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by RSido
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 203547

Re: Illinois '07-'08

I personally feel that it isn't impossible to write good industrial arts questions, but unfortunately most of them focus on specific tools (frustrating even for someone who's taken 4 years of tech ed/industrial arts courses- an example was the pliers bonus, which I 10'd) and obscure facts (how far a...
by RSido
Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 203547

You mean the hyoid.
by RSido
Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 203547

That's kind of ridiculous... it's not like performance determines how proud your fans are of you *cough* Cubs *cough*. You don't see Cubs fans whining about how awful their team is. If anything, the team should be glad that such a system was in place- at least this way they know where exactly they s...
by RSido
Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 203547

These house moderators- who exactly are they? Do you mean parents and/or teachers who are pressed into service but don't really know how the game is played or do you mean varsity players who are drafted into moderation duty? Granted, not many tournaments have varsity players handy to moderate.
by RSido
Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 203547

yes, the frustum is one of them... the other two are indeed truncated prisms, one of which has parallelograms and a rectangle connecting the triangles, the other has two trapezoids and a rectangle connecting the triangles. Even though it's doubtful anyone would come up with them in a match, it's not...
by RSido
Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 203547

I can still think of 3 other shapes, none of which are prisms nor pyramids.
by RSido
Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 203547

For F/S tournaments I think it's reasonable to do a handout, since the most important thing is to have fun and learn the ropes. The handout doesn't prevent one team from getting points if the other does, so it's a nice way for teams to avoid being shut out (which stinks, especially in F/S where the ...
by RSido
Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 203547

*ducks and covers*

So what about them rankles you most?
by RSido
Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 203547

What was the field for each tournament?
by RSido
Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pyramidal Math Tossups
Replies: 7
Views: 4024

Having additional clues on the NAQT math questions sometimes helps because it allows enough time to actually do the calculation. Aegis has done this on occasion, since it gives people who know what they are doing time to do it but it also gives people who are fast but not clever a chance at the prob...
by RSido
Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Questions in posession of coaches
Replies: 16
Views: 3454

I sort of wonder whether the question writers just assume, "oh, nobody remembers the questions anyway, they won't notice and it'll be fine if we use old questions to fill in the holes in our packets" or if they actually think it's a legitimate thing to do- like players should be rewarded for looking...
by RSido
Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 203547

Don't you have your *own* state to worry about Dees?

And that wasn't very inflammatory. I wonder if Egan will still mention Kenilworth anyway?
by RSido
Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Funny Covers
Replies: 42
Views: 10881

I don't think it's ever been tried, but Sean Connery singing "Oops I did it again" would be somewhat hilarious.
by RSido
Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness?
Replies: 96
Views: 33958

I think my spring break conflicts then too- a lot of schools schedule spring break that week, so you may have trouble across the board.
by RSido
Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greatest American Rock Band?
Replies: 65
Views: 21143

I'd say Lynyrd Skynyrd somewhere in there. Granted, some people will think I'm bonkers.
by RSido
Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness?
Replies: 96
Views: 33958

this sounds interesting, to be sure.
by RSido
Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 257600

I suggested that all questions be put in Klingon, but that idea got squished. Not only would it be totally impossible to pronounce correctly, but there would be very, very few questions that are *peaceful*. :roll: