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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #330 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... :-\)
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« Reply #331 on: March 20, 2013, 04:26:14 PM »
Best of luck with the presentation!

Thanks! For you, best luck with your estimations.  :)
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #332 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.
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #333 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!

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #334 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
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #335 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

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
« Last Edit: March 22, 2013, 04:50:18 PM by Usrin »
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #336 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!
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #337 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...
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« Reply #338 on: March 22, 2013, 10:36:38 PM »
LOL seems I'm not good on it, but it's fun anyway :D

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« Reply #339 on: March 22, 2013, 10:41:06 PM »
So it's Chulk's turn now. :P
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« Reply #340 on: March 23, 2013, 12:35:31 AM »
So it's Chulk's turn now. :P
Nope. It's Zak's first, then me
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #341 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...

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #342 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.
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #343 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).
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« Reply #344 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.
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