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ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jul 10, 2024 - 2:56pm

Got an answer today thanks to Moonbmr's son 
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Posted: May 27, 2024 - 8:24pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:


jeepers.. that's raising the stakes a notch or two.. I'd probably get two of those.  I'll admit, it's enticing. Maybe in the second half of the year, when the work dies down. But I can see myself getting addicted to this pretty quickly.


Well the invites don't go out until August, so...
Next Official Invitations Date:August 5, 2024



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Posted: May 27, 2024 - 2:06pm

Oh, also, it is NOT timed, and of course, it's an honor system. Take as long as you need, but no looking things up! There are plenty of times, I read a question and know I know the answer...but the old brain makes me wait until it comes to me, so patience. And then sometimes, I'm sure I've got it, but because I got in a hurry, I end up answering a different question (e.g., giving an album name instead of the band name). Again, patience.

Come on, NoEnz - you know you wanna!  
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Posted: May 26, 2024 - 9:46pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Here are the questions from Friday. I got 4 right, never would have gotten 6, but should have gotten 5 but gave up too soon.

By the way, you don't know what category the question is, until the scoring is revealed. So maybe you read Q3 as a games question, but it turns out the guy playing was Abraham Lincoln and that makes it a US History question. (It wasn't, but y'know). Your opponent is terrible at games ( you can see how they scored on past questions/categories) but is 100% on history, so you defend it wrong! Ugh!

Q1. FOOD/DRINK - In the 1960s, General Foods called what product "the drink of the astronauts" while using space travel iconography in its marketing?
Q2. SCIENCE - 89.9% ±1.0 of the nitroamine RDX, 8.9% ±1.0 of a polyisobutylene binder, and 1.2% ±0.25 of the detection taggant DMDNB are specifications, according to the United States military, for what substance with an alphanumeric name?
Q3. GAMES/SPORT - According to legend, what word earned its association with the game of poker when a player, optimistic about his hand's chances but out of cash, dropped his cards on the table to fetch his horse as collateral? (On his return, he realized that his foes had taken a look at his cards, and in response, he proposed a now common gameplay variation.)
Q4. WORLD HIST - The title of an annually elected position in the late Roman Republic, whose role was to defend the property and lives of ordinary citizens, is used today (in English) in the names of various newspapers. What is this title?
Q5. MATH - The number six is the smallest of what type of number, which is defined as a positive integer that is equal to the sum of its proper divisors?
Q6. TELEVISION - The characters of Ari Gold, the high-powered and high-tempered agent played by Jeremy Piven on Entourage, and Eli Gold, the political operative and campaign manager played by Alan Cumming on The Good Wife, are said to be based on real-life brothers who have filled similar roles in their respective careers. What last name do these brothers share?




jeepers.. that's raising the stakes a notch or two.. I'd probably get two of those.  I'll admit, it's enticing. Maybe in the second half of the year, when the work dies down. But I can see myself getting addicted to this pretty quickly.
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Posted: May 26, 2024 - 8:29pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:


uff... that sounds very much like a pay to fail scheme...   thanks, but I think I'll pass...  frail ego and all that.. 

Here are the questions from Friday. I got 4 right, never would have gotten 6, but should have gotten 5 but gave up too soon.

By the way, you don't know what category the question is, until the scoring is revealed. So maybe you read Q3 as a games question, but it turns out the guy playing was Abraham Lincoln and that makes it a US History question. (It wasn't, but y'know). Your opponent is terrible at games ( you can see how they scored on past questions/categories) but is 100% on history, so you defend it wrong! Ugh!

Q1. FOOD/DRINK - In the 1960s, General Foods called what product "the drink of the astronauts" while using space travel iconography in its marketing?
Q2. SCIENCE - 89.9% ±1.0 of the nitroamine RDX, 8.9% ±1.0 of a polyisobutylene binder, and 1.2% ±0.25 of the detection taggant DMDNB are specifications, according to the United States military, for what substance with an alphanumeric name?
Q3. GAMES/SPORT - According to legend, what word earned its association with the game of poker when a player, optimistic about his hand's chances but out of cash, dropped his cards on the table to fetch his horse as collateral? (On his return, he realized that his foes had taken a look at his cards, and in response, he proposed a now common gameplay variation.)
Q4. WORLD HIST - The title of an annually elected position in the late Roman Republic, whose role was to defend the property and lives of ordinary citizens, is used today (in English) in the names of various newspapers. What is this title?
Q5. MATH - The number six is the smallest of what type of number, which is defined as a positive integer that is equal to the sum of its proper divisors?
Q6. TELEVISION - The characters of Ari Gold, the high-powered and high-tempered agent played by Jeremy Piven on Entourage, and Eli Gold, the political operative and campaign manager played by Alan Cumming on The Good Wife, are said to be based on real-life brothers who have filled similar roles in their respective careers. What last name do these brothers share?


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Posted: May 26, 2024 - 11:19am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


I feel like I play a lot!

AliGator lured me into a different trivia league that is a lot more serious. Then I lured maryte in and so now we play each other once per "season" and it normally doesn't go well for me. But you have to play every game in the season (M-F, 25 games) or you're a Bad Person for forfeiting. The questions are designed so that most people never get a perfect score. 6 questions per day, 4 right is pretty good. Mary gets 6 right a LOT. Everyone gets the same 6 questions per day, but you play against one person in your group. 24 to 27 people in a group, and at the end of Day 25, a champion is named. Who then gets moved up to a tougher group or 25th place moves down. Champions of the top level then play against Champions of the other sections and Mary's had to do that. I shudder at the thought. Lots of these people have been on Jeopardy! including JenningsK 

The twist to the game is that you don't just have to answer the questions, you have to assign points to them. 0-1-1-2-2-3. The questions you think are hardest, you assign 3 points to. Easy? Give it a zero. Because those are the points your opponent will earn. If the question is an insanely difficult one about sheetrock, your opponent might give you 3 points for it. You might think it's easy so you give your opponent 0 points. You want to give your opponent 0 points for ones you're sure they'll get right, and 3 for the one you're sure they'll get wrong. It's very tricky!

If someone wants an invite to Learned League, PM me.

I do NOT - we just seem to chat about the rounds where I get lucky - and, seriously, luck is an issue - that, and questions that have hints built in that help. And I always flail about on those championship rounds. I always keep what my mother used to say to me in mind: You're pretty smart, but you're not always the smartest person in the room.  So I always respect my opponents (especially when it's that fromWyoming dude).  

But what's really fun are the stuff the group does outside the regular tournaments. Outside of tournaments, members can throw their hat in the ring to create one-day topical quizzes or topical mini leagues (usually 10-14 days). None of those are required participation (unlike the main tournament), so if it's a subject your expertise would shine in (like sheetrock), or you just want to learn about something new, it's a nice way to keep the brain in trivia mode until the next main tournament starts. There's also some fun forum stuff, like the Best Wrong Answer, which I believe started out as a casual thread, but now has a more formalized process to nominate and vote on answers.  These people are freakin' funny!

But just an FYI that SfW didn't mention - your first tournament requires no membership fee.  You register and can play and, if you get sucked in (like I did), it's $35 annually. And no pressure to join - Learned League is pretty much the least spammy thing I belong to. So if you want to give it a try, click Scott's link and do the free first tournament (which, as we've just started a tournament, wouldn't be for a couple of months).  And there are levels, so your first tournament would be with other newbies.

COME ON, YA COWARDS!   
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Posted: May 26, 2024 - 1:13am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:



Done! I just need your email. 



uff... that sounds very much like a pay to fail scheme...   thanks, but I think I'll pass...  frail ego and all that.. 
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Posted: May 24, 2024 - 7:32am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:


no.. 

now I'm scared.   

ok. pm me.



Done! I just need your email. 
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Posted: May 24, 2024 - 5:13am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


I feel like I play a lot!

AliGator lured me into a different trivia league that is a lot more serious. Then I lured maryte in and so now we play each other once per "season" and it normally doesn't go well for me. But you have to play every game in the season (M-F, 25 games) or you're a Bad Person for forfeiting. The questions are designed so that most people never get a perfect score. 6 questions per day, 4 right is pretty good. Mary gets 6 right a LOT. Everyone gets the same 6 questions per day, but you play against one person in your group. 24 to 27 people in a group, and at the end of Day 25, a champion is named. Who then gets moved up to a tougher group or 25th place moves down. Champions of the top level then play against Champions of the other sections and Mary's had to do that. I shudder at the thought. Lots of these people have been on Jeopardy! including JenningsK 

The twist to the game is that you don't just have to answer the questions, you have to assign points to them. 0-1-1-2-2-3. The questions you think are hardest, you assign 3 points to. Easy? Give it a zero. Because those are the points your opponent will earn. If the question is an insanely difficult one about sheetrock, your opponent might give you 3 points for it. You might think it's easy so you give your opponent 0 points. You want to give your opponent 0 points for ones you're sure they'll get right, and 3 for the one you're sure they'll get wrong. It's very tricky!

If someone wants an invite to Learned League, PM me.
If they were all about sheetrock... I'd join in. 



NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: May 23, 2024 - 8:45pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


Are you in already?


no.. 

now I'm scared.   

ok. pm me.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: May 23, 2024 - 2:20pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:


get thee behind me, satan.


Are you in already?
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Posted: May 23, 2024 - 12:15pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


I feel like I play a lot!

AliGator lured me into a different trivia league that is a lot more serious. Then I lured maryte in and so now we play each other once per "season" and it normally doesn't go well for me. But you have to play every game in the season (M-F, 25 games) or you're a Bad Person for forfeiting. The questions are designed so that most people never get a perfect score. 6 questions per day, 4 right is pretty good. Mary gets 6 right a LOT. Everyone gets the same 6 questions per day, but you play against one person in your group. 24 to 27 people in a group, and at the end of Day 25, a champion is named. Who then gets moved up to a tougher group or 25th place moves down. Champions of the top level then play against Champions of the other sections and Mary's had to do that. I shudder at the thought. Lots of these people have been on Jeopardy! including JenningsK 

The twist to the game is that you don't just have to answer the questions, you have to assign points to them. 0-1-1-2-2-3. The questions you think are hardest, you assign 3 points to. Easy? Give it a zero. Because those are the points your opponent will earn. If the question is an insanely difficult one about sheetrock, your opponent might give you 3 points for it. You might think it's easy so you give your opponent 0 points. You want to give your opponent 0 points for ones you're sure they'll get right, and 3 for the one you're sure they'll get wrong. It's very tricky!

If someone wants an invite to Learned League, PM me.


get thee behind me, satan.
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Posted: May 23, 2024 - 8:24am

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

It's about time you started playing again.
And then you do that.  




I feel like I play a lot!

AliGator lured me into a different trivia league that is a lot more serious. Then I lured maryte in and so now we play each other once per "season" and it normally doesn't go well for me. But you have to play every game in the season (M-F, 25 games) or you're a Bad Person for forfeiting. The questions are designed so that most people never get a perfect score. 6 questions per day, 4 right is pretty good. Mary gets 6 right a LOT. Everyone gets the same 6 questions per day, but you play against one person in your group. 24 to 27 people in a group, and at the end of Day 25, a champion is named. Who then gets moved up to a tougher group or 25th place moves down. Champions of the top level then play against Champions of the other sections and Mary's had to do that. I shudder at the thought. Lots of these people have been on Jeopardy! including JenningsK 

The twist to the game is that you don't just have to answer the questions, you have to assign points to them. 0-1-1-2-2-3. The questions you think are hardest, you assign 3 points to. Easy? Give it a zero. Because those are the points your opponent will earn. If the question is an insanely difficult one about sheetrock, your opponent might give you 3 points for it. You might think it's easy so you give your opponent 0 points. You want to give your opponent 0 points for ones you're sure they'll get right, and 3 for the one you're sure they'll get wrong. It's very tricky!

If someone wants an invite to Learned League, PM me.
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Posted: May 22, 2024 - 8:56pm


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Bump because I guessed right 4 times and speed-read a couple that needed carefuller attention.
It's about time you started playing again.
And then you do that.  


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Posted: May 22, 2024 - 9:48am

Bump because I guessed right 4 times and speed-read a couple that needed carefuller attention.
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Posted: Feb 19, 2024 - 9:05pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


An actual ponderable question in the "don't think just click" category. I wasted precious time working out the one about women doing stuff.
Those women...


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Posted: Feb 19, 2024 - 8:38am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


An actual ponderable question in the "don't think just click" category. I wasted precious time working out the one about women doing stuff.


same, and then i felt silly...
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Feb 19, 2024 - 8:26am

 lily34 wrote:


that poor horse, again...


An actual ponderable question in the "don't think just click" category. I wasted precious time working out the one about women doing stuff.
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Posted: Feb 19, 2024 - 7:05am

 lily34 wrote:

that horse...



that poor horse, again...
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Posted: Feb 12, 2024 - 8:53am

I had a 1 in 4 chance of guessing the answer they wanted but upon googling, the logo is 3 colors so I'm calling it a win.
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