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24-09-2014, 01:13 PM
RE: What is your latest first world problem ?
(24-09-2014 12:42 PM)cjlr Wrote:  
(24-09-2014 12:28 PM)wazzel Wrote:  Trying to save money to purchase a new sax.

And here I am trying to save money just to fix mine.

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Mine is not worth what it would take to get it back in good shape. It is a Bundy III (student level horn) that was purchased used for me by my parents in 1984. I think the previous owner purchased it new in 1980 or 81. I took it in a few years ago to get it cleaned up mechanically and the repair tech told me not to bother. Between what it would cost to get it in good shape and what I could sell it for I could get a better horn. So it is for sale, along with one of my bass guitars that I do not play anymore.
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24-09-2014, 05:13 PM
RE: What is your latest first world problem ?
(24-09-2014 12:49 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(24-09-2014 12:42 PM)cjlr Wrote:  And here I am trying to save money just to fix mine.

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Well at least everyone here will support you during your Sax change.

Isn't there a word for paying for sax? Consider

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25-09-2014, 05:57 AM
RE: What is your latest first world problem ?
For an essay, I'm trying to figure out the percentage increase in Germany's unemployment between 1928 and 1933 (it's an essay on the effects of the Great Depression).

Assuming I followed the Wikihow steps correctly (leave me alone, I don't know how to math...), the unemployment increased by ~9284% There is no way that is right...

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25-09-2014, 06:02 AM
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(25-09-2014 05:57 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  For an essay, I'm trying to figure out the percentage increase in Germany's unemployment between 1928 and 1933 (it's an essay on the effects of the Great Depression).

Assuming I followed the Wikihow steps correctly (leave me alone, I don't know how to math...), the unemployment increased by ~9284% There is no way that is right...

I woud think that's a dodgy statistic to use in the first place.

% increase and so forth is very easy to misinterpret. Rather state unemployment % in 1928 and unemployment % in 1933. You can say something like "Unemployment rose from 23% in 1928 to 47% in 1933". That way there's no ambiguity as to what you mean.

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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25-09-2014, 06:04 AM
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My Computer at work is so slow compared to my personal one because the work CPU is Sandybridge while mine is Haswell xD
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25-09-2014, 06:14 AM
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(25-09-2014 06:02 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(25-09-2014 05:57 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  For an essay, I'm trying to figure out the percentage increase in Germany's unemployment between 1928 and 1933 (it's an essay on the effects of the Great Depression).

Assuming I followed the Wikihow steps correctly (leave me alone, I don't know how to math...), the unemployment increased by ~9284% There is no way that is right...

I woud think that's a dodgy statistic to use in the first place.

% increase and so forth is very easy to misinterpret. Rather state unemployment % in 1928 and unemployment % in 1933. You can say something like "Unemployment rose from 23% in 1928 to 47% in 1933". That way there's no ambiguity as to what you mean.

Further to this, let's assume these were the real figures. % increase would be calculated as (47/23 - 1)*100% giving slightly more than 100% increase in unemployment from 1928 to 1933. But if you say "unemployment increased by 100%" people will often interpret that as you meaning that 123% of people are now unemployed.

You could get your 9000% increase figure if for example, unemployment was very low in 1928 and very high in 1933. Say unemployment was 0.5% in 1928 and 50% in 1933, then % increase = (50/0.5 - 1)*100 = 9900%.

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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25-09-2014, 06:18 AM
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(25-09-2014 06:02 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(25-09-2014 05:57 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  For an essay, I'm trying to figure out the percentage increase in Germany's unemployment between 1928 and 1933 (it's an essay on the effects of the Great Depression).

Assuming I followed the Wikihow steps correctly (leave me alone, I don't know how to math...), the unemployment increased by ~9284% There is no way that is right...

I woud think that's a dodgy statistic to use in the first place.

% increase and so forth is very easy to misinterpret. Rather state unemployment % in 1928 and unemployment % in 1933. You can say something like "Unemployment rose from 23% in 1928 to 47% in 1933". That way there's no ambiguity as to what you mean.

I wanted to use those, but finding specific numbers has been annoying and conflicts with what I was taught, so I'm trying to everything out...

Also, I got curious. Vosur, in all his wisdom helped and gave me an increase of 838%, so there's that.

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27-09-2014, 10:11 PM
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If you Netflix a foreign film and try to TTA simultaneously, you're gonna have a bad time.
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27-09-2014, 11:43 PM
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Got my race car running. Still working on the Lamborghini. First world problems, yo.

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27-09-2014, 11:59 PM
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Nice! ^^

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