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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #465 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 ;) )
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #466 on: August 21, 2013, 10:22:04 PM »
even sub-x NT and all

Ouch! Underestimation... :D
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« Reply #467 on: August 22, 2013, 07:05:13 AM »
Feel free to change it if you want to
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #468 on: August 22, 2013, 07:05:56 AM »
Oh, deadline is 1/Sep (included)
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« Reply #469 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)


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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #470 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?
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #471 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:


oh that makes a difference! I will send a modified tip for this question.
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« Reply #472 on: August 24, 2013, 04:41:32 PM »
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #473 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...

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #474 on: August 27, 2013, 12:33:17 PM »
the drawbacks of being an admin (sorry!)

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #475 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

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« Reply #476 on: August 30, 2013, 04:04:55 PM »
Also sent!
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« Reply #477 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...
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« Reply #478 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.
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #479 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...
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