LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by boson » Tue May 01, 2018 1:58 pm

SenseiCAY wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 1:06 pm
One of these days, I'll spend a weekend on the Pen and Paper Math one-day rather than doing it while sleepy on Sunday night and finishing over coffee on Monday morning. As it is, I wasn't too displeased with 8/12 and a 75th percentile finish.
Awesome. I spent a couple of hours on it while procrastinating on marking exams, and the lack of commitment showed, with a 40% percentile score. On the other hand, I spent 2 minutes maximum on the "spreadable foods" 1DS and got 78th percentile. I guess I found my calling.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by classicroadster » Tue May 01, 2018 2:03 pm

SenseiCAY wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 1:06 pm
One of these days, I'll spend a weekend on the Pen and Paper Math one-day rather than doing it while sleepy on Sunday night and finishing over coffee on Monday morning. As it is, I wasn't too displeased with 8/12 and a 75th percentile finish.
For those that answered square root of 12345678987654321 correct, is this something you just know or is there a relatively simple pen and paper way to figure this out? I couldn't see any real simple way to get this other than trial and error.

I think I got 5/12, and talked myself out of 2 other correct answers. I think these quizzes are super fun.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by SenseiCAY » Tue May 01, 2018 2:48 pm

classicroadster wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 2:03 pm
SenseiCAY wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 1:06 pm
One of these days, I'll spend a weekend on the Pen and Paper Math one-day rather than doing it while sleepy on Sunday night and finishing over coffee on Monday morning. As it is, I wasn't too displeased with 8/12 and a 75th percentile finish.
For those that answered square root of 12345678987654321 correct, is this something you just know or is there a relatively simple pen and paper way to figure this out? I couldn't see any real simple way to get this other than trial and error.

I think I got 5/12, and talked myself out of 2 other correct answers. I think these quizzes are super fun.
That was something that I sort of knew offhand - it appears on lists of "random facts" now and then (along with stuff like "only 1 out of 1 billion people will live to be 116 or older"). If you don't know how to calculate a square root by hand (https://xlinux.nist.gov/dads/HTML/squareRoot.html, if you're curious), then you could play "higher or lower" until you came up with the answer (i.e. 100,000,000 is too low, 120,000,000 is too high, etc.), or you could realize, for example, that 11 x 11 = 121, and if you were to multiply that by hand, it would look like this:

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  11
 x11
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  11
 11
-----
 121
Continuing the pattern:

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   111
  x111
------
   111
  111
 111
------
 12321
So 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 would get you 12,345,678,987,654,321

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Woof » Tue May 01, 2018 3:19 pm

boson wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 1:58 pm
SenseiCAY wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 1:06 pm
One of these days, I'll spend a weekend on the Pen and Paper Math one-day rather than doing it while sleepy on Sunday night and finishing over coffee on Monday morning. As it is, I wasn't too displeased with 8/12 and a 75th percentile finish.
Awesome. I spent a couple of hours on it while procrastinating on marking exams, and the lack of commitment showed, with a 40% percentile score. On the other hand, I spent 2 minutes maximum on the "spreadable foods" 1DS and got 78th percentile. I guess I found my calling.
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Woof » Tue May 01, 2018 3:20 pm

SenseiCAY wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 2:48 pm
classicroadster wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 2:03 pm
SenseiCAY wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 1:06 pm
One of these days, I'll spend a weekend on the Pen and Paper Math one-day rather than doing it while sleepy on Sunday night and finishing over coffee on Monday morning. As it is, I wasn't too displeased with 8/12 and a 75th percentile finish.
For those that answered square root of 12345678987654321 correct, is this something you just know or is there a relatively simple pen and paper way to figure this out? I couldn't see any real simple way to get this other than trial and error.

I think I got 5/12, and talked myself out of 2 other correct answers. I think these quizzes are super fun.
That was something that I sort of knew offhand - it appears on lists of "random facts" now and then (along with stuff like "only 1 out of 1 billion people will live to be 116 or older"). If you don't know how to calculate a square root by hand (https://xlinux.nist.gov/dads/HTML/squareRoot.html, if you're curious), then you could play "higher or lower" until you came up with the answer (i.e. 100,000,000 is too low, 120,000,000 is too high, etc.), or you could realize, for example, that 11 x 11 = 121, and if you were to multiply that by hand, it would look like this:

Code: Select all

  11
 x11
-----
  11
 11
-----
 121
Continuing the pattern:

Code: Select all

   111
  x111
------
   111
  111
 111
------
 12321
So 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 would get you 12,345,678,987,654,321
Yes, once you see the pattern, you realize that the highest digit represents the number of ones in the multiplicands. So, a nine in the center means a nine-digit number.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by cmp146 » Thu May 03, 2018 1:08 pm

I am still suffering from the after effects of the "Musical Numbers" One Day Special. I CANNOT get Train's "50 ways to say goodbye" out of my head, and it has been a week.

Should we begin organizing a new Rundle in the Jundle for LL77?

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Thu May 03, 2018 1:30 pm

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Should we begin organizing a new Rundle in the Jundle for LL77?
As soon as I saw that this thread had been bumped to the top, I thought, "Oh, shoot! Did I forget again?"

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by acthomas » Thu May 03, 2018 1:35 pm

classicroadster wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 2:03 pm

For those that answered square root of 12345678987654321 correct, is this something you just know or is there a relatively simple pen and paper way to figure this out? I couldn't see any real simple way to get this other than trial and error.
I knew it instantly because it was a question on Millionaire.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Linear Gnome » Thu May 03, 2018 2:00 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 1:30 pm
cmp146 wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 1:08 pm
Should we begin organizing a new Rundle in the Jundle for LL77?
As soon as I saw that this thread had been bumped to the top, I thought, "Oh, shoot! Did I forget again?"

We're good to go. Come one, come all!
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by cmp146 » Thu May 03, 2018 2:11 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 1:30 pm
cmp146 wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 1:08 pm
Should we begin organizing a new Rundle in the Jundle for LL77?
As soon as I saw that this thread had been bumped to the top, I thought, "Oh, shoot! Did I forget again?"

We're good to go. Come one, come all!
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Hey, we have almost a whole week this time! Although the two-person version in LL75 was a fascinating experiment. I am looking forward to it for LL77!

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by ouachiouat » Thu May 03, 2018 2:50 pm

Had I moneyed Q4 instead of Q1, I would've won the Traveling in China 1DS. As it is, I finished 5th. The whole thing was pretty wheelhouse-y for me. I've been to several places there, and those I haven't been to, I know people who have. And I lived in Q1's answer for 2 1/2 years! Brought back lots of great memories.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Woof » Thu May 03, 2018 5:26 pm

ouachiouat wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 2:50 pm
Had I moneyed Q4 instead of Q1, I would've won the Traveling in China 1DS. As it is, I finished 5th. The whole thing was pretty wheelhouse-y for me. I've been to several places there, and those I haven't been to, I know people who have. And I lived in Q1's answer for 2 1/2 years! Brought back lots of great memories.
I figured you'd do well in that one. I felt pretty good about getting 5 right for 66%ile given the fact that, apart from a week spent in Shanghai, I haven't traveled in China at all. Had I moneyed Avatar or not guessed at Grotto for Karst, I could've done better.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Bamaman » Fri May 04, 2018 4:06 pm

I have never seen one second of Curb Your Enthusiasm. I got three questions right. They were Jeter, The Contest, and Arafat/Rabin.

Yet somehow I finished in the 56th percentile.
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Fri May 04, 2018 4:30 pm

Finished in 5th place in Triathlon! I'd better enjoy this now, because I've NEVER come that close on any other 1D before.
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Ironhorse » Sat May 05, 2018 6:17 pm

It's always worrisome when a site is down as long as LL's been down (since at least 7 this morning Central Time).
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by seaborgium » Sat May 05, 2018 8:38 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 6:17 pm
It's always worrisome when a site is down as long as LL's been down (since at least 7 this morning Central Time).

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Volante » Sat May 05, 2018 8:51 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 8:38 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 6:17 pm
It's always worrisome when a site is down as long as LL's been down (since at least 7 this morning Central Time).
It is somewhat reassuring to know the problem isn't on my end

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Ironhorse » Sat May 05, 2018 9:14 pm

Volante wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 8:51 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 8:38 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 6:17 pm
It's always worrisome when a site is down as long as LL's been down (since at least 7 this morning Central Time).
It is somewhat reassuring to know the problem isn't on my end
downforeverybodyorjustme.com can always help establish that.
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by econgator » Sun May 06, 2018 12:27 am

Seems to be a bit more than first thought:

http://learnedleague.com/temp.htm

The important part:

Saturday, May 5, 8:01pm PT
Earlier this evening, I was informed by the LL's hosting company that, due to a catastrophic data loss event at the company's data center where LL is hosted, the entire contents of the LL website (files, database, and configurations) have been totally lost, with no possibility for retrieval.

However, much (but unfortunately not all) of the LL site and data is backed up locally, so I am using those backups to rebuild the LL website and database. Given the magnitude of that effort, and with the aim of acting conservatively to minimize issues, the league is presently on an unplanned (and from my perspective, extremely undesired) hiatus. I will update as frequently as I can here (and on Twitter), but my current plan is to push everything back by about 2 weeks.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Bamaman » Sun May 06, 2018 7:45 am

This isn’t the first time he has had server issues. Hope he can get it straightened out soon with minimal loss of data.
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