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Entries from April 2009

Road to South Africa 3.1

April 9th, 2009 · 6 Comments

One of the best parts about making mistakes is it gives you opportunities for explanations. I’ve re-run the 10,000 simulations correcting the coding mistake which meant Scotland was always the 2nd place team in Group 9 in UEFA. So many of the changes in results are due to this adjustment. But some aren’t.

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Well, No One is Perfect

April 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Looking over my latest post (since removed since the numbers are a little wrong), something jumped out at me: of the 11 times the Netherlands didn’t win their group, they didn’t qualify from the playoffs a single time. This meant that either they had some really bad luck in those playoffs, or there was something […]

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Road to South Africa 3

April 2nd, 2009 · 13 Comments

A lot more matches were played this week and some teams are moving up and down from the qualification chances posted last time. I was amazed after running the sims that no one hit the 10,000 out of 10,000 mark (though I think if I ran it again one might). So at the moment South […]

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Holy Bill Gates Batman!!

April 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Nothing is quite so much fun as when your Windows installation craters for no particular reason. I’ve only been semi-attached to the internet since early March. The siren song of Linux is calling me, but I’m resisting her temptations for now… Now things are slightly fixed, and I see some folks have made some more […]

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