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3561. post - 2013.04.10. 00:09:59 (Reply to post #3558 of TheLion.)
Quote: TheLion - 2013.04.04. 22:48:45
Just another one to be picky about

In binary, what is 10+10?

Technically, shouldn't it be 0010 + 0010 as not to be confused with the decimal equivalent of "10+10"? As it is written, the question seems to be asking what is 1010 + 1010 which would be 0001 0100 or the decimal equivalent of 20. Therefore this is ambiguous at best.


It's not ambiguous at all. It says "in binary", and 10 is a perfectly good binary number (two). I don't know why you think that 0010 is somehow a better binary number than 10 - there's no reason why binary numbers should have leading zeroes added, any more than decimal numbers. Given that phrase "In binary" the question is quite unambiguous and has only one correct answer ("100").
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3562. post - 2013.04.11. 08:14:31
"Who was the main character in the film: X-men: Origins?"

based on the given answers, change character to actor.
also, correct the movie title: "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"
this is especially important since they plan multiple x-men origins movies.
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3563. post - 2013.04.12. 21:08:05 (Reply to post #3561 of Johannes Buckbeak.)
Just being picky as I said - 0010 shows bits on/off. Also the answers given are mixed decimal and binary. The reason I said it is ambiguous is because 10 + 10 is 20 so a binary ten plus a binary ten is still twenty. So we are dealing with numeric representation and how it is to be interpreted by each individual reading the question. If you ask "the number 4 in binary is represented as?" then there is clearly only one answer. So if I just ask you "What is ten plus ten in binary?" you may ask "Do you men the number 10 or the binary representation 10?"

Again, just being picky

Actually I think your question would be better worded as "adding the two binary numbers of 10+10 would equal?"
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3564. post - 2013.04.15. 19:41:35
I'm sorry I can't quote the question completely. it starts with a date, Feb something 2011 I think, then goes on... holds the record 'without government'

The answer is Belgium.

I don't understand this question at all. the record time for being without government perhaps? Or maybe the record for having the least government?
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3565. post - 2013.04.16. 00:21:36 (Reply to post #3564 of Carrier.)
Q: 18 February 2011: Which country has the world record “without government”?

Explanation: ... indeed like you say; "The record time for being without goverment."
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3566. post - 2013.05.21. 09:47:33
Not really an error as much as a poorly worded question:
"From which country did the Japanese language using 'kanji' derive?
Korea
Originated from Japan
China
Mongolia"

Looking at the question, and the correct answer, I think the question should be:
"From which country does the Japanese "kanji" writing system originate?"
or
"From which country does the Japanse "kanji" characters originate?"
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3567. post - 2013.05.21. 17:39:56 (Reply to post #3566 of Sbart.)
Aaaaaahhh... now I understand.

Thx Sbart.
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3568. post - 2013.06.06. 09:09:39
Which is Mars' largest moon?
According to WIKI, Phobos mass is 1.072×1016 kg (1.8 ×10−10 Earths)
Deimos mass is 1.48×1015 kg (2.5×10−10 Earths)
Correct answer is???
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3569. post - 2013.06.06. 10:54:05 (Reply to post #3568 of The Bear.)
Quote: The Bear - 2013.06.06. 09:09:39
Which is Mars' largest moon?
According to WIKI, Phobos mass is 1.072×1016 kg (1.8 ×10−10 Earths)
Deimos mass is 1.48×1015 kg (2.5×10−10 Earths)
Correct answer is???


Phobos.
Mass of Phobos is 1,08*10^16 kg (about 1,8*10^-9 Earth masses), and it has a diameter of 22,2 km
Mass of Deimos is 2*10^15 kg (about 3,4*10^-10 Earth masses), and it has a diameter of 12,6 km
(source Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moons_of_Mars)
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3570. post - 2013.06.09. 11:42:31
"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana" is a quote from what famous comedian?
Stephen Wright
Groucho Marx
W.C. Fields
Steve Martin

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_flies_like_an_arrow;_fruit_flies_like_a_banana the citation is sometimes attributed to Groucho Marx, but there is no evidence that he ever said it.
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3571. post - 2013.06.10. 05:13:02
Are you aware that the Groucho Marx and Wimbleton questions have been asked again and again as the first two questions in the quiz for about a week now?
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3572. post - 2013.06.14. 16:54:29 (Reply to post #3571 of Carrier.)
The questions are asked again and again until the players categorize them.

The problem is that even if you vote for a category the question will be asked again until enough votes are collected from the other players.
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3573. post - 2013.06.15. 03:20:45 (Reply to post #3571 of Carrier.)
Carrier,

You are getting the repeats because you may be one of few answering the questions at that time. Some folks answer the max they can and then sit back and just hunt until they need to answer another batch of questions to continue "free" hunting.

With the RotP event coming up, and I presume over 500 hunts (in total) required to finish four or five levels, the categorizing will improve. Then again, maybe not if these hunts are not in the event.
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3574. post - 2013.06.26. 07:45:47
Good moorning.
Question was:
What company`s slogan is "good to the last drop".
My answer was Maxwell House. but .....it was "Wrong answer! The correct answer is: Coca-Cola."????
why?
according to WIKI -"In 1917, Cheek-Neal began using a "Good to the last drop" slogan to advertise their Maxwell House Coffee. For several years, the ads made no mention of Theodore Roosevelt as the phrase's originator. By the 1930s, however, the company was running advertisements that claimed that the former President had taken a sip of Maxwell House Coffee on a visit to Andrew Jackson's estate, The Hermitage, near Nashville on October 21, 1907 and that when served coffee he had proclaimed it to be "Good to the Last Drop."[2] During this time, Coca-Cola also used the slogan "Good to the last drop"
BUT Coca-Cola has slogan in 1908 - "Good til the last drop"!!!!
so, "Good TO the last drop" is not the same as "Good TIL the last drop"...
please correct question or answer!!!
thanks!
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3575. post - 2013.06.26. 19:06:22
Although a funny joke, the following is not correct.
If the opposite of "pro" is "con" then the opposite of "progress" is?
congress.
Con is a form of cum from the latin for together; gressus means to walk. So Congress means to walk together
The opposite of pro is actually contra, again both Latin words. Contra means against; pro means for. So as I said this is a joke, but for people who might not see the joke, they might get the wrong answer.
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3576. post - 2013.06.29. 09:10:43
Quiz: What is the second best-selling album of all time?
Wrong answer, the correct answer was: "Back in Black" by AC/DC.
Sorry, but according to WIKI, second best-selling album is Pink Floyd "The Dark Side of the Moon" 45 million
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3577. post - 2013.07.12. 06:03:16
What did Joseph Priesley discover in 1774?

Should read 'What did Joseph Priestley discover in 1774?'
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3578. post - 2013.07.25. 23:02:32
I just had the question :Which is not the last words of these men(before they died): Answer was-And yet it moves. (Galilei)
Et tu mi fili (Brute)? (Julius Ceasar) were not the last words of Julius "Caesar" He would have spoken Greek, supposedly Kai Su Teknon were his last words, but truly no one knows.
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3579. post - 2013.08.10. 23:17:50
Of the former Yugoslav republics which is the member of European Union?

The answer marked correct is "Slovenia". This is correct, of course, but unfortunately one of the "wrong" answers is "Croatia". As of last month, Croatia has joined the EU.
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3580. post - 2013.09.14. 05:50:02
"Schredder is the bad guy in what cartoon?"

The Shredder
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