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by Ubermensch
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 IHSA
Replies: 80
Views: 19634

Re: 2014 IHSA

Apart from the rest of the entire set, there were issues with non-specific clues in questions. The two that come to mind are the Argon and Local Minimum tossups which described having a full octet (any noble gas) and being found at critical points (could be local maximum or global min/max). The give...
by Ubermensch
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert
Replies: 46
Views: 23964

Re: Staying Alert

Although my method is probably bad, I basically go for the Starbucks Refresher in the morning before my very first match and then down a Frappuccino before the afternoon rounds. Chewing gum and doing the leg bounce thing also seem to help keep me alert during matches. I basically don't worry about p...
by Ubermensch
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 99814

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

I did this comparison the day before posting my comment. I see now that the numbers have changed. Regardless, that subtle difference in questions ultimately is the reason for my continued use of quizbowldb. In the case that searching for something in quizbowldb becomes tedious to such an extent that...
by Ubermensch
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 99814

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Although Quinterest does make finding questions easier, the number of questions that come up on a particular answer line is significantly less than on Quizbowldb. For example: Things Fall Apart Tossups on quizbowldb: 17 Things Fall Apart Tossups on quinterest: 8 Grapes of Wrath Tossups on quizbowldb...
by Ubermensch
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowldb Search not functioning
Replies: 17
Views: 5101

Re: Quizbowldb Search not functioning

And now it appears to be working.
by Ubermensch
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowldb Search not functioning
Replies: 17
Views: 5101

Quizbowldb Search not functioning

quizbowldb.com has not been working for the past couple of weeks. What is going on and how long can we expect the site to be down? I am using Google Chrome, so that may be part of the issue.
by Ubermensch
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 69464

Re: Quizbowl Central

There's another issue where one can hit 'Next' but not 'Previous' when using the Search function. This only happens from time to time.