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by Cody
Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009-10 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 10187

Re: 2009-10 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

I know, I have the packet; I'm wondering why it is not promptable, given that time dilation and acceleration are both phenomena that are key to the twin paradox. It doesn't really mean anything to say only one twin experiences time dilation - time dilation is a relative concept. If my understanding...
by Cody
Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CULT BELFAST Mirror Results
Replies: 2
Views: 962

CULT BELFAST Mirror Results

So we ran BELFAST after CULT today with 4 teams. In order of finish: First Place, Undefeated - I Saw the Figure FIFTEEEEN in Gold (Matt Weiner, Will Butler and Mike Bentley) Second Place - She-Hulk v Dr. Atomicus (Tommy Casalaspi, Aidan Mehigan, George Berry, SteveJon Guth) Third Place - Diego Marad...
by Cody
Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: All-TV Set
Replies: 41
Views: 6001

Re: PRELIMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: All-TV Set

So we just ran this after the CULT today, here are the stats for the extra 100 questions in my room: 15 10 -5 Total TUH PPTH P:N Matt Weiner 18 16 5 405 100 4.05 3.6 Andrew Lim 3 4 85 100 0.85 #DIV/0! Rob Carson 6 14 2 220 100 2.2 3 Chris Ray 6 3 6 90 100 0.9 1 Logan Anbinder 2 20 100 0.2 #DIV/0! Wi...
by Cody
Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10
Replies: 107
Views: 19274

Re: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10

I can staff BELFAST as well, provided Matt Weiner is staying for that.
by Cody
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS
Replies: 30
Views: 6413

Re: 09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS

Who among all the votes getters, whether the Top 25 or honorable mentions, are returning to HS next year? Tommy Casalaspi, Graham Moyer, Benji Nguyen, David Liu, Monica Mclaughlin, Nikhil Desai, Kevin Malis, William Horton, Lloyd Sy, Lily Chen, Andrew Deveau, Christopher Schlom, JR Roach, and Kuo-K...
by Cody
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bounceback Theory, NSC and Elsewhere
Replies: 30
Views: 7056

Re: Bounceback Theory, NSC and Elsewhere

From my experience staffing the NSC this year, I do not feel that bouncebacks slow games down. From a hypothetical standpoint, the maximum time bouncebacks can add to a game is something like 3 minutes (<1s for redirect, ~2s for answer), which only happens if one team gets every tossup and knows non...
by Cody
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: All-TV Set
Replies: 41
Views: 6001

Re: PRELIMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: All-TV Set

Room 1: 15 10 -5 Total TUH PPTH P:N Rob Carson 17 26 6 485 200 2.425 2.83333 Chris Ray 9 9 14 155 200 0.775 0.64286 Eric Mukherjee 9 7 6 175 200 0.875 1.5 Michael P 2 2 4 30 200 0.15 0.5 Ike Jose 4 1 0 70 200 0.35 #DIV/0! Guy Tabachnick 11 6 8 185 200 0.925 1.375 Jerry Vinokurov 7 2 4 105 200 0.525...
by Cody
Wed May 26, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GATA Forums
Replies: 31
Views: 6471

Re: GATA Forums

Not to be a downer, but was it really necessary to publicly post these things? The Internet publicly posted them long before Cody did; Cody just sped up the process of finding that freely available information for the rest of us. Plus, it wouldn't do to have the GATA Forums "secret and parochial".
by Cody
Wed May 26, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GATA Forums
Replies: 31
Views: 6471

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Since the GATA Forum is now officially closed to non-registered members, here are some highlights: Considerations for the GATA Board Meeting GATA Board Meeting Results pg. 1 GATA Board Meeting Results pg. 2 GATA Board Meeting Results pg. 3 GATA Board Meeting Results pg. 4 High Schoolers Playing Coll...
by Cody
Tue May 25, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TELESCOP at NIU 10-30-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 5930

Re: SCOP Mirror at NIU 10-30-2010

Luckily, since there's human beings in charge of running this tournament, they will be able to distinguish between "novice" and "seasoned" players. All these technicalities are kinda absurd, why would someone who is an elite player that just happened to miss both nationals want to play a super-easy...
by Cody
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question About Rules
Replies: 15
Views: 1797

Re: Question About Rules

The latter seems dumb because unless your teammate actually said something, it doesn't seem like that's conferring. The former has happened various times and it sucks. In instances where two answers are literally being said, there's nothing you can do, that has to be a neg. What if both answers are...
by Cody
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RC Cola Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/9/2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3593

Re: RC Cola Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/9/2010

Coelacanth wrote:
SirT wrote:Compatibility pack for Microsoft Office 2003? What are you using to open them?
I've tried both Word and IE.

At home I have Word 2007 and IE 8 (I think) running on a Vista machine.
Here at my high-tech office I am running Word 2003 and IE 6 on an XP machine.
Download > Google Docs
by Cody
Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RC Cola Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/9/2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3593

Re: RC Cola Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/9/2010

And also remind teams that are on the fence about coming down or mirroring the tournament, the two previous tournaments are both available on Wastebin. It must be my technical idiocy at work, but when I open the files on Wastebin all I get is a bunch of xml tags with random questions sprinkled thru...
by Cody
Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 75969

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

Morraine Man wrote:There is a promotion to Intelligence Officer available to anybody who sends me a good list of restaurants that have been PROVEN to deliver food to the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.
I will ask Evan or George if they still have that Chinese place's menu, that place was the best hands down.
by Cody
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence
Replies: 63
Views: 14362

Re: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence

If PACE NSC or HSNCT's question were to somehow fuse with NTAE's logistics, scholarship money, and Disney tickets, then it'd be the best thing ever. FACT. National tournaments are meant to crown a national champion. If you want to spend a few days having fun, feel free, but don't expect NAQT or PAC...
by Cody
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence
Replies: 63
Views: 14362

Re: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence

Arsonists Get All the Girls wrote:It's official. At this past week's CAC, Lisa Rawls just announced that this year's NTAE has been cancelled due to budgetary restraints.

Hopefully, it'll be back next year though.
Hopefully not.
by Cody
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year
Replies: 57
Views: 15293

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year

Lapego1 wrote:
Glacierguy1 wrote:Upenn
This. Not having to pay for quizbowl is a cool thing. Also, Eric Mukherjee will be your bff.
Not having to pay for quizbowl is a cool thing if you actually go to quizbowl tournaments, Mehdi.
by Cody
Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA II - 4/9/10 - Chicago
Replies: 67
Views: 7997

Re: GUERRILLA II - 4/9/10 - Chicago

Frater Taciturnus wrote:Yeah we get in like 12 hours before this, so I would be down with staffing this.
Same.
by Cody
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 6842

Re: Buzzerfest discussion

Didn't play and am not playing the set in the future.
by Cody
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Universal Pronunciation Guide
Replies: 51
Views: 10652

Re: Universal Pronunciation Guide

Guess what, they're going to spend 10 seconds doing it anyway unless the pronunciation guide is right there in the text. And since we're never going to have a tournament done two weeks before the deadline so we can go in and write pronunciation guides for all the problematic words, we'll never get ...
by Cody
Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4628

Re: MUT Discussion

Played at the Maggie Walker mirror today.
by Cody
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7906

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

This sport, invented in 2006, has an annual World Cup which in 2009 was held at Middlebury College. Each team has seven players on the field at once, and each of those players must wear a cape. Lacrosse goggles are recommended to prevent eye injuries from wayward broom handles. The match ends when ...
by Cody
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 12340

Re: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion

Good answer lines are, regrettably, few and are between for IHSA Regionals. You can't tossup say, Wole Soyinka, because 90% of the teams playing will have no idea who you are talking about, no matter that he is very canonical. And yet, a tossup on someone as obvious as Mark Twain isn't sufficient e...
by Cody
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 109
Views: 10422

Re: Science

Did it cause a vast swath of players to neg? I agree with you in principle (and prompts for every reaction and possible class described at every point before the later sites), but does this hold up in practice? I didn't moderate this packet for any teams, so I don't know myself; I could go over sco...
by Cody
Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Access to SCT discussion forum
Replies: 42
Views: 7352

Re: Access to SCT discussion forum

Played at the Maryland site.
by Cody
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: T-Party Discussion Forum
Replies: 20
Views: 2554

Re: T-Party Discussion Forum

I read for this. (Applied already)
by Cody
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)
Replies: 64
Views: 36072

Re: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)

I came all the way from Cleveland with this tournament as my priority. After the first two rounds at lunch, I was told the tourney would resume at 6:30-7. I came back then, and was told that it would either be postponed or cancelled due to the lateness of the academic sets (which I was not particip...
by Cody
Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Tournament Posting System
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: Quiz Bowl Tournament Posting System

On the home page, in my opinion, it would look better if the tournaments were ordered by date, i.e.: http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/5042/likethisr.png Also, something to consider is underlining and changing the color of "here" to a link in the boxed region (yes, I know you can click anywhere, bu...
by Cody
Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Round Report on Stats
Replies: 10
Views: 11242

Re: Round Report on Stats

Could try using WINE, works fine under WINE in Linux.

How to Install WINE on Mac