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by alietr
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trivia Nationals Jeopardy Panel - August 9 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: Trivia Nationals Jeopardy Panel - August 9 2019

For future reference, you don't need video tags for a Youtube video. Just putting the URL in works fine. I edited your post.
by alietr
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 382
Views: 29750

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

boson wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:40 pm
I think the passing score was well above 35 at TN to keep numbers down. But no complaints here- they came to TN to get better players. To get on the show, be good at trivia and be good tv.
That would certainly explain why people I would have expected to pass the test didn't do so.
by alietr
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 36 Changes & Predictions
Replies: 105
Views: 7235

Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

We seem to have segued from Changes & Predictions to Wishful Thinking.
by alietr
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "America Says"
Replies: 12
Views: 2495

Re: Fun with GSN's "America Says"

Is there anything preventing the second A from being Ararat?
by alietr
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 438
Views: 28381

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees will play a 2020 regular season game at the site where the movie Field of Dreams was filmed. It will be the first Major League Baseball game ever played in Iowa. MLB will build a temporary 8,000-seat ballpark at the Dyersville, Iowa, site for the game. The...
by alietr
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3698
Views: 398028

Re: Reretaken Down

Cool. Some of these must have included the symbol in the clue - I don't see any path to hafnium or ruthenium without just "what is (Hf,Ru). (sidebar - TIL lots more about Ru. I'm surprised it has been off my radar in my career with noble metals, refractory metals, and base metal thermometry. Now I'...
by alietr
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3698
Views: 398028

Re: Reretaken Down

Cool. Some of these must have included the symbol in the clue - I don't see any path to hafnium or ruthenium without just "what is (Hf,Ru). (sidebar - TIL lots more about Ru. I'm surprised it has been off my radar in my career with noble metals, refractory metals, and base metal thermometry. Now I'...
by alietr
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 438
Views: 28381

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Nobel laureate novelist Toni Morrison has died at 88.
by alietr
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trivia Nationals Prep
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: Trivia Nationals Prep

For #3, Chalmers was not the victim of the hit; he was played by Robert Vaughn, who appears throughout the movie. It was Johnny Ross who shot. But it wasn't Ross, it was actually Albert Renick. And there were way too many green VW Beetles. And hubcaps.
by alietr
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3698
Views: 398028

Re: Reretaken Down

Number of times an element has been the correct question:

https://i.redd.it/20e9yhae5ne31.png
by alietr
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 438
Views: 28381

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

The Senate has confirmed Kelly Craft as the new Ambassador to the UN. The position has been vacant for 8 months following the resignation last year of Nikki Haley. Which means there is no US ambassador to Canada now, not there was much of a presence before. I think she'll be happier in New York: ac...
by alietr
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/22/19 week
Replies: 40
Views: 1111

Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

One thing alietr could try would be to go to Maintenance > Search Index and delete and recreate the phpBB Native Fulltext index. I'd try it myself, but I don't want the blame when it blows up the board. It's not quite as helpful an option, but there's always site:jboard.tv seaborgium week as a Goog...
by alietr
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 438
Views: 28381

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

boson wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:48 am
Her husband is a billionaire coal-mining executive.
You listed the sum total of her qualifications.
by alietr
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/22/19 week
Replies: 40
Views: 1111

Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

I just got it in my head to attempt to see how I did on FJ this season. I've been thwarted in the past by the board's software deeming certain words unsearchable. (I'm not trying to find all instances of "week" on the board, phpBB; just the posts I've made with "week" in the title!) But I got the i...
by alietr
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Rankest Thread Imaginable
Replies: 659
Views: 126074

Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

I've caught up on all of these.
by alietr
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3698
Views: 398028

Re: Reretaken Down

Holzhauer goes on an amazing run and earns $2.5 million. Then some 16-year-old kid plays Fortnite and wins $3 million.
by alietr
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek
Replies: 39
Views: 1885

Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Here is what I learned from the pancreatic doctor today: there are three kinds of tumors: small, medium, and large. They only operate on small tumors. My tumor is currently medium. Therefore I will be going on chemotherapy for perhaps six months to shrink the tumor and its tentacles to an operable ...
by alietr
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3698
Views: 398028

Re: Reretaken Down

A friend shared with me this story about Candy Land board game celebrating 70 years: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/07/how-polio-inspired-the-creation-of-candy-land/594424/ While roaming around Spain last week, we thought we noticed a surprisingly large number of people either ...
by alietr
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2675

Re: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That FJ was one where I had it on the tip of my tongue, but couldn't pull it. Finally came up with Carpenteria. Close, but no kewpie doll.