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Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:28 pm
by davey
AFRET CMS wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:23 pm
soxfan99 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:40 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:31 pm
John Boy wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:10 pm
For me the highlights of the game: LT on writ of certiori,
Not if you spelled/pronounced it that way.
Would just "cert" have been accepted for certiorari? I'm not sure I would have risked bungling the pronunciation of the full word, but I knew it was a "writ of cert," which is a pretty common phrasing of it.
In "The Brethren," Bob Woodward has the SC Justices always referring to it as "granting cert," and only uses the full word a couple of times. But I'm thinking the shortened version would probably not be accepted, but would get an opportunity for expansion instead of an outright neg.
I see no reason such a commonly used abbreviation wouldn't be accepted, though I would hope anybody who knew it would know the full word, too. It's no harder to pronounce than Saoirse Ronan... :P
To my shame, I was thrown by the part about "send[ing] up the records." That's definitely the meaning, but it's understood more simply to be a decision to review a case. I ended up with writ of mandamus, which orders a lower court to take an action... :oops:

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:36 pm
by Bamaman
I had already seen Dhruv’s response and Alex’s reaction but it was still moving seeing it on the show.

I got FJ, but I had always heard the phrase referring to how rich people live, not the poor.

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:09 am
by econgator
goongas wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:07 pm
Pascal was my first language, besides BASIC which I did not know well.
BASIC for me, but I did do some in MATLAB, C+, and Pascal.

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:35 pm
by OrangeSAM
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:57 am
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:40 am
Kind of strange that Johann Bernoulli was answered but not Blaise Pascal. Computer language should have even been a giveaway.
If there'd been room in the fourth podium poll, I'd have added a box for "I have programmed in Pascal".
I was a little surprised at the wording of the Bernoulli Principle clue. Any decent sailor can tell you it works horizontally as well as vertically.

As for programming experiences: BASIC, programmable Casio calculater (which taught me efficient programming), Pascal, studied some C++ but never used it, VBA.

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:58 pm
by teapot37
I used vi way more than emacs, but I never really got comfortable with either. I preferred pico.

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:27 am
by cthulhu
Pascal was instaget, though I’ve never programmed in it. Easily well over half a million lines of code in FORTRAN, C, C++, some Ada, some Perl, tons of Python, Matlab. Mostly written using XEmacs, which I vastly preferred to RMS-Emacs, but XEmacs is basically dead, so I’m moving to VS Code.

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:08 am
by alietr
Languages I've written programs in that I can remember (all of them a very long time ago): BASIC, COBOL, FORTRAN, apl, Lisp, and a bunch of Excel macros.