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by solonqb
Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:19 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Technophobia Discussion or Monologue, Really
Replies: 56
Views: 55910

One thing I can assure you all of is that the packets will be undergoing some more editing before we ship them off to Rutgers and Harvard.
by solonqb
Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Technophobia Discussion or Monologue, Really
Replies: 56
Views: 55910

But see that's the rub. I didn't authorize it. It was a fiat decision made solely by me in that round. For whatever reason, through my lack of assertiveness or inexperience, lines of authority were not clearly delineated and I was not behind certain decisions. Only later did I find out Irene was tel...
by solonqb
Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Technophobia Discussion or Monologue, Really
Replies: 56
Views: 55910

Re: Technophobia Discussion or Monologue, Really

[quote:086933e859=\"canaanbananarama\"]I suppose after a rather lackluster experience at WIT, I could expect no better from a tournament entirely run and edited by a team that submitted one of the poorer packets to that tournament. Unsurprisingly, I was right. Unfortunately, on top of that, there we...
by solonqb
Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Powers
Replies: 161
Views: 69248

From NAQT Nationals a few years back..

Developed at a 1961 conference in Green Bank, W. Va.. [buzz]

(Drake Equation)

older NAQT Nats packets

"This language's 'idaafah' str-[buzz]

(Arabic, referring to the possessive structure between two nouns)
by solonqb
Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1449

It would make a perfect complement to Solon's planned February NAQT Invitational. OAC has plenty of area leagues and Aurora and the two Copley tournaments fulfill the needs for that format.

Now what remains is to get NAQT going more in the Toledo and Cincinnati areas.
by solonqb
Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HS NCT Announcement
Replies: 26
Views: 12482

Try rhentzel at gmail dot com for R.
by solonqb
Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Quizbowl 05-06
Replies: 28
Views: 13837

Last I heard, Solon was taking something on the order of 25 people to Celebrity Shoot (all the recruiting pays off after I leave ;( )
by solonqb
Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post your school schedules!
Replies: 20
Views: 9826

Calculus of One and Several Variables and Linear Algebra Classical Mechanics and Electromagnetism General Chemistry Introduction to Computation Major British Authors Problem Solving in Calculus Weight Training, Beginning/Intermediate Frontiers in Chemistry (soon to be added) The first three classes ...
by solonqb
Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Technophobia X Announcement
Replies: 1
Views: 1905

Greetings all. As the newly appointed TD for Technophobia, I must remind you all that the "enter with no packet for an additional $30 at my discretion" option expires this Saturday, October 1. In addition the no-penalty packet deadline is next Saturday, October 8. Updates on registered teams, packet...
by solonqb
Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer types
Replies: 36
Views: 20383

Every star player should know that when they are repairing a Zeecraft buzzer and have the plastic cover off, to not feel tempted to touch both the squarish metal filaments inside at the same time unless you need a pick-me-up that caffeine just can't provide.
by solonqb
Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why Quiz Bowl?
Replies: 17
Views: 12411

I'm going to assume you're referring to Ghazali's Tahafut-i-Falsafah. Yes there is an exhortation to concentrate on religious knowledge, but it's not so much an inherent position of that theology that knowledge for knowledge's sake is dangerous/sinful, but rather a statement of the classic Ashari do...
by solonqb
Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: bonus discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 3839

ACF is untimed.
by solonqb
Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech Invitational Tournament - POSTPONED
Replies: 10
Views: 4646

I'll look into it. Thanks for letting us know.
by solonqb
Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005-2006 "It's Academic"
Replies: 55
Views: 26928

Oh yeah? We had to win our TV show twice before the local paper (Plain Dealer) would mention us
by solonqb
Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament database feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 3714

Possible changes include an email reminder to input results with a direct link to the page to enter them, including your password, obviating the need for you to remember it.
by solonqb
Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Governor's Cup
Replies: 21
Views: 10822

I've played all three and I assure you, Danville is the real deal (although they still have a bit of work to be sure of beating DuPont)
by solonqb
Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WV Wesleyan's BATT 3 Postponed
Replies: 6
Views: 4406

I'll let Solon's current leadership know about this.
by solonqb
Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament database feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 3714

Tournament database feedback

Within the next few weeks, the edit and view interfaces will be revamped and made a little less clunky. I will also hopefully be implementing an email reminder system for people to submit their results after their tournament has happened. Any public feedback on this, or any other improvements/change...
by solonqb
Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computational math...Illinois and elsewhere
Replies: 35
Views: 21880

Out of sheer curiosity, I wonder if chemical equilibrium questions might not make decent computation tossups. If the starting amounts and equilibrium constants are picked just so and kept simple, a player who knows what simplifications to make (5% rule) and what to do should be able to easily solve ...
by solonqb
Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Request For Comments: Audio Match Hosting Software
Replies: 10
Views: 6405

DanTheClam wrote:....although I will likely switch to PostgreSQL
Why? What necessitates it?
by solonqb
Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Predictions for Next Year
Replies: 66
Views: 31824

Maybe you did something to make them angry, Dr. Chuck. ;)
by solonqb
Sun Jul 24, 2005 3:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 44487

If I hadn't been the one who supplied the questions, I'd have loved to go. Trust me though, it is well worth it, especially for those looking to make the transition to college.

EDIT: Apparently they have changed sets, which is a good thing. I'll get in touch with you.
by solonqb
Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 75747

I was waitlisted by Stanford as well. Ah, the quiizbowl team that could have been....
by solonqb
Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RMP (or just M) singles?
Replies: 8
Views: 4783

If the history singles are ever a possibility, I'd be happy to render whatever assistance I could via writing questions if I was unable to play.
by solonqb
Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: looking for a team-any suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 2717

Hey, sorry I didn't get to your email. I was out of town at the time and just got back. I have a friend who plays quizbowl for Malvern (Great Valley) that was asking similar questions. Within an hour, your best shots are tournaments at Princeton (November) and the University of Delaware (March) Fart...
by solonqb
Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Right answers that are counted wrong...
Replies: 24
Views: 12195

NAQT Rule I.1.3 wrote:Harmless or inadvertent embellishment of responses will not be penalized, so long as the embellishment does not make the response wrong.
by solonqb
Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mathematics and calculators
Replies: 33
Views: 19801

Pardon my ignorance here, but can a TI-89 do indefinite integrals that are evaluated in terms of nonelementary functions (Gamma function, etc.)?
by solonqb
Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Completely Unscientific Exercise
Replies: 15
Views: 7715

What would your ballot look like now?
by solonqb
Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Predictions for Next Year
Replies: 66
Views: 31824

Ohio: Fisher Catholic, Copley, Garfield Heights, and Tippecanoe will contend. Solon...will be undergoing some rebuilding, to say the least.
by solonqb
Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Completely Unscientific Exercise
Replies: 15
Views: 7715

Well, I think the condition is that the voter must have seen that team in play. Oh well... Actually, not quite. My only request is that you not participate if you have not seen at least 3 teams from outside your region (whom you would be willing to rank) play this year. I didn't necessarily state t...
by solonqb
Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Completely Unscientific Exercise
Replies: 15
Views: 7715

1 for Brookwood, 1 for DuPont, and the rest for TJ.

EDIT: Sorry, 9 total ballots instead of 10. Can't count.
by solonqb
Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Completely Unscientific Exercise
Replies: 15
Views: 7715

Top 15 teams in order, with number of votes received. Thomas Jefferson A (VA) 70 State College (PA) 50 Dupont Manual (KY) 41 Richard Montgomery A (MD) 35 Solon (OH) 35 Lakeside (WA) 31 Thomas Jefferson B (VA) 28 Mission San Jose (CA) 24 Dorman (SC) 18 Raleigh Charter (NC) 15 Detroit Catholic Central...
by solonqb
Sun Jun 19, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 38686

Matt Weiner wrote: I can find one of those rubber hammers that doctors hit your knees with for about $5. Paying Chip five hundred times as much to test your reflexes seems like an unwise investment.
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by solonqb
Sat Jun 18, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 44487

February 18th sounds good to me... is that a date where you can be back in town or something Noah?... is that why so early next year... (just curious) No, unfortunately I won't be there. Airline tickets to LA being what they are, I can only fly back three times (for Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring ...
by solonqb
Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 44487

Ok, so who in Ohio will be the teams to beat next year...Garfield - we will still be good... not nearly as good without Jon, Lucy and Anisha, but Dan, now a sophomore in the fall is working hard to catch up in some areas we need help in... and Zeke is also busting his tail... Did Jim decide to quit...
by solonqb
Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 38686

Word on the grapevine is that NAQT wants to keep the HSNCT in Chicago and work on increasing the number of teams. Maybe this will have some sort of effect on Chip's final phase, and is also meant to compete more strongly with him? Let us all hope so.
by solonqb
Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2005 results
Replies: 33
Views: 17738

Dr. Chuck, could you post the Nooooo! tossup from the All-Scholars Game? That one should go down in QB legend.
by solonqb
Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2005 results
Replies: 33
Views: 17738

...He recalled with affection his appreciation for Chris Frankel's contribution of "pissing" to the college quiz bowl canon. :lol: Second only to Michigan's, no doubt. 1. Produced by Headphone Records and directed by Chuck Berry, we find out that the artist was “rollin’ around, sittin’ on dub...
by solonqb
Tue Jun 14, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 38686

Who wrote that tossup at the All-Scholars Game, anyway?
by solonqb
Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2005 results
Replies: 33
Views: 17738

Most of what I would say has already been said above, so I'll keep it original. PACE's unique defining feature has been its small size, friendliness and collegiality (the All-Scholars game in particular), and this year's tournament was no exception. More than any other high school tournament, PACE t...
by solonqb
Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Completely Unscientific Exercise
Replies: 15
Views: 7715

I'll make one final call for results through this Wednesday to include PACE weekend. I need at least 10 ballots, I have 6 or so, to make this even near valid, so please do oblige if you are just sitting around and have some free time.
by solonqb
Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Saturday results
Replies: 7
Views: 4702

No, they won by something like 300 points.
by solonqb
Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45051

For scrimmaging purposes I can be reached tonight at 440-724-3697. Just ask for Noah.
by solonqb
Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The format/rebound debate
Replies: 15
Views: 7699

Well, mostly because Romero and Barry summed up the main argument for/against bouncebacks in the other thread.
by solonqb
Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 75747

They're all fine houses. And to which fine house do you belong, sir? In any case, so far that makes me, Cliff (interestingly enough, the current Caltech quizbowl dictator, Parag Bhayani, is from Homewood-Flossmoor HS), Dan Rowlands from Eleanor Roosevelt, and Lev Pisarsky from Harker (decent Bay Ar...
by solonqb
Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The format/rebound debate
Replies: 15
Views: 7699

Intentional negs are a perfectly defensible time-eating strategy in NAQT, as long as they are at least relevant to the question and not clearly 'dilatory or stalling in nature' (ie not something completely ridiculous like profanity).
by solonqb
Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 75747

Trust me dude, they need all the dedicated people they can get if we want to restore Caltech to quizbowl greatness :)
by solonqb
Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45051

Solon will be at the Doubletree and willing to scrimmage on Thursday night (after about 8) and Friday night. We have a variety of college (ACF) and past PACE packets for anyone who is interested. Post here/email me at selimthegrim at gmail dot com if interested.
by solonqb
Tue Jun 07, 2005 10:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 79951

Re: Oops!

Anybody needing a reminder on how good TJ is should have watched them play the final (unused) packet of questions, against moderators, where they rattled of six consecutive powers in building, i believe, a 375-40 lead against a team that included college national champions. Who, specifically? Two o...
by solonqb
Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Completely Unscientific Exercise
Replies: 15
Views: 7715

Due to insufficient response, I'm extending this through PACE weekend. If your opinions are based on seeing these teams at a national tournament, please provide justification.