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by DysonSphere
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2864

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

morbeedo wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:10 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:03 am
Man, that Florida test was easy.
100% agree. Wonder what they were thinking there
I'm also interested in the story behind the Florida test. From the video it wasn't even challenging (I might have gotten 2-3 wrong?)
by DysonSphere
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 4373

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

41/50 tonight for practice. Tomorrow I'll take the test for real. I missed the Supreme Court question and I'm an attorney - d'oh!
by DysonSphere
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 97
Views: 6670

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Trebek's success is because of his authenticity. Purportedly he would take the contestant exam each year and consistently pass. It would be nice if they could choose someone who knows the material and isn't just a pretty face for the cameras.
by DysonSphere
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 2444

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

45/50, which would be my all-time high score if I had taken it for real. Seemed like a relatively easy test to me.
by DysonSphere
Tue May 15, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 317927

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

No Cleveland audition here. And hit it out of the park on the online test. :'(
by DysonSphere
Wed May 09, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 317927

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Was choosing a preferred audition city mandatory when registering? I don't recall. There was something weird about the audition city selection this go-round, but it was there It wasn't originally. I had to go back in and make a choice. I somehow registered without a selection at first. When I logge...
by DysonSphere
Tue May 08, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 317927

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

I'm waiting on Cleveland as well. Have they ever just skipped an audition city before?
by DysonSphere
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: An Analysis of the Difficulty of the Recent Online Tests
Replies: 31
Views: 3667

Re: An Analysis of the Difficulty of the Recent Online Tests

Cool thread. Thanks for doing this.
by DysonSphere
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 10657

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

46 this time, including an amazing 31 clue run to kick things off. James Stewart was the only Hitchcock actor I could think of, although I knew they'd have mentioned Rear Window if it was him. No idea on Gaiman; I think I was trying to think of Bunker Hill but said Bull Run instead; total blank on ...
by DysonSphere
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 10657

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Took for real tonight and got 44/50 (45/50 if Socratic accepted), a personal best! I was 37/50 and 35/50 taking practice tests Tues and Wed, so I thought tonight's was significantly easier. No auditions yet, so maybe this will be the year.
by DysonSphere
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: June 1, 2017 Adult Online Test Discussion (Pacific)
Replies: 87
Views: 18911

Re: June 1, 2017 Adult Online Test Discussion (Pacific)

36 for Pacific. 40 for Eastern. 34 for Central. Of course I took Central for real. Maybe next year.
by DysonSphere
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What is wrong with Ken Jennings?
Replies: 59
Views: 11835

Re: What is wrong with Ken Jennings?

He makes jokes in poor taste sometimes, like all people. But he's famous, so they get noticed more. And it's on Twitter, which is designed for virulence and snark. Oh, is this the exercise where all fans of X have to line up and gatekeep their hobby because somebody was offended? Thanks, but I'd rat...
by DysonSphere
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)
Replies: 106
Views: 13711

Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

Yikes, 34/50 tonight for real whereas last night I got 40/50 for fun. :'( TV and kids in the background didn't help but my fault for not setting up a better test environment. I found tonight's considerably harder. Never heard of Ailey or anything he's done. Superstore could be considered fairly obsc...
by DysonSphere
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 7545

Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Yikes - no reason not to bet more on that last daily double for a lockout.

FJ was very difficult. We had a sports nut in the house and even he didn't know what state Michael Phelps was from.
by DysonSphere
Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), October 5, 2016
Replies: 89
Views: 13214

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), October 5, 2016

A couple of questions for the group:
- Do you expect either "rowing" or "crew" will be accepted?
- Do you expect "cymbals" or "symbols" or both will be accepted?

Assuming "yes" to these, I believe I squeaked by with a 36.
by DysonSphere
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), October 5, 2016
Replies: 89
Views: 13214

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), October 5, 2016

jeff6286 wrote: I had 43 last night, I believe 45 tonight, they seemed pretty similar to me. But don't let me interrupt your hyperbole...
Many other commenters noting higher difficulty tonight compared to last night. Hyperbole? Maybe. It's the internet... what do you expect.
by DysonSphere
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), October 5, 2016
Replies: 89
Views: 13214

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), October 5, 2016

Leave it to me to choose the hardest online test of all time. Practice last night would have been ~40. Tonight probably low 30s.
by DysonSphere
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 317927

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Aw, no DC audition this year. Knew I should have picked another city.

I did consider identifying as female...for about 10 seconds. Wife got an audition last year but couldn't attend. :cry:
by DysonSphere
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"
Replies: 185
Views: 16892

Re: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"

So because you've been able to find ONE example where an appeal to common decency resulted in mockery and an escalation of the misogynistic, disrespectful and immature behaviour, no-one should ever try to speak out against harassment ever again? There are as many examples you have time for. Anita S...
by DysonSphere
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"
Replies: 185
Views: 16892

Re: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"

So if anyone is interested in whether these theories about fighting harassment through social shaming hold up in anonymous online settings, the following is an example worth considering: http://bit.ly/1ThgbF3 In 2010, an IGN thread is created about a female Jeopardy contestant's appearance. The cont...