Wonko on 8 Feb 2002 04:44:28 -0000

 Re: spoon-discuss: The PIG

```Quoth Eric Gerlach,

> At 10:14 PM 2002-02-03 -0500, you wrote:
>> Um, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but according to my calculations,
>> we need to make at least 27 proposals or the PIG is gonna eat the football
>> proposal again (unless someone represses it less than 4 ndays before the end
>> of the week).
>
> Hrmm.... I just did the math myself to check, and I think this is off a bit...
>
> GN = 3
> n = # of proposals on the ballot
>
> k = proposal eaten = GN/(120/n) = 3/(120/n) = n/40, rounded up.
>
> That means that if:
>
> 1 <= n <= 40, then k=1, and Rob's beautiful default case proposal gets eaten;
> 41 <= n <= 80, then k=2, and Football gets eaten again.
>
> Conclusion:  Since it is unlikely we'll have 40 proposals on the ballot,
> Rob, if you get a chance, resubmit that proposal... it really should get
> voted for.  If I don't see it by 4-5 tomorrow, I'll resubmit in your stead,
> with point donation as usual :)
>
> Bean
>
Yes, I noticed that... For some reason I had thought the Gremlin number was
9. Although, you don't neccessarily need to resubmit it; with such a low
number, it only costs 10 points to Repress the PIG and save the proposal....

--
Wonko
Recruit today night it feels.

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