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Hi everyone,
So if its true the time is money, then does it follow that ATMs (AutoMatic Teller Machines) are time machines?
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I didn't know time equaled money. Me thinks you had better provide a sutta reference. ;)

Once that is established, you question will easily be answered.
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Quinn wrote:Hi everyone,
So if its true the time is money, then does it follow that ATMs (AutoMatic Teller Machines) are time machines?
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2. I undertake to abstain from taking what is not willingly given. Adinnādānā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. (Is this a good translation?)

If the machine has no will, is it willingly given? Should we refuse it? :D

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GraemeR wrote: If the machine has no will, is it willingly given?
The ATM only gives us money, if we have money in the bank account (or only very few debt).
The numbers in the bank account are the representation of the will of the society.

So yes, if the ATM gives us money, society is willing us to have it. :spy:
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Quinn wrote:Hi everyone,
So if its true the time is money, then does it follow that ATMs (AutoMatic Teller Machines) are time machines?
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Well, as i never seem to have enough time to do anything, i can see the logic in your question....
When i go to an ATM, I can't get any time out of that at all - so i don't travel much.
Other than on foot.
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Quinn wrote:Hi everyone,
So if its true the time is money, then does it follow that ATMs (AutoMatic Teller Machines) are time machines?
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yes ofcourse they are.i'm suprised you didn't know this by now.. :|
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Hi Quinn,
Quinn wrote:Hi everyone,
So if its true the time is money, then does it follow that ATMs (AutoMatic Teller Machines) are time machines?
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Yes, ATMs are time machines. If you consider that most people earn money by working, then the money they get from an ATM represents time worked. It is also a "time machine" in the sense that if you use the money to purchase goods or services that save you time, then you are purchasing time otherwise spent doing the mowing, the gardening, housework or some other activity.
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Greetings Quinn,
Quinn wrote:So if its true the time is money, then does it follow that ATMs (AutoMatic Teller Machines) are time machines?
Cheeky... just like your brother. :tongue:

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