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by olsb25
Sun May 09, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 6847

Re: Buzzerfest discussion

Yes, I will send the questions to George, and hopefully the mods will make the sub-forum public?
by olsb25
Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: bonuses Stats
Replies: 8
Views: 1501

Re: bonuses Stats

I'll own up to the nuclear pore bonus... as a biologist, I thought that was a lot easier than it actually is.
by olsb25
Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7520

Re: General Discussion

It begins with the same exact dedication to Theophilus as does Luke’s Gospel, and contains many of the same elements as the synoptics and John, particularly emphasizing the massacre of the innocents, Christ’s ability as a fisherman, the death of John the Baptist, and Jesus’ ministry. Despite these ...
by olsb25
Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7520

Re: General Discussion

Will do. I think we were more on top of things this year (i.e. finishing the tournament before it started, as opposed to while it was going on), but there were still some problematic areas, probably provoked largely by me being forced to work on questions on areas I know little about (philosophy, fo...
by olsb25
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7520

Re: General Discussion

This battle took place on Kalkriese Hill during torrential rains, which prevented one from using their sinew-string bows and waterlogged shields. They fell into a trap at the foot of the hill, where the road was narrow, sandwiched between the Great Bog on one side and the hill on the other, and it ...
by olsb25
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7520

Re: General Discussion

...answer lines like Lineweaver Burke... This question was not so good. I'd say anyone who knows what's up is going to neg with "Michaelis-Menton" like I did. I'd go so far as to say that this question was downright misleading: it refers to a namesake constant which is the Michaelis constant and wh...
by olsb25
Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: Buzz Stats
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: Buzz Stats

I had some sense that that was difficult, however, I got that question Wednesday morning, and I can't write music, and the guy on our team that can was buried in work.
by olsb25
Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: Buzz Stats
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: Buzz Stats

I'd also be interested (if you're willing) to know which bonuses were 0d in all three rooms.
by olsb25
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7520

Re: General Discussion

To avoid clogging this thread any further, any one who wants the set should PM me.
by olsb25
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7520

Re: General Discussion

I've only taken a quick look at Editors 1 so far, but there are two things that stood out: 1) For the Juventus tossup, this is a perfect example of using the "It's not X, but ______" type of lead-in. If someone buzzed immediately after "team", there is a chance of a hose. The "It's not AS Roma clue...
by olsb25
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7520

Re: General Discussion

The first step of one synthesis of this compound involves the conversion of glutamine to glutamate pyruvate, as chorismate is converted to anthranilate. I'm pretty sure it's a copy editing rather than a knowledge problem, but this doesn't make sense; "glutamate pyruvate" isn't, to my knowledge, a c...
by olsb25
Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 6847

Re: Buzzerfest discussion

OK, y'all, going to bed now... will approve more in the morning.
by olsb25
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 6847

Re: Buzzerfest discussion

Could people go to the group thing on the control panel and check the box or whatever it is instead of asking me to add you? It's no big deal either way, but it's a lot easier for me to just check a box to approve you than to make sure I get your username exactly right. Everyone above this post (I t...
by olsb25
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7520

Re: General Discussion

E-mail will go out shortly, sorry, I've been finishing my COS assignment.
by olsb25
Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

Before I forget, there are some people who I need to publicly thank: Hannah Kirsch, for volunteering to take a look at the Fine Arts and providing lots of helpful criticism. Rutgers and Eric Mukherjee, for submitting full packets even though they didn't come. The members of Princeton College Bowl wh...
by olsb25
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 6847

Buzzerfest discussion

... will take place in the hidden forum, which I believe one signs up for in the usual way. Post here if I might not recognize your username, and you want to participate.
by olsb25
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

Maryland A won with a 12-0 record, clearing the field. Columbia A is second. There will be a hidden discussion forum for this, for which I will be approving people, since there are two more mirrors of this yet to happen.
by olsb25
Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7520

BUZZERFEST: General Discussion

Discuss away... I'm particularly interested in discussion of the difficulty (in regards to consistency, and how we might improve it in the future), since I know there were problems with it here. Remember, there are still two more mirrors (4/25 at Whitman (WA) and 5/8 at UTC). ALSO: I'd also especial...
by olsb25
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

Yo, Penn... send the rest of your packet, please.
by olsb25
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 5107

Re: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)

In the interest of fairness, I'm going to confirm Bryce's answer.
by olsb25
Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

Dan sent this out in e-mail form, but I thought that it should also be posted up here in case. So here's what you'll need to know about Saturday. You should arrive at 8:30, play will start at 9:00. Come to McDonnell A10, its an auditorium. Here's an interactive map of Campus: http://www.princeton.ed...
by olsb25
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

Final field update posted (although if you are a team who would not have to write a packet... let me know if you want to come and we'll see what we can do). We should end up with 15 packets, so I have a question: would teams prefer a full double RR, leaving only one packet for finals, or some other ...
by olsb25
Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 5107

Re: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)

Rom - I believe that Princeton's wishes are that teams that meet the packet requirements must submit a packet to play. Unless I hear something different from Kunle, you would be ineligible to play Packet requirements are by team, not by player, for every tournament I have ever known. Thus, if Rom w...
by olsb25
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HI 2010 Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 7617

Re: HI 2010 Discussion

Just to say, this is the kind of tournament we would have loved (or at least I) to attend, but we were on spring break, and in any case I've spent the whole weekend doing Buzzerfest things.
by olsb25
Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

No problem, Mr. Powers. Thanks for letting me know. Field update: Columbia (3) Delaware/Charter (1) Maryland (2) Penn/House? (1) If there's a question mark by your school's name here (or worse, you're not listed here at all!), shoot me an e-mail pronto to firm up your numbers. Dan will actually be s...
by olsb25
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

TheKingInYellow wrote:I could definitely see State College coming; I'll let you know more definitely soon
Are you guys still thinking of coming? We definitely have the space.
by olsb25
Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

I would say several days is fine. We're not going to have any issues with space, so late notice is fine, and obviously you don't need to submit a packet.
by olsb25
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

Packets submitted posted above. If you sent me a packet and it is not in the above list, post here ASAP. I did just switch to Gmail, so something may have gotten lost in the transition.
by olsb25
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 5107

Re: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)

Cross-posted from main thread: Just a reminder that the last deadline for submissions is this Saturday. I'm willing to cut some slack if necessary, but you absolutely need to let me know by e-mail if you need it. Also, since this has been a problem with some submissions: look at the formatting guide...
by olsb25
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

Just a reminder that the last deadline for submissions is this Saturday. I'm willing to cut some slack if necessary, but you absolutely need to let me know by e-mail if you need it. Also, since this has been a problem with some submissions: look at the formatting guidelines in the original announcem...
by olsb25
Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

Post above updated with submitted packets. We have two more submissions pending once people fix formatting and other issues, but I still expect this to happen, since even if we get no more submissions (other than those already promised/submitted once) and write no more questions other than to replac...
by olsb25
Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

I would prefer teams to be entirely school-based, but if there is a desire to form some chimera/open team, we'll deal with that when it comes up. Delaware and Charter School of Wilmington are interested in sending a chimera team. Is this allowed? I don't see a problem with this. We're not really in...
by olsb25
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

So, if I don't get some registrations and submitted packets soon, this tournament is not going to happen. +$25 deadline is this Saturday.
by olsb25
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

It would be cool if people planning on coming to this would, like, register and submit packets, because I don't think Maryland really wants to play rounds against itself.
by olsb25
Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

Post above updated with packets submitted... get those packets in ASAP.
by olsb25
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

Did you get my packet? By the way, I'm trying to get UW to write one by the next deadline (not the one this weekend) and I can probably contribute another half packet by the last deadline. I did; thanks a bunch. I've had to deal with some "what to do with my life" stuff this week, so my response ti...
by olsb25
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 5107

Re: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)

Just a reminder: $0 packet deadline is less than 48 hours away.
by olsb25
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

$0 packet deadline is less than 48 hours away... need more packets.
by olsb25
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

Mike: e-mail me about potential mirroring and freelancing. I got no new packets at this deadline, which slightly alarms me, since right now only one team (at a mirror, no less) will be able to attend this tournament. Obviously the reason to have multiple packet deadlines is to allow teams to submit ...
by olsb25
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)
Replies: 85
Views: 13730

Re: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)

I concur with all of the above sentiments about the great running of the tournament, and I also want to thank Cornell for agreeing to come at the last minute so we could come also, and to everyone involved in running this to accommodate us.
by olsb25
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/20/10 at Maryland
Replies: 91
Views: 14364

Re: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/6/10 at George Mason

Don't worry about us; we are going to Harvard.
by olsb25
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)
Replies: 85
Views: 13730

Re: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)

757 597 5018 is my number.
by olsb25
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)
Replies: 85
Views: 13730

Re: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)

With the imminent cancellation of the Mid-Atlantic site, I was wondering... can we bring our D2 team if the two of us who were going to play D1 help staff? We also have a buzzer system to contribute...

ALSO: I kinda need to know in the next hour, so I can cancel our van reservation if needed.
by olsb25
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/20/10 at Maryland
Replies: 91
Views: 14364

Re: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/6/10 at George Mason

Today, February 5, 2010 George Mason University classes and campus activities are canceled at 12:30 pm today and all day Saturday, February 6, 2010. Administrative offices are closed at 12:30 pm on February 5, 2010. Classes held at 10:30 am on February 5, 2010 will meet as regularly scheduled. I as...
by olsb25
Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/20/10 at Maryland
Replies: 91
Views: 14364

Re: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/6/10 at George Mason

We most likely would not be able to do Sunday as well.
by olsb25
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

A reminder that the -$25 deadline is only two days away, and I have yet to receive any more packets.
by olsb25
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/20/10 at Maryland
Replies: 91
Views: 14364

Re: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/6/10 at George Mason

So as a person who has to personally rent a van and pay for hotel rooms, would it be possible to know whether this tournament is happening by, say Friday morning? Or should I plan to re-reschedule and head to the New England SCT? I would like to know this too, and we can't really afford to go north...
by olsb25
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/20/10 at Maryland
Replies: 91
Views: 14364

Re: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/6/10 at George Mason

We will probably have one DI and one DII team.