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by boson
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Official Jeopardy! Board is back online ... NOT
Replies: 156
Views: 26558

Re: Official Jeopardy! Board is back online

I will add that as long as there is a critical mass of people here, I remain committed to keeping JBoard up and running. So, should we advertise this board on the "official" Jeopardy forum? That way we might catch the new posters who are interested enough to click on to find (potentially) meaningfu...
by boson
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 15, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 11347

Re: Thursday, December 15, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I agree with your basic formula, but let's take the analysis a bit further. In practice, what do you think the value of z is? My gut hunch is that it's very high, maybe 80% to 90%. So, in your situation with x=y=1/2, that you are more likely to "come back tomorrow" with the 0 wager. But look what h...
by boson
Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 15, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 11347

Re: Thursday, December 15, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congrats to Boomie on 3 great games, and to Beth on winning! That tie game was a lot of fun to watch. As Joon said elsewhere: Boomie you were super suave on screen, and it was fun to watch. Now, to pick apart the wagers again. Would you trust the other player to make the zero bet? I would. It's a 10...
by boson
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 11521

Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew one place where Tony's name was familiar: http://sites.google.com/site/iqausa/ #101 Quite a few familiar names on there, including one significantly higher who will be on next week ... So jeopardy.com and the above website have revealed alietr's hint: Boomie Aglietti will be on J! this week,...
by boson
Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/28/11 week
Replies: 28
Views: 4240

Re: FJs for the 11/28/11 week

Full :mrgreen:
radiology
by boson
Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/14/11 week
Replies: 42
Views: 7123

Re: FJs for the 11/14/11 week

:( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(

It is telling that "missing all five fjs" is polling higher than Tuesday's answer.
by boson
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Seaborgium's New Neighbors
Replies: 14
Views: 2838

Re: Seaborgium's New Neighbors

Veering just slightly off-topic, this crowd might enjoy the customer reviews from folks looking to buy uranium ore on Amazon.com. A sample from Patrick J. McGovern, Procrastinating Evil Scientist (Hollowed Out Volcano Lair): I purchased this product 4.47 Billion Years ago and when I opened it today...
by boson
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
Replies: 414
Views: 71424

Re: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)

TOC sf/f Coryat scores:
SF1: 33.8k
SF2: 23.8k
SF3: 32.0k
F1: 32.4k
F2: 24.4k

Avg: 29.28k

I haven't tracked these scores during regular games recently, so I don't know how they compare.
by boson
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 15328

Re: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congrats Roger!! Yesterday's incredible dramatics made today's evenly fought match a little anti-climactic, but still a treat to watch. Congrats to Tom and Buddy: impressive wins to get to the final, and a well-contested two-game match to end it. I really enjoyed all 15 of the ToC competitors this p...
by boson
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 14, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 119
Views: 22815

Re: Monday, November 14, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Deep knowledge base, speed, the courage to bet it all over and over again, these are all fine and dandy, but I think I'm the only one who sees Roger's true method. He keeps all the answers in a small miasmic cloud of information just in front and to the right of his right hand. When in need, he tak...
by boson
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 14, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 119
Views: 22815

Re: Monday, November 14, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Empirical proof that daily double hunting works, both from tonight's show and Friday's. Of course, you have to get the clues right, and Roger is money. Sorry, you take Roger and his gasp-inducing wagers out of the equation, and I couldn't disagree with you more. Roger's approach to wagering in this...
by boson
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 14, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 119
Views: 22815

Re: Monday, November 14, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wow! Empirical proof that daily double hunting works, both from tonight's show and Friday's. Of course, you have to get the clues right, and Roger is money. A lot of money. Tom and Buddy are in tough, and I really hope that they do all they can to get back into it. A comeback from this score would b...
by boson
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Roger Craig's Jeopardy! study program
Replies: 30
Views: 10375

Re: Roger Craig's Jeopardy! study program

This is truly amazing Roger - I'm blown away. And I don't think you will have to rely on shameless self-promotion: the success is obvious, and heavily promoted by Sony! I hope you commercialize this and make a bundle. Reading between the lines in your posts, that sounds like it is underway. Sign me ...
by boson
Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/7/11 Week
Replies: 41
Views: 5961

Re: FJs for the 11/7/11 Week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

I'm in good company missing all three extra clues.
by boson
Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 10, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 79
Views: 13590

Re: Thursday, November 10, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILER

Sometimes it's very obvious that the writers intend for categories to be selected from top to bottom, and given how strenuously the producers and contestant coordinators stress that this is their preference, it's hardly the writers' fault that when contestants choose to ignore that advice, the clue...
by boson
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 20699

Re: Friday, November 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

i'm a little surprised so many people are discussing FJ, given that none of the three of us put much thought into it at all. i spent most of the 30 seconds trying to come up with something funny. i think i succeeded, but i felt outdone by mark. the wagering, too, was totally irrelevant; i tried to ...
by boson
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 20699

Re: Friday, November 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congrats to Roger on the win! Great gutsy use of the daily doubles. Congratulations also to Mark and Joon for your great Jeopardy runs - I was rooting for all three of you, and wish could have NHL-style 7 game playoffs for the TOC. Someone else posted the Coryat scores. I have Roger with 21 right, 6...
by boson
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2011 Tournament of Champions Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 15573

Re: 2011 Tournament of Champions Thread

Some thoughts on semifinal #3, with minor spoilers for the first two semifinals I think Roger is the one to beat here, with the amazing quarterfinal performance looming large. To me, Joon is a strong second and Mark third. One thing that may be important here: the writers have dusted off their tough...
by boson
Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: in all media in perpetuity
Replies: 22
Views: 4409

Re: in all media in perpetuity

I hereby grant to Producer, its successors, licensees, and assignees, the non-exclusive but irrevocable perpetual and worldwide right and license to photograph me and/or to use my likeness, voice, name, biographical material and any remarks I may make in connection with the production, distribution...
by boson
Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 11765

Re: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Great game tonight - a lot of fun to watch. Heck, I even liked the opera category. Great job by all three contestants! As others have said, all three contestants had their moments, and have every reason to be proud and satisfied. Tom had more moments than the others, and more near the bottom of the ...