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<Sigh> prepares for crushing disappointment again...
EDIT: Yep, thought so.
Amazing really, 40 different winners and not one of them is recognisable from this forum, what are the odds of that?
No signature worth mentioning...
Quite good, I'd have thought, but I haven't got the database to hand to do any counting...
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Although this wasn't the Facebook competition.
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Fine! I'll buy my own 42GT30 then.... *sulks in a dark corner, toys strewn across the floor from pram tossing*
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This isn't the facebook competition but I know the popular comps get tens of thousands of entries. We'd need to know roughly how many people post regularly (make your own definition of regularly). I'd guess I'd recognise 100 different usernames if scattered at random through a list.
So, assume 40,000 entries, 40 prizes, so that's 1000-1 for each entrant, now 100 recognisable entrants, each at 1000-1, so 10-1 I reckon, if my guesstimates for total number of entrants and number of recognisable entrants are in any way close. Interesting.
That depends if an entrant is removed from draws for other prizes once winning or whether (theoretically) someone could win all of them. This could maintain a 40,000-1 ratio throughout.
True but even removing 39 entrants from the draw isn't going to change the odds significantly with a field of 40,000 (at worst our 1000-1 will be slightly more than 999-1. We can assume that we aren't removing 39 recognisable winners from the 100 as well because as soon as we get 1 recognisable winner the requirement is satisfied and we can stop calculating).
My heart was pounding as i read down the list but alas it was not meant to be LOL!! just have to congratulate the winners. TBH this site and these forums and you guys are better to me than any prize. The information and knowledge made available is invaluable. The entertainment form the banter is hilarious. Hope You feel a bit better now lol!!!
I have some bits of HiFi
You do know there was a TV on the list don't you?
Lol see thats what i mean!!!
I may be getting a new better job so my mood is elevated at the minute. Take your credit while you can!!!
I'm just glad you realised it was supposed to funny, that's better than the response most of my jokes get...
What's the job, or don't you want to jinx it before it's in the bag?
I don't want to jinx it, trying not to let myself get too excited. The main thing it will give me is some stability after a tough few years on the job front.
Keep your fingers crossed for me!!
you guys are better to me than any prize.
I call dibs on any future prize you may win in that case.
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