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Too soon for guesses on when node #1234567 will arrive?

by talexb (Canon)
on Aug 08, 2017 at 17:31 UTC ( #1197018=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

So we zoomed past the one millionth node a while back .. and since we're at about 1.19MM, the next obvious milestone is node number 1,234,567. Guesses, anyone?

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Re: Too soon for guesses on when node #1234567 will arrive?
by stevieb (Abbot) on Aug 08, 2017 at 22:00 UTC

    So I'm going to take a crack at a *very* rough guess:

    - ~17yrs == yrs since PM began - ~70k == avg posts/yr - ~44567 == post remaining to hit target

    Given that, and the known decline in traffic over the last few years, I'll say we hit the target on August 19, 2018, which ironically, will be my 10th birthday here as a signed-up, non-lurking participant (I was a lurker for eight years or so).

    For semi-reasonable statistical estimates, we need either someone who can really poll the DB to create a more accurate prediction, or BrowserUk, as I believe he can sit and figure this kind of stuff out in his head.

    For the record: 2018-08-19

Re: Too soon for guesses on when node #1234567 will arrive?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Aug 09, 2017 at 09:31 UTC

    The number of days between the last 16 xxxx567 posts is: 14, 8,11,9,8,10,11,14,13,12,13,14,12,12,13, giving an average of 11.6 days per 1000 posts. With 38 more periods between now and 1234567, that gives 38 x 11.6 = 441 days for: Wednesday, 24 October 2018.

    Given that most posts here are from USA, and that means evening GMT, I'll put 18:00 GMT as the time.


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Re: Too soon for guesses on when node #1234567 will arrive?
by stevieb (Abbot) on Aug 08, 2017 at 17:37 UTC

    Well, after I whip up a scraper, I'd say ohhh 30 minutes or so ;)

Re: Too soon for guesses on when node #1234567 will arrive?
by kcott (Chancellor) on Aug 09, 2017 at 08:51 UTC

    On 13th December 2018 at 6.29am (UTC)

    Is there a prize for the nearest guess?

    — Ken

        Is there a prize for the nearest guess?

      Yeah, there should be a prize. I'll buy the winner lunch .. if I can get to where you are. :)

      Because

      • Perlmonks is awesome.
      • Perlmonks has made me a much better developer.
      • I'm thrilled to be part of Perlmonks!
      • Lunch is an important part of a day. So is beer.
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      • Life is short!

      Alex / talexb / Toronto

      Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

        "I'll buy the winner lunch .. if I can get to where you are."

        I think the cost of the fare1 might be some orders of magnitude greater than the cost of the fare2. :-)

        1. Canada to Australia
        2. Lunch

        But, if you're in the vicinity ...

        — Ken

Re: Too soon for guesses on when node #1234567 will arrive?
by chacham (Prior) on Aug 08, 2017 at 18:08 UTC

    This one!

Re: Too soon for guesses on when node #1234567 will arrive?
by QM (Parson) on Aug 09, 2017 at 09:55 UTC
    I'll take Christmas Day, 2018, 1431 GMT.

    -QM
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Re: Too soon for guesses on when node #1234567 will arrive?
by hdb (Monsignor) on Aug 10, 2017 at 09:08 UTC

    Of course, just by asking the question, any prediction is now invalid. For example, this thread has added at least 10 new nodes, thus reducing the time to arrival of node 1234567.

      Obviously any prediction would have to take that into account.

      In fact, there could be a bit of gaming. If it looks like you've made a prediction earlier than the trend, you can always make some controversial post and stir up the lurkers to comment. Or just say "I think Joe's guess for next month was too pessimistic."

      -QM
      --
      Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

        Indeed. Set a date/time and then game the forum to make it fit the prediction. (It's the only way to go:))

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