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by JECE
Tue Nov 07, 2023 12:39 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Civil Disorder Take-overs
Replies: 53
Views: 1288

Re: Civil Disorder Take-overs

The only important difference between the two is that with GR the rating you stand to lose in a game (the "bet", in points terms) is relative to your current rating (multiplied by a factor based on the game type / press type), instead of a set amount that's set when the game is created and is the s...
by JECE
Mon Nov 06, 2023 2:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I am going to make my own Hamas
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: I am going to make my own Hamas

DougJoe wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2023 2:37 pm
Hummous tip: roast/toast the garlic.
Nah, just chop it up and mix it in raw with olive oil, salt and lemon juice

Store-bought or homemade hummus turns extraordinary!
by JECE
Mon Nov 06, 2023 1:32 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Forum still plagued by advertising bots
Replies: 12
Views: 274

Re: Forum still plagued by advertising bots

Hmm.. Are they still as bad as before? If so that's annoying, I figured the click-the-countries challenge would surely be unique enough to filter them out.. That means it must be people completing the challenge, which seems like it surely wouldn't be worth it. I just checked the challenge out out o...
by JECE
Mon Nov 06, 2023 1:24 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Civil Disorder Take-overs
Replies: 53
Views: 1288

Re: Civil Disorder Take-overs

I mean, getting rid of :points: would delete the only record of player performance that didn't penalize CD takeovers. If you're going to do a radical change like this it would be better start with a blank slate than to inherit points from the flawed GhostRatings system, right?
by JECE
Sat Nov 04, 2023 12:03 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty questions: game 152
Replies: 33
Views: 441

Re: Twenty questions: game 152

So we've got his/her DOB down to a 23 year period (Gregorian calendar adopted Sep 14, 1752; before Jan 1, 1776). No more than four more questions should get us the exact year. Less if we do what I was tempted to do in the last game and ask related questions like whether the mother was pregnant in s...
by JECE
Tue Oct 31, 2023 2:06 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Game 151
Replies: 59
Views: 763

Re: Twenty Questions - Game 151

Born before 1000 CE?
by JECE
Tue Oct 31, 2023 12:41 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Game 151
Replies: 59
Views: 763

Re: Twenty Questions - Game 151

Real human?
by JECE
Thu Oct 26, 2023 5:32 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty questions: sesquicentennial anniversary?
Replies: 62
Views: 986

Re: Twenty questions: sesquicentennial anniversary?

Was written by the author into more than one distinctly published work? It may be possible to disagree with my interpretation (the issue is the word "distinctly"), but I'm going to go with "no" for this one. Sounds like it was a serial or something, like a novel first published on a per-chapter bas...
by JECE
Tue Oct 24, 2023 1:30 am
Forum: Development
Topic: LB Kruijswijk test cases and new Diplomacy judge
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: LB Kruijswijk test cases and new Diplomacy judge

I mean, that situation is covered in the rulebook, so in that sense it's not a paradox. But maybe it's a logic puzzle for you to work out while you code the adjudicator. You should review Lucas' work because he may actually discuss this scenario and its implications.
by JECE
Mon Oct 23, 2023 8:53 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: LB Kruijswijk test cases and new Diplomacy judge
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: LB Kruijswijk test cases and new Diplomacy judge

That's a big shame that Kruijswijk's webpage appears to be down. It's archived, though:

https://web.archive.org/web/20230608074 ... ruijswijk/

To your second question, it appears that you answered your own question?
by JECE
Sat Oct 21, 2023 9:07 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions - Game 148
Replies: 40
Views: 622

Re: 20 Questions - Game 148

Nobody on this list fits the bill: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls002272475/ From this we can conclude that one of these has to be true: The list has a mistake IMDb has the wrong death dates for someone on this list We are looking for someone who won an Oscar for something other than Best Actor or Best...
by JECE
Fri Oct 20, 2023 6:29 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions - Game 148
Replies: 40
Views: 622

Re: 20 Questions - Game 148

Real male dead as of 1 January 2010?
by JECE
Fri Oct 20, 2023 4:24 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions - Game 147
Replies: 102
Views: 1583

Re: 20 Questions - Game 147

Would the regular players of this game prefer that I: A. Start a game this afternoon (eastern North America) but only be able to answer questions every 6 hours or so over the weekend? or B. Start a game Monday morning? Just start the game, I'd say. No one is obligating you to reply to questions wit...
by JECE
Fri Oct 20, 2023 3:42 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions - Game 147
Replies: 102
Views: 1583

Re: 20 Questions - Game 147

I couldn't find an SNL impression of him, but I think I just did. Its here: https://twitter.com/nbcsnl/status/929804766485430272?lang=en I didn't do research here, but I definitely thought that we were supposed to look for an impersonation of the actor by the SNL cast, not the actor impersonating s...
by JECE
Wed Oct 18, 2023 12:20 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions - Game 147
Replies: 102
Views: 1583

Re: 20 Questions - Game 147

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2023 10:44 pm
13, 14. Born in the USA, (but not in California), and also not in Canadia or Australia or the (Pitcairn Islands).
Also not born in Alaska, in Hawaiʻi or in United States territories such as Puerto Rico.
by JECE
Tue Oct 17, 2023 10:36 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions - Game 147
Replies: 102
Views: 1583

Re: 20 Questions - Game 147

Ugh, cross-post
by JECE
Tue Oct 17, 2023 10:35 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions - Game 147
Replies: 102
Views: 1583

Re: 20 Questions - Game 147

Born in any part of the contiguous United States except for California?
by JECE
Mon Oct 16, 2023 6:51 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions - Game 147
Replies: 102
Views: 1583

Re: 20 Questions - Game 147

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2023 5:21 pm
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by JECE
Mon Oct 16, 2023 6:49 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 4! - 4 questions: game 2! + 4! + 5!
Replies: 69
Views: 1087

Re: 4! - 4 questions: game 2! + 4! + 5!

My attempt is: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Congratulations! Aishwarya Rai is correct! Woop woop! I don't know her but apparently she is very famous in India and is a former Miss World who became a top actress. (I found her by looking at other "top Indian actress" lists and crossing off the five (wrong) ...
by JECE
Mon Oct 16, 2023 4:54 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 4! - 4 questions: game 2! + 4! + 5!
Replies: 69
Views: 1087

Re: 4! - 4 questions: game 2! + 4! + 5!

Jaya Seal (of Benny Lava fame)