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Rundles populated... and I got promoted to A despite not making the LL94 cut!

(After checking, one who did place got shuffled to a new rundle. I'll take it. I'll regret it :lol: , but I'll take it!)
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Volante wrote: Fri Nov 04, 2022 10:18 pm Rundles populated... and I got promoted to A despite not making the LL94 cut!

(After checking, one who did place got shuffled to a new rundle. I'll take it. I'll regret it :lol: , but I'll take it!)
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I'm in C rundle again. But this time there are 5 players that get promoted to B at the end of the season instead of 3. Nice.
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It begins!

And, as always, your perpetual reminder to not even whisper about present or future day's questions lest thee invoke the wrath of the ancient, and unforgiving, demon Ytirgetni
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Good luck, everyone!
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I should know by now that Thorsten likes to ask about recent foreign election results that make headlines but aren't that widely covered.
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MattKnowles wrote: Tue Nov 08, 2022 7:51 am I should know by now that Thorsten likes to ask about recent foreign election results that make headlines but aren't that widely covered.
Yep, Current Events is my worst category, but I came across an article on Meloni within the last week or so and told myself to remember her name for this exact reason. It helped me to a 1-point win.

I am also surprised by the low get rate on venus flytrap, though my opponent did get it after I gave them a 0 on it. Maybe people who live near them had an advantage on that question?
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MattKnowles wrote: Tue Nov 08, 2022 7:51 am I should know by now that Thorsten likes to ask about recent foreign election results that make headlines but aren't that widely covered.
I was fortunate that when she was elected, my Italian friend sent me a rather crude cartoon that ensured I would not forget her name.
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alietr wrote: Tue Nov 08, 2022 9:05 am
MattKnowles wrote: Tue Nov 08, 2022 7:51 am I should know by now that Thorsten likes to ask about recent foreign election results that make headlines but aren't that widely covered.

I was fortunate that when she was elected, my Italian friend sent me a rather crude cartoon that ensured I would not forget her name.

Shut Up Now And Kneel.

Maybe, maybe this impromptu mnemonic will help if the new UK PM (Rishi Sunak) shows up as a question, but I doubt if Thorsten will play the same card twice this season. A crude cartoon would be more effective, lol... I meant to imprint both of these names before the season but the deadline and start sneaked up on me, ergo no Private Rundle.

The Princess phone clue was a very effective Baby Boomer filter. I was surprised it was only 26%. Oh for the good old monopoly days where innovation meant you could have a desk phone or a wall phone, in black or beige. It's much better now, we just replaced twelvefootgirl's Ipad Pro and had the awesome choices of black or not quite as black :eyeroll:.

Nice start for me with 4 right due to wags on Philadelphia and the plant (not a wag really, after I figured it out). I don't know the Jack in the Beanstalk story that well, but the talking/singing? harp image just appeared from somewhere.
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I was so excited when I read the math clue. Conjecture! I know one of those, Colletz! Then I read the question and realized I did -not- know the specific one.
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Volante wrote: Wed Nov 09, 2022 9:49 am I was so excited when I read the math clue. Conjecture! I know one of those, Colletz! Then I read the question and realized I did -not- know the specific one.
Not sure I've heard of the name before.

Also, now that I know the answer is "Bad", I still couldn't tell you the names of any of the three songs or the name of the rapper (and if I really cared enough, I'd look it up, but I don't).
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Volante wrote: Wed Nov 09, 2022 9:49 am I was so excited when I read the math clue. Conjecture! I know one of those, Colletz! Then I read the question and realized I did -not- know the specific one.
The Goldbach conjecture (every even number >2 is also the sum of two different primes) is my favorite mind blowing thing in number theory. How is that even possible and when/how did somebody even notice? I think it's more provocative than Fermat's Last Theorem. It's just so simple to understand, as opposed to the big kahuna of them all, the Reimann Hypothesis. The Colletz conjecture
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I've just seen a few videos about it as the 3n+1 problem, and it seems gadget-y.
The wiki article is deeper than I thought, but still, it seems like looking for random sequences in the digits of pi. They are there. So what? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collatz_conjecture
just seems to be a numerology gimmick imho and I fail to see any real mathematical value to it.

I expected this would be a low get rate (it was 9%), and even with my geek interest in Numberphile videos, I had to toss a coin between Goldbach and Goldberg. One is the conjecture and one is the piano (keyboard) music written for insanely skilled pianists. I went with my first hunch, which is what we are told to do :). It did me no good as I got a zero for it and lost 3 (3) - 4 (4) in a rare show of good defense by me.
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MattKnowles wrote: Tue Nov 08, 2022 7:51 am I should know by now that Thorsten likes to ask about recent foreign election results that make headlines but aren't that widely covered.
Cicciolina was the best I could come up with (though I must add that she also isn't widely covered).
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twelvefootboy wrote: Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:48 pm
Volante wrote: Wed Nov 09, 2022 9:49 am I was so excited when I read the math clue. Conjecture! I know one of those, Colletz! Then I read the question and realized I did -not- know the specific one.
The Goldbach conjecture (every even number >2 is also the sum of two different primes) is my favorite mind blowing thing in number theory. How is that even possible and when/how did somebody even notice? I think it's more provocative than Fermat's Last Theorem. It's just so simple to understand, as opposed to the big kahuna of them all, the Reimann Hypothesis. The Colletz conjecture
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I've just seen a few videos about it as the 3n+1 problem, and it seems gadget-y.
The wiki article is deeper than I thought, but still, it seems like looking for random sequences in the digits of pi. They are there. So what? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collatz_conjecture
just seems to be a numerology gimmick imho and I fail to see any real mathematical value to it.

I expected this would be a low get rate (it was 9%), and even with my geek interest in Numberphile videos, I had to toss a coin between Goldbach and Goldberg. One is the conjecture and one is the piano (keyboard) music written for insanely skilled pianists. I went with my first hunch, which is what we are told to do :). It did me no good as I got a zero for it and lost 3 (3) - 4 (4) in a rare show of good defense by me.
Not necessarily two different primes!
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This is my 27th season in LL...and for only the second time, I sit atop my rundle. This is the latest I've ever been at the top.
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I'm sure it won't last but it looks purty!
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econgator wrote: Wed Nov 09, 2022 11:20 am Also, now that I know the answer is "Bad", I still couldn't tell you the names of any of the three songs or the name of the rapper (and if I really cared enough, I'd look it up, but I don't).
Bad Bunny! ;)
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jeff6286 wrote: Wed Nov 09, 2022 11:25 pm
Not necessarily two different primes!
:oops: Kind of hard to get past 4 and 6 isn't it? Thanks. My good deed of recapping the conjecture gang aft agley. I don't think I understand the rules of engagement because it is obviously easy to add multiple 2's. One form of the conjecture says you can make every odd number >7 with 3 odd primes.
SBurrus wrote: Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:53 am This is my 27th season in LL...and for only the second time, I sit atop my rundle. This is the latest I've ever been at the top.
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I'm sure it won't last but it looks purty!
Are you sure you haven't been in first on opening day with your early alphabet name :lol:.
Congrats. It's a little different vibe playing just one player per day but we should get our baby rundle going again next season :).
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While I was watching Jeopardy last night, I suddenly shouted out, "Imago!", thus startling Mrs. alietr. One of those answers that I wasn't even thinking about that I sat on long enough for my subconscious to come through for me.

But the best is that, years ago, I was visiting a friend in Utah, and he took me to see ... the Spiral Jetty. It is way the heck out in the middle of nowhere. It's interesting and we had a fun time, but it wasn't worth a several hour trip there and back from SLC.
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alietr wrote: Fri Nov 11, 2022 6:45 am But the best is that, years ago, I was visiting a friend in Utah, and he took me to see ... the Spiral Jetty. It is way the heck out in the middle of nowhere. It's interesting and we had a fun time, but it wasn't worth a several hour trip there and back from SLC.
I was actually planning a trip to SLC/Arches/Zion earlier this year (wasn't able to go), but while I was up around Promontory Summit, I was going to take a side trip to the Spiral Jetty.

Don't ever recall hearing of imago; I've always known it simply as "adult".
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Imago seems like a new word to me. Definitely unfamiliar with it. Seems like something that would come up in science fiction or video games so maybe I’ve just never noticed it and I’ll start seeing it now.
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