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How old are you?
under 15
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
15-19
3%
 3%  [ 5 ]
20-24
9%
 9%  [ 14 ]
25-29
19%
 19%  [ 27 ]
30-34
19%
 19%  [ 27 ]
35-39
13%
 13%  [ 19 ]
40-49
16%
 16%  [ 23 ]
50-59
11%
 11%  [ 16 ]
60-69
6%
 6%  [ 9 ]
Let me tell you about the War..
0%
 0%  [ 1 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:57 am    Post subject: Are you a crusty, a youngling, a noughtie or a baby-boomer? Reply with quote

Background here
A few of us are interested to see what type of age-spread there is in the Gentoo community.

Don't be shy, on the internet, no-one can see your wrinkles.. ;P
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This should be fun. I bet on people discovering Gentoo in college and sticking with it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about those of us whose age is evenly divisible by 10? Which category do we pick, since we belong in two groups as-is?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Doctor wrote:
I bet on people discovering Gentoo in college and sticking with it.

You could well be right, at least for those who are doing an IT course. I do know a couple of people who got into it in their early teens though, way before college (one when he was 12). And OFC, as discussed in the other thread, there's quite a few greybeards.. ;)

The main change I've seen is that Gentoo is no longer trendy. Personally I think that's a good thing, as the users who are here, or newcomers, aren't looking for a quick rice, but have deeper motivations for choosing Gentoo, and are thus a better fit, more willing to take time to learn, and indeed capable of maintaining their install over time.

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What about those of us whose age is evenly divisible by 10? Which category do we pick, since we belong in two groups as-is?

You pick the older one, since we start counting at zero ;-)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kurly wrote:
What about those of us whose age is evenly divisible by 10? Which category do we pick, since we belong in two groups as-is?
Heh. That's a funny poll there. Not HMES compliant.

EDIT: Go with upper see below.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This could be interesting :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kurly wrote:
What about those of us whose age is evenly divisible by 10? Which category do we pick, since we belong in two groups as-is?

It could have been better phrased.

But it is ambiguous only if someone is answering on the day of their birthday when their age becomes a multiple of 10. The rest of the time, one is that age plus a number of days. Which puts it decidedly in the upper category. (In fact, this being Gentoo, it could be parsed according to C-like array semantics of "up to but not including".)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ppurka wrote:
I suggest going with the lower age bracket.

Please don't (see Akkara's post.)

I honestly thought kurly was joking. My bad.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

poll wrote:
20-25 [ 1 ]
25-30 [ 2 ]
30-35[ 5 ]
35-40 [ 1 ]
40-50 [ 2 ]
50-60 [ 5 ]
Ok, I have to ask for a recount. This election looks rigged. :lol:

I have to say, I am a surprised. I would have expected many more college nerds and a few professionals/hobbyists. The statistics seem to show the reverse. That just shows I shouldn't go into marketing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Akkara wrote:
The rest of the time, one is that age plus a number of days. Which puts it decidedly in the upper category.

Now we can know : Akkara is a he! :twisted:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aCOSwt wrote:
Akkara wrote:
The rest of the time, one is that age plus a number of days. Which puts it decidedly in the upper category.

Now we can know : Akkara is a he! :twisted:
:lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Doctor wrote:
Ok, I have to ask for a recount. This election looks rigged. :lol:
I think you'll find that it skews younger over time: let the outlying precincts report in. :wink:

(Says one of the older guys.)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John R. Graham wrote:
(Says one of the older guys.)

- John


I just noticed that for the first time that I've been looking my age bracket (50-60) has lost the lead, and those young 30-40 whipper-snappers are out front.

Which reminds me that several years ago my mother was telling me about an older friend of hers saying, "Well he's young!" The party being referred to as "young" was in his 60's and the party doing the referring was in her 90's.

My mom always said that getting old is the pits, but I say getting old beats failing to. (Besides, as long as I've got my main squeeze at my side, the journey is generally fun.)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

depontius wrote:
My mom always said that getting old is the pits, but I say getting old beats failing to. (Besides, as long as I've got my main squeeze at my side, the journey is generally fun.)

lol that's a great way of putting it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This will be interesting, indeed.

I looked at my age bracket, and there's only one person in there. :oops: Any other youngsters running Gentoo?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unknown-Creation wrote:
I looked at my age bracket, and there's only one person in there. :oops: Any other youngsters running Gentoo?

No, they're busy ruining computing and civilization in general.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Akkara wrote:
kurly wrote:
What about those of us whose age is evenly divisible by 10? Which category do we pick, since we belong in two groups as-is?

It could have been better phrased.

But it is ambiguous only if someone is answering on the day of their birthday when their age becomes a multiple of 10. The rest of the time, one is that age plus a number of days. Which puts it decidedly in the upper category. (In fact, this being Gentoo, it could be parsed according to C-like array semantics of "up to but not including".)


In modulus 40 for example, the numbers look better in the lower set because you have no remainders.
40 = 0, 39 = 39, 38 = 38, etc.
So I would say it belongs to the lower set itself.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After consulting with steveL, poll categories adjusted to the consensus (I think) on how it should've been interpreted anyway.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can see now that in 25-59 interval Gentoo usage is evenly distributed, i think that is a good sign :wink:
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The poll is biased and discriminating. Where is my option "[40-49] and Let me tell you about the War"? :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kollin wrote:
I can see now that in 25-59 interval Gentoo usage is evenly distributed, i think that is a good sign :wink:


Actually, not, notice that the bins to 39 are 5 year, and after than - 10 year. So we have more participants in 25-39 bracket than in all >40 range
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a baby boomer but thats probably not new news to regulars here and on IRC
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John R. Graham wrote:
After consulting with steveL, poll categories adjusted to the consensus (I think) on how it should've been interpreted anyway.

It's okay everyone, I voted correctly. :wink:
I correctly assumed that when they said "25 to 30" they meant "25 <= age < 30", thus putting me into the higher bracket. It's just that I've not been 30 for very long, so it is hard to think of myself in that next group. You can make me grow older but you can't make me grow up! (Ha!)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prenj what's wrong with "Let me tell you about the War"?
I can and that's what I clicked.
If you must know I'm 86.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gerard82 wrote:
Prenj what's wrong with "Let me tell you about the War"?
I can and that's what I clicked.
If you must know I'm 86.

Gerard.


Jokes aside, Prenj, if I read correctly, is from Bosnia and Herzegovina .... I think he can tell about the war as well :(
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