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Voting as Bitscape

Started: 2006-05-26 00:47:05

Submitted: 2006-05-26 00:59:01

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On the first full evening of Megafest 5.0, we performed our traditional movie voting ritual. Bitscape left for a club not long before we began, with two nominations. After nominating and voting, we wondered how Bitscape would behave, so there was only one option: Vote to determine how Bitscape would vote, and enter the consensus. So we ended up with two tallies: What would Bitscape vote? and the actual voting results, with "Bitscape" as the fake Bitscape, and "real_Bitscape" as... you can guess.

(It remains to be seen whether we'll actually watch any of these movies. Voting for them is far more fun.)

Ok, well, the most obvious problem with [new years resolution
about getting a girlfriend] is that the intended outcome relies on
variables which are out of my control. It's a matter of chance,
luck, being in the right place at the wrong time, what have you.
Obviously, it also relies on the willful participation of
another human being. Since the only people we control are
ourselves, making resolutions -- promises to ourselves -- which
require the involvement of others, who may or may not want any
part of the game, is like sitting at home and cheering a
football team, and then saying "We won! We won!" when in fact
you had absolutely nothing to do with any of it. Or something
like that.
- Bitscape, Random Rambling, 01 August 2000