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by solonqb
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Solon's Two Day NAQT/PACE Tournament-Feb.14/15
Replies: 34
Views: 5525

Solon's Two Day NAQT/PACE Tournament-Feb.14/15

Solon plans to run its Two Day Tournament for the 3rd year on President's Day weekend, February 14/15th. The Glenn Gonsalvas NAQT day is Saturday and the Pace Tournament is Sunday. You may participate one or both days. There is a discount if you do both. Tentative costs are $75 for the first team an...
by solonqb
Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Jeopardy finally finds a way to avoid quizbowlers.
Replies: 23
Views: 5036

Re: College Jeopardy finally finds a way to avoid quizbowlers.

Caltech Quizbowl's Brandon Hensley will be competing on College Jeopardy.
by solonqb
Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BUZZERPALOOZA 2008-SOLON HIGH SCHOOL 3/15
Replies: 0
Views: 679

BUZZERPALOOZA 2008-SOLON HIGH SCHOOL 3/15

There is still time to take part in this years Buzzerpalooza. Solon H.S. is sponsoring this years Tournament on March 15th. Costs are $60 for the first team and $40 for each additional team. Discounts are $10 for a buzzer system (max 1 per team entered) and $10 for a reader. We do our best to make y...
by solonqb
Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reminder- Solon High School's Two Day Tournament-Feb.16/17
Replies: 0
Views: 846

Reminder- Solon High School's Two Day Tournament-Feb.16/17

We still have openings for Solon's two day NAQT/PACE Tournament. Saturday is NAQT day using IS 74. Sunday is using a new Pace set of Questions. The Tournament is on Feb. 16/17th, President's Day weekend. You may come to one or both days. If you are here for both days, the 2nd days fees are almost ha...
by solonqb
Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Solon Two Day Tournament Correction (2/16-17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1425

Solon Two Day Tournament Correction (2/16-17)

I apologize for the error- The correct dates are Feb.16/17. There will be a
social (dinner, bowling, a movie possibly) on Saturday night. 10 rounds each day for ALL TEAMS. NAQT on Saturday(IS-74)/PACE on Sunday.
Budyzer@en.com Bob Weiser
by solonqb
Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Solon Two Day NAQT/PACE Tournament 2/16-17/2008 Solon Ohio
Replies: 1
Views: 1439

Solon Two Day NAQT/PACE Tournament 2/16-17/2008 Solon Ohio

Solon high School will host its 2nd annual two day two format tournament
on President's Day weekend. Teams may participate in one or both days.
Dinner together with other teams and a social of some kind will take place on
Saturday night for interested teams. Contact Bob Weiser: budyzer@en.com
by solonqb
Tue May 01, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Leisure time in Chicago
Replies: 27
Views: 10531

As far a pizza goes, there is a Giordano's at I believe River and Higgins Roads, just down the street from the hotel. I highly recommend it, and will be patronizing it myself. Also, catching a Second City show when you are in town is awesome. I did it with my high school team my senior year (Saturda...
by solonqb
Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ITT Get your name change on again!
Replies: 66
Views: 19504

When you get your name changed, you should be able to find your new name by looking at the memberlist, assuming you have some identifying details there like location, email, post count, &c.
by solonqb
Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ITT Get your name change on again!
Replies: 66
Views: 19504

Hit me up.
by solonqb
Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: technology tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 17517

He exists!
by solonqb
Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2007 NAQT ICT Stats
Replies: 12
Views: 9694

Ah Robert "Hey, if I steal mathematical heat transfer models from physics, I can almost predict the alliance patterns in WWII from 15 previous years of diplomatic data!* Political Science works!**" Axelrod. *He managed to compute like a 48% probability that Poland would ally with the Nazis. Retard. ...
by solonqb
Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is Van Halen the most disfunctional band of all time?
Replies: 26
Views: 7602

Pshaw.. Burzum beats out Mayhem for complete f**dupness any day.

Article where Varg Vikernes justifies killing Euronymous and compares himself to Thor.
by solonqb
Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Identify the bad movie quote OR abuse the previous user
Replies: 78
Views: 30141

I have no idea about Fischer's but Chris Ray's is from the delectable 1973 Sean Connery vehicle Zardoz, which everyone here should see.

Here's my contribution to this trainwreck of a thread.

"We must exceed the speed of space"
by solonqb
Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Southern CA HS State Championship, Caltech, 3/31/07
Replies: 1
Views: 1579

NAQT Southern CA HS State Championship, Caltech, 3/31/07

Here is the executive summary: Date: March 31st Time: Arrive 9PM game play starts promptly at 9:30, runs until 4PM Fee Structure: 70 per team, -10 per additional team, -10 per lock out system, -10 per moderator, -Epsilon naught per bounded infinite functions (Minimum of 50 dollars) Location: Caltech...
by solonqb
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Road to Minneapolis: NAQT ICT bid prediction thread
Replies: 83
Views: 33883

by solonqb
Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 10923

As the science editor, you can direct all such complaints to me. I thought I had cut one of the offending photoelectric effect questions, and it is now apparent that I didn't do a good enough job checking for repeats. This was my first time editing, but I recognize that that is still no excuse; inst...
by solonqb
Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl quick results
Replies: 6
Views: 3120

Uh, how abbreviated?
by solonqb
Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Singles questions available
Replies: 10
Views: 3410

Just a note on your salat question. I think most people use the term wuduu' instead of ghusl. The latter refers to more general washing, and the former is specifically for religious ablution.
by solonqb
Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Taft: Ruby on Rails-powered web-based tournament software
Replies: 7
Views: 3768

Just to translate, subversion is a code-updating framework that enables people to stay current with multiple developers for changing code. If you have Windows, just wait until he is done, or if you are really desperate, I suppose you could get TortoiseSVN.
by solonqb
Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PARFAIT II
Replies: 20
Views: 7752

He said in case, Yan, not necessarily implying anything about you, but rather a hypothetical that could happen next time if we keep doing this.
by solonqb
Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PARFAIT II
Replies: 20
Views: 7752

We stand guilty as charged as to the scheduling, Dwight. We'll try not to just crib it off some random round-robin site without looking next time. I am aware that our packets may have been perceived as not as high-quality as the rest of the set. To that end, we are always looking for feedback to hel...
by solonqb
Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PARFAIT 2: October 14, 2006
Replies: 15
Views: 7252

The Caltech mirror had 10 teams gather from throughout California. Stanford A led by Eric Smith romped through the round robin undefeated (8-0, due to USC's midtournament departure), with UCLA taking second and UCI A taking third. Eric Smith led the individual scoring, along with Dwight Wynne from U...
by solonqb
Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Technophobia Eleven: There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom...
Replies: 0
Views: 1583

Technophobia Eleven: There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom...

TECHNOPHOBIA ELEVEN: There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom of the Quizbowl Talent Pool, the eleventh annual Caltech Quiz Bowl college invitational tournament, will be tentatively (pending negotiation with UCLA over TWAIN) held the weekend of OCTOBER 14, 2006. This year, Technophobia is mirroring Prin...
by solonqb
Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gottfried Keller Results
Replies: 31
Views: 12918

Also, the tournament provided probably the single funniest thing I've seen in qb, with Colby's power neg from the Leprechaun IV clue of "In the Hood" followed immediately by Dan Klein's correctly powered "In Space." I am proud to report that a quizbowl newbie I brought along powered that on the Lep...
by solonqb
Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Quiz Bowl Practce/Discussion room on Paltalk!
Replies: 32
Views: 15437

Seriously, this is not Timecube.com. Use normal font sizes.
by solonqb
Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: the most annoying thing about quizbowl
Replies: 22
Views: 11054

Your wish is my command.
by solonqb
Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting quiz bowlers at a very early age
Replies: 20
Views: 8081

Speaking as someone who actually did those things for fun when he was little, I presume that many future really good quizbowl players will do so out of self-direction, with parental involvement being limited to supporting their child's voracious reading habit, which is as it should be.
by solonqb
Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 67
Views: 28301

This past year at Maryland (Fall), our team buzzed in on a question where "the Ramayana" was the accepted answer. Our team's lone player of Indian-descent was the one that buzzed in, and answered "the Ramayan." It was rejected, and we protested, claiming that he should know the title of his own cul...
by solonqb
Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Retiring Some Questions?
Replies: 51
Views: 22332

Oh, if only there were tossups whose answer was "the Earthquake" (the 99th Surah, al-Zalzalah) That tossup was really in PACE? Huh. I really enjoyed the Quran tossup last year (Raj Dhuwalia's) which drew upon a fairly obscure (to non-Muslims) quote "fi lawhin mahfuz" '(The Quran is) on a guarded tab...
by solonqb
Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ideal trashy distribution?
Replies: 32
Views: 14161

I once wrote an entire packet on video games, including tossups about I-shaped Tetris pieces ("accept 'long pieces', 'straight pieces' or clear knowledge equivalents") and M. Bison ("[his subordinates include] prizefighting boxers, Spaniard homosexuals, and Muay Thai masters"). Trust me, it can be ...
by solonqb
Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any interest in a SW tournament?
Replies: 2
Views: 1730

I'll forward this to our Southern California high school contacts.
by solonqb
Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science Bowl--NAQT style?
Replies: 6
Views: 3498

NAQT will not be writing questions for Science Bowl this year; they will however be in the pool for bidding next year.
by solonqb
Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Retiring Some Questions?
Replies: 51
Views: 22332

Look, you won't find a much bigger Tolkien nut out there than me. But I think I have to take Matt's side on this one. LOTR's noted lack of character development and adherence to epic storytelling form, combined with the fact that the works it influences sure as hell do not belong in the academic sid...
by solonqb
Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where's My Forbidden Zone
Replies: 3
Views: 2420

I don't know, the roster of potential action heroes from the University of Chicago is kind of scary. New Milton Friedman action figure! Now with twice the power to destroy Latin American economies! Complete with a prominent M1 across the chest. Wow! The latest Leo Strauss comic book has hit the shel...
by solonqb
Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 67
Views: 28301

Pachelbel's first l is silent. And Charles and Bruce are correct, although the h in mahdi is of the non-guttural kind. Calm down though, Charles. As far as Ahmadinejad goes, I can see stress going on either the first or third syllable (I stress the first, since Ahmadinejad is a compound name), but u...
by solonqb
Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowler in the New York Times
Replies: 47
Views: 20083

http://www.peterapplebome.com/Peter%20A ... 20Info.htm

It was on his personal website and took all of five seconds via googling his name to find.
by solonqb
Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowler in the New York Times
Replies: 47
Views: 20083

I seriously am contemplating writing a letter to the New York Times just to inform them of the veracity of NAC, without taking away from this kid's obvious intelligence. I doubt it will get published but I think they at least need to know how many of us in the quizbowl community feel about this "tou...
by solonqb
Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BASQUE 2006
Replies: 11
Views: 6136

I hope to come, and I have a team rounded up. It depends on whether we can find transportation up to Berkeley. The school has a van for clubs, but I need to see whether it is available. Renting a car is another option.
by solonqb
Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BASQUE 2006
Replies: 11
Views: 6136

BASQUE 2006

Does anyone have any idea whether this is going down? Has Lujan or anyone else talked with Yaphe about it?
by solonqb
Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 130753

As the author of the offending fusion question, I apologize for anything that resulted from this. In fact, I may have been the moderator responsible for giving 15 points, because I saw the contradiction in the question, but should have realized that the uniquely identifying device clue earlier trump...
by solonqb
Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Powers/Early Buzzes
Replies: 47
Views: 21552

tachyonwill wrote:IS-56 was really strange in my opinion. I seem to remember a tossup on Standard Oil whose first clue stated that Ida Tarbell wrote the history of it. There was also an incredible amount of hockey questions.
Fee fi fo fum. I smell the blood of Craig Barker.
by solonqb
Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: high school - college retention
Replies: 72
Views: 28067

To add to the clarity of this thread, I, the "other" Noah would like to weigh in. QB teams with no institutional memory or those that have decided the upward reaches of the game are too annoying or hard to achieve will pass those viewpoints on to the next generation. If you are attempting to insinua...
by solonqb
Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Writing Questions for Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 4525

Have team members write questions in subject areas where they are weak in knowledge. If your team has shared areas of weakness, better to write to those so that playing them will help more people.
by solonqb
Sun May 28, 2006 6:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online practice
Replies: 9
Views: 4736

Where is Braun going to college, BTW?
by solonqb
Sun May 28, 2006 6:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toward a True National Organization...
Replies: 159
Views: 62779

David Reinstein wrote:Q. Promote participation by women and people of color

Frankly, I have no idea how to do this. Hopefully, somebody could help in this area.
Well, we could always ask CBI. According to Tom Michael, they were at the forefront of the quizbowl civil rights struggle.
by solonqb
Sun May 28, 2006 6:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Question
Replies: 9
Views: 4726

Governor's A team was one protest away from going 9-1 that year. Solon had won a match vs. them when it was recalled on the basis of moderator error. Ah, what could have been.
by solonqb
Wed May 24, 2006 7:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ASCN NATIONALS CANCELLED!
Replies: 28
Views: 14140

I would bet on HSNCT being located in Chicago for the foreseeable future.
by solonqb
Mon May 22, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ASCN NATIONALS CANCELLED!
Replies: 28
Views: 14140

To paraphrase a certain presidential candidate, I hear a giant sucking sound in the direction of NAQT.
by solonqb
Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 315259

Not a neg per se, but an incorrect movie bonus answer from ICT, coutresy of Amherst, who I'm sure did it for laughs. (blah blah blah), the bonus is indicating either Meet the Parents or Meet The Fokkers at his point Amherst: Uh, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner Seth Kendall: Wow. (slight pause) Wow. Ano...
by solonqb
Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ghetto Warz commentary
Replies: 21
Views: 11744

Caltech did not come to due team members having workload issues. We were not motivated by any notional poor question quality.