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by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Who's Doing CO?
Replies: 15
Views: 18678

Re: Who's Doing CO?

if no else does it, I will edit CO

you guys better find an editor
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Reviving the collegiate poll
Replies: 33
Views: 4902

Re: Reviving the collegiate poll

Why no B teams?
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hey, spoiler warning?
Replies: 22
Views: 5691

Re: Hey, spoiler warning?

I know the term 'stock clue' is mega-super-hyper-overused, but I would say that in a lot of cases, these 'spoiler clues' that reveal important climaxes, deaths of characters, etc. are sort of stock. The manner in which a certain character dies, or just the fact that a certain character dies, is usu...
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prizes/awards for top scorers
Replies: 13
Views: 3566

Re: Prizes/awards for top scorers

If you have the budget, I would recommend giving a Cadillac Eldorado to the first leading scorer, a set of steak knives to the second leading scorer, and banning the third leading scorer from quizbowl for life.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Let's Talk About Science History
Replies: 44
Views: 7742

Re: Let's Talk About Science History

It was a question that began "Name some things Isaac Hirsch wishes were science but aren't."
As submitted, the parts were Piltdown Man/Cold Fusion/Charles Fort.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Let's Talk About Science History
Replies: 44
Views: 7742

Re: Let's Talk About Science History

I'm a lover of pseudoscience, because I have a chance of understanding it, as opposed to real science-- I actually submitted a pseudoscience bonus to VCU Closed which apparently made it in. I actually submitted it in the "Your Choice" distro, but the A team said it likely ended up being in the scien...
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed: Penn Mirror (February 2, 2013)
Replies: 24
Views: 8508

Re: VCU Closed: Penn Mirror (February 2, 2013)

Hey, this tournament went pretty well. We got out at a reasonable time and everything seemed pretty together.

My only question is, what happened during this Dartmouth C- Delaware game? How did it happen?
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TERP?
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Re: TERP?

Last I heard, Paul and Logan HAD planned to write it and pair it with Terrapin, and were planning on writing it this year with only themselves and Jeff Amoros for sports, without the aid of the rest of us Maryland hangers-on. But last I spoke to Paul about it, he said it probably wasn't happening th...
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My School *Perhaps* host a intramural QB.
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

Re: My School *Perhaps* host a intramural QB.

I mean, the old ones are available at HSAPQ for free, so unless VHSL has a problem with them being used for an Indonesian quiz bowl league, I can't see why they can't be used, unless there's something I'm missing.There should be enough free packets there to last quite a while, even only using VHSL ...
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)
Replies: 69
Views: 22434

Re: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:So it looks like UVA, UMD, Yale, and Penn will all be going to one site. Lets hope that D-value algorithm is good enough.
UMD B is looking forward to going 0-whatever again this year!
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: DAWES - NYU hosted@Columbia (summer 2013)
Replies: 13
Views: 4397

Re: Announcement: Spring Trash Tournament in NYC

Is this tournament named after Dawes, which we like and you should too?
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Quiz Bowl T-Shirt Ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 4884

Re: Bad Quiz Bowl T-Shirt Ideas

We thought about getting t-shirts for the Maryland team last year. We're the Maryland Academic Quiz Team, or MAQT. Logan suggested we get shirts that said "I MAQT."

We did not do that.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Already Written, Well-Received Maryland Spring Set Available
Replies: 5
Views: 2191

Re: Already Written, Well-Received Maryland Spring Set Available

We're looking at a Missouri, Southern Illinois, and [possible] Northern Illinois mirror. Other geographic regions looking for a good set should still contact me.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Buzzers for Large Teams
Replies: 7
Views: 3323

Re: Buzzers for Large Teams

University of Maryland is well-known for its large, snake-like mess of a buzzer system, affectionately nicknamed "the Knot," which can accomodate up to 16 people. And, honestly, the tangle is rarely much of a hassle. If you're really looking for a buzzer system that will accomodate a large number of...
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2012 Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 10182

Re: ACF Fall 2012 Discussion

Regarding things I wrote or edited... 1. One theory about this formation is that it was built to align with the summer solstice sunset. For 10 points each: [10] Name this 411 meter long archaeological formation that features a spiral tail and an open mouth. ANSWER: Great Serpent Mound [10] The buil...
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fine arts/music
Replies: 117
Views: 34305

Re: Fine arts/music

The reality is that while Harry Potter/Beatles/Elvis/Who's the Boss criticism exists it is in the decided academic minority so we should no more write questions on those subjects than on Tayeb Salih or Stephen Hero or 11th century Byzantine politics or whatever the hell the scientific equivalent of...
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Fall: UVA Mirror, 11/3
Replies: 16
Views: 9208

Re: 2012 ACF Fall: UVA Mirror, 11/3

Maryland will almost certainly be sending 2, maybe three, teams to this.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 32967

Re: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank

The FAQ is clearly missing "11) Why is North Providence High School not ranked?"
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 39965

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

Can we take the 17th, then?
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Abbreviated) College Preview, 2012-2013 Season
Replies: 36
Views: 10082

Re: (Abbreviated) College Preview, 2012-2013 Season

Ike wrote:That really hurts Chris.
I think he's saying I underranked you. Unless you are hurt by Chris rating you highly.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 39965

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

That is what I mean. I am bad at words, and possibly scheduling.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Abbreviated) College Preview, 2012-2013 Season
Replies: 36
Views: 10082

Re: (Abbreviated) College Preview, 2012-2013 Season

Isaac Hirsch's Totally Reliable College Preview 1. UVA A Matt Bollinger spends Winter Break learning all of science, and wins ACF Nationals 2013 and a Nobel in Chemistry. 2. UPenn Even with Dallas as a teammate, Eric is unable to overcome the newly science-savvy Bollinger. Don't cry for Mukherjee, t...
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 39965

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

Umd Spring is moving to sometime in November; more details are forthcoming.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: more missing pages from the NAQT results archive
Replies: 9
Views: 6489

Re: more missing pages from the NAQT results archive

Finally! Who Jeff from Georgia was had been keeping me up at night.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 32967

Re: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank

or more generally, "I don't see the results from tournament x listed, what kind of tournaments are not taken into account? " as there are plenty of other things, (like-single subject NHBB) that are not counted also, "Why is team x ranked above us even though they we beat them last week?" "How often...
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-12 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 11766

Re: 2011-12 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

Buddy Holly is my favorite new wave musician.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: 1 month to get ready for Tryouts
Replies: 16
Views: 8675

Re: 1 month to get ready for Tryouts

If Churchill is anything like Blake was, tryouts were ongoing and could change throughout the year, and the lineup could change between It's Academic tapings. Anyway, It's Ac is pretty easy to study for, honestly- they repeat questions pretty often and sometimes throw in a little current events. My ...
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hey it's time to talk about tone! (LIVE CHAT AUGUST 13)
Replies: 116
Views: 31861

Re: Hey it's time to talk about tone!

Okay, here's how I see this recent and topical exchange going: Mark Grant makes an exceptionally unpleasant post, referring to people who support pyramidal quizbowl as people who "look down on Illinois from high." He also makes some nonsense reference to politics. Anyway, this post shows that, hones...
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 15416

Re: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

If I'm not staffing [come on Gary let me play I'm your roommate!] I will declare free agency for both this and basketball. I made a lay-up the last time the quizbowl team played!
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 32967

Re: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank

What, you're not working tirelessly to create 200 team lists for high schoolers to thanklessly complain about and pick apart without anyone else helping anymore?

Why not?
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hey it's time to talk about tone! (LIVE CHAT AUGUST 13)
Replies: 116
Views: 31861

Re: Hey it's time to talk about tone!

Like all red-blooded American males, I enjoy making a good gimmick account/post. They are funny and, when used sparingly, can be just the thing a thread needs [maybe some levity?]. Anyway, I'd just like to make my dissatisfaction with the "only staff can have gimmick accounts" rule, because I don't ...
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTENTION WUSTL - YOUR BUZZER IS OURS
Replies: 12
Views: 3473

Re: ATTENTION WUSTL - YOUR BUZZER IS OURS

Wait, you figured it out? Share!
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Looking for a good housewrite to mirror in November
Replies: 13
Views: 3545

Re: Looking for a good housewrite to mirror in November

Yeah, Charlie asked Maryland, but we're short a packet and the trash was a dealbreaker for him. Not sure I agree with his rationale that trash shouldn't be in high school sets, especially targeting novices [coaches don't like it], but there it is.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Best Subject Teams/Players
Replies: 29
Views: 20468

Re: Best Subject Teams/Players

Man, Trey Taraila sure has egg on his face now-- Matt Bollinger is a terrible myth player!
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 65075

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

"Hill Valley High School" expresses interest, but transport is an issue.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Already Written, Well-Received Maryland Spring Set Available
Replies: 5
Views: 2191

Already Written, Well-Received Maryland Spring Set Available

Hey, the Maryland Spring set was run last year to seemingly no complaints and excellent statistics [see them here ], but it was only run at Maryland. If you want a set that is already written and proven to be difficulty appropriate, this set is available for mirrors all throughout next year. Contact...
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 82214

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

I am very happy to hear this news. If UMD can help in any way, let me know.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 49147

Re: 2012 NAC

Yeah, whether the NAC is making strides towards pyramidality isn't really important, as there are still a ton of reasons not to go [not to mention, do you really want your national tournament held on "almost pyramidal sometimes" questions?]. NAC is still the absolute worst national tournament; there...
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Mon May 14, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 22480

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

No, no one stuck around except for Oakland Mills, so we canned it. If Maryland wants to get a NASAT Team together, they should figure out who can go and do it soon.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Thu May 10, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC-area tournament size and split field discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 7500

Re: DC-area tournament size and split field discussion

Man, I don't remember making that post at all. It's a pretty good post. I still agree with most of it. Last weekend, Maryland Spring pulled in a disappointing 18 teams [17, if you count one of them as a scab team]. What went wrong? Well, it wasn't an ideal weekend. AP exams are coming up and the sem...
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Sun May 06, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 22480

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

GDS won two games over "Ontological Academy" in an advantaged final to take the tournament. Prelim stats are here . Combined stats are here . Thanks to everyone who came. Much thanks are to SteveJon Guth, Brian McPeak, Gary Weiser, Paul Marchsteiner, Chris Manners, Dan Puma, Jeff Amoros, Chris Ray, ...
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Fri May 04, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Article in Slate about ACF Nationals
Replies: 32
Views: 9885

Re: Article in Slate about ACF Nationals

Even worse than those "ACF is impossible" posts is seeing my father "like" them for some reason.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Thu May 03, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 22480

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

This tournament nears, and we now have 17 teams! Another team should sign up.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2011-2012 Season
Replies: 63
Views: 27726

Re: Player Poll 2011-2012 Season

I realize I did this to myself by being modest by ranking him higher than me on my own ballot, but the number of people ranking Rafael higher than me (by a lot) is starting to grate on me. Open ballot: 1. Rafael Krichevsky 2. Matt Bollinger 3. Eric Mukherjee 4. Chris Ray 5. Matt Jackson 6. John Law...
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 22480

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

This field is getting larger, but there's plenty of room left. Sign up!
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 22480

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

It's not too late! Please email me at ibhirsch@gmail.com.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 22480

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Lord Hatefun Complainington wrote:Soooo, is this gonna host NASAT tryouts?????
If you guys want me to, I'll stick around after the tournament and read for some sort of tryout. But I don't really want to be the arbiter of who makes the team.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 22480

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

I Min Alsklings Tradgard wrote:Ok, understood. Would students wishing to play solo receive a discount on the entry fee?
We can probably work something out on a case-by-case basis; in your instance, you'd probably also get a distance discount.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 22480

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Look, I'm sorry, but this is not an open tournament. If you want to play the tournament alone, please do, but I'm going to say no on combined teams. Playing tournaments alone is a lot of fun, anyway.
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 22480

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Unfortunately I'm having trouble mustering enough manpower to be able to go because of AP exams, and because many of our good underclassmen are busy. I wish I could just sign onto someone else's team, I REALLY don't want to miss this one... You could always continue the proud Isaac Hirsch tradition...