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by QuizBowlRonin
Thu May 31, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 HSNCT!
Replies: 138
Views: 46765

Mild forms of entertainment brought to you by the San Mateo and Bergen County teams at this past ICT:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9SMQWg6d-w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Gz5o0feVo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCDGCm6mTZc
by QuizBowlRonin
Mon May 28, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 HSNCT!
Replies: 138
Views: 46765

Seemed like there were a lot of kids running around with those headsets, so I didn't know if it was some school-run or student-run operation.
by QuizBowlRonin
Fri May 25, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 HSNCT!
Replies: 138
Views: 46765

Wall of Shawarma wrote:It'll be fun to find out which is the ridiculous 1 loss wonder team this year.
Is there free wifi at the hotel? Or am I dreaming since this is a business hotel with astronomical fees for that service?

- from the airport
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: "How To Get Good At This Game"
Replies: 16
Views: 25363

grapesmoker wrote:
Kit Cloudkicker wrote:I hear the ACF website will shortly be under new management. Certainly they could and should be posted there.
I'll be updating the website soon and will incorporate all these things into it.
Yes. Yuri has now taken over, as I have been raped over and over by thesis research.
by QuizBowlRonin
Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT ICT 2007 discussion
Replies: 127
Views: 52934

Someone please tell Jonathan that he doesn't have to wear ties to a tournament anymore.
by QuizBowlRonin
Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: "How To Get Good At This Game"
Replies: 16
Views: 25363

Re: "How To Get Good At This Game"

millionwaves wrote:What's e-mail?

Seriously, though, that would be an interesting guide to see, indeed. Anyone from Wash U care to comment?
Bleh - just e-mail Raj at rsbhan # gmail.
by QuizBowlRonin
Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS! ACF Nationals 2007 Details
Replies: 18
Views: 18050

vandyhawk wrote:I think he meant you get the same number of credits as taking one round-trip flight, that number being two.
Bleh, never mind. It's been a long night/day for writing questions.
by QuizBowlRonin
Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS! ACF Nationals 2007 Details
Replies: 18
Views: 18050

For anyone who hasn't rented a car for this weekend yet, check this out: http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=0&t=462867 You can get the equivalent of one full round trip flight in Southwest Rapid Rewards credits by renting through Hertz for 2 or more days. I think our total came out t...
by QuizBowlRonin
Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nats Field Update
Replies: 10
Views: 6060

Re: ACF Nats Field Update

If anyone need an American Airlines discount, I got a 10% off group of 6 coupon in the mail today - PM me if you want it.
by QuizBowlRonin
Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Consolidated College Bowl results thread
Replies: 96
Views: 40249

In my professional opinion, someone here needs to seek psychiatric attention.
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Discussion Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 19938

DumbJaques wrote:ACF Regionals 2008: HAL the tossup-reading robot teaches you about canon and cannons, hilarity ensues?
Clear the buzzer system, HAL.
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT location?
Replies: 55
Views: 20799

Consider Omaha, as the drive is shorter by about 75 miles, with less traffic. Southwest flies there. Also consider driving to Boston and then flying to Minneapolis ($280). Thanks for the tip, but Omaha is still more expensive than Midway and 75 miles is not a big deal. Also, Boston is a colossal pa...
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT location?
Replies: 55
Views: 20799

According to mapquest, it´s only 400 miles anyway ... that´s not as bad as I thought. For such a short trip, that airfare is pretty frickin ridiculous. I am strongly considering flying into Chicago and driving from there. 400 miles is nothing. Consider Omaha, as the drive is shorter by about 75 m...
by QuizBowlRonin
Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to study for HCASC switch.
Replies: 12
Views: 5539

So somebody want to write up a new set of rules?
by QuizBowlRonin
Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 70327

Nice meeting ya'll (some of you again) at the tournament - good luck in the future.
by QuizBowlRonin
Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT - ACF Fall at Vanderbilt (11/4/06)
Replies: 7
Views: 3796

Seth Kendall won followed by Harding A which also won the Division II title.
by QuizBowlRonin
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SEC tournament?
Replies: 33
Views: 12400

Quizbowl has enough trouble dealing with getting enough teams to tournaments. You want to exclude non-SEC teams?
by QuizBowlRonin
Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science, Science History and Biography, and Askability
Replies: 30
Views: 13512

I, for one, don't have time or the interest in writing science history questions, and will only edit such questions when I don't have a choice.

There are simply too many important and interesting topics to write on without resorting to writing about science history.
by QuizBowlRonin
Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006-2007 Alabama Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 8548

If you need a moderator, let me know. I'm just up the interstate in Birmingham.
by QuizBowlRonin
Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy tryouts
Replies: 21
Views: 9795

This year, I assume, is a bit different, since a large number of people may have qualified via the recent online pretest they had at jeopardy.com. Actually, they changed the procedure; instead of random draws for auditions of 100+, they had random draws among people who passed the test for audition...
by QuizBowlRonin
Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy tryouts
Replies: 21
Views: 9795

When I was on in '97, they said something like 25,000 people try out and only about 500 are selected, and that's for the regular show. Your odds are likely much worse for the high school or college shows, even though the applicant pool is smaller. Passing the tryout is the easy part. Your folder ha...
by QuizBowlRonin
Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player movement thread
Replies: 12
Views: 6554

I'm starting medical school at Michigan State this July, and I won't be playing for them at any tournaments (I don't think they go to tournaments, except for CBI, which doesn't count), but maybe I'll feed my addiction by crashing their practices every once in a while. I might play MLK next year too...
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132057

As Eric said, "You want the bonus? You get the tossup." The whole point of having pyramidal tossups is to differentiate levels of knowledge among players and allow the most knowledgable to get the tossup and answer the bonus. If you have problems losing buzzer races, then maybe you should do some i...
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132057

Maybe Mr. Barry is being sarcastic, but he has a very good point. Aside from NAQT Nationals and State, every tournament we go to over the year has bounce back bonuses. On top of that, The timed matches we use in Kentucky generally have a lot of time left over, rather than a lot of questions left ov...
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132057

Oh Mr. Barry, I'm terribly sorry that some of us moderators upset you this weekend. You're right, we should all slow down to accomodate the slow speed at which you claim the southeast plays quizbowl. Next time I read for you at an HSNCT, I'll make sure to slip into the slow, drawling Texas accent I...
by QuizBowlRonin
Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU-The field in Chicago
Replies: 144
Views: 59875

Jason: I know many here claim Chip has stolen questions before. I simply am not familiar with any questions he supposedly stole from some other copywrighted source. I do know that Chip Beall does not write all his own questions. I would suggest anyone with evidence that Chip has used questions unde...
by QuizBowlRonin
Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU-The field in Chicago
Replies: 144
Views: 59875

I went to the NAC in New ORLEANS IN 02 AND 03 AND 04 and I witnessed no favoritism nor did I hear anyone suggest that in talking to coaches and players. I felt and still feel that Chip has made major improvements on his questions compared to my earlier experiences at the NAC in 1988 and 1989 and 19...
by QuizBowlRonin
Fri May 26, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132057

By the powers of Google Translate: http://www.ntv.co.jp/quiz/about.html As for the high school student quiz, the active high school student of entire country competes intellect and the physical strength and teamwork, every year it is the very important event of the usual summer. As for the 1st high ...
by QuizBowlRonin
Thu May 18, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl tournament database, alpha version
Replies: 10
Views: 5716

Looks great. Brief correction: for 2006 ACF Regionals, answers no longer have bolding or underlining to indicate minimum correct answers. EDIT: also see some wierd stuff going on in the packet database, but I'm sure you'll be able to work out those problems. If you want, since I can host PHP now on ...
by QuizBowlRonin
Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 07 in Miami
Replies: 26
Views: 13388

Alternately, I think it may be time for another West Coast nationals. Stanford and Berkeley bid on ACF Nats one year jointly, but didn't get it. Either the Bay Area or Los Angeles would work pretty well, although flights to Oakland are usually cheaper than to LAX. Jerry, I bet there would be a lot ...
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 134861

I'm not quite sure whether or not to believe that one cannot prepare to do well at NAQT. I think there are already a few examples whereby the converse is true - Subash owning the field at the 2003 ICT, Sudheer's (ack!) power runs in the last two are suggestive that one can prepare to do well and eve...
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 134861

I know that I am thankful that college quiz bowl has ReinsteinD to sort out our issues for us. How would any of us deal with the complexity without his leadership. Perhaps we should appoint him head of a new college players association (modelled on his Illinois coaches association). "but NAQT does ...
by QuizBowlRonin
Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT prediction thread???
Replies: 4
Views: 3355

Re: ICT prediction thread???

smithson wrote:4: Illinois -- we will bask in the light of the Potru a little longer
I don't know what to expect, a sunburn or seasonal affective disorder.
by QuizBowlRonin
Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Live Stats from ACF Nationals 2006
Replies: 2
Views: 4284

Jerry Vinokurov almost found the grail (19/1) at ACF Nationals!
by QuizBowlRonin
Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF questions posted
Replies: 1
Views: 2163

ACF questions posted

Questions for ACF Fall 2004 & 2005, and ACF Regionals 2005 & 2006 have now been posted, and with ACF Nationals 2005 being posted as soon this years National Tournament is concluded. Questions are posted at the Results page at: http://www.dpo.uab.edu/~paik/acf/results.html . A site redesign is upcomi...
by QuizBowlRonin
Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: pre-ACF Nationals thread
Replies: 17
Views: 8737

suds1000 wrote:and Jason Paik will be a dick for no apparent reason.

--Sudheer
Only for you, Suds, only for you.
by QuizBowlRonin
Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regs discussion
Replies: 66
Views: 33199

myamphigory wrote:I was just curious about this, since it came up in one of our matches at Regionals: what is the minimally acceptable title for Bruegel's Landscape with the Fall of Icarus?
If I remember correctly, the whole thing (this came up in my room).
by QuizBowlRonin
Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Biology in the modern QB era.
Replies: 37
Views: 40379

is it good to have people answering biology questions based on things they learned outside biology (also e.g. Selene's example with "gonorrhea")? Sure it is. Why not? After all, it's not like you're answering based on a "sounds like" clue or something stupid; you're answering based on real knowledg...
by QuizBowlRonin
Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:57 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Biology in the modern QB era.
Replies: 37
Views: 40379

A few comments: -I don't see Gleevec as an unacceptable answer for the hard part of a bonus. Granted, I'm in a cancer biology program at Chicago, where Janet Rowley, whose work on the Philadelphia chromosome led to the development of Gleevec, works, so I may be biased here. I encountered Gleevec in...
by QuizBowlRonin
Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Biology in the modern QB era.
Replies: 37
Views: 40379

As a biomedical engineer, I've taken a boatload of classes with bio in the title somewhere, but I think I've let myself fall in the trap of only writing about stuff that has come up before. It's sometimes hard for me to judge what would be gettable by someone who has only taken, say, intro bio, so ...
by QuizBowlRonin
Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:40 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Biology in the modern QB era.
Replies: 37
Views: 40379

Actually, I think the mitochondria question is not very good. The Margulis/endosymbiosis clue is way too early. Of course, for all I know, the answer could be chloroplasts, but if I was playing against a team with any biology knowledge and they hadn't gotten it yet, I would be buzzing then. I would...
by QuizBowlRonin
Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:35 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Biology in the modern QB era.
Replies: 37
Views: 40379

As for the diversity of question-writing for biology, I agree there is a lot of diversity in topics covered in "biology". On the other hand, I don't know how many evolutionary-developmental biologists there are there. I'd enjoy a question that is disciplinarily "biogeophysical chemistry" if such a ...
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:39 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Biology in the modern QB era.
Replies: 37
Views: 40379

Re: Biology in the modern QB era.

After hearing some rather uneventful biology questions over the last couple of years, I think I can safely say that biology question-writing in general lags behind writing in the physical sciences and math. Take the case of physics, one can find topics coming up in each of the sophmore-junior under...
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 29004

stench of Wikipedia I just wanted to point out that ACF Fall is guilty of the same as well, if there is anything guilty about that. EDIT: also after reading your message completely, I don't think it is justifiable to level possibly correct criticism during a tournament . During a match is not the t...
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 29004

My point isn't that being "taciturn" (or, with all due respect to Mike, being a jerk) has no "effect on other participants." My point, rather, is that unless someone actively harms another person during a tournament nobody has the right to raise this kind of fuss about "behavior." Frankly, I've nev...
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 29004

What is this, high school? Come on, people. We're all adults here. If someone wants to be "glum" or "sulky," he has every right to be. It's one thing to come to a tournament while sick and spread germs to other players, but as far as I know nobody has ever been harmed by an outbreak of "disdain." I...
by QuizBowlRonin
Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall @ UT-Knoxville Results
Replies: 3
Views: 2718

grapesmoker wrote:What is it, "grail"?
Getting all twenty tossups.
by QuizBowlRonin
Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall @ UT-Knoxville Results
Replies: 3
Views: 2718

ACF Fall @ UT-Knoxville Results

Briefly,

Vanderbilt A ran the table at 12-0, with Kentucky Seth Kendall at 3 losses in second. Barring some controversy, Seth scored a grail against UT-Knoxville B. Seth won the scoring title, followed by Monica from Louisville.

More should be upcoming from the great folks at Knoxville.
by QuizBowlRonin
Sun Nov 13, 2005 3:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall @ Chicago Results
Replies: 5
Views: 3581

Just a quick reminder - games have yet to be played in Knoxville. Please refrain from discussing questions until the end of Sunday night.