All entries for August 2006
August 19, 2006
Although I'd caught the odd episode here and there (my housemates this past year were fans) I'd never actually watched Lost in and kind of sequence; until recently. I'd enjoyed what I'd seen and decided the other day, "What the hell; I'm going to buy the box set. I've enjoyed the handful of episodes I've seen, so it's bound to be even better in full and in order…" And it is; if you haven't watched it yet, you really should; the only reason I'm glad I didn't watch it at the time is that I don't have to wait a week between each episode…
Anyway, the main point I wanted to make is this: I've just got to the one where we find out about Hurley's Lottery win, and I started wondering about how many people have actually used the Lost Numbers for the Lottery…
This must be a fairly large proportion of the sub–set of Lost fans that play the Lottery and don't do a Lucky Dip. Therefore, fun though it may be, it's really rather a stupid idea; if (well, I suppose it's probably "when") the numbers come up, the jackpot's going to be split between a very large number of people; it'd be like in Bruce Almighty where the winners barely made their money back because there were so many of them…
However, if everyone realises this and doesn't use them, then the one person who does use them is going to win big.
So, if everyone realises this and uses them in the hope of being "the one", as it were, then the winnings will be tiny.
But then if everyone thinks to themselves, "Hang on, I can't be the only person who's thought this; I may as well just use random numbers in the hope of winning more money," then there'll only be a few Lost Numbers Winners who'll get a lot.
Therefore, if everyone realises… and the trouble with this kind of thing is that you can just keep going; these situations are very easy to over analyse.
So, to sum up, I'm still wondering, but have shown that you can either win or not win, and you may or may not share the winnings with a large number of people.
So basically I'm still wondering…
August 18, 2006
Well, actually I wasn't but it's a good way to start an anecdote…
I just made a fly jump. I noticed it sitting on the wall, and leant towards it and said "Hello" slightly deeper than normal. It's legs definately buckled slightly in the way you'd expect something to if you'd just startled it. It didn't fly off, it was just suprised…
So, that shows you how exciting my life is these days; the most noteworthy thing I have to blog about is startling a fly…
August 17, 2006
August 12, 2006
My mother has an Oxford Universal Dictionary from 1959 and there are a couple of entries that are somewhat relevent…
Chilver – a rhyme for "Silver"
Curple – a rhyme for "Purple"
Hirple – another rhyme for "Purple"
A few words that aren't relevent to previous entries, but just amuse me…
Batrachian – toad–like
A wonderful word that sounds very majestic, but which actually means "toad–like".
Crapulent et. al
Some wonderful words for hangovers etc.
August 10, 2006
I just heard Bush say this on the BBC News:
We will take the necessary steps to protect the american people
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it us who were being threatened?
There was another one just like that a few sentences before, but I can't remember what it was…
August 03, 2006
Day 4 very much like days 2 and 3 (day 1 was longer and had a lunch break; none of the others have); they let us go a little before one. Turns out all the defendents had been being inconsiderate and pleading guilty, which meant we were just left sitting up there all the time with nothing much to do…
Still, we did manage to make some more progress on the 500 piece jigsaw puzzle of a German (I think) castle; I can't remember its name.
Another good thing: because they don't do trials on Fridays and Weekends, and because the court's closed next week, my Jury Service is up after only 4 days, which is nice.
The randomness of tomorrow, today!'s Advice For Future Jurors: Bring a good book (several if they're small), or find fun people to talk to – both of those helped me to keep my sanity… just.
August 02, 2006
August 01, 2006
Hopefully something might happen tomorrow…