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«Reply #800 on: April 14, 2014, 12:24:29 PM »
Indeed not. He is third, you are second and I am first.

Thal

I have  no idea who you could mean? Just made it to the top again  8)

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«Reply #801 on: April 14, 2014, 03:39:03 PM »
Are you sure??
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«Reply #802 on: April 14, 2014, 10:42:29 PM »
Indeed not. He is third, you are second and I am first.

Thal

But I am last. Not necessarily now, but in time. And it is a case of the last shall be first.
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«Reply #803 on: April 15, 2014, 12:43:02 AM »
No offense but you're all forgetting about my post from the future.

I WIN!!!

I've won this thread for the next 2,000,000,000 years. Just give up and admit DEFEAT!!!

I won the first post wins thread, and I've won the last post wins thread.    ;D

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«Reply #804 on: April 15, 2014, 01:00:04 AM »
I won the first post wins thread, and I've won the last post wins thread.    ;D

You didn't win the first post thread. My thread, my first post (obviously).

And no baggsies on time periods, even ones as manifestly inadequate as a mere 2 Billion years.  :P
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«Reply #805 on: April 15, 2014, 01:17:49 AM »
Who missed me? Oh, that's right, no one because you all know that now that I'm back, you have no chance of winning! ;D

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«Reply #806 on: April 15, 2014, 01:24:11 AM »
Who missed me?

My hitman, evidently. Now there's ten bucks wasted.
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«Reply #807 on: April 15, 2014, 01:30:40 AM »
My hitman, evidently. Now there's ten bucks wasted.

Your hit man failed because I paid him ten dollars and one cent to not kill me!

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«Reply #808 on: April 15, 2014, 01:40:40 AM »
Your hit man failed because I paid him ten dollars and one cent to not kill me!

Do you still have one cent coins? That must be really annoying.
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«Reply #809 on: April 15, 2014, 02:33:46 AM »
Do you still have one cent coins? That must be really annoying.

Yeah, I collect pennies because I knew this kind of thing would happen someday. I gave your hitman 1001 pennies!

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«Reply #810 on: April 15, 2014, 02:44:12 AM »
Yeah, I collect pennies because I knew this kind of thing would happen someday. I gave your hitman 1001 pennies!

Couldn't you get seriously more that $10.01 if you melted them down for the copper?
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«Reply #811 on: April 15, 2014, 02:48:34 AM »




 :P  Can't filter that.  ::)
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«Reply #812 on: April 15, 2014, 02:52:30 AM »
Couldn't you get seriously more that $10.01 if you melted them down for the copper?

Yes, but it wasn't worth the time to have them melted down.

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«Reply #813 on: April 15, 2014, 02:56:17 AM »
What's zinc going for these days?

http://www.livescience.com/32401-whats-a-penny-made-of.html
"The alloy remained 95 percent copper and 5 percent zinc until 1982, when the composition was changed to 97.5 percent zinc and 2.5 percent copper (copper-plated zinc)."

Unless you've got old pennies....
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«Reply #814 on: April 15, 2014, 03:01:23 AM »
Oh.

http://www.infomine.com/investment/metal-prices/zinc/

About $0.92/pound for zinc.


http://www.parkpennies.com/penny/penny.htm
About 181 post-1982 pennies per pound.
= .005 per penny
x 1,001
= $5.09 rounding up.


Oops... And it's assuming these were 100% zinc which they're not... So...
5.09 - 2.5% of that to remove the copper percent....
= $4.96  rounding up again     Just for the zinc.


"The COMEX fell $0.0020 and closed at $3.0660 per pound."
Daily Copper Pricing Report 2014 - Trade Service
www.tradeservice.com/copper_pricing/
2.5% of 3.066
=

181 pennies....
If 100% cooper, each penny is ~$0.169
x 1001
= $16.96 rounded up, if all cooper  <-- That's the best they're worth, if they were 100% copper.
but it's only 2.5%
= .423

Means 1,0001 pennies are worth about $5.38, if those are all post-1982 pennies.



Hm....  *Bob considers this....*   "Hello, Bank?  Yes, I'd like withdraw everything in my savings and take out a loan for as much as I can.... And I'd like that all in pennies, dated between 1944 and 1982 only please.*


Guess who got a loan for $0.01?   ::) And then got charged interest and penalties on that?  Haha.   :P
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«Reply #815 on: April 15, 2014, 03:45:35 AM »
I actually do have more old pennies at my house than new ones.

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«Reply #816 on: April 15, 2014, 03:51:18 AM »
We haven't had 1 cent coins since 1992.  Don't you just find them a real pain?
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«Reply #817 on: April 15, 2014, 05:17:20 AM »
I've used them as weights for a few things. 

Otherwise it's the coin jar. Turn that into the bank every few years.

Change by itself is kind of a pain.  And the singles that accumulate in the wallet.
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«Reply #818 on: April 15, 2014, 05:23:00 AM »
And the singles that accumulate in the wallet.

We haven't had one dollar notes since 1984. We have a coin (and a $2 version) so change is actually less a pain here.

Can't wait til they ditch the 5 cent coin and coinize the $5 note.
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«Reply #819 on: April 15, 2014, 05:26:54 AM »
I think the US has $2 coins at one time. That sounds like royal pain.  Nobody wants to carry giant coins around here.  $1 (silver dollars) coins aren't even used. 

And then some genius made $1 coins (forget which exactly) that were almost exactly the size of a quarter.   ::)   Susan B. Anthony or Sakajuwea $1 coins.  ::)


If you use a credit card, then they can display ads for food you just bought in your browser when you get home.  ::)
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«Reply #820 on: April 15, 2014, 05:29:15 AM »
Nobody wants to carry giant coins around here. 

They don't get bigger, they get a little thicker and change colour. $2 is smaller than 20 cents.
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«Reply #821 on: April 15, 2014, 06:07:40 AM »
Is money really that important to you guys?

Oh, I think I just won  8)

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«Reply #822 on: April 15, 2014, 06:18:01 AM »
Is money really that important to you guys?

Clearly not, if you consider the denominations of which we speak.

Oh, I think I just won  8)

Nah.
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«Reply #823 on: April 15, 2014, 07:34:49 AM »
You didn't win the first post thread. My thread, my first post (obviously).

And no baggsies on time periods, even ones as manifestly inadequate as a mere 2 Billion years.  :P

You're just jealous that you didn't think of it... You KNOW I won that first post thread and just can't stand it.     ;D

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«Reply #824 on: April 15, 2014, 06:33:01 PM »
So, since I don't want to start a new thread, does anybody know a seven minute piece that is by an obscure composer and is about the same level of technical (and musical) difficulty of Chopin's 4th Ballade, or am I just wasting my time here?

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«Reply #825 on: April 15, 2014, 08:16:00 PM »
So, since I don't want to start a new thread, does anybody know a seven minute piece that is by an obscure composer and is about the same level of technical (and musical) difficulty of Chopin 4th Ballade, or am I just wasting my time here?

So you thought you could scare us off and win by posting such a question? I am sure there's an answer to your question, but I am too busy enjoying my win to actually look for it  ;)

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«Reply #826 on: April 15, 2014, 10:48:44 PM »
So you thought you could scare us off and win by posting such a question? I am sure there's an answer to your question, but I am too busy enjoying my win to actually look for it  ;)

How did you unravel my plan so quickly? And what win?

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«Reply #827 on: April 15, 2014, 11:12:45 PM »
So, since I don't want to start a new thread, does anybody know a seven minute piece that is by an obscure composer and is about the same level of technical (and musical) difficulty of Chopin 4th Ballade, or am I just wasting my time here?

I know hundreds. Do you want to be more specific?
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«Reply #828 on: April 15, 2014, 11:20:41 PM »
I know hundreds. Do you want to be more specific?

Okay. It can not be an arrangement, it should have been written in the twentieth century, but is in the Romantic style, and it needs sound difficult and end with a bang! ;D

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«Reply #829 on: April 15, 2014, 11:49:58 PM »
Roy Agnew, Rhapsody.

I'm unable to locate a recording.
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«Reply #830 on: April 16, 2014, 12:44:58 AM »
My knowledge of the 20th Century pieces are quite slim... sorry I can't help you out.

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«Reply #831 on: April 16, 2014, 12:50:26 AM »
My knowledge of the 20th Century pieces are quite slim... sorry I can't help you out.

Apparently your knowledge of grammar isn't much better.  ::)

My knowledge ... IS quite slim....

No charge for the lesson.  8)
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«Reply #832 on: April 16, 2014, 02:43:55 AM »
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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«Reply #833 on: April 16, 2014, 02:50:47 AM »
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«Reply #834 on: April 16, 2014, 04:01:36 AM »
No charge for the lesson.  8)



No charge for the insult.    ;D

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«Reply #835 on: April 16, 2014, 04:03:46 AM »
No charge for the insult.    ;D

And fully worth it.  ;)
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«Reply #836 on: April 16, 2014, 04:05:05 AM »
How did llamas get into this?

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«Reply #837 on: April 16, 2014, 04:14:44 AM »
How did llamas get into this?

They're making a play to be the new cats.

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«Reply #838 on: April 16, 2014, 05:03:07 AM »
No charge for the insult.    ;D

And fully worth it.  ;)

Happy to do it... any time.    8)

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«Reply #839 on: April 16, 2014, 05:11:19 AM »
Happy to do it... any time.    8)

Since you're in the US, 7th September 1752 is good for me. Just after lunch.
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«Reply #840 on: April 16, 2014, 05:22:29 AM »
I don't live in the US??? And what's so important about 1752??? Seems like an arbitrary date?

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«Reply #841 on: April 16, 2014, 05:28:59 AM »
I don't live in the US??? And what's so important about 1752??? Seems like an arbitrary date?

Hmm.. sorry.  You, or your ancestors were in Britain, or it's empire, in 1752? If so, that date will be still OK, otherwise it may not be. It is only arbitrary to within a few days.
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«Reply #842 on: April 16, 2014, 05:36:03 AM »
Quote from: j_menz on Today at 01:11:19 PM
...7th September 1752 is good for me. Just after lunch.

Quote from: perfect_pitch on 7th Sept, 1752 at 1:30:27pm


There you go - all the way from 1752...    ;D   I like playing with code. I'm Scottish, so we don't like to deal with the English

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«Reply #843 on: April 16, 2014, 05:54:30 AM »
I'm Scottish, so we don't like to deal with the English

I thought the Scots had been "dealing" with the English since the Battle of Dun Nechtain. Not always successfully.
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«Reply #844 on: April 16, 2014, 07:46:31 AM »
They're making a play to be the new cats.


Quite succesfully I'd say...


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«Reply #845 on: April 16, 2014, 10:06:08 AM »
I thought the Scots had been "dealing" with the English since the Battle of Dun Nechtain. Not always successfully.

Yeah... we have. I just said we don't like dealing with it...

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«Reply #846 on: April 16, 2014, 10:50:04 PM »
Yeah... we have. I just said we don't like dealing with it...

Apparently, it's mutual.

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«Reply #847 on: April 17, 2014, 02:11:37 AM »







 ::)
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«Reply #848 on: April 17, 2014, 02:55:35 AM »
Mmmm.... tasty.



I'm sure you all want the recipe.
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«Reply #849 on: April 17, 2014, 04:26:10 AM »


Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."