Poll 2014-10-29 Dollar value of the gadgets/stuff in my pocket(USD)
Dollar value of the gadgets/stuff in my pocket(USD)
12 votes (52%)
4 votes (17%)
2 votes (9%)
2 votes (9%)
3 votes (13%)
Reply 18 comments

Yikes! (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-10-29 10:29 (#2TRZ)

Scary when you add it all up, but one Samsung Note 3 already puts me in the highest category. What happened to the days when your wallet was the most important thing in your pocket? Now it's been outranked by a factor of 100, since I've only got $8 in my wallet today ...

Re: Yikes! (Score: 2, Interesting)

by evilviper@pipedot.org on 2014-10-29 19:19 (#2TSM)

one Samsung Note 3 already puts me in the highest category.
A graph of the depreciation of high-end electronics looks like a baseball's trajectory due to the pull of gravity when it rolls off a table... eg. Something like this:

* http://cfpa.berkeley.edu/Education/ISTATPage/MiddleSchool/image14.jpg

Like any good insurance adjuster, I'd use the depreciated replacement value. Amazon will sell you a used Note 3 in good/very good condition for under $350:

* http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00F2SDM00/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

If you're figuring it any other way, you might need to include the full price of the 2-year service contract your device is on, too. You might also run into the complication of your credit/debit/ID cards being reasonably valuable to a thief, while having only minimal or perhaps zero replacement cost for you.

Conversion (Score: 1)

by lhsi@pipedot.org on 2014-10-29 15:37 (#2TSE)

Luckily as I have my phone on my desk and not my pocket this is easy for me as I can't be bothered to do a currency conversion :-)

Suppose I have.... (Score: 2, Funny)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2014-10-29 20:09 (#2TSP)

...exactly $100 in my pocket, which is the correct option to chose? $0-$100? Or $100-$300? ;-)

Re: Suppose I have.... (Score: 1)

by evilviper@pipedot.org on 2014-10-29 22:23 (#2TSR)

Obviously the first option is the lower bounds, and the second is higher. So if you have anything over exactly $100 in value, even if it's just worth a fraction of a cent, I'd go for the second on. Only just barely $100 and the first will do...

Re: Suppose I have.... (Score: 1)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2014-10-29 22:32 (#2TSS)

Sure. But exact $100? Not more, not less? Come on... some programmers here. And this is a not so rare fringe case, which must be anticipated and correctly handled. :-D

Re: Suppose I have.... (Score: 1)

by zocalo@pipedot.org on 2014-11-02 17:23 (#2TVT)

That air and lint has to be worth something, right?

Re: Suppose I have.... (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-11-02 19:45 (#2TVY)

Perhaps, but the poll does not specify to what decimal point. So, fresh from the atm ready for a night on the town I have $100 in my pocket with a drivers license and a credit card to keep it company.

Re: Suppose I have.... (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-10-30 09:55 (#2TSV)

I've got to say: Pipedotters sure get their knickers in a twist fast over these polls! Hope you have better results electing your democratic leaders!

Tell you what: if you've got exactly $100 in your pocket, buy me a coffee, relax, and carry about your day. Had I put $0-99, $100-$199, etc., you'd have worried about the cents.

Life is short - be happy, not anxious! That's a public service message from your friendly, volunteer editor. (And once you're feeling happy again, post some stories - the Pipe is dry!)

Re: Suppose I have.... (Score: 2)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2014-10-30 10:11 (#2TSX)

Awww... come on. The polls are fun polls. So they deserve fun responses. And fun responses are a sure sign that I am feeling
happy. :-D

And if I find something interesting, I put it into the pipe. Promised. :-) <--- Happy face. ;-) <--- *wink*

Re: Suppose I have.... (Score: 2, Funny)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-10-30 16:33 (#2TT5)

The happy face and wink have immediately set me at ease. ;)

What has it got in its pocketses, my precious? (Score: 1)

by spallshurgenson@pipedot.org on 2014-11-01 12:58 (#2TVK)

It's just a common dumb-phone I picked up while I was out traveling on business, It is probably not worth anything; why do you ask?

It rubs the iPhone on it's skin, or else it gets the hose again... (Score: 1)

by evilviper@pipedot.org on 2014-11-02 19:05 (#2TVW)

I'd give you a couple dollars for the battery, speaker, mic, and motor. Not worth much, but it's something.

Oh! Oh! I know this riddle! (Score: 2, Funny)

by zocalo@pipedot.org on 2014-11-02 17:29 (#2TVV)

What *is* the going rate for The One Ring these days? ;)

Re: Oh! Oh! I know this riddle! (Score: 1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-11-02 19:42 (#2TVX)

Not much since some prick melted it in lava. We should commission another to be made.