Thursday, September 22, 2016

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 14 updates in 4 topics

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Sep 21 01:20PM -0500

These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2016-07-04,
and should be interpreted accordingly.
 
On each question you may give up to two answers, but if you give
both a right answer and a wrong answer, there is a small penalty.
Please post all your answers to the newsgroup in a single followup,
based only on your own knowledge. (In your answer posting, quote
the questions and place your answer below each one.) I will reveal
the correct answers in about 3 days.
 
All questions were written by members of the Usual Suspects and
are used here by permission, but have been reformatted and may
have been retyped and/or edited by me. For further information
see my 2016-05-31 companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian
Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
 
 
I wrote one of these rounds.
 
 
* Game 7, Round 9 - Science - App Logos
 
This round is about app logos, and any connection to any sort
of "franchise" is accidental. All of the apps in question are
available on smartphones, and many of them exist as web sites
as well. If you're not a digital native, then hopefully you're
at least an immigrant. Or if you're still using a flip-phone or
maybe two tin cans and a piece of string... well, at least you
can wax the string.
 
http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/7-9/apps.jpg
 
Originally the first 4 questions on the round give you an app and
you had to give the number. Those apps were Facebook Messenger,
Instagram, Reddit, and Snapchat. Instead I'm going to rearrange
the round in order by picture number and ask you to give the app
for each one, and you'll simply know that those are four of the
answers among the 10 actual questions.
 
There were 14 decoys, which are shown in their sequence below;
name them if you like for fun, but for no points.
 
1. Name it.
2. Name it.
3. (decoy)
4. (decoy)
5. Name it.
6. Name it.
7. Name it.
8. (decoy)
9. (decoy)
10. (decoy)
11. Name it.
12. (decoy)
13. (decoy)
14. (decoy)
15. Name it.
16. Name it.
17. Name it.
18. (decoy)
19. Name it.
20. (decoy)
21. (decoy)
22. (decoy)
23. (decoy)
24. (decoy)
 
 
** Game 7, Round 10 - Challenge Round from Eh to F
 
* Eh?
 
A1. In the 1970s, Peter Gzowski ["ZOFF-skee"] challenged his
audiences to produce the best possible completion for the
phrase "as Canadian as". For what phrase was 17-year-old
Heather Scott of Sarnia declared the winner, eh?
 
A2. Referring to trivia categories, William Lyon Mackenzie
King said that Canada had "not enough" *what*, and "too much"
*what*, eh?
 
 
* Bee in Science
 
B1. Name the three types of bees found in a beehive.
 
B2. Which of the three types are male and which are female?
 
 
* Sea in Geography
 
C1. If you follow the Mediterranean Sea coastline clockwise
starting at Gibraltar, you will first be going east along
the north shore of the sea. What are the *first 3* countries
you'll enter, *in order*?
 
C2. Continuing your clockwise journey around the Mediterranean,
at some point you will reach the Nile Delta in Egypt and
then will be going west along the south shore of the sea.
So what will be the next 3 countries you enter after Egypt?
Again, you must give them *in order*.
 
 
* De in Entertainment
 
These questions are about people whose surnames contain the particle "de".
 
D1. He's played a comical minor villain in "Romancing the Stone",
a terrible father in "Matilda", and the publisher of a
sleazy magazine in "L.A. Confidential". He's also had two
long-running TV roles. Name him.
 
D2. He's played a renegade duct repairman in "Brazil", the
captain of a flying pirate ship in "Stardust", and a
mobster who has panic attacks in "Analyze This". And for
some of his other films he's won 2 Oscars out of a total
of 7 nominations. Name him.
 
 
* E as in Alphabets
 
E1. There are two letters in the Greek alphabet that have names
that we write as starting with E, and both are commonly
transliterated into our alphabet as E. Name either of
these Greek letters.
 
E2. In the Russian Cyrillic alphabet, there are two letters
with a sound like "ee", but they are commonly transliterated
into our alphabet as I or Y. Describe what either of these
Russian letters *looks like*. (Please don't post the actual
Cyrillic letters in Unicode.)
 
 
* F is for Fairs
 
F1. The first fair that we might call a world's fair was the
Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations,
held at the Crystal Palace in London, which was built
especially for it. What year was the fair, within 10?
 
F2. A world's fair in Paris featured a temporary tower that, at
the time, was the tallest structure in the world. Many
people called the thing a monstrosity, but for some reason
it's still there. When was this fair held, within 10 years?
 
--
Mark Brader, Toronto "History will be kind to me, for I intend
msb@vex.net to write it." -- Churchill
 
My text in this article is in the public domain.
"Peter Smyth" <smythp@gmail.com>: Sep 21 07:07PM

Mark Brader wrote:
 
 
> There were 14 decoys, which are shown in their sequence below;
> name them if you like for fun, but for no points.
 
> 1. Name it.
Reddit
> 2. Name it.
Spotify
> 3. (decoy)
Shazam
> 4. (decoy)
> 5. Name it.
Linkedin
> 6. Name it.
Instagram
> 7. Name it.
Snapchat
> 8. (decoy)
YouTube
> 9. (decoy)
> 10. (decoy)
> 11. Name it.
Pinterest
> 14. (decoy)
> 15. Name it.
> 16. Name it.
Gmail
> 17. Name it.
> 18. (decoy)
Facebook
> 19. Name it.
Facebook Messenger
> 20. (decoy)
> 21. (decoy)
Google Maps
> 22. (decoy)
> 23. (decoy)
> 24. (decoy)
Twitter
> audiences to produce the best possible completion for the
> phrase "as Canadian as". For what phrase was 17-year-old
> Heather Scott of Sarnia declared the winner, eh?
Maple Syrup
> what, eh?
 
> * Bee in Science
 
> B1. Name the three types of bees found in a beehive.
Worker, Drone, Queen
> B2. Which of the three types are male and which are female?
Worker is male, Drone & Queen are female
Drone is male, Worker & Queen are female
> starting at Gibraltar, you will first be going east along
> the north shore of the sea. What are the *first 3* countries
> you'll enter, *in order*?
Spain, France, Monaco
> then will be going west along the south shore of the sea.
> So what will be the next 3 countries you enter after Egypt?
> Again, you must give them *in order*.
Libya, Tunisia, Algeria
> a terrible father in "Matilda", and the publisher of a
> sleazy magazine in "L.A. Confidential". He's also had two
> long-running TV roles. Name him.
Danny DeVito
> that we write as starting with E, and both are commonly
> transliterated into our alphabet as E. Name either of
> these Greek letters.
Epsilon
> into our alphabet as I or Y. Describe what either of these
> Russian letters *looks like*. (Please don't post the actual
> Cyrillic letters in Unicode.)
Back to front capital R
> Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations,
> held at the Crystal Palace in London, which was built
> especially for it. What year was the fair, within 10?
1850
> the time, was the tallest structure in the world. Many
> people called the thing a monstrosity, but for some reason
> it's still there. When was this fair held, within 10 years?
1900
 
Peter Smyth
tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Sep 21 07:10PM


> * Game 7, Round 9 - Science - App Logos
 
> 5. Name it.
 
Instagram
 
> 6. Name it.
 
Snapchat
 
> 11. Name it.
 
Pintrest
 
> 15. Name it.
 
Reddit
 
> 16. Name it.
 
Facebook Messenger
 
> ** Game 7, Round 10 - Challenge Round from Eh to F
 
> * Bee in Science
 
> B1. Name the three types of bees found in a beehive.
 
worker, drone, queen
 
> B2. Which of the three types are male and which are female?
 
drones are male, workers and queens are female
 
> starting at Gibraltar, you will first be going east along
> the north shore of the sea. What are the *first 3* countries
> you'll enter, *in order*?
 
Spain, France, Monaco
 
> then will be going west along the south shore of the sea.
> So what will be the next 3 countries you enter after Egypt?
> Again, you must give them *in order*.
 
Libya, Algeria, Tunisia
 
> a terrible father in "Matilda", and the publisher of a
> sleazy magazine in "L.A. Confidential". He's also had two
> long-running TV roles. Name him.
 
Danny DeVito
 
> mobster who has panic attacks in "Analyze This". And for
> some of his other films he's won 2 Oscars out of a total
> of 7 nominations. Name him.
 
Robert DeNiro
 
> that we write as starting with E, and both are commonly
> transliterated into our alphabet as E. Name either of
> these Greek letters.
 
epsilon
 
> into our alphabet as I or Y. Describe what either of these
> Russian letters *looks like*. (Please don't post the actual
> Cyrillic letters in Unicode.)
 
one looks like a backwards capital N
 
> Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations,
> held at the Crystal Palace in London, which was built
> especially for it. What year was the fair, within 10?
 
1860
 
> the time, was the tallest structure in the world. Many
> people called the thing a monstrosity, but for some reason
> it's still there. When was this fair held, within 10 years?
 
1875
 
--
_______________________________________________________________________
Dan Blum tool@panix.com
"I wouldn't have believed it myself if I hadn't just made it up."
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Sep 21 10:00PM +0200

> * Game 7, Round 9 - Science - App Logos
 
> 4. (decoy)
 
Skype
 
> 5. Name it.
 
Instagram
 
> 7. Name it.
 
Snapchat
 
> 11. Name it.
 
Reddit
 
> 16. Name it.
 
Gmail
 
> 17. Name it.
 
Facebook Messegner
 
> 21. (decoy)
 
Google Maps
 
> 24. (decoy)
 
Twtitter
 
> B1. Name the three types of bees found in a beehive.
 
Queen, worker and Drone
 
> B2. Which of the three types are male and which are female?
 
Drone is male. Worker and queen are femail.

> starting at Gibraltar, you will first be going east along
> the north shore of the sea. What are the *first 3* countries
> you'll enter, *in order*?
 
Spain, France, Monaci

> then will be going west along the south shore of the sea.
> So what will be the next 3 countries you enter after Egypt?
> Again, you must give them *in order*.
 
Libya, Tunisia, Algeria

> mobster who has panic attacks in "Analyze This". And for
> some of his other films he's won 2 Oscars out of a total
> of 7 nominations. Name him.
 
Robert DeNiro

> that we write as starting with E, and both are commonly
> transliterated into our alphabet as E. Name either of
> these Greek letters.
 
Eta and Epsilon

> into our alphabet as I or Y. Describe what either of these
> Russian letters *looks like*. (Please don't post the actual
> Cyrillic letters in Unicode.)
 
Mirrored N and bI
 
> Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations,
> held at the Crystal Palace in London, which was built
> especially for it. What year was the fair, within 10?
 
1881

> the time, was the tallest structure in the world. Many
> people called the thing a monstrosity, but for some reason
> it's still there. When was this fair held, within 10 years?

1881
 
 
--
Erland Sommarskog, Stockholm, esquel@sommarskog.se
bbowler <bbowler@bigelow.org>: Sep 21 08:38PM

On Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:20:05 -0500, Mark Brader wrote:
 
 
> There were 14 decoys, which are shown in their sequence below;
> name them if you like for fun, but for no points.
 
> 1. Name it.
 
Air BnB
 
> 2. Name it.
 
Spotify(?)
 
> 3. (decoy)
> 4. (decoy)
 
Skype
 
> 5. Name it.
 
Linked In
 
> 6. Name it.
 
Instagram
 
> 7. Name it.
 
SnapChat
 
> 8. (decoy)
 
You tube
 
> 9. (decoy)
> 10. (decoy)
> 11. Name it.
 
Pinterest
 
> 13. (decoy)
> 14. (decoy)
> 15. Name it.
 
Reddit
 
> 16. Name it.
 
Gmail
 
> 17. Name it.
 
Facebook Messenger
 
> 18. (decoy)
> 19. Name it.
> 20. (decoy)
 
Podcast Addict
 
> 21. (decoy)
 
Google Maps
 
> 22. (decoy)
> 23. (decoy)
> 24. (decoy)
 
Twitter (only twits tweet)

> *what*, eh?
 
> * Bee in Science
 
> B1. Name the three types of bees found in a beehive.
 
Queen, Worker, Drone
 
> B2. Which of the three types are male and which are female?
 
Queen and worker are Female, drone is male
 
> starting at Gibraltar, you will first be going east along the
> north shore of the sea. What are the *first 3* countries you'll
> enter, *in order*?
 
Spain, France, Monaco
 
> will be going west along the south shore of the sea.
> So what will be the next 3 countries you enter after Egypt?
> Again, you must give them *in order*.
 
Libya, Tunisia, Algeria

> a terrible father in "Matilda", and the publisher of a sleazy
> magazine in "L.A. Confidential". He's also had two long-running
> TV roles. Name him.
 
Danny DeVito
 
> has panic attacks in "Analyze This". And for some of his other
> films he's won 2 Oscars out of a total of 7 nominations. Name
> him.
 
Robert DeNiro
 
 
> that we write as starting with E, and both are commonly
> transliterated into our alphabet as E. Name either of these
> Greek letters.
 
Epsilon and Eta
 
> our alphabet as I or Y. Describe what either of these Russian
> letters *looks like*. (Please don't post the actual Cyrillic
> letters in Unicode.)
 
Reverse N
 
> Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, held at
> the Crystal Palace in London, which was built especially for it.
> What year was the fair, within 10?
 
1850
 
> the time, was the tallest structure in the world. Many people
> called the thing a monstrosity, but for some reason it's still
> there. When was this fair held, within 10 years?
 
1880
Pete <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Sep 21 09:12PM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in
 
> There were 14 decoys, which are shown in their sequence below;
> name them if you like for fun, but for no points.
 
> 1. Name it.
 
Reddit
 
> 2. Name it.
 
Spotify
 
> 3. (decoy)
> 4. (decoy)
 
Skype
 
> 5. Name it.
 
LinkedIn
 
> 6. Name it.
 
Instagram
 
> 7. Name it.
 
Snapchat
 
> 8. (decoy)
 
Youtube
 
> 9. (decoy)
 
Hangouts
 
> 10. (decoy)
> 11. Name it.
 
Pinterest
 
> 13. (decoy)
> 14. (decoy)
> 15. Name it.
 
Reddit
 
> 16. Name it.
 
Gmail
 
> 17. Name it.
 
Messenger
 
> 18. (decoy)
 
Facebook
 
> 19. Name it.
> 20. (decoy)
> 21. (decoy)
 
Google maps
 
> 22. (decoy)
> 23. (decoy)
> 24. (decoy)
 
Twitter
 
> *what*, eh?
 
> * Bee in Science
 
> B1. Name the three types of bees found in a beehive.
 
Queen, drone, worker
 
 
> B2. Which of the three types are male and which are female?
 
Male: drone, worker
Female: queen, worker
 
> starting at Gibraltar, you will first be going east along
> the north shore of the sea. What are the *first 3* countries
> you'll enter, *in order*?
 
Spain, France, Monaco
 
> then will be going west along the south shore of the sea.
> So what will be the next 3 countries you enter after Egypt?
> Again, you must give them *in order*.
 
Libya, Tunisia, Algeria
 
> a terrible father in "Matilda", and the publisher of a
> sleazy magazine in "L.A. Confidential". He's also had two
> long-running TV roles. Name him.
 
Danny DeVito
 
> mobster who has panic attacks in "Analyze This". And for
> some of his other films he's won 2 Oscars out of a total
> of 7 nominations. Name him.
 
Robert DeNiro
 
> that we write as starting with E, and both are commonly
> transliterated into our alphabet as E. Name either of
> these Greek letters.
 
Epsilon
 
> Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations,
> held at the Crystal Palace in London, which was built
> especially for it. What year was the fair, within 10?
 
1880
 
> the time, was the tallest structure in the world. Many
> people called the thing a monstrosity, but for some reason
> it's still there. When was this fair held, within 10 years?
 
1885
 
 
Pete Gayde
Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Sep 22 01:33AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in
> for each one, and you'll simply know that those are four of the
> answers among the 10 actual questions.
 
> 4. (decoy)
 
Skype
 
> 5. Name it.
 
LinkedIn
 
> 6. Name it.
 
Instagram
 
> 7. Name it.
 
Snapchat
 
> 8. (decoy)
 
YouTube
 
> 11. Name it.
 
Pinterest
 
> 12. (decoy)
 
WhatsApp
 
> 15. Name it.
 
Reddit
 
> 16. Name it.
 
Facebook Messenger
 
> 18. (decoy)
 
Facebook
 
> 21. (decoy)
 
Google Maps
 
> 22. (decoy)
 
Vine
 
> 24. (decoy)
 
Twitter
 
> audiences to produce the best possible completion for the
> phrase "as Canadian as". For what phrase was 17-year-old
> Heather Scott of Sarnia declared the winner, eh?
 
peacekeeping
 
> starting at Gibraltar, you will first be going east along
> the north shore of the sea. What are the *first 3* countries
> you'll enter, *in order*?
 
Spain, France, Monaco

> then will be going west along the south shore of the sea.
> So what will be the next 3 countries you enter after Egypt?
> Again, you must give them *in order*.
 
Libya, Tunisia, Algeria
 
> a terrible father in "Matilda", and the publisher of a
> sleazy magazine in "L.A. Confidential". He's also had two
> long-running TV roles. Name him.
 
Danny DeVito
 
> mobster who has panic attacks in "Analyze This". And for
> some of his other films he's won 2 Oscars out of a total
> of 7 nominations. Name him.
 
Robert De Niro
 
> that we write as starting with E, and both are commonly
> transliterated into our alphabet as E. Name either of
> these Greek letters.
 
epsilon
 
> into our alphabet as I or Y. Describe what either of these
> Russian letters *looks like*. (Please don't post the actual
> Cyrillic letters in Unicode.)
 
a backwards version of a capital N
 
> Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations,
> held at the Crystal Palace in London, which was built
> especially for it. What year was the fair, within 10?
 
1850

> the time, was the tallest structure in the world. Many
> people called the thing a monstrosity, but for some reason
> it's still there. When was this fair held, within 10 years?
 
1880
 
--
Joshua Kreitzer
gromit82@hotmail.com
Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Sep 22 12:14AM -0500

In article <Y7GdnQjIy6bIUn_KnZ2dnUU7-THNnZ2d@giganews.com>, msb@vex.net says...
> 3. (decoy)
> 4. (decoy)
> 5. Name it.
LinkedIn
 
> 9. (decoy)
> 10. (decoy)
> 11. Name it.
Pinterest
 
> 14. (decoy)
> 15. Name it.
> 16. Name it.
Gmail
 
> *what*, eh?
 
> * Bee in Science
 
> B1. Name the three types of bees found in a beehive.
queen, drone, worker
 
> B2. Which of the three types are male and which are female?
female: qween, worker; male: drone
> starting at Gibraltar, you will first be going east along
> the north shore of the sea. What are the *first 3* countries
> you'll enter, *in order*?
UK, Spain, France
 
> then will be going west along the south shore of the sea.
> So what will be the next 3 countries you enter after Egypt?
> Again, you must give them *in order*.
Libya, Tunisia, Algeria
 
> a terrible father in "Matilda", and the publisher of a
> sleazy magazine in "L.A. Confidential". He's also had two
> long-running TV roles. Name him.
Danny DeVito
 
> mobster who has panic attacks in "Analyze This". And for
> some of his other films he's won 2 Oscars out of a total
> of 7 nominations. Name him.
Robert De Niro
 
> that we write as starting with E, and both are commonly
> transliterated into our alphabet as E. Name either of
> these Greek letters.
epsilon
 
> into our alphabet as I or Y. Describe what either of these
> Russian letters *looks like*. (Please don't post the actual
> Cyrillic letters in Unicode.)
backwards N
 
> Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations,
> held at the Crystal Palace in London, which was built
> especially for it. What year was the fair, within 10?
1850
 
> the time, was the tallest structure in the world. Many
> people called the thing a monstrosity, but for some reason
> it's still there. When was this fair held, within 10 years?
1875
 
 
--
Replace "usenet" with "marc" in the e-mail address.
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Sep 21 11:00PM -0700

Mark Brader wrote:
> 3. (decoy)
> 4. (decoy)
> 5. Name it.
 
Instagram
 
> 14. (decoy)
> 15. Name it.
> 16. Name it.
 
Facebook Messenger
 
 
> A2. Referring to trivia categories, William Lyon Mackenzie
> King said that Canada had "not enough" *what*, and "too much"
> *what*, eh?
 
England, America
 
 
> * Bee in Science
 
> B1. Name the three types of bees found in a beehive.
 
queen, worker, drone
 
 
> B2. Which of the three types are male and which are female?
 
male: drone
female: queen, worker
 
> starting at Gibraltar, you will first be going east along
> the north shore of the sea. What are the *first 3* countries
> you'll enter, *in order*?
 
Spain, France, Monaco
 
> then will be going west along the south shore of the sea.
> So what will be the next 3 countries you enter after Egypt?
> Again, you must give them *in order*.
 
Libya, Tunisia, Algeria
 
> that we write as starting with E, and both are commonly
> transliterated into our alphabet as E. Name either of
> these Greek letters.
 
eta
 
> into our alphabet as I or Y. Describe what either of these
> Russian letters *looks like*. (Please don't post the actual
> Cyrillic letters in Unicode.)
 
backwards N
 
> Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations,
> held at the Crystal Palace in London, which was built
> especially for it. What year was the fair, within 10?
 
1859
 
> the time, was the tallest structure in the world. Many
> people called the thing a monstrosity, but for some reason
> it's still there. When was this fair held, within 10 years?
 
1889
 
 
--
Dan Tilque
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Sep 21 01:16PM -0500

Mark Brader:
 
> 1. In the 1990s, two Canadian cities that had NHL teams lost them
> when they each moved to the US just one year apart. Name *both*
> Canadian cities.
 
Quebec, Winnipeg. 4 for Joshua, Stephen, and Pete.
 
(Quebec Nordiques became Colorado Avalanche in 1995, original Winnipeg
Jets became Phoenix Coyotes in 1996. Ottawa did not have a team in
the 1990s.)
 
> teams at different times that both moved to Canada? The moves
> were 31 years apart, one in the 20th century and one in the 21st.
> One team kept its name when it moved; the other didn't.
 
Atlanta. 4 for Erland, Joshua, Stephen, and Pete.
 
(Atlanta Flames moved to Calgary in 1980; Atlanta Thrashers became
the new Winnipeg Jets in 2011.)
 
> Both teams went to cities whose names end in the word "City",
> although one did not take on that city's name. Name the city
> that the two teams moved away *from*.
 
New Orleans. 4 for Joshua and Pete. 3 for Dan Blum.
 
(Jazz moved in 1979 to Salt Lake City as the Utah Jazz; Hornets
moved to Oklahoma City in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, but returned
in 2007 and later became the Pelicans.)
 
> the same year* as they each moved to other cities? Both teams
> kept their names when they moved. One of them was returning
> to a city where it had played previously; the other wasn't.
 
Los Angeles. 4 for Peter, Dan Blum, Joshua, Marc, Stephen,
Dan Tilque, and Pete.
 
(L.A. Raiders returned to Oakland; L.A. Rams moved to St. Louis.)
 
> The Rams, of course, have now moved back to Los Angeles.
> But within 2, what was the last year that the Rams and the
> Raiders both played there?
 
1994 (accepting 1992-96). 4 for Peter, Stephen, and Dan Tilque.
3 for Joshua. 2 for Dan Blum and Pete.
 
> after that first move, their second team moved directly to
> the US. There is no NHL team there today. Name the Canadian
> city that lost these two teams.
 
Quebec. 4 for Joshua, Stephen, and Pete.
 
(Bulldogs became Hamilton Tigers in 1920, later New York Americans;
and as noted above, Nordiques became Colorado Avalanche in 1995).
 
> three teams is still around today, but they lost the other two
> when they each shut down, 20 years apart, in both cases before
> World War II. Name the city.
 
Montreal. 4 for Erland and Pete.
 
(Montreal Wanderers folded 1918, Montreal Maroons folded 1938,
Montreal Canadiens are still there. Toronto has only had the one
team, though it had other names before they settled on Maple Leafs.)
 
> team with the *same name*; but 11 years later, that team in
> turn moved away. Today the city has a National League team.
> Name the city.
 
Washington. 4 for Peter, Dan Blum, Joshua, Marc, Stephen, and Pete.
 
(In the AL, the original Senators last played there 1960, became
Minnesota Twins; the new Senators last played there 1971, became
Texas Rangers. In the NL, the Montreal Expos became the Washington
Nationals in 2004.)
 
> 9. Which US city had two National League baseball teams that both
> moved away in the *same year* -- and the two new cities that
> they moved to were in the same state as each other?
 
New York. 4 for Peter, Dan Blum, Joshua, Marc, Stephen, Dan Tilque,
and Pete.
 
(N.Y. Giants to San Francisco, Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles.)
 
> (But you've guessed the question this time already, haven't you?)
> Within 2, what was the last year the Giants and the Dodgers
> played in New York?
 
1957 (accepting 1955-59). 4 for Dan Blum, Joshua, Marc, Stephen,
Dan Tilque, and Pete.
 
 
> specifies the leeway you have to answer within. You can do that
> and get the normal points, but *if you give the exact answer,
> you get a bonus*.
 
In the original game, this round was of middling difficulty if the
bonus points are ignored, but if they are counted then this was the
easiest round in the game and was tied (with the monochrome flags
round from Game 2) for the easiest of the entire season.
 
> allowed range then I'll score answers within double the range as
> "almost correct", so if your opponents do badly enough then you
> can also get 3, 2, or 1 that way.
 
This never happened; in fact, considering that the round was 60%
Canadiana, I was pleasantly surprised to see at least one score of
6 on every question, and not all from the same entrant, either.
 
> party was reduced to a minority of seats, and after a vote of
> no confidence, David Peterson became premier instead. In what
> year, within 1, was the election that led to this result?
 
1985 (normal score for 1984-86). 6 for Stephen.
 
Peterson's Liberals, of course, took power under a 2-year
coalition-like agreement with the NDP, and then were elected
to a majority in 1987.
 
> 2. In what year, within 1, was the election that reduced the
> federal Progressive Conservative Party to 2 seats in Parliament
> and made Jean Chrétien the prime minister?
 
1993 (normal score for 1992-94). 6 for Peter and Stephen.
4 for Joshua and Dan Tilque.
 
> year they won more seats than any other party, and their leader,
> some guy named Adolf Hitler, did become chancellor. Within 1,
> in what year was the *last* of these three rapid-fire elections?
 
1933 (normal score for 1932-34). 6 for Erland, Dan Blum, Joshua,
Dan Tilque, and Björn. 4 for Pete.
 
> election where Clement Attlee replaced him? For this one we
> need the *month* and year; answer within 4 months for normal
> score or within 1 month for the bonus.
 
July 1945 (normal score for March-November 1945, bonus for June-August
1945). 6 for Joshua and Stephen. 4 for Peter, Erland, Dan Blum,
and Dan Tilque.
 
> 5. What year was the first federal election in Canada where most
> adult Canadian women were allowed to vote? It was also the first
> election where women could be candidates. Answer within 3 years.
 
1921 (normal score for 1918-24). 6 for Erland. 4 for Joshua,
Stephen, and Dan Tilque. 3 for Dan Blum.
 
Women were allowed to vote in the 1917 election if their husband,
brother, or son was on active military duty. On the other hand,
Canadian citizens who had been born in now-enemy nations lost their
vote in that election (unless they similarly had a relative in the
Canadian army). Both provisions were intended to enhance support
for candidates who would support conscription, and were repealed
before the 1921 election.
 
> 6. What year was the *last* *provincial* election in Canada where
> women were *not* allowed to vote? Answer within 5 years.
 
1939 (in Quebec; normal score for 1934-44). 6 for Stephen.
4 for Dan Tilque.
 
> 7. What was the first year when the mayor and city council of
> Toronto were elected for a term of 4 years? Answer within
> 1 year.
 
2006 (normal score for 2005-2007). 6 for Stephen.
 
The electoral term for these offices has changed from 1 year to 2,
to 3, then back to 2 again, back to 3 again, and now 4. Remember,
David Miller was mayor 2003-2010 -- one 3-year and one 4-year term.
 
> 8. What was the *last* year when the mayor and city council of
> Toronto were elected for a term of 2 years? Answer within
> 4 years.
 
1980 (normal score for 1976-84). 6 for Joshua. 4 for Stephen.
 
> Subsequent events showed party politics at their worst, but
> eventually Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner over
> Samuel Tilden. Within 8 years, when was this botched election?
 
1876 (normal score for 1868-1884). 6 for Joshua, Stephen, Dan Tilque,
and Björn. 4 for Dan Blum and Pete.
 
> had to decide which one would be president and which would
> be vice-president -- but it took them 36 ballots to settle
> the question. Within 8 years, when was *this* botched election?
 
1800 (normal score for 1792-1808). 6 for Dan Blum, Joshua, Stephen,
and Dan Tilque. 4 for Erland, Björn, and Pete.
 
The party's intent was that after the public vote they would pick
one Democratic member of the Electoral College and ask him to vote
for only one of the two running mates, so there would not be a tie.
But whoever they picked, he either didn't get the message, or
didn't act on it.
 
The system was changed in 1804, in time for the next election, by
the 12th Amendment, which allowed for the possibility of running
mates by requiring the Electoral College to vote separately for
president and for vice-president.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
GAME 7 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 7 8 BEST
TOPICS-> Can Lit Mis Ent Spo His FOUR
Stephen Perry -- -- 40 40 32 50 162
Joshua Kreitzer 16 32 36 40 35 38 149
Dan Blum 16 20 20 34 21 23 98
Pete Gayde -- -- 12 23 38 12 85
Dan Tilque 16 8 8 8 16 34 74
Peter Smyth -- -- 8 31 16 10 65
Marc Dashevsky 0 12 16 12 16 0 56
Erland Sommarskog 16 0 8 4 8 20 52
"Calvin" 9 8 12 12 -- -- 41
Bruce Bowler -- -- 12 16 -- -- 28
Björn Lundin -- -- -- -- 0 16 16
 
--
Mark Brader "People with whole brains, however, dispute
Toronto this claim, and are generally more articulate
msb@vex.net in expressing their views." -- Gary Larson
 
My text in this article is in the public domain.
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Sep 21 09:48PM +0200

> (Quebec Nordiques became Colorado Avalanche in 1995, original Winnipeg
> Jets became Phoenix Coyotes in 1996. Ottawa did not have a team in
> the 1990s.)
 
So this thing about Ottawa is highly embarrassing for me. Being
Swedish I should of course know about Québec. But somehow I managed
to confuse it with Ottawa.
 
 
--
Erland Sommarskog, Stockholm, esquel@sommarskog.se
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Sep 21 05:28PM -0500

Mark Brader:
> > (Quebec Nordiques became Colorado Avalanche in 1995, original Winnipeg
> > Jets became Phoenix Coyotes in 1996. Ottawa did not have a team in
> > the 1990s.)

Erland Sommarskog:
> So this thing about Ottawa is highly embarrassing for me.
 
Me too. The new Ottawa Senators have actually been playing since 1992.
--
Mark Brader, Toronto "As always, breakfast recapitulated
msb@vex.net phylogeny." -- Spider Robinson
bleachbot <bleachbot@httrack.com>: Sep 21 04:47PM +0200

digiwx@aol.com: Sep 21 07:47AM -0700

> http://william.l.decker.is-infected.com
> http://william.l.decker.is-stupid.com
> http://www.offendex.com/directory/KY/D/William_L_Decker_1285599
 
Yep, you read that right:
BUY Belfort Instruments DigiWx-SHIT... Have a PILE OF SHIT guaranteed!
 
Have you heard about the Meadow Lake Airport AWOS Fiasco?
Quoting, http://meadowlake-airport.com/AWOS.htm reads in short:
 
"Executive Conclusion: Of the four candidate AWOS manufacturers, only
two meet the threshold and objective system performance levels. These
are systems provided by All Weather Inc (AWI) and Vaisala. The
SuperAWOS by Potomac Aviation does not pass an initial cut due to
maintenance problems encountered with their SuperUnicom installed at
Meadow Lake airport."
 
"The Belfort Digi WX "AWOS" is not a true FAA fully commissionable
AWOS. Its complete sensor suite is not certified. Installation of this
system at 00V means that we would not have our weather data (METAR)
accessible in the federal database which means that Flight Service and
other sites such as ADDS, XM weather, WSI, etc would not not have
Meadow Lake weather data. The only certified weather info would be
altimeter and visibility. While this does allow Part 91 and 135
instrument approaches, the inability to incorporate its complete METAR
data in the federal system is a deal-breaker."
 
"The apparent initial cost savings of the initial Belfort Digi WX
acquisition is minimal and not worth the lack of functionality and
usefulness to the national aviation community. Life-cycle cost of the
Belfort system over 15 years is over $27,000 higher than the Vaisala
system."
 
"It would not allow us to transition to a three letter airport
identifier."
 
"Bottom line is that the Belfort system represents false economy,
minimal pilot usefulness and is inconsistent with providing the
aviation community services that make this airport attractive to
current and future pilots and businesses."
 
"Of the remaining systems offered by AWI and Vaisala, Vaisala is the
preferred system."
 
The complete report highlighting DigiWx shortcomings can be found at:
http://meadowlake-airport.com/AWOSanalysis.doc
 
 
 
Now have a LQQK at this.....
 
Ron Lee from Meadow Lake Airport wrote in Pike's Peak Flyer:
January 2009
 
The SuperUnicom was shut down in early August 2008 due to
harmful interference on the 122.7 MHz frequency A grant was
submitted and approved to get an AWOS III P/T using FAA funds.
Our portion of the cost is around $4,000 although incidentals
may drive it higher... but far below the $25,000 previously
budgeted for an AWOS. One MLAA Board member is attempting to
force a system that is not fully certified down our throats
using the flawed rationale that it is cheaper that the fully
certified systems offered by All Weather Inc and Vaisala. A
major down side to the Belfort system is that pilots will not
be able to access METAR data through Flight Service, ADDS, on
their on-board weather systems, etc. We will very likely be
unable to acquire a three letter airport ID and maintenance
will cost much more over its lifetime than with either of the
fully certified systems. Plus in its current implementation,
there is no obvious upgrade path to getting present weather
and lightning information available in an AWOS III P/T system.
It is crucial to the safety of this airport and our usefulness
as a destination airport within the National Airspace System
that we get a state of the art AWOS. With the FAA grant, it is
amazingly affordable. But it is essential that local pilots
become informed on this matter and contact all Board members
to express their view. My opinion... based upon extensive
research on behalf of MLAA members... is that we need a fully
certified AWOS. The minimum configuration is AWOS III, with
AWOS III P/T highly desirable (objective). It needs to be the
number one priority acquisition with a target installation not
later than Spring 2009. It must not be sacrificed to pay
interest on the land acquisition.
 
His full report is located he
http://home.pcisys.net/~ronlee/MeadowLakeAWOSSelectionAnalysis.doc
 
If you're considering Digiwx AWOS... READ THIS ANALYSIS FIRST!
 
Following up on the post regarding the UN-APPROVED, UN-
CERTIFIED and UN-OFFICIAL weather data spewed by Belfort
Digiwx AWOS, one also needs to note that they only sold 2
units during all of 2009.
 
markw...@gmail.com wrote:
"These Belfort Digiwx AWOS Chinese made wind sensors are about
the worst products available in the weather instrumentation
marketplace worldwide. This is yet another reason why Belfort
Instruments did not get the following Digiwx AWOS weather
sensors (ie. wind speed, wind direction, temperature, dewpoint,
relative humidity, density altitude, present weather,
precipitation, lightning, ceilometer (aka condensation
altitude)) FAA Approved, nor FAA Ceritified and why the
information SPEWED from a Belfort Digiwx AWOS is NOT OFFICIAL
FAA WEATHER INFORMATION (like you'd find in a FAA METAR
report). Belfort formats their UN-APPROVED, UN-CERTIFIED and
UN-OFFICIAL weather data to make it look like an official
avaition METAR when it's NOT! And that's why you won't find
a single FAA COMMISSIONED Belfort Digiwx AWOS anywhere in
the world!"
 
Bruce R. Robinson's 10 reasons to NOT buy Belfort Digiwx AWOS:
 
Ten reasons for not buying Belfort Instrument Digiwx AWOS:
1) no FAA Approved or FAA Certified wind speed
2) no FAA Approved or FAA Certified wind direction
3) no FAA Approved or FAA Certified temperature
4) no FAA Approved or FAA Certified dewpoint
5) no FAA Approved or FAA Certified density altitude
6) no FAA Approved or FAA Certified visibility
7) no FAA Approved or FAA Certified precipitation measurement
8) no FAA Approved or FAA Certified precipitation discriminator
9) no FAA Approved or FAA Certified ceiling measurement (ceilometer)
10) no FAA Approved or FAA Certified lightning detection
 
Then you can always check out the reliability of a Digiwx.....
 
Check it out yourself:
http://www.digiwx-n27.com - CURRENT DATA NOT AVAILABLE
http://www.digiwx-2m8.com - CURRENT DATA NOT AVAILABLE
http://www.digiwx-ambergriscayairport.com - CURRENT DATA NOT AVAILABLE
 
It's been this way for months!
Not hours, not days, not weeks, but months!
 
How many more examples of unreliable Digiwx stations do you need?
 
The United States had 546 commercial service airports as of 2001. See:
http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/20..
 
You won't find a single Digiwx AWOS in use at any of these
commercial service airports where passengers are being
transported. When you consider that Digiwx AWOS is nothing
more than a FAA Approved barometer and visibility sensor,
now you know why!
 
Why would you put your family at risk to a small airport that
has a Digiwx AWOS in use? Do you have a death wish for your family?
 
 
Here are some other reliable AWOS alternatives that you will
find in use at U.S. commercial service airports including:
 
http://www.vaisala.com (Who's computer is this?)
http://www.allweatherinc.com (Who's computer is this?)
http://www.superunicom.com (Who's computer is this?)
 
Belfort Instrument Digiwx AWOS LOWLIFES
 
BELFORT & GAMMA SCIENTIFIC CO-OWNER
Bruce R. Robinson (serves as Chief Fondler at Utilipoint Intl)
Ellen H. Robinson (phuck buddy)
60 Paako Drive
Sandia Park, NM 87047
brobinson (at) utilipoint.com
http://www.utilipoint.com/team/robinson.asp
 
BELFORT & GAMMA SCIENTIFIC CO-OWNER
Nicholas C. Kaufman (a phucking nobody)
Darlene C. Kaufman (phuck buddy)
13667 Marsh Harbor Drive North
Jacksonville, FL 32225
cs (at) quickstrategy.com
http://www.quickstrategy.com/advisors.jsp
 
CHIEF OPERATING BITCH
Debra S. Lange (murdering bitch)
Debra S. Alascio (maiden name: Spence)
Santo V. Alascio (drunk husband)
960 Fell Street, Unit 313
Baltimore, MD 21231
DSAlascio (at) belfortinstrument.com
 
FORMER BELFORT CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (who was fired)
William C. Gordon (backstabbing dick sucker)
Judith A. Gordon (phuck buddy)
13911 Manor Road
Baldwin, MD 21013
 
BELFORT DIRECTOR OF SALES
Ralph F. Petragnani (a phucking wannabe)
Elisa Petragnani (phuck buddy)
1039 Old Bay Ridge Road
Annapolis, MD 21403-4256
rpetragnani (at) belfortinstrument.com
 
BELFORT INSTRUMENT DIGIWX AWOS SUPPORT
M. Tylor Burton III (a phucking dick licker)
Jane M. Burton (phuck buddy)
25 Dunvegan Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
tylorb (at) gmail.com
 
BELFORT INSTRUMENT MARKETING MANAGER
Steven K. Eagan
Joy M. Eagan (phuck buddy)
18912 Falls Road
Hampstead, MD 21074
 
Digiwx AWOS was voted the MOST UNRELIABLE AWOS weather
system in the U.S. marketplace according to a recent poll
of pilots from AOPA.
 
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.airports/msg/2de1905c0cdcc7a3
 
Pilots reported that:
 
1) Digiwx unable to consistently transmit weather data
2) rampant Digiwx outages (that pretty scary)
3) incorrect wind direction and wind speed readings
4) incorrect temperature and dewpoint readings
5) Digiwx AWOS systems that aren't even FAA commissioned
6) non-existent tech support from Belfort Instruments
7) Digiwx that doesn't broadcast over UNICOM using mic clicks
8) Digiwx that doesn't broadcast over UNICOM using voice reco
9) several airports that have replaced Digiwx with SuperAWOS
10) Belfort Instruments lies about it's involvement with Wright
Brothers
 
 
 
And then a LQQK at this.....
 
Much has been written about Belfort Instrument Company's
DigiWx AWOS anonymously for good reason because the Belfort
DigiWx "fur" has been flying since at least 2005. One can
find mention of Belfort's inferior weather station named
DigiWx as witnessed by:
Ten reasons to NOT buy Belfort DigiWx AWOS (keep reading)
http://www.aviationkb.com/Uwe/Forum.aspx/piloting/5041/Ten-reasons-
to...
 
I also am of the belief that Belfort Instrument Company has
been actively censoring anyone and any words which dishes
dirt on this inferior DigiWx AWOS weather station.
 
Now we have word from Belfort Instrument Company of
a "Recommended Service Bulletin" dated April 21, 2011
and numbered 2011-1.
 
SUBJECT: Unicom Transmission
 
MODELS AFFECTED: Belfort DigiWx AV100 with
either Technisonic or ICom radios
 
TIME OF COMPLIANCE: At owner's discretion
 
There have been some discussions by users at congested
airports of not being able to receive the AWOS broadcast
over the Unicom or the weather report stepping on other
Unicom communications. The following suggest may decrease
the problem.
 
1. On the DigiWx radio, set the squelch well above
the squelch break point this, in turn requires more
power to break the squelch which means traffic has to be
closer to the airport to receive the weather report.
 
2. The DigiWx standard broadcast mode is using 3 MIC
clicks. At busy airports, there isn t a way for the
DigiWx to determine if someone is clicking the MIC 3
times for the weather or three (3) separate pilots are
clicking the MIC to talk. If this is the case, it might
help to change the number of MIC clicks for weather to
5 MIC clicks. Both of the above recommendations will
help reduce the number of broadcasts from the DigiWx
and they are easy to do and don t cost money.
 
Belfort Field Service Team
800 937-2353
ser...@belfortinstrument.com
 
Well, I fly from one of the airports in MT with one
of these DigiWx AWOS pieces of SHIT. And its beyond me
to understand why changing the mic clicks at a congested
airport is going to fix the problem of a DigiWx which
clogs the UNICOM frequency. Just like Belfort said,
DigiWx cannot distinguish who is clicking the mic 3
times. The DigiWx is stupid. When it hears any 3 mic
clicks, it activates and clogs an already congested
UNICOM frequency. We pointed this out to Belfort 3
years ago and THIS WAS AND CONTINUES TO BE THEIR FIX?
 
If I cut thru the emotion of everything ever written
about the Belfort Instrument Comanpy DigiWx AWOS, I
am now a believer. Belfort doesn't know the first
phucking thing about designing an AWOS to broadcast
over a UNICOM frequency. I have talked with numerous
pilots from other airports who have the SuperAWOS
and the Vaisala AWOS. And they just DON'T have these
clogged frequency problems.
 
 
About Belfort Instrument Company:
Belfort used to be a leading provider of weather instruments
to the government, professional meteorology and aviation
markets. Key words: "use to be." They never provided any wind
sensors to the Wright Brothers despite their fantastic
assertion that they did! Historical archives available at the
U.S. Air Force National Museum (1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-
Patterson AFB, OH 45433) tells a very different story and
specifically mentions a "Richards" anemometer which Wilbur
Wright held as pictured
at: "http://wings.avkids.com/Book/Wright/history1_19012.html".
The Belfort aerovane wind system on U.S. Naval aircraft
carriers are currently being replaced with ultrasonic wind
sensors from QPI (11207 Single Oak Road, Fredericksburg, VA
22407) which just won a $94 million dollar contract for the
Moriah Wind System. Belfort wind speed and direction
anemometers found on the ASOS platform are now being
replaced with ultrasonic sensors from the Vaisala Group.
Belfort Instruments Model 6000 visibility sensor will no
longer be a part of the U.S. Air Force's OS-21/FSB program
come early 2007. And despite a $500,000 U.S. government
grant from NASA's Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS)
program in 2004 to build a low-cost ceilometer, Belfort
didn't possess the technical smarts nor the engineering
know-how to accomplish the task. So now they're importing
the Eliasson CBME 80A laser ceilometer from Muir Matheson.
As one can readily see, Belfort is no longer setting any
standards of measurement in the weather instrumentation
world. And now Belfort is propagating lie after lie about
their fabled company history while trying to steal
thunder from the accomplishments of the Wright Brothers.
According to the National Museum of American History (12th
Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20560),
Belfort founder Julian Friez never made it to Baltimore to
set up shop until sometime in the 1890s even though Belfort
officials fradulently claim the company was founded in 1876.
Thus, there was no 125th anniversary for Belfort to
celebrate in 2001 even though they hosted a party to which
no one came! Belfort's proclamation that it is the "Oldest
Weather Company in the World" is simply yet another Belfort
lie as Thomas Romney Robinson invented the first wind
anemometer in 1846, six years before Julian Friez was born
in 1852. Belfort doesn't even know it's own company history
so they just make it up! You should wonder what other crap
(eg. Digiwx AWOS) they also make up! For more information
about Belfort Instrument and DigiWx, visit dogsh*t.com
 
Belfort Instrument Company does business under several names
including Gamma Scientific, UDT Instruments, Advanced Retro,
Road Vista and K R Acquisition Corporation.
 
BUY Belfort Instruments DigiWx-SHIT... Have a PILE OF SHIT guaranteed!
 
And don't forget to google "Belfort Instruments Digiwx AWOS"
 
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http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=belfort+instrument+perverts
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=belfort+instrument+alcoholics
 
Google Belfort Instruments owners and managers:
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=jihadist+bruce+r+robinson
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=bruce+r+robinson+pedophilia
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=nicholas+c+kaufman+lies
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