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From:
Dave Hoover
Date:
July 9, 2002 07:33
Subject:
Re: Y-index calculation
Message ID:
jUsT.aNoTheR.mEsSaGe.iD.102622515121012@www.redsquirreldesign.com
Yanick wrote:
>On Tue, Jul 09, 2002 at 06:55:21AM -0500, Dave Hoover wrote:
>> I'd like to mention that alien-in-training, Markko Nippula, who
>> hasn't finished with anything worse than a -6 Y-index since TPR(0,
1) has a
>> Y-index of 143.  That is the downfall of the Y-index, if your 
first outing
>> is bad, you're screwed for life.  
>
>	Hmmm... I hear your complain, and find it not entierely unfounded.
[snip `/ suggestion]

When I wrote the mars.pl script in order to detect the aliens among 
us, I simply discarded a golfer's worst Y-index and averaged the 
rest.  Prior to doing this Markko had evaded detection.

By the way, the script is using the updated book.xml that includes 
this month's data.  Not surprisingly, nothing has changed.  The usual 
aliens, the usual suspects.

http://www.redsquirreldesign.com/cgi-bin/fun/mars.pl

>	(and Dave would be, uh, still at 5. Bad, I know, but I can't
>do miracles  ;) )

Yeah, yeah, yeah.  I know.

[Dave crawls back up to his roof to check his alien communicator 
array, verifying that the signal is correctly sending the /abduction/ 
command.]







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