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1. Originally Posted by Gonk
hmm... now there's an idea.... I can see a whole new suite of PCs being purchased.... (from @VeryPC of course!)
Do it! I've just got 4 new Broadleaf Access PCs and they are the bees knees (very cool laser etched school logo on the front)

2. Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave
Haha! That word is definitely a no no!, but if you got your RM *shudder* machines saying HER forbidden name maybe you'd get new machines?
That IS the eventual plan. [Pending quotes, meeting and what-not]

3. Originally Posted by sonofsanta
Do we get to know how many names are in the chassis so we can calculate our odds of winning and then make conspiratorial claims of prize-fixing when the PS4 goes to @X-13?
Yep - currently 77 entrants (and climbing) less the 2 tickets already removed

If we keep things easy and assume 1 extra entry each day to keep the tickets in the chassis at a constant 75, we can work out your chances of winning on each of the next 29 remaining days. let's call tomorrow day 1 for simplicity:

Day 1 = 1/75
Day 2 = (1/75)*(74/75) :: 2nd bit is chance you were NOT selected the day before and are therefore still in the chassis.
Day 3 = (1/75)*(74/75)2 :: 2nd bit is chance not selected for both previous days
Day 4 = (1/75)*(74/75)3 :: 2nd bit is chance not selected for three previous days

...and so on

With a bit of quick spreadsheetery we can add up all of these chances to get your total chance for the 29 days remaining = 32% chance of winning a daily prize if you are in the chassis now.

If anyone wants to pull my reasoning or spreadsheet formulations apart, feel free to correct me.

Al

stocktober2 winning chances.xlsx

4. ## 2 Thanks to VeryPC:

Rawns (2nd October 2013), sonofsanta (2nd October 2013)

5. Originally Posted by stevehill06
Woohoo! Have just seen the video...
@VeryPC Can I have number 31 please.....
Yayyyy. Box 31, coming up!

Al

6. We reveal today's stocktastic prize... NOW!

Congratulations! Remember entries are still open, so if you get in now you'll be in the draw from today onwards until your name is drawn (but will be put back before the star prize PS4 draw). To enter just PM me your professional contact details if you are a UK based IT manager/tech type, OR if you've entered a VeryPC competition on EduGeek before, you can just speak up in the thread that you want back in and we'll add you.

Good luck for tomorrow everyone!

Al

7. ## 3 Thanks to VeryPC:

Devontechie (2nd October 2013), hallb15 (2nd October 2013), X-13 (3rd October 2013)

8. That is some elastic band ball!

9. ## Thanks to ICTDirect_Dave from:

VeryPC (2nd October 2013)

10. The point where Al mugs at the camera and says "errrrr chaos!" was all a bit David Brent for a moment there.

Don't suppose you play the guitar and write your own songs do you, Al?

11. I saw one of those trackball thingies being used in the box office at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall the other day and I thought, 'I want one of those!'

Congrats stevehill06.

12. ## Thanks to StevieM from:

Devontechie (2nd October 2013)

13. Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave
That is some elastic band ball!
Cheers Dave.

Actually we nicked it from Emma's *quickly checks the exits - phew* desk. She's been making it for about 3 years - maybe thats why she was so ticked off with me!

Al

14. Originally Posted by sonofsanta
The point where Al mugs at the camera and says "errrrr chaos!" was all a bit David Brent for a moment there.

Don't suppose you play the guitar and write your own songs do you, Al?
Nope. I leave that stuff to the @Gonk-ster:
Originally Posted by VeryPC

15. Originally Posted by StevieM
I saw one of those trackball thingies being used in the box office at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall the other day and I thought, 'I want one of those!'

Congrats stevehill06.
Well we have a few of the trackballs and yesterday's laptop bags to give away, so you could get lucky!

Al

16. Originally Posted by StevieM
I saw one of those trackball thingies being used in the box office at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall the other day and I thought, 'I want one of those!'

Congrats stevehill06.
I have one of the more expensive trackballs for work

[It's basically the next one up.]

17. Morning morning!

Another bright sunny (read: damp and cloudy) October morning in Sheffield. The perfect conditions for prize winner selection. Lots of daily stock prizes still to be won and of course the star prize pre-order PlayStation 4 is still sitting pretty up there in slot 32 (virtual slot - you cannot choose it!).

Remember entries are still open, so if you get in now you'll be in the draw from tomorrow onwards until your name is drawn (but will be put back before the star prize PS4 draw). To enter just PM me your professional contact details if you are a UK based IT manager/tech type, OR if you've entered a VeryPC competition on EduGeek before, you can just speak up in the thread that you want back in and we'll add you.

Good luck everyone!

Al

18. Originally Posted by VeryPC
until your name is drawn (but will be put back before the star prize PS4 draw)
Any chance of micro-competitions for extra entries?

19. Originally Posted by X-13
Any chance of micro-competitions for extra entries?
I daresay, but it tends to develop organically. We'll see what ideas come along as we go like last year.

Al

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