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Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:28 pm
by RandyG
Woof wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:57 am
twelvefootboy wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:53 pm . . .
I was happy to get CCC and money it on the New Deal 1DS, but my 9 correct answers only got me to the 66th percentile.
Better than I. I had 10 right but only for 45th % with almost perfectly suboptimal moneying choices. Go, me!
Ouch! Only 61% of this very self-selected group knew that the federal minimum wage is $7.25. I guess that does explain a lot.

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:05 pm
by econgator
RandyG wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:28 pm
Woof wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:57 am
twelvefootboy wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:53 pm . . .
I was happy to get CCC and money it on the New Deal 1DS, but my 9 correct answers only got me to the 66th percentile.
Better than I. I had 10 right but only for 45th % with almost perfectly suboptimal moneying choices. Go, me!
Ouch! Only 61% of this very self-selected group knew that the federal minimum wage is $7.25. I guess that does explain a lot.
Does it? Many (most?) states have a minimum wage over the federal one, so they probably just don't care what the federal one is any more.

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:53 pm
by Bamaman
https://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and ... chart.aspx

According to this, 29 states and DC have a minimum wage above $7.25.

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:54 pm
by econgator
Bamaman wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:53 pm https://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and ... chart.aspx

According to this, 29 states and DC have a minimum wage above $7.25.
So, 'a majority', but not quite 'most' yet.

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:01 pm
by ouachiouat
Getting The White Stripes yesterday in Adaptations was perhaps the absolute luckiest pull I've ever had in LL. I couldn't name a single one of their songs if you asked me, just saw stripes in the picture with the mints and background and thought of them.

My opponent 0ed me, and we tied. Bah. Lucky guess for naught, literally.

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:39 pm
by RandyG
econgator wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:05 pm
RandyG wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:28 pm
Woof wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:57 am
twelvefootboy wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:53 pm . . .
I was happy to get CCC and money it on the New Deal 1DS, but my 9 correct answers only got me to the 66th percentile.
Better than I. I had 10 right but only for 45th % with almost perfectly suboptimal moneying choices. Go, me!
Ouch! Only 61% of this very self-selected group knew that the federal minimum wage is $7.25. I guess that does explain a lot.
Does it? Many (most?) states have a minimum wage over the federal one, so they probably just don't care what the federal one is any more.
Yes, I think it still does explain things, although you're correct about the states. (Didn't know how many states, only that there were many. It's $12.15 here in Arizona.) In my mind I was using the minimum wage as a proxy for a lot of things.

P.S. Thanks for the specifics, Geo.

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:07 pm
by Bamaman
Strange outcomes for me:
No hitters: 8 right 70th percentile
State legislatures: 6 right 85th percentile
New Deal: 8 right 20th percentile

Had I RTFQ on CCC and written out what it stood for, I finish in 46th percentile. If I money holy mackerel instead of Nebraska I finish in the 92nd percentile.

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:57 pm
by trainman
econgator wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:05 pm Does it? Many (most?) states have a minimum wage over the federal one, so they probably just don't care what the federal one is any more.
Also, a lot of people are working from home and no longer regularly seeing the labor regulations poster in their office's break room. (If I recall correctly, the one in my office showed both the Federal and California minimum wages... but I haven't been there in over 18 months.)

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:44 am
by triviawayne
trainman wrote: Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:57 pm
econgator wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:05 pm Does it? Many (most?) states have a minimum wage over the federal one, so they probably just don't care what the federal one is any more.
Also, a lot of people are working from home and no longer regularly seeing the labor regulations poster in their office's break room. (If I recall correctly, the one in my office showed both the Federal and California minimum wages... but I haven't been there in over 18 months.)
Doesn't matter if I've been there or not, I haven't given those posters a look in years as there's never been any reason to look at them.

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:29 pm
by SBurrus
So I log into LL today because I wanted to participate in the Pencil and Paper Math One Day Special...only to find it had been held on Saturday; I guess I never noticed before that some 1DS are held on weekends.

It's a good thing I didn't participate. Although I teach college mathematics, I would have answered NONE of these correctly. Maybe, if I'd really spent time working on them, I could have gotten one or two but that was the hardest slate of Pencil and Paper Math questions yet. Strangely, though, that is my favorite of all the 1DS when they roll around.

This version has inspired me to research the Collatz Conjecture.

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:05 am
by Volante
SBurrus wrote: Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:29 pm So I log into LL today because I wanted to participate in the Pencil and Paper Math One Day Special...only to find it had been held on Saturday; I guess I never noticed before that some 1DS are held on weekends.

It's a good thing I didn't participate. Although I teach college mathematics, I would have answered NONE of these correctly. Maybe, if I'd really spent time working on them, I could have gotten one or two but that was the hardest slate of Pencil and Paper Math questions yet. Strangely, though, that is my favorite of all the 1DS when they roll around.

This version has inspired me to research the Collatz Conjecture.
Veritasium had a video on it two months ago:

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:52 am
by ElendilPickle
My Lord of the Rings 3: The Return of the Quiz 1DS is live until 9 AM PT/noon ET.

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:03 am
by twelvefootboy
SBurrus wrote: Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:29 pm So I log into LL today because I wanted to participate in the Pencil and Paper Math One Day Special...only to find it had been held on Saturday; I guess I never noticed before that some 1DS are held on weekends.

It's a good thing I didn't participate. Although I teach college mathematics, I would have answered NONE of these correctly. Maybe, if I'd really spent time working on them, I could have gotten one or two but that was the hardest slate of Pencil and Paper Math questions yet. Strangely, though, that is my favorite of all the 1DS when they roll around.

This version has inspired me to research the Collatz Conjecture.
I had never seen the previous editions, but really enjoyed the questions. I still don't know how the problem #1 with the ramps was supposed to be done, and how it came up a simple fraction. I brute forced the 16 tokens problem easily enough, and ground out the Collatz conjecture pretty quickly once I got onto the fact they wanted the fifth iteration and not the fourth (which would be the fifth from the starting point). I had seen Hannah Fry on Numberphile discuss it and knew to avoid perfect powers of two. Once you figure out the fifth iteration should be three triplings and two halvings, you wind up at about 150.

I spent almost an hour doing 6 figure multiplication by hand on the card shuffler. I looked at position 1, and it moved 6 spots and reappeared on the 6th shuffle, so I made a list of all 15 positions and multiplied out their position shift except for duplicates. My eventual answer of 850 billion (something) was off by 849,999,999,940. It turns out the other positions come back to home in either 5, 4, or 3 moves, so it only took 60 shuffles.

I thought I had good shots at a couple others, but wound up only getting two right and still made 30th percentile. This one needs to be on a weekend, because there were some provocative ones.

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:29 am
by This Is Kirk!
I ended up 11th out of 1418 in the pencils one-day. I had no idea my pencil knowledge ran so deep!

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:57 pm
by Woof
This Is Kirk! wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:29 am I ended up 11th out of 1418 in the pencils one-day. I had no idea my pencil knowledge ran so deep!
Nice! I made the mistake of moneying Ticonderoga, which dropped me from 98th to 93rd %ile. I thought it was cute that a Pencils 1DS was smithed by Whittle :mrgreen:

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:15 pm
by This Is Kirk!
Woof wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:57 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:29 am I ended up 11th out of 1418 in the pencils one-day. I had no idea my pencil knowledge ran so deep!
Nice! I made the mistake of moneying Ticonderoga, which dropped me from 98th to 93rd %ile. I thought it was cute that a Pencils 1DS was smithed by Whittle :mrgreen:
That is funny. Didn't notice that. :)

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:03 am
by twelvefootboy
This Is Kirk! wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:15 pm
Woof wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:57 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:29 am I ended up 11th out of 1418 in the pencils one-day. I had no idea my pencil knowledge ran so deep!
Nice! I made the mistake of moneying Ticonderoga, which dropped me from 98th to 93rd %ile. I thought it was cute that a Pencils 1DS was smithed by Whittle :mrgreen:
That is funny. Didn't notice that. :)
Congrats, amazing. That was a fun one, and quite unexpected. I only got five. I really liked the phrasing on the Ulysses Grant clue. I forgot to put my guess of "erased" in #11. Im sure a lot of us went with "plumbum" and missed "plumbago" .

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:45 pm
by This Is Kirk!
twelvefootboy wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:03 am
This Is Kirk! wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:15 pm
Woof wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:57 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:29 am I ended up 11th out of 1418 in the pencils one-day. I had no idea my pencil knowledge ran so deep!
Nice! I made the mistake of moneying Ticonderoga, which dropped me from 98th to 93rd %ile. I thought it was cute that a Pencils 1DS was smithed by Whittle :mrgreen:
That is funny. Didn't notice that. :)
Congrats, amazing. That was a fun one, and quite unexpected. I only got five. I really liked the phrasing on the Ulysses Grant clue. I forgot to put my guess of "erased" in #11. Im sure a lot of us went with "plumbum" and missed "plumbago" .
Thanks! I love when you look at a random one-day on a whim and it turns out to be enjoyable.

Private rundle for LL91 announcement: Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:49 pm
by twelvefootboy
I hope everyone is enjoying the off-season. The Museum ML is entertaining, but I don't know much about museums, it seems. The smiths throw us a bone every day, so good job, and well done. I'm not dreading it every day like I have some others.

I will start a recruitment thread for anybody who wants to horse around in a private rundle - ostensibly a Jboard group with some twelvefootfamily members to pull down the curve. I'll try to do some cheerleading, and stimulate fake competition, with handicaps for us bottom feeders :lol:. If someone has a great idea, or a bad one, drop me a PM and we'll try anything to make our own fun. Tanking on defense was kind of fun in LL88(?), and made me feel like a Kansas City Chief :roll: .

From here: the rundle name is : Jboardlite91 / password: alextrebek
Deadline is November 3. You need to have Premier membership level (the $50 level).

Re: LL Season 90

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:09 am
by SBurrus
A rare top 20% finish for me in the Country Pop 1DS on Tuesday, finishing 41st out of 360 participants. I really enjoyed that one...allowing me to take a stroll down memory lane to a simpler time in life when I didn't have many responsibilities.