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Post by twelvefootboy » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:29 pm

alietr wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:15 pm
Number of times an element has been the correct question:

https://i.redd.it/20e9yhae5ne31.png
Kind of cool graphic, but my left brain wants to see the table or list :lol: .

No love for the rare earths? The phony transuranics look skunked too, but I'm sure there's been a handful of clues that are based on the name of the scientist, if not the element.
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Post by Woof » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:34 pm

alietr wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:15 pm
Number of times an element has been the correct question:

https://i.redd.it/20e9yhae5ne31.png
Pffft. Why should I put any faith in a Periodic Table that doesn’t include Seaborgium?

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Post by seaborgium » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:22 pm

Woof wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:34 pm
alietr wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:15 pm
Number of times an element has been the correct question:

https://i.redd.it/20e9yhae5ne31.png
Pffft. Why should I put any faith in a Periodic Table that doesn’t include Seaborgium?
Huh? I'm It's there.

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Post by AlpacaRoom » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:54 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:29 pm
Kind of cool graphic, but my left brain wants to see the table or list :lol: .
Mine, too. Here's one I generated from my j-archive scrape. It varies from the linked table (for a variety of reasons), but the general shape is the same.

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Re: Reretaken Down

Post by Woof » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:38 am

seaborgium wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:22 pm
Woof wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:34 pm
alietr wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:15 pm
Number of times an element has been the correct question:

https://i.redd.it/20e9yhae5ne31.png
Pffft. Why should I put any faith in a Periodic Table that doesn’t include Seaborgium?
Huh? I'm It's there.
Funny, it wasn't showing up on my phone. Objection retracted.

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Re: Reretaken Down

Post by twelvefootboy » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:28 pm

Woof wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:38 am
seaborgium wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:22 pm
Woof wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:34 pm
alietr wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:15 pm
Number of times an element has been the correct question:

https://i.redd.it/20e9yhae5ne31.png
Pffft. Why should I put any faith in a Periodic Table that doesn’t include Seaborgium?
Huh? I'm It's there.
Funny, it wasn't showing up on my phone. Objection retracted.
Not your fault. Probably needed a new batch to replenish the 14 minute half-life. On the bright side, you might have got some extra Rutherfordium. ;)
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Re: Reretaken Down

Post by twelvefootboy » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:00 pm

AlpacaRoom wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:54 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:29 pm
Kind of cool graphic, but my left brain wants to see the table or list :lol: .
Mine, too. Here's one I generated from my j-archive scrape. It varies from the linked table (for a variety of reasons), but the general shape is the same.
Cool. Some of these must have included the symbol in the clue - I don't see any path to hafnium or ruthenium without just "what is (Hf,Ru). (sidebar - TIL lots more about Ru. I'm surprised it has been off my radar in my career with noble metals, refractory metals, and base metal thermometry. Now I'm sure I'll see it everywhere :)) It is my new favorite element.
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Post by alietr » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:30 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:00 pm

Cool. Some of these must have included the symbol in the clue - I don't see any path to hafnium or ruthenium without just "what is (Hf,Ru). (sidebar - TIL lots more about Ru. I'm surprised it has been off my radar in my career with noble metals, refractory metals, and base metal thermometry. Now I'm sure I'll see it everywhere :)) It is my new favorite element.
How about, "No, this element was not named for a baseball player who hit 714 home runs."

Or, "No, this element was not named for Playboy's founder."

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Post by seaborgium » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:57 pm

alietr wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:30 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:00 pm

Cool. Some of these must have included the symbol in the clue - I don't see any path to hafnium or ruthenium without just "what is (Hf,Ru). (sidebar - TIL lots more about Ru. I'm surprised it has been off my radar in my career with noble metals, refractory metals, and base metal thermometry. Now I'm sure I'll see it everywhere :)) It is my new favorite element.
How about, "No, this element was not named for a baseball player who hit 714 home runs."

Or, "No, this element was not named for Playboy's founder."
A pin would be necessary, since those statements are accurate for every element!

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Post by alietr » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:23 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:57 pm
alietr wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:30 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:00 pm

Cool. Some of these must have included the symbol in the clue - I don't see any path to hafnium or ruthenium without just "what is (Hf,Ru). (sidebar - TIL lots more about Ru. I'm surprised it has been off my radar in my career with noble metals, refractory metals, and base metal thermometry. Now I'm sure I'll see it everywhere :)) It is my new favorite element.
How about, "No, this element with atomic number 44 was not named for a baseball player who hit 714 home runs."

Or, "No, this element with atomic number 72 was not named for Playboy's founder."
A pin would be necessary, since those statements are accurate for every element!
Good point. See edits in red above.

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Post by twelvefootboy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:27 pm

alietr wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:23 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:57 pm
alietr wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:30 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:00 pm

Cool. Some of these must have included the symbol in the clue - I don't see any path to hafnium or ruthenium without just "what is (Hf,Ru).
How about, "No, this element with atomic number 44 was not named for a baseball player who hit 714 home runs."

Or, "No, this element with atomic number 72 was not named for Playboy's founder."
A pin would be necessary, since those statements are accurate for every element!
Good point. See edits in red above.
LOL the original also did not avoid the negbait of aaronium and bondium :). (never mind that they aren't elements ;) ) Thumbs up for the clever Bambino Ruth TOM but the Heffner/Hafnium construct doesn't pass the strict rhyming/homophone standards required here by the board's rhyme time police 8-) . Pretty tough one to build a gettable TOM :roll:
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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:59 pm

The trivia lesson of the day: Kay Thompson wrote about Eloise who lived in the Plaza Hotel.

It came up on two different GSN shows today and the success rate could have been better.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:35 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:59 pm
The trivia lesson of the day: Kay Thompson wrote about Eloise who lived in the Plaza Hotel.

It came up on two different GSN shows today and the success rate could have been better.
You mentioned Eloise, but you didn't mention the Mojito cocktail ingredient that was on "Best Ever Trivia Show" and "Common Knowledge" on the same night a few weeks ago.
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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:52 am

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:35 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:59 pm
The trivia lesson of the day: Kay Thompson wrote about Eloise who lived in the Plaza Hotel.

It came up on two different GSN shows today and the success rate could have been better.
You mentioned Eloise, but you didn't mention the Mojito cocktail ingredient that was on "Best Ever Trivia Show" and "Common Knowledge" on the same night a few weeks ago.
You had posted about it previously and I do not want the title or job of king of the game show overlaps.

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Post by seaborgium » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:35 pm

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:53 am

The 8/15 NYT crossword puzzle

11D: Sub tenant?

It has 8 letters.

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I had all but the 7th letter looking at: OCEANA_T

Doing letter substitution had me wondering about OCEANANT, OCEANART, or OCEANAST. Nope, it was:
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OCEANAUT like an astronaut but in a submarine. Boooo! I only finally got it right by getting the cross right.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:43 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
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The 8/15 NYT crossword puzzle
Shouldn't it say 8/14 because the day only just started. (In Eastern Standard Time.)
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Post by threearruda » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:39 am

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:43 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:53 am
The 8/15 NYT crossword puzzle
Shouldn't it say 8/14 because the day only just started. (In Eastern Standard Time.)
The NYT puzzles are released sometime around 10 pm EST the night before (6pm on Sunday I think - haven't been subscribed for awhile).
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Post by teapot37 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:58 am

threearruda wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:39 am
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:43 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:53 am
The 8/15 NYT crossword puzzle
Shouldn't it say 8/14 because the day only just started. (In Eastern Standard Time.)
The NYT puzzles are released sometime around 10 pm EST the night before (6pm on Sunday I think - haven't been subscribed for awhile).
6pm on Saturday and Sunday (i.e. Sun/Mon puzzles), 10pm weekdays (all times Eastern).
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