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by boson
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 62472

Re: LL83: Learned League

The person who has won A Magnolia several times, and beat me like a rented mule for years, isn't playing this sesson. The weird thing is that our head-to-head record has been wiped from the record. To be honest, I'm happy about that. Same for the person who posted six 9(6)’s to close out LL81 and b...
by boson
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 62472

Re: LL83: Learned League

The rundles are closed now - both public and private. You can see your schedule now on the main LL page. The person who has won A Magnolia several times, and beat me like a rented mule for years, isn't playing this sesson. The weird thing is that our head-to-head record has been wiped from the recor...
by boson
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 8105

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Glad he enjoys Mark Stone, my team basically gave him to Vegas at the trade deadline last year and I’m still not over it. Your team wasn't going to re-sign Stone, so I think the Senators made out pretty well for trading a "rental player". That said, didn't Stone sign an extension with Vegas about 1...
by boson
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/6/2019 - Wednesday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 15
Views: 1980

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/6/2019 - Wednesday TOC (SPOILERS)

I think either the dollar values or the answers are switched in the poll:
Spoiler
Andorra is the tiny country with princes, not Armenia
by boson
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 62472

Re: LL83: Learned League

Any member of LL can join one private rundle - this one is open to everyone reading this message, hopefully many boardies will join. Only premier members (and higher) can join. I got excited thinking things have changed so I could finally get in on the boardie rundle, but it won't let me since I'm ...
by boson
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 62472

LL83: Learned League

Learned league is an online trivia network that many of us on JBoard participate in. It is accessible by referral only, so if you are a jboardie who has participated in our online community for some time, you may be able to get a referral here. For existing Llamas, this thread is for discussion of L...
by boson
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/4/2019 - Monday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 3497

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/4/2019 - Monday TOC (SPOILERS)

$10,200.

Should have had cape colony as well, but couldn't pull it in time. Awkward question.
by boson
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 10652

Re: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat 37600, which seems high for a TOC match (call that my test Maggie)... I expect much lower later this week. I think the contestants tried to use Holzhauer's start-at-the-bottom (now we're here) strategy, but those questions (especially in single J!) were just too tough for them to roll up big ...
by boson
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Watching Online
Replies: 28
Views: 5293

Re: Watching Online

Under U.S. law, the copyright holder "holds" the "right" to "copy" a copyrighted work, and those that don't hold, infringe when they copy. There are exceptions like fair use (§ 107) and libraries and archives (§ 108) that likely don't apply to tape trading. I might be misunderstanding what you wrot...
by boson
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 65931

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

There's nothing like a one-day special or minileague in learned league from outside your areas of expertise to make you feel dumb. It is about this far into the off season that I always start to doubt that I know anything. Just voicing my insecurities so that others can make fun of me or not feel al...
by boson
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Common Knowledge"
Replies: 139
Views: 63170

Re: Fun with GSN's "Common Knowledge"

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:14 am

Question #2

What is most of an atom made up of?

Protons/Empty Space/Electrons

Contestant went with Protons.l
Most of the mass? Most of the volume?

Nothing wrong with that answer - just a bad question.
by boson
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 65931

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I see non-llamas can't see 1DS results anymore (or final LL standings). As someone who's too cheap to join (and too unpopular for an invite, anyway), this makes me sad. It is a private club, not a public display of how we miss questions. You still can see the questions and answers, which is pretty ...
by boson
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 65931

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I managed to scrape by with 23rd place out of 26th in my rundle. I lost the final day, but the person just below me did too. I lost 6(5)-8(5) with my opponent getting Leaves (3 points), but missing Slim (1 point). He didn't have a great pop music score, but I figured at least a couple of the people...
by boson
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 65931

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I was on the leaderboard for correct answers and for defense in Magnolia. Unfortunately, also the leader for correct answers against, and 2nd place for offensive efficiency (ie. I was defended well). I'm satisfied that I had one of my best ever seasons for the stuff I can control, but A rundles are ...
by boson
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 65931

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Solidly in the middle of my rundle despite good defense and one of my best qpcts- mostly due to outrageously low offensive efficiency (i.e. my opponents have almost perfect defense every day). Defense is easier if your opponent has clear good and bad categories. I'm not sure why this season people f...
by boson
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4547
Views: 712127

Re: Reretaken Down

Hope Zuckerberg doesn't watch Pyramid as the contestant's clue for "Facebook" was, "Not Instragram, but the old one." Ouch. At least celebrity Bobby Moynihan (Yeah, I know, [board member not to be named], you've never heard of him) did get it immediately. Facebook owns Instagram. Zuckerberg has you...
by boson
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 9019

Re: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The secondary hint 'St. Jean Baptiste' is a bit more obscure than these normally are. ST. Jean Baptiste (St. John the Baptist) is the patron saint of Quebec, and the feast day (June 25th) is the big celebration day of Quebec each year.
by boson
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 65931

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

How are others finding this season difficulty-wise? Right now I'm up about 50 points on my historical QPct, so it's been easier than normal for me. Unfortunately my poor defense has left me mired in the bottom half of my rundle. I'm up about 50 points over my last two seasons. OTOH, LL as a whole i...
by boson
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 65931

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I was doubly lost on the dinosaur question: I figured someone characterizing reptiles may have first used the Greek word describing systematic organization of living beings. Then I couldn't dredge the word "taxonomy " from my brain, let alone get away from this concept and get to the right one. Then...
by boson
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy on Drivetime app
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Re: Jeopardy on Drivetime app

I played the free J! game yesterday. It was ok - too easy (multiple choice). I went all Holzhauer on it and got a perfect score+all-in Final. There are fewer questions than a televised game, and easier. Their regular game is actually more fun (free new game daily). 21 questions on 3 themes, most mul...