[coreboot] Competition at LinuxTag 2008 in Berlin, May 28-31

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Sun Jan 27 21:00:13 CET 2008

On 27.01.2008 20:46, joe at smittys.pointclark.net wrote:
> Quoting Peter Stuge <peter at stuge.se>:
>> On Sun, Jan 27, 2008 at 07:59:33AM -0500, joe at smittys.pointclark.net wrote:
>>> I am pretty fluent in php / html.
>> Going back to the competition, we will need a database, an entry form
>> and some way to pick the winner. I think a web based entry form is a
>> good idea.
> Sure Peter, that would be simple. Each form submitted gets an entry  
> number. Then at drawing time we use a random number generator to pick  
> the winner. Let me know if your serious about this and I will wip  
> something up.

Maybe having a few subquestions in the contest would make determining
the winner less of a lottery. Suggestions:
- Predict absolute time to first Linux kernel message under CB and
proprietary BIOS. (2 questions)
- Predict time saved as ratio/percentage. (1 question)
- Predict how many total/different boards we manage to convert over the
day. (2 questions)
The later a person enters his/her guess, the less it is worth. That way,
someone entering information already known by the time is not rewarded
as much as if he had guessed everything correctly before he could
know/measure it.

What do you think? Is it doable? Are my ideas totally off the mark?


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