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by Sima Guang Hater
Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: History Player
Replies: 20
Views: 9932

Re: History Player

Amethyst wrote:Hi! I was a science specialist in high school
Keep doing that.
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship
Replies: 46
Views: 20775

Re: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship

I think the hardest thing for me personally to understand here has been the notion that the increase in needed questions is an undesirable thing from a writer’s point of view. From my end, it looked like I was giving more work to people who wanted it, and insofar as the labor pool was small, that j...
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship
Replies: 46
Views: 20775

Re: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship

But a high school not plugged into the circuit will have heard of the History Channel and see that as meaningful, and won't know who the hell Tommy is. Dave probably sacrificed some of his (or our) ideals to get those endorsements/sponsorship deals, but in the long run it worked out for him. Hardco...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 3 of 6]: The Problem of Flakeouts
Replies: 6
Views: 4180

Re: Resetting [pt. 3 of 6]: The Problem of Flakeouts

1. Ending the Superman Syndrome. Note, I do not present this as the right approach, but as an approach. In talking with a notable flake out, post flake experience, he was genuinely surprised that so many quizbowlers came in to bail out his tournament and thought it would have simply been cancelled ...
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: History Bowl/Quizbowl on College Applications
Replies: 17
Views: 9696

Re: History Bowl/Quizbowl on College Applications

johntait1 wrote: Do you think that references in that manner would detract from the main point of the essay or help convey my message more clearly? Thank you for the help.
This is actually a very common way of structuring an admissions essay, and it's good when it's done well.
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Accurate Timing during Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 8493

Re: Accurate Timing during Tournaments

The Stately Rhododendron wrote:I don't need my sense of time, already distorted by the nature of our capitalist society, furthermore controlled by a timer that you, for whatever reason, believe is better at determining how long a pause is than humanity!
I'm guessing you're not majoring in Physics at Yale.
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: History Bowl/Quizbowl on College Applications
Replies: 17
Views: 9696

Re: History Bowl/Quizbowl on College Applications

On a somewhat unrelated note, did any of you use allusions to quizbowl in your essays? When I write for school, I often use allusions to help get my point across--describing a situation as a "New Frontier" or a "Tryst with Destiny"; using quotes such as "There is no substitute for victory." My AP E...
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 29410

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion

I'm in agreement with Adam here for the rationale behind the relative exclusion of organic chemistry. I also believe that Adam - and whoever writes the science next year, can be dissuaded from this stance - if there is some form of intellectual contest, classes, etc. that makes it likely some fract...
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 nAC
Replies: 28
Views: 10740

Re: 2015 nAC

http://m.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/m ... r-2015053/ Left without comment because Jesus Christ
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT)
Replies: 65
Views: 37554

Re: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT

I'm making travel plans for PACE. When will this tournament be? I want to make sure I'm not going to miss it.
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun May 31, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER
Replies: 81
Views: 34592

Re: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER

Smuttynose Island wrote:I'd personally prefer it if this ran this summer. It is improbable that I'd play it next year.
Same
by Sima Guang Hater
Wed May 27, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 55406

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

I'll staff this
by Sima Guang Hater
Wed May 27, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 45253

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

I'll staff for this, esp if it helps more people play.
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon May 25, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)
Replies: 117
Views: 52559

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

The post above has been updated with received packets. Furthermore, Team 17 (Michael Coates, Naveed Chowdhury, Ramapriya Rangaraju, and Cory Haala) has signed up. The field is now closed.

Looking forward to getting the rest of your packets.
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun May 24, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)
Replies: 117
Views: 52559

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

We are now at 16 teams. We would like to get to 17, for scheduling reasons (to be able to run a full RR and finals, as is CO tradition). Please sign up! We are still at 16 teams, and very much need 17. Please get in contact with me if you are able to play this tournament - we can work something out.
by Sima Guang Hater
Sat May 23, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)
Replies: 117
Views: 52559

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Hey everybody, don't forget that the -30 deadline for packets ends tomorrow at midnight EST (24 hours 54 minutes from now). Hope to see a few more in my inbox.
by Sima Guang Hater
Wed May 20, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Feynman Lectures
Replies: 2
Views: 2119

Re: Feynman Lectures

All of them are pretty useful.
by Sima Guang Hater
Sat May 16, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2015
Replies: 139
Views: 65873

Re: CO History 2015

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:Jordan "The VIper" Brownstein, Matt "Atlas" Jackson, Chris Ray, and I will be on a team together
Cool, we know who the Final Boss is now
What makes you think you're the hero?
by Sima Guang Hater
Sat May 16, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2015
Replies: 139
Views: 65873

Re: CO History 2015

Jordan "The VIper" Brownstein, Matt "Atlas" Jackson, Chris Ray, and I will be on a team together
by Sima Guang Hater
Fri May 15, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: two styles of writing: a close reading
Replies: 77
Views: 23100

Re: two styles of writing: a close reading

It's both. You can't have good questions without good clues, obviously, but I think there's a view out there that it's only clues that determine creativity, and I just don't think that's right. For example, that question on "plebeian secessions" can't be isomorphically transformed into a question a...
by Sima Guang Hater
Thu May 14, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Final: An Attempt at a QB Microhistory
Replies: 19
Views: 22479

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Final: An Attempt at a QB Microhistor

Enter Yami MattBo. He's like regular MattBo, only he's taller, he smirks more, and he has no qualms about crushing dreams. He wears the Millenium Buzzer Pedal on Kanye West's Roc-a-Fella Records chain. Yami MattBo doesn't make excuses, he just makes buzzes. He also makes fewer references to geek cu...
by Sima Guang Hater
Wed May 13, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)
Replies: 117
Views: 52559

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Oh, as far as payment is concerned, please be ready with check, cash, or Venmo (Venmo's great, everyone should get it) on the day of the tournament.
by Sima Guang Hater
Wed May 13, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)
Replies: 117
Views: 52559

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

We're holding steady at 15 teams; I would like to close the field ASAP, at the very latest by the end of this week. Please let me know if you're assembling a team by this Friday, so that we can discuss what to do. We are now at 16 teams. We would like to get to 17, for scheduling reasons (to be abl...
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue May 12, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)
Replies: 117
Views: 52559

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

We're holding steady at 15 teams; I would like to close the field ASAP, at the very latest by the end of this week. Please let me know if you're assembling a team by this Friday, so that we can discuss what to do.
by Sima Guang Hater
Sat May 09, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 56687

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:Keep 'em coming, Jerry
Almost thereeeeeeeeee
by Sima Guang Hater
Fri May 08, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 89999

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion

EDIT: Oh fuck, Dartmouth left last year, which fucks up the stats. Stay tuned. Also curse you again, Nick Jensen. Yeah so my hunch was right. ACF Nationals 2014 had 108 dead tossups in the top bracket of playoffs (1.74 per game) ACF Nationals 2015 had 134 dead tossups in the top bracket of playoffs...
by Sima Guang Hater
Fri May 08, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 89999

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion

I give Billy Busse three Kleene-Hodge-Michelin stars.
by Sima Guang Hater
Fri May 08, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 56687

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

Virginia vs Columbia has 21 tossups played in the stats.
by Sima Guang Hater
Fri May 08, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 89999

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion

More stats to follow, possibly, but ACF Nationals 2014 had 188 dead tossups in the top bracket of playoffs (2.85 per game) ACF Nationals 2015 had 133 dead tossups in the top bracket of playoffs (2.02 per game) This was certainly not what I was expected. Other measures might recapitulate Ted's subjec...
by Sima Guang Hater
Thu May 07, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Subject Rankings Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 9576

Re: Subject Rankings Thread

He hasn't played enough games against Americans in general for him to be recognised by most of the people voting in this, but Ewan MacAulay is really good at science, especially chemistry. He got *all* of the science in our game against Virginia at ACF Nats this year despite our never having practi...
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon May 04, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES
Replies: 86
Views: 28178

Re: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES

No I'm not. I'm legitimately stating that Saajid's in the top 10 this year, absolute or relative. You can't possibly be stating this "legitimately" if you continue to insist that some non-relative, absolute form of this statement exists! That's not what Top 10 means! Ok, let me make sure I understa...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun May 03, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)
Replies: 117
Views: 52559

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Packets Received: First Deadline (-60$): Ike and Co Mike Cheyne/Evan Adams/Ashvin Srivatsa/Chris Manners Second Deadline (-30$): Andrew Wang/ Richard Yu/Will Alston/Jason Asher Jordan Brownstein/Selene Koo/John Lawrence/Seth Teitler Seth Ebner/Will Mason/Gordon Arsenoff/Charles Hang Foster Hughes/Ga...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun May 03, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES
Replies: 86
Views: 28178

Re: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES

I understand where Eric and Aidan are coming from, to a certain degree. If you've been playing long enough on a good team, you too have surely had a teammate whom you thought was severely underrated. Maybe the poll voters weren't accounting for subject-specific shadow effect, or maybe he's the seco...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun May 03, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES
Replies: 86
Views: 28178

Re: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES

What I'd really like to see from you guys is some context! I can tell you Saajid's exact statline in every recorded game he played this year, if I really cared to look, but I know very little more than the numbers -- but you do, Eric. What fraction of buzzes are in "his" subjects? What fraction of ...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sat May 02, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES
Replies: 86
Views: 28178

Re: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES

If Saajid Moyen doesn't make top 10, I'm coming to your house, Mike Cheyne.
by Sima Guang Hater
Fri May 01, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Final: An Attempt at a QB Microhistory
Replies: 19
Views: 22479

ACF Nationals 2015 Final: An Attempt at a QB Microhistory

Or as Will Nediger suggested, "the BEEEEES and the Worms" “Man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun.” --Every tossup on Clifford Geertz ever Pretty much everyone acknowledges that quizbowl questions don’t exist in a vacuum; any given question is influenced by the questi...
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 49135

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

Anyone with comments on the set should send them to em.historybowl@gmail.com
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Future of College History Bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 4552

Re: The Future of College History Bowl

I think originally Matt Weiner conceived of CHB as something that could be directly marketed to college history departments in addition to (or instead of?) quizbowl teams; this is, on its face, a laudable goal. However, seeing as the set only happened twice in the four years it was supposed to be ru...
by Sima Guang Hater
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 41029

Re: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion

Penn Bowl will be housewritten again, for the fall. Probably the 10/17-24 pair of dates, though I have to talk to the rest of the writers about that. Oh man, Cardinal Classic and MLK -- party like it's 2008! https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/1929822_533631770538_2860_n.jpg?oh=9...
by Sima Guang Hater
Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 89999

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion

Now here's the part that angers me: In my game against Yale in 2013 there was a tossup on Ama Aidoo - and that's a game when the one seeds were playing the one seeds! (Not to mention there were tossups on Sextus Empiricus, etc.) I don't know why you all didn't blow your goddamn gaskets back then be...
by Sima Guang Hater
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 62472

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Image

Image credit to Ben Cushing.
by Sima Guang Hater
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 89999

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion

Can the packets be posted soon?
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 89999

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion

You don't think I wrote that c-myc tossup, do you? Someone else did, and I had no idea how hard it was. I'd certainly retired from science writing by then, after the Great Diol Incident of Nationals. It was C-Reactive protein at CO. At ACF Nationals it was c-myc, which is actually a pretty easy ans...
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 89999

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion

Okay, I have no sympathy for a very good quizbowl team whining about Editors Six. Here's the tossups in Editors' Six: Fifth Column, Candida, Baudolino, malaria, Oberlin College, Black and Tans, Licinius, Abydos, cross section, arrythmia, metric space, coupling reactions, the Seven Sages, Baba Yaga'...
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 51023

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:That final.
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tricon: The Next Generation
Replies: 50
Views: 26275

Re: Tricon: The Next Generation

I'll play if there's some way to avoid the Cody Voight Abortion that happened last year.
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 89999

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion

If Omar Bongo or Hastings Banda has now risen to greater quizbowl fame than Dave Dacko, something is very wrong in the land of Oz. Maybe that means Dave Dacko is now "shadow canon"? If so, I'm glad I wrote on him. Let me peel this apart a little. Disclaimer: I negged that question with Andre Koling...