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by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon May 11, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WUSTL mirror of 2015 VCU Open - August 8, 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 4184

Re: WUSTL mirror of 2015 VCU Open - August 8, 2015

Black Miao wrote:
merv1618 wrote:The people on the spreadsheet seem to imply that it's for an east coast mirror. That's just a guess though.
well it's not a very good guess since there's tabs for the other sites
ohhhHHHHHhhhhh
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon May 11, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WUSTL mirror of 2015 VCU Open - August 8, 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 4184

Re: WUSTL mirror of 2015 VCU Open - August 8, 2015

The people on the spreadsheet seem to imply that it's for an east coast mirror. That's just a guess though.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon May 11, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A quick-and-dirty player ranking stat (I'm not first)
Replies: 12
Views: 6077

Re: A quick-and-dirty player ranking stat (I'm not first)

What does you or anyone else stand to gain from such a jabbing criticism though? Yes playing qb is fun, but as these forums clearly show so is the mania of forming hierarchies. In this case, Andrew threw some thought into an algorithm which churned out insanely qualitative results compared to his an...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun May 10, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 55349

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:
The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:Keep 'em coming, Jerry
Almost thereeeeeeeeee
Stay on target
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri May 08, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WUSTL mirror of 2015 NASAT - July 11, 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 5630

Re: WUSTL mirror of 2015 NASAT - July 11, 2015

Is there going to be a team formation spreadsheet or something along those lines?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri May 08, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Subject Rankings Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 9033

Re: Subject Rankings Thread

Canadian Content Patrick Liao Will Nediger Rafael Krichivesky Sinan Ulusoy Derek So Joe Su Sebastian Drake Stefanie Schoeneman Jordan Palmer Dennis Beeby Jay Misuk Leslie Newcombe Paul Johnson Akhil Garg Aayush Rajasekaran Peter Liu Erik Christensen Cole Jackes Nick Penner Alasdair Campbell Michael...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu May 07, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Subject Rankings Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 9033

Re: Subject Rankings Thread

I mean, there's a fine line between a top 10 player in a certain subject and getting many good buzzes in that subject. I don't think Will really would intend to have this thread degenerate into people telling stories about sick buzz moments or even "x is good at y too" en masse. Nothing personal mea...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sat May 02, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES
Replies: 86
Views: 27015

Re: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES

Jason Asher of Minnesota is definitely worth considering here.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 27637

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

Back in 2012, while driving up to the St. Louis Open I spilled a Big Gulp full of lemonade all over myself in the car and had to walk through WUSTL's sprinkler system to minimize discomfort.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 55349

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

Just wondering how Maryland was UG at ICT but not at ACF
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT)
Replies: 65
Views: 36623

Re: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT

Granny Soberer wrote: like how YMIR was run in 2012
Vainamoinen wrote: -We need buzzers
bring back the loyola eggs
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 17827

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

47. Carleton University - Carleton will win this tournament hands down..at being the most fun group of quizbowlers to be around. Expect Nick Penner to 30 a tossup on 'fun'. I would be impressed if anyone 30'd a tossup on anything. Richard Yu's gonna 15 a tossup, so I wouldn't be surprised if someon...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 38907

Re: Your Lowest Point

In 2013 I forgot to pick a van up in time, meaning we couldn't go to MUT. Then I ragequit Northwestern's team for about a year due to personal abuse. All that sucked.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15
Replies: 39
Views: 20222

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15

Black Miao wrote:
mahir256 wrote:I will be going to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and I hope to make time for quizbowl there.
I'll find you
start running now
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 48963

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

InvadErGII wrote:- A knowledge bowl question, ca. 1999: "Complete this joke by using the name of an Asian nation: Your knapsack is brown, but my..."
Republic of China
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 45267

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

the charm wrote:I will likely skip Dillo Day to staff HSNCT
*shakes head
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side bets at ICT and ACF Nats
Replies: 17
Views: 5734

Re: Side bets at ICT and ACF Nats

Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon wrote:don't bet on quiz bowl
Fred makes a good point; I still haven't seen my winnings from the NU 2012 ICT finals match betting pool. I don't think I ever will.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOLO: A Star Wars Tournament
Replies: 17
Views: 7233

Re: SOLO: A Star Wars Tournament

The Force is clearly already with you on this one.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Somebody Should Do Something About All The Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 3242

Somebody Should Do Something About All The Problems

There's recently been a lot of discussion regarding how to expand "good" quizbowl tournaments to either inactive or never-active areas. What's happened above is a good example of how progress is being hindered. Yes, the format of the announced tournament is quite sub-par, though the quick bad-mouthi...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Computational Mathematics
Replies: 56
Views: 21472

Re: Computational Mathematics

alexdz wrote:(A) The number 2 is an even number.
wte80 wrote:Statement A is not a fact about reality.
So how'd you end up at that particular conclusion?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 40573

Re: Preseason Poll

Ukonvasara wrote:
merv1618 wrote:Does anyone know who's actually going to be on Chicago B?
I do, but I'm not telling you.
fiend, i say
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 40573

Re: Preseason Poll

Mewto55555 wrote:
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.
you fiend
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 40573

Re: Preseason Poll

Does anyone know who's actually going to be on Chicago B?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 40573

Re: Preseason Poll

Goole by-election, 1971 wrote:In case anybody's wondering, everybody who played stuff at some point last year except for Dan is going to be back for us.
You're killing me here
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 40573

Re: Preseason Poll

The Predictable Consequences wrote:I believe Stephen Liu graduated from Harvard and is starting law school at Columbia.
Nah, he's back at Harvard from what I'm told.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tiers of players?
Replies: 15
Views: 5420

Re: Tiers of players?

bradleykirksey wrote: He's like Sam Bradford but with a slightly better final smash.
Hey now. We goin' all the way this year.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Mike Cheyne Memorial Battle Royal
Replies: 47
Views: 16141

Re: The Mike Cheyne Memorial Battle Royal

Cheynem wrote:When you have completed a packet, send it to me at chey0004 AT umn DOT edu. When I have a non-one amount of packets, I'll see what time/setting works best.
Is there any unofficial deadline or just a soon-as-you-can deal?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tiers of players?
Replies: 15
Views: 5420

Re: Tiers of players?

Ukonvasara wrote: Chicago Open 2014: FOX ONLY FINAL DESTINATION NO ITEMS
Wombo Combo
that ain't Rob Carson
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tiers of players?
Replies: 15
Views: 5420

Re: Tiers of players?

Ukonvasara wrote:I personally think that Eric Mukherjee is OP and should be nerfed in the next patch.
His final smash wasn't all that great though.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 48943

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:Granted, I had nothing to do with the production of that particular question, but regardless I shall promise to not to use Cuban-planted lies in my future writing endeavors.
Fair game for everyone else, then
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Giving Answers
Replies: 7
Views: 4240

Re: Giving Answers

This is tangential but still relevant. To moderators, if someone's obviously very close but still incorrect, don't say "Sorry, I can't take that" or things of the sort because it essentially gives it away for the other team. Also, don't preface tossups with ANYTHING: prominent examples are "this'll ...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 48963

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

vinteuil wrote:
merv1618 wrote: one match containing two organ tossups
I missed what????
Bodily organs, sorry
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 48963

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

In no particular order 2010 HSNCT: the only national tournament I ever played in high school. Hickman didn't do particularly well but it was my first glimpse at good quizbowl as a whole outside of Charlie Dees' MU tournaments on I-sets. In addition to playing what we all thought were fun questions (...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 33710

Re: All-time all-state teams

For Missouri, the A team I would probably choose would consist of Charlie Dees and Mike Wehrman (North Kansas City) and Max Schindler and Ben Zhang (Ladue). If we're looking at B, C, etc. teams, some other players to consider, in no particular order: Andy Wehrman (North Kansas City), Charles Hang (...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 33710

Re: All-time all-state teams

Does anyone know who's from Arkansas besides Jason Loy?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 33710

Re: All-time all-state teams

A Missouri squad of Charlie Dees, Max Schindler, Ben Zhang, and perhaps a Wehrman brother would hold its own quite nicely.

(Also, if we're talking just in terms of HS performance, a Pennsylvania team of State College 10/11 could wreak some havoc as well.)
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri May 23, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: So Panasonic is back...
Replies: 32
Views: 17308

Re: So Panasonic is back...

Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon wrote:Why why why
zachary_yan wrote:The tournament seems like its going to be held during the exact same time as NASAT, except that the NTAE is going to make you stay a few more days to see Disney world.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri May 16, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 274292

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

vinteuil wrote:
theMoMA wrote:Hey, any way you can postpone this to another night? I'd love to play, but I have a wedding to attend.
Sure, I could move this to tomorrow same time, if nobody minds?
I mean, I wouldn't be able to do it then. Nothing personal meant to Andrew but missing these things at times happens.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sat May 10, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 274292

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

OctagonJoe wrote:Rob got 40, Joe got 30, Shannon got 10, Sam got 5, and Katie, Erik, and Mikey C. got -5 on my packet. They weren't bad enough dudes to score more. I'll read it on the IRC tonight sometime in the main room or a different room if people whine.
so whined.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon May 05, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 274292

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

vinteuil wrote:I'll have a Beatles songs packet sometime mid to late next week.
this sounds fun
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun May 04, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 5926

Re: Specific question discussion

I'm not too sure whether "start9" should be in power for Twitch Plays Pokemon; I think that if anyone even visited the site for a minute soon after anarchy vs democracy was implemented, they would see tons of "start9" spam. I would put it right after the Abby and Jay Leno clue. On the other hand, t...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Praise Song
Replies: 35
Views: 10450

Re: Praise Song

Charlie Dees led the charge for revamping Missouri quiz bowl from essentially only MSHSAA-sanctioned tournaments on bad questions to pyramidal tournaments, now reaching most of the entire state. As someone who was playing high school stuff during the dark times, what MOQBA has done for outreach and ...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science Player Poll
Replies: 24
Views: 8148

Re: Science Player Poll

touchpack wrote:Andrew has real knowledge of biochem but needs to work on his packet studying if he wants to get more than 1 power at Lederberg
Wasn't there some guy who got over 40 powers on that set? I'll bet he's really good at science.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 5926

Re: Specific question discussion

Cheynem wrote:Am I parsing this wrong: you're saying it's a clue for power that is commonly a clue for power in other tossups?
Well yeah, but mainly it's my understanding that almost everyone and their mother who studied Greco-Roman myth at the high school level knows that story about Perseus and the discus.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 5926

Re: Specific question discussion

Why, why, WHY is Acrisius still in power for Perseus? Almost everyone I talked to agreed with me. (Perhaps the same goes for Ishtar getting infected with many diseases.) That Poe bonus was entirely too easy. [/quote] I just remember it being 15 in the majority of powermarked Perseus tossups I've se...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 5926

Re: Specific question discussion

A few other things: Why, why, WHY is Acrisius still in power for Perseus? Almost everyone I talked to agreed with me. (Perhaps the same goes for Ishtar getting infected with many diseases.) That Poe bonus was entirely too easy. The turtle shell tossup seemed to be like, "Oh, if you majored in turtle...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 5926

Re: Specific question discussion

On the "you are a rich Muslim" bonus, I feel like "People of the Book" should at least be promptable on the Dhimmi part. As I understand it, "dhimmi" refers specifically to a non-Muslim living in an Islamic country who pays the jizya, while "people of the Book" is a general term for (primarily?) Je...