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by whoisalexjacob
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 137
Views: 12783

Re: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]

Congrats Bobby!!
by whoisalexjacob
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TOC 2017 Semifinals and Finals: Predictions and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 26
Views: 2685

Re: TOC 2017 Semifinals and Finals: Predictions and Discussion [SPOILERS]

As it turns out my predicted finals is still live so I will just repost the link: https://medium.com/@whoisalexjacob/denn ... d36ac0df01

For those not interesting in reading, I have Austin/Jason/Pranjal
by whoisalexjacob
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 Jeopardy! College Championship Fantasy Contest
Replies: 3
Views: 858

2017 Jeopardy! College Championship Fantasy Contest

Just for fun I set up a fantasy contest for the Jeopardy! College Championship.

Here's the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RJ5SN6F
by whoisalexjacob
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Does anyone outside this board care about your trivia knowledge?
Replies: 112
Views: 9511

Re: Does anyone outside this board care about your trivia knowledge?

There is no mechanism in this world where we can exchange our type of knowledge for a reward every day, like lawyers or doctors do. Just imagine for a second if there was. Funny thing is, this actually exists now, it's called FleetWit. They run a freeroll every Sunday night (8:30 ET) and they have ...
by whoisalexjacob
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! Archive suggestion
Replies: 65
Views: 11045

Re: J! Archive suggestion

My one suggestion for the j-archive would be to recruit new volunteer archivists (maybe easier said than done).

The j-archive is one of my favorite things in the world and I owe so much to it, so I don't mean this as a criticism, just thought I'd throw it out there.
by whoisalexjacob
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Can't load j-archive/jboard
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: Can't load j-archive/jboard

Thanks Jeff, you were right, got it fixed.
by whoisalexjacob
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Can't load j-archive/jboard
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Can't load j-archive/jboard

For some reason I haven't been able to load j-archive or jboard on my wi-fi for several days. From what I can tell, all other sites are working as normal. What could have caused this, any ideas for me? I tried a DNS flush but that didn't fix it.
by whoisalexjacob
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Buzzer Speed of Older Folks
Replies: 13
Views: 1855

Re: Buzzer Speed of Older Folks

Buzzer speed is irrelevant. Buzzer timing is everything. What I find slowing down with age is speed of recall. Making connections between seemingly disparate pieces of information (which is what Jeopardy! really is) now takes me about 20-25% longer than it did 20 years ago. Seconded. Concerning the...
by whoisalexjacob
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Upcoming tests!
Replies: 88
Views: 9280

Re: Upcoming tests!

If you already took the test in Jan, you cannot take this one. My understanding is that that is not the case: https://www.jeopardy.com/be-a-contestant/contestant-faqs#online-test It states that "if you participated in the previous year’s test, you are welcome to participate in this round of testing...
by whoisalexjacob
Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 282440

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Got the call! :D I thought my (second) time in the pool had expired, so there's hope for those of you who are still waiting -- the "18 months" may not be a *totally* firm deadline. Since I'm a local, I don't know if I'll actually play next week, or be brought back later. (Kind of hoping for the lat...
by whoisalexjacob
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Getting responses wrong on purpose
Replies: 21
Views: 2466

Re: Getting responses wrong on purpose

https://www.reddit.com/r/Jeopardy/comments/4ufb9t/theory_could_there_every_be_a_time_where_you/ Interesting discussion in this thread imo. Not being able to recall anyone ever intentionally tanking a response, I was intrigued by opus' post, so I checked that game's discussion thread here. Sure enou...
by whoisalexjacob
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 6014

Re: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought the waving at the judges over the Harry Potter ruling looked a bit awkward, but I can't blame him. Those who have been on the show: do they instruct you on how to ask the judges for a ruling? Also, do contestants ever ask the judges to review an opponent's response, saying that it was imp...
by whoisalexjacob
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: conflict on taping date - help!
Replies: 17
Views: 2225

Re: conflict on taping date - help!

I think the general consensus is if they want you on the show, they'll call back, but I can understand not wanting to chance it.
by whoisalexjacob
Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 6499

Re: Monday, July 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I find it pretty gross and insensitive that you would bother to post this video and make fun of its content. Are you serious or is this dry humor? I feel as though I'm usually the one who gets (overly?) sensitive and uncomfortable about these kinds of things. (Often it involves the treatment of a c...
by whoisalexjacob
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 6499

Re: Monday, July 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I find it pretty gross and insensitive that you would bother to post this video and make fun of its content.
by whoisalexjacob
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 27, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 6191

Re: Monday, June 27, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Firstly, let me say I'm a huge fan of yours Alex, from everything to your preparation to your performance on the show. A true inspiration. 5. However, I then said, "Don't worry, he probably covered an all-in third place bet". But then I realized he had instead covered the less likely scenario. That...
by whoisalexjacob
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 85
Views: 5840

Re: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Well, the lack of a Johnny-on-the-spot here, on a board where there's usually several within minutes, makes me even more confident... still wouldn't bet my life though :D I still would, but I won't be the one to go looking for the example. :) Doubling down! Love it. Well darn, first example I've be...
by whoisalexjacob
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 27, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 6191

Re: Monday, June 27, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Golf -- I was just curious whether you've ever appeared on Jeopardy! or any other game show. Your discussions about optimal betting may be mathematically accurate. But I think it's unreasonable to expect even the most prepared contestant to always make the proper DD wagering decision. The pressure ...
by whoisalexjacob
Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 27, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 6191

Re: Monday, June 27, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

5. However, I then said, "Don't worry, he probably covered an all-in third place bet". But then I realized he had instead covered the less likely scenario. That of an all-in second place bet. And was thus short a few hundred dollars. I said a much longer string of profanity as my mother laughed and...