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    359 please

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    418 please

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    There are too many entries for me to bother working out if this pulled-out-my-bottom number is one that's already been said, so holler at me if I need to guess again.

    404 Winner not found; redirect Nano Sketch to @sonofsanta.

    (I wanted 418, I'm a teapot, but @Dom_ beat me to it)

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    417...

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    Half term for me but managed to keep the girls off my iPad long enough to guess 440 (as in Apollo 440 - ain't talkin' bout dub)

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    This is just the number of unique, VALID entries, right?
    Yep - the number of tickets that actually went into the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallb15 View Post
    Half term for me but managed to keep the girls off my iPad long enough to guess 440 (as in Apollo 440 - ain't talkin' bout dub)
    Now i have to listen to that.....NOSTALGIA!!

    Last edited by Little-Miss; 18th February 2014 at 11:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    There are too many entries for me to bother working out if this pulled-out-my-bottom number is one that's already been said, so holler at me if I need to guess again.

    404 Winner not found; redirect Nano Sketch to @sonofsanta.

    (I wanted 418, I'm a teapot, but @Dom_ beat me to it)
    You're good, 404 was still available.

    You know those high tech "spreadsheet" things that I use to administrate these competitions (I've talked about these before - keep up). I'm applying a dangerous dark art known as "conditional formatting" to burn duplicate entries and guesses from out of the face of reality*, so you'd have smelled sulphur and felt your fingers singe if you'd typed in a number already guessed.

    Also - that HTCPCP thing is ace!
    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    418 I'm a teapot The HTCPCP server is a teapot; the resulting entity body may be short and stout.
    Al

    ​* make cell go red
    Last edited by VeryPC; 18th February 2014 at 12:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC View Post
    You're good, 404 was still available.

    You know those high tech "spreadsheet" things that I use to administrate these competitions (I've talked about these before - keep up). I'm applying a dangerous dark art known as "conditional formatting" to burn duplicate entries and guesses from out of the face of reality*, so you'd have smelled sulphur and felt your fingers singe if you'd typed in a number already guessed.

    Also - that HTCPCP thing is ace!


    Al

    ​* make cell go red
    ^^ You know with the delete duplicate option, you could do away with the need for that asterisk.
    Last edited by vikpaw; 18th February 2014 at 12:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    ^^ You know with the delete duplicate option, you could do away with the need for that asterisk.
    Yeah but I want to see the duplicate highlighted first so I can let the user know they need to guess again or that they guessed twice and the 2nd one doesn't count. Then I delete it.

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC View Post
    You're good, 404 was still available.

    You know those high tech "spreadsheet" things that I use to administrate these competitions (I've talked about these before - keep up). I'm applying a dangerous dark art known as "conditional formatting" to burn duplicate entries and guesses from out of the face of reality*, so you'd have smelled sulphur and felt your fingers singe if you'd typed in a number already guessed.

    Also - that HTCPCP thing is ace!


    Al

    ​* make cell go red
    Not that it is a number or a 2nd guess etc but the 404 error reminded me of this :

    404 WOMD.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC View Post
    Yeah but I want to see the duplicate highlighted first so I can let the user know they need to guess again or that they guessed twice and the 2nd one doesn't count. Then I delete it.

    Al
    That's so manual!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    That's so manual!
    That's soooo Al @VeryPC

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    :LOL:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    That's soooo Al @VeryPC
    I actually wanted to use a heavy rock to represent each guesser with a collection of small stones placed on top totalling your estimate. I would arrange these artfully in a local park and pop down there to add another whenever anyone made a guess, checking carefully that the number was not already gone by going round and counting each pile again. I wouldn't write your names on each boulder; instead I would memorise the shapes and sizes and associate that with my mental image of each contestant, reinforcing these connections with a careful inspection and meditation session each time I visited. THAT would be soooooooo Al at VeryPC.

    I say I was going to do the above, but then I thought: Nah, be quicker in Excel.

    Al

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