[Members] voting results board and council elections

Guus der Kinderen guus.der.kinderen at gmail.com
Sat Nov 25 07:45:39 UTC 2017


I've computed the same result. Sorry, arc. Congrats, Nÿco!

On 24 November 2017 at 23:33, Arc Riley <arcriley at gmail.com> wrote:

> Tonight's results are announced: 19 - 24 - 28 - 30 - 50
>
> >>> hashlib.sha256(b'19.24.28.30.50./').hexdigest()
> 'f2507b627edc74d540e7cb747138ed7ee8e19d4458f9db5bfd3a92b5c97a9541'
>
> So it appears Nico has won the 5th slot.
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 2:34 AM, Alexander Gnauck <alex at ag-software.de>
> wrote:
>
>> the ordering is in Dave's proposal:
>>
>>  0  Arc Riley
>>  1 Nicolas Vérité
>>
>> Alex
>>
>> ------ Original Message ------
>> From: "Ashley Ward" <ash.wardly at gmail.com>
>> To: "XSF Members" <members at xmpp.org>
>> Sent: 23.11.2017 11:25:28
>> Subject: Re: [Members] voting results board and council elections
>>
>> I think we need a process to decide whether we order the names by first
>> or last name...
>>
>> --
>> Ash
>>
>> On 23 Nov 2017, at 10:23, Alexander Gnauck <alex at ag-software.de> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks Nÿco,
>>
>> I will execute the random selection then on the next Euro Millions draw
>> which is this Friday, November 24th 2017.
>>
>> Alex
>> ------ Original Message ------
>> From: "Nicolas Vérité" <nicolas.verite at gmail.com>
>> To: "XSF Members" <members at xmpp.org>
>> Sent: 22.11.2017 22:57:28
>> Subject: Re: [Members] voting results board and council elections
>>
>> This sounds fair, and I find it very funny.
>> Good luck Arc! ;-)
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 12:51 PM, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> w
>> rote:
>>
>>> On 22 November 2017 at 10:59, Alexander Gnauck <gnauck at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > We will resolve the tie ASAP for the 5th board position between Arc
>>> Riley
>>> > and Nicolas Vérité.
>>> > Recommendations for tie resolution according to RFC 3797 are welcome
>>> here on
>>> > this list or in the XSF MUC room.
>>>
>>> I think this is in line with RFC 3797:
>>>
>>> 1) As random input source, I propose using the "Main Numbers" from the
>>> Euro Millions draw of next Friday, as announced here:
>>> https://www.euro-millions.com/results
>>>
>>> 2) Each number will be arranged in ascending order, separated by dots,
>>> and terminated by "./".
>>>
>>> 3) The resultant string will be hashed according to SHA-256.
>>>
>>> 4) The tied candidates will be arranged into alphabetic order (note,
>>> in this case this may be by first or last name, it makes no
>>> difference), to produce:
>>>
>>>   Arc Riley
>>>   Nicolas Vérité
>>>
>>> 5) These will be numbered from 0. Thus Arc is denoted by 0, and Nÿco by
>>> 1.
>>>
>>> 6) The last bit of the hash (or, if you prefer, the value of the hash
>>> as a 256-bit string, modulo the length of the list) will then be used
>>> to select the candidate.
>>>
>>> As a worked example, if we take the results from yesterday:
>>>
>>> 02 - 10 - 14 - 28 - 31
>>>
>>> We'd form the string "02.10.14.28.31./", which I can hash with:
>>>
>>> >>> h = hashlib.sha256('02.10.14.28.31./').hexdigest()
>>>
>>> Producing a hash (in hex) of
>>> 'ad2edee63a88d7b4b6109944b5222a6cce1c3719ac4d41acd0dbf8287465ace0'
>>>
>>> This ending in a zero would result in Arc being selected.
>>>
>>> There is absolutely no way I or anyone else can predict or influence
>>> what this resolution will produce on Friday.
>>>
>>> Dave.
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Nicolas Vérité (Nÿco)
>>
>>
>>
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