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by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DII ICT
Replies: 17
Views: 4705

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DII ICT

The "autogynephilia" bonus was a thing that hit a bit close to home. I appreciate this was an actual (long-since debunked) hypothesis back in the day, but this is also a rather sensitive topic that needs to be handled with tact--I'm already reminded enough of how certain others think people like me ...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 33725

Re: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State

This set was fun and the questions were highly original, for the most part. This is quite commendable.
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 63212

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

Well, i have a few comments. To begin with, most of the graph theory questions within the tournament (including the infamous cycles one) were written confusingly, and had incomplete answer lines (in my and Dr. Prince's opinion)... and that led me into more than one protest. The best idea in this cas...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Driving to FAR AWAY Tournaments
Replies: 25
Views: 6356

Re: Driving to FAR AWAY Tournaments

The IMSA team drove from Aurora to Columbia, MO in October 2012 (357 miles). As for me personally, I staffed ICT less than 24 hours after returning from a 3000-mile long college visit/roadtrip/vacation. One could say I travelled in a very circuitous route to the tournament. EDIT: For me, the trip st...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14
Replies: 45
Views: 17209

Re: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14

If everyone wants to know, I will be attending the University of Oklahoma and *not* playing quizbowl. However, I will still do other things depending on my mental/emotional state and other interests (e.g. writing packets and staffing/running tournaments)
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 IHSA
Replies: 80
Views: 20545

Re: 2014 IHSA

yellow?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Yes. It is apparent that the wavelengths for the different colours of light (visible 380 to 750 nm, blue 450-495, yellow 570-590) were taken from this graph on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Linear_visible_spectrum.svg. Other sources give slightly diff...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 IHSA
Replies: 80
Views: 20545

Re: 2014 IHSA

The sectionals had, as a rule, lots of left turns and Really Hard parts. There are too many to count, but one good example of both was the "light" bonus. Getting "yellow" off its wavelength range was my proudest moment of the day.
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 IHSA
Replies: 80
Views: 20545

Re: 2014 IHSA

Dylan: There's also a third one, who barely lost to Thompson as Illinois Governor and ended up in the Senate. And a 4th and 5th of no importance. A lot of the extremely obscure answer lines are stuff that even I barely know or not know at all. And I'm usually good at the non-canon stuff. Dextrometho...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert
Replies: 46
Views: 24777

Re: Staying Alert

Um... I don't know, try to get some sleep before tournaments. I know it's hard, what with 6 am wakeup times, but at least try with an early bedtime Friday night. Or if you're travelling a while, get there the night before. Then the following morning, get an actual breakfast. I know that's also hard,...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 IHSA
Replies: 80
Views: 20545

Re: 2014 IHSA

The Dickson Mounds aren't in Dixon, actually.

But yeah.. 1990s trash needs to be then, not in the 2014 Series. Not to mention everything else.
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Current Events
Replies: 10
Views: 2429

Re: Current Events

Time for me is rather simplistic, but the Economist is better and insightful in everything EXCEPT economics (you're better off learning about classical econ elsewhere anyway). I personally can't stand their promulgation of regressive ideas and thinly-veiled racism in one case, but if you can, great.
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Current Events
Replies: 10
Views: 2429

Re: Current Events

Speaking as someone who does decently well on the current events subject matter, a lot of the NAQT stuff seems to be that which is covered well by left or liberal sources (my information sites are usually described as "socialist"), though it's definitely not exclusive to that sort of content. So any...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 84150

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

IMSA remains ranked higher nationally than they are in their silly Masonic Regionals or whatever tournament that is. IHSA regionals, that is. Masonics is actually a reasonably legit tournament, being run on good questions. IHSA... not so much. They seem to love uninformed tournament running and pla...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl 2014
Replies: 27
Views: 6602

Re: Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl 2014

The metea sectional was won by IMSA. Metea finished 2nd, Wheaton North 3rd, Naperville North 4th. It was close.
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo Set Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 1547

Re: Scobol Solo Set Discussion

Yeah fun! the tournament was great. Just remind Michael Steele not to make tasteless "jokes" about art majors going to Starbucks. In the finals, what was the rest of the "nodes" tossup? Also names are great and all, but Batman bin Suparman just got arrested for drugs and theft. (http://www.slate.com...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 5
Replies: 47
Views: 9966

Re: Geography Monstrosity 5 (postponed to NSC)

Yeah, either late Saturday or early Sunday would work; science doubles is right after matches Sat, and I should be playing that too.
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Evolution of a Quizbowl Player
Replies: 12
Views: 4176

Re: Evolution of a Quizbowl Player

Wait, you're supposed to study?
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 63121

Re: Illinois '13-'14

For those who really want to see me as some sort of great individual player, consider my solo performances at the 18 May Northwestern Tournament: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1374/stats/all_games/. I really don't do well without someone backing me up on the main gaps (especially lit+arts...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 53506

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

Could you post the Justin Trudeau bonus? (can't quite remember the round, but probably the one right after lunch on Sunday). Canadian politics is fun, especially for noted lack-of-details people like him.
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Sat May 18, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 5
Replies: 47
Views: 9966

Re: Geography Monstrosity 5 (May 24, Atlanta)

I will hopefully once again be coming. And maybe some of my teammates who are remotely interested in geography, but I haven't asked them.

I especially like the astro- bit.
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 17817

Re: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread

I really liked the liveblog, even if it was intermittent. Good coverage of a few selected USGeo matches, too bad you couldn't get them all. (a bit offtopic) The one annoying thing was the rampant misgendering-- I am genderqueer. I would very, very much prefer everybody not to use male pronouns when ...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 5651

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I see your thought process for the third thing. the second thing, I can't quite remember, woops. prolly clue-level? or misremembering. The first thing is just a convention, and not a unique attribute of Everest. Since it is the highest point on the planet, the key col doesn't exist, so it's taken to...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: US Geography Olympiad Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 3638

Re: US Geography Olympiad Nationals Discussion Thread

um...uh...yeah. What can I say, I won. somehow. I see Madden has took my 1/1 transportation request to heart. As in the finals tossup on the Boston T, and the short-answer question on "bus rapid transit". Some of the questions weren't quite geography, similarly to the History Bowl, which sometimes p...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 5651

Re: Specific Question Discussion

It seems as if the set quality was rather lacking. One example was the Everest question, whose first clue was "This is the only mountain with a prominence equal to its height above sea level". However, this is true for any high point of an island, because it's saying that the height of that mountain...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On the proper method to stop negging so much
Replies: 16
Views: 6013

Re: On the proper method to stop negging so much

As everyone reasonable has said on this thread, the proper response to negging is retaining composure. What often happens to me is that I get really nervous in close matches, leading to my concentration being off, leading to bad negs, leading to meltdown (maybe limited, maybe total), more negs, and ...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 15427

Re: IHSA 2013

Actually, James, Loyola got 1+1/9 place. *wink wink* But yeah. Intense. We were just on the verge of giving up. But we pulled it together. And equalized. And hung in there for a few more tossups. Then lost on the final one, and it seemed for sure Loyola would get the comp math, but they 10ed it the ...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 153772

Re: ProtoBowl

Max: I'm sorry, but people have said the most vile bigoted comments under their Real Names (or with people fully knowing them). Dennis Markuze anyone? Less-privileged people may face real-world consequences for things they may say to speak about against person/system with more power (e.g. stalking, ...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 153772

Re: ProtoBowl

From the limited size of things I saw today, it seems as if one of the mods was saying problematic things too. So yeah, it ain't working too well.
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sexism, Sexual Harassment, and Quizbowl
Replies: 22
Views: 9465

Re: Sexism, Sexual Harassment, and Quizbowl

Okay, there are a number of things that I wanted to mention a while back, but didn't get the time too. 1. Hostile environment much? Slurs+ sexualised language+ outright harassment makes quizbowl not a fun environment for women. It's up to us. here. everyone. to stop that. to loudly harangue/censure/...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 153772

Re: ProtoBowl

A few things. 1. No linking to facebook. Please. Just no. I'm a conscientious objector to it. 2. Real name policies are a Bad Thing. For a number of reasons. Although it's not as severe as elsewhere (quizbowlers mostly know each other IRL), it's still forcing people to out themselves. The whole "ano...
by Southern Double-collared Sunbirb
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 65659

Re: Illinois '12-'13

So hia all! Post-NAQT State, I'd like to make a subjective team ranking of course. The top 3 (hard to rank, they're all about there): 1. Loyola: Morgan and Ian can combine for great ossum powers, which they use to great effect to win tournaments. Hats off. 2. Belvidere North: Dylan is great, we all ...