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by fluffy4102
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Novice/Trash at Tulane (Nov. 12-13)
Replies: 20
Views: 5113

Re: Novice/Trash at Tulane (Nov. 12-13)

If Rice brings a team, can we get a moderator discount?
by fluffy4102
Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lower South MAGNI Mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 1973

Lower South MAGNI Mirror

Rice University will host a mirror of MAGNI. Saturday, October 29. It is a regular difficulty college tournament. Logistics: The tournament will be held in the Humanities building located on the Academic Quad. Teams should meet in Room 120 of the Humanities building. Signs will be posted. Registrati...
by fluffy4102
Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to Become a Good Science Player
Replies: 24
Views: 8399

Re: How to Become a Good Science Player

There is no mention of physiology (probably because of the overlap), but I found that Vander's Physiology to be a good textbook. Also, we used "The Immune System" by Parham for my immunology class. It has worked well for me for quiz bowl, and is not very big. I would recommend Guyton for physiology...
by fluffy4102
Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Human Bio
Replies: 25
Views: 4995

Re: Human Bio

Writers and editors often tailor questions with the intended field in mind. There are maybe 5 people currently in quizbowl who have any kind of exposure to "nutrition" or "nursing" classes, compared to the much larger set of people with a decent exposure to "biology." Besides the exposure issue, I ...
by fluffy4102
Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 16093

Re: Lone Star State (Texas) 2011-2012

The students have really been enjoying the camp. They have told me that they have learned a lot from the guided practices, classes, and scrimmages. Most importantly, they've been having fun. Everybody's been making new friends and making good use of their pockets of free time. Although some of the y...
by fluffy4102
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 12 SCT at Rice University - 2/5/11
Replies: 7
Views: 2023

Re: Region 12 SCT at Rice University - 2/5/11

As you stated, registration begins at 9 and matches at 9:45. Matches will be held in Rayzor Hall, which is located on the Academic Quad. A map of campus can be found here: http://www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html Facing the Sallyport (the huge archway), Rayzor Hall is the building to the back right of the...
by fluffy4102
Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Texas (2/21/10)
Replies: 10
Views: 2541

Re: ACF Regionals Texas (2/21/10)

grapesmoker wrote:Did this tournament, like, happen and stuff?
LASA won. Other than that, I have no idea what the standings were off the top of my head.
by fluffy4102
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT schedule discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 10978

Re: ICT schedule discussion

...13 rounds is quite a feat... How many rounds did you play at your SCT site? We got through 13 rounds with a long lunch break and ended before 4. Anyways, while I think the arguments could have been expressed in a gentler way, there are some of us who have lab work (read as: really expensive thin...
by fluffy4102
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.
Replies: 228
Views: 25638

Re: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.

Hannah, any further thoughts on mitochondria and malaria? Though this isn't that great of an excuse, those were two of the very few bio questions originating from others, and I had way less time to write/edit than I would have liked this year (going back to like July...). Sure, although be forewarn...
by fluffy4102
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Access to SCT discussion forum
Replies: 42
Views: 7247

Re: Access to SCT discussion forum

fluffy4102 = Zach Yeung
by fluffy4102
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Good Tournament Directors/Organizers?
Replies: 19
Views: 9675

Re: Good Tournament Directors/Organizers?

The Atom Strikes! wrote:Chris Romero is a scarily efficient tournament director.
Save two moderator-caused disasters, all of the tournaments that I have attended run by Chris have ended before 5.
by fluffy4102
Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PENN BOWL: Difficulty Swings
Replies: 30
Views: 4103

Re: Difficulty Swings

Second, The Wild Duck bonus was mentioned in the other thread, but I think it deserves a mention here: the third part was Haakon Werle and Haakon was required (I assume) as Werle was mentioned in the question. But, Haakon's name appears as such twice in the play to my knowledge (I checked this with...
by fluffy4102
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PENN BOWL: So, discussion?
Replies: 48
Views: 5087

Re: So, discussion?

Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote: ETA: In retrospect, I should have included that Leon Fleisher had specialized in perfoming these particular pieces, seeing as how he notably couldn't use his right hand for 40 years or so. Would that have helped?
Yeah, that would be more clear.
by fluffy4102
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PENN BOWL: So, discussion?
Replies: 48
Views: 5087

Re: So, discussion?

The tossup on piano concerti for the left hand was a bit sketchy in my opinion. I might be just bitter since I buzzed in early with piano concerto and got negged.
by fluffy4102
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT South SCT (Region 12)
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: NAQT South SCT (Region 12)

DarkMatter wrote:More teams sign up! Pretty please?
At this point, it might end up be a triple round robin. UT and A&M have yet to sign up, but they'll probably field teams.
by fluffy4102
Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT South SCT (Region 12)
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: NAQT South SCT (Region 12)

Location: Teams should meet in Room 120 of the Humanities building. Signs will be posted. Teams should arrive by 8:45. Parking: The closest and most convenient parking is in the Founder's Court Visitors lots. These lots are most easily accessed through Entrance 1 and are the first parking lots visib...
by fluffy4102
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 83
Views: 12657

Re: ACF Winter discussion

i'm a bit disappointed by the biology. why are we asking for _G-protein-coupled-receptor_ when most of the clues points to the very much canonical _G-protein_? very early in that question, it was clear the answer is G-protein, but i was negged, and i presume others as well. I think the question sai...
by fluffy4102
Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 83
Views: 12657

Re: ACF Winter discussion

Well, questions on things like quorum sensing may be fun for experienced people (and others in the know), but at a regular difficulty tournament, I think you still need plenty of tossups on revisited-many-times-over topics like cell organelles, standard chemical functional groups, etc. to make sure...
by fluffy4102
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where is the line between "literature" and "trash"?
Replies: 43
Views: 6265

Re: Where is the line between "literature" and "trash"?

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:
theMoMA wrote:tossups on C.S. Lewis
Would these really frustrate literature players? As long as you don't write on Narnia, there are a lot of Lewis works that would make enjoyable tossups.
However, some could claim that these questions find a better fit in the religion distribution.
by fluffy4102
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)
Replies: 78
Views: 23426

Re: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)

Rice is considering attending. Regardless, we'll have a packet by next week.
by fluffy4102
Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Round Report on Stats
Replies: 10
Views: 11128

Re: Round Report on Stats

dinoian wrote:But significantly more expensive. I actually think using his system is easier than SQBS; there is no coding involved from the user, and stats can be entered from any computer with an internet connection.
Virtual Box + copy of windows 7 (30 bucks for students)
by fluffy4102
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 16425

Re: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion

So, now I am no longer sure what your point is: are we then in agreement on the fact that saying "a pair of horns in this piece was supposed to recapitulate a theme in C major" is inaccurate? Because the point of my writing that was to say that the idea that the horns is what Beethoven wanted all a...
by fluffy4102
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 16425

Re: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion

Also, I would appreciate feedback on the music Some oddities in the two Beethoven tossups. From the Beethoven's Fifth tossup in the Chattahoochee packet: A pair of horns in this piece was supposed to recapitulate a theme in C major, but was replaced by its composer in that section by bassoons. This...
by fluffy4102
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science writing for non-scientists
Replies: 31
Views: 7156

Re: Science writing for non-scientists

An addendum to Jerry's list of good references: Silberberg (really comprehensive) for intro general chem Vollhardt for intro organic chemistry March's Advanced Organic Chemistry for the harder organic chemistry McQuarrie and Simon for physical chemistry Lehninger's Principles of Biochemistry Albert...
by fluffy4102
Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 16425

Re: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion

Apart from shortest-path algorithms (which is really as much a discrete math thing as a CS thing anyway), every CS concept that was asked about this tournament, apart from one hard part in a trees bonus, had come up in my AP Computer science course in high school. I think that a knowledge of first-...
by fluffy4102
Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 16425

Re: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion

In general, I felt for many packets, the history was not distributed in regards to time period. Besides the packet with the tossup/bonus on stuff related to the 30 Year's War, another packet had a tossups on Winter War and Casablanca Conference. That just doesn't seem to be very well distributed to...
by fluffy4102
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KLEE Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 2560

Re: KLEE Discussion

Wasn't In Nomine mostly used for instrumental music, and thus not in the running as an answer to a question that talks about a bunch of choral music? Yeah, it was mostly instrumental consort music. I didn't realize that the question was calling for a choral work specifically. I misread it as piece ...
by fluffy4102
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KLEE Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 2560

Re: KLEE Discussion

I forgot to mention that the In Nomine setting uses a segment of the plainchant cantus firmus from Taverner's Mass Gloria tibi Trinitas. I'm not sure if that's helpful.
by fluffy4102
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KLEE Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 2560

Re: KLEE Discussion

I think that question was probably OK on balance because I don't think a TON of non-music people know what L'Homme Arme is. The way Renaissance masses would sometimes work is that they would pick a "cantus firmus" line to derive musical material from, which was usually something from a popular tune...
by fluffy4102
Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 19805

Re: EFT Discussion

While we had an interesting bonus part that described ethers as "molecules characterized by two alkyl groups bonded to a hydrogen atom," this was a good set that was pretty accessible. Did anybody else notice the pervasiveness of questions related to South Africa? Someone had just watched District ...
by fluffy4102
Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 19805

Re: EFT Discussion

While we had an interesting bonus part that described ethers as "molecules characterized by two alkyl groups bonded to a hydrogen atom," this was a good set that was pretty accessible. Did anybody else notice the pervasiveness of questions related to South Africa?
by fluffy4102
Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion of Chemicals
Replies: 8
Views: 1717

Re: Discussion of Chemicals

On the topic of biochemistry, I'm more inclined to distribute a question as defined by the question itself, not just based on the fact that it's a chemical species. Granted that a good question on proline would involve some mechanistic aspect, protein folding and its function in antibodies is obviou...
by fluffy4102
Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TQBA Houston Holiday Hoedown
Replies: 0
Views: 1065

TQBA Houston Holiday Hoedown

The Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance will hold the Houston Holiday Hoedown on Saturday, December 6, 2008. The format is untimed NAQT with 10 Tossup-Bonus pairs per half. 5 matches are guaranteed. We will be restricting the field at 48 teams with Varsity and JV divisions. For registration contact Chris Romer...
by fluffy4102
Mon May 26, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 12476

Re: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion

Give the ethnicities of the following leaders,
"Joseph Stalin from Georgia" or something along those lines...
Everybody was going "WTF?"

Either that or the reader accidentally slipped. We just found it strange.
by fluffy4102
Mon May 19, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: HSNCT Classical Name-That-Tune, 5/23/08
Replies: 21
Views: 3417

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HSNCT Classical Name-That-Tune, 5/23/08

yoda4554 wrote: Fluffy from Texas
BTW I'm Zach Yeung.
by fluffy4102
Thu May 08, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: HSNCT Classical Name-That-Tune, 5/23/08
Replies: 21
Views: 3417

Re: HSNCT Classical Name-That-Tune?

Sounds like fun.
by fluffy4102
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.
Replies: 80
Views: 15820

Re: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.

cornfused wrote:There is no shame, only points.
Or in this case, bragging.
Wizards after "Little is known about alatar and pallando, the blue"

I completely agree.
by fluffy4102
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 07-08 Midseason Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 46104

Re:

- Saint John's (TX) lost sometime in the playoffs in the TQBA Houston tournament, so they aren't actually undefeated, but I don't have any decisive data on when they lost or to whom. The team they lost to was Lyndon Baines Johnson A (a.k.a. LASA A). http://www.texasquizbowl.org/ Actually St. John's...
by fluffy4102
Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: College Destinations
Replies: 13
Views: 3593

Rice
by fluffy4102
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Match Ever
Replies: 45
Views: 11259

NAQT Nats 2007

At least 5 negs... That cost us the game and the playoffs...
by fluffy4102
Tue May 08, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl vs. Quizbowl
Replies: 20
Views: 7600

meh. Either way. I usually go for quizbowl anyways.
by fluffy4102
Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TQBA Texas NAQT State Championship (4/21/07)
Replies: 2
Views: 2124

Out of curiosity: Why were point differentials used instead of win-loss record in determining playoff seeds? It doesn't matter now, but I'm just wondering.

Never mind. Romero's explained it.
by fluffy4102
Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT IS?
Replies: 28
Views: 9589

I have recently noticed four things in a few invitational series packets: 1. Power marks are a lot later in the question than they should be. I don't hear "just missed power" anymore. 2. Some of the clues are just plain wrong. (Won't give question details but it has happened at least twice this past...
by fluffy4102
Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 313867

Given: Vampires
Actual: Sine
by fluffy4102
Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 313867

after hearing Sinai peninsula...

right: Egypt
Wrong: China
by fluffy4102
Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prompts
Replies: 14
Views: 6180

This topic brings up the question about surnames in Asia. I'm wondering how a tournament director would respond. but anyways...

I think it should have been prompted considering it is a surname commonly used with naming the ruler. The Tudor example is not very good.
by fluffy4102
Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Favorite Readers
Replies: 17
Views: 8345

R. Hentzel and Frank Thomas
by fluffy4102
Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad moderating
Replies: 60
Views: 26103

Moderators can also lack all common sense...

aka saying that a team negged because they said Dr. Livingstone with a short o...

:shock:

IMO that can be truly irritating

Also irritating when the moderator gives you a neg in NAQT format after the other team negged...