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cheezguyty wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:16 pm
READY FOR PRIME TIME, PLAYERS?

It's the smallest prime number that contains three even digits
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What is 2003?
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I see nothing outlawing leading zeros there, so how about 000 or 002?
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Volante wrote:
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cheezguyty wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:16 pm
READY FOR PRIME TIME, PLAYERS?

It's the smallest prime number that contains three even digits
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What is 2003?
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I see nothing outlawing leading zeros there, so how about 000 or 002?
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I'd say there's a 0.00% chance I would accept either of those. :P

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cheezguyty wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:16 pm
READY FOR PRIME TIME, PLAYERS?

It's the smallest prime number that contains three even digits
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What is 2003?
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I got it, but it was sort of WECIB. Smallest number with three even digits where the last digit isn't even is 2001. Since 2+0+0+1 = 3, and 3 is a multiple of 3, it's divisibe by 3, so no. 2003 doesn't have any obvious factors, but to be technically sure, you have to test all primes up to floor(sqrt(2003)) = 44. While there are rules for 2, 3, 5, and 11, all the others don't have an easy trick - and there are 10 others. That's 10 long divisions in about 25 seconds.

Of course, passing 2003 gives 2005 (5), 2007 (3), and 2009. 2009 is a multiple of 7, which I guess is easy if you know 1001 = 7 * 11 * 13, an d 2002= 2 * 1001. Next gets to 2011, another genuine prime.

All this goes to show that proving a number is prime - and finding those prime factors if it's not - is tough. That's why cryptography depends on multiplying two large primes to get an even larger number that only has 2 prime factors.

Incidentally, what about the guy who joined MI-6 about 5 days before James Bond - 002?

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U.S. GEOGRAPHY

This river combines with two straight lines to form the longest border between any two US states.
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What is the Red River (TX/OK)?

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VIDEO GAME CITIES

The Bard's Tale and Ultima series of CRPGs both had cities named for this two-word Scottish archaeological site.
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What is Skara Brae?

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AMERICAN LANDMARKS

Upon visiting this site, Gustav Mahler said, "At last, fortissimo!"
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mas3cf wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:25 pm
U.S. GEOGRAPHY

This river combines with two straight lines to form the longest border between any two US states.
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What is the Red River (TX/OK)?
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Second-guessed my way out of the correct answer. Thought of the Red at first, then thought, "Hmmm, doesn't the Colorado form a very short stretch of border between CA and NE at Nevada's southern tip?" Alas, it does not. :(
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DBear wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:34 am
VIDEO GAME CITIES

The Bard's Tale and Ultima series of CRPGs both had cities named for this two-word Scottish archaeological site.
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What is Skara Brae?
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Totally unfamiliar with either video game, but "two-word Scottish archaeological site" made it a WECIB. Fascinating place to visit.
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DBear wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:34 am
VIDEO GAME CITIES

The Bard's Tale and Ultima series of CRPGs both had cities named for this two-word Scottish archaeological site.
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What is Skara Brae?
NHO the archaeological site, but as an avid player of Ultima IV and V back in my geekier days, I got this. Ho eyo he hum.

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IN THE NEWS 2020

Now linked to changes in American voting patterns, this term is also used to describe bodies nearing Earth.
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What is blue shift?
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POP MUSIC

One a Brit and the other a Swede, these two men with the same last name have each produced more than 20 songs that have topped the Billboard Hot 100
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Who are George Martin and Max Martin?

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cheezguyty wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:31 pm
POP MUSIC

One a Brit and the other a Swede, these two men with the same last name have each produced more than 20 songs that have topped the Billboard Hot 100
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Who are George Martin and Max Martin?
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I had no idea on this one. NHO Max Martin, and from what I can tell in the Archive, his name has only appeared once in a clue where the TOM was something else, and never as a response. I'd say a bit on the far edge of the canon to be FJ material, in my opinion. Apart from that, nice clue though!

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Picked Off wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:14 pm
IN THE NEWS 2020

Now linked to changes in American voting patterns, this term is also used to describe bodies nearing Earth.
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What is blue shift?
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Not a bad concept, but would recommend a change in phrasing. "Blue shift" does not address distance from Earth but rather direction of movement. Stellar objects can be blue-shifted even if halfway across the galaxy; I would not say they are "nearing Earth."
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AFRET CMS wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:09 pm
Picked Off wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:14 pm
IN THE NEWS 2020

Now linked to changes in American voting patterns, this term is also used to describe bodies nearing Earth.
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What is blue shift?
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Not a bad concept, but would recommend a change in phrasing. "Blue shift" does not address distance from Earth but rather direction of movement. Stellar objects can be blue-shifted even if halfway across the galaxy; I would not say they are "nearing Earth."
Yeah. Just change it to " ... bodies moving towards the viewer."

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SYMPHONIES

Schumann called this Beethoven symphony “a slender Greek maiden between two Nordic giants.”
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Symphony No. 4
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morbeedo wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:58 pm
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Schumann called this Beethoven symphony “a slender Greek maiden between two Nordic giants”
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Symphony No. 4
I got this one but I think it's a toughie. I recognized the quote but really had to think about which symphony it applied to. In my mind, there were three candidates.
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Start by eliminating 1 and 9 which don't come between anything. And 9's one of the giants anyway. 1, on the other hand, is no Nordic giant, so that rules out 2 (since 2 comes between 1 and 3, duh). Then you rule out 3, 5, and 7 which are giants themselves. That leaves 4, 6, and 8. My first thought was 6, which is probably Beethoven's most gentle and serene symphony. Plus, it's subtitled "Pastoral" which is very Greek. But then I thought, what about 8? It's pretty slender and comes between 7 and 9--two giants. But... and here's where I started heading in the right direction... is the 7th really a "Nordic giant"? It's kind of too playful for that description. And it's been called "the apotheosis of the dance". That's not quite a Nordic giantish description. That tentatively rules out 6 and 8, since they'd each have to use the 7th as one of their tent-poles. Maybe the two giants are 3 and 5. That works. 4 is pretty slender by comparison. Beethoven's 4th. Final answer.

Assuming the contestants can go through a similar reasoning process, this FJ should pose no problem. :D
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morbeedo wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:58 pm
SYMPHONIES

Which of Beethoven's symphonies did Schumann call “a slender Greek maiden between two Nordic giants”?
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Symphony No. 4
You have to ask in the form of an answer..... ;)

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mas3cf wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:58 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:58 pm
SYMPHONIES

Which of Beethoven's symphonies did Schumann call “a slender Greek maiden between two Nordic giants”?
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Symphony No. 4
You have to ask in the form of an answer..... ;)
Oh duh. I screwed that up! Fixed it above

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morbeedo wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:11 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:58 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:58 pm
SYMPHONIES

Which of Beethoven's symphonies did Schumann call “a slender Greek maiden between two Nordic giants”?
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Symphony No. 4
You have to ask in the form of an answer..... ;)
Oh duh. I screwed that up! Fixed it above
Well, almost. You still end the clue with a question mark. :D

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:21 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:11 pm
Oh duh. I screwed that up! Fixed it above
Well, almost. You still end the clue with a question mark. :D
Ack! Fixed it!

Excellent solve by the way

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