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by MicroEStudent
Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial
Replies: 41
Views: 5802

Re: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial

RIT (or a group of people that at one point attended RIT) will likely send a team to this. We would personally prefer August 21st, but if it's the 28th, we should still be able to get a team. Also, as I mentioned at VETO, I hope to have enough questions for game show side event, the Bill Cullen Memo...
by MicroEStudent
Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

VETO Discussion

(I do not know if the set is clear to talk about, so I will avoid specifics) First, I want to thank Jay and McMaster for being great hosts for this tournament. I also thank Jay for making a mid-round moderator change that was needed. In general, there were some good questions and some bad questions....
by MicroEStudent
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 10 Reasons to enter a team for VETO East (July 17th 2010)
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: 10 Reasons to enter a team for VETO East (July 17th 2010)

grapesmoker wrote:
Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:1 reason not to enter VETO: the questions.
Hey, you know what else needs questions? Your CO packet.
I know there was at least one question in that packet, because I sent a physics tossup to Charlie when he was asking for help with his team's packet.
by MicroEStudent
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)
Replies: 125
Views: 31531

Re: DATE CLAIM: Minnesota Open III (11.13.10-11.14.10)

If I get funded for the fall quarter, I'd like to fly out to this. I'd need teammates. Note that I'm a hilariously poor literature, fine arts and social science (that isn't economics) player and only marginal in history and biology. jetzzfan@gmail.com if you're interested. I should find out about fu...
by MicroEStudent
Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Future of CULT
Replies: 12
Views: 1311

Re: The Future of CULT

I'd certainly be willing to write again.
by MicroEStudent
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sports Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Re: Sports Discussion

I have to say that the Pottsville Maroons is fine as a third part of a bonus. There have been a couple of books written on them and the "curse" regarding the Cardinals was brought up when they made the Super Bowl. The sports questions which I wrote where the majority of the clues are mine are listed...
by MicroEStudent
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: All-TV Set
Replies: 41
Views: 6112

Re: PRELIMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: All-TV Set

I really enjoyed playing this set. Thanks for putting it together!
by MicroEStudent
Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 17507

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

Kevin and I are going to have to drop from this tournament. Sorry about that.
by MicroEStudent
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: academic trash?
Replies: 10
Views: 1954

Re: academic trash?

Yeah, if at least one person didn't get punched during the DH discussion then it wasn't the right mix of people. Sadly, the biggest argument came during a discussion of steroids where (in my opinion) a shockingly high percentage of the class (about 75%) said that all players should be allowed to us...
by MicroEStudent
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: academic trash?
Replies: 10
Views: 1954

Re: academic trash?

As long as we're posting from syllabuses, from RIT's course catalog: History of Baseball -Fall Quarter Dr. Rebecca Edwards It has been said that the history of baseball is the history of the United States. Perhaps. At least, it is one possible way of organizing the story of American history. This su...
by MicroEStudent
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT distribution change 2010-11
Replies: 28
Views: 4819

Re: NAQT distribution change 2010-11

What if trash was brought to the (proportionate) level it has in IS sets? (That would bring it from 36.5/36.5 per D1 SCT set to 30/30 per D1 SCT set.) I don't know. However, looking at my team's SCT performance, of the ten correct tossups not answered by me, exactly one was not trash, so I wouldn't...
by MicroEStudent
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT distribution change 2010-11
Replies: 28
Views: 4819

Re: NAQT distribution change 2010-11

What was the original rationale for having so much trash in college packets? Are there college teams that will stop playing if there's no trash to make NAQT accessible? That seems even less likely in college than in HS. I know that RIT is in the minority, but I'd likely have to go to SCT by myself ...
by MicroEStudent
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 17507

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

I will tentatively say that I will be here. I would have to clear this with my adviser and I'd have to see if I have the funds available for transportation and lodging. EDIT: I should know for sure shortly after CULT EDIT x2: Should I be able to make it, I would be joined with my former RIT teammate...
by MicroEStudent
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 43840

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

I'd like to try and attend the NYC site as a free agent. It will depend on finances and transportation.
by MicroEStudent
Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: All-TV Set
Replies: 41
Views: 6112

Re: PRELIMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: All-TV Set

I am interested in playing this set at CULT as is my fellow staffer Kevin Bub.
by MicroEStudent
Mon May 03, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Official Announcement: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice
Replies: 56
Views: 33710

Re: ACF-sponsored Early Autumn Collegiate Novice to run in Sept.

For what it's worth, I would guess September tournaments are nearly impossible for any quarter-system schools to attend. This would impact a decent number of schools on the West Coast and in the Midwest (including a school that rhymes with "The Fluniversity of Fluflago" which may or may not be the ...
by MicroEStudent
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ECSO: Let's Do This Again?
Replies: 27
Views: 4670

Re: ECSO: Let's Do This Again?

I'd like to try to play in a quizbowl tournament in my state for once.

No offense, Southern Ontario or Pennsylvania.
by MicroEStudent
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 50892

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

Our summer graduate research symposium is CO weekend, so I will not be going.
by MicroEStudent
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open matchmaking thread
Replies: 57
Views: 13655

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Our summer graduate research symposium is CO weekend, so I will not be going.
by MicroEStudent
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7876

Re: General Discussion

I think the questions that had "canonical" answer lines played better than the ones with more esoteric ones, like Cross Section . Reading through the cross section question, I think it's a fine question. I'm more familiar with electron or hole capture cross sections, so I would not have been able t...
by MicroEStudent
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7876

Re: General Discussion

I've only taken a quick look at Editors 1 so far, but there are two things that stood out: 1) For the Juventus tossup, this is a perfect example of using the "It's not X, but ______" type of lead-in. If someone buzzed immediately after "team", there is a chance of a hose. 2) The Buddhism give away i...
by MicroEStudent
Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7876

Re: General Discussion

I'd also like a copy.

jetzzfan@gmail.com
by MicroEStudent
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 7104

Re: Buzzerfest discussion

BGSO wrote:
Cantaloupe (disambiguation) wrote:Didn't play this, but I'd like to see the discussion, and I'm not playing any mirrors.
by MicroEStudent
Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10
Replies: 75
Views: 12004

Re: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10

Unfortunately, with this date change the RIT amalgam can't make it.
by MicroEStudent
Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10
Replies: 75
Views: 12004

Re: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10

Given that our maximum field consists of fewer than six teams, we are considering moving DOKTRINE back to either Sunday, April 18th, which would conflict with ACF Nationals, or Saturday, April 24th, which would conflict with TRASHionals. Would there be greater interest in DOKTRINE if it were on eit...
by MicroEStudent
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 21332

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

This sounds like the fox, chicken and bag of corn problem.

You can only take one buzzer system across the Charles at a time, but if left alone, Penn's buzzer will eat RPI's...
by MicroEStudent
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open matchmaking thread
Replies: 57
Views: 13655

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

I won't know my summer schedule 100% for a while (we just started Spring quarter on Monday), but I'm going to see if I can go to this. My strengths would be physics and physical chemistry, random other science and if any trash or current events show up. I'd be just sitting there for literature, myth...
by MicroEStudent
Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 50892

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

I want to try and get there, but I have to see how research is this summer and how flexible my schedule is. I'm probably 75% sure I can make it. I'd likely be looking to be part of a team, but may have one teammate with me. My strength is sports questions, my glaring weaknesses are music, comic book...
by MicroEStudent
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 21332

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

Remember other science playtesting! We'll be doing this tonight at 7pm in #hiothersci. Be there! I should, by the way, especially thank people like Lily Chen and Matt Bollinger who have busy high school lives and who have to get up at six am and still stay up with me until ridiculous o'clock when w...
by MicroEStudent
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 8055

Re: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010

We're going to do a postmortem on the question set tomorrow. So if anyone has any other feedback (particularly about the packets nobody has commented on yet - lit, military history, games, and the internet) I'd be interested in hearing your opinions. I didn't play, but reading through the Internet ...
by MicroEStudent
Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WANTED: Trash Consultant for Harvard International
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: WANTED: Trash Consultant for Harvard International

I sent an email earlier to the real long address, but my strongest subject of those would be sports.
by MicroEStudent
Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash II Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 10793

Re: Penn Bowl Trash II Discussion

Another question I thought was similar in requiring too much specificity was the one on Super Bowl XXXIV. In the exhibition match we played that one on, someone buzzed in early and said, "The 2000 Super Bowl between the Titans and Rams." The number was required and he couldn't come up with the numb...
by MicroEStudent
Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash II Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 10793

Re: Penn Bowl Trash II Discussion

and the worst thing that my team saw all day was an obnoxious team of trash people who tried to argue their way into points, rather than anything in the packets themselves. If this is directed towards my teammate and the Jay Z/Blueprint 3 question, I apologize if you found it obnoxious. That was on...
by MicroEStudent
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash II Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 10793

Re: Penn Bowl Trash II Discussion

Far worse, however, and I did not remember this abortion until Nate mentioned the 3000 hit q, was the question on slugging average/percentage. ... And then, we lost the tu on burden of knowledge when it said "Albert Pujols is the active leader in it," to which our opponent, after getting it correct...
by MicroEStudent
Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash II Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 10793

Re: Penn Bowl Trash II Discussion

The only advice I would have for next year's packets is that some of the bonuses were really easy, there wasn't really a hard part on a good few of them. If people can cite some specific examples of this, that would be really helpful. Also, if there were any answer lines that people either enjoyed ...
by MicroEStudent
Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash II Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 10793

Re: Penn Bowl Trash II Discussion

I wrote both of those questions, and I agree that the powers on both of those questions were probably too early. I figured Dexter Jackson would be a middle part, but it just happened to be at last part of power. Also, I don't know that many good clues about Heidi Montag considering that she doesn't...
by MicroEStudent
Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 21332

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

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:Great to hear!

Great to announce: tonight we'll be playtesting physics for HI (let's say at 9pm). There are a few problematic questions I know that I want some advice on, so please come!
Are we going to meet in #hichem again or a different channel, like #hiphysics?
by MicroEStudent
Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash II Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 10793

Re: Penn Bowl Trash II Discussion

I enjoyed this set as well as the rest of my team. The only foibles I found were that there were a few questions where the powermark came way too early. When the set is uploaded, I may find a few more questions that had this issue, but Heidi Montag (size H breasts clue) and Appalachian State (Dexter...
by MicroEStudent
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 21332

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

Okay, we'll be playtesting chemistry tomorrow night, probably at around 8:00pm. Not everything from chemistry is done quite yet, but at least 14/14 should be. If time remains, we'll move on to some physics. Apparently I was very confused when I posted this. Looking at the time, I think I thought it...
by MicroEStudent
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10
Replies: 75
Views: 12004

Re: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10

Synthetic Socks wrote:It's on the Stanford Archives.
Thanks!
by MicroEStudent
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10
Replies: 75
Views: 12004

Re: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10

glorious achievement wrote: It will be about a twelve-round tournament ideally at about the difficulty level of the Atlantic Seaboard Skirmish.
Is this available anywhere? Can it be added to Wastebin?
by MicroEStudent
Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 21332

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

I'd be happy to try and answer science questions that will be far too difficult for me.

It just has to be on 2/25 or later because next week is finals week.
by MicroEStudent
Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year
Replies: 64
Views: 20154

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year

I'll be doing the research part of my MS at RIT next year and kind of looking at some universities (some with quizbowl, some without) in the Northeast for a PhD. Either that, or I sort of have a job waiting for me at a place I did a co-op, but its current prospects aren't very good.
by MicroEStudent
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 109
Views: 10575

Re: Science

During playtesting, Seth and someone else--Mehdi, maybe--convinced me that the second reference to "some transformations named for him" (i.e. the rotations in Minkowski space) is harder than the Lorentz force (I learned about the latter term later, myself, but perhaps I'm weird). I was one of the p...
by MicroEStudent
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: T-Party Discussion Forum
Replies: 20
Views: 2678

Re: T-Party Discussion Forum

I helped play test this. I'm usually known as MicroEStudent.
by MicroEStudent
Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Correcting errors in the set
Replies: 21
Views: 2387

Re: Correcting errors in the set

I am concerned (not for myself, but rather for everyone else out of fairness's sake) about what kinds of changes are being made. If there are factual errors in the set, or any other changes that might make it easier for teams playing the new set to score points, doesn't this punish everyone who pla...
by MicroEStudent
Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party
Replies: 76
Views: 20710

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:Libo showed, but no one else did: I'll reschedule for 9:00pm.
I'll try to be there. 6 PM is travel time home from RIT for me.
by MicroEStudent
Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: More Question Feedback
Replies: 26
Views: 3131

Re: More Question Feedback

Can someone post the dative question? I have a comment but I want to make sure I'm remembering it correctly. There were a couple of problems in the version read last weekend that we already fixed. Here's the revised version: When in this grammatical case, Polish plural nouns carry the ending -owi. ...
by MicroEStudent
Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: More Question Feedback
Replies: 26
Views: 3131

Re: More Question Feedback

We didn't get to play on it, but how in the world is a bonus on chess players a good idea? I get that Kasparov is gettable, but who else other than Fischer at this level? Maybe as a screw you hard part Spassky, but that's it.

Jeff, what category was this put in?
by MicroEStudent
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: More Question Feedback
Replies: 26
Views: 3131

Re: More Question Feedback

As for the football bonus, White as gettable as he was on the Supreme Court, Berwanger was gettable as the first Heisman winner, and O'Brien was gettable as he has a quarterback award named after him. Those aren't necessarily important things. White being on the Supreme Court is not a sports clue a...