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Attractive though the addition of a duck is, I am not in favour of this proposal. However, I am not opposed on the grounds that it is 'too silly'. I am opposed on the grounds that it would institutionalise what is essentially an 'in joke' and thereby symbolise a kind of exclusivity which I would not like to see the site embrace. I realise that, in practice,...


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Like Renaissance mathematicians did, I'll give my guess in encrypted form so as not to influence other participants. I expressed my guess in the format YYYY-MM-DD and issued echo ZZZZZZ YYYY-MM-DD | shasum -a 256 where ZZZZZZ is my old landline phone number (six digits) getting the fingerprint ...


28

0, 201 .....................................................


20

2 and 198 (to be close to both egreg and David because they seem to always know what they are doing on TeX.SE)


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1 and 200 (just to be more daring than David)


19

I think he will never get to the target in 2018 due to several thousand questions about % at end of line being reclassified as duplicates and deleted resulting in a loss of most of his Rep. If I win I think the tikzducks should be re-implemented in picture mode.


16

113 and 86 (the ages of my mother and sister if they had survived this long).


15

Nothing better than good prime duck, so 3 and 197 (lowest and highest available prime numbers)


15

Based on this query and linear extrapolation, it should be May 13th, 2018, 14:55:25


13

133 and 55. …do stressed ducks quack under pressure when their goose is cooked? (Sorry if you're not pond of these daffy puns.)


13

Everybody can decide for themselves Luckily there are browser addons which can exchange the default background image by a version including the duck, so every user can decide if he/she wants to use one of these addons to have a duck in the background image. Addons capable to do the image exchange are for example stylish or from the greasemonky/Tampermonkey ...


12

97 and 88, because: sage: randint(1,200) 97 sage: randint(1,200) 88


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2018/05/05 05:05 pm ... because that's when the marmots awake from hibernation ;-)


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18-05-18 08:05:08 UTC


10

I missed the previous one by one. As every broke gambler knows, patience is the archenemy of the odds. So here we go; 131; I'm a random number generator myself and this is the result. Also another generator agrees; I have generated a new one which is 144.


10

18 and 67 for the years of Canadian confederation. While not ducks, the Canadian goose is considered waterfowl...


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May 23, 2018 at around 12:00 noon. This is the cumulative, annual reputation of @egreg, post 2011 (the first year of joining): 2011: 54,140 2012: (+ 92,699; +71.2%) 146,839 2013: (+ 98,357; +6.1%) 245,196 2014: (+ 97,496; -0.9%) 342,692 2015: (+ 96,697; -0.8%) 439,389 2016: (+ 92,547; -4.3%) 531,936 2017: (+ 88,897; -3.9%) 620,833 I used the top-ranked 2D ...


9

Number 1: 68 Number 2: 130 Numbers generated using Emacs' random function, I'm sure you will appreciate it :) Here is the code (dolist (i '(1 2)) (insert (concat (number-to-string (1+ (random 199))) " ")))


9

I am opting for the two perfect numbers 6 and 28.


9

13 and 111. Cwac, cwac a chwac!!


9

007 and 070. Help me win this, James Bond!


9

As always; 131; I'm a random number generator myself and this is the result. Also another generator agrees; I have generated another one which is 68.


8

Well, obviously the numbers have to be generated from "DUCK" and "QUACK", so my choices are 004 and 076. Generated by concatenating the binary ASCII-representations of each letter, taking the remainder modulo 200 of the resulting binary number, and finally adding 1 to ensure that the result is in the desired range.


8

026 + {197}† are the lowest/highest available numbers which total to my rep. Most other users here would have to add a "k" after it! Is there a consolation prize for "lowest rep user to participate"? :) (The {197}† also gets me close to the Big Hitters.) † Alas! 197 was already taken, so I will just submit a single entry -- which is allowed by The Rules, ...


8

As approximately stated in https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/41?m=40710281#40710281 my guess is Sunday, 6 May 2018, 03:14:15 am (UTC)


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May the Force be with egreg! Friday, 4 May 2018, 04:04:04 pm (UTC) If I win, I would like to have a girlfriend, or, better, a female-duck-friend, for Herr Professor Paulinho van Duck.


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1525767332 Since I already know I am going to win, you can start working on my prize: I want a EG duck to rival our DPC duck. :)


8

My guess: April 1st, 2018, 19:00:00 UTC. Just in case some well thought out April fools' joke gains the guy a reputation boost.


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