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by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: OOTAM: Oxford Open American Mirror
Replies: 5
Views: 2571

Re: OOTAM: Oxford Open American Mirror

There's one for the original set under '2018 Oxford Open Discussion'
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2017 EFT: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 3316

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Could you post the text of the consuls question? Recall it having a lead in about them getting governorships at the end of their term which also would apply to Praetors. It then went on (later) to discuss them being the highest on the cursus which I've at various points seen applied to censors inste...
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2017 EFT: Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Re: Thanks and General Discussion

Generally this tournament seemed to play well at the UK site, albeit skewing harder than I'd anticipated based on the announced difficulty, particularly in the sciences, which seemed to have very low power counts compared to other categories and appreciably worse bonus conversion (although that migh...
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: The Spring Open: What Is to be Done?
Replies: 5
Views: 3159

Re: The Spring Open: What Is to be Done?

We had a small discussion on the topic (well, at least tangentially related to option 1) at the end of last term about potential americanisation of OOT, and agreed that last year's method wasn't the optimal way to go about it in the future (particularly given our loss of Spence and Aidan). In the ca...
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MSTP (Summer 2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 3097

Re: MSTP (Summer 2018)

I am exceptionally excited to get beaten to every tossup at this tournament by George Corfield
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 13920

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

I'll try to get in touch with him
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Wed May 31, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed
Replies: 27
Views: 14642

Re: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed

For some context, here's a brief description of the Oxford players on the poll. ... Chris Stern Probably Oxford's best player heading into next year. ... This is deeply worrying given that I don't actually know anything. Also, are there any interesting stats along the lines of the ones Daoud did la...
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 11641

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

Sounds great, if you could pick a time for the skype reading that allows people on the other side of the atlantic to play as well, that would be wonderful
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)
Replies: 51
Views: 34499

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)

On a related note, (as far as I'm aware in my capacity as treasurer) Oxford hasn't received an invoice (although I will admit to not having chased this), although I can't speak for the rest of the UK circuit.
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2017: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 2511

Oxford Open 2017: Specific Question Discussion

This thread is (ideally) to be used for discussion of specific questions, if you have any comments on any aspects of particular questions, it would be greatly appreciated.
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2017: General Discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 421

Oxford Open 2017: General Discussion

This thread is for general discussion of OOT/OAT 2017. Thanks to the team of writers and editors who made this tournament happen, without any of Spence Weinreich, Daoud Jackson, Charlie Clegg, George Corfield, Tom de Bock, Oli Clarke, and Isaac Brown (and I'd like to think I make that list as well) ...
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: League of Legends Packet by Joe Ham & JP Park
Replies: 3
Views: 2861

Re: League of Legends Packet by Joe Ham & JP Park

I'd probably be up for this (assuming you can find some time that works across the atlantic), although it's been a while since I've played lol/paid any attention to the esports scene
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime General Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 8484

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime General Discussion

I'd like to offer my thanks for this tournament, I had a great time, particularly in the science and music (although it felt like there was a large difficulty variance between bonus sets e.g. spin echo vs magnetic dichroism/ellipticity as hard parts, one of which was encountered in a second year cou...
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 20640

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

A minor thing, in the Mozart question, it felt like Ave Verum Corpus was dropped really early.
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 8988

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion

I'd just like to express my thanks for this tournament. I really enjoyed the science, although at times, it felt like the biology tended slightly harder than the other categories (although that's' probably just because it's my worst science).
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF & Powers
Replies: 1
Views: 1614

Re: ACF & Powers

There's a discussion of it in this thread ( http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=5611 ) which seemed fairly comprehensive. I'm not a massive fan of powers, as whilst they're fun on the rare occasions I actually get them, they make me play much worse and thus lose more, which isn't f...
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 49040

Re: community question clinic

Yeah, my liking that question was almost entirely because I really like Tolkien, and even then, I almost certainly wouldn't have buzzed on that question until the mention of the helm and hauberk. It is objectively too hard for any tournament below Chicago Open appropriate without branching out from ...
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 49040

Re: community question clinic

9 One of this author’s poems draws inspiration for its first line from the Anglo-Saxon poem The Wanderer, and contains a number of traditional ubi sunt motifs. In another poem, this author wrote “Now far ahead the Road has gone / And I must follow, if I can / Pursuing it with eager feet”. This auth...
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 71
Views: 8160

Re: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata

A couple of minor things that I remember from yesterday. In the question on Carbonyls, I think you dropped Felkin Ahn at the end of the first line, which felt very early and the question on violins mentioned scordatura in the first line which narrows it down to string instruments, even if you don't ...
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 18184

Re: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion

Whilst I enjoyed this tournament (as I would almost anything that asks fun questions on subjects that I enjoy), I was at the same time frustrated by some of the questions, both those that appeared to have factual errors (triple alpha in the Helium question being the most prominent example to me) and...
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 11128

Re: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

Can I have a look at the Michaelis Menten bonus set, as looking back at my lecture notes, neither my first year reaction kinetics, nor my 2nd year Biochemistry course differentiates between the "quasi-SSA" and the normal SSA. (assuming you've dealt with the lead in issue on the question)
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2016: We the East!
Replies: 26
Views: 10864

Re: UK Player Poll 2016: We the East!

Short-beaked echidna wrote:Needs to ... neg less.
Heresy
by What do you do with a dead chemist?
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" General Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 5504

Re: General Discussion

My one complaint (that I still remember) is that the science could probably have done with a few more prompts, for example the relative permittivity question could probably have prompted on refractive index until clues on the Clausius Monsotti equation was mentioned and the oxidation question could ...