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by cornfused
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 9866

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion

Gotta point it out, then - it's a Maserati, not a Ferrari.
by cornfused
Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 9866

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion

Fond du lac operon wrote:First of all, can we award a medal of some sort to whoever wrote the tossup on "people who have dated Taylor Swift?" Because that was awesome.
Oh MAN. Could someone post that question?
by cornfused
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 1/19 Trash after Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL)
Replies: 24
Views: 8332

Re: 1/19 Trash after Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL)

The Keith Country Day team (three KCD players and I) beat UIC College Prep in the final after both teams went 6-1 in the initial round-robin. KCD's loss was to UIC Prep; UIC Prep's loss was to the Greenthal-Egan-Martin team, which (I believe) finished in third.
by cornfused
Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 156471

Re: ProtoBowl

Also, the site's been hacked.
by cornfused
Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 156471

Re: ProtoBowl

This is incredibly nit-picky, but it's t-r-o-u-t, not t-r-a-u-t.
by cornfused
Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 127814

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

Joey wrote:I found that Japanese gameshow Oxford, Harvard, MIT and some other went on last year: http://vimeo.com/41135736
Password is bwc
Oh my God.

EDIT: Hey, this is actually really cool and not at all silly!
by cornfused
Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance Mirror at U of Washington & Online - 12/1/12
Replies: 28
Views: 6661

Re: Penn-ance Mirror at U of Washington & Online - 12/1/12

I'd be interested in playing this (in person) depending on the size of the in-person field. Like in Seattle? Yeah - I'll be in Seattle one of the first two weekends in December (haven't decided yet) and would totally play this, but I'm a little wary of a tourney where all but, say, two teams are ca...
by cornfused
Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance Mirror at U of Washington & Online - 12/1/12
Replies: 28
Views: 6661

Re: Penn-ance Mirror at U of Washington & Online - 12/1/12

I'd be interested in playing this (in person) depending on the size of the in-person field. Like in Seattle? Yeah - I'll be in Seattle one of the first two weekends in December (haven't decided yet) and would totally play this, but I'm a little wary of a tourney where all but, say, two teams are ca...
by cornfused
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance Mirror at U of Washington & Online - 12/1/12
Replies: 28
Views: 6661

Re: Penn-ance Mirror at U of Washington & Online - 12/1/12

I'd be interested in playing this (in person) depending on the size of the in-person field.
by cornfused
Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 156471

Re: ProtoBowl

Nevermind, it's a problem with avast! However, I should note that this problem did not occur before, and it will likely affect other avast! users, so something to be aware of I guess. Even then I'm curious as to how that happens. What did it look like when it didn't work? I use avast! and haven't h...
by cornfused
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 156471

Re: ProtoBowl

Nevermind, it's a problem with avast! However, I should note that this problem did not occur before, and it will likely affect other avast! users, so something to be aware of I guess. Even then I'm curious as to how that happens. What did it look like when it didn't work? I use avast! and haven't h...
by cornfused
Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New and Noteworthy
Replies: 21
Views: 7035

Re: New and Noteworthy

Needless to say, I'm in.
by cornfused
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 156471

Re: ProtoBowl

kevink wrote:
cornfused wrote:ProtoBowl's really vulnerable to trolling right now - is there any way a maximum number of buzzes per minute or skips or something could be implemented?
I changed the rate limiting threshold. Hopefully that works.
Now it's stopping legit buzzes, too.
by cornfused
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 156471

Re: ProtoBowl

ProtoBowl's really vulnerable to trolling right now - is there any way a maximum number of buzzes per minute or skips or something could be implemented?
by cornfused
Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Qub - A Multiplayer Quiz Bowl Reader
Replies: 37
Views: 15307

Re: Lee Henry's 3rd Annual "Where will I Coach Next" Event!

niccalis wrote:Whenever I try to join a game it says I need a nickname?

User was reminded to enable a signature.
Yep, just type "nick niccalis".
by cornfused
Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 28188

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

Also, what did people think of a tossup on Richard Florida - I thought that was a pretty inspired idea. I loved it - he's someone I read for a 200-level comparative gov class who then reappeared in the higher-level poli sci seminars. Not someone I'd seen in quizbowl before, but definitely someone w...
by cornfused
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 28188

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

Vernon Lee Bad Marriage, Jr. wrote:So I don't have anything to contribute to this discussion except to note that I negged "A Theory of Interstellar Trade" with "The paper in which Hari Seldon proposed psychohistory."
On "Trantor"?
by cornfused
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 28188

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

Cheynem wrote:2. didn't produce lots of negs on "rebuilding the temple."
This happened in my room (I don't remember whose buzz it was - a bit of research says it was Kurtis/Marshall/Ike/Doug) but it didn't seem to be the question's fault.
by cornfused
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Predictions Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 4851

Re: CO Predictions Thread

Tees-Exe Line wrote:That's actually spelled "petit."
No, either spelling is valid.
by cornfused
Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit and History Scheduling Compromise
Replies: 44
Views: 7566

Re: CO Lit and History Scheduling Compromise

Mike Bentley wrote:Yes, I will make sure we start by 8:30.
Estimated start time for the Lit tourney?
by cornfused
Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 51215

Re: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012

Mike Bentley wrote:If Ignaz von Dollinger Escape Plan beats J-J-J-Jack Knife, which they did, then they will win the tournament, which they did.
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... _round_16/
Congrats to Matt, Eric, John, and Chris!
by cornfused
Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Questions concerning figures and nationality affilations
Replies: 11
Views: 2478

Re: Questions concerning figures and nationality affilations

But ethnicity isn't the same thing as nationality. Yeah, and definitely that's worth being clear about in a lot of cases, but I don't think it's worth making a fuss over in the case of Khachaturian in particular. If you want to be precise, you can write that he's a Soviet composer; but if your goal...
by cornfused
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Qub - A Multiplayer Quiz Bowl Reader
Replies: 37
Views: 15307

Re: Qub - A Multiplayer Quiz Bowl Reader

Some kind of /who function would be great, too.
by cornfused
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Qub - A Multiplayer Quiz Bowl Reader
Replies: 37
Views: 15307

Re: Qub - A Multiplayer Quiz Bowl Reader

EDIT: I like it a lot, but it's a tiny bit clunky. In particular, the 15-second no-chat delay is a little irritating. For the synchronization between users to occur properly, I need this delay. However, it can be as long or short as I want. Would you rather a 3 or 5 second delay? That's something I...
by cornfused
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Qub - A Multiplayer Quiz Bowl Reader
Replies: 37
Views: 15307

Re: Qub - A Multiplayer Quiz Bowl Reader

"The server has not connected with you. This may be due to a lack of browser support. Please try the newest version of a modern browser (not IE). Alternately, the server may be down temporarily. Please wait a few minutes and then try again. -and you're right, apparently I was a version behind in FF...
by cornfused
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Translations
Replies: 9
Views: 2617

Re: Translations

I thought that the rule of thumb was just to use whichever translation people are more likely to know? I don't particularly know about the German-language arias that Jacob was describing in his opening post, but maybe a compromise would be to use the German name for the aria and add a contextual cl...
by cornfused
Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Qub - A Multiplayer Quiz Bowl Reader
Replies: 37
Views: 15307

Re: Qub - A Multiplayer Quiz Bowl Reader

EDIT: I like it a lot, but it's a tiny bit clunky. In particular, the 15-second no-chat delay is a little irritating. That reminds me; I liked the old system of typing buzz and then typing the answer better—this is a typing speed contest too, which is hard under pressure. Done and done! Tell me if ...
by cornfused
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Best Subject Teams/Players
Replies: 29
Views: 21384

Re: Best Subject Teams/Players

Visual Art: We rarely talk about good painting players. These days, we probably consider it one the easiest categories to improve in, and nearly every major generalist is at least good if not great at this category. Has there ever been an instance of a "dominant" painting player? Particularly, was ...
by cornfused
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 51215

Re: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012

Why is 16 no good? Does CO have to be RR?
by cornfused
Tue May 29, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73517

Re: Quizbowl Central

The logon feature's been down for a few weeks, though - for me (Firefox and Chrome) and for at least one other user (Chrome).
by cornfused
Tue May 29, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 145728

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

Dan Passner alerted me to this deal on Sunday: http://www.half.com has a deal where if you order more than $10 in actual products, up to $25 in shipping is taken off of your order with the code FREESHIP. This is a pretty good deal if you want to buy maybe 8 quizbowl books for $10. If you look on a ...
by cornfused
Tue May 29, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Skype Summer Practices
Replies: 19
Views: 5349

Re: Open Skype Summer Practices

skype: halfazebra
by cornfused
Mon May 14, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40442

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

I'll staff, which gets us back to having the right number of staffers for this size field.
by cornfused
Mon May 14, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIM: WELD (Wildly Experimental Literature Doubles)
Replies: 65
Views: 18385

Re: PRELIM: WELD (Wildly Experimental Literature Doubles)

I'm playing this with Billy Beyer.
by cornfused
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)
Replies: 50
Views: 19956

Re: CAHLFS Trash @Midwest Championship (5/19)

Papa's in the House wrote:
cornfused wrote:
Papa's in the House wrote:If the EPCOTT event is paired with this, I'll toss my hat in the ring as a free agent.
Want to play this with me?
Why not. I hope you know sports
This is just confirming the stereotypes, but it's looking like I won't be able to make it that weekend. Sorry, Charles.
by cornfused
Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 20563

Re: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread

My implied point is that, in game situations, I refuse to believe players on the whole are so good at frauding that they would hear the words "virgo serena" and immediately be able to jump from that to Ave Maria unless they know a little something about a clue that already came up, or if they're re...
by cornfused
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 20563

Re: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread

This two-word phrase names an adaptation by Pierre-Louis Deitsch of the madrigal “Nous Voyons que les homes” by Jacques Arcadelt. Desdemona sings this phrase before sleeping in an aria that occurs immediately before she is murdered by her husband in the Verdi opera Otello. Josquin des Prez wrote a ...
by cornfused
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 20563

Re: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread

relatively inexperienced teams (I got a tossup on some dude named Francisco de Vittoria) He came up in a 300-level poli sci class for me, though I've never heard of him in quizbowl. So that I think squares with the bit about experience - it's tough to tell which of the this-dude-is-obscurish people...
by cornfused
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event Wrangling
Replies: 38
Views: 8455

Re: CO Side Event Wrangling

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:1. Music
2. Literature
3. Film
by cornfused
Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2012 at Minnesota (4/14/12)
Replies: 11
Views: 4358

Re: MUT 2012 at Minnesota (4/14/12)

That's weird--it still says 20 tossups were heard too (for some reason I thought it warned you if such an obvious error was made). I presume Lawrence got far less tossups because that would also explain why their bonus conversion was so low that round too. FB chat with James says that it felt like ...
by cornfused
Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2012 at Minnesota (4/14/12)
Replies: 11
Views: 4358

Re: MUT 2012 at Minnesota (4/14/12)

Cheynem wrote:Stats:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/

Obviously ignore the fact that it says Wayzata and Carleton B played a 6 tossup round.
And Wayzata got 13 TUs against Lawrence, who got 9, in the last round.
by cornfused
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 21
Views: 6175

Re: CO Matchmaking

I'm in, too.
by cornfused
Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: May tournaments
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

May tournaments

Are there any college tournaments planned for this May (other than the UW mirror of DII ICT)?
by cornfused
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)
Replies: 50
Views: 19956

Re: CAHLFS Trash @Midwest Championship (5/19)

Papa's in the House wrote:If the EPCOTT event is paired with this, I'll toss my hat in the ring as a free agent.
Want to play this with me?
by cornfused
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open?
Replies: 46
Views: 7190

Re: Chicago Open?

Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:Ryan has never not done an excellent job of editing CO.
this.
by cornfused
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73517

Re: Quizbowl Central

I tested with chrome, and I'm not having trouble with facebook connectivity. Some issue other than the browser and adblock must be causing the trouble. I'm not having trouble either - so whatever it was, either it disappeared, or thanks are due to Gerald and Sharad for finding and fixing it. So, th...
by cornfused
Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73517

Re: Quizbowl Central

fett0001 wrote:
cornfused wrote:On Chrome, none of the FB functions (sign-in or seeing other people's activity) have worked for about a week now.
Not having this problem in Iron, so it might be a Google Bloatware issue, or something specific to you.
Maybe the former. I'm having the problem on two different computers.
by cornfused
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73517

Re: Quizbowl Central

On Chrome, none of the FB functions (sign-in or seeing other people's activity) have worked for about a week now.
by cornfused
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 31891

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

Qmwne235 wrote:
DrCongo wrote:I'm going to MSU next year and I probably won't play quiz bowl
Oh, but you will!
Quizbowl will be actually fun in college!
by cornfused
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 37915

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

marnold wrote:Also, I like how every list with numbers has put us at #14.
Personally, I'm just disappointed that Columbia didn't finish fourteenth.