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by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)
Replies: 65
Views: 8669

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Ok, we have one team of four people (Kurtis, Libo, Bryan, and I) coming in Ryan's car. See you tomorrow!
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)
Replies: 65
Views: 8669

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Ok, so it looks like at least three of us can make it. I think Phil also found another car that we could use, so we might all be able to make it after all. Sorry about the hassle.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)
Replies: 65
Views: 8669

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

No Rules Westbrook wrote:If up to three Michigan people want to ride with me, I'm fine with that (psst: have the university pay for the gas!).
Awesome, thanks for the offer! We are trying to make this happen. I'll update you later tonight.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Central Canada at Guelph (03/13/10)
Replies: 16
Views: 2736

Re: MUT Central Canada at Guelph (03/13/10)

Michigan has three teams and three buzzers.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 5298

Re: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)

We are working on our packet, and are trying to finish it by Saturday.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer
Replies: 53
Views: 18727

Re: Buzzer

In about the last five games I have been in the room with Mike Sorice playing on an Anderson buzzer system, his buzzer has gotten stuck at least once. It's not to hard to get it unstuck, but it is a bit annoying.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 4357

Re: Regionals discussion

... it's not as if we're using trash giveaways for Liverpool or Ali, or giving the number for a kingship with only one real name, like the Ptolemies. There are a great many "third of their name" kings of England, and if you can rule some of them out you're still using knowledge and it's still diffe...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 4357

Re: Regionals discussion

Chris, could you explain why some of the history tossups on kings felt the need to say the number at the end (such as that Henry III tossup you posted)? I don't know history, but that to me sounds almost like ending a question on, say, Garcia Marquez by saying "Name this author who wrote One Hundred...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Midwest at OSU: Columbus (2/20/10)
Replies: 27
Views: 5316

Re: ACF Regionals Midwest at OSU: Columbus (2/20/10)

Yeah, we had 375, not that it really matters.
Thanks for hosting!
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 4357

Re: Regionals discussion

I liked this set quite a bit overall. My impression was that questions were well written, but there did seem to be a few more repeats than usual (Ma Vlast and Smetana came up in consecutive rounds, and I think there were a couple Moliere things, among others). A couple other thoughts: I think there ...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global announcement: ACF Regionals 2010
Replies: 46
Views: 27963

Re: Global announcement: ACF Regionals 2010

I have also requested access.

Thanks for writing a set that was lots of fun to play on!
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year
Replies: 64
Views: 20018

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year

I'm supposed to be graduating in December, and don't know what I'll be doing after that. Going somewhere for a PhD and going straight into industry both have reasonable probabilities. I'll decide between the two based on what I think of my internship this summer. If I'm reading the rules right, I wo...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 5647

Re: General Discussion

I just want to say that I really liked the Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter bonus. Asking about the scripts was a bit of an odd answer choice, but it was very clear to me what was being described. That made it a part that rewards reading the book, but the answer would probably be hard to come up with...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 109
Views: 10496

Re: Science

[10] Name this single-step class of reactions in which a relatively bulky base abstracts a proton from an accessible alkyl group as a carbon-halogen bond breaks. ANSWER: E2 (this has been tossed up a bunch; has it been a bad tossup idea every time? I've always wondered if that's possible for some a...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 109
Views: 10496

Re: Science

I'm not very knowledgeable on either topic, so those questions are probably fine. The anaphase tossup certainly does look a lot more clear than I remembered.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 109
Views: 10496

Re: Science

I liked the science quite a bit. I hadn't even realized the effort to keep names out of answers and clues, so I guess you did a very good job keeping both clues and answers clear. The only answer line I remember being confused by was on either allowed of forbidden quantum transitions. I understood a...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 5647

Re: General Discussion

I generally liked this set a lot. I felt like answers were very gettable, and that early clues were buzzable at least more often than usual. I would really like to see one packet which didn't seem as polished as the rest of the tournament, which I think was partially by Minnesota (my notes say UMN-1...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 8653

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

Our team seems to be missing from the "team detail" and "individual detail" pages, so it would be nice if that were among your corrections. Also, could you turn on round report? Thanks for hosting a very fun tournament. The moderators could have used more practice, but that's to be expected for the ...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: More Question Feedback
Replies: 26
Views: 3092

Re: More Question Feedback

That Wisconsin bonus seemed really hard. I drove through the area about 6 months ago, my dad is from Fond du Lac, and I had a hard time getting 20. Which is meant to be the easy part?
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 8653

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

I hope you find an eleventh team so you can support a bye. In the event that no team materializes out of the ether, we'll be fielding a house team of my novice freshmen, for that very purpose. Why isn't Danville sending a team? It's not like they have to travel far. Or at all. Since Dowell and Rach...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.
Replies: 228
Views: 26421

Re: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.

That bonus on cycling terms was not a good idea. I've actually watched much of the Tour de France the last few years, and I don't remember hearing the term "echelon." For most people, I would expect the bonus to be an automatic 0.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.
Replies: 228
Views: 26421

Re: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.

This set did seem to have an especially high numbers no one on my team had heard of, sometimes including entire bonuses. I remember one round where the team we were playing started 0, 0, 0, 10 on bonuses, and I don't think we (~18 ppb) would have done too much better. Of 3 sets of stats I've seen so...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT schedule discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 11178

Re: ICT schedule discussion

theMoMA wrote:The Friday games really put a strain on travel. If two days are really necessary, it should be Saturday/Sunday.
Prefer Saturday, but agree with Andrew.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Canada 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 9943

Re: NAQT SCT Canada 2010

Thanks for hosting! The tournament ran pretty quickly, and we got back home as early as we have all year after playing plenty of rounds.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Access to SCT discussion forum
Replies: 42
Views: 7576

Re: Access to SCT discussion forum

List of ferry operators in Japan = Michael Hausinger, played at McMaster.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Midwest at OSU: Columbus (2/20/10)
Replies: 27
Views: 5316

Re: ACF Regionals Midwest at OSU: Columbus (2/20/10)

Michigan will be coming, probably with 2-3 teams and a hat.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror at Northwestern held on 01/30/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 13202

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at Northwestern held on 01/30/2010

Ok, we'll make sure to have a number by then. We also have four players and two mods for TIDUS if it happens.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror at Northwestern held on 01/30/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 13202

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at Northwestern held on 01/30/2010

We have 2-3, with 2 more likely. How soon do you need a number for sure?
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 83
Views: 12985

Re: ACF Winter discussion

From a moderator's perspective, I thought this was a good set. There were a few typos, but for the most part it was pretty easy to read. There didn't seem to be much confusion of what questions were asking for either. The only one I remember was Ike's buzz of Ekman spirals on the oceans tossup. A co...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)
Replies: 64
Views: 36520

Re: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)

If anyone from Michigan wants to play, I'll staff. I'd put a pretty high probability on that happening.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 11457

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

Many thanks to everyone who came today. I think everyone had fun, and the tournament seemed to run smoothly with only a couple pretty minor delays. Extra thanks go to Bryce for volunteering to do the stats. Thanks also to Trevor from CMU for helping to staff, and for all the editors for a good quest...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Canada 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 9943

Re: NAQT SCT Canada 2010

We also could bring a very large number of clocks. Is there some number you think would be the most fair? I'm sure we can work out a fair number, once we know how many teams are actually coming. Perhaps let the teams with one clock take their discounts, then split the remainder in half between us? ...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Canada 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 9943

Re: NAQT SCT Canada 2010

We also could bring a very large number of clocks. Is there some number you think would be the most fair?
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 11457

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

Ok, I think the current field should be accurate above. Is there anything obvious missing?
Edit: May as well just post it here.

Youngstown State
Illinois (2)
Notre Dame (1)
Michigan State (3)
Carnegie Mellon (1)
Miami (OH) (3)
Ohio State (2)
Chicago (3)
Toronto
Wayne State
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Canada 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 9943

Re: NAQT SCT Canada 2010

Michigan is planning on coming. I would guess something like 1 DI and 2-3 DII teams.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where is the line between "literature" and "trash"?
Replies: 43
Views: 6442

Re: Where is the line between "literature" and "trash"?

I think some books just have a feel of being serious works, with some academic merit, and people can write on those whenever they are well enough known to be answered. I've heard The God of Small Things come up plenty of times, and that was written in 1997. I think I've heard The Kite Runner (2003) ...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 11457

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

I will drive one UIC team in my new Rommobile car. I can submit my packet on Sunday, January 3, 2010. Is there any chance of a trash tournament on Sunday, January 17--the traditional ABD date? The Penn Bowl writers just announced their trash tourney for Sunday, January 31; hopefully, a similar mirr...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 29671

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Looking at stats from Autumn, here are my thoughts. First, Neil is obviously the best player in the state, and should have the chance to play on any team that forms. To figure out the rest is a lot harder. The teams playing at NASAT would presumably all be very, very, good. Players who score lots of...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 29671

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Michigan does not have any plans to host anything for NASAT.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 11457

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

Ok, I think the field should be up to date. Did I miss anything?
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 11457

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

Cheynem wrote:Mmm...delicious carnegie melons.
Oops. Fixed
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 11457

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

Field Update
Am I missing anyone?

Youngstown State
Illinois (2)
Notre Dame (2)
Michigan State (3)
Carnegie Mellon (1)
Miami (OH) (3)
Ohio State (1-2)
Chicago (3)
Toronto
Wayne State
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Autumn Classic (12/05/09)
Replies: 36
Views: 5887

Re: Michigan Autumn Classic (12/05/09)

Ok, here are full prelim stats.
Playoff stats are still here.

Neil, that is really, really, impressive.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Autumn Classic (12/05/09)
Replies: 36
Views: 5887

Re: Michigan Autumn Classic (12/05/09)

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:How did the playoffs work?
Well, Neil beat me to it, but:
Double elimination. We asked teams what they preferred between double elimination, single elimination, and playoff brackets, and double elimination won in a landslide.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Autumn Classic (12/05/09)
Replies: 36
Views: 5887

Re: Michigan Autumn Classic (12/05/09)

Playoff stats here.
Full prelims will be up tomorrow or the day after.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 29671

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Libo, I think DCD won at Novi. If I'm reading it right, DCC won the 9th/10th grade division. I didn't get to see much of Autumn since I was in the stats room, but I did see three games DCD played. I did not get to see any games DCC played. I was happy to see that Neil has some support from his teamm...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Autumn Classic (12/05/09)
Replies: 36
Views: 5887

Re: Michigan Autumn Classic (12/05/09)

Thanks to everyone for coming. Dorman A won the tournament after defeating Detroit Country Day two out of three times in a double elimination playoff. Detroit Catholic Central A was third; Dorman B and Catholic Central B were fourth. I have team stats finished; I'll have individuals inputted in the ...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 8593

Re: THUNDER Discussion

I did enjoy playing the tournament, but like other people I was expecting much better. A couple things: I'm a bit hesitant to comment on this, since I am not by any means a very good music player, but I think it's worth asking. And yes, I know there was a discussion over the summer about this stuff,...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 11457

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

That sounds fine to me, but you should ask the editors to make sure.