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by Ondes Martenot
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some DII Feedback
Replies: 37
Views: 3705

Re: Some DII Feedback

Also, is Sarah Kerrigan really a good example of a Terran? Probably not. I mean, it is her "main race", if that makes any sense. Are we seriously talking about Starcraft? I mean Jerry, there's no reason why a trash tu can't be written to the same standards as a tu in any other subject. I'll be the ...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some DII Feedback
Replies: 37
Views: 3705

Re: Some DII Feedback

Ummm...I'm not too sure. My memory of starcraft is a bit rusty. When writing this I considered using "this race" instead of "this faction" but decided against that in fear that it would make it too obvious that it was about starcraft. Maybe this wouldn't be an issue and maybe a more specific element...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: buzzer chronicles
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: buzzer chronicles

This is the first thing I plan on doing once I get them back. First I need to actually get them back though.
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: buzzer chronicles
Replies: 2
Views: 622

buzzer chronicles

So here's the situation At NAQT SCT Yale and us swapped buzzers by accident. We were supposed to swap at ACF Regionals but Yale forgot to bring ours. No big deal, we decided to just swap at T-party the week after. Then it decided to snow and never stop in Troy, so we couldn't make it out. In additio...
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Northeast at Harvard (2/27)
Replies: 66
Views: 8408

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Northeast at Harvard (2/27)

Andy already knows this but really crap weather+horrible road conditions means we can't make it tomorrow.
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Corrections and Feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: Corrections and Feedback

Greenland was described as a country in the tu on it, which is only half true and threw people off
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computation questions and the 2010 HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 5579

Re: Computation questions and the 2010 HSNCT

Ok see there is now about 1/1 noncomp math a round which I actually sort of like, but I can't account for all the space cleared by the removal of comp math. Were there any other major changes made to the distribution you can point out?
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computation questions and the 2010 HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 5579

Re: Computation questions and the 2010 HSNCT

We're going to publish it, but don't expect it soon. (We have not yet decided on its final content, other than that computation tossups are gone.)
Jeff, has a decision been made yet about this?
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Northeast at Brown (3/6/10) - CANCELLED
Replies: 12
Views: 2199

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament Northeast at Brown (3/6/10)

Hey would I be able to crash at someone's place on Friday night? (maybe also saturday night, but definitely friday night for now)
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 14616

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

A lot of these scores add up to over 400 though
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Northeast at Harvard (2/27)
Replies: 66
Views: 8408

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Northeast at Harvard (2/27)

depending on how many people there are, and how cramped people are willing to be, could this just be run on a laPtop? Is this meant to played in a single room?
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Columbia University
Replies: 35
Views: 7733

Re: ACF Regionals at Columbia University

Do you know what building on campus this will occur in?
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Northeast at Harvard (2/27)
Replies: 66
Views: 8408

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Northeast at Harvard (2/27)

Hey so I hope this doesn't come off as sounding selfish, but since we have a long drive back to RPI once this tournament is done, if we could run some rounds of the visual tournament during lunch that would be awesome and I would definitely play (I'm not advocating making lunch any longer than what ...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Northeast at Harvard (2/27)
Replies: 66
Views: 8408

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Northeast at Harvard (2/27)

I can't speak for Tufts Quiz Bowl but I would be highly surprised if we sent a team to a regular difficulty event.
You sent a team to Harvard International last year, which was probably the hardest event during the regular season.
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some DII Feedback
Replies: 37
Views: 3705

Some DII Feedback

So I obviously didn't write anything for DI but I did write 41 questions for DII and am curious what people think Round 1 tu: pentagon papers, south carolina, marco polo, khyber pass round 2 bonus: sociobio/gould/p.e. tu: roy lichtenstein, harry reid (yeah, not sure how 2 reid questions wound up in ...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)
Replies: 85
Views: 14394

Re: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)

Well yeah, I knew already we were the UG champion, but I know the UG champ only gets an auto bid if there were at least four DI undegrad teams in attendance

edited to make sense
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)
Replies: 85
Views: 14394

Re: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)

Which of the other teams in DI were all undergrads?
by Ondes Martenot
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Columbia University
Replies: 35
Views: 7733

Re: ACF Regionals at Columbia University

We're also bringing a team. I emailed Jason about a month ago.
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '09-10 HS Midseason Poll - Congratulations State College!
Replies: 137
Views: 17896

Re: '09-10 HS Midseason Poll

Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote: I'm surprised Horace Greeley didn't get any votes. Very few teams know who they are. And they're decent, but not incredible. On an NAQT set they averaged under 19ppb this year, which is pretty good. But they never really travel to anything, so i don't see how anyo...
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)
Replies: 85
Views: 14394

Re: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)

Doesn't MIT have a buzzer they could let you use? I hear they're really close to Harvard.
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)
Replies: 85
Views: 14394

Re: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)

I mean, RPI's bringing two teams and the only members who really have experience reading (let alone reading on a clock) are Matt and I. No one on my team will want me to staff and not play and Matt's geo expertise (and just decent overall level of knowledge) means I really want him playing as well. ...
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)
Replies: 85
Views: 14394

Re: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)

I just created my own account on with Harvard parking services (the department code for visitors is apparently 7700), that way I can print my own pass and not have to bug you or Brian Kennedy whenever we go to a Harvard tournament.
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 21729

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)

We'll most likely (over 95%) come. Like, I can't give you anything definite since it's still kind of far off but I'm sure we'll be there.
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Northeast at Brown (3/6/10) - CANCELLED
Replies: 12
Views: 2199

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament Northeast at Brown (3/6/10)

It's the beginning of our spring break, but we'll be there in some form or another
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Northeast at Yale (New Haven, CT)- 1/16/2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3083

Re: ACF Winter Northeast at Yale (New Haven, CT)- 1/16/2010

Yeah...Brown, which was Jerry, Aaron and Rebecca (?) went undefeated after a double round robin
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 83
Views: 13550

Re: ACF Winter discussion

I very much enjoyed playing this tournament, which seemed to do a very good job of hitting its intended difficulty. I'll say that I'm not a huge fan of literature tossups about a country, especially if that country really only has one or two authors people will know about, but maybe that's just me. ...
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 78454

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

I also will play, assuming I staff HSNCT
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT registration system help thread
Replies: 18
Views: 2432

Re: NAQT registration system help thread

When will registration for the MIT site be open?
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2
Replies: 64
Views: 24608

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2

Assuming I'm there, I'm in. Can write as much or as little as needed.
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast NOW AT HARVARD (2/6/10)
Replies: 85
Views: 14394

Re: 2010 NAQT SCT Northeast at MIT (2/6/10)

1 D1 team and probably a D2 team as well
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where is the line between "literature" and "trash"?
Replies: 43
Views: 6666

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

Hopefully this doesn't derail the discussion but why is Inherit the Wind considered trashy? I seem to recall reading it in high school...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Northeast at Harvard (2/27)
Replies: 66
Views: 8408

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Northeast at Harvard (2/27)

RPI will probably send a team and buzzer system
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Midseason 2009 College Poll: Chicago #1
Replies: 17
Views: 6934

Re: RESULTS: Midseason 2009 College Poll: Chicago #1

Just looking at the results, I'm a little surprised that LASA from Texas didn't get any votes since they have attended 2 college tournaments this year and put up very impressive numbers at each. Does anyone else agree?
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 27850

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion

This is is everything I wrote for this tournament Chem (all tossups): phenolphthalein, glycine, priestly, halogens, hund's rule, gibbs free energy, teflon, nernst equation Bio (tossups): porifera, ATP, thiamine, histones, prion, leprosy, bryophytes, cnidaria, alveoli bonuses: apoptosis/lysosomes/tay...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Northeast at Yale (New Haven, CT)- 1/16/2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3083

Re: ACF Winter Northeast at Yale (New Haven, CT)- 1/16/2010

"RPI", which may just be Matt and I, will be attending.

edit: We'll also have a buzzer system
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HS teams playing college tournaments
Replies: 55
Views: 9170

Re: HS teams playing college tournaments

Also, my main point was in terms of being rejected in favor of a high school team, when high school teams have the opportunity to play at both college and high school events.
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HS teams playing college tournaments
Replies: 55
Views: 9170

Re: HS teams playing college tournaments

But otherwise, I don't think any team or person should be "pissed" at being excluded from a tourney. They should be motivated.
What? How does this make any sense?
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Midseason 2009 College Poll: Chicago #1
Replies: 17
Views: 6934

Re: RESULTS: Midseason 2009 College Poll: Chicago #1

I am flattered, but somewhat amused, that Eric Douglass considers RPI the 10th best college team in the country.
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HS teams playing college tournaments
Replies: 55
Views: 9170

Re: HS teams playing college tournaments

Yeah, I completely disagree with what Ryan said. If we had been turned away from a college tournament in our first year of existence, in favor of a high school team, I would have been pretty pissed. It's not that I have anything against hs teams playing college tournaments, on the contrary, I think ...
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 21729

Re: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)

I imagine RPI will send a team to this
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Canon Expansion, Bose-Einstein Condensates, and You
Replies: 92
Views: 11400

Re: Canon Expansion, Bose-Einstein Condensates, and You

power numbers on IS #86 were only 77% of what they were on the 2008 sets. It might be possible to attribute this to graduations: perhaps disproportionately many of these teams were dominated by seniors and had a tough recruiting year? Jeff, do you think it's possible that the writers have become mo...
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/IO Northeast at Harvard (11/15/09)
Replies: 63
Views: 19409

Re: TIT/IO Northeast at Harvard (11/15/09)

WIll stats be posted ever
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to Run a Good Tournament
Replies: 26
Views: 3578

How to Run a Good Tournament

So I'm starting this thread after reading about/playing in some very poorly run tournaments. I don't want this to turn into giant bash thread; what happened happened and we can only make sure such errors don't occur in the future. I have staffed some tournaments but have never actually run one befor...
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Canon Expansion, Bose-Einstein Condensates, and You
Replies: 92
Views: 11400

Re: Canon Expansion, Bose-Einstein Condensates, and You

At RPI you don't encounter the Diels-Alder reaction until organic chemistry I, typically taken first semester of sophomore year. I know this is just one school, but I find it hard to believe that the Diels-Alder reaction is taught in any sort of freshmen general chemistry course.
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Date for HI: 3/13 or 3/20?
Replies: 7
Views: 1425

Re: Date for HI: 3/13 or 3/20?

3/20
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13750

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

Is this still taking place in buildings 2 and 4? (I assume this was where NAQT SCT was held last year...)
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13750

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

It makes no difference to us where it is held