Friday, May 26, 2017

Final Jeopardy 5-26-2017

May 26, 2017

Final Jeopardy Category:

Ancient Authors

Final Jeopardy Clue:

His famous work culminates in accounts of Xerxes’ invasion & Greek victories at Salamis & Plataea

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

Herodotus


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Final Jeopardy 5-25-2017

May 25, 2017

Final Jeopardy Category:

Art and Pop Culture

Final Jeopardy Clue:

The Brooklyn mural seen here is an homage to this fictional group whose first appearance came in 1984


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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Algorithms to Live By (2016)

Algorithms to Live By   

THE COMPUTER SCIENCE OF HUMAN DECISIONS

Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths


How many people do you need to date before you can be confident that this one is “the one”?  37.   You need to have benchmarked 37% of your potential partners and then take the next one who is better then the best of this benchmark group.  According to Christian and Griffiths this is but one of the many algorithms that we use (or should be using) in our lives.  They delve from human decisions, to computer logic to auction strategy.  Spoiler Alert – The Vicar’s Auction is terrific.

How do we sort our work?  What ways can we avoid procrastination?  Why is a stack of papers on your desk a perfectly good sorting strategy?

Learn about the secretary problem and the traveling salesman problem.  What is the prisoner’s dilemma? You will want to know!


Basically, a book on decision making and other nerd-like issues that most people will not be interested in  - but should.

Final Jeopardy 5-24-2017

May 24, 2017

Final Jeopardy Category:

Dog Breeds

Final Jeopardy Clue:

This popular small dog breed is named for the man who was the Vicar of Swimbridge for almost 50 years, beginning in 1832

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

Jack Russell Terrier


Final Jeopardy 5-23-2017

May 23, 2017

Final Jeopardy Category:

Classic Rock Songs

Final Jeopardy Clue:

Jonathan Cain was a struggling musician when his father told him to keep at it & never give up, inspiring this 3-word 1981 title

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

Don’t Stop Believin’