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Postby PNGMK » Sun, 11 Aug 2013 10:36 pm

katbh wrote:^ and let me guess.... the Malaysian 1RM coin could be used in vending machines as a SGD1?


Malaysia dropped the 1RM coin altogether - I have a few I forgot to use before the deadline. Now they have a 1RM plastic bill that is static charged and sticks to other 1RM bills - impossible to separate!

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Postby pixfirewall » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 2:37 am

seems vendo machines needs to be calibrated with the new coins... just use the old ones since this will take some time for vendors to get the calibration for all vendo machine island wide.
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Postby PNGMK » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:29 am

pixfirewall wrote:seems vendo machines needs to be calibrated with the new coins... just use the old ones since this will take some time for vendors to get the calibration for all vendo machine island wide.


Are you always this obvious?

Anyone else notice LHL's favourite phrase is "needs to be re-calibrated" or others using the word "calibration"?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:50 am

They get fixated with a "buzz word" and think it's shows all and sundry that they are intelligent, so you have to hear it until you vomit! Human Capital is another one that turns my stomach. Just means your staff are no more than fixed assets to be depreciated, worked to the max and tossed out when a new model arrives.

The gahment here should get into BullSh*t Bingo for sure!

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 1:03 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:They get fixated with a "buzz word" and think it's shows all and sundry that they are intelligent, so you have to hear it until you vomit! Human Capital is another one that turns my stomach. Just means your staff are no more than fixed assets to be depreciated, worked to the max and tossed out when a new model arrives.

The gahment here should get into BullSh*t Bingo for sure!


Some people believe that using buzz words make them look smart. It's all smoke and mirrors!

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 2:17 pm

Some other buzzwords usually in analyst calls "Traction", "Levers of growth" kind of overused and abused.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 3:51 pm

And, in certain circles, "Reputed"! :lol:

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 3:51 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:And, in certain circles, "Reputed"! :lol:


and "Prestigious" ;)

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Postby scarbowl » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 8:06 pm

movingtospore wrote:I think it's hilarious...in the land where they plan everything to the nth degree...they didn't realize that their new coins wouldn't work anywhere. Unless they did plan it that way...and have a roster of "works" lined up to replace vending machines, trolleys, etc etc across the Island.
Not true. They (the gov't) notified vending machine owners, casinos, etc over a year ago. But until enough new coins are in circulation the aren't likely to change their machines. Put in devices for the new coins and you eliminate 90% of customers still with the old coins.

Annoying but that's the case. And they DID all know.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:04 pm

scarbowl wrote:Put in devices for the new coins and you eliminate 90% of customers still with the old coins.


Technology doesn't exist that would allow it to accept both coins? How can machines tell .50 and $1 apart already?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:22 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
scarbowl wrote:Put in devices for the new coins and you eliminate 90% of customers still with the old coins.


Technology doesn't exist that would allow it to accept both coins? How can machines tell .50 and $1 apart already?


Mostly by size and weight. Size directs coins to a certain slot, weight determines whether they trigger the device. Older machines will be much harder to adapt as they are purely mechanical, and may not have enough settings to handle old and new.

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Postby Barnsley » Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:33 am

scarbowl wrote:
movingtospore wrote:I think it's hilarious...in the land where they plan everything to the nth degree...they didn't realize that their new coins wouldn't work anywhere. Unless they did plan it that way...and have a roster of "works" lined up to replace vending machines, trolleys, etc etc across the Island.
Not true. They (the gov't) notified vending machine owners, casinos, etc over a year ago. But until enough new coins are in circulation the aren't likely to change their machines. Put in devices for the new coins and you eliminate 90% of customers still with the old coins.

Annoying but that's the case. And they DID all know.


Brilliant!!!

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