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Re: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Woof » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:54 pm

Dhruv looked the part of a top player today, fast on the buzzer and confident in his knowledge. FJ was close to an instaget: AEC -> DOE.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:13 pm

I thought "Reed" was the easiest in the College category. Also didn't recognize anything in Hamlet.

Ran the Geographic, Word History, and Owl categories, however.

How did they all miss "16 bits"? Wouldn't the birthday thing have clued them in that it's not 32?

..there's a Department of Energy?!? What do atomic bombs have to do with that?!?
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Post by CasketRomance » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:11 pm

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Re: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CasketRomance » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:11 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:13 pm
I thought "Reed" was the easiest in the College category. Also didn't recognize anything in Hamlet.

Ran the Geographic, Word History, and Owl categories, however.

How did they all miss "16 bits"? Wouldn't the birthday thing have clued them in that it's not 32?

..there's a Department of Energy?!? What do atomic bombs have to do with that?!?
really? thought rice was...never heard of reed before

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:14 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:11 pm
really? thought rice was...never heard of reed before
If you don't know there's a college called Rice, then "Oryza sativa" could be anything.
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Re: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CasketRomance » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:18 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:14 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:11 pm
really? thought rice was...never heard of reed before
If you don't know there's a college called Rice, then "Oryza sativa" could be anything.
so you are saying reed is more known than rice?

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:28 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:18 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:14 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:11 pm
really? thought rice was...never heard of reed before
If you don't know there's a college called Rice, then "Oryza sativa" could be anything.
so you are saying reed is more known than rice?
No, just saying I found Reed easier to guess in comparison. I can't think of any other part of an oboe that sounds like it could be a college name.
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Re: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by tiwonge » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:03 pm

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Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:11 am
And yeah, it's funny; I'm 31, and virtually everyone who played games my age would get 16-bits. Interesting how quickly that becomes obscure information, thanks to the tremendous progress in computer processing power in general and video games in particular.
I got 16 bits not because I played games of that era (I was never a console player), but the TOM of that being the greatest power of two less than the age of the players.

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Post by CasketRomance » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:36 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:28 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:18 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:14 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:11 pm
really? thought rice was...never heard of reed before
If you don't know there's a college called Rice, then "Oryza sativa" could be anything.
so you are saying reed is more known than rice?
No, just saying I found Reed easier to guess in comparison. I can't think of any other part of an oboe that sounds like it could be a college name.
but the clue had houston in it...there are really only 2 notable schools in houston...rice and uni of houston...the musical instrument reference went over my head and didn't come up with reed i guess

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Re: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:55 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:36 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:28 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:18 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:14 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:11 pm
really? thought rice was...never heard of reed before
If you don't know there's a college called Rice, then "Oryza sativa" could be anything.
so you are saying reed is more known than rice?
No, just saying I found Reed easier to guess in comparison. I can't think of any other part of an oboe that sounds like it could be a college name.
but the clue had houston in it...there are really only 2 notable schools in houston...rice and uni of houston...the musical instrument reference went over my head and didn't come up with reed i guess
If you don't know there's a Rice University in Houston, you're stuck trying to decipher "oryza sativa" though.

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Re: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CasketRomance » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:43 pm

Volante wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:55 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:36 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:28 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:18 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:14 pm


If you don't know there's a college called Rice, then "Oryza sativa" could be anything.
so you are saying reed is more known than rice?
No, just saying I found Reed easier to guess in comparison. I can't think of any other part of an oboe that sounds like it could be a college name.
but the clue had houston in it...there are really only 2 notable schools in houston...rice and uni of houston...the musical instrument reference went over my head and didn't come up with reed i guess
If you don't know there's a Rice University in Houston, you're stuck trying to decipher "oryza sativa" though.
yes that is true, but for jeopardy people it should be widely known, since rice is one of the most regarded academic institutions in the south

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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:55 pm

Rice in Houston can be learned through the show's repetition as I proved in person on the 2005 clue. It's not like I knew anything about the alums having gone there.


#7352, aired 2016-07-26 POTPOURRI $800: Food for thought: formerly called an institute, this Houston school was redesignated as a university in 1960
#6290, aired 2012-01-13 COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES $2000: In 1900 the founder of this Houston university was suffocated by his valet & a lawyer out to steal his fortune
#4840, aired 2005-09-30 COLLEGE COLLAGE $1000: Larry McMurtry & Joyce Carol Oates are among the alumni of this Houston university
#4643, aired 2004-11-10 COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES $600: The James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy is on the campus of this Houston University
#3069, aired 1997-12-25 COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES $500: In accordance with the founder's will, this Houston university was tuition-free from 1912 to 1965
#3014, aired 1997-10-09 COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES $800: Rice University's campus is located about 3 miles from the downtown area of this large city
#2966, aired 1997-06-23 COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES $500: This Houston school's athletic teams are nicknamed the Owls
#705, aired 1987-10-02 HOUSTON $500: This Houston university is named for its benefactor, a cotton merchant, not a grain dealer

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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:01 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:43 pm
yes that is true, but for jeopardy people it should be widely known, since rice is one of the most regarded academic institutions in the south
It's one of the 16 "Harvard of the South"s.

My sister went to Rice and I still didn't put this clue together in time. I've got no complaints about the clue. On another night, I probably would've gotten it.

On the other hand, NHO Reed but WECIB? I'm with TPH on this one. There aren't a lot of parts to an oboe's mouthpiece. This one seemed obvious.

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Post by Foretopman » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:23 pm

tiwonge wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:03 pm
I got 16 bits not because I played games of that era (I was never a console player), but the TOM of that being the greatest power of two less than the age of the players.
This

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Post by twelvefootboy » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:56 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:32 pm
ENTERTAINING ERAS $2000: A golden era of teen movies is sometimes named for this “Breakfast Club” director

The writers knew this would play as bottom box. It stings for viewers like me to see Alex have to give the correct response. The parents of these students can dish out appropriate shocked reactions to it.
This would play as a $10,000 box for me. I guess I missed the memo :lol: .

On FJ, how I would love to answer "what is oops". I wonder how Rick Perry did on this one? I was surprised at the triple get by the students because they could have assumed Energy was a thing since the founding. What do we need that newfangled petroleum for when we have plenty of whales? When's Trump going to get our whaling jobs back from China anyway??

It was a good clue from the writers because most the public (and some Governors) do not realize our nuclear arsenal is under the auspices of a "civilian" agency instead of the DOD. They may never have known there was an AEC.

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Post by mxc_takeshi » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:19 pm

35 right.

Vocabulary (2), State Centers (5), Recent Movies (3), Weights & Measures (4), Pre-Rec (1), Hamlet (1)
Owl Nighter (1), Entertaining Era (5), Nobel (5), B.C. (3), Word History (4), AP Journalism (1)

Lach Trash: 16-bit, John Hughes

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Post by CasketRomance » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:40 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:01 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:43 pm
yes that is true, but for jeopardy people it should be widely known, since rice is one of the most regarded academic institutions in the south
It's one of the 16 "Harvard of the South"s.

My sister went to Rice and I still didn't put this clue together in time. I've got no complaints about the clue. On another night, I probably would've gotten it.

On the other hand, NHO Reed but WECIB? I'm with TPH on this one. There aren't a lot of parts to an oboe's mouthpiece. This one seemed obvious.
going to have to decipher those acronyms for to know what you are trying to say

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Post by MattKnowles » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:47 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:40 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:01 pm
NHO Reed but WECIB?
going to have to decipher those acronyms for to know what you are trying to say
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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:48 pm

MattKnowles wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:47 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:40 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:01 pm
NHO Reed but WECIB?
going to have to decipher those acronyms for to know what you are trying to say
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Re: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Peter the accountant » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:48 pm

R:26, W: 5, costing 4800
Coryat: 19,000
FJ: :mrgreen:
DD: 1/3
LT: Arizona, 16

Ran the states and weights in the J! round, but that was about it for me. Stumped in Hamlet (why oh why oh why did I avoid all lit in high school and college?). One each in movies and vocab. DJ was worse, getting stumped in BC, and one each in journalism and eras.

Needed the rebound to distinguish rods and cones - I can never remember which does what. Had 16 for the byte size before the players went 0/3, so felt good about that one.

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