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by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sat May 04, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SPACE: The Final Frontier (2013-2014 Side Event)
Replies: 14
Views: 3727

Re: SPACE: The Final Frontier (2013-2014 Side Event)

Update: I plan to host this at Buffalo, on the weekend that we host DRAGOON (16-17 Nov). I have not decided whether to make it a Saturday night or Sunday morning event--I am leaning towards Sunday morning.
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Fri May 03, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The 2013-14 Tournament Schedule
Replies: 79
Views: 21685

Re: The 2013-14 Tournament Schedule

-Getting new and good science editors into the writing/editing game (perhaps this deserves a separate thread where someone with science experience can suss out these people and try assigning them to events that need science help) -Who wants to write stuff but doesn't have a writing team? If people ...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SPACE: The Final Frontier (2013-2014 Side Event)
Replies: 14
Views: 3727

Re: SPACE: The Final Frontier (2013-2014 Side Event)

I already anticipate that this will be my favorite side event ever. I hope this is mirrored somewhere where I can battle James Lasker and Eric to become the champion of SPACE. I hope that not only will this be mirrored but that you'll allow non-students to play. I would be very sad to miss the chan...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SPACE: The Final Frontier (2013-2014 Side Event)
Replies: 14
Views: 3727

Re: SPACE: The Final Frontier (2013-2014 Side Event)

The above advice is well-taken. I will make the tournament regular-difficulty or maybe slightly harder, if the answer space is significantly improved. On the advice of Brice Russ, I also plan to add 2 questions (edit) per packet on the history of space exploration, from the beginning of history to p...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SPACE: The Final Frontier (2013-2014 Side Event)
Replies: 14
Views: 3727

SPACE: The Final Frontier (2013-2014 Side Event)

I am pleased to announce the premiere of Sci-Fi, Physics, Astronomy, and Cosmology Extravaganza (SPACE): The Final Frontier , a mixed, tossup-only tournament that will be available for mirroring in the 2013-2014 season. This side event will be written by me, with contributions from other Buffalo pla...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 54
Views: 16726

Re: ICT Predictions

Silly Predictions: 2) Inspired by an episode of Coach , the Buffalo team suspiciously offers every team free buffalo wings the night before the tournament. Unfortunately they only manage to dupe a handful of D2 teams into eating the poisoned wings, failing to gain any competitive advantage from the...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO matchmaking
Replies: 24
Views: 7635

Re: CO matchmaking

I am interested in potentially playing CO as a free agent. I know physics and things.

I would also love to bum a ride from Minneapolis, if anyone plans to drive.
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 45353

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total

Radio show featuring Andrew Hart: http://www.kfan.com/player/?station=KFXN-FM&program_name=podcast&program_id=KFAN_Barreiro.xml&mid=23014341 Andrew Hart allegedly has swag. Can someone confirm this? Hey guys, the error-ridden Atlantic Wire article was reposted a few times, like http://news.yahoo.co...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 42665

Re: Venting rage: Cheaters edition

All of this is especially disheartening from the point of view of a new team. Even though the people on Buffalo's team will not be contenders for a championship in the near future, it really smarts to see so many years of competition tainted. Furthermore, I think most people play this game not so th...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 8466

Re: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012

Horned Screamer wrote:Were there drugs at this tournament?
Does Tim Horton's count?
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 54
Views: 16726

Re: ICT Predictions

All of this is well-taken. Next year, I request that teams be rated as Ig Nobel winners.
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 54
Views: 16726

Re: ICT Predictions

Buffalo: Virgil. Virgil was a great story in the WWF, having recently betrayed his boss Ted DiBiase. Buffalo is a great story in that they are a (relatively) new program that seems very involved. Like Virgil, though, I don't see Buffalo as a top bracket threat. We may surprise you if I can cajole o...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 8466

Re: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012

Turns out Buffalo can't muster enough people for the drive up, so we won't be coming. Have fun!
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: autobid thread split
Replies: 62
Views: 9906

Re: autobid thread split

Would programs who qualified teams via autobid (Minnesota, Buffalo, Central Florida, Truman State, Texas A&M, Delaware, McMaster, Ohio State) have hosted SCT without that opportunity? Buffalo's answer happens to be a resounding "yes." Sure, the ICT bid is a perk, and one that may not have been avai...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror @ University of Rochester (4/27/13)
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Re: MUT Mirror @ University of Rochester

Buffalo will bring 2 teams, 4 buzzers, and 1 moderator.
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 2 SCT at Buffalo - 2/16/13
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

Re: Region 2 SCT at Buffalo - 2/16/13

We ran a merged field yesterday, due to insufficient teams in D1. Cornell A won, followed by Cornell B and RPI A. The top scorer was Cornell B's Matt Moschella. Thanks to Roger Solberg from Edinboro for filling in as reader for a sick house staffer, to Scott Kroner from NY MasterMinds for reading in...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 8466

Re: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012

Buffalo is interested.
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2013 SCT Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: Welcome to the 2013 SCT Discussion

I can endorse what Andrew said. I have next to no consistent free time, and I still managed to contribute about a half a packet's worth of questions, between the DI and DII SCT. It is a great way to brush up on lower-level clues when writing for HS sets, and it's always fun to write a few higher-lev...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT writer feedback thread
Replies: 34
Views: 5843

Re: NAQT writer feedback thread (no posts until end of tourney)

Here are the questions I wrote, with the packet number in parentheses. Please feel free to comment and critique. DI: Bonus (9) - weak nuclear force, Steven Weinberg, Z-zero boson Bonus (5) - Stark effect, potential energy, Lamb shift Bonus (3) - selection rules, azimuthal quantum number, magnetic fi...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nature of Studying
Replies: 53
Views: 17295

Re: Nature of Studying

As a physics/astro specialist (and NAQT writer), as well as someone with at least a cursory knowledge in Euro History, I would like to weigh in. Kevin, I would take issue with your characterization of science as basically word-matching. In fact, in my experience, it is very easy to ascribe this char...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 2 SCT at Buffalo - 2/16/13
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

Re: Region 2 SCT at Buffalo - 2/9/13

Registration will be live until Friday for this SCT site, against the possibility of last-minute registrations (however unlikely those may be).
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Let's Talk About Science History
Replies: 44
Views: 7951

Re: Let's Talk About Science History

I guess I will weigh in briefly. As a science expert, I'm not all that opposed to science history, as I think it tests application of knowledge to a greater extent than most other topics (i.e., putting scientific discoveries/events in their historical context). I am generally a fan of how NHBB works...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Centralized scheduling, records, and standings
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Re: Centralized scheduling, records, and standings

I get that gradual implementation is probably preferable in terms of penalizing tournaments, but is there anything about this project that's not feasible to begin for the upcoming year? It seems like all we'd need would be a website and some people interested in helping to organize scheduling and s...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Centralized scheduling, records, and standings
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Re: Centralized scheduling, records, and standings

Here's my two cents: It strikes me that collegiate quizbowl has both a coordination problem and a record-keeping problem. Despite our informal efforts to create a coordinated schedule, we haven't been as successful as we'd like in having events that are both consistently and reasonably scheduled. Th...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 2 SCT at Buffalo - 2/16/13
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

Re: Region 2 SCT at Buffalo - 2/9/13

Current Schedule 8:30 AM - Arrival and Registration: 101 Baldy Hall (closest parking lot is either Baird B or Jacobs C lot, a five-minute walk away). Teams with clocks and buzzers, please arrive as early as possible to enable quick setup 8:50 AM - Rules Meeting 9:00 AM - Rounds Start: Clemens Hall ...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament
Replies: 54
Views: 15114

Re: CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament

I'd be interested in writing an astronomy theme packet.

EDIT: ehhh, I actually probably can't--especially since SPACE is happening
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 2 SCT at Buffalo - 2/16/13
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

Re: Region 2 SCT at Buffalo - 2/9/12

Current Field (1/13) Attending (DI Teams, DII Teams, Buzzers, Clocks, Readers, Other Staff) Buffalo (1, 2, 4, n, n, n, n) RPI (1, 1-2, n, n, n, n) Edinboro (0, 1, n, n, n, n) University of Rochester (0, 1, n, n, n, n) Hamilton College (0, 1, n, n, n, n) UAlbany (0, 1?, 1-2, 1-2, n, n) Expressed Int...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 2 SCT at Buffalo - 2/16/13
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

Region 2 SCT at Buffalo - 2/16/13

The University at Buffalo will be hosting the Region 2 NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament on Saturday, February 9, 2013 . Details will be provided as they are finalized, the current plans are as follows: Date: Saturday, February 9 Location: Clemens Hall: Basement, Floor 1, Floor 2 Times: 8:30 A...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Looking for Writers for Cdn Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 3020

Re: Looking for Writers for Cdn Tournament

Are Buffalo people Canadian enough?
:smile:
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MINNESOTA OPEN V Mirror-Ottawa, Canada, January 20, 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2774

Re: MINNESOTA OPEN V Mirror-Ottawa, Canada, January 20, 2013

At least Matt and I will be at this weekend's events, plus perhaps some other people.

Matt and I are interested in teaming up with someone(s) who knows Lit and Social Sciences.
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bayou-a-Drank 2012 @ U of T Mississauga Dec 8
Replies: 13
Views: 2958

Re: Bayou-a-Drank 2012 @ U of T Mississauga Dec 8

Sorry guys, turns out that Buffalo is probably out for this, since finals are coming and I have a previous commitment and can't drive.
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bull Bowl 12 in Buffalo - 11/17/12
Replies: 6
Views: 2209

Re: Bull Bowl 12 in Buffalo - 11/17/12

Stats are at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1071/stats/full_stats/. After many teams not showing up and cancelling at the last minute, we ran with a last-minute schedule change. Thanks to Paul Nelson, Scott Blish, and David Madden for their help, advice, and patience. Thanks also go to Buf...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bayou-a-Drank 2012 @ U of T Mississauga Dec 8
Replies: 13
Views: 2958

Re: Bayou-a-Drank 2012 @ U of T Mississauga Dec 8

Buffalo may send a team. Update will be forthcoming, although we can bring anywhere from zero to four buzzers upon request.
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall @ Waterloo (Nov 3)
Replies: 15
Views: 7937

Re: ACF Fall @ Waterloo (Nov 3)

Buffalo will be bringing its customary two teams.
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 1871

Re: General Discussion

I will say that this set was extremely enjoyable for everyone to play at our site. This was quite an easy set, which kept the games moving quickly and kept people interested, especially since we have mostly novices coming off A-set leagues. The experimental-type questions were very well received, al...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT at Buffalo 10/6/12
Replies: 12
Views: 3674

Re: IFT at Buffalo 10/6/12

Stats have been updated at the above site to fix some errors.
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT at Buffalo 10/6/12
Replies: 12
Views: 3674

Re: IFT at Buffalo 10/6/12

All stats are now final: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1094/
Congratulations to Case Western A, which beat McMaster in the finals. Case Western B and a team composed of Dennis from Ottawa and some random Buffalo people rounded out the field.
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Practices
Replies: 12
Views: 2926

Re: College Practices

As someone intimately involved with a relatively new team, I can't understate the importance of having multiple practice slots available during the week. I run one formal practice on Tuesday afternoons and a less formal one on Friday evenings, and I usually get about 7 or 8 people, with an overlap o...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT at Buffalo 10/6/12
Replies: 12
Views: 3674

Re: IFT at Buffalo 10/6/12

This tournament will run, no matter the attendance by other schools.
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance - Toronto Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: Penn-ance - Toronto Mirror

Buffalo will likely send 1-2 teams. We can also bring anywhere from 1-4 buzzers, and possibly 1 or 2 staffers.
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where to Cry "Fraud!"
Replies: 4
Views: 3036

Where to Cry "Fraud!"

So I've been reading through my team's drafted questions for ACF Fall and through some questions my club has written for fun, and I've noticed a couple of instances (in my questions and in others') where a clue points towards the correct answer in a manner that clearly rewards "real knowledge," but ...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 145200

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

http://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus1.html ...anyone looking to really know Greco-Roman myth should probably read the Aeneid, Odyssey, and Iliad (or at least summaries of them). In my experience, people read the Aeneid much less than the Iliad or the Odyssey. There may be fewer clues used from it,...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bull Bowl 12 in Buffalo - 11/17/12
Replies: 6
Views: 2209

Re: Bull Bowl 12 in Buffalo - 11/17/12

Zach: Assuming I don't have any issues come up between now and then, I'm planning to be there as well if you need a moderator. I'm in Ithaca and I have family in the Buffalo area (actually Lockport), so maybe we'll make it a family trip with my wife and kids going to visit relatives while I work th...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bull Bowl 12 in Buffalo - 11/17/12
Replies: 6
Views: 2209

Re: Bull Bowl 12 in Buffalo - 11/17/12

I am planning on coming and staffing this and can bring as many buzzers as you will need. Also, Nolwenn and I are planning on spending Nov. 12-20 doing outreach in Upstate NY and working Masterminds meets every day in that timeframe. For the week of 11/12-16, we can also talk up Bull Bowl, though i...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO Mirror at University of Waterloo: August 18, 2012
Replies: 43
Views: 17696

Re: Gauging interest for a KABO mirror at Waterloo

I can second the interest of a Buffalo team, if the tournament were to be on the 25th.

EDIT: To be clear, I am unavailable on the two previous weekends, which will likely deprive Buffalo of a driver.
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bull Bowl 12 in Buffalo - 11/17/12
Replies: 6
Views: 2209

Bull Bowl 12 in Buffalo - 11/17/12

The University at Buffalo Academic Bowl team will be hosting its second annual high school fall tournament, Bull Bowl 12 , on Saturday, November 17, 2012 . We will be using NAQT IS-118 (as of Aug 2012). Location: We'll be on UB's North Campus in Amherst, NY, likely with a distribution of rooms along...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Fri May 11, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)
Replies: 23
Views: 7476

Re: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)

The field is:

Olmsted Falls and WGH dropped, so we're down to 9 teams.
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Tue May 08, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Individual Writers Seeking Projects to Join, Post Here
Replies: 28
Views: 9841

Re: Individual Writers Seeking Projects to Join, Post Here

I'd like to write, for the following subjects at the following difficulties: Any difficulty - physics, astronomy Regular difficulty and below - math, mythology, earth science, trash (not sports, not music), Euro history, books originally written in Latin, dinosaurs Easy, Easy-ish, and HS: basically ...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 127650

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

Another thing: I've gotten early buzzes on British (especially Irish and Scottish) history from listening to more celtic rock music than is probably healthy (in order of usefulness: The Pogues, The Dubliners, The Young Dubliners, Dropkick Murphys, and a few others). If you can get past the inaccessi...