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Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:21 pm

I have a 24 oz container about a quarter of of change and other one of the same type half full with food(stale?). My plan is save up any change and once both of them are full or three years passes, and cash in the change for building a new system. I will going back to school so working part time is out of the question.

Any thoughts?
 
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:43 pm

PC's last 10 years these days :)
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:52 pm

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PC's last 10 years these days :)

My system is already five years old...
 
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:01 pm

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anotherengineer wrote:
PC's last 10 years these days :)

My system is already five years old...

Same too. I don't wanna change until new CPU release without Spectre&Meltdown problems.
 
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:12 pm

Behold!

http://www.coincalc.com

Go forth and estimate.

Edit: Extra points if you figure out how to put stale food towards the budget for your next upgrade. Information such as this would be of great value.
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:31 pm

Redocbew wrote:
Behold!

http://www.coincalc.com

Go forth and estimate.

Edit: Extra points if you figure out how to put stale food towards the budget for your next upgrade. Information such as this would be of great value.

Thanks. I'll check the used by date on the peanut butter filled pretzels to see if they are still good.
 
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:33 pm

whm1974 wrote:
anotherengineer wrote:
PC's last 10 years these days :)

My system is already five years old...


You got 5 years to save then :)

Eng Degree - overseas mining - no need to save then ;)
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:34 am

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Eng Degree - overseas mining - no need to save then ;)


Interesting... is there much in the way of jobs for computer systems (embedded systems) engineers in overseas mining?
 
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:41 am

whm1974 wrote:
I have a 24 oz container about a quarter of of change and other one of the same type half full with food(stale?). My plan is save up any change and once both of them are full or three years passes, and cash in the change for building a new system. I will going back to school so working part time is out of the question.

Any thoughts?


My only thought is how much time I wasted trying to make sense of your post :\

  • The first sentence has obviously-missing words and punctuation, with multiple layers of ambiguity in the meaning of that single sentence.
  • The second sentence is also missing at least a preposition and a verb, but these mistakes were trivial by the misuse of the word 'once', followed by a surprise (misleading) comma and then no clause to satisfy your phrase starting with 'once'
  • The third sentence might explain the typo in the thread title and difficult first two sentences but we know you can do better, so I'd suggest you just stop PUI or at least hit up the back porch for those threads where we can jovially poke fun at you in something closer to real-time, buddy ;)
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:50 am

Chrispy_ wrote:

My only thought is how much time I wasted trying to make sense of your post :\

  • The first sentence has obviously-missing words and punctuation, with multiple layers of ambiguity in the meaning of that single sentence.
  • The second sentence is also missing at least a preposition and a verb, but these mistakes were trivial by the misuse of the word 'once', followed by a surprise (misleading) comma and then no clause to satisfy your phrase starting with 'once'
  • The third sentence might explain the typo in the thread title and difficult first two sentences but we know you can do better, so I'd suggest you just stop PUI or at least hit up the back porch for those threads where we can jovially poke fun at you in something closer to real-time, buddy ;)


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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:58 am

The odd mistake I can forgive, especially since a lot of people don't speak English as a first language.

Whm's post was a disaster from start to finish and not even in the right subforum, just to add the proverbial cherry on top of that train-smash. My grammar-nazism was intentional, to point out that he shouldn't PUI since we all *know* he can type English when sober ;)
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:08 am

Shobai wrote:
anotherengineer wrote:
Eng Degree - overseas mining - no need to save then ;)


Interesting... is there much in the way of jobs for computer systems (embedded systems) engineers in overseas mining?


Not too sure, I was with a contractor myself, who doesn't really do IT stuff.

Check Rio Tinto's site out and see, they have operations all over, not sure how the pay would be compared to a contractor, although some of the pay was because of the hours, about 3000/yr, not including travel time.
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:12 am

Aranarth wrote:
Chrispy_ wrote:

My only thought is how much time I wasted trying to make sense of your post :\

  • The first sentence has obviously-missing words and punctuation, with multiple layers of ambiguity in the meaning of that single sentence.
  • The second sentence is also missing at least a preposition and a verb, but these mistakes were trivial by the misuse of the word 'once', followed by a surprise (misleading) comma and then no clause to satisfy your phrase starting with 'once'
  • The third sentence might explain the typo in the thread title and difficult first two sentences but we know you can do better, so I'd suggest you just stop PUI or at least hit up the back porch for those threads where we can jovially poke fun at you in something closer to real-time, buddy ;)


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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:54 am

@Chrispy_ - whm1974 doesn't drink. This is just another fairly typical whm thread.

@whm1974 - My thoughts (since you asked for them) are that if you spent even half as much time studying and asking questions about software development as you do thinking about and posting random useless threads like this, you'd be a good part of the way to your goal of being a developer by now.
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:31 am

If you start donating plasma now and keep with it, you should be able to afford the RAM and video card by then.
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:58 pm

kvndoom wrote:
If you start donating plasma now and keep with it, you should be able to afford the RAM and video card by then.

Well I do have O- blood, so how much would I get? I haven't thought of this.
 
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:02 pm

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kvndoom wrote:
If you start donating plasma now and keep with it, you should be able to afford the RAM and video card by then.

Well I do have O- blood, so how much would I get? I haven't thought of this.

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:05 pm

You have got to focus if you want to make something of yourself. Go study.
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:59 pm

anotherengineer wrote:
Not too sure, I was with a contractor myself, who doesn't really do IT stuff.


Heh, I don't do IT. Not to worry, thanks
 
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Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:30 pm

whm1974 wrote:
I have a 24 oz container about a quarter of of change and other one of the same type half full with food(stale?). My plan is save up any change and once both of them are full or three years passes, and cash in the change for building a new system. I will going back to school so working part time is out of the question.

Any thoughts?

I took a friend to a bank coin counter with a 1/2 gallon tub full of change.
He paid for everything with paper cash and all change went into it.
Here in Canada we have $1 and $2 coins.
The tub full was $1600.
 
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:48 pm

A kid's beach pail, once full, usually nets me $400 USD.
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:05 pm

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A kid's beach pail, once full, usually nets me $400 USD.


Those poor kids!
 
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:09 pm

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A kid's beach pail, once full, usually nets me $400 USD.
Those poor kids!

Yep, that's me. Walking the beach and waiting for kids/parents to ignore the 99-cent bucket so I can steal it and fill it with my leftover change. That extra dollar to buy the bucket on my own completely screws the economics of coin saving. :wink:

Pretty sure the current bucket is one of college-student daughter's leftovers, fished out years ago from the midden pile known as "my side" of the garage.
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:57 am

whm1974 wrote:
anotherengineer wrote:
PC's last 10 years these days :)

My system is already five years old...


So is mine, but current stuff is still too close to the Haswell generation to interest me in upgrading. Only Stellaris seems to be bottlenecking hard on a quadcore. :P

Three years is a good timeframe to aim for. By then DDR5 will be out, and worst case it will probably cost as much as DDR4 today, but it has multiple reasons to be cheaper if enough suppliers start fabbing it.
 
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Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:06 am

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@whm1974 - My thoughts (since you asked for them) are that if you spent even half as much time studying and asking questions about software development as you do thinking about and posting random useless threads like this, you'd be a good part of the way to your goal of being a developer by now.

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PC's last 10 years these days :)

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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:25 am

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whm1974 wrote:
anotherengineer wrote:
PC's last 10 years these days :)

My system is already five years old...


So is mine, but current stuff is still too close to the Haswell generation to interest me in upgrading.

M.2?
 
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:46 am

End User wrote:
Kougar wrote:
whm1974 wrote:
My system is already five years old...


So is mine, but current stuff is still too close to the Haswell generation to interest me in upgrading.

M.2?

Me.3?
 
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Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:28 am

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Interest me in upgrading.
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