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Science and Technology / Re: Wordle?
« Last post by jaxlongtimer on Today at 03:05:42 PM »
Here you go...
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8 awesome Wordle starting words that players of the game swear by

Adieu, audio, stare, roate, roast, ratio, arise, tears

https://ftw.usatoday.com/lists/wordle-best-first-words-list

More suggested first words for Wordle and a statistical calculation of the #1 word for minimizing your guesses (also listed above) but note that word is allowed for guesses but it is not on the 2,315 solution word list so you could never win on a first guess with it:
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rents, slate, stone, learn, snare, steam, tares, sired, risen, earns, rales

aegis, raise, stoae, atone, auloi, irate, ouija, weary, vague, canoe

Alright, if you don’t want to spend all that time guessing and trying out different methods every day, we can (probably) help save you some time and frustration by simply telling you the statistically optimal first guess. One smart cookie—Tyler Glaiel—actually sat down and did the math here.

He found both of the actual word lists that Wordle uses by digging around in the game’s source code.  The “possible solutions” list includes 2,315 words, while the game will accept 12,972 guess words.

Glaiel, who works professionally as a programmer and game designer, ultimately ended up creating a bot to help go through the list and determine a word’s viable solution value. He found the first iteration worked pretty efficiently, finding a solution in just 3.69017 guesses. Then, he refined the code so the bot could find the solution in an average of 3.49417 guesses and a worst-case of five guesses.

After further testing, Glaiel determined that the ideal first guess is “roate.” You’re probably thinking that’s not a real word, but it totally is, and it’s defined as “the cumulative net earnings after taxes available to common shareholders, adjusted for tax-affected amortization of intangibles, for the calendar quarters in each calendar year in a specified period of time divided by average shareholder’s tangible common equity.”

So, roate is the best first guess, as Glaiel says, “if the metric you’re measuring is ‘the size of the possible solution list after a guess’.” However, keep in mind that this word only appears in the guesses list, and not the solutions list. It’s the likeliest way to land you close to an answer, but it’ll never be correct. You’ll still have to offer up at least one other guess after roate in order to win, but you’ll be optimally positioned to do so. If you want the best word that could also be a correct answer, “raise” is the best option. It actually appears in the solution list, and it’s statistically nearly as good as roate.

https://www.reviewgeek.com/107930/whats-the-best-wordle-starting-word/
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Science and Technology / Re: Wordle?
« Last post by BridgeTroll on Today at 01:55:57 PM »
ok, NOT 'studio' - and now I don't remember what I was using
Today, I need to change my strategy with multiple options

Wordle 217 6/6

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bridgetroll - I typed the top part then pasted in the Wordle copy - same result, then I came back and added this via Modify

Hmmm... yeah... the forum platform is pretty finicky...
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Springfield / Re: Main & Six Brewery closing
« Last post by fsu813 on Today at 12:18:28 PM »
Great news. Still need the blocks from 1st Street up through 6th to fill in.

Multi-family will likely play a large role in that.

Filling up 12 consecutive blocks (1st-12th) of commercial space is pretty darn difficult anywhere. That's like 5 Points + Park & King + Shoppes of Avondale combined.
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Science and Technology / Re: Wordle?
« Last post by Charles Hunter on Today at 09:02:51 AM »
ok, NOT 'studio' - and now I don't remember what I was using
Today, I need to change my strategy with multiple options

Wordle 217 6/6

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bridgetroll - I typed the top part then pasted in the Wordle copy - same result, then I came back and added this via Modify
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Science and Technology / Re: Wordle?
« Last post by acme54321 on Today at 06:55:40 AM »
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Science and Technology / Re: Wordle?
« Last post by BridgeTroll on Today at 04:28:54 AM »
Wordle 217 4/6

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Science and Technology / Re: Wordle?
« Last post by jaxlongtimer on Yesterday at 10:24:07 PM »
^"Studio" has 6 letters.  Don't see that working in a 5 letter puzzle.  8)
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The Arts / Re: Naming Rights of T-U Center in Dispute
« Last post by jaxlongtimer on Yesterday at 10:22:46 PM »
Mark Woods column on this issue comes down hard on Curry & Co. with their pattern of reinterpreting agreements or laws to get their way.

From trying to renege on the Metro Park agreement with the State that it be a park in perpetuity to having JEA trying to back out of its agreement on Plant Vogle to reinterpreting the word "shall" when Curry didn't want to go forward with the required placement of the school board referendum on the ballot.  (He left out the City welching on its deal with the Landing parking or now suing to get out of a bad deal the City made on money losing parking garages.) 

Woods continues with a litany of facts and scenarios that clearly show the City on shaky ground, not just legally, but reputationally and morally.  Just pathetic.
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.....While Hughes is correct to say the norm in naming rights is a defined length — just look at the revolving names on skylines, arenas, sports stadiums — he’s wrong to say there’s no scenario where a naming right involves a one-time donation and perpetuity.

Such lasting agreements can be found all over the country, in the names of everything from performing arts centers to parks.

They even can be found right here in Jacksonville.

When Jacksonville investor Winthrop Bancroft donated 5 acres of oceanfront land in 1967, he had just two stipulations — that the land be used as a park, and that it be named for the late Kathyrn Abbey Hanna.

Our parks are terribly underfunded. Sure, we could put more money in the budget. Or we could take down the Hanna Park signs and resell the name.

I mean, that was more than 50 years ago, right? Was it explicitly said that it would be named after Hanna “in perpetuity”? And even if it was, the park has grown to 450 magnificent acres.

Or how about Willie Browne’s donation? When he gave away hundreds of acres of land, his only stipulation was that it be left as is, for all to enjoy. And he wanted it named after his favorite politician.

Maybe we should be grateful that the Theodore Roosevelt Area of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is in the hands of the National Park Service, not the city. And not just because of the name....

.....It’s worth going all the way back to stories written at the start of a $29 million fundraising campaign. They talked about how the plan to find one donor whose name could end up on the building, formerly known as the Civic Auditorium, was a dramatic change. Local leaders said that in this way, our performing arts center was going to be like New York’s Carnegie Hall or Avery Fisher Hall — or maybe it would have a corporate sponsor and be like Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh or Disney Symphony Hall in Los Angeles.

Nearly 30 years later, all but one of those places still have the same name.

Avery Fisher Hall has become David Geffen Hall after Geffen donated $100 million — with $15 million of it going to the family of Fisher to have his name removed. Geffen’s stipulation: His name be on the hall in perpetuity.....

https://www.jacksonville.com/story/news/columns/mark-woods/2022/01/21/im-still-calling-times-union-center/6532671001/
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Science and Technology / Re: Wordle?
« Last post by Charles Hunter on Yesterday at 06:48:28 PM »
I use studio as a seed word along with adieu, thanks for the others.
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An autonomous ferry boat crossing a shipping channel with a ripping tide...  Sounds about right LOL.
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