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by jjwaymee
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 7261

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Congrats! Two bad moneys (one ridiculous guess on colt 45 that I moneyed for no good reason) and I'm in 348th place, with little chance of making the cut. I got 8 right, so I'm fine with my performance. I completely understand the temptation to money one of those "uncertain" questions. You figure i...
by jjwaymee
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 7261

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

I could not be more thrilled to be in 136th place after the round one reveal. I came very close to maximizing the points I could get with the nine that I answered correctly.

It's going to be a hard fall for me in round two. I would love to still be above the cut line but it's going to be iffy.
by jjwaymee
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 7261

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Best of retro-active luck to all who are in the Learned League championship. Results will be posted next week (https://learnedleague.com/championship.php?2020 ) It looks like there are MANY current/occasional/former boardies in the qualifier list (https://learnedleague.com/thorsten/champqualifiers....
by jjwaymee
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20579

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

A hearty congratulations to Boson for his MagA victory, his first ever! Thanks! I made my learned league flag into a car window mounted thing, and I'm driving across town honking my horn. Congrats to the other jboardies who qualified for the championship! It's just nuts that I hung on to finish thi...
by jjwaymee
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20579

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:52 am
I was floored that 50% thought the Great Salt Lake is larger than Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
I'd say that most of that 50% couldn't name any other "Great" lakes and decided that some answer is better than no answer.
by jjwaymee
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Our Current Situation
Replies: 16
Views: 2783

Re: Our Current Situation

I work in the control room of a commercial nuclear power plant. It's been very interesting recently. In addition to the sending non-essential employees home, we have also restricted access to the control room to only those with a critical business need, we are using nitrile gloves when operating com...
by jjwaymee
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 76218

Re: Learned League 84

38% knew how to convert decimal to hexadecimal? Really ? That might've been the longest I've ever spent on a question. I got it right (and guessed the right answer first) but yikes. I could probably have nuked out the hexadecimal conversion if I had to, but instead I used this thought process: It's...
by jjwaymee
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 76218

Re: Learned League 84

Today I Learned: the game "Cootie" isn't anywhere near as universally known as I thought. To be fair, I knew exactly which game the question was about, but couldn't remember the title. It took me a good couple hours of thinking about it to remember the name. I got stuck on centipede or millipede fo...
by jjwaymee
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 76218

Re: Learned League 84

LL84 Rundles are posted. Looks like BlishS has ronan'd his way over to A Horizon. Chalk up another 'L' for me...
by jjwaymee
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 76218

Re: Learned League 84

Joined. I'll volunteer to be the "A-" cannon fodder for the sake of having an even number.
by jjwaymee
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's a Hand! It's Michigan! category poll (1/3/20 spoilers)
Replies: 34
Views: 3169

Re: It's a Hand! It's Michigan! category poll (1/3/20 spoilers)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:23 pm
I honestly thought the category was very tough for non-Michiganders. Interlochen in particular seemed obscure even for the bottom box.
Agree, I think everything except Grand Rapids was pretty tough. Jackson should have been the $2000 and the other two omitted.
by jjwaymee
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's a Hand! It's Michigan! category poll (1/3/20 spoilers)
Replies: 34
Views: 3169

Re: It's a Hand! It's Michigan! category poll (1/3/20 spoilers)

As a lifelong resident of the Great Lakes State, I would have to forfeit my Michigan Card if I hadn't ran the category. And I'm slightly annoyed that there was no love for the U.P.
by jjwaymee
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 42057

Re: LL83: Learned League

An average get rate for the day of 34.8% is quite low. I haven't been tracking those, but it was definitely one of the harder days this season. ETA: I found where you can see each day's get rate. 35% is the lowest. Monday's was 38%, which is the second lowest. Tough week so far. Is it just me, or w...
by jjwaymee
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 42057

Re: LL83: Learned League

How do you spell the one where you agonize trying to decide between Elton John and Billy Joel, only to discover that the answer is Stevie Wonder? I would have had no chance on that one except that it came up at my pub quiz a couple of years ago as a final question, and it cost us the game. I always...
by jjwaymee
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 47674

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

boson wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:20 am
(Plus,I have some quiet grumbling suspicion of our two-time rundle winner. I don't believe the stats.)
Yes, it looks pretty fishy. She must have spent those three forfeit days studying super-duper-hard to improve so much in one season...
by jjwaymee
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 47674

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

And I've stared at the Degas statue in question at the Art Institute of Chicago enough that, after I convinced myself that Rodin could not possibly be the answer (his Burghers of Calais was a commissioned artwork, after all), I managed to come around to the correct answer. Rodin was my only other t...
by jjwaymee
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 47674

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Always happy when I am one of the five that posts a score for my particular Rundle. Even more impressive for me personally was that my score was used in an A Rundle for the first time ever. Of course, Horizon had experienced quite the exodus of it's former elite players. I think we were a top 5 leag...
by jjwaymee
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 47674

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:47 pm
Only 35% recognize the Mercury Seven? I'm flabbergasted.
I almost missed it because I immediately went "Astronauts = Moon = Luna!" Then I read it again...

I have had the Mercury Seven memorized ever since the Jeopardy Ultimate ToC final game. Wow, that's been fourteen years now.
by jjwaymee
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 47674

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I have to constantly remind myself that "puzzler" clues should be overweighted for defense, no matter how quickly I myself solve the "puzzle". My poor defense cost me a tie or possibly a win against BigDaddyMatty yesterday.
by jjwaymee
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 47674

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I'm curious about people who got Fill or Kill. Did you just guess? Did you know it? I consider myself very well versed in finance and I don't think I have ever heard that phrase before (but I don't deal with trading admittedly). Back when I was much more actively trading stocks in my Roth IRA, I re...