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Message 849580 - Posted: 5 Jan 2009, 7:00:15 UTC



Welcome all! To the FreeRice (II) New Year's Challenge!

Due to the astounding success of the first challenge, a new one was envisioned for the New Year since the accede the first. What you are viewing is it here.
The challenge will run for 2 weeks, from 5 January 2009 20:00 to the 19th January 2009 20:00 New Zealand Daylight Time (UTC+1300).

I would also like to proudly announce that Uli is working with me to provide the daily statistics and helping me with the logistics of this thread in general. Give her the full credit for the statistics that will be provided.

A link to FreeRice is here. The above and below images are also linked directly to FreeRice, clicking on the images or the link preceding will take you directly to FreeRice.

Other options to donate, excluding English vocabulary also exist, such as:
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Plus many other non-language options.

With the astounding success with the first thread, in which we together donated 1,207,980 grains of FreeRice! I want to up the ante and have a goal of 2,000,000 grains! Starting from scratch.

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To keep people motivated, there will be 5 stars available and up for grabs, here they are:
- Platinum Contributor. 500,000 grains.
- Diamond Contributor. 250,000 grains.
- Gold Contributor. 100,000 grains.
- Enhanced Contributor. 50,000 grains.

- Contributor of the day. Awarded to the most deserving.

I'm not expecting anyone to reach that milestone of 500,000 grains, but, who knows!

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This thread replaces:
FreeRice (I) Donation Challenge - 1,207,980 grains donated.

I would to myself pledge a guaranteed 50,000 grains, with an extra 25,000 if we reach the milestone of 2,000,000. Plus 10,000 for every 100,000 after that. To start off, I have already donated 5,000 grains. I hope to see you here and donating! (Remember if you have donated, please, please tell us how much you donated by posting in this thread! I do not accept PM's on the basis of false statistics and accusations of cheating.)

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I would like to leave you tonight with this old legend:

...When the creator of the game chess showed his invention to the ruler of the country, the ruler was so pleased that he gave the inventor the right to name his prize for the invention. The man, who was very wise, asked the king this: that for the first square of the chess board, he would receive one grain of rice, two for the second one, four on the third one and so forth, doubling the amount each time. The ruler, who was not strong in math, quickly accepted the inventor's offer, even getting offended by his perceived notion that the inventor was asking for such a low price, and ordered the treasurer to count and hand over the wheat to the inventor. However, when the treasurer took more than a week to calculate the amount of wheat, the ruler asked him for a reason for his tardiness. The treasurer then gave him the result of the calculation, and explained that it would be impossible to give the inventor the reward. The ruler then, to get back at the inventor who tried to outsmart him, told the inventor that in order for him to receive his reward, he was to count every single grain that was given to him, in order to make sure that the ruler was not stealing from him...
Sum up:
Note the fact that the first "half" of the chessboard contains 4,294,967,295 grains of rice, while the 64th square contains an astounding 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 grains of rice, or more than a billion times as much on the entire first half of the chessboard. In total, on the entire chessboard there would be exactly 18,446,744,073,709,551,615 grains of rice.

I hope to see every single person that views this thread donate. Please... remember the fact that the total amount of money needed to stop world poverty is estimated at US$200,000,000,000 a year. Donating rice is free...

Kind Regards & Thank You to all contributors that will be,
Luke.


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Message 849582 - Posted: 5 Jan 2009, 7:04:49 UTC

Ok, I will match you the first 5000 grains, either before I go to work or shortly there after.
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Message 849592 - Posted: 5 Jan 2009, 8:02:30 UTC

1000 from me. :)
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Message 849596 - Posted: 5 Jan 2009, 8:18:27 UTC - in response to Message 849592.

1000 from me. :)


Thanks Monday!

I am making and exception to this rule that I stated earlier:
...I do not accept PM's on the basis of false statistics and accusations of cheating...


candorchasma gave me a message with a donation of 6,060 grains inside... Thanks candor!
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Message 849631 - Posted: 5 Jan 2009, 12:14:21 UTC

Got to 1020 grains. Level 55 of 60.

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Message 849638 - Posted: 5 Jan 2009, 12:41:36 UTC

2500 grains.



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Message 849655 - Posted: 5 Jan 2009, 14:00:54 UTC

500 from me.
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Message 849739 - Posted: 5 Jan 2009, 17:24:17 UTC

Another 5,000 from me. To reach our goal of 2 Million we need to donate nearly 143,000 grains a day. Right now I don't see this happening...

Total: 26,080 out of 142,860 grains for the first day.
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Message 849782 - Posted: 5 Jan 2009, 19:13:39 UTC

2k for me!
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Message 849792 - Posted: 5 Jan 2009, 19:26:47 UTC

From the kitties before going to work....

You have now donated
1000 grains of rice.
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Message 849847 - Posted: 5 Jan 2009, 22:05:07 UTC

another 2k from here...
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Message 849900 - Posted: 5 Jan 2009, 23:57:41 UTC

31000 here....


Multiplication Table makes things go fast...heh
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Message 849906 - Posted: 6 Jan 2009, 0:08:25 UTC - in response to Message 849900.

31000 here....


Multiplication Table makes things go fast...heh


Wow! Thanks GTD... I hope to see more donations like that today from all!
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Message 849910 - Posted: 6 Jan 2009, 0:15:02 UTC

[Off Topic] For those who are interested... A couple other click to donate sites...
The Hunger Site
Ripple.org
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Message 849913 - Posted: 6 Jan 2009, 0:22:52 UTC - in response to Message 849910.

[Off Topic] For those who are interested... A couple other click to donate sites...
The Hunger Site
Ripple.org
Care2
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10,000 Grains from me!


popandbob - Your links you provided are not off topic... :) - Thanks for your donation!

Another 5,000 from me brings us to 77,080 grains out of 142,860 that we need to donate daily to reach our goal. 53.9% for the daily goal.
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Message 849917 - Posted: 6 Jan 2009, 0:35:46 UTC

6500 for my efforts today

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Message 849918 - Posted: 6 Jan 2009, 0:36:14 UTC


You have now donated
400 grains of rice.

just before makin' dinner - ciao


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Message 849973 - Posted: 6 Jan 2009, 3:29:51 UTC

You have now donated
3000 grains of rice.
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Message 849978 - Posted: 6 Jan 2009, 3:47:19 UTC - in response to Message 849973.

You have now donated
3000 grains of rice.

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Message 849979 - Posted: 6 Jan 2009, 3:49:29 UTC

Thank you both Stealth & Crunch3r...
Hope to see more donations like this before the stats!

A quick 500 grains from me.
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