The Human Use of Human Beings - Summer 2018

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The Human Use of Human Beings - Summer 2018

Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:43 am

I'm pleased to announce The Human Use of Human Beings, another tournament in the vein of We Have Never Been Modern and A Culture of Improvement.

This will be an 8 packet tournament with the following distribution:
6 Science and technology history-related things
5 Computer related things
5 Business / consumer history related things
2 Misc. Academic
2 Misc. Pop Culture

See previous sets for what to expect in terms of question content, length and difficulty.

The tournament is around 80% written right now (although not edited). I hope to have it finished for Summer 2018, probably for a side event weekend.
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Re: The Human Use of Human Beings - Summer 2018

Post by Cheynem » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:35 pm

I can safely say this is the best tournament of the summer.
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Re: The Human Use of Human Beings - Summer 2018

Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:48 pm

FYI I haven't made a ton of progress on this since I've been focusing on the NSC, but it remains mostly written from a raw question perspective. I'll have an update in June once I have time to get back to working on this more full time.
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Re: The Human Use of Human Beings - Summer 2018

Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:40 pm

I have just a couple of small edits left to make. The tournament (9 packets of tossups only) will be available starting 7/28. If for some reason you need it earlier let me know and I can probably make that happen.

There's also a discussion forum for the set that people who played the online playtest can join.
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Re: The Human Use of Human Beings - Summer 2018

Post by Mike Bentley » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:53 pm

Quick update: There will be 9 total packets.
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Re: The Human Use of Human Beings - Summer 2018

Post by Cheynem » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:10 pm

Is this a free event as in the past?
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Re: The Human Use of Human Beings - Summer 2018

Post by Mike Bentley » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:12 pm

Cheynem wrote:Is this a free event as in the past?
Yes, it's at least free to mirror. If hosts want to charge they can.
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Re: The Human Use of Human Beings - Summer 2018

Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:36 am

I don't think there are any other mirrors of this, but if I'm forgetting one please let me know. Otherwise I'll post the set next week.
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Re: The Human Use of Human Beings - Summer 2018

Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:58 pm

Questions are now posted: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/questionsets/2219/

There's also the discussion forum you can join if you have any comments about the set.
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