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Date: 2013-07-25 12:43
Security: Public
Mood:curious curious
Subject: An experiment about PINs

I want to try an experiment.

Imagine you're calling an automated phone system to set up an account. The phone system asks you to make up your own PIN code to control access to the account, and to press the # key when done.

Did you think of a number? Good. Hold that in your head. I'm not going to ask you for it, but I do want to ask you a few questions about the number you chose under the cut, as an anonymous poll. (Meaning that even I can't see who answered what, for security.) If you haven't thought of the PIN code you would use in this hypothetical situation, do so now.

I explain why I'm doing this in another cut inside the cut below!

And here are the questions )

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Date: 2009-09-22 10:50
Security: Public
Mood:interested interested
Tags:friends, poll
Subject: (no subject)

It's just been brought to my attention that I actually have someone on my Friends list on LJ who actually lives close enough to me to *walk* past my street many times a week. I didn't even know this.

So now I wonder how many other people are the same. Thus, a poll! (on LJ, this will link to the Dreamwidth version; if LJ people want to answer, sign in with OpenID and you should be able to do so.)

[I posted this earlier but messed up, so here's a repost.]

Poll #1320 How close do you live?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 48

How close do you live to Reading, in the UK?

I actually live in Reading.
1 (2.1%)

I don't live in Reading, but I live within about 10 miles.
0 (0.0%)

I live in London, or similarly close.
2 (4.2%)

I live elsewhere in the south-east of England, but not close enough to qualify for the above choices.
3 (6.2%)

I live in England, but not the south-east.
7 (14.6%)

I live in the UK, but not England.
1 (2.1%)

I live in Europe, but not the UK.
7 (14.6%)

I don't live anywhere remotely close to you, sadly.
24 (50.0%)

I don't even live on Earth. Space travel FTW.
3 (6.2%)

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