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Re: NomCom randomness results... delayed

2017-07-06 13:22:00
On 7/6/2017 12:25 PM, NomCom Chair 2017 wrote:
I had planned to pull the randomness results today, but there will be a slight 
delay.  While the EuroMillions and Powerball results are available (nothing 
like the lottery for being timely), the US debt numbers are still only showing 
the values for July 3rd.  The July 4th US holiday may have something to do with 
that, although I would have expected the July 5th numbers to be up by now.

My plan for the moment is to examine the numbers tomorrow and see if the 
expected US debt data are available.  If so, I'll run with the published 
inputs.  If not, I'll have to use the latest available US debt numbers, which I 
will document in the randomness results announcement.  Please let me know if 
this plan causes any concerns.

Peter Yee
NomCom Chair 2017-18
peter at akayla dot com
nomcom-chair-2017 at ietf dot org

Hi Peter -

You should pick a new date and a new set of variables, and announce rather than mixing and matching data you (we) already know with something you would pick later. That maintains the integrity of the process by keeping human choice out of the process. I'd probably also provide a caveat for when the data isn't available (e.g. a substitute).


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