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by Quantum
Fri May 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Final Results)
Replies: 74
Views: 10239

Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q8 revealed)

"Parliament of owls" is apparently right. (I *knew* that, why didn't I *know* it?)
by Quantum
Fri May 11, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Final Results)
Replies: 74
Views: 10239

Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q8 revealed)

Yeah, I now think the proper collective is "a Parliament of Owls." I will go and look it up.
by Quantum
Wed May 09, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 19975

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

And thanks, Stanislaus Jacob. It was my intent to defend Dr. J. I just did it poorly.
by Quantum
Wed May 09, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 19975

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

I am really glad to hear that things went better than expected! Also, I would like to apologize for not thinking about how frequently news stories are wrong, even in terms of important elements of the story. I know that is often the case. I regard Dr. Jass as a legendary figure in the Jeopardy! worl...
by Quantum
Wed May 09, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 19975

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

I have sent a private message to Dr. J with an apology. The news articles had facts wrong.
by Quantum
Wed May 09, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 19975

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

I am really sorry, Dr. J! The news articles had factual material wrong, that would have been fairly easy to get right. The friend was promoted to Dean eventually, and that was the promotion in question? Or there was no promotion in question?
by Quantum
Tue May 08, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 19975

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

It's not the promotion itself that makes people angry, obviously, it's the process. The person feels that he/she is under intense scrutiny, colleagues in the department are obligated to remain quiet about everything, here (though perhaps not at Adrian) outside experts are always asked to evaluate th...
by Quantum
Tue May 08, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 19975

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

Here is why my comment is relevant: It is based on lived experience. I emphasize that this is not experience with hacking nor with accessing anyone's account that I am not authorized to access, but with the ins and outs of promotions in academia. My department has rarely succeeded in promoting anyon...
by Quantum
Tue May 08, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 396379

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Count me among the Cleveland hopefuls as well! If I am invited, it would be really interesting to see the other Cleveland auditioners from jboard.
by Quantum
Mon May 07, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 19975

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

Thanks for your post, davey! I agree with you that most of the people on the Jboard would realize that. I doubt that the majority of the people living in the area around Adrian College would realize it, though. Maybe I am selling them short, but I doubt it.
by Quantum
Sat May 05, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 19975

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

It is my guess that the charge of using a computer to commit a crime refers to Jass's use of a computer to access the emails that she was not authorized to access. I will be very surprised if it is anything else. I acknowledge that it could be something else, but I really don't think so. If there is...
by Quantum
Sat May 05, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 19975

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

There is a very substantial difference between lying and harboring an unjustified fear.
by Quantum
Sat May 05, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 19975

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

A few of my comments are speculative, but they are based on many years of experience in academia. People who are 47-year-old Associate Professors tend to be interested in promotion to Full Professor, though some are not. I put has "since been promoted" in quotation marks not to impugn the person wit...
by Quantum
Fri May 04, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 19975

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

Also, I saw no sign whatever that Jass intended to blackmail anyone--just the word of the "friend" who has "since been promoted."
by Quantum
Fri May 04, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 19975

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

I wasn't deliberately trying to be mysterious, just trying to avoid being defamatory in any way. Here is my suspicion: Jass and the unnamed "friend" to whom she showed the results Jass obtained by logging in to the accounts of the President (and others) at Adrian College may both have been up for pr...
by Quantum
Thu May 03, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 19975

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

Just a couple of comments: First, that many people with experience in academic administration understand that there are personnel-related comments that should not go into email. They should be discussed in person, if at all. Some of them should not even be discussed It looks to me as though some of ...
by Quantum
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: POLL: A Hypothesis about Auditions
Replies: 40
Views: 6428

Re: POLL: A Hypothesis about Auditions

dhkendall, I asked because I auditioned in Lexington, KY (my second and so far last audition) and there was someone there who was very good at answering questions, and sort of resembled your picture.
by Quantum
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 376 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 6xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 64
Views: 9823

Re: TD 376 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 6xx (601 & 602 REVEALED)

I had Roosevelt for 601 and then I changed it to Cleveland. Bah! or rather Baa!
by Quantum
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: POLL: A Hypothesis about Auditions
Replies: 40
Views: 6428

Re: POLL: A Hypothesis about Auditions

There are books of Jeopardy! oriented trivia, of course. I have an old one, which I haven't read--but I probably will, if I am invited for an audition this time around. The contestants aren't *given* them, though. Incidentally, dhkendall, did you ever audition in Lexington, KY (if that is not out of...
by Quantum
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 376 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 6xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 64
Views: 9823

Re: TD 376 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 6xx (NOW OPEN)

Just submitted. Currently practicing baa-ing. I have become accustomed to scoring in the triple digits. This round looks like no exception. :D