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# PAX Forum Secret Santa 2009: Signups are CLOSED

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Past Organizer of the West Coast Train Trip San Fernando ValleyRegistered User regular
edited October 2009
for those of you whom have never taken math past 6th grade . . .

at the time of moe's posting we were up to 24 Santas so . . . Santas = 24

according to moe's post
S = Santas
s = Santees

S = s

so if Santas = 24 and S = Santas then S = 24 . . with me so far? good

we know that S = s so then s = 24, and since s = Santees. Santees = 24,

so you see boys and girls, the number of Santas will always be equal to the number of Santees because that is the god damned point of Secret Santa.
isn't algebra fun!

anyway. . . may as well count me in . .. sounds like loads of awesome

TimeCruiserMike on

{Fondly remembers the PAXTrain}
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Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
edited October 2009
But how you placed the number in there, Mike, kinda doesn't make sense. 'Cause now s > 24 = S > 24.

So, if you want it all equation-like, it should be this...

S = s

s = x

x = Number of Folks participating.

Therefore...

S = x = s

CaptainTapole on
The Girl Who Gave Everyone the Shortest Jenga Game Ever.
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PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
edited October 2009
Wait, how the hell can 1.38062 * 10^−23 log ( N! / ∏(i, Ni!)) = x = <x2 - x1, y2 - y1>?

I'm not sure if I should be amazed if someone here actually knows what that first equation is or not

whypick1 on
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Registered User regular
edited October 2009
lol entropy

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I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
edited October 2009
I am in.

My Santa can learn a lot about me by using the information in my signature.
Here is a link to my IGN Wishlist as well: http://club.ign.com/b/list//custom?&lid=100022&owner=mentok1&mode=vown
Tekken 6 is the only game on that list that I have pre-ordered (CTS costume!).

mentok1982 on
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PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
edited October 2009
proXimity wrote: »
lol entropy

Ok, surprised someone got it on the first reply.

I had to dig that one up on Wikipedia since my thermodynamics class was a loooooooooooong time ago.

whypick1 on
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Registered User regular
edited October 2009
I'm definitely in.

Arco on
Like this, not like the gas station.
Organizer of the Post-PAX Party. You should come!
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Registered User regular
edited October 2009
Mmboosh! Mystery gifts are the best.

Also, arnonaut, was that perchance a Frisky Dingo reference?

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Registered User regular
edited October 2009
Who ever gets me, I have a small wishlist up on thinkgeek.com ..umm.. it's under the e-mail address I gave to MoeFwacky via pm.

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Professional Beard Grower Registered User regular
edited October 2009
Sure, I'll take your gifts secretly sent to me by one of the "randomly" assorted 24 names presently on the list.

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Registered User regular
edited October 2009
Oh hell yes, I love Secret Santaz, count me in!

PSN: Quintonious
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Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
edited October 2009
Everybody remember, you have to send me your information in the format as stipulated in the OP by November 14 to get added to the list. I only mention this because several people have expressed interest, but have not sent me a PM with their info. Any names I do not have by Nov 14 will not be added to the proverbial hat.

Moe Fwacky on

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Boston, MARegistered User regular
edited October 2009
IN!

LTAcosta on
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Registered User regular
edited October 2009
And I'm in... hopefully this will make up for my crappy gift last year. Side note: Sorry, Twinkie.

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United StatesRegistered User regular
edited October 2009
I'm in!!

PAX Train Crew ftw!

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Abbotsford, BCRegistered User regular
edited October 2009
QuickSnap wrote: »
Sure, I'll take your gifts secretly sent to me by one of the "randomly" assorted 24 names presently on the list.

It's only random until we realize that everyone has been assigned as Moe's Secret Santa. :P

Sumi on
Standard Action, it's a webseries.
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Registered User regular
edited October 2009
Sumi wrote: »
QuickSnap wrote: »
Sure, I'll take your gifts secretly sent to me by one of the "randomly" assorted 24 names presently on the list.

It's only random until we realize that everyone has been assigned as Moe's Secret Santa. :P

PSN: Quintonious
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Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
edited October 2009
We're up to 35 participants now.

Also, if anybody needs to back out, please try and tell me before the Nov. 14 deadline. There's no shame in backing out, there is shame (and worse) in not buying a gift for your Santee.

Moe Fwacky on

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Abbotsford, BCRegistered User regular
edited October 2009
Sumi wrote: »
QuickSnap wrote: »
Sure, I'll take your gifts secretly sent to me by one of the "randomly" assorted 24 names presently on the list.

It's only random until we realize that everyone has been assigned as Moe's Secret Santa. :P

I think the person you buy for and the person you receive a gift from are different. If it were just a gift swap, I think that it would pretty much be the worst "secret" ever.

Sumi on
Standard Action, it's a webseries.
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United StatesRegistered User regular
edited October 2009
As for list of things you could possible want? is that up to the person who has you to figure out?

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Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
edited October 2009
It's up to you to leave hints of your interests and the types of things you want/have in your signature and the content of your posts. Also, leaving your twitter public and other things to make it easier for your Santa to cyber-stalk you to find out what you're interested in.

Moe Fwacky on

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PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
edited October 2009
Ah, good call.

whypick1 on
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Registered User regular
edited October 2009
Hmm. I kinda want in, but I'm already taking part in the G&T and SE++ festivities. We'll see...

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PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
edited October 2009
Ok, so apparently forum won't update old posts with signature changes.

whypick1 on
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Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
edited October 2009
It does, but not if your old posts are set to not display your sig.

Moe Fwacky on

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Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
edited November 2009
Less than two weeks before signups close. Also, if something comes up and you need to back out, please let me know before the 14th.

Moe Fwacky on

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I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
edited November 2009
Updated and also re-numbered my games wish list.
http://club.ign.com/b/list/custom?&lid=100022&owner=mentok1&mode=vown

mentok1982 on
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Registered User regular
edited November 2009
I'm in... despite being very scared of what I'll get if BigRed is my secret Santa O.O

The DIMD on
<+ACC3SS> 4chan doesn't make me cringe as much as you do, The_DIMD.
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Registered User regular
edited November 2009
Ding! I'm in

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Registered User regular
edited November 2009
Oh look, new links in my signature.

Arco on
Like this, not like the gas station.
Organizer of the Post-PAX Party. You should come!
Satellite Theater for life!
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Seattle, WARegistered User regular
edited November 2009
The DIMD wrote: »
I'm in... despite being very scared of what I'll get if BigRed is my secret Santa O.O

I think we're all afraid of that. :winky:

KaitouAyashi on
[15:02] BigRed-Worky: i will nom all of your boxes
[15:02] Tajah: I like you BR but I'm not letting you nom my box
[15:02] BigRed-Worky: Did I mention I hate you all? cause i do
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Registered User regular
edited November 2009
The DIMD wrote: »
I'm in... despite being very scared of what I'll get if BigRed is my secret Santa O.O

I think we're all afraid of that. :winky:

I'm afraid I won't get a box full of absinthe.

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Registered User regular
edited November 2009
My sig goes towards a link that will have over 4 days of audio of myself....

Start digging.

Qs23 on
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Past Organizer of the West Coast Train Trip San Fernando ValleyRegistered User regular
edited November 2009
Qs23 wrote: »
My sig goes towards a link that will have over 4 days of audio of myself....

Start digging.

if i get you as my santee i'm not searching through 4 days worth of audio . . . i'll just get you a book you can lose yourself in. :P

TimeCruiserMike on

{Fondly remembers the PAXTrain}
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Registered User regular
edited November 2009
if i get you as my santee i'm not searching through 4 days worth of audio . . . i'll just get you a book you can lose yourself in. :P

Yes... but the audio also has people who visit these forums, who seem to know a little too much about me.

EDIT: Like my wife... Mrs. Qs23

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Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
edited November 2009
Less than a week left for signups/dropouts. Next weekend I'll set up the random generator and shoot out e-mails to everybody. I may send out a preliminary e-mail a day or so before, just to make sure people are watching their in-boxes. Start updating your wishlists.

Moe Fwacky on

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PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
edited November 2009
How about after the assignments go out there's a wishlist thread so that there's only one place people need to look?

whypick1 on
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Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
edited November 2009
I'm going to start a fresh thread once assignments are out so people can post links to their wishlists and the like. Also, don't forget Amazon has a universal wishlist that allows you to add things from anywhere on the internet.

Moe Fwacky on

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United StatesRegistered User regular
edited November 2009
assembling my Amazon Universal Wishlist now for the Christmas season

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Boston, MARegistered User regular
edited November 2009
In the email you sent out, you said you would find out who we are "paired" with. You didn't mean we are going to get the person who has us, right? It's going to be more of a loop, not a set of pairs, right?

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