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by waspman23
Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cardinal Classic discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 8027

Re: Cardinal Classic discussion

everyday847 wrote:(unless there's an astronomical CGS conspiracy that passed me by)
In general astronomy/astrophysics uses CGS units. It's not a conspiracy, just a standard convention.
by waspman23
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How To Plagiarize
Replies: 12
Views: 2451

Re: How To Plagiarize

If you cite the previously written question and author, then is it okay to reuse clues?
by waspman23
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Zot Bowl/Truman State/VCU Novice Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 8317

Re: Zot Bowl/Truman State/VCU Novice Discussion

Moving on to the "science clues from papers/studies" stuff: I think these clues are almost always a waste of time. If you know for a fact that the paper or study is a real classic that people outside a very narrow niche are likely to encounter in their courses, great; otherwise, scrap it and find a...
by waspman23
Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest: Fantasy Quizbowl League
Replies: 35
Views: 6440

Re: Gauging Interest: Fantasy Quizbowl League

everyday847 wrote: Can't do any harm.

It could take up valuable internet resources that could be devoted to more important things, like porn.
by waspman23
Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 24 hours of quizbowl
Replies: 57
Views: 9972

Re: 24 hours of quizbowl

Now if we could just add alcohol to the event.....
by waspman23
Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 27975

DumbJaques wrote:
...maybe you wouldn't have felt compelled to attend EFT as a grad student ...
Just so you're all aware, this person is not a grad student and has been known to insult doctoral students, as well as anyone who actually reads books.
by waspman23
Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: ACF Nationals 2008 - Chicago Wins!
Replies: 103
Views: 41625

I can say with some definitiveness that that weekend is likely smack in the middle of finals for both UCLA and UCI, and there is a good chance that at least one of those teams will be there. I don't know whether this is better or worse than the previous years where it was during our spring break an...
by waspman23
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: West Coast mirror of the Chicago Open?
Replies: 17
Views: 8590

I don't mind having the tournament up north, and most likely UCI will send two teams. But I'd have to request the event be held back a week to August 11-12. I personally cannot leave Southern California the weekend of August 4-5 due to a prior obligation. Can whoever's running the event please post...
by waspman23
Fri May 04, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stuff that is not related to Ghetto Warz or Moon Pie
Replies: 63
Views: 27008

I think the important point here is that Jerry learned some interesting physics from a UCI packet. Huzzah for quizbowl. Well, it's more like I learned from your explanation plus my own research into my textbooks. I think that bonus part would have made plenty more sense if it said "the usual form o...
by waspman23
Tue May 01, 2007 2:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ghetto Warz Discussion and Moon Pie Complaints
Replies: 43
Views: 40018

quo.vadio wrote: But, just to be fair, there are several things I disagree with, but the particular example on my mind when I said that originally was this: I personally object to phrases such as "actual knowledge." Any thing that is known is knowledge.
Well said.
by waspman23
Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: the quizbowl canon
Replies: 38
Views: 16300

The "canon" should be everything available in your average university library, as long as enough distinguishing facts are available on the subject.