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by cornfused
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Question Discussion
Replies: 138
Views: 25175

Re: Individual Question Requests and Discussion

Oh, and I thought that leading with "The End of Something," even without a title drop, was a very poor choice in Packet 03's Hemingway tossup - that's something that I believe is pretty commonly read at the high school level, even. Hmm. I'm a English prof who teaches Am lit survey courses, and I've...
by cornfused
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Question Discussion
Replies: 138
Views: 25175

Re: Individual Question Requests and Discussion

Oh, and I thought that leading with "The End of Something," even without a title drop, was a very poor choice in Packet 03's Hemingway tossup - that's something that I believe is pretty commonly read at the high school level, even.
by cornfused
Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Question Discussion
Replies: 138
Views: 25175

Re: Individual Question Requests and Discussion

In Packet 1, I'm wondering about dropping "Asa Heshel" so early in a common-link tossup on "Yiddish". At that point in the tossup, you've had two lines and already you've been given "New York" and "religion"... I'm buzzing at Heshel at that point on pure fraud. Is this just me or did it play out tha...
by cornfused
Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL) - 1/21/12
Replies: 71
Views: 23272

Re: Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL) - 1/21/12

mlaird wrote:Also, this tournament is definitely going to need staffers. One should remember that there is precedent for Loyola Academy paying pretty handsome sums for a day's worth of reading.
Hel-LO sir.
by cornfused
Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 at Northern Illinois University (11/5/11)
Replies: 37
Views: 27520

Re: ACF Fall 2011 at Northern Illinois University (11/5/11)

Dunno if they've sent you an email, but Lawrence is at 2 for sure.
by cornfused
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What's the matter with Kansas?
Replies: 65
Views: 35317

Re: What's the matter with Kansas?

Anyone willing to hazard a guess at how these questions work? World Language Question: She eats an apple every day with her breakfast. French: Elle mange une pomme chaque jour avec son petit déjeuner. German: Sie ißt einen Apfel jeden Tag mit ihrem Frühstück. Spanish: Ella come una manzana cada dia ...
by cornfused
Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 38403

Re: Illinois '11-'12

Moving Day wrote: Illinois-based Slammer Systems, Inc. is the new official buzzer system of the IESA
And Barrington is ALREADY winning on their buzzer systems!
by cornfused
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Is there a team at Indiana?
Replies: 10
Views: 5096

Re: Is there a team at Indiana?

Bryce, could you email me the contact info for them?
by cornfused
Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Is there a team at Indiana?
Replies: 10
Views: 5096

Is there a team at Indiana?

Since Carlo and Nick left, I'm not sure there's a program here at all - anyone have a contact person for a current Indiana University quizbowl team?
by cornfused
Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2011 (July 30, 2011)
Replies: 58
Views: 19278

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2011 (July 30, 2011)

Cheynem wrote:Did Ryan just give the best and second best packet discount behind the scenes? I would be interested to know who won.
We got the $25 discount somehow.
by cornfused
Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Individual player stat v. 29192
Replies: 33
Views: 11274

Re: Individual player stat v. 29192

Cool stuff. According to this last stat (correct me if I'm wrong): Rob Carson/Mike Cheyne/Andrew Ullsperger/Seth Kendall would be the most average-for-CO team possible (barring category overlap).
by cornfused
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Moving Away From The "Long Island" Quiz Bowl Team Stereotype
Replies: 9
Views: 4989

Re: Moving Away From The "Long Island" Quiz Bowl Team Stereotype

Golran wrote:In 4th quarter it's the same tossup style as 1st quarter (those 1-2 liners) that have scoring of +5 correct, -5 incorrect even after question is finished, and question goes dead after 1 incorrect response.
Panasonic?!
by cornfused
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is Penn Bowl 2011 posted yet?
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Re: Is Penn Bowl 2011 posted yet?

Oh, and did Buzzerfest 2011 ever happen?
by cornfused
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is Penn Bowl 2011 posted yet?
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Is Penn Bowl 2011 posted yet?

Title says it all.
by cornfused
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Split topic on CO science
Replies: 104
Views: 17682

Re: Split topic on CO science

More importantly, it's completely untrue that you can be a good English PhD without having a broad base of knowledge. To get into grad school, you have to take a Literature GRE whose main focus is exactly that broad base of knowledge--matching passages to works, theories to critics, even (gasp) tit...
by cornfused
Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2011 Discussion Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 5477

Re: Chicago Open 2011 Discussion Thread

Other than the early tossup on Nastas'ya Filippovna, was there any Russian lit in this tourney whatsoever? I'd welcome people saying "Peterson, you're an idiot*" and pointing it out, but I didn't notice any and couldn't, with the help of my teammates, come up with any in post-tournament discussion. ...
by cornfused
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Side Event Wrangling
Replies: 42
Views: 9361

Re: Chicago Open Side Event Wrangling

So what has been decided so far schedule-wise?
by cornfused
Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 54
Views: 11116

Re: CO Matchmaking

Edward Elric wrote:
Sir Thopas wrote:Not sure if this is a good thread for this, but I'm looking for a trash team to join or assemble.
If you want, our team is looking for a fourth.

Here's a link to the COLT thread: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=11493
As is ours.
by cornfused
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Logistics - Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 3911

Re: Chicago Open Logistics - Questions

No Rules Westbrook wrote: 3. Buzzers? - I have no idea on this one. Who will be bringing some, how many does Chi have? Again, we'll need seven max.
My teams' packet will be in in the next two days, and I'll be bringing a buzzer system.
by cornfused
Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 54
Views: 11116

Re: CO Matchmaking

With Jacob Durst's having dropped out, Emily Koenig and I are now looking for a teammate or two - we have half of a packet written and will soon have more. Please contact me at the email listed at right if you're interested - non-lit people would be preferred, but anyone would be good at this point....
by cornfused
Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 54
Views: 11116

Re: CO Matchmaking

Jacob Durst, Emily Koenig, and I are looking for a fourth - preferably not a lit person. Contact me if interested.

EDIT: Not anymore.
by cornfused
Sun May 22, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Proposal for Fall 2011 schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 5602

Re: Proposal for Fall 2011 schedule

Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast wrote:Ohio State would have to scrap together teams in less than a week (i.e. 2 days) for the last mirror of Collegiate Novice.

edit: clarity
Yeah, same here.
by cornfused
Wed May 04, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011
Replies: 66
Views: 15438

Re: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011

I'll play this for sure and am looking for teammates.
by cornfused
Tue May 03, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 19926

Re: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion

I have to imagine that just like most US students take at least one class on "US History" before entering college, most British students take at least one class on "British History". Presumably, this is where they learn about Canute the Great. Interestingly, British schools are notoriously terrible...
by cornfused
Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 54
Views: 11116

Re: CO Matchmaking

I'm looking for a team for this, and would probably write 8/8 if necessary. Contact me if you're looking for a mid-to-low-level music player and coverage of Russian content.
by cornfused
Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: comment on my work
Replies: 27
Views: 5168

Re: comment on my work

I thought the hyperbolic part was the easy part, actually: it said "non-Euclidean, negative curvature, not spherical geometry," which I would have thought made a true easy part. It was - two of the players on my team were humanities majors who haven't had any math since mid-high school, and they bo...
by cornfused
Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?
Replies: 67
Views: 17345

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

Joe N wrote:It looks like I'll be heading up to Michigan State for next year.
Damn.
by cornfused
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53937

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

I ran the round by round prediction for the 2010 ACF Nationals. My stat was able to predict 173/182 matches. This gives me an accuracy of ~95%. Did you use it so that the team with the lower "quality rating" is expected to win the game? Because that's apparently how you used it to break ties. Unfor...
by cornfused
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53937

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

I ran the round by round prediction for the 2010 ACF Nationals. My stat was able to predict 173/182 matches. This gives me an accuracy of ~95%. Did you use it so that the team with the lower "quality rating" is expected to win the game? Because that's apparently how you used it to break ties. Unfor...
by cornfused
Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011
Replies: 31
Views: 16445

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Charbroil wrote:There seem to be a bit of a program with the statistics (specifically, trying to link to the team detail page from the standings, etc.)
This, and I think you might have Natalie and I switched in round 9.


But thanks to Minnesota for a fun tournament, and congratulations to Northwestern for the win!
by cornfused
Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011
Replies: 31
Views: 16445

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

eliza.grames wrote:
Dan-Don wrote:Have powermarks been added to the set since it was first played?
No, it still doesn't have powers.
Damn.
by cornfused
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: call for ACF Nationals packet compilers
Replies: 15
Views: 2243

Re: call for ACF Nationals packet compilers

I can totally do this, and I'm not going to be at Nats, so your scrimmages are safe from my amazing powers of short-term memory.
by cornfused
Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59746

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Pools for Class A State: [Litchfield, PORTA, Lisle*, Warrensburg-Latham] and [Herrin, Keith Country Day, Toledo Cumberland*, Macomb].


*SWITCH!
by cornfused
Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59746

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Pools for Class AA State: [Auburn*, Carbondale, Peoria Richwoods, St. Ignatius] and [Champaign Centennial, IMSA, La Grange Lyons, Stevenson*]. Honestly, this seems like a good group of pairings - the top five teams are split 3 and 2 between the pools, and auburn-stevenson-st.i aren't in the same poo...
by cornfused
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343
Replies: 62
Views: 14319

Re: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343

Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:What the fuck are panda buzzers?
Google suggests http://www.hazydaze.net/manga/trans/ohoshi2.txt and http://manga.animea.net/ohoshisama-ni-o ... age-4.html .

Anyone who speaks Japanese want to translate the second panel of page 4 - the writing above "Number 32."?
by cornfused
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Most Surprising Teams?
Replies: 23
Views: 10978

Re: Most Surprising Teams?

Do people have any surprise college teams of note? I realize this is harder to do in college, but I was wondering. Apparently (so I've been told) UWO winning DII ICT in 2008 was quite surprising, being that we finished in 3rd at the SCT that year. Pretty sure Carleton won that one and UWO got secon...
by cornfused
Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 59746

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

The questions were really that bad?
by cornfused
Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)
Replies: 46
Views: 13743

Re: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)

Lawrence will have 0 teams - we're going to the main site for sure.
by cornfused
Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio '10 - '11
Replies: 62
Views: 10750

Re: Ohio '10 - '11

Adm Akbar says It's a Tarp! wrote:and I don't know if I would go so far as to say your coach facilitated this cheating.
From reading the Ohio boards (and from my own memory of the Auburn tournament), Coach Blessman's at least partially in the clear on that one - he wasn't at Auburn, so he wouldn't have noticed repeated questions.
by cornfused
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)
Replies: 46
Views: 13743

Re: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)

I informed Bowling Green about the existence of this mirror of MUT. Hopefully they will sign up for this tournament on their own. Failing that, I urge someone from Notre Dame to get in contact with one of their players and encourage them to come to this tournament. There was a new team at Notre Dam...
by cornfused
Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Negs and how to avoid them
Replies: 21
Views: 4954

Re: Negs and how to avoid them

CavsFan2k10 wrote:A basketball player that shoots 24 for 30 contributes more than the player that goes 8 for 8.
But in basketball, if you miss, you run back and play defense - the other team doesn't get to drive to your hoop.
by cornfused
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)
Replies: 46
Views: 13743

Re: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)

Lawrence will be sending 3-4 teams to either this or the main site - I'm not sure yet.

EDIT: That number depends on the funding situation for the team, too.
by cornfused
Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 D-value discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 3223

Re: 2011 NAQT ICT: April 9, Chicago

14 Lawrence A SCT 2011 Region 8 (Region 8) 7.42 0.68 19.87 3.96 0.972 0.90 0.70 6.49 0.59 13.91 1 / 9 295.015 295.015 15 Penn SCT 2011 Region 4 (Region 4) 6.28 0.62 17.23 3.48 0.853 1.00 1.00 5.36 0.53 17.23 2 / 7 288.322 288.322 I think the D2 adjustment factor might need to be changed... A quick ...
by cornfused
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13535

Re: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)

Lawrence is just going to send the A team - logistics would get too tricky otherwise.
by cornfused
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash mirror @ Northwestern (2/13/11)
Replies: 21
Views: 4275

Re: Penn Bowl Trash mirror @ Northwestern (2/13/11)

We'll have a second team at this iff we have one at Penn Bowl proper.

EDIT: And we won't have one at Penn Bowl proper, so we won't have one at this.
by cornfused
Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13535

Re: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)

Lawrence B is definitely interested.

EDIT @ 5 PM Wednesday: But I need to know pretty soon so I can plan the trip accordingly. I'm leaning toward no, at the moment - UIC folks, if you definitely want in, please let me know ASAP.
by cornfused
Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash mirror @ Northwestern (2/13/11)
Replies: 21
Views: 4275

Re: Penn Bowl Trash mirror @ Northwestern (2/13/11)

I've got one team and one buzzer coming to this for sure, maybe a second team.
by cornfused
Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13535

Re: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)

Edward Elric wrote:Possibly a UIC B team depending on interest. I'll let you know by tomorrow.
OK, I'll ask around on my end.
by cornfused
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13535

Re: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)

I've got a chance of a B team materializing. If anyone else is interested in joining the field, let me know.