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by SmallerMegalomaniacalPandaOnAbsinthe
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Security Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 19632

Re: NAQT Security Discussion

Dude, cut the crap. Do you seriously expect us to change our opinion of Shantanu's cheating because of your little episode of Quentin Tarantino Does Northern Exposure? You seriously expect us to have sympathy for a known compulsive liar and cheat, because he punches someone else in the face over ec...
by SmallerMegalomaniacalPandaOnAbsinthe
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Security Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 19632

Re: NAQT Security Discussion

Auroni, My issue with this is that he actually was in India for a long time. For quite a while, there was no reliable internet connection. There was nothing deceitful about that. Marshall, I will admit that I do not know much of the particulars concerning this string of wrongdoings in the quizbowl c...
by SmallerMegalomaniacalPandaOnAbsinthe
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT security review: three more cases
Replies: 61
Views: 19171

Re: NAQT security review: three more cases

While individuals such as Kyle whose integrity is well-known should not be impugned by the horrible actions of Watkins, I think it is legitimate to discuss whether the culture of Harvard as an institution, where recent news events suggest that cheating is considered par for the course, may have con...
by SmallerMegalomaniacalPandaOnAbsinthe
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Security Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 19632

Re: NAQT Security Discussion

R. was referring to this incident , not this incident . (The latter case had nothing to do with the security of NAQT's website; rather it involved an NAQT editor inappropriately revealing question content to players who were about to play the 2012 ICT.) Well, an "editor" who was not editing the 201...
by SmallerMegalomaniacalPandaOnAbsinthe
Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT Mirror at Oxford, 24/11/12
Replies: 5
Views: 2022

Re: IFT Mirror at Oxford, 24/11/12

Oh man, so much excitement. Here I was thinking I wouldn't be able to play much quizbowl in England.
Will questions be briticised in the same manner as past tournaments?
by SmallerMegalomaniacalPandaOnAbsinthe
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall UK at Warwick 03/11/2012
Replies: 12
Views: 5132

Re: ACF Fall UK at Warwick 03/11/2012

Hey guys. I wanted to ask about what exactly 'briticising' the set involves. Less US history, or are there other changes to the distribution..?
by SmallerMegalomaniacalPandaOnAbsinthe
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 163391

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

Mike Bentley wrote:
We are not planning on having distinct difficulties between the prelims and playoffs this year.
So 2011 NSC actually had distinct difficulties between the two? Superplayoffs packets seemed considerably harder than the rest of the tournament, but it'd be good to have official word about this.
by SmallerMegalomaniacalPandaOnAbsinthe
Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT Individual Question Requests and Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 5332

Re: BHSAT Individual Question Requests and Discussion

As someone who listens to/writes classical music I was really amused by the note clues on that last Billy Joel tossup. I really loved the lit at this tournament as the questions I actually got had me wrack my brain a bit to remember important quotes/descriptions (the Tennessee Williams tossup, the M...
by SmallerMegalomaniacalPandaOnAbsinthe
Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 3
Replies: 27
Views: 4996

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 3

Uh, any chance the mata-utu game could be moved to 9:45? I won't be able to make 9:00 due to band practice.
by SmallerMegalomaniacalPandaOnAbsinthe
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Installments in PACE's Freelance Quiz Bowl University
Replies: 1
Views: 678

Re: New Insallments in PACE's Freelance Quiz Bowl University

That Harlem Renaissance piece was a great read.

Hats off to PACE!
by SmallerMegalomaniacalPandaOnAbsinthe
Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2
Replies: 61
Views: 12809

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2

Indeed.. I only got it because a month ago I was reading http://www.csc.kth.se/utbildning/kth/kurser/DD2431/mi07/07_lecture06_6.pdf and the phrase sounded familiar, so I wiki'd it and did some link hopping. That question was just bad. It is surprising that it doesn't come up in college tournaments t...
by SmallerMegalomaniacalPandaOnAbsinthe
Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 56800

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

Whitman is interested in making the trip for this (i.e. pulling an 08 with an overnight train, maybe singing some Aerosmith on the way there). However, our ability to attend is contingent on HFT's starting time. The only train compatible with our schedules would arrive in Back Bay at 7:55 am, and al...
by SmallerMegalomaniacalPandaOnAbsinthe
Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2
Replies: 61
Views: 12809

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2

Man, I can't help feeling like I wouldn't be doing nearly as well if I were actually present at every game.

Dave/Greg (joint entity known as Davegreg!?) : Will there per chance be a prize for top individual scorer or is that out of the question?
by SmallerMegalomaniacalPandaOnAbsinthe
Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11
Replies: 47
Views: 23363

Re: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11

Yeah, please do let us know -- there were a couple of interesting clues/placements that deserve to be talked about...
by SmallerMegalomaniacalPandaOnAbsinthe
Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11
Replies: 47
Views: 23363

Re: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11

Will questions have power markings at this tournament?
by SmallerMegalomaniacalPandaOnAbsinthe
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2
Replies: 61
Views: 12809

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2

Subbing for Todd was a blast, so count me in for Round 2, if I'm eligible to sign up at this time.
by SmallerMegalomaniacalPandaOnAbsinthe
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League
Replies: 53
Views: 17352

Re: Online Skype Practice League

Seeing scores would be nice.