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by Sir Thopas
Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2007-08
Replies: 225
Views: 44618

nurik wrote:does bronx science have a team and if so are they any good?
No.
by Sir Thopas
Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ideal HS Packet Distribution
Replies: 46
Views: 15729

Wow.
by Sir Thopas
Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: In some places sir names come before first names
Replies: 9
Views: 4173

Hungarians also place last names first. While this is true, it's generally less of a problem, because (1) they're used to being in a personal name–first setting, and thus often present themselves thusly; and (2) their personal names are generally more familiar to us (Attila, Ferenc, etc.) than Ch...
by Sir Thopas
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Preseason
Replies: 84
Views: 29603

That is the conclusion I came to from looking at the stats from last year's Nationals. I don't think anyone from NKC even broke 200 points except for you, Charlie. As for Gonzaga, they have more potential, but Kevin really doesn't buzz enough so I didn't think it was fair to rank them higher. I'm n...
by Sir Thopas
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Phil Taylor Sure Is Good at Darts
Replies: 1
Views: 931

sry but he needs to hit triple-20 8.35 times in a row to win
by Sir Thopas
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Third npower Test at the Oval
Replies: 4
Views: 1785

Yeah Dravid is really dumb he should've made England follow on. Instead it's gonna be a draw but whatever 1-0 series win for India wooooooooooo if you know what i'm talkin about props. Yeah, that was retarded. He was being way too cautious, with that and not declaring early. They really should have...
by Sir Thopas
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Third npower Test at the Oval
Replies: 4
Views: 1785

Third npower Test at the Oval

GOGO INDIA YOU CAN MAKE ALL 10 WICKETS FALL ON DAY 5

God, I love being in the UK and being able to watch this stuff.
by Sir Thopas
Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reviving some HSNCT discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 27398

While I don't agree that trash should be excised entirely from the HS canon, I do think it should not be let run rampant, and that attitudes about trash's place need to be changed. Right now, it's seen as, like Colin said, an equalizer, something that, I agree with Evan, is not good. In the mentalit...
by Sir Thopas
Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reviving some HSNCT discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 27398

killbill_07 wrote:obscure current events topics(King David hotel?)
What the hell. Thanks for letting me know; from now on any questions I write about World War II will be filed under "current events".
by Sir Thopas
Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reviving some HSNCT discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 27398

IThere's a language arts question. It's OK. (Language Arts generally comes in two categories: OK and Bad.) No. NO. That mood question was TERRIBLE. In addition to just being a stupid question, it was misleading and wrong. The two differ in number and mood, and it was read poorly, with the end resul...
by Sir Thopas
Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reviving some HSNCT discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 27398

I think I powered that nauru tossup, actually, on something about mining phosphates. Although I like Nauru more than anybody should. WHOA I'm not the only one! I missed power by one syllable, only because I was too slow on buzzing on the phosphate stuff, and I was thinking "Wait, they can't be aski...
by Sir Thopas
Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24630

leftsaidfred wrote:For clarification, what's the advantage of Paltalk over AIM other than the presence of more quiz bowl nerdery?
Microphones.
by Sir Thopas
Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What will NAQT do for their nationals in 2008?
Replies: 100
Views: 32733

Hopper wrote:
metsfan001 wrote:Yeah, I look forward to facing Wilmington Charter F at HSNCT.
It may happen, Guy. I've seen Wilmington Charter F at several DC area tournaments.
I have too, but I'll eat my hat if they have SIX teams at all approaching national caliber.
by Sir Thopas
Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What will NAQT do for their nationals in 2008?
Replies: 100
Views: 32733

I don't mean to pick on one state in particular, but please explain to me why the 6th best team from Delaware should automatically qualify but not the 5th best team from Illinois or Michigan. (I'll give props out--the only time my team ever faced a team from Delaware, they were very good and beat u...
by Sir Thopas
Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What will NAQT do for their nationals in 2008?
Replies: 100
Views: 32733

MahoningQuizBowler wrote:including the possibility for A v B matches where the results can be decided before a buzzer is pushed. I'm in the minority on this, but so be it.
Except for, you know TJ, and Brindlee Mountain . . .
by Sir Thopas
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What will NAQT do for their nationals in 2008?
Replies: 100
Views: 32733

Anyway, if I were NAQT, I would consult my high school economics book, then either raise prices somewhat (since demand greatly exceeds supply, apparently) Umm, I completely disagree with raising the price. Sure, there may be teams willing to pay the greater price, but many competitive teams, especi...
by Sir Thopas
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Translating LiveStat/NAQT outputs into team data
Replies: 7
Views: 2749

Well, they were posted on NAQT's list in Chicago. Dunno if he copied them or did them by hand, though.
by Sir Thopas
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 89
Views: 29852

Gonzagapuma1 wrote:
metsfan001 wrote: rhythm game player
That didn't take long, but c'mon, that's all you got? I didn't even get a (completely incorrect, by the way) response calling me an otaku or weeaboo.
by Sir Thopas
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 89
Views: 29852

As for Guitar Hero... The game is a work of art. The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, the videogame equivalent of the the comittee that awards the Oscars, declared it Game of the Year. It's an innovative game that did something never done before in the field. Alright, this is completely of...
by Sir Thopas
Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Harrison (IN) wins QU NAC 2007!
Replies: 150
Views: 58803

Byko wrote: 7. "According to Wikipedia, what was the purpose of the Spanish Armada?"
:w-hat: :w-hat: :w-hat: :w-hat: :w-hat: :w-hat: :w-hat: :w-hat: :w-hat: :w-hat:

OK, the others are bad, but what the FUCK is this?
by Sir Thopas
Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24630

NCRedhawks wrote:
metsfan001 wrote:
AndyBrindlee Mountain wrote:Do I have to have AIM 6.1 to participate in the chat rooms, or can I still do it with 5.9?
Dude, AIM has always had chat room capabilities.
I think he's talking about the microphone capability.
AIM chat rooms are textual. The microphone goes down on Skype.
by Sir Thopas
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24630

AndyBrindlee Mountain wrote:Do I have to have AIM 6.1 to participate in the chat rooms, or can I still do it with 5.9?
Dude, AIM has always had chat room capabilities.
by Sir Thopas
Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DID YOU SAY MY NAME WRONG??????
Replies: 29
Views: 10084

StPickrell wrote:
allythin wrote:Evidently, he's also big into writing shitty music a la David Helfgott.
For a few seconds, I thought you said David Hasselhoff. This fan of yéyé and schlager music would be 100% in disagreement if that had been the case.
OOGA CHAKKA HOOGA HOOGA OOGA CHAKKA HOOGA HOOGA
by Sir Thopas
Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DID YOU SAY MY NAME WRONG??????
Replies: 29
Views: 10084

Re: DID YOU SAY MY NAME WRONG??????

charlieDfromNKC wrote:http://www.wvrv.com/?nid=212&pid=433

Wow.
Calling Evan O'Dorney clip before I see it. Posterboy nerd (possible Aspergian, even?); I'm so glad QBers aren't actually like that.
by Sir Thopas
Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24630

Chris Ray (volkov3k on AIM) runs AIM chatrooms; Bob Kilner (TheAmazingBobbo) is a good contact for Skype (the microphone rooms).
by Sir Thopas
Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Harrison (IN) wins QU NAC 2007!
Replies: 150
Views: 58803

I now request appropriate complaining by Guy from Hunter because White Plains B did better than White Plains A. You're right, that post I made back in October was totally inappropriate. For some reason, I thought my claims were considerably more substantiated than they were, and even if I did have ...
by Sir Thopas
Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2007-08
Replies: 225
Views: 44618

Hopper wrote:Will either of the Manhattan teams be hosting a tournament next year?
We plan on doing so. NAQT, although I'm aiming to house-write one come senior year.
by Sir Thopas
Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Harrison (IN) wins QU NAC 2007!
Replies: 150
Views: 58803

jhn31 wrote:That's lame to me if they changed it, since 15 is an awkward number and my alma mater would be the #16 to complete the bracket.
Bias aside, how does having exactly one 3-3 team in the playoffs make sense at all?
by Sir Thopas
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2007-08
Replies: 225
Views: 44618

NY/NJ 2007-08

The region does seem to be livening up a bit, or at least migrating from :chip: questions, so what do you guys think will happen next year?
by Sir Thopas
Wed May 30, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ZERG RUSH!!!!
Replies: 46
Views: 18172

xXWinter_FoXXx wrote:Needs moarImage
OK, were YOU the idiot who wrote "sup /b/" on the stats clipboard in Chicago?
by Sir Thopas
Tue May 29, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 89
Views: 29852

gonzagaeagleahy wrote:I'm 94% sure that he won't be returning next year because he is definitely a senior and will most likely not repeat senior year for any reason.
Apathy toward school good enough? AFAIK, he is indeed returning.
by Sir Thopas
Tue May 29, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OMFG
Replies: 14
Views: 4770

I actually think that the poster was asking a question for the people that saw the teams play... I can't find the context of the original post, but can't some common sense (to reach the answer of "no") be used? While I haven't seen Eden Prairie A play, and I'm sure they're really good, I don't thin...
by Sir Thopas
Mon May 28, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Does a quizbowl blog violate Sorice's Rules of Blogs?
Replies: 20
Views: 7082

I am disappointed because I do not think I saw the great Fred Morlan over the weekend. Unless you read for us, because I have no idea what you look like.

(EDIT: Unless you weren't there and were just culling infomayshunz from other sources.)
by Sir Thopas
Mon May 28, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 89
Views: 29852

All of us (Hunter) will be back the next 2 years, if anyone cares. More intriguing, though, is looking through the top individuals and seeing lots of non-seniors up there. Next year certainly has the potential for a really strong field.
by Sir Thopas
Mon May 21, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 NAQT HSNCT Predictions
Replies: 79
Views: 27507

Regarding Byko's list: when we played Pingry on Saturday, they seemed to be really close to our level, so, barring the luck of the draw, it'll probably be both of us in or both out. I'm hoping for the former. :)
by Sir Thopas
Sun May 20, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chatham Academic Tournament (5/19/07) at Chatham, NJ
Replies: 36
Views: 15388

Oh... so you had everyone play together, even though you had two divisions? Hmm? Each team played 6 games against others in their division. Every team from the Premier Division made it to the playoffs (one opted out) and the top 5 teams in the Main Division (bringing the count up to 16 after only 1...
by Sir Thopas
Sun May 20, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chatham Academic Tournament (5/19/07) at Chatham, NJ
Replies: 36
Views: 15388

Err, I'm from Hunter, not Chatham, but until official stats are posted, I do have final standings and a completed playoff bracket, but my scanner isn't working and I'm too lazy to type it up. The 5 teams out of 18 that made the playoffs from the main division were: East Brunswick B (6-0) Half Hollow...
by Sir Thopas
Sun May 20, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chatham Academic Tournament (5/19/07) at Chatham, NJ
Replies: 36
Views: 15388

Livingston A beat Columbia A in the finals, with Hunter and Seton Hall losing to them, respectively, in the semis. The tournament was really fun overall, and the premier division setup was very conducive to exciting games (our two games with Pingry, one of which was in the playoffs, led to a combine...
by Sir Thopas
Sat May 19, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Zombie Steve Irwin Rising From the Grave and et cetera
Replies: 19
Views: 7498

bigtrain wrote:22.5 years is the official amount of time before something becomes funny.
Image

Come on, that's been funny for much longer than 2 weeks.
by Sir Thopas
Wed May 16, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NICKELODEON GAMESHOWS ARE THE FUCKING SHIT
Replies: 68
Views: 27116

I am watching GUTS right now. Another episode at 5:30, then 2 of Figure It Out, then 2 of Legends. Nick GaS is AWESOME! I'm also getting a Nicktoons channel, but it's very disappointing. They have Invader ZIM (excellent show) at like midnight, but most of the day is filled with crap like Kappa Mikey...
by Sir Thopas
Tue May 15, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stingray Award Nominees
Replies: 52
Views: 19068

quizbowllee wrote:(I had the pleasure of actually SEEING the addressee read this for the first time. It was priceless. Had you all seen it, the voting would be unanimous)..
Oh, do tell (if possible). :D
by Sir Thopas
Tue May 08, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl vs. Quizbowl
Replies: 20
Views: 7802

ImmaculateDeception wrote:I've got one word for you:
quiz-bowl.

MaS
For Google searches ONLY.
by Sir Thopas
Sat May 05, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: a quick question....
Replies: 10
Views: 4405

We'll be bringing a 7th grader to HSNCT. She's our math/comp sci person, so none of us will be able to do derivatives except for her, haha. But that's the way the cookie crumbles . . .
by Sir Thopas
Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT expands field from 152 to 160
Replies: 33
Views: 11235

This tournament is going to be xbox hueg. That is all.
by Sir Thopas
Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ITT Get your name change on again!
Replies: 66
Views: 19798

RandomScreenname wrote:Not that I ever post, but why not.
What he said. I'm tired of this one.
by Sir Thopas
Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 HSNCT Field is Full
Replies: 107
Views: 39122

Methinks there's misunderstanding afoot. Tomorrow is the NAQT State Championship in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Kentucky - 3 berths into the national field are therefore up for grabs. If a team that has already earned entry into the national field wins one of those berths, the berth then goes to the ...
by Sir Thopas
Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 HSNCT Field is Full
Replies: 107
Views: 39122

Good luck to all teams playing tomorrow, but extra-special good luck to Breck, Central Hardin, Chaska, Cretin-Derham, Danville, DeLaSalle, Dunbar, Eden Prairie, Hill-Murray, Madisonville North Hopkins, Minnetonka, Mound Westonka, Orono, Oshkosh West, Paintsville, Robbinsdale Cooper, Rosemount, Russ...
by Sir Thopas
Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting a new team
Replies: 28
Views: 9335

If you're concerned about buzzer cost, I'd recommend looking into the systems from buzzers.com, as these appear to be some of the cheapest on the market. I've only played on them once, but they appear to be sturdy, with individual hand-held buzzers each attached to the console similarly to Zeecraft...
by Sir Thopas
Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting a new team
Replies: 28
Views: 9335

Regarding the questions, I'd look into purchasing some NAQT A-level series for practice.
by Sir Thopas
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 318973

Doing old NAQT questions in practice . . .

Given: good grammar
Correct: intelligent design