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by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 9758

Re: CaTO/TaCO Discussion

Will the set/stats be posted soon? It's been two weeks boys. There were only 8-9 rounds played. This could have helped the image of the tournament a little better, getting these stats up quickly... or the actual set. Is either one going to happen? Three weeks. Im pretty sure there are multiple game...
by naturalistic phallacy
Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD
Replies: 43
Views: 17389

Re: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD

OctagonJoe wrote:And who would want to miss out on a trip to scenic Northfield. It's the town of cows, colleges, and contentment.
Don't forget the Malt o' Meal factory, home of delicious delicious Marshmallow Mateys!

But yes, a mirror in Iowa wouldn't make too much sense.
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IS set answer selection discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 3862

Re: IS set answer selection discussion

I'd like to see the "Best of IS-sets" someday, featuring only questions like the shopping cart one. I think it would sell very well for practices, intramurals, or parties. This one from IS-85 packet 7 also gets featured: 8. Sometimes when two or more words are joined they form a third word unrelate...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QBDB thread
Replies: 75
Views: 22602

Re: QBDB thread

jonah wrote:The QBDB server, it seems, is made of Twizzlers; it's down again.
OM NOM NOM
by naturalistic phallacy
Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why do you play Quiz Bowl?--Poll!
Replies: 28
Views: 3564

Re: Why do you play Quiz Bowl?--Poll!

The answer is, of course, both. Very true. However, from my experience, quizbowl people tend to be a smidgen less sociable than others. But, that's just from my experience. This gets falser the less in high school you are. I don't mean this as an insult in any way, but the type of people who associ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 31485

Re: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8

Hey, if anyone is still in need of a hotel to stay, $40 nets you three nights at the Best Western Richmond Airport. We have two spots open!
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 21071

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

The Ehler Correspondences reveal this conundrum as central to the new science calculi situs proposed as a solution to the limitations of algebraic magnitudes by Leibniz, though the first to attempt a solution trivialized its importance after announcing its resolution in the Marinoni Letter. Its ear...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Durantula and Uncle Jeff Present: Guerrilla Sports at MO
Replies: 54
Views: 8887

Re: Durantula and Uncle Jeff Present: Guerrilla Sports at MO

WikiTimeScale wrote:Like Ethan I will not be anywhere near Minnesota. Can I at least contribute questions to this event so it's to make it somewhat a little longer, and possibly allow someone to play without writing?
I, for one, am all for extended lunch breaks.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Walden Three at Chicago Open, 7/26/09
Replies: 29
Views: 2544

Re: Walden Three at Chicago Open, 7/26/09

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:Anyone want a teammate?
I do!
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9
Replies: 67
Views: 17847

Re: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9

HKirsch wrote:
Ukonvasara wrote:
Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:Since it looks decreasingly likely that I will be able to attend VCU Open, I do not believe I will be able to play this tournament.
:sad:
This is true for me as well.
Double :sad:
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN: People attending CO
Replies: 28
Views: 3008

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:I don't really love Chipotle's vegetarian options (compared to Qdoba's specifically, but also in general).
FAIL.

Anyways, I would actually prefer something heavier since I get very hungry if I only eat a few pieces of pizza and then don't have dinner until after an exhausting day of quizbowl.
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10432

Re: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)

When I'm back on campus Monday I'll look into the openness of library reading rooms and the like on Sundays; if that fails, we'll see what else is doable. Worst case, we can probably squat somewhere in Coffman. Coffman is closed all of Sunday, hence the need for the fee to be there. The libraries a...
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF distribution
Replies: 200
Views: 28196

Re: ACF distribution

No, Andy, there is no separate 1/1 for trash, unlike social science. So trash and geography are getting condensed. So previously there had been 1/1 trash and 1/1 geography, in the final 20/20 and now it's turned into 1/1 trash/geo/more SS. What's the new 1/1? More big three? Are we doing 3/3 RMP an...
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10432

Re: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)

gkandlikar wrote:Hello All,

I am in India being awesome.

Thanks,
Gautam
Seriously, G. Thanks for doing this work for us.
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9
Replies: 67
Views: 17847

Re: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9

everyday847 wrote:I will play this tournament not alone.
Remember, you, me, Hannah, and Rob are playing this.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2009 SW ONTARIO MIRROR
Replies: 80
Views: 9725

Re: VETO 2009 SW ONTARIO MIRROR

Cheynem wrote:Andy Watkins IS the Sister Wendy of quiz bowl.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EuroFest at Mizzou Open
Replies: 33
Views: 10675

Re: EuroFest at Mizzou Open

Cheynem wrote:As with Harvard International, I have written 1 (one) question for this. See if you can spot it.
We should form a club!
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 110556

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

Regarding the actual execution of the tournament: Would it be possible to hold your moderator meeting either before the player meeting or concurrently with it? The last two years, we've sat in the round 1 rooms for 30-60 minutes waiting to start. I took note that round 1 started at 10:15 in the roo...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 79858

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

"Adonai" is acceptable only in a religous context. For that matter, "eloheinu" may also only be acceptable in a religous context, althogh I could be wrong.I'm not sure about El-Shaddai and the other ones; since they're fairly archaic. If you really have to do a bonus on biblical scholarship, just d...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 79858

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

I mean, the Old Testament shows what many scholars consider clear signs of amalgamation with Elohim, the tetragrammaton, El Shaddai, and perhaps some others I'm forgetting. A bonus on Adon/ Melekh/ Eloheinu or something would make my day. People who are better at Jew than I am, correct me if this i...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 79858

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

It's my contention (though I can't say if it is Andy's) that saying something that, hundreds if not millions of times more frequently, refers to a different but related concept, is not "legitimate" knowledge; it's confusion of the correct answer with an incorrect one. An authoritative academic sour...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 33994

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

Knowing that "purring" is something cats do while "exhaling"...different story. Sadly, I would have buzzed there. Really, though, NAQT needs to tune into the argument regarding the target difficulty of tossups and decide what they want HSNCT to be. Is it a team with tossups on the Luciads targeted ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2009 SW ONTARIO MIRROR
Replies: 80
Views: 9725

Re: VETO 2009 SW ONTARIO MIRROR

When will this be?
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 33994

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

I think what we can get out of Guy's post is that the bonus difficulty at this tournament fluctuated wildly, and NAQT really needs to work on fixing that. I understand that they may have a leg up on other tournaments since they have their difficulty coding system, but really, any tournament that has...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 33994

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

Was there really a tossup on Keyboard Cat at this tournament? Yeah, this was beyond ridiculous. I can't decide if this, spiderwebs, or purring wins the Worst Question sash. Sea World, people - Sea World. Man, I forgot about Sea World. And Fark. And Skype. How could we forget the first two tossups o...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed May 13, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 4038

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament Discussion

Borussia Dortmund is a bit tough, but isn't the 3rd part of a bonus supposed to be tough? Not that tough. As a follower of soccer, the only way someone knows Borussia Dortmund is if you follow the Bundesliga (Germany's top league.) If you want another German club as a hard part, do Hamburg or Werde...
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun May 10, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10432

Re: Pre Announcement for a Sun N' Fun Mirror at UMN (7/11/09)

theMoMA wrote:This tournament is clearly my early 22nd birthday present.
Cake will be necessary.
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri May 08, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Impressions or Commentary Redux
Replies: 10
Views: 2575

Re: ACF Nationals Impressions or Commentary Redux

grapesmoker wrote:
No Rules Westbrook wrote:I don't know, I usually just bring enough stone tablets and chisels for everyone, and things go fine.
Next time, I'll just clone Ryan and have him recite the questions in every room.
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue May 05, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 4038

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament Discussion

master15625 wrote:
Cheynem wrote:In high school?
Well, I guess it was because I have either seen it or heard of it in some packets and recall it.
This does not make a clue stock.
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri May 01, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF distribution
Replies: 200
Views: 28196

Re: ACF distribution

I agree that it should be specified that you CANNOT write another tossup on something that falls wholly within the other distribution. That 1/1 should be reserved, in my opinion, for Geography, Current Events, or because they cover a wide variety of potential topics, another Fine Arts or Social Sci...
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri May 01, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF distribution
Replies: 200
Views: 28196

Re: ACF distribution

To make it sound like you need 300/300 distinct subjects to write on is rather misleading. This is my only caveat with Matt's argument as well. I don't feel that 300 distinct answers is necessary what needs to exist for any category to be considered broad enough to be asked about. I do understand h...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest poli sci, etc., discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 2140

Re: Buzzerfest poli sci, etc., discussion

The IR theory canon has come a long way since 2004. "Realism" and "Liberalism" as IR schools are acceptable answers even at lower-level tournaments (see EFT1). Waltz and Nye are fairly common answers. I feel that Mearsheimer's day as an answer is coming soon too. Once he's in, Stephen M. Walt is pr...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest poli sci, etc., discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 2140

Re: Buzzerfest poli sci, etc., discussion

Yeah, that bonus is insanely hard, especially since that is something you study in upper level comparative politics classes, which, sadly most of us do not take.

Political science questions also can derive from political theory that is not just IR theory, something that I would like to see more of.
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 11338

Re: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion

I was under the impression that most disease questions these days do have a lot of clues about molecular mechanisms and things like that. This is definitely true. I'm not quite sure what you mean by "name these Paleozoic period" questions, but I think disease questions are in general less opaque an...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF distribution
Replies: 200
Views: 28196

Re: ACF distribution

I was going to post something, but I think that Matt has pretty much summed everything up. 3/3 RMP should be standard for all ACF packets, unless something goes horribly wrong with answer choice.
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2009 Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 6346

Re: MUT 2009 Discussion

Cheynem wrote:Yeah, my bad on that one. I wrote a good chunk of the Bible for this set, but I think that one was a submission that was subjected to a little bit of editing because I don't remember looking at it that closely--mea culpa.
CANTCHA REEEEEEEEEEEEEEAD MISTER?


Even though apparently I can't either....
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2009 Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 6346

Re: MUT 2009 Discussion

I wanted to double-check the question before saying something, but they haven't been posted yet. I thought I heard a bonus question that said that Luke had a Sermon on the Mount. (The first part of the bonus identified the Sermon of the Mount being in both Matthew and Luke. The second part said Luk...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 22839

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

I missed a question on Tintin? :( One polity featured in this series remembers the fourteenth-century defeat of Baron Staszrvitch with the motto, “Eih bennek, eih blavek.” That place uses Cyrillic orthography but has a language closely resembling the Marols dialect of French. Mineral water near Klo...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: R Hentzel Chat Transcript 4.21.09
Replies: 19
Views: 3746

Re: R Hentzel Chat Transcript 4.21.09

hwhite wrote:It seems to be cut off at about 9:37.
Ok, let me fix that.

Second Half: http://pastie.org/454206
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Emergency: at PACE
Replies: 105
Views: 16733

Re: The Emergency: at PACE

I may yet end up playing this, but I am always willing to write religion, philosophy, social science, literature, and some history.
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 31485

Re: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8

OctagonJoe wrote:I need teammates and can be contacted at my username @gmail.com, on IRC, here, by telepathy, etc.
Let's play together!
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 31485

Re: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8

I am excitedly looking for a team for this.
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Common Link Discussion III: Pigs Shooting Japanese Fascists
Replies: 10
Views: 2066

Re: Common Link Discussion III: Pigs Shooting Japanese Fascists

Another thing that determines difficulty is how easy it is to prepare for a tossup. I feel preparing for a tossup on stress, and other social science concepts, and concepts in general that don't emphasize titles like the Hero and Personality tossups I posted, is difficult. I think that a tossup on ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 ICT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 21500

Re: 2009 ICT discussion

I certainly think it's true that, in general, a good tossup on an answer like "method" (as it figures in various philosophical works) is harder to write than a good tossup on an answer like "Robert Nozick." In fact, this is exactly why I've previously argued (against, I believe, Jonathan Magin) tha...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 ICT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 21500

Re: 2009 ICT discussion

I think you've missed the point of Andrew's post: you're letting your terms get the better of you, since it's not clear what "common link" means in this context. I'd actually like to see how you (and various people) define that term. MaS I feel that the term "common link" applies not only to the qu...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 ICT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 21500

Re: 2009 ICT discussion

I wouldn't think that you, or anyone else sane, would set out to write tons of common links for a tournament of this caliber or level, but in the future more tossups on works or harder thinkers (like the Lyotard tossup that you pointed out) would be great, especially when considering the abbreviated...