Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > UG Community > The Pit
User Name  
Password
Search:

View Poll Results: Would you bet?
1 in 2 8 8.33%
1 in 4 5 5.21%
1 in 10 4 4.17%
1-20 5 5.21%
1-30 1 1.04%
1-50 1 1.04%
1-100 8 8.33%
1-500 3 3.13%
1-1000 22 22.92%
never do it man 39 40.63%
Voters: 96. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
Old 09-28-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
Tempoe
. . . ∆ . . .
 
Tempoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: On an Island
What odds would you need to Bet your life?

If someone said I'll give you a million dollars to say- do a skydive, then brought you to a room to pick a parachute but you knew one was packed with laundry, how many chutes would you need in there to make you do it (ie, 4 chutes - 1 in 4 odds, 100 chutes -1 in 100 etc) poll coming
Tempoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 09:40 AM   #2
whoomit
 
whoomit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
I think my girlfriend would kill me if I risked my life like that.
__________________
whoomit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 09:40 AM   #3
Burgery
scatterbrain
 
Burgery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: exiles
one
__________________
what a drag it is getting old
Burgery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 09:41 AM   #4
T00DEEPBLUE
Edits posts like a boss
 
T00DEEPBLUE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: The Dungeons
One
__________________
Whoever reads this in Snape's voice gives 10 points to Slytherin.

(´・ω・`)
T00DEEPBLUE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 09:42 AM   #5
assparade69
Registered abUser
 
assparade69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
depends on the the reward and how close to good ol' "rock bottom" i've come. i'd say 1/4 is decent enough. maybe 1/6 russian roulette status
assparade69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 09:42 AM   #6
Colgate Total
I <3 drugs
 
Colgate Total's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Galloping Through Bastard Fires on My Metal Chariot
If only one chute was packed with laundry, I'd want the most chutes possible to pick from, so 100.
__________________
Like podcasts? Listen to these!
BEER!
VIDEO GAMES!
MOVIES/GEEKY SHIT!

_______________________________________________
Last edited by zappp : Today at 4:20 PM. Reason: Suck on my balls, UG
Colgate Total is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 09:44 AM   #7
Kensai
49ers
 
Kensai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Francisco
Jump out of the plane without a parachute at all. YOLO.
__________________
████████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
█████████████████████████
██████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
Kensai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 09:44 AM   #8
SlackerBabbath
Est. 1966.
 
SlackerBabbath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Burnley, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tempoe
If someone said I'll give you a million dollars to say- do a skydive, then brought you to a room to pick a parachute but you knew one was packed with laundry, how many chutes would you need in there to make you do it (ie, 4 chutes - 1 in 4 odds, 100 chutes -1 in 100 etc) poll coming


I'd do it with odds of just 1 in 2, but I'd be secretly making a deal with the pilot to swap chutes for a share of half the money once I was on the plane.
__________________
“Our life is what our thoughts make it.”
― Marcus Aurelius

Slacker's Art Website.
SlackerBabbath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 09:47 AM   #9
Telecaster7
Call me Leon
 
Telecaster7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Perth, Australia
When you took me into the room I'd smother you with one of the parachutes and take the money.
Telecaster7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 09:47 AM   #10
Tempoe
. . . ∆ . . .
 
Tempoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: On an Island
Quote:
Originally Posted by SlackerBabbath
I'd do it with odds of just 1 in 2, but I'd be secretly making a deal with the pilot to swap chutes for a share of half the money once I was on the plane.


Wise even beyond your years.
Tempoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 09:47 AM   #11
whywefight
pray I pray I pray
 
whywefight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: I don't care where just far
i chose 1 in 2 because its closest to 1.
whywefight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 09:51 AM   #12
Burgery
scatterbrain
 
Burgery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: exiles
seriously though if only one parachute is filled with laundry all you need is two. having a hundred is just annoying
__________________
what a drag it is getting old
Burgery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 09:55 AM   #13
Tempoe
. . . ∆ . . .
 
Tempoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: On an Island
Also yeah, if they had the million in cash right there tempting you as well.

I'd be pretty tempted with the 1-10, probably realistically go for it at 1-20.
Tempoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 10:01 AM   #14
IRISH_PUNK13
Whoomit's campaign dude
 
IRISH_PUNK13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: On the campaign trail
1-1000 The odds are in my favor if there's 999 parachutes and only one sack of laundry.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by L2112Lif
I put a ton of my capital into SW Airlines... The next day, THE NEXT DAY these nutters fly into the WTC. What the hell? Apparently no one wanted to fly anymore, and I was like "What gives? God damnit Osama, let me win a fuggin' game!"
IRISH_PUNK13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 10:36 AM   #15
Abacus11
UG Newbie
 
Abacus11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Webster, MA
A million bucks? Honestly, I'd probably go for 1-10 odds. Most likely I'm a millionaire and if not I'm dead fast.
Abacus11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 10:43 AM   #16
crazysam23_Atax
Burning away
 
crazysam23_Atax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The Frozen North! (read: Northern Wisconsin)
Quote:
Originally Posted by whoomit
I think my girlfriend would kill me if I risked my life like that.

This.

Plus, I really don't feel like being that stupid.
__________________
Tunes?

Bandcamp

Now working on my upcoming EP "Discarnate". See the expected track list on my bandcamp.



Terry Prachett is funnier than you! Discworld
crazysam23_Atax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 10:48 AM   #17
jugglingfreak
UG Newbie
 
jugglingfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Georgia
It would have to 100% chance of success for me.

Think about it, Russia roulette with a standard 6 shot revolver, you have an 83.3% of hitting an empty chamber.

Still not good enough odds for me to gamble my life. I value my life a lot higher than $1 million.

Last edited by jugglingfreak : 09-28-2012 at 10:50 AM.
jugglingfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 10:50 AM   #18
MakinLattes
fully retractable
 
MakinLattes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: { }
I'd bring a balance and take any odds.
MakinLattes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 10:50 AM   #19
blake1221
‭‭
 
blake1221's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
I was gonna say 1:3, but I'll settle for 1:4.
blake1221 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 11:02 AM   #20
Wolfinator-x
Teeth
 
Wolfinator-x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Everywhere. Pantheism, lol
Pfft. Everyone knows you can pull a McGyver if ever you pick the laundry by using drapes as a parachute.


...or you can take a quick peek at the contents of the bags while the other guy's not looking


Also

__________________
You are now using UG Black.
You are now using UG Classic.
Artists I'm listening to a lot lately:
Stray Cats, Gustav Holst

Mah Youtube vids.
if you truly loved me, you'd watch them (psst; it's not just glam stuff)

Mah Soundcloud
Wolfinator-x is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:32 AM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.