The US Dollar is now worth

The US Dollar has been steadily falling in value against practically every other currency for the last few years. This is the 5 year chart for the Euro vs US Dollar. Depressing isn’t it? If you’re selling into the US you would have to raise your prices by 30% just to make the same income you did in 2003, and that’s ignoring inflation. That Google Adsense cheque is worth less and less every month!


In preparation for the day when the US Dollar is worth practically nothing, a new bill will be introduced. The Zero Dollar bill will make it easier for US residents to realise how much buying power their currency has.


It’s the perfect currency really. The Fed can print billions of these bills and it won’t affect the Forex markets. It is expected that the US will attempt to adopt the Euro as it’s primary currency shortly afterwards but will be rejected because their national deficit is above the 3% required for membership. (via)


Woohoo! We're rich!

So, my boss has a Million Dollar Bill on his desk and I wondered what we could buy with it..

<donncha> woohoo! we're rich! my boss has a $1,000,000 note on his desk!
<donncha> and he's gone to Chicago for a few days.. hmm, what to buy? *grin*
* minus1 drops around to make a few photocopies
<kevin> donncha: so that's much higher then a c note?
<minus1> kevin: i make it about 12 octaves
<donncha> sigh
<kevin> donncha: if you guys b sharp around him, maybe he'll buy a flat for each of you.
* donncha holds his head in his hands and cries.
<minus1> G, kevin, i H it when you get like this [the note A is called H in some countries]
<kverens> minus1, jsb once wrote his name into a tune using A as the H in BACH
<kevin> minus1: i should just pitch the rest, huh?
<kverens> tone it down a bit maybe
<kevin> well, at this point i'm sure donncha is tuning us out.
<pron> the volume of puns is overwhelming
<minus1> pron: wait till we treble it!
<kverens> almost cacophonic, pron
<minus1> all your bass are belong to us.
<pron> minus1: that's fishing !
<kverens> well, a musical fish is the tuna
<pron> kverens: you can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish
<minus1> kverens: shall we sing a psalmon ?
<kverens> you'll have to school me in it
<pron> minus1: your singing is atroutious
<kverens> pike down there
<minus1> pron: it's all about sole...
<kverens> and knowing the coda
* Fawkes is fed up of herring these puns...
<Fawkes> surely you could go some plaice else
<kverens> w'eel think about it
* Fawkes hopes to see a ray of hope on this soon
<pron> kelly ?
<Fawkes> as the sky continues whitening
<kverens> you're codding yourself
<Fawkes> i'm not feeling that well....
<Fawkes> and you have to make sick jokes like that
<pron> oh ? someone you ate ?
<Fawkes> surely you're asprin to better puns?
<minus1> Fawkes: naw, he's too busy codeine
<Fawkes> yes Sir? what about?
<kverens> Fawkes, you're past your eyes in bad puns now
<minus1> kverens: will you stop milking it!
<pron> moo
<kverens> dairy continue?
<minus1> if you do, you'll lack toes soon
<minus1> i dare say you're lack-toes intolerant.
<pron> OOhh .. .*that was painful
* Fawkes deosn't think anyone is cow'd by that threat....
<kverens> I don't knead to be buttered up with threats
<Fawkes> oh just cheese it folks
<minus1> cud you get any worse?
<Fawkes> i'd brie very grate-ful
<pron> kverens: you're a tough old cookie then ?
<minus1> Fawkes: actually, something oc-curd to me
<elrond> Those who've have had too much of it can join me in #punlesslinux

It continued, but I’m not going to subject you to the rest of it!