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by Mettius Fufetius
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: What should I tell an ACUI person?
Replies: 27
Views: 2855

Re: What should I tell an ACUI person?

I had the meeting today. The information conveyed to me, as best I understand it, was as follows: - ACUI has indeed recently signed a contract with NAQT. - Historically, ACUI offered CBI at some catch-all event called "Leisure Weekend." At least in our region, ACUI made an agreement a long time ago ...
by Mettius Fufetius
Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall (10/31) at UF
Replies: 7
Views: 2258

Re: ACF Fall (10/31) at UF

Did Jessica B. get Dallin's stats in the final round against Valencia CC A?
by Mettius Fufetius
Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 16321

Re: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion

After previously hearing of an opposing plan proposed at the Hanover Meeting, this leader proposed a twenty-five point plan at the Bamberg Conference. This leader decided to abandon both the Madagascar Plan and Nisko Plan in favor of a plan which would better achieve the ideals of not feeding the h...
by Mettius Fufetius
Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canceled: GUERRILLA II - West Chester, PA - 12/19/09
Replies: 30
Views: 5135

Re: GUERRILLA II - West Chester, PA - Holidays 2009

After careful consideration, I've decided I'm not going to be able to finish Mulligan to a level that satisfies me by the time this tournament happens. So, it won't take place at this tournament. It will probably be done by early spring, for any tournaments after that interested in a side event.
by Mettius Fufetius
Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5552

Re: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009

Yeah, I mean, Hannah received my 13/1 against Centre A. I don't think anybody should be reluctant to point out when this sort of thing happens -- after all, who else is likely to know/notice? (Although I did go through and check most of the top individual scorers and didn't find much else that seeme...
by Mettius Fufetius
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: What should I tell an ACUI person?
Replies: 27
Views: 2855

What should I tell an ACUI person?

Hi quizbowl, Some guy sent me the following e-mail: Good morning! My name is [his name] and I am [his job title at Furman, which involves coordinating student events]. I have recently been told that FACT, the student academic competition group has become active again. The Association of College Unio...
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 6276

Re: South Carolina 2009-2010

I can't help but notice some familiar surnames on the Dorman teams, e.g. Meghan Clusserath and Matthew DeAngelis.
by Mettius Fufetius
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Realistic assesment of difficulty
Replies: 27
Views: 4432

Re: Realistic assesment of difficulty

When EFT is advertised as a "novice" tournament and delivers something indistinguishable from myriad regular-audience tournaments of the past several years, that gives people a very bad idea of what the community considers "novice" and discourages them from trying to play collegiate questions again...
by Mettius Fufetius
Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER at Ottawa
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: THUNDER at Ottawa

Congratulations to Jeremy Levick for significantly helping out our fantasy quizbowl team.
by Mettius Fufetius
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5552

Re: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009

I got a call today saying that Hannah's manager had reversed his decision, which should allow us to come after all. I'm still awaiting 100% confirmation on the transportation arrangements, but they appear pretty solid. (Edit: 100% confirmaton on transportation has apparently been received. We should...
by Mettius Fufetius
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5552

Re: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009

Sorry for the late notice, but my teammate informed me she can't get off work (due to it being, like, Halloween) so we won't be able to come.
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Easy Bonus Parts
Replies: 42
Views: 12373

Re: Easy Bonus Parts

I think that each question (tossup or bonus) should ask about one solid topic... history, geography, economics, biology, etc. Well, why? That doesn't conform to the way that people learn about most of these subjects, or to their real-world significance, or to anything except some ancient doctrine o...
by Mettius Fufetius
Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at South Carolina (Sat,October 3rd)
Replies: 28
Views: 5695

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at South Carolina (Sat,October 3rd)

I calculated the PATH for this tournament, which can be found here. Let me know in the likely event that I made mistakes. My handling of players who didn't play in all 12 of their team's matches may have been nonstandard -- I divided their total points by 12 and let that be their PPG, so that the t...
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at South Carolina (Sat,October 3rd)
Replies: 28
Views: 5695

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at South Carolina (Sat,October 3rd)

I calculated the PATH for this tournament, which can be found here. Let me know in the likely event that I made mistakes. My handling of players who didn't play in all 12 of their team's matches may have been nonstandard -- I divided their total points by 12 and let that be their PPG, so that the to...
by Mettius Fufetius
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 19720

Re: EFT Discussion

7. One member of this group was able to give his nephew the Castle of St. Angelo and the title Duke of Spoleto, and as pope exonerated Joan of Arc posthumously, even though he excommunicated Halley’s Comet. In addition to the member of this group that became Callixtus III [...] This is an urban leg...
by Mettius Fufetius
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror 10/03 at UT-Austin
Replies: 8
Views: 1954

Re: EFT Mirror 10/03 at UT-Austin

While I'm not sure if bestowing comical/stupid nicknames on teams in the stats without their consent is the most welcoming or professional thing for a TD to do, I doubt there was any actual malice or anything like that intended.
by Mettius Fufetius
Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at South Carolina (Sat,October 3rd)
Replies: 28
Views: 5695

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at South Carolina (Sat,October 3rd)

Superfast results: Clemson defeated Southside A in a final, 275-270?, to win the tournament. I don't know what the other places were since (I believe) it wasn't announced. I was leading scorer, and Furman went something like 6-6. Ming Lin of Southside A won the neg prize, which was, awesomely, "The ...
by Mettius Fufetius
Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at South Carolina (Sat,October 3rd)
Replies: 28
Views: 5695

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at South Carolina (Sat,October 3rd)

As I've already told Eric, Furman is almost certainly not coming due to my teammate's car breaking down. I've e-mailed a couple of likely teams about this, but if anyone charitable is able to give us a ride early Saturday morning, please e-mail me by Friday afternoon and let us know. Otherwise, we'r...
by Mettius Fufetius
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash
Replies: 108
Views: 12091

Re: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash

I would like to see some academic tournaments take up more of a Your Choice rubric, where trash is not guaranteed part of the distribution. This would perhaps allow some of the "softer" trash elements to still get in, such as the less academic literature or oddball cross distributional things or cu...
by Mettius Fufetius
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash
Replies: 108
Views: 12091

Re: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash

Some people also claim that their own tournaments are free of trash, but then write on trash and label it as other categories. This. If people get rid of trash, then all the marginally trash questions or questions that one could remotely argue are part of some academic category (so, for example, bo...
by Mettius Fufetius
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash
Replies: 108
Views: 12091

Re: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash

So when I first saw this thread I wanted to sign my name up like a colonist for Crustumerium, but I do want to make the caveat that I don't agree with Kay's actual argument: Why does is still exist? Quizbowl is supposed to be academic. Yes? Academic quizbowl is supposed to be academic. For example, ...
by Mettius Fufetius
Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gyaankosh sorting
Replies: 4
Views: 1188

Re: Gyaankosh sorting

I support this post. I'm doing some sorting (when Gyaankosh is up, which is about half the time I check) but I can't really make much of a dent in the questions by myself, so, yeah, more people helping out would be great.
by Mettius Fufetius
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5552

Re: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009

Furman is planning to bring one team, will be submitting a packet by the October 10 deadline, and can bring one buzzer.
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Offering a vanity side event: Chad C. Mulligan Open
Replies: 0
Views: 602

Offering a vanity side event: Chad C. Mulligan Open

For my own amusement and edification, I've started writing some questions for a side event. (Edit: the event is very tentatively scheduled to be held at Mike Bentley's GUERRILLA II tournament.) The tournament will be loosely modeled on the Gunpei Yokoi Memorial in terms of overall aesthetics and ton...
by Mettius Fufetius
Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at South Carolina (Sat,October 3rd)
Replies: 28
Views: 5695

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at South Carolina (Sat,October 3rd)

Furman will be sending one team. (Edit: forgot to mention that we're capable of bringing a buzzer.)
by Mettius Fufetius
Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: geography's role in the canon, round 398479386987
Replies: 147
Views: 31728

Re: geography's role in the canon, round 398479386987

I suppose I, personally, value geography because I see it as a necessary substrate for understanding history; in most every college-level history course I've taken, you're sunk if you do not know where things are at. I've always assumed it's a similarly important substrate for fields as diverse as a...
by Mettius Fufetius
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Bird/Southeastern @ Berry College -- 11/7/09
Replies: 23
Views: 2913

Re: Early Bird/Southeastern @ Berry College -- 11/7/09

I would like to recommend this tournament to Furman, since it's close by and is likely to have an appropriate difficulty level for introducing new members to the college game. I won't do it, though, unless you release the questions used in last year's tournament. I suppose I'm happy that you're no l...
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Encyclopedia Brittanica
Replies: 19
Views: 3219

Re: Encyclopedia Brittanica

If you don't have academic access, you might find the free Columbia Encyclopedia useful. It seems to have good breadth, if not much depth.

(Edit: WORDS)
by Mettius Fufetius
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Computation, Round 23748234
Replies: 125
Views: 21422

Re: Math Computation, Round 23748234

I recently read an article which has many parallels with this discussion. I'm only a few pages into reading it, and, even as someone with a math degree, this explains so much about what I've been missing. Thank you! Hey, so when I was a kid, I was really into math. I thought it was the most fascina...
by Mettius Fufetius
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9
Replies: 67
Views: 17835

Re: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9

I'm planning to play this, and have currently formed a team with York Chen. We're eagerly looking for other team members; feel free to contact either one of us. (Edit: also, I should be bringing a buzzer.) (Edit #2: Carsten Gehring and Zihan Zheng have now completed the team.) (Edit #3: I'm not brin...
by Mettius Fufetius
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 31481

Re: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8

Update: I am no longer looking to join existing teams as an individual; as of right right now, it looks like I'm playing with York Chen and (for this tournament only) Lily Chen, and we do need a fourth. Feel free to contact any of us.

(Edit: Zihan Zheng has joined as our fourth.)
by Mettius Fufetius
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 31481

Re: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8

I'm planning to go to this, although transportation is an issue; I may or may not be able to afford the flight. If you can offer me a ride or need teammates, e-mail me. (Edit: I will also bring a buzzer.) (Edit #2: I'm not bringing a buzzer anymore, because I'm flying, it's a Judge, and I'm worried ...
by Mettius Fufetius
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 17172

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

I'm not sure why someone thinks that duckweed is "one of the worst leadins ever" - the duckweed problem is a fairly important ecological issue and, while once again not my intended first line, isn't so amazingly known that it's absurd you're getting the question there. What's the massive problem he...
by Mettius Fufetius
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 12527

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by Mettius Fufetius
Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Regionals Southeast at Vanderbilt: 2/16/08
Replies: 18
Views: 4095

Furman is hereby expressing an intent to attend, and does not have any players required to write a packet.
by Mettius Fufetius
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Annals of SCIENCE!
Replies: 22
Views: 3023

Make sure you watch out for the Alice Cammel Spiders -- they are the size of cammels but have 8 legs and walk like a spiders.
by Mettius Fufetius
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/MLK Mirror @ UGA 1/19/08 (Athens, GA) RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 4185

Deesy Does It wrote:Andy (and everyone out there who has limited webspace or whatever), if you're having trouble uploading the stats, you can use this program to quickly upload the SQBS stats pages for public viewing.
by Mettius Fufetius
Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Do you guys want another politics sub-forum through 2008?
Replies: 20
Views: 2516

GiveMeBrindleeOrDeath wrote:Bring it on.
by Mettius Fufetius
Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/MLK Mirror @ UGA 1/19/08 (Athens, GA) RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 4185

"Barring some catastrophic event" Furman will be sending one team.

EDIT: And we plan to submit the packet by the 12/15 deadline..
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Admiral Ackbar CC/Uni. (NAQT/PARFAIT III) (12/08/07)@ UA
Replies: 17
Views: 6559

Furman's not coming due to exams.
by Mettius Fufetius
Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/MLK Mirror @ UGA 1/19/08 (Athens, GA) RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 4185

I thoroughly approve of this date. I think Furman will be very interested given that UGA is only 2 hours from us (which is the closest tournament site I can recall hearing about since I've been here). I do implore you to please post fees, packet submission deadlines, &c. ASAP, even if they're just e...
by Mettius Fufetius
Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement - The Experiment: Return to Lord Weary's Castle
Replies: 32
Views: 16080

Show me fear in a handful of dust. Show me at scheat@gmail.com
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 17861

I agree that the Seven Weeks War is very famous, and it does come up all the time (14 hits on a SA search.) A better comparison to the Dorr Rebellion etc. would be its fascinating precursor, the Second Schleswig War. Unfortunately for my inexplicably deep knowledge of that conflict, but fortunately ...
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lit. distribution
Replies: 3
Views: 1786

What I meant to add to that post is that the Tale of Genji isn't overwhelmingly the most famous work of Japanese literature, either. It is very famous and is occasionally taught in undergraduate classes -- primarily because of its historical importance in the development of Japanese literature and t...
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lit. distribution
Replies: 3
Views: 1786

As a fairly new player with a penchant for Japanese lit, I don't understand these numbers from a Stanford Archive search: 43 Tale of Genji 42 Catch-22 (for comparison) 10 Makioka Sisters 7 Tale of the Heike 1 Kokoro 1 I Am A Cat 1 Wild Geese If Sousuke and Ogai wrote at the very end of the 19th inst...
by Mettius Fufetius
Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/8/07) at Yale
Replies: 22
Views: 8318

vandyhawk wrote: Alabama is having a delayed mirror of PARFAIT on the same day
Thanks for the tip. We're looking into that tournament now.
by Mettius Fufetius
Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Admiral Ackbar CC/Uni. (NAQT/PARFAIT III) (12/08/07)@ UA
Replies: 17
Views: 6559

Furman is interested in the PARFAIT mirror, but can't commit yet.
by Mettius Fufetius
Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/8/07) at Yale
Replies: 22
Views: 8318

Is anyone mirroring this in the SE?
by Mettius Fufetius
Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall SE at Shorter: results, stats, gratitude
Replies: 49
Views: 15851

The Furman program is engulfed in drama. It looks we're going to be pulling out. :sad: