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by cornfused
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Etiquette in recording games
Replies: 10
Views: 2441

Re: Etiquette in recording games

College Park Spyders wrote:NSC 2011 podcasts
Where could I find these?
by cornfused
Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73458

Re: Quizbowl Central

Is there a chance that Category=Fine Arts isn't available?
by cornfused
Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73458

Re: Quizbowl Central

sharadmv wrote:Firefox should be fine.haven't tested opera though
Firefox was mostly non-functional (at work) and Chrome (on my laptop) is AOK.
by cornfused
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 26723

Re: IHSA

At Peoria (Civic Center)
STATE
Rockford (Auburn) 415 F
Aurora (Illinois Math and Science Academy) 430
by cornfused
Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73458

Re: Quizbowl Central

Firefox?
by cornfused
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl internship for summer 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 7798

Re: Quizbowl internship for summer 2012

And still, everyone, don't do this.
by cornfused
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 26723

Re: IHSA

Coach G wrote:Bloomington (Christina, the young man who was so strong in social studies - I'm blanking on his name right now, but I think either his first or last name starts with F, +), and Auburn (Siva, John, Michael +).
Hunter Fast. How could you possibly blank on "Hunter Fast"?
by cornfused
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 26723

Re: IHSA

King of Carrot Flowers wrote:Auburn won their sectional, just for reference.
Thanks - I figured that was likely, but hey, from what I hear, Kaneland is quite good.



P.S. Congrats on avenging your seeding!
by cornfused
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73458

Re: Quizbowl Central

Heck, it's still down for me.
by cornfused
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 26723

Re: IHSA

Pools for State:

AA: [Champaign Centennial, Macomb, Buffalo Grove, Carbondale], [IMSA, Providence Catholic, New Trier, Auburn]
A: [Chicago Christian, Carterville, Litchfield, Warrensburg-Latham], [Peoria Christian, Cumberland, Athens, Keith Country Day]
by cornfused
Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Discussion
Replies: 210
Views: 54017

Re: Peaceful Resolution Discussion

My team didn't get magnetic quantum number or spin-orbit coupling and I don't know how much of that was our fault and how much of that was suboptimal prompts. -Seth FWIW, Sorice thought that that bonus was factually incorrect. I don't have the physics knowledge of Sorice or the set, so I can't make...
by cornfused
Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 26723

Re: IHSA

jonah wrote:This problem occasionally cropped up in the fine arts category too (the theory questions)
For the record: the fine arts was me except for the theory/jazz/music theater.
by cornfused
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Discussion
Replies: 210
Views: 54017

Re: Peaceful Resolution Discussion

Jerry may well be right, but his position is poorly argued. I'm not going to claim that statistics are the final arbiter of what is good and true in quizbowl, but I think they're a decent first approximation, and Junipero Serra appears on the Stanford packet archive barely more than Mircea Eliade. ...
by cornfused
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21291

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Might not be that pretty once all of the games are entered, but yeah.
by cornfused
Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 26723

Re: IHSA

I think I went to a Pocketful of Bacon concert once, back in the day.
by cornfused
Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: HSNCT Then and Now
Replies: 7
Views: 5780

Re: HSNCT Then and Now

Is that little green notch up top TJ 2005?
by cornfused
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5263

Re: Illinois NAQT State Championship @ Fenton HS, 2/25/2012

Amazing stat line for Ben Chametzky vs. Loyola B: 14-4-2 for 240 points. Zowser! Yeah, don't mind the crazy stats that these players were putting up. Nothing to see here, move along now folks. Ben had his 14/4/2, Lloyd had four ten-power games (four total negs in those games) and no games with unde...
by cornfused
Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 11877

Re: Beyond the canon...

Roy, Seth, and Lahiri.
by cornfused
Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 127727

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I got through HS ancient history Qs with the knowledge from the guidebook to the original AoE.
by cornfused
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 127727

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I successfully identified Fiddler on the Roof from a song or namethat I heard from the episode (Jews and Chinese Food) of Gilmore Girls where Lorelai and Luke are working on the set of the Stars Hollow Elementary production of Fiddler and Kirk is starring as Tevye. I award you ten points and my com...
by cornfused
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Tips for a brand new quizbowl player
Replies: 15
Views: 7372

Re: Tips for a brand new quizbowl player

Papa's in the House wrote:http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~sharadmv/
...doesn't work, that.
by cornfused
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: It will NEVER be matched
Replies: 28
Views: 14913

Re: It will NEVER be matched

Wow, Berkeley's third-best DI team finished twelfth AND they won DII? I knew Berkeley used to be really good, but I didn't realize it was THAT dominant.
by cornfused
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 127727

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

touchpack wrote:and raise you an American Dad
aaand now I'm going to be humming that for the rest of the day.
by cornfused
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 127727

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I still get a good 20% of my literature buzzes from Wishbone.
by cornfused
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 127727

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

Atlee Hammaker wrote:One of my better buzzes, powering Isambard Kingdom Brunel at Gunpei Yokoi, was actually an artifact of my deep Achewood knowledge.
All of my Isambard Kingdom Brunel knowledge comes from Hark! A Vagrant.
by cornfused
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73458

Re: Quizbowl Central

nadph wrote:The server's still timing out when I try to access http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~sharadmv/, even after clearing my cache. Any word as to why this might be? Sorry about the confusion.
Still down here, too.
by cornfused
Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is Penn Bowl 2011's set posted?
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Is Penn Bowl 2011's set posted?

title says it all
by cornfused
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packets
Replies: 0
Views: 1426

Packets

Did this set ever get posted?
by cornfused
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion
Replies: 119
Views: 35067

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion

I don't see the problem with duplicate answer lines unless they repeat clues. I don't know about time (although it seems like they didn't repeat), but Alexander the Great didn't repeat clues. Most people generally rule out answer lines that have already come up, though, don't they? At least in the ...
by cornfused
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12
Replies: 42
Views: 20605

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12

helios wrote:Final stats for the morning rounds here.
Cool, a perfect split in both brackets.


EDIT: Also cool: Purdue sending four teams to this.
by cornfused
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38904

Re: Illinois '11-'12

by cornfused
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38904

Re: Illinois '11-'12

mr_basque wrote:I can't find the regional pairings. I followed the link but it is blank am I missing something?
It was working earlier today but is definitely down. Whoops.
by cornfused
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38904

Re: Illinois '11-'12

I realize that this is probably a joke they get often, but did anyone else do a double-take because IMSA's opening their regional against a sandwich?
by cornfused
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl sports analogies
Replies: 38
Views: 9482

Re: Quizbowl sports analogies

theMoMA wrote:Lest anyone forget: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=7285
dseal wrote:Michael Arnold = Sheryl Swoopes. No explanation needed.
by cornfused
Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl sports analogies
Replies: 38
Views: 9482

Re: Quizbowl sports analogies

Cheynem wrote:Both Dirk and Nash have been eliminated by a Duncan team three times in the playoffs.
But neither of them started out on the same team as Duncan.
by cornfused
Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl sports analogies
Replies: 38
Views: 9482

Re: Quizbowl sports analogies

grapesmoker wrote:Remember this one golden rule: in all quizbowl/basketball analogies, Seth Teitler is Tim Duncan.
Which makes you...

EDIT: I am stumped.
by cornfused
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73458

Re: Quizbowl Central

This may be a really stupid question but how do you enter a answer? Like, I hit buzz and I type in my answer, but how do I submit it? You press the enter key. Only works if you're logged in, and no one can log in right now. Well, I just type my UN/PW in the boxes, hit enter, and it still works desp...
by cornfused
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT: Critique my questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4684

Re: Critique my questions

Stupid question, Fred, but was the lead-in for Gettysburg inspired by Who Wants to be a Millionaire? I don't even think that lead-in was mine, to be honest. I know what you're referencing, Bradley, but the Edward Everett thing is a common trivia chestnut. Besides that $1,000,000 question, it's show...
by cornfused
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl sports analogies
Replies: 38
Views: 9482

Re: Quizbowl sports analogies

The only sports analogy I like is this one: Like any sport, quizbowl is an activity in which you get better at it through practice. Like, for instance, a lot of times people get discouraged when they come to one practice and can't answer anything in the first ten minutes or whatever. Whereas if you...
by cornfused
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl sports analogies
Replies: 38
Views: 9482

Re: Quizbowl sports analogies

What is it like to be a Batman? wrote:Obviously the solution is to have an open bar at tournaments.
Paging Brendan Byrne, paging... what was it, Iowa State?
by cornfused
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73458

Re: Quizbowl Central

Tommy Tutone 2 wrote:
antiamoeba wrote:This may be a really stupid question but how do you enter a answer? Like, I hit buzz and I type in my answer, but how do I submit it?

User was reminded to add a signature. -Mgmt
You press the enter key.
Only works if you're logged in, and no one can log in right now.
by cornfused
Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl sports analogies
Replies: 38
Views: 9482

Re: Quizbowl sports analogies

And, again like baseball, it's about as entertaining to watch on tv as being hit in the face with a mallet. The wording of this made me briefly picture someone on TV being hit with a mallet, which would be very entertaining. Wipeout 's beating 30 Rock and Vampire Diaries in the ratings ...
by cornfused
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Overload
Replies: 33
Views: 4895

Re: Tournament Overload

As an independent moderator, I don't like the idea of needing to reserve a break week in advance. That's just silly.
by cornfused
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Saturday, 3/31
Replies: 57
Views: 20860

Re: GUERRILLA IV - Chicago, IL - Sometime on ICT weekend

Ukonvasara wrote:I'm probably in, assuming I staff ICT.
This.
by cornfused
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 26723

Re: IHSA

Nothing's going to beat Kaneland over Belvidere North, though. You just can't beat that.
by cornfused
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT individual question discussion
Replies: 114
Views: 13395

Re: talk about individual questions here

That's really freaking awesome.

Also, I love that "pretty much just sat there" now applies to mountains.
by cornfused
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT: Difficulty
Replies: 146
Views: 21157

Re: Difficulty

Superb_starling wrote:arguably the most stock clue ever
Either Grignard has just been clued as the son of a sailmaker or the definition of "stock" has changed.
by cornfused
Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT: Difficulty
Replies: 146
Views: 21157

Re: Difficulty

Let me first interject by saying that I think that R. Hentzel and Chad Kubicek (in my understanding, those two did the heavy lifting on the DII set) did a superb job creating a set that is both fair and accessible for nearly every team that played. That's a hard thing to do. It's possible that they...
by cornfused
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Assorted Freshmen Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 3425

Re: Assorted Freshmen Problems

Another thing you can try is stopping the questions at the power mark and making everyone take a guess, then continuing. When the problem is tentativeness and not a lack of knowledge, I've found that really helps because people start realizing, hey, I DID know that! or at least, OK, I was already in...
by cornfused
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12
Replies: 42
Views: 20605

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12

Michigan, Kansas State, and Lawrence, can you please confirm the number of teams you are bringing to this mirror. I would very much like to determine if I should consider bringing in outside staff. I suppose my edit was too sneaky, sorry; LU's going to the Minneapolis site. Though I'll talk to them...