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by RKane
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3684
Views: 373193

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Fuck this, I give up. I don't know what misguided hubris made me think I could do this, but I realize now it's a waste of time. If a player who was two or three answers away from being considered one of the all time Jeopardy greats can't get through to you, I don't know how I expected to. Either you...
by RKane
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3684
Views: 373193

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

No, that was just a quick way of narrowing it down from "billions" (there's not even 1 billion companies in the world, though there probably is over 100,000,000) to a manageable amount...in principle, one could memorize all 53 of those as well as a few facts about them. Anyways, some are obviously ...
by RKane
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3684
Views: 373193

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

There's maybe a thousand notable companies in California, which is already far less than "billions." Given that the category is "Big business" it's probably fair to narrow it down to the 53 which made the Fortune 500 this year . Hell, even a WAG of the highest-placed entry on that list would have g...
by RKane
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3684
Views: 373193

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Also did my detailed explanation of subtraction a few pages back help you out?
by RKane
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3684
Views: 373193

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Okay, super vague clues like this aren't helping (3/9 spoiler): Bill Fernandez, who in 1971 introduced to each other the 2 founders of this California company, became its first full-time employee in 1977 A meaningless name, the super vague hint of "California company" when there are billions of com...
by RKane
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3684
Views: 373193

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

"Wings" strikes me as one of those "firsts" that seems noteworthy only for its "first"ness, rather than for being an actual thing. Sort of like how nobody really knows "Video Killed the Radio Star" for anything other than "first video aired on MTV". This is entirely fair. I mean, Oscar trivia is as...
by RKane
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "Basic strategy" for Final Jeopardy wagering?
Replies: 69
Views: 15791

Re: "Basic strategy" for Final Jeopardy wagering?

That's ridiculous. Third should be $12799 by your logic, because then they maximize their winnings (which was your motivation for 1st and 2nd betting it all) if they are right on the sole get, and still win on the TS. But then...oh wait...1st or 2nd could wager only $18798 or $13798 respectively, a...
by RKane
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "Basic strategy" for Final Jeopardy wagering?
Replies: 69
Views: 15791

Re: "Basic strategy" for Final Jeopardy wagering?

Side question for the wagering vikings regarding DD wagering: What are your thoughts on employing the Fritz Holznagel strategy and wagering random, non-whole, numbers (in his case, palindromes specifically) in order to throw off and disorient the competition? This seems to me like a good move, analo...
by RKane
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "Basic strategy" for Final Jeopardy wagering?
Replies: 69
Views: 15791

Re: "Basic strategy" for Final Jeopardy wagering?

That's ridiculous. Third should be $12799 by your logic, because then they maximize their winnings (which was your motivation for 1st and 2nd betting it all) if they are right on the sole get, and still win on the TS. But then...oh wait...1st or 2nd could wager only $18798 or $13798 respectively, an...
by RKane
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3684
Views: 373193

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

There's nothing wrong with doing the calculation multiple times, but after getting the same answer two or three times, I figure I've probably gotten the right answer. That's the problem. I HAVE done the same calculation multiple times and gotten different answers. That's impossible. Anyways, you ob...
by RKane
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3684
Views: 373193

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)



If you're not even going to try, why ask?

Seriously, I'm honestly curious.
by RKane
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "Basic strategy" for Final Jeopardy wagering?
Replies: 69
Views: 15791

Re: "Basic strategy" for Final Jeopardy wagering?

So I have a general question for the vikings since this has come up. Lets say the final scores are 18800 13800 12800 But basically any case where (third's score) > 2 * (first's score - second's score). This will overlap quite a bit with Stratton's Dilemma but I don't think either is a subset of the...
by RKane
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "Basic strategy" for Final Jeopardy wagering?
Replies: 69
Views: 15791

Re: "Basic strategy" for Final Jeopardy wagering?

So I have a general question for the vikings since this has come up. Lets say the final scores are 18800 13800 12800 But basically any case where (third's score) > 2 * (first's score - second's score). This will overlap quite a bit with Stratton's Dilemma but I don't think either is a subset of the ...
by RKane
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 43
Views: 5111

Re: Monday, February 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

FRANK SPANGENBERG STYLE WAGERING

I like it a lot!!
by RKane
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3684
Views: 373193

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Oh and hey look at that. I learned something new today. "The Right Stuff" was written by Tom Wolfe! And what good does that tidbit do you? Why are you so insistent in arguing with people who are trying to help you in good faith? Because I don't get the point of learning something so utterly useless...
by RKane
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3684
Views: 373193

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

I think a little more compassion and empathy is called for here. Maybe. I certainly didn't mean to offend you with respect to the van Gogh thing you do seem like a good faith poster and pretty cool guy. I am not going to put someone down because they don't know something I do. Neither am I. I am, h...
by RKane
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3684
Views: 373193

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

You're coming dangerously close to insulting the hundreds and hundreds of players who have put the effort into getting good at this game by basically accusing it of being random. Maybe dial your "incredulity" back a notch or 3. Since you're obviously not genuinely interested in learning how the clu...
by RKane
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3684
Views: 373193

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Holy s**t this is still going on after all these years??

You are one of the most committed Internet trolls I have ever seen. I'm seriously impressed. I just read most of this topic for the afternoon, haven't laughed so hard in a while.
by RKane
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/2/15 week
Replies: 36
Views: 3955

Re: FJs for the 2/2/15 week

Haha! 5/5 again!!

And Reagan was just a guess!
by RKane
Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/26/15 week
Replies: 34
Views: 4271

Re: FJs for the 1/26/15 week

5/5 BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Luckily the hardest (?) one happened to right in my wheelhouse (see signature); I don't think there is an Academy Award-based question of the depth that Jeopardy! could ask that I wouldn't get.