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by triviawayne
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: When/how do you watch your Jeopardy?
Replies: 43
Views: 8851

Re: When/how do you watch your Jeopardy?

I would love to watch daily (only time-shifted on DVR), but with the game-show hating wife, I watch it a few days a week, two or three episodes at a time.
by triviawayne
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Curtis Warren
Replies: 9
Views: 5381

Re: Curtis Warren

As far as the timing, all I can say is that is definitely a 1986 Camaro on the stage (only year with third brake light on top, outside of glass). So that means taping was at least September 1985. In the first show of this run, Jim said something about him making a previous appearance where something...
by triviawayne
Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?
Replies: 134
Views: 12824

Re: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?

I like where you're heading with this, but the average isn't really of much use here. You might think $4999 gives me a 1 in 7 chance of making it, $6012 a 2 in 7 chance, $9100 a 3 in 7, $9900 a 4 in 7, etc. So below 9100, you may as well bet everything (unless it screws your opportunity to win outr...
by triviawayne
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?
Replies: 134
Views: 12824

Re: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?

There's a huge amount of variance there. Especially in a TOC, there's value in a $6000 score; historically there's value even in a $1 score. I think if we looked over all of the tournaments, we would actually see that people generally overestimate the cutoff value to their detriment (i.e. making a ...
by triviawayne
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?
Replies: 134
Views: 12824

Re: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?

Say that right now, you get to bet a certain amount of your net worth on a single FJ-style clue in a wheelhouse category of yours. How much of your net worth do you bet? Are the only correct answers zero or everything? If someone asked me that question today, I would not bet literally every dollar ...
by triviawayne
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?
Replies: 134
Views: 12824

Re: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?

I think there is no single answer for the two-day final situation. Are you ahead going into FJ? Are you behind? By how much? How much do you have at this moment? Do you like the category? Do you love the category? In the two-day situation, you at least should know a little something about your oppon...
by triviawayne
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?
Replies: 134
Views: 12824

Re: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?

I do remember Dr. J saying something to the effect of "It's real money" when she got a lot of grief on this board about her small betting on daily doubles. She saw it that way. I would think I would view it more like points than money, if I were playing. I guess I'd just like to have that chance. E...
by triviawayne
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?
Replies: 134
Views: 12824

Re: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?

1. Why does nobody give a straight answer to this question? 2. I gave the house odd in roulette. You're the second person to tell me it's for suckers when I gave you the non-sucker end of the bet. The point is exactly that you don't treat your own real money like it's Monopoly money. You give it so...
by triviawayne
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?
Replies: 134
Views: 12824

Re: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?

You lack imagination. Imagine this scenario: You are in a casino. You are offered a once in a lifetime opportunity. You can wager any amount up to your total net worth on one spin of a roulette wheel. You can bet red or black and you get the house odds (you win if it lands on 0 or 00). How much do ...
by triviawayne
Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?
Replies: 134
Views: 12824

Re: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?

You lack imagination. Imagine this scenario: You are in a casino. You are offered a once in a lifetime opportunity. You can wager any amount up to your total net worth on one spin of a roulette wheel. You can bet red or black and you get the house odds (you win if it lands on 0 or 00). How much do ...
by triviawayne
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?
Replies: 134
Views: 12824

Re: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?

Depends on your life. I suspect it's a lot more common than you think. When I was first on, $8000 would have constituted about 200% of my net worth. Not that I know your situation, but I would have to say $8000 might get you a decent used car after taxes; or it may pay some bills so you can say "wh...
by triviawayne
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?
Replies: 134
Views: 12824

Re: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?

Some of the other posts on here have made me think of another interesting thing. My wife likes a show called "Let's Ask America". At the end of the show, the winner (who typically has about $2-4,000) basically plays a solo Final Round. The twist is, if they bet it all, they can win 5 times their in...
by triviawayne
Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?
Replies: 134
Views: 12824

Re: If you were alone on FJ, would you bet all but $1?

The OP said it is in my wheelhouse and one of my strengths, so yeah, I'd bet all but $1; doesn't matter if I go into FJ with $5,000 or $50,000.
by triviawayne
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Do You Play Along?
Replies: 28
Views: 5384

Re: How Do You Play Along?

zakharov: I am interested because I do keep score, and I know others just track number of correct answers, and others do other things. I find it interesting how people report how they did while watching the show, and just wondered about the methods others use to get their numbers. I also thought tha...
by triviawayne
Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Do You Play Along?
Replies: 28
Views: 5384

How Do You Play Along?

In the game recap & discussion threads, and in the coryat threads, it seems everyone knows their performance from the games, but I'm sure we all do it different. So as the title of this thread says, "how do you play along"? I have a pen and paper, but keep score with my fingers as the game goes alon...
by triviawayne
Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: POLL: Dress colors
Replies: 70
Views: 10123

Re: POLL: Dress colors

This Is Kirk! wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote: DO THESE LETTERS LOOK BLACK TO YOU?
wow, opus, calm down...I really didn't think my joke would go over the head of anyone on this site; however, if I got even one person to play with their monitor settings, then go me!
by triviawayne
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: POLL: Dress colors
Replies: 70
Views: 10123

Re: POLL: Dress colors

try changing the brightness on your screen while you look at the dress.
by triviawayne
Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2015 test coming soon
Replies: 48
Views: 10332

Re: 2015 test coming soon

UniquePerspective wrote:On one hand, I'm excited to take this again.

On the other hand, if I get 34 right for the third year in a row, I may very well need therapy.
If I pass a 4th straight time and don't get an audition call, I'll need therapy.
by triviawayne
Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2015 test coming soon
Replies: 48
Views: 10332

Re: 2015 test coming soon

41 on this practice test however, from experience, this seems slightly easier than a typical "real" test. (I'm guessing it's done that way to give more people confidence into taking the test.) Hopefully my prince will come this year. This was a "real" test, I don't know which year, but this is word...
by triviawayne
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Hey, I'm on "The Chase" next week (now with SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 9407

Re: Hey, I'm on "The Chase" next week

I have The Chase on auto-record--I'm watching tonight's episode as I type this--and would be happy to burn a copy and send it your way. I'll happily accept an autographed book, but no other compensation is necessary. PM me your addressification. How do you get it from your DVR to disc? I've been tr...