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Old 02-14-2014, 12:15 AM   #241
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I know one was ringed planets in the solar system.

That one stumped contestants because they rarely repeat questions. You could see them trying to figure it out...
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:58 PM   #242
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I've definitely seen answers repeated in the same category.
They replayed an episode from Jan 2013 tonight, and the same answer (Michael Jackson) was repeated for the top 3 questions in a category.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:32 AM   #243
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They replayed an episode from Jan 2013 tonight, and the same answer (Michael Jackson) was repeated for the top 3 questions in a category.
But each one was probably a different color.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:57 AM   #244
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Ken Jenniings defends Arthur Chu.

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/c...=hpsponsoredd2
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:49 PM   #245
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As home viewers (and playing along in our minds), we find it pleasing to go top to bottom. But from a gaming POV, DD hunting is absolutely the best way to play.

Great article. Thanks for pointing it out.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:10 PM   #246
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Personally I like to see good game play.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:31 PM   #247
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:15 AM   #248
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Ken Jenniings defends Arthur Chu.
Not that he needed defending.

This post probably belongs in "baffle" thread, but I'm truly baffled by the people who are "upset" by his strategy. It's perfectly within the rules, and many (many) people have done it previously.

WHAT IS THE BIG FREAKING DEAL?

So he doesn't go down the clues in order. Boo hoo. You don't like it? Pass the entrance test, get on the show, and do it your way.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:38 AM   #249
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Ken Jennings interview with Arthur Chu. A lot more than the Slate piece.

http://ken-jennings.com/blog/archives/4618

It also addresses something I was wondering about, but people usually deny when I bring it up: racism.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:45 PM   #250
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Egads! Ken Jennings was 10 years ago?!?!?!?!?!?!
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:55 PM   #251
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They're doing the Battle of the Decades and they have Eddie Timanus on. He's blind. If you listen, you can hear a bell ring to tell him that he can buzz in. Usually, there are lights that can be seen by the contestants but not the audience.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:23 PM   #252
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Wish they would show the light.

Do we know why they don't show it?

If not, any theories?
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:27 PM   #253
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Wish they would show the light.

Do we know why they don't show it?

If not, any theories?
No need for the TV audience to see it.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:30 PM   #254
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Wish they would show the light.

Do we know why they don't show it?

If not, any theories?
Wait, you do see lights sometimes.. they're around the clue, correct?

Also, previously, they gave the blind guy a Braille list of categories. I'm a couple weeks behind, so I presume they did the same thing this time.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:02 AM   #255
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Wait, you do see lights sometimes.. they're around the clue, correct?

Also, previously, they gave the blind guy a Braille list of categories. I'm a couple weeks behind, so I presume they did the same thing this time.
I don't believe I've ever seen the around the clues. Maybe I've never noticed.

Yes, they gave him the list of categories.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:08 AM   #256
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No need for the TV audience to see it.
Well no need, but I think I would find it more enjoyable. Of course I could see it becoming very annoying after a bit, but I would at least like to give it a try.

I would think most play along with the game. Just knowing the answer isn't enough. You need to be the first to signal after the clue light goes off. (Or does the light turn on?)

Tonight I tried doing it using the bell. Sometimes I was too early and would have been penalized on at least a few. (I use the pause button as my signaling device.) However, at times I found myself listening for the bell instead of listening to the answer.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:03 AM   #257
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Long Q&A with Arthur Chu that appeared in Sunday's Cleveland Plain Dealer. Long, but lots of interesting info:

http://www.cleveland.com/entertainme..._jeopardy.html
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:02 PM   #258
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Wish they would show the light.

Do we know why they don't show it?
Because at the point it turns on, they've already cut from the full-screen clue to the camera shot of the contestants, so you can see who rings in. They'd have to go to a wide shot of the game board to show the light.

In many cases, as I've seen when I've been in the audience for tapings, it barely flickers -- it turns off when someone rings in, and someone often rings in within tenths of a second.
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Apparently you really have to listen for when Alec stops talking rather than rely on the lights.
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But did other people hear the beeping too during Eddie's show?
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:20 PM   #261
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But did other people hear the beeping too during Eddie's show?
Beeping, or the bell ringing?

I heard the bell ringing. At least that's what it sounded like to me. I actually didn't hear it during the first couple of answers. After I knew what I was listening for I went back and listened to the answers again and it was there.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:21 PM   #262
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Apparently you really have to listen for when Alec stops talking rather than rely on the lights.
And that's were the timing/skill comes in that Ken Jennings and others have alluded to giving incumbents an edge.
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Anyone else find the battle of the decades this week had very difficult questions ?

Also, contestants were supposed to be from shows in the 90's and 2 this week were from 2003. Sometimes they just announce the season, not the year.

I found the same with the 80's, some were from the '90's. What's up with that ?
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Anyone else find the battle of the decades this week had very difficult questions ?

Also, contestants were supposed to be from shows in the 90's and 2 this week were from 2003. Sometimes they just announce the season, not the year.

I found the same with the 80's, some were from the '90's. What's up with that ?
It's been on 30 years, so they are doing it in 10 year chunks. I think he explained it during the first one. So MOST are from the 80's/90's but there is some overlap due to it starting in 84 or whenever.
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Anyone else find the battle of the decades this week had very difficult questions ? Also, contestants were supposed to be from shows in the 90's and 2 this week were from 2003. Sometimes they just announce the season, not the year. I found the same with the 80's, some were from the '90's. What's up with that ?

I think they meant the show's decades. So 83 to 93, 93-03, 03-13.
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Thanks guys....I still think the questions are/were hard.
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Thanks guys....I still think the questions are/were hard.
I agree, the last 2-3 eps seemed hard!
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I haven't been paying attention, but isn't Jeopardy way older than just 30 years?
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I haven't been paying attention, but isn't Jeopardy way older than just 30 years?
Quite a bit - The original showing started in 1964. However, it entered daily syndication in 1984 hosted by Trebek. There were breaks between 1975-1978 and 1979-1984.

In fact, Weird Al's "I Lost on Jeopardy!" first singled a few months before the regular syndicated version came out in 1984. Which explains why the song seems to reference old Jeopardy. I think it was only a coincidence between the Weird Al song and the daily syndicated show airing a few months later. I know the first time I heard the song I had no clue about it - for me, Jeopardy was always hosted by Trebek (who's Don Pardo again?)

So techinically, Jeopardy!'s been on the air since the mid 70s, though it's current incarnation, and longest running period, is the modern era from 1984 onwards.
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Ah, okay. I didn't realize they had been on a break.
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