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by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)
Replies: 74
Views: 19896

Re: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)

I don't know exactly the reasons why, but it took 11 hours to play 12 rounds, and we didn't even stay for the awards ceremony. We had a seven hour or so drive back, and decided we couldn't make it all the way because we didn't get out of Athens until close to 9/9:30. We ended up stopping in Newnan, ...
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)
Replies: 60
Views: 17006

Re: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)

I think the CCCT site is in serious flux right now. Right now I'm thinking the Motel 6 just off I-75 in Ocala. Or maybe we'll see y'all in Orlando for our ninth hosted tournament this year! Sigh. Anyway, I always like playing lit questions, but I'll staff this, assuming I'm there. I wouldn't compla...
by Kwang the Ninja
Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)
Replies: 60
Views: 17006

Re: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)

I'm not sure how many people from CCCT will want to play, but I imagine a good many, which poses me to ask if there will be any sort of a field cap for this or if you would end up doing some type of draft for a doubles event or something if there was over X number of people. This is one of those th...
by Kwang the Ninja
Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT's agreement with ACUI
Replies: 242
Views: 57745

Re: NAQT's agreement with ACUI

jonpin wrote:Have you made an announcement yet on the Region 1 (US) SCT, or any progress on finding a Region 2 host?
NAQT wrote:SCT 2010 New England (Region 1)
Host- MIT
Contact- Andrew Martin Watkins
Source.
I guess they figured everything out.
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who is really anti-math?
Replies: 39
Views: 6362

Re: Who is really anti-math?

quizbowl, which is about rewarding knowledge not speed ...Really? Never feels like that to me. Good quizbowl rewards knowledge. Bad quizbowl rewards speed. Which is why computational is usually considered a hallmark of bad questions-- in its current form, it reduces to a race between two people to ...
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying Geography
Replies: 15
Views: 5597

Re: Studying Geography

As far as non-QB resources go, the point-and-click map quizzes on http://www.ilike2learn.com is about as good as it gets. Also, if you have your own TriviaBot, you can set it to only read you geography. That's a great way to learn early clues for a lot of geography stuff.

EDIT: mispelled link
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Helpful Audio Resources
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: Helpful Audio Resources

If you haven't already found it, iTunes U has a bunch of free lectures from esteemed universities available for download. The only one I've checked out so far is an Intro to Philosophy lecture from Oxford, but it seems like a pretty good service (and it's free!).
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help with Scobobot
Replies: 19
Views: 3315

Re: Help with Scobobot

That did it. Thanks! EDIT: I'm not going anywhere for the holidays, and I don't really ever shut down my laptop, so I'll leave a bot up in the #scobowl channel. I think it'll stay up when I'm not at my computer, but I can't make any guarantees. For some reason, it's in there as Guest39746868 or some...
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help with Scobobot
Replies: 19
Views: 3315

Re: Help with Scobobot

OK, so I've got a Mac, running Leopard with up-to-date JRE and Colloquy IRC client, but I can't get my bot to connect. It'll open, but when I press connect it just sits there. Any ideas?
by Kwang the Ninja
Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Trash for Academic Tournaments
Replies: 30
Views: 3958

Re: Writing Trash for Academic Tournaments

gkandlikar wrote:All hockey questions should have the answer line:

"ANSWER: hockey [accept that funny thing they do with sticks in Canada or equivalents]"
Fixed.
by Kwang the Ninja
Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)
Replies: 60
Views: 17006

Re: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola 1-8-10

TheLessFamousEthan wrote:written in 10 point single spaced Calibri font
Change it to Times/Times New Roman and you've got a deal.
by Kwang the Ninja
Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Close Look into Dwight Wynne's PANTS
Replies: 13
Views: 3921

Re: A Close Look into Dwight Wynne's PANTS

I did a spreadsheet calculating this for ACF Fall. Link.
This looks very accurate. Awesome job, Dwight.
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2009 Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 9446

Re: Delta Burke 2009 Discussion

I did some math, and the average ppg for all mirrors of this tournament were: Bevill=102.0 Valencia=137.4 VCU=192.3 WUStl=161.7 UW=176.2 Total=140.7 The PLEASE MAKE FUN OF ME BECAUSE I SPEAK NEITHER LATIN NOR ENGLISH were converted to the tunes of: Bevill=7.6 Valencia=11.5 VCU=14.4 WUStl=13.4 UW=12....
by Kwang the Ninja
Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion: Can Trash be more girl friendly?
Replies: 40
Views: 10521

Re: Discussion: Can Trash be more girl friendly?

So it turns out that guys, even us quizbowl guys, just don't understand how women think.
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave
Replies: 76
Views: 10796

Re: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave

I added Quizzy to a wave and it posted a commands list, but it's not sending any questions in response to commands. A while ago it would just send an empty blip with nothing at all in it, but now it doesn't even respond to commands. Is anyone else having this problem? Just an FYI, all Python-based ...
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave
Replies: 76
Views: 10796

Re: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave

Google generously gave me an additional 8 invites, so I was able to send of 16 invitations to people in the thread. If you are on the list, you should an invite in your inbox from Google Wave and/or jetzzfan at Gmail or googlewave. If you already have an invite, please forward this to someone else ...
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mirror of Delta Burke at Bevill - Jasper
Replies: 8
Views: 1784

Re: Mirror of Delta Burke at Bevill - Jasper

Are we going to see stats for this?
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash mercenaries wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 1437

Re: Trash mercenaries wanted

Not sure if you got my original email, but I did a packet for this. Sent it to you just minutes ago.
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 8806

Re: THUNDER Discussion

First, the distribution was very odd. I haven't gone through the packets and counted, but one thing that definitely stood out was that several rounds completely lacked visual arts questions. How did this happen? If this was an oversight, why wasn't this fixed for the later mirrors of the tournament...
by Kwang the Ninja
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Lit Singles Tourney (after NTV, 12/19/2009)
Replies: 106
Views: 25626

Re: High School Lit Singles Tourney (after NTV, 12/19/2009)

TheKingInYellow wrote:If you need/want any help editing or writing, I'd be glad to contribute
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - January 2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2744

Re: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - 12/5/09

I think I speak for everyone at Chipola when I say I would be bored out of my skull playing an A-set. I think this tournament would be good for some CC teams, the ones that were barely breaking 100 on an IS at Faulkner, but after playing ACF Fall and THUNDER and aiming to play some normal difficulty...
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MIT asked to help host Q-Unlimited regionals
Replies: 20
Views: 3017

Re: MIT asked to help host Q-Unlimited regionals

PAC/NTAE had no pop culture questions. Just because they have no pop culture doesn't mean that their format/questions are good or even worth playing.
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall (10/31) at UF
Replies: 7
Views: 2420

Re: ACF Fall (10/31) at UF

Marchbanks wrote:Did Jessica B. get Dallin's stats in the final round against Valencia CC A?
Hilariously, yes.
by Kwang the Ninja
Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 17601

Re: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion

Has anyone else noticed that computer science bonuses are just too hard for tournaments like this? The overwhelming majority of the true novice teams I've seen have been completely helpless to get even ten points on those bonuses. Tossups on things like shortest-path algorithms seem like a really p...
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Collaborative Middle School Tournament: Writer Signup
Replies: 28
Views: 5168

Re: Collaborative Middle School Tournament: Writer Signup

I can write, probably more than 10/10, but I really wouldn't feel comfortable editing.
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95678

Re: Bad Negs Again

TheLessFamousEthan wrote:Me at EFT:
this polity... parishes

Buzz: Louisiana
Answer: Taiwan
And bad neg AGAIN!
The answer was Macau, dude.
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Proposing: Collaborative Middle School Tournament
Replies: 45
Views: 5976

Re: Proposing: Collaborative Middle School Tournament

This is a wonderful idea, and I would be completely willing to contribute my writing abilities to this project. My email is [email protected].com, and I can begin writing now for this. I also like the idea of writing a middle school nationals, but we should definitely have a early spring tourn...
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RMP Fest 2: IO/TIT Side Event
Replies: 36
Views: 10165

Re: RMP Fest 2: IO/TIT Side Event

Negative. I don't think I typed it wrong before, but just in case, it's [email protected]
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RMP Fest 2: IO/TIT Side Event
Replies: 36
Views: 10165

Re: RMP Fest 2: IO/TIT Side Event

PS I can also do the Celtic myth if you don't find anyone else.
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 21236

Re: EFT Discussion

(As for tossing up individual Tales at this level...well, I'm not sure.) Wife of Bath's tale is definitely tossupable at this level. In our room, a girl on our team got that who averaged less than three points per game, so yeah, I'd say that's an acceptable novice difficulty tossup. In general, thi...
by Kwang the Ninja
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RMP Fest 2: IO/TIT Side Event
Replies: 36
Views: 10165

Re: RMP Fest 2: IO/TIT Side Event

[email protected]
We're driving to South Carolina today, but I will take my laptop and hopefully the hotel will have Wifi so I can send them on.
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RMP Fest 2: IO/TIT Side Event
Replies: 36
Views: 10165

Re: RMP Fest 2: IO/TIT Side Event

I have 5 World Myth tossups written right now, and I can write more if needed. Do you want them?
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95678

Re: Bad Negs Again

Somebody on our team on an naqt set at practice the other day...

Given: ventriloquism
Answer: bonsai

Me on a clue about a place where you always wanna go in a song

Given: Cheers
Answer: Home (by Daughtry)
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?
Replies: 24
Views: 2446

Re: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?

UPDATE: I just got off the phone with my coach. He has submitted a bid to mirror the fall novice October 10 or thereabouts. There will be an official announcement to this effect if it gets approved. That pushes our house written tournament back to late fall (read: probably November or December). Als...
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?
Replies: 24
Views: 2446

Re: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?

I have no stake in either this tournament or the Fall Novice event. I'm just curious as to what a "government" question looks like. Are you going to be asking current events questions and tossups on Constitutional amendments here? Because I don't think asking people what "logrolling" is and stuff l...
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?
Replies: 24
Views: 2446

Re: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?

Yeah we want to write it do we can improve. I'm not sure if that qualifies as selfish or not. Also, in regard to the distribution, we made it with our local teams in mind, teams that couldn't convert a Schubert tossup if their lives depended on it so we figured it'd b easier for them if we had maybe...
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?
Replies: 24
Views: 2446

Re: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?

We're shooting for invitational difficulty as far as answer space. Early clues may be a little bit harder. Distribution is: American Lit 2/2 British Lit 2/2 World Lit 1/1 History 3/4 Government 1/1 Economy/Anthropology/psychology/Sociology/Geography 1/0 Biology 2/2 Chemistry 1/1 Physics 1/1 Earth Sc...
by Kwang the Ninja
Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?
Replies: 24
Views: 2446

Re: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?

I just talked to our coach and he said it is most likely going to be one of the last two weekends in September.
by Kwang the Ninja
Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?
Replies: 24
Views: 2446

Re: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?

In case Ethans post was not clear enough: this is not just a tournament for teams in Northwest Florida. Though we would be extremely happy if Chiles, Rickards, Pensacola, etc. come, we would also like to hear from Brindlee Mountain, Ransom Everglades, Bainbridge, et al. Chipola College is in Mariann...
by Kwang the Ninja
Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NTAE
Replies: 57
Views: 14713

Re: 2009 NTAE

These reports are indeed true; Johnson central succeeded in capturing the title of ntae national champion, which is somewhat akin to being the world's sheep in the category of being herded. Not trying to take anything away from them tho they played a hell of a game. We wouldve prolly done better if ...
by Kwang the Ninja
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Commissioners Academic Challenge
Replies: 25
Views: 6567

Re: Commissioners Academic Challenge

Also being a Floridian I also had the (gulp) privilege of attending this tournament. I was, however, less than impressed with the format. There are several things that need to be addressed before this format even comes close to comparing to NAQT in my mind. The questions they had either turned out t...