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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #570 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...
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #571 on: February 14, 2014, 01:54:15 AM »
What's the problem? The question is perfectly clear.
But we can't be quite sure.


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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #572 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.
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #573 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
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #574 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
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #575 on: February 17, 2014, 10:01:20 AM »
I'll also ask my wife to estimate.

She refused it. ;D
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« Reply #576 on: February 17, 2014, 11:29:03 PM »
Sent! Thanks for waiting!
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #577 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.
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« Reply #578 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!
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #579 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.
But we can't be quite sure.


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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #580 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
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #581 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.
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« Reply #582 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?)
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #583 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.
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« Reply #584 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.
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