Friday, July 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Friday, July 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by seaborgium » Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:09 am

Mathew5000 wrote:Have the finals of any Jeopardy tournament ever consisted of three players from the same QF game? I predict it could happen next week; these three were all excellent players and they presumably will be separated for the semis.
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Re: Friday, July 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by AntmanB » Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:10 am

That's what I was wondering - if 3 semi finalists were from the same qf.

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Re: Friday, July 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bpmod » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:35 am

AntmanB wrote:That's what I was wondering - if 3 semi finalists were from the same qf.
That happens a lot more frequently than the scenario Matthew5000 asked about.

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Re: The core problem with Alex's pronunciation

Post by Vanya » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:25 am

Sage on the Hudson wrote:Sorry, Alex, but the "p” in a name like the fictional "Omnicorp," or the sadly all-too-real Newscorp, is not silent.

The "ps" in corps, such as United States Marine Corps, are silent.

The former is an abbreviation, the latter a word, and each has nothing to do with the other.
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Re: The core problem with Alex's pronunciation

Post by dhkendall » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:00 am

Vanya wrote:
Sage on the Hudson wrote:Sorry, Alex, but the "p” in a name like the fictional "Omnicorp," or the sadly all-too-real Newscorp, is not silent.

The "ps" in corps, such as United States Marine Corps, are silent.

The former is an abbreviation, the latter a word, and each has nothing to do with the other.
Alex has some good company:

*Good* company? Obama?? Who are you and what have you done with Vanya?
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Re: The core problem with Alex's pronunciation

Post by econgator » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:32 am

dhkendall wrote:*Good* company? Obama?? Who are you and what have you done with Vanya?
He's not making a flattering comparison.

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Re: Friday, July 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by SweepingDeveloper » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:30 pm

Does anyone think that Sam Lerner is related to Super Jeopardy! contestant Rich Lerner?

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Re: The core problem with Alex's pronunciation

Post by This Is Kirk! » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:13 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Vanya wrote:
Sage on the Hudson wrote:Sorry, Alex, but the "p” in a name like the fictional "Omnicorp," or the sadly all-too-real Newscorp, is not silent.

The "ps" in corps, such as United States Marine Corps, are silent.

The former is an abbreviation, the latter a word, and each has nothing to do with the other.
Alex has some good company:

*Good* company? Obama?? Who are you and what have you done with Vanya?
The President was just worried if he pronounced it correctly everyone would think he was referring to Harvey.

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Re: Friday, July 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by zakharov » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:36 pm

Sam is answering questions over here on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/Jeopardy/commen ... ournament/
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Re: Friday, July 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by cosmos » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:39 pm

A slang term for Harvard's freshman register gave this website its name.

I'm assuming they would accept thefacebook also? That's how its name was written in the Harvard Crimson at the time; not capitalized except at the beginning of a sentence, no space between words.

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Re: Friday, July 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by seaborgium » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:27 pm

It was still thefacebook.com when I signed up for it.

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Re: Friday, July 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:24 pm

I first heard of Facebook in 2006 when I witnessed a user on Wikipedia get indefinitely blocked for repeated article blanking. (He said he was blanking Land Before Time articles, or any other article on a cartoon with the death of a mother, because he had lost his own mother. Given that said user uSUALLY typ3D likethis aND teNDEd toward run-on sentences devoid of periods, I suspect something was a little "off" with him. In any event, he repeatedly made biographical articles about himself, either in article space or on his userpage, and one of them had a link to the then-quite-young Facebook. I don't think I joined until 2011 or so, even though my mom and sister had profiles before then.
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