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From: Futbolmetrix on 8 Jul 2010 11:56 "anders t" <anthu_001(a)no__spam_.hotmail.com> wrote in message news:pqmb36hj0uqlsqf629f0n3kmsdcmpvlu7i(a)4ax.com... >I think it is high time to make a decision for the future SophCons. > > I propose two new (albeit simple) rules: > > Minimal accepted probability for any part: 0,0001 > Maximal accepted probability fpr any part: 0,9999 > > That is: No 'zeros' and no 'ones' allowed anymore. > > What say you? Yes, yes, I agree! And it should be applied retroactively, starting from this year's contest! D
From: Chagney Hunt on 8 Jul 2010 12:09 On Jul 8, 11:56 am, "Futbolmetrix" <futbolmet...(a)yahoo.com> wrote: > "anders t" <anthu_001(a)no__spam_.hotmail.com> wrote in message > > news:pqmb36hj0uqlsqf629f0n3kmsdcmpvlu7i(a)4ax.com... > > >I think it is high time to make a decision for the future SophCons. > > > I propose two new (albeit simple) rules: > > > Minimal accepted probability for any part: 0,0001 > > Maximal accepted probability fpr any part: 0,9999 > > > That is: No 'zeros' and no 'ones' allowed anymore. > > > What say you? > > Yes, yes, I agree! And it should be applied retroactively, starting from > this year's contest! As good as it'll do to my astronomical score, I bow to the sophconness of whoever had Uruguay's chance of exiting the semi at more than 0 (or more than 0.0001 in new sophcon speak).
From: Jim Goloboy on 8 Jul 2010 12:42 On Jul 8, 10:16 am, anders t <anthu_001(a)no__spam_.hotmail.com> wrote: > stupid losers like myself If the lowest probability for any round is 0.0001, then surely the highest allowable probability for any round is 0.9995? I am in favor of this rule change.
From: Jim Goloboy on 8 Jul 2010 13:18 On Jul 8, 12:42 pm, Jim Goloboy <jim.golo...(a)gmail.com> wrote: > On Jul 8, 10:16 am, anders t <anthu_001(a)no__spam_.hotmail.com> wrote: > > > stupid losers like myself > > If the lowest probability for any round is 0.0001, then surely the > highest allowable probability for any round is 0.9995? Actually this isn't right...since 31 teams will need at least 0.0001, the highest allowable probablity will be 0.9969.
From: Jesus Petry on 8 Jul 2010 13:37 On Jul 8, 2:18 pm, Jim Goloboy <jim.golo...(a)gmail.com> wrote: > On Jul 8, 12:42 pm, Jim Goloboy <jim.golo...(a)gmail.com> wrote: > > > On Jul 8, 10:16 am, anders t <anthu_001(a)no__spam_.hotmail.com> wrote: > > > > stupid losers like myself > > > If the lowest probability for any round is 0.0001, then surely the > > highest allowable probability for any round is 0.9995? > > Actually this isn't right...since 31 teams will need at least 0.0001, > the highest allowable probablity will be 0.9969. You could have half the teams with 0.0005 and the other half with 0.9995 in the group phase, for instance. Tchau! Jesus Petry

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