Oh whoops, I just walked into a bookstore and bought another Gillian Flynn book.
Bed hair and #ATLANTIA! Yay!
Editing book 2 for tomorrow deadline is Serious Business.
even with those four numbers there are countless possible combinations good luck with figuring out which one is the right one you punk
It’s pretty likely that it’s a four digit number, and as there are four digits chosen there, that means that there cannot be any repetition. This mean that there are:
n!/(n-4)! possible orders. As ‘n’ is 4 (number of digits available). 4!/0! which becomes 4x3x2x1/1 which simplifies to 24. That means that there are 24 possible combinations of codes. This would take you about two or three minutes to input all possible codes.
Unless an alarm goes off if you don’t get it right in 3 tries
*straightens calculator again*
Kick the fucking door in
well ‘technically’ the code is most likley 1970. statistically, a majority of people, when told to choose a 4 digit code will choose their birth year. and this key pad is obviously a few years old to put it nicely, thats most likley it.
some sherlock holmes shit just went down over here
No, no, no. Don’t base your deductions of psychology. Let’s talk chemistry. When you first press a button, there’s more of the natural oils on your skin, and therefore it wears down the numbers on the keys faster. Obviously 0 is the first one, then. Try 0791 first.
it got better
and this is why the sherlock fandom could either rule the world or end it….
Close, but not quite, I think. People will almost always choose a number they can remember. What’s memorable about 0791? Try 0719 - a birthday, 19th of July. That is more likely.
Those deductions are great and all, but unnecessary.
The light is green.
The door is already open.
And that’s why we have a John Watson.
This is “top 10 favorite posts” level.
Here’s a secret from @adamsilvera, and it involves @oliverbooks!!!
Anonymous said: Ok but you're not going to make any more money if I get your book from the library. so you might as well just be happy that people are reading your book.
You do realize that the libraries BUY the books and e-books they offer to their patrons, correct? And that they then buy more copies as demand for it increases and the old copy wears out? And that they pay more money for their copies because they often have a special binding?
And no, I’m never going to “just be happy” that people are reading illegal copies of my book.
Here’s the thing. You pirate a book. Whatever, sh*t happens, this is A Thing You Have Decided To Do. OWN IT THEN. Just say to yourself, “I give no f***s if this author makes money or not, I just want this thing right now, and if the fact that this author has a MUCH higher piracy rate than number of sales means that they can therefore not get a publisher to buy more books from them, I really don’t care. Because of the thing that I want right this second.” That’s the truth of it, and if you can admit that and be cool with it, I’m honestly not going to argue with you. You are Doing You. But as soon as you attempt to rationalize like THIS- or, God forbid, with, “I am poor, and poor people steal things,”- then I shall be all, “LOL NOPE!”