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by cmp146
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9689

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I went with Mercator because, who else could it be? But then I started thinking about the fact that there are a ton of other map styles, but stuck with it anyway. XKCD has two great comics on the Mercator projection, the second of which got me wavering on Mercator. Here they are: ( https://xkcd.com...
by cmp146
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9689

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I managed to pull a win twice while running a fever. Fingers crossed my luck holds on day 3... I went with Mercator because, who else could it be? But then I started thinking about the fact that there are a ton of other map styles, but stuck with it anyway. XKCD has two great comics on the Mercator ...
by cmp146
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9689

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I guess it's my turn for some bad luck. I sit in 24th place at the moment with 15 TCA (yesterday was awful) and a DE of .900. They guy in 3rd has the same TCA and DE of .765. I'm sure it'll even out over the course of the season, but nonetheless ... That sounds familiar... It is much more fun down ...
by cmp146
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9689

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

My brain saved me on one question, but still blanked on another. Georgia! It must be Georgia. What's the capitol? Wait a minute... (Tell daughter Sophie that she is reading too late...) <face palm> Bulgaria! I said Roseola, even though it felt not quite right. Why I didn't review the vaccinations in...
by cmp146
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9689

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

reddpen wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:56 pm
Am I too late to join a boardie private rundle? If not, let me know via PM or email: bpenrose [a] gmail-dot-com.
Unfortunately, there was nothing organized before the deadline on the 14th (at least that I was aware). Perhaps we need to be better organized for LL81.
by cmp146
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9689

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

Alpine: A Alpine: ACThomas (ronin) Archipelago: A Archipelago: miwasatoshi, Badlands: B Badlands: Cat Hammarskjold, C Badlands Div 1: Pburns1587, Bayou: A Bayou: CheezeWhiz, D Bayou Div 1: 1stlvlthinker, Canyon: A Canyon: Dr. J, Central: A Central: OldSchoolChamp, TreeofHeaven, KillerTomato (ronin)...
by cmp146
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 15002

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Congrats to my favorite physicist and husband, Boson, for his 5th place finish in Thermodynamics!
by cmp146
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 15002

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

My 20th century women group has 3 females, 1 non-binary, 1 cis-gendered male, and the remaining 7 male. That is pretty spot-on for the league average, I think. I am really excited to have finished 10th (98th percentile) in oncology. I teach two lectures on chemotherapy later this term, which helped ...
by cmp146
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 15002

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

My answer of "author died before they were done" was not accepted. I did however, totally get the Koons question, and added this balloon dog to our tree ornament collection this year. Unfortunately for boson, we haven't set up the tree yet. If you want one, you can get it at Canadian Tire: https://w...
by cmp146
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 15002

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I can't believe that 37% of llamas made the same careless mistake as me and StevenH ... using the wrong tense of 'jump'. I can't believe that anyone on my Facebook friends list missed this question. Before you start pruning your friends, I can quite confidently say that I was running a fever (actua...
by cmp146
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 15002

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Occasionally I like LL, some days I dislike LL and other days I hate it. Five right was good for me though not enough as I had the "honour" (he's Canadian) to face the only person in my group to get all six right. :evil: My opponents (public and private) mistakenly thought that my Canadian location...
by cmp146
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 15002

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Ironhorse wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:47 pm
Not sure if you have me mixed up with somebody else, but I'm actually in Isthmus D-1.
I have you added now. There is another poster with Iron4Horse as their name who I have an ID for in my list. If you are the same guy, please let me know (PM is fine).
by cmp146
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 15002

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Thanks to cmp146 for updating the list! I like the way you list ronins in both places. After taking off LL78 for various and sundry reasons, I'm glad to be back in LL79. I'm also curious to see how I enjoy a private rundle that's a bit more my speed (one A, one B, the rest C and below). I'm sort of...
by cmp146
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 15002

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Reminder: Please DO NOT discuss questions while they are still live. It can wait until tomorrow! Jboard Members in Learned League 79: Archipelago: A Archipelago: miwasatoshi, Badlands: A Badlands: Cat Hammarskjold, C Badlands: Pburns1587, Bayou: A Bayou: CheezeWhiz, C Bayou: LinearGnome (ronin), D ...
by cmp146
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Where to start w/ trivia & life?
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Where to start w/ trivia & life?

Read widely, take some courses in things you don't know, but want to learn more. There are free ones on Coursera, or other internet based platforms. Check out podcasts and digests. NPR has great shows (as does the CBC) on tons of topics. Look things up if you don't get references, and then learn mor...
by cmp146
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Where to start w/ trivia & life?
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Where to start w/ trivia & life?

I like the idea of knowledge for knowledge's sake. While I'm not a scientist, currently I'm focusing on cell biology, which can also involve a good dose of chemistry. The field is far from being settled knowledge and has made fundamental advancements in our lifetimes. There's very little overlap to...
by cmp146
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 398
Views: 50328

Re: HQ Trivia

For the benefit of Canadians: The Canadian version of "Confetti" will debut on Facebook Watch at 5:30 PM Eastern on Monday, October 15. Oof - that is an awful time. I am typically mid commute or scrambling to feed my kids dinner then. The revised time of 5:30 PM EDT on Wednesday October 17th is a b...
by cmp146
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 15878

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

I am in:

Environmental Science Group 94
Just Audio 2 Group 114
Style 3 Group 31

I did a quick scan of names, but didn't spot anyone I knew. I hope everyone is having fun with these!
by cmp146
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 15878

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

cmp146 sported a pretty gaudy DE score, too. Such a bummer. I look forward to seeing you again in LL80. I do, too. I was surprised to finish where I did considering I had the fourth-lowest TCA; I think in tying for the lowest CAA, I really lucked out. Thank you A Magnolia ladies and gentlemen for t...
by cmp146
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 15878

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

I managed to stay strong and win the Correct Answers Against in A Magnolia at 114. Regrettably, this, combined with my less-than-spectacular play led to a finish of 8-14-3 and 100 TCA and 24th place finish. This means that I am being relegated to the much more friendly-looking B Magnolia next time a...