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magman's 25000 WU competition

Discussion in 'TOSAH Archive' started by magman, 31 Jan 2003.

  1. magman

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 597

    Location: Merseyside

    magman's 25,000 tiffy competition

    I am now within shooting distance of attaining another one of my major goals for SETI I - my 25,000 WU tiffy.

    To celebrate this occasion and to give those of us without races something to keep our SETI interest a bit higher, I though it would be nice to have a little competition to see if you can guess the date and time that I actually reach the 25,000 WU mark.

    A competition is useless without a prize. Given that I recently won a nice couple of crunchers from that nice Mr Jaydeee007, a suitable prize would be to turn those crunchers over to the winner for a tiffy's worth of WU's. In other words, the winner of my little competition would have exclusive use of this brace of crunchers for the production of 100 WU's, about 9-10 days worth of production from these machines.

    I also think it's worth setting a few rules, as follows:
    1. As with Jaydee's comp, I will set up another thread were guesses can be entered.
    2. The Guesses thread will be opened from noon tomorrow.
    3. All guesses have to be entered by Midnight on 5th February 2003.
    4. All guesses must be entered in the Guesses thread to be valid.
    5. Guesses should be to the nearest minute.
    6. Only members of the OcUK SETI team need apply.
    7. Only one guess per forum member.
    8. There can be no duplicate guesses, the first poster with a particular guess, owns that guess exclusively.
    9. No other comments in the Guesses thread please, if you need to ask a question, pop into this thread instead.
    10. My decision as to the winner is final, though I will be fair in this, no favouritism - I promise. :D
    11. The winner will be guesses the nearest time (either before or after) to the 25,000th WU being submitted to Berkeley.
    12. In the event of the 25,000th WU being submitted precisely between two guesses, the winner will be the forum member who posted their guess first.
    13. The prize is transferable, so you can donate it to another OcUK SETI Team member if you so wish.
    14. The prize is to be claimed within 1 month of the winner being announced.
    15. The winner can't use the prize against me in any races (this is me getting a bit paranoid now!). :rolleyes:
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      Once the guesses time limit has expired, I will put my queue on auto-transmit (I'm stashing at the moment to make it a bit more interesting). I will also post a summary of all of the guesses from time to time over the next 5 days in this thread so you can see who has guessed what.

      So its H'onwards and H'upwards for the good ship OcUK SETI stomper and a 25,000 WU tiffy for me. :D
     
    Last edited: 31 Jan 2003
  2. kaiowas

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    Ooh, sounds like fun :D

    Just a quick question, what level of accuracy are we talking with regards to guesses? Nearest Hour?, Minute?, Second?
     
  3. magman

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    I will say it will have to be to the nearest minute, as I am expecting to dump more than 1 WU per hour. I will edit the rules to reflect this (I've just though of another rule anyway).

    I am expecting some last minute guesses bracketing a particular time from some forum members anyway. :D :D
     
    Last edited: 31 Jan 2003
  4. Doobdonk

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    Anyone in particular spring to mind? :D
     
  5. L c

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    personally i fink u should give the machines away instead of just 9-10 days of 100 woo crunching time ;o)

    but pre-congrats for pre hitting 25,000 and ill see u at the other guessing thread ;o)
     
  6. L c

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    does that mean u wont be dumping till after that date? cos in your guesses thread uve put an example of 05-02..this mite confuse ppl.
     
  7. magman

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    In one respect I see what you mean, I will go and change the date to the 6th.

    But I did state above:
    So I won't be dumping again till after midnight on 5th of Feb.
     
  8. L c

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    missed that bit..i read it once..got confused then skim read it like 5 times for hidden hints!
     
  9. magman

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    As promised, here is the first summary of the guesses so far.

    Code:
    Member		Guess			Date posted
    
    Madlew		07/02/2002 15:30	01/02/2003 20:05
    Gandolf		08/02/2003 09:30	01/02/2003 17:25
    Dutch Guy	08/02/2003 14:25	01/02/2003 19:47
    Markjcj		09/02/2003 12:38	01/02/2003 19:36
    Widget		10/02/2003 04:24	01/02/2003 16:55
    Augmented	13/02/2003 19:48	01/02/2003 13:38
    luke284		14/02/2003 16:30	01/02/2003 14:47
    BuckEye		15/02/2003 20:22	01/02/2003 15:12
    Matthew-1985	15/02/2003 22:57	01/02/2003 14:28
    DreederOcUK	16/02/2003 14:30	01/02/2003 16:23
    L c		16/02/2003 18:13	01/02/2003 13:06
    [ASSE]Arnie01	17/02/2003 17:00	01/02/2003 12:32
    
     
  10. Widget

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    I think Madlew should alter his guess, wrong year methinks

    Madlew 07/02/2002 15:30
     
  11. -<=[Tw18]=>-

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    well done m8 :D

    lovely idea :D
     
  12. magman

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    Time for a little update on the guesses so far, as the guesses have been a bit few and far bewtween lately.

    Code:
    Member		Guess			Date posted
    Madlew		07/02/2002 15:30	01/02/2003 20:05
    diogenese	06/02/2003 04:15	02/02/2003 11:29
    Gandolf		08/02/2003 09:30	01/02/2003 17:25
    Dutch Guy	08/02/2003 14:25	01/02/2003 19:47
    Markjcj		09/02/2003 12:38	01/02/2003 19:36
    Widget		10/02/2003 04:24	01/02/2003 16:55
    kolala		12/02/2003 13:00	02/02/2003 15:00
    Augmented	13/02/2003 19:48	01/02/2003 13:38
    luke284		14/02/2003 16:30	01/02/2003 14:47
    BuckEye		15/02/2003 20:22	01/02/2003 15:12
    Matthew-1985	15/02/2003 22:57	01/02/2003 14:28
    DreederOcUK	16/02/2003 14:30	01/02/2003 16:23
    L c		16/02/2003 18:13	01/02/2003 13:06
    [ASSE]Arnie01	17/02/2003 17:00	01/02/2003 12:32
    
    And Madlew still hasn't figured out which year we are in. :D :D
     
  13. Madlew

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Jan 2003

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    whoops has 2003 already started without me????!!!?? ;)

    What a silly billy I am.

    I will change it.

    Thanks
     
  14. magman

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    Less than 5 1/2 hours to go now, so I thought it worth posting a gentle reminder for those of you that haven't entered yet.

    The Guesses thread can be found here.

    The current Guesses are:
    Code:
    Member		Guess			Date posted
    
    diogenese	06/02/2003 04:15	02/02/2003 11:29
    Madlew		07/02/2003 15:30	01/02/2003 20:05
    Gandolf		08/02/2003 09:30	01/02/2003 17:25
    Dutch Guy	08/02/2003 14:25	01/02/2003 19:47
    Markjcj		09/02/2003 12:38	01/02/2003 19:36
    Widget		10/02/2003 04:24	01/02/2003 16:55
    kolala		12/02/2003 13:00	02/02/2003 15:00
    Augmented	13/02/2003 19:48	01/02/2003 13:38
    luke284		14/02/2003 16:30	01/02/2003 14:47
    BuckEye		15/02/2003 20:22	01/02/2003 15:12
    Matthew-1985	15/02/2003 22:57	01/02/2003 14:28
    DreederOcUK	16/02/2003 14:30	01/02/2003 16:23
    L c		16/02/2003 18:13	01/02/2003 13:06
    [ASSE]Arnie01	17/02/2003 17:00	01/02/2003 12:32
    
    So get guessing and good luck to you all. :D :D
     
  15. Berserker

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    Righto, I'm sorry to say I'm getting a bit bored atm with this SETI lark, so, to keep my flagging interest going...

    The winner of magman's competition now gets an extra bonus - 7 days crunching from my Xeon box. That's roughtly 125 WUs.

    The runner up (if magman doesn't mind working this out for me) gets 3 days (roughly 50 WUs).

    Rules 13-15 of magman's competition also apply to my donation.

    Should I win the competition, WUs will be given to a person of my choosing (with their acceptance, of course).
     
  16. Markjcj

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    That my good s'ah is well generous of you, and if I should win then it would still go to Adwhitworth, if he wants it:)
     
  17. Augmented

    Soldato

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    A little [​IMG]. Not long to go till the last entry!

    A great idea for the team magman, top stuff.
    Mark G, kudos to you for the bonus addition!
    :)
     
  18. magman

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    No problems M8.

    I've got the guesses in a spreadsheet, so calculating the runner up shouldn't be a problem.
     
  19. quackers

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    Location: Liverpool :-)

    Heres my go 09/02/03 at say 2pm

    I dunno :confused:
     
  20. magman

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    You might be more successful if you post this in the guesses thread rather than in here. I will not include the guess unless it is included in the correct thread (See rules 4 and 10). :( :)