Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

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Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:44 pm

Not that it's saying much, but the second season of Winsanity has changed its format and it is an improvement.  The bonus round gives five items and five numbers and the contestant has to  use an interactive screen to realign the items to the correct numbers.  It's $10,000 if done correctly.  The host (still Donald Faison) lets the player know how many are correct (not which ones) and the remaining time on the clock can be used to switch answers.

I laughed when there was Westworld coming up again after an appearance on J! earlier this week. These are the items and numbers in incorrect order:
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This is the correct line up:
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The contestant got only the pizza (framed in green) right, for $500.
GSN is showing it along with Divided from 3-4 AM.

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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by econgator » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:59 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:44 pm
This is the correct line up:
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The contestant got only the pizza (framed in green) right, for $500.
I suspect I would have swapped the top two.

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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by opusthepenguin » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:30 pm

econgator wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:59 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:44 pm
This is the correct line up:
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The contestant got only the pizza (framed in green) right, for $500.
I suspect I would have swapped the top two.
That's what I did initially. But then we would've been told we had 3 of 5 right. At that point, switching the top two to the correct order is the most obvious move. We'd be done in two moves.

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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by Bartleby » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:52 pm

I got this by knowing the obvious pizza and Koko numbers, figuring the Westworld price would be an even amount and the Mensa members would be an odd amount, and the Hulk had to be the high number to be interesting/funny.
I would prefer not to.

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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by econgator » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:29 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:30 pm
That's what I did initially. But then we would've been told we had 3 of 5 right. At that point, switching the top two to the correct order is the most obvious move. We'd be done in two moves.
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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by Golf » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:30 pm

Interesting. Obvious key is knowing the Koko number. Then it's a 50/50 with the top 2.

I wonder if Koko still like playing with human nipples?

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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by Bamaman » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:42 pm

I guess it would have helped if I had heard of Westworld before looking at the list.

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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by IronNeck » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:38 am

Bartleby wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:52 pm
I got this by knowing the obvious pizza and Koko numbers, figuring the Westworld price would be an even amount and the Mensa members would be an odd amount,
Every number listed there is even.

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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by Bartleby » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:54 am

IronNeck wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:38 am
Bartleby wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:52 pm
I got this by knowing the obvious pizza and Koko numbers, figuring the Westworld price would be an even amount and the Mensa members would be an odd amount,
Every number listed there is even.
You know what I meant :roll:
I would prefer not to.

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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by IronNeck » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:06 am

Bartleby wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:54 am
IronNeck wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:38 am
Bartleby wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:52 pm
I got this by knowing the obvious pizza and Koko numbers, figuring the Westworld price would be an even amount and the Mensa members would be an odd amount,
Every number listed there is even.
You know what I meant :roll:
Not really, no. What did you mean?

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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by Bartleby » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:39 am

IronNeck wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:06 am
Bartleby wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:54 am
IronNeck wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:38 am
Bartleby wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:52 pm
I got this by knowing the obvious pizza and Koko numbers, figuring the Westworld price would be an even amount and the Mensa members would be an odd amount,
Every number listed there is even.
You know what I meant :roll:
Not really, no. What did you mean?
57 vs 40
I would prefer not to.

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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by IronNeck » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:37 pm

Bartleby wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:39 am
IronNeck wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:06 am
Bartleby wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:54 am
IronNeck wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:38 am
Bartleby wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:52 pm
I got this by knowing the obvious pizza and Koko numbers, figuring the Westworld price would be an even amount and the Mensa members would be an odd amount,
Every number listed there is even.
You know what I meant :roll:
Not really, no. What did you mean?
57 vs 40
So you just divided both numbers by 1000? Why? How is that relevant to anything?

I would add that a great many book, of which the movie and later TV series are based on, include many "non-round" numbers.

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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by seaborgium » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:45 pm

IronNeck wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:37 pm
Bartleby wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:39 am
IronNeck wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:06 am
Bartleby wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:54 am
IronNeck wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:38 am


Every number listed there is even.
You know what I meant :roll:
Not really, no. What did you mean?
57 vs 40
So you just divided both numbers by 1000? Why? How is that relevant to anything?

I would add that a great many book, of which the movie and later TV series are based on, include many "non-round" numbers.
Yes, but those numbers weren't in the list.

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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by Volante » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:52 pm

IronNeck wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:37 pm
Bartleby wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:39 am
IronNeck wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:06 am
Bartleby wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:54 am
IronNeck wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:38 am


Every number listed there is even.
You know what I meant :roll:
Not really, no. What did you mean?
57 vs 40
So you just divided both numbers by 1000? Why? How is that relevant to anything?

I would add that a great many book, of which the movie and later TV series are based on, include many "non-round" numbers.
"Even" was used because "Odd significant figure not divisible by five" is painful to type and comprehend.
Is being deliberately obtuse a hobby of yours or something?...

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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by IronNeck » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:53 am

Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:52 pm
"Odd significant figure not divisible by five" is painful to type and comprehend.
This is also wrong. 40,000 is divisible by 5, and if you meant the 4 in 4*10^4, that is not divisible by 5. Similarly, 57,000 is divisible by 5, and if you meant the 5.7 in 5.7*10^4, that is ALSO not divisible by 5.

Ergo, what is the supposed difference?
Is being deliberately obtuse a hobby of yours or something?...
No, but it's clear being a rude asshat is a favorite pastime of yours.

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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by seaborgium » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:59 am

Bartleby followed a hunch that the more specific five-digit number (i.e. the one with fewer zeroes on the end) was more likely to be a real-life statistic, and that the less specific one (i.e. the one with more zeroes on the end) was more likely to be a fictional price. And he was right.

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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by IronNeck » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:36 am

seaborgium wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:59 am
Bartleby followed a hunch that the more specific five-digit number (i.e. the one with fewer zeroes on the end) was more likely to be a real-life statistic, and that the less specific one (i.e. the one with more zeroes on the end) was more likely to be a fictional price. And he was right.
Ah, that reasoning makes sense!

I didn't understand what any of it had to do with odd or even, though.

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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by seaborgium » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:10 am

IronNeck wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:36 am
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:59 am
Bartleby followed a hunch that the more specific five-digit number (i.e. the one with fewer zeroes on the end) was more likely to be a real-life statistic, and that the less specific one (i.e. the one with more zeroes on the end) was more likely to be a fictional price. And he was right.
Ah, that reasoning makes sense!

I didn't understand what any of it had to do with odd or even, though.
The number of thousands was even for the fictional number.

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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by jeff6286 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:18 am

I think if you just substitute round number for even number this could’ve been solved 12 posts sooner. However I’m not sure logic was 100% infallible. I have no specific knowledge of the westworld universe but I see no reason to assume they couldn’t charge 57,000 instead of 40,000. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a large American theme park charge a “round number” price. In the Midwest, tickets are often something like $47.99 or $54.95. In Orlando they usually have tiered pricing for multi-day tickets but a single day ticket might be in the $109 or $118 range. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one listed at exactly $100. Outside of the documentary film Jurassic World, I don’t think westworld has a lot of real world equivalents, so who knows how reasonable it is to assume a round number price on an extravagant fictional theme park
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Re: Fun with GSN's "Winsanity"

Post by Volante » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:58 am

IronNeck wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:53 am
Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:52 pm
"Odd significant figure not divisible by five" is painful to type and comprehend.
This is also wrong. 40,000 is divisible by 5, and if you meant the 4 in 4*10^4, that is not divisible by 5. Similarly, 57,000 is divisible by 5, and if you meant the 5.7 in 5.7*10^4, that is ALSO not divisible by 5.

Ergo, what is the supposed difference?
Is being deliberately obtuse a hobby of yours or something?...
No, but it's clear being a rude asshat is a favorite pastime of yours.
Go look up what significant figures are in math before you try to claim "4" is divisible by 5.

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