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by seaborgium
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2007

Re: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Amstel" sounds like it could be anywhere. How about naming a world capital whose first five letters match the first five letters of the given river, and whose last three letters name a structure often built on rivers? By that logic, our capital is called Potomdam. I didn't say make up a world capi...
by seaborgium
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25689

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm confused about why games would be included where the leaders are tied, as that's really a totally different thing than what we're talking about. And also I can't see any indication in that list of how many of those games might be cases of tied leaders. The "Player" column says who had the lead;...
by seaborgium
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2007

Re: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:37 pm
"Amstel" sounds like it could be anywhere.
How about naming a world capital whose first five letters match the first five letters of the given river, and whose last three letters name a structure often built on rivers?
by seaborgium
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25689

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

He's missing the tie game on 10/30/14 . That didn't involve a tie offer from the leader; she oddly bet $200 less than the tie offer, and Ryan bet $10,000 of his $10,200. (I'd say "oddly" about that wager too, but I've watched enough J! to know that second place rounding their score down to a nearby...
by seaborgium
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25689

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Though, of course, that is precisely why the original rule worked for thirty years. It did not diminish the competitiveness of games or cause logistics problems as long as people generally did not aim for ties. And when too many did, well, everything changed. Again, I don’t want every game to end i...
by seaborgium
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2007

Re: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was stuck on Tunisia as the smallest for a while, and then while I was trying to figure out whether France or Italy was bigger, I started wondering whether Algeria (which I knew is Africa's largest country, so no Libya concerns here) was bigger than either of them, and then I thought of Monaco and...
by seaborgium
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! Archive Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: J! Archive Problem

It looks like it's back to normal.
by seaborgium
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! Archive Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: J! Archive Problem

For what it's worth, when I do a search on the Archive, I get this error message:

ERROR RETRIEVING DOUBLE JEOPARDY! CATEGORIES FROM J! ARCHIVE DATABASE: Table './robertks_jarchive/double_jeopardy_categories' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed
by seaborgium
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25689

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:41 am
Why is only Part 1 on the J!Archive?
Every game is appearing that way right now.
by seaborgium
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25689

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I see what you’re saying in your reply to Tom. You could have been on the receiving end of that in your fifth game. I wonder how Emily came up with her wager ($7,000? I can’t see it in the archive right now). Was it just completely random? I've never been in contact with Emily since our game, so I ...
by seaborgium
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/18/21 week
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: FJs for the 1/18/21 week

Knowing about the falling out Houdini and Doyle had over belief in the supernatural (Houdini didn't, Doyle did) helped me get FJ on Thursday. Wasn't it more that Doyle was easily fooled? Houdini definitely didn't discount the supernatural. He wasn't a James Randi style skeptic so much as a constant...
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/18/21 week
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: FJs for the 1/18/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Knowing about the falling out Houdini and Doyle had over belief in the supernatural (Houdini didn't, Doyle did) helped me get FJ on Thursday. I got the tiebreaker as well, but didn't feel like representing it with a smil...
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 352
Views: 41831

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

In Wednesday's game, Ken made a mistake in one of his "fun facts" comments. He said that the Germans used to refer to B flat as H; in fact, they used to refer to B flat as B and B natural as H. (I'm not sure the degree to which this is still practiced, but Ken definitely got it backwards.) I think ...
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25689

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Oh, Maggie, Maggie, Maggie. You had 9,994 non-terrible wagers to choose from. Some would've been borderline ok, but none would have been terrible. You chose the 9,995th. It was clear that Brian and Jack would at least have to seriously consider betting it all lest the other one get ahead and win. S...
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25689

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I understand this. But, I do have a few questions? When you were playing, was there discussion on the old board or other places that wagering to tie was a good strategy? Did you consider offering ties? I know you didn't, I just wonder if you thought about it. To answer the second question first (we...
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25689

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I HATE THE TIEBREAKER Amen. I can't imagine that the reason for it is simply $$, as it can't possibly make that much of a dent in the J! budget if they have to give out two first prizes once per season or so. Doesn't strike me as more emotionally satisfying this way either. It probably has more to ...
by seaborgium
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4444
Views: 664465

Re: Reretaken Down

I saw posts on social media today ballyhooing the fact that it was the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century. Some went so far as to point out that 9:21 pm was the 21st minute of the 21st hour of that day. But I noticed for the first time* that we count our years and days from 1, but our min...
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/21/2021
Replies: 22
Views: 637

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/21/2021

I had $8,800 of gets and FJ, but unfortunately I had enough negs to put me back down around Robert's score.
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1842

Re: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I dunked on Ken the other day for mispronouncing a rather minor clue, Bemidji. Today he made a serious mispronunciation of err. Alex would have never done that. Can you tell me how these two pronunciations differ, or did you err? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6l4Wal25rE edit: reuploaded because ...
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 5589

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

Johnblue wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:56 pm
Election fraud, this time in Uganda.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ugan ... edirect=ca
I assume the "this time" is because of recent sanctions on unnamed Tanzanian election officials.