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by Steeve Ho You Fat
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 20
Views: 2887

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

I'm not sure if I can commit to a packet, but I'd love to play this and think it's great to raise money for a good cause. Think there's appetite for an online mirror for folks who probably won't make it to a summer side event weekend?
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 6533

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

I think a large part of quizbowl culture is people so into quizbowl that it's a struggle to talk about things other than quizbowl. I can think of a number of people who I consider friends who I've tried to talk about literally anything else (sports, food, music, probably not politics) and it's been ...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)
Replies: 22
Views: 7067

Re: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)

If anyone wants a teammate who knows things about rap music, NBA, and films released since the launch of MoviePass, let me know.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How Do You Run Your Club
Replies: 19
Views: 6207

Re: How Do You Run Your Club

Briana and Harris, did you decide to eliminate the Interior/Exterior positions at MSU, or de-emphasize them? As I recall, in addition to the three officers, there were three "roles" (interior, exterior, and librarian, which didn't really do much), and the president chose one role to have in addition...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WORLDSTAR
Replies: 27
Views: 11990

Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Saw the name and was hoping it was going to be a tournament about fights.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Tue May 30, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 15166

Re: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament

Hey, this tournament definitely didn't play to my strengths, but it was a fun tournament and I enjoyed playing it. Thanks for putting it together!
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Thu May 25, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 15166

Re: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament

gerbilownage wrote:For those making plans on Saturday: This will run after Eddie Kim's João tournament, so it will probably start around 8:30 or 9, unless people can only make it earlier. The whole tournament will run ~2 hours.
Where is the meeting place?
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017

Hey, this tournament was really fun - thanks to UConn for hosting and Erik et al for writing a really fun set.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017

Does this have sufficient field to happen?
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Planning
Replies: 9
Views: 3676

Re: ACF Nationals Planning

When MSU went, we stayed in a hostel at Amsterdam and 103rd. I found the hostel to be reasonably priced and fairly pleasant, not anything super crazy but clean and friendly, just bring earplugs. It is within walking distance of Columbia and a bus stop for the M60 bus that runs directly between LaGua...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Record carryover
Replies: 19
Views: 5457

Re: Record carryover

If you lose a game, you lost, and you should be "punished" for it. I've never understood why so many quizbowlers want to just forgive losses to teams that aren't even good enough to make the top bracket, and on the flip side, wipe out a win over a team in a better playoff bracket.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Listory: Summer Side Event
Replies: 15
Views: 7976

Re: Listory: Summer Side Event

Hey Kurtis, could you do me, Sid, and Morgan a favor and not post stats for this event? Thanks.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event
Replies: 13
Views: 5761

Re: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event

These questions were at times iffy, but I had a lot of fun playing them and appreciate the efforts of the authors to shed light on some of the most important mysteries of our time.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 22948

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:I will continue being a hanger on who contributes nothing to the community, but, for the moment, from metro Atlanta instead of Connecticut.
Just kidding, I'll be doing so from cloudy and cold Stamford Connecticut instead.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16
Replies: 34
Views: 11468

Re: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16

Why hasn't quizbowl not embraced quickpay, which is like Venmo only better?
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 15166

Re: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament

If this doesn't happen somewhere I can play it, that should be against, the law.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Culture of Improvement - Summer 2016
Replies: 28
Views: 11696

Re: A Culture of Improvement - Summer 2016

This was super fun, thanks for writing it.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7
Replies: 34
Views: 13925

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

This was fun - thanks to everyone who helped put it on or contributed events.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 38526

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

This is kind of tangential, but people need to realize that contract terms are just the same conditions of employment as duties and pay and negotiable as such, preferably in consultation with a lawyer. If you aren't comfortable signing a contract, you shouldn't sign it. I think Bunnie's situation of...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash Mirror at University of Washington - 8/13/16
Replies: 2
Views: 1335

Re: CO Trash Mirror at University of Washington - 8/13/16

Is there any chance of this being extended to Skype? That's cool if not but I'd love to play if so.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Not Another Trash Tournament
Replies: 15
Views: 5899

Re: Not Another Trash Tournament

The Top Percentage of Rattatas wrote:Image

:party: :party: :party:
Trash questions major Image
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Second Summer Open
Replies: 61
Views: 30181

Re: The Second Summer Open

Do people want my basketball set to be finished in time for this? Tossups only, probably violates Ike's advice about accessibility to everyone, answer aren't going to be on 9th man for the 1977 Hawks or something though. I should be able to get to at least 50 TUs. Fred, I think this sounds fun and ...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Side Event Weekend 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 5734

Re: VCU Side Event Weekend 2016

Could you please post a list of the people who have signed up? Thanks!
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 55075

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

As a reader, while I definitely did notice the replacement of "the" for "this" in the giveaways and bonus parts, I was so used to saying "this" that I kept doing so throughout the weekend anyway. Did anyone else do the same? I did this frequently; I also several times stumbled because I was expecti...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Tue May 31, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 20873

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

This was great - thanks for putting it together.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Tue May 31, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NorCal PACE NSC Hype Video
Replies: 5
Views: 2652

Re: NorCal PACE NSC Hype Video

Y'all need Vorticity to release a diss track on other regions
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Thu May 12, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2016: We Have Prizes!
Replies: 33
Views: 9608

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2016: We Have Prizes!

theMoMA wrote:
Adventure Temple Trail wrote:
Bubalus Period wrote:This thread was actually an attempt to out various quizbowlers as Canadian. There are no prizes.
i have here in my hand a list of 205 Canadians working at the state department
Like The War on Drugs, many quizbowlers are Secretly Canadian.
But how many are Lost in the Dream?
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Mon May 09, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 16069

Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Zakk Waddell and Ross Wallace from West Point both got full-scholarships to play Quiz Bowl at Wallace State CC. I sincerely hope this becomes a trend. I'll take this opportunity to point out that Michigan State also offers a scholarship ranging up to full tuition+room and board+annual stipend for d...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Mon May 09, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 16069

Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Zakk Waddell and Ross Wallace from West Point both got full-scholarships to play Quiz Bowl at Wallace State CC. I sincerely hope this becomes a trend. I'll take this opportunity to point out that Michigan State also offers a scholarship ranging up to full tuition+room and board+annual stipend for d...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 20873

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

While I fulfill 50% of those requirements, unfortunately HiiiPowers has no free roster slots.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2016 Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 19881

Re: ACF Nationals 2016 Discussion

- We did not let tossups extend into the 10th and 11th lines outside of the finals. We blew up the font to be BIG this year due to a lot of moderator errors which I thought came from the font size. The feedback from last year suggested that 10 point font was too small, so I blew it up to 12 points ...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 22948

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

I will continue being a hanger on who contributes nothing to the community, but, for the moment, from metro Atlanta instead of Connecticut.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Date Claim and Discussion 2015-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 16855

Re: Michigan Date Claim and Discussion 2015-2016

Remember that, for the Honors College, it's primarily a soft recruiting event. They see teams waiting on byes as a positive, since it gives them time to explore campus, Grand River, etc. I'd encourage you to plan for that in any proposal you make - they don't really care where questions come from, b...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016
Replies: 104
Views: 48149

Re: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016

I will be landing at DTW at about 9:00 on Friday - since the next bus doesn't leave until 10:30, if any staffers or teams are planning on heading from there to the hotels on the south side of town around that time and want to split an uber, let me know.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 20873

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

I registered my team as "Hamilton Academical", my existing NAQT alias for fake things, but we would like to play as "HiiiPowers", in a reference that is only five years old.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Answering With Multiple Answers
Replies: 3
Views: 2509

Re: Answering With Multiple Answers

but Thinking Out Loud is something that should be done in cheesy pop songs Chris is just mad he doesn't have a quarter million on him right now. (I also agree with Mike that moderators can figure out what's directed at them and rule on that. Obviously if a player pauses and looks at the mod that's ...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Top MS Players?
Replies: 5
Views: 4205

Re: Top MS Players?

vishdog101 wrote: Schuyler Colfax
His middle school eligibility must surely have run out 180 years ago!
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016
Replies: 104
Views: 48149

Re: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016

As someone who had the misfortune to glance at a packet while keeping score last year, can we perchance have the opportunity to look at a different font that has been printed on paper? Because man, that font was hideous and the Jerry who picked it out should be ashamed of Jerryself. edit: ps i love...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Understanding science topics
Replies: 18
Views: 7166

Re: Understanding science topics

I think the place where you're going wrong is with the idea of learning "a clue". It's nearly impossible to understand anything in physics or math without significant background in the subject. You can't just "know what ladder operators are" without having an understanding of what they do, which req...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Understanding science topics
Replies: 18
Views: 7166

Re: Understanding science topics

While the advice in this thread is correct that you'll only really be good at science by actually learning science and the best way to do that is to learn science the way people learn science, Matt's correct that if you can actually read Griffiths' Quantum, get something out of it, and do the proble...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Understanding science topics
Replies: 18
Views: 7166

Re: Understanding science topics

If you want to like science, never read any E&M textbooks by anybody.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 20873

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

On the NAQT website, you have be affiliated with a school to register and can only register a team for the school, so they'll have to modify that somehow to allow open teams to play.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 20873

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Is this limited to actual teams of high schoolers, or is it open?
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Dressing Well for Staffing High School Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 9130

Re: On Dressing Well for Staffing High School Tournaments

I agree with Pat. i think in 90% of cases, if you're even considering what you should wear and its effect on looking professional, that's good enough (maybe not if you're like the TD, or this is a national tournament, or if there are other reasons, like schools used to more formal leagues). The fac...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Dressing Well for Staffing High School Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 9130

Re: On Dressing Well for Staffing High School Tournaments

Charlie, if you can look decent while staffing while wearing different things, that's great - the target audience of this thread is people who don't think it's important to look decent at all. I think it is quite important to, whether through business casual (the easy default option for people who a...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 20301

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

After the tournament, multiple MSU people told me you had acted extremely rudely towards them. It's up to them whether to accept your apology, but I knew that none of them are very active on the forums (as evidenced by the poor communication about the tournament) and weren't going to call you out. I...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 20301

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

OK dude, if you'd rather, next time I hear from someone else who has a problem with you that, if correct, needs to be addressed, I'll publicly call you out by name. I'm sure you'd prefer public accusations to be thrown about than I use reasonable discretion when discussing something I wasn't at.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 20301

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

As a word of advice, sometimes in life things don't go your way. It's an important life skill to learn how to deal with that reasonably instead of acting like a child. Surely people tamely posting in this thread asking for an update would not remotely justify this response. I don't know who this is...
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 20301

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

As a word of advice, sometimes in life things don't go your way. It's an important life skill to learn how to deal with that reasonably instead of acting like a child.
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Just what is "business casual" dress, and how do I wear it?
Replies: 52
Views: 21639

Re: Just what is "business casual" dress, and how do I wear

I had been considering posting about general professional dress at quizbowl tournaments for a while, but the specific thing that made me post this thread and offer very specific guidelines was a tournament I staffed recently. The staffers had clearly been told to dress reasonably, and most did, but ...