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by Khanate
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 19821

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

The difficulty was inconsistent in parts, and I'll talk about more specific questions later, but in my opinion 'reaction rates' was a god-awful tossup, and I'm pretty sure that the first two clues also refer to 'rate constant' (which wasn't accepted or prompted) and that means the TU is non-specifi...
by Khanate
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fine arts/music
Replies: 117
Views: 34299

Re: Fine arts/music

4) Consider an album like Pet Sounds that is simultaneously popular and (at least to some extent) considered to have artistic and technical merit. There is obviously a way to write a tossup on this album that is very clearly trash. Is there a way to write a good tossup on this album that focuses ex...
by Khanate
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The line between QB music and Trash music
Replies: 6
Views: 1842

Re: The line between QB music and Trash music

Déjà vu ( http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13240 ); I have no more to say on the subject... Well my bad, I thought I looked through the college and HS discussion threads before I posted this, but I must have scanned to quickly. Anyway I'll go ahead and make my point here and go to t...
by Khanate
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 72701

Re: Quizbowl Central

It's working for me now
by Khanate
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The line between QB music and Trash music
Replies: 6
Views: 1842

The line between QB music and Trash music

Honestly, as someone who has learned music up until I finished High School QB, I cannot see a distinguishing feature of what we should classify as "music" in quizbowl. You might say only classical music, but that can be thrown out given that Stephen Foster is a commonly used answer choice, Phillip G...
by Khanate
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 72701

Re: Quizbowl Central

I just tried on a Windows OS. It still didn't work in FF, but it worked in IE. I was using a university computer, which didn't have chrome, so I couldn't test that.
by Khanate
Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 72701

Re: Quizbowl Central

For some reason, the database hardly works at all for me. I can pull up the site (i've tried Chrome, Safari, and Firefox), but when I type something in the search box and click search, nothing happens.
by Khanate
Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)
Replies: 44
Views: 25273

Re: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)

Distribution question.

Are you considering opera, ballet, and musicals in Music or in "Other Art"?
by Khanate
Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Distribution
Replies: 60
Views: 10671

Re: ACF Distribution

I think one way to expand to earth science canon is to toss up more minerals than just quartz and feldspar
by Khanate
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST 3-- call for writers!
Replies: 60
Views: 21229

Re: CMST 3-- call for writers!

I can probably write 10/10 of some mix or Science, Geography, Music, and Trash
by Khanate
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Distribution
Replies: 60
Views: 10671

Re: ACF Distribution

Khanate wrote: First, I'd say that the history distribution is extremely skewed towards European History. Furthermore (also based on the submission guidelines).
I apologize, I did not see the entire thread dedicated to this.
by Khanate
Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Distribution
Replies: 60
Views: 10671

Re: ACF Distribution

I really don't have much of a problem with the ACF distribution, but based on what we are required to submit in packets I think the subdistribution has a few problems. First, I'd say that the history distribution is extremely skewed towards European History. Furthermore (also based on the submission...
by Khanate
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 13716

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

The Taxonomy bonus that went Platyhelminthes/Annelida/Mollusca was frustratingly easy. Other than that and the tossup on Nazi Gold, I don't think there was much wrong.
by Khanate
Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 162233

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

What will the distribution (and subdistribution) be?
by Khanate
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 22nd Annual Walton Academic Challenge: October 8, 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3884

Re: 22nd Annual Walton Academic Challenge: October 8, 2011

Why not use a housewrite like DAFT or the Ohio State set?

Also, this coincides with my Fall Break, so, Mr. Edelstein, if you need any readers, I'd be glad to help.
by Khanate
Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Should finals packets be harder than the prelims?
Replies: 21
Views: 6064

Re: GSAC XIX at Maggie Walker (12/3/11) - Seeking Mirrors

I don't see much of a problem with increasing finals difficulty if its only the clues that are increasing in difficulty. I understand that the results of the finals could be skewed if the answer difficulty goes up significantly, but whats wrong with a difficult tossup on Hemingway or Neptune?
by Khanate
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT distribution change for 2011-12
Replies: 52
Views: 8443

Re: NAQT distribution change for 2011-12

I'd like to see less noncomputational math and more of other science like Astronomy and Earth Science. Considering that math isn't even a science in itself (although that is debatable), I feel the distribution should shift more towards actual natural sciences. On the other side of things, I think th...
by Khanate
Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 27985

Re: NAC 2011

School administrators have bigger issues in to deal with than "Well what about the quiz bowl team", and the thought of potentially having to deal with internal issues surrounding the quiz bowl team's activities regarding ethics isn't going to work in favor of the quiz bowl team. This is a problem t...
by Khanate
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 141110

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

The NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music is an excellent resource for studying music. However, it also has stuff that never comes up, and its not the best guide for Opera either.
by Khanate
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 20574

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

I was shocked that the Rydberg Formula was tossed up in an IS set. I know it was tossed up at HSNCT, and it seems suitable there, but I thought it was entirely too hard for an IS set
by Khanate
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class of 2011 High School Set (Interest Check)
Replies: 26
Views: 6122

Re: Class of 2011 High School Set (Interest Check)

I can write 5/5 science for this
by Khanate
Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 Discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 6416

Re: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 Discussion

I really enjoyed this tournament and the set. Almost all works were pretty well known, so it wasnt like I was just sitting there clueless. I hope someone does this with trash music one day.
by Khanate
Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2011-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6359

Georgia 2011-2012

Since its not here yet, I guess I'll create it. I believe that next year a new generation rises for GA quizbowl with the graduation of William, Abu Bakr, Andrew, Dawit, and me and the other four CHS seniors. Therefore, I believe that the overall strength of the GA field will drop next year (Although...
by Khanate
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 12646

Re: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion

Given my high expectations from reading last years set, I was thoroughly disappointed with the science from this set. That's not to say it was bad, just that it was not nearly as good as I thought it would be. Here were some of the issues I saw: 1) Where was the astronomy???? All I remember hearing ...
by Khanate
Tue May 31, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37738

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

the walkway seemed to add a dimension to the tournament. I seem to remember that walkway being very inexplicably hot... The sprinkler situation seems to be an isolated incident most likely caused by the construction. In the three rooms I staffed in throughout the weekend, not much went wrong other ...
by Khanate
Tue May 31, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37738

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

I did not enjoy this Atlanta Hyatt nearly as much at the Chicago one (Aside from the fact that there was a food court rather than one McDonalds). Maybe it was just me, but I found the upstairs game rooms were smaller than those in Chicago, and there was a leaking ceiling sprinkler in one room which ...
by Khanate
Mon May 30, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37738

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

I found the issue with the length's of sides of triangles, was that it was a lengthy and difficult to figure out. Even if one realizes that "hinge theorem", "Ceva's Theorem", or "Hero's formula" are inexplicable linked to triangles, he/she would be inclined to guess a quantity that can be explained ...
by Khanate
Sun May 29, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37738

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

I agree that the bonus difficulty did fluctuate quite a bit.

I thought that "length of sides of triangles" was a bit awkward for an answer choice. Otherwise, I thought those questions (that I did play or watch) were well written.
by Khanate
Sun May 29, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?
Replies: 67
Views: 17271

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?

I'll be going to Duke University next fall