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by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Limits of the "Back to the Classroom" Movement
Replies: 33
Views: 9068

Re: Limits of the "Back to the Classroom" Movement

I'll just say that the "banking model" of Freire is something you would easily encounter outside of old questions. I read an excerpt by Freire on the model in a freshman "intro to liberal education" class in college. Also this is very true. I'm pretty sure Freire is talked about pretty widely in te...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Limits of the "Back to the Classroom" Movement
Replies: 33
Views: 9068

Re: Limits of the "Back to the Classroom" Movement

15. A transcendent form of this phenomenon is directed towards other human beings in an anthropological theory of it by Juan Perez Lopez. It’s not color vision, but Solomon has developed a theory of it in which it arises by pairs of opposing emotions, called opponent-processes. A personality charac...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat May 13, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)
Replies: 32
Views: 14759

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)

In about a month point five, I'll be moving to Syracuse, NY where my wife found a professorship. Thrilled for everything about the move, but the area seems to lack quiz bowl, at least collegiately. If anyone at Syracuse ever starts a team, I'll crash practices, but this might be the end of my utilit...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Documenting plagiarism
Replies: 20
Views: 8438

Re: Documenting plagiarism

Yeah, I've written (or thought about writing) stuff, only to find very similar questions in old packets. Seen it with other writers, too. Yup. Can confirm that I once wrote (and submitted) nearly the exact same Physics bonus as was on the ACF website at one point. Don't remember the amount of textu...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 3711

Re: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017

This was a hoot. Thanks to UConn and everyone. Also, I think everyone interested in outreach (and everyone else) should make note of Olin's success at creating a quiz bowl team out of nothing, and attending at least three (probably four) tournaments in their first year. They're a solidly talented te...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament
Replies: 36
Views: 14093

Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

GIven that I never used a number of questions I wrote for this:, I'd be happy to contribute any or all of the questions that weren't used at 2013 CO Trash. I've probably got enough tossups to make a 2+ packets. If you want, I could packetize what I have and send it along.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 3711

Re: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017

What's the best place to park for Saturday?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History
Replies: 58
Views: 35012

Re: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History

In the 2009 Chicago Open a team of me, Andrew Ullsperger, Paul Gauthier and Evan Nagler (lol, what a team) beat a team of Seth, Selene and Sorice. We thought we were world-beaters.... until we lost the next round to the Rom/Tim Hartman juggernaut when Rom obliterated a toss-up on ROME, OPEN CITY (1...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Thoughts on Quizbowl Employment
Replies: 9
Views: 3605

Re: Thoughts on Quizbowl Employment

50K would be almost double my old teaching salary. On the other hand, 3,000 questions in a year would be pretty hard to do (maybe? I haven't crunched the numbers). 3000 questions/year seems difficult, but within the realm of possibility. If you're willing to write on each weekday of the year, you w...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice at University of Connecticut (10/22)
Replies: 3
Views: 2160

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice at University of Connecticut (TBD

Depending on the date, I might be able to drive up from New Haven to staff. However, that's very dependent on getting a weekend off from work.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 22973

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

Actually, for discount purposes, I want to write my half-packet, which given that I've been writing questions for years, is more or less of usable quality.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 22973

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

Any team with at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2015 is required to submit a packet From looking at the individual site announcements, it seems like it was changed to: Any team with at least two people on it who played a r...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall New England at Brown (November 5, 2016)
Replies: 7
Views: 4217

Re: 2016 ACF Fall New England at Brown (November 5, 2016)

wnober wrote: Any team with at least two people on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2015 is required to submit a packet...
Can someone from ACF explain the two person thing that's showing up in these announcements?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 34715

Re: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion

For instance, when you toss up "The Great Mississippi Flood," and basically nobody answers it until the end, you have in fact basically written a one line tossup that says "say a superlative word (or 1928-1), then the big river in the southern US, then the word 'flood', which I have already given y...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash: Conversion stats spreadsheet
Replies: 44
Views: 9801

Re: Conversion stats spreadsheet

I'm a little late to the party after returning from vacation, but this sort of thing is really awesome.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash general discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 6151

Re: 2016 CO Trash general discussion

Yeah, I have absolutely no problem with common links and even really enjoy them. Lord knows I wrote a fair share of them in 2013. I was specifically commenting about the common-links-on-a-phrase questions, which never really occurred to me as a way to do a common link. I thought they were interestin...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash general discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 6151

Re: 2016 CO Trash general discussion

Let me first say I loved this set. There were really entertaining ideas (Morgellons!). My only minor gripe is that it seemed that were a fair number of music questions based on "this n-word phrase" such as "Come On" and "On the Road Again." Were there really that many or am I a crazy person? Clarifi...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 57816

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Hey, it has reached my attention that David Seal, although apparently neck-deep in a legal quagmire of Gaddisian proportions, will be very sad if there isn't an East Coast mirror of CO trash for him to play. I assume there are other people, not all of whom are Marnold, who feel similarly. If you're...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 57816

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

As near as I can tell, the field is now 100% full (80 players on 20 teams! Hooray!), but we're still looking for an additional staffer or two to make things run more smoothly. Please contact Andrew and I if you're interested--you'll get not only lunch and our undying appreciation, but also the chan...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 57816

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

So the as-yet-unnamed team of myself, Sara Burke, Sam Bailey, and David Seal has lost its David Seal to work commitments. Are now looking for a free agent. Sports knowledge a plus. PM me or something.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying math theory
Replies: 8
Views: 5272

Re: Studying math theory

A starting point is to look at all the fundamental undergraduate math courses after calculus (linear algebra, abstract algebra, discrete math/graph theory, real analysis, point-set topology, probability/stats, and a few others), and learn (and understand) the basic definitions from each chapter in ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri May 13, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)
Replies: 7
Views: 3901

Re: ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)

Huh, ACF-content bar trivia actually sounds pretty fun. I'd be curious to see the questions from that get posted after the event. Also, I do realize you guys are stuck with a set that many prominent players have heard for this year, and will be figuring out a custom set in the future, so the field ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon May 09, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 16894

Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Zakk Waddell and Ross Wallace from West Point both got full-scholarships to play Quiz Bowl at Wallace State CC. I sincerely hope this becomes a trend. I'll take this opportunity to point out that Michigan State also offers a scholarship ranging up to full tuition+room and board+annual stipend for d...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon May 02, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 35293

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

I don't really have a dog in this fight, but I can't think of any sort of non-Calvinball competition in which the number of teams would vary between games. In what universe do three team matches make any sense when literally every other single match participants will ever play in the history of fore...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 24197

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

For what extremely little it's worth, I'll be at Central Connecticut State for another semester in the Fall, meaning I'll play stuff held at Yale if I can and hopefully staff some tournaments if I ever get a weekend off from work.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 24197

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

I will be attending Michigan Tech in the fall to start an MS in Mathematical Sciences. I do wish to remain involved in quiz bowl while at MTU. That's Awesome! Michigan Tech always struck me as a good place for a quiz bowl team in spite of relative geographic isolation. Hopefully you'll have good lu...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 57816

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Officially will be in Chicago for this, so looking for teammates. Personal strengths include: Knowing that sports are liked by many people and may come up in questions. Knowing how a television operates and how to watch it frequently enough to recognize shows that might appear in questions. Knowing ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 57816

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Interested. Can't quite commit to being in Chicago that weekend yet, though.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Date Poll
Replies: 2
Views: 2396

Re: Chicago Open Date Poll

Because it usually affects CO, Pitchfork Music Festival is the weekend of the 16th this year.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 General Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 12044

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 General Discussion

Historical question, I guess - if Chris Ray isn't the fellow behind things like "You are a nomad in 12th-century Kyrgyzstan. Answer these questions about your life in the Central Asian steppe for 10 points each.", then who is? I always figured (perhaps incorrectly) this was the sort of thing that w...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Over-Buzzing Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 9507

Re: Over-Buzzing Problem

In college I had a teammate who was notorious for negging excessively. I experimented with various techniques to help him. Once, I made him sign an index card saying "I promise not to neg". He negged the very next tossup he heard after signing that card. I had more luck with a system where I would ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Date Claim and Discussion 2015-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 17475

Re: Michigan Date Claim and Discussion 2015-2016

Personally, I've been really into Michigan high school quiz bowl outreach and thought about this at the beginning of the year, but would people be interested in the creation of a Michigan Quiz Bowl Association promoting good quiz bowl and outreach? PACE just contacted me about it and I wouldn't min...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Date Claim and Discussion 2015-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 17475

Re: Michigan Date Claim and Discussion 2015-2016

I'm not sure if any Yoopers read this board, but Northern Michigan University's quiz bowl team has started running high school tournaments. I'll make sure to announce them here so they can be added to the calendar (we just had one on December 5th--Escanaba finished 9-0 to take the trophy). We will ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Dressing Well for Staffing High School Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 9733

Re: On Dressing Well for Staffing High School Tournaments

Though I'm not particularly convinced that a high-schooler dressed in business casual would assuage all my concerns about a quiz bowl tournament (though it couldn't hurt), I think it might be worth discussing some other general professionalism tips. One thing that gets under my skin a little bit as ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Question classification
Replies: 16
Views: 6358

Re: Question classification

So, I'm beginning to get more serious about fiddling around with this as a real project. A number of people in this thread have mentioned about having access to questions. Would anyone have access to (hopefully already categorized) plain-text ACF questions from say the last 10 years? Just roughly, I...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 19824

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

By and large, I thought this set fell into the "good but not revolutionarily so" category. There were some pretty big science clunkers, of which the most egregious, "linear" having already been mentioned. By and large (and I think the stats will bear me out on this), I think the bonuses might have s...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast at Yale (November 7, 2015)
Replies: 14
Views: 7875

Re: ACF Fall Northeast at Yale (November 7, 2015)

So this tournament wrapped up for me at least (I'm not sure what's going on in terms of finals) about fifteen minutes ago at 4:15PM. As near as I could tell it went off without a hitch. The moderators I had were good and kept things flowing very well. However, there is one thing I must strenuously o...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast at Yale (November 7, 2015)
Replies: 14
Views: 7875

Re: ACF Fall Northeast at Yale (November 7, 2015)

Any updates on where on campus this will be?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15
Replies: 21
Views: 10618

Re: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15

I'll express interest. I have one potential teammate (not from CCSU) and would be interested in picking up more as an open team. However, I'm not sure I can get two weekends in a row off from work.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement
Replies: 17
Views: 17580

Re: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement

We had 91 registrations before 14 September last year. We have 90 registrations as of this post on 13 September. Some mirrors might have fewer teams, but on the whole this is shaping up to be another exciting year for ACF Fall. That said, we do hope that hosts are proactively contacting regional pr...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement
Replies: 17
Views: 17580

Re: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement

Are the fields usually this sparse at the first deadline? It seems like there's a good number of mirror sites with very few signups.Just kind of curious. I know it's early in the year, which might be some of it, especially for quarter-system teams
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MYSTERIUM (UMD/Yale), March-April 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 17669

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MYSTERIUM (UMD/Yale), March-April 2016

Definitely interested. What, if any, are the eligibility rules?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15: Errata
Replies: 23
Views: 3594

Re: VCU Open ‘15: Errata

I really loved that the "Flipped classroom" method came up. However, I'm not sure why "flipped classroom" wasn't acceptable. I spent the better part of two years working in schools beginning to implement this model and never really heard it referred to as anything but the "flipped classroom." I thi...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 2343

Re: VCU Open ‘15: Question-specific discussion

Incredibly minor complaint:

Is there a good reason why Ken Cosgrove wasn't an acceptable answer in that bonus? I knew it was him immediately from the description of his stories, but was it really necessary to prompt for his pen name that was mentioned only once or twice in the entire series?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15: Errata
Replies: 23
Views: 3594

Re: VCU Open ‘15: Errata

I really loved that the "Flipped classroom" method came up. However, I'm not sure why "flipped classroom" wasn't acceptable. I spent the better part of two years working in schools beginning to implement this model and never really heard it referred to as anything but the "flipped classroom." I thin...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Mid Michigan Community College?
Replies: 5
Views: 3529

Re: Mid Michigan Community College?

Yeah, it's not clear to me that starting a CC team would be the best way to get better as a player. If you already have a team that performed decently at HSNCT and are already interested in quiz bowl, I imagine it would be easier to continue to compete with them rather than starting a CC team from s...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Mid Michigan Community College?
Replies: 5
Views: 3529

Re: Mid Michigan Community College?

Is there a reason you can't have a team at your high school? I'm originally from mid-Michigan and I distinctly remember the Mt. Pleasant area having a good deal of high school activity, albeit on after school league meets (which I don't necessarily believe are inferior to Saturday tournaments). Unle...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: questions about Judaism
Replies: 15
Views: 6179

Re: questions about Judaism

Kouign Amann wrote:Orthodoxy is a great place to look.
Where else are you going to get your distribution of saints being depicted with the head of a dog? I'm far from any sort of religious studies aficionado, but there's some really interesting stuff in Orthodox Christianity.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284202

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have a packet of 40 album tossups that I'll read in the IRC at 11pm EDT, unless people have objections to that time. A good number of the questions are very difficult, but if you liked the Hunter/Hirsch packets, there should be some stuff here you'll enjoy. Yeah, I know this is a year late, but p...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Distance Discounts
Replies: 10
Views: 3854

Re: Distance Discounts

The Stately Rhododendron wrote:public transit
"What public transit?"
- most every team out there

I have a feeling that there simply aren't public transit options for a good deal of, if not most teams outside of the largest metro areas in the country.