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by fowlerism
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL64: For the LLamas Among Us
Replies: 733
Views: 62449

Re: LL64: For the LLamas Among Us

Well, I very foolishly thought I could beat our very own jpahk with five correct. Naturally, he crushed me with a perfecto.
by fowlerism
Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 89
Views: 10669

Re: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The K and the V had me thinking Kurt Vonnegut, before I realized that was plainly wrong. Couldn't get anything after that.
by fowlerism
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Prime numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1346

Re: Prime numbers

gnash wrote:
fowlerism wrote:http://oeis.org/A069837
Wow, wonderful resource!
Yes, it is a delightful rabbit hole. I encourage anybody who likes math to fall into it.
by fowlerism
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Prime numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1346

Re: Prime numbers

by fowlerism
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: News about Paucle
Replies: 222
Views: 28632

Re: News about Paucle

Maybe we should name the first place prize for TD games the Paucle Memorial Trophy, or something like that? The Paul Legere Memorial Trophy? (Unless it already has another name?)
by fowlerism
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL64: For the LLamas Among Us
Replies: 733
Views: 62449

Re: LL64: For the LLamas Among Us

Looks like Thorsten's scheduled the resumption of play for next Wednesday the 18th. He's also shifted some of the One Days Special and Mini Leagues around on the calendar as well, it looks like.
by fowlerism
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What's My Line?
Replies: 116
Views: 11108

Re: What's My Line?

I'm a grad student in computer science, focusing on natural language processing for assistive technology. Father of two (soon to be three).
by fowlerism
Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL64: For the LLamas Among Us
Replies: 733
Views: 62449

Re: LL64: For the LLamas Among Us

I had to recuse myself on the NASDAQ question because I saw an article about it after seeing the questions. My guess would have been 4000, though, so.
by fowlerism
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL64: For the LLamas Among Us
Replies: 733
Views: 62449

Re: LL64: For the LLamas Among Us

Speaking of that question, is art really a "genre?" That led me more to music/film/television, and the antagonizingly close answer of "alt." Paired with my other so close answer of "reflexor" (science is clearly not my best subject) and a resulting 5(3)-6(5) loss it was not a banner day for me. I w...
by fowlerism
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 9586

Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I would like to point out that "Medea" and "meddle" are not cognates. Getting to the right answer by the wrong means is of course legitimate, but it makes it a bad question (in my opinion).
by fowlerism
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 9586

Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Another Circe. Usually clues with word origin TOM can be solved by thinking of the word they're going for. I don't believe that is the case here. Wait a second, was that Pre-Raphaelite painting a picture of Medea? I don't have DVR but this looks familiar: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/common...
by fowlerism
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tautological Names
Replies: 33
Views: 2841

Re: Tautological Names

Mt. Fujiyama
The Los Altos Hills
by fowlerism
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 6366

Re: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

How did nobody get Asimov = Robots? The fact that he wrote roughly 500 books without the word "robot" in the title might dissuade a person from venturing a guess. The argument could even be made that the Robot series is not even his best known work. Certainly near the top, but if you don't know the...
by fowlerism
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 30, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 7916

Re: Friday, January 30, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Jim missed out on what would have been an all-time great Alex-contestant exchange:

J: Who is Perry?
A: Be more specific.
J: Refrigerator?
by fowlerism
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 5817

Re: Monday, January 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I managed to both precall FJ and get it wrong. On the category reveal my immediate thought was "Oh, the two big auction houses." Even with the benefit of thinking over the commercial break, I couldn't even get ONE of them. Pretty irritating.
by fowlerism
Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 15, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 96
Views: 9401

Re: Thursday, January 15, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

If I remember correctly, the stock certificate in question (or a fictionalized version of it) was an item stolen by the Ocean crew in Ocean's 12. There was enough TOM to get this one anyway, but that's how I got there.
by fowlerism
Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 7646

Re: Friday, January 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had the same problem hearing the music. And why didn't they wait until Alex finished reading the clue before starting the music? I noticed that, too. It was so bad that I wonder whether it was originally after the clue but they overlapped them in post-production to make the episode shorter. Then ...
by fowlerism
Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 7646

Re: Friday, January 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Anybody else get an Ethan Coen vibe from John? Even down to the midwest accent...
by fowlerism
Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 10158

Re: Thursday, January 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

2009 made me think of Shepard Fairey, as well. Luckily, I couldn't remember his name and went with Banksy, which suddenly also made a lot of sense.
by fowlerism
Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: News about Paucle
Replies: 222
Views: 28632

Re: News about Paucle

Paucle, you are one of my favorite jboard denizens. Get well soon!