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Super Shane Spear

Since: 2.1.02
From: Sector 7 Slums

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#21 Posted on
Shut up! All of you! I have a question...

Can I just declare myself Wiener of the Day like Owen Hart?

Why are you reading this? Go home and watch

Chasing Amy, This is Spinal Tap, The Emperor's New Groove, or Almost Famous.
Boudin blanc
No longer registered

Since: 2.1.02
From: Give me a Title shot!

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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00

    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
      Originally posted by cfgb
      CajunMan, read closely:

      random Pronunciation Key (rndm)
      Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective: random movements. See Synonyms at chance.

    If I toss a coin in the air, the landing, be it heads or tails, is random. It's simple probability. If I stick a bunch of names in a hat, and draw one, the result is random. It's simple probability. Just declaring it "random" doesn't explain HOW the pick is made. THAT was CajunMan's question.

    EDIT: Next time, put a little thought into your post before jumping at the opportunity to be a smartass.

    (edited by TheBucsFan on 1.3.02 2110)

Thank You BUCSFAN, Right on the mark!

AS For S.S.S point..... I would like to see Brian Pillman win this award once.

In The O'Reilly Factor I Trust.
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection

Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR

Since last post: 13 days
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#23 Posted on
a) "But I see GURU gave somewhat of an answer so I will knock it off" Actually, I answered EXACTLY how it is happening.

b) You failed to knock it off.

c) Random is pretty fucking self evident.

So far, the only people in this thread that I haven't considered banning temporarily are:


Take from that what you will.

Oh, I hope this thread stops before someone forces me to ban them.

I love it when a plan comes together
flaming mo

Since: 2.1.02
From: Boonville MO

Since last post: 5463 days
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#24 Posted on
Wiener of the day?

This thread is quite gay!

Since: 3.1.02
From: Cambs, UK

Since last post: 5184 days
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#25 Posted on
Oh, it's actually interesting trying to get a computer to generate a random set of numbers. Mostly, though, people use a feedback shift register (or multiplicative congruential random-number generator), for a pseudo-random bit sequence.

The implementation in C is of a feedback shift register with a XOR tap on two of the bins provides the shift in input. The condition for finding the taps is that the values must be prime and irreducable in the Galois field, so the the number of states will be 2^(number of bins)-1. (The -1 is because all zeros in the register will "lock" the generator.) The random function requires a seed value, usually taken as the smallest incremental value of the system clock. If an identical seed value is given, the same sequence of random numbers will be produced, hence the term pseudo-random. Although with 2^32 states, it's probably not an issue, provided a unique seed is given, although it is totally unsuitable for generating one-time pads or crypto keys.

Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Since: 13.2.02
From: Back in the Heart of Hali

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#26 Posted on

wh00t! aureole knows math

Not to be outdone, I give you Guru's SQL:

    select id from users where powerlevel > -1 and powerlevel < 3 and id > rand()*$maxid limit 1

This says, get an id number (obviously the unique identifier for a given user on the board) from the table `users' where the `powerlevel' is greater than -1 (-1 is probably `guest') and `powerlevel' is less than 3 (3 is probably `moderator') and the id number is greater than a random number between 0 and 1 times the largest id in the table; only take one.

I assume he's using "id > rand() * $maxid" because though he'll get a userid from a valid range (i.e. 1 to the total number of users), but there's a chance that id may be inert (account deleted, id number still there for historical reasons) or that the function "rand() * $maxid" returns a result that is excluded by the previous clause (i.e. "powerlevel > -1 and powerlevel < 3"). So it'll keep adding 1 to the userid until it finds one that meets all conditions. The "limit 1" clause says only take the first one ye find.

See aureole's post about what rand() is likely to return.

I refer you to the MySQL documentation and/or the SQL-92 standard for specifics about how MySQL performs all of these operations.

he's not Craven Moorehead anymore.

Since: 3.1.02
From: USA, USA

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#27 Posted on
Is there a runner-up, in case the "Wiener of the Day" is not capable of carrying out his/her assigned duties?

Elitist - I'm TNT, I'm dynamite

We're gonna play some pool, skip some school, act real cool
Stay out all night, it's gonna feel all right...

Since: 20.2.02
From: Djibouti

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#28 Posted on
HEh. You guys are making way to big of a deal about this. Its just a random award. Who cares what the code is and the math crap is. Just be thankful you were the "lucky" Wiener.

Since: 2.1.02

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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.09
Just a question Guru (or CRZ), will the site re-pick members before going all the way through, or is it programed to go through every one first?

(edited by TheBucsFan on 4.3.02 2042)
Caring is the first step towards disappointment.
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection

Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR

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#30 Posted on
It's a random 1 out of (Total # of users - (deleted users + admins))

So... yeah. It doesnt matter if you have been the WOTD before - you have the same odds every day.

I love it when a plan comes together

Since: 4.1.02

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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.37
Isn't making posts about computer random number generation enough to make you a wiener by default?

Those educated feet! One went to Harvard. One went to Yale. Their daddy must be proud! - good ol J.R. hating his life
Back to Back Survivor

Since: 3.1.02
From: Northern NJ

Since last post: 64 days
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#32 Posted on
This has got to be one of the most useless threads I have ever seen on this board and that includes any and all threads started by ironcladlou.......makes me glad I don't log in everyday - sorry CRZ :)

Stylin' and Profilin' - Custom Made from Head to Toe.....courtesy of Michael's of Kansas City

Since: 24.3.02
From: Parts Unknown

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#33 Posted on
Me Say Dis...Why not have top five weiners so that not as many people are left out. Or a message saying "'X' is weiner of the day, but we still love the rest of you". I'm just thinking that this random process may make people feel like outcasts and end their pitiful lives or somesuch.

I Think We Can All Agree That That Was The Greatest Post In The History Of Our Sport!
Spaceman Spiff

Since: 2.1.02
From: Philly Suburbs

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#34 Posted on
Is there any way to get an email when you are selected? Nothing fancy, just an automatic email that says something like "Greetings! CRZ bestows upon you 'Wiener of the Day' status." That way you'll be sure to stop by and bask in your Wiener-ocity.

Matthew: You would've loved it, David. A week in a foreign country, strange people, strange customs...
Dave: Oh, I know what you mean. I've been to Canada.
Big Brother

Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

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#35 Posted on
There probably *is* a way, but we ain't gonna do that. :)

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Spaceman Spiff

Since: 2.1.02
From: Philly Suburbs

Since last post: 62 days
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#36 Posted on

...just kidding.

Matthew: You would've loved it, David. A week in a foreign country, strange people, strange customs...
Dave: Oh, I know what you mean. I've been to Canada.

Since: 22.1.02

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#37 Posted on
I like the Wiener of the Day concept. Though until I win, I will always believe there is a conspiracy against me.

We need Wiener of the Day lines to keep track of multiple title reigns. Who will be the Flair of the Wieners?


Since: 2.4.02
From: Toronto

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#38 Posted on
So, this is EZboard...

DJ FrostyFreeze

Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95

If you have REAL PLAYER, click here to listen to my *STREAMING* theme song~!
As young as
he feels

Since: 11.12.01
From: China, Maine

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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.21
Lumpy, Lumpy, Lumpy. Look at the top of the page.

It's Wienerville, you wiener.

He's Rolie Polie Olie - and in his world of curves and curls, he's the swellest kid around.
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