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    The math appears legit. The PQ appears sound. I think its settled at last. Whew. Time for a cold one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    THE BIG FIVE

    Nationality-------Metric-------Imperial--------Name
    United States-------2.72 m-------8 ft 11 in-------Robert Wadlow
    Get out of town! An 8ft 11 in penis? No way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
    For the record, I like Todd more when he's not prog, generally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill g View Post
    Hey cool, now we have prog ratios! Lets see...

    Thinking Plague - 99%
    Glass Hammer - 96%
    Thieves Kitchen - 95%
    Flower Kings - 91%
    Porcupine Tree - 67%
    Radiohead - 37%

    I'm sure there's a future thread in this...

    I prefer progless Todd as well, btw.
    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Brilliant, why didn't we think of this before, now its easy to work out who the Big 5 are, all we have to do is determine their progginess & multiply it by their bigness to calculate their Prog Quotient.

    Progginess should be determined by how much of their history has been prog (Tull = 20%), and how close they are to symph prog perfection at their proggiest (ELP = 90%, Henry Cow = 25%)
    Bigness is a measure of the success (Beatles, Stones, Floyd = 100%, Flower Kings = 30%)

    So lets look at the Big 5 candidates - Progginess first, both history % and perfection %, then Bigness

    Yes = 60% x 100% x 70% = 42
    Genesis = 40% x 100% x 85% = 34
    Floyd = 80% x 40% x 100% = 32
    ELP = 90% x 90% x 60% = 49
    Tull = 20% x 50% x 70% = 7
    Crimson = 100% x 60% x 50% = 30
    Moodies = 25% x 90% x 50% = 11
    Kansas = 30% x 70% x 60% = 13
    Rush = 30% x 60% x 70% = 13
    Gentle Giant = 90% x 90% x 30% = 24
    Soft Machine = 25% x 50% x 30% = 4
    VDGG = 100% x 25% x 40% = 10

    So the statistical real Big 5 is

    ELP
    Yes
    Genesis
    Floyd
    Crimson

    Followed by

    Gentle Giant
    Kansas
    Rush
    Moodies
    VDGG
    Tull
    Soft Machine

    Finally sorted that, Phew!!

    I'm pretty sure this has already been posted on PA.
    Duuudes, I'm outa here

    You guys is too much (paragon of progdorkitudes )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Duuudes, I'm outa here

    You guys is too much (paragon of progdorkitudes )
    You do know it's a joke right?
    Ian

    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

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    Well, anyone over 6'1" really:

    Mick Fleetwood - 6'5"
    Fish - 6'5"
    Roger Waters - 6'3"
    Mike Rutherford - 6'3"
    Rick Wakeman - 6' 2"
    Justin Hayward - 6'1"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    You doubt my maths? I'll have you know I have a degree in statistics
    I'm not even going to write the obvious quote about statistics, everyone knows it already

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Get out of town! An 8ft 11 in penis? No way.
    after all he calls it imperial...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    You do know it's a joke right?
    well you did bother to calculate and write it all down... Just THAT alone is scarry enough!!
    Last edited by Trane; 10-29-2013 at 01:18 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    well you did bother tocalculate and write irt all down... Just THAT alone is scarry enough!!
    Well if you're trying for the 'impression' of seriousness then you have to go the whole way, you need people to stop and think "Is he serious?". I was trying to think of percentages that would make peoples heads explode, "only 30% of Rush is prog!!", "Crimson are only 60% really prog!!", etc etc
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    Oh, you were only joking?? Talk about bursting one's bubble! Thought we were on to something huge... I need a cold one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Well if you're trying for the 'impression' of seriousness then you have to go the whole way, you need people to stop and think "Is he serious?". I was trying to think of percentages that would make peoples heads explode, "only 30% of Rush is prog!!", "Crimson are only 60% really prog!!", etc etc
    I thought your Tull figures were WAAYY off!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Well if you're trying for the 'impression' of seriousness then you have to go the whole way, you need people to stop and think "Is he serious?". I was trying to think of percentages that would make peoples heads explode, "only 30% of Rush is prog!!", "Crimson are only 60% really prog!!", etc etc
    That's exactly what I mean, Ian.... That's pretty frigging scary stuff (I mean who cares what is or isn't "prog" or the degree of progginess)



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    Quote Originally Posted by bill g View Post
    Oh, you were only joking?? Talk about bursting one's bubble! Thought we were on to something huge... I need a cold one.
    I don't think you're the only one who took it seriously. As for me, I was shaking my head in disbelief and hoping it was a joke. Good one, Ian!

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Pride View Post
    I don't think you're the only one who took it seriously. As for me, I was shaking my head in disbelief and hoping it was a joke. Good one, Ian!


    Okay, I confess I honestly wasn't taking it seriously at all, and was playing along. All my comments were tongue-in-cheek. (the PQ appears sound! Seriously? ) Of course, you could never get anyone to agree on any of this stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill g View Post


    Okay, I confess I honestly wasn't taking it seriously at all, and was playing along. All my comments were tongue-in-cheek. (the PQ appears sound! Seriously? ) Of course, you could never get anyone to agree on any of this stuff!
    I was pretty sure you were playing along which obviously helped.
    Ian

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    Hey, screw you guys. I love the PQ and I'm going with it.




    OK, just kidding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    I was pretty sure you were playing along which obviously helped.
    Hopefully, you didn't take my comments seriously either.... I knew it was partly a joke... but it's the considerable time it tok to set it up that makes it seems relatively unworthy to the final result
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