So we've got a chocolate-tasting party next month, with about 50 people attending. We divide into dark, semi, milk and (yes, sorry, purists) white, around 20 types. I've done this before (really fun) but used paper and pen, tallying up the winners at the end of the night. This time I was thinking of giving guests a few of something to hold - poker chips? - and have them drop them into jars or something near their favorites. I'm not so hot on the poker chips in a glass jar idea, though, since you can't see them from far away, and it doesn't really have much volume in the jar. Any fun ideas?
posted by VeniceGlass
on Jan 30, 2013 -
Would you please suggest literature that deals with the theory or practice of scoring music and sound to moving images. [more inside]
posted by coolxcool=rad
on Jun 26, 2012 -
I run an online cake contest (link in profile) with a judging panel. Is my scoring methodology the most efficient/accurate? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned
on Aug 26, 2011 -
I'm going to the Senior Women's Final of the Visa US Gymnastics Championships
tonight. I was an avid gymnastics fan through around 1988, but a lot has changed since then. I always watch it during the Olympics and I have to admit I never bothered to try to understand the new system. Is there someone who could give me a cliff notes version of how the scoring works?
posted by missmerrymack
on Aug 20, 2011 -
I'm looking forward to getting into some Scrabble tournaments soon, and I have a few question regarding player responsibility for keeping track of scoring. [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy
on Apr 16, 2010 -
I'm a musician looking for basic software to slow down a song so I can figure out how to play difficult sections by ear. Difficulty: free and small preferred. [more inside]
posted by Khalad
on Feb 14, 2010 -
Help me transition from sound-art and experimental composition into film scoring. (Los Angeles.) [more inside]
posted by mykescipark
on Nov 14, 2007 -
How do you fairly score a pub quiz?
The quiz I run always has wildly varying team sizes - from one guy on his own to groups of eight or nine. It seems obvious to me that a sole participant who scores 95% has done better than a group of ten who score 100%, but I'd like an algorithm that will calculate a fair score for every
team. I've tried to create one using exemplar data but I just don't seem to be able to hit the right combination of terms. My basic data set consists of (number of team members) and (score out of 100).
Any statisticians out there with a solution?
Bonus points if the algorithm is easily understandable to the general public.
posted by alby
on Dec 10, 2006 -
Has anyone ever scored or recorded music for a feature film? How does it work? I just got a gig to do a film soundtrack and I am totally clueless about the process.
posted by zaelic
on Feb 21, 2004 -