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Title: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 22, 2011, 10:24:21 AM
Once upon a time we played quiz games here. Now I start a new one: try to tip the correct values / dates WITHOUT Google or any other aid and send me the answers in private message. Rules are easy: 1 point/question for the closest tips. Deadline: 1st November, midnight.

1 Date of Alonso's first race in F1
2 Molar weight of caffeine
3 Height of Golden Gate Bridge (from water level to the highest point, not the road)
4 Northern geographical coordinate of Kreml in Moscow
5 Empty weight of Antonov AN-225, the largest cargo aircraft on Earth
6 Top speed record of downhill cycling
7 Number of verses in Bible
8 Release date of Windows XP (for sale)
9 Distance between Buenos Aires and Budapest
10 Nutritional value of 100 g Toblerone (kcal)
11 Date of Saddam Hussein's execution (do you remember exactly?)
12 Lowest temperature ever recorded in Australia
13 Population of Togo

13+1 Number of days between the catastrophies in Chernobyl and Fukushima
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on October 22, 2011, 05:36:32 PM
OK I will really suck here but lets see:

1 Date of Alonso's first race in F1
2000
2 Molar weight of caffeine

10^-8grams (hate chemistry!!)
3 Height of Golden Gate Bridge (from water level to the highest point, not the road)
190m
4 Northern geographical coordinate of Kreml in Moscow
60
5 Empty weight of Antonov AN-225, the largest cargo aircraft on Earth
80 tons
6 Top speed record of downhill cycling

235km/h
7 Number of verses in Bible

35673
8 Release date of Windows XP (for sale)

2001 june 1
9 Distance between Buenos Aires and Budapest

13900km
10 Nutritional value of 100 g Toblerone (kcal)

590kcal
11 Date of Saddam Hussein's execution (do you remember exactly?)

2004 may 10
12 Lowest temperature ever recorded in Australia

-30celsius
13 Population of Togo

14.5million
13+1 Number of days between the catastrophies in Chernobyl and Fukushima

9430

Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 22, 2011, 11:14:21 PM
send me the answers in private message

PM... :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on October 23, 2011, 06:55:11 AM
Just did it (without looking at Zak's guesses!  :D) and sent the answers. Generally I'm not very good with guesses about physical things - in particular, my estimations of distances in 3D suck. Maybe I can guess at least the uncertainty in my guesses, though  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 23, 2011, 09:24:24 PM
3 players so far, match is really tight (5-5-4).

4 players, as far as I remember Poo's tips, standings are 4-4-3-3 at the moment.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on October 25, 2011, 09:35:31 AM
4 players, as far as I remember Poo's tips, standings are 4-4-3-3 at the moment.
5!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 25, 2011, 12:59:00 PM
4 players, as far as I remember Poo's tips, standings are 4-4-3-3 at the moment.
5!

Some of your tips are surprisingly good (for example Alonso) and you have some damned bad, too. :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 26, 2011, 12:49:40 PM
4-4-3-2-1
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on October 26, 2011, 02:33:59 PM
How do you calculate the results?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 26, 2011, 04:54:26 PM
How do you calculate the results?

1 point for the best tip for each questions, calculating with absolute and not with relative difference.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on October 26, 2011, 05:03:14 PM
One very interesting thing about this kind of competition is that even if the score between the two players who join first is something like A 12 x 2 B, B can still win if enough competitors chip away A's advantage.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 26, 2011, 05:05:10 PM
One very interesting thing about this kind of competition is that even if the score between the two players who join first is something like A 12 x 2 B, B can still win if enough competitors chip away A's advantage.

Yeah, XY was leading the whole thing few days ago with 5 points - now he's just 4th with 2.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on October 26, 2011, 08:18:53 PM
I also find the scoring system too simplified. But in a game in which we should trust first in each other, maybe this type of evaluation is enough.

The relative difference would be a better option. But if we still just take the best tips into consideration, the winner can still have a lot of awfully false tips besides his few deadly correct ones.

A relatively simple but correct method would be to use the relative difference type of evaluation, with giving x pts for the best player, x-1 pts for the second etc., 1 pt for the last player (x=amount of players).

A sum total of mistake percents was my first idea, but the huge difference between difficulty of questions and the commitable errors (in some cases, even the order of magnitude is to be found out, in other cases, a seemingly slight difference can be fatal as well; let alone for example the temperature value... should we count it in Kelvin or Celsius units?) make this method unsuitable.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on October 29, 2011, 11:09:37 AM
4 players, as far as I remember Poo's tips, standings are 4-4-3-3 at the moment.
5!

Some of your tips are surprisingly good (for example Alonso) and you have some damned bad, too. :D
I really had no clue on Chemistry, Bible verses or Cycling, so I just took some wild guesses there. About Alonso, I did some pretty good logic thinking to realize after betting the day I chose was not Sunday... Oh, well... When will we know the results? We should do something like "2 weeks with no replies, round ends" so the wait is not that long, what do you think, guys?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on October 29, 2011, 11:11:09 AM
Yes, I realize I answered only 4 days ago, dismiss my previous comment about that. I've been sleeping 2 hours/day for 11 days now, so bare with me please.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 02, 2011, 10:11:35 AM
Time is up. Results in the night. And now thinking on new questions with less chemistry... :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 02, 2011, 01:34:04 PM
Round 2

1, Altitude of volcano Etna
2, Average speed of Railjet EuroCity trains between Salzburg and München
3, World record of hot-dog eating in 10 minutes
4, Gravity on Mars (!hint Earth ~9.81 m/s2)
5, Number of released Sounth Park episodes (NOW! Not tonight, but at the moment! It's Wednesday now, so maybe we'll have a new in the evening)
6, Number of Toyota employees (worldwide, 2010)
7, Alcohol content of Kasteel Bruin beer (%)
8, Chance for rolling sum 13 with 4 dices (%)
9, Birth of the REAL CTG (F1 driver)  - for Zak and Duplode: not only the year, but month and day too!
10, The longest documented and verified human lifetime (years + days)
11, Number of page views in "Disgusting things" topic (AT THE MOMENT, don't dare to check!)
12, Power lap time of Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 on Top Gear's test track (!hint: Renault R24 F1 car - 59.0 seconds; Suzuki Liana 1:44.4)
13, 'New Times Roman' letters first time ever used in a newspaper (only year, I couldn't find the exact date :D)

+1, decimal value of 1010100101101010111010101101110001010010110 binary number
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on November 02, 2011, 03:38:51 PM
sent. now in PM :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on November 02, 2011, 06:52:09 PM
sent. now in PM :)

+1  ;)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 02, 2011, 07:58:41 PM
Results of round 1

1, First F1 race of Fernando Alonso: 4th March 2001 (Melbourne, with Minardi)

4th March 2001 – Chulk (WOW, strike!)
10th March 2001 – Akoss Poo (quite close)
2001 – Duplode
2000 – Zak McKracken
22nd January 2006 – Bonzai Joe (naaaaah… F1 in January? And 2006? He was already a world champion…)

2, Molar weight of caffeine: 194,2 g/mol

140 – Duplode (not even close to that, I expected a lot better tip from you… kidding, fair enough :D)
383 – Akoss Poo (just a little bit better absolute error than the following „unskilleds” – but at least the right magnitude)
1.3 – Bonzai Joe
0.00000001 – Zak McKracken
0.000000000001 – Chulk

3, Height of Golden Gate bridge: 227.4 m

250 – Chulk
254 – Bonzai Joe (not so far)
190 – Zak McKracken
97 – Akoss Poo (he’s the only one ever been in San Francisco and still…)
80 – Duplode

4, Northern coordinate of Kreml, Moscow: 55° 45’

56° - Akoss Poo (just as expected)
53° 51’ – Bonzai Joe
60° - Zak McKracken
50° - Duplode
48° - Chulk (maybe it’s a bit hard to say from the southern hemisphere)

5, Empty weight of Antonov AN-225: 285 tons (not an easy one)

180 tons – Chulk
80 tons – Zak McKracken
500 tons – Duplode
730 tons – Akoss Poo
1700 tons – Bonzai Joe

6, Speed record of downhill cycling: 222 km/h

235 km/h – Zak McKracken (who else…)
277 km/h – Akoss Poo
150 km/h – Chulk
110,5 km/h – Bonzai Joe
60 km/h – Duplode (60?!?!? Even I can go faster downhills! Okay, maybe with a huge accident at the end… :D)

7, Number of verses in Bible: 31102 (surprisingly almost everybody knew the magnitude)

30000 – Duplode
35673 – Zak McKracken
26225 – Bonzai Joe (a little bit behind Zak)
25000 – Chulk
28 – Akoss Poo (I guess ’number of verses in a pagan metal album’ would fit him better)

8, Release date of Windows XP (for sale): 25th October 2001

1st June 2001 – Zak McKracken
15th May 2001 – Chulk
17th April 2001 – Bonzai Joe
2001 – Duplode
5th November 2000 – Akoss Poo

9, Distance of Buenos Aires and Budapest: 11913 km

12000 km – Chulk (nice one!)
12898 km – Bonzai Joe
13900 km – Zak McKracken
8320 km – Akoss Poo
8000 km – Duplode

10, Nutritional value of Toblerone: 525 kcal/100 g

550 kcal – Duplode
583 kcal – Akoss Poo
590 kcal – Zak McKracken
700 kcal – Chulk (hey, it’s not bacon – just chocolate!)
324 kcal – Bonzai Joe

11, Date of Saddam Hussein’s execution: 30th December 2006 (5 years ago? Damn, it was yesterday. I’m getting really old.)

30th October 2006 – Akoss Poo
30th August 2006 – Chulk
12th July 2007 – Duplode
3rd March 2006 – Bonzai Joe
10th May 2004 – Zak McKracken

12,  Lowest temperature ever recorded in Australia: -23°C

-24°C – Akoss Poo
-30°C – Chulk & Zak McKracken
-8°C – Duplode
-7,7°C – Bonzai Joe

13, Population of Togo: 6,619,000 (2009, according to Wikipedia)

5,000,000 – Duplode
8,300,000 – Akoss Poo (almost there)
10,000,000 – Chulk
11,300,000 – Bonzai Joe
14,500,000 – Zak McKracken

+1: Days between Chernobyl and Fukushima catastrophies: 9085

9085 – Bonzai Joe (!!!)
9050 – Akoss Poo
9000 – Duplode
9430 – Zak McKracken
10950 – Chulk

STANDINGS:
4 points - Chulk & Duplode
3 points - Akoss Poo
2 points - Zak McKracken
1 point - Bonzai Joe
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on November 02, 2011, 08:42:50 PM
As predicted, I flopped miserably wherever there was a length dimension involved. And why the hell I answered with just the year in two date questions?  ::) Still, not that bad overall.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on November 02, 2011, 09:31:32 PM
3 best tips and 6 second best ones, I'm satisfied.

I did not know what is a 'verse' exactly in the Bible.

I show you some victories at other man's home field:

- me lost in San Francisco Golden Gate tipping
- Zak lost in Toblerone kcal value tipping

Though there were some nice bets from the experts of the certain field:

- Duplode tipping the coffeine molar weight
- me tipping the Australian temperature record
- Zak tipping the downhill cycling speed record.

And some historic fatal errors. I decided not to tell these.

Congratulations to BJ for telling us the exact Chernobyl-Fukushima differential time.

Surprisingly there were no real magnitude errors at the Antonov tipping (grats to everyone).

I was writing an abstract of an article while I gave the new tips. Unfortunately, I forget to take some factors into consideration, so in the second round, expect a much worse performance from me...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on November 02, 2011, 11:22:33 PM
I must say I'm surprised I got 4 points. I knew Alonso's first race was 2001 Melbourne so I was pretty confident about that, 4 was just the middle of the first week, and that worked perfectly. I also knew (I had looked for it when a WSM took place few years ago and still remembered) the distance between BA and Budapest. About Antonov and Golden Gate, just lucky guesses. About Mol weight and Kcal, really unlucky guesses, hehe. I'll send my tips for second round later, gotta go eat something right now or I will faint (not kidding, last time I ate something other than coffee was 23 hours ago, busy day, don't ask)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on November 03, 2011, 04:06:07 AM
great game, bad result  ;D looking forward to the next round!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on November 03, 2011, 09:03:17 AM
Fun game.

I remembered the Chernobyl date for sure, and fortunately got the Fukushima date right. Had to count leap years and months with 28-31 days and everything.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 03, 2011, 09:33:26 AM
Calculating is not cheating - if you do it without a calculator. :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on November 03, 2011, 10:30:22 AM
I must say I'm surprised I got 4 points. I knew Alonso's first race was 2001 Melbourne so I was pretty confident about that, 4 was just the middle of the first week, and that worked perfectly. I also knew (I had looked for it when a WSM took place few years ago and still remembered) the distance between BA and Budapest. About Antonov and Golden Gate, just lucky guesses. About Mol weight and Kcal, really unlucky guesses, hehe. I'll send my tips for second round later, gotta go eat something right now or I will faint (not kidding, last time I ate something other than coffee was 23 hours ago, busy day, don't ask)

Aww - you were just 3 hours from my record. Better luck next time  :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 03, 2011, 10:49:14 AM
Aww - you were just 3 hours from my record. Better luck next time  :D

You should not try to break that record.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on November 03, 2011, 11:36:01 AM
It's probably really not healthy, but I suppose if people can go on hunger strike for 10 days and stay alive, 30 hours can't create any long term damage ?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 03, 2011, 11:42:19 AM
It's probably really not healthy, but I suppose if people can go on hunger strike for 10 days and stay alive, 30 hours can't create any long term damage ?

But still, why to try? I can't survive more than 24 hours without meat. :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on November 03, 2011, 02:46:52 PM
It's probably really not healthy, but I suppose if people can go on hunger strike for 10 days and stay alive, 30 hours can't create any long term damage ?

4 hours without food gives me strong stomach pain.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on November 03, 2011, 02:53:05 PM
Once when I was a student in Debrecen, I arrived home from the university around 10:30-11:00 p.m., without having eaten anything that day. I remember, I had to cook then, I had my breakfast around 11:30 p.m., that must be my record.

Unfortunately, I did not memorize the time of the dinner on the previous day.  :o
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on November 03, 2011, 07:23:58 PM
Answers sent, I have a bad feeling about these. About the (not) eating thing. I ate like a beast last night after I posted the message and then got sick, vomiting and everything. Doc said I shouldn't have eaten enough to compensate, but just what a regular meal is. BUT I WAS REALLY HUNGRY!! Oh, well...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on November 05, 2011, 01:36:01 AM
BTW, when is deadline for this round?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 05, 2011, 07:11:17 AM
BTW, when is deadline for this round?

Hmmmmm 8th November 2011, midnight.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 09, 2011, 12:25:34 AM
Round 2

1, Altitude of volcano Etna: 3329 m

3700 - Duplode
2500 - Chulk
2431 - Bonzai Joe
1820 - Zak
1800 - Akoss Poo (sucker :D)

2, Average speed of Railjet EuroCity trains between Salzburg and München: funny or not, but 120 kms / 88 mins, that's only 82 km/h

100 - Chulk
170 - Zak
200 - Duplode
257 - Bonzai Joe
268 - Akoss Poo

3, World record of hot-dog eating in 10 minutes: 69

63 - Duplode
80 - Chulk
85 - Akoss Poo
37 - Bonzai Joe
121 - Zak McKracken

4, Gravity on Mars (!hint Earth ~9.81 m/s2): 3.711 m/s2

4 - Chulk
3,3 - Duplode (almost...)
4,76 - Bonzai Joe
0.005 - Akoss Poo (LOL)
8.8 - Zak

5, Number of released Sounth Park episodes (NOW! Not tonight, but at the moment! It's Wednesday now, so maybe we'll have a new in the evening): 220

194 - Akoss Poo
250 - Chulk
267 - Zak
350 - Duplode
676 - Bonzai Joe (I wish you could win with this... :D)

6, Number of Toyota employees (worldwide, 2010): 317,734

123,600 - Zak
100,000 - Duplode
94,001 - Akoss Poo
750,000 - Chulk
2,234,516 - Bonzai Joe

7, Alcohol content of Kasteel Bruin beer (%): strong one, 11%

9 - Akoss Poo
7.8 - Bonzai Joe
7 - Duplode
3.8 - Zak
20 - Chulk

8, Chance for rolling sum 13 with 4 dices (%): 10.80246914%

(140/1296)*100% = 10.80246914% - Akoss Poo (AUTIST!  :P)
10% - Duplode
7,7% - Bonzai Joe
15% - Chulk
48% - Zak

9, Birth of the REAL CTG (F1 driver): 29th May 1963

17th March 1963 - Duplode
30th May 1964 - Akoss Poo
21st March 1965 - Zak
1st July 1958 - Chulk
31st October 1951 - Bonzai Joe

10, The longest documented and verified human lifetime (years + days): 122 years 164 days

122 years 100 days - Akoss Poo
123 years 17 days - Bonzai Joe
123 years 85 days - Duplode
115 years 183 days - Chulk
131 years 100 days - Zak

11, Number of page views in "Disgusting things" topic (AT THE MOMENT): 5451

3256 - Bonzai Joe
3240 - Akoss Poo
7800 - Zak
50 - Chulk (naaaah even I watched it at least 332 times :D)
37000 - Duplode (forum addict and still...)

12, Power lap time of Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 on Top Gear's test track (!hint: Renault R24 F1 car - 59.0 seconds; Suzuki Liana 1:44.4): 1:19.0

1:20.5 - Chulk
1:11.0 - Duplode
1:06.55 - Bonzai Joe
1:04 - Zak
48.7 - Akoss Poo

13, 'New Times Roman' letters first time ever used in a newspaper (only year, I couldn't find the exact date :D): 1931, in The Times

1933 - Bonzai Joe
14th March 1920 - Chulk
1905 - Duplode
1876 - Zak
1994 - Akoss Poo

+1, decimal value of 1010100101101010111010101101110001010010110 binary number: hard one, 5821145997974

5821145997974 - Akoss Poo (AUTIST!!! )
4022989877172 - Bonzai Joe
11566738324677 - Zak
45000000000000 - Chulk
200000000000000 - Duplode


Results of round 2

5 - Akoss Poo
3 - Chulk
3 - Duplode
2 - Bonzai Joe
1 - Zak McKracken

Overall standings

8 - Akoss Poo
7 - Chulk
7 - Duplode
3 - Bonzai Joe
3 - Zak McKracken


Now somebody else to ask...  :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on November 09, 2011, 09:51:12 AM
Really Akoss? No calculator use at all?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 09, 2011, 11:39:07 AM
Really Akoss? No calculator use at all?

Binary - decimal conversion needs only patience. The dice... well, that's easier.

An interesting site: http://anydice.com (dice probability calculator, not only for cubic version)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on November 09, 2011, 12:40:57 PM
I used a calculator - but I thought it isn't disallowed. If it's a problem, you can take the 'best tip' away from me for the binary-decimal conversion case.

I still think that this kind of questions are meaningless. If you are good at Maths, you can calculate the values (I think I would have been able to calculate it on paper, but it would have taken awfully a lot of time). I can't really see the difference between using a calculator and using a paper, a pencil and your brain - those are assistances as well, making the whole tipping a calculation game. It is the same for the date difference calculation/tipping as well...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 09, 2011, 12:44:05 PM
I used a calculator - but I thought it isn't disallowed. If it's a problem, you can take the 'best tip' away from me for the binary-decimal conversion case.

I still think that this kind of questions are meaningless. If you are good at Maths, you can calculate the values (I think I would have been able to calculate it on paper, but it would have taken awfully a lot of time). I can't really see the difference between using a calculator and using a paper, a pencil and your brain - those are assistances as well, making the whole tipping a calculation game. It is the same for the date difference calculation/tipping as well...

Write questions, Dacjuk! :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on November 09, 2011, 12:58:23 PM
I used a calculator - but I thought it isn't disallowed. If it's a problem, you can take the 'best tip' away from me for the binary-decimal conversion case.

I still think that this kind of questions are meaningless. If you are good at Maths, you can calculate the values (I think I would have been able to calculate it on paper, but it would have taken awfully a lot of time). I can't really see the difference between using a calculator and using a paper, a pencil and your brain - those are assistances as well, making the whole tipping a calculation game. It is the same for the date difference calculation/tipping as well...

Well, I agree that if you start calculating, maybe it isn't really "estimation" anymore. But I'm just asking because I was informed directly by CTG that I was not allowed to use a calculator, so I attempted to calculate the binary number only with the help of my brain and Notepad. But I made two mistakes, so the final result went off. My brain is not a calculator.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on November 09, 2011, 02:17:46 PM
But I'm just asking because I was informed directly by CTG that I was not allowed to use a calculator, so I attempted to calculate the binary number only with the help of my brain and Notepad. But I made two mistakes, so the final result went off. My brain is not a calculator.

I'm answering you because I wasn't told that. Therefore, I'm obviously not 'proud' of my 'winning' 'tip'.

This is the beginning period of a game (only 2nd round), the rules has to be set first CLEARLY. Or, I suggest, CTG (or anyone who write questions) may neglect 'calculation type' questions.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 09, 2011, 02:30:38 PM
But I'm just asking because I was informed directly by CTG that I was not allowed to use a calculator, so I attempted to calculate the binary number only with the help of my brain and Notepad. But I made two mistakes, so the final result went off. My brain is not a calculator.

I'm answering you because I wasn't told that. Therefore, I'm obviously not 'proud' of my 'winning' 'tip'.

This is the beginning period of a game (only 2nd round), the rules has to be set first CLEARLY. Or, I suggest, CTG (or anyone who write questions) may neglect 'calculation type' questions.

This is not a bloody contest - just a game. But yes, you are right, I should say "don't use a calculator" earlier.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on November 09, 2011, 08:43:43 PM
You know how it is here - we're competitive people  :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 10, 2011, 02:02:26 PM
Yeah but I still think this is not a bloody serious competition. Kill eachother in Stunts, not in such a stupid tipping game... :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on November 10, 2011, 03:49:56 PM
This is the beginning period of a game (only 2nd round), the rules has to be set first CLEARLY.
I agree, but... he did say it earlier though

Calculating is not cheating - if you do it without a calculator. :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on November 10, 2011, 03:57:21 PM
This is the beginning period of a game (only 2nd round), the rules has to be set first CLEARLY.
I agree, but... he did say it earlier though

Calculating is not cheating - if you do it without a calculator. :D

By that time (Nov 3 10:33), my answers were already sent.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on November 11, 2011, 07:16:03 AM
By that time (Nov 3 10:33), my answers were already sent.
OK, so I guess they should count. BUT, we need to make rules clear and maybe leave out calculating questions. And find a way to let CTG play, something like "worst tipper of the round asks next rounds questions"
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 11, 2011, 08:30:11 AM
And find a way to let CTG play, something like "worst tipper of the round asks next rounds questions"

Yes. Although I'm a potential cheater. :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 11, 2011, 02:22:35 PM
Round 3

1, How many F1 pipsqueaks could catch pole position in Spa-Francochamps between 1992 and 2011?
2, When was Hewlett-Packard company founded? (year)
3, Density of diamond at room temperature (g/cm3)
4, Date of Leo Ramone's last login to Stunts Forum
5, How much did Alaska cost, when USA bought it from Russia? (US dollar)
6, The most goal in a single match in the history of the Spanish La Liga (football)
7, Top speed of the fastest helicopter ever (km/h)
8, Altitude difference between the highest points of Germany and Brasil
9, Racing length of Vuelta in 1935 (km)
10, Power (in HP units) of the strongest street version Subaru Impreza (2.5 l, turbo-charged)
11, The longest-reigning king of all time (years, days)
12, GDP per capacita of United Arab Emirates in 2010 (according to IMF, US dollar)
13, When was the first episode of Knight Rider series released?
+1, The last 4 digits of my workplace phone number (try to cheat, muhahaha)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 11, 2011, 03:46:37 PM
Question 11, misunderstanding: 'monarch' changed to 'king'. Zak: please send a new tip for this question (I guess you thought on a dinasty).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on November 11, 2011, 05:24:33 PM
I thought you mean the longest time an independent state spent continuously as a 'kingdom', maybe even longer time than a dinasty.  ;D

Last question: how will the evaluation occur? Each digit individually (the one wins who had 2 right tips out of 4 while the others had 0 or 1, for example), or the whole taken as a 'number'?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 11, 2011, 08:09:41 PM
I thought you mean the longest time an independent state spent continuously as a 'kingdom', maybe even longer time than a dinasty.  ;D

Last question: how will the evaluation occur? Each digit individually (the one wins who had 2 right tips out of 4 while the others had 0 or 1, for example), or the whole taken as a 'number'?

A single number. For example 8495. It's not 8495! ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on November 12, 2011, 03:40:39 AM
In question 8, the difference would be taken with or without sign? (I tipped with sign just in case, though either interpretation would be fine as far as I'm concerned)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 12, 2011, 10:05:05 AM
Without.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on November 13, 2011, 12:07:31 AM
Answers sent. When is deadline?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 13, 2011, 10:01:58 AM
Answers sent. When is deadline?

LOL, I forgot it again. Let's say 18th November, midnight. Right after my exam.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: SuperBrian on November 13, 2011, 04:01:24 PM
Answers sent, im not sure its the right email, though..
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 13, 2011, 07:09:34 PM
Simply use personal message here.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 13, 2011, 08:10:26 PM
Btw Brian: you forgot to answer question 13 with Knight Rider.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: SuperBrian on November 14, 2011, 03:52:09 PM
Simply use personal message here.

True, I didn't think about that. Last answer sent in mail, though.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on November 20, 2011, 02:43:38 PM
Results?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 20, 2011, 04:10:22 PM
Results?

Later.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 21, 2011, 02:31:17 PM
Results?

Later.

Tonight. If I'll be still alive.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 21, 2011, 09:44:03 PM
Round 3

1, How many F1 pipsqueaks could catch pole position in Spa-Francochamps between 1992 and 2011?

However surprising it is, Michael Schumacher could win qualifications only once on his favorite track.

2011   Vettel
2010   Webber
2009   Fisichella
2008   Hamilton
2007   Raikkonen
2006        no race   
2005   Montoya
2004   Trulli
2003        no race   
2002   Schumacher
2001   Montoya
2000   Hakkinen
1999   Hakkinen
1998   Hakkinen
1997   Villeneuve
1996   Villeneuve
1995   Berger
1994   Barrichello
1993   Prost
1992   Mansell

So... 14 pole winners

14 - Zak McKracken
13 - Chulk
9 - Duplode
7 - Akoss Poo and Bonzai Joe
5 - Super Brian

2, When was Hewlett-Packard company founded? (year) - 1939

1941 - Chulk
1935 - Bonzai Joe
1946 - Zak McKracken
1927 - Akoss Poo
1905 - Duplode
1992 - Super Brian

3, Density of diamond at room temperature (g/cm3) - 3.52 g/cm3

3.3 - Zak McKracken (lucky anti-chemist :D)
3 - Chulk
4.1 - Akoss Poo
2.8 - Duplode
12.5 - Super Brian
18.82 - Bonzai Joe

4, Date of Leo Ramone's last login to Stunts Forum - 28th August 2007

1st March 2007 - Super Brian
16th February 2007 - Duplode
29th October 2006 - Akoss Poo
22nd May 2006 - Bonzai Joe
1st September 2003 - Zak McKracken
1st July 2003 - Chulk

5, How much did Alaska cost, when USA bought it from Russia? (US dollar) - 7,200,000 USD

6,000,000 - Duplode
10,000,000 - Chulk
2,500,000 - Zak McKracken
14,000,000 - Super Brian
200,000 - Bonzai Joe
1 - Akoss Poo

6, The most goal in a single match in the history of the Spanish La Liga (football) - Athletic Bilbao - Racing de Santander 9-5 (1933); so 14 goals

14 - Akoss Poo (who else)
13 - Chulk and Duplode
12 - Bonzai Joe
23 - Zak McKracken
109 - Super Brian

7, Top speed of the fastest helicopter ever (km/h) - 400.87 km/h

390 - Chulk
450 - Duplode
290 - Super Brian
720 - Zak McKracken
839 - Akoss Poo
925 - Bonzai Joe

8, Altitude difference between the highest points of Germany and Brasil - only 32 m! (BRA - 2994, GER - 2962)

400 - Chulk
700 - Akoss Poo
1100 - Bonzai Joe and Duplode
2400 - Super Brian
2510 - Zak McKracken

9, Racing length of Vuelta in 1935 (km) - 3411 km

3500 - Chulk
3900 - Super Brian
2200 - Zak McKracken
5123 - Akoss Poo
1540 - Bonzai Joe
1000 - Duplode

10, Power (in HP units) of the strongest street version Subaru Impreza (2.5 l, turbo-charged) - 304 hp

350 - Chulk
355 - Bonzai Joe and Zak McKracken (damned tight!)
384 - Akoss Poo
210 - Duplode
698 - Super Brian

11, The longest-reigning king of all time (years, days) - Sobhaza II, monarch of Swaziland between 1899 and 1982; 82 years 254 days

80 years 253 days - Super Brian
85 years - Akoss Poo
75 years 162 days - Chulk
71 years 100 days - Zak McKracken
70 years 47 days - Duplode
67 years 3 days - Bonzai Joe

12, GDP per capita of United Arab Emirates in 2010 (according to IMF, US dollar) - 57,884 USD (IMF uses a strange system)

28,500 - Zak McKracken
28,000 - Bonzai Joe
27,001 - Akoss Poo
22,000 - Duplode
60,000,000 - Chulk
340,000,000,000 - Super Brian (I guess Chulk and you thought on the whole nation's GDP)

13, When was the first episode of Knight Rider series released? - 26th September 1982

1st April 1982 - Zak McKracken
1983 - Akoss Poo
22nd August 1984 - Bonzai Joe
1st September 1984 - Chulk
1984 - Super Brian
25th July 1985 - Duplode

+1, The last 4 digits of my workplace phone number (try to cheat, muhahaha) - 5093

5114 - Chulk
5499 - Akoss Poo
6733 - Bonzai Joe
2911 - Super Brian
2744 - Zak McKracken
2534 - Duplode

Results of round 3

6 - Chulk
4 - Zak McKracken
2 - Super Brian
1 - Akoss Poo and Duplode
0 - Bonzai Joe (ouch)

Overall standings

13 - Chulk
9 - Akoss Poo
8 - Duplode
7 - Zak McKracken
3 - Bonzai Joe
2 - Super Brian
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on November 22, 2011, 02:06:14 AM
Chulk is consistently good at this!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on November 22, 2011, 10:28:25 AM
7, Top speed of the fastest helicopter ever (km/h) - 400.87 km/h

8, Altitude difference between the highest points of Germany and Brasil - only 32 m! (BRA - 2994, GER - 2962)

No, in Transport Tycoon Deluxe, the Guru X2 Helicopter top speed is 494 km/h.  ;D

First I thought about tipping 0 m altitude difference, I could not decide whether the Brazilian Highlands' highest point or the Zugspitze is higher (I thought that must be close)... I knew that the latter's elevation is 2962 m above sea level, but I had no exact info about the other. I decided to have a highest tip which can be (could have been enough)... (Btw I checked it, the highest point of Brazil is not in the Brazilian Highlands...)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 22, 2011, 12:25:10 PM
7, Top speed of the fastest helicopter ever (km/h) - 400.87 km/h
No, in Transport Tycoon Deluxe, the Guru X2 Helicopter top speed is 494 km/h.  ;D

But even with that you won't get a point. :P ;D

Who wants to be the next?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on November 22, 2011, 04:57:59 PM
Chulk is consistently good at this!
I'm just being lucky to know 2/3 per round and guess some others, for example

Round 3

2, When was Hewlett-Packard company founded? (year) - 1939
1941 - Chulk
1935 - Bonzai Joe
1946 - Zak McKracken
1927 - Akoss Poo
1905 - Duplode
1992 - Super Brian

I just knew it was bewtween WWI and WWII


3, Density of diamond at room temperature (g/cm3) - 3.52 g/cm3

3.3 - Zak McKracken (lucky anti-chemist :D)
3 - Chulk
4.1 - Akoss Poo
2.8 - Duplode
12.5 - Super Brian
18.82 - Bonzai Joe
Bet on 3 just because it was question 3, would have been a very locuky guess

6, The most goal in a single match in the history of the Spanish La Liga (football) - Athletic Bilbao - Racing de Santander 9-5 (1933); so 14 goals
14 - Akoss Poo (who else)
13 - Chulk and Duplode
12 - Bonzai Joe
23 - Zak McKracken
109 - Super Brian

I bet on that Athletic - Barcelona 12-1, as I think you did too.

7, Top speed of the fastest helicopter ever (km/h) - 400.87 km/h
390 - Chulk
450 - Duplode
290 - Super Brian
720 - Zak McKracken
839 - Akoss Poo
925 - Bonzai Joe

I took a guess a bit below 400 Km/h because I remembered reading in my brothers notes o talking to him (either one or both) about helicopters being limited to 400 Km/h because if they went faster, they went into stall. (He's an aeronautics engineer)

8, Altitude difference between the highest points of Germany and Brasil - only 32 m! (BRA - 2994, GER - 2962)
400 - Chulk
700 - Akoss Poo
1100 - Bonzai Joe and Duplode
2400 - Super Brian
2510 - Zak McKracken

Just thought lower Andes and lower Alpes would be close, just not THAT close!


9, Racing length of Vuelta in 1935 (km) - 3411 km
3500 - Chulk
3900 - Super Brian
2200 - Zak McKracken
5123 - Akoss Poo
1540 - Bonzai Joe
1000 - Duplode

Lucky guess

10, Power (in HP units) of the strongest street version Subaru Impreza (2.5 l, turbo-charged) - 304 hp
350 - Chulk
355 - Bonzai Joe and Zak McKracken (damned tight!)
384 - Akoss Poo
210 - Duplode
698 - Super Brian

I had a llittle idea from a friend in Subaru club here in Argentina that talks about cars every stallin second, but I thougt it has more HP than I guessed...

+1, The last 4 digits of my workplace phone number (try to cheat, muhahaha) - 5093
5114 - Chulk
5499 - Akoss Poo
6733 - Bonzai Joe
2911 - Super Brian
2744 - Zak McKracken
2534 - Duplode
I chose 5 for the first digit as a middle number, then just randomly chose the next 3 with a bar code from a chocolate I had at hand.

I'll think of 13 questions, but I will take a while so I'll take round 5.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on November 25, 2011, 01:03:42 PM
Ouch!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 21, 2012, 04:58:36 PM
Dead one?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on January 22, 2012, 09:09:00 PM
Nope, here they are:

1: How many letters does the original full name of the USA city Los Angeles (California) have? (Not counting blank spaces)

2: After the Civil War the U.S. sued Great Britain for damages that were caused by them building ships for the Confederacy. They asked for $1 Billion but settled with less...
how much did they settle with?

3: How many muscles does a cat have in its ear? (in each of them, not the two together)

4: There is only one month in recorded history not to have a full moon, which was it? (Month, Year)
NEW QUESTION: How many National teams from OFC (Oceania) are affiliated to FIFA?

5: Deppest known place in the sea (in Km)

6: How long did the shortest war in history last? (in minutes)

7: How many holes does a GOLF ball have?

8: Date when the first execution using an electric chair happened.

9: Antarctica long distance country code phone number(3 digits)

10: As you know, the Earth is not exactly spherical. Diameter around the Ecuator is longer than diameter around the poles. Which is the difference between these two? (in Km.)

11: Tuvalu's area (in Km.2)

12: Number of teeth in a mosquito:

13: Average number between my girlfriend, my sister and my ID number (it's 8 digits but only tip on the last 4, rounded up, no decimals)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 22, 2012, 09:31:44 PM
Google is my friend. Kidding.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 22, 2012, 10:10:55 PM
4: There is only one month in recorded history not to have a full moon, which was it? (Month, Year)

Bad question. Several months in the history had no full moon (moon period: 29.5 days, February is shorter, so it happens in every 30-50 years or so)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on January 24, 2012, 11:44:24 AM
Question 11 is also not clear. (Does the area include sea surface, or it means only land area?)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 24, 2012, 02:06:23 PM
Official: I won't participate in this game. I was weak and checked most of the answers in Google. ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 24, 2012, 02:43:40 PM
Question 11 is also not clear. (Does the area include sea surface, or it means only land area?)

Usually it only means land area....
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 24, 2012, 02:44:07 PM
Official: I won't participate in this game. I was weak and checked most of the answers in Google. ;D

Thanks for the consideration.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on January 24, 2012, 03:07:36 PM
The moon question is obviously wrong.

I checked and CTG is right, it is not such a rare event. It happened/will happen between 1900-2100 seven times: in 1934, 1961, 1999, 2018, 2037, 2067 and 2094 February. February without full moon is also possible in leap years, but it happens very rarely. Next leap year February without a full moon: in 2572.

Other 13 questions remain, or Chulk please give us another one.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on January 24, 2012, 03:30:42 PM
Question 11 is also not clear. (Does the area include sea surface, or it means only land area?)

Usually it only means land area....

I was 99% sure about it, so I answered the question this way.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on January 24, 2012, 10:43:47 PM
About moon question: I investigated further and you are right. It will be changed (please BJ, remember to send your answer to the new question).
New question is: How many National teams from OFC (Oceania) are affiliated to FIFA?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on January 24, 2012, 10:45:34 PM
BTW, your calculation of the month,year without full moon was correct, BJ. Sorry!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on January 25, 2012, 09:35:05 PM
I'm only missing SuperBrian's tips and BJ's as Usrin question 4. (The one about FIFA and Oceania). I'll give you this week and Results will come first day of March or when I get those tips (whatever happens sooner)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 26, 2012, 04:41:06 PM
It wasn't a calculation, thankfully :-) I've just had the quedtion in a trivia game. I'll send Oceania-answer any day now.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 31, 2012, 11:12:15 PM
March?!?!?!?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 01, 2012, 09:32:32 AM
March?!?!?!?
My bad, I meant February. This means today or tomorrow as late
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on February 01, 2012, 10:18:16 PM
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." A.E

"...and power gear." A.R.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 03, 2012, 05:03:44 PM
It stops after 10 minutes...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 03, 2012, 08:24:46 PM
Results are here!!!

1: How many letters does the original full name of the USA city Los Angeles (California) have? (Not counting blank spaces)
55: El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula

Akoss: 43
Usrin: 40
DUplode: 22
Zak: 18 & BJ: 92


2: After the Civil War the U.S. sued Great Britain for damages that were caused by them building ships for the Confederacy. They asked for $1 Billion but settled with less, how much did they settle with?
$25 Million

Duplode: 10M
Zak: 500000
Usrin: 9900
BJ: 10
Akoss: 72M


3: How many muscles does a cat have in its ear? (in each of them, not the two together)
32

Akoss: 16
Zak: 8
Usrin & BJ: 5
Duplode: 3



4: How many National teams from OFC (Oceania) are affiliated to FIFA?
11:  American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati *, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue *, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti (French Polynesia), Tonga, Tuvalu *, Vanuatu

 *: Associate to OFC, but not FIFA members.
 
Duplode:    14
Akoss & BJ: 18
Zak:        19
Usrin:      20


5: Deppest known place in the sea (in Km)
The Marianas Trench is the deepest part of the world's oceans. It is 10.91 kilometres depth. There were deeper measurements but were never confirmed.

BJ: 10.987
Akoss: 11.034
Usrin: 11.035
Duplode: 10.300
Zak: 12.800


6: How much did the shortest war in history last? (in minutes)
The Anglo-Zanzibar War was fought between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar on 27 August 1896. The conflict lasted 38 minutes and is the shortest war in history.

Duplode: 47
Zak: 15
Usrin & Akoss: 7
BJ: 6


7: How many holes does a GOLF ball have?
336

Zak: 421
Duplode: 230
Usrin: 126
BJ: 114
Akoss: 56


8: Date when the first person in the world was executed using an electric chair.
William Francis Kemmler. (August 6, 1890)

Usrin: 1884
Zak: 1901
Duplode: 1907
Akoss: 1908
BJ: January 15, 1932


9: Antarctica long distance country code phone number(3 digits)
672

Zak: 923
Duplode: 937
Usrin: 400
Akoss: 380
BJ: 999


10: As you know, the Earth is not exactly spherical. Diameter around the Ecuator is longer than diameter around the poles. Which is the difference between these two? (in Km.)
Around the Ecuator it's 12.756 Km.
Around the poles it's:  12.714 Km.
Difference is 42 Km.

BJ: 42
Usrin: 43
Akoss: 21
Zak: 140
Duplode 1000 (!!!)


11: Tuvalu's area (in Km.2)
26 Km.2

BJ: 26 (2 bullseyes in a row!)
Duplode: 30
Zak: 888
Usrin: 1050
Akoss: 20000


12: Number of teeth in a mosquito:
0. They have 47 sharp tubes to pierce the skin of their hosts but no teeth

Usrin & Akoss: 0 (this happenned a lot, Akoss and Usrin tips being really close)
Zak & BJ:      8
Duplode:      80


+1: Average number between my girlfriend, my sister and my ID number (it's 7 digits but only tip on the last 4, rounded up, no decimals)
4160: (31743775 + 31743890 + 33334816) / 3 = 32274160,33
(I mistyped, it was 8 digits, didn't change anything anyway)

Duplode: 4576
Usrin: 4888
BJ:  5002
Akoss: 5500
Zak: 2465



Round results: (Really tight!)
Duplode: 4
Akoss & BJ: 3
Zak & Usrin: 2

Overall standings
13 - Chulk
12 - Akoss Poo
12 - Duplode
 9 - Zak McKracken
 6 - Bonzai Joe
 2 - Super Brian
 2 - Usrin


Who's next?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on February 03, 2012, 08:41:35 PM
The depth of Mariana Trench is 11.034 kms according to my knowledge. I may believe if Usrin says it is 11.035 kms, he is a geologist. But it would be hard to believe the data given by Chulk.

Teeth? Insects don't have teeth... i'm surprised to see anything else than 0 as tips for question 12...

I promised to be next for CTG earlier. I'll write 13+1 questions soon.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 03, 2012, 08:53:55 PM
The depth of Mariana Trench is 11.034 kms according to my knowledge. I may believe if Usrin says it is 11.035 kms, he is a geologist. But it would be hard to believe the data given by Chulk.

Teeth? Insects don't have teeth... i'm surprised to see anything else than 0 as tips for question 12...

I promised to be next for CTG earlier. I'll write 13+1 questions soon.
Took it from Wikipedia... If Usrin gives us more info, I can change that
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on February 03, 2012, 10:42:04 PM
In Hungary, I think it is/was taught that the depth of Mariana Trench is 11 034 metres. As I can see, it is a Soviet measurement in the 50s. Since we were under a Soviet oppression, I'm not surprised to know these. From my childhood up till now, I was a hundred percent sure that 11 034 metres is the exact depth of the Mariana Trench. I really want to read Usrin's point of view.

I made two mistakes during my tipping.

1. The ID number tipping was about the last 4 digits, despite this, I thought that the first digit can't be 0, and because of this, I took the average and gave the tip as 5500. Otherwise, I would have given 5000 +/- 1.

2. About the diameters around the Earth... oh my God, I forgot to multiply my head calculation by two...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on February 05, 2012, 02:55:30 AM
Is she good looking?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 05, 2012, 04:16:13 PM
Who?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on February 05, 2012, 04:38:18 PM
Maybe Mariana Trench...

About my two bull's eyes - strange. I had heard both pieces of info at some point, but didn't consciously remember them. Thought I was just guessing.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on February 13, 2012, 04:48:46 PM
In Hungary, I think it is/was taught that the depth of Mariana Trench is 11 034 metres. As I can see, it is a Soviet measurement in the 50s. Since we were under a Soviet oppression, I'm not surprised to know these. From my childhood up till now, I was a hundred percent sure that 11 034 metres is the exact depth of the Mariana Trench. I really want to read Usrin's point of view.

I was 80% sure that it was 11 035 metres in the world atlas in my childhood. (And gave 20% for 11 034 metres.) However, I've heard somewhere that this value was refined after newer measurements, but I haven't remember whether it 'became' more or less deep. (It's not easy to change such 'basic' values in my mind...) That's why I haven't modified my guess.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 13, 2012, 10:04:04 PM
I was 80% sure that it was 11 035 metres in the world atlas in my childhood. (And gave 20% for 11 034 metres.) However, I've heard somewhere that this value was refined after newer measurements, but I haven't remember whether it 'became' more or less deep.
I'll keep it as it is, then. Here's the link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_Trench). The part about 10.91 Km being the "official" value is at the beginning. Then under "Descents", it says 10.916 was the deepest descent achieved...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 01, 2012, 03:31:29 PM
Poo: write those fuckin' questions!!! :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 21, 2012, 04:45:18 PM
Poo: write those fuckin' questions!!! :D

!!!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on April 19, 2012, 07:48:18 AM
Shall I write some questions? It seems nobody else will do it...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on April 19, 2012, 12:59:00 PM
If you feel like it, I think it would be fun. It's a nice game.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on April 19, 2012, 01:11:20 PM
You can write it, I always forget this thing... Maybe I can take the next round...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on April 20, 2012, 08:56:33 AM
Weeeh!! I was waiting for new questions!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: JTK on April 20, 2012, 09:16:42 AM
Yeah. Write those questions and ye olde JTK shall enter the contest, too, finally!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on April 27, 2012, 06:03:05 PM
Okay. Weekend or next Monday/Tuesday.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on May 16, 2012, 03:47:36 PM
Akoss... do it!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on August 29, 2012, 09:37:55 AM
7 months...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on August 29, 2012, 11:10:27 AM
Okay, see the next round from me - again... Deadline is 12th September.

1, How many 100 HUF coins has the same weight as a Bugatti Veyron? (!hint: bimetal coin, diameter ~24 mm, thickness ~2 mm, it contains iron, copper, zinc and nickel)
2, Birth date of Shaquille O'Neal
3, Population of Vietnam
4, Longest recorded arrow shot with a bow
5, Distance of Antares (star) in light years
6, Number of F1 pole positions by Riccardo Patrese
7, Broadcasting frequency of radio "DFM Izhevsk" (in MHz)
8, Exchange rate: 1 Kuwaiti Dinar = ? USD (2012. 08. 29., 10:00 CET)
9, Percentage of left corners on USC 2008/09 tracks (!hint: I hate right corners, but there were also some guest tracks)
10, Length difference between the largest Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 models (not only the value counts, but which one is longer)
11, First three digits of testosterone's CAS registry number
12, Founding year of Victorinox (Swiss knife manufacturer)
13, Number of Volkswagen Beetles ever built (of course the old one, produced between 1938 and 2003, also called as "Bug")

+1, Percentage of eosinophil granulocytas in my latest blood test (normal value is 0-5 %)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on August 31, 2012, 10:35:35 PM
Current standings: Akoss Poo 14 pts...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on August 31, 2012, 10:49:57 PM
Sent!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on September 01, 2012, 07:53:59 AM
sent!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 01, 2012, 12:50:51 PM
sent!

Zak: question contained LEFT corner!!! I guess you tipped on the right turns... Shall I count 100-(your tip) %? :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on September 01, 2012, 02:31:03 PM
yes please! :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 01, 2012, 09:40:21 PM
Sent! And BÖFF!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 01, 2012, 10:01:07 PM
BÖFF!

I won't give an extra point for böffing! ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 01, 2012, 10:22:02 PM
It is still worth BÖFFing for my own pleasure.

BÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖFFFF!!!
:D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 02, 2012, 06:45:42 PM
yes please! :)

another one: you forgot the "+1" question
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 04, 2012, 03:17:44 PM
I haven't checked the USC corners yet, but the temporary standings from the other 13 questions: 6-3-2-2-0

BJ? JTK? Super Brian? Friker? Anybody else?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 13, 2012, 09:33:06 AM
Time is up, results in the evening.

About the USC corners: just as expected, the "alibi rights" (small / banked / slow right turns or simply guest tracks) made the result quite balanced compared to your tips.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 15, 2012, 11:50:55 AM
Time is up, results in the evening.

The evening has passed!  ::)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 16, 2012, 11:31:02 PM
I mean tomorrow evening. :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 18, 2012, 11:33:58 PM
I mean tomorrow evening. :D

Zak: ultimate warning! Send your tip for the +1 question! (he sent only 13 answers)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 22, 2012, 03:22:42 PM
Finally...


1, How many 100 HUF coins has the same weight as a Bugatti Veyron? (!hint: bimetal coin, diameter ~24 mm, thickness ~2 mm, it contains iron, copper, zinc and nickel)

Bugatti Veyron is 1888 kg, while the 100 HUF coin weights with 8.0 g, so the correct answer: 236,000. To buy a "basic" Veyron, you would need about 15 times more coins... ;D

240,000 - Akoss Poo
250,000 - Chulk & Zak
123,000 - Usrin
45,000 - Bonzai Joe
2,500,000 - Duplode


2, Birth date of Shaquille O'Neal is 1972. 03. 06.

1972. 03. 06.- Chulk (Lakers fan...)
1971. 09. 29. - Bonzai Joe
1971. 05. 14. - Usrin
1971 - Zak
1969. 02. 15. - Duplode
1963. 03. 18. - Akoss Poo


3, Population of Vietnam: 91,519,289 (according to the latest data from wikipedia)

100,000,000 - Chulk
108,500,000 - Usrin
34,500,000 - Bonzai Joe
30,000,000 - Duplode
25,000,000 - Akoss Poo & Zak (surprisingly bad tip from Poo)


4, Longest recorded arrow shot with a bow: 653 m (record holder is Hungarian)

800 - Duplode
380 - Chulk
980 - Zak
325 - Bonzai Joe
13300 - Usrin :o  :o  :o
16023 - Akoss Poo  :o  :o  :o  :o

Loopings: arrows don't fly at hypersonic speed! ;D


5, Distance of Antares (star) in light years: 550 ly (according to English wikipedia)

700 - Chulk
800 - Akoss Poo
200 - Duplode
980 - Usrin
58.7 - Bonzai Joe
3000 - Zak


6, Number of F1 pole positions by Riccardo Patrese: 8 poles

7 - Duplode
10 - Chulk
4 - Akoss Poo
13 - Zak
14 - Usrin
18 - Bonzai Joe


7, Broadcasting frequency of radio "DFM Izhevsk" (in MHz) - 107.0 MHz

106.01 - Akoss Poo (but Jelena is still mine!!! :P)
102.7 - Chulk
96.4 - Zak
94.2 - Bonzai Joe
0.17 - Usrin (I said FM! :D)
840 - Duplode


8, Exchange rate: 1 Kuwaiti Dinar = 3.54572 USD (2012. 08. 29., 10:00 CET)

As far as I know, KWD is the most expensive currency on Earth. Maybe I'm wrong.

3 - Chulk
2.48 - Akoss Poo
1.95 - Zak
1.7 - Duplode
0.522 - Usrin
0.12 - Bonzai Joe


9, Percentage of left corners on USC 2008/09 tracks (!hint: I hate right corners, but there were also some guest tracks)

Just as expected (and told earlier), the alibi rights... If we understand a 90 degree turn as a corner (so 180 degree turn is two), there were 113 left and 78 right corners in that season. That's 59.2 percent for the left.

67 - Chulk
71 - Duplode
74 - Bonzai Joe
81.1 - Akoss Poo
87 - Usrin
95.5 - Zak (LOL)


10, Length difference between the largest Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 models (not only the value counts, but which one is longer)

Even if Airbus has a huge wingspan compared to the newest Jumbo, Boeing 747-8 is the longest passenger plane on Earth (although Airbus designers are planning to make a 14 m longer version in 10 years, beating even Antonov AN-225's length). According to the Boeing and Airbus specification sheets:

Boeing 747-8 -  length: 76.25 m, wingspan: 68.45 m, tail height: 19.40 m, empty weight: 214.5 tons
Airbus A380F -   length: 72.73 m, wingspan: 79.75 m, tail height: 24.45 m, empty weight: 252.2 tons
Difference: 3.52 m

10 - Chulk (lucky)
10.6 - Akoss Poo
-17 - Bonzai Joe
-19.9 - Usrin
-26 - Zak
-70 - Duplode (LOL)


11, First three digits of testosterone's CAS registry number: 58-22-0

522 - Usrin
499 - Akoss Poo
413 - Bonzai Joe
379 - Duplode
318 - Zak
852 - Chulk


12, Founding year of Victorinox (Swiss knife manufacturer): 1884

1880 - Bonzai Joe & Usrin
1870 - Chulk
1865 - Akoss Poo
1907 - Duplode
1820 - Zak


13, Number of Volkswagen Beetles ever built (of course the old one, produced between 1938 and 2003, also called as "Bug"): 21,529,464

27,000,000 - Chulk
13,000,000 - Bonzai Joe
36,000,000 - Zak
60,200,000 - Usrin
80,000,000 - Duplode
86,000,000 - Akoss Poo


+1, Percentage of eosinophil granulocytas in my latest blood test (normal value is 0-5 %): 9.6 %

8.8 % - Zak
6.82 % - Akoss Poo
6.79 % - Bonzai Joe
6.1 % - Usrin
5.7 % - Duplode
5.5 % - Chulk


Results of round 5:
7 - Chulk ???
2 - Akoss Poo / Duplode / Usrin
1 - Bonzai Joe / Zak

Overall standings:
20 - Chulk
14 - Akoss Poo
14 - Duplode
10 - Zak McKracken
7 - Bonzai Joe
4 - Usrin
2 - Super Brian
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 23, 2012, 03:18:46 AM
Round 6
Deadline: strictly before the next El Clásico (7th October) :D

1, Height of the tallest standing building on Earth in 1800
2, Usain Bolt's personal best in 400 m
3, Current file size of "estimationgame.xls" on my computer (in bytes)
4, Number of days when Otto von Bismarck and Nils Bohr were both alive
5, Distance between Hockenheims's and Sepang's finish line
6, Performance of the original Lada Niva SUV (in horse power)
7, Lens diameter of Grande Lunette optical refractor in Nice (built in 1886)
8, El Clásico: the first yellow card will be shown in the ?? minute (hopefully Pepe or Sergio Ramos will get it ;D)
9, Fleet size of Cargolux Airlines (how many airplanes?)
10, Difference of the highest and lowest temperature values recorded in our flat since 2009
11, Number of design patents hold by Thomas Edison
12, Saturated vapor pressure of ethanol at 25°C (kPa)
13, The lowest price of an Apple Inc. stock in 2011 (USD)

+1, Number of ZakStunts replays sent by South American pipsqueaks in 2011
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 23, 2012, 11:03:58 PM
7, Broadcasting frequency of radio "DFM Izhevsk" (in MHz) - 107.0 MHz

106.01 - Akoss Poo (but Jelena is still mine!!! :P)
102.7 - Chulk
96.4 - Zak
94.2 - Bonzai Joe
0.17 - Usrin (I said FM! :D)
840 - Duplode


This question was not enough CTGish.  :) I thought that you asked it is because "DFM" is for something totally else, and it isn't an FM station...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 23, 2012, 11:21:10 PM
8, Exchange rate: 1 Kuwaiti Dinar = 3.54572 USD (2012. 08. 29., 10:00 CET)

As far as I know, KWD is the most expensive currency on Earth. Maybe I'm wrong.

3 - Chulk
2.48 - Akoss Poo
1.95 - Zak
1.7 - Duplode
0.522 - Usrin
0.12 - Bonzai Joe

I fucked it up, wrote the rate in the wrong direction... (1 USD=0.522 KWD --> would have been 1,916 correctly.) Btw, it wouldn't have helped me in the game.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 23, 2012, 11:22:14 PM
Last but not least: congratulations to Chulk for this unbelievable result!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on September 24, 2012, 12:21:56 AM
Last but not least: congratulations to Chulk for this unbelievable result!

Well... böff!  ::)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 24, 2012, 12:22:10 AM
Poo: I understood the message!  ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 24, 2012, 09:17:58 AM
Explanation of the 12th question for those who hate chemistry and physics: saturated vapor pressure means the maximal partial pressure of a certain material at the said temperature. If you decrease the pressure of the ambient air to that value, your material will boil. So: the saturated vapor pressure of water is 101 kPa at 100°C.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on September 24, 2012, 11:34:48 AM
That's nearly 1000 atmospheres?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 24, 2012, 11:39:11 AM
That's nearly 1000 atmospheres?

Nope. 1 atmosphere is about 101 kPa.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on September 24, 2012, 03:57:33 PM
sent
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 24, 2012, 04:17:40 PM
Quote from: CTG
If you decrease the pressure of the ambient air to that value, your material will boil.

That's nearly 1000 atmospheres?

In this case, we would need a pressure of 1000 atmospheres to keep the water liquid up to 100°C. (Meaning that it would probably boil below 10°C on 1 atmosphere.)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on September 24, 2012, 04:51:30 PM
maybe it helps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lAzMtRPKj8
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 25, 2012, 03:30:51 PM
Standings of round 6: Usrin 14 pts ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on September 25, 2012, 03:53:25 PM
doing great as always :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 25, 2012, 08:42:40 PM
doing great as always :)

Sorry, forgot to check the mails... ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on September 26, 2012, 01:02:23 AM
I graduated highschool so I didn't have to worry about these things anymore! I can tell you that water boils when I press the button on the water cooker and wait for about 3 minutes.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 26, 2012, 07:06:25 AM
I graduated highschool so I didn't have to worry about these things anymore! I can tell you that water boils when I press the button on the water cooker and wait for about 3 minutes.

Don't worry, I don't know who the skid is Friedrich Schiller. ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on September 26, 2012, 05:30:04 PM
I graduated highschool so I didn't have to worry about these things anymore! I can tell you that water boils when I press the button on the water cooker and wait for about 3 minutes.

Don't worry, I don't know who the skid is Friedrich Schiller. ;D
I know none of those 2 facts...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 01, 2012, 09:10:47 AM
Reminder for Akoss Poo, Bonzai Joe and Duplode: 6 days left.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on October 01, 2012, 03:25:18 PM
Sorry, forgot to check the mails... ;D

Moreover: how could I already get a point for the time of the first yellow card of the next El Clásico?  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on October 05, 2012, 05:25:53 AM
Reminder for Akoss Poo, Bonzai Joe and Duplode: 6 days left.

Submitted  ;)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 05, 2012, 08:48:20 AM
Reminder for Akoss Poo, Bonzai Joe and Duplode: 6 days left.

Submitted  ;)

Now only Akoss is left.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 07, 2012, 12:02:05 AM
4, Number of days when Otto von Bismarck and Nils Bohr were both alive

Happy Birthday, Nils Bohr! ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on October 07, 2012, 09:36:21 PM
8, El Clásico: the first yellow card will be shown in the ?? minute (hopefully Pepe or Sergio Ramos will get it ;D)

How the hell could it take 40 minutes??? :o
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 07, 2012, 10:17:19 PM
8, El Clásico: the first yellow card will be shown in the ?? minute (hopefully Pepe or Sergio Ramos will get it ;D)

How the hell could it take 40 minutes??? :o

And not Pepe... ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on October 08, 2012, 02:36:11 AM
Results?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 08, 2012, 08:46:06 AM
Results?

In the night (from home).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 08, 2012, 09:30:02 PM
Duplode, Chulk: 13 +1? Both of you forgot to answer it!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on October 09, 2012, 12:51:05 AM
Sorry! Sent.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on October 09, 2012, 02:59:15 AM
Oops! My eyes were fooled by the linebreak. Sent it; thanks for the warning!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 09, 2012, 09:41:24 AM
...on the other hand it wasn't really important to ask for these tips, since one of the rivals missed the correct answer only by 1.

Results: at home, sorry. All I know is the point's distribution: 4-4-3-2-1-0.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 09, 2012, 09:42:36 PM
Round 6

1, Height of the tallest standing building on Earth in 1800

The 159.7 m tall Lincoln Cathedral (England) was built in 1300, but it collapsed in 1539. Two other cathedrals were also over 150 m, both were destroyed (by lightning strike). So the title was inherited by Strasbourg Cathedral with it's 142 m height.

151 - Zak
130 - Chulk
169 - Usrin
110 - Duplode
104 - Bonzai Joe
513 - Akoss Poo (LOL)


2, Usain Bolt's personal best in 400 m: 45.28, I hope once he'll try it again (his 300 m performance was more than promising: 30.97, the second best result behind Michael Johnson's 30.85)

44.66 - Usrin
45.96 - Akoss Poo
44.52 - Bonzai Joe
44.50 - Chulk
46.50 - Zak
39.12 - Duplode  :o

3, Current file size of "estimationgame.xls" on my computer: one worksheet, only 21504 bytes

29183 - Bonzai Joe
36400 - Zak
42976 - Usrin
86572 - Akoss Poo
92000 - Duplode
155648 - Chulk

4, Number of days when Otto von Bismarck (died: 30th July 1898) and Nils Bohr (born: 7th October 1885) were both alive: 4679 days

4444 - Zak
3900 - Duplode
5896 - Usrin
1212 - Bonzai Joe
701 - Akoss Poo
9000 - Chulk

5, Distance between Hockenheims's and Sepang's finish line: 10008 km (according to Google Earth)

8849 - Usrin
11344 - Bonzai Joe
8200 - Zak
12000 - Chulk
12321 - Akoss Poo
13750 - Duplode

6, Performance of the original Lada Niva SUV (in horse power), believe me or not, only 72 HP (and still better than a Hummer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct7ScV3NmFM ;D)

65 - Zak
60 - Usrin
43 - Duplode
120 - Chulk
135 - Bonzai Joe
350 - Akoss Poo

7, Lens diameter of Grande Lunette optical refractor in Nice (built in 1886): 77 cm

75 - Akoss Poo
101 - Usrin
52 - Chulk
180 - Duplode
240 - Bonzai Joe
800 - Zak

8, El Clásico: the first yellow card will be shown in the ?? minute (hopefully Pepe or Sergio Ramos will get it ;D)

40th minute, Pedro, quite a surprise (everybody expected earlier cards)

33 - Chulk
26 - Duplode
19 - Akoss Poo
17 - Zak
12 - Bonzai Joe
10 - Usrin

9, Fleet size of Cargolux Airlines (how many airplanes?) - 14 (all of them are Boeing 747-400 or 747-8F)

11 - Zak
35 - Duplode
38 - Usrin
50 - Chulk
92 - Bonzai Joe
540 - Akoss Poo (it would be so great...)

10, Difference of the highest and lowest temperature values recorded in our flat since 2009

Min. 10.0°C (at least 30 minutes long refreshing aerate in the coldest winter, it came back to 20°C in two hours), max. 35.8°C (no air-conditioner :-\), so 25.8°C

22.1 - Usrin
21 - Duplode
19 - Zak
16.1 - Bonzai Joe
15 - Chulk
13.8 - Akoss Poo

11, Number of design patents hold by Thomas Edison

Tricky question. Edison was quite successful patentee, he had 1093 in overall: 1084 of them were utility patents and only 9 design patents. Sorry! :D

21 - Bonzai Joe
96 - Akoss Poo
256 - Zak
570 - Duplode
897 - Usrin
1200 - Chulk

12, Saturated vapor pressure of ethanol at 25°C is 7.8 kPa

12 - Chulk
1.5 - Akoss Poo
16.9 - Usrin
22 - Duplode
38 - Bonzai Joe
200 - Zak (another nice paralel universe, getting drunk by breathing :D)

13, The lowest price of an Apple Inc. stock in 2011: 310.5 USD

400 - Chulk
420 - Zak
94 - Akoss Poo
14.99 - Usrin
8.37 - Usrin
2305 - Bonzai Joe

+1, Number of ZakStunts replays sent by South American pipsqueaks in 2011: 7 pipsqueaks, 213 replays

214 - Usrin (almost there...)
162 - Bonzai Joe
150 - Chulk
144 - Duplode
121 - Zak
430 - Akoss Poo

Results of round 6

4 - Usrin & Zak
3 - Chulk
2 - Bonzai Joe
1 - Akoss Poo
0 - Duplode

Overall standings

23 - Chulk
15 - Akoss Poo
14 - Duplode
14 - Zak McKracken
9 - Bonzai Joe
8 - Usrin
2 - Super Brian
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 10, 2012, 10:53:40 AM
Akoss: publish your questions! He said it's impossible to cheat, so maybe I'll enter the game.  :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on October 10, 2012, 03:40:53 PM
great round!  8)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 11, 2012, 09:21:44 AM
Akoss: publish your questions! He said it's impossible to cheat, so maybe I'll enter the game.  :D

Khm-khm... Write them or else I'll find another 13+1 stupid questions. :P
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 25, 2012, 10:10:10 AM
Akoss: publish your questions! He said it's impossible to cheat, so maybe I'll enter the game.  :D

Khm-khm... Write them or else I'll find another 13+1 stupid questions. :P

Another reminder, Dacjuk!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 01, 2012, 02:00:14 PM
Round 7

1, How much money did Novartis - one of the TOP5 pharmaceutical companies worldwide - spend on research & development in 2009? (USD)

2, How many goals did Zlatan Ibrahimovic score in the Swedish national team while Asafa Powell was the WR holder of 100 m run?

3, Total weight of Eiffel Tower's metal frame

4, Number of Dallas episodes (the old series) without J.R. Ewing

5, What will be the left/right keypress ratio of the official Lancia lap made by "The Stig" on Default? (For those who don't know: it can be checked in RPLInfo)

6, The first visible speed value appearing in Knight Rider season 3 main title (mph)

7, If we add the current age of Gwen Stefani, James Hetfield, Aretha Franklin and Dave Gahan, how many times are they older (together) than Lady Gaga alone?

8, Distance between K-2 and Mount Everest peaks (km)

9, FIDE peak rating of Anatoly Karpov chess grandmaster in 1994 (pts)

10, Number of SMS messages stored currently in my cell phone

11, Length of railway network in Iran (km)

12, Number of ZakStunts pipsqueaks finishing at least twice at the bottom of the scoreboard since 2001

13, How deep is the ocean at the furthest point on Earth from my current geographical position (~20000 km from here)?

+1, How many points will Chulk earn from questions 1-13?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 04, 2012, 01:37:21 PM
Before I forget: deadline is 17th December 2012.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 09, 2012, 07:49:06 PM
No tips so far.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 10, 2012, 08:02:31 AM
Temporary standings: Bonzai Joe 14 pts.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on December 10, 2012, 02:27:20 PM
I sense I'll fail miserably in this round - how surprising...  ::)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 10, 2012, 02:57:56 PM
I sense I'll fail miserably in this round - how surprising...  ::)

Don't worry about that, others have no clue either. ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 17, 2012, 08:26:37 AM
Chulk? Brian? Poo? Zak? Others?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on December 17, 2012, 02:25:06 PM
Chulk? Brian? Poo? Zak? Others?
Right! Sorry... will send tonight
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 18, 2012, 10:10:10 AM
Poo declared that he won't send a tip (somebody is unable to accept if he can't win a round - that makes him a real sucker! ;D :P), so only Zak is the question.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 18, 2012, 02:50:37 PM
We have a newbie: Friker! :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on December 19, 2012, 03:32:59 PM
I will send now...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 20, 2012, 08:51:33 AM
Damn, I forgot to bring the Excel evaluation. Results are quite surprising.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 20, 2012, 10:53:23 PM
Round 7


1, How much money did Novartis - one of the TOP5 pharmaceutical companies worldwide - spend on research & development in 2009? (USD)

Answer: 7 469 000 000 USD

10 000 000 000 - Duplode
4 000 000 000 - Zak McKracken
2 700 000 000 - Bonzai Joe
1 000 000 000 - Friker
360 000 001 - Akoss Poo
42 050 020 - Usrin (as far as I know even our company spent more for R&D in 2009)
500 000 000 000 - Chulk (I guess the yearly budget of Argentina is lower than that)


2, How many goals did Zlatan Ibrahimovic score in the Swedish national team while Asafa Powell was the WR holder of 100 m run?

Asafa Powell could keep WR between 14th June 2005 and 31st May 2008. Meanwhile, Ibrahimovic scored three times in 2005, but from 2006 to 2008 (June) he suffered from goalphobia in the Swedish team. Answer: 3

5 - Bonzai Joe
6 - Duplode
0 - Zak McKracken
7 - Akoss Poo
8 - Chulk
11 - Usrin
20 - Friker


3, Total weight of Eiffel Tower's metal frame

Answer: 7300 tons

2833.333 - Usrin
1000 - Friker
250 - Duplode
8 - Chulk (quite weak structure :D)
50000.001 - Akoss Poo
69000 - Bonzai Joe
250000 - Zak McKracken


4, Number of Dallas episodes (the old series) without J.R. Ewing

Quote from: Larry Hagman article, wikipedia
Hagman was the only actor to appear in all 357 episodes.

Answer: 0

2 - Usrin
4 - Akoss Poo
7 - Bonzai Joe
8 - Zak McKracken
30 - Friker
31 - Duplode
50 - Chulk


5, What will be the left/right keypress ratio of the official Lancia lap made by "The Stig" on Default? (For those who don't know: it can be checked in RPLInfo)

3 left, 3 right corners, the chicane needs more steering to the right, so 258 to the left, 361 to the right ---> Answer: 0.715

40/60 = 0.667 - Chulk
0.886 - Akoss Poo
0.92 - Usrin
1 - Friker
1.04 - Bonzai Joe
1.08 - Duplode
65/35 = 1.857 - Zak McKracken


6, The first visible speed value appearing in Knight Rider season 3 main title (mph)
Answer: 80 mph

80 - Chulk
107 - Friker
121 - Duplode
0 - Akoss Poo
160 - Zak McKracken
180 - Usrin
204 - Bonzai Joe


7, If we add the current age of Gwen Stefani, James Hetfield, Aretha Franklin and Dave Gahan, how many times are they older (together) than Lady Gaga alone?

1942.03.25. Aretha Franklin
1962.05.09. Dave Gahan
1963.08.03. James Hetfield
1969.10.03. Gwen Stefani
1986.03.28. Lady Gaga

Answer: 8.01

8 - Bonzai Joe
7.8 - Zak McKracken
8.4 - Duplode
8.6 - Chulk
7.28 - Usrin
7.21 - Akoss Poo
7 - Friker


8, Distance between K-2 and Mount Everest peaks (km)

Answer: 1316 km

1394 - Bonzai Joe
1700 - Chulk
800 - Duplode
1888 - Usrin
450 - Zak McKracken
320 - Akoss Poo
7 - Friker (LOL)


9, FIDE peak rating of Anatoly Karpov chess grandmaster in 1994 (pts)

Answer: 2780 pts

2793 - Bonzai Joe (not that surprising from a chess master :D)
2632 - Duplode
2395 - Akoss Poo
2300 - Friker
3333 - Zak McKracken
4000 - Chulk
5895 - Usrin


10, Number of SMS messages stored currently in my cell phone

No, I'm not an SMS spammer. What's more, I hate to write them. If I do, I write for some chicks from MSN - and being a coward, I always delete them immediately. So, the answer: 1 (last ATM usage alert)

27 - Duplode
55 - Zak McKracken
113 - Akoss Poo
127 - Friker
628 - Bonzai Joe
988 - Usrin
6000 - Chulk


11, Length of railway network in Iran (km)

Answer: 11106 km

8888 - Zak McKracken
1500 - Chulk
777 - Friker
24200 - Usrin
90000 - Duplode & Bonzai Joe
539496 - Akoss Poo (:o)


12, Number of ZakStunts pipsqueaks finishing at least twice at the bottom of the scoreboard since 2001

Huge underestimations. See the list here: http://forum.stunts.hu/index.php?topic=2434.msg53177#msg53177
Answer: 22

8 - Usrin
7 - Duplode & Friker
6 - Zak McKracken & Akoss Poo
5 - Bonzai Joe
4 - Chulk


13, How deep is the ocean at the furthest point on Earth from my current geographical position (~20000 km from here)?

Answer: 4993 m

4844 - Usrin
4683 - Bonzai Joe
6000 - Akoss Poo
3400 - Zak McKracken
3200 - Duplode
2555 - Friker
0 - Chulk


+1, How many points will Chulk earn from questions 1-13?

Answer: 2, most of you expected more.

2 - Bonzai Joe
3 - Chulk & Usrin
4 - Duplode & Zak McKracken
6 - Akoss Poo
7 - Friker


Results of round 7

5 - Bonzai Joe
4 - Usrin
2 - Duplode
2 - Chulk
1 - Zak McKracken
0 - Akoss Poo
0 - Friker


Overall standings

25 - Chulk
16 - Duplode
15 - Akoss Poo
15 - Zak McKracken
14 - Bonzai Joe
12 - Usrin
2 - Super Brian
0 - Friker
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on December 21, 2012, 12:18:05 AM
crap round, should have listened on my instincts more. First I set 8 billion for the research question, I was considering to risk 0 for Jockey, and only modified 8 to 7.8 for Lady Gaga age to be a bit on the safe side.

So could have won the round if I keep all of the above first guesses:)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 21, 2012, 10:05:24 AM
crap round, should have listened on my instincts more. First I set 8 billion for the research question, I was considering to risk 0 for Jockey, and only modified 8 to 7.8 for Lady Gaga age to be a bit on the safe side.

So could have won the round if I keep all of the above first guesses:)

I was more surprised to see your Default keypress tip.

No more rounds in this year, at least not by me. I hope we can change the system to "winner writes the next questions". I really wonder what kind exercises would we get from Jacob.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Friker on December 21, 2012, 01:45:42 PM

...I hope we can change the system to "winner writes the next questions"...

This is a good idea.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on December 21, 2012, 04:09:14 PM
1. Size of the United States federal budget for 2013
2. Number of settlements in India with more than 100 inhabitants (2001)
3. Height of the 100th tallest mountain on Earth (metres)
4. How many days did Napoleon spend in exile on St. Helena?
5. Total number of characters, including spaces, in the document containing all of my introspective writings from 2001 to 2012.
6. Distance between the easternmost point on the South American continent and the westernmost point on the African continent (kms).
7. Standard atomic weight of Mendelevium (units). Hint: 1 unit ~ the weight of 1 proton.
8. Number of words in Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" (original Italian version).
9. Release year of J.W. von Göethe's "The Sorrows of Young Werther"?
10. What is the median length of the songs in my music library?
11. Average penis length in North Korea (cm)?
12. Number of women on Forbes' current list of the 71 most powerful people in the world.
13. Time of sunrise in Anadyr, Chukotka, Russia, on July 21st (local time)?

+1. How many goals will be scored in the Premier League on January 1, 2013 (seven games)?


DEADLINE: new year's eve.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 21, 2012, 05:38:53 PM
1. Size of the United States federal budget for 2013
2. Number of settlements in India with more than 100 inhabitants (2001)
3. Height of the 100th tallest mountain on Earth (metres)
4. How many days did Napoleon spend in exile on St. Helena?
5. Total number of characters, including spaces, in the document containing all of my introspective writings from 2001 to 2012.
6. Distance between the easternmost point on the South American continent and the westernmost point on the African continent (kms).
7. Standard atomic weight of Mendelevium (units). Hint: 1 unit ~ the weight of 1 proton.
8. Number of words in Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" (original Italian version).
9. Release year of J.W. von Göethe's "The Sorrows of Young Werther"?
10. What is the median length of the songs in my music library?
11. Average penis length in North Korea (cm)?
12. Number of women on Forbes' current list of the 71 most powerful people in the world.
13. Time of sunrise in Anadyr, Chukotka, Russia, on July 21st (local time)?

+1. How many goals will be scored in the Premier League on January 1, 2013 (seven games)?


DEADLINE: new year's eve.

Quite an easy one with so many scientific questions. I'm in. ;)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on December 22, 2012, 12:39:03 AM
1. Size of the United States federal budget for 2013
2. Number of settlements in India with more than 100 inhabitants (2001)
3. Height of the 100th tallest mountain on Earth (metres)
4. How many days did Napoleon spend in exile on St. Helena?
5. Total number of characters, including spaces, in the document containing all of my introspective writings from 2001 to 2012.
6. Distance between the easternmost point on the South American continent and the westernmost point on the African continent (kms).
7. Standard atomic weight of Mendelevium (units). Hint: 1 unit ~ the weight of 1 proton.
8. Number of words in Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" (original Italian version).
9. Release year of J.W. von Göethe's "The Sorrows of Young Werther"?
10. What is the median length of the songs in my music library?
11. Average penis length in North Korea (cm)?
12. Number of women on Forbes' current list of the 71 most powerful people in the world.
13. Time of sunrise in Anadyr, Chukotka, Russia, on July 21st (local time)?

+1. How many goals will be scored in the Premier League on January 1, 2013 (seven games)?


DEADLINE: new year's eve.

Quite an easy one with so many scientific questions. I'm in. ;)
I hope this doesn't end as the last round you did not ask the questions...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 22, 2012, 01:48:53 AM
1. Size of the United States federal budget for 2013
2. Number of settlements in India with more than 100 inhabitants (2001)
3. Height of the 100th tallest mountain on Earth (metres)
4. How many days did Napoleon spend in exile on St. Helena?
5. Total number of characters, including spaces, in the document containing all of my introspective writings from 2001 to 2012.
6. Distance between the easternmost point on the South American continent and the westernmost point on the African continent (kms).
7. Standard atomic weight of Mendelevium (units). Hint: 1 unit ~ the weight of 1 proton.
8. Number of words in Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" (original Italian version).
9. Release year of J.W. von Göethe's "The Sorrows of Young Werther"?
10. What is the median length of the songs in my music library?
11. Average penis length in North Korea (cm)?
12. Number of women on Forbes' current list of the 71 most powerful people in the world.
13. Time of sunrise in Anadyr, Chukotka, Russia, on July 21st (local time)?

+1. How many goals will be scored in the Premier League on January 1, 2013 (seven games)?


DEADLINE: new year's eve.

Quite an easy one with so many scientific questions. I'm in. ;)
I hope this doesn't end as the last round you did not ask the questions...

???
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Argammon on December 22, 2012, 11:54:17 AM
Is it still possible to join?  8)


Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on December 22, 2012, 01:35:19 PM
Sure, PM me with the answers. Remember: you can't look anything up or check any facts. Responses have to be only from your head.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 22, 2012, 05:02:27 PM
 :-X

(It's almost X-mas time, I have to resist.  :D)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on December 26, 2012, 11:47:43 PM
sent :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on December 27, 2012, 06:03:31 AM
1. Size of the United States federal budget for 2013
What do you mean by this? How much will they SPEND, how much will their INCOME be, or the FINAL BALANCE of it?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on December 27, 2012, 03:04:28 PM
How much they plan to spend.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on December 27, 2012, 03:05:24 PM
I haven't received any message from you, Zak. Did you send it to CTG by mistake? :)


Akoss, Usrin, Argammon, SuperBrian: are you in?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on December 27, 2012, 06:32:17 PM
How much they plan to spend.
ok, will send the answers tonight
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on December 27, 2012, 10:27:20 PM
I haven't received any message from you, Zak. Did you send it to CTG by mistake? :)


no, but accidentally I sent it an email to jackyvso@hotmail.com instead of a forum PM. Have you received it there?

Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on December 27, 2012, 11:45:00 PM
Yes! Thanks.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 27, 2012, 11:53:05 PM
How much they plan to spend.

Ouch. Decrease my tip by 45% (if it's still possible).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Argammon on December 28, 2012, 12:23:15 AM
PM sent.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 28, 2012, 12:49:11 AM
Temporary results: Argammon 14 pts (CTG 1 pt, I'm sure about question 7).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Argammon on December 29, 2012, 01:39:03 AM
I doubt that.  ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on December 29, 2012, 02:49:12 AM
Submitted  ;)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on December 29, 2012, 06:13:40 AM
Sent!!

Edit: Just checked on a few answers, I tipped on "The Sorrows of Young Werther" release even before Goethe was born...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on December 29, 2012, 11:23:12 AM
If there are posthumous releases, why not prenatal ones?  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 02, 2013, 08:45:15 AM
Results: probably this evening. I can tell you the round has a very clear winner, and 2 exact correct answers.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 02, 2013, 04:47:09 PM
RESULTS, round 8:

1. Size of the United States federal budget for 2013
Answer: 3,8 trillion USD

3,8 trillion Argammon(!)
4,1 trillion Chulk
3,24 trillion Usrin
5,999999999 trillion CTG
1 trillion Friker
10 trillion Duplode
15 trillion Zak
55 trillion Akoss

Almost everyone got the order of magnitude right in this one. Good job.

2. Number of settlements in India with more than 100 inhabitants (2001)
Answer: 552,717 - it's a whole lot of settlements.

700,000 Friker
320,000 Akoss
300,001 CTG
220,000 Zak
125,105 Usrin
100,000 Chulk
50,000 Duplode
1,200,000 Argammon


3. Height of the 100th tallest mountain on Earth
Answer: 7221 m - Karjiang, Himalaya. Never climbed.

7050 Chulk
7400 Argammon (close...)
7001 CTG
7000 Akoss     
6999 Usrin   (did you three spend too much time together?)
5888 Zak
5432 Duplode
770000 Friker (??????? If we had a mountain that high, we could launch satellites by dropping them from the top.)


4. How many days did Napoleon spend in exile on St. Helena?
Answer: 2029 days - arrival October 1815, death May 1821. Rumour says he suffered an early and troubled death because he insisted on eating lots of cake and cream during his exile on St. Helena and not enough vegetables.

1897 Usrin
2192 CTG
2200 Chulk
2500 Duplode
430 Friker
280 Argammon
144 Akoss
4444 Zak


5. Total number of characters, including spaces, in the document containing all of my introspective writings from 2001 to 2012.
Answer: 2,155,511 - nearly 900 pages. So much emo stuff from the old days.

1,501,000 Zak
1,007,500 Argammon
500,000 Duplode
251,000 Usrin
77,777 Friker
10,000,000 Chulk
14,674,231 Akoss
68,042,034 CTG    (that's more than 15 Bibles... I have done a few other things in life besides typing.)


6. Distance between the easternmost point on the South American continent and the westernmost point on the African continent (km)
Answer: 3081 km

3001 CTG
2900 Argammon
3400 Chulk
2651 Akoss
2009 Usrin
4444 Zak
1377 Friker
6500 Duplode


7. Standard atomic weight of Mendelevium (units).
Answer: 258

258 CTG (!)
255 Akoss
276 Duplode
278 Usrin
150 Argammon
150 Chulk
107 Zak
89 Friker

8. Number of words in Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" (original Italian version)
Answer: 96655

100,001 Art-loving CTG
80,000 Duplode
130,000 Chulk
52000 Argammon
30000 Friker
19231 Akoss
4444 Zak
2989 Usrin


9. Release year of J.W. von Göethe's "The Sorrows of Young Werther"?
Answer: 1774 - the earliest of Göethe's famous works

1799 Argammon
1800 Akoss
1801 CTG
1745 Usrin
1807 Duplode
1740 Chulk
1817 Friker
1710 Zak

Nobody came really close, nobody was really far off.


10. What is the median length of the songs in my music library?
Answer: 4:01

3:59 CTG
3:52 Zak
3:46 Usrin
3:33 Friker
4:30 Chulk
4:32 Argammon
4:57 Akoss
3:01 Duplode


11. Average penis length in North Korea (cm)
Answer: 9,66 cm - one of the smallest known national averages.

9,8 CTG
9,9 Argammon
10 Chulk
10,61 Akoss
10,9 Usrin
12,3 Zak
13,1 Friker
14 Duplode


12. Number of women on Forbes' current list of the 71 most powerful people in the world.
Answer: 6 : Angela Merkel (2), Sonia Gandhi (12), Dilma Rousseff (18), Christine Lagarde (38), Margaret Chan (58), Kathleen Sebelius (68)

9 Usrin
2 Akoss
11 Zak
1 Friker
15 Argammon
15 Chulk
15 CTG
17 Duplode


13. Time of sunrise in Anadyr, Chukotka, Russia, on July 21st
Answer: 2:32 AM

3:00 Chulk
3:30 Zak
3:45 Friker
4:12 Duplode
4:30 Argammon
23:58 Usrin
5:40 CTG
5:51 Akoss

+1. How many goals will be scored in the Premier League on January 1, 2013?
Answer: 23 - not such a boring day.

21 Zak
21 Argammon

20 Chulk
19 Akoss
19 Usrin
18 Duplode
17 CTG
9 Friker



Scores, round 8:

5 - CTG
2,5 - Argammon
2 - Chulk
2 - Usrin
1,5 - Zak
1 - Friker
0 - Akoss
0 - Duplode

Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on January 02, 2013, 05:22:28 PM
exciting and thanks for the questions. So CTG has to write questions again. :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Friker on January 02, 2013, 10:18:39 PM
...
770000 Friker (??????? If we had a mountain that high, we could launch satellites by dropping them from the top.)
...

It was meant to be 7700. Probably a typo during rewriting. (Still, it's quite off.)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 03, 2013, 12:17:16 PM
First of all: I'm on destuntsization :D (and ignoring forum for a while), but this topic is a "civil" one, so...

Secondly: more personal questions were added, so Crykoss Poo: SHUT UP about cheating! :P

Round 9
Deadline: 17th January 2012, midnight

1, Profit of Heineken International in 2011 (EUR)

2, Number of PDF files stored on my computer

3, Distance between the graves of Arthur Rimbaud and Edgar Allan Poe

4, When I arrive at home in the evening, how many eggs will be in the fridge?

5, Lactose content of the largest available Viagra pill (mg)

6, I will enter the Stunts chat on 18th January to roll a dice. How many tries will I need to get '6'?

7, A bottle volume unit - used for champagne - was named after Nebuchadnezzar. How many litres does it mean?

8, How many days passed between the first goals of Alessandro Del Piero in Juventus (only Serie A counts) and in the national team of Italy?

9,  Number of months since 2004 when Duplode sent more ZSC messageboard posts alone than Zak, Akoss Poo and Krys Toff together

10, Total weight of coins in my piggy bank (g; calculated on 30th December 2012)

11, Result of Melange XGT-88 'Top Gear' lap (for Poo: unknown specialist of the car, 5 minutes RH on Default's classic line)

12, Ranking of the Moon on the list of heaviest objects in the solar system

13, Speed of the fastest airplane shown by flightradar24.com at the deadline of this round (only passanger and cargo planes, no air force)

+1, Ratio of females on my MSN partnerlist (%)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 15, 2013, 11:25:10 AM
2 days left!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Friker on January 15, 2013, 01:39:40 PM
2 days left!
I do not participate this time.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 15, 2013, 01:47:12 PM
It seems I scored an own goal with the Viagra question, no info in the EMEA database. :-\

(still searching for the data)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on January 15, 2013, 09:59:00 PM
It seems I scored an own goal with the Viagra question, no info in the EMEA database. :-\

(still searching for the data)

Submit a pill for analysis?  :D

A remarkably good set of questions this time, BTW.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 16, 2013, 03:19:30 PM
For Chulk's question: that's a piggy bank.

(http://images.clipartof.com/small/1059498-Royalty-Free-Vector-Clip-Art-Illustration-Of-A-Dollar-Coin-Over-A-Piggy-Bank.jpg)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on January 16, 2013, 04:17:48 PM
For Chulk's question: that's a piggy bank.

(http://images.clipartof.com/small/1059498-Royalty-Free-Vector-Clip-Art-Illustration-Of-A-Dollar-Coin-Over-A-Piggy-Bank.jpg)
oh... so I guess I tipped a little too few.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 20, 2013, 12:28:29 AM
Results: tomorrow.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 20, 2013, 09:48:44 PM
Round 9

1, Profit of Heineken International in 2011 (EUR)
Correct answer: 1,430,000,000 EUR

430,000,000 - Akoss Poo
237,000,000 - Usrin
60,000,000 - Duplode
1,600,000 - Zak McKracken ???
20,000,000,000 - Chulk ???

2, Number of PDF files stored on my computer
Correct answer: 1086

1324 - Usrin
473 - Duplode
323 - Akoss Poo
250 - Chulk
88 - Zak McKracken

3, Distance between the graves of Arthur Rimbaud and Edgar Allan Poe
Correct answer: 6250 kms (Charleville, FRA and Baltimore, USA), surprisingly bad tips

740 - Duplode
509 - Usrin
440 - Akoss Poo
50 - Zak McKracken
0.5 - Chulk

4, When I arrive at home in the evening, how many eggs will be in the fridge?
Correct answer: 10 (full box), triple draw at the top!

6 - Duplode, Usrin, Zak McKracken
5 - Chulk
17 - Akoss Poo

5, Lactose content of the largest available Viagra pill (mg)
Correct answer: finally I've found it... 3.7 mg lactose in the 100 mg pill

0.5 - Chulk
14 - Zak McKracken
28 - Usrin
40 - Akoss Poo
80 - Duplode

6, I will enter the Stunts chat on 18th January to roll a dice. How many tries will I need to get '6'?
Correct answer: first roll, see the attached picture; triple draw again, LOL

3 - Akoss Poo, Usrin, Zak McKracken
5 - Duplode
8 - Chulk

7, A bottle volume unit - used for champagne - was named after Nebuchadnezzar. How many litres does it mean?
Correct answer: 15 litres

15 - Chulk
12 - Usrin
3.6 - Zak McKracken
1.6 - Duplode
1.16 - Akoss Poo

8, How many days passed between the first goals of Alessandro Del Piero in Juventus (only Serie A counts) and in the national team of Italy?
Correct answer: 19th September 1993 (Juventus-Reggiana 4-0); 15th November 1995 (Italy-lithuahuahuania 4-0); so 788 days

769 - Usrin
700 - Chulk
317 - Duplode
146 - Akoss Poo (such a weak one from the Juventus / Italy fan? :P)
44 - Zak McKracken

9,  Number of months since 2004 when Duplode sent more ZSC messageboard posts alone than Zak, Akoss Poo and Krys Toff together
Correct answer: 37 (2007: 1; 2008: 6; 2009: 6; 2010: 5; 2011: 10; 2012: 9)

38 - Akoss Poo
32 - Usrin
42 - Duplode
44 - Zak McKracken
15 - Chulk

10, Total weight of coins in my piggy bank (g; calculated on 30th December 2012)
Correct answer: 1675 g (205 pieces of 50 / 100 / 200 HUF coins)

1400 - Zak McKracken
1324 - Akoss Poo
889 - Duplode
491 - Usrin
450 - Chulk

11, Result of Melange XGT-88 'Top Gear' lap (for Poo: unknown specialist of the car, 5 minutes RH on Default's classic line)
Correct answer: 1:0x.xx, I mustn't tell before publishing the video, but it's quite close to the IMSA cars (and you can easily predict it from the rankings :))

1:07.30 - Akoss Poo
1:11.10 - Chulk
59.05 - Usrin
58.00 - Zak McKracken
1:15.05 - Duplode (naaaaaaaaaaaaah, Stig hates you because of that prediction)

12, Ranking of the Moon on the list of heaviest objects in the solar system
Correct answer: 14th, see the TOP20 below (expressed in 10^21 kg units)

1,989,100,000 - Sun
1,898,600 - Jupiter
568,460 - Saturn
102,430 - Neptune
86,832 - Uranus
5,973.6 - Earth
4,868.5 - Venus
641.9 - Mars
330.2 - Mercury
148.2 - Ganymede (satellite of Jupiter)
134.5 - Titan (satellite of Saturn)
107.6 - Callisto (satellite of Jupiter)
89.3 - Io (satellite of Jupiter)
73.5 - Moon
48 - Europa (satellite of Jupiter)
21.5 - Triton (satellite of Neptune)
16.7 - Eris (dwarf planet)
13.105 - Pluto
4.006 - Haumea (dwarf planet)
3.526 - Titania (satellite of Uranus)

14 - Zak McKracken
15 - Duplode & Usrin
22 - Akoss Poo
27 - Chulk

13, Speed of the fastest airplane shown by flightradar24.com at the deadline of this round (only passanger and cargo planes, no air force)
Correct answer: 1163 kmh (BEL502; Brussels Airlines, New York JFK - Brussels, Airbus A330-301; coordinates: 44.524 / -66.757)

1008 - Zak McKracken
1340 - Akoss Poo
925 - Usrin
840 - Duplode
600 - Chulk

+1, Ratio of females on my MSN partnerlist (%)
Correct answer: 68.75 % (11 from 16)

72 - Usrin
62 - Duplode
85 - Chulk & Zak McKracken
90.9 - Akoss Poo


Results of round 9
5 - Usrin & Zak McKracken
4 - Akoss Poo
2 - Chulk & Duplode


Overall standings
29 - Chulk
22 - Zak McKracken
19 - Akoss Poo
19 - Usrin
18 - Duplode
14 - Bonzai Joe
5 - CTG
3 - Argammon
2 - Super Brian
1 - Friker

(results of round 8 were corrected as we used 1-1 point for draws instead of 0.5-0.5)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on January 21, 2013, 03:28:13 AM
wow!  8) So now Usrin or I should set the questions?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on January 21, 2013, 06:59:37 AM
wow!  8) So now Usrin or I should set the questions?
7/7?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 21, 2013, 08:26:51 AM
Rock-paper-scissors? :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on January 22, 2013, 06:11:23 AM
I will set all questions now then Usrin can come :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on January 22, 2013, 07:13:12 AM
Questions, round 10. Deadline: February 5, 2012, midnight China Standard time.

1.   Number of Nintendo Wii machines sold worldwide until 2011 December 31.

2.   Highest number of fingers and toes a person was ever born with (sum of fingers + toes).

3.   Cigarettes per year per person consumed in average within the adult population of Albania.

4.   Average weight of babies born (live) in Ireland in 2010 (in grams).

5.   Electricity consumed in our Shanghai apartment during November 2012, in kWh.

6.   Price of 1kg of all-purpose wheat flour (cheapest brand) in the supermarket nearest our home, in Chinese Yuan.

7.   Number of Lamborghini LM002s ever produced.

8.   World uranium production in 2010, in tons.

9.   Travel time of the fastest train going from Beijing to Changsha in minutes.

10.   Height difference between the tallest and smallest United States resident film actors ever lived, in centimeters.

11.   Transistor count of an Intel Core-i7 quad processor.

12.   Maximum net load of a standard 20’ international shipping container in kilograms.

13.   In which year was the first known electric passenger train introduced.

+1   Fastest speed achieved by a human powered bicycle on flat surface, unpaced, in km/h.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on January 22, 2013, 09:21:41 AM
I will set all questions now then Usrin can come :)

OK!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on January 22, 2013, 09:54:02 AM
Stupid mistakes which I made:

3, Distance between the graves of Arthur Rimbaud and Edgar Allan Poe
Correct answer: 6250 kms (Charleville, FRA and Baltimore, USA), surprisingly bad tips

740 - Duplode
509 - Usrin
440 - Akoss Poo
50 - Zak McKracken
0.5 - Chulk

I admit that I thought Edgar Allan Poe was English...

12, Ranking of the Moon on the list of heaviest objects in the solar system
Correct answer: 14th, see the TOP20 below (expressed in 10^21 kg units)

73.5 - Moon
48 - Europa (satellite of Jupiter)

As an amateur astronomer, it's a real shame for me... but I didn't know that there's such a large difference between the four big moons of Jupiter, and Europa is so small. In a small telescope, all four are dots with almost the same brigthness.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 22, 2013, 11:17:37 AM
And also their density screwed it up... :)

(the Neptune - Uranus relation was a small surprise for me)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on January 22, 2013, 04:21:56 PM
I'll ask questions before answering this time. I'm not making the piggy bank mistake again...
10.   Height difference between the tallest and smallest United States resident film actors ever lived, in centimeters.
Resident means 'lived/living there' or 'Nationality'?

+1   Fastest speed achieved by a human powered bicycle on flat surface, unpaced, in km/h.
What does 'unpaced' refer to? Or 'paced' if it's easier to explain/understand
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 22, 2013, 06:47:14 PM
Quite good questions, I had no clue about any of them. :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on January 23, 2013, 02:20:50 AM
I'll ask questions before answering this time. I'm not making the piggy bank mistake again...
10.   Height difference between the tallest and smallest United States resident film actors ever lived, in centimeters.
Resident means 'lived/living there' or 'Nationality'?

nationality, sorry for being confusing.

+1   Fastest speed achieved by a human powered bicycle on flat surface, unpaced, in km/h.
What does 'unpaced' refer to? Or 'paced' if it's easier to explain/understand
Paced means there is a motorized vehicle going in front of the cyclist, reducing the impact of headwind / air resistance. Unpaced means there is no such help, just the bicycle and its rider on a flat surface.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on January 23, 2013, 03:03:45 AM
nationality, sorry for being confusing.
Good thing I asked! I was considering the other option primarily.
Paced means there is a motorized vehicle going in front of the cyclist, reducing the impact of headwind / air resistance. Unpaced means there is no such help, just the bicycle and its rider on a flat surface.
I thought this was it, but better be sure
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on February 04, 2013, 11:23:55 AM
Only one day left and so far only three competitors (CTG, Usrin, Friker)! Anyone else?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 04, 2013, 11:31:59 AM
Only one day left and so far only three competitors (CTG, Usrin, Friker)! Anyone else?

Chulk has no Google access at the moment. ;D (kidding)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 04, 2013, 02:11:45 PM
Only one day left and so far only three competitors (CTG, Usrin, Friker)! Anyone else?
Sorry, I completely forgot! I'll join tonight when I have google access again.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 04, 2013, 02:23:44 PM
Only one day left and so far only three competitors (CTG, Usrin, Friker)! Anyone else?
Sorry, I completely forgot! I'll join tonight when I have google access again.

gotcha!  ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on February 04, 2013, 03:43:57 PM
Only one day left and so far only three competitors (CTG, Usrin, Friker)! Anyone else?

I'm in; just sent  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on February 05, 2013, 03:07:08 AM
and Akoss too, so five contestants now. Waiting for others! :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on February 05, 2013, 07:07:48 AM
Only one day left and so far only three competitors (CTG, Usrin, Friker)! Anyone else?
Sorry, I completely forgot! I'll join tonight when I have google access again.

You still have a couple of hours left...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on February 05, 2013, 01:51:04 PM
6 competitors so far, Chulk, we are only waiting on you!  ::)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 05, 2013, 02:49:17 PM
6 competitors so far, Chulk, we are only waiting on you!  ::)
Sent!!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 05, 2013, 03:03:51 PM
6 competitors so far, Chulk, we are only waiting on you!  ::)
Sent!!

So... how many perfect shots do you have now? :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on February 05, 2013, 03:38:50 PM
thanks! results soon :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on February 05, 2013, 04:58:06 PM
RESULTS, ROUND 10:

1.   Number of Nintendo Wii machines sold worldwide until 2011 December 31.
Answer: 94,970,000

99,999,999   CTG – nice!
80,000,000   Chulk
42,756,322   Bonzai Joe
22,990,000   Usrin
20,000,000   Duplode
7,777,777   Friker
519,000,000   Akoss Poo


2.   Highest number of fingers and toes a person was ever born with (sum of fingers + toes)
Answer: 34
Poor guy Akshat Saxena was born with 7 fingers on each hand and 10 toes on each foot two years ago. Now he is back to normal 20.

36   Duplode
38   Usrin
40   CTG
27   Friker
26   Akoss Poo
24   Chulk
16   Bonzai Joe


3.   Cigarettes per year per person consumed in average within the adult population of Albania.
Answer: 1201
First of all it was number of cigarettes, not packs of cigarettes. Second, Albania is a muslim country, so women not smoking it brings down the average considerably. Men still smoke a lot. 

1,449   Akoss Poo – quite close!
110   Duplode
40   Chulk
17   Friker
2,980   Usrin
4,790   Bonzai Joe
7,300   CTG


4.   Average weight of babies born (live) in Ireland in 2010 (in grams).
Answer: 3468g

3,500   Chulk
3,403   Akoss Poo
3,277   Friker
3,240   Usrin
3,001   CTG
2,975   Duplode
2,840   Bonzai Joe


5.   Electricity consumed in our Shanghai apartment during November 2012, in kWh.
Answer: 1242kWh
It was unusually cold (0 to 10 degrees the whole month), there is no heating, we must heat with the air conditioners and insulation is poor. What a waste of energy :(

573   Usrin
353   Akoss Poo
312   Bonzai Joe
277   Friker
150   Chulk
111   CTG
5,400   Duplode – ???  I don’t have industrial equipment at home.  :D


6.    Price of 1kg of all-purpose wheat flour (cheapest brand) in the supermarket nearest our home, in Chinese Yuan.
Answer: 7.8CNY
Equals about 1.25USD.

7.77   Friker – did you come and check yourself? :D
6   Chulk
3.50   Bonzai Joe
2.95   Akoss Poo
15   Duplode
20   CTG
20   Usrin


7.   Number of Lamborghini LM002s ever produced.
Answer: 328
Not too many, so be careful how much to wreck on the racetracks.

500   Chulk
500   Duplode
77   Friker
1,001   CTG
9,805   Usrin
15,000   Akoss Poo
36,883   Bonzai Joe


8.    World uranium production in 2010, in tons.
Answer: 53,663 tons
33% of it is produced is Kazakhstan. Must be the source for their shiny new capital.

40,000      Chulk
72,000      Akoss Poo
12,250      Usrin
9,999      CTG
1,777      Friker
1,500      Duplode
32,333,222   Bonzai Joe


9.    Travel time of the fastest train going from Beijing to Changsha in minutes.
Answer: 394 minutes
Changsha is the capital of Hunan province with more than 7 million inhabitants. I have never heard about it either until a couple of weeks ago when it appeared in local news :) It is 1484km from Beijing on train, but seems like most of you thought its closer.

572   Bonzai Joe
60   Akoss Poo
46   Usrin
45   Duplode
40   Chulk
999   CTG
2,777   Friker 


10.   Height difference between the tallest and smallest United States resident film actors ever lived, in centimeters
Answer: 153cm
Lock Martin was the highest, 232cm, starring in The Day the Earth Stood Still. Tamara De Treaux was the shortest, 79cm, staring in E.T.

145   Duplode
162   Usrin – almost!
142   Akoss Poo
110   Chulk
108   Bonzai Joe
199   CTG- ???
77   Friker - ???


11.    Transistor count of an Intel Core-i7 quad processor.
Answer: 731,000,000
Spread on only 263 square millimeters. The first commercially available microprocessor, Intel 4004 had 2300 transistors. I think we never saw answers spread on such a big scale in the history of this game, but Friker was almost spot on…

777,777,777      Friker
50,000,001      CTG
500,000      Chulk
4,444         Bonzai Joe
500         Akoss Poo
10,000,000,000      Duplode
1,200,000,000,000   Usrin

 
12.   Maximum net load of a standard 20’ international shipping container in kilograms.
Answer: 28200kg
Almost all standard shipping containers have the allowed weight of 30400kg. The tare weight of the 20’ container is 2200kg, so comes the result.

26,000   Bonzai Joe
24,000   Usrin
23,777   Friker
20,000   Chulk
4,536   CTG
30   Akoss Poo
300,000 Duplode


13.   In which year was the first known electric passenger train introduced.
Answer: 1879
Well, it does not look like it, more like a toy train, but is technically an electric passenger train. Manufactured by Werner Siemens and put in operation on the Berlin World Fair. Maximum speed was 13km/h, it carried 90000 passengers during the fair on its 300m long track.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/EElokSiemens.jpg)
1,896   Duplode
1,860   Chulk – tight!
1,904   Usrin
1,909   CTG
1,927   Friker
1,948   Akoss Poo
1,959   Bonzai Joe


+1   Fastest speed achieved by a human powered bicycle on flat surface, unpaced, in km/h.
Answer: 133km/h
Achieved in 2009 by Sam Whittingham on an aerodynamic recumbent bicycle.

143   Akoss Poo
160   Chulk
161   CTG
161   Usrin
83   Bonzai Joe
77   Friker
57   Duplode – even I can almost reach this speed for a short while :D



Results of round 10:
4 – Duplode
3 – Chulk
2 – Akoss Poo, Bonzai Joe and Friker
1 – CTG and Usrin

Overall standings
32 - Chulk
22 - Zak McKracken
22 - Duplode
21 - Akoss Poo
20 - Usrin
16 - Bonzai Joe
6 - CTG
3 - Argammon
3 – Friker
2 - SuperBrian

Thanks for joining this round!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 05, 2013, 06:59:26 PM
2.   Highest number of fingers and toes a person was ever born with (sum of fingers + toes)
16   Bonzai Joe
I guess BJ bet on EXTRA fingers and not total...

3.   Cigarettes per year per person consumed in average within the adult population of Albania.
I tipped daily, don't know really why...

10.   Height difference between the tallest and smallest United States resident film actors ever lived, in centimeters
Stupid me, didn't even considered children...

777,777,777      Friker
Lucky number, right?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on February 05, 2013, 07:39:14 PM
Yay, at last a decent result from me  :D

5.   Electricity consumed in our Shanghai apartment during November 2012, in kWh.
[...]
5,400   Duplode – ???  I don’t have industrial equipment at home.  :D

For some reason I missed the "November" next to the "2012"... ::)

Round 11: Questions to be posted soon-ish, unless Usrin wants to run this round (as per his shared round 9 victory).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 05, 2013, 07:59:45 PM
Good questions, but crappy round :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Friker on February 05, 2013, 10:49:24 PM

7.77   Friker – did you come and check yourself? :D

I was counting with a pack of wheat in our store.

10.   Height difference between the tallest and smallest United States resident film actors ever lived, in centimeters
77   Friker - ???

hmm.. I was thinking only at adult actors. :-/ Otherwise it would be 177. :)

777,777,777      Friker
Lucky number, right?

yeah, lucky, it is. :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 07, 2013, 11:52:52 AM
I thought the height difference is a tricky question, expected more from American castings. :D

Certified records: tallest man on Earth: 272 cm; shortest one: 54.6 cm

Btw...

Quote from: Wikipedia, List of tallest people

Flag: United States
Metrict: 2.74 m
Imperial: 8 ft 11.5 in
Name: John Aasen
Note: American silent film actor, height is not officially confirmed.
Lifespan: 1890–1938



Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on February 07, 2013, 12:59:27 PM
I can see that my guess on the 'highest number of fingers and toes' question was quite bad  :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 07, 2013, 01:43:26 PM
Btw height difference between the tallest and smallest Stunts pipsqueaks? :D

(Stunts wiki list about height?  ;D)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on February 12, 2013, 08:53:45 PM
Okay, it's time for Round 11!
Deadline: February 26th, 23:59:59, GMT -3 (that is, in 14 days and a few hours).

1. Result of the Roman census for 147/46 BC.

2. Typical (measured for just one specimen) migration distance for an Amur Falcon, in km (just one leg of the route only).

3. Fuel consumption of a Lotus Elan Sprint (the 1970-73 model), in km/L.

4. 2012 third quarter cellphone sales in Brazil, in number of phones.

5. London Underground average speed, including stops at stations, in km/h.

6. Area of the Congo River basin, in km2.

7. Total number of second places in F1 races between Coulthard, Barrichello and Webber as of today.

8. Lines of source code of DOSBox as of today.

9. Length of the free-form improvisation section at the end of King Crimson's Moonchild.

10. Distance between western and eastern extreme points of São Paulo, Brazil (the city, not the state).

11. Number of numbered sections/aphorisms in Friedrich Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil.

12. Estimated total population of Asian Elephants (quoted from a 2011 paper).

13. Average number of “componentes” (i.e. people in costumes dancing or playing instruments) per samba school (main group only) at the Rio de Janeiro carnival parade in 2009.

+1. Time difference between the longest and shortest final laps sent by me to a Stunts competition (LeStunts races excluded).

(The units quoted are what I will use for the answers, though you can use anything sensible as long as you mention it!)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 12, 2013, 11:33:11 PM
Btw height difference between the tallest and smallest Stunts pipsqueaks? :D

(Stunts wiki list about height?  ;D)
Probably shortest is one of Krys Toff's kids. No idea about the tallest... Akoss, BJ?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 12, 2013, 11:34:30 PM
in 14 days
Chaser's or Earth's? ;)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on February 13, 2013, 12:50:27 AM
Btw height difference between the tallest and smallest Stunts pipsqueaks? :D

(Stunts wiki list about height?  ;D)
Probably shortest is one of Krys Toff's kids. No idea about the tallest... Akoss, BJ?

Or Renato, he is in the 190+ range.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 13, 2013, 10:07:27 AM
Btw height difference between the tallest and smallest Stunts pipsqueaks? :D

(Stunts wiki list about height?  ;D)
Probably shortest is one of Krys Toff's kids. No idea about the tallest... Akoss, BJ?

Or Renato, he is in the 190+ range.

Facts & raw estimations: BJ 196, Poo 189, Usrin 177, CTG 176, Rotoi 175.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 13, 2013, 02:45:27 PM
Btw great questions!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 13, 2013, 10:52:57 PM
Sent!

/me borrowed Friker's method. ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Friker on February 14, 2013, 01:36:07 AM
I do not understand the first question.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 14, 2013, 03:49:25 AM
I do not understand the first question.
I think there was a census in the Roman Empire in 147/46 BC. Question is how many people did it count, I guess. Dup?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on February 14, 2013, 03:49:26 AM
Sent!

Second to join ;)

I do not understand the first question.

Census as in periodically counting how many people there are in a city/country/whatever. The answer is the figure the Romans got in the mentioned year. Edit: simultaneous replies!  :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 14, 2013, 03:59:32 AM
One question: Is it the entire Roman Empire or just Rome?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on February 14, 2013, 04:08:51 AM
One question: Is it the entire Roman Empire or just Rome?

Their census counted Roman citizens. Note that the definition of "Roman citizen" changed throughout history, however  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 14, 2013, 04:12:05 AM
One question: Is it the entire Roman Empire or just Rome?

Their census counted Roman citizens. Note that the definition of "Roman citizen" changed throughout history, however  :)
ok, sorry for the PM, I thought you were leaving without coming back to this topic
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on February 14, 2013, 06:33:38 AM
I also sent, hopefully received.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on February 15, 2013, 01:35:00 AM
I also sent, hopefully received.

Your answers were received as well :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 19, 2013, 04:16:21 AM
Sent!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on February 19, 2013, 02:55:40 PM
Sent!

Third in... ;)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 19, 2013, 03:43:59 PM
I think this is the 2º or 3º time I'm not the one that has to be awaited for. New year's goal was to stop being late for everything if possible.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on February 23, 2013, 03:32:52 AM
Friker is in as well. Four entries, three days remaining. Waiting for Usrin, Akoss, BJ; and Brian, dreadnaut, Alan...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 23, 2013, 07:40:15 AM
You should be getting a new player's answers soon... (insert misterious looking smiley here)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on February 23, 2013, 07:53:59 AM
haha, yes, I already sent the answers :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on February 23, 2013, 08:00:56 AM
haha, yes, I already sent the answers :D

Nice!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on February 24, 2013, 04:52:28 AM
Two days...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on February 25, 2013, 12:57:15 AM
One day left!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on February 25, 2013, 12:59:20 AM
One day left, right? ^_^. Yeah another bad joke xD
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 25, 2013, 01:03:24 AM
One day left, right? ^_^. Yeah another bad joke xD

Bad enough before going to sleep.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 25, 2013, 04:53:11 AM
One day left, right? ^_^. Yeah another bad joke xD
Argentinian pipsqueaks seem to be an endless pit of bad/stupid jokes  ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on February 25, 2013, 03:30:27 PM
One day left!

Okay, it's time for Round 11!
Deadline: February 26th, 23:59:59, GMT -3 (that is, in 14 days and a few hours).

D'oh! :-X Deadline is not today, but tomorrow's (GMT -3) midnight. One more day for you to join  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 25, 2013, 06:38:09 PM
One day left, right?
It should've been "One day left? Wrong!"
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on February 26, 2013, 08:42:51 AM
Also sent!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on February 26, 2013, 04:14:38 PM
Usrin, BJ and Akoss in! To any others: less than 12 hours!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 27, 2013, 02:07:28 PM
time is up (baraka wins)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on February 27, 2013, 04:07:53 PM
Results: likely (and hopefully) tonight; if not, only on Friday.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 27, 2013, 04:19:28 PM
Results: likely (and hopefully) tonight; if not, only on Friday.

if not on Friday, only on Saturday
if not on Saturday... ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on February 27, 2013, 08:33:11 PM
Is there a prediction game for estimation game? xD
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on February 28, 2013, 09:09:12 AM
Answers!

1. Result of the Roman census for 147/46 BC.
322,000. By 147/46 BC the Roman Republic was in its golden years, with territorial expansion having just begun to acquire continental scale and extension of citizenship to far-flung provinces still a few decades into the future.

250,000 - Chulk
77,777 - Friker
15,000 - Akoss Poo
666,666 - CTG
2,980,400 - Usrin
4,500,000 - Alan Rotoi
7,500,000 - Bonzai Joe
21,000,000 - Zak McKracken

2. Typical (measured for just one specimen) migration distance for an Amur Falcon, in km (just one leg of the route only).

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f283/Duplode/amur.png)

14,560km.

12,000 - Alan Rotoi
11,000 - Zak McKracken
6,666 - CTG
5,700 - Akoss Poo
4,500 - Usrin
4,400 - Bonzai Joe
3,777 - Friker
3,000  - Chulk

3. Fuel consumption of a Lotus Elan Sprint (the 1970-73 model), in km/L.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f283/Duplode/car-view-large-Lotus-Elan_Sprint_Drophead_Coupe-1971-1.jpg)

8.5km/l. This beauty has a four cylinder 1558cc engine.

7.15 - Zak McKracken
7 - Friker (ouch!)
4.5 - Bonzai Joe
4.22 - Akoss Poo
13 - Chulk
4 - Usrin
15 - CTG (that is 6.666l/100km, in case you are wondering.)
41.7 - Alan Rotoi (submitted as 2.4l/100km.)

4. 2012 third quarter cellphone sales in Brazil, in number of phones.
15,300,000.

19,000,000 - Zak McKracken
20,000,000 - Chulk
10,000,001 - CTG
8,050,000 - Usrin
5,200,001 - Akoss Poo
3,146,611 - Bonzai Joe
2,358,431 - Alan Rotoi
77,777 - Friker

5. London Underground average speed, including stops at stations, in km/h.
33km/h.

33 - Zak McKracken (!)
30.5 - Usrin
37 - Friker
38 - Akoss Poo
40 - Chulk
42 - Bonzai Joe
23 - CTG
60 - Alan Rotoi

6. Area of the Congo River basin, in km2.
3,700,000km2.

2,500,000 - Chulk
2,100,000 - Usrin / Akoss Poo
6,666,666 - CTG
340,000 - Zak McKracken
49,000 - Bonzai Joe
750 - Alan Rotoi
77 - Friker

7. Total number of second places in F1 races between Coulthard, Barrichello and Webber as of today.
66.

66 - CTG (LOL! :D)
77 - Chulk (not Friker)
43 - Akoss Poo
99 - Usrin
24 - Bonzai Joe
21 - Zak McKracken
17 - Friker
14 - Alan Rotoi

8. Lines of source code of DOSBox as of today.
119,251. "As of today" referred, rather confusingly, to the day the questions were posted. In any case, it seems that there were no commits to the DOSBox repository over the last two weeks.

96,000 - Zak McKracken
16,000 - Akoss Poo
10,777 - Friker
7,000 - Alan Rotoi
2,348 - Usrin
779 - Bonzai Joe
500,001 - Chulk
666,666 - CTG

9. Length of the free-form improvisation section at the end of King Crimson's Moonchild.
9min42s. The rest of the song is 2min30s long, by the way.

7min31s - Bonzai Joe
6min30s - Zak McKracken
3min57s - Friker
2min24s - Akoss Poo
1min57s - Usrin
1min37s - Chulk
1min06.6s - CTG
30min - Alan Rotoi

10. Distance between western and eastern extreme points of São Paulo, Brazil (the city, not the state).
48.3km. Note that a quick glance at a city map like this one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mapa_sp.svg) can be slightly misleading, as the westernmost point is on the northwestern "horn".

55 - Zak McKracken
59 - Bonzai Joe
35 - Chulk
64.8 - Usrin
31 - Alan Rotoi
72.1 - Akoss Poo
101 - CTG
277 - Friker

11. Number of numbered sections/aphorisms in Friedrich Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil.
296.

277 - Friker
350 - Chulk
239 - Akoss Poo
214 - Bonzai Joe
146 - Alan Rotoi
123 - Zak McKracken
666 - Usrin
6,666 - CTG

12. Estimated total population of Asian Elephants (quoted from a 2011 paper).
43,445. Endangered, though not critically so.

50,000 - Chulk
24,800 - Zak McKracken
6,666 - CTG
1,240 - Bonzai Joe
1,200 - Akoss Poo
400 - Alan Rotoi
77 - Friker
974,000 - Usrin

13. Average number of “componentes” (i.e. people in costumes dancing or playing instruments) per samba school (main group only) at the Rio de Janeiro carnival parade in 2009.
4264. Times twelve schools, that gives about 51,000 people parading during two nights.

1500 - Chulk
577 - Friker
345 - Zak McKracken
66 - CTG
52 - Usrin
40 - Alan Rotoi
23.5 - Akoss Poo
18 - Bonzai Joe

+1. Time difference between the longest and shortest final laps sent by me to a Stunts competition (LeStunts races excluded).
Longest:  3:59.65 (Round 11 of WMCS 2009/10)
Shortest: 0:31.10 (Paks, USC 2007/08)
3:29.55.

2:59.00 - CTG
4:18.00 - Usrin
2:05.00 - Zak McKracken
1:39.00 - Bonzai Joe
1:37.00 - Friker
1:08.75 - Akoss Poo
1:07.00 - Chulk
0:56.00 - Alan Rotoi

Results of round 11
5 - Zak McKracken (two in a row!)
4 - Chulk (still in strong form...)
2 - CTG
1 - Friker / Alan Rotoi / Bonzai Joe
0 - Usrin / Akoss Poo

Overall standings
36 - Chulk
27 - Zak McKracken
22 - Duplode
21 - Akoss Poo
20 - Usrin
17 - Bonzai Joe
8 - CTG
4 – Friker
3 - Argammon
2 - SuperBrian
1 - Alan Rotoi

(Note that this overall chart doesn't make much sense now that the winner gets no points from the following round.)

Thanks for joining, this was good fun  :)

Edit: Swapping Akoss' and Usrin's answer to #12; it did not change the results.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 28, 2013, 09:16:56 AM
Looping killer round... :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on February 28, 2013, 09:25:28 AM
My elephant tip was 1 200 (instead of 974 000), but it doesn't count anything... Awful round for me, though I didn't have any bad tips at all, I just wasn't as accurate as I should have been. BÖFF!!!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on February 28, 2013, 11:37:51 AM
I think I should have read the date of the roman census more carefully.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on February 28, 2013, 02:18:47 PM
epic win and great battle with Chulk! :)  8)

I will set new questions soon unless someone already has a good set.

Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on February 28, 2013, 03:03:10 PM
3,7 million square km - that's almost the size of Brazil, if I remember correctly. What is a river basin anyway?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 28, 2013, 03:09:26 PM
3,7 million square km - that's almost the size of Brazil

Noooooo, Brazil is almost as large as the USA (8.x and 9.x million km2).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on February 28, 2013, 03:10:56 PM
Okay, then it's almost the size of Kazakhstan or Mongolia or something. Anyway, it's the kind of thing that shows up on a globe.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 28, 2013, 03:13:21 PM
13. Average number of “componentes” (i.e. people in costumes dancing or playing instruments) per samba school (main group only) at the Rio de Janeiro carnival parade in 2009.
4264. Times twelve schools, that gives about 51,000 people parading during two nights.

1500 - Chulk
577 - Friker
345 - Zak McKracken
66 - CTG
52 - Usrin
40 - Alan Rotoi
23.5 - Akoss Poo
18 - Bonzai Joe
It's amazing how far we all were on the question. I guess it was harder for European people who don't have carnival parades, but I was really shocked by Alan's tip. Even here samba schools have more than 100 each...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 28, 2013, 03:21:13 PM
I know the question was average number of "componentes", but still, Poo's 23.5 sounds so bizarre (half man, half bear, half pig? :D).

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnkutjwWX41qg7keco1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 28, 2013, 03:36:16 PM
What is a river basin anyway?
It's the land surface the river itself and the smaller rivers, creaks, streams, snow and such that feed the main river, all the way to it's final "deposit". Something like this (Couldn't find a better pic on google, just a 2 min search anyway)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a6/Hydrographic_basin.svg/300px-Hydrographic_basin.svg.png)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on February 28, 2013, 04:31:16 PM
13. Average number of “componentes” (i.e. people in costumes dancing or playing instruments) per samba school (main group only) at the Rio de Janeiro carnival parade in 2009.
4264. Times twelve schools, that gives about 51,000 people parading during two nights.

1500 - Chulk
577 - Friker
345 - Zak McKracken
66 - CTG
52 - Usrin
40 - Alan Rotoi
23.5 - Akoss Poo
18 - Bonzai Joe
It's amazing how far we all were on the question. I guess it was harder for European people who don't have carnival parades, but I was really shocked by Alan's tip. Even here samba schools have more than 100 each...


It's because I hate Samba and I hate Carnibal and I hate Murga and all it represents :D

Anyway I love the 1st question kind. I though about the whole empire, not the city of Rome only.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on February 28, 2013, 04:45:30 PM
that's not a river basin, it's a tree. Don't try to fool us.  8)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 28, 2013, 04:54:27 PM
that's not a river basin, it's a tree. Don't try to fool us.  8)
Looks a lot like a vein mapping too...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on February 28, 2013, 04:55:52 PM
It's a leaf!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Friker on February 28, 2013, 09:42:36 PM
What is a river basin anyway?
It's the land surface the river itself and the smaller rivers, creaks, streams, snow and such that feed the main river, all the way to it's final "deposit". Something like this (Couldn't find a better pic on google, just a 2 min search anyway)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a6/Hydrographic_basin.svg/300px-Hydrographic_basin.svg.png)

omg, I was thinking about a river delta.. :-/
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Friker on February 28, 2013, 09:50:47 PM
:-/ 3 times 2nd place :-/
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on March 01, 2013, 01:59:47 AM
My elephant tip was 1 200 (instead of 974 000), but it doesn't count anything...

Where the hell did I get that number from? :-X Post with the results corrected, sorry!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 01, 2013, 11:50:51 AM
My elephant tip was 1 200 (instead of 974 000), but it doesn't count anything...

Where the hell did I get that number from? :-X Post with the results corrected, sorry!

Hey, 974 000 was my tip! Btw, you haven't got it from the hell; I don't go there nowadays, because trains can be delayed and the transfer is not guaranteed.
 :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on March 01, 2013, 01:39:57 PM
My elephant tip was 1 200 (instead of 974 000), but it doesn't count anything...

Where the hell did I get that number from? :-X Post with the results corrected, sorry!

Hey, 974 000 was my tip! Btw, you haven't got it from the hell; I don't go there nowadays, because trains can be delayed and the transfer is not guaranteed.
 :)

Aha! Now it is clear: I misread the Excel chart which I used for compiling the results. How embarrassing  :) Fixed again!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on March 01, 2013, 01:51:35 PM
It's because I hate Samba and I hate Carnibal and I hate Murga and all it represents :D
Why?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on March 01, 2013, 03:20:59 PM
Because it represents for me decadence, poorness and sadness.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on March 01, 2013, 06:08:10 PM
ok, I could not get to compile the questions tonight as the update took my time - hopefully within a few days. BTW, Usrin still owes us a set of questions for the shared win, so Usrin if you have them, feel free to take this round.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 02, 2013, 02:50:21 PM
Thanks, I would be glad to give you a set of questions. They'll be here on Monday (4 Mar).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on March 02, 2013, 05:18:49 PM
great! I will set a few for the round after.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 05, 2013, 02:14:13 AM
Let's see Round 12!

Deadline: 20 Mar 2013, 06:59:59 GMT.

1. Fine for driving 131 km/h on a Norwegian motorway (in NOK)

2. Highest ever recorded temperature in Kenya

3. Elevation of the lowermost point of the Norwegian road network (compared to sea level)

4. Distance of the farthest man-made object from Earth (km, 04.03.2013)

5. Length of the longest ever reign of a pope (days)

6. Annual beer consumption per capita in Slovakia (litres, 2010)

7. Number of Sébastien Loeb's second places in WRC rallies

8. Opening year of the first public flush toilet in the world

9. The highest speed ever reached by an electric car (km/h)

10. Date of the next total solar eclipse visible from mainland Europe

11. Average attendance at the home matches of Viking Stavanger in Norwegian 1st league (2012)

12. Depth of the deepest hole ever drilled on Earth (below surface)

13. Improvement of men's high jump world record during the lifetime of Zlatan Ibrahimovic (cm)

+1. Official best 100m time of Viki (my "almost girlfriend" in 2004-2005) in high heeled shoes a.k.a. picsacipö (with heels higher than 8 cm and narrower than 1.5 cm)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on March 05, 2013, 02:53:05 AM
I don't understand the 1st one.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on March 05, 2013, 03:42:37 AM
I don't understand the 1st one.
Fine = "Multa". NOK = Norwegian Kroner = Moneda oficial Noruega
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on March 05, 2013, 05:47:54 AM
aaaaaaaaaaaaah
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 05, 2013, 07:05:35 AM
the best questions ever ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 05, 2013, 08:29:02 AM
+1. Official best 100m time of Viki (my "almost girlfriend" in 2004-2005) in high heeled shoes a.k.a. picsacipö (with heels higher than 8 cm and narrower than 1.5 cm)

;D ;D ;D

I hope Akoss Poo will win this point.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 05, 2013, 09:40:12 AM
Additional info: Viking Stavanger (question 11) is a football team. For our US pipsqueaks: soccer.  :P

+1. Official best 100m time of Viki (my "almost girlfriend" in 2004-2005) in high heeled shoes a.k.a. picsacipö (with heels higher than 8 cm and narrower than 1.5 cm)

;D ;D ;D

I hope Akoss Poo will win this point.

It would be a shame if he didn't win it.  ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 05, 2013, 10:04:23 AM
For our US pipsqueaks: soccer.  :P

Fredmen67 is the only US pipsqueak around.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 05, 2013, 10:11:22 AM
Fredmen67 is the only US pipsqueak around.

Not counting the US ghosts.  ;)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 05, 2013, 10:41:37 AM
Fredmen67 is the only US pipsqueak around.

Not counting the US ghosts.  ;)

Lemme see... Dragonfly? :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 05, 2013, 12:40:28 PM
Sent!

(I wonder if somebody else is also trying to calculate the distance of the farthest man-made object...)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on March 05, 2013, 02:53:13 PM
I did. I sent it yesterday.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on March 05, 2013, 03:22:22 PM
For our US pipsqueaks: soccer.  :P

Fredmen67 is the only US pipsqueak around.
Komeuppance
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 05, 2013, 03:23:42 PM
Lemme see... Dragonfly? :D

I remember Dragonfly and Dexter Morgan, and I'm not sure that they were the only ones.  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 05, 2013, 03:30:48 PM
I did. I sent it yesterday.

CTG's calculation seems to be more accurate.  :)

Btw, Alan, please check your PM - from your answers, it's clear that there was also another question which you didn't understand. You can change that tip if you want to.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on March 05, 2013, 03:50:34 PM
Yes thanks, I guessed you asked how many ghosts...

I sent the correct answer :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 06, 2013, 02:19:27 PM
Lemme see... Dragonfly? :D

I remember Dragonfly and Dexter Morgan, and I'm not sure that they were the only ones.  :)

It reminds me on the painful fact that race stats - including the worksheet of nations - should be updated after 2 years silence...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on March 06, 2013, 03:11:45 PM
sent!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on March 13, 2013, 04:12:06 AM
Sent  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 13, 2013, 10:36:11 AM
Already received tips from 6 pipsqueaks, others are still welcomed! Bonzai Joe? Friker? (Friker, don't miss a round with a Slovak-related question!)

Btw, Mr. Poo and Mr. Zak, you can give not only a year, but also a month and a day for question 10. If I get only the year, I count the date as 3 July (middle of the year).

Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 13, 2013, 10:40:19 AM
If I get only the year, I count the date as 3 July

DON'T LICK! :P
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 19, 2013, 10:09:49 AM
Deadline reminder...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 19, 2013, 10:37:13 AM
If I get only the year, I count the date as 3 July

DON'T LICK! :P

Why was this day related in my mind to the darkness of a solar eclipse? :P
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 19, 2013, 10:39:26 AM
Btw, I also wanted to give a last call to everybody for this round. Deadline: tomorrow, 06:59:59 GMT!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 19, 2013, 10:51:49 AM
If I get only the year, I count the date as 3 July

DON'T LICK! :P

Why was this day related in my mind to the darkness of a solar eclipse? :P

Muhahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on March 19, 2013, 05:29:46 PM
Good thing you reminded me! I had forgotten completely!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Friker on March 19, 2013, 05:34:19 PM
My estimation is sent.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 20, 2013, 12:46:01 AM
Received both from Friker and Chulk!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 20, 2013, 01:32:39 PM
OFF (would belong to the Profession topic): whole-day client meeting tomorrow, my presentation is still not done.
ON: therefore you can expect the results for tomorrow evening - sorry for the delay!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on March 20, 2013, 01:52:17 PM
Best of luck with the presentation!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 20, 2013, 03:53:32 PM
OFF (would belong to the Profession topic): whole-day client meeting tomorrow, my presentation is still not done.
ON: therefore you can expect the results for tomorrow evening - sorry for the delay!

Rhetorical question: then why are you lurking around? :D (I know the situation very well... :-\)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 20, 2013, 04:26:14 PM
Best of luck with the presentation!

Thanks! For you, best luck with your estimations.  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 20, 2013, 04:28:59 PM
OFF (would belong to the Profession topic): whole-day client meeting tomorrow, my presentation is still not done.
ON: therefore you can expect the results for tomorrow evening - sorry for the delay!

Rhetorical question: then why are you lurking around? :D (I know the situation very well... :-\)

One of the reasons: when I'm in the office, this forum is the only place where I can BÖFF.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on March 21, 2013, 11:12:57 AM

One of the reasons: when I'm in the office, this forum is the only place where I can BÖFF.

In China you could also BÖFF during your presentation. True story!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 21, 2013, 12:46:39 PM

One of the reasons: when I'm in the office, this forum is the only place where I can BÖFF.

In China you could also BÖFF during your presentation. True story!

A one way ticket, please! ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 22, 2013, 04:42:44 PM
RESULTS, ROUND 12:

1. Fine for driving 131 km/h on a Norwegian motorway (in NOK)
Answer: 6500 NOK
The speed limit is only 100 km/h, so driving 131 km/h is a serious violation. For driving 140 km/h, you can immediately say goodbye to your licence.

3,000 - Duplode
3,000 - Zak McKracken

1,200 - Bonzai Joe
700 - Alan Rotoi
600 - Akoss Poo
0 - Chulk
0 - CTG
DQ - Friker (Sorry, but estimating the value of NOK was a part of the game. The tip was 27 EUR, equal to ca. 204 NOK.)


2. Highest ever recorded temperature in Kenya
Answer: 42.6°C
For those who overestimated: the highest temperatures on the Earth don't occur along the Equator (too many clouds and rain), but in the deserts north and south of it.

42.1 - Duplode [almost exact!]
44.4 - Chulk
40.5 - Bonzai Joe
39.0 - Akoss Poo
47.0 - Friker
49.9 - CTG
52.0 - Alan Rotoi
56.0 - Zak McKracken


3. Elevation of the lowermost point of the Norwegian road network (compared to sea level)
Answer: -287 m
Fjords are deep, so the tunnels crossing them usually have to run 100-200 m below sea level. The deepest one is on the road between Bergen and Trondheim.

-44 - Zak McKracken
-17 - Friker
-13 - CTG
-11 - Bonzai Joe
-10 - Chulk
-8 - Akoss Poo
-5.2 - Duplode
+2500 - Alan Rotoi :o [did you mistake Norway for Tibet?]


4. Distance of the farthest man-made object from Earth (km, 04.03.2013)
Answer: 18,483,600,000 km
Surprisingly it is not Pioneer 10 (the first spacecraft to the outer solar system, launched in 1972), but Voyager 1, launched in 1977. (More straight route and acceleration by the gravity of planets can also count.) Despite this, CTG's calculation was very successful.

19,000,000,000 - CTG
15,000,000,000 - Chulk
7,200,000,000 - Duplode
6,500,000,000 - Akoss Poo
5,777,777,777 - Friker
950,000,000 - Bonzai Joe
44,000,000 - Zak McKracken
1,500,000,000,000 - Alan Rotoi


5. Length of the longest ever reign of a pope (days)
Answer: ~12,505 days
I admit that I fucked up this question. I've forgotten that St Peter is also regarded as a pope, and the day of his death is not exactly known. The Catholic tradition says that he died on 29 June 67, giving the above length. Luckily, the uncertainty range is between 11230-12690 days, so it couldn't change the winner. (The first 'ordinary' pope on the list is Pius IX, 1846–1878, 11,560 days.)

12,000 - Chulk
9,876 - Duplode
9,125 - Alan Rotoi
16,271 - Akoss Poo
16,271 - Bonzai Joe [how did you manage to get the same number? ::)]
16,758 - CTG
20,777 - Friker
44,444 - Zak McKracken :o [122 years?]


6. Annual beer consumption per capita in Slovakia (litres, 2010)
Answer: 64 l
What a shame for the Slovaks! This value is rapidly falling, causing that they drink even less beer than Hungarians (70 l/year)... And they're nowhere compared to the Czechs (132 l/year).

52 - Chulk
98 - Bonzai Joe
99.899 - CTG
4.5 - Duplode [less than one per month? Slovaks would die out if it was true!]
139.5 - Akoss Poo
144 - Zak McKracken
150 - Alan Rotoi
477 - Friker [I guess it is your own consumption :D]


7. Number of Sébastien Loeb's second places in WRC rallies
Answer: 29
Not so much compared to the 77 victories. Notably, he was third only 9 times! Btw, your tips were good overall.

23 - Duplode
35 - Chulk

36 - Bonzai Joe [almost a three-way tie!]
19 - CTG
17 - Friker
42 - Zak McKracken
14 - Alan Rotoi
10 - Akoss Poo


8. Opening year of the first public flush toilet in the world
Answer: 1851
It was the so-called "Monkey Closet" at an exhibition in Hyde Park, London. One penny had to be paid to use it.

1862 - Bonzai Joe
1837 - Duplode
1877 - Friker
1823 - Alan Rotoi
1880 - Zak McKracken
1881 - Chulk
1905 - CTG


9. The highest speed ever reached by an electric car (km/h)
Answer: 517.942 km/h
Reached by the Buckeye Bullet 1 (designed for record-breaking) on the dried bottom of a salt lake in the US.

333 - Chulk
320 - Duplode
320 - Zak McKracken
312 - Bonzai Joe
277 - Friker
249.899 - CTG
190 - Alan Rotoi
165 - Akoss Poo


10. Date of the next total solar eclipse visible from mainland Europe
Answer: 12/08/2026
It will be visible from Spain. Btw, if I didn't ask it for mainland, the answer would be 20/03/2015, with total eclipse from the Faeroe Islands and Svalbard.

03/07/2025 - Akoss Poo
22/07/2033 - CTG
03/07/2019 - Zak McKracken [all-Hungarian podium :)]
17/07/2017 - Friker
23/03/2017 - Bonzai Joe
05/03/2013 - Alan Rotoi
17/06/2040 - Chulk
13/04/2097 - Duplode


11. Average attendance at the home matches of Viking Stavanger in Norwegian 1st league (2012)
Answer: 9,894
Was more than 15,000 a few years ago; then decreased year by year due to becoming a poor-mediocre team after the bronze medal in 2007. The average of the estimations (10,470) is very close to the answer.

6,000 - Zak McKracken
5,617 - Bonzai Joe
15,000 - Alan Rotoi
15,000 - Chulk
2,393 - Akoss Poo
18,972 - Duplode
777 - Friker
19,999 - CTG


12. Depth of the deepest hole ever drilled on Earth (below surface)
Answer: 12,262 m
Drilled by the Soviets (who else?) on the Kola Peninsula. It was planned for 15 km, but they gave it up in 1989. (In the dying USSR, they didn't have enough money to solve the technical problems caused by the temperature higher than expected.)

14,076 - Akoss Poo
10,000 - Chulk
8,900 - Alan Rotoi
777 - Friker
34,000 - Zak McKracken
40,000 - Bonzai Joe
48,500 - Duplode
99,899 - CTG


13. Improvement of men's high jump world record during the lifetime of Zlatan Ibrahimovic (cm)
Answer: 9 cm
He was born on 3 Oct 1981. The world record of high jump was 236 cm that time; now it is 245 cm (not improved since 1993).

10 - CTG
7 - Friker
6 - Akoss Poo
12 - Zak McKracken [tie on the 3rd place]
4 - Bonzai Joe
3 - Alan Rotoi
19 - Duplode
20 - Chulk


+1. Official best 100m time of Viki (my "almost girlfriend" in 2004-2005) in high heeled shoes a.k.a. picsacipö (with heels higher than 8 cm and narrower than 1.5 cm)
Answer: 15.90 sec

It has to be known that she was a runner earlier. Her high-heeled record was achieved at this event (and was enough for the 8th place):
Stiletto run again (now with video): dedicated to Akoss Poo, secret lover of Helen shoes! ;D :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INeirKlOCco#noexternalembed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INeirKlOCco)

18.89 - CTG
20.16 - Akoss Poo
27.00 - Friker
32.00 - Chulk
32.00 - Zak McKracken
33.67 - Bonzai Joe
57.00 - Duplode
6:00.00 - Alan Rotoi :o [I think even any of us would be faster than 1 km/h in high heeled shoes]



SCOREBOARD OF ROUND 12:

4 - Chulk (Keeping his good form, despite of having some tips completely off. Congratulations!)
3 - CTG / Duplode / Zak McKracken
2 - Akoss Poo
1 - Bonzai Joe
0 - Alan Rotoi / Friker


Overall standings:

40 - Chulk
30 - Zak McKracken
25 - Duplode
23 - Akoss Poo
20 - Usrin
18 - Bonzai Joe
11 - CTG
4 - Friker
3 - Argammon
2 - SuperBrian
1 - Alan Rotoi
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 22, 2013, 04:55:14 PM

One of the reasons: when I'm in the office, this forum is the only place where I can BÖFF.

In China you could also BÖFF during your presentation. True story!

I've known about this habit of the Chinese, but I thought it has started to change. Happy to see that I was wrong. Let's have the next Stunts Meeting in China! BÖFF!
 :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on March 22, 2013, 06:59:30 PM
8. Opening year of the first public flush toilet in the world
Answer: 1851
It was the so-called "Monkey Closet" at an exhibition in Hyde Park, London. One penny had to be paid to use it.
I guess that's where the expression "spend a penny" comes from...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on March 22, 2013, 10:36:38 PM
LOL seems I'm not good on it, but it's fun anyway :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 22, 2013, 10:41:06 PM
So it's Chulk's turn now. :P
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on March 23, 2013, 12:35:31 AM
So it's Chulk's turn now. :P
Nope. It's Zak's first, then me
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on March 23, 2013, 06:23:58 AM
So it's Chulk's turn now. :P
Nope. It's Zak's first, then me

I will set them soon...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 23, 2013, 11:37:15 AM
OK. If I win a round soon, I don't want to write questions (I did it too many times at the beginning :D) and the problem is solved.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on March 25, 2013, 09:12:02 AM
OK. If I win a round soon, I don't want to write questions (I did it too many times at the beginning :D) and the problem is solved.

And if there's a tie for the first place, I recommend using 7-7 questions from both winners (5-5 if there are three winners). Thus, the tied winner could complere half a (one third) round as well.

I'd also recommend using 0.5-0.5 (0.33-0.33-0.33) points if there are multiple best estimators for a question (this should be applied for all previous rounds as well).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 25, 2013, 01:00:51 PM
I'd also recommend using 0.5-0.5 (0.33-0.33-0.33) points if there are multiple best estimators for a question (this should be applied for all previous rounds as well).

Nope.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Friker on March 25, 2013, 03:06:23 PM
I'd also recommend using 0.5-0.5 (0.33-0.33-0.33) points if there are multiple best estimators for a question (this should be applied for all previous rounds as well).

Nope
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on March 25, 2013, 03:39:55 PM

And if there's a tie for the first place, I recommend using 7-7 questions from both winners (5-5 if there are three winners). Thus, the tied winner could complere half a (one third) round as well.

That's too much of a mess.

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I'd also recommend using 0.5-0.5 (0.33-0.33-0.33) points if there are multiple best estimators for a question (this should be applied for all previous rounds as well).

Yes, this is obvious. I don't see why some questions should be worth twice as much as the others. The game is about coming closest to the answer. "Closest" means closer than everyone else. If you and another person have the same answer, you were not closer than the others. You were equally close. You weren't as good as someone who was closer than everyone else.

An easy example to demonstrate that the current system is nonsense and unfair:

How long is blablablablabla? Answer: 24 m

A: 19
B: 19
C: 19
D: 19
E: 19
F: 19
G: 18

Now A, B, C, D, E and F each get 1 point, but G gets 0 points. This means that G loses a lot in the overall standings (because not only one person, but several people are awarded more points than him), which he would not have lost if the others had different guesses, even if their guesses had been closer to the actual answer. (for example: 24-23-22-21-20-19).


But anyway, it's only a small issue because the actual effect is minimal. However, I can't see how anyone could think the current system is better in principle.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on March 25, 2013, 07:54:51 PM
I would count 2º best tips in round ties to define who writes the next questions.
And keeping best tip ties 1-1, as there are only a few of those and it's not worth it to complicate things further.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on March 26, 2013, 05:41:29 AM
Since we are now expounding all weaknesses of the rules, I will mention the most insidious one: relative versus absolute differences. Suppose the question is "What is the distance between towns Foo and Bar?", with the answer being 500km. 1000km is clearly a better answer than 10km (correct order of magnitude versus more than two orders away); yet 10km will be rated higher as the absolute difference is smaller. It is probably not worth it trying to fix that though - relative differences do not work for some kinds of questions (e.g. those involving dates), and the issue is not serious if the guesses are not too bad overall.

Splitting points on ties is a sensible idea, though the status quo doesn't really bother me. If we were to recount the overall scores as Akoss suggested, however, there might be a case for switching to average points per round. As it is now, if one reaches a 100% winning ratio s/he will be limited to half of the total points due to spending half of the rounds preparing the questions.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 26, 2013, 08:29:05 AM
It's still a game, not a bloody contest...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on March 26, 2013, 10:12:14 AM
Yes, but discussing these things is interesting because it's about logic.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 26, 2013, 10:24:10 AM
Yes, but discussing these things is interesting because it's about logic.

Every game has its own logic. Some of them seem to be wrong, but still, these are the rules.

If this one was a serious competition. I would agree with the rules' review. But it's not. (Btw check who have the most "shared" points and who will not lose any points with a possible rule change.)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 27, 2013, 08:51:19 PM
So... CHULK! COME ON! :P
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on March 28, 2013, 01:36:18 AM
So... CHULK! COME ON! :P
I'll work on some questions during Easter break and post if Zak can't do it.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on March 29, 2013, 03:35:04 PM
Here it is, sorry for the delay!
Round 13, deadline is April 12 Friday 23:59:59 GMT+1.

1. Population growth in India from 1990 to 2010 in persons.

2. Number of counties in New Zealand in 1966.

3. Height of the 100th tallest skyscraper in the world today, in meters

4. Number of Citroen cars produced in 2011 worldwide

5. Total duration of the Harry Potter film series, in minutes

6. Number of recognized African states as of posting this question.

7. World Orange production in 2010, in tons

8. Highest possible pixel count on a CGA monitor

9. Fact sheet top speed of the Audi Quattro in Stunts, in MPH

10. Gear range of the Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 bicycle hub gear, in percentage

11. In the imperial measurement system how many square yards is an acre?

12. Most medals (individual and team) won by a single athlete through the history of paralympics

13. Total number of fatalities in the deadliest aviation disaster to date.

+1. Days between the release of Stunts BB1.0 and BB1.1
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on April 09, 2013, 06:31:50 AM
Only three days left and only one person sent answers so far!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on April 09, 2013, 08:50:29 AM
Only three days left and only one person sent answers so far!

tactics :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on April 09, 2013, 11:37:42 AM
Thanks for reminding, somehow I thought that the deadline was the 18th... Now: sent!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on April 09, 2013, 01:09:32 PM
Sent!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on April 09, 2013, 01:37:12 PM
Maybe I leave out this round, 'cause I have no time for googling thinking it over.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on April 09, 2013, 03:50:31 PM
Damn, I forgot an African country. But then again, I included one which I'm not sure is recognized...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on April 09, 2013, 08:24:43 PM
Sent!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on April 09, 2013, 08:25:41 PM
Damn, I forgot an African country. But then again, I included one which I'm not sure is recognized...
I know I forgot a lot of them. I actually wrote down as many as I could remember and doubled that number for the tip...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on April 09, 2013, 08:42:24 PM
Maybe I leave out this round, 'cause I have no time for googling thinking it over.

When curiosity wins: I really googled them now, so I won't participate this time.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on April 09, 2013, 11:34:43 PM
are you stupid or just an AW?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on April 10, 2013, 08:44:17 AM
are you stupid or just an AW?

guess which one, doggy
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on April 10, 2013, 10:33:11 AM
Answers received so far from Friker, Usrin, Bonzai Joe and Chulk.

CTG seems out, what about Akoss Poo and Duplode?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on April 10, 2013, 11:27:09 AM
Rotoi: actually the temptation to check the answers is always there, if you find some really interesting questions. Or if you know that Audi's "official" top speed is the question and you play the game on the same day, it's almost inevitable to take a look at the car's datasheet while choosing a car (somehow I thought it's less by 2 mph... shame on me ;D).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on April 10, 2013, 07:42:26 PM
Rotoi: actually the temptation to check the answers is always there, if you find some really interesting questions. Or if you know that Audi's "official" top speed is the question and you play the game on the same day, it's almost inevitable to take a look at the car's datasheet while choosing a car (somehow I thought it's less by 2 mph... shame on me ;D).
I checked Audi speed after I sent my tips (not playing stunts at the moment) and my tip was awfully off
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Friker on April 10, 2013, 07:46:39 PM
I vote for disqualify CTG for this round..
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on April 11, 2013, 04:14:48 AM
He already said he wouldn't participate
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on April 11, 2013, 08:42:42 AM
Rotoi: actually the temptation to check the answers is always there, if you find some really interesting questions. Or if you know that Audi's "official" top speed is the question and you play the game on the same day, it's almost inevitable to take a look at the car's datasheet while choosing a car (somehow I thought it's less by 2 mph... shame on me ;D).
I checked Audi speed after I sent my tips (not playing stunts at the moment) and my tip was awfully off

I'm SURE I guessed right :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on April 11, 2013, 08:05:08 PM
I vote for disqualify CTG for this round..

Read first...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Friker on April 12, 2013, 12:17:26 AM
He already said he wouldn't participate
That doesn't mean that he will not participate.. ... ... aaah
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on April 12, 2013, 12:27:23 AM
He already said he wouldn't participate
That doesn't mean that he will not participate.. ... ... aaah

Pfffff... see some previous rounds. When I check the answers, I don't participate.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on April 12, 2013, 06:08:08 AM
Eleventh hour but in anyway  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on April 12, 2013, 06:25:13 AM
Usrin, Alan Rotoi, Friker, Duplode, Bonzai Joe, Chulk sent answers so far.

Akoss still missing.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on April 13, 2013, 03:45:13 PM
Results, round 13. Exciting round!

1. Population growth in India from 1990 to 2010 in persons.
Answer: 350 829 000. That’s an awful lot of people, but most of you were aware of the magnitude and even overestimated a little.

302,344,978   Bonzai Joe
400,000,000   Duplode
300,000,000   Chulk
500,000,000   Alan Rotoi
501,900,000   Usrin
77,777,777   Friker


2. Number of counties in New Zealand in 1966.
Answer: 112. Bonzai Joe was quite unlucky versus Usrin.

96   Usrin
95   Bonzai Joe
85   Chulk
77   Friker
2   Alan Rotoi
247   Duplode


3. Height of the 100th tallest skyscraper in the world today, in meters
Answer: 293 meters. Currently it is 311 South Wacker Drive in the USA, built 1990, but there is a fierce competition, so it will probably increase soon.

287   Duplode
250   Chulk
347   Usrin
221   Bonzai Joe
103   Alan Rotoi
77   Friker


4. Number of Citroen cars produced in 2011 worldwide
Answer: 1 435 688. Citroen was hit heavily by the automotive crisis.

2,000,000   Alan Rotoi
2,011,000   Chulk
777,777   Friker
421,000   Bonzai Joe
250,000   Duplode
3,724,000   Usrin


5. Total duration of the Harry Potter film series, in minutes
Answer: 1199 minutes. One of the longest of its kind. Say hello to  Chulk, who watched them all, and had a great tip. Alan: 250 hours? :-O

1,200   Chulk
1,117   Duplode
1,097   Bonzai Joe
877   Friker
848   Usrin
15,000   Alan Rotoi


6. Number of recognized African states as of posting this question.
Answer: 54, according to Wikipedia. I was surprised how many of you had a very close guess. Looks like its only my who sucks in geography. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countries_of_Africa was the reference, in case we'll have a debate.

54   Duplode
53   Usrin
56   Bonzai Joe
46   Chulk
42   Alan Rotoi
37   Friker


7. World Orange production in 2010, in tons
Answer: 68 300 000 according to Wikipedia. Almost everybody underestimated by a magnitude, except Duplode must love orange. Chulk probably does not…

3,000,000   Alan Rotoi
1,959,000   Usrin
1,800,000   Bonzai Joe
7,777   Friker
25   Chulk
380,000,000   Duplode


8. Highest possible pixel count on a CGA monitor
Answer: 128000 Most of you did the math well, but the CGA system had a special resolution: 640x200, monochrome. Tie at the top:

76,800   Duplode
76,800   Friker
64,000   Bonzai Joe
64,000   Alan Rotoi
64,000   Chulk
388,800 Usrin


9. Fact sheet top speed of the Audi Quattro in Stunts, in MPH
Answer: 145mph, as we all know, it could not be farther from truth. We had a double bullseye:

145   Bonzai Joe
145   Alan Rotoi
153   Duplode
165   Chulk
180   Usrin
200   Friker

10. Gear range of the Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 bicycle hub gear, in percentage
Answer: 526% - a mechanical masterpiece, in production without major changes since almost 15 years now. 14 gears, all of them with fully linear spread. 526% means with the same pedal stroke, you do 5.26 times more distance in the lowest gear, than in the highest. 

620   Usrin
200   Friker
890   Duplode
85   Chulk
44   Bonzai Joe
23   Alan Rotoi


11. In the imperial measurement system how many square yards is an acre?
Answer: 4840 – the imperial measurement system does not make any sense. It’s always a wonder to me why some countries still use it. Lucky guess by Friker won.

4,777   Friker
3,333   Usrin
3,000   Duplode
2,500   Chulk
8,778   Bonzai Joe
12   Alan Rotoi


12. Most medals (individual and team) won by a single athlete through the history of Paralympics
Answer: 55 by Trisha Zorn, swimming. Highest bet won :D

24   Usrin
17   Friker
17   Alan Rotoi
14   Bonzai Joe
13   Duplode
8   Chulk


13. Total number of fatalities in the deadliest aviation disaster to date.
Answer: 583. Many of you guessed right the location as well, it was when two planes crashed on ground in Tenerife. Usrin also got it correctly. Alan Rotoi probably misunderstood the meaning of aviation :)

574   Usrin
535   Bonzai Joe
527   Duplode
477   Friker
400   Chulk
264,352   Alan Rotoi


+1. Days between the release of Stunts BB1.0 and BB1.1
Answer: 130 days only, 1990 October 15 to 1991 February 12, believe it or not. Probably several bugs had to be fixed… Most of you tipped for much more.

120   Chulk
69   Bonzai Joe
224   Usrin
247   Alan Rotoi
340   Duplode
477   Friker

Results of round 13:
4 – Usrin – great finish! :-D
3 – Duplode, Alan Rotoi
2 – Bonzai Joe, Chulk, Friker

Overall standings:

42 - Chulk
30 - Zak McKracken
28 - Duplode
24 - Usrin
23 - Akoss Poo
20 - Bonzai Joe
11 - CTG
6 - Friker
4 - Alan Rotoi
3 - Argammon
2 - SuperBrian
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on April 13, 2013, 08:32:28 PM
I am next, right? Then Usrin?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on April 13, 2013, 09:37:38 PM
I counted two island states that are not close to Africa, forgot about Gabon, but counted Western Sahara, which doesn't seem to be recognized.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on April 15, 2013, 08:41:26 AM
13. Total number of fatalities in the deadliest aviation disaster to date.
Answer: 583. Many of you guessed right the location as well, it was when two planes crashed on ground in Tenerife. Usrin also got it correctly. Alan Rotoi probably misunderstood the meaning of aviation :)

Well, maybe if you consider Hiroshima and Nagasaki as an aviation disaster: something from an airplane falling down to the ground... (quite a forced thinking)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on April 22, 2013, 03:01:00 PM
Finally! Tonight I'm opening a beer to celebrate my victory. Cheers! I'm looking forward to the new round, hoping that CTG will participate, and I can beat also him.
 :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on April 22, 2013, 08:36:53 PM
Finally! Tonight I'm opening a beer to celebrate my victory. Cheers! I'm looking forward to the new round, hoping that CTG will participate, and I can beat also him.
 :)

No way.  ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on April 23, 2013, 04:05:27 AM
I had totally forgot it was my turn!! I'll have a very busy week, but I promise to gather some questions this weekend.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on May 29, 2013, 07:39:17 PM
I promise to gather some questions this weekend.

Khm-khm...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on May 29, 2013, 08:51:17 PM
I guess it's time to give you some questions...

Round 14
Deadline: 10th June 2013, midnight

1, Area of Fort Knox army post in USA, Kentucky (square kms)
2, Length of my MSc thesis written in 2006 (words)
3, From Earth, Sirius seems to be ? ? ? times brighter than Vega (apparent magnitude)
4, Number of ZSC races where Akoss Poo and Bonzai Joe both finished in worse positions than the fastest Dutch pipsqueak?
5, The current market value of Mario Balotelli (in Euros)
6, Average daily water consumption in our flat since 29th December 2010
7, If you draw an Eiffel Tower - Kreml - Etna triangle in Google Earth, how much will be the smallest angle in that polygon?
8, Number of known sculptures made by Pablo Picasso.
9, Population of Spa (Belgium) in 2012
10, How many windows does the next 10-story block of flats have?
11, When was Shimano Inc. founded? (year, month)
12, Empty weight of a TGV Duplex train (tons)
13, Number of countries without an airport

+1, How many days passed between Mingva's and Dark Chaser's USC victory?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on May 30, 2013, 09:25:07 AM
Some really good and interesting questions, but the usual useless, boring ones are also there...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on May 30, 2013, 09:45:30 AM
the usual useless, boring ones are also there...

= non-scientific / not sport related questions
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 06, 2013, 09:58:11 AM
4 days left, no answers so far.  ::)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on June 06, 2013, 10:45:00 AM
Damn it, I haven't seen that there is something new in this forum. You wouldn't have to put useless forums to the top of the list with spamming... Answers will be sent in the following days.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 06, 2013, 11:11:49 AM
Damn it, I haven't seen that there is something new in this forum. You wouldn't have to put useless forums to the top of the list with spamming... Answers will be sent in the following days.

Deadline will be postponed by a week.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 06, 2013, 01:00:33 PM
10, How many windows does the next 10-story block of flats have?

It's harder than I thought... :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 12, 2013, 09:42:44 AM
Friker has 14 pts so far
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on June 12, 2013, 10:24:15 AM
Friker has 14 pts so far

I hope he has a bit less now. ;)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 12, 2013, 10:55:35 AM
Friker has 14 pts so far

I hope he has a bit less now. ;)

Slovakia: 14 pts so far. ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on June 12, 2013, 11:25:37 AM
Friker has 14 pts so far

I hope he has a bit less now. ;)

Slovakia: 14 pts so far. ;D

I hope Slovakia has a bit less now. ;)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 12, 2013, 12:36:06 PM
Friker has 14 pts so far

I hope he has a bit less now. ;)

Slovakia: 14 pts so far. ;D

I hope Slovakia has a bit less now. ;)

Great Hungary: 14 pts. ;D ;D ;D

(sorry Friker, I couldn't leave it out)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 16, 2013, 11:55:35 PM
Chulk? BJ? Rotoi?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 18, 2013, 12:20:31 PM
Chulk? BJ? Rotoi?

Chulk and Rotoi missed it.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on June 18, 2013, 01:47:09 PM
Europe: 14 points?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on June 18, 2013, 02:06:50 PM
Europe: 14 points?

Maybe even more, thanks to the stupid rule when there is a tie for the best tip.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on June 18, 2013, 04:53:00 PM
Europe: 14 points?

Maybe even more, thanks to the stupid rule when there is a tie for the best tip.

Yes, we could have 70 points or something. Maybe we should form that rain man team after all. I think you feel like me. It bothers me immensely that the rule is like that. Not because it really matters - after all it's just a small detail in a fun game. The results will probably be more or less the same. It just bothers me because in principle, it's illogical, unfair and nonsensical. It's like a puzzle with one piece turned sideways.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on June 18, 2013, 04:55:57 PM
Imagine if they had that rule in Formula 1. Teams would make sure their cars passed the finish line at the exact same time, and pipsqueaks from different teams would make secret money deals to wait for each other and finish at the same time.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 18, 2013, 06:17:21 PM
Europe: 14 points?

If you think that Brasil is in Europe... :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on June 18, 2013, 06:36:39 PM
Europe: 14 points?

Maybe even more, thanks to the stupid rule when there is a tie for the best tip.

Yes, we could have 70 points or something. Maybe we should form that rain man team after all. I think you feel like me. It bothers me immensely that the rule is like that. Not because it really matters - after all it's just a small detail in a fun game. The results will probably be more or less the same. It just bothers me because in principle, it's illogical, unfair and nonsensical. It's like a puzzle with one piece turned sideways.

I'm thinking more or less the same. Yes, even if it is a small game here, I would insist on that for each question, the same amount of points (1.00) should be handed out. It also bothers me that on a football match, if the score is a draw, only 2 points are handed out instead of 3. The same for NHL overtime games. The same here. Illogical, unfair, makes space for possible cheating.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 18, 2013, 08:10:44 PM
Illogical, unfair, makes space for possible cheating.

However, it's still an individual game. :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 18, 2013, 08:11:56 PM
Btw results tomorrow, I'm drunk (again, jajajajajajaja)!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on June 19, 2013, 07:03:53 AM
on a football match, if the score is a draw, only 2 points are handed out instead of 3.
There is a valid reason for it. It's supposed to make teamd risk a bit more because winning one game and losing the next one is better than getting a draw in both.
Maths and logic are not the only valid reason to do something. Often an easier method is preferred over a more accurate one if the difference in accuracy is not relevant to the final outcome.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on June 19, 2013, 08:20:00 AM
Illogical, unfair, makes space for possible cheating.

However, it's still an individual game. :D

I thought about when the one who asked the questions and evaluate the answers may cheat.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 19, 2013, 12:03:37 PM
Results of round 14

1, Area of Fort Knox army post in USA, Kentucky (square kms)
Answer: 441 km2, quite bad tips from all of you :D

35 - Duplode
25 - Bonzai Joe
7 - Usrin
5.1 - Akoss Poo
5 - Zak McKracken
7777 - Friker


2, Length of my MSc thesis written in 2006 (words)
Even I was surprised to see, how short it was... Only 10,723 words (83,478 characters), everybody overestimated my spamming skills. :D

16,202 - Akoss Poo
18,700 - Zak McKracken
19,842 - Duplode
29,999 - Usrin
38,100 - Bonzai Joe
77,777 - Friker


3, From Earth, Sirius seems to be ??? times brighter than Vega (apparent magnitude)
According to wikipedia: Sirius -1.46m, Vega 0.03m; so the result is 100^(1.49x0.2)=3.945, all of you were quite close

4 - Zak McKracken, whooops :D
3.7673 - Akoss Poo
4.365 - Usrin
3.2 - Bonzai Joe
2.7 - Friker
2.3 - Duplode


4, Number of ZSC races where Akoss Poo and Bonzai Joe both finished in worse positions than the fastest Dutch pipsqueak?
Answer: 3 (ZCT 12, 14, 15; all of them won by Roy Wiegerinck) - was it too easy?

3 - Akoss Poo, Duplode and Bonzai Joe (enjoy your 1-1-1 pt for that instead of crying :D)
4 - Usrin
7 - Friker
12 - Zak McKracken



5, The current market value of Mario Balotelli (in Euros)
A hysterical monkey for 24,000,000 Euros?!? Naaah...

22,000,000 - Akoss Poo
20,000,000 - Usrin
32,000,000 - Bonzai Joe
37,000,000 - Duplode
7,777,777 - Friker
5,000,000 - Zak McKracken


6, Average daily water consumption in our flat since 29th December 2010
Answer: 145.3 l

115 - Duplode
193 - Akoss Poo
80 - Zak McKracken
77 - Friker
16 - Bonzai Joe (are you insulting me? :D)
333 - Usrin


7, If you draw an Eiffel Tower - Kreml - Etna triangle in Google Earth, how much will be the smallest angle in that polygon?
Answer: 37.4 degrees (Moscow)

45 - Zak McKracken
46 - Usrin
47 - Bonzai Joe
27 - Duplode
19.5 - Akoss Poo
17 - Friker


8, Number of known sculptures made by Pablo Picasso.
Everybody underestimated the genius: he made 1228 sculptures! Btw have you ever noticed his full name, Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso? ;D

Quote from: Wikipedia
Picasso was exceptionally prolific throughout his long lifetime. The total number of artworks he produced has been estimated at 50,000, comprising 1,885 paintings; 1,228 sculptures; 2,880 ceramics, roughly 12,000 drawings, many thousands of prints, and numerous tapestries and rugs.

37 - Duplode
33 - Zak McKracken
27 - Friker
7 - Akoss Poo and Usrin
5 - Bonzai Joe


9, Population of Spa (Belgium) in 2012
Answer: 10,579 inhabitants

10,005 - Akoss Poo
12,932 - Duplode
4,444 - Usrin
1,235 - Bonzai Joe
77,777 - Friker
90,000 - Zak McKracken


10, How many windows does the next 10-story block of flats have?
11 levels, 24 flats per level, 4 or 5 windows per flat (average: 4.5) and still some other windows (corridor, staircase, basement)... If I calculate well, the result is 1358. We can argue about what you mean on "window" (the separate window sashes or the whole one including those), but even with the second definition, the result is higher than your tips (830).

501 - Usrin
277 - Friker
240 - Duplode
160 - Bonzai Joe
150 - Zak McKracken
138 - Akoss Poo


11, When was Shimano Inc. founded? (year, month)
Answer: February 1921

1920 - Zak McKracken, who else? :D
July 1917 - Friker
March 1897 - Duplode
January 1950 - Usrin
March 1954 - Bonzai Joe
April 1974 - Akoss Poo


12, Empty weight of a TGV Duplex train (tons)
Answer: 380 tons

501 - Usrin, winning twice with 501 - are you a bourgeois Levi Strauss fan? :P :D
550 - Zak McKracken / 210 - Bonzai Joe
85 - Duplode
27 - Friker
36000 - Akoss Poo ??? (that's the weight of a thick 2.5 x 4 x 186.5 m golden rod - just to demonstrate with a "train-like" body... :D)


13, Number of countries without an airport
Only the 5 European mini-countries have no airport: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican.

6 - Bonzai Joe
7 - Usrin
11 - Zak McKracken
13 - Akoss Poo, Duplode
17 - Friker


+1 How many days passed between Mingva's and Dark Chaser's USC victory?
Mingva (Jósvafö) 17th December 2003, Dark Chaser (Porto) 30th October 2005; so the correct answer is 683 days

597 - Akoss Poo
845 - Bonzai Joe
420 - Usrin
1012 - Duplode
177 - Friker
87 - Zak McKracken


Results of round 14

5 - Akoss Poo
4 - Duplode
3 - Zak McKracken
2 - Bonzai Joe and Usrin
0 - Friker


Overall standings

42 - Chulk
33 - Zak McKracken
32 - Duplode
28 - Akoss Poo
26 - Usrin
22 - Bonzai Joe
11 - CTG
6 - Friker
4 - Alan Rotoi
3 - Argammon
2 - SuperBrian
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on June 19, 2013, 02:48:25 PM
Wow! It's the first time when I can write the questions! I started to assembly a good set of them, the full list will come here soon.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 19, 2013, 08:26:13 PM
Wow! It's the first time when I can write the questions! I started to assembly a good set of them, the full list will come here soon.

12 from 14 will contain something about your girlfriend, am I right, Mr. Henpeck? :P :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on June 20, 2013, 01:06:28 PM
Round 15

Questions:

1. Value of a Bosnia-Herzegovina convertible mark (BAM) today (20th June, 13:00 CET), in Euros.
2. Age difference between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, year, month, day.
3. Current risk of Greece going to bankrupt in 5 years (CPD %), %.
4. Area of the office where I work, 0.01 m2.
5. Latitude of the southernmost seaport, degrees.
6. Number of countries from which I have a coin in my collection (former countries should count, too).
7. Total length of the Iron Maiden - Seventh son of a seventh son album (1988), minutes:seconds.
8. Area of the country (don't take mini countries into consideration) with the shortest coastline in Europe, km2.
9. Number of my university exams (including practical exams, too) ended with a 4 mark (1=failed, 2-5 passed, 5 is the best).
10. Number of goals scored by Gianluca Vialli and Fabrizio Ravanelli in Serie A Italian Football Championship, in the 1994/95 season.
11. Date of the first olympic ice hockey match, year, month, day.
12. Number of FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup events ever held on the Southern Hemisphere.
13. Volume of a standard ice hockey puck, cm3.

+1. Average height of my girlfriends so far, cm.

Deadline is: 4th July 2013, 13:00:00 CET
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 22, 2013, 01:07:19 PM
Sent!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on June 24, 2013, 11:00:02 PM
Sent!

Then you might have 14-x points now, where x=the number of Slovak points.  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 24, 2013, 11:02:05 PM
Sent!

Then you might have 14-x points now, where x=the number of Slovak points.  :)

Hopefully 14-x > x.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 25, 2013, 08:42:00 AM
11. Date of the first olympic ice hockey match, year, month, day.
...
13. Volume of a standard ice hockey puck, cm3.

Who cares about ice hockey anyway? (Where are your overpaid pens? BOOOOOOSTON, BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSTON!!! ;D)

Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on June 27, 2013, 01:43:32 PM
In the first week, 2 estimations arrived in my private message inbox. Looking forward to seeing more estimations from you! One whole week still left!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 27, 2013, 05:59:33 PM
14 pts for HUN (so far), am I right? ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on June 27, 2013, 06:50:14 PM
14 pts for HUN (so far), am I right? ;D

I guess you are not.  :D

Usrin The Slovak
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 27, 2013, 08:10:24 PM
What?

(http://media.moddb.com/images/members/1/371/370647/nagymagyarorszg.jpg)

(sorry Friker, one more reason for you to push harder on z143 :D)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on June 28, 2013, 06:06:30 AM
4. Area of the office where I work, 0.01 m2.
Sorry, I don't get what that 0.01 means...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 28, 2013, 07:52:46 AM
4. Area of the office where I work, 0.01 m2.
Sorry, I don't get what that 0.01 means...

You should give the answer with 0.01 square meter accuracy (so not 20 m2, not 20.4342356645 m2, but 20.43 m2).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on June 28, 2013, 08:51:34 AM
4. Area of the office where I work, 0.01 m2.
Sorry, I don't get what that 0.01 means...

You should give the answer with 0.01 square meter accuracy (so not 20 m2, not 20.4342356645 m2, but 20.43 m2).

Right.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 28, 2013, 08:52:54 AM
4. Area of the office where I work, 0.01 m2.
Sorry, I don't get what that 0.01 means...

You should give the answer with 0.01 square meter accuracy (so not 20 m2, not 20.4342356645 m2, but 20.43 m2).

Right.

However, I used more digits... :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on June 28, 2013, 10:24:15 AM
4. Area of the office where I work, 0.01 m2.
Sorry, I don't get what that 0.01 means...

You should give the answer with 0.01 square meter accuracy (so not 20 m2, not 20.4342356645 m2, but 20.43 m2).

Damn it, I misunderstood, and thought that the unit is 0.01 m2 (as a trap for those who don't read everything). So the value I've sent is [area in m2]*100.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on June 28, 2013, 10:26:42 AM
4. Area of the office where I work, 0.01 m2.
Sorry, I don't get what that 0.01 means...

You should give the answer with 0.01 square meter accuracy (so not 20 m2, not 20.4342356645 m2, but 20.43 m2).

Damn it, I misunderstood, and thought that the unit is 0.01 m2 (as a trap for those who don't read everything). So the value I've sent is [area in m2]*100.

But I understood your tip even before, and took that into account the way you wanted.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 28, 2013, 10:27:15 AM
4. Area of the office where I work, 0.01 m2.
Sorry, I don't get what that 0.01 means...

You should give the answer with 0.01 square meter accuracy (so not 20 m2, not 20.4342356645 m2, but 20.43 m2).

Damn it, I misunderstood, and thought that the unit is 0.01 m2 (as a trap for those who don't read everything). So the value I've sent is [area in m2]*100.

But I understood your tip even before, and took that into account the way you wanted.

CHEATERS!!! ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on June 28, 2013, 05:33:39 PM
previous round was nice. now sending tips to Akoss.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on June 28, 2013, 07:29:11 PM
You should give the answer with 0.01 square meter accuracy
Right.
Ok, thanks. Sending in right now, I only had that one missing
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on July 04, 2013, 01:05:12 PM
Round 15

Questions:

1. Value of a Bosnia-Herzegovina convertible mark (BAM) today (20th June, 13:00 CET), in Euros.
2. Age difference between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, year, month, day.
3. Current risk of Greece going to bankrupt in 5 years (CPD %), %.
4. Area of the office where I work, 0.01 m2.
5. Latitude of the southernmost seaport, degrees.
6. Number of countries from which I have a coin in my collection (former countries should count, too).
7. Total length of the Iron Maiden - Seventh son of a seventh son album (1988), minutes:seconds.
8. Area of the country (don't take mini countries into consideration) with the shortest coastline in Europe, km2.
9. Number of my university exams (including practical exams, too) ended with a 4 mark (1=failed, 2-5 passed, 5 is the best).
10. Number of goals scored by Gianluca Vialli and Fabrizio Ravanelli in Serie A Italian Football Championship, in the 1994/95 season.
11. Date of the first olympic ice hockey match, year, month, day.
12. Number of FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup events ever held on the Southern Hemisphere.
13. Volume of a standard ice hockey puck, cm3.

+1. Average height of my girlfriends so far, cm.

Deadline is: 4th July 2013, 13:00:00 CET

Sorry, I can't give a full evaluation at the moment, some of the correct answers are only at my workplace computer, and I'm in Debrecen now, just managed to get out of hospital.

I'm giving you the correct answer where I can:

1. It was around 0.51.
2. Clinton 1946-08-19, Lewinsky 1973-07-23
3. It was around 20-25%.
4. It was around 11 square meters.
5. Winter Quarters Bay, McMurdo Station, Antarctica    77°51?S 166°40?E
6. As far as I remember, 35.
7. 43:57 (8 songs)
8. It is Bosnia-Herzegovina (BH has a short coastline breaking the continuous Croatian coastline), 51 197 km2.
9. As far as I remember, 34.
10. 32 goals (Vialli 17, Ravanelli 15) in 34 matches (Serie A had only 18 teams those times).
11. 1920-04-23 (Summer Olympics)
12. 10 (6 in Las Lenas, Argentina, 2 in Thredbo, Australia, 2 in Mount Hutt, New Zealand, between 1985-90)
13. 3 inch in diameter, 1 in height.

+1. Laura 176, Nelly 160, Ildi 163 cm.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on July 04, 2013, 11:05:40 PM
Sorry, I can't give a full evaluation at the moment, some of the correct answers are only at my workplace computer, and I'm in Debrecen now, just managed to get out of hospital.

WTF... health problems everywhere? Get well!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on July 05, 2013, 12:35:29 AM
Yes, they call it commie flu. :(
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on July 05, 2013, 01:43:16 AM
Damn, after 14 entries I missed this round - forgot about it due to deadline entanglement. And get better soon Akoss!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on July 05, 2013, 12:18:05 PM
Sorry, I can't give a full evaluation at the moment, some of the correct answers are only at my workplace computer, and I'm in Debrecen now, just managed to get out of hospital.

WTF... health problems everywhere? Get well!

Thanks, and thanks everyone. It was an accident (broken jaw) caused by a zero IQ hero at Hegyalja Festival. I will NOT go among such people anymore. I would rather stay between the frields, family and the hills.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on July 05, 2013, 12:59:18 PM
ouch :( sad to hear. wish you a quick recovery and hopefully it does not impact severely your eating capabilities.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on July 05, 2013, 01:29:08 PM
ouch :( sad to hear. wish you a quick recovery and hopefully it does not impact severely your eating capabilities.

Thanks. 1st week (now): only with straw (e.g. soups homogenized by a mixer). 2nd-6th week: only puply food (no chewing). After 6th week: gradual training of my jaw, towards the real solid food. My bottom lip lost its sensitivity almost completely for several months.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on July 05, 2013, 03:05:29 PM
I would probably die from starvation around the second week. Hope you'll manage better.

Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on July 05, 2013, 11:59:28 PM
It was an accident (broken jaw) caused by a zero IQ hero at Hegyalja Festival.

pogo?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on July 06, 2013, 09:04:51 AM
It was an accident (broken jaw) caused by a zero IQ hero at Hegyalja Festival.

pogo?

Unfortunately, not. An enormous hit for almost nothing.

Btw when the rubber tapes are be removed from my teeth (next week), I will be able to eat almost everything, but it will be needed to be mixed to pulp form. For example mashed potatoes with ground meat stew is a good solution. And I will be able to use a spoon instead of that fvcking straw.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on July 07, 2013, 11:29:13 PM
Unfortunately, not. An enormous hit for almost nothing.
That must have been a very strong hit if you got your ass kicked and your jaw broke!

Just kidding, wish you a speedy recovery towards real (solid) food!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on July 08, 2013, 10:01:36 AM
Detailed information about results: probably on Friday.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on July 11, 2013, 03:04:09 PM
Unfortunately, not. An enormous hit for almost nothing.

Really sad that such aggressive/stupid behaviour spreads like a virus in Hungary. That is commonly associated with Gypsies, but now you can find it almost anywhere. :( See also CTG's neighbour incident...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on July 13, 2013, 11:14:15 AM
Results of the round:

Chulk 4
CTG, Usrin and Zak 3
Bonzai Joe and Friker 1

Overall:

46 - Chulk
36 - Zak McKracken
32 - Duplode
29 - Usrin
28 - Akoss Poo
23 - Bonzai Joe
14 - CTG
7 - Friker
4 - Alan Rotoi
3 - Argammon
2 - SuperBrian

See the attached table.

Next round questions and winner of the round: Chulk (congratulations).

Question 1, Wikipedia says:
The convertible mark was established by the 1995 Dayton Agreement and replaced the Bosnia and Herzegovina dinar, Croatian kuna and Republika Srpska dinar as the currency of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1998. Mark refers to the German mark, the currency to which it was pegged at par. Since the replacement of the German mark by the euro in 2002, the Bosnian convertible mark uses the same fixed exchange rate to euro that the German mark has (that is, 1 EUR = 1.95583 BAM).

Question 4: I have my own room, that's why it is not bigger.

Question 8: The usual answer for this question is estimating the area of Slovenia. With travelling to Montenegro in June, I experienced the very short coastline of Bosnia - I think only very few people know this without checking the map.

Question 11: it had been in the Olympic programme once before the first Winter Games were held.

Question +1: I'm tall and I like tall girls, that's why the answer can be surprising.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on July 13, 2013, 06:21:53 PM
My favourite guesses were Zak's 840% probability of Greek bankruptcy and Friker's harbour at 167 degrees south (hey, doesn't that translate to 77 if you count from the North Pole!? Shouldn't he be awarded the point?).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on July 13, 2013, 06:59:39 PM
I tried the questions unofficially before reading Akoss' preliminary answers. Though I lost my answers to a reboot, I remember having a really good guess for the Clinton one (~27y3m - CTG got even closer, though) and falling for both the Bosnia/Slovenia and the Winter Olympics trick questions...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on July 13, 2013, 09:28:46 PM
Question +1: I'm tall and I like tall girls, that's why the answer can be surprising.
I was actually surprised to see such a low average as I suspected you liked tall girls...

I'll start holidays on Monday, so I'll get questions ready then
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on July 13, 2013, 10:18:59 PM
It's the same as the average height of my (serious) girlfriends.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on July 13, 2013, 10:29:29 PM
good round again :)

I am pretty confident Greece will go bankrupt  8)

re girlfriends, my average must be quite low though I do not have exact numbers, should be something like:

-175
-165
-170
-160
-155
-165
-170

averages to 165... I was expecting less.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on July 14, 2013, 07:29:00 AM
After how long do we consider a woman we're seeing our 'girlfriend'? If it's the ones that met our families, my average is 1.55m as the only girl that knew may family was this tall.
If we count girls I've seen over 6 months, it's:

162 cm
157 cm
155 cm
160 cm

Average: 158.5 cm

Unlike Zak, I tend to ask people in general (not just girls) how tall they are, so I have that info certain.

As for Bosnia/Slovenia, I took the right guess at Bosnia (Suspected he could have used the same country as in Q1) but stupidly tipped on the coastline size
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on July 25, 2013, 02:29:38 PM
I can't wait to read the new questions!  ;)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on July 25, 2013, 02:42:42 PM
I can't wait to read the new questions!  ;)

It's no fun to ask instead of googling... erm.. forget it. :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on July 26, 2013, 08:10:10 AM
Sorry, you will have to wait a few. I'm awfully busy with work for this week and next one until Wednesday. Add to that a lot of bureaucratic complications that come from me having a car accident (nobody's hurt, luckily. Just the car and a shop) so that is taking most of my time.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on July 27, 2013, 05:50:16 PM
Sorry, you will have to wait a few. I'm awfully busy with work for this week and next one until Wednesday. Add to that a lot of bureaucratic complications that come from me having a car accident (nobody's hurt, luckily. Just the car and a shop) so that is taking most of my time.

You tried noRH, huh? :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on July 27, 2013, 10:52:38 PM
Sorry, you will have to wait a few. I'm awfully busy with work for this week and next one until Wednesday. Add to that a lot of bureaucratic complications that come from me having a car accident (nobody's hurt, luckily. Just the car and a shop) so that is taking most of my time.

You tried noRH, huh? :D
Not really. It would be more like a PG slide that went too wide
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on July 29, 2013, 03:36:08 PM
Sorry, you will have to wait a few. I'm awfully busy with work for this week and next one until Wednesday. Add to that a lot of bureaucratic complications that come from me having a car accident (nobody's hurt, luckily. Just the car and a shop) so that is taking most of my time.

You tried noRH, huh? :D
Not really. It would be more like a PG slide that went too wide

Next time you should use IMSA. No PG, but fast enough.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on August 18, 2013, 08:18:34 AM
::)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on August 18, 2013, 09:55:51 PM
Right, sorry!! Tonight or tomorrow night as late.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on August 20, 2013, 09:40:08 PM
Here you go!!

1. Nobel prizes awarded in 1985 (the amount, obviously)

2. Ronaldo's (the real one, not the Portuguese wannabe) career goal average per match.

3. # of .mp3 files in my home  desktop PC

4. # of countries without armed forces of their own

5. # of strings in a Grand Concert harp (like the ones used in orchestra)

6. # of days of Schrödinger's lifespan

7. # of verified people born in XIX century still alive (as of 19-Aug-2013)

8. # of balls used in Wimbledon 2013

9. Average height of my family members in xxx,x cm. (Father, mother, 2 brothers, 1 sister and me)

10. Total duration of Dire Straits album "Sultans of swing" in minutes:seconds

11. # of countries with red in their flags:

12. Biggest height difference between the tallest and shortest players playing together in the same NBA team. (in cm)

13. Highest score in an official international rugby match.

+1: Last 4 digits of my cell phone number
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on August 20, 2013, 10:22:47 PM
1. Nobel prizes awarded in 1985 (the amount, obviously)

Money? Number of laureates?


13. Highest score in an official international rugby match.

Overall or by a single team?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on August 20, 2013, 10:37:51 PM
Answers sent.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on August 20, 2013, 11:33:11 PM
I forgot to say I sent them :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on August 21, 2013, 03:22:15 AM
1. Nobel prizes awarded in 1985 (the amount, obviously)
Money? Number of laureates?
Laureates

13. Highest score in an official international rugby match.
Overall or by a single team?
Combined
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on August 21, 2013, 01:48:16 PM
Here you go!!

1. Nobel prizes awarded in 1985 (the amount, obviously)

2. Ronaldo's (the real one, not the Portuguese wannabe) career goal average per match.

3. # of .mp3 files in my home  desktop PC

4. # of countries without armed forces of their own

5. # of strings in a Grand Concert harp (like the ones used in orchestra)

6. # of days of Schrödinger's lifespan

7. # of verified people born in XIX century still alive (as of 19-Aug-2013)

8. # of balls used in Wimbledon 2013

9. Average height of my family members in xxx,x cm. (Father, mother, 2 brothers, 1 sister and me)

10. Total duration of Dire Straits album "Sultans of swing" in minutes:seconds

11. # of countries with red in their flags:

12. Biggest height difference between the tallest and shortest players playing together in the same NBA team. (in cm)

13. Highest score in an official international rugby match.

+1: Last 4 digits of my cell phone number

2. All official matches count (championship, cup, league cup, international league and cup, club matches, national team matches)?
11. Which countries should count? Officially sovereign countries? What are the criteria for sovereignty? Recognised by who?
12. Season 2012/13?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on August 21, 2013, 02:02:38 PM
sent!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on August 21, 2013, 04:51:08 PM
2. All official matches count (championship, cup, league cup, international league and cup, club matches, national team matches)?
Every official match counts, even sub-x NT and all.

11. Which countries should count? Officially sovereign countries? What are the criteria for sovereignty? Recognised by who?
According to wikipedia list, removing:
- not entirely recognized de facto state: Transnistria, Somaliland
- UK depencies: Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man.
- UK overseas territory: Gibraltar
- Hong Kong (as it's a part of China)

[Not that it would change much in the estimation anyway]

12. Season 2012/13?
No, sorry. Since the beginning of time (or NBA, whatever ;) )
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on August 21, 2013, 10:22:04 PM
even sub-x NT and all

Ouch! Underestimation... :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on August 22, 2013, 07:05:13 AM
Feel free to change it if you want to
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on August 22, 2013, 07:05:56 AM
Oh, deadline is 1/Sep (included)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on August 22, 2013, 08:44:56 AM
Feel free to change it if you want to

Thanks, but it's okay.

Btw "goal factories" - like Messi or cr - were quite rare in the past (except in the stone age, of course). Check the historical top scorers of each leagues!

Spain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_football_top_scorers
Germany: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Bundesliga_top_scorers
Italy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capocannoniere
England: http://www.nemzetisport.hu/lexikon/20030817/az_angol_labdarugo-bajnoksag_golkiralyai_1889-
Hungary: http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Nemzeti_Bajnoks%C3%A1g_g%C3%B3lkir%C3%A1lyainak_list%C3%A1ja (check 1993/94, 1996/97 and 1998/99 ;D)


Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on August 23, 2013, 05:16:59 PM
3. # of .mp3 files in my home  desktop PC

Strictly *.mp3 or other formats (FLAC, OGG, WMA, M4A etc.) also count?

10. Total duration of Dire Straits album "Sultans of swing" in minutes:seconds

As in Dire Straits' first album, I suppose?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on August 24, 2013, 06:36:29 AM
Strictly *.mp3 or other formats (FLAC, OGG, WMA, M4A etc.) also count?
Only *.mp3

As in Dire Straits' first album, I suppose?
No, as 1998 greatest hits album.
This one:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XI86f70f2Rs/UEzXRxsngEI/AAAAAAAAAeA/tVByXRTDAQ0/s400/direstraits_sultnasofswing.jpg)

oh that makes a difference! I will send a modified tip for this question.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on August 24, 2013, 04:41:32 PM
Okay, sent!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on August 26, 2013, 04:01:17 AM
oh that makes a difference! I will send a modified tip for this question.
I think somebody tried to quote but modified instead...

(tips received)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on August 27, 2013, 12:33:17 PM
the drawbacks of being an admin (sorry!)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Friker on August 27, 2013, 05:01:13 PM
My favourite guesses were Zak's 840% probability of Greek bankruptcy and Friker's harbour at 167 degrees south (hey, doesn't that translate to 77 if you count from the North Pole!? Shouldn't he be awarded the point?).

oh my...!!! i am really stupid. :D that are west/east coords which are 0-180, right? :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on August 30, 2013, 04:04:55 PM
Also sent!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on August 30, 2013, 04:12:03 PM
My favourite guesses were Zak's 840% probability of Greek bankruptcy and Friker's harbour at 167 degrees south (hey, doesn't that translate to 77 if you count from the North Pole!? Shouldn't he be awarded the point?).

oh my...!!! i am really stupid. :D that are west/east coords which are 0-180, right? :D

True! :) Btw, it's a shame that I haven't known that there is a proper seaport in Antarctica. (I've read plenty of books about polar exploration, but probably most of them was too old...) My other silly mistake was that I've known that Bosnian convertible mark worth less than euro, but I wrote the reciprocal of the rate I was thinking about...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on September 09, 2013, 02:23:26 AM
Waiting for an answer by Dup about one of his tips I didn't see before and results are ready to be posted.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on September 10, 2013, 03:58:02 AM
HERE THEY ARE!!!


1. Nobel prizes awarded in 1985 (the amount, obviously)
8:

chemistry: Hauptman, Herbert A.
chemistry: Karle, Jerome
economics: Modigliani, Franco
literature:  Simon, Claude
peace: International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
physics: Klitzing, Klaus von
physiology/medicine: Brown, Michael S.
physiology/medicine: Goldstein, Joseph L.

8 - CTG (Bull's eye)
7 - Friker (Close but not enough)
11 - Usrin - Akoss
14 - Duplode
18 - Zak
25 - Alan Rotoi


2. Ronaldo's (the real one, not the Portuguese wannabe) career goal average per match.
484 goals in 688 matches: 0.703 gpm.

0.660 - Alan Rotoi

0.751 - CTG
0.760 - Duplode
0.970 - Usrin
1.016 - Akoss
0.370 - Friker
1.750 - Zak

Everybody but Friker knew he was really good. Zak thought he was way too good!


3. # of .mp3 files in my home  desktop PC
12373 (see picture attached)

9437 - Duplode
8500 - Zak
7600 - Alan Rotoi
3249 - Usrin
2813 - Akoss
1984 - CTG
1777 - Friker

All of you underestimated, some of you by a lot. (remember 6 people lived and downloaded music here)


4. # of countries without armed forces of their own
15: Andorra, Costa Rica, Grenada, Kiribati, Liechtenstein, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu & Vatican City.

15 - Duplode (Bull's eye!)
16 - CTG & Zak
17 - Friker
8 - Usrin
2 - Alan Rotoi
49 - Akoss

Almost a four-way tie here, that was tight!


5. # of strings in a Grand Concert harp (like the ones used in orchestra)
The Full-size Grand Concert Harps has 47 strings

47 - Friker (Bull's eye for him too!)
48 - Zak & Usrin
30 - Duplode
18 - Alan Rotoi
318 - Akoss
10010 - CTG (I can't even think how hard to play it would be)

Almost a tie here too, this round was tight as hell


6. # of days of Schrödinger's lifespan
26808 (12/Aug/1887 - 4/Jan/1961)

26000 - Zak
25777 - Friker
28001 - Usrin
28471 - Alan Rotoi
29876 - CTG
30227 - Akoss
22715 - Duplode

No-one was really far off, nerdy people you are!


7. # of verified people born in XIX century still alive (as of 19-Aug-2013)
8:
Misao Okawa - 5 March 1898
Jeralean Talley - 23 May 1899
Susannah Mushatt Jones - 6 July 1899
Bernice Madigan - 24 July 1899
Soledad Mexia - 13 August 1899
Naomi Conner - 30 August 1899
Emma Morano-Martinuzzi - 29 November 1899
Grace Jones - 7 December 1899   

5 - CTG & Zak
15 - Duplode
17 - Friker
31 - Usrin
53 - Akoss
230 - Alan Rotoi (Medicine has gone a long way in your world!)


8. # of balls used in Wimbledon 2013
54,250 used during The Championships period (according to www.wimbledon.com)

50011 - CTG
62400 - Akoss
18000 - Zak
10001 - Usrin
7601 - Alan Rotoi
2679 - Duplode
777 - Friker

Most of you underestimated, I guess you're not tennis fans except maybe CTG and Akoss (Maybe the Russian hotties + Ivanovic + Wozniacki had something to do with that)


9. Average height of my family members in xxx,x cm. (Father, mother, 2 brothers, 1 sister and me)
179cm (dad), 154cm (mom) 178cm (oldest brother), 187cm (older brother), 180cm (me), 157cm (little sis): 1035cm/6=172,5cm

169.4 - Alan Rotoi
176.2 - Duplode
176.5 - CTG
168.0 - Zak
166.8 - Akoss
166.6 - Usrin
163.0 - Friker

Good estimations from all of you, congrats!


10. Total duration of Dire Straits album "Sultans of swing" in minutes:seconds
79:01

77:15 - Akoss
71:20 - Zak
62:01 - Usrin
58:55 - CTG
54:47 - Friker
54:21 - Alan Rotoi
6:21 - Duplode (He thought about the song but honestly refused to change his tip. Chapeau!)


11. # of countries with red in their flags:
89
Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, England, Georgia, Greenland, Indonesia, Japan, Latvia, Monaco, Poland, Switzerland, Singapore, Tonga, Turkey, Tunisia, Peru, Qatar, Malta, Trinidad and Tobago, Yemen, Algeria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Burundi, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Wales, Bhutan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Spain, Vietnam, Angola, Belgium, Germany, Brunei, Egypt, Timor-Leste, Uganda, Bangladesh, Morocco, Malawi, Zambia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Libya, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Grenada, Guinea, Lithuania, Mali, Senegal, Ghana, São Tomé and Príncipe, Vanuatu, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Suriname, Tajikistan, Togo, Turkmenistan, Guyana, Mozambique, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Zimbabwe, Dominica

87 - Duplode (Almost!)
81 - Akoss
98 - CTG
111 - Usrin
52 - Alan Rotoi
45 - Zak
27 - Friker

I personally thought the number was much higher...


12. Height difference between the tallest and shortest players in the same NBA team. (in cm)
72cm: Manute Bol (231cm) and Tyrone "Mugsy" Bogues (159cm) played together in Washington Bullets in 1987-1988 season.

66 - CTG & Usrin
62 - Akoss
54 - Duplode
48 - Zak
47 - Alan Rotoi & Friker

Funny fact: Those are the tallest and shortest players in the NBA ever, not just in the same team


13. Highest score in an international rugby match (total sum).
177
Hong Kong's 164–13 victory over Singapore on 27 October 1994


200 - CTG
148 - Usrin
213 - Akoss
130 - Alan Rotoi
72 - Zak
47 - Friker
36 - Duplode

Nodoby is from a rugby-playing country except Alan, yet the Hungarians did better (except for Zak who "has no clue" about it)


+1: Last 4 digits of my cell phone number
1808

4692 - Alan Rotoi
4997 - CTG
5001 - Usrin
5003 - Akoss
5777 - Friker
6412 - Duplode
7420 - Zak

I found it weird nobody tipped below 4500... lowest tip won even if it wasn't close at all


Round results:

5 - CTG
3 - Alan Rotoi - Duplode
2 - Zak
1 - Friker- Akoss - Usrin


Overall:

46 - Chulk
38 - Zak McKracken
35 - Duplode
30 - Usrin
29 - Akoss Poo
23 - Bonzai Joe
19 - CTG
8 - Friker
7 - Alan Rotoi
3 - Argammon
2 - SuperBrian



Round won by CTG, but he said he wouldn't ask questions so we caught up with the ties... I think it was Zak's turn but can't really remember...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on September 10, 2013, 04:38:44 AM
Nice match for me! :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on September 10, 2013, 06:34:16 AM
what an unlucky round!  >:( very tight!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 10, 2013, 08:35:48 AM
Nice round, wheeeeeeeee... ^_^
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 10, 2013, 12:05:23 PM
11. # of countries with red in their flags:
89
Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, England, Georgia, Greenland, Indonesia, Japan, Latvia, Monaco, Poland, Switzerland, Singapore, Tonga, Turkey, Tunisia, Peru, Qatar, Malta, Trinidad and Tobago, Yemen, Algeria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Burundi, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Wales, Bhutan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Spain, Vietnam, Angola, Belgium, Germany, Brunei, Egypt, Timor-Leste, Uganda, Bangladesh, Morocco, Malawi, Zambia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Libya, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Grenada, Guinea, Lithuania, Mali, Senegal, Ghana, São Tomé and Príncipe, Vanuatu, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Suriname, Tajikistan, Togo, Turkmenistan, Guyana, Mozambique, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Zimbabwe, Dominica

Sorry, this is surely wrong. Just a few countries which are missing from your list: USA, Russia, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Chile, France, the Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Romania, Moldova, Chad, Andorra, Namibia...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 10, 2013, 12:09:13 PM
Btw, England and Greenland are not independent countries... but from the other side, neither the United Kingdom is listed.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 10, 2013, 03:08:36 PM
Usrin is fighting for that point heavily. :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on September 10, 2013, 05:29:35 PM
Sorry, this is surely wrong. Just a few countries which are missing from your list: USA, Russia, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Chile, France, the Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Romania, Moldova, Chad, Andorra, Namibia...
You're right, I somehow deleted part of the list (the part that included Blue+Red for sure and maybe another part too). On a quick recheck, I missed around 90-100, so that point goes to Usrin, sorry Dup! (I knew number had to be higher!)


Round results:

5 - CTG
3 - Alan Rotoi
2 - Zak - Usrin - Duplode
1 - Friker- Akoss


Overall:

46 - Chulk
38 - Zak McKracken
34 - Duplode
31 - Usrin
29 - Akoss Poo
23 - Bonzai Joe
19 - CTG
8 - Friker
7 - Alan Rotoi
3 - Argammon
2 - SuperBrian

Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on September 10, 2013, 05:36:55 PM
what an unlucky round!  >:( very tight!
It was, you got 4 second places with some really tight guesses!!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 12, 2013, 05:42:20 PM
Who will ask then?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on September 13, 2013, 03:23:13 AM
Who will ask then?
There was a post from you saying you would not ask... I can't find it but we can check from that post whose turn it is.
Or Alan could ask (he got 2º place this round)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 13, 2013, 03:35:35 PM
Suggestion for "phone number" type of questions in the future: when we have to estimate a fixed X digit value, we should consider 0000 and 9999 as neighbours. Else, most of us will say an average value as a safe tip.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on September 13, 2013, 04:33:33 PM
Suggestion for "phone number" type of questions in the future: when we have to estimate a fixed X digit value, we should consider 0000 and 9999 as neighbours. Else, most of us will say an average value as a safe tip.

But that's the fun part: guessing what the other people will guess. If everybody else says 4500 - 5500, you have the second best winning chance by saying 3000 or 7000.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on September 13, 2013, 10:26:36 PM
I could make the questions if it's ok :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on September 14, 2013, 06:59:34 AM
I could make the questions if it's ok :)
Fine by me, any objections from anybody else?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 14, 2013, 10:18:54 AM
I could make the questions if it's ok :)

DO IT!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on September 14, 2013, 02:44:09 PM
please go on :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 14, 2013, 03:13:29 PM
My Google is waiting for your questions!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 18, 2013, 08:46:48 AM
I could make the questions if it's ok :)

Still waiting... ::)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on September 18, 2013, 06:48:18 PM
So who would take the round? (If nobody is posting soon, I'll post 13+1 questions then.)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on September 18, 2013, 10:17:45 PM
I'll take it if you are patient
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 18, 2013, 10:32:37 PM
I'll take it if you are patient

qwerqwerqwer... (says the bored geek)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on September 19, 2013, 04:38:08 AM
It's only been 5 days, be a little patient people!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 19, 2013, 09:31:49 AM
Probably you know the fairy tale about God. He was almost ready after 5 days.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on September 19, 2013, 10:29:43 AM
It's only been 5 days, be a little patient people!

I was just wondering whether there are somebody to write the questions or not. The questions can wait - okay, Alan, it's your turn then.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on September 20, 2013, 10:27:39 AM
I guess deadline should be 30th September.
Here they are: :D

1. How many warships could house the ancient port of Carthage? (only military port)
2. How many books I have to read yet from those I bought in the last year and a half?
3. Lenght of Oscar Galvez circuit (Buenos Aires) used in F1 1995 (km).
4. Number of days that Alan Rotoi (my dog) lived.
5. Number of official nuclear tests in the world (period 1945-1998)
6. Pictures I have now in my "Lineage 2 pictures" folder. (pictures taken from 2005 to 2010).
7. Lenght of Argentina National Route 3 in km.
8. Number of races I registered playing Daytona USA from 10th March 1998 to 20th July 1999.(Hint: only against 17 pipsqueaks)
9. Age who had Merman in 2732 (in years) (Merman is a character I created when I was young. He was one of the main characters in all my games.)
10. Ceres surface area in km² (Ceres is a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt).
11. Payment made by Fettucini brothers to Guybrush Threepwood for test the cannon in Monkey Island. (in "pieces of eight", spanish silver coins)
12. Time of my first replay sent for zct17 (mm:ss.cc)
13. Number of warriors of Chief Calfucurá in 1872 when they attacked the cities Alvear, Veinticinco de Mayo and Nueve de Julio.

+1. Mean lifetime of a Higgs boson. (in x.xx*10-xx secs)

Good luck ;)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 20, 2013, 10:38:38 AM
Ouch!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on September 20, 2013, 10:43:48 AM
I don't quite understand question 9: The age of your character in the year 2732? Your age when you created the character? The character's age today? The character's age when you created him?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 20, 2013, 11:18:19 AM
Answers sent, with a blind tip for question 9. I hope Usrin doesn't know the exact diameter of Ceres. :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on September 20, 2013, 01:27:20 PM
I can't remember the skidding formula for surface area of a sphere. I'm trying to figure it out  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 20, 2013, 02:43:17 PM
d2*pi...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 20, 2013, 05:06:13 PM
Answers sent, with a blind tip for question 9. I hope Usrin doesn't know the exact diameter of Ceres. :D

Your tip for question 13 was not blind?  :o Ah, I forgot that you're an advanced Google user. ;)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on September 20, 2013, 06:11:24 PM
I don't quite understand question 9: The age of your character in the year 2732? Your age when you created the character? The character's age today? The character's age when you created him?

Sorry for my bad english. I mean what age the character had in the year 2732 of my game.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 20, 2013, 07:45:54 PM
Your tip for question 13 was not blind?

I couldn't even understand question 9.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on September 20, 2013, 08:54:30 PM
Sent!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on September 21, 2013, 12:18:37 AM
Explanation for question 9:

When I was a boy I created a character that I played in many games. Let's say in example I said "This guy born in the year 2250 AD". Then I ask, how old will be this character in the year 2732? The answer of this examples is: 482 years old.


BTW, tips from CTG, BJ and Chulk received!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on October 03, 2013, 04:48:54 AM
I'll calculate the results this weekend :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on October 03, 2013, 05:21:04 AM
Damn! Just realized I missed another round  :(
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on October 03, 2013, 12:45:34 PM
Damn! Just realized I missed another round  :(

Me, too... I was in Slovakia in Saturday, from Monday to Sunday now I am in Turkey... and the deadline was shorter than 2 weeks for this time...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on October 03, 2013, 01:51:30 PM
I thought it was always like that... what should I do?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on October 03, 2013, 04:43:51 PM
I suggest giving a few more days, 10 days was a really short time before deadline. And if we consider
I'll calculate the results this weekend :)
maybe they can submit their tips before then
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on October 03, 2013, 08:57:35 PM
Ok new deadline Sunday 6th of October 2013, XXI Century, 3rd Millenium.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on October 05, 2013, 05:15:09 AM
Sent a few minutes ago  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Friker on October 16, 2013, 12:19:12 AM
any news?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 26, 2013, 09:48:10 PM
ROTEIRO! RESULTS!!! >:( ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 08, 2013, 11:02:46 AM
Reminder: if you go back to Argentina, do it, please!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on November 08, 2013, 09:30:02 PM
Yes, sorry i forgot it.  :-[
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 28, 2013, 12:14:59 AM
Reminder for Don Rotoi (as you'll be in South America soon).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on November 28, 2013, 01:07:40 PM
Reminder for Don Rotoi (as you'll be in South America soon).

Go easy on him. It's only been 53 days since the deadline.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 28, 2013, 04:18:07 PM
Reminder for Don Rotoi (as you'll be in South America soon).

Go easy on him. It's only been 53 days since the deadline.

But he's still in Europe.

I left that continent about 23 hours ago. Although the location of Hungary is in Europe, the country doesn't really deserve to be mentioned as a European one...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on December 01, 2013, 04:26:42 PM
He's not. He's back home as far as I know
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 01, 2013, 04:37:14 PM
He's not. He's back home as far as I know

'cause you saw him in the mirror? :D :P

(kidding)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 01, 2013, 10:00:52 PM
I'll calculate the results this weekend :)

Said Rotoi, two months ago...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 03, 2013, 12:48:34 PM
We mustn't let Rotoi to win a round, else the game will be dead... ::) ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on December 03, 2013, 05:20:37 PM
Should we consider just abandoning this round and starting a new one?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on December 03, 2013, 07:21:53 PM
Should we consider just abandoning this round and starting a new one?

I support this idea.  8)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on December 04, 2013, 02:48:05 AM
I have to say that after comming back to Buenos Aires I can't find the answers :( I should write them again. I really sorry about it :( I apology.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 04, 2013, 09:21:25 AM
So, who is next to ask?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on December 04, 2013, 09:20:27 PM
Maybe we could set a deadline for this round and move on if Alan can't find the answers before that day
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on December 04, 2013, 09:29:29 PM
I recommend: Alan's answers or new set of questions. The one which appears earlier would count.
Title: ZCT 149 is an awful track!
Post by: CTG on December 06, 2013, 01:15:00 PM
Another possibility: publish your answers for Rotoi's questions and we can check (most of them) in Google.

Or ask Chulk, he already checked them before sending his answers. :D :P (kidding)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Friker on December 26, 2013, 03:37:16 PM
Maybe we could set a deadline for this round and move on if Alan can't find the answers before that day

31st of december?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 26, 2013, 11:32:15 PM
Fleas alert!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on December 27, 2013, 12:33:30 AM
Sorry this month was one of the worst in the last years. Could you jump this round and start another and when I have the results I publish them but out of competition.

I apologyze. :(
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 01, 2014, 03:54:56 PM
Nobody wants to ask.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on January 13, 2014, 06:36:22 PM
Someone please a new quiz...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 29, 2014, 10:37:05 AM
As you wish...

ROUND 1x (x=?, I'm too lazy to check)
Deadline: 12th February 2014, midnight

1, Number of career World Cup TOP10 results by Lindsey Vonn (female ski, as of 26th January 2014)
2, In which year was Carlsberg brewery founded?
3, Number of ZakStunts races without Brasilian participants
4, Speed of sound in a thin silver rod (m/s)
5, Number of games installed on my phone, at the moment (29th January 2014)
6, Birth rate in Namibia (births per year per 1000 persons; 2013)
7, When was Staphylococcus aureus (bacterium) discovered?
8, Corrected time difference between the 3rd and the 6th place pipsqueaks on ZCT151, when the last but one estimation arrives in my message box
9, Surface area of planet Mercury is ??? times bigger than Russia
10, How many days passed between the birth of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates?
11, Number of Happy Tree Friends episodes ever made (internet+TV, overall)
12, Length of Fuji Speedway's main straight
13, Number of forum posts by German pipsqueaks between March 2009 and June 2010

13+1, This is my 974th workday at this company. How many of them were Thursdays?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on January 29, 2014, 10:42:51 AM
I think you should remove question 8 because that can be manipulated.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 29, 2014, 10:48:38 AM
I think you should remove question 8 because that can be manipulated.

Shall I modify it to P1-P2? Because it will be Biker and me - none of us will participate in estimation game. :D

I don't think estimation game counts that much for anybody...

But anyway... question is modified to an undefined date. I won't tell how many of you have already estimated, so you can't find out the "when?".
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on January 31, 2014, 03:54:50 AM
ROUND 1x (x=?, I'm too lazy to check)

Round 18. I am including the unfinished round, as we would do with a race for the archives. I will come back with answers eventually - this is a nice occasion for leaving hibernation  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on January 31, 2014, 03:10:38 PM
this is a nice occasion for leaving hibernation  :)
Winter ended a long time ago... you should get your inner-clock checked :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 31, 2014, 04:18:40 PM
Winter ended a long time ago...

Bah... I have to disagree!!! ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 31, 2014, 08:01:26 PM
Today was the day I started getting really pissed off at the winter weather. It's okay. Usually it happens three weeks earlier :-) Now I'm just going to shut my mind off for another month or two and spring will come.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on January 31, 2014, 11:44:05 PM
So you'll race :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 01, 2014, 12:38:18 AM
So you'll race :D

The pattern says YES.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on February 01, 2014, 02:46:08 AM
It does?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 01, 2014, 10:54:37 AM
Just as I mentioned at least 3 times in the last few months... :D

29 races - Bonzai Joe (twice: ZCT 62 and 91; ZCT 93 and 122)

By the way, you have no chance on ZCT151.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 01, 2014, 11:20:14 AM
3, Number of ZakStunts races without Brasilian participants

!hint: for comparison, we had only two Hungarian free races (ZCT120 and ZCT123).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 04, 2014, 08:12:34 PM
REMINDER: 8 days 3 hours and 48 minutes left!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 06, 2014, 09:52:58 PM
ANOTHER REMINDER!!! ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 10, 2014, 07:46:19 AM
Estimators, come on! Unless you have already sent your tips.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on February 11, 2014, 02:01:15 AM
Submitted a moment ago...  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on February 11, 2014, 06:41:58 AM
I have also sent a few days ago, hope you have received.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 11, 2014, 08:07:05 PM
Ssssssssssssssssh, don't give an advantage in queston 8... :D (yep, I've already got SOME estimations, but maybe not from all the usual players)

BTW REMINDER: 28 hours left! I don't know if anybody else wants to participate in this round - but if you forgot to send your predictions so far, do it today or tomorrow.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on February 13, 2014, 07:52:02 PM
CTG, please don't be Alan Rotoi... Tell us the answers instead of spamming or obeying to your goddess' command...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 13, 2014, 08:12:04 PM
CTG, please don't be Alan Rotoi... Tell us the answers instead of spamming or obeying to your goddess' command...

Check question 8. Maybe I don't have all the correct answers... :P
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on February 13, 2014, 08:19:26 PM
CTG, please don't be Alan Rotoi... Tell us the answers instead of spamming or obeying to your goddess' command...

Check question 8. Maybe I don't have all the correct answers... :P

I think your last but one estimation has already been arrived to your mailbox... And we know the time differences at that time on ZCT 151.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 13, 2014, 08:23:48 PM
CTG, please don't be Alan Rotoi... Tell us the answers instead of spamming or obeying to your goddess' command...

Check question 8. Maybe I don't have all the correct answers... :P

I think your last but one estimation has already been arrived to your mailbox... And we know the time differences at that time on ZCT 151.

Maybe I'll get some late answers from Chulk, Rotoi, Friker and Super Brian... :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 13, 2014, 08:24:36 PM
Btw the answers are on my workplace computer, so I can publish them only on Monday...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on February 13, 2014, 08:48:24 PM
CTG, please don't be Alan Rotoi... Tell us the answers instead of spamming or obeying to your goddess' command...

Check question 8. Maybe I don't have all the correct answers... :P

I think your last but one estimation has already been arrived to your mailbox... And we know the time differences at that time on ZCT 151.

Maybe I'll get some late answers from Chulk, Rotoi, Friker and Super Brian... :D

What?  :o ??? ??? 8) :-X :-\

Ehm... I might have misunderstood the question... which was not clear at all...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on February 13, 2014, 08:51:33 PM
As you wish...

ROUND 1x (x=?, I'm too lazy to check)
Deadline: 12th February 2014, midnight

1, Number of career World Cup TOP10 results by Lindsey Vonn (female ski, as of 26th January 2014)
2, In which year was Carlsberg brewery founded?
3, Number of ZakStunts races without Brasilian participants
4, Speed of sound in a thin silver rod (m/s)
5, Number of games installed on my phone, at the moment (29th January 2014)
6, Birth rate in Namibia (births per year per 1000 persons; 2013)
7, When was Staphylococcus aureus (bacterium) discovered?
8, Corrected time difference between the 3rd and the 6th place pipsqueaks on ZCT151, when the last but one estimation arrives in my message box
9, Surface area of planet Mercury is ??? times bigger than Russia
10, How many days passed between the birth of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates?
11, Number of Happy Tree Friends episodes ever made (internet+TV, overall)
12, Length of Fuji Speedway's main straight
13, Number of forum posts by German pipsqueaks between March 2009 and June 2010

13+1, This is my 974th workday at this company. How many of them were Thursdays?

You mean the final position on ZCT151? Oh my dear, you're stupid...

"when the last but one estimation arrives in my message box" - means the standings at the moment of the arrival of the last but one estimation... which was a few days ago I guess...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 13, 2014, 08:59:09 PM
Crymachine. I guess Ildee was visited by Aunt Blood at the weekend... :D Btw you won't have too many points. :D (And I was thinking only on a few days delay by the missing players)

Btw the answers are on my workplace computer, so I can publish them only on Monday...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on February 14, 2014, 01:54:15 AM
What's the problem? The question is perfectly clear.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 14, 2014, 06:55:02 AM
What's the problem? The question is perfectly clear.

Just the usual Akossism. Crying about a single day and a single point in an unimportant game.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 17, 2014, 06:52:17 AM
I couldn't log in the last few days to submit them and I am going to bed now. If you can wait until Tuesday, I'm in
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 17, 2014, 08:28:18 AM
I couldn't log in the last few days to submit them and I am going to bed now. If you can wait until Tuesday, I'm in

OK. Rotoi? Super Brian? Friker? Anybody else?

I'll also ask my wife to estimate. Probably she won't play, but who knows... ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 17, 2014, 10:01:20 AM
I'll also ask my wife to estimate.

She refused it. ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on February 17, 2014, 11:29:03 PM
Sent! Thanks for waiting!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 19, 2014, 09:20:52 AM
Okay, I think this round can be closed - Alan, Super Brian and Friker did not react on the reminders.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 19, 2014, 10:53:06 AM
1. Number of career World Cup TOP10 results by Lindsey Vonn (female ski, as of 26th January 2014) - Akoss Poo's favorite sport chick (:P) completed 170 races with such a good result. All of you underestimated the American beauty! ;D

131 - Usrin
119 - Akoss Poo
74 - Bonzai Joe
25 - Zak McKracken
13 - Duplode
10 - Chulk

2. In which year was Carlsberg brewery founded? - 1847

1847 - Bonzai Joe (surprisingly... ;D)
1850 - Chulk
1881 - Duplode
1887 - Usrin
1891 - Zak McKracken
1896 - Akoss Poo

3. Number of ZakStunts races without Brasilian participants - 16

16 - Bonzai Joe, another bull's eye!
12 - Usrin
21 - Akoss Poo
26 - Duplode
5 - Chulk
44 - Zak McKracken (does he know something about non-existing Brasilian pipsqueaks? ;D)

4. Speed of sound in a thin silver rod - 2680 m/s

2800 - Chulk
2829 - Usrin (almost there...)
1254 - Duplode
330 - Zak McKracken (silver is not air... :D)
280.1 - Akoss Poo (such a weak tip from a so called scientist... :P)
131 - Bonzai Joe

5. Number of games installed on my phone, at the moment (29th January 2014) - just a single one, "Szókeresö" (I don't know the English name, maybe Wordhunter or something like that, you have to find words on an NxN table, where N is between 2-6). The drag racing game was uninstalled a few days earlier...

4 - Zak McKracken
12 - Duplode / Akoss Poo / Usrin (why 12??? ;D)
15 - Chulk
22 - Bonzai Joe

6. Birth rate in Namibia (births per year per 1000 persons; 2013) - 20.72, only overestimations :D

31.7 - Bonzai Joe
39.9 - Akoss Poo
66 - Zak McKracken
71 - Duplode
344 - Usrin (??? ;D)
400 - Chulk (??? ;D)

7. When was Staphylococcus aureus (bacterium) discovered? - 1880

1896 - Akoss Poo
1859 - Usrin
1907 - Duplode / Bonzai Joe
1820 - Zak McKracken
1771 - Chulk

8. Corrected time difference between the 3rd and the 6th place pipsqueaks on ZCT151, 24 hours after the deadline of this estimation game round - it's 3.10 for ages... ::)

3.10 - Akoss Poo
3.32 - Duplode
3.45 - Usrin / Bonzai Joe (I asked CORRECTED...)
4.55 - Chulk
8.00 - Zak McKracken

9. Surface area of planet Mercury is ??? times bigger than Russia's area - easy one for geography/astronomy lovers; Mercury: 74,800,000 km2, Russia: 17,098,242 km2;so the correct answer is 4.375

4.151 - Usrin, who else?
2.7 - Bonzai Joe
2.3 - Chulk
2.16 - Akoss Poo
1.6 - Duplode
120 - Zak McKracken

10. How many days passed between the birth of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates? - no surprise, they were born in the same year: Jobs 1955.02.24. (!hint for Akoss Poo: he used to be the head of Apple... :P), Gates 1955.10.28., difference is 246 days

210 - Chulk
777 - Zak McKracken
876 - Akoss Poo
973 - Duplode
1214 - Usrin
2203 - Bonzai Joe

11. Number of Happy Tree Friends episodes ever made (internet+TV, overall) - 114

122 - Akoss Poo (lucky...)
123 - Zak McKracken (unlucky...)
100 - Chulk
92 - Duplode
327 - Bonzai Joe
778 - Usrin (if you saw 2 episodes, you know all of them ;D)

12. Length of Fuji Speedway's main straight - the longest main straight in F1 is 1475 m

1499 - Usrin
1300 - Chulk
1017 - Duplode
920 - Bonzai Joe
2550 - Zak McKracken
8410 - Akoss Poo (congratulations! ;D even the whole Spa-Francochamps circuit is shorter than that)

13. Number of forum posts by German pipsqueaks between March 2009 and June 2010 - only R.A.C.E.R.S were included (forum users without racing career weren't), so JTK 130, Argammon 56, satanziege and Pitman 7-7 ---> SUM: 200 (please correct me, if I'm wrong - although it won't change the winner of this question, unless you find another 96 German messages)

192 - Duplode
172 - Usrin
44 - Zak McKracken
34 - Akoss Poo
33 - Bonzai Joe
400 - Chulk

13+1. This is my 974th workday at this company. How many of them were Thursdays? - only 186, Thursday is the day of my post-gradual studies since September

182 - Duplode
193 - Usrin
176 - Bonzai Joe / 196 - Chulk
200 - Akoss Poo
155 - Zak McKracken

Results: (tight round!)

3 - Usrin (6 second places)
3 - Akoss Poo (3 second places)
3 - Bonzai Joe (1 second place)
2 - Duplode (2 second places, 4 third places)
2 - Chulk (2 second places, 3 third places)
1 - Zak McKracken

So... it's Usrin's turn now!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on February 19, 2014, 12:17:40 PM
Close.
I can't believe I guessed the number of races without Brazilians... Also surprised to learn that sound travels very fast in silver.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 19, 2014, 01:11:27 PM
Also surprised to learn that sound travels very fast in silver.

usually it's fast in solids
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on February 19, 2014, 01:59:50 PM
1. I thought about a highway going near Fuji instead of a formula one track...
2. Propagation speed of sound in different media is not my field of science... it doesn't interest me too much, and I don't work with it.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 19, 2014, 02:05:25 PM
1. I thought about a highway going near Fuji instead of a formula one track...
2. Propagation speed of sound in different media is not my field of science... it doesn't interest me too much, and I don't work with it.

1. LOL
2. Secondary grammar school, physics... sound is fast in metals! :D (was it a Madárfióka lesson?)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on February 19, 2014, 02:20:08 PM
Namibian birth rate: I estimated the value per 10000 persons, don't ask why... 34,4 is still far from the correct value, but would have been enough for a 2nd place.

Carlsberg: I remembered that it begins with 18 and ends with 7... but I was completely wrong guessing the 3rd digit. I would have to drink more Carlsberg, and see the label more often! Whereas Akoss Poo would have to browse the famous book 'Four-digit function tables' more often.
 :P
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on February 19, 2014, 02:22:31 PM
Btw, I'm happy with the result! I'm preparing the questions for the next round in the weekend.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on February 19, 2014, 05:00:40 PM
There's a beer here called "47", and every Carlsberg bottle has "1847" printed on it. I also just wrote a big article about Carlsberg City, which included the history of the company.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on February 19, 2014, 05:51:51 PM
There's a beer here called "47", and every Carlsberg bottle has "1847" printed on it. I also just wrote a big article about Carlsberg City, which included the history of the company.

And then it was CTG's question in the estimation game? Bribery scandal on the horizon!!!  :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 21, 2014, 02:41:51 PM
There's a beer here called "47", and every Carlsberg bottle has "1847" printed on it. I also just wrote a big article about Carlsberg City, which included the history of the company.

And then it was CTG's question in the estimation game? Bribery scandal on the horizon!!!  :D

brainless self-defense mode ON

IT WASN'T ME!!! :D

brainless self-defense mode OFF
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 26, 2014, 12:53:12 PM
I'm preparing the questions for the next round in the weekend.

Which weekend? :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 11, 2014, 03:32:15 PM
I'm preparing the questions for the next round in the weekend.

Which weekend? :D

And which month?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 18, 2014, 11:22:05 AM
REMINDER!!!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 19, 2014, 11:43:13 PM
REMINDER!!!

Is it weekend now? If not, then shut up.  :P
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 19, 2014, 11:50:00 PM
Btw, here are the questions for the next round. Sorry for the delay, thanks for your patience!

Deadline: 3rd April, 22:00 UTC.

1. Number of pictures taken by my digital camera (bought in May 2007) until now.
2. Difference between the postal codes of my registered Hungarian and Norwegian addresses (both are 4-digit numbers).
3. Highest ever position of Mongolia national football team in FIFA world ranking.
4. Global annual production of Heineken beer in 2011, in litres.
5. Acceleration of Tesla Model S, basic model (seconds from 0 to 100 km/h).
6. The highest wind speed ever recorded on Zugspitze (highest point of Germany).
7. Elevation of the highest point within 100 km of my location in Norway, in metres.
8. Overall number of Formula 1 GPs won by Brazilian pipsqueaks.
9. Maximum cruise altitude of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, in feet.
10. Number of days when Stalin and Putin were both alive.
11. Number of Belgian enclaves (=pieces of land totally surrounded by foreign territory) within the area of the Netherlands.
12. Number of ZakStunts races with more than 5 sec difference between the 1st and 2nd pipsqueak.
13. Speed of light in diamond, in m/s.

+1. Number of tiles on the floor of the toilet which I use for shitting at my workplace.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on March 20, 2014, 08:56:57 AM
It is interesting that you explain what an enclave is (which I know) but you don't explain what "cruise altitude" and "Tesla Model S" are...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 20, 2014, 10:47:41 AM
Questions not related directly to the answers are always welcomed.

Maximum cruise altitude: the highest altitude where an aircraft is allowed to travel. (Probably not a surprising answer.)
Tesla Model S: currently the world's 2nd top-selling electric car (1st is Nissan Leaf).


Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on March 20, 2014, 01:29:30 PM
Could you please explain what "Zakstunts" is? Some kind of motor racing series?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 20, 2014, 01:43:35 PM
Could you please explain what "Zakstunts" is? Some kind of motor racing series?

http://wiki.stunts.hu/index.php?title=ZakStunts  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on March 20, 2014, 02:13:50 PM
Ooh, Zakstunts is a teenager this month.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 20, 2014, 06:03:30 PM
It is interesting that you explain what an enclave is (which I know) but you don't explain what "cruise altitude" and "Tesla Model S" are...

Too basic to explain... However, enclave was a new word for me. ::)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on April 01, 2014, 03:14:31 PM
Only two days to the deadline! I got answers from two pipsqueaks on the day when I posted the questions, then came a long silence. A third set of answers landed in my inbox today. Still waiting for more!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on April 01, 2014, 05:53:24 PM
Only two days to the deadline! I got answers from two pipsqueaks on the day when I posted the questions, then came a long silence. A third set of answers landed in my inbox today. Still waiting for more!
Sorry!! I'll send them tonight (can't google the answers properly at work) ;)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on April 01, 2014, 05:59:24 PM
Only two days to the deadline! I got answers from two pipsqueaks on the day when I posted the questions, then came a long silence. A third set of answers landed in my inbox today. Still waiting for more!
Sorry!! I'll send them tonight (can't google the answers properly at work) ;)

Google breakdown? :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on April 02, 2014, 05:36:09 AM
Sent!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on April 02, 2014, 07:10:50 AM
Sent too.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on April 04, 2014, 05:00:04 PM
I'll have time for the evaluation on Monday, so during the weekend you can still send answers. Bonzai Joe? Alan Rotoi? Friker? Maybe vamologocomisso?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on April 04, 2014, 08:16:18 PM
I'll have time for the evaluation on Monday, so during the weekend you can still send answers. Bonzai Joe? Alan Rotoi? Friker? Maybe vamologocomisso?

Or Csillag Baca!
Title: Important message to Chulk
Post by: Usrin on April 08, 2014, 09:39:57 PM
The evaluation is done, but I've just noticed that Chulk didn't answer the +1 question. Yes, it is the one which surely cannot be googled. ;)

So Chulk, please submit a tip about that famous toilet!
Title: Re: Important message to Chulk
Post by: Chulk on April 09, 2014, 05:57:24 AM
I've just noticed that Chulk didn't answer the +1 question.
That extra space between 13 and +1 confuses me every effing time!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on April 10, 2014, 06:50:20 PM
Finally, the results for round 19 are here!

1. Number of pictures taken by my digital camera (bought in May 2007) until now - 10,520

12,435 - CTG
6,754 - Akoss Poo
5,555 - Chulk
3,644 - Bonzai Joe
18,300 - Zak McKracken
20,483 - Duplode

2. Difference between the postal codes of my registered Hungarian and Norwegian addresses (both are 4-digit numbers) - 2882 (1145 in Hungary, 4027 in Norway)

2500 - Chulk
3400 - Zak McKracken
2250 - Akoss Poo
3742 - Duplode
1234 - CTG
1123 - Bonzai Joe

3. Highest ever position of Mongolia national football team in FIFA world ranking - 160 (Asia seems to be the only continent where even large countries can be as crappy as micro-states elsewhere...)

150 - Chulk
183 - CTG
127 - Bonzai Joe
119 - Akoss Poo
103 - Duplode
88 - Zak McKracken

4. Global annual production of Heineken beer in 2011, in litres - 2,740,000,000

1,200,000,000 - Bonzai Joe (seems to be a real expert in this field!)
5,000,000,000 - Zak McKracken
21,450,237 - Akoss Poo
7,000,000,001 - CTG
30,000,000,000 - Duplode
120,000,000,000 - Chulk

5. Acceleration of Tesla Model S, basic model (seconds from 0 to 100 km/h) - 6.2 s

6.31 - Akoss Poo (great tip after not knowing what is Tesla S!)
6.7 - Bonzai Joe
5.67 - CTG
6.9 - Chulk
5.1 - Duplode
3.6 - Zak McKracken

6. The highest wind speed ever recorded on Zugspitze (highest point of Germany) - 335 km/h (measured in a summer thunderstorm, 12 Jun 1985)

241 km/h - Chulk
234 km/h - CTG
215 km/h - Akoss Poo
180 km/h - Zak McKracken
169 km/h - Bonzai Joe
110 km/h - Duplode

7. Elevation of the highest point within 100 km of my location in Norway, in metres - 1604 (a peak called Snønuten, 97 km NNE from my place)

1700 - Zak McKracken
1234 - CTG
1217 - Akoss Poo
920 - Bonzai Joe
700 - Chulk
452 - Duplode (it seems that European pipsqueaks had an advantage here...)

8. Overall number of Formula 1 GPs won by Brazilian pipsqueaks - 101 (Senna 41, Piquet 23, Fittipaldi 14, Barrichello 11, Massa 11, Pace 1)

112 - Bonzai Joe
80 - Chulk
123 - CTG
131 - Duplode
70 - Akoss Poo
9 - Zak McKracken

9. Maximum cruise altitude of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, in feet - 43,000

43,001 - CTG
42,200 - Bonzai Joe
38,000 - Akoss Poo; 48,000 - Zak McKracken
33,425 - Duplode
4,500 - Chulk (if that was true, it could not fly over any mountain!)

10. Number of days when Stalin and Putin were both alive - 150 (Putin was born 7 Oct 1952, Stalin died 5 Mar 1953)

0 - CTG / Chulk (it was not a loaded question, but you were lucky with your assumption!)
524 - Duplode
610 - Bonzai Joe
666 - Zak McKracken
2164 - Akoss Poo

11. Number of Belgian enclaves (=pieces of land totally surrounded by foreign territory) within the area of the Netherlands - 22 (they're extremely small, I've never seen a printed map showing more than one... see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baarle-Hertog (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baarle-Hertog))

11 - Chulk
5 - Zak McKracken
3 - Duplode
1 - Bonzai Joe / CTG
0 - Akoss Poo

12. Number of ZakStunts races with more than 5 sec difference between the 1st and 2nd pipsqueak - 11 [C16 (Alan Rotoi, 9.15), P3 (Usrin, 9.70), C19 (BJ, 8.10), C42 (BJ, 6.35), C70 (Gutix, 14.00), C87 (Ayrton, 5.25), C88 (Ayrton, 6.15), C119 (Gutix, 5.11), C122 (BJ, 5.46), C141 (RB, 7.81), C143 (RB, 7.57)... and now C153, but it was finished after I asked, hence it doesn't count here]

10 - CTG; 12 - Chulk
13 - Duplode
7 - Zak McKracken
6 - Akoss Poo
27 - Bonzai Joe

13. Speed of light in diamond, in m/s - 123,932,400 (one of the lowest values in a transparent material, that's the physical reason of its glitter... large change in the speed causes strong refraction/reflection on the surfaces).

123,456,789 - CTG (it's within the error margin of the real value!)
150,000,000 - Chulk
250,000 - Zak (I guess you meant it in km/s)
95,000 - Bonzai Joe (same...)
260,000,000 - Duplode
297,000,000 - Akoss Poo

+1. Number of tiles on the floor of the toilet which I use for shitting at my workplace - 154 (reason: it's an "accessible toilet", large enough to turn around with a wheelchair)

96 - Bonzai Joe
36 - Duplode
24 - Akoss Poo / CTG
20 - Chulk
18 - Zak McKracken


Results:

6 - Chulk
5 - CTG (extremely tight battle, see the two shared 1th places!)
3 - Bonzai Joe
1 - Zak McKracken (3 second places)
1 - Akoss Poo (1 second place)
0 - Duplode
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on April 10, 2014, 07:01:56 PM
Good job Chulk - highest score ever! ?

And yay! I hold the record for most Zakstunts wins by a 5,00s+ margin  :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on April 10, 2014, 07:08:37 PM
Oh, I thought in Hungary you're still living in Szolnok...

Szolnok: 5000

Min. available: 1000, difference between 1000-5000: 4000, average difference 2000
Max. available: 9999, difference between 5000-9999: 4999, average difference 2500

Average of averages: 2250... that is why that was my guess  :D

Well, quite a bad round for me... it's really a pity for the height of the near hill and the Zugspitze wind...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on April 11, 2014, 07:07:41 AM
what a crap round for me again!

Mongolia may be big but has less than 3 million inhabitants.
fort he Formula 1 questions I meant season titles, not individual races :(
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on April 11, 2014, 08:27:56 AM
Good job Chulk - highest score ever! ?
I think I got 7 on a previous round... I'll bring you questions next weekend (or Easter weekend at the latest)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on April 11, 2014, 08:45:29 AM
Question 12: I had a serious advantage in this question, 'cause I have some (incomplete) stats about ZakStunts and USC race winners / gaps, started a few months ago - so I was pretty sure about 10 +/- 2.

Question 13: LOL! ;D I knew it's more or less correct, but still a very lucky punch.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on April 12, 2014, 01:09:34 AM
Curious results for me - zero points with hardly any awful guesses...  ::)

7. Elevation of the highest point within 100 km of my location in Norway, in metres - 1604 (a peak called Snønuten, 97 km NNE from my place)
[...]
452 - Duplode (it seems that European pipsqueaks had an advantage here...)

It was a poor answer anyway - given that your location is a coastal city, reasonable guesses would either be significantly higher (nearby mountain range) or significantly lower (coastal plains).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on April 14, 2014, 03:06:12 PM
Come on Chulk, it is your turn.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on April 14, 2014, 06:54:14 PM
Come on Chulk, it is your turn.
I could access Zakstunts just now, so no question were posted for obvious reasons. I'll post them during this week (I'll try to think of 3/4 a day in order to have them before the weekend)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on April 28, 2014, 08:46:32 AM
Come on Chulk, it is your turn.
I could access Zakstunts just now, so no question were posted for obvious reasons. I'll post them during this week (I'll try to think of 3/4 a day in order to have them before the weekend)

::)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on April 29, 2014, 05:54:53 PM
Yeah, sorry. I've been busy. This weekend, I promise!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on May 15, 2014, 06:35:11 AM
This weekend, I promise!

You should be a politician.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 06, 2014, 09:57:29 AM
56 days ago...

I'll bring you questions next weekend (or Easter weekend at the latest)

53 days ago...

I'll post them during this week (I'll try to think of 3/4 a day in order to have them before the weekend)

38 days ago...

This weekend, I promise!

Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 06, 2014, 11:15:46 AM
So... If you don't mind, I take the rights for a new set of questions. Here they are! Deadline is 27th June 2014.

1, How many days passed between the ZakStunts debut of Lupuszka and Lise?
2, How many times could Carlos Sainz finish a WRC race on the podium with Lancia Delta Integrale?
3, World record of 200 m running backwards
4, Ca2+ content of Evian mineral water (mg/l)
5, Average age of Loituma members when "Levan polka" was published in Stunts Forum
6, Overall number of goals by European teams in World Cup's knock-out phase (including extra-time)
7, How many percent of my overall MSN log size was a chat with 20-29 years old chicks?
8, Number of ZakStunts races when the winner and the last place driver belonged to the same team
9, Melting point of acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. aspirin (°C)
10, How much is the phone bill of Zak McKracken at the start of "Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders"? (USD)
11, If all the water on Earth (ocean/sea/freshwater) is collected in a globe, how large its diameter would be? (in kilometer)
12, Engine displacement of Lamborghini Miura (in cm3)
13, Perimeter of a triangle formed by the Atomium, the centre spot ot Vincente Calderon stadium and lowest altitude parliament on Earth.

+1, Number of official (work) e-mails I've ever received from Russia, up to now

Attention: one of the correct solutions will be available only after the World Cup!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on June 08, 2014, 01:01:36 AM
I had the questions ready but couldn't find a convincing answer to a couple of them so I got delayed, sorry. If you want, I can post them in a couple of hours so we don't mess up the order
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 08, 2014, 01:10:05 AM
I had the questions ready but couldn't find a convincing answer to a couple of them so I got delayed, sorry. If you want, I can post them in a couple of hours so we don't mess up the order

Some of you have already sent the answers for my questions.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on June 08, 2014, 01:12:22 AM
Ok, I'll take next round then, don't worry.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 23, 2014, 10:25:12 AM
REMINDER: 4 days left!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on June 23, 2014, 03:51:50 PM
I guess you'll get all tips on the last day - everybody want to see how many European teams can qualify for the knockout phase...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 23, 2014, 06:41:16 PM
I guess you'll get all tips on the last day

Nope. Akoss, Zak and BJ already sent their tips.

Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on June 26, 2014, 03:55:47 AM
I have just sent mine BTW.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on June 26, 2014, 09:14:21 AM
Well I think I should modify my tip since there are only a very few Europeans teams surviving the group stage...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on June 27, 2014, 10:17:30 AM
Deadline is 27th June 2014.

!!!

Only 4 participants so far: Akoss Poo, Bonzai Joe, Duplode, Zak McKracken.

To clarify question 6: I mean only THIS World Cup, not all time (two of you - Duplode and Poo - understood it as "European goals ever in knock-out phase", so you can still correct that one).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on June 27, 2014, 02:52:00 PM
Only 4 participants so far: Akoss Poo, Bonzai Joe, Duplode, Zak McKracken.

Already 5 (at least).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on June 29, 2014, 10:05:41 PM
Oops! I completely forgot! Too late...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on July 01, 2014, 11:35:00 PM
Oops! I completely forgot! Too late...

Perhaps not... I think the results will not be published before the end of the World Cup.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on July 02, 2014, 08:28:33 AM
Oops! I completely forgot! Too late...

Perhaps not... I think the results will not be published before the end of the World Cup.
But there has already been matches were European played and it wouldn't be fair
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on July 02, 2014, 08:34:06 AM
Oops! I completely forgot! Too late...

Perhaps not... I think the results will not be published before the end of the World Cup.
But there has already been matches were European played and it wouldn't be fair

Send your tips without the World Cup question.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on July 14, 2014, 09:40:23 AM
Most már tényleg hirdethetnél, szarzsák! 38 nap telt el a kiírás óta... rosszabb ön, mint Rötöj!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on July 14, 2014, 10:09:13 AM
What?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on July 14, 2014, 10:23:30 AM
a complaint on the late results
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on July 14, 2014, 03:13:47 PM
Most már tényleg hirdethetnél, szarzsák! 38 nap telt el a kiírás óta... rosszabb ön, mint Rötöj!

Szerintem meg csak tegnap este óta ismert az utolsó helyes válasz, tehát még egy napnál sem járunk "késés" tekintetében. Amúgy meg péntekig nem leszek a saját gépem elött... :P

Results on Friday, I'm away.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on July 14, 2014, 03:41:34 PM
Szerintem meg csak tegnap este óta ismert az utolsó helyes válasz, tehát még egy napnál sem járunk "késés" tekintetében.

13 másik válasz esetében viszont már több, mint két hét.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on July 14, 2014, 03:49:22 PM
Szerintem meg csak tegnap este óta ismert az utolsó helyes válasz, tehát még egy napnál sem járunk "késés" tekintetében.

13 másik válasz esetében viszont már több, mint két hét.

Ne recskázzon rá, úgysem nyeri meg. :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on July 14, 2014, 05:34:41 PM
Okay, looked up the answers again...

1, How many days passed between the ZakStunts debut of Lupuszka and Lise?
Lupuszka 2003-05-06 (ZCT 25), Lise 2004-06-09 (ZCT 39); 399 days

456 - Bonzai Joe
501 - Usrin
210 - Zak McKracken
169 - Duplode
92 - Akoss Poo

2, How many times could Carlos Sainz finish a WRC race on the podium with Lancia Delta Integrale?
Sainz spent only one crappy season at Jolly Club (Lancia) in 1993, finishing only once on the podium (Acropolis Rally, 2nd place). 

16 - Zak McKracken
22 - Usrin
24 - Duplode
31 - Bonzai Joe
34 - Akoss Poo

3, World record of 200 m running backwards
31.56 sec

29.99 - Usrin
29.88 - Duplode
25.24 - Bonzai Joe
24.75 - Akoss Poo
42.00 - Zak McKracken

4, Ca2+ content of Evian mineral water (mg/l)
80 mg/l

46 - Usrin
25 - Akoss Poo
23 - Bonzai Joe
8 - Duplode
500 - Zak McKracken


5, Average age of Loituma members when "Levan polka" was published in Stunts Forum
36.5 years (May 2006), Loituma was founded in 1989!

34 - Bonzai Joe
32.6 - Usrin
30.4 - Akoss Poo
28.7 - Duplode
28 - Zak McKracken

6, Overall number of goals by European teams in World Cup's knock-out phase (including extra-time)
21 (including bronze match)

19 - Akoss Poo, Duplode, Usrin (TRIPLE DRAW!!!)
30 - Bonzai Joe
8 - Zak McKracken

7, How many percent of my overall MSN log size was a chat with 20-29 years old chicks?
9.34 % (11 452 444 bytes)

7.9 - Usrin
6.22 - Akoss Poo
6 - Bonzai Joe
32 - Duplode
75 - Zak McKracken (maybe you thought on teenager chicks :D)

8, Number of ZakStunts races when the winner and the last place driver belonged to the same team
3 times (ZCT 102, 133, 134), all of them by Average Joe team, RBI-DST

4 - Bonzai Joe, Duplode
5 - Zak McKracken
6 - Akoss Poo
13 - Usrin

9, Melting point of acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. aspirin (°C)
136°C

166.1 - Akoss Poo
92 - Usrin
187 - Duplode
250 - Zak McKracken
-189 - Bonzai Joe

10, How much is the phone bill of Zak McKracken at the start of "Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders"? (USD)
1138 dollars

641 - Bonzai Joe
1680 - Zak McKracken
500 - Akoss Poo
12.10 - Duplode
4781 - Usrin

11, If all the water on Earth (ocean/sea/freshwater) is collected in a globe, how large its diameter would be? (in kilometer)
1.386 billion km3, so d = 1384 kms

1384.75 - Usrin (BULL'S EYE! Did you also calculate with the temperature and salt concentration dependence of water's density? :D)
910 - Bonzai Joe
476 - Akoss Poo
420 - Zak McKracken
9350 - Duplode (???)

12, Engine displacement of Lamborghini Miura (in cm3)
3929 ccm

2988 - Zak McKracken
2880 - Duplode
2700 - Akoss Poo
5999 - Usrin
242 - Bonzai Joe

13, Perimeter of a triangle formed by the Atomium, the centre spot ot Vincente Calderon stadium and lowest altitude parliament on Earth.
Tricky question, the lowest altitude parliament is in Azerbaijan. So, the result is 9465 kms.

9700 - Usrin
5600 - Bonzai Joe
4200 - Zak McKracken
2882 - Akoss Poo
1790 - Duplode

+1, Number of official (work) e-mails I've ever received from Russia, up to now
68

77 - Bonzai Joe
42 - Zak McKracken
15 - Duplode
13 - Akoss Poo
384 - Usrin


Results:
6 - Usrin
5 - Bonzai Joe
2 - Zak McKracken
2 - Duplode
2 - Akoss Poo
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on July 14, 2014, 07:54:33 PM
Argh. So close for once.

Glad I got the order of magnitude right on the water question. That was a difficult calculation to do in my head, especially as I didn't remember the formula for the volume of a sphere and couldn't completely figure it out. Good job there Usrin. But of course, that one was right up your street...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on July 14, 2014, 09:37:07 PM
Is 1138 also the code of a safe box in Maniac Mansion?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on July 14, 2014, 09:39:55 PM
Is 1138 also the code of a safe box in Maniac Mansion?

Wikipedia says: Zak's phone bill at the start of the game is $1138, in reference to George Lucas' THX 1138. $1138 is also the balance of Melissa's cashcard (until the player spends it on tokens for the Tram).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on July 14, 2014, 09:53:18 PM
Nothing about Maniac Mansion? I guess is one of the codes you have to watch with the telescope. I'll search it.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on July 14, 2014, 09:58:34 PM
Found it!

Maniac Mansion: The number-plate of the Edison's Edsel car is THX 1138. The code for the safe is 1138. It is also one of the randomly chosen numbers for the Meteor Police in the NES and Commodore 64 versions.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on July 23, 2014, 09:45:21 PM
Next round? Usrin?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on July 25, 2014, 03:46:12 PM
Wow, what a surprise! Especially question 11, where I didn't expect to be so close. I had no clue on the volume of water, so I used a rough approach. I assumed that water covers 71% of Earth's surface with an average thickness of 3.8 km, and rounded the last digits up several times during the calculation (to "add" lakes and rivers).

CTG: I'm afraid that in the middle of an >1000 km sphere, density is rather a function of pressure than of T and salinity. :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on July 25, 2014, 03:47:07 PM
Now I'm starting to think about the new set of questions... I'll post them probably on Monday.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on July 30, 2014, 10:12:43 AM
Now I'm starting to think about the new set of questions... I'll post them probably on Monday.

Yesterday?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on August 05, 2014, 04:20:41 PM
Now I'm starting to think about the new set of questions... I'll post them probably on Monday.

Yesterday?

All my troubles seemed so far away?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on August 12, 2014, 12:27:35 AM
For many pipsqueaks it is still Monday... so here are the new questions! Thanks for your patience! :)

Deadline: 25 Aug 2014, 16:00 UTC.

1. Average fuel consumption of my car on the way from my workplace to home, 12 August (l/100 km, measured with the board computer).
2. Number of people living in countries with no sea coast.
3. Boiling point of water at the lowest sea level pressure ever recorded.
4. Distance of the furthest object I've ever seen through a telescope (light years).
5. Yearly potato consumption per capita in the United Kingdom, 2005.
6. Length of the world's longest straight paved road.
7. Number of goals scored by the champion of the Armenian Premier League (football) in the 2013/14 season.
8. Total weight of a Trabant 601 Limousine.
9. Number of matches in the longest undefeated streak in the history of North American professional sport leagues.
10. Density of hydrogen cyanide at room temperature (g/cm3).
11. Number of nights I've ever spent in Slovakia.
12. Length of the longest train ever run in the world.
13. Heel height of the shoes my wife wore for our wedding.

+1. Minimum speed needed for driving a REAL Corvette ZR1 around a loop with diameter of 30 m.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on August 12, 2014, 08:18:29 AM
8. Total weight of a Trabant 601 Limousine.

I have it in Stunts mass unit... ::)
http://forum.stunts.hu/index.php?topic=2235.msg56110#msg56110

+1. Minimum speed needed for driving a REAL Corvette ZR1 around a loop with diameter of 30 m.

Birdman attack!!! ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on August 12, 2014, 08:50:31 AM
Quote
3. Boiling point of water at the lowest sea level pressure ever recorded.

do you mean at 0m altitude at the ever recorded lowest air pressure, or at the lowest bottom of the sea where it was ever tried to boil water?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on August 12, 2014, 08:56:49 AM
Quote
3. Boiling point of water at the lowest sea level pressure ever recorded.

do you mean at 0m altitude at the ever recorded lowest air pressure, or at the lowest bottom of the sea where it was ever tried to boil water?

AIR pressure! Just take the lowest air pressure ever recorded and calculate the boiling point of water from its' vapor pressure equation. Too bad, I have already forgotten some constants to do that... :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on August 12, 2014, 10:12:27 AM
Quote
3. Boiling point of water at the lowest sea level pressure ever recorded.

do you mean at 0m altitude at the ever recorded lowest air pressure, or at the lowest bottom of the sea where it was ever tried to boil water?

CTG is right - the term "sea level pressure" is used for air pressure at 0 m altitude (sea level).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on August 12, 2014, 12:21:43 PM
Sent!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on August 12, 2014, 12:28:37 PM
Already 2 sets of answers in my mailbox - but I still have to measure/calculate/look up the correct value for 4 questions. :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on August 13, 2014, 01:00:58 PM
sent :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on August 25, 2014, 03:00:04 AM
My poor guesses have just been sent  ::) :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on August 25, 2014, 11:57:01 AM
My poor guesses have just been sent  ::) :)

Received, thanks! Btw, this is a REMINDER for everybody - the deadline is today!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on August 25, 2014, 05:53:34 PM
The deadline is extended to tomorrow (26 Aug, 16:00 CET) - I'm still hoping to get more tips, especially from Argentina and from Slovakia!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on August 25, 2014, 07:30:03 PM
Working now, will send tonight (in about 10hs). I'm pretty confident about question 9.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on August 25, 2014, 07:33:51 PM
Working now, will send tonight (in about 10hs). I'm pretty confident about question 9.

Hahaha, Googlakers...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on August 29, 2014, 09:57:56 AM
Usrin is watching his messages. Probably we will get the results soon.

666th reply in this topic, evil laugh.  ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on September 05, 2014, 06:34:16 PM
The deadline is extended to tomorrow (26 Aug, 16:00 CET) - I'm still hoping to get more tips, especially from Argentina and from Slovakia!

Can we see the results at last?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 10, 2014, 03:04:34 PM
Sorry, I'm after some extremely busy days at work...

Before publishing the results, I should ask: if there is a tie between two pipsqueaks for the 1st place in one question, does the pipsqueak behind them gets 2nd or 3rd place? (The final order depends largely on the number of 2nd places.)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on September 10, 2014, 03:23:13 PM
Sorry, I'm after some extremely busy days at work...

Before publishing the results, I should ask: if there is a tie between two pipsqueaks for the 1st place in one question, does the pipsqueak behind them gets 2nd or 3rd place? (The final order depends largely on the number of 2nd places.)

3rd, I think.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 10, 2014, 04:02:57 PM
Sorry, I'm after some extremely busy days at work...

Before publishing the results, I should ask: if there is a tie between two pipsqueaks for the 1st place in one question, does the pipsqueak behind them gets 2nd or 3rd place? (The final order depends largely on the number of 2nd places.)

3rd, I think.

3rd, no doubt.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on September 10, 2014, 04:36:36 PM
Yeah. You were beaten by 2 people -> you're 3rd
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 10, 2014, 09:51:00 PM
Here are the results!

1. Average fuel consumption of my car on the way from my workplace to home, 12 August.
7.8 l/100 km.

CTG & Zak McKracken - 8.2
Akoss Poo - 7.12
Chulk - 8.7
Duplode - 9.35
Bonzai Joe - 10.7

2. Number of people living in countries with no sea coast.

475,818,737.

Akoss Poo - 600,000,000
Zak McKracken - 650,000,000
Duplode - 293,000,000
CTG - 666,666,666
Chulk - 250,000,000
Bonzai Joe - 143,657,869

3. Boiling point of water at the lowest sea level pressure ever recorded.
The lowest pressure was 870 hPa in a typhoon over the Pacific Ocean, 12 October 1979. At this pressure, water boils at 95.8°C.

CTG - 95.01
Zak McKracken - 97.2
Duplode - 99.3
Bonzai Joe - 92.2
Akoss Poo - 82.8
Chulk - 150 (???)

4. Distance of the furthest object I've ever seen through a telescope (light years).
It is the galaxy M 81, being 12 million light years away.

Akoss Poo - 8,000,000
CTG - 6,000,001
Bonzai Joe - 2,300,000 (this would be good for the furthest object visible with naked eye)
Zak McKracken - 342
Chulk - 4.4
Duplode - 2,900,000,000 (more realistic answer than the previous two... a logarithmic scale would have been better for this question)

5. Yearly potato consumption per capita in the United Kingdom, 2005.
102 kg.

CTG - 99.9
Duplode - 93
Chulk - 150
Bonzai Joe - 34
Zak McKracken - 27
Akoss Poo - 13.48

6. Length of the world's longest straight paved road.
It is highway 10 in Saudi Arabia, with a 261 km long straight section.

Duplode - 251
CTG - 203
Zak McKracken - 329
Akoss Poo - 22.155
Chulk - 12
Bonzai Joe - 1865

7. Number of goals scored by the champion of the Armenian Premier League (football), 2013/14.
The champion was Banants, scoring only 38 goals in 28 games. (The runner-up Shirak scored 48. There are only 8 teams in the top league, playing 4 times with each other.)

Zak McKracken - 42 (our football expert! :))
CTG - 55
Bonzai Joe - 77
Duplode - 82
Akoss Poo - 88
Chulk - 105

8. Total weight of a Trabant 601 Limousine.
615 kg.

CTG - 607
Zak McKracken - 601
Chulk - 900
Akoss Poo - 1708
Duplode - 1825
Bonzai Joe - 6200 (hey, it's not a lorry! :))

9. Number of matches in the longest undefeated streak in the history of North American professional sport leagues.
35, by Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) in 1979-80. Sorry, Mr. Poo! :)

CTG - 34
Akoss Poo & Chulk - 37 & 33
Duplode - 42
Bonzai Joe - 43
Zak McKracken - 22

10. Density of hydrogen cyanide at room temperature (g/cm3).
0.687 g/cm3. (It's still liquid, boiling point is 26°C.)

Chulk - 0.753
CTG - 0.555
Akoss Poo - 1.123
Zak McKracken - 0.2
Bonzai Joe - 0.0031
Duplode - 0.0019

11. Number of nights I've ever spent in Slovakia.
Unfortunately I've never lived in the current territory of Slovakia, and many of my visits there were day trips. So sadly enough, this number is only 21.

CTG - 28
Akoss Poo - 6
Zak McKracken - 42
Duplode - 281
Bonzai Joe - 877
Chulk - 1095

12. Length of the longest train ever run in the world (m).
7353 m, during a test run in Australia (in 2001).

Chulk - 6000
Akoss Poo - 8994
Zak McKracken - 3800
Bonzai Joe - 2140
Duplode - 379
CTG - 28300

13. Heel height of the shoes my wife wore for our wedding (cm).
4.0 cm.

Bonzai Joe - 4.75
Duplode - 3
Zak McKracken - 6
CTG - 6.9
Akoss Poo - 7.9
Chulk - 10

+1. Minimum speed needed for driving a REAL Corvette ZR1 around a loop with diameter of 30 m.
43.2 km/h. The calculation is discussed e.g. here: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/calculate-the-velocity-necessary-to-counteract-gra.html (The type of the car doesn't really matter - only the height of the centre of gravity should be subtracted from the loop radius.)

CTG - 60
Duplode - 62
Zak McKracken - 110
Bonzai Joe - 125
Chulk - 175
Akoss Poo - 177


Overall:

1. CaxTheGoogleMaster 7
2. Zak McKracken 2 (3 second, 5 third places)
3. Akoss Poo 2 (3 second, 2 third places)
4. Chulk 2 (2 second, 1 third places)
5. Duplode 1 (3 second places)
6. Bonzai Joe 1 (no second place)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 10, 2014, 09:57:45 PM
Before publishing the results, I should ask: if there is a tie between two pipsqueaks for the 1st place in one question, does the pipsqueak behind them gets 2nd or 3rd place? (The final order depends largely on the number of 2nd places.)

3rd, I think.

Zak should be grateful for that.  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 10, 2014, 10:07:28 PM
7, nice! ;D

New question set... well... dunno when.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on September 11, 2014, 03:24:37 AM
I arguably should have been aware of the half-gotcha in question 10... ::) Also...

+1. Minimum speed needed for driving a REAL Corvette ZR1 around a loop with diameter of 30 m.

CTG - 60
Duplode - 62

...I think we made the same mistake here  :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on September 11, 2014, 09:02:00 AM
2. Number of people living in countries with no sea coast.[/b]
475,818,737.

Akoss Poo - 600,000,000


3. Boiling point of water at the lowest sea level pressure ever recorded.
The lowest pressure was 870 hPa in a typhoon over the Pacific Ocean, 12 October 1979. At this pressure, water boils at 95.8°C.

4. Distance of the furthest object I've ever seen through a telescope (light years).
It is the galaxy M 81, being 12 million light years away.

Akoss Poo - 8,000,000

5. Yearly potato consumption per capita in the United Kingdom, 2005.
102 kg.

Akoss Poo - 13.48

7. Number of goals scored by the champion of the Armenian Premier League (football), 2013/14.
The champion was Banants, scoring only 38 goals in 28 games. (The runner-up Shirak scored 48. There are only 8 teams in the top league, playing 4 times with each other.)

8. Total weight of a Trabant 601 Limousine.
615 kg.

9. Number of matches in the longest undefeated streak in the history of North American professional sport leagues.
35, by Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) in 1979-80. Sorry, Mr. Poo! :)

CTG - 34
Akoss Poo & Chulk - 37 & 33

10. Density of hydrogen cyanide at room temperature (g/cm3).
0.687 g/cm3. (It's still liquid, boiling point is 26°C.)

Akoss Poo - 1.123

11. Number of nights I've ever spent in Slovakia.
Unfortunately I've never lived in the current territory of Slovakia, and many of my visits there were day trips. So sadly enough, this number is only 21.

13. Heel height of the shoes my wife wore for our wedding (cm).
4.0 cm.


I'm proud of having a right tips in fields of science which I like very much (population geography and astronomy) - by overtaking both Google Masters.

I'm less proud of somehow remembering a stronger dependence of boiling point decrease vs. pressure decrease... I also remembered a bit lower value (~800 hPa) of minimum ever recorded pressure in a typhoon.

I underestimated the potato consumption to a big extent... That's around 300 grams per a day. English are potato eaters, it seems... That's even higher than my consumption, and I LIKE potato very much. I thought I eat a lot of potato.

Armenian League: I don't like beugratós questions... (I thought there is a big difference between the strength of the teams, triggering high scoring games. It seems I wasn't the only one.)

What kinda limousine is that? Only 600 kgs?

Fúck you for your Philadelphia Cryers question! It couldn't have been worse after seeing CTG's answer, victory and my tip...

I wrote 1.123 kg/m3 for the HCN. I thought it is still a gas. Btw this was the only question for which I checked the answer after sending the tips in the message. Again, I don't like beugratós questions.

Well, I was right when I thought that you - like me - mostly made one day trips to Slovakia 'cos it's close. I sent the number of nights spent there by me, 6 (all of them in 1995, Kokava nad Rimavicou, when I learnt to ski). But you spent there much more. 21 is a nice number in a country where you make mostly one day trips.

LOL, that's not a picsacipö, especially not for a wedding!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 11, 2014, 02:55:14 PM
Let me quote the answers sent to Usrin:

"10. Density of hydrogen cyanide at room temperature (g/cm3).
25°C-on folyékony az, remélem Poo beszopja. Legyen mondjuk 0.555 g/cm3."

It means something like "it's a liquid at 25°C, I hope Poo will suck in this question." ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on September 11, 2014, 03:05:45 PM
Btw Wikipedia says

HCN: Boiling point   25.6 to 26.6 °C; 78.0 to 79.8 °F; 298.7 to 299.7 K

Room temperature

Scientific use
For scientific work, room temperature is taken to be about 20 to 26 degrees Celsius with an average of 23°C (about 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit (°F), 293 to 299 kelvins (K), or 528 to 537 degrees Rankine (°R)).[4] For numerical convenience, either 20 °C (68 °F) or 300 K (80 °F) is often used, without being specified as "room temperature". However, room temperature is not a defined scientific term, unlike Standard Temperature and Pressure (STP); admittedly, STP has several slightly different definitions.

So at taking the higher values of 'room temperature' into account, HCN can be considered as a gas at room temperature. So both the gas and the liquid densities should be accepted as a correct answer, I think.

That's why it is not a good idea to ask a beugratós kérdés with a scientifically undetermined term (e.g. "room temperature) in it.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 11, 2014, 03:49:39 PM
Deadline: 25th September 2014

1, The age of YouTube (days, as of 11th September 2014)
2, Number of Asian athletes (all time!) having better personal record than 830 cm in long jump
3, Mean monthly sunshine hours/year in Shanghai 3, YEARLY sunshine hours in Shanghai
4, Weight of an empty bottle of Somersby cider (!hint: volume is 0.33 l)
5, Drainage area of Rio Grande (km2)
6, When did Roberto Macini score his first goal in the Italian national team?
7, Lowest ever registered heart rate of CTG (1/min)
8, Predicted worldwide income of Pfizer from selling Viagra in 2015 (USD)
9, Distance of the first real life IMSA GT contest and Spa-Francochamps circuit
10, Number of ZakStunts races when no South American pipsqueaks finished between 4th and 6th place
11, Number of South Park episodes without Kenny McCormick
12, When was element W (tungsten / wolfram) discovered?
13, How many days passed between the first ZakStunts victory of Ayrton and the last Lupuszka-CTG MSN chat?

+1, My top speed on the ground with any vehicles, EXCLUDING plane take-offs
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on September 11, 2014, 07:03:08 PM
5, Drainage area of Rio Grande (km2)

Specify which Rio Grande you refer.

PS: +1 Mine was 185km/h in a Renault Megane in 1999. :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on September 11, 2014, 07:40:53 PM
Question 9: Do you mean "AT Spa Francorchamps"?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on September 11, 2014, 09:42:49 PM

What kinda limousine is that? Only 600 kgs?


a plastic one!
(http://www.degrotespeelgoedwinkel.nl/producten/11-07256_3/groot/07256-revell-trabant-601-limousine-niv-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 12, 2014, 01:02:35 AM
Specify which Rio Grande you refer.

Of course at the border of USA and Mexico.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 12, 2014, 01:03:23 AM
Question 9: Do you mean "AT Spa Francorchamps"?

No, I mean the distance of the two tracks.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on September 12, 2014, 01:08:10 AM
The distance between them?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 12, 2014, 01:10:37 AM
The distance between them?

Yes, the physical distance, in km. ( I should refresh my never existing English skills, 'cause it seems I can't express such an easy thing)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 12, 2014, 10:49:26 AM
What kinda limousine is that? Only 600 kgs?


Have you ever seen a real limousine made by Trabant factory? ;D

Or... wait...

(http://image.hotdog.hu/album/Vilike2011/trabant-601-extra-verzio-d-514c14fce007027e76005832_thumb_top-center_624x0-false.jpg)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 12, 2014, 03:55:29 PM
3, Mean monthly sunshine hours/year in Shanghai

Isn't this a bit overcomplicated? Am I right that it means "average yearly number of sunshine hours, divided by 12?"

Oh, monthly!!! CTG please divide my tip by 12 :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on September 12, 2014, 05:04:55 PM
The distance between them?

Yes, the physical distance, in km. ( I should refresh my never existing English skills, 'cause it seems I can't express such an easy thing)
Should have said "From point A to point B"
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on September 12, 2014, 05:08:59 PM
I clearly suck at Chem, missing by a long shot on one, luckily winning on the other one.
About Armenian league, I thought the same Akoss thought about a team being too strong and scoring a lot of goals.
Apparently, I completely underestimated how many countries have no coast sea
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 13, 2014, 09:54:49 PM
3, Mean monthly sunshine hours/year in Shanghai

Isn't this a bit overcomplicated? Am I right that it means "average yearly number of sunshine hours, divided by 12?"

Oh, monthly!!! CTG please divide my tip by 12 :)

Never drink when you write quiz questions! ;D

Of course not monthly, but YEARLY sunshine hours in Shanghai.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 15, 2014, 08:16:59 PM
Btw Wikipedia says

HCN: Boiling point   25.6 to 26.6 °C; 78.0 to 79.8 °F; 298.7 to 299.7 K

Room temperature

Scientific use
For scientific work, room temperature is taken to be about 20 to 26 degrees Celsius with an average of 23°C (about 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit (°F), 293 to 299 kelvins (K), or 528 to 537 degrees Rankine (°R)).[4] For numerical convenience, either 20 °C (68 °F) or 300 K (80 °F) is often used, without being specified as "room temperature". However, room temperature is not a defined scientific term, unlike Standard Temperature and Pressure (STP); admittedly, STP has several slightly different definitions.

So at taking the higher values of 'room temperature' into account, HCN can be considered as a gas at room temperature. So both the gas and the liquid densities should be accepted as a correct answer, I think.

That's why it is not a good idea to ask a beugratós kérdés with a scientifically undetermined term (e.g. "room temperature) in it.

Room temperature means 25°C in laboratory practice. However, Russians say 20°C... :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on September 15, 2014, 08:45:47 PM
Btw Wikipedia says

HCN: Boiling point   25.6 to 26.6 °C; 78.0 to 79.8 °F; 298.7 to 299.7 K

Room temperature

Scientific use
For scientific work, room temperature is taken to be about 20 to 26 degrees Celsius with an average of 23°C (about 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit (°F), 293 to 299 kelvins (K), or 528 to 537 degrees Rankine (°R)).[4] For numerical convenience, either 20 °C (68 °F) or 300 K (80 °F) is often used, without being specified as "room temperature". However, room temperature is not a defined scientific term, unlike Standard Temperature and Pressure (STP); admittedly, STP has several slightly different definitions.

So at taking the higher values of 'room temperature' into account, HCN can be considered as a gas at room temperature. So both the gas and the liquid densities should be accepted as a correct answer, I think.

That's why it is not a good idea to ask a beugratós kérdés with a scientifically undetermined term (e.g. "room temperature) in it.

Room temperature means 25°C in laboratory practice. However, Russians say 20°C... :D

There is no scientific term 'room temperature', see my previous post. Sometimes it is said that it is up to 27°C. I see that at 25°C it is a liquid... but no-one says that it is unambiguous that scientifically the room temperature is 25°C...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 15, 2014, 08:47:03 PM
Btw Wikipedia says

HCN: Boiling point   25.6 to 26.6 °C; 78.0 to 79.8 °F; 298.7 to 299.7 K

Room temperature

Scientific use
For scientific work, room temperature is taken to be about 20 to 26 degrees Celsius with an average of 23°C (about 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit (°F), 293 to 299 kelvins (K), or 528 to 537 degrees Rankine (°R)).[4] For numerical convenience, either 20 °C (68 °F) or 300 K (80 °F) is often used, without being specified as "room temperature". However, room temperature is not a defined scientific term, unlike Standard Temperature and Pressure (STP); admittedly, STP has several slightly different definitions.

So at taking the higher values of 'room temperature' into account, HCN can be considered as a gas at room temperature. So both the gas and the liquid densities should be accepted as a correct answer, I think.

That's why it is not a good idea to ask a beugratós kérdés with a scientifically undetermined term (e.g. "room temperature) in it.

Room temperature means 25°C in laboratory practice. However, Russians say 20°C... :D

There is no scientific term 'room temperature', see my previous post. Sometimes it is said that it is up to 27°C. I see that at 25°C it is a liquid... but no-one says that it is unambiguous that scientifically the room temperature is 25°C...

I just said that USUALLY it means 25°C in laboratory slang.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 15, 2014, 09:39:15 PM
There is no scientific term 'room temperature', see my previous post. Sometimes it is said that it is up to 27°C. I see that at 25°C it is a liquid... but no-one says that it is unambiguous that scientifically the room temperature is 25°C...

Honestly: was your tip so close to zero because (a) you guessed it boils below 25°C or (b) you thought that room temperature can be above 25°C?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on September 15, 2014, 10:06:06 PM
I thought it blows below 25 oC, but still, my tip is right since room temperature can be considered a value between 20-27 oC on the basis of scientific data.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 15, 2014, 10:43:43 PM
I thought it blows below 25 oC, but still, my tip is right since room temperature can be considered a value between 20-27 oC on the basis of scientific data.

petty arguement for a single point in a fun (but useless) game
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on September 15, 2014, 10:50:29 PM
I thought it blows below 25 oC, but still, my tip is right since room temperature can be considered a value between 20-27 oC on the basis of scientific data.

petty arguement for a single point in a fun (but useless) game

This is not about that...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on September 16, 2014, 06:31:15 AM
petty arguement for a single point in a fun (but useless) game
Surprised?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on September 16, 2014, 09:21:53 AM
I fight for my points this way instead of googling like some people do...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 16, 2014, 10:41:57 PM
I fight for my points this way instead of googling like some people do...

Akinek nem inge... :D (btw 22:41)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 17, 2014, 09:37:47 PM
For those who feel the evaluation of question 10 unfair (as room temperature was not clearly defined), I'm announcing the result without this question. It is not more and not less official than the previous one, as the term official would be ridiculous in a "serious" game like this.

1. CaxTheGoogleMaster 7
2. Zak McKracken 2 (3 second, 5 third places)
3. Akoss Poo 2 (3 second, 1 third places)
4. Duplode 1 (3 second places)
5. Chulk 1 (2 second places)
6. Bonzai Joe 1 (no second place)

Btw, it is always possible to ask for clarifications about the questions before the deadline - as I did about CTG's question with the sunshine hours. I hope that nobody will defend a ridiculously low value as "correct answer" for this question, just because it was possible to misunderstand it as monthly value instead of yearly...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Chulk on September 19, 2014, 06:11:56 AM
I fight for my points this way instead of googling like some people do...
This accusation for which there is no confirmation or even strong clues at all is at least ironic coming from a confessed cheater, don't you think?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 19, 2014, 08:50:46 AM
Actually I find this argument about a single point very childish and fuckin' useless. This is still for fun - not a bloody contest (however, for one of us it is). But if you think it's more than that, it would be better to close this topic and forget this game forever.

Okay, the definition of "room temperature" is not the most exact one, but as a gold standard, it is accepted as 25°C in science (20°C in other countries, e.g. Russia, where you can't provide a higher average temperature in laboratories; that's why they use 20°C stability or solubility tests for pharmaceutical ingredients instead of the well-accepted European/US 25°C tests). What you found was the most advantageous version for yourself - see also your Stunts tracks, just take a look at your results on your own circuits vs any other designer's results on their own tracks*; or your crying about the point systems of any games that you can't win.

But you know what? Your beloved Wikipedia says "In more rigorous scientific contexts, it may denote the range between 20 and 26 °C (68 and 79 °F), with an average of 23 °C (73 °F).", while boiling point of HCN is 25.6°C. Taking the whole "room temperature" interval, only 6.7% percent of that covers the gas phase. So, why don't you apply for 0.067 pt? That's the maximum you deserve, even with the best case scenario. :D

* could be a good base of some nice useless stats
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 22, 2014, 12:30:58 PM
4, Weight of an empty bottle of Somersby cider (!hint: volume is 0.33 l)

It might fluctuate a bit, so I'm going to take the average of the last 10 bottles.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on September 23, 2014, 01:55:45 AM
Answers sent.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 23, 2014, 08:47:34 PM
+1, My top speed on the ground with any vehicles, EXCLUDING plane take-offs

And excluding landings, too... :D (skid you Usrin :D)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 24, 2014, 10:12:14 AM
And excluding landings, too... :D (skid you Usrin :D)

I think it's better to ask it now than later - see the Big Room Temperature Debate!  :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 25, 2014, 01:44:27 PM
DEADLINE: TODAY!

Already sent their answers: Rotoi (you have some missing tips), Zak, Duplode, Usrin.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on September 25, 2014, 02:03:58 PM
DEADLINE: TODAY!

Already sent their answers: Rotoi (you have some missing tips), Zak, Duplode, Usrin.

Thanks for reminder! Answers sent!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 27, 2014, 09:02:54 AM
Rotoi (you have some missing tips)

You have 24 hours to fill those missing points.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on September 27, 2014, 10:59:25 AM
right thanks!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 27, 2014, 11:08:59 AM
right thanks!

You still forgot question 5. :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on September 27, 2014, 09:19:47 PM
Done!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 27, 2014, 10:33:55 PM
1, The age of YouTube (days, as of 11th September 2014)
YouTube was founded on 14th February 2005, so it was 3496 days old. 

3350 - Zak McKracken
3651 - Bonzai Joe
3722 - Duplode (Cork's Crew podium!)
3801 - Akoss Poo
4222 - Usrin
5500 - Alan Rotoi

2, Number of Asian athletes (all time!) having better personal record than 830 cm in long jump
Only 9 jumpers...
8.48 - Mohamed Salman Al Khuwalidi (KSA, 2006)
8.47 - Jinzhe Li (CHN, 2014)
8.41 - Craig Hepburn (BAH, 1993)
8.40 - Jianfend Lao (CHN, 1997)
8.39 - Ahmed Faiz Bin Marzouq (KSA, 2006)
8.38 - Geng Huang (CHN, 1995)
8.36 - Zunrong Chen (CHN, 1992)
8.35 - Hussein Taher Al-Sabee (KSA, 2004)
8.34 - Hui-Fang Nai (TPE, 1993)

5 - Akoss Poo
3 - Usrin
2 - Bonzai Joe
22 - Zak McKracken
74 - Alan Rotoi
93 - Duplode

3, Yearly sunshine hours in Shanghai
1776 hours/year

1900 - Zak McKracken
1995 - Usrin
2200 - Akoss Poo
2271 - Bonzai Joe
2493 - Duplode
3290 - Alan Rotoi

4, Weight of an empty bottle of Somersby cider (!hint: volume is 0.33 l)
Based on the average of 10 bottles (without cap): 203.1 g

200 - Alan Rotoi
211 - Usrin (almost)
212.19 - Akoss Poo
190 - Zak McKracken
115 - Duplode
8.2 - Bonzai Joe (it's not plastic...)

5, Drainage area of Rio Grande (km2)
570,000 km2

760,000 - Alan Rotoi
853,072 - Duplode
939,899 - Usrin
245 - Bonzai Joe
2,200,000 - Zak McKracken
3,300,000 - Akoss Poo

6, When did Roberto Macini score his first goal in the Italian national team?
12th June 1988, at Euro 1988, vs Germany (final result: 1-1)

1988.09.17. - Alan Rotoi
1988.11.18. - Akoss Poo
1991.11.11. - Usrin
1979.03.23. - Duplode
1976.04.03. - Bonzai Joe
1958 - Zak McKracken

7, Lowest ever registered heart rate of CTG (1/min)
The unofficial value is 31/min (measured by an unreliable pulse counter for runners, while I was sleeping - it doesn't register the weaker heartbeats), the official one is 44 (awake, manual measurement). That's funny, because I'm a fuckin' nervous type, but both my blood pressure and pulse used to be very low.

44 - Bonzai Joe (bull's eye!)
42 - Akoss Poo
49 - Usrin
50 - Zak McKracken
54 - Duplode
56 - Alan Rotoi

8, Predicted worldwide income of Pfizer from selling Viagra in 2015 (USD)
Since most of the relevant patents are already void or lapsed (still standing in the retarded USA), generic drugs will overtake the blue pill in the close future. Still, Pfizer is expected to earn 1,401,000,000 USD with that in 2015.

1,101,000,000 - Usrin
600,000,000 - Zak McKracken
14,400,000 - Akoss Poo (don't try to fake that you don't know the exact price ;D)
3,470,000,000 - Duplode
22,500,000,000 - Bonzai Joe
2,000,000,100,000 - Alan Rotoi (don't try to fake that you don't know the exact price ;D)

9, Distance of the first real life IMSA GT contest and Spa-Francochamps circuit
Place of the first official IMSA GT race: Virginia International Raceway (USA; coordinates: 36°33'42”N 79°12'17”W), 6670 km distance from Spa-Francochamps.

6803 - Akoss Poo
6899 - Usrin
4500 - Zak McKracken
624 - Alan Rotoi
422 - Bonzai Joe
187 - Duplode

10, Number of ZakStunts races when no South American pipsqueaks finished between 4th and 6th place
Surprising or not, we had 62 races without SA pipsqueaks in this interval.

67 - Duplode
69 - Usrin
84 - Alan Rotoi
36 - Bonzai Joe
35 - Zak McKracken
18 - Akoss Poo

11, Number of South Park episodes without Kenny McCormick
Shocking result: 32 (http://southpark.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Episodes_without_Kenny)

20 - Akoss Poo
19 - Alan Rotoi
12 - Bonzai Joe
7 - Duplode
5 - Zak McKracken
111 - Usrin
 
12, When was element W (tungsten / wolfram) discovered?
1781

1792 - Duplode
1750 - Akoss Poo
1870 - Zak McKracken
1894 - Alan Rotoi
1906 - Bonzai Joe
1911 - Usrin

13, How many days passed between the first ZakStunts victory of Ayrton and the last Lupuszka-CTG MSN chat?
2005.06.30 - ZCT52 deadline; 2006.10.18 - last MSN talk between LUP and CTG; difference: 475 days

770 - Akoss Poo
174 - Bonzai Joe (close...)
1555 - Zak McKracken
1615 - Duplode
2612 - Usrin
2947 - Alan Rotoi

+1, My top speed on the ground with any vehicles, EXCLUDING plane take-offs
Only 200 km/h, RailJet trains are limited to that value in Austria (by car: 161 km/h)

211 - Alan Rotoi
185 - Bonzai Joe
184 - Akoss Poo
139 - Duplode
280 - Usrin
305 - Zak McKracken

Results:
4 - Akoss Poo (more 2nd places)
4 - Alan Rotoi
2 - Duplode
2 - Zak McKracken
1 - Usrin
1 - Bonzai Joe
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 27, 2014, 10:42:01 PM
And now it's time to torture Akoss Poo: QUESTIONS, DATSYUK! ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: BonzaiJoe on September 27, 2014, 11:03:25 PM
Oh. Somersby Cider is only sold in cans here.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on September 28, 2014, 05:19:25 AM
About South Park question, a week ago I listened (on tv I guess) Kenny didn't appear in a whole season. I just guessed how many episodes had that season :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 28, 2014, 01:59:10 PM
About South Park question, a week ago I listened (on tv I guess) Kenny didn't appear in a whole season. I just guessed how many episodes had that season :D

It's only a minor part of those 32 episodes. But yes, Kenny was dead for a whole season - although he died in almost every episodes before that. ;D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on September 29, 2014, 01:40:42 PM
Round X

1. Number of United Nations member countries which has not been officially recognised the independence of Kosovo (as of 29th September, 2014).
2. Loudest grunt (officially measured) of Maria Sharapova, decibels.
3. Altitude of the Chimborazo, m.
4. LD50 value for caffeine in rats, given orally, mg/kg.
5. The number of same-sex unmarried partner households according to the 2000 United States Census.
6. Sea temperature in Dublin on the 29th September, 2014, oC.
7. Number of decimal digits of the largest known prime number.
8. Difference between the shortest and the longest stages of the 1993 Tour de France, km.
9. Average age of Iron Maiden members (current line-up, as of 29th September, 2014), years.
10. Number of unopened toothpaste tubes at my home (as of 29th September, 2014)
11. Length of the night (hours:minutes) in the capital of Greenland on the 22nd December, 2014.
12. Weight of the pizza next to be eaten by me, g.
13. Porosity (void space volume/bulk volume, expressed in %) of the highest porosity sandstone rock sample I have ever worked with.

+1. All time highest number of consecutive farts emitted by my ass.

Deadline: 13th October 2014, 13:45:00 CET
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 29, 2014, 01:56:07 PM
Deadline: 13th October 2014, 13:45:00 CET

Why 13:45?
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on September 29, 2014, 02:06:32 PM
Deadline: 13th October 2014, 13:45:00 CET

Why 13:45?

To give exactly two weeks to think over the questions.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 29, 2014, 02:31:16 PM
To give exactly two weeks to think over the questions.

For me, <20 minutes were enough to think over them. (Answers are already sent.) Well, I know that Google searching can need more time.
 :P
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on September 29, 2014, 02:34:13 PM
Well, I have never understood the long, long time interval to send the answers, but I always accepted it. Anyway, you have two weeks as always.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 29, 2014, 03:02:33 PM
Well, I have never understood the long, long time interval to send the answers, but I always accepted it. Anyway, you have two weeks as always.

It occurs to me that I'm opening the forum while doing some boring work, but don't have even 10 minutes for replying... than at home I don't want to switch on the computer only because of that... so I start postponing again and again... So the long intervals are OK. But perhaps in case of a tie, the winner should be the pipsqueak who sent the replies earlier (and not the one with more 2nd places). That would enhance our motivation, and would not be unfair (quicker replies -> less time for googling).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on September 29, 2014, 03:24:25 PM
Deadline: 13th October 2014, 13:45:00 CET

Why 13:45?

I have a slow connection to google :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on September 29, 2014, 03:31:37 PM
+1, My top speed on the ground with any vehicles, EXCLUDING plane take-offs
Only 200 km/h, RailJet trains are limited to that value in Austria (by car: 161 km/h)

211 - Alan Rotoi
185 - Bonzai Joe
184 - Akoss Poo
139 - Duplode
280 - Usrin
305 - Zak McKracken

They were limited to that value before 09.12.2012, now the maximum speed is 230 km/h: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railjet
Well, even that doesn't really help me.  :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: alanrotoi on September 29, 2014, 06:22:37 PM
+1, My top speed on the ground with any vehicles, EXCLUDING plane take-offs


Quote from:  Duplode
139 - Duplode

He said in real life not in Stunts :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on September 29, 2014, 08:32:49 PM
+1, My top speed on the ground with any vehicles, EXCLUDING plane take-offs
Only 200 km/h, RailJet trains are limited to that value in Austria (by car: 161 km/h)

211 - Alan Rotoi
185 - Bonzai Joe
184 - Akoss Poo
139 - Duplode
280 - Usrin
305 - Zak McKracken

They were limited to that value before 09.12.2012, now the maximum speed is 230 km/h: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railjet
Well, even that doesn't really help me.  :)

It was in 2010. :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on October 01, 2014, 08:50:47 PM
Google verified answers sent. :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on October 05, 2014, 10:44:45 PM
11. Number of nights I've ever spent in Slovakia.
Unfortunately I've never lived in the current territory of Slovakia, and many of my visits there were day trips. So sadly enough, this number is only 21.

IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!

I can proudly announce that I'm in Slovakia, hence this number will be 22 from tomorrow!

BÖFF!!! 8)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on October 06, 2014, 08:44:15 AM
One week left, only two estimations were sent to me so far!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on October 07, 2014, 03:05:46 AM
One week left, only two estimations were sent to me so far!

There are at least three now.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on October 09, 2014, 11:35:46 AM
Yes, there are three.

Four days left now. This is a reminder, especially for the players who played previous round but hasn't had a tip for this round yet: Alan Rotoi, Bonzai Joe and Zak.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on October 13, 2014, 12:40:14 PM
One hour and five minutes left. Though one of the answers (the pizza) will be known only tomorrow. So if somebody wants, I can postpone the deadline until then (until the pizza weight measurement tomorrow lunchtime).
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on October 13, 2014, 04:16:10 PM
I hope you received my carefully assembled tips :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on October 14, 2014, 01:39:28 PM
Estimation Game, Round 23

Only 4 r@cers sent tips to me, the results are the following:

1. Number of United Nations member countries which has not been officially recognised the independence of Kosovo (as of 29th September, 2014).
85 - still a lot, though I don't know why

Usrin 96
CTG 115
Duplode 137 and Zak 33

2. Loudest grunt (officially measured) of Maria Sharapova, decibels.
101 (she is the official world record holder)

CTG 101 (he must be a big big Sharapova fan)
Duplode 87
Usrin 126
Zak 133

3. Altitude of the Chimborazo, m.
6268

Duplode 6214 -  living in South America was an advantage this time
Usrin 6840
Zak 5680
CTG 7001

4. LD50 value for caffeine in rats, given orally, mg/kg.
192 - around 100-200 cups of coffee

CTG 224.1
Zak 150
Duplode 140
Usrin 21

5. The number of same-sex unmarried partner households according to the 2000 United States Census.
601209 - ouch, that much?!  :o

Usrin 649999
CTG 224100
Zak 168560
Duplode 2900000

6. Sea temperature in Dublin on the 29th September, 2014, °C.
15.6 (very good tips from all of you, living in Europe was an advantage this time)

Usrin 15.8
CTG 15.99
Zak 16
Duplode 18

7. Number of decimal digits of the largest known prime number.
17425170 (2^57885161?1, discovered in 2013. All of you underestimated this number, but I guess I would have said an even lower number...)

CTG 5022081
Duplode 3590000
Zak 131200
Usrin 2748

8. Difference between the shortest and the longest stages of the 1993 Tour de France, km.
279.7 (Isola-Marseille 286.5 km - Stage 12, Le Puy du Fou 6.8 km individual time trial - prologue)

CTG 224.1
Usrin 221
Zak 170
Duplode 166

9. Average age of Iron Maiden members (current line-up, as of 29th September, 2014), years.
58.339 (they were formed in 1975, a long ago, and still playing)

CTG 59.2241 (he must be not only a big Sharapova fan, but a big big Maiden fan as well; even I couldn't have tipped that exactly)
Duplode 51.5
Zak 51
Usrin 43.8

10. Number of unopened toothpaste tubes at my home (as of 29th September, 2014)
51 (my would-be-mother-in-law is a dental assistant, she always gives us lots of 10-20 ml sample tubes from the best quality toothpastes)

Duplode 6 (not a good tip, but still worth for one point)
Usrin 4
CTG and Zak 3

11. Length of the night (hours:minutes) in the capital of Greenland on the 22nd December, 2014.
19h 53min (the capital is Godthaab/Nuuk, coordinates: 51° 45' W 64° 10' N, so no polar nights, but a long one; sunrise: 10:22, sunset: 14:29, length of day: 4h 7 min)

Usrin 19h 58min (the geography master)
Duplode 22h 27min
Zak 22h 30 min
CTG 22h 41 min

12. Weight of the pizza next to be eaten by me, g.
642.55 (a 28 cm=d thick crust pizza with hot tomato sauce, cheese, salami, olives, pepperoni and smoked pork clod, just eaten)

Usrin 681
Duplode 529
CTG 522.41
Zak 410

13. Porosity (void space volume/bulk volume, expressed in %) of the highest porosity sandstone rock sample I have ever worked with.
36.048

Usrin 35.1
Zak 37 (almost beat the geologist)
CTG 22.41
Duplode 68 (a sandstone rock sample is not a sponge)

+1. All time highest number of consecutive farts emitted by my ass.
20, two years ago, in the staircase of my grandma, my girlfriend was the victim

Duplode 14
Zak 13
CTG 40 (I wonder about your record... on the basis of your tip your one must be a much higher value)
Usrin 52 (I wonder about your record... on the basis of your tip your one must be a much higher value)

Final results:

1. Usrin 6 - he can ask the next set of questions
2. Cax The Googlemaster 5
3. Duplode 3
4. Zak 0
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 03, 2014, 02:53:45 PM
USRIN! QUESTIONS!!! ;D >:(
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on November 24, 2014, 01:08:49 PM
USRIN! QUESTIONS!!! ;D >:(

!!!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on December 05, 2014, 10:45:39 AM
USRIN! QUESTIONS!!! ;D >:(

!!!

::)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on January 28, 2015, 03:18:47 PM
USRIN! QUESTIONS!!! ;D >:(

!!!

::)

USRIN: KÉRDÉST, DE LEGOTT!!!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 06, 2015, 03:45:52 PM
Okay, I'll take the questions if Usrin doesn't want to make them.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 23, 2015, 09:30:50 AM
Okay, I'll take the questions if Usrin doesn't want to make them.

Expect 13+1 questions in a few hours. :)
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 23, 2015, 10:58:32 AM
Round 24
Deadline: 12th March 2015, midnight

1, The scientifically documented time record of staying awake without using stimulants

2, If you take the 12-12 tracks of ZakStunts 2014 and USC 2014, how much is the difference between the number of water covered tiles used in each competitions? The relation also counts, so if you think USC tracks had more "wet" tiles, say a negative number.

3, Depth of the deepest European uranium mine

4, Yearly inflation rate in Guatemala (in 2012)

5, Weight of Adidas Brazuca ball, used at World Cup 2014

6, Birth date of the inventor of velocipede

7, Number of Russian cars I will see today while I'm going to the canteen (!hint: 400-450 meters of walking, next to a four-lane road with severe traffic)

8, How many 5th places were taken by German pipsqueaks in ZakStunts during Viktor Orbán's "reign"?

9, Boiling point of ethanol in the depths of Hellas Planitia (deep crater on planet Mars)

10, Area covered by my workplace entry card (cm2)

11, How many days passed between the release dates of Stunts 1.0 and The Need for Speed (PC version)?

12, Number of European patent applications from Argentina in 2013 (!hint: the sum of European patent applications in 2013 was 265,690)

13, Overall number of goals scored in domestic leagues by Villareal, Schalke 04, Feyenoord, Newcastle United and Györi ETO FC in the next round after estimation game's deadline

+1, Total weight of air in our office at the moment (!hint: considering a bad air quality, it will be calculated with 79% nitrogen, 19% oxygen, 1% argon and 1% water vapor)
To avoid Akoss Poo's reclamations: temperature is registered, air pressure data will be taken from met.hu.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on February 23, 2015, 01:53:07 PM
Okay, I'll take the questions if Usrin doesn't want to make them.

Expect 13+1 questions in a few hours. :)

Damn, I ran into this forum in the morning, and already prepared 12 questions... OK, they'll be used after I win this round. :) Btw, I hope the pipsqueaks are more interested in the game after such a long break.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on February 23, 2015, 01:57:29 PM
To avoid Akoss Poo's reclamations: temperature is registered, air pressure data will be taken from met.hu.

Don't forget that the pressure data on met.hu are reduced to sea level. :P Use the barometric formula to calculate it for the altitude of your office: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barometric_formula
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 23, 2015, 02:00:38 PM
To avoid Akoss Poo's reclamations: temperature is registered, air pressure data will be taken from met.hu.

Don't forget that the pressure data on met.hu are reduced to sea level. :P Use the barometric formula to calculate it for the altitude of your office: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barometric_formula

Don't worry, the volume of tables, books and other things in the office cause even more trouble... :D
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on February 26, 2015, 03:39:56 PM
0 tips so far
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on March 03, 2015, 09:32:41 AM
0 tips so far

Sent!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 03, 2015, 03:24:13 PM
Two players...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 06, 2015, 08:17:46 AM
6 days left
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 06, 2015, 09:20:28 AM
It's a pity that Böllér Jani cannot participate now...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 06, 2015, 10:03:27 AM
It's a pity that Böllér Jani cannot participate now...

sure, I'm sad, too
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: CTG on March 09, 2015, 08:22:35 AM
3 days left
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on March 13, 2015, 10:35:14 AM
Round 24, results

1, The scientifically documented time record of staying awake without
using stimulants
264.4 hours

210.017 - Akoss Poo
207.783 - Duplode
186 - Usrin

2, If you take the 12-12 tracks of ZakStunts 2014 and USC 2014, how
much is the difference between the number of water covered tiles used
in each competitions? The relation also counts, so if you think USC
tracks had more "wet" tiles, say a negative number.
-166.5, thanks to the swimming pool of Zürich (705.5/900 wet tiles)

-127 - Duplode
-124 - Akoss Poo
+66.6 - Usrin

3, Depth of the deepest European uranium mine
1838 m (P?íbram, Czech Republic)

1796 - Duplode
777 - Usrin
5888 - Akoss Poo

4, Yearly inflation rate in Guatemala (in 2012)
4.0%

7.7 - Usrin
21 - Duplode
23.5 - Akoss Poo

5, Weight of Adidas Brazuca ball, used at World Cup 2014
437.0 g

308 - Akoss Poo
666 - Usrin
189 - Duplode

6, Birth date of the inventor of velocipede
29th April 1785 (Karl Drais)

1777 - Usrin
1837-04-22 - Duplode
1865-05-05 - Akoss Poo

7, Number of Russian cars I will see today while I'm going to the
canteen (!hint: 400-450 meters of walking, next to a four-lane road
with severe traffic)
Answer: ZERO

7 - Usrin
12 - Duplode
77 - Akoss Poo

8, How many 5th places were taken by German pipsqueaks in ZakStunts
during Viktor Orbán's "reign"?
Races included: ZCT 1-13 and ZCT 107-163
5th place German drivers: KHR (ZCT 1 and 4); Argammon (ZCT 7);
satanziege (ZCT 120); Shorty (ZCT 122); Diesel Joe (ZCT 144)
SUM: 6x

5 - Usrin
9 - Akoss Poo
1 - Duplode

9, Boiling point of ethanol in the depths of Hellas Planitia (deep
crater on planet Mars)
Air pressure: ~1155 Pa, boiling point: -4.6°C

46 - Akoss Poo
-66.6 - Usrin
69.3 - Duplode

10, Area covered by my workplace entry card (cm2)
Regular entry card with 8.56 x 5.4 cm dimensions, rounded corners,
small slot for the neckband, small fragment was broken off over the
original slot; current size: ~44.1 cm2

45.01 - Usrin (same type of card?)
22 - Duplode
60 - Akoss Poo

11, How many days passed between the release dates of Stunts 1.0 and
The Need for Speed (PC version)?
Stunts 1.0 - 5th October 1990
NFS (for PC) - 31st August 1995
Difference: 1791 days

1404 - Duplode
1205 - Akoss Poo
666 - Usrin

12, Number of European patent applications from Argentina in 2013
Only 12 (while 191 from Brasil, 32 from Chile, 139 from Cayman Islands
and 16 from the Bahamas)

20 - Akoss Poo
177 - Usrin
1009 - Duplode

13, Overall number of goals scored in domestic leagues by Villareal,
Schalke 04, Feyenoord, Newcastle United and Györi ETO FC in the next
round after estimation game's deadline
PENDING
Almeria - Villareal
Hertha BSC - Schalke 04
Dordrecht - Feyenoord
Everton - Newcastle
Györi ETO - Lombard Pápa

9 - Akoss Poo
8 - Duplode
7.7 - Usrin


+1, Total weight of air in our office at the moment
~82.4 kg (+/- 0.5 kg)

82 - Usrin (:o)
39.99 - Akoss Poo
128.5 - Duplode

Results so far, answer of Q13 on Monday - however, Usrin won:
6 - Usrin
4 - Akoss Poo
3 - Duplode
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 13, 2015, 03:35:05 PM
Does CTG work in the same office with me?  :o

For question 10, I gave the size of MY entry card! For question +1, I calculated with the volume of MY office!
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Duplode on March 13, 2015, 07:13:14 PM
As for me, some surprisingly good guesses (1, 3) and some dreadful ones (5, 9, 12)...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on March 14, 2015, 11:12:31 AM
Does CTG work in the same office with me?  :o

For question 10, I gave the size of MY entry card! For question +1, I calculated with the volume of MY office!

Or more probably, I am CTG's ghost...
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: zaqrack on March 14, 2015, 09:29:11 PM
I think most office entry cards have the same size.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Akoss Poo a.k.a. Zorromeister on March 23, 2015, 09:43:01 AM
Last question of CTG's round is also won by Usrin. He can ask his questions now.
Title: Re: Estimation game
Post by: Usrin on April 14, 2015, 11:01:40 PM
Last question of CTG's round is also won by Usrin. He can ask his questions now.

It seems that pipsqueaks were not very much interested in the last rounds... What if we take a bit longer break now?