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Asimov would have loved this thread. We're betting on something we can control.
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Asimov would have loved this thread. We're betting on something we can control.


That's what makes it so delicious! As time goes on, more people will be clicking the bar to get it up to where they are while there's always going to be one person who'd really like it to stop.

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Asimov would have loved this thread. We're betting on something we can control.


That's what makes it so delicious! As time goes on, more people will be clicking the bar to get it up to where they are while there's always going to be one person who'd really like it to stop.


while in the meantime, all the others who made a prediction will be clicking rapidly to make themselves the winner.

Hmm, rankpoints must be a powerful motivator.

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I want to make it more so that part of the contest gets a bit more play but I need to convince Schik and it's low on my list of priorities. Plus I don't want to flood the system.

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08-13-2006 at 03:01 PM
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Yippie!! :yay :bounce

I now have 10 bar goodies.


I got modded down for this post, I think I know why, so I edited the post again and took out a sentence. Can whoever modded me down send me a PM and let me know why?

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I've bumped the prize up to 20 rank points and 50 mod points, thanks to Schik.

Seeing as this game's mostly luck, and people regularly complain about the mod points drying up, I thought an infusion of mod points might be nice for someone. But who?

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My guess is 365123

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08-24-2006 at 02:32 AM
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Clearly, 428000.
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The Bar is at 240,000!! Sorry Niccus!

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I say 270.519 clicks, even if i'm sure it will be more, because i cant stop! *click* Oh, I did it again!

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Someone Else's guess is neither higher nor lower than the bar's current clickedness*, so why is it listed as lower?
Unless you mean the absolute value, but he didn't specify |0 + 1i|, but since he didn't, it should really be off to the side somewhere.


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He specified i. Clearly we're deep in smartalec territory here, so I assumed from my badly-remembered mathematics that i = 0+1i, thus giving me something to compare the click count to - the real portion of the complex number.

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The Bar is at 240,000!! Sorry Niccus!


No, no, NiroZ loses out, because there's someone else under the bar. Niccus is winning right now, until someone else gets under the bar. It's like limbo!

Thanks for playing, NiroZ! See you all again in 7,000 clicks!

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No, no, NiroZ loses out, because there's someone else under the bar. Niccus is winning right now, until someone else gets under the bar. It's like limbo!



My nose is chafing against the bar like crazy right now.

Who forgot to sandpaper the bar? :~(
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My nose is chafing against the bar like crazy right now.

Who forgot to sandpaper the bar? :~(

Schik, most likely ;) Either that or the bar shaves barself and hasn't in a few days.

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my guess: 328,569

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I'm worried that people will take my guess as some kind of inside knowledge, but I don't have anything beside a much more detailed understanding of why the bar is at its current percentage. This doesn't give me control over future events, and I want to participate, so I'll guess 299,000.

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I'm worried that people will take my guess as some kind of inside knowledge, but I don't have anything beside a much more detailed understanding of why the bar is at its current percentage. This doesn't give me control over future events, and I want to participate, so I'll guess 299,000.


If I were a malicious person, I would guess 298,999 right now....

But I'm not, so I'm going to go with 292,000.

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Especially seeing as it gives people the idea to screw you over.

Heck, I might screw you over. Or, at least, open it up to people to decide what your guess should be instead of what you nominated.

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Can I still guess?
If so:
400,000

I wonder if I will win...
09-09-2006 at 07:33 PM
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You have understood rules wrong. If you want to ruin someone else's game, you have to quess 1 click MORE than someone else. Because in the list, the person who is right above the bar is currently winning. I don't recommend that for anyone. That isn't good sportmanship.
This doesn't make sense, because when you guess one more than someone else, then you only have one click where you have more than the bar, but the person below you doesn't. But I thought the person who is right under the bar is currently winning, so your logic is correct anyway.

Man...now I'm all confused.

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That would only work if the bar didn't stop at your number, which it isn't that likely to do anyway.

I think I guessed way too high.

*click click click*

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Nonsense, you just have to get it clicked more...

I'll help you get it higher...
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If you guess one more than someone else you essentially steal their guess. It doesn't matter how many clicks you're under the bar, so long as when the bar stops you were the highest guess under the bar. (That, and any guesses made a week or less before TCB comes out don't count, so stealing another person's guess in order to be the last person standing just isn't a good idea.)

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It seems we have another unlucky contestant. The bar is now past 247,210!

Edit: Mistyped, but we still have an unlucky contestant.

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It seems we have another unlucky contestant. The bar is now past 270,210!


Huh?? the last click I got was 247,257

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Sorry bout that, that's what I meant to post, but my statement about another unlucky contestant is still true.

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Yep, Niccus is done. Thanks for playing!

Syntax is next, and he'll be eliminated in les than ten thousand clicks. Exciting!

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Exciting enough for me to put some money down on 508405...

Game on!
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And Syntax is out!

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