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by Mewto55555
Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta
Replies: 73
Views: 34589

Re: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta

I greatly approve of the bracket names.
by Mewto55555
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 8898

Re: ICT Predictions

vcuEvan wrote:
Mewto55555 wrote: John Lawrence beats Eric Mukherjee to a science tossup, again (10-1)
Did you leave off a zero?
No. John Lawrence is a stud. I believe.
by Mewto55555
Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 8898

ICT Predictions

ICT's coming up and there's no thread! I've decided to kick things off by making a list of exciting prop bets that I'm willing to accept action on. Odds are included and slightly negotiable. Please message me if interested, note you can only take the side offered (so you can't bet on John wearing a ...
by Mewto55555
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Available For Mirrors
Replies: 0
Views: 1122

NASAT Available For Mirrors

Hey all,

HSAPQ's NASAT tournament is available for open mirrors. Details about the set can be found here.

If you're interested, please email Jacob O'Rourke at orders@hsapq.com. If you've previously emailed Matt Weiner about this, you should likewise email orders@hsapq.com to follow up.
by Mewto55555
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting
Replies: 68
Views: 23033

Re: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting

It seems to me that accepting both "Prompts are a courtesy" and "Anti-prompts are a courtesy" is logically inconsistent with pyramidality. Let's just say, in an ABSURD hypothetical that would NEVER happen, a writer includes midway through a tossup on B a clue about A, which is a proper subset of B, ...
by Mewto55555
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Stephen's Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

Re: George Oppen: Stephen's Questions

Matthew Jackson wrote: I agree with this sentiment fully.
Jacob wrote: Still, Kay's point about actually testing if people know what the theorems say (rather than vaguely recognizing the statement) is great, and people should do this more.
The post-Weiner forums are a strange place indeed...
by Mewto55555
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NASAT: June 13-14 @ Ohio State
Replies: 37
Views: 34494

Re: 2015 NASAT: June 13-14 @ Ohio State

Ryan Rosenberg (ryanr345@gmail.com) is now handling team applications. The original post has been edited to reflect this.
by Mewto55555
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 19178

Re: Specific Question Discussion

As I suspected, "the Plumbers" worked for the Committee to Re-elect the President, aka CREEP. Therefore my buzz with CREEP ought to have been at least prompted if not accepted. I assume instructions for "CREEP" were just not included in the answer line and that Zeke didn't single me out for a nefar...
by Mewto55555
Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 19178

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I'm curious what other people think about common-link letter functions. I've always found them to be pretty annoying, primarily because they aren't always standardized (for example, I've always written Heaviside with an H, many other people seem to use different letters -- obviously this isn't neg-b...
by Mewto55555
Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 19178

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the question on the letter theta, from round five?
by Mewto55555
Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT licensing policy and packet-trading amnesty
Replies: 10
Views: 5163

Re: NAQT licensing policy and packet-trading amnesty

I'd like to express my extreme displeasure at a thus far unmentioned portion of the new state of things, where one is expected to destroy all personal copies of sets they themselves are no longer "licensed" to have once they are no longer at a given school (for example, I am apparently required to d...
by Mewto55555
Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 43522

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

If I'm at CO I'm in.
by Mewto55555
Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 25349

Re: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016

Most regions don't have enough high school teams interested in playing Fall to support a full tournament. I think more high school teams would play this set if a high school-only mirror were nearby. Having to play college teams is likely a deterrent for many high school teams. So this change could ...
by Mewto55555
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NASAT: June 13-14 @ Ohio State
Replies: 37
Views: 34494

Re: 2015 NASAT: June 13-14 @ Ohio State

Distribution: Regulation distribution (20/20): Literature: 4/4 History: 4/4 Science: 4/4 Arts: 3/3 RMP: 3/2 or 2/3 Current Events: 1/0 or 0/1 Geography: 1/1 Social Science 1/1 Subdistributions Literature: American: 33% British other than Shakespeare: 32% Shakespeare: 1% European: 24% World: 10% Hist...
by Mewto55555
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 69
Views: 34396

Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Due to a lack of response from potential hosts in several regions, HSAPQ has decided not to host the regional tournaments this year. The tournament will return in 2016 after consultation with potential hosts/attendees about desired changes to the financial model/other aspects of the event. We are in...
by Mewto55555
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 20751

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15

Due to a lack of response from sufficiently many regional hosts, HSAPQ will only be hosting the state tournament this year (open-entry, 3/1 at MIT). Registration will be open soon at http://www.maquizbowl.com We will be consulting interested hosts and attendees about financial/other aspects of the t...
by Mewto55555
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2014-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 15332

Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

The HSAPQ state tournament will be Saturday, February 28, at UNC. The regionals will be on Saturday, January 31. One will be at Wake Forest, we're still arranging at least one more site; please contact northcarolina@hsapq.com if you're interested in hosting it and we haven't solicited you yet. Full...
by Mewto55555
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 22204

Re: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread

The HSAPQ DC state tournament will be Sunday, February 1st at St. Anselm's. For Maryland, the state tournament will be Sunday, March 1 at UMCP. Regionals will be Saturday, January 31 at Perry Hall, Centennial, and UMCP. Full announcements for the above to follow. Invitations have been sent out for ...
by Mewto55555
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northern California date claim 2014-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1953

Re: Northern California date claim 2014-2015

Due to a lack of response from all potential hosts in Southern California, we have decided not to hold the aforementioned HSAPQ tournaments this year. The question sets are still available for hosting as a more traditional invitational tournament, not necessarily on the above dates. Contact HSAPQ if...
by Mewto55555
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina '14-15
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

Re: South Carolina '14-15

HSAPQ will hold its state tournament Saturday, Feb. 28 at USC. No qualification is required this year; expect regional events to begin in 2016. Full details on the tournament to follow.
by Mewto55555
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northern California date claim 2014-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1953

Re: Northern California date claim 2014-2015

HSAPQ's state tournament will be Saturday, Feb. 28, and regional events will be Saturday, January 31. We're still lining up hosts for these; full announcements to follow.
by Mewto55555
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 69
Views: 34396

Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

HSAPQ is still searching for regional hosts for Saturday, January 31. Contact newyork@hsapq.com if you did not get a host solicit and would like to host either that day or the following day (Sun, Feb. 1).

States will be Saturday, Feb. 28 at Ithaca.

Full details for all tournaments to follow.
by Mewto55555
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 20751

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15

In addition to the above, the state tournament will be on Sunday, March 1. Another, western regional site is in the works. Full details on all these tournaments to follow.
by Mewto55555
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2014-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 15332

Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

The HSAPQ state tournament will be Saturday, February 28, at UNC. The regionals will be on Saturday, January 31. One will be at Wake Forest, we're still arranging at least one more site; please contact northcarolina@hsapq.com if you're interested in hosting it and we haven't solicited you yet. Full ...
by Mewto55555
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 22204

Re: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread

The HSAPQ DC state tournament will be Sunday, February 1st at St. Anselm's.

For Maryland, the state tournament will be Sunday, March 1 at UMCP. Regionals will be Saturday, January 31 at Perry Hall, Centennial, and UMCP.

Full announcements for the above to follow.
by Mewto55555
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Somewhat In-Depth Carding Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4948

Re: Somewhat In-Depth Carding Questions

Aaron's Rod wrote: Are nearly all of your cards front-to-back only, then? I imagine that you would have very few cards with unique answers with this method.
Yes, every single one is.
by Mewto55555
Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 39034

Re: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michiga

Will there still be the averaging procedure if a team with a lower value places above a team with a higher one?
by Mewto55555
Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:35 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Somewhat In-Depth Carding Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4948

Re: Somewhat In-Depth Carding Questions

Disclaimer: I use Mnemosyne, so this advice might differ slightly in some ways from Anki, but probably not substantially. Flashcards are the bee's knees dude, awesome that you're using them! 1. What should I actually put on the front portion of the card? - I'm told there's some fancy way where you c...
by Mewto55555
Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 29312

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

Ukonvasara wrote: This year's #quizbowl Festivus celebration will forgo the traditional Airing of Grievances
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I may have a packet for this with a mystery theme!!!
by Mewto55555
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NASAT: June 13-14 @ Ohio State
Replies: 37
Views: 34494

2015 NASAT: June 13-14 @ Ohio State

This is the same announcement as the one posted on HSAPQ's website. High School Academic Pyramid Questions announces that it will be holding the sixth HSAPQ National All-Star Academic Tournament on June 13-14, 2015 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The tournament will convene at 8:00 ...
by Mewto55555
Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at Northwestern (11/22/2014)
Replies: 24
Views: 11011

Re: DEES at Northwestern (11/22/2014)

Hey, has a logistics email been sent out about this tournament yet? When/where should we be?
by Mewto55555
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror Tournament (11/15/14) at Purdue
Replies: 15
Views: 4382

Re: Delta Burke Mirror Tournament (11/15/14) at Purdue

That's unfortunate; UChicago was planning on bringing at least two and just hadn't gotten a concrete number to register. Were any other teams coming to this?

Edit: wait I just saw the above; is this still too small?
by Mewto55555
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas Camp/ DISCO discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 6872

Re: Texas Camp/ DISCO discussion

Of course the Chicago team doesn't have a copy of this set, and of course we aren't reading it in practice right now, but can I re-iterate one more time how terrible this tournament's math is? Please can someone post just those questions for discussion so I can give whoever wrote it some helpful poi...
by Mewto55555
Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Northwestern (10/18/14)
Replies: 15
Views: 4930

Re: Penn Bowl at Northwestern (10/18/14)

Chicago will be bringing some number of teams.
by Mewto55555
Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas Camp/ DISCO discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 6872

Re: Texas Camp/ DISCO discussion

Hey, I know it's really hard to come up with stuff to fill, say, a 1/1 math distro. That just means you should try extra hard to come up with good answers to make people think 1/1 math is doable. That doesn't mean it's a good idea to reach into the olympiad rabbit-hole and pull out redacted terrible...
by Mewto55555
Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 40572

Re: Preseason Poll

Yeah, if I were a voter wondering if Matt Bollinger were coming back for another year, where in the world could I possibly find that sort of information?!?! Only a special kind of idiot (and based on some of these poll results, there's at least one out there!) would have the chutzpah/lack of common ...
by Mewto55555
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 40572

Re: Preseason Poll

merv1618 wrote:Does anyone know who's actually going to be on Chicago B?
Yeah, we've actually got our roster lined up, before our school year has even started, before we've seen any of the new first years, and before we've settled on an A team. It's a secret though.
by Mewto55555
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Big Vision: [3] Rooting out the "Eh, who cares" attitude
Replies: 16
Views: 7017

Re: The Big Vision: [3] Rooting out the "Eh, who cares" atti

-Should the (possibly only) prize for winning a tournament be a used book instead of a trophy/plaque/medal? (which, ironically, you mentioned yourself) The very happy medium of trophies/plaques for the top X teams and book prizes for top scorers and players on top teams works incredibly well, in my...
by Mewto55555
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Big Vision: [3] Rooting out the "Eh, who cares" attitude
Replies: 16
Views: 6814

Re: The Big Vision: [3] Rooting out the "Eh, who cares" atti

-Should the (possibly only) prize for winning a tournament be a used book instead of a trophy/plaque/medal? (which, ironically, you mentioned yourself) The very happy medium of trophies/plaques for the top X teams and book prizes for top scorers and players on top teams works incredibly well, in my...
by Mewto55555
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Getting Team Members to Study
Replies: 7
Views: 6183

Re: Getting Team Members to Study

Really? I thought ProtoBowl was pretty decent. How is it bad for studying as opposed to Quinterest? I've written stuff about this in more detail elsewhere on the forums ( here in particular, you can find more by searching posts with the word "Protobowl" in them written by Mewto55555), but a brief s...
by Mewto55555
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Getting Team Members to Study
Replies: 7
Views: 6183

Re: Getting Team Members to Study

One good way to make improvement to your team happen is by improving your own study habits. I couldn't help but notice this thread , and would recommend you avoid this highly ineffective way to study and just hit the packets instead. A more relevant answer to the question you directly asked is to fo...
by Mewto55555
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 40572

Re: Preseason Poll

Chicago also lost Charles Tian.
by Mewto55555
Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Chris drives right past the hotel, but doesn't feel like going back around to drop us off closer. He let's us out two blocks away after asking if this is all right. We say our goodbyes, and Chris and JL speed off into the night.
by Mewto55555
Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Chris: "I don't know if I'd say jokingly."
by Mewto55555
Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

JL fails to get a pun on the word toy, when he can't think of what you might get a child for Christmas. Chris jokingly suggests that John would buy them sheet music. JL admits that he once asked Santa for a collection of 1910s ragtime.
by Mewto55555
Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Dinner with: me Coates MattW Chris JL Evan MattJ MattBo and Magin.

John and MJ introduce those who haven't played to Puntact, a pun based word game JL invented.
by Mewto55555
Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Chris Ray can't remember where he parked.
by Mewto55555
Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Highlights from yesterday: MattBo tells Eric to just "close your eyes and think of England" after I get tossups 1 and 2 against them, both science. We end up getting like 15 tossups and winning the game. After acquiring pizza and bringing it back to the tournament, JL is dismayed to realize we forgo...
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

I can't liveblog anymore tonight the last Tricon packet broke me.