Search found 164 matches

by pajaro bobo
Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion (HFT 2014)
Replies: 53
Views: 1550

Re: Question-specific discussion

Cody wrote:
Shangdevin wrote:please correct me if I'm wrong but the only female architect that has ever been tossed up is Maya Lin.
Zaha Hadid is a staple of the architecture distribution.
In the architecture distribution in general or just the college one?
by pajaro bobo
Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 27th Annual BISB - Brookwood H.S., Snellville, GA 11/22/14
Replies: 11
Views: 4054

Re: 27th Annual BISB - Brookwood H.S., Snellville, GA 11/22/

Mavis Beacon wrote:Were bouncebacks utilized at this tournament?
I believe so.
by pajaro bobo
Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014-2015 BISB Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 727

Re: 2014-2015 BISB Specific Questions Discussion

This film’s villain enters a parking garage in a Pacific Courier truck, but gets rammed by a limousine when he’s trying to escape in an ambulance. During a discussion of a Lakers game in this film, a villain shoots a security guard, while another shouts, “Boom! Two points!” This movie’s protagonist...
by pajaro bobo
Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 27th Annual BISB - Brookwood H.S., Snellville, GA 11/22/14
Replies: 11
Views: 4054

Re: 27th Annual BISB - Brookwood H.S., Snellville, GA 11/22/

Joshua Rutsky wrote:We enjoyed our visit to Brookwood, as usual. I would love to know how this event turned out, however, as we got knocked out in the round of 8 and had to run back to Birmingham. Anyone know who won?

Thanks again to the staff at BISB.
Chattahoochee A took first, while Ezell-Harding took second.
by pajaro bobo
Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014-2015 BISB Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 727

Re: 2014-2015 BISB Specific Questions Discussion

PDEs solved using separation of variables assume that each side of the equation is equal to one of these terms. These terms make up the kernel of the linear differential operator. The difference between all the solutions plotted on a direction field is one of these terms. These terms appear in the ...
by pajaro bobo
Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How does a team play under a pseudonym?
Replies: 10
Views: 4331

Re: How does a team play under a pseudonym?

czheng0708 wrote:Does anyone know if this holds true for NHBB Nationals as well?
I've seen individuals/teams go under pseudonyms, so I'd say yes.
by pajaro bobo
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014-2015 BISB General Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: 2014-2015 BISB General Discussion

I'm just a little surprised that the bonuses turned out to be a problem that way, but looking back at some of the packets I can see where you're coming from. Guess we never really thought about that over the summer.
by pajaro bobo
Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014-2015 BISB General Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: 2014-2015 BISB General Discussion

Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon wrote:Every bonus part doesn't have to be two-lines long. Did I say this last year?
You didn't.
Either way, stop it! It's bad!
Sorry! :oops:
by pajaro bobo
Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How does a team play under a pseudonym?
Replies: 10
Views: 4331

Re: How does a team play under a pseudonym?

Snoopy wrote:One thing, though: this this work for nationals, like the NSC or HSNCT? That's one of my bigger problems (along with the 'recruit teammates' part.)
Yes.
by pajaro bobo
Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion (HFT 2014)
Replies: 14
Views: 592

Re: General discussion

Not sure where else this should go so I'll just post here. This is another small problem I had with the set, though I guess it's not that really a problem: A lot of the jokes made were clunkers. The one that I specifically remember was the one about birth control that opened up with something along ...
by pajaro bobo
Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast HFT mirror @ Marist School (GA) 11/15
Replies: 26
Views: 7692

Re: Southeast HFT mirror @ Marist School (GA) 11/15

The lack of individual stats was probably just a precaution. Was it a necessary precaution? Maybe, maybe not. From what I can tell they'll be implemented at the next Marist tournament without any issues so things are looking up on that front.
by pajaro bobo
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast HFT mirror @ Marist School (GA) 11/15
Replies: 26
Views: 7692

Re: Southeast HFT mirror @ Marist School (GA) 11/15

Just want to make a note of this, in case some people missed this.
wareagle wrote:We will be keeping individual stats at our tournament in February, WIT, which will mirror BHSAT.
by pajaro bobo
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)
Replies: 105
Views: 47004

Re: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)

I think that once everyone sees the question set for themselves, they can then decide if the questions were or were not too difficult. Also, when we see the tournament stats from the teams who attended we can then draw some conclusions, which, until then, are being drawn out of thin air. There are ...
by pajaro bobo
Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Errata (HFT 2014)
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Errata

As a reader at the Marist tournament, I did not have access to this email, having a paper copy. I remember this one being confusing when I read the answer, because the teams didn't expect the answer to be altruism. I think he meant readers at just the Harvard site, since they were planning to have ...
by pajaro bobo
Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014-2015 BISB Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 727

Re: 2014-2015 BISB Specific Questions Discussion

At a battle in this war, the winning general used a pincer movement from a crescent of alternating Spanish and French soldiers, which retreated and reversed orientation. The Fabian strategy originated during this conflict. A siege of the Spanish city of Saguntum triggered this war. Flaminius was am...
by pajaro bobo
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast HFT mirror @ Marist School (GA) 11/15
Replies: 26
Views: 7692

Re: Southeast HFT mirror @ Marist School (GA) 11/15

Matthew Jackson wrote:Were the teams at this tournament divided into brackets/pools for the preliminary or playoff phases, or both?
Both.
by pajaro bobo
Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion (HFT 2014)
Replies: 53
Views: 1550

Re: Question-specific discussion

I didn't mention most of the others because I didn't remember those at all. The two questions I mentioned were the only ones I happened to remember.

Though I did think Fences was easier than Master and Margarita. I guess I'm in the minority here, though.
by pajaro bobo
Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion (HFT 2014)
Replies: 53
Views: 1550

Re: Question-specific discussion

Well darn, I guess I have no Master and Margarita knowledge at all.
by pajaro bobo
Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion (HFT 2014)
Replies: 53
Views: 1550

Re: Question-specific discussion

I wasn't saying there was harm in more difficult answerlines, I'm just saying that in this case I think Harvard overshot their mark.
by pajaro bobo
Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion (HFT 2014)
Replies: 53
Views: 1550

Re: Question-specific discussion

You can read that as "How many high schoolers would have even read that book?", then.
by pajaro bobo
Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion (HFT 2014)
Replies: 53
Views: 1550

Re: Question-specific discussion

Could I see the TU on The Master and Margarita and the bonus that went Franklin/Speak, Memory/Dahl? I thought the set was decent for the most part but both of those questions were not very good ideas. The tossup was almost certainly too hard, even for this set (How many people actually know what hap...
by pajaro bobo
Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014-2015 BISB Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 727

Re: 2014-2015 BISB Specific Questions Discussion

I'll let Adam respond to your comments, but in the meantime, here are the TUs. The Nice model explains the migration of these objects. The Chamblerin-Moulton hypothesis explained the formation of these objects from “infinitesimals” after a molecular cloud collapses into their namesake “proto” accret...
by pajaro bobo
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament IX Available For Mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 7736

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament IX Available For Mirrors

Will a private usergroup be set up soon?
by pajaro bobo
Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: What defines a team captain?
Replies: 23
Views: 13771

Re: What defines a team captain?

If you guys think I was trying to define anything then you missed the point of what I was trying to say.

This was great advice.
Joshua Rutsky wrote:Do your best, keep a positive attitude, and represent your team well, and you will be regarded as a leader by those around you.
by pajaro bobo
Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: What defines a team captain?
Replies: 23
Views: 13771

Re: What defines a team captain?

I'm not totally sure what this thread is about anymore (College issues? Building a lasting team culture?) but in regards to the question asked in the title, I can't give you a nice, clear definition but I can tell you what doesn't necessary define a captain: being the leading scorer and being the gu...
by pajaro bobo
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: individual stats and Georgia tournaments
Replies: 15
Views: 4857

Re: individual stats and Georgia tournaments

Workers would still be an issue but that's a much better suggestion.
by pajaro bobo
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: individual stats and Georgia tournaments
Replies: 15
Views: 4857

Re: individual stats and Georgia tournaments

13-14 game schedules sound nice and all but when there aren't too many good readers/moderators around (in Georgia there aren't, they're probably easier to get in states with bigger scenes though), that's a disaster waiting to happen. I had trouble finding 9 when I ran a BHSAT mirror back in the spri...
by pajaro bobo
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: individual stats and Georgia tournaments
Replies: 15
Views: 4857

Re: individual stats and Georgia tournaments

I don't disagree with the initial post, but how would you fairly rebracket 42 teams? Or in BISB's case, 70+ teams?
by pajaro bobo
Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014-2015 BISB Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 727

Re: 2014-2015 BISB Specific Questions Discussion

I'll just list the stuff that I wrote. Thoughts on any of them (if you want to say stuff like "It was good", "It was bad", "It was easy", etc. then I'd like to hear why) would be appreciated. 1: X-Files/Doctor Who/River Tam 2: Carroll/Walrus and the Carpenter/acrostic 3: Alexander Pope (Tiebreaker) ...
by pajaro bobo
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Big Vision: [2] The "Sales Pitch": Talking Up Quizbowl
Replies: 45
Views: 23906

Re: The Big Vision: [2] The "Sales Pitch": Talking Up Quizbo

Mark Wolfsberg wrote:BTW Los Alamos High School, despite having a strong, music, drama, speech and debate, and science bowl programs has no Quiz Bowl Team.....
I really hope you're not implying that their lack of a QB team has something to do with the name.
by pajaro bobo
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Big Vision: [2] The "Sales Pitch": Talking Up Quizbowl
Replies: 45
Views: 9643

Re: The Big Vision: [2] The "Sales Pitch": Talking Up Quizbo

Mark Wolfsberg wrote:BTW Los Alamos High School, despite having a strong, music, drama, speech and debate, and science bowl programs has no Quiz Bowl Team.....
I really hope you're not implying that their lack of a QB team has something to do with the name.
by pajaro bobo
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Computational Mathematics
Replies: 56
Views: 18882

Re: Computational Mathematics

2 isn't real
by pajaro bobo
Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014-15 High School Pre-Season Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 9242

Re: 2014-15 High School Pre-Season Poll

The Wilmington Charter ballots are so very obviously suspect, and nothing was done about them?
by pajaro bobo
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2014-15
Replies: 13
Views: 4707

Re: Georgia 2014-15

No BHSAT mirror has been planned/announced so far, but I wouldn't be surprised if one pops up later.
by pajaro bobo
Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 93645

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

Great Bustard wrote:Ridgewood didn't go to HSNCT last year (hence why they missed the playoffs).
Technically, they did. Just not the one from New Jersey.
by pajaro bobo
Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2014-15
Replies: 13
Views: 4707

Re: Georgia 2014-15

Yeah, you guys weren't on my radar primarily due to a lack of tournament attendance. Hopefully that changes this year!
by pajaro bobo
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2014-15
Replies: 13
Views: 4707

Re: Georgia 2014-15

I don't know.
by pajaro bobo
Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 36260

Re: Preseason Poll

Brian Owen is staying at home instead of coming to GT this year, if anyone cares.
by pajaro bobo
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Turning Away from Bad Quiz Bowl
Replies: 5
Views: 3347

Re: Turning Away from Bad Quiz Bowl

Even if you do get forced into High Q (which is what a lot of GA high schools end up being forced into do anyway), remember that it's a 32-team single elim bracket. Assuming you get all the way to the finals, that's only five tapings max. No way going to tapings is going to eat up your money, and yo...
by pajaro bobo
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Red Tape
Replies: 8
Views: 3876

Re: Red Tape

Pretty much everything Vasa said. I'm 99% sure GATA and every other tournament in Georgia would be willing to let you guys play under fake team names, so no worries about no affilition. (Not sure how that would affect what division you guys get put in for state, though.) Just make sure that the fake...
by pajaro bobo
Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013-14 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 7619

Re: 2013-14 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

One of the A sets had a Neruda TU whose giveaway was "Name this poet whose first name is Pablo", while another (A?) set had a Homer (or some other artist) TU whose giveaway was "Name this artist whose first name is Winslow". If you (the people who wrote those) couldn't come up with better giveaways ...
by pajaro bobo
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2014-15
Replies: 13
Views: 4707

Re: Georgia 2014-15

Teams to watch: Chattahoochee - Going to be the best in the state again, no question. James and Julia graduate and Rountree is leaving to teach/coach elsewhere, which is big, but Nirav returns, and Sahrudh gets to not be an A-team sub. Amith has stepped up his science knowledge, which is big since t...
by pajaro bobo
Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 39310

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

Sounds cool.
by pajaro bobo
Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: LaTeX tournament schedules
Replies: 3
Views: 2079

Re: LaTeX tournament schedules

This is really great stuff. Thanks for making this!
by pajaro bobo
Fri May 30, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion
Replies: 169
Views: 34793

Re: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion

It's probably pointless to ask about this now, but in the Chinese lit bonus in packet 4 (the second one from Ohio State's packet) is it really OK to just accept just "xiaoshuo" for the third part? I'm not familiar with the term/genre but, by itself, "xiaoshuo" just means "fiction", which seems too v...
by pajaro bobo
Mon May 26, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 44848

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

I wasn't at every playtesting session so, like Mike, I'm not totally sure where the whole racism/misogyny stuff is coming from. As far as question content, there was really only one question that I strongly opposed, but I'm 99.5% sure that was dealt with. (EDIT: It wasn't. :/) I mostly listened to t...
by pajaro bobo
Tue May 20, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament Playtesting
Replies: 44
Views: 7031

Re: Modern World Tournament Playtesting

I'll probably be a little late to this.

EDIT: Actually, it looks like I won't be able to make this.
by pajaro bobo
Mon May 12, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament Playtesting
Replies: 44
Views: 7031

Re: Modern World Tournament Playtesting

9 would work better but I could try to make 7.