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Old 11-02-2005, 02:47 AM
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Nine different people contributed in one way or another to this challenge prior to David closing it (ten if you count Mason). Since he was willing to give up to ten books...I think we should all, you know, receive advanced copies of the NL hold em book or something. If you guys stick with me, we might get a freebie out of this. And, damnit, I'm into free stuff.
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Old 11-02-2005, 02:51 AM
David Sklansky David Sklansky is offline
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Send a self addressed stamped large envelope to 2+2 and I'll give those nine the book of their choice.
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Old 11-02-2005, 03:19 AM
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Thank you Mr. Sklansky. That's very honorable of you.
Um, what's the address?
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Old 11-02-2005, 04:22 AM
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Awesome!
Thanks David, 2+2 is the best.

Evan Nordquist
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Old 11-02-2005, 09:52 AM
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Thus ten to fifteen percent of all adult Sklanskys are book authors ... I contend that there is NO OTHER FAMILY NAME that can boast this percentage of book authors

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I showed you a ~12% one.

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It's closer than I thought so even if I'm right its not quite as impressive as I hoped.

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This seems to be that you're admitting defeat?

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Send a self addressed stamped large envelope to 2+2 and I'll give those nine the book of their choice.

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What about the $200 ?

I followed your instructions, used your web sites/multiplier, found a 10-15% family, you admit that it's unlikely that you're correct, and you pull the $200 and offer me a book if I pick up the shipping? Great contest..
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Old 11-02-2005, 11:18 AM
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Send a self addressed stamped large envelope to 2+2 and I'll give those nine the book of their choice.

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Some counting later, WOOHOOO! (Now I need to find a 2+2 book I don't already own. There are a few I think, but not many).
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Old 11-02-2005, 02:01 PM
David Sklansky David Sklansky is offline
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"What about the $200 ?

I followed your instructions, used your web sites/multiplier, found a 10-15% family, you admit that it's unlikely that you're correct, and you pull the $200 and offer me a book if I pick up the shipping? Great contest.."

The $200 was for a real winner. Your name came close using what I have been shown is flawed white pages data. But it actually probably is not close. Prove me wrong about Lippman and I'll make it $300.
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Old 11-02-2005, 02:09 PM
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"What about the $200 ?

I followed your instructions, used your web sites/multiplier, found a 10-15% family, you admit that it's unlikely that you're correct, and you pull the $200 and offer me a book if I pick up the shipping? Great contest.."

The $200 was for a real winner. Your name came close using what I have been shown is flawed white pages data. But it actually probably is not close. Prove me wrong about Lippman and I'll make it $300.

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Flawed whitepages data?? You were the one who suggested using whitepages.com.

And the data is not flawed -- another poster pointed out that if there are over 300 people in the US with that last name, it only returns 300. There are under 300 Lippmann's, and it returned them all. I won the contest, as you defined it.

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Accuracy is probably not vital because I don't think it will be close.

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Old 11-02-2005, 02:15 PM
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Backup source:

http://phone.people.yahoo.com

Lippmann: PEOPLE SEARCH RESULTS 1 - 10 out of about 259.

Here's what happens when you put in a common name:

Smith: PEOPLE SEARCH RESULTS 1 - 10 out of about 200000.
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Old 11-02-2005, 02:26 PM
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Prove me wrong about Lippman and I'll make it $300.

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So now that I've shown that the whitepages.com data is not flawed, and I have a backup source, I win $300?
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