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by dhumphreys17
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Monetizing My Madness II: another PACE Fundraiser
Replies: 11
Views: 5733

Re: don't post like this

Sit Room Guy wrote:I'll pay you the Democratic Republic of the Congo's minimum wage (18c/hr)
Let's go with the Kyrgyz Republic's minimum wage adjusted for PPP (27¢/hour)
by dhumphreys17
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 13672

Re: Preseason Poll

Sit Room Guy wrote:Michigan State loses Harris Bunker for the semester and also gains Jakob Myers
Fixed that for you.
by dhumphreys17
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: New site for practice with quiz generator
Replies: 7
Views: 3587

Re: New site for practice with quiz generator

Well, considering it's a 100,000 question database, I'd say a good estimate would be 100 for an over/under. I'll take bets of a pari-mutuel nature in the exclusive form of Betmays: a new currency allowing people to place bets of no tangible worth! I'll place a bet of 1 million Betmays on the over. C...
by dhumphreys17
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament
Replies: 18
Views: 5769

Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament

Father Comstock wrote:QU is as pyramidal as it gets. If your pyramid is one block tall.
This. QU ain't pyramidal; WHAQ is.
by dhumphreys17
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Proto
Replies: 15
Views: 6820

Re: Proto

here's your protobowl http://quinterest.org/quizbug.html Now that I realized that this doesn't work on an iPad, this is far superior to Protobowl. That... made no sense. I was referring to the QuizBug feature of Quinterest, which only seems to work on my laptop, as I need a space bar for it. Sorry ...
by dhumphreys17
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: WEEABOO Set announcement
Replies: 19
Views: 7485

Re: WEEABOO Set announcement

mozzarella wrote:6 packets of 15 power marked bonuses and three-part bonuses
So if there are two kinds of bonuses where are the tossups? :twisted:
by dhumphreys17
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: You're Not Laughing Now, Are You? - A British Side Event
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

Re: You're Not Laughing Now, Are You? - A British Side Event

I wonder which three post-Blair PMs will be tossed up. Interpret the 10-year rule LOOSELY. If I can tangentialize an earlier PM to something that has happened within the last 10 years (hint: I can), that PM will be tossed up. EDIT: The distribution has been changed. Party leaders include PMs, but I...
by dhumphreys17
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: You're Not Laughing Now, Are You? - A British Side Event
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

You're Not Laughing Now, Are You? - A British Side Event

To Any and All Quizbowlers on Either Side of the Pond Affected by the Content of This Post: This is a preliminary posting for any people who would be intrigued by a packet consisting solely of British political fodder from the last ten years. It is a 20-tossup chain-reaction packet, which means that...
by dhumphreys17
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 10358

Re: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017

I made a list of all the quality tournaments I could find and found their Census assigned Metropolitan Statistical Areas here . I want to expand the list of MSAs without QB to the top 100, at least, but that'll be done later this week. If you have any corrections, please let me know. Emphasis added...
by dhumphreys17
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31945

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

I don't want to speak for the moderators, but I'm pretty sure that you shouldn't keep posting content free stuff. The set will presumably be posted soon. I must apologize for my earlier behavior. I am simply antsy over the All-Star packet specifically being posted, as I hope to see what the FTPs we...
by dhumphreys17
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31945

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

Father Comstock wrote:
Your Feline Genome wrote:Is this set going to be posted?
Avoid making content-free posts on the board. In particular, quoting another post and providing no additional information ("empty-quoting") is forbidden. -- the Mgmt
by dhumphreys17
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP
Replies: 47
Views: 15455

Re: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP

Thanks for writing an extremely awesome superpacket! This was very fun to play.
by dhumphreys17
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP
Replies: 47
Views: 15455

Re: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP

Where will this be on Skype? Will you need usernames?
by dhumphreys17
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP
Replies: 47
Views: 15455

Re: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP

mozzarella wrote:How is Friday, 6/16, 9 PM EST for everyone?

Skype, free (unless you *want* to give me money, then please do)
Friday, 6/16, 9 PM EST works great. I will be there on the Skypes.
by dhumphreys17
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31945

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

Pascal Plays Poker wrote: I appreciated the mosquitoes tossup; They are underrepresented in quizbowl.
I presume you mean relative to :bees: .
by dhumphreys17
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NAC going pyramidal?
Replies: 27
Views: 12471

Re: NAC going pyramidal?

Digression: did anyone else notice that Wayzata, Washington Phase champion of the nAC, may or may not have just trolled Chip by having Joe Kammann wear an HSNCT T-shirt to the event?
by dhumphreys17
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31945

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

I overheard wildly varying opinions on this set's science this past weekend (mostly "why is it so hard to 30 these science bonuses?"). I think Jakob's point earlier is right--I consciously pushed the envelope on "applied science" in bonuses a heck of a lot further than most sets do, with a ton of m...
by dhumphreys17
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31945

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

Could I see the tossup on Easter, please? I interrupted with Great Lent and was ruled incorrect and want to see if that interrupt was reasonable given the clues (I buzzed immediately after Chrysostom).
by dhumphreys17
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31945

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

- I thought the difficulty fluctuated a lot between rounds Somebody else said the same thing to me during the tournament, so I looked at the round report to see what happened. My first impression in looking at the report was that this statement is false--the standard deviation of PPG/Team is 11.8, ...
by dhumphreys17
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at NSC
Replies: 16
Views: 6466

Re: Math Monstrosity at NSC

How did this go? ...as in who won the tournament etc etc This happened. After a preliminary seeding round, five rounds of ladder-style play did occur between five very talented teams, and the results are as follows: 5th place - The Euler-Macaronis, consisting of Kieran Kaempan and Brian Kalathiveet...
by dhumphreys17
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2017 David Riley Players and Coaches Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 5547

Re: 2017 David Riley Players and Coaches Conference

Where will this be taking place?
by dhumphreys17
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at NSC
Replies: 16
Views: 6466

Re: Math Monstrosity at NSC

Cash or check, please. In this digital age where nobody has a reason to carry around outdated methods of payment made of paper is there perhaps another method of payment possible such as paypal or a mobile equivalent??? The smart-aleck in me wants to say that there is now a reason for people to car...
by dhumphreys17
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at NSC
Replies: 16
Views: 6466

Re: Math Monstrosity at NSC

Alright. I have a couple of quick updates in light of the fact that the official schedule for NSC has been posted. Assuming that we're involved in a tiebreak: 1. Mass will start promptly at 7:00 PM and will go until about 7:40. 2. I will then move from the Hartsfield Room, where Mass will be said, t...
by dhumphreys17
Wed May 31, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 43538

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Monstruos de Bolsillo wrote:The Venus de Milo arms tossup was kind of confusing, at least in my room. I don't remember the exact wording, but I remember the person was prompted, and still couldn't arrive at the answer, and that it was somewhat unclear.
Did the other team steal off the prompt, or did the question go dead?
by dhumphreys17
Fri May 12, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mass at NSC
Replies: 0
Views: 1687

Mass at NSC

To All Catholic Quizbowlers or Other Curious Individuals, Friends of the Catholic Faith: Pending my reception of special dispensation from the Archdiocese of Chicago, Fr. Matthew Kowalski of St. Paul of the Cross Church in Park Ridge, IL will be saying Mass at NSC, 30 minutes following the completio...
by dhumphreys17
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: What to Do with a nAC Invitation
Replies: 3
Views: 1675

Re: What to Do with a nAC Invitation

I wish that I could have done any of these things to the nAC invitation my team received. After all my arguments against going to nAC, and since we didn't qualify for any other nationals, we are still going to nAC. Well that's a darn shame. I'll just note that we found out after the fact that a tou...
by dhumphreys17
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)
Replies: 37
Views: 15514

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)

Sit Room Guy wrote:I haven't been punking you with my signature the past month; I'm actually going to Michigan State and playing quiz bowl there.
:grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: Go Green!
by dhumphreys17
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: What to Do with a nAC Invitation
Replies: 3
Views: 1675

What to Do with a nAC Invitation

Well, it's that time of year again, when :chip: decides to send out invitations to various schools for various reasons because his nAC field is looking a little slim. We were one of these teams for both of the last two years. And each year we've decided to do something about it: destroy the invitati...
by dhumphreys17
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How many tiebreaker games do we really need?
Replies: 20
Views: 5276

Re: How many tiebreaker games do we really need?

EDIT: This post deleted due to apparent stupidity.
by dhumphreys17
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How many tiebreaker games do we really need?
Replies: 20
Views: 5276

Re: How many tiebreaker games do we really need?

grapesmoker wrote: I'm not sure anyone is upset about more quizbowl. We didn't have to break these ties, but since we already had ties we did have to break, there was no additional time needed to run these games.
Quiz bowl is always better than the lack thereof. What has gotten into your head, Mr. Reed?
by dhumphreys17
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Small-School Pre-Nats Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 6168

Re: Small-School Pre-Nats Poll

Question: Are there any major scools that could feasibly comprise the Top 10 not going to either division? I don't believe any major Traditional Public Division schools have opted not to go (correct me if I'm wrong), but for the C/P Division, are there any schools other than LVA that are not going?...
by dhumphreys17
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Outreach for schools that play "bad" formats
Replies: 10
Views: 2997

Re: Outreach for schools that play "bad" formats

So try to get to a practice and reach the players directly. A lot of the coaches are teachers who are busy parents/adults who understandably aren't going to be interested in doing anything new. This. The only reason why Sacred Heart has done anything outside of its conference or Quiz Central these ...
by dhumphreys17
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP
Replies: 47
Views: 15455

Re: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016)

I would definitely play this yuugely awesome set if it's held online. At NSC, I'm busy running this.
by dhumphreys17
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 19883

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

What about in Class B? I feel like there is an obvious, clear winner (DCD), and anything else would be an upset of historic proportions. However, 2nd and 3rd in my eyes are up for grabs between Bay City Western, Big Rapids, Sault Area, Standish Sterling, and Swan Valley. Any dark horses? I know Houg...
by dhumphreys17
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 19883

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

I think of two dark horses: White Cloud and Sandusky. I think of White Cloud because of what I know about them. I actually watched QuizBusters between White Cloud and Fulton earlier today, and found that although you guys beat them by over 200 points, it was because you pulled ahead at the end of a...
by dhumphreys17
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 19883

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

Devin, are there any other dark horses in our bracket? Sometimes, teams get overlooked; then they are the ones who pack a punch. Its like last year how Bad Axe, who I believe lost in their second round of tournament action to UAIS, battled their way through the Loser's bracket all the way to the Ch...
by dhumphreys17
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 19883

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

Devin, it also might be good to note that we are more than likely the only two people in the Class C/D Division that know about POMMSS, it's relative difficulty, and it's question distribution. Because of this, I'm pushing my coach to use BHSAT, Harvard Fall Tournament, and Michigan State Tournamen...
by dhumphreys17
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 19883

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

I can see where you are coming from with the slight team seeding, but I can see why the Honors College would say they don't want to seed based on team strength since it is hard to tell which teams are stronger if most teams use different styles of questions. Although we went undefated in the Mid Mi...
by dhumphreys17
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 19883

Re: Michigan 2016-2017 Schedule and Discussion

The brackets and schedules for the State Tournament are now posted! http://honorscollege.msu.edu/quiz-bowl-brackets Just as an FYI, these brackets are unseeded. I wanted to seed but the Honors College claimed that I didn't have enough information to seed teams. This is despite the fact that I have ...
by dhumphreys17
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PSA to independent set writers
Replies: 8
Views: 2906

Re: PSA to independent set writers

Pet topics ranged from kerogen and shale to Alaskan authors Also bat guano. We lost a game to Utica Academy last year at states because we didn't know that the third main component of bat guano besides phosphates and nitrogen was potassium. That was not bull - :capybara: ; it was bat - :capybara: .
by dhumphreys17
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel
Replies: 63
Views: 19995

Re: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel

Anyone else find it odd that only one team in both Division I and II converted over 20 PPB for ICT, and neither of those teams had over 21 PPB? I don't know if anyone from NAQT reads this part of the forum, but if they do: does NAQT have any intention of adjusting its bonus difficulty, or is ~20 PP...
by dhumphreys17
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel
Replies: 63
Views: 19995

Re: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel

Anyone else find it odd that only one team in both Division I and II converted over 20 PPB for ICT, and neither of those teams had over 21 PPB? I don't know if anyone from NAQT reads this part of the forum, but if they do: does NAQT have any intention of adjusting its bonus difficulty, or is ~20 PPB...
by dhumphreys17
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QBDB 3: QBDB with a Vengeance
Replies: 15
Views: 7644

Re: QBDB 3: QBDB with a Vengeance

I'm happy to announce that QBDB now sports a mostly-feature-complete reader of questions. You can click on "Read me a question," select your option, and go wild. There's an explanation of how it works in the FAQ (click "About QBDB" in the upper-left-hand part of the header). Enjoy. Question on read...
by dhumphreys17
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 43792

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

What, out of curiosity, is the current stat adjustment for POMMSS, if I may?
by dhumphreys17
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan NAQT State Championship, April 1st at U of M
Replies: 4
Views: 2544

Re: Michigan NAQT State Championship, April 1st at U of M

What ended up happening with this? Who won? Will stats be posted?
by dhumphreys17
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at NSC
Replies: 16
Views: 6466

Math Monstrosity at NSC

To All Quizbowlers Whom May Be Concerned By The Content Of This Forum Post: My name is Devin James John Bartholomew Humphreys, and I am proud to announce that I will be tournament-directing Math Monstrosity, Conor Thompson's tossups-only math side event, at PACE NSC the night of June 10. Absolutely ...
by dhumphreys17
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)
Replies: 37
Views: 15514

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)

I am pleased to announce that I will be attending Michigan State University, and I firmly intend on playing quiz bowl.
by dhumphreys17
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT
Replies: 24
Views: 8489

Re: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT

I, however, will be at NSC, have talked this over with Conor, and will run Math Monstrosity there. Yay! I personally will only be at NSC and would love to hear the whole tournament . . . Is there a signup for the NSC one? There is indeed. The signup is on the same spreadsheet as the HSNCT signup, b...
by dhumphreys17
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 10039

Re: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)

scholarhillery wrote:I would LOVE to play this at NSC!!!!
Well then I have some good news for you.
by dhumphreys17
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT
Replies: 24
Views: 8489

Re: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT

Finally, I understand that there is demand for this tournament to be run at PACE NSC. Unfortunately, I will not be at NSC. If anyone would be interested in running the tournament there, please PM or email me at conchuirgaeilge@gmail.com so I can get you the packets, and so that we can decide on com...