Is this good or bad?



  • The BBC currently have an "Inflation Calculator" this is supposed to be able to tell you how much inflation has affected you during your working life. You put in a few basic details about yourself and your income and it calculates your personal inflation and charts it. I think I broke it:

     Brady Bunch

    Apparently NaN inflation was an endemic problem in the early 1970's as well.


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    You're spending more than average on Furniture, you should try and get that level to as low as you spend on Furniture.



  • How do you spend more than average and also less than average on furniture?  Is one room filled with antique masterpieces and the rest with cardboard boxes and buckets?



  • @locallunatic said:

    How do you spend more than average and also less than average on furniture?


    Comparisons with NaN always return false.



  • @pjt33 said:

    @locallunatic said:

    How do you spend more than average and also less than average on furniture?


    Comparisons with NaN always return false.

    Then how did I spend more on Furniture, household equipment & maintenance, but only less on Furniture?



  • So, it's calculating how much inflation has affected your Nan during her life, instead?



  • The Brady Bunch? Huh?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    The Brady Bunch? Huh?
    Obscure reference for old people.  A TV show from the late 60's - early 70's when inflation was much higher than it is today.



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    The Brady Bunch? Huh?
    Obscure reference for old people.  A TV show from the late 60's - early 70's when inflation was much higher than it is today.

    Oh, so it was like Mad Money with Jim Cramer?



  • @Vanders said:

    I think I broke it:
     

    What did you enter?



  • @superjer said:

    What did you enter?


    Actual, truthful values: how many people live in this house, what the household income is, when I finished full time education etc. [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22523612]Take a look[/url]



  • @Vanders said:

    @superjer said:

    What did you enter?


    Actual, truthful values: how many people live in this house, what the household income is, when I finished full time education etc. Take a look

    I had 2.2% inflation. I had to lie and say I was in Wales. Also, I had to convert my income from real monies to scrip.



  • @superjer said:

    What did you enter?

    I can only consistently get it to break on Annual Household Income = -1.



  • Aha, I got it to break by entering the pound sign into the income figure, such as £10000 instead of 10000.



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    Aha, I got it to break by entering the pound sign into the income figure, such as £10000 instead of 10000.

     

    Does it work if you use the sign for a real currency? (¥, $, €, whatever Bitcoin uses, etc)

     



  • @drurowin said:

    Does it work if you use the sign for a real currency? (¥, $, €, whatever Bitcoin uses, etc)
     

     

    What do you mean a real currency

    the £ is older than at least 3 of those currencies by a considerable margin. 



  • @ip-guru said:

    @drurowin said:

    Does it work if you use the sign for a real currency? (¥, $, €, whatever Bitcoin uses, etc)
     

     

    What do you mean a real currency

    the £ is older than at least 3 of those currencies by a considerable margin. 

    The bible is considerably older than the theory of evolution. Does that mean that all scientific discoveries are fake because they're newer?



  • @Ben L. said:

    The bible is considerably older than the theory of evolution. Does that mean that all scientific discoveries are fake because they're newer?

    Of course not. Just the ones that conflict with the Bible.



  • @ip-guru said:

    @drurowin said:

    Does it work if you use the sign for a real currency? (¥, $, €, whatever Bitcoin uses, etc)
     

     

    What do you mean a real currency

    the £ is older than at least 3 of those currencies by a considerable margin. 

     

     As in "in common use by a world superpower".  We'll get the Red Dwarf future at some point when the US takes Britland back over and we have the dollarpound.

     



  • @drurowin said:

    @ip-guru said:

    @drurowin said:

    Does it work if you use the sign for a real currency? (¥, $, €, whatever Bitcoin uses, etc)
     

     

    What do you mean a real currency

    the £ is older than at least 3 of those currencies by a considerable margin. 

     

     As in "in common use by a world superpower".  We'll get the Red Dwarf future at some point when the US takes Britland back over and we have the dollarpound.

     

    If the best currency is supposed to belong to the biggest superpower then why aren't we all using yuan?



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    If the best currency is supposed to belong to the biggest superpower then why aren't we all using yuan?

    Pfft. China's no superpower. They're definitely considerably weaker than the US.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @MiffTheFox said:
    If the best currency is supposed to belong to the biggest superpower then why aren't we all using yuan?

    Pfft. China's no superpower. They literally own the US.



  • @Ben L. said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    @MiffTheFox said:
    If the best currency is supposed to belong to the biggest superpower then why aren't we all using yuan?

    Pfft. China's no superpower. They literally own the US.

    They only own a little over $1 trillion in national debt. I believe Europe now owns more than that, and so does the Fed.

    And it's debt. Sure, when you owe the bank $100k, you're in the shitter because the bank can actually collect on it. What can China do to collect on a debt held in a currency we can produce from thin air? If we were a weaker nation, they could at least try to get it back via military means, but that's a no-go here, so what value does it hold to them?

    Now, that's not saying the debt hasn't been a problem, sure, but we've already suffered the costs from eviscerating our industrial base and giving China a leg-up there. It's also valuable as it gives them liquid reserves on which to float their own currency, and nice, regular interest payments, but other than that..



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    If the best currency is supposed to belong to the biggest superpower then why aren't we all using yuan?

     

    Juan is only a currency in jail, and he belongs to Bubba, who's a pretty big superpower.

     


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    @drurowin said:

    Does it work if you use the sign for a real currency? (¥, $, €, whatever Bitcoin uses, etc)
    Assuming you accept that buttcoins are a real currency rather than a combination of speculation vehicle and pyramid scheme. I'd accept that they have the capability to be used as a currency, but their value relative to the cost of producing them is so far out of whack, and the rate of change of that value/cost relationship so large, that they're only a store of value for the exceptionally brave. But not as brave as you'd have to be to use the Zimbabwean dollar.

    The crypto algorithms used are interesting though.



  • @dkf said:

    @drurowin said:
    Does it work if you use the sign for a real currency? (¥, $, €, whatever Bitcoin uses, etc)
    Assuming you accept that buttcoins are a real currency rather than a combination of speculation vehicle and pyramid scheme. I'd accept that they have the capability to be used as a currency, but their value relative to the cost of producing them is so far out of whack, and the rate of change of that value/cost relationship so large, that they're only a store of value for the exceptionally brave. But not as brave as you'd have to be to use the Zimbabwean dollar.

    The crypto algorithms used are interesting though.

    I think we should be putting trigger alerts on any mention of BTC.

     



  • Hmm, I must have missed the Brady Bunch episodes where the boys and the girls had a competition to see whether they could get more food by spending their allowance now or earning interest in a bank account, but Alice accidentally put half the boys' stock in a giant meat loaf.




  • @Snowyowl said:

    I think we should be putting trigger alerts on any mention of BTC.
     

    WARNING! USER [b]Snowyowl[/b] JUST MENTIONED [i]the dreaded currency[/i].

    User will be terminated with prejudice. (Note: today's definition of prejudice is [b]internal electrocution by electrified electric eels[/b])

    This is an automated message. Do not reply or fact check.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    the dreaded currency.
     

    Connoisseurs prefer the subtly different term "dread currency"



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    electrified electric eels
    Shit. That's the worst kind of electric eel.



  • @Snowyowl said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

    electrified electric eels
    Shit. That's the worst kind of electric eel.

     

    You're never heard of the powered electrified electric eel, then.

     


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @dhromed said:

    @Snowyowl said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

    electrified electric eels
    Shit. That's the worst kind of electric eel.

     

    You're never heard of the powered electrified electric eel, then.

    Or the horse-drawn electrified electric eel.



  • @dkf said:

    @dhromed said:

    @Snowyowl said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

    electrified electric eels
    Shit. That's the worst kind of electric eel.

     

    You're never heard of the powered electrified electric eel, then.

    Or the horse-drawn electrified electric eel.


    It's more eco-friendly than internal-combustion eels.


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