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by pray for elves
Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pilatus Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 2127

Re: Pilatus Discussion

There are still two packets I haven't heard in this event - packet 1 and packet 6. My team was in the room both times when a reader read the wrong packet. I don't want to pile on about things like distribution issues, bad questions, too much meta, or bad organization; these things are well-documente...
by pray for elves
Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 3711

Re: JECHT Discussion

I thought that, for the answers I knew something about, the questions were solid to very good, and Jeremy is to be commended. However, there were a few correctable issues; for one thing, a tossup on "Kazooie" should not come after Banjo-Kazooie has been mentioned in a bonus in the same packet. The d...
by pray for elves
Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 14757

Re: Minnesota Open discussion

I had a great time playing this tournament I submitted a CS tossup that was not included; admittedly, it may not have been a great question. I really didn't feel like there were that many questions on literary collections, which seems to have been a big complaint by some people at the MIT mirror. I ...
by pray for elves
Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 21426

Re: EFT Discussion

Next thing you know, people will be claiming that "eponymous" is overused in quizbowl, too.
by pray for elves
Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UTK 11/9/08
Replies: 33
Views: 8129

Re: ACF Fall at UTK 11/9/08

I can probably staff this, although it depends on when I'm getting back from Nashville (where I'll be for the Florida vs. Vandy game).
by pray for elves
Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)
Replies: 93
Views: 14032

Re: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)

dtaylor4 wrote:Mike Sorice, [...] for inventing a form of quizbowl enjoyed by many, including most of the Minnesota contingent, Tryg, and myself.
I wish to hear the details of this new form of quozbowel [sic].
by pray for elves
Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Time Should Tournaments End?
Replies: 25
Views: 2952

Re: What Time Should Tournaments End?

Procul wrote:
la2pgh wrote:I'm not sure what sports you all are playing, but I've never experienced temporary blindness or vomiting after quiz bowl.
And you call yourself a real quizbowl player.
These symptoms start to manifest themselves after playing Chicago-Open-2008-length tournaments.
by pray for elves
Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95148

Re: Bad Negs Again

Ned Gravelshirt wrote:From today's coaches round:
Given: Bridge on the River Kwai
Correct: Mikhail's Navy
Is that a hilarious misspelling of McHale's Navy?
by pray for elves
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '08-'09
Replies: 26
Views: 4214

Re: Tennessee '08-'09

Greg, if you're saying "possibly Oak Ridge" because of me, I can assure you that they have become close to inactive since I left (actually, they probably were fairly active in the next year, but after that...). Oddly enough, I never played MLK in high school, despite going to a number of in-state to...
by pray for elves
Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008
Replies: 111
Views: 30661

Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

theMoMA wrote:Please note that there's no longer a Friday night quizbowl event, but I'm trying to see if we can get a basketball court for any interested ballers.
This had better happen, Andrew.
by pray for elves
Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008
Replies: 111
Views: 30661

Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

I will also be at this tournament, and I do not have a team at the moment.
by pray for elves
Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Fall 2008, 11/8
Replies: 47
Views: 29232

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Fall 2008, 11/8

I think you have us confused with RIT or something. We're located in Troy, NY (right outside Albany), about 160 miles from Brandeis I must've misread the abbreviation in your signature. You're absolutely right; Rensselaer is much closer to Brandeis than CMU, and I should stop trying to comprehend t...
by pray for elves
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Fall 2008, 11/8
Replies: 47
Views: 29232

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Fall 2008, 11/8

aarcoh wrote:Hopefully a couple of teams from RPI could attend the Brandeis site but this is totally speculative as I'm only in the early stages of forming a team.
There's nothing wrong with driving to Brandeis, but the Carnegie Mellon location is about 100 miles closer.
by pray for elves
Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Can I borrow a buzzer system?
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

Re: Can I borrow a buzzer system?

Step 1: acquire a USB number pad (available for under $10) Step 2: rip off the number keys and solder buzzers and wires in their place (parts should be under $20 to just get some cheap buttons and wires) Step 3: since you're a computer guy, write code to handle locking out and buzzing in on your com...
by pray for elves
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 13030

Re: VCU Open Discussion

Long as we're talking about the finer points of "minor science", how much statistics was in this tournament? I seem to remember there being one stat question all day, but I wasn't keeping count. I don't know how many stats questions there were in this tournament, but given that stats are usually co...
by pray for elves
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 13030

Re: VCU Open Discussion

From everything I've seen, people who do research in biology, chemistry, physics, and astrophysics often wind up doing a decent amount of programming and get exposed to some CS concepts that way.
by pray for elves
Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open/Novice (Aug16-17), Richmond
Replies: 91
Views: 24186

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open/Novice (Aug16-17), Richmond

When will we see stats?

Also, I recommend using the extra packet from yesterday as the finals packet for the novice tournament. "Harder playoffs" would be a slight understatement.
by pray for elves
Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PGA Championship
Replies: 23
Views: 3016

Re: PGA Championship

theMoMA wrote:Go Sergio!
YOU KNOW SERGIO?!
by pray for elves
Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Question Discourse: From "An Open Letter to NAQT"
Replies: 123
Views: 23076

Re: An Open Letter to NAQT

everyday847 wrote:"All elliptic curves with integer coefficients correspond to weight-two modular forms. Why?"
It is obvious from the definitions.
by pray for elves
Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer Quandary
Replies: 8
Views: 2312

Re: Buzzer Quandary

Read this article. Especially consider the "How to buy a buzzer system" section.
by pray for elves
Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2687

Re: CO History Doubles Discussion

cornfused wrote:Homo habilis stood out as not being history. But 9/11 and Clinton worked fine, though they were a bit easy due to its recent nature.
In the room where I was reading both 9/11 and Bill Clinton went until just before FTP.
by pray for elves
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Trash discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 4508

Re: CO Trash discussion

dtaylor4 wrote:Prelim stats can be found here.

Overall stats can be found here.
...The stats are the same at both links.
by pray for elves
Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Winter Olympics Needs a New Event
Replies: 19
Views: 2139

Re: Winter Olympics Needs a New Event

...Curling is already a Winter Olympics event. It doesn't get to "replace" anything.
by pray for elves
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 32707

Re: Bad Negs--we miss you!

metsfan001 wrote:Questions on "hors d'oeuvres", always a good idea.
And yet you 20d the "Greek foods" 20-point bonus during the PACE all-star game.
by pray for elves
Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tour de France 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3027

Re: Tour de France 2008

leftsaidfred wrote:
ValenciaQBowl wrote:Tyson Homosexual
Fixed.
I believe you mean "Autocorrected."
by pray for elves
Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun Mirror - Maryland - Sat, 6/21
Replies: 65
Views: 16313

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun Mirror - Maryland - Sat, 6/21

wowitsquinthaha wrote:We got destroyed.
Doesn't matter; two high school sophomores playing without any help at a tournament like this one are to be commended regardless of how you finished.
by pray for elves
Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Question Discourse: From "An Open Letter to NAQT"
Replies: 123
Views: 23076

Re: An Open Letter to NAQT

I take great offense to things like Hausdorff spaces and integrals being labeled as "trivia". Call it "math theory" if you want a name. Also, as no high school I've ever seen offers courses in point-set topology, Hausdorff is not a good answer selection for a high school tournament, even if I've wri...
by pray for elves
Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO trash announcement
Replies: 67
Views: 11727

Re: CO trash announcement

I will be playing this event with Evan Silberman, Eric Douglass, and Bryn Reinecke.
by pray for elves
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Giveaways
Replies: 34
Views: 3455

Re: Giveaways

aaargh please stop it questions on "forward slash" or "question mark" or "asterisk" or whatever are not good computer science questions Love, A Computer Science Major Thanks for saying this true statement, Computer Science Graduate I wholeheartedly agree with what has been said here. Love, Another ...
by pray for elves
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Video?
Replies: 18
Views: 3344

Re: Video?

Video exists of this year's ICT championship game, but I'm not sure if it's been officially published online yet. You may still be able to get it, though.
by pray for elves
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 39163

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Who's representing Tennessee at this?

Also, Silberman, you can thank Mike Tyson for that malapropism (sort of).
by pray for elves
Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Player name pronunciation
Replies: 52
Views: 12417

Re: Player name pronunciation

My name, like Jonathan Magin's, does not have a long a; Nag (rhymes with hag) - ler (same pronounciation as Lrrr, Ruler of Omicron Persei 8).
by pray for elves
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sabbatai Tzvi Memorial Latke Eating Contest
Replies: 24
Views: 3769

Re: Sabbatai Tzvi Memorial Latke Eating Contest

Kit Cloudkicker wrote:There is no question that I will participate in and win this competition.

Edit: Does the entry fee have to be paid in Jew gold?
I'll take you down, Kwartler.
by pray for elves
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Middle School (Nationals)
Replies: 23
Views: 2843

Re: The Middle School (Nationals)

Tegan wrote:Manheim Township identified IBM as the company behind the Think Pad laptop computer
That's not even true anymore! Lenovo has been making them for the last three years.
by pray for elves
Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 25555

Re: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles

Assuming I make it to Chicago, I'll be moderating, as I've told you.
by pray for elves
Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 11836

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

For the record, I'm not sure what the underlining was on the requiem TU, but I only said "Requiem" when I could tell it was an unfinished mass (not sure where exactly, probably near where Charlie buzzed or slightly after) and logically deduced it to be this one (since I couldn't think of others). I...
by pray for elves
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 40528

Re: NAC Schedules

Adamantium Claws wrote:stuff
Someone needs to edit this post; questions are being reused at the next phase, apparently. After that, those of us who visited will post more about what we saw, I'd guess.
by pray for elves
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO trash announcement
Replies: 67
Views: 11727

Re: CO trash announcement

I'm going to play, but I'm still looking for a team.
by pray for elves
Tue May 27, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 13026

Re: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion

Gunnells wrote:I love sports, but NAQT overemphasizes sports in their trash questions.
I'm 99.9% positive NAQT has a sports distribution separate from the rest of their pop culture distribution.
by pray for elves
Wed May 21, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ITT suggest your handy memory tricks/devices
Replies: 12
Views: 1566

Re: ITT suggest your handy memory tricks/devices

quizbowllee wrote:Kyle, please come over for gay sex.
Are you propositioning Mr. Haddad-Fonda?
by pray for elves
Sat May 17, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Majors
Replies: 48
Views: 5800

Re: Majors

I have known people at Brandeis to triple major in disconnected fields, including one math/music/linguistics major and a bio/music/anthropology major.
by pray for elves
Mon May 12, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player movement, retirement, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 4838

Re: Player movement, retirement, etc.

I, having graduated (or rather who will be graduating Sunday) from Brandeis, will be taking a year off to work while I apply to law school, and during the year off I'll be in Knoxville, TN (a.k.a. "home"). I will probably go to a few opens, depending on money, and if someone needs a free agent for a...
by pray for elves
Wed May 07, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Appropriate Pop Culture Subjects In HS
Replies: 49
Views: 8764

Re: Appropriate Pop Culture Subjects In HS

metsfan001 wrote:Only one-tenth of people in America even receive TV One! Why are we even discussing this as a possibility?
I had never even heard of TV One until this thread.
by pray for elves
Wed May 07, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.
Replies: 80
Views: 16449

Re: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.

This morning on an old A-set I 30'd a bonus on "White and Nerdy". The hard part was identifying the "gentrified sport" they were playing in the music video. At Penn Bowl this year, I answered a tossup on "White and Nerdy" on the first clue - that the version of the Schrodinger Wave Equation mistake...
by pray for elves
Fri May 02, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carleton Undergraduate Tournament 11 - 11/15/08
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

Re: Carleton Undergraduate Tournament 11 - 11/15/08

evilmonkey wrote:I believe TRASH Regionals was looking at November 15, but I may be wrong
TRASH chooses a weekend, so tournaments on the Saturday are not a problem as TRASH Regionals can be on a Sunday.
by pray for elves
Thu May 01, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24
Replies: 82
Views: 24617

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Doubles Tournament, 5/24

I will probably either play or staff this event, with a very small chance I'll miss it.
by pray for elves
Thu May 01, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Trash Tournament
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: CO Trash Tournament

I plan on playing this event.
by pray for elves
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF nationals discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 14600

Re: ACF nationals discussion

By the way, I really liked the trash in this tournament. It managed to cover things I was interested in and was probably the right difficulty, although that Led Zeppelin and MASH bonus was really easy. Thanks. I was hoping the MASH bonus was acceptable, because like Dark Eric said, it's a tough sho...
by pray for elves
Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF nationals discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 14600

Re: ACF nationals discussion

Regarding the logistics issues, particularly lunch--would it make sense to have lunch provided next year? Are people willing to pay an extra $20/team or whatever it would take to cover this? At Chicago, we have typically provided lunch at tournaments--not in an attempt to spend the infinity dollars...