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by boson
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 11835

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

alietr wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:57 am
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!
by boson
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 11835

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

So, why would I ever have heard of those bridges? Or been able to put them in Vancouver? So, I lived in Vancouver for 5 years, which got it for me, but I think some knowledge of the city makes it guessable. The Lions Gate bridge is the iconic depression-era suspension bridge from Stanley park acros...
by boson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 11835

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Anyone else having a roller coaster of a season? Here's my tally of correct answers so far in LL85: MDs 1-5: 26 MDs 6-10: 18 MDs 11-15: 28 MDs 16-20: 11 And on MD21 I pull a 6-pack. I know, A Rundle problems, but... almost makes me wonder if Thorsten doesn't break up the question sets into groups o...
by boson
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 11835

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Apparently "silicone" was accepted for the silicon/aluminum question which required two elements. How are you supposed to be able to put up an informed defense when clearly wrong answers are being allowed. Poor spelling is allowed. I know silicone is something different from silicon, but also a rea...
by boson
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 11835

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I was so close on the Whiz Kids question: McNamara started up a second group of Whiz Kids at the RAND corp. when he became sec'ty of defense. Unfortunately, this was a decade later, and they didn't come en masse from the air force. Hanging on precariously to a lofty position and my target question p...
by boson
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 11835

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I'm pretty shocked to have placed third overall in the midseason classic! Got 11 right, only missing confit. Somehow I managed to money the five most difficult questions. The last one to come to me was Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I knew many of the names so knew it had something to do with music, b...
by boson
Sat May 30, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 11835

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

8 of the 14 matches is A Magnolia yesterday were 9(6)-9(6) ties. I keep waiting for the drop, like in an EDM song.... The overall qpct is .578 - about .1 higher than the historical average. Good (but mortal) quizzers and boardies like FrankJ, FrumkinJ and myself have gaudy scores normally put up by ...
by boson
Tue May 26, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1866

Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't see the show, but 500 miles seems way shorter than the length of the Iron Curtain: Separating East and West Germany, Czeckslovakia and Hungary from Austria, and Yugoslavia from Austria and Italy is the dividing line from Soviet controlled to Western democracies in the mid 20th century. Tha...
by boson
Tue May 26, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1866

Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't see the show, but 500 miles seems way shorter than the length of the Iron Curtain: Separating East and West Germany, Czeckslovakia and Hungary from Austria, and Yugoslavia from Austria and Italy is the dividing line from Soviet controlled to Western democracies in the mid 20th century. That...
by boson
Fri May 22, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 11835

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I was at sea on this question too, so fittingly I put Santiago from the Old Man and the Sea.
by boson
Mon May 18, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 11835

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Sorry all, I didn't get my act together in time for a private rundle.

Best of luck to everyone! I'll be in A Magnolia for my 18th season. The goal is to win it, but I'll settle for a few good gets along the way.
by boson
Thu May 14, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 71080

Re: Learned League 84

So, if anyone wants a good simulation of doing a PhD candidacy exam for which you are underprepared, please do the psychology and behavioral science minileague!

There, now you don't have to go to grad school!
by boson
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Software Upgrade
Replies: 47
Views: 4520

Re: Software Upgrade

alietr wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:33 pm
Robert KS came up with the fix for it going automatically to Game Discussions. That was annoying me as well.
Thanks to you both!
by boson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Software Upgrade
Replies: 47
Views: 4520

Re: Software Upgrade

Well, it looks like I was successful with the upgrade. I'm aware that the poll numbers aren't right yet; we will work on that one. And I need to get the logo back. Plus spoilers don't seem to be working, so I will try to fix that as well. If there are any other issues, please let me know. An extra ...
by boson
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test
Replies: 42
Views: 2938

Re: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test

Took the test in 98 before online - passed the in-person weed out, and did the mock game. Did the online test every time it was offered in Canada, auditioned in 2008 in Toronto. Passed the online test every time. Did the in-person test at Trivia Nationals in Aug 2019. Failed that test for the first...
by boson
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test
Replies: 42
Views: 2938

Re: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test

Took the test in 98 before online - passed the in-person weed out, and did the mock game. Did the online test every time it was offered in Canada, auditioned in 2008 in Toronto. Passed the online test every time. Did the in-person test at Trivia Nationals in Aug 2019. Failed that test for the first ...
by boson
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4129
Views: 556448

Re: Reretaken Down

georgespelvin wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:32 am
On Facebook I got a friend suggestion for Maggie Speak. Now there's a sure way to make sure that I never get called to be on the show. :roll:
I got the same suggestion, which I declined. However, I believe Maggie has left the show, so it might be less consequential.
by boson
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2844

Re: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Monya De is another of those who auditioned at Trivia Nationals in August. So far, I think none have won from this cohort (please correct me).
by boson
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 34805

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Tiger King on Netflix and Zoom for video conferencing were unknown to me earlier this month while in the past week they've pinged my radar many times. Be ready. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_King:_Murder,_Mayhem_and_Madness https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoom_Video_Communications I started wat...
by boson
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 71080

Re: Learned League 84

A distinct two half-seasons for me: after day 12, 0.819 correct. For the next 13 games: 0.620 correct. Overall it ended up ok, but the amazing start disappeared.

See you all next season!