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by boson
Sat May 30, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 2661

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: 1274

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: 1274

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: 116
Views: 2661

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: 116
Views: 2661

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: 67372

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: 3970

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: 3970

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: 2509

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: 2509

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
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4097
Views: 544437

Re: Reretaken Down

georgespelvin wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:32 am
On Facebook I got a friend suggestion for Maggie Speak. Now there's a sure way to make sure that I never get called to be on the show. :roll:
I got the same suggestion, which I declined. However, I believe Maggie has left the show, so it might be less consequential.
by boson
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2420

Re: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Monya De is another of those who auditioned at Trivia Nationals in August. So far, I think none have won from this cohort (please correct me).
by boson
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 31879

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Tiger King on Netflix and Zoom for video conferencing were unknown to me earlier this month while in the past week they've pinged my radar many times. Be ready. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_King:_Murder,_Mayhem_and_Madness https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoom_Video_Communications I started wat...
by boson
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 67372

Re: Learned League 84

A distinct two half-seasons for me: after day 12, 0.819 correct. For the next 13 games: 0.620 correct. Overall it ended up ok, but the amazing start disappeared.

See you all next season!
by boson
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 67372

Re: Learned League 84

With two matches to go, A Magnolia has tons of parity, with only one championship spot locked up, and 13 others have a mathematical chance of making it. 10 people have a chance of being relegated, but unfortunately cmp146 has one such spot locked up with only two wins despite a reasonable qpct. Expe...
by boson
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 67372

Re: Learned League 84

Today I had a failure. I somehow read the question about Elizabeth II's newest great-grandchild as saying its name was the same length as hers. I thought, "Well, he's Archie, but A-R-C-H-I-B-A-L-D; E-L-I-Z-A-B-E-T-H. Both nine letters, there you go!" I tied 6(4)-6(4), with that question being worth...
by boson
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/2/20 week
Replies: 29
Views: 9464

Re: FJs for the 3/2/20 week

Playing from the board, I somehow read 'Tahitian ' as 'Trinidadian ' ( which I'm not even sure is a language) . Needless to say, that got me nowhere.
by boson
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 67372

Re: Learned League 84

Wonder why he asked for all three of the Triumvirate. Usually he only asks for one. Ah well. I had Clay and Webster, but blanked on Calhoun and put Pinckney. Yeah, I didn't like that question at all. Somehow neither of my opponents put 3 points on that question. (I had Calhoun, Jackson and Quincy A...
by boson
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 67372

Re: Learned League 84

I managed to get a 9(6) yesterday with a couple good guesses on Crossroads (without Brittany Spears) and Ford. Still in last place and still winless. I had to take my kids to see the Britney version. OMG it was beyond awful. Would you have sold your soul to get out of it? [sympathies to cmp146 who ...
by boson
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 31879

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

Lefty wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:54 pm
I think the Pauli exclusion principle smacks of elitism.
Of course I agree with you. Those elitist fermions ruin everything. Bosons work together for a greater good. Integer spin!