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by RKane
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

You've overplayed your hand, TPH. I have long been suspicious of your rather well-written posts, and this recent series as pretty much confirmed it. No one who writes that well is as awful at Jeopardy! as you claim to be. The jig is up. I'm sure there are plenty of great writers who suck at J!. No ...
by RKane
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

You've overplayed your hand, TPH. I have long been suspicious of your rather well-written posts, and this recent series as pretty much confirmed it. No one who writes that well is as awful at Jeopardy! as you claim to be. The jig is up. I'm sure there are plenty of great writers who suck at J!. No ...
by RKane
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

You've overplayed your hand, TPH.

I have long been suspicious of your rather well-written posts, and this recent series as pretty much confirmed it.

No one who writes that well is as awful at Jeopardy! as you claim to be.

The jig is up.
by RKane
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

And what does the latter half have to do with flags of convenience? The Marshall Islands is a country with a flag of convenience. Not sure if you can make out my avatar, below "DISCO VOLANTE" it says "PANAMA" but the movie Thunderball took place, essentially, entirely in The Bahamas. Therefore, the...
by RKane
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

I know you're hell-bent on never letting anyone give you advice, but: But then again, I'm familiar with nothing -- even if it's something as simple as "this character works in a dollar store", that bogs me down instantly because I don't know how ANYthing in retail works. I don't know how stocking sh...
by RKane
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

As another person with dyscalculia, I can tell you that seeing line after line of numbers and mathematical instructions unfortunately sends my brain screaming in the opposite direction: not only can I not take it in, but it might as well be written in Ancient Greek for all the sense it initially ma...
by RKane
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

I know nothing of the sort and nor do I care. Anyways I have edited both posts. However it occurs to me that choice of words was actually serendipitous. You know how you have constantly explain to people you are not into illegal sex acts and no one ever seems to get it through their head and you get...
by RKane
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

I never said it was illegal. It's obviously simulated and the "animals" are people in a costume.

much like S&M clubs are not illegal because they do not actually involve people being chained and spanked against their will.

But I have edited the post anyway
by RKane
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

That's too bad, because it's effectively a self-contained answer to the question, and is actually more clear than the STEPS 1 - 6. Let's discuss the appendix line by line: Okay, well, note that the numbers 53 and 28 actually represent a certain amount of things. I hope that's obvious. The point of n...
by RKane
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Then why have there been so many times this year where I DID try to suss out the wrong answer but still got absolutely nowhere and had no idea how to even whittle it down? Confirmation bias? I don't know. But on Tuesday (the Animal Farm clue) you said you were close, you described a sussing, and sa...
by RKane
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

This is a great point. There's 2 possibilities here: 1) The answer is really obscure. If that is true, you're not going to get the answer anyways. 2) The answer is not obscure at all. If this is true, you should be able to reason out a educated guess. Setting aside that 2 is way more common than 1,...
by RKane
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

= Can you do this problem: 53 - 28 ? That also involves carrying but it is simpler. If not we can break that down. No idea. No idea? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ3YHd2R3xA Well, here goes: http://m.uploadedit.com/bbtc/1520673351592.txt (The external link worked better for formatting than any e...
by RKane
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Well, the guesswork I noted should take about two seconds...i.e., with a few seconds, you should be thinking of tech companies. Why? What if that doesn't occur to me at all? It should, though. I'm not even saying this particular clue, although I would imagine 90%+ of people who watched the episode ...
by RKane
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Fuck this, I give up. I don't know what misguided hubris made me think I could do this, but I realize now it's a waste of time. If a player who was two or three answers away from being considered one of the all time Jeopardy greats can't get through to you, I don't know how I expected to. Either you...
by RKane
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

No, that was just a quick way of narrowing it down from "billions" (there's not even 1 billion companies in the world, though there probably is over 100,000,000) to a manageable amount...in principle, one could memorize all 53 of those as well as a few facts about them. Anyways, some are obviously ...
by RKane
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

There's maybe a thousand notable companies in California, which is already far less than "billions." Given that the category is "Big business" it's probably fair to narrow it down to the 53 which made the Fortune 500 this year . Hell, even a WAG of the highest-placed entry on that list would have g...
by RKane
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Also did my detailed explanation of subtraction a few pages back help you out?
by RKane
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Okay, super vague clues like this aren't helping (3/9 spoiler): Bill Fernandez, who in 1971 introduced to each other the 2 founders of this California company, became its first full-time employee in 1977 A meaningless name, the super vague hint of "California company" when there are billions of com...
by RKane
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2786
Views: 147583

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

"Wings" strikes me as one of those "firsts" that seems noteworthy only for its "first"ness, rather than for being an actual thing. Sort of like how nobody really knows "Video Killed the Radio Star" for anything other than "first video aired on MTV". This is entirely fair. I mean, Oscar trivia is as...
by RKane
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "Basic strategy" for Final Jeopardy wagering?
Replies: 67
Views: 5317

Re: "Basic strategy" for Final Jeopardy wagering?

That's ridiculous. Third should be $12799 by your logic, because then they maximize their winnings (which was your motivation for 1st and 2nd betting it all) if they are right on the sole get, and still win on the TS. But then...oh wait...1st or 2nd could wager only $18798 or $13798 respectively, a...