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by Woof
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 20
Views: 519

Re: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

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by Woof
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Math Question
Replies: 21
Views: 502

Re: A Math Question

The percentage of outcomes in which you get no rooster, assuming as you do that the ratio is effectively invariant, is (4/5)^4= 41%. The percentage of one-rooster outcomes is (4/5)^3*1/5*4= 41% also. The remaining 18% of outcomes are divided up into 2, 3 and 4 rooster scenarios. Would the same logi...
by Woof
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Math Question
Replies: 21
Views: 502

Re: A Math Question

The percentage of outcomes in which you get no rooster, assuming as you do that the ratio is effectively invariant, is (4/5)^4= 41%. The percentage of one-rooster outcomes is (4/5)^3*1/5*4= 41% also. The remaining 18% of outcomes are divided up into 2, 3 and 4 rooster scenarios.
by Woof
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 348
Views: 10097

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

are the results of the voting up yet? Speaking of up -- look up. ;) https://learnedleague.com/hist/awards/85.php Here are the top 5 BWAs. The winner would've been much better, in my eyes, had it been only a single word (since that's what the question asked for). Thought the one that got 2nd was rea...
by Woof
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It Was a Long Time Coming
Replies: 23
Views: 820

Re: It Was a Long Time Coming

Congratulations to you both! What a great story.
by Woof
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 348
Views: 10097

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Very close to mine, Andy. 25-22-25-18. Perhaps interestingly, my records for those four periods were 2-3,3-1-1, 3-1-1 and 1-3-1, respectively.
by Woof
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 348
Views: 10097

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Yeah, regression to the mean here. 3 straight days of tough questions and lousy defense translate to 3 straight losses. Went for the RAND and Parasite negbait yesterday to continue my streak of mediocrity.
by Woof
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 348
Views: 10097

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I badly misjudged the difficulty of 2 and -2 and failed to money either. Had I done so, I would have been 98th %ile. WTG, Kirk!
by Woof
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1746

Re: Friday, June 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Oh, Alex...I have a feeling Oprah has praised other women authors in the 6 years since Maya Angelou passed - maybe even other ladies who've died besides Toni Morrison... :roll: Oprah has championed many writers in her career, but I think the stronger link that we were supposed to remember, and to w...
by Woof
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 348
Views: 10097

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

It was pointed out that yesterday was one of the four toughest days in the history of LL, and it felt it. It is the rare and unsettling experience to read through the six questions and realize that I don’t know the answers to any. With some thought, I came up with reasonable guesses for the SEC team...
by Woof
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1746

Re: Friday, June 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Overall, a fairly well-played game. I thought this might it for Zach, especially after seeing the FJ clue, but he pulled out another win.
by Woof
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1610

Re: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:12 pm

I got it because one of the members of Trout Fishing in America used to be in another band called St. Elmo's Fire and that name always stuck with me.
And Trout Fishing in America references a book by Richard Brautigan while I got St Elmo’s Fire from the Brian Eno song of the same name.
by Woof
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020
Replies: 33
Views: 698

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020

:mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :|

$7000 + St Elmo

Not a great showing for me from the fourth podium. I missed all the $2000 clues and then also whiffed on FJ.
by Woof
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1610

Re: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wow, too many TSs, but another good game for the champ. FJ had me searching. The best so could come up with was Rasputin, but he felt too new-ish. St Elmo was gettable if you recalled that St Elmo’s Fire is a nautical phenomenon.
by Woof
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1464

Re: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Good win by the champ. FJ was a matter of name a 19th C British naturalist. If it was the TOC, I’d have to choose between Darwin and Thomas Huxley. In this game, only one choice.
by Woof
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1675

Re: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also facepalmed at the Carson TS. Kids these days.... :mrgreen: For FJ, I precalled the post-Jackson one-and-dones but then faltered when given Concord. I vainly tried to think of one from MA and only too late thought to include NH. Bah!
by Woof
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4122
Views: 553524

Re: Reretaken Down

With this thread on page 2 I found a reason to bump it. For crossword puzzle solvers check out Rex Parker's comment after you finish the Saturday 6/6 puzzle: The biggest issue / downer for me, though, was 1A: Capital of Chad (N'DJAMENA). At 1-Across, that is such a f***-you kind of answer. People w...
by Woof
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4122
Views: 553524

Re: Reretaken Down

There was a very low tide today so I went to the beach to look for various low tide critics and who do I see but none other than the GOAT himself: Mr. Ken Jennings! I introduced myself and he was very cordial. I told him I won a game on J! and he said "together we've won 75." If I would have been a...
by Woof
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH poll for week of 6/1
Replies: 17
Views: 556

Re: TPH poll for week of 6/1

Missed tax and hot rollers. The other clues seemed fairly pedestrian.
by Woof
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4122
Views: 553524

Re: Reretaken Down

With this thread on page 2 I found a reason to bump it. For crossword puzzle solvers check out Rex Parker's comment after you finish the Saturday 6/6 puzzle: The biggest issue / downer for me, though, was 1A: Capital of Chad (N'DJAMENA). At 1-Across, that is such a f***-you kind of answer. People w...