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Database driven web application programmer, with interests in regular expressions, Bitcoin, sustainability, and ethics.

Currently interested in new work opportunities!


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Feb
16
revised How can I bid optimally on bitcoinauction.us?
completed example
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15
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Feb
15
revised How can I bid optimally on bitcoinauction.us?
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Feb
15
comment How can I bid optimally on bitcoinauction.us?
Yes, though there's still the question of what amount to bid. Also, it's complicated by the fact that bids are paid in bitoins and need to be confirmed prior to the auction finish. The amount of time to confirm a bitcoin transaction is 10 mins on average, but follows a poisson distribution so could be an hour or more occasionally, and frequently is much less than 10 mins. I suppose this is another constraint that should really be added to the list of game rules...
Feb
15
comment How can I bid optimally on bitcoinauction.us?
Good point! Have clarified above - whoever has the highest bid when the game ends wins the prize P. I should add there's obviously no guaranteed way of winning, since you can ALWAYS be outbid - perhaps I should rephrase the question to take that into account.
Feb
15
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Feb
15
revised How can I bid optimally on bitcoinauction.us?
clarified condition to win
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15
asked How can I bid optimally on bitcoinauction.us?
Jan
15
comment What are the numbers before and after the decimal point referred to in mathematics?
According to Wikipedia the use of mantissa is discouraged as it has a different meaning when talking about logarithms: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Significand
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