US debt clock runs out of digits

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US debt clock runs out of digits

Post: # 121303Post SirDice
Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:42 pm

Perhaps this should be in tech... :mrgreen:
The US government's debts have ballooned so badly the National Debt Clock in New York has run out of digits to record the spiralling figure.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7660409.stm


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Re: US debt clock runs out of digits

Post: # 121306Post Egaladeist
Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:59 pm

Or Cosmos :D
The clock's owners say two more zeros will be added, allowing the clock to record a quadrillion dollars of debt.
a quadrillion dollars of debt...yeh, the check is in the mail :hysterical:

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Post: # 121316Post Shippwreck
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:57 pm

This made me and the guys at work laugh a lot at work!

A bit of relief given the week we've been having at work with our share price (RBS) taking such a hit!
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Post: # 121324Post keezel
Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:25 pm

Lol awesome...that's gotta be encouraging to all the guys on wall street especially.
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Post: # 121326Post Aspman
Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:49 pm

Shippwreck wrote:This made me and the guys at work laugh a lot at work!

A bit of relief given the week we've been having at work with our share price (RBS) taking such a hit!
I thought you were in the NHS? My mate works for RBS, he friking hates it but I don't think he wants out the door that badly, he likes his share options.
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Post: # 121328Post Shippwreck
Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:12 pm

Dear me... I think I would have committed suicide if I was still there!

I've done programming for Tesco and now RBS since then ;) My friends there like there share options as well... although not if they are maturing soon... flipping the tension in the air a couple of days ago when the price hit 75p... and some of the management/propoganda e-mails that came from the board and CEO etc... I have recieved more e-mails from the top in the past week than I had over the whole of the last year!

It's a funny ole time atm...
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