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by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 45176

Re: All-time all-state teams

merv1618 wrote:Does anyone know who's from Arkansas besides Jason Loy?
Sure, Dargan graduated from Searcy in like '95 or something.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '13-'14
Replies: 120
Views: 64161

Re: Tennessee '13-'14

Here are the results for TN teams at HSNCT: t8: Ezell Harding t53: Farragut, Hume Fogg t77: USN 116: White Statios e 145: Germantown A 166: Germantown B Congratulations to all these teams, especially Ezell-Harding, for doing so well at the national level and representing Tennessee well! Ezell Hardi...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 45176

Re: All-time all-state teams

LOUISIANA: Chris Romero (New Iberia?). Not sure who else is from here--are Jake and Matt? Matt is a graduate of Episcopal School of Acadiana (Cade) and I am a graduate of Westgate (New Iberia). Chris graduated from Catholic High NI quite a long time ago. We all happen to be from New Iberia, which i...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat May 31, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Wodern Morld - A Real Replacement Side Event That is Real
Replies: 31
Views: 8261

Re: Wodern Morld - A Real Replacement Side Event That is Rea

A JRPG half-packet is available for those who want to play. Sorry I didn't get to write a full packet. :(
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri May 30, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Wodern Morld - A Real Replacement Side Event That is Real
Replies: 31
Views: 8261

Re: Wodern Morld - A Real Replacement Side Event That is Rea

I have 12 fun questions written for this - hopefully I get to 20.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon May 26, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Louisiana Open at ULL (6/14/14 and 6/15/14)
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

Re: Louisiana Open at ULL (6/14/14 and 6/15/14)

I'll definitely be there, probably with a Dargan in tow.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science Player Poll
Replies: 24
Views: 8995

Re: Science Player Poll

1) Steven Hines (it's obvious guys, the stats make it indisputable, this guy has memorized every formula ever and knows all the terms in them. c^6 => Hawking radiation ezpz why do you even play this game you're just going to lose to Hines) 2) Jake Sundberg (he literally won his team Lederberg 2 by ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Praise Song
Replies: 35
Views: 12212

Re: Praise Song

Jake's work in the southeast has of course primarily been at the collegiate level, but I think it goes without saying that Alabama was a completely different program and culture before he arrived, and in his time there they've evolved from a team that hosted tournaments on A-sets to the primary hos...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science Player Poll
Replies: 24
Views: 8995

Re: Science Player Poll

Ukonvasara wrote:whoooooooooooooooo caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaares
the only actual thing this poll will accomplish is deciding which finger i choose to wear my lederberg championship ring on
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2014: WORD LIFE
Replies: 58
Views: 14102

Re: Player Poll 2014: WORD LIFE

Mewto55555 wrote:John Lawrence got 100% of the bio tossups we heard against Penn at Nats, without Eric negging.
Jonathan Thompson answered the biology question in three consecutive rounds at Nats without anyone negging. ACF Nationals 2014, never change.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2014: WORD LIFE
Replies: 58
Views: 14102

Re: Player Poll 2014: WORD LIFE

Ras superfamily wrote:I totally voted for a player who does not appear anywhere in Mike's post
Thanks!

EDIT: totally missed the last post! On second thought, maybe I have no groupies.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Postseason Poll
Replies: 19
Views: 5469

Re: Postseason Poll

Nice to know I have a groupie somewhere out there.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 61916

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

In all seriousness, I think the proposed Skype interrogation/vituperation session is an entertaining idea but should stay an idea. We need some sort of method of trial to determine precisely which fools are worthy of entering my realm for eternity. These "interrogation/vituperation sessions" seem l...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 61916

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_address_translation Understand networking before you post mindless shit, that will be believed by anybody without real networking knowledge. PLUS If i were to cheat, I would have used a fucking VPN or torr, or any variety of anonymity. What happened to peace and...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 61916

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

I have no interest in quizzing anyone over Skype. That's ridiculous and stupid and I'm not going to waste my time with that. Of course, it was just a personal suggestion as to how we could torture him for cheating. It's a completely absurd suggestion and was meant to be such. Also, congratulations ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 61916

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

This whole situation reminds me of what happened to Michael Vick. If he confesses and apologizes for committing a crime he didn't think was so serious he gets off with a hand slap and is told not to do it again. Instead a long drawn-out fabrication is insisted upon. Really bad penalties result. Dude...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT-format submission tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 4645

Re: NAQT-format submission tournament

NickConderWKU wrote:Well I certainly like the idea. Didn't there used to be (MLK perhaps?) a tournament run every year that was similar to NAQT in style and format?
I don't recall off the top of my head. Regarding Will's idea, I'm pretty much up for this kind of product being produced yearly.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 61916

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

Make him refund everyone's money, then make him give a 50-minute Skype presentation on a Lederberg topic of our choosing. Naturally we would be allowed to ask questions.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 61916

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

Buzzed in (on the very first clue!) of "synchrotron" and negged with "cyclotron" and later laughingly complaining that he can never tell the two apart That clue was from a graduate-level radiative transfer textbook! A graduate-level radiative transfer textbook that he has clearly read! EDIT: If the...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 61916

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

sephirothrr wrote:
Ndg wrote:True story: he powered the tossup on Andy Watkins.
Unfortunately, as poetic as this would be, he only received 10 points for knowing that everything Andy touches, he destroys.
So we should now have a tossup on Hines. What would he be the grand vizier of?
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 61916

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

Congrats to to Team Sam, who won the online tournament in a complete landslide! I would be remiss if I did not mention the Herculean efforts of a one Mr. Steven Hines, who went from a modest 16.29 PPG on a Division at SCT to follow his team to sixth place, to today, a mere two and a half months lat...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How not to write questions on mystery novels
Replies: 33
Views: 8916

Re: How not to write questions on mystery novels

grapesmoker wrote:i seriously cannot believe this thread is still going and being seriously discussed
I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU GUYS HAD THE AUDACITY TO RUIN HAMLET FOR ME
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Late Game
Replies: 16
Views: 4016

Re: Late Game

So we went to a JV tourney and on the last tossup, we were down by 5. We were taking it easy, and the other team negged on something about [QUESTION CONTENT IN A SET THAT IS STILL BEING USED --the mgmt] at the end. So we ended up winning, but this was not agaisnt a very good (relatively) team. So w...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion
Replies: 169
Views: 46119

Re: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion

Anyway, the only other subject I can really comment on in this tournament was the math, which I thought was quite excellent, so kudos to Jerry on that. In particular, there was a lot of excellent clue selection for relatively easy answer lines, and future editors should be careful to follow this ex...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion
Replies: 169
Views: 46119

Re: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion

Anyway, the only other subject I can really comment on in this tournament was the math, which I thought was quite excellent, so kudos to Jerry on that. In particular, there was a lot of excellent clue selection for relatively easy answer lines, and future editors should be careful to follow this ex...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 74678

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

http://i.imgur.com/SBthxem.jpg Me at SUBMIT after getting tired of Charles Hang constantly taking photos of people. I am thankful for this one photo, however. It is notable that Charles Hang has taken most of the photos that have ever been taken of me at quizbowl tournaments. I was hoping to keep t...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Driving to FAR AWAY Tournaments
Replies: 25
Views: 7093

Re: Driving to FAR AWAY Tournaments

Hey guys, most of you are like totes diminishing Jordan's accomplishment here. Most of these trips that have been taken were to national tournaments, where there's a ton of incentive. Canadians came to Alabama for little more than playing a southern quizbowl tournament on a non-football weekend in a...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!
Replies: 30
Views: 7541

Re: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!

2. Yale - Again, Yale will fall short. Matt Jackson can only carry this team so far. Even though his teammates are good, I feel they are not on the same as the people at UVA. My only question is what I need to be on to be as good as Matt Bollinger. Probably math. I'd be willing to offer you a crash...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!
Replies: 30
Views: 7541

Re: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!

I don't usually edit my predictions except for things like grammar and such, but if I could have a list of teams that were coming. I just guess the 34 teams, and would love to know the actual teams. You did a fascinating job of predicting which teams were coming, only forgetting Carleton and adding...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!
Replies: 30
Views: 7541

Re: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!

In addition to the old tricks, I may have some new tricks! Probably not though. Georgia Tech finishes 9th after the tournament directors agree to allow them to play via Skype. Mike Bentley becomes irate and forces Washington to withdraw from ACF Nationals.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!
Replies: 30
Views: 7541

Re: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!

1. UVA
2. Penn
3. Yale
4-5. idk
6-34. idc
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2 Discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 10077

Re: Lederberg 2 Discussion

Ringil wrote:The one semi-analysis question (smooth) was even transformed into an algebra problem with its early clues.
Harrison Brown write analysis? Pshaw!
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: general discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 12680

Re: 2014 ICT: general discussion

I simply want to call attention to the fact that a considerable number of the science tossups in his categories had 3-4 lines of clues that no one buzzed on, followed by a giveaway or pre-giveaway clue that any mediocre science player, or even any decent generalist, would know. I'm curious as to wh...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CLEAR (CAHOOTS-Like Event At Rutgers) - April 19th, 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2409

Re: CLEAR (CAHOOTS-Like Event At Rutgers) - April 19th, 2014

Muriel Axon wrote:4/20/2014: Prepare for endless "is the set CLEAR?" puns (and also high people)
I didn't know you were aspiring to be a Mark Morris impersonator.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: general discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 12680

Re: 2014 ICT: general discussion

This video game character is the target of Wendy Oldbag's unwelcome crush, and is a fervent Steel Samurai fan. Kay Faraday helps this man break up a smuggling ring in a spin-off "Investigations" game named for him. After he lost his perfect win record in the "Turnabout Sisters" (*) case, he was fra...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: DUST-bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 6660

Re: Announcement: DUST-bowl

Jake Sundberg has written a few questions for this. If you would like for him to write up some sports questions (if there is demand for such!), he would be happy to write some up.

[side note: ROB CARSON SAID A BAD BAD WORD]
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bracketing discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 9087

Re: ICT bracketing discussion

Ugh, I mean I don't want to tell how you post, brah, but is it really necessary to dredge up the entire seeding history of Alabama here? I think NAQT needs to know where they are being inconsistent in their seeding logic and I'm using examples to reflect my point. It just so happens that our 2013 t...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bracketing discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 9087

Re: ICT bracketing discussion

In addition, NAQT gave Georgia Tech a #3 seed this year by finishing #11 overall in D-value in a combined field. I believe NAQT gave us a #4 or #5 seed in 2012 by finishing #8 overall in D-value in a (much tougher if there is such a thing) combined field. We also added Harrison Brown to our team for...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bracketing discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 9087

Re: ICT bracketing discussion

I too would like to echo the support for both some sort of seeding meeting and a decreased reliance on/reevaluation of the calculation of D-value, since despite putting up the seventh-highest SCT bonus conversion with a lineup that finished eleventh at last year's ICT and suffered no changes whatso...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2 Discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 10077

Re: Lederberg 2 Discussion

Hmmm, in looking at the results there's no evidence of my anticlimactic tournament-winning tossup as it seems I have been credited with 0 0 0 in that game.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College History Bowl discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 4918

Re: College History Bowl discussion

The hour late start due to the catastrophe of locked rooms / TWO teams not showing up in the morning (WHO DOES THIS?) aside, I thought the tournament's logistics went very well. The last room for non-finals situations was done by approximately 5:30pm [and I had scoresheets starting at 5:15], which ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2 Discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 10077

Re: Lederberg 2 Discussion

Thanks to Eric for allowing me to write for this, and special thanks for being so understanding when I had to back out of half my commitment when real life intervened. My questions that made it into the set were on: numerical integration, a math common link on "smooth", the heat equation (in math),...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 8042

Re: ICT Prediction Thread 2014

GET IT RIGHT HIRSCH THE SET OF WHATEVER IT IS IS NOT DISJOINT
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 8042

Re: ICT Prediction Thread 2014

Peter13 wrote:
Inkana7 wrote:Lmao
What's so funny?
idk man i dont find anything that be funny here you wild stallion you
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 8042

Re: ICT Prediction Thread 2014

7 + 1 = 8.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Natl History Bowl College Nationals: Sun 3/30 Northwestern U
Replies: 60
Views: 23291

Re: Natl History Bowl College Nationals: Sun 3/30 Northweste

The O'Hare to Rosemont shuttle is free. Several buses will be going between O'Hare and Rosemont from now until further notice. If you plan to go into the city you just take the bus to Rosemont and get on the blue line the usual way.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 8042

Re: ICT Prediction Thread 2014

Here are my predictions (what I think will happen, rather than what should happen) based on D-value and other results Virginia Harvard Illinois Chicago B Cornell Louisville Western Kentucky Claremont Colleges WHY CAN'T WE BE IN THIS POOL EDIT: but let's be serious, we all know NAQT will underseed u...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 8042

Re: ICT Prediction Thread 2014

I predict that Alabama will attempt to kick a last-minute field-goal which gets returned for a game-winning touchdown (or some equivalent of a last-second neg). I will also have a bowl of sugar with me that weekend, just in case the Alabama team wants to possess one of those. As a couple of teams t...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Northern California State (Berkeley, 3/15)
Replies: 8
Views: 2750

Re: NAQT Northern California State (Berkeley, 3/15)

Grams's Go-Go Boots wrote:What is a Guilder?
Not brushed up on your Dutch currency, are you?