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Free Rice
« on: August 13, 2008, 07:46:31 pm »

Here's a nice game to poke into now and again. 

My best vocabulary level so far is only a 42 – but, hey, at least I'm not using a dictionary  ;D

http://www.freerice.com/

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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 05:29:04 pm »

Got as high as 46  ;D

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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009, 04:55:17 pm »

I got to get back to this, it's been a while  :)

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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2009, 05:28:52 pm »

I am dumb as a box of rocks in this game. Nothing is as it seems.
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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010, 08:32:03 pm »

Just getting back to this and hitting level 41 - not too shabby i guess  :)

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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2010, 06:33:29 am »

You bastich! As if I needed another reason to waste time on the Internet!  >:(

My best level was 50 before I was able to tear myself away. Not too shabby for an ESL. ;)
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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2010, 08:39:35 am »

I must be dumb as a box of rocks or just sheltered, but I suck at this free rice thing. I can not even guess. :(
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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2010, 07:55:33 pm »

My best level was 50 before I was able to tear myself away. ...

50 eh?  The gauntlet has been thrown down!   ;) ;D

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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2010, 11:16:03 am »

46 but Nestor has set a bar I must cross.
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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2010, 02:13:05 pm »

I got on free rice with a new computer and shot from 40 to 50 in a matter of minutes, only to spend the next twenty minutes backsliding to 46.

...So I did reach 50, but my average still remains mid fourties  :P

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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2010, 02:29:53 pm »

OK, so a trip on my normal computer yeilds a top score of 47  :)

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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2010, 08:35:03 pm »

Grrr... I can't get above 50...  >:(
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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2010, 06:09:46 pm »

Check this out from Wikipedia about Free Rice –

“Effectiveness
In its first six months of operation, FreeRice donated over 42 billion grains of rice. One month after the inception of the viral marketing program, users had earned enough points for one billion grains of rice. The United Nation's World Food Programme stated that this amount could feed 50,000 people for one day.[4] Thus, approximately 20,000 grains of rice provide enough caloric intake to sustain an adult for one day. Using this calculation, enough rice is donated to feed about 7,000 people daily.[5] Since its inception, as of March 28, 2010, FreeRice has donated over 80 billion grains of rice. This is enough to provide food for 3,850,000 people for one day.

Scripts
Since FreeRice became well-known through Digg.com and other news sources,[6] many programming-adept users created scripts to automatically play the game for them. The scripts operate far faster than humans alone and run for 24 hours a day. At first, the scripts got only ≈1/4 of the words correct by random chance. Eventually, these bots were adapted with automated online dictionary search, dictionary files, and word database dumps so the programs can choose the correct answers the first time more often. The word database dumps were created so when the incorrect answer was chosen, the bots would record the correct answer the next page would show. Thus, the bot would choose the correct answer whenever it happened upon the same words later. Due to the growing number of scripts used on FreeRice, the number of rice donated has remarkably risen. Currently there are no rules governing "ricebots", as they are called. Until those rules are formed, anyone is free to program and use the scripts. With a delay of about 3 seconds between iterations, it is estimated that a script can feed about 8 people per day, if running 24/7.[7] The idea was taken even further to create a multi-threaded bot which can run fifty or more browser instances at a time, enough to produce as much as 600,000 grains of rice per hour or to feed 720 people per day.[8] One script with 1,000 threads was able to donate over 3,000,000 grains in just a few hours.

Donated rice comes from the advertisements from sponsors. Therefore, abuse of scripts could lead to catastrophe, as advertisers prefer that actual people view their advertisements. Knowing the existence of the bots, FreeRice updated their FAQ explaining the potential damage of botting.[9] Some bots have made changes to make sure they won't spoil the FreeRice spirit.[10]

It could be argued that using scripts could harm name brand support in the long run. If advertising companies realize that the ads are not being read by humans, they might decide to remove their support. This has yet to be seen.”

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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2010, 09:26:33 pm »

Hey, Lady Z and I notice you can do other subjects too.  We did so-so with geography and capital cities - but rocked a 9 out of 10 in French - the thing is, neither of us speak French!  ;D

http://www.freerice.com/

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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2010, 08:35:35 pm »

The English language is foreign to me aparently, French is my new tongue   ;D
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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2010, 08:46:40 pm »

The English language is foreign to me aparently, French is my new tongue   ;D

I am soooo not going there. Uh-uh. Not me. Nope. No way.
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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2010, 12:38:11 pm »

Well, I may not speak French... But I am  ;)

What?  Too much inuendo?

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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2010, 03:12:28 pm »

I was kissed on the cheek by a strange french women (accent and all) in the bathroom at a KOA at the last Gen Con trip  :P BZ thinks it's funny and tells people that I was french kissed by a woman at the KOA  ::)

One of my best friends warned me about going to these places  :D
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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2010, 10:51:12 am »

I was kissed on the cheek by a strange french women (accent and all) in the bathroom at a KOA at the last Gen Con trip  :P BZ thinks it's funny and tells people that I was french kissed by a woman at the KOA  ::)

One of my best friends warned me about going to these places  :D

What, bathrooms?  ;)
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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2010, 08:36:57 pm »

Bathrooms at strange campgrounds. She is against camping and she warns me that bad things happen to those that do. I got an " I told you so" . Mental note: Any women with a French accent in bathrooms, HIDE!!!!
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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2010, 07:08:05 am »

Bathrooms at strange campgrounds. She is against camping and she warns me that bad things happen to those that do. I got an " I told you so" . Mental note: Any women with a French accent in bathrooms, HIDE!!!!

I'm reminded of a quote from a movie:

"Dude, pornos start that way!"

"Yeah, and horror movies start that way, too!"

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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2010, 04:32:15 pm »

I was in the horror scene.... ;D
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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2014, 12:22:01 pm »

Le Bimp!  ;D
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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2014, 01:11:26 pm »

Heh, played this a week ago. You know that level 60 has a few of the same words as level 27?
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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2014, 01:18:27 pm »

Hmm, they must have ran out of words and had to start recycling!  :D
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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2014, 01:56:08 pm »

Had to start over from 1 on this computer, but got to 47 before tiring  8)
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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2014, 03:43:45 pm »

You can just use http://freerice.com/levels to pick your starting level.
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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2014, 04:15:54 pm »

You can just use http://freerice.com/levels to pick your starting level.

Cheat? Never! LOL!  ;)
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Re: Free Rice
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2014, 01:30:56 pm »

It's not really fair to start bringing foreign words into English vocab, is it?
It's fun, though.  Thanks for pointing it out.
I got level 50.
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