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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #600 on: April 01, 2014, 05:53:24 PM »
Only two days to the deadline! I got answers from two pipsqueaks on the day when I posted the questions, then came a long silence. A third set of answers landed in my inbox today. Still waiting for more!
Sorry!! I'll send them tonight (can't google the answers properly at work) ;)
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #601 on: April 01, 2014, 05:59:24 PM »
Only two days to the deadline! I got answers from two pipsqueaks on the day when I posted the questions, then came a long silence. A third set of answers landed in my inbox today. Still waiting for more!
Sorry!! I'll send them tonight (can't google the answers properly at work) ;)

Google breakdown? :D
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #602 on: April 02, 2014, 05:36:09 AM »
Sent!
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #603 on: April 02, 2014, 07:10:50 AM »
Sent too.

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #604 on: April 04, 2014, 05:00:04 PM »
I'll have time for the evaluation on Monday, so during the weekend you can still send answers. Bonzai Joe? Alan Rotoi? Friker? Maybe vamologocomisso?
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #605 on: April 04, 2014, 08:16:18 PM »
I'll have time for the evaluation on Monday, so during the weekend you can still send answers. Bonzai Joe? Alan Rotoi? Friker? Maybe vamologocomisso?

Or Csillag Baca!
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« Reply #606 on: April 08, 2014, 09:39:57 PM »
The evaluation is done, but I've just noticed that Chulk didn't answer the +1 question. Yes, it is the one which surely cannot be googled. ;)

So Chulk, please submit a tip about that famous toilet!
« Last Edit: April 08, 2014, 09:42:20 PM by Usrin »
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Re: Important message to Chulk
« Reply #607 on: April 09, 2014, 05:57:24 AM »
I've just noticed that Chulk didn't answer the +1 question.
That extra space between 13 and +1 confuses me every effing time!
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #608 on: April 10, 2014, 06:50:20 PM »
Finally, the results for round 19 are here!

1. Number of pictures taken by my digital camera (bought in May 2007) until now - 10,520

12,435 - CTG
6,754 - Akoss Poo
5,555 - Chulk
3,644 - Bonzai Joe
18,300 - Zak McKracken
20,483 - Duplode

2. Difference between the postal codes of my registered Hungarian and Norwegian addresses (both are 4-digit numbers) - 2882 (1145 in Hungary, 4027 in Norway)

2500 - Chulk
3400 - Zak McKracken
2250 - Akoss Poo
3742 - Duplode
1234 - CTG
1123 - Bonzai Joe

3. Highest ever position of Mongolia national football team in FIFA world ranking - 160 (Asia seems to be the only continent where even large countries can be as crappy as micro-states elsewhere...)

150 - Chulk
183 - CTG
127 - Bonzai Joe
119 - Akoss Poo
103 - Duplode
88 - Zak McKracken

4. Global annual production of Heineken beer in 2011, in litres - 2,740,000,000

1,200,000,000 - Bonzai Joe (seems to be a real expert in this field!)
5,000,000,000 - Zak McKracken
21,450,237 - Akoss Poo
7,000,000,001 - CTG
30,000,000,000 - Duplode
120,000,000,000 - Chulk

5. Acceleration of Tesla Model S, basic model (seconds from 0 to 100 km/h) - 6.2 s

6.31 - Akoss Poo (great tip after not knowing what is Tesla S!)
6.7 - Bonzai Joe
5.67 - CTG
6.9 - Chulk
5.1 - Duplode
3.6 - Zak McKracken

6. The highest wind speed ever recorded on Zugspitze (highest point of Germany) - 335 km/h (measured in a summer thunderstorm, 12 Jun 1985)

241 km/h - Chulk
234 km/h - CTG
215 km/h - Akoss Poo
180 km/h - Zak McKracken
169 km/h - Bonzai Joe
110 km/h - Duplode

7. Elevation of the highest point within 100 km of my location in Norway, in metres - 1604 (a peak called Snønuten, 97 km NNE from my place)

1700 - Zak McKracken
1234 - CTG
1217 - Akoss Poo
920 - Bonzai Joe
700 - Chulk
452 - Duplode (it seems that European pipsqueaks had an advantage here...)

8. Overall number of Formula 1 GPs won by Brazilian pipsqueaks - 101 (Senna 41, Piquet 23, Fittipaldi 14, Barrichello 11, Massa 11, Pace 1)

112 - Bonzai Joe
80 - Chulk
123 - CTG
131 - Duplode
70 - Akoss Poo
9 - Zak McKracken

9. Maximum cruise altitude of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, in feet - 43,000

43,001 - CTG
42,200 - Bonzai Joe
38,000 - Akoss Poo; 48,000 - Zak McKracken
33,425 - Duplode
4,500 - Chulk (if that was true, it could not fly over any mountain!)

10. Number of days when Stalin and Putin were both alive - 150 (Putin was born 7 Oct 1952, Stalin died 5 Mar 1953)

0 - CTG / Chulk (it was not a loaded question, but you were lucky with your assumption!)
524 - Duplode
610 - Bonzai Joe
666 - Zak McKracken
2164 - Akoss Poo

11. Number of Belgian enclaves (=pieces of land totally surrounded by foreign territory) within the area of the Netherlands - 22 (they're extremely small, I've never seen a printed map showing more than one... see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baarle-Hertog)

11 - Chulk
5 - Zak McKracken
3 - Duplode
1 - Bonzai Joe / CTG
0 - Akoss Poo

12. Number of ZakStunts races with more than 5 sec difference between the 1st and 2nd pipsqueak - 11 [C16 (Alan Rotoi, 9.15), P3 (Usrin, 9.70), C19 (BJ, 8.10), C42 (BJ, 6.35), C70 (Gutix, 14.00), C87 (Ayrton, 5.25), C88 (Ayrton, 6.15), C119 (Gutix, 5.11), C122 (BJ, 5.46), C141 (RB, 7.81), C143 (RB, 7.57)... and now C153, but it was finished after I asked, hence it doesn't count here]

10 - CTG; 12 - Chulk
13 - Duplode
7 - Zak McKracken
6 - Akoss Poo
27 - Bonzai Joe

13. Speed of light in diamond, in m/s - 123,932,400 (one of the lowest values in a transparent material, that's the physical reason of its glitter... large change in the speed causes strong refraction/reflection on the surfaces).

123,456,789 - CTG (it's within the error margin of the real value!)
150,000,000 - Chulk
250,000 - Zak (I guess you meant it in km/s)
95,000 - Bonzai Joe (same...)
260,000,000 - Duplode
297,000,000 - Akoss Poo

+1. Number of tiles on the floor of the toilet which I use for shitting at my workplace - 154 (reason: it's an "accessible toilet", large enough to turn around with a wheelchair)

96 - Bonzai Joe
36 - Duplode
24 - Akoss Poo / CTG
20 - Chulk
18 - Zak McKracken


Results:

6 - Chulk
5 - CTG (extremely tight battle, see the two shared 1th places!)
3 - Bonzai Joe
1 - Zak McKracken (3 second places)
1 - Akoss Poo (1 second place)
0 - Duplode
« Last Edit: April 11, 2014, 11:52:41 AM by Usrin »
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #609 on: April 10, 2014, 07:01:56 PM »
Good job Chulk - highest score ever! ?

And yay! I hold the record for most Zakstunts wins by a 5,00s+ margin  :D
But we can't be quite sure.


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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #610 on: April 10, 2014, 07:08:37 PM »
Oh, I thought in Hungary you're still living in Szolnok...

Szolnok: 5000

Min. available: 1000, difference between 1000-5000: 4000, average difference 2000
Max. available: 9999, difference between 5000-9999: 4999, average difference 2500

Average of averages: 2250... that is why that was my guess  :D

Well, quite a bad round for me... it's really a pity for the height of the near hill and the Zugspitze wind...
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #611 on: April 11, 2014, 07:07:41 AM »
what a crap round for me again!

Mongolia may be big but has less than 3 million inhabitants.
fort he Formula 1 questions I meant season titles, not individual races :(

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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #612 on: April 11, 2014, 08:27:56 AM »
Good job Chulk - highest score ever! ?
I think I got 7 on a previous round... I'll bring you questions next weekend (or Easter weekend at the latest)
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #613 on: April 11, 2014, 08:45:29 AM »
Question 12: I had a serious advantage in this question, 'cause I have some (incomplete) stats about ZakStunts and USC race winners / gaps, started a few months ago - so I was pretty sure about 10 +/- 2.

Question 13: LOL! ;D I knew it's more or less correct, but still a very lucky punch.
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Re: Estimation game
« Reply #614 on: April 12, 2014, 01:09:34 AM »
Curious results for me - zero points with hardly any awful guesses...  ::)

7. Elevation of the highest point within 100 km of my location in Norway, in metres - 1604 (a peak called Snønuten, 97 km NNE from my place)
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452 - Duplode (it seems that European pipsqueaks had an advantage here...)

It was a poor answer anyway - given that your location is a coastal city, reasonable guesses would either be significantly higher (nearby mountain range) or significantly lower (coastal plains).