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Favourite humorous websites

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Alan C.
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Re: Favourite humorous websites

#201 Post by Alan C. » October 29th, 2012, 9:11 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

This seems legit. :D
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#202 Post by Dave B » October 29th, 2012, 9:20 pm

There has to be a logical fallacy in there somewhere!
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#203 Post by Nick » November 1st, 2012, 1:45 pm

No there isn't. It is entirely OK.

For each person they hold both a debit and a credit balance in their own accounts. In other words, each of them owes E100 and is owed E100. All the consumption has already taken place. Once the money has wizzed round, they are all richer by E100, having been paid, but poorer by E100 having paid their debts. Simples!!

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#204 Post by Dave B » November 1st, 2012, 5:00 pm

Nick wrote:No there isn't. It is entirely OK.

For each person they hold both a debit and a credit balance in their own accounts. In other words, each of them owes E100 and is owed E100. All the consumption has already taken place. Once the money has wizzed round, they are all richer by E100, having been paid, but poorer by E100 having paid their debts. Simples!!
I wanted to think that and suspected that you would supply the proof, Nick!

So it was a zero sum gain!
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#205 Post by Fia » November 1st, 2012, 8:28 pm

If it's that simple then why didn't quantitative easing work? :exit:

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#206 Post by Nick » November 4th, 2012, 8:40 am

Fia wrote:If it's that simple then why didn't quantitative easing work? :exit:
Good question, Fia, except that it did. As far as it can.

I think your question could more accurately be put thus: why doesn't QE solve problems QE cannot solve? :wink: Very happy to explain if you want me to. Ask me in the economics thread. :)

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#207 Post by Alan H » January 26th, 2013, 12:19 pm

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#208 Post by Alan H » April 1st, 2013, 7:30 pm

April Fools’ Day 2013: A round-up of the best jokes and hoaxes

But make sure you read all the way to the bottom...
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#209 Post by Alan H » April 4th, 2013, 6:31 pm

I bet you think you know where the Lake District is.

Think again: Lake District name claim by South Norwood tourist group
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#210 Post by Alan H » April 20th, 2013, 3:24 pm

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#211 Post by Dave B » April 20th, 2013, 3:51 pm

Yup, pretty comprehensive.
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#212 Post by Alan H » July 25th, 2013, 12:39 am

Alan Henness

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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#213 Post by Maria Mac » December 6th, 2013, 11:58 am

21 jokes only nerds will understand.

I'm relieved I understood some of them.

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#214 Post by Dave B » December 6th, 2013, 12:41 pm

Great. The only ones I missed were the "logician" ones (have to think more about those) and one of the computer ones.

Does that qualify me as a nerd?
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#215 Post by Tetenterre » December 7th, 2013, 3:16 pm

Logician answers for Dave (they are to do with (im)precise use of language):

#1.
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It has to be either a boy or a girl, so the answer is "Yes". The intended question was "What gender is it?"
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The first didn't know if they ALL wanted one, because s/he didn't know if the others did. Ditto for the second. The third deduced that if either of the first two hadn't wanted a drink, they would have known that they didn't ALL want a drink, so they must both have wanted a drink. The third wanted a drink so s/he knew that they ALL did.
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#216 Post by Dave B » December 7th, 2013, 3:20 pm

Yeah.

OK.

Um, thanks TT!

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#217 Post by Alan H » December 13th, 2013, 1:22 pm

Santa get a re-brand

If you've ever had to listen to marketing bullshitters in real life, you'll appreciate this!
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#218 Post by Dave B » December 13th, 2013, 3:47 pm

Already posted off to a friend! Great!
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#219 Post by Alan H » December 17th, 2013, 1:38 pm

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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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#220 Post by Tetenterre » December 17th, 2013, 4:04 pm

:pointlaugh: :hilarity:
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#221 Post by Dave B » December 17th, 2013, 4:31 pm

+1
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