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Tizzy
16-05-2008, 12:55:36
I work at a radio station.

In some areas of the building we have little selector panels where we can choose one of 4 stations to play through the speakers in the ceiling. (Some bits automatically have the station that's broadcast from here)

Whenever I go into the kitchen I change what's playing there to my favourite station.

I wonder how many times it gets changed in a day?

Funko
16-05-2008, 12:57:11
Twice.

once when you go in
and once when the person after you goes in, back to the original station.

MattHiggs
16-05-2008, 13:11:39
:lol:

Tizzy
16-05-2008, 14:15:16
But what if the next person doesn't like that station?
And I go to the kitchen about 5 times a day....

Funko
16-05-2008, 14:21:40
10 then.

Greg W
16-05-2008, 14:40:44
Well, is it tuned to the same station every time you come back?

Funko
16-05-2008, 14:44:36
You want information to make an informed decision? That's not the CG way.

Greg W
16-05-2008, 14:47:12
Who said I was going to give an informed opinion? I was just going to spout some shit that sounded vaguelly related to the reply. :p

Funko
16-05-2008, 14:49:10
Sorry. Carry on.

Tizzy
16-05-2008, 14:50:28
Originally posted by Greg W
Well, is it tuned to the same station every time you come back?

No.

Greg W
16-05-2008, 14:57:41
See, then it's entirely random, and thus no way to ever figure it out. The Management, you may now lock this thread as its purpose has been served, and no further point can be made from discussing it more.

Tizzy
16-05-2008, 15:03:49
Thanks for your help.

Greg W
16-05-2008, 15:04:51
Any time, glad I could solve it for you. :)

Tizzy
16-05-2008, 15:09:20
Next time I have some wondering to do, I'll do it elsewhere.

Greg W
16-05-2008, 15:10:18
Aw, come on. Between mr_G and I, you don't need more help. :)

Tizzy
16-05-2008, 15:13:03
mrG would have been more helpful than you were.

Funko
16-05-2008, 15:13:18
Originally posted by Greg W
See, then it's entirely random, and thus no way to ever figure it out.

1. Experimentation. We put recording equipment into the room and measure.

2. Guestimation. We make educated estimates of how many people use the kitchen, how often they go to the kitchen and what proportion of them change the channel.

Tizzy will have to provide us with the estimates.

Greg W
16-05-2008, 15:13:38
What? I solved it for you! :(

Greg W
16-05-2008, 15:15:08
Originally posted by Funko
1. Experimentation. We put recording equipment into the room and measure.

2. Guestimation. We make educated estimates of how many people use the kitchen, how often they go to the kitchen and what proportion of them change the channel.

Tizzy will have to provide us with the estimates. Originally posted by Funko
You want information to make an informed decision? That's not the CG way. :mad:

Funko
16-05-2008, 15:16:25
Now it's a challenge because you said it couldn't be done. Proving people wrong is the CG way.

Greg W
16-05-2008, 15:18:46
Even when they're being just the tiniest bit sarcastic? :hmm:

Funko
16-05-2008, 15:21:30
~Yes~

Tizzy
16-05-2008, 15:24:16
Originally posted by Funko
1. Experimentation. We put recording equipment into the room and measure.

2. Guestimation. We make educated estimates of how many people use the kitchen, how often they go to the kitchen and what proportion of them change the channel.

Tizzy will have to provide us with the estimates.

Hmm. There's approx 80 people on this floor of the building.
Probably an average of 2-3 kitchen visits per person per day?

Greg W
16-05-2008, 15:25:41
Originally posted by Funko
~Yes~ :hmm:

Greg W
16-05-2008, 15:30:57
Originally posted by Funko
2. ...and what proportion of them change the channel.

Tizzy will have to provide us with the estimates. :p

Funko
16-05-2008, 15:33:03
How many people care enough to change the radio?

So we've got a maximum of 240 changes.

Assuming every station is equally popular, and everyone always changes to their favourite.

There's a 1 in 4 chance the radio will already be on someones favourite channel.

So that leaves 180 changes if everyone is like Tizzy and always changes it.

Greg W
16-05-2008, 15:35:05
Maybe Tizzy needs to collect data on which station it is tuned to when she gets there.

Funko
16-05-2008, 15:35:07
My new estimate is 100 changes per day.

Which would mean it changes on average every 5.1 minutes over a standard 9am to 5:30pm working day.

Tizzy
16-05-2008, 15:37:55
Originally posted by Greg W
Maybe Tizzy needs to collect data on which station it is tuned to when she gets there.

The wrong one :D

Greg W
16-05-2008, 15:38:37
Actually, why doesn't Tizzy measure how much wear there is on the button or knob that changes the station? And then take a few buttons/knobs and see how many changes it takes to get them to the same level of wear.

And then find out how old the current ones are.

That will give a fairly precise estimate. :beer:

Greg W
16-05-2008, 15:42:27
Then again, that does involve effort, doesn't it?

Funko
16-05-2008, 15:42:30
If Tizzy's going to be spending time wearing out a knob...

Funko
16-05-2008, 15:43:20
Possibly some people might change the radio more than once when they are in the room. I would. If a crap tune came on or something. Damn.

Greg W
16-05-2008, 15:43:27
:lol: Unintentional opening... :lol:

Greg W
16-05-2008, 15:44:22
Originally posted by Funko
Possibly some people might change the radio more than once when they are in the room. I would. If a crap tune came on or something. Damn. Or they may unintentionally select the wrong station.

Tizzy
16-05-2008, 15:48:56
Originally posted by Funko
If Tizzy's going to be spending time wearing out a knob...

:D :cute:

Greg W
16-05-2008, 16:03:26
So, how 'bout those radio stations, huh?

Immortal Wombat
16-05-2008, 16:03:27
Tizzy could just stay in the kitchen all day counting station-changes. Better than work, and more scientifically important.

Greg W
16-05-2008, 16:04:49
Yes, she could cling to the ceiling like a ninja!

Tizzy
16-05-2008, 16:06:49
While that would obviously be easy with my elite ninja skills, it wouldn't lead to a very objective experiment.
If I was too close to the speaker I'd totally flip out when someone changed it to one of the wrong stations.

Tizzy
16-05-2008, 16:07:28
Then everyone would be dead and the answer would be "it never changes"

Greg W
16-05-2008, 16:08:46
:lol:

JM^3
16-05-2008, 16:30:28
I think it is obvious that you need to stop all other work and take up kitchen observation full time.

JM

seng
16-05-2008, 16:31:13
If you want to hire an outside consultant, I'm available.

MDA
16-05-2008, 18:02:28
Originally posted by Greg W
See, then it's entirely random, and thus no way to ever figure it out. The Management, you may now lock this thread as its purpose has been served, and no further point can be made from discussing it more.

You want to lock threads that have no purpose? That's not the CG way either.

Vincent
16-05-2008, 19:10:19
0 because it's all an illusion

Greg W
17-05-2008, 02:49:57
Originally posted by MDA
You want to lock threads that have no purpose? That's not the CG way either. Making jokes about it is though. :D

chagarra
17-05-2008, 05:55:35
Good god....... Nobody ever heard of glue...... :lol:

MDA
19-05-2008, 11:17:25
Random rumor about the US DoD:

They put glue in the USB ports of their computers so people can't get a USB drive hooked up. Low-tech security!

MoSe
19-05-2008, 12:53:14
Originally posted by Funko
Tizzy will have to provide us with the eskimates.

you mean, her Inuit friends?

Funko
19-05-2008, 12:56:46
tjop tjop

MoSe
19-05-2008, 12:58:13
Originally posted by Tizzy
I work [at a radio station].

1. you all failed to point out the absurdity of the initial assumption

Whenever I go into the kitchen I change ... to my favourite station.

2. you all overlooked to consider that Tizzy's preferences might change over time, due to mood, wheather, boredom, whatever

Tizzy
19-05-2008, 12:59:24
Would someone care to point out the absurdity of MoSe's second assumption?

MoSe
19-05-2008, 13:06:55
get to work, you bored nerd!

Greg W
19-05-2008, 13:12:12
Originally posted by Tizzy
Would someone care to point out the absurdity of MoSe's second assumption? Of course.

You're a woman, you always change your mind.

seng
19-05-2008, 14:07:32
I haven't changed my mind since 1997. No, 1998.