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by Volante
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 91
Views: 2087

Re: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Barring endgame scenarios, if a contestant is 50%+ sure of their answer, shouldn't they ring in? If you get it right, you win the clue value. Get it wrong and you lose the value. So a 50/50 guess has an expected value of zero. Half the time you win, half you lose. Averaged out, that's zero. But you...
by Volante
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/13/17 week
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: FJs for the 11/13/17 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(
by Volante
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: '80s Music category 11/16/17 [Spoilers]
Replies: 19
Views: 172

Re: '80s Music category 11/16/17 [Spoilers]

Only got Astley, but I have heard Tainted Love. The other three all drew a complete blank.
by Volante
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 2175

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:47 pm
reddpen wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:05 am
Tied some guy named SterlacciJ tonight. Damn, no BWA for Q6, the European stock exchange.
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BeNeFr
This is amazing. Slow clap.
Now it just seems like piggybacking...this was my WAG:
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by Volante
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 568
Views: 35623

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Cause J! asks about these things:

Serena Williams (duh) marries Alexis Ohanian (Reddit cofounder) in New Orleans.
To maybe help remember, Serena's daughter (born ~3 months ago) is named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
by Volante
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 91
Views: 2087

Re: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

LeFlaneur wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:37 pm
For FJ I answered " smart phone. "I gotta know, what do y'all think? Acceptable or not?
Blackberries were out before 2007. I acknowledge both legitimate and sarcastic replies questioning how smart they really were, but they qualify.
by Volante
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 568
Views: 35623

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Leonardo da Vinci - Salvator Mundi sells for $400m, shattering auction record Actually $450m And possibly not even a Leonardo... MLB awards: AL RotY (poster's privilege, don't care!) - Aaron Judge, Yankees. NL RotY - Cody Bellinger, Dodgers Both unanimous. AL Cy Young - Corey Kluber, Indians, 2nd. ...
by Volante
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 2175

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread (MD3)

:( This was a major facepalm moment, as I play… a lot of cards. I've never heard of the dead hand being called a kitty before, so that threw me off. Oh well. I've never heard of the kitty being called a dead hand before. :cry: I thought of kitty, but didn't think it was right from the description a...
by Volante
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3249
Views: 288195

Re: Reretaken Down

Tried Firefox 57 for most of yesterday and all of today. Did not care for it. Used System Restore to roll myself back to 56. (Firefox, in typical arrogant software fashion, does not provide a rollback option because who would want to do that? Are you against progress or something?) I might try agai...
by Volante
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 2749

Re: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

And to paraphrase a statement from KJ's "Brainiac" -- Not counting TOCs and special invitations, every Jeopardy! player leaves with the same regular-game record -- each has exactly one loss in regular game play. Well, after they removed the five game cap... Most of those undefeated 5 days were brou...
by Volante
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 2749

Re: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

AFRET CMS wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:10 pm
And to paraphrase a statement from KJ's "Brainiac" -- Not counting TOCs and special invitations, every Jeopardy! player leaves with the same regular-game record -- each has exactly one loss in regular game play.
Well, after they removed the five game cap...
by Volante
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1787

Re: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:15 pm
Did anyone else say "signature" for the "watermark" clue? Signature was my first instinct, but I don't remember enough about the exact wording to know if it would have been accepted or not.
Category was "Compound Words", so no.
by Volante
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 2175

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread (MD2)

[*] :?: Never heard of marginal utility , guessed brand loyalty instead. Seems like a YEKIOYD giveaway to economists, unless the German word gives a literal translation. I stupidly guessed marginal utility for price elasticity last season, so no way was I missing it this time. My BWA attempt of 'do...
by Volante
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 568
Views: 35623

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

The last piece of Magritte's "The Enchanted Pose" has been found https://www.reuters.com/article/us-belgium-art-magritte/last-piece-of-missing-magritte-painting-found-in-brussels-idUSKBN1DE25V Some time after painting 'The Enchanted Pose', Magritte cut up the canvas and painted over the top to make ...
by Volante
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 2175

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread (MD2)

I'd like to hope everyone remembered the sugar maple!
by Volante
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3249
Views: 288195

Re: Reretaken Down

Freaking Firefox...57.0 broke -EVERYTHING- Luckily loading the 52 ESR package over the top restored mostly everything...still lost my history bar but I'll have to deal. I want to keep my plugins you jerks! I hate hearing that. 57 is supposed to have a much smaller memory footprint. XUL plugin suppo...
by Volante
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3249
Views: 288195

Re: Reretaken Down

Freaking Firefox...57.0 broke -EVERYTHING-
Luckily loading the 52 ESR package over the top restored mostly everything...still lost my history bar but I'll have to deal.

I want to keep my plugins you jerks!
by Volante
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 246
Views: 34119

Re: J! in the Media

Jalopnik picked up on Austin's Grand Tour https://jalopnik.com/jeopardy-finalist-hatches-elaborate-plan-to-travel-the-1820420501 Personally, you couldn't pay me enough to be an American driving through Mexico and Central America as far as the Darien Gap. But I guess some people are more adventurous...
by Volante
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 568
Views: 35623

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

https://www.avclub.com/today-in-actual-good-news-kinder-eggs-are-finally-avai-1820438512 Kinder Eggs are legal* in the US! The new American Kinder Joy eggs will differ from their global Kinder Surprise counterparts in that they won’t consist of a chocolate-and-cream shell surrounding a plastic egg, ...
by Volante
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 2467

Re: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

and Cleopatra for Nefertiti. The latter especially feels like 50/50/90 to me given how little I know about either woman. Any handy way to distinguish them? Given the date in this clue, it should have been a slam dunk. I assume you know that Julius Caesar and Mark Antony weren't around in the 1300s ...