On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 03:43:03PM -0400, Andrew Pimlott wrote: > > your favourite option up (from 0 to 0.5 in this example above), but they > > also increase the odds of the default option getting up (again, from 0 to > > 0.5). That's a gamble, not a strategy. > Tell that to a gambler. Gamblers do it because (a) they're addicted and can't help themselves, (b) because the entertainment is worth the negative odds or (c) because they've got a rational expectation of winning more than they lose. The latter's what makes a strategy, and is what pool sharks and card counters do, eg. But there aren't really any systems that give you reliable odds doing better than voting sincerely afaict. Cheers, aj -- Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/> I don't speak for anyone save myself. GPG signed mail preferred. ``Dear Anthony Towns: [...] Congratulations -- you are now certified as a Red Hat Certified Engineer!''
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