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Old 2015-11-14, 01:21   #1
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Default Free Book II: Electric Boogaloo

the drawing is back. And this time it's personal.

I have in my possession a spare copy of The Book Who Shall Not Be Named.

I am willing to ship it to a location near YOU!

I have a list of losers from Mike's thread (I kid!) and I've added ET_ (AKA Mario's handsomer brother).

If there is anyone else who wants in, PM me or put your name in this thread.

I'll be coming up with some sort of diabolical method to determine where The Book shall be mailed, between now an Sunday at 12pm CST. So don't be late.

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Old 2015-11-14, 06:56   #2
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It sounds like what we need is for some kind soul to scan TBWSNBN and then make the resulting pdf available to fellow would-be acolytes.
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Old 2015-11-14, 10:08   #3
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Thank you, chappy.
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Old 2015-11-14, 13:47   #4
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It sounds like what we need is for some kind soul to scan TBWSNBN and then make the resulting pdf available to fellow would-be acolytes.
If the author approved of that action we would be very willing to do so.

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Old 2015-11-15, 18:06   #5
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Default The Last Shall Be First.

Randomness is a harsh mistress:

The first is the pre-randomized list as I had it. I apologize if I missed anyone. The second proves that the last shall go first.

The good news is, if you didn't win, you can blame the weather.
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Old 2015-11-16, 07:08   #6
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Interesting that me, b^2 and crg stayed in order together.
Let's see... 10 names = 10! combinations
7*1*1*1*6*5*4*3*2*1 = 7!
7!/10!=1/(10*9*8)=1/720
Same odds of winning as if there were only 6 entrants.
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Old 2015-11-16, 07:32   #7
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Randomness is a harsh mistress:

The first is the pre-randomized list as I had it. I apologize if I missed anyone. The second proves that the last shall go first.

The good news is, if you didn't win, you can blame the weather.
And I expect everyone would have through the system was broken if it came back in the same order as it was entered. "Aaarrgh, it's broken! Stupid thing didn't even try to reorder them. I'll try again until I get something looking more random."
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Old 2015-11-16, 11:00   #8
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And I expect everyone would have through the system was broken if it came back in the same order as it was entered. "Aaarrgh, it's broken! Stupid thing didn't even try to reorder them. I'll try again until I get something looking more random."
That's like with the iphone calculator when people do things like 900/30= see 30 and think that they didn't press = so they hit it again and get 1. Then complain that it's saying that 900/30=1
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