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Post by dhkendall » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:05 pm

Just a note (this has been posted before, but I doubt we all remember, I didn't until I just noticed now), your clock changing from last weekend aren't done, apparently the clock on the board needs resetting if you want the times yours and others' posts show up as correctly.

Go to User Control Panel (top left, under the jboard logo), then Board Preferences. "Edit Global Settings" should appear. Change "Summer Time/DST is in effect:" to "No". Submit.
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Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:42 pm

The Tuesday, November 15, 2016 NYT crossword puzzle by David J. Kahn has a bunch of gimme long fills for fans of a certain sports team. It was Tuesday easy for me since I like the sport and know the history. For non-sports fans they might not enjoy it as much. If you only get the puzzle on delay from your local paper then it's worth the wait.

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Post by bomtr » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:11 am

MarkBarrett wrote:The Tuesday, November 15, 2016 NYT crossword puzzle by David J. Kahn has a bunch of gimme long fills for fans of a certain sports team. It was Tuesday easy for me since I like the sport and know the history. For non-sports fans they might not enjoy it as much. If you only get the puzzle on delay from your local paper then it's worth the wait.
Five week delay for syndicated papers. I don't usually bother with Tuesday puzzles, but I'll try to remember to take a look in December.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:39 am

The NES Classic is a $60.00 hot item this holiday season that comes with 30 of the old games from the Nintendo system.

It's hard to find in stores or online and scalpers on eBay and Amazon are selling them for hugely marked up prices.

I'll get one when I get one and would never pay more than the retail price. Anyway, for kicks I looked on eBay to see how the sales are going.

This listing cracked me up: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BOX-INSERTS-ONL ... Sw4GVYLm5l

The seller is offering the empty box and contents without the console itself for $89.99 :lol:

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Post by dhkendall » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:14 am

MarkBarrett wrote:The NES Classic is a $60.00 hot item this holiday season that comes with 30 of the old games from the Nintendo system.

It's hard to find in stores or online and scalpers on eBay and Amazon are selling them for hugely marked up prices.

I'll get one when I get one and would never pay more than the retail price. Anyway, for kicks I looked on eBay to see how the sales are going.

This listing cracked me up: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BOX-INSERTS-ONL ... Sw4GVYLm5l

The seller is offering the empty box and contents without the console itself for $89.99 :lol:

America, what a country.
This is actually a thing. Skip to the end of this article (although you may like to read from the beginning) to see that empty packaging has been a hot eBay item for years.
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Post by IronNeck » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:29 am

To be fair, the original box for Stadium Events on the NES, nothing more than some packaging for a crappy game, would easily sell for $3,000 or more.

I wish I was joking.

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Amazon's "Little Man" horse ad was adorable. This one for Mercedes Benz is a rare gem in the car category:

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This seems like something my avatar would do.
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The Jeopardy! store is open with new items: http://www.thejeopardystore.com

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Bizarre website find of the day -- "listen" to Wikipedia changes (it's strangely compelling and interesting):

http://listen.hatnote.com/

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Post by dhkendall » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:09 am

MarkBarrett wrote:The Jeopardy! store is open with new items: http://www.thejeopardystore.com
I kind of miss the old stuff. I would have ordered both the podium t-shirt and the necktie (and wore it on stage when The Call comes) were I living in a location they could ship to.
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Post by Volante » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:37 pm

Why did ArcSoft have to discontinue their Blu-Ray player? It was awesome and it worked and now it's being a whiny pain in the keister with some new discs (including most recently the 2016 World Series set. Amazingly, it played Finding Dory perfectly and it's been real finicky with recent Disney discs...)

Managed to find a workaround but it's way more frustrating than it has any right to be. I bought the freaking discs, why can I not play them, oh wise and glorious content masters?!

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Post by PowerofHoodoo » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:57 pm

I have a question about the mechanics of the board. I started the Cindy Stowell topic at about 1:54pm on December 8 and my handle was on it to my knowledge until this morning. However, it now has "by Harrumph" with a first posting about 2 hours later.

My authorship is not important; it's just that it's the first time I initiated a topic on this board. Is this just something wonky that happened, or am I not authorized to start a topic?

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PowerofHoodoo wrote:I have a question about the mechanics of the board. I started the Cindy Stowell topic at about 1:54pm on December 8 and my handle was on it to my knowledge until this morning. However, it now has "by Harrumph" with a first posting about 2 hours later.

My authorship is not important; it's just that it's the first time I initiated a topic on this board. Is this just something wonky that happened, or am I not authorized to start a topic?
It would appear something wonky happened.

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Post by alietr » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:26 pm

PowerofHoodoo wrote:I have a question about the mechanics of the board. I started the Cindy Stowell topic at about 1:54pm on December 8 and my handle was on it to my knowledge until this morning. However, it now has "by Harrumph" with a first posting about 2 hours later.

My authorship is not important; it's just that it's the first time I initiated a topic on this board. Is this just something wonky that happened, or am I not authorized to start a topic?
Your post got deleted somehow. 'Twasn't me.

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Post by bpmod » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:48 pm

I have managed so far to figure out what the post number was, but it doesn't seem to be intact in either of the last two (automated) backups.

alietr, do you back up the db separately by any chance?

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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Post by alietr » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:24 am

bpmod wrote:I have managed so far to figure out what the post number was, but it doesn't seem to be intact in either of the last two (automated) backups.

alietr, do you back up the db separately by any chance?

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Yes, but I've been traveling a lot, and probably haven't done so in a few weeks. Plus it's on my home computer, which is currently turned off. I can check when I get back, but I'm not optimistic on that one.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:24 am

NBC aired aired a third episode of The Wall Tuesday night. It's like Plinko mixed with trivia questions.

The couple builds up their bank with balls falling into money slots. Get a question right and the ball turns green falling into a money slot to add that amount to the bank. Miss the question and the ball turns red subtracting the amount where it lands.

These are two of the questions the wife missed. She's in isolation behind the big wall answering the questions while the husband in front of the huge wall chooses the slots to drop the balls.
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If it's too hard to see the third choice on the bottom is Wyoming. The wife said she lives in Colorado and has been to Four Corners.

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When all of the questions have been asked and all of the balls have been dropped then it's contract time. A contract is sent to the wife based on questions she answered correctly (I think it's $10,000 per correct answer) plus money the couple won in free drops to the start the game. The amount on the contract was 50K and change. The wife decides to sign the contract and that is what they will win or tear up the contract and get the full amount of the bank. The catch is while she has been in isolation she had not been told if her answers have been right or wrong and she has no idea where the total bank stands.

It's possible to have $12 million dollars and it's possible to have $0

This is the total amount the couple won.
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America. What a country! She tore up the contract, obviously.

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:34 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:When all of the questions have been asked and all of the balls have been dropped then it's contract time. A contract is sent to the wife based on questions she answered correctly (I think it's $10,000 per correct answer) plus money the couple won in free drops to the start the game.
It's $20,000 per correct answer.

There was a noticeable jump in difficulty in the questions between the pre-Christmas pilot episode (the Ohio "Teacher of the Year" and her husband) and Monday night's episode. Not sure if that's a good thing or not.
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