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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#41 Post by DougJoe » Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:33 am

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:01 am
Was her written work primarily fiction?
14. Very much not.

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#42 Post by Jamiet99uk » Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:40 am

Hmm.

Was she a journalist?

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#43 Post by DougJoe » Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:57 am

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:40 am
Hmm.

Was she a journalist?
15. No

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#44 Post by Doom427 » Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:00 am

Huh... Not a poet, not a fiction writer, not a journalist?

But known for her written work...?

I suppose that leaves behind... Biography? And maybe there's a different way to read that... are there any history nerds here who know of any dead ladies who are famous mostly for all the letters they left behind when they died? Someone who had a lot of work that wasnt meant to be published could be what's going on here

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#45 Post by Doom427 » Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:04 am

OR!!! It's a scientist/academic. That might be the better approach, though unsure if they are as well known for written work- philosophy sure, but scientist maybe not? And I can't think of any well known female philosophers from England, but sure they exist somewhere
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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#46 Post by Kakarroto » Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:20 am

1. Real dead
2. didn't die in the last 100 years
3. not owned a stone named Peni
4. Never been a citizen to the USA&Canada region
5. married (to at least one man, I suppose?)
6. aristocratic title (but meaning for governing power is confusing)
7. Alive after 01.02.1600
8. native english speaker
9. known for her written work
10. didn't publish under pen name
11. not mainly poetry
12. from the british isles
13. her husband DIDN'T have knighthood (but was aristocratic)
14. her written work was VERY MUCH NOT fiction
15. she wasn't a journalist

Not Jane Austen
Not Hilary Mantel

The answer for question 14 makes me tend to think that it has something to do with a scientific book, but I don't want to waste a question on that hunch. It could also be just a recipe list for a cook book or written law and that's not scientific, right?

I still think the best question now would be about the timeframe to find out when she lived and since no one did after my last post I guess my question would be as good as any other, so I try to ask a good one:

Did she die on 01.01.1810 or before?

(I think with this question we can narrow the frame best, I thought about the question "Was she alive in or before 01.01.1790 ?" but that would leave too much wiggle room inbetween, I think. Now we should have a timeframe from [before]1600-1809 or 1810-1921 [with that being her year of death])

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#47 Post by Kakarroto » Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:23 am

Also Doom sniping my science hunch :lol:

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#48 Post by Hamish » Tue Nov 15, 2022 8:38 am

Hmmm. I will guess Ada Lovelace.

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#49 Post by DougJoe » Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:32 pm

Kakarroto wrote:
Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:20 am
1. Real dead
2. didn't die in the last 100 years
3. not owned a stone named Peni
4. Never been a citizen to the USA&Canada region
5. married (to at least one man, I suppose?)
6. aristocratic title (but meaning for governing power is confusing)
7. Alive after 01.02.1600
8. native english speaker
9. known for her written work
10. didn't publish under pen name
11. not mainly poetry
12. from the british isles
13. her husband DIDN'T have knighthood (but was aristocratic)
14. her written work was VERY MUCH NOT fiction
15. she wasn't a journalist

Not Jane Austen
Not Hilary Mantel

The answer for question 14 makes me tend to think that it has something to do with a scientific book, but I don't want to waste a question on that hunch. It could also be just a recipe list for a cook book or written law and that's not scientific, right?

I still think the best question now would be about the timeframe to find out when she lived and since no one did after my last post I guess my question would be as good as any other, so I try to ask a good one:

Did she die on 01.01.1810 or before?

(I think with this question we can narrow the frame best, I thought about the question "Was she alive in or before 01.01.1790 ?" but that would leave too much wiggle room inbetween, I think. Now we should have a timeframe from [before]1600-1809 or 1810-1921 [with that being her year of death])
16. No. Died after 01.01.1810.

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#50 Post by DougJoe » Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:35 pm

Hamish wrote:
Tue Nov 15, 2022 8:38 am
Hmmm. I will guess Ada Lovelace.
Correct!

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (née Byron; 10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852), aka Ada Lovelace, who by some was considered to have written and published the first computer program.

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#51 Post by Jamiet99uk » Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:56 pm

Doom427 wrote:
Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:04 am
OR!!! It's a scientist/academic. That might be the better approach, though unsure if they are as well known for written work- philosophy sure, but scientist maybe not? And I can't think of any well known female philosophers from England, but sure they exist somewhere
Scientists publish lots of things. Academic articles, books. Einstein published 272 articles and authored 16 scientific textbooks, for example.

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#52 Post by Jamiet99uk » Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:57 pm

DougJoe wrote:
Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:35 pm
Hamish wrote:
Tue Nov 15, 2022 8:38 am
Hmmm. I will guess Ada Lovelace.
Correct!

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (née Byron; 10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852), aka Ada Lovelace, who by some was considered to have written and published the first computer program.
Oh, very good.

Well done Hamish.

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#53 Post by Hamish » Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:49 pm

Fitting, me being a programmer myself. :-D

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#54 Post by DougJoe » Tue Nov 15, 2022 2:02 pm

Hamish wrote:
Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:49 pm
Fitting, me being a programmer myself. :-D
Me too. :-D

I was hoping someone would ask about her parents - she was the daughter of George Gordon, Lord Byron (whom I remember studying in Brit Lit in high school.)

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#55 Post by damo666 » Tue Nov 15, 2022 3:02 pm

Hamish wrote:
Tue Nov 15, 2022 8:38 am
Hmmm. I will guess Ada Lovelace.
Well done.

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