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Title: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: Mushroomized on May 04, 2012, 09:14:57 PM
Ok guys here we go, we have the first ever,
MY HOUSE CAT GAMES

What's the my house cat games?


  • I buy two types of cat food, cat toys etc. (feel free to suggest)
  • I put up a pool for each toy, or container of food
  • After the betting has ended I start the games
THE CAT
http://i.imgur.com/QX7qc.png
13 pounds, 1 ft tall, BOO THE CAT
  • Boo enters the chamber of trials
  • both items are places equal distances from the cat (the direction, left or right of the cat, are chosen at random)
  • whichever thing the cat shows interest first, or eats first is the winner!
  • Everyone who bet on the winning item wins a proportional amount from the other pool
  • I take no cut of the funds, however if you want to help fund the cat games you can donate to - 1GncofRcfBHKkwukSBsvfdSVi9gppXxLiu


I will record, or take a photo of the cat deciding which item or food he likes best.
The first game will start after I get some suggestions of what I do first. Maybe I can do photos of things or names of forum members, its up to you guys.
Note: I will not do anything that could harm my cat, don't even bother suggesting it, unless it's funny. I still won't though.


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 04, 2012, 09:16:56 PM
Yay, finally a sport where everyone is a winner, as long as you predict what a cat is going to do.


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: player3 on May 04, 2012, 09:17:40 PM
dog food vs. baked beans


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: Andrew Bitcoiner on May 04, 2012, 09:17:52 PM
This looks like an old best friends cat named Bob.


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: Mushroomized on May 04, 2012, 09:23:05 PM
Oh man we have our first donations of 0.0011111  ;D


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 04, 2012, 09:25:23 PM
Also, to maintain trust, I would like to mention that Mush has life sized posters of Gabe Newell and Reggie Fils-Aime watching over the chamber. It would be like cheating in a church.

@ Mush, you are revolutionizing anonymous cat based betting


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 05, 2012, 03:53:23 PM
So when do the cat games begin?


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: Mushroomized on May 05, 2012, 04:01:58 PM
So when do the cat games begin?
I need better suggestions that are things a cat would actually eat, or look at, or do something with.


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 05, 2012, 04:46:26 PM
Ice Cube and Green bean!


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: Mushroomized on May 05, 2012, 05:26:50 PM
Alright, here we go

THIS SATURDAY, MAY 12 THE FIRST CAT GAMES

WHO WILL WIN, WHO WILL LOSE, WILL MY CAT EVEN DO ANYTHING?

THIS TIME ITS...

GREENBEAN
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cd/CDC_greenbean.jpg
I've seen my cat eat greenbeans before, he will try to sit on my lap while I eat them and grab them off my fork.
Bet for greenbean here - https://blockchain.info/address/1AgKrLPp4Ef8C48jpgUyuX63f4QLqwaJ6u
VERSUS
ICE CUBE
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c3/Ice_cube_tray.jpg
Any time I get ice from the freezer he runs over in case I drop one, and will knock it all around the floor
Bet for icecube here - https://blockchain.info/address/17uxY7BPLMzL6DzomEWAN7tRzDAmgHr6eP


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: OgNasty on May 05, 2012, 07:52:21 PM
Will the ice cube be in a tray, or will it be sitting on a floor?  Tile or carpet?  What about the beans, on a plate or on the floor?

EDIT:  Will a video be posted of this epic event?  Live stream maybe even?

EDIT #2:  By "shows interest" does the cat have to make physical contact with the item, or would a sniff be enough?


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: Mushroomized on May 05, 2012, 08:13:44 PM
Will the ice cube be in a tray, or will it be sitting on a floor?  Tile or carpet?  What about the beans, on a plate or on the floor?

EDIT:  Will a video be posted of this epic event?  Live stream maybe even?

EDIT #2:  By "shows interest" does the cat have to make physical contact with the item, or would a sniff be enough?

Both on hardwood flooring, both on paper plates. No live stream-yet i need to wait until I get a webcam but there will be a pics.

The cat has to touch the item with his paws or bite the item for it to win, a sniff doesn't count.


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 05, 2012, 09:11:09 PM
So when the bets start flowing, will you update the thread with the Odds of winning for each, and the payout if you are right?

And come on people, this is exactly what bitcoins were made for, who wouldn't want to bet an anonymous internet currency on the whims of a cat?


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: Mushroomized on May 05, 2012, 09:12:25 PM
how the heck am i going to calculate the odds of which thing my cat will pick


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 05, 2012, 09:20:20 PM
I mean, say someone bets 2 btc on the ice cube, and someone bets 3 btc on the greenbean. You can say what the current total BTC in the pool for each side, so they know what the stakes are.


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: OgNasty on May 05, 2012, 11:44:37 PM
I mean, say someone bets 2 btc on the ice cube, and someone bets 3 btc on the greenbean. You can say what the current total BTC in the pool for each side, so they know what the stakes are.

Bet for greenbean here - https://blockchain.info/address/1AgKrLPp4Ef8C48jpgUyuX63f4QLqwaJ6u

Bet for icecube here - https://blockchain.info/address/17uxY7BPLMzL6DzomEWAN7tRzDAmgHr6eP

Click the payment address and it will show you how much is bet against each.


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 06, 2012, 02:27:00 AM
Click the payment address and it will show you how much is bet against each.

Ok yeah, stupidity on my part. Anyway, How has no one bet on this yet? Who wouldn't want to bet on a cat?


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: The LT on May 06, 2012, 05:11:51 AM
Great idea!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 06, 2012, 02:38:22 PM
I would bet, but I think there would be too much ability to effect the outcome of the games, so I'll stay out. But everyone else that doesn't have personal access to the cat, be assured! The cat can not be subject to corruption, and he doesn't like anything more than anything else. You could give him some cat food, and a fork, and Id say there's still a 50% chance he would go for the fork.

TLDR: Cat is retarded, does not favor anything.


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: Mushroomized on May 14, 2012, 09:47:24 PM
http://i.imgur.com/A63Ed.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Ffmwc.jpg
GREENBEAN WINS
I'll pay out once blockchain.info starts working again for me..


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: Mushroomized on May 14, 2012, 10:01:26 PM
WINNER PAID OUT
Since I had issues with my blockchain.info wallet, I just paid the winner directly .00050 btc from dailybtc


Stay tuned for more cat games and feel free to suggest more things


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 14, 2012, 10:13:07 PM
So when will the next official My House Cat Games be? Is it a weekly thing, or once every 4 years?


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: RaggedMonk on May 15, 2012, 12:11:57 AM
I'll donate at least 0.2 for the next one if you can promise a video of the test.  (And you post each week's bet video to youtube for viral growth)

I'll probably bet too  ;)


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: Mushroomized on May 15, 2012, 12:13:25 AM
I can do a video, but all I have is the camera on my ipod, so it might not be the greatest. Anyway, if you want more games, suggest more things!


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 15, 2012, 12:14:44 AM
I have a camera you can borrow. THE VIDEO IS ON!

edit* Also I'm not going to suggest what things this time, its up to you people who are interested in participating in this fine moment in history.


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: RaggedMonk on May 15, 2012, 01:01:28 AM
ipod camera works, use salty's if its better/you can

do you have a casascius physical bitcoin? one of those vs. a quarter would be great.

If you print out pictures, you could do celebrity matchups- I want to see Romney vs. Obama!


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: Mushroomized on May 15, 2012, 01:04:47 AM
ok, next up

CAS. COIN 1 BTC

https://blockchain.info/address/1FvWxouEcm1Xgub9T9gCFHVG55HWm1tJf

VS


A QUARTER

https://blockchain.info/address/15x5Krr59nHa59iJxLnGY9pxd1KCMkBn7k


And dont forget to donate to the cat games if you want more cool things for my cat to look at!
1GncofRcfBHKkwukSBsvfdSVi9gppXxLiu

This weeks game will be recorded and put on youtube for all cat games fans. Be sure to wear your jerseys.
As always, you win a proportional share of the losing items bets, with no house rake. If no one bets on one of the items, you get your money back.



Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 15, 2012, 01:07:06 AM
YAY CAT GAMES! I don't participate for fairness sake, but being able to observe these great moments go down in history... It just feels great *Sniffle*


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: publio on May 16, 2012, 07:23:24 AM
Any updates?  I'm trusting Boo to win me some bits :)


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: Mushroomized on May 16, 2012, 03:36:46 PM
Any updates?  I'm trusting Boo to win me some bits :)
Yep! Check the post above


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: mc_lovin on May 16, 2012, 05:04:30 PM
Such an awesome game!!

You should put the kitty on a casino table and make it official!

http://www.randomcatproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Gambling-Cat-nov6.jpg


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: Mushroomized on May 16, 2012, 05:44:01 PM
Such an awesome game!!

You should put the kitty on a casino table and make it official!

http://www.randomcatproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Gambling-Cat-nov6.jpg
i dont have one sorry


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 16, 2012, 08:55:52 PM
i dont have one sorry

Oh, and you don't ask me if I have one? Oh, I don't, never mind. Anyway! Lets get those bets going! With such contenders, how could someone not want to see if the cat favors USD or Bitcoins? This may have the fate of Bitcoins on the line. But, Mush, what happens if the cat picks neither? Is the BTC just refunded, or will you give it a few more tries?


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: publio on May 17, 2012, 11:22:26 PM
+0.2 to Cas.


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 18, 2012, 12:08:30 AM
+0.2 to Cas.

Good luck, and thank you for participating in the Cat Games. Oh yeah, I should probably mention that I'm not affiliated with the cat games, I'm just an avid supporter and personal admirer of Boo.


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 18, 2012, 10:04:49 PM
Will the cat games be tomorrow? If so, those who want to bet should hurry up! Its a clash of BTC Vs USD! The speculators like to talk about how BTC is better than $, well you will soon find out a cat's opinion on the matter, and that is probably the best opinion, seeing as the cat wouldn't be biased as he doesn't use BTC or USD. But now is his chance to choose.


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 19, 2012, 07:46:40 PM
I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE 2ND OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES WILL BE TODAY! We will announce again right before we do it, and then record the results, and upload them. If you want to bet, get your bets in ASAP as the cat games could be any minute now! You can continue to bet up until we make the announcement that we are about to start the games (if you are halfway through sending the coins when we make the announcement that is fine so don't worry about missing the cutoff time by 1 minute and being in an odd situation).

In this weeks cat games, the competitors are a 1 BTC unused Cass Coin, and a Quarter, this is our chance to find out the preferred currency of Cats.

The Current Bet is .2 BTC on the 1 BTC Cass Coin, and .088 BTC on the Quarter! Who will place more bets and raise the pot? Its up to you, the lovely participants to decide.


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 19, 2012, 10:15:32 PM
THE BETS ARE CLOSING! Alright people, this is it, the cat games will begin within the next few minutes, we will take the video, and then upload it and announce the winner.


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 20, 2012, 02:49:19 AM
The official Cat Games Ruling Video! http://youtu.be/czJtjU2BeF0

1) the screen is rectangular because it was shot on the camera of an Ipod, sorry, but its pretty decent quality

2) Music and minor editing added by Mushroomized (editing in the form of cutting out 3 minutes of repetition, watch and you will see what I mean)

Video shot by SaltySpitoon
Cat Wrangling done by Mushroomized
Editing done by Mushroomized


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: Mushroomized on May 20, 2012, 02:54:18 AM
the main song I didnt make


Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 20, 2012, 03:06:57 AM
Yes, the cat wasn't interested in either. So what we are thinking is retrying, but having the input of the community on how to catch the cats interest while keeping it fair.

I think we rub both coins with oregano or something along those lines, some different smell that might pique Boo's interest. But if anyone else has any ideas, feel free to contribute. The idea with the most support is the one we will do. Then we will make another video, hopefully this time the cat decides. Food is easy, coins not so much.

Quoting the Video Description



We couldn't get Boo's attention with the coins, so we are calling it a draw for now, and going to retry. This is our first attempt at getting Boo to pick between the Cass Coin and Quarter. Turns out, cats aren't very interested in money whether its $ or BTC, who would have thought?

We will discuss what we will do to make both coins more enticing in the Official My House Cat Games thread, to see what we can fairly do to equally get the cats attention focused on the coins, without giving one an advantage.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=79616.20



Title: Re: OFFICIAL MY HOUSE CAT GAMES
Post by: SaltySpitoon on May 20, 2012, 03:32:21 AM
Point a laser at the cas coin.
Seems fair.

Being shiny, wouldn't the beam just end up on the ceiling?