Sept 2006 Newsletter Contributions (prep and discussion)

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Postby zarathustra » Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:11 pm

I hadn't fully thought-through the quiz, it seems. What's the best way to rank guesses? My thought is this:

Score = [(# right) - n(# wrong)]

The question is, what should be the value of n? The higher it is, the bigger the punishment for wrong guesses.... Any thoughts?
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Postby miguel » Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:26 am

n = 1/2 :)
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Postby zarathustra » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:35 pm

David "Wacho" Barton is far-and-away the winner. The value for n doesn't even matter!

Joe, have you decided a winner for your riddle?

We should publish the winners' names + answers in volume 3. When do you think we can get that started?
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