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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby earendel » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:20 am

jeff6286 wrote:Well according to my calculations, (and Google's) you're off by like a million centimeters. https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=c ... .osb&cad=b

So if that answer won you the tiebreaker, then I guess Woof had the right idea by going with an estimated answer and not bothering with all that messy arithmetic.

Meaning no disrespect to Google but they seem to have rounded it off. If you do the paper math you get the answer I posted - I know because I did it twice later on just to confirm.
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby Paucle » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:11 am

For some reason I never got involved in this thread, and I just now read the first post.
Is it just me, or are those first three questions really not utterly random? They all seem to have a great deal to do with Jeopardy! ;)
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby jeff6286 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:22 am

earendel wrote:
jeff6286 wrote:Well according to my calculations, (and Google's) you're off by like a million centimeters. https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=c ... .osb&cad=b

So if that answer won you the tiebreaker, then I guess Woof had the right idea by going with an estimated answer and not bothering with all that messy arithmetic.

Meaning no disrespect to Google but they seem to have rounded it off. If you do the paper math you get the answer I posted - I know because I did it twice later on just to confirm.


No disrespect to you either, but your answer is still wrong. It never occurred to me to just plug the numbers into the standard Calculator in Windows XP, but unlike Google it actually displayed the entire answer: 238857*5280*12*2.54=38,440,307,980.8
This is the same answer I got when I did it on paper the first time, so you must have made a small error somewhere in your calculations, or copied something down wrong. Our answers only differed by a couple of digits right in the middle.
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby Paucle » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:42 pm

I was curious, so I did the calculation too, and also got 38, 440, 307, 980.8
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby earendel » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:02 pm

Paucle wrote:I was curious, so I did the calculation too, and also got 38, 440, 307, 980.8

Hmmmm...interesting that both the moderator and I could have made the same error (if there is an error). Maybe he didn't really expect anyone to get the answer or else he just had 38,000,000,000 and figured I was close enough.
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby bpmod » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:22 pm

earendel wrote:
Paucle wrote:I was curious, so I did the calculation too, and also got 38, 440, 307, 980.8

Hmmmm...interesting that both the moderator and I could have made the same error (if there is an error). Maybe he didn't really expect anyone to get the answer or else he just had 38,000,000,000 and figured I was close enough.

That's possible. There aren't too many trivia questions where part of the question is "give or take half a billion".

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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby thejeopardyfan » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:55 am

Can one just show up and get tickets to see Jeopardy! being taped? I think the site says that tickets are ordered by phone or by mail. (My phone's not the best at displaying everything on a website.) Thanks.
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby kristinsausville » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:06 pm

thejeopardyfan wrote:Can one just show up and get tickets to see Jeopardy! being taped? I think the site says that tickets are ordered by phone or by mail. (My phone's not the best at displaying everything on a website.) Thanks.


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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby dhkendall » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:36 pm

A question came to me the other day:

I know that people aren't allowed (their own) paper, or smart phones while playing on stage, but would one be allowed them in the studio audience while waiting to go up (or after you went up)? I'm thinking that it might be neat, once The Call comes, to do my "play along at home" that I do for every single episode, of the games that I'll be in the audience for, but I wouldn't be able to keep track without my smartphone or at least some paper and a pen/pencil.
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby legendneverdies » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:44 pm

thejeopardyfan wrote:Can one just show up and get tickets to see Jeopardy! being taped? I think the site says that tickets are ordered by phone or by mail. (My phone's not the best at displaying everything on a website.) Thanks.


Not sure if game shows have a snail mail ticket address anymore. J! hasn't shown one air since probably the mid 90s. TPIR stopped plugging the CBS TV City address when Barker retired.
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby thejeopardyfan » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:07 pm

dhkendall: Some contestants had their phones in the green room, but I didn't dare. I gave my turned-off phone to my sister, who was in the audience. I have a little more to say but I'd better not right now, if you know what I mean. ;)
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby ACW » Tue May 29, 2012 6:31 pm

Here's one:
How far apart are the tapings (like how long between Joel's game that aired yesterday and the one airing today)?
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby dhkendall » Tue May 29, 2012 6:35 pm

ACW wrote:Here's one:
How far apart are the tapings (like how long between Joel's game that aired yesterday and the one airing today)?


I believe it varies depending on where in the season you are. The ones early in the season I believe are taped close to air (like late July or so), whereas Joel's games may have been taped as far back as January or so.

Of course someone with more accurate info should answer this, but I'd really like to hear from people who taped both early in the season and alte in the season, to see if I'm right about the discrepancy (people like Stefan or Justin can speak to both!)
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby seaborgium » Tue May 29, 2012 6:38 pm

edit: dhkendall, you misread the question.
ACW wrote:Here's one:
How far apart are the tapings (like how long between Joel's game that aired yesterday and the one airing today)?

In your example, about ten minutes. Between most Wednesdays and Thursdays, about an hour. Between many Fridays and Mondays, about six days. Between many other Fridays and Mondays, one night. Between season finales and season premieres, about four months.
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby ACW » Tue May 29, 2012 6:42 pm

Thanks seaborgium.
And thanks dh, that's interesting info.
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby dhkendall » Tue May 29, 2012 6:56 pm

seaborgium wrote:edit: dhkendall, you misread the question.


This explains my at-home performance ... :mrgreen:
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby kristinsausville » Tue May 29, 2012 8:41 pm

dhkendall wrote:
ACW wrote:Here's one:
How far apart are the tapings (like how long between Joel's game that aired yesterday and the one airing today)?


I believe it varies depending on where in the season you are. The ones early in the season I believe are taped close to air (like late July or so), whereas Joel's games may have been taped as far back as January or so.

Of course someone with more accurate info should answer this, but I'd really like to hear from people who taped both early in the season and alte in the season, to see if I'm right about the discrepancy (people like Stefan or Justin can speak to both!)


Justin's late-July games filmed in March. His September games filmed in early August. His TOC games that aired in November were filmed the week after his September episodes aired.
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby legendneverdies » Tue May 29, 2012 9:25 pm

The season usually starts taping in late July and ends in April(the last regular games are taped in March but the May sweeps stuff usually tapes in April, i.e. the DC weeks this season). This season's games started taping a couple of weeks later because of ALex's injury, no?
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby kristinsausville » Wed May 30, 2012 8:59 am

legendneverdies wrote:The season usually starts taping in late July and ends in April(the last regular games are taped in March but the May sweeps stuff usually tapes in April, i.e. the DC weeks this season). This season's games started taping a couple of weeks later because of ALex's injury, no?


Not sure -- all I know is that Justin's shows were taped one day (I want to say it was a Tuesday), and then Alex had his surgery the very next day. I don't know how long the wait for more tapings would have been if Justin had won his Friday game.
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Re: 3 Utterly Random Questions

Postby jpahk » Wed May 30, 2012 11:36 am

kristinsausville wrote:
legendneverdies wrote:The season usually starts taping in late July and ends in April(the last regular games are taped in March but the May sweeps stuff usually tapes in April, i.e. the DC weeks this season). This season's games started taping a couple of weeks later because of ALex's injury, no?


Not sure -- all I know is that Justin's shows were taped one day (I want to say it was a Tuesday), and then Alex had his surgery the very next day. I don't know how long the wait for more tapings would have been if Justin had won his Friday game.

i was in the first taping group after alex's surgery. we taped on aug 22 for the shows that aired the last week of september, and then aug 23 for the shows that aired the first week of october.
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