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by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Re: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement

InvadErGII wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:36 pm
AKKOLADE wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:26 pm
How many packets are you expecting to have?
Should be at least 10 (like SNICK had), but if we can make more we certainly will.
Off topic, but was SNICK ever posted?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 28
Views: 5483

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

Just an update. I've got one more question to write to finish a full packet. Assuming writer's block lets up I'll get it in very soon.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Old time bonus formats
Replies: 19
Views: 3714

Re: Old time bonus formats

5-10-15 Three part bonus, but the first part was worth only 5 points, the second part was worth 10 points, the third part was worth 15 points. The first part was really easy, the third part was hard. I always had a spot in my heart for these types because these were the only 3-part bonuses on which...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI
Replies: 31
Views: 8617

Re: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI

I'm not the best person to make this thread because my college quizbowl career only briefly overlapped with CBI, but I'll kick it off and perhaps other veteran college quizbowl players can run with it. In ancient times (like the 80's or something), there was a TV game show run by an organization ca...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 28
Views: 5483

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

I will submit at least 10 questions to this, possibly a full packet, and will try my darndest to be somewhere nearby where/when it's played
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Indulge me a moment...
Replies: 19
Views: 5052

Re: Indulge me a moment...

An Economic Ignoramus wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:49 pm
Shill time: NASAT is notably available for mirroring as a summer open and is not terribly difficult!

I honestly didn't know that. Where 'bouts?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Indulge me a moment...
Replies: 19
Views: 5052

Re: Indulge me a moment...

Let me clarify a few points that I've seen in response to this post in the Discord. First of all, I didn't intend to give off any perception that I'm "not willing" to do things like staffing, outreach, question writing, etc: 1. Staffing: Before moving to Syracuse, I was quasi-regular staffer at Yale...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Indulge me a moment...
Replies: 19
Views: 5052

Indulge me a moment...

Please indulge my terrible poetic instincts for a moment as well as the mildly melancholic post to follow: To a QBer Growing Old The time you won the round at PACE You beat them on a buzzer race Coach and teammate sat cheering by At your Physics buzz on Debye Today, the match all players come To a w...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: "Summer" Open 2019 (November 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 3304

Re: Summer Open 2019 (August 2019)

I always like non-CO Open difficulty opens, so I'm looking forward to this.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 21069

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

In Steven Liu of High Tech's new article for Groger Ranks, he delves into the common question about the applicability of national rankings, such as ours. You can find that here: https://grogerranks.wordpress.com/2018/11/10/the-applicability-of-groger-ranks-to-actual-games-an-analysis/ The reason I ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 30517

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Are there any more remaining mirrors? If not, can it posted soon?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Staffer Database
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

Re: Quiz Bowl Staffer Database

This is a really great idea and I hope it streamlines the issue of finding staffers. The only possible suggestion I'd make is somehow giving some leeway when it comes to distance willing to travel. As long as I can drive there in the morning and get back at a reasonable hour, I'm fine staffing whate...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 3023

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018

What are the eligibility restrictions/ policies on open teams for this tournament? I just realized this tournament is less than three hours away from me and I might consider coming if I don't have to play solo. Penn Bowl is closed, unfortunately, but this is a nice reminder that Kingston is only ab...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 3023

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018

What are the eligibility restrictions/ policies on open teams for this tournament? I just realized this tournament is less than three hours away from me and I might consider coming if I don't have to play solo.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: This Must Be The Place
Replies: 5
Views: 3218

Re: This Must Be The Place

This must be the best possible tournament name.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)
Replies: 22
Views: 8017

Re: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)

Bartleby wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:24 pm
Hey folks -- I am still looking to play this, and will gladly be placed on a free agent team if necessary, but if anyone would like to team up, I co-wrote CO Trash in 2014,
Don't let him fool you. This misrepresentation won't stand. It was 2013 CO Trash.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 18386

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Don't really know of any doings up around the Syracuse/Central/Upstate NY area, but if there's a tournament within say an hour's drive, I'm willing to help out. Just thought I'd drop that here.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl and Mental Health
Replies: 30
Views: 17579

Re: Quizbowl and Mental Health

I don't know to what degree nitpicking the incident is worth it, but it seems to me as someone who's been on various antidepressants and mental health treatment since 1994, that mocking you for negging and being angry about negging is ridiculous and reprehensible. However, as someone who's been the ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 14973

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

If anyone other than Charles is interested in having a conversation about this with me, please continue, but I'm pretty much done having my well-intentioned posts needlessly picked apart and misinterpreted to satisfy Charles's ego. I keep trying and trying to explain very minor points only to have i...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 14973

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

As for "arbitrarily accusing" ACF of being "incapable," I did nothing of the sort... I retract my use of the word "arbitrarily," which was unwarranted. I stand by the rest of my paraphrasing of your argument and would be happy to explain why. Lest anyone believe what Charles is saying, I do not thi...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 14973

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

...the power text takes up a too substantial portion of the question (for me this would probably be anything over roughly 40% of the text)... ...NAQT does a pretty reasonable job placing powers. These two statements are contradictory; looking at the sample packet from last year's ICT, almost every ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 14973

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

...if 6 out of 8 lines are power, that doesn't give you a whole lot of space to write non-power clues. I never said anything about having "6 out of 8 lines" in power. Is this another number you "pulled out of roughly nowhere?" If there is a set where 6 out of 8 lines of each tossup are regularly in...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 30517

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

I'm interested in playing!
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 14973

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

I'd think if we started powermarking ACF Nats, it would be an almost entirely wasted effort. If the power mark appeared roughly at 25%-33% of the way through the tossup, frankly, I don't think we'd be seeing a lot of powers. Why would the powermark have to be 25-33% of the way through a tossup? Chi...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 14973

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

I'd think if we started powermarking ACF Nats, it would be an almost entirely wasted effort. If the power mark appeared roughly at 25%-33% of the way through the tossup, frankly, I don't think we'd be seeing a lot of powers. As for powers being a self-esteem boost, I kind of feel the opposite way; w...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 1995 ACF Nationals program
Replies: 11
Views: 4334

Re: 1995 ACF Nationals program

Also, the money quote is from the Princeton team.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 1995 ACF Nationals program
Replies: 11
Views: 4334

Re: 1995 ACF Nationals program

jonah wrote:
Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:I really want to know about "Harmonic Divergence Bowl".
I have the packets from a 1994 tournament at Berkeley called Harmonic Convergence Bowl, so I assume this is a follow-up to that.
Yeah, I think I meant "Convergence", which is in the program, but not in math.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 1995 ACF Nationals program
Replies: 11
Views: 4334

Re: 1995 ACF Nationals program

I really want to know about "Harmonic Divergence Bowl".
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Student looking to start a team
Replies: 5
Views: 4632

Re: Student looking to start a team

Thank you both for the help!! That article was pretty good and I’ll definitely go look at those packets. :grin: You're in Jamesville-Dewitt????!!!! I just moved to JD last July and have been bemoaning the lack of qb in this area. Please hit me up with any questions. I'm more than willing to help ou...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to make college quizbowl less insular
Replies: 22
Views: 8744

Re: How to make college quizbowl less insular

Not to bring up a certain sore topic, but evoking private messages from "quizbowl luminaries" in order to malign people that disagree with you in collegiate discussion does not help quizbowl's case against insularity or being unprofessional. It is not a good look for quizbowl to give off the impres...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to make college quizbowl less insular
Replies: 22
Views: 8744

Re: How to make college quizbowl less insular

In the poll on "What is the most pressing issue facing college quizbowl today?", "too insular" was the winner by a decent margin. "Too insular" could mean a lot of different things, or combinations of thing; I'd be interested to hear from people who voted for that option how they define "too insula...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The looming crisis
Replies: 25
Views: 8990

Re: The looming crisis

Just for the record, I've toyed with the idea of working with PACE in my head, but I think I'm disconnected enough from the community that I wouldn't be nominated and as we all know, self-nominations are "discouraged." That always struck me as a good way to keep an "in-crowd" mentality. Me as well,...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The looming crisis
Replies: 25
Views: 8990

Re: The looming crisis

If somebody is nominated to be a member of PACE, but then found to not be worthy, do you at least tell the person what they can do to meet your standards? It kind of sounds like the standard is "we know what a PACE member looks like when we see one" and that always risks devolving into just invitin...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 21949

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

The Dear Prudence thing is an awesome idea and should implemented if for no other reason than that there'll be a way of aggregating issues people have. On that note, does anyone think it would be beneficial to have like an actual climate survey type thing? Anonymous of course. I think I could get m...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 21949

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

You folks weren't around when an identifying signature wasn't required, but suffice it to say, it's much easier to be "toxic" when you're anonymous. If making people consider their words more carefully is the cost of keeping things more civil, I think it's a fair trade-off. That said, it's occasion...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 21949

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

I'm slightly nervous about posting this here when I know it's not anonymous. Yeah. This is me whenever I post something here, so I feel the need to word everything correctly. It's good to know that there's at least one other person who feels this way. Will second (third?) this as well. I've definit...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28072

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Are you straight? Are you identified as a man? Are you adopting a fashion to intentionally be provocative? Are you wearing your hair in such a way that it says something about your self-expression? Are you wearing your hair in a way that you feel looks actively better than other, more traditional o...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Nathan Freeburg
Replies: 14
Views: 9767

Re: Nathan Freeburg

ValenciaQBowl wrote: --Believed he had read a Nigerian novel called "The Palm Frond" that some of us made up on the way to lunch at a CO back in the mid-aughts
This is still probably my all-time favorite qb story, especially with "Giovanni Deformata" part.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RAPTURE - A religion side event [Summer 2018]
Replies: 23
Views: 9194

Re: RAPTURE - A religion side event [Summer 2018]

Probably won't be able to play, but this looks like a great idea and tons o' fun, 'specially if there's questions on specific Catholic hymns written post Vatican 2. I got that "Be Not Afraid" and "One Bread, One Body" knowledge on lock.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 19219

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

Looks like there's a full slate of questions/packets. Given that a.) My Mountain Goats questions probably have a fairly limited appeal and b.) my larger family is doing their Christmas on the 23rd, I'm gonna hold off on my reading my questions for a while. That said, I still might be able to drop by...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?
Replies: 49
Views: 12629

Re: How far should we tolerate hate speech in quizbowl?

Further, I argue that people who are paying often many hundreds of dollars to come to my tournaments deserve to not have to play next to someone who thinks they're less human than he is or would want to kill them. I believe this to be a fair position. Finally, I would argue it's inappropriate to ma...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 19219

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

~10 questions on the Mountain Goats, assuming I'm available to read them
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 10782

Re: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions

Given that there's a TV aspect, you may just be out of luck. There's a reason Jeopardy isn't ACF Regs. If they expect people to watch, the viewers will have to get some enjoyment out of it and let's face it, to the uninitiated, quiz bowl is really not much of a spectator sport. Honestly, rather than...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 20622

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

One thing to bear in mind is that the ease at which software is learned doesn't translate into being able to use it quickly and efficiently (which is of course paramount to running an on-time, successful tournament). I'd like to think I understand both R syntax and regular expressions pretty well; ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 20622

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

One thing to bear in mind is that the ease at which software is learned doesn't translate into being able to use it quickly and efficiently (which is of course paramount to running an on-time, successful tournament). I'd like to think I understand both R syntax and regular expressions pretty well; h...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284245

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Hey all, This is just a quick announcement for what I'm tentatively calling "Songs for David Seal: A Mountain Goats Packet". Accepting applications for better names, though. Yep, it's a set of likely 15-40 tossups about the best of all possible bands, The Mountain Goats. It's gonna probably end up b...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament
Replies: 36
Views: 14093

Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Two questions:

1. I'm assuming 8PM Eastern time, correct?

2. I'm new to Discord. How can I find the correct chat?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament
Replies: 36
Views: 14093

Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

How was this? I'd probably be interested in a Skype/Discord/What have you mirror as well.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Limits of the "Back to the Classroom" Movement
Replies: 33
Views: 9085

Re: Limits of the "Back to the Classroom" Movement

That is an extremely specific subset of players however. To pick a social science like sociology for example: how many quiz bowl players have sociology PhDs? I'd wager less than a dozen. This small sample of players--who may or may not be even elite level players--should not determine how appropria...