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by Ondes Martenot
Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)
Replies: 19
Views: 5569

Re: Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)

RPI will probably bring a team to this.
by Ondes Martenot
Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT-ACUI Region 1 SCT at Harvard
Replies: 23
Views: 6273

Re: NAQT-ACUI Region 1 SCT at Harvard

RPI will be bringing a bunch of teams to this, but it will be some time until we have any exact numbers.
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE Mirror at Yale (01/14/12)
Replies: 21
Views: 5379

Re: BARGE Mirror at Yale (01/14/12)

Assuming that mixed teams are still allowed I will be teaming with Doug Yetman for this event and possibly some of my RPI teammates.
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)
Replies: 107
Views: 57697

Re: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)

I should note that if a northeast mirror materializes, I will probably attend that instead.
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)
Replies: 107
Views: 57697

Re: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)

Doug Yetman and I are teaming up for this. Other free agents are welcome to join us
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)
Replies: 20
Views: 8782

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

We can also bring our buzzer system to this...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)
Replies: 22
Views: 8688

Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

Yeah, sorry we couldn't make it. The forecast became really bad really fast late Friday afternoon and I had to make a judgement call. Hopefully this didn't screw things up too much.
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)
Replies: 20
Views: 8782

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

RPI is bringing 3 teams
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)
Replies: 22
Views: 8688

Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

I emailed Ian about this a couple of weeks ago but it isn't reflected in the field yet that RPI is only bringing one team
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Mirror at Harvard (10/08/11)
Replies: 12
Views: 4606

Re: MOO Mirror at Harvard (10/08/11)

To those wondering about parking: There's a parking lot on 1033 Massachusetts Avenue, about 3 or 4 blocks from Sever Hall. You can get a parking permit for $5 from Harvard's website. If you've never done this before, you will have to make an account online and will need to use the code 7700 to make ...
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Mirror at Harvard (10/08/11)
Replies: 12
Views: 4606

Re: MOO Mirror at Harvard (10/08/11)

Does anyone know where this tournament will be held?
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Mirror at Harvard (10/08/11)
Replies: 12
Views: 4606

Re: MOO Mirror at Harvard (10/08/11)

Apparently people on RPI quizbowl really like going to tournaments now so put us down for 3 teams.
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Mirror at Harvard (10/08/11)
Replies: 12
Views: 4606

Re: MOO Mirror at Harvard (10/08/11)

is this going to be at sever hall?
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)
Replies: 107
Views: 57697

Re: BARGE at Maryland (12/03/11)

I'm not sure how much weight my opinion holds, but if this was held on Jan 14 I would probably come down to College Park during my winter break to play this (assuming there's no mirror in the northeast)
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice thanks and discussion instructions
Replies: 9
Views: 2621

Re: Collegiate Novice thanks and discussion instructions

Aaron Cohen, Will Butler, Auroni Gupta, and Eric Mukherjee (sorry if I forgot anyone) were invaluable resources for cleaning up the science questions.
I actually had nothing to do with the science (or anything else) in this set, but thanks anyway I guess.
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)
Replies: 20
Views: 8782

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Northeast at Yale (11/05/11)

RPI will definitely have 2 teams, but probably more like 3-4 teams. In a couple of weeks I'll have a clearer idea of how many we're bringing
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Yale (09/17/11)
Replies: 21
Views: 6113

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Yale (09/17/11)

Matt,

I am really sorry to do this to you but there's been an....."issue" with one of our driver's cars and we're going to be a team short. I'm sorry this is such short notice, I literally had zero control over this.
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Yale (09/17/11)
Replies: 21
Views: 6113

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Yale (09/17/11)

There is a visitor's parking lot on Temple St. between Wall and Elm that is free to use
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Mirror at Harvard (10/08/11)
Replies: 12
Views: 4606

Re: MOO Mirror at Harvard (10/08/11)

RPI will bring a team, maybe a second as well
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8
Replies: 28
Views: 13591

Re: MOO - 10/1 or 10/8

Is the Harvard mirror on the 1st or 8th?
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Yale (09/17/11)
Replies: 21
Views: 6113

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Yale (09/17/11)

We have 14 signed up to go (and will probably get an additonal 15th to come), so we're actually going to bring 4 teams to this
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)
Replies: 22
Views: 8688

Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

RPI will probably have one team, with the slight chance of a second
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Yale (09/17/11)
Replies: 21
Views: 6113

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Yale (09/17/11)

I can't give specifics, but RPI will be bringing about 2 teams, 1-2 moderators and a buzzer system
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011
Replies: 93
Views: 22898

Re: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011

I'm looking for more teammates-possibly up to three since Doug Yetman's status is quite volatile.
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discussion of hsquizbowl.org's rules
Replies: 96
Views: 28081

Re: Discussion of hsquizbowl.org's rules

The rules about post content do not apply, and never have applied, to board staff.
What exactly does this mean? That staff can say whatever they want and get away with it or something more specific like "staff can tell users how to post, non-staff can't".
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to Become a Good Science Player
Replies: 24
Views: 9231

Re: How to Become a Good Science Player

You might also want to mention some good science websites like hyperphysics and wolfram, which to the best of my knowledge are very accurate. One of the good things about science is that you can usually find more reliable information online than other subjects, usually on university websites. Again ...
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011
Replies: 93
Views: 22898

Re: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011

If it's August 8-9 I'm back on board for the full tournament. Still have no clue about my teammates. Maybe Yetman will join, maybe I'll play solo, maybe I'll find random people on the boardwalk and persuade them to play with me.
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 10005

Re: Player Poll

Maybe I'm looking at this the wrong way, but it seems like what I'm hearing is that people are essentially punishing players who don't have the luxury of strong teammates when they vote. In my opinion from personal experience, if you don't have strong teammates, it is a much better investment of you...
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011
Replies: 93
Views: 22898

Re: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011

If the new date is indeed August 10-11 then I would only be able to play the events on the 10th but would have to leave that night.
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011
Replies: 93
Views: 22898

Re: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011

August 8/9 and 9/10 are both fine for me
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011
Replies: 93
Views: 22898

Re: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011

I may be joined by the elusive Doug Yetman. I'm still looking for 2 more teammates, and possibly a third depending on Doug's status. Any skill level is welcomed-email me at [email protected]
by Ondes Martenot
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011
Replies: 93
Views: 22898

Re: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011

Just found that Jon Pinyan can't attend this so I'm looking for teammates. Email me at [email protected] if you're interested
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 40376

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

I'm not sure how accurate this is, but some teams alternate fake names during a tournament to place complete emphasis on winning games and not have individuals be obsessed with their stats.
by Ondes Martenot
Mon May 30, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 40376

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Here is the stuff I wrote for this tournament Packet 1: Nero bonus, silicon 2: Henry VII, mormons, Ives 3: October Manifesto bonus 4: Richard II, Great Northern War bonus, kings of rome, hudson river school bonus, raman spec 5: Congo crisis bonus, walter mondale 6: Vandals, 7: bonus on psych experim...
by Ondes Martenot
Mon May 09, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 913

Re: BATE Discussion

This set has been posted at http://quizbowlpackets.com/
by Ondes Martenot
Tue May 03, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011
Replies: 93
Views: 22898

Re: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011

Unless something bizarre comes up I'd like to attend
by Ondes Martenot
Mon May 02, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 913

BATE Discussion

Hey, Since it looks like there wont be a DC area mirror of BATE, I can finally open up a discussion thread for the tournament (that is, you can discuss individual questions and the like in this thread). First, I'd like to thank everyone who helped out writing the set. I also want to thank all the sc...
by Ondes Martenot
Mon May 02, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11
Replies: 108
Views: 19429

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11

So I haven't heard from any schools in the mid Atlantic about hosting BATE, so it looks like there wont be any mirror in this region.
by Ondes Martenot
Sun May 01, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 20418

Re: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion

The only thing I would say about the bonuses is the use of "You are X. Let's see how much you know about your life" as a leadin, and some other useless ones mentioning the names of various quizbowl players. The only bonus I remember of the first type was the assassinations bonus, which I had no iss...
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11
Replies: 108
Views: 19429

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11

Hey, I just heard back from JR that they (Maggie Walker) wont be mirroring BATE. If someone in the MD/DC/VA area wants to mirror it sometime before the season is over, please let me know ASAP by emailing me at [email protected].com. If no one lets me know by Monday morning (May 2nd) I will start a discus...
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 100943

Re: On-going season rankings

OH MY GOD FRED YOU RANKED BERGEN COUNTY #98 YOU CLEARLY HAVE AN ANTI NEW JERSEY BIAS THIS IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CR Rider Bowl II (May 14, 2011) [CONFIRMED DATE CHANGE!]
Replies: 75
Views: 44842

Re: CR Rider Bowl II (May 14, 2011) [CONFIRMED DATE CHANGE!]

If the Maggie Walker BATE mirror does not happen, GDS will probably come to this tournament. I have not been able to find an announcement for the former, nor has anyone even confirmed that it is happening. I emailed JR from Maggie Walker about this a couple of days ago and haven't heard back yet ei...
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011
Replies: 93
Views: 22898

Re: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011

As bizarre as this sounds, I guess I'll put myself down as interested
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at MIT (4/23/11)
Replies: 11
Views: 3687

Re: MUT Mirror at MIT (4/23/11)

I lost something like 255-345 to Matt Jackson in the first game of an advantaged final if anyone's wondering
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at MIT (4/23/11)
Replies: 11
Views: 3687

Re: MUT Mirror at MIT (4/23/11)

What building is this taking place in?
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 21902

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

I'm not sure how the first clue affects things, but it seems like crown ethers could have been accepted after template effect.
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 21902

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

A very small complaint: The tossup on ethers started along the lines "cryptands are a three dimensional version of the two dimensional version of this functional group". Not only is this clue written somewhat confusingly, it is also inaccurate since cryptands have both nitrogen and oxygen atoms so r...
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 21902

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

I'm pretty sure that White Collar falls under the much hated category of "Mixed Impure Academic", whose continued existence baffles many quizbowlers including myself.
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at MIT (4/23/11)
Replies: 11
Views: 3687

Re: MUT Mirror at MIT (4/23/11)

RPI will probably bring 1-2 teams, and a buzzer system