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17 December 2006 @ 04:25 pm
While being named Time Person of the Year today was quite an achievement (should I put it on the CV?), I find the most hilarious part of it to be the Chevrolet ad you go to when you try to read the article on The ad starts "You may not be Time Person of the Year ... but you can Drive like you are". Someone must have forgotten to read an important memo.

BTW, if the time link bypasses the ad, it is here.
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jrivet on December 18th, 2006 08:54 am (UTC)
You didn't win. It clearly says that I won.

I'm sure they put together that ad long before Time decided who the person (or people) of the year would be. Maybe they should change it: "You may be Time Person of the Year ... but you can drive like you aren't."
(Anonymous) on December 23rd, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
Offbase comment and kind of a question
Mr. Snyder, are you the person who the late Mike Mepham gave credit to in one of his "Jumbo Sudoku" books as solving a sudoku in the shortest time?

Jeff Loeb
motrismotris on December 26th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Offbase comment and kind of a question
You do have the right Thomas Snyder. I was invited to participate in a promotion by TIME Home Entertainment to set a world record on some easy sudoku. My concern (which remains) is that there is such a wide variance in definition of difficulties that setting a record on a sudoku for speed is difficult. That being said, I am certainly one of the world's fastest solvers and I'd prefer, if anyone had to have such a record, that it be someone who legitimately deserves one. My fastest ever was about 62 seconds on a puzzler sudoku (likely from nikoli - I solve their handwritten puzzles rather fast usually). On Mepham's puzzles at the book event, which were on a super huge grid which impaired my visualization a bit and which had a much narrower solving path than most easy puzzles, I did one in about 90 seconds. I don't believe the Guinness people ever processed the attempt (at least I've never gotten notification and its been many months) even though one of their officials was there and took my photo with their record certificate.
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