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by boson
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Private Rundle option for LL86 C/D/E players
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Re: Private Rundle option for LL86 C/D/E players

Thanks for doing this. So as not to forget like I did last season (oops) I created the "open private" rundle: all who are reading this who are llamas at the Premier membership level or above are welcome to join. Private rundles give you a second opponent each day during the regular learned league se...
by boson
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1065
Views: 155314

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

EUROPEAN CITIES One of the largest and most important 14th-century Gothic buildings in Europe is in this small city of about 92,000 inhabitants. What is Avignon? Chartres - my first guess - has 25,000 people and the cathedral there is 13th century, so obvious negbait. Places like Canterbury or Rhei...
by boson
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 388
Views: 16339

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Johnblue wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Quick question: is any Llama able to play LlGKBC or is it for registered players only?
A member of LL can play a minileague even if they are not registered.
by boson
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Happy Birthday to J!Board
Replies: 17
Views: 878

Re: Happy Birthday to J!Board

I'm not sure of the significance of that number. Here are the first ten members and their user ID numbers: agefen (2), alietr (54), Robert K S (55), Archivists (56), Rex Kramer (57), happybooker (58), debramc (59), gamawire (60), JCui (61), TomKBaltimoreBoy (62). The first two accounts belong to ou...
by boson
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 388
Views: 16339

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

alietr wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:57 am
A hearty congratulations to Boson for his MagA victory, his first ever!
Thanks! I made my learned league flag into a car window mounted thing, and I'm driving across town honking my horn.

Congrats to the other jboardies who qualified for the championship!
by boson
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 388
Views: 16339

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

So, why would I ever have heard of those bridges? Or been able to put them in Vancouver? So, I lived in Vancouver for 5 years, which got it for me, but I think some knowledge of the city makes it guessable. The Lions Gate bridge is the iconic depression-era suspension bridge from Stanley park acros...
by boson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 388
Views: 16339

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Anyone else having a roller coaster of a season? Here's my tally of correct answers so far in LL85: MDs 1-5: 26 MDs 6-10: 18 MDs 11-15: 28 MDs 16-20: 11 And on MD21 I pull a 6-pack. I know, A Rundle problems, but... almost makes me wonder if Thorsten doesn't break up the question sets into groups o...
by boson
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 388
Views: 16339

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Apparently "silicone" was accepted for the silicon/aluminum question which required two elements. How are you supposed to be able to put up an informed defense when clearly wrong answers are being allowed. Poor spelling is allowed. I know silicone is something different from silicon, but also a rea...
by boson
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 388
Views: 16339

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I was so close on the Whiz Kids question: McNamara started up a second group of Whiz Kids at the RAND corp. when he became sec'ty of defense. Unfortunately, this was a decade later, and they didn't come en masse from the air force. Hanging on precariously to a lofty position and my target question p...
by boson
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 388
Views: 16339

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I'm pretty shocked to have placed third overall in the midseason classic! Got 11 right, only missing confit. Somehow I managed to money the five most difficult questions. The last one to come to me was Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I knew many of the names so knew it had something to do with music, b...
by boson
Sat May 30, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 388
Views: 16339

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

8 of the 14 matches is A Magnolia yesterday were 9(6)-9(6) ties. I keep waiting for the drop, like in an EDM song.... The overall qpct is .578 - about .1 higher than the historical average. Good (but mortal) quizzers and boardies like FrankJ, FrumkinJ and myself have gaudy scores normally put up by ...
by boson
Tue May 26, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 2182

Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't see the show, but 500 miles seems way shorter than the length of the Iron Curtain: Separating East and West Germany, Czeckslovakia and Hungary from Austria, and Yugoslavia from Austria and Italy is the dividing line from Soviet controlled to Western democracies in the mid 20th century. Tha...
by boson
Tue May 26, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 2182

Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't see the show, but 500 miles seems way shorter than the length of the Iron Curtain: Separating East and West Germany, Czeckslovakia and Hungary from Austria, and Yugoslavia from Austria and Italy is the dividing line from Soviet controlled to Western democracies in the mid 20th century. That...
by boson
Fri May 22, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 388
Views: 16339

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I was at sea on this question too, so fittingly I put Santiago from the Old Man and the Sea.
by boson
Mon May 18, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 388
Views: 16339

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Sorry all, I didn't get my act together in time for a private rundle.

Best of luck to everyone! I'll be in A Magnolia for my 18th season. The goal is to win it, but I'll settle for a few good gets along the way.
by boson
Thu May 14, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 73687

Re: Learned League 84

So, if anyone wants a good simulation of doing a PhD candidacy exam for which you are underprepared, please do the psychology and behavioral science minileague!

There, now you don't have to go to grad school!
by boson
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Software Upgrade
Replies: 47
Views: 4896

Re: Software Upgrade

alietr wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:33 pm
Robert KS came up with the fix for it going automatically to Game Discussions. That was annoying me as well.
Thanks to you both!
by boson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Software Upgrade
Replies: 47
Views: 4896

Re: Software Upgrade

Well, it looks like I was successful with the upgrade. I'm aware that the poll numbers aren't right yet; we will work on that one. And I need to get the logo back. Plus spoilers don't seem to be working, so I will try to fix that as well. If there are any other issues, please let me know. An extra ...
by boson
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test
Replies: 42
Views: 3226

Re: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test

Took the test in 98 before online - passed the in-person weed out, and did the mock game. Did the online test every time it was offered in Canada, auditioned in 2008 in Toronto. Passed the online test every time. Did the in-person test at Trivia Nationals in Aug 2019. Failed that test for the first...
by boson
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test
Replies: 42
Views: 3226

Re: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test

Took the test in 98 before online - passed the in-person weed out, and did the mock game. Did the online test every time it was offered in Canada, auditioned in 2008 in Toronto. Passed the online test every time. Did the in-person test at Trivia Nationals in Aug 2019. Failed that test for the first ...