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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #405 on: June 18, 2013, 08:10:44 PM »
Illogical, unfair, makes space for possible cheating.

However, it's still an individual game. :D
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #406 on: June 18, 2013, 08:11:56 PM »
Btw results tomorrow, I'm drunk (again, jajajajajajaja)!
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #407 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.
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #408 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.
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« Reply #409 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
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #410 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.
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« Reply #411 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
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #412 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
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« Reply #413 on: June 22, 2013, 01:07:19 PM »
Sent!
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« Reply #414 on: June 24, 2013, 11:00:02 PM »
Sent!

Then you might have 14-x points now, where x=the number of Slovak points.  :)
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« Reply #415 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.
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« Reply #416 on: June 25, 2013, 08:42:00 AM »
11. Date of the first olympic ice hockey match, year, month, day.
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13. Volume of a standard ice hockey puck, cm3.

Who cares about ice hockey anyway? (Where are your overpaid pens? BOOOOOOSTON, BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSTON!!! ;D)

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #417 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!
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« Reply #418 on: June 27, 2013, 05:59:33 PM »
14 pts for HUN (so far), am I right? ;D
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« Reply #419 on: June 27, 2013, 06:50:14 PM »
14 pts for HUN (so far), am I right? ;D

I guess you are not.  :D

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