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by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13369

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

Come up with which packet you'll be reading during which round the night before. Write the round number and password on the number of scoresheets that you'll need per round. Have the TD/stats guru/whoever hand out the scoresheet for the next round when the moderator hands in the scoresheet from the ...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 16583

Re: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion

Another comment: 17 packets were produced for this tournament. Is this really necessary? VCU, one of the more capable programs hosting ACF Fall, only got through 14 rounds and that went to 8 PM. We had a 14-round regular schedule, used packet 15 for a finals game, had to pull questions from packet ...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MIT asked to help host Q-Unlimited regionals
Replies: 20
Views: 2752

Re: MIT asked to help host Q-Unlimited regionals

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:Speaking as president of Harvard's team, Harvard will allow you to pay tournament fees in promises or not at all if it allows you not to help Chip. I imagine other teams will be generally receptive to promises.
I'm sure you don't need this incentive, but yeah, for the love of god, don't do it.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13369

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

grapesmoker wrote:Also, thanks to stats guru Brian Young and his very clever design for how to make sure no one reads the wrong round.
This was actually a suggestion offered by Gautam in an e-mail to the hosts that I picked up and modified a little. Whoever came up with it, it worked!
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 16583

Re: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion

As a moderator, I really appreciated the overall excellent copy editing and clear sentence progression in this set. I agree that bonuses could skew to the easy (with the exception of that bizarre comics bonus... what was with that?), and in all seriousness I think the set overused the "name the coun...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13369

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

Wow, I didn't know that was the state of MIT quizbowl; I thought they still had a relatively decent sized club. Thanks to those MIT members that did read. I really didn't mind reading, I just would have preferred playing a round or two. Yeah, and I really, really apologize for having to have you re...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13369

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

Note: I'm pretty sure the rest of my teammates had to leave after the prelims to catch the last possible BoltBus back to NY, sorry, it couldn't be avoided. Nah, it's fine; you warned me beforehand about your travel plans, and we had set up the cross-bracket games in order to accommodate people's tr...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13369

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

Quick note: Harvard D is for Dallas won the tournament. Thanks to everyone, particularly staffers, for helping this go smoothly, and thanks to Gautam et al for the questions!
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I needed a database project
Replies: 18
Views: 3558

Re: I needed a database project

Presumably you just don't record a buzz point for neg pickups. Or you do, but with an encoded caveat. It's probably true that negs happen often enough and on a broad enough spread of questions (It would be interesting to know how many distinct questions were negged at a tournament) that this would ...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I needed a database project
Replies: 18
Views: 3558

Re: I needed a database project

It may be possible to do an after-the-fact "where did they buzz in?" type system, but I don't see it being used frequently. It'd require the reader to mark where they were buzzed, and the stat keeper to mark either the line number or the word number on where they buzzed in. Another potential proble...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13369

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:
The Gold Gringo wrote:I have a special treat in store for you, Andy Watkins.
This ought to be good.
But hopefully not too good.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 9890

Re: CaTO/TaCO Discussion

MLWGS-Gir wrote:I have the packets, as Cameron read using my thankfully still alive laptop, and sent them to Chris Carter months ago. He was waiting on permission from the editors to post them.
Is there a reason they were waiting to give said permission?
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 9890

Re: CaTO/TaCO Discussion

Hey, so what's the problem here? All that has to happen is for someone to email one file to one person. You don't need to make a bunch of after the fact corrections or anything, nobody cares if the posted version has spelling errors. I understand that people are busy and have lives, but this kind o...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13369

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

grapesmoker wrote:
Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:You're moderating? Great. That means we have you, me, Ted, Dallas, Katy, and Dennis Loo. Whee!
I too will be moderating.
Great! That being said, we're still going to need more staffers, especially given that Cornell registered two teams today. Teams, please let me know if you can bring anyone.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: discussion of novice tournaments
Replies: 49
Views: 7241

Re: discussion of novice tournaments

I have heard tales of restricted eligibility juniorbirds that existed just before I started playing quizbowl. Didn't a lot die because first and second year college students had a difficult time obtaining transportation to these tournaments? With no older students eligible to play, nobody was avail...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13369

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

Since I guess I've been conscripted to moderate this tournament, I've gone ahead and procured a Niels Bohr costume. I only hope that it will not violate Matt Weiner's costume policies for this event. You're moderating? Great. That means we have you, me, Ted, Dallas, Katy, and Dennis Loo. Whee! Harv...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13369

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

aarcoh wrote:Is this still taking place in buildings 2 and 4? (I assume this was where NAQT SCT was held last year...)
Yes, it is. I'll let people know later in the week what the meeting room will be.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13369

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

Updates: 1. This tournament will now start at NINE A.M., not 9:30 a.m. 2. We have buzzers out the wazoo (at least 17), but a dearth of staffers (about 5 team-dedicated, with perhaps up to 3 more who are unaffiliated with teams). If there are any teams or unaffiliated souls who might want to remedy t...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER at Brandeis, Oct 24
Replies: 15
Views: 2801

Re: THUNDER at Brandeis, Oct 24

Brown A (Jerry and Dan Klein) won the tournament, with Jerry and Doug Yetman as the top two scorers. Stats will be posted shortly; SQBS won't stop crashing on me. Thanks to everyone for coming! One note: Please don't leave early from tournaments, especially smack in the middle. If you can't stay lat...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13369

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

Field update! RPI: 2 teams Princeton: 2 teams Columbia: 3 teams Yale: 3 teams Dartmouth: 2 teams Kellenberg: 1 team Hunter HS: 1 team Brown: 2 teams Harvard: 2 teams Brandeis: 1 team NYU: 2 teams Hunter College: 1 team Cornell: 2 teams And yes, good luck to Kellenberg at your first ACF event! In ter...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KLEE Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 2573

Re: KLEE Discussion

I think that question was probably OK on balance because I don't think a TON of non-music people know what L'Homme Arme is. But how many "non-music people" were playing this arts-specialty tournament? The clue density of these questions was spot-on, and the vast majority of them were delightfully c...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13369

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

Whig's Boson wrote:If I had to pick one NE campus to have to defend in a siege, Brandeis would be a serious contender. Its remote location and hilltop placement would be good for that.
Plus, we have a castle!

I talked to Grace last night, and she confirmed that the tournament is being held at MIT, so... good!
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13369

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

I'm waiting to hear back from Grace via Gautam; I'm also with the camp who'd rather it be held at MIT, since I don't want to wrestle our nameless room reservation staff all through the night and then have a name and nation conferred on me. Or something.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13369

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

This tournament will most likely now be run by me with help from Andy Watkins. Grace is going to let me know shortly whether it will just be run out of MIT's rooms or whether we're going to try to relocate to Brandeis. Could Grace/MIT staffers keep me updated on who will help out at the tournament, ...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 8208

Re: Minnesota Open 2009 Discussion

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:Magin bafflingly was able to convert La Wally.
Brendan also converted it.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 8208

Re: Minnesota Open 2009 Discussion

unusable one on the cartoon "Jem," That tossup would have been excitement! And adventure! Thanks to Minnesota for good time. Most of the tossups I had issues with were already mentioned--glass and beekeeping reverends, to name two, but I'd like to add that the stabiles tossup was not so great. I wa...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER at Brandeis, Oct 24
Replies: 15
Views: 2801

Re: THUNDER at Brandeis, Oct 24

Hey, Brown, I don't think I know how many teams you're sending... Other than that, here's a final update. Teams should look for an e-mail later in the week with details on transportation, etc.

Hunter = the inestimable Mr. Yetman
Brown (2)
Harvard (2)
Tufts (2)
Yale (2)
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER at Brandeis, Oct 24
Replies: 15
Views: 2801

Re: THUNDER at Brandeis, Oct 24

Bumping this thread in case people still want to send teams and in order to remind people to tell me ASAP how many teams they'll be sending! Thanks.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice mirror at Brandeis, 11/21
Replies: 10
Views: 1654

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice mirror at Brandeis, 11/21

The field has been updated to reflect other signups; other interested teams should feel free to e-mail me with questions.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 19999

Re: EFT Discussion

1. Asaf looked at the question again and mentioned to me that the word "generally," which he didn't hear in-game, made that first clue okay. 2. I was reading, not playing, but I remember not liking the Rite of Spring tossup. The superimposed dominant-seventh chords are really famous, more famous, I ...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)
Replies: 97
Views: 24391

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

Just a heads-up from Brandeis, too: We're coming on the commuter rail, so we'll either need to be shuttled over or to take a cab. Obviously, the former is preferable.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice mirror at Brandeis, 11/21
Replies: 10
Views: 1654

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice mirror at Brandeis, 11/21

shsquizbowl wrote:Simsbury High School is interested in attending
Good to hear. Do you know how many teams and buzzers you would be bringing?
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash
Replies: 108
Views: 12263

Re: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash

I would like to see some academic tournaments take up more of a Your Choice rubric, where trash is not guaranteed part of the distribution. This would perhaps allow some of the "softer" trash elements to still get in, such as the less academic literature or oddball cross distributional things or cu...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KLEE: Minnesota Open Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 41
Views: 10936

Re: KLEE: Minnesota Open Fine Arts Tournament

Ukonvasara wrote:
Not That Kind of Christian!! wrote:Also, I'd love to play with someone. Preferably someone whose strengths lie in pre-1800 painting, but hey, any teammate would be fun.
Want to make up for the fact that we didn't get to team up for VCUO Music?
Let's!
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KLEE: Minnesota Open Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 41
Views: 10936

Re: KLEE: Minnesota Open Fine Arts Tournament

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:What is the relation of this tournament to the tournament held at HI? Is it mainly consisting of questions not used at that portion of the tournament?
This. Also, I'd love to play with someone. Preferably someone whose strengths lie in pre-1800 painting, but hey, any teammate would be fun.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals 2009 - Locations
Replies: 13
Views: 2109

Re: TRASH Regionals 2009 - Locations

Boston University will host the Northeast Regional on Saturday, November 7. The contact person for the event is Danielle Nahmias (buquizbowl at gmail dot com) Hey, could this be hosted on a Sunday instead of scheduled directly against an academic tournament? Thanks! If this is changed to Sunday, I ...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Northeast FIST Mirror (11/7/09)
Replies: 54
Views: 8005

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Northeast FIST Mirror (11/7/09)

Norman the Lunatic wrote:
The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote: This is really, really tempting...
I'm concerned; rumor has it that once you go Dark Eric, you never go back.
Thank you, HSQB, for providing me with my daily dose of slightly disturbing Internet content.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17
Replies: 112
Views: 36231

Re: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17

*EDIT* It's been pointed out to me by someone who, unlike me, passed kindergarten that I can't read and that these side events are not occurring on Saturday. *EDIT*
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIM ANNOUNCEMENT: Strange Literature Vanity Side Event
Replies: 32
Views: 10581

Re: PRELIM ANNOUNCEMENT: Strange Literature Vanity Side Event

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:I'll play in this tournament if it doesn't conflict with my return flight.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER at Brandeis, Oct 24
Replies: 15
Views: 2801

Re: THUNDER at Brandeis, Oct 24

I just got a call from Conference and Events saying that my confirmation has (finally) gone through, so everyone should oblige C&E's sort of hard work and sign up in droves!
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice mirror at Brandeis, 11/21
Replies: 10
Views: 1654

ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice mirror at Brandeis, 11/21

This is the official announcement of the Fall Novice mirror at Brandeis University, to take place November 21! We look forward to hosting you on our campus. Information on the set can be found in the following thread: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7928&start=0 TO REGISTER Plea...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Canon: Where Does It Come From? What Is It?...
Replies: 28
Views: 3945

Re: High School Canon: Where Does It Come From? What Is It?...

bt_green_warbler wrote: Federico Garcia Lorca
hash table
These are the only ones that surprise me. On the whole, the other answers (excluding mathcalc, a separate issue altogether) are either bizarre trash answer choices or academic choices that I wouldn't normally ascribe to the high school knowledge base.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER at Brandeis, Oct 24
Replies: 15
Views: 2801

THUNDER at Brandeis, Oct 24

Hello, all! I am pleased to announce Brandeis' mirror of THUNDER, written by Trygve Meade, Eric Mukherjee, George Stevens, and John Lawrence. I am assured it will be thrillingly fun. We'll be holding it October 24, which hopefully fits in well among the slew of tournaments being announced for this s...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Music Questions for Music Players
Replies: 122
Views: 33627

Re: Writing Music Questions for Music Players

But I know that I'm going to be writing at least one tossup in the near future about a piece most notable for the extreme length of one of its movements. Guess I'll have to study up on Symphonies Well Known For Really Long Movements. Charlie and Matt are right. Being obtuse about references like th...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Northeast FIST Mirror (11/7/09)
Replies: 54
Views: 8005

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Northeast FIST Mirror (11/21/09)

Yeah, I'd love to see a mirror, since I doubt the Brandeis team will be able to afford to go anywhere for IO/TIT (and, on a personal note, since I have to be on campus every Sunday this year). Also, as Mike points out, a weekend extravaganza is totally untenable for many (most?) people during the sc...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bias towards named things in science: does it hurt the canon?
Replies: 48
Views: 9280

Re: Bias towards named things in science: does it hurt the canon

It also is helpful when things that don't ordinarily have names (Torricelli's equation? I always just knew that as the way to solve easily for final velocity, by taking the square root of (initial velocity plus two a x), and it sure didn't have a name when it came up in class.) aren't asked for by ...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 12470

Re: VCU Open discussion

can we at least try to have similar debates about the relevancy of Yves Tanguy and the Kanem-Bornu Empire, it'd spice things up. I will defend my CO tossup on Tanguy to the death. Alternatively, can I call into question the sexuality of people who talk a lot about classical music (you know, as if t...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Music Questions for Music Players
Replies: 122
Views: 33627

Re: Writing Music Questions for Music Players

I'd like to hear some general feedback from music players about that tossup as I felt it odd that it was answered by me, who knows nothing about music and merely buzzed on a reflex buzz on the giveaway, despite there being much better music players in the room. Yeah, you and I buzzer-raced on the g...