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by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 42629

Re: Venting rage: Cheaters edition

At the same time... "lol joke's on you for taking quizbowl seriously" is a fucking pisspoor response to anything. What's the total cost of airfare, hotel rooms, and entry fees for players and staffers at the three ICTs that Andy ruined? Like in the neighborhood of half a million dollars? This flipp...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DI specific question discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6489

Re: DI specific question discussion

Eric's extensive constructive criticism The LV tossup was mine. According to one of my physio texts, Eisenmenger's refers to (among other findings) the shunt reversal due to an uncorrected VSD... and that book is a first-edition from 1998 that I got for like fifty cents and should have thought twic...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 55948

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

It seems like the self-evident response to point 3 is simply the opinions of all the coaches and players who've posted on here so far saying that all their players enjoyed themselves, even those who had PPBs that Yoda would only need one hand to count...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Question Discussion
Replies: 138
Views: 25382

Re: Individual Question Requests and Discussion

As far as recent studies go, the ones that show that [insert vitamin or mineral here] is protective against [insert disease name here] come out frequently, are frequently hyped in the news, and in the end don't usually make a big difference in medical care or elucidate something particularly novel a...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Human Bio
Replies: 25
Views: 5033

Re: Human Bio

Now, if you're talking about physiology questions (the close and far-more-relevant cousin of anatomy), then that's a different story. These questions show up all the time at lower levels and, I guess, are not as noticeable at the higher levels because all the cool lead-in clues and a good number of...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stop using so many goddamn clues about Finnish composers
Replies: 17
Views: 4072

Re: Stop using so many goddamn clues about Finnish composers

Oddly enough, I've encountered Salonen outside of quizbowl before, since NPR seems to love plsying him. That's not odd at all; he's Important in the real world! Indeed, it's far from odd; and as long as we're talking about who should come up, more Important conductors/educators should come up, like...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stop using so many goddamn clues about Finnish composers
Replies: 17
Views: 4072

Re: Stop using so many goddamn clues about Finnish composers

Not to go all music mafia on you, but while Saariaho obviously shouldn't be coming up at regionals, why shouldn't she happen as a bonus part at CO (or Nats, if you're being a little mean, I guess)? She's actually important to electronic music, and to the development of a (still regrettably small) c...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stop using so many goddamn clues about Finnish composers
Replies: 17
Views: 4072

Re: Stop using so many goddamn clues about Finnish composers

Not to go all music mafia on you, but while Saariaho obviously shouldn't be coming up at regionals, why shouldn't she happen as a bonus part at CO (or Nats, if you're being a little mean, I guess)? She's actually important to electronic music, and to the development of a (still regrettably small) co...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to Become a Good Science Player
Replies: 24
Views: 8475

Re: How to Become a Good Science Player

If your school grants access to it, uptodate.com is a great source of biology information; it's mostly a medical site, but there are good descriptions of cell bio processes as well. Writing and studying off there will give you accurate and in-depth information to learn from.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE membership changes
Replies: 2
Views: 1395

Re: PACE membership changes

Jonathan Magin has also resigned from PACE. Thank you for your work as a member, Jonathan; we are also sorry to see you go.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE membership changes
Replies: 2
Views: 1395

PACE membership changes

PACE would like to welcome the following to its membership: Matt Bollinger, Matt Weiner, Colin McNamara, Chris Greenwood, Julie Gittings, and Isaac Hirsch. Thank you for accepting your invitations, and we look forward to having you contribute further to our organization! PACE would also like to bid ...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2011: Quick recap and Thanks
Replies: 48
Views: 13307

Re: PACE NSC 2011: Quick recap and Thanks

So is the NSC set never going to be posted, or is Andy Watkins still watching Gordon Heyward stream Starcraft II games and going to get around to those formatting problems any minute now? I can't speak to why the set hasn't been posted, but I can tell you that Andy is on vacation with his family an...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)
Replies: 62
Views: 15332

Re: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)

Wurzel-Flummery wrote:
Not That Kind of Christian!! wrote: (Incidentally, though, thanks for the blog traffic.)
I might take a stab at the carrot cake cupcakes, those look really good!
Thanks! </thread derail>
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)
Replies: 62
Views: 15332

Re: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)

My apologies; the reason I haven't posted yet is a poor one, namely that this is an academically intense time in my life and I got very distracted by some things that were going on in that arena. You get graded for maintaining http://bakingbored.blogspot.com/? Charlie, I'd appreciate it if you'd re...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)
Replies: 62
Views: 15332

Re: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)

Hey, Dr. Prince, we have reached conclusions on a number of things to fix and agreed several days ago that Hannah Kirsch was going to post here about them. She's the Communications VP and as such is the person qualified to speak for PACE. I really don't know why she hasn't posted yet, but hopefully...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)
Replies: 62
Views: 15332

Re: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)

My apologies; the reason I haven't posted yet is a poor one, namely that this is an academically intense time in my life and I got very distracted by some things that were going on in that arena. In any case, I can assure you that the only "secret cabal" working on these issues is the entirety of th...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 12962

Re: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion

I edited and wrote all the biology, and wrote some questions for the rest of the set besides.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC
Replies: 114
Views: 163993

Re: 2011 PACE NSC

As you may have heard, State College beat Hunter College High School A in a one-game final to win this year's NSC. Thank you to all teams who participated, both for your hard work and for your patience with Saturday's logistical difficulties.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 28571

Re: NAC 2011

Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:Why don't you tell this person she is a phenomenal idiot then? Because you're scared?
Probably out of a sense of professionalism.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO?
Replies: 67
Views: 12635

Re: VETO?

Working on VETO last time was kind of fun. I'd be willing to edit some bio and/or music for this.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 20216

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

I don't have the set with me so I might be completely wrong in saying this, but while playing, there seemed to be a dearth in biology questions (particularly tossups) in the DII set. A lot of the biology that did come up seemed a bit difficult, too (tossups on beta oxidation of fatty acids and home...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT/ICT Distribution
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

Re: SCT/ICT Distribution

I felt the mixed pure academic stuff wasn't THAT bad, although I guess you can quibble if knowledge of a movie version of The Children's Hour should ever get points over someone who has read the work (for what it's worth, I would argue that it's not like the movie versions are trash but semi-reason...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 20216

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

I think someone pointed out on Saturday that I should have put in directions to accept "crown ethers" on early buzzes. I hope this didn't cause any problems for people. This happened in my room; I think it may have been Aaron Cohen who said "crown ethers," actually. Though I know nothing of science...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 20216

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

The very first bonus in the DII finals packet was also a not-so-awesome throwback.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format
Replies: 96
Views: 17302

Re: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format

Why not write a few more questions to allow full bracket tiebreakers? Speaking as someone heavily involved in writing last year's and this year's NSCs, this is not a trivial task. Editors have been striving for better difficulty control than the NSC has had in previous years. While I think there's ...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 17663

Re: Illinois Open Discussion

Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:
[10]Mohammed Gandhi
Is this person distinct from Mohandas Gandhi, or is this an error?
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Improving productivity as a writer
Replies: 21
Views: 3026

Re: Improving productivity as a writer

Not that I'm at the apogee of question-writing, but I can churn them out pretty quickly. After I pick my answer line, I write ideas for clues on separate lines so that I have a clear plan that I just have to flesh out, e.g.: Clue about an aria from Idomeneo Musical clue from Cosi fan tutte Less obvi...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE staffing funds
Replies: 2
Views: 1165

Re: PACE staffing funds

The application form for staffer travel reimbursement can now be found here. Questions about the form or reimbursement in general should be directed to Donald Taylor at donaldtaylor dot pace at gmail dot com.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prompts and Protests
Replies: 11
Views: 1827

Re: Prompts and Protests

Well, unless the answer was something like John Quincy Adams, where a player has to make it extremely clear (I think there's even a thing about this in the NAQT and/or ACF rules) that they don't mean the other President John Adams (whose wiki page you get if you just type in "John Adams"). (But if ...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC
Replies: 114
Views: 163993

Re: 2011 PACE NSC

PACE is very excited to announce that for this year's NSC, we will expand the field to 72 teams. This represents the all-time largest field size for the NSC. Thank you in advance to the teams for their interest and staffers for their commitment to helping the tournament grow.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE staffing funds
Replies: 2
Views: 1165

PACE staffing funds

In order to promote community participation in high school events and help alleviate personal financial burden, PACE will be making money available to community members who often pay out of pocket to attend and staff high school tournaments. Up to $100 per staffer and $1500 total can be dispensed to...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Some thoughts on the distribution and regular difficulty
Replies: 42
Views: 12965

Re: Some thoughts on the distribution and regular difficulty

Maybe we can't expect the degree of cultural understanding that we have been expecting--that is, a degree to the tune of 1/1 philosophy, 1/1 world lit, and so on--but one of the points of playing quizbowl is to expand one's cultural understanding. A one-to-one correspondence between quizbowl cultura...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at Georgia Tech 10/23/2010
Replies: 74
Views: 17554

Re: EFT Mirror at Georgia Tech 10/23/2010

grapesmoker wrote:
Karlheinz Stockhausen wrote:User was warned for lacking a signature.
Come on guys, it's Stockhausen. How much more identification could he possibly need?
Perhaps just some Kontakte information.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LSU Academic Challenge -- Jan 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3454

Re: LSU Academic Challenge -- Jan 15

Scott, is it feasible for you to consider using HSAPQ questions for this tournament? Sets of a similar difficulty level and a more reputable production process are surely going to be available.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eligibility
Replies: 39
Views: 5954

Re: Eligibility

This fascination with insulating new players is fairly recent. At the first ACF Fall I attended (October 2004), there were teams led by Andrew Yaphe, Seth Teitler, and Zeke. If you're really concerned with insulating new players, look at the great stats some of the more accomplished high school pla...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement regarding the chief administrator
Replies: 18
Views: 7009

Re: Announcement regarding the chief administrator

I don't think you're going to be the target of flaming, but I would (not as a member of the exec board, just as myself) like to say a word about privacy (noting that I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "double standard," so my apologies if I misinterpret). To say "the quizbowl community gossips, s...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement regarding the chief administrator
Replies: 18
Views: 7009

Re: Announcement regarding the chief administrator

The following is PACE's official statement in response to Matt's post and in summation of our resolution of the complaints against Trygve: PACE has already resolved this matter internally, as was mentioned above, through a multi-step process. We apologize for the delay, which was due to exhaustive d...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC
Replies: 114
Views: 163993

2011 PACE NSC

PACE is pleased to announce that the 2011 NSC will be held at Northwestern University on June 4 and 5. Tournament directors Andrew Hart and Gautam Kandlikar will soon post with a list of some convenient nearby hotels. Also, please note that Northwestern is accessible from O'Hare Airport by both publ...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement regarding the chief administrator
Replies: 18
Views: 7009

Announcement regarding the chief administrator

It has recently been brought to the attention of the board that PACE president Trygve Meade, while acting as Chief Administrator of the hsquizbowl.org discussion boards and prior to his election as PACE president, used his permissions to view a private HSAPQ forum hosted on the PACE-owned discussion...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Why don't more teams bid to host SCT?
Replies: 22
Views: 2715

Re: Why don't more teams bid to host SCT?

On a side note- I dont really understand how the clock prevents established programs from hosting the SCT moreso than tournaments they host without the clock. I understand that rooms need to be staffed with two people (so that the reader doesn't lose time keeping score), but that second person can ...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE elections results announcement
Replies: 2
Views: 1899

Re: PACE elections results announcement

After the resignation of Matt Weiner for personal reasons, Gautam Kandlikar has been elected vice president of tournament direction. Gautam and Andrew Hart will serve as co-tournament directors for this year's NSC. PACE congratulates Gautam and Andrew, and we look forward to their excellent work wi...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston/ NE/ Something summer practices
Replies: 10
Views: 1936

Re: Boston/ NE/ Something summer practices

Why don't we all meet outside the Harvard science center at 5:30? There are definitely free classrooms there, one of which we could take over. I'm making cookies.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston/ NE/ Something summer practices
Replies: 10
Views: 1936

Re: Boston/ NE/ Something summer practices

I'll be in Boston next week. Would it be okay to see what the world of college quizbowl is like? Well, I think Andy and I are the only two quizbowlers in Boston at the moment, so as of next week, the world of college quizbowl will be mostly "Andy goes to lab" and "Hannah packets for medical school."
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston/ NE/ Something summer practices
Replies: 10
Views: 1936

Re: Boston/ NE/ Something summer practices

bt_green_warbler wrote:So, I'm in Boston this week. Anyone interested in some quizbowl?
Andy and I are in. Is anyone else around?
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussions
Replies: 126
Views: 24392

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussions

truly major authors such as Borges, Garcia-Marquez, Soyinka, Kawabata, Mishima or Rushdie Just out of curiosity, how did you select these names as the most egregious of the missing authors? Are you suggesting they are more or less important to include than, say, Pamuk, Achebe, Lessing, Wang Wei, Da...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussions
Replies: 126
Views: 24392

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussions

Given what I saw in answer selection from submitted packets, that's a great credit to him. A note on this: I'm not going to stamp my foot and refuse to acknowledge the overdifficulty of some questions in this tournament, but while most of the people who are posting with difficulty objections submit...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussions
Replies: 126
Views: 24392

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussions

Sorry to crash this chain with more music stuff, but I found some more mistakes while reading through the packets today. One is small (round 4, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concertos: I think the anecdote is really talking about Nikloai Rubenstein, and not Anton). The others are larger and are in the tossup...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Music Questions for Music Players
Replies: 122
Views: 33620

Re: Writing Music Questions for Music Players

There are some pieces for which neither theory nor key signature clues will be helpful, because neither of these features are significant or unusual for that piece. trigger/confirmation Also, yeah, I know that the association of keys with things extends beyond Baroque (I mentioned Grétry, who is mi...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Two Part Answers to Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: Two Part Answers to Questions

Putting a "Warning: Two answers required!" clause at the beginning of questions suffices. However, be sure that asking about this two-part answer is more valuable than picking one of those two parts before endeavoring to write the question at all.