The cloying taste of failure

I would just like to rant here (because it's the only place I haven't ranted about it yet) that NO, I have not yet won the iTunes/Pepsi contest. Not that I'm bitter or anything.

You are supposed to have a 1 in 3 chance of winning a free song download and I have now suffered through three 20-oz. Pepsis with no results. People have tried to tell me that, in fact, I was no more likely to win on the third bottle than on the other two - that each bottle has a 33.3% chance of winning.

And to them I say: This sort of thinking is for the rational. And I ain't it.

I hate you, Pepsi-Cola!

srah - Wednesday, 16 March 2005 - 12:44 AM
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gravatar Smuj - March 16, 2005 - 6:53 AM -

You can increase your odds if you cheat.

gravatar srah - March 16, 2005 - 8:26 AM -

Unfortunately I've been buying them from the student lounge vending machine. If I were to go to a store, I might be tempted to buy Cherry Coke instead. AND THEN WHERE WOULD I BE?

gravatar Smuj - March 16, 2005 - 8:50 AM -

I'd think buying a Cherry Coke would dramatically lower your odds of winning the Pepsi/iTunes contest. Possibly as low as 3% (±3%).

gravatar srah - March 16, 2005 - 8:55 AM -

:( I don't like Pepsi very much so I only buy it when I am captive in the lounge and other beverages are so very far away!

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