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  • bwt1213
    replied to Achievements and Accomplishments Thread
    Every once in a while, I get a day where my hands shake too bad to type well. I'm not all that good a typist anyway, but I can get on a roll and do all...
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  • bwt1213
    replied to Computer misbehaving
    Malwarebytes locked my computer up tight as a drum. Only a power-off restart got me back on line, and it took forever. Not your fault, just fyi. Now...
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  • bwt1213
    replied to Computer misbehaving
    Admin: I suspect that a system resource didn't load, loaded improperly, or that memory was corrupted and disabled the resource. I rebooted my system...
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  • bwt1213
    started a topic Computer misbehaving

    Computer misbehaving

    This is really odd, and I can't find anything about it anywhere. It started when I tried to load WordTwist. The screen just froze, with the little swirly...
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  • bwt1213
    replied to Only getting new games
    I suspect that the statistics posted are correct, and there really are that many words. But they're backwards or coiled back on themselves and really...
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  • bwt1213
    replied to Only getting new games
    I like to know a little more about how well I can expect to do, so if I can look at a board and say: "RussDNails got 700 on that one, so I ought...
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  • bwt1213
    replied to Punched out
    Yeah, I've done that before, too. But I was signed in. I had been playing for a while and everything was normal until it very decidedly wasn't. And...
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  • bwt1213
    replied to Punched out
    One more thing to add: Every board shows up now with no statistics. None of them have been played, there is no high score shown, etc.
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  • bwt1213
    started a topic Punched out

    Punched out

    I played a game and got an unremarkable score of 490 or so. I saw "submitting" and then it showed a null page -- no high score, no best word,...
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  • bwt1213
    replied to CSW19 Word List
    I recognize eight as possible words. I think if I tried to memorize the list I still couldn't make myself see them as words on any board, other than...
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  • bwt1213
    replied to Statistic?
    We're not trying to deny that the data are skewed. Spike and I agree that it seems to be. We're just discussing what kind of skewness applies, and have...
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  • bwt1213
    replied to Statistic?
    Yeah, polynomials are good at interpolation (as you said, even a cubic can be good locally). There are even formulae to tell you what the expected error...
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  • bwt1213
    replied to Statistic?
    The really fun thing about this discussion (is it really log normal?) is that the same discussion was had about stock prices and the option prices derived...
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  • bwt1213
    replied to Statistic?
    The data are the data, and it matters not if someone is trying to extrapolate or predict. To me, log normal distributions are simple descriptive statistics....
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  • bwt1213
    replied to Statistic?
    Stock market prices are simple and numeric, and two U of Chicago economics professors (Black and Scholes) won a Nobel for writing a mathematical model...
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  • bwt1213
    replied to Statistic?
    Another thing you need to consider is how many games have been played on that board. If I were to play a board and then have the same board come up again...
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  • bwt1213
    replied to Statistic?
    For a log normal distribution, you'd pick a reference score and then express all other scores as a ratio to that score. So, if the median score were...
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  • bwt1213
    replied to Statistic?
    With no data to back my opinion, I suspect the bell curve might actually be a more reasonable notation -- if the scores were converted to log-normal format....
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  • bwt1213
    replied to Wonderous and silly things
    Speaking of averages, there's something I've been meaning to write and I keep putting it off. Well, it's the start of the month and a perfect time to...
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  • bwt1213
    replied to Wonderous and silly things
    I can't answer for RussDNails, but from what I know and surmise, you're about as wrong as possible. I'm 74 years old, retired, and enjoy words and word...
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