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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by RJRouge » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:42 am

At least my next match should be in the bag. Upcoming opponent has already forfeited 4 out of 5 times.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by sillymoose » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:42 pm

After a pretty terrible start (0-3-0 with a combined 4 TCA), I'm temporarily out of the relegation zone with back-to-back days of 4 TCA each. My DE has been atrocious this season, and I ended up tying on MD5 despite being the only person in my rundle to correctly get Clara Schumann. Proud of that at least! It'll be interesting to see what the rest of the season brings

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by ouachiouat » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:27 am

Looks like I might find myself on the unluckiest Llama list at season's end. My TCA is 3rd in my rundle. Not bad. My 28 CAA, though, is 4 above the next highest in either of the C Prairie rundles, and is tied for the highest in B. That's bad. The .550 DE isn't helping matters, of course, but I'm only avoiding last place because of my point differential.

The season is still young, but it's getting old fast....

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by morbeedo » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:05 am

Finally snapped my double losing streak with a 6(3)-6(5) and 6(3)-4(4). Funny how both opponents gave me 3 points for Mark, which is as much a language question as sports.

In every match, there’s at least one more answer I would have got right if only I’d let the questions sit a while longer. Oh, and there’s that whole getting it right but changing your answer at the last minute thing

Crushing DE with 0.947. Just need to start getting more questions right ;)
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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by Volante » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:15 am

ouachiouat wrote:
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The .550 DE isn't helping matters, of course
Oh you! :lol: ... :cry:

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by This Is Kirk! » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:13 am

I've been getting shellacked this season. Currently on a five day losing streak after winning on day one. My DE isn't that bad at .700 but I'm leading my rundle in both TPA (46) and CAA (32). The law of averages suggests things should improve. I hope so!

Needed to get all six correct yesterday for the tie, but missed the soccer question. I ended up going with "trap" which seemed like a strange--but possible--name. Mark never even occurred to me.
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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by sarisson » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:16 am

This is by far the best season I've had. I'm .200 above normal, with at least 3 correct every day and four straight days of at least 5. Regression to the mean is going to hit me like a truck.
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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by Woof » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:30 am

sarisson wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:16 am
This is by far the best season I've had. I'm .200 above normal, with at least 3 correct every day and four straight days of at least 5. Regression to the mean is going to hit me like a truck.
Ditto here. I know that the questions have been remarkably friendly to me lately and must eventually return to their normal level of difficulty but so far it's been too good to be true.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by alietr » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:04 pm

One man's feast is another's famine. I'm projecting out to my lowest TCA ever. I'm sure it'll turn around as well ...

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by RJRouge » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:43 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:05 am
In every match, there’s at least one more answer I would have got right if only I’d let the questions sit a while longer. Oh, and there’s that whole getting it right but changing your answer at the last minute thing
As a corollary, I learned yesterday to read the ENTIRE question before being confident on an answer. There's nothing quite like missing out on a perfect day by giving an answer which the question stated specifically was not the answer.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by clprez » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:13 pm

I had a strange day yesterday with 2 correct answers and 4 MCWAs.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by boson » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:45 pm

So far my season has been gentle to me. Including yesterday, when I got 3 right, but was given a handy forfeit. I was so close on the questions though: Osteology instead of osteopathy; Nevada (with just one border section a little squiggly), and said sausage and cabbage instead of potatoes and cabbage.

I wonder about the state border question though: New Mexico has about 20 miles of its border where it "follows" the Rio Grande instead of so line of latitude or longitude. It also looks like the border is now defined by surveyors lines instead of the actual river, since it seems a few miles off at various points. It seems to me you could make a reasonable argument that the border is "mostly straight lines, with occasional slight kinks" - which was the question wording.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by Woof » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:27 pm

boson wrote:
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So far my season has been gentle to me. Including yesterday, when I got 3 right, but was given a handy forfeit. I was so close on the questions though: Osteology instead of osteopathy; Nevada (with just one border section a little squiggly), and said sausage and cabbage instead of potatoes and cabbage.

I wonder about the state border question though: New Mexico has about 20 miles of its border where it "follows" the Rio Grande instead of so line of latitude or longitude. It also looks like the border is now defined by surveyors lines instead of the actual river, since it seems a few miles off at various points. It seems to me you could make a reasonable argument that the border is "mostly straight lines, with occasional slight kinks" - which was the question wording.
I wondered about that, too, as my memory of NM's outline was a rectangle with a little tail. I eventually went with Utah because I wasn't certain whether a national boundary would be considered a "natural" boundary.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by RJRouge » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:49 am

I knew my defense was bad, but I didn't realize just HOW bad until I noticed that, as of right now, only the guy who has defaulted on 5 out of 6 matches has a lower percentage than I do.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by StevenH » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:10 am

I can't believe that Tippecanoe had a 71% get rate, but Booker Prize was only 58%.

I got a tie and have yet to lose this season, though I have been extremely lucky with defense and my opponents' defense. Yesterday I caught a break that I didn't know the math question, which was from my best category, and my opponent gave me a 0.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by Volante » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:12 am

I think I'm just going to have to accept it...I'm getting relegated, and I'm going to somehow manage doing it with more TCA than CAA...

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by RandyG » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:48 am

StevenH wrote:
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I can't believe that Tippecanoe had a 71% get rate, but Booker Prize was only 58%.
"Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" had to mean something.

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In retrospect, I've heard of the Booker Prize, but no way was I going to pull that one out of the air. Answered "Hugo" knowing that the chance of it being correct were about nil. (I don't generally even make guesses in situations like that... and I've never not gotten a question correct because I failed to make even a wag.)
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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:07 pm

StevenH wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:10 am
I can't believe that Tippecanoe had a 71% get rate, but Booker Prize was only 58%.
That's about what I would have pegged them at. I doubt most Americans have heard of the Booker Prize, but certainly have heard of Tippecanoe. Coming up with the President with that nickname is another story, but something I would presume most Llamas would be able to handle.

I embarrassingly missed the Pyrenees yesterday. I had in my head that the border between France and Spain went north-south. It turned out to be a good one to miss since my opponent only defended it at one point. I ended up getting the victory 8(5)-6(5).

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by StevenH » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:18 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:07 pm
StevenH wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:10 am
I can't believe that Tippecanoe had a 71% get rate, but Booker Prize was only 58%.
That's about what I would have pegged them at. I doubt most Americans have heard of the Booker Prize, but certainly have heard of Tippecanoe. Coming up with the President with that nickname is another story, but something I would presume most Llamas would be able to handle.

I embarrassingly missed the Pyrenees yesterday. I had in my head that the border between France and Spain went north-south. It turned out to be a good one to miss since my opponent only defended it at one point. I ended up getting the victory 8(5)-6(5).
I thought the Booker was pretty famous, and the reward money being expressed in pounds would help. I knew that some pretty famous works that are well known in the United States, like Midnight's Children and The English Patient had won it, but I could have been overestimating its fame here and abroad.

And I nearly talked myself out of the Pyrenees with similar logic, but I just didn't see what else it could be.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:21 pm

StevenH wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:18 pm
And I nearly talked myself out of the Pyrenees with similar logic, but I just didn't see what else it could be.
I put the Apennines thinking they possibly cut from northwest to southeast Italy. Turns out they do, but still wrong of course. :)

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