Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 27, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Literary References) for Tuesday, June 27, 2017:

An homage to a 1953 novel, this number appears as an error code when a user tries to access a web page with censored content

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Shannon Crock, a cashier from Mars, Pennsylvania
Shannon Crock on Jeopardy!
Heather Hurley, a civil servant from Arlington, Virginia
Heather Hurley on Jeopardy!
Brandon Randall, a student from Provo, Utah (1-day total: $20,001)
Brandon Randall on Jeopardy!

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What is 451?


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While more common status codes are 404 Not Found, 403 Forbidden, 401 Unauthorized, and 500 Internal Server Error, 451 is a more recently-approved error status code in the HTTP protocol. A refernce to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, it was standardized in February 2016 to be displayed when a resource on a web page can not be served for legal reasons (like government censorship). You can find more information about it at RFC 7725.

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15 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 27, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Brandon $14,800
    Heather $11,000
    Shannon $8,300

    Final results:
    Shannon $8,300 + $8,295 = $16,595
    Heather $11,000 – $10,998 = $2 (What is 404?)
    Brandon $14,800 + $7,201 = $22,001 (2-day total: $42,002)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Brandon $8,000
    Heather $3,000
    Shannon $2,200

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) WORLD HERITAGE SITES $1000 (30th pick)
    Brandon 6800 +1200 (Heather 3000 Shannon 2200)

    2) POKEY, MAN, GO $2000 (11th pick)
    Shannon 3000 +500 (Brandon 9200 Heather 8600)
    3) SCULPTORS & STATUORS $1600 (26th pick, $6,800 left on board)
    Heather 12600 -1600 (Brandon 14800 Shannon 6700)
    Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 22

    Unplayed clues: None!

    Game Stats:
    Brandon $14,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
    Shannon $9,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer
    Heather $12,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $10,000 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000

    Brandon Randall, stats to date:
    40 correct
    5 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,200)
    2/2 in Final Jeopardy
    36.84% in first on buzzer (42/114)
    Average Coryat: $12,700

    Brandon Randall, to win:
    3 games: 40.52%
    4: 16.42%
    5: 6.65%
    6: 2.70%
    7: 1.09%
    Avg. streak: 2.681 games.

    With a projected 43 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 1.524 5+-time champions (standard deviation 0.96185).
    An average of 2.4304 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.1631).

    An early cutoff took place 2.254% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Brandon Randall qualified 11.202% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 74.433% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 31.235% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 5.314% of the time.

  2. Dal Higbee | June 27, 2017 at 3:32 pm |

    I hope the ToC airs whether in July or in November.

    • john blahuta | June 27, 2017 at 4:18 pm |

      How so? Because you have a reason not to watch it?

    • freddie leonard | June 27, 2017 at 4:47 pm |

      I say the sooner the better.

    • It’s definitely not airing in July.

      I’d say there’s a 99.999% chance of it airing in November.

    • PriceRight89 | June 27, 2017 at 6:04 pm |

      Since Jeopardy canned the Seniors Tournanent, only two “regular” tournaments have been held in July, both Teen and both sporadic (2007 and 2014). They wouldn’t hold a Tournament of Champions in July.

      Is it too early to speculate on when Season 34 will begin? September 11 happens to be a Monday this year though it didn’t affect Season 23 starting on that date 11 years ago.

      • I’m reasonably certain S34 begins on Sept. 11 — if I’m not mistaken, the first few weeks of Season 34 were taped as a contingency against a lengthy WGA strike possiblity.

        • Dal Higbee | June 27, 2017 at 6:56 pm |

          Well my best guess because the last ToC airing in Nov. 2015 and the next one won’t be airing until Nov. 2017 is that because of the Washington D.C. games and tournaments played in 2016.

        • The ToC has aired entirely outside of sweeps only twice – Season 21 (weeks 3 & 4, when it was taped early as a contingency against a WGA strike in 2004) and Season 25 (March 2009, when it was taped at CES in Las Vegas in January 2009).

          I do recall, perhaps in late April, someone Tweeting that they’d just taped and would be airing on 2017-09-12.

          Finally, while not a hard and fast rule, it seems reasonable that only the previous season’s special play fills the summer hiatus. With only three standard tournaments in Season 33, that strongly points toward a Sep 11 start for Season 34.

          • Dal Higbee | June 27, 2017 at 8:51 pm |

            The Teen Tournament was originally going to air at the end of season 32 or the start of season 33.

            Perhaps the NEXT Tournament of Champions got delayed because the College Championship and Teen Tournament was returning after the Sony hack. I think that is one of the best guesses.

  3. Can’t wait for the TOC and really hope Tim kutz holds on to that last slot because it would be so fun to have 2 Tim’s in the TOC

    • Dal Higbee | June 27, 2017 at 8:53 pm |

      I think between November 2015 and November 2017 it would be the longest stretch between ToCs, beating out between February 2013 and November 2014.

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