[RC5] Dupes

Jim C. Nasby nasby at enteract.com
Sat May 16 23:13:42 EDT 1998

```I think the problem is that these numbers are out of context... they made
more sense when reading Peter's original post. The real point is still the
same though... we want to eliminate dupes as much as possible.

Moo!
dB!

dan carter wrote:

> On Fri, 15 May 1998 10:23:41 -0400 (EDT), Peter A. DeNitto wrote:
>
> >Old clients account for 39% of all blocks submitted.  With the
> dupes,
> >that's 43%.  The chance that any old client is doing a duplicate
> block is
> >22%.
> >
> >Conversely:
> >New Clients account for 61% of all blocks submitted.  With dupes
> it is
> >57%.  The chance a new client is doing a dupe block is 9%.
>
> Any chance of more detailed explanation of these figures?
> How is it that dupes increase the total old submission by 4%, yet
> somehow dupes decrease the total new submission? Is that a typo?
>
> Also for the old clients, if non-dupe submission is 39%, and
> nondupe + dupe is 43%, then i assume dupe submission is 4%.
> 4/43=0.093, that means the percentage of blocks submitted by old
> clients that are dupes=9.3% not 22%.
>
> It would be a sad world if there were never space to ask why? :p
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