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by pray for elves
Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 99994

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

Is there an established start time for this, or is it just going to be "whenever trash ends"? Will there be a break for dinner before, or is trash going to end early enough that we can play through this before a late dinner?
by pray for elves
Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 77885

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

dtaylor4 wrote:What I have, I sent to Bruce.
And Bruce is currently in Bosnia, so you might have to wait a little while.
by pray for elves
Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 99994

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

You've still got me in the free agents list, despite also having me on a team above.
by pray for elves
Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 99994

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I am now a definite and will be playing this event with Mr. Mukherjee.
by pray for elves
Sat May 29, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 77885

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

Bruce has asked me to post this information: "Spring Offensive will operate as scheduled, starting play one hour after HSNCT matches end, which would place the start time at approximately 7 PM Central. If you want to play, please show up to the elevator lobby in the Hyatt, and please bring any avail...
by pray for elves
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 51310

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

I'm playing this on a team with Matts Weiner and Lafer as well as Eric Kwartler.
by pray for elves
Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Nationals (4/17/2010)
Replies: 82
Views: 33532

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Nationals (4/17/2010)

dtaylor4 wrote:Updated through R4.
I'm still only seeing the one through round 2.
by pray for elves
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 7204

Re: Buzzerfest discussion

Did not play, will not play, etc.
by pray for elves
Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Academic credit
Replies: 19
Views: 6978

Re: Academic credit

When I was in high school, it was widespread knowledge* that Ezell-Harding had a class devoted to quizbowl.

*Veracity of knowledge not guaranteed.
by pray for elves
Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC deserves its own thread
Replies: 15
Views: 2646

Re: UIC deserves its own thread

Is it at all possible for NAQT to pay for the transit of a third party who knows what's up to act as a co-TD with the ACUI-ran regions and act as something of a big sibling and as someone prevent things like over-zealousness and the like? I essentially did this for the Knoxville site, but without a...
by pray for elves
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)
Replies: 78
Views: 24294

Re: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)

By phone call from Bruce Arthur, here's a short version of what happened at the end: Harvard and Brown were both undefeated heading into the last game of the playoffs; it finished 300-300. Harvard had a protest rejected over a bonus part. Ted gets the tiebreaker. Harvard then went on to win the fina...
by pray for elves
Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RMPFest 2 Discussion Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 5965

Re: RMPFest 2 Discussion Thread

Sir Thopas wrote:why not just Hillel?
There was a tossup on Hillel (which I wrote) in last year's RMPFest, and Bruce wanted to avoid asking on the exact same answer lines.
by pray for elves
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The quizbowl decades project
Replies: 123
Views: 68666

Re: The quizbowl decades project

Magin/Weiner/Jerry/Eric vs. Bentley/Passner/Kwartler/Nagler (not for competitiveness but for the near-grail performance of the Magin team) Magin's team put up 380 against my team... in the first half. That's 380 in a 10-tossup, no-powers half of Chicago freakin' Open. And they scored 610 with a bon...
by pray for elves
Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Qbhistory: High school classes & where are they now (<1998)
Replies: 42
Views: 53078

Re: Qbhistory: High school classes & where are they now (<1998)

Cheynem wrote:all-time worst questions
The one I always bring up in this discussion:
Patrick's Press wrote:China has had many dynasties. I bet you thought this was going to be a history question. For 10 points, spell "dynasties".
by pray for elves
Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Qbhistory: High school classes & where are they now (<1998)
Replies: 42
Views: 53078

Re: Qbhistory: High school classes & where are they now (<1998)

Matt Weiner wrote:[Brad Rutter] returned to the NAC in 2006 as a moderator.
Brad Rutter was also moderating at the 2004 NAC, which I attended, so that date of 2006 is not entirely accurate.
by pray for elves
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Bird/Southeastern @ Berry College -- 11/7/09
Replies: 23
Views: 3097

Re: Early Bird/Southeastern @ Berry College -- 11/7/09

Shockingly in 2009, there are scanners that exist in your college, and the corresponding software that will allow you to scan to Microsoft Word. It still takes time, but just pointing out that there is another option. I'd never considered it. Not that I don't keep up with new technologies like the ...
by pray for elves
Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008-2009 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 10104

Re: 2008-2009 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

This is a minor point, but there is not much of a difference between mitzvah and commandment. Three of those clues would point towards Commandment as much as or more than Mitzvah. This question is technically correct once rituals are mentioned because rituals are not commandments, but there was a s...
by pray for elves
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95148

Re: Bad Negs Again

I have to give some props to Seth Teitler as reader, who didn't bat an eye instead of doing what I would do as reader and collapse into hapless laughter. Obviously, I should have said the last name, but I was concentrating so much on pulling the dude's name that I was like, "Patrick...Roy, that's i...
by pray for elves
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95148

Re: Bad Negs Again

BG MSL Champs wrote:
Cheynem wrote:From CO Trash:

ME: Patrick Roy
ANSWER: Brandon Roy
Did you say this like "Roy" or like "Wa"?
As his teammate, I can tell you he said it like "Roy".
by pray for elves
Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO 7/18/2009 in Vancouver, Hamilton, Ottawa
Replies: 71
Views: 21614

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO 7/18/2009 in Vancouver, Hamilton, Ottawa

I have no complete results, but Bruce Arthur sent me a text message saying that Toronto D (featuring Bruce) won the Hamilton site.
by pray for elves
Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing science questions for science players
Replies: 56
Views: 13135

Re: Writing science questions for science players

LIST OF TEXTBOOKS FOR MATH: -Serge Lang's Algebra, for Abstract Algebra (and I think Galois theory?) -Free Probability textbook yaaay: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/teaching_aids/books_articles/probability_book/book.html -Silverman's A Friendly Introduction to Number Theory, and the more advance...
by pray for elves
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 12648

Re: Missouri Open discussion

I pledged to Auroni to make a post about this after Mizzou Open was completed, because I've been seeing a little increase in a trend of people doing this. Can we agree right now to stop picking numbered UN resolutions, presidential orders, and the like for hard bonus part answers? We had one submit...
by pray for elves
Thu May 28, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33394

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

When I was a senior in high school, my team (a first-time NAC competitor) was eliminated from the NAC by a lower-seeded perennial NAC team in a round featuring three questions on the geography and culture of their home area.
by pray for elves
Tue May 26, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)
Replies: 97
Views: 25682

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

DumbJaques wrote:
It's a discount for kidnapping people named Phil.
Sweet!
Watch your back, Durkos.
by pray for elves
Fri May 22, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52798

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

I won't be at HSNCT and thus will not be playing. I'd otherwise definitely form a team with you, Ted.
by pray for elves
Mon May 04, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NTAE
Replies: 57
Views: 14420

Re: 2009 NTAE

There has been one reported death from swine flu in the USA, and it was a small child who also reportedly had several other illnesses. During the last week, roughly a thousand people died of regular influenza.
by pray for elves
Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Call for Science Co-Editor(s) in Mid/Late Fall
Replies: 14
Views: 1622

Re: Call for Science Co-Editor(s) in Mid/Late Fall

Matt Weiner wrote:First they came for the scientists geographers...
Fixed.
by pray for elves
Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 24038

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

I missed a question on Tintin? :( One polity featured in this series remembers the fourteenth-century defeat of Baron Staszrvitch with the motto, “Eih bennek, eih blavek.” That place uses Cyrillic orthography but has a language closely resembling the Marols dialect of French. Mineral water near Klo...
by pray for elves
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 24038

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

BuzzerZen wrote:Yeah, my original file for the Hamiltonian cycle tossup has "incomplete" where I clearly meant to type "NP-complete." Kind of inexcusable for me to get that wrong when NP-completeness is what I'm talking about in class this week.
And likewise inexcusable for me to miss this upon reading it.
by pray for elves
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 24038

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

As a side note I guess, I might add that this was the editors' replacement for my original math tossup. This was a CS replacement for a math tossup, as we wound up with a math bonus written to fix some distributional problems in your submitted packet (which can be discussed in private, as can the p...
by pray for elves
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 11861

Re: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion

I'd like to thank the following people for helping me finish my portions (math and computer science): Mike Bentley, for writing most of the CS for the editors' packets, and for helping edit the CS. Evan Silberman, for freelancing two CS questions. Alejandro Lopez-Lago and Eric Mukherjee, for playtes...
by pray for elves
Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Survey Results
Replies: 10
Views: 1242

Re: Survey Results

I'd just like to know which nine coaches voted that the Driver's Ed distro should be increased. If there were some way to mail them a slap across the face, I'd do it.
by pray for elves
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Prelim. Announcement: Sun 'n Fun X July 11, 2009
Replies: 44
Views: 11317

Re: Prelim. Announcement: Sun 'n Fun X July 11, 2009

ValenciaQBowl wrote:Y'all should come down to Tampa for the triple RR with me, two Valencia teams, Billy, and maybe some ragtag UF team. If we're lucky, maybe SC or UGA will come down.
Flights to Tampa are so cheap (i.e., cheaper than driving or flying to Maryland) I'm considering this.
by pray for elves
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52798

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

It's looking less and less likely that I'll make it to HSNCT this year. I'll probably be willing to write some questions, though, maybe for a finals packet. Of course, if I can make it, I'll want a team.
by pray for elves
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International - 4/11/09
Replies: 84
Views: 22653

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International - 4/11/09

There's a lot on Church St. off of Harvard Square that's a cash lot, but it's expensive and you can't park yourself. We used it a few times during my first two years. EDIT: Google maps link to the lot: here . Zoom out and you'll get a bearing of where it is in relation to Harvard Square and the camp...
by pray for elves
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Proposed trash/TRASH guidelines
Replies: 100
Views: 14086

Re: Proposed trash/TRASH guidelines

To support what Matt's saying, he made this excellent post with a variety of Nielsen ratings for major sports events. As I have pointed out, though, that was the season after the return from a lockout in a year when the Stanley Cup finals featured the two teams with the least following in the US, s...
by pray for elves
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA - 4//3/09 or 4/4/09 - Dallas, TX
Replies: 73
Views: 8676

Re: GUERRILLA - 4//3/09 or 4/4/09 - Dallas, TX

Did the 20s get listed as 10s?
by pray for elves
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)
Replies: 118
Views: 46566

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)

It also allows for the presence of math calculation to appease teams that like that sort of thing. I think it's getting old. In all the games we played on Saturday, nobody on either team ever actually chose a math calculation bonus. All other categories were regularly chosen, however. Did anyone in...
by pray for elves
Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II
Replies: 98
Views: 53320

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II

If I make it to HSNCT, I'll play.
by pray for elves
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE set discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 5626

Re: GARBAGE set discussion

In terms of things that were actually repeated in submissions, the most egregious things were getting roughly 10 submissions on the X-men in various forms (seriously, guys? This wasn't the Eric Mukherjee Memorial Trash Open), about five submissions on Kanye West, three on Blink 182 (really?) and may...
by pray for elves
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE set discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 5626

Re: GARBAGE set discussion

I'll address a few of the specific criticisms in the morning when I can actually think, as I've just finished driving back from Atlanta. I appreciate the positive comments and the constructive criticism that most of you have been giving us through the discussion of this event; it's good to hear that...
by pray for elves
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Archive?
Replies: 15
Views: 2209

Re: TRASH Archive?

TRASH hasn't released their sets, but I think you can buy them.
by pray for elves
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09
Replies: 71
Views: 14495

Re: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09

am·a·teur n. 1. A person who engages in an art, science, study, or athletic activity as a pastime rather than as a profession. Unless there's some secret shadow trash circuit where players make enough money to support themselves playing tournaments, I'd say that every player is an amateur. I agree ...
by pray for elves
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09
Replies: 71
Views: 14495

Re: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:I thought answers weren't cleared for discussion anyway.
They're not, strictly speaking.
by pray for elves
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09
Replies: 71
Views: 14495

Re: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09

[T]o use the Sorice packet as an example again, I think more than half of the tossups were on (or chiefly on) pre-1970s things. I know you don't have the packets yet, but this specific characterization of the Sorice packet is rather inaccurate, as my count is significantly lower than half. The pack...
by pray for elves
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09
Replies: 71
Views: 14495

Re: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09

So, this afternoon I noticed that I apparently failed to save the final version of the Mike Bentley packet, which featured a bunch of proofreading fixes plus headers and numbering. Alternately, the final version got saved in the wrong place. Either way, the one that got sent out shouldn't have been ...
by pray for elves
Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09
Replies: 71
Views: 14495

Re: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09

Also, thanks to everyone who freelanced: Brice Russ Evan Adams (Dan Goff, but he did some editing too, so he's separate) Eric Kwartler Billy Beyer Charles Meigs Trygve Meade (a little extra once he found out he wouldn't be there) Dave Letzler I apologize to the people I've forgotten; I'll add you in...
by pray for elves
Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09
Replies: 71
Views: 14495

Re: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09

Packets have now been sent out to all of the hosts. The email they were sent with included both my phone number and Fred's; call one of us if there are any problems.

I hope everyone enjoys the set.