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by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Thu May 02, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013 video
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

Re: ACF Nationals 2013 video

Oh, just to be clear, I wasn't trying to disparage how you took videos this year. I'm thankful that you're going above and beyond the call of duty to post these videos. I even got an amusing clip to show to my Vancouver friends!
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed May 01, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013 video
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

Re: ACF Nationals 2013 video

In the future, would it be feasible to have a live video feed of one or two game rooms on a site like Justin.tv? It combines the visual aspect of these videos and the livestreaming aspect of the ustream audio that Bruce had going. Also, the VODs would be accessible later on demand for later viewing....
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159226

Re: ProtoBowl

Will the big categories ever be subdivided? I feel like some people may prefere to privately practice on Painting and Other Arts, but not Music, or just ignore distributions like American history.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 18963

Re: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread

If, as you claim in your original post, you read a clue that stated "For ten points, this predecessor to the European Union was a "Community", then you did not read the question that was printed in the packets. I wrote that from memory before the packets were posted. I most definitely did read what...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 18963

Re: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread

Secondly, the person in this case is buzzing on a clue that corresponds to the right answer and says the right answer (in a slightly expanded form). This is completely, unabashedly not a problem. This particular clue corresponds to the "right" answer (as ruled by the protest committee), but the res...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 18963

Re: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread

The "opening buzz" should be done away with. It isnt interesting at all. My coaches thought that ceremony along with a video game tossup on Joan of Arc was "a bad idea". So I wrote this question, and I'll defend it as a fine trash question drawing on accessible clues from minor trash categories. I ...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ICT DI specific question discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 19579

Re: DI specific question discussion

The Industrial Standards Act was established as a result of this event, which prompted a strike culminating in the Battle of Ballantyne Pier. It sparked the Social Credit movement in the Western provinces. Mackenzie King refused to give "a five cent piece" to local government at its outset. R. B. B...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greg Bossick's Resignation from NHBB & Some Issues it Raises
Replies: 19
Views: 8809

Re: Greg Bossick's Resignation from NHBB & Some Issues it Raises

However, I also said I would be seeing Greg at the NAQT states in Ohio on Saturday and I would ask him then about talking to you and getting the immediate issues resolved. (You can forget about that, because I won't bother now). To the Ohio teams who have already paid their national fee, hotel, and...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance
Replies: 18
Views: 6046

Re: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance

This is an edited transcript of what Sinan sent me over Facebook after the news broke out: "Any chance he got his hands on the Penn-ance packets? He had the weirdest neg in our game. He negged Compton Effect with "triple alpha." A. triple alpha is too hard for this difficulty but a couple of tossups...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 1845

Re: Question Specific Discussion

I thought that the chess bonus part on Kasparov needs to be better written to differentiate him from Karpov. Sure you could say, "go learn more things," but to someone with some basic knowledge of chess, getting Kasparov was harder than naming the Dragon variation of the Sicilian Defence because of ...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin 2013 General Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 1564

Re: Terrapin 2013 General Discussion

women, fire and dangerous things wrote:
Tokyo Sex Whale wrote:The bonus part on _Hymn to Aphrodite_ says that she is the daughter of Zeus, which is... not true.
According to Homer, it is (if not Hesiod).
Homer gives Zeus/Dionne as the parents, Hesiod tells the Cronus genitals/foam/Crete story. But in Sappho's Hymn to Aphrodite, Zeus is given as her father.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT security review: three more cases
Replies: 61
Views: 19411

Re: NAQT security review: three more cases

Speaking of looking at Andy Watkins's stats. Is it just me or are the stat reports for ACF Nats 2010 and ACF Nats 2011 dead links?
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: British Student Quiz Championships 2013 (May 18th, London)
Replies: 19
Views: 4944

Re: British Student Quiz Championships 2013 (May 18th, London)

Do Canadian teams Canada-ize sets? This doesn't happen on the collegiate level, but for high school this happens with NAQT sets, where super-Americana content is replaced with either Canadiana or easier Americana (with NAQT's permission of course). When I mirrored mACF tournaments at Lisgar, I woul...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2012-13
Replies: 12
Views: 4129

Re: Ontario 2012-13

Are any Ontario teams attending HSNCT this year? For the first ever time, a Canadian team outside of Ontario will be attending this event (Harry Ainlay - the winners of the 2nd Alberta Quizbowl Tournament). I hope they will not be the only ones! I think Lisgar's choosing PACE over HSNCT because it'...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 ONQBA Provincial Championship (3/23/2013)
Replies: 23
Views: 5153

Re: 2013 ONQBA Provincial Championship (3/23/2013)

Promises on Facebook or elsewhere don't mean anything in this regard. The problem is, Facebook is a very effective means of communication, and that's where I was able to talk to London South and Westdale about the tournament. It's good for outreach, but a finalized registration is through email.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 ONQBA Provincial Championship (3/23/2013)
Replies: 23
Views: 5153

Re: 2013 ONQBA Provincial Championship (3/23/2013)

database page wrote:2013 ONQBA Provisional Championship
In the future, when you put up these database entries, can you be more careful and make sure you get the tournament names correct? Thanks.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Brown University (2/23/13)
Replies: 30
Views: 19549

Re: ACF Regionals at Brown University (2/23/13)

Sorry about the names of Dartmouth players; the errors have been corrected. I only got "Orth" right because I asked someone (the rth was a single, continuous letter). I don't know if it's possible to do divisions on SQBS for Mac (I've never seen that option and did look under settings). Not sure wh...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 8683

Re: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012

minusfive wrote:Every team must submit a pack. No exceptions.
If high schools not called Lisgar show up, expect lots of shitty, completely unusable packets.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 8683

Re: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012

The tournament is packet-submission but is centrally edited. We welcome new writers' contributions and this is an ideal event to practice writing. Who exactly is editing this tournament? Does this mean that everyone must write a packet or only those who would have to write a packet under ACF rules?
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 5182

Re: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2013

Carleton University's club president asked to post that they're waiting upon a response for their bid to host the Canadian mirror of this tournament.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)
Replies: 69
Views: 23619

Re: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:
Ras superfamily wrote:We are driving to Delaware on Saturday morning
Come rain or shine.
Snow is no problem.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed: Penn Mirror (February 2, 2013)
Replies: 24
Views: 8866

Re: VCU Closed: Penn Mirror (February 2, 2013)

Yale A went 5-0 and cleared the field. Harvard A, Maryland A, Penn, Columbia A, and Yale B rounded out the top bracket. The top scorers from the preliminary rounds were Matt Jackson from Yale and Chris Ray from Maryland. Prelims: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1232/stats/prelims/standings/...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to make a team more mediocre?
Replies: 20
Views: 8436

Re: How to make a team more mediocre?

bmcke wrote:I am interested in making my team really, really mediocre, within a short period of time, rather than gradually building mediocrity through practice. Can anyone tell me how to do this?
I heard of some really good practice material in Canada where you are. I think it was called "Reach for the Top"?
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC IV at Penn (1/26/2013)
Replies: 22
Views: 6903

Re: QuAC IV at Penn (1/26/2013)

Stats have been up a few hours now at: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1233

There's preliminary stats, statistics for games that counted (with and without finals), and statistics for all games (again, with and without finals).

If there's corrections to the stats, feel free to PM me.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC IV at Penn (1/26/2013)
Replies: 22
Views: 6903

Re: QuAC IV at Penn (1/26/2013)

Preliminary stats are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1233/stats/prelims/ Ridgewood, High Tech, St. Joseph's A, Wilmington Charter A & B, Mountain Lakes A - the top three from each bracket - advance into crossover playoffs. Top two scorers were Alec Vulfson from Irvington and Jack M. ...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Tie Break Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3144

Re: Tournament Tie Break Question

This pertains to VHSL competition where PPB is a non-existant statistic since there are no bonus questions. I am working to influence the decision makers who will determine the tie-break procedures when VHSL moves to round robin competition (6 clasifications with 4 teams each) at the state level fo...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toronto Fall Invitational
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

Re: Toronto Fall Invitational

Fred wrote:Did this end up happening?
No, one team showed up while the other registered teams were no-shows. It's been pushed back to the spring. That's AFAIK.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 2 (Canada) SCT 2013 @ McMaster University
Replies: 24
Views: 18403

Re: Region 2 (Canada) SCT 2013 @ McMaster University

Why was Buffalo sending out emails then? Or are there two Region 2 sites?
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Looking for Writers for Cdn Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 3103

Re: Looking for Writers for Cdn Tournament

fourplustwo wrote:I'll help but not sure how big of a role I can take on.
This is my position as well.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 9388

Re: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion

Could somebody mail this set to [email protected].com? Thanks. I was thinking Oort Cloud question at Gliese 710 and then talked myself out of that and negged with Kuiper Belt. I was kind of disappointed I can only remember one astronomy question in the eight packets I heard, but maybe there was a bonus ...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MINNESOTA OPEN V Mirror-Ottawa, Canada, January 20, 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2900

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

minusfive wrote: 5. Ice skating on the Rideau Canal, the world's longest open-air skating rink: Need I say more?
Actually, ever since Winnipeg opened a longer skating rink on its Forks in 2008 (albeit a very narrow one), the Rideau Canal has been rebranded as the world's largest skating rink.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 6969

Re: Question Specific Discussion

Regarding the Churchill point, are you referring to the imprecise wording in the bonus part or did Churchill never actually say those words, as implied by every transcript of his August 20, 1940 speech I've read? The Churchill line is "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so man...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159226

Re: ProtoBowl

So far, this has been great. Is there any chance of getting a hold of a bonus database for use? My team has set up a room, and it works very well. The ability to establish custom distribs is great, and the UI is very smooth. EDIT: Perhaps include several common distribs, ACF, NAQT, the like? The qu...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)
Replies: 94
Views: 35855

Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

Hey, just so everyone knows, the Canada mirror of MO will be happening sometime in January. Sorry for the inconvenience, but please cordon off your question-specific comments within the private discussion forum. Everyone in the great white north surely appreciates it. Considering the not-so-great s...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Why is the shortcut icon for hsquizbowl.org a bee?
Replies: 12
Views: 7606

Re: Why is the shortcut icon for hsquizbowl.org a bee?

Also, what do they call middle schools in Canada? The Forbidden Zone? Oh, the many mysteries of quizbowl. This change happened pretty soon after 2012 ICT Guerrilla. I got a tossup on Nova Scotia pretty early, and jokingly called it middle school trivia. Someone on the other team, maybe Weiner, then...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 23286

Re: Question-specific discussion

In the Jan III Sobieski tossup in Round 6, the Emperor should be Leopold I, not Leopold II.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 23286

Re: Question-specific discussion

Can someone please post the bonuses with parts on Mussolini's "battles", "broken window theory" and the tossup on Russia that mentioned the "return to the soil" group in the first line? Thanks!
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2012 Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 10988

Re: ACF Fall 2012 Discussion

The Laughing Cavalier wrote:The set will be here once the upload is approved.
Could you put all the files into a .zip file? Thanks!
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 9388

Re: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion

The Eighth Viscount of Waaaah wrote: Out of curiosity, was the Scientology question marked as religion or your choice/other academic?
It was grouped under religion.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance - Toronto Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3412

Re: Penn-ance - Toronto Mirror

Michael wrote:Here are the stats! Thanks to everyone who came out.
I've uploaded these to the QRD for you.

Prelims: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/prelims/
All games: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 9388

Re: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion

Tees-Exe Line wrote:Also: I didn't count answers, but I hope to God that the Tarquinius Superbus question was in the myth distribution.
It was.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 9388

Re: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion

Can you post the tossup on the pituitary gland? 8. One part of this organ is affected by Gagel’s granuloma, which is a form of Histiocytosis X. Tumors of this organ can be diagnosed by inferior petrosal sampling and are removed by trans-sphenoidal resection. Craniopharyngiomas of this organ may spo...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 9388

Re: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion

Could you also please list the alternate answers acceptable for the Sun Wukong question? Someone on our team said "the Monkey King" and it wasn't accepted, so I'm curious to know why. Monkey King was accepted from my teammate, so it might have been acceptable until a certain point in the question, ...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Improving Literature Knowledge?
Replies: 56
Views: 29395

Re: Improving Literature Knowledge?

Go Fraud More Things with this page: http://www.gutenberg.org/ and this page http://literature.wikia.com/wiki/Literawiki . Sorry, but this post doesn't make a lot of sense. First of all, Gutenberg is an e-books repository, so if you use the site, you're actually reading stuff, which means you get r...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 9388

Re: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion

I believe the bonus part on the Chinese Room had an error... Could you please post the tossups on Plato's Republic and Gender Trouble ? 13. John Searle once made a distinction between biological naturalism and the “property” form of this idea, and the substance form of this idea states that mental ...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 9388

Re: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion

Eric, would you mind posting the tossup on Alexander II whenever you get the chance? Assuming Eric didn't change anything: 12. During this man’s reign, Vera Zasulich, the failed assassin of Fyodor Trepov, was acquitted in a jury trial despite overwhelming evidence. While his wife Marie of Hesse was...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)
Replies: 32
Views: 8302

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

Awesome. I wanted to make sure of this since neither Jarret nor I am running the tournament (we're intend to play as part of the house team instead); the person you (Gerard Louis) sent it to is the actual TD. I saw the address Eric sent it to, and it was the above address and not yours or Jarret's.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)
Replies: 32
Views: 8302

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

Alliance in the Alps wrote:Hey, can someone email the packets to [email protected]? Thanks!
Packets are being sent out to all the sites at 11 PM EST (25 minutes after this post).