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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #165 on: December 17, 2012, 08:26:37 AM »
Chulk? Brian? Poo? Zak? Others?
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #166 on: December 17, 2012, 02:25:06 PM »
Chulk? Brian? Poo? Zak? Others?
Right! Sorry... will send tonight
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #167 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.
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #168 on: December 18, 2012, 02:50:37 PM »
We have a newbie: Friker! :D
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #169 on: December 19, 2012, 03:32:59 PM »
I will send now...

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #170 on: December 20, 2012, 08:51:33 AM »
Damn, I forgot to bring the Excel evaluation. Results are quite surprising.
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #171 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
« Last Edit: December 20, 2012, 10:56:56 PM by CTG »
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #172 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:)

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #173 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.
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #174 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.

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #175 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.
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #176 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. ;)
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #177 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...
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #178 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...

???
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #179 on: December 22, 2012, 11:54:17 AM »
Is it still possible to join?  8)