Did you get a STEP Ticket?

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Lollipop » Sat May 12, 2012 12:06 pm

jecca wrote:Somehow managed to find 2 separate tickets within a week... happy happy!
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Post by ApolloPan » Sat May 12, 2012 12:28 pm

Kudos to you, jecca!

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by EmilyD » Sat May 12, 2012 1:25 pm

Angel Ben wrote:12:13 here checking in, I just got a $390 ticket out of STEP today! Pretty awesome actually, as it's my birthday! I got up and thought "gee it would be the best birthday present ever if STEP came through today" and there it was!

Also, it's worth noting that I had two emails: a 12:13 and a 12:17, and had been wondering which one would count. At least in my case, the earlier time was the one that mattered. Hopefully that will help ease the minds of anyone else who had the same thing happen.

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by OldSoulYoungBody » Sun May 13, 2012 11:28 am

Congrats lucky12:13er's! Glad things kept moving along while I was camping. Don't lose hope yet people
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by sbjody » Mon May 14, 2012 1:07 pm

12:13:54 Just got 2 $390

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Lollipop » Mon May 14, 2012 1:08 pm

sbjody wrote:12:13:54 Just got 2 $390
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Dis)'(rack » Mon May 14, 2012 1:12 pm

5280MeV wrote:
OldSoulYoungBody wrote:

Given the size of the population (n=2000), and the reasonable expectation that the distribution will deviate strongly from a Gaussian, I really doubt that the Central Limit Theorem even applies, and therefore no statistical inference can be trusted.


I still think that it is fun to speculate, though.
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Dude, I hated Gaussian reductions...hated. If your next post references vector spaces I'm going to recommend blocking your posts for the sake of my sanity.

BTW - (2) more STEP'ers out of the queue. One 12'12er & one 12'16er (me) got volunteer tix, so our slots will be scrubbed.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon May 14, 2012 1:13 pm

Gaussian polymers, gaussian polymers, gaussian polymers.

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Dis)'(rack » Mon May 14, 2012 1:25 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Gaussian polymers, gaussian polymers, gaussian polymers.

Admiting weakness like that is asking for trouble...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scalar multiplication: Given an element x in X and a real number c, one can form the product cx, which is also an element of X.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Sprok da Sow » Mon May 14, 2012 4:41 pm

I just got 2 tickets from STEP. My confirmation email timestamp was 12:13:58.

Looks like we might get into the 12:14 zone soon!

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Lollipop » Mon May 14, 2012 4:42 pm

Sprok da Sow wrote:I just got 2 tickets from STEP. My confirmation email timestamp was 12:13:58.

Looks like we might get into the 12:14 zone soon!
Yay! Congratulations!
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Doctor Pancakes » Mon May 14, 2012 5:09 pm

Someone just posted on the Burning Man FB page that they got a pair, confirmation timestamp 12:16!

- Doctor P, happily holding a 12:18 email ...

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by FeetOfClay » Mon May 14, 2012 6:55 pm

Doctor Pancakes: if you're the real deal, I'll happily MAKE you some pancakes on the playa!
12:16?!

U better not be fibbing; remember your Hippocratic oath:
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by moonbabyy » Mon May 14, 2012 7:48 pm

wow! Congrats to Sprok and Jody! keep the line moving!
I'm not so sure about this 12:16 report, but gawd this 17er hopes it's true.

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by OldSoulYoungBody » Mon May 14, 2012 8:03 pm

[edited by moderator] We all know to take the 12:16 report with a grain of salt until definitive reports start coming in
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Post by Doctor Pancakes » Mon May 14, 2012 9:29 pm

FeetOfClay wrote:Doctor Pancakes: if you're the real deal, I'll happily MAKE you some pancakes on the playa!
12:16?!
Of course, I can only make an accurate diagnosis if my patients are honest ... But it was on Facebook so it MUST be true! :-)
Now where do I turn up for those pancakes?? I'll bring the syrup!

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by VampireKitten » Mon May 14, 2012 10:04 pm

Dr Pancakes, are you a real doctor? Do you prescribe syrup and butter for ailments?

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Savannah » Mon May 14, 2012 10:25 pm

VampireKitten wrote:Dr Pancakes, are you a real doctor? Do you prescribe syrup and butter for ailments?
I know I do. :shock:

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Post by VampireKitten » Mon May 14, 2012 10:30 pm

Savannah... I hope to God I get to meet you.

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Post by Doctor Pancakes » Mon May 14, 2012 11:12 pm

VampireKitten wrote:Dr Pancakes, are you a real doctor? Do you prescribe syrup and butter for ailments?
Of course! Applied topically

and sloooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwly

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by OldSoulYoungBody » Mon May 14, 2012 11:18 pm

Hahaha :wink:
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by MIse » Tue May 15, 2012 4:31 am

I would imagine the 12.16'er on FB hasnt delved into the code of the email - mine reads 12.15 but when I do the "see original" thing in Gmail it tells me Im 12.14:32 so I'd say hers was prob a 12.13 leaving the server but just took a while to get to her inbox

Hopefully this next week brings a host of 12.14'ers to the Playa including me & my Irish leprechauns :D

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Post by junglesmacks » Tue May 15, 2012 4:42 am

*hand quaking.. must.. resist.. making.. remark.. ridiculing.. the timestamps are meaningless crowd..*
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Post by OldSoulYoungBody » Tue May 15, 2012 9:13 am

MIse wrote:I would imagine the 12.16'er on FB hasnt delved into the code of the email - mine reads 12.15 but when I do the "see original" thing in Gmail it tells me Im 12.14:32 so I'd say hers was prob a 12.13 leaving the server but just took a while to get to her inbox

Hopefully this next week brings a host of 12.14'ers to the Playa including me & my Irish leprechauns :D
Good analysis! This would be my guess as well
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by OldSoulYoungBody » Tue May 15, 2012 9:23 am

junglesmacks wrote:*hand quaking.. must.. resist.. making.. remark.. ridiculing.. the timestamps are meaningless crowd..*

Let them live in their world as they see it haha. They have good intentions(to keep people from panicing in either way), it just can comes accross as repetitive and abrasive for us because we're on here multiple times a day hahaha. We just prefer quantifiable justtification and its hard for us to understand why it isn't universally understood. Live and let live. I just prefer my world to have quantifiable statistics.

Let's all be happy burners brothers and sisters. Let's be honest, did most of us really even expect this many tickets to go into the step program at all? I sure didn't think this many people would change plans and be so generous. Every sep ticket is a person saying no to scalping in reality!
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by junglesmacks » Tue May 15, 2012 9:58 am

"Ridicule" is not a nice word.

More like.. "lovingly cajole..". :lol:



Congrats again, all!
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by BBadger » Tue May 15, 2012 10:54 am

junglesmacks wrote:*hand quaking.. must.. resist.. making.. remark.. ridiculing.. the timestamps are meaningless crowd..*
I have to ask: what is the "meaning" you get out of the timestamp? For me, the only value a timestamp would have is if it was an indicator of when I would receive my ticket, either time, or actual place in the queue. But a timestamp doesn't do that, as the ticket servicing and the number of people having the same timestamp are essentially random--implying that your expected wait time is the same no matter what timestamps you've been informed about.

So what is the meaning here? That the queue has moved? You don't need a timestamp for that: someone reporting that they got a ticket from STEP is enough. That you get your ticket before someone with a later timestamp? So what? That doesn't indicate when or if you'll get a ticket. So what is it? Something to watch?

This whole farce reminds me of that Christmas Futurama episode, where:

"The instant this random number generator reaches zero, you'll be executed."
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Post by junglesmacks » Tue May 15, 2012 11:06 am

:roll:

Cool post, bro.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue May 15, 2012 11:10 am

*sigh* Having lived in a fool's paradise, I prefer not to accept information that may lead to the brutally painful rude awakening.
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Post by vargaso » Tue May 15, 2012 11:28 am

BBadger wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:*hand quaking.. must.. resist.. making.. remark.. ridiculing.. the timestamps are meaningless crowd..*
I have to ask: what is the "meaning" you get out of the timestamp? For me, the only value a timestamp would have is if it was an indicator of when I would receive my ticket, either time, or actual place in the queue. But a timestamp doesn't do that, as the ticket servicing and the number of people having the same timestamp are essentially random--implying that your expected wait time is the same no matter what timestamps you've been informed about.

So what is the meaning here? That the queue has moved? You don't need a timestamp for that: someone reporting that they got a ticket from STEP is enough. That you get your ticket before someone with a later timestamp? So what? That doesn't indicate when or if you'll get a ticket. So what is it? Something to watch?

This whole farce reminds me of that Christmas Futurama episode, where:

"The instant this random number generator reaches zero, you'll be executed."
For me, it's a nice little countdown. Doesn't predict WHEN I'll get a ticket, or even IF I'll get one, but it's nice to see the march towards my 12:18 timestamp, since it's almost certain tickets are being doled out in order of said stamp. Not that hard to understand the enjoyment in that, as far as I'm concerned. When discussing religion with a religious person, do you concentrate on whether or not the historical events in a religious text are accurate? I'm guessing yes.

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