Random number challenge

Von Fugal von at fugal.net
Fri Jun 13 11:44:09 MDT 2008


<quote name="Levi Pearson" date="Fri, 13 Jun 2008 at 11:34 -0600">
> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 11:29 AM, Scott Edwards <supadupa at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > I'm with Von.  If it's random, it's not suppose to be predictable.
> > After the first result, the remaining results become more predictable.
> 
> That raises the question of whether you *do* want it to be a random
> choice from all participants every time.  It seems perfectly
> reasonable to me to exclude winners from getting multiple prizes.
> 
>           --Levi

What if there's as many prizes as participants? Then you know every
participant is going to get exactly one prize. That's no fun at all.

Von Fugal
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