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wudged
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May 19th, 2014 at 8:23:11 AM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

Well that's just not true, it would be the same surface area. Just a different shape in 3 dimensions.



Unless it was being folded 180 degrees completely to rest on itself, rather than bent at some other angle.
Wizard
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May 19th, 2014 at 8:46:06 AM permalink
I bend them but I know some APs think it is a waste of time. This might actually make for a good experiment. Perhaps what I'll do is buy a roll of tickets, fold half of them, dump them into a bag, and ask volunteers to draw some. I'm afraid if I draw them there would be a bias.
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Sabretom2
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May 19th, 2014 at 8:56:17 AM permalink
I'm a bigot.
AxiomOfChoice
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May 19th, 2014 at 9:50:51 AM permalink
Wow, 9-0 so far in favor of bending them. I did not expect a shutout!

Now I feel stupid for all those tickets I did not bend.
AcesAndEights
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May 19th, 2014 at 10:06:17 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I bend them but I know some APs think it is a waste of time. This might actually make for a good experiment. Perhaps what I'll do is buy a roll of tickets, fold half of them, dump them into a bag, and ask volunteers to draw some. I'm afraid if I draw them there would be a bias.


I would be interested in this experiment.
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May 19th, 2014 at 10:33:24 AM permalink
I always bend them. It's hard to pick up just one slip of paper blindly if they're all flat. When you're trying hard to grab just one, a corner sticking up is going to feel like one ticket.

Not that I've ever won a drawing. But I've had to separate a LOT of sheets of paper over the years.
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slyther
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May 19th, 2014 at 1:39:24 PM permalink
Anytime I am in a drawing of some sort I bend the sheet at an odd angle because...well why the heck not!
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May 19th, 2014 at 1:44:12 PM permalink
I just bought a huge role of tickets at the Office Depot. Stay tuned for the results.
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onenickelmiracle
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May 19th, 2014 at 1:57:18 PM permalink
You should probably do two disproportionate batches for the test.
Looks like sh!t just got imaginary!
AxiomOfChoice
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May 19th, 2014 at 2:09:14 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I just bought a huge role of tickets at the Office Depot. Stay tuned for the results.



Awesome! Science!

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