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by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sun Jul 22, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computational math in high school quizbowl
Replies: 73
Views: 77779

I agree completely with the fact that good computational math tossups can be written. I just want to bring up the point that there are only a few combinations of numbers that are workable in most formats. A question that involves, say, a 5,12,13 right triangle is fine, but there is not nearly as muc...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko's Ratings
Replies: 72
Views: 24059

I like how some tournament in Michigan makes it possible for a winning team to score 835 and the loser to score 600. WTF? Was Batman playing? That tournament was not NAQT format. The questions were all short, and worth 15 points each, with one bonus question worth 10 points. The games were also lon...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reviving some HSNCT discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 26906

I think I powered that nauru tossup, actually, on something about mining phosphates. Although I like Nauru more than anybody should. I think I could say the same, though that power could have been in a different tournament. Although I like to hear geography questions that are not about common place...
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 07-08
Replies: 69
Views: 18209

To be more accurate,
East Lansing graduated three of the four A team members at NAQT nationals, the top two of the B team, and three more.

Also, at least two of White Cloud's players graduated, but they also had two sophomores on their top team.
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 07-08
Replies: 69
Views: 18209

As a (graduated) East Lansing player, I think that EL will be very good next year. Kurtis will be learning physics, and will continue to study hard. DCC will be good by the end of the year, like always, and Novi should be good as well. Does anyone know anything about GPN or Troy for next year? The t...