176:2 VALID, -2.5

From: Stephen Turner (sret1_at_ntlworld.com)
Date: Wed Jan 30 2002 - 10:44:24 PST

176:2                                                          VALID  -2.5
Jonathan Van Matre                                     2002-01-30 18:03:06
Define S as a set containing all base 11 numbers.

Define U as a set containing the letter "R".

Define US as the union of set S and set U.


All your base 11, "R", belong to US.  QED.

Future Fantasy Rules must use the term "QED", or its lengthier expression
"quod erat demonstrandum".

Judgement: Note that eleven is spelled "10". "11" is twelve. However, that
doesn't invalidate this rule.

Style: Sorry, but I dislike this rule. "All your base are belong to us" is
rather a tired joke by now. It can still be funny (you must have a look at
some time) but this is just a feeble -- and ungrammatical -- contrived pun
because the first rule happened to have the word "base" in it.
  In addition, the rule doesn't advance the round much: the restriction is
easy to obey. "QED" is used wrongly (it should follow a proof, not a plain
statement). And marks off for using "11" when you probably meant "10".
  I'm a judge who is not afraid to use the full range of style points! But
I don't quite give this one the minimum because JVM is a newish player and
because I realise that humour is subjective. -2.5.

ROUND 176, AKA 150                    Round start: Wed 2002-01-30 15:32:50

Player                 Style       Valid until
------                 -----       -----------
Jonathan Van Matre     - 2.5       Wed 2002-02-06 18:03:06
Alan Riddell           + 2.0       Wed 2002-02-06 16:50:44
Others                   0         Wed 2002-02-06 15:32:50

All times are in GMT and base ten.

Stephen Turner, Cambridge, UK    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/adelie/stephen/
"This is Henman's 8th Wimbledon, and he's only lost 7 matches." BBC, 2/Jul/01

Rule Date: 2002-01-30 18:44:52 GMT

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