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by jabekens
Mon May 20, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Re: General discussion

As well, there were a few question-length problems in the set, with several questions going to 8 lines, and I distinctly remember the Louis XVI tossup being a whopping 9 lines long. Thankfully for me at least, I didn't have to read all of them because of a good buzz in my room on the 2nd line, but ...
by jabekens
Sun May 19, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 10654

Re: Question-specific discussion

In the Ferdinand tossup, I thought it could have been a hose putting in the clue about Ferdinand Marcos, because I'm sure at least 1 team in the nation heard People's Power Revolution, instinct buzzed not realizing it wanted a first name, and said "Marcos." On a similar note, the music tossup on C w...
by jabekens
Sun May 19, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Re: General discussion

My feelings about this set were generally good. The difficulty of the questions wasn't anything worrying, and some unique answerlines kept the tournament fresh and interesting for a lot of teams. I felt like the NAQT-style bonuses and beginnings of bonuses (Pokemon science bonus, other bonuses I can...
by jabekens
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82229

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

I'm going to go against the advice of my teammates and spend valuable studying time putting in a worthless speculation on things that have not happened yet in this self-gratifying and egotistical thread. I have very little idea of how DC/MD will turn out, since I've not played against many teams oth...
by jabekens
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 18372

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13

I'll also be going to Amherst College next year. I haven't decided whether I'll be playing quizbowl or not.
by jabekens
Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Qub - A Multiplayer Quiz Bowl Reader
Replies: 37
Views: 15154

Re: Qub - A Multiplayer Quiz Bowl Reader

A few teammates told me about this just a minute ago, so I opened the link to try it out. I am using Chrome, and I made sure it was up-to-date. Upon clicking the link, the interface tells me that the Client Disconnected. Refreshing did not help. My friend said that he is currently on, so the server ...
by jabekens
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League
Replies: 53
Views: 16008

Re: Online Skype Practice League

Yes, I, too, found it fun and interesting, although I personally failed terribly. It ran smoother than expected, but I have an idea that could make it even smoother for future seasons. During the calls, I noticed that oftentimes there would be background noise from someone, like crickets, or someone...
by jabekens
Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League
Replies: 53
Views: 16008

Re: Online Skype Practice League

Google+ has hangouts (group video chat) for free, I would rather use that than have to pay for Skype Premium I would much rather use Skype since I already know how it works, and also, there is apparently an age minimum for Google+ right now, which I think is 18. When I got an invite from a friend, ...