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4/21/19 10:21 P

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I never knew that about the buzzers, though I've noticed people repeatedly hitting the buzzer and getting nowhere. Now I know why.

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4/20/19 6:26 P

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He does indeed.

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4/20/19 6:15 P

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Another article noted part of the joy in watching James play is his humility. He plays with such class.

Knowing is not enough. We must apply. Willing is not enough. We must do.
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4/20/19 6:11 P

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Key in the article was the observation that nearly every contestant knows the answer to nearly every question. There are contenders and there are, like me, pretenders. 41 out of 50 will get me nowhere. James' record is safe.

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4/20/19 5:45 P

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What is interesting is how James analyzed the situation and instead of worrying about the rules, questioned the producer intensively about the buzzer so he could best prepare. I like the way his mind works.

Edited by: NUMD97 at: 4/20/2019 (17:46)
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4/20/19 5:37 P

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The frustration on the faces of the contestants who fight with the buzzer is palpable. One woman would keep pressing and pressing despite each lockout that, had a third press gotten her the opportunity to respond, she'd have been wrong for having put her concentration on the buzzer instead of her knowledge. Many years ago I knew someone who won three games and he spoke of the buzzer challenge.

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4/20/19 4:05 P

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I have known quite a number of people who have been on Jeopardy over the years. I don’t think I ever knew about the lock-out feature though. Which certainly would explain a lot that is not apparent when one is just watching the game.

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4/20/19 2:42 P

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Now that makes sense totally, based on what I have seen over the years.

FYI one cannot go anywhere without running into some stranger wanting to talk about Jeopardy. Even the goyim!

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A lady in my book club son was on Jeopardy. As smart as he is he didn’t do very well. But he said he spent weeks getting his thumb and baby both times in shape using a ball point pen. And it was that getting locked out too soon that was most frustrating to him if I recall.

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4/20/19 12:59 P

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Interesting article here, about the determining factor to really come out on top in Jeopardy. Seems James peppered the producer about the nuance of the physical mechanics and timing of the buzzer.

Not just about what you know. I have seen people on the show frantically ringing in, sometimes two-fisted. Interestingly, if they ring in too soon, they are automatically locked out, giving an opponent then an opportunity to slide in.

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