It's beautiful! Thanks.MarkBarrett wrote:Look okay? http://www.jarchive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=8138ElendilPickle wrote:And while Josh is at it, could you please change my Archive page as well? $1000 on Millionaire on September 18 and 19, 2014, and $30,000 for Second Chance Week on November 10 and 11, 2015. Thanks!WooWho? wrote:I hate to be the one screaming for attention, Mark, but...could I get one too? http://www.jarchive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=6740MarkBarrett wrote: Julie: I've added a line on your Archive page to reflect your appearance on the show: http://www.jarchive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=7936
I'm not sure which airdate you typically use, but they're both listed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qjHOXFBQEs
While I'm at it, this guy needs one too: http://www.jarchive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=9242
Millionaire 201617 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
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Re: Millionaire 201617 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
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Those four options were really well chosen, I thought. You could make a strong case for three of them – I thought Harry Potter was a bit of an odd duck, but still a bit of a mindscrew if you start rationalizing down that path.
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The writers have managed to distill YEKIOYD down to its purest, elemental form. There is no earthly way to reason your way to that answer (especially not knowing which pages have had editing restrictions, and how strict, and for how long). The only way in is to have read the specific announcement they're asking about. Otherwise Chris might as well be asking "what letter am I thinking of?"
Great television all the way through. Although it's apparently a moderately wellknown fact, I didn't know about Mickey and Minnie, so I'd have died on the previous hill.
Great television all the way through. Although it's apparently a moderately wellknown fact, I didn't know about Mickey and Minnie, so I'd have died on the previous hill.
Re: Millionaire 201617 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Hi all,
Got word yesterday that my Millionaire episode will be airing in a few weeks. I live in a market that doesn't air the show, so I was directed here in the hopes that one of you fine folks would be willing to share a digital copy with me? I'm certainly hoping that's the case. If anyone can help, it's greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Got word yesterday that my Millionaire episode will be airing in a few weeks. I live in a market that doesn't air the show, so I was directed here in the hopes that one of you fine folks would be willing to share a digital copy with me? I'm certainly hoping that's the case. If anyone can help, it's greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Re: Millionaire 201617 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
This seems to happen a lot:
1. Player uses 50/50
2. Player calls up +1
3. +1 hazards a guess, then says she's 50% confident
1. Player uses 50/50
2. Player calls up +1
3. +1 hazards a guess, then says she's 50% confident
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Re: Millionaire 201617 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
I was even more amused by a recent +1 who said she was only 40% confident with her choice. Among two choices. But that was the one she was going with.Vermonter wrote:This seems to happen a lot:
1. Player uses 50/50
2. Player calls up +1
3. +1 hazards a guess, then says she's 50% confident
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Re: Millionaire 201617 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
The March 14 episode was the kind when video & audio does it more justice than just a quick summary or some photos of key clues. It's not the complete episode, but it has the good stuff.
I have no control over the thumbnail, unfortunately.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzJUVd ... sp=sharing
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I think the Austin station plans to air it in the early a.m. when I am not awake. I can try setting a timer through my recorder although I have no idea if that would work for capturing the live stream with my computer asleep. A daytime broadcast on a CBS station is the best bet for me to be able to help.
I have no control over the thumbnail, unfortunately.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzJUVd ... sp=sharing
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The above video link is the kind of thing I can upload, however, I get the show only from CBS stations. You are on this week? Which day? If it is Thursday or Friday I have zero expectation that it would air at 3 central/1 pacific. I can change my location to get another feed, but it has to be CBS if someone knows an alternate time.henrix77 wrote:Hi all,
Got word yesterday that my Millionaire episode will be airing in a few weeks. I live in a market that doesn't air the show, so I was directed here in the hopes that one of you fine folks would be willing to share a digital copy with me? I'm certainly hoping that's the case. If anyone can help, it's greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I think the Austin station plans to air it in the early a.m. when I am not awake. I can try setting a timer through my recorder although I have no idea if that would work for capturing the live stream with my computer asleep. A daytime broadcast on a CBS station is the best bet for me to be able to help.
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Why couldn't either of those questions been my $50,000 question?MarkBarrett wrote:The March 14 episode was the kind when video & audio does it more justice than just a quick summary or some photos of key clues. It's not the complete episode, but it has the good stuff.
I have no control over the thumbnail, unfortunately.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzJUVd ... sp=sharing

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Re: Millionaire 201617 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
I knew the $100,000 question too, but I'd have been out twice before I got there. $3000 would have gotten me, and also the railway Q.ElendilPickle wrote:Why couldn't either of those questions been my $50,000 question?MarkBarrett wrote:The March 14 episode was the kind when video & audio does it more justice than just a quick summary or some photos of key clues. It's not the complete episode, but it has the good stuff.
I have no control over the thumbnail, unfortunately.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzJUVd ... sp=sharing
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I knew both $50k questions, but I did exactly what she did with the $100. I thought it might have been a forerunner of Excel somehow. But I had very low confidence.
Re: Millionaire 201617 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Thanks yet again, Mark!MarkBarrett wrote:The March 14 episode was the kind when video & audio does it more justice than just a quick summary or some photos of key clues. It's not the complete episode, but it has the good stuff.
I have no control over the thumbnail, unfortunately.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzJUVd ... sp=sharing
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Shockingly, I correctly guessed that it was B. Mary Magdalene was a prostitute, as I recalled it being very murky about her background. Likely would have walked away just like the contestant did, though.
In the second game, didn't know either the Tonight Show or "Taps" questions. I was very impressed at how she managed to figure out the latter, although I wonder if she even needed her +1 for it.
And WOW, that $50,000 was indeed unusually easy. Instantly knew it before seeing any of the answers, which almost never happens at that level for me.
Didn't recall the 100,000 although I had likely read about it; ruled out A and C and would have chosen between B and D.
In the second game, didn't know either the Tonight Show or "Taps" questions. I was very impressed at how she managed to figure out the latter, although I wonder if she even needed her +1 for it.
And WOW, that $50,000 was indeed unusually easy. Instantly knew it before seeing any of the answers, which almost never happens at that level for me.
Didn't recall the 100,000 although I had likely read about it; ruled out A and C and would have chosen between B and D.
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Re: Millionaire 201617 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Board members were popping down from the audience today.
Kyle Hinnerichs returned today.
Next:
Next:
Next:
Bob thought it was Liechtenstein after eliminating Malta (island) and Vatican City (in Italy) as possibles. Bob was not sure about the location of Andorra. They discussed using the 50:50 but felt it would leave B & D. Between Bob's leaning and the audience choice Andrew decided to go for it.
Next:
Next:
Next:
Next:
Kyle Hinnerichs returned today.
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$50,000
While Syria is considered the most dangerous place on earth, for the last five years the Global Peace Index has ranked what country as the world’s safest?
A: Japan
B: Iceland
C: Canada
D: New Zealand
Kyle used his last lifeline, the +1, Alex Jacob. They both agreed on New Zealand.
While Syria is considered the most dangerous place on earth, for the last five years the Global Peace Index has ranked what country as the world’s safest?
A: Japan
B: Iceland
C: Canada
D: New Zealand
Kyle used his last lifeline, the +1, Alex Jacob. They both agreed on New Zealand.
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It was Iceland, so Kyle left with $5,000. This portion of the show plus the $500  $5000 questions for the next guy were preempted in my market for the news conference, so no pictures.
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Andrew Oreskovich did not use a lifeline until the $20,000 question.
Before calling Bob Shore down the Ask the Audience had given:
A: Malta 19%
B: Liechtenstein 39%
C: Vatican City 23%
D: Andorra 19%
Before calling Bob Shore down the Ask the Audience had given:
A: Malta 19%
B: Liechtenstein 39%
C: Vatican City 23%
D: Andorra 19%
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Bob thought it was Liechtenstein after eliminating Malta (island) and Vatican City (in Italy) as possibles. Bob was not sure about the location of Andorra. They discussed using the 50:50 but felt it would leave B & D. Between Bob's leaning and the audience choice Andrew decided to go for it.
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$30,000
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Andrew walked with his $20,000 in not wanting to take a guess and not being sure of the amount of Powerball numbers. He did know the roulette numbers were 136.
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The correct answer was of course the roulette numbers. Millionaire will be in reruns next week and I'm assuming the next two weeks after that as well for a traditional 3week break this time of year.
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Wow, I wish I had had that set. Even I knew enough geography to easily get the first one, and the second one could be solved with some simple math, with very limited knowledge of the four choices;
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An arithmetic progression is going to have the form of Total sum= (first term+last term) * number of terms/2
Assuming the interval between terms is just 1, we get (n+1)*n/2= 666
Now, we could solve a simple quadratic equation. Or we could simply do a prime factorization of 666, which is 2*3^2*37
Ooh, that 37 is telling! Looks a lot like n+1 in our equation above. And sure enough, 2*3^2=18, or n/2. Ergo, n=36
Now, it doesn't take exact knowledge to know that dice only go up to 6, that Powerball is only 56 numbers and/or that they go into the 50s, or to easily sum up (2+3+...+10)*4 for the cards.
But roulette wheels are clearly an arithmetic progression going somewhere into the 30s, ergo it's the answer.
Assuming the interval between terms is just 1, we get (n+1)*n/2= 666
Now, we could solve a simple quadratic equation. Or we could simply do a prime factorization of 666, which is 2*3^2*37
Ooh, that 37 is telling! Looks a lot like n+1 in our equation above. And sure enough, 2*3^2=18, or n/2. Ergo, n=36
Now, it doesn't take exact knowledge to know that dice only go up to 6, that Powerball is only 56 numbers and/or that they go into the 50s, or to easily sum up (2+3+...+10)*4 for the cards.
But roulette wheels are clearly an arithmetic progression going somewhere into the 30s, ergo it's the answer.
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There's 69 choices for all the playable (white) Powerball numbers (or 26 if the question is referring to the red Powerball  either is quite wrong, but its not made clear which they are going after).IronNeck wrote: ↑Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:00 pmWow, I wish I had had that set. Even I knew enough geography to easily get the first one, and the second one could be solved with some simple math, with very limited knowledge of the four choices;
SpoilerShowAn arithmetic progression is going to have the form of Total sum= (first term+last term) * number of terms/2
Assuming the interval between terms is just 1, we get (n+1)*n/2= 666
Now, we could solve a simple quadratic equation. Or we could simply do a prime factorization of 666, which is 2*3^2*37
Ooh, that 37 is telling! Looks a lot like n+1 in our equation above. And sure enough, 2*3^2=18, or n/2. Ergo, n=36
Now, it doesn't take exact knowledge to know that dice only go up to 6, that Powerball is only 56 numbers and/or that they go into the 50s, or to easily sum up (2+3+...+10)*4 for the cards.
But roulette wheels are clearly an arithmetic progression going somewhere into the 30s, ergo it's the answer.
Re: Millionaire 201617 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
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I got all of those without any lifelines. I was about 75% sure of Iceland since I had read an article several months ago about a woman who was killed there recently, and the whole nation was absolutely shocked. Nice to see you, Alex and Bob! Alex, are you making this your new profession?
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IronNeck wrote: ↑Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:00 pmWow, I wish I had had that set. Even I knew enough geography to easily get the first one, and the second one could be solved with some simple math, with very limited knowledge of the four choices;
SpoilerShowAn arithmetic progression is going to have the form of Total sum= (first term+last term) * number of terms/2
Assuming the interval between terms is just 1, we get (n+1)*n/2= 666
Now, we could solve a simple quadratic equation. Or we could simply do a prime factorization of 666, which is 2*3^2*37
Ooh, that 37 is telling! Looks a lot like n+1 in our equation above. And sure enough, 2*3^2=18, or n/2. Ergo, n=36
Now, it doesn't take exact knowledge to know that dice only go up to 6, that Powerball is only 56 numbers and/or that they go into the 50s, or to easily sum up (2+3+...+10)*4 for the cards.
But roulette wheels are clearly an arithmetic progression going somewhere into the 30s, ergo it's the answer.
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But is that for a European or an American style roulette wheel?
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Re: Millionaire 201617 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Isn't the only difference is the American one has zero and double zero? That would make the total the same.Volante wrote: ↑Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:53 pmIronNeck wrote: ↑Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:00 pmWow, I wish I had had that set. Even I knew enough geography to easily get the first one, and the second one could be solved with some simple math, with very limited knowledge of the four choices;
SpoilerShowAn arithmetic progression is going to have the form of Total sum= (first term+last term) * number of terms/2
Assuming the interval between terms is just 1, we get (n+1)*n/2= 666
Now, we could solve a simple quadratic equation. Or we could simply do a prime factorization of 666, which is 2*3^2*37
Ooh, that 37 is telling! Looks a lot like n+1 in our equation above. And sure enough, 2*3^2=18, or n/2. Ergo, n=36
Now, it doesn't take exact knowledge to know that dice only go up to 6, that Powerball is only 56 numbers and/or that they go into the 50s, or to easily sum up (2+3+...+10)*4 for the cards.
But roulette wheels are clearly an arithmetic progression going somewhere into the 30s, ergo it's the answer.SpoilerShowBut is that for a European or an American style roulette wheel?
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That depends, does double zero count the same as zero, or is it double?triviawayne wrote: ↑Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:04 pmIsn't the only difference is the American one has zero and double zero? That would make the total the same.Volante wrote: ↑Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:53 pmIronNeck wrote: ↑Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:00 pmWow, I wish I had had that set. Even I knew enough geography to easily get the first one, and the second one could be solved with some simple math, with very limited knowledge of the four choices;
SpoilerShowAn arithmetic progression is going to have the form of Total sum= (first term+last term) * number of terms/2
Assuming the interval between terms is just 1, we get (n+1)*n/2= 666
Now, we could solve a simple quadratic equation. Or we could simply do a prime factorization of 666, which is 2*3^2*37
Ooh, that 37 is telling! Looks a lot like n+1 in our equation above. And sure enough, 2*3^2=18, or n/2. Ergo, n=36
Now, it doesn't take exact knowledge to know that dice only go up to 6, that Powerball is only 56 numbers and/or that they go into the 50s, or to easily sum up (2+3+...+10)*4 for the cards.
But roulette wheels are clearly an arithmetic progression going somewhere into the 30s, ergo it's the answer.SpoilerShowBut is that for a European or an American style roulette wheel?
Also, just to beat TPH to the punch...
to add the numbers 136
1+36=37
2+35=37
....
17+20=37
18+19=37
so arranging them this way, the roulette wheel contains 18 pairs of numbers, each totaling 37. so 37*18 gives the total sum.
37*18=37*3*6
37*3=111 (this is multiplication that most adults should be able to figure out in their head given no time limit)
111*6=666
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Or simply n(n+1)/2
Regardless, it's really sad that a contestant on a quiz show doesn't want to guess because he can't add the numbers 1 through 36 given infinite time. Hell, it's sad for anybody over 12.
Regardless, it's really sad that a contestant on a quiz show doesn't want to guess because he can't add the numbers 1 through 36 given infinite time. Hell, it's sad for anybody over 12.
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Yes...I was being silly there.triviawayne wrote: ↑Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:04 pmIsn't the only difference is the American one has zero and double zero? That would make the total the same.Volante wrote: ↑Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:53 pmIronNeck wrote: ↑Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:00 pmWow, I wish I had had that set. Even I knew enough geography to easily get the first one, and the second one could be solved with some simple math, with very limited knowledge of the four choices;
SpoilerShowAn arithmetic progression is going to have the form of Total sum= (first term+last term) * number of terms/2
Assuming the interval between terms is just 1, we get (n+1)*n/2= 666
Now, we could solve a simple quadratic equation. Or we could simply do a prime factorization of 666, which is 2*3^2*37
Ooh, that 37 is telling! Looks a lot like n+1 in our equation above. And sure enough, 2*3^2=18, or n/2. Ergo, n=36
Now, it doesn't take exact knowledge to know that dice only go up to 6, that Powerball is only 56 numbers and/or that they go into the 50s, or to easily sum up (2+3+...+10)*4 for the cards.
But roulette wheels are clearly an arithmetic progression going somewhere into the 30s, ergo it's the answer.SpoilerShowBut is that for a European or an American style roulette wheel?