/2013 on Music - new music, hip hop... +1
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#88145 - notdjfood (11/16/2013) [-]
Thank you.
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#88142 - rokkarokkaali (11/16/2013) [-]
Now I'm so confused as to what to do.
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#88140 - rokkarokkaali (11/16/2013) [-]
There are so many fucking smartasses on the boards, especially after anons were allowed to comment. I'd rather not have my hopes up when I see a notification just to see a smart ass comment.
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#88142 - rokkarokkaali (11/16/2013) [-]
Now I'm so confused as to what to do.
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#144 - You wouldn't lose all that much. The rounding only affects you…  [+] (2 new replies) 11/10/2013 on murica +1
#157 - endospore (11/10/2013) [-]
I ended up answering your first two points in my other posts, but as for your third, that's not a very good way of looking at things. The government would also save more money if it stopped social security, but almost no one is arguing for that. They could always just use a cheaper material or redesign it, which Obama is looking into.

Also, I just found out that nickels also cost more to make than they're worth. Should we get rid of them now, too, and just round up to tens?
#284 - anon (11/10/2013) [-]
ok, ive already seen someone give you the CGP grey video, so this is John Green's I HATE PENNIES!!!! (Also Nickels.)
#138 - Just like you said. 1 or 2 cents is rounded down, 3 or 4 cents…  [+] (20 new replies) 11/10/2013 on murica +15
#191 - ennemi (11/10/2013) [-]
they only round up the price if you pay cash.
#142 - endospore (11/10/2013) [-]
I wasn't bashing before, but that actually sounds really annoying. Pennies add up, which means there are some unlucky people or companies losing quite a lot of money every year without pennies if you just round like that.
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#148 - artvandelay (11/10/2013) [-]
The law of averages states that within a sample that large, small variations will balance almost completely. Nobody loses money, nobody makes money.
#151 - endospore (11/10/2013) [-]
Two problems there. First, that's only on the large scale. There are bound to be some unlucky people/businesses on either end of the curve that are gaining/losing quite a bit of money. The other problem is that this distribution is FAR from random. 5 percent sales tax in Alberta and the most common prices are prices like 4.99, 19.99 and so on means that you will be rounding up and losing that penny far more often than gaining one.
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#163 - artvandelay (11/10/2013) [-]
Iv'e thought about this quite a bit, and I still have not found a way for large amounts of money to be made. Any company that moves a high enough volume to have the $.01-$.02 add up to be huge numbers has too much variation in pricing. For example, Walmart might price everything so that when it is bought on its own, they make $.02. However, when purchases along with other items it becomes very challenging to predict the outcome. So despite making a few cents on items with manipulated prices, the earnings and losses would eventually become even.
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#147 - opticmonkey (11/10/2013) [-]
The idea is that by rounding up or down the amount of pennies you lose/gain should even out, and even if it doesnt, in a worst case scenario you still only lose 1$ for every 50 purchases you make.
#152 - endospore (11/10/2013) [-]
That adds up. Seriously. Count how many purchases you make a day. I buy my lunch and often my dinner (depending on my shift) at work, plus when I go shopping on weekends, it's safe to say I make an average of 2 purchases a day. If I use solely cash and end up losing 2 cents on every purchase, that's ~700 purchases a year which translates to 14 bucks. That's not much, but poorer people are more likely to use cash, and even 14 bucks can hit them very hard. That can be a couple full days' worth of meals if you're stretching money as far as you can, which you need to if you're poor.
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#160 - opticmonkey (11/10/2013) [-]
I'm not poor or anything... But really 14 bucks a year doesn't seem like that much, you can easily make double that just by keeping all the coins you pick up off the street, and don't forget that only happens in the absolute worst case scenario of every single purchase you make ending in 2 or 3. Chances are that won't happen.
#165 - endospore (11/10/2013) [-]
Fine, let's ignore that line of reasoning despite the fact that to many people 14 dollars is a lot and the fact that it is actually very likely to happen since pricing is NOT random.

Let's move on to my other argument is that it's the principal of the thing. Who gets these rounded pennies? Is it the company? That sounds to me like the government mandating a new sales tax where all the money goes to a private institution, and that's terrible.
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#169 - opticmonkey (11/10/2013) [-]
You're forgetting that companies lose money to this rounding as well, and I know you said that pricing isn't random, but trust me when I say that companies in Canada are not recalculating all their prices to squeeze an extra 2 cents out of every purchase.
#174 - endospore (11/10/2013) [-]
But, thanks to statistics, there are companies and people on either end that ARE getting more money than they're losing (and vice versa). Why is that fair?
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#181 - thismustbeseen (11/10/2013) [-]
You reek of stupidity... it seems you have no understanding of our economy or statistics.

None of the arguments here make the slightest bit of sense. I could turn any of them around on you and argue in favor of half pennies or 1/10th pennies. Instead of wasting my time though (which is actually the whole point), I refer you to this:
Death to Pennies
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#178 - opticmonkey (11/10/2013) [-]
Well then we're just getting back to how tiny the amount of money you're gaining or losing is, if you're poor enough that 14$ is a big deal to you, it wouldn't be that difficult to intentionally gain money through the system. The only reason people don't is because it's such a minute amount of money that nobody cares.
#180 - endospore (11/10/2013) [-]
First off, even though I've said it before, I'll say it again. There are plenty of people that would kill for that extra 14 bucks a year. Secondly, that's people. Corporations make thousands of transactions a day. Suddenly, just because we decide we don't like pennies, a retail store is entitled to a huge government endorsed and people funded bonus every quarter if they're lucky? And this can have a pretty noticeable trickle down effect in stores with profit sharing or bonuses based on commissions.
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#209 - isenseven (11/10/2013) [-]
Jesus Christ man, you're stupid.

The fact is that pennies cost more to make than they're actually worth, and most people don't use pennies anyway. The prices of items have been changed to increments of .05, so there's no rounding up or down.

The pros outweigh the cons, don't be a fucking moron.
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#182 - opticmonkey (11/10/2013) [-]
Okay then, let's look at it from a different angle then. Either a marginally small amount of people stand to lose 14$ a year, or the governernment stand to lose thousands (if not millions, I don't actually know how much they saved) of dollars that could go towards other social services or tax reductions that save people money. And I know, thousands of dollars a year isn't that much to the government, in fact, it might only be enough to give someone a 14$ tax reduction? Or maybe 14$ in medical care?
#325 - justapubbie (11/10/2013) [-]
You keep saying 'lose money'. No. The muffins I buy most mornings for breakfast cost 1.37, rounded down I'm saving two cents. everytime. You keep acting like the theoretical worst case hypothesis for the most unlucky person ever losing 14 bucks in a year means the entire country should lose millions to produce a worthless coin that most people just lose or throw away afterwards?
FYI those people who would kill to save 14 dollars a year are probably saving more than they are losing from this deal, since they'd actually pay attention to each purchase.

Please just stop.
#144 - leswag (11/10/2013) [-]
You wouldn't lose all that much. The rounding only affects you when using cash (you can put 24.99 on your credit card), and losing a couple cents is as common as gaining a couple cents. Pennies also cost more to make than they are worth, so the government now has more money to spend.
#157 - endospore (11/10/2013) [-]
I ended up answering your first two points in my other posts, but as for your third, that's not a very good way of looking at things. The government would also save more money if it stopped social security, but almost no one is arguing for that. They could always just use a cheaper material or redesign it, which Obama is looking into.

Also, I just found out that nickels also cost more to make than they're worth. Should we get rid of them now, too, and just round up to tens?
#284 - anon (11/10/2013) [-]
ok, ive already seen someone give you the CGP grey video, so this is John Green's I HATE PENNIES!!!! (Also Nickels.)
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#39 - In an ideal environment this would work but it wouldn't in rea…  [+] (2 new replies) 11/10/2013 on Good Guy Professor +1
#87 - mayoroftownsville (11/10/2013) [-]
Even those who pass, though, typically aren't storing the information in their long term memories. Most classes are taught too quickly for that to be possible. Think about this: If I asked you to take a test you took a year ago, could you even come close to the grade you got then? If not, then you weren't taught effectively. If you weren't taught effectively, then the class was a waste of time. I believe that a system like gardenmanly's, with 2 or 3 teachers per classroom, would be far more effective. I do think that the focus should be mainly on learning for a test rather than endless projects, but in such a way where student would be able to learn at their own pace.
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#155 - Wouldn't it's height be it's diameter? 11/04/2013 on Tall +1
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