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WannaBe
Member since Oct-20-04 · Last seen May-20-18
World Cup Prediction Contest is conducted in two stages, group winners and match-play winner.

<Stage 1>

You have to pick 2 teams that will advance out of group play (does not matter first place or second place)

For each correct pick, you will be awarded (handsomely) <ONE POINT>.

16 points possible for this round.

<Stage 2>

Knock out!! Once the bracket is set, you will be asked to predict each game's winner, all the way to the final. (Round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final game)

https://goo.gl/images/eaPgUJ

Round of 16 <TWO POINTS> for each correct pick

Quarter Finals <FOUR POINTS> for each

Semi-Finals <EIGHT POINTS> for each

Final <SIXTEEN POINTS> for picking the winner

In other words, 16 possible points will be up for grabs for each round, for a total of 80 points.

*** *** *** *** *** *** *** ****

Sample Prediction:

Group A: Egypt, Saudi
Group B: Iran, Morocco
Group C: France, Australia
Group D: Iceland, Nigeria
Group E: Serbia, Switzerland
Group F: Sweden, Mexico
Group G: Tunesia, England
Group H: Japan, Colombia

<You do not pick knock out winners until bracket is final>

Round 16: Iran, Morocco, Australia, Nigeria, Switzerland, Mexico, Tunesia, England

Quarter-Finals: Morocco, Australia, Mexico, Tunesia

Semi-Finals: Australia, Tunesia

Final: Tunesia

<Group play prediction must be made before Russia-Saudi Arabia game starts>

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   May-20-18 Jeremy Lim
 
WannaBe: Cant believe starters are still in...
 
   May-20-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
WannaBe: <<World Cup Prediction Contest>> Click on Bug Bunny avatar and details are in the profile section!!
 
   May-19-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
WannaBe: China will 'significantly increase' purchases of US goods and services: http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/19/new... Credit to Trump? He got N. Korea to the negotiation table, and now China will 'play fair'?
 
   May-19-18 Anthony Saidy
 
WannaBe: <reti> Read the wiki link in his profile section.
 
   May-19-18 Penguincw chessforum (replies)
 
WannaBe: <Penguincw> Well, it's an 'elimination' game, so I'd agree with the decision, in one NHL playoff game, (not even a real elimination game), but with team down 4-1 with 5 min left, goalie got pulled. I mean, imagine, if you are the road team, game 1 of 7 series; and you are ...
 
   May-18-18 Ju Wenjun vs Tan Zhongyi, 2018
 
WannaBe: Opening should be A40(?) like P Tregubov vs K Bischoff, 2003
 
   May-18-18 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
 
WannaBe: Scariest AI (yet) https://finance.yahoo.com/news/goog...
 
   May-18-18 S Shankland vs A Liang, 2018 (replies)
 
WannaBe: <offramp> Not quite true/correct, "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" is a novella. It's one of the four published in "Four Seasons" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_... And much like "Color Purple" it was nominated for a bunch of Oscars (7) but won nil (0). Some movie ...
 
   May-18-18 Women's World Championship (2018) (replies)
 
WannaBe: <JimNorCal> Never made it past my alarm clock, went straight back to sleep. Missed the whole thing.
 
   May-17-18 technical draw chessforum (replies)
 
WannaBe: This is a pretty newspaper building! https://goo.gl/images/fVdPqQ
 
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May-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: If after upgrade/install Ubuntu GUI version and you are stuck in a login loop and can't get to tty via CTRL+ALT+F1 try:

Ubuntu grub menu, to boot to text mode, press e to edit selection on root=xxxxxxxxx line, remove quite splash replace with 3

This will boot to level 3 (text mode)

May-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: USB 2.0 or 3.0 ethernet adapters are wonderful in time of trouble, onboard NIC stopped working, took the USB plugged it in and voila, on the network again, and able to download fixes/patches.
May-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: After do-release-upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04, there were conflicts with network driver (Intel model), and also Nvidia + lightdm package disagreement.

(No GUI, and terminal can't come up!)

After a few hours all issues resolved. Sometimes I really hate Linux.

May-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <WannaBe: Personal Log: >

You didn't enter a star date for this log entry.

May-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Star date 201805.08 I 'officially hate' Linux =)))
May-09-18  NakoSonorense: What's your favorite open-source code editor?
May-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <NakoSonorense> Not sure what (language) you will be programming/coding in... Open-source would probably be Eclipse. But it's gotten heavy and over-loaded with add-ons and plug-ins.

The other one is TextPad (free or paid, even paid is cheap). I know it sounds weird. But TextPad is probably the best editor I've ever used.

May-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Former CA governor George Deukmejian died in Long Beach, age 89. =((
May-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Glassdoor got bought for some serious amount of money, and it's a cash deal!!

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/...

May-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Follow up on that Outlook search returning no results, after rebuilding search index, all back to normal. But it did take 2+ days to rebuild.
May-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/11/tec...

When it starts saying "Kill All Humans", like Futurama's Bender, then I'd be seriously worried...

May-14-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Why this is a bad time to buy a Mac...

https://www.sfgate.com/technology/b...

May-14-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Apple now face class action lawsuit over (fragile) keyboard.

https://www.sfgate.com/technology/b...

May-14-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: So, the latest Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS) is 18.04, and I've always wondered, why it's always even number, and why is it always .04

Oh, the name of this release is Bionic Beaver. Hee-hee Hee-hee...

May-15-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: In my ever on-going battle with my arch-nemesis (No, not Elmer...) Ubuntu. Got this new HP Omen 880 and trying to install 16.04

Boots up to the menu okay, select 'Try Ubuntu without installing" or "Install Ubuntu" both ends up with black screen.

Googled around, the solution is to hi 'e' for edit at the menu, and add "nomodeset" after "quiet splash ---"

Ugh!

May-15-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: So Ubuntu recognises and bites you first. ;)

Personalized AI warfare...

May-15-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: < WannaBe: http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/11/tec...

When it starts saying "Kill All Humans", like Futurama's Bender, then I'd be seriously worried...>

Might be too late then!

May-15-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Got a copy of "Bad Blood" by John Carryrou on hold/reserve at my local Barnes and Noble. Will be available Monday, 21st and I can't wait to read it.

Been following Theranos for a number of years. =))

May-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: World Cup is less than a month away, first match between home Russia and Saudi will be June 14th.

<!!That means prediction contest!!>

1. Contest is conducted in two stages, group winners and match-play winner.

You have to pick 2 teams that will advance out of group play (does not matter first place or second place)

For each correct pick, you will be awarded (handsomely) <ONE POINT>.

16 points possible for this round.

2. Knock out stage. Once the bracket is set, you will be asked to predict each game's winner, all the way to the final. (Round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final game)

https://goo.gl/images/eaPgUJ

Round of 16 <TWO POINTS> for each correct pick
Quarter Finals <FOUR POINTS> for each
Semi-Finals <EIGHT POINTS> for each
Final <SIXTEEN POINTS> for picking the winner

In other words, 16 possible points will be up for grabs for each round, for a total of 80 points.

May-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Sample Prediction:

Group A: Egypt, Saudi
Group B: Iran, Morocco
Group C: France, Australia
Group D: Iceland, Nigeria
Group E: Serbia, Switzerland
Group F: Sweden, Mexico
Group G: Tunesia, England
Group H: Japan, Colombia

<You do not pick knock out winners until bracket is final>

Round 16: Iran, Morocco, Australia, Nigeria, Switzerland, Mexico, Tunesia, England

Quarter-Finals: Morocco, Australia, Mexico, Tunesia

Semi-Finals: Australia, Tunesia

Final: Tunesia

<Group play prediction must be made before Russia-Saudi Arabia game starts>

May-18-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: John Carryrou's book "Bad Blood" will be released Monday, and ahead of it, 60 minutes will have a segment this Sunday on Theranos.
May-18-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  zborris8:


World Cup 2018 Prediction:

Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia
Group B: Portugal, Spain
Group C: Denmark. France
Group D: Argentina, Croatia
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland
Group F: Germany, Sweden
Group G: Belgium. England
Group H: Poland, Senegal



May-18-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Scariest AI (yet)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/goog...

May-19-18  Dr Winston OBoogie: Here's my predictions although my WC knowledge is far superior to anyone else in the history of history ;)

Group A.. Egypt and Uruguay.

Group B. Spain and Portugal.

Group C. France and Australia.

Group D. Argentina (They have Messi!) and Croatia.

Group E. Brazil and Costa Rica.

Group F. Germany and Mexico.

Group G. England and Belgium.

Group H. Colombia and Poland.

Thanks, Wannabe :)

PS. Looks like Germany and Brazil could meet in the last 16 but only if one of them top their group and the other comes 2nd. Full schedule for the group games here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/footbal...

May-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Count Wedgemore: Hi there, <WannaBe>. A World Cup prediction contest, great! I wish Norway was there, but we haven't qualified in 20 years. And to make matters worse, my other favorite national team, Italy, failed to qualify also! I will root for Denmark (their head coach is Norwegian) and Iceland. Unfortunately, I don't think neither of them will do particularly well (hope I'm wrong, though).

And now (drum roll), here's my carefully crafted predictions:

Group A: Uruguay, Russia
Group B: Spain, Portugal
Group C: France, Peru
Group D: Argentina, Croatia
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland
Group F: Germany, Mexico
Group G: Belgium, England
Group H: Poland, Colombia

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