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by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship
Replies: 37
Views: 20540

Re: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship

i demand all ict editors and writers just admit the jig is up already and that ur gonna make all of the science biased towards the russia
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 32664

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

leave libo alone
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 17048

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

Buzzpoints by team, split by player EDIT: The area under a player's curve is equal to the number of tossups answered correctly. Y axis is thus in arbitrary units of points*probability. Someone should design an interactive website with custom results and graphs but that I unfortunately don't have th...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Nathan Freeburg
Replies: 14
Views: 13355

Re: Nathan Freeburg

That trick about "The Palm Frond" came out of conversations that Raj Dhuwalia, Raj Bhan, Seth Kendall, and I (and others) had had about Nathan's predilection for not ever admitting he hadn't heard of something, especially anything related to lit or history. We could hear the most obscure CO bonus p...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)
Replies: 43
Views: 39055

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)

nsb2 wrote:Are there plans for a private discussion forum within the next few days? I didn't see it on the list in my control panel.
with modern technology we might even be able to run a public discussion thread
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 23314

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

electronic scoresheets are very easy to use thanks to the fact that I've ever used a computer mouse. Thanks Ophir!
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)
Replies: 22
Views: 7287

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)

if ur looking for a player who was a bottom scorer at both secret island and a bottom 4 scorer at some other acronym mirror, then im ur guy
i also only know basketball from 2012-2013
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guerilla Tournament: YOUR best songs of the 2000s!
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Re: Guerilla Tournament: YOUR best songs of the 2000s!

are you sure you're ready for all of that 2000's asian pop
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: What is the purpose of Quiz Bowl?
Replies: 7
Views: 3693

Re: What is the purpose of Quiz Bowl?

the purpose of pyramidal quizbowl is so that questions allow players who know more to buzz in earlier as opposed to testing pure buzzer speed
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: How Do You Study For Bonuses?
Replies: 2
Views: 3064

Re: How Do You Study For Bonuses?

the content that can appear in tossups can also appear in bonuses so there's no reason studying material for tossups shouldn't be helping you on bonuses
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6681

Re: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion

Thanks for the feedback, Adam and Billy 1) The RNA question, which had a clue about the TPP riboswitch that was basically unparseable as a sentence and only buzzable if you just ignore the grammar and use a binary association of TPP -> riboswitch -> RNA This wasn't an issue when I read the question...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 13553

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

Yo it's pretty weird to demand carbonyl when you switch between "this functional group" and "this conpounds" especially when you suggest that you're forming carbonyls from a starting material that already has a carbonyl Also it's kind of I'll advised to have two separate tossups on coordination comp...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 145020

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

armitage wrote:It occurred to me that I wasn't the only person using the internet in 2009 and maybe someone else in quiz bowl also first came across "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" through this one flash game on Kongregate. If not, could be an amusing diversion anyway.
or a real game about poetry
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 9934

Re: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion

-My teammates noticed an overemphasis on a few pet topics in the science (lab techniques, fluid dynamics). Well it's all well and good to write about stuff that interests you, exclusively doing so can be a source of irritation to people who don't specialize in these things. -This set definitely see...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FONS III
Replies: 18
Views: 10141

Re: FONS III

FortOsageScholarBowl wrote:, geography is something that EVERY kid has had by their Sophomore year.
this is extremely "not true"
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Strengths and Weaknesses
Replies: 2
Views: 2297

Re: Strengths and Weaknesses

have any of these teams considered the have jordan brownstein on your team model
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 69727

Re: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 20

Kurtis Droge and I are now looking for teammates for this. Let us know if you're down. Presumably we'd be at the MSU site
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: There Will Be Stock Clues General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 3033

Re: There Will Be Stock Clues General Discussion

Was a tremendous fan of how trashy food, food in trash, and food based trash was integrated in spite of my inability to remember the names of iron chefs
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: There Will Be Stock Clues
Replies: 31
Views: 15563

Re: There Will Be Stock Clues

This set is incredible
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Practice at UMD
Replies: 13
Views: 4818

Re: Summer Practice at UMD

dude you know the school year is starting right
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Proto
Replies: 15
Views: 11672

Re: Proto

this is the best update they've ever done
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Working with quiz bowl teammates
Replies: 19
Views: 6653

Re: Working with quiz bowl teammates

Few of them take quiz Bowl seriously and treat more as a social gathering. Is there anything wrong with this? I mean this is not DI collegiate football where you could possibly make hundreds of millions of dollars (unless you are :kenj:)? Is there a problem with just having fun? Now, do not get me ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Naveed Bork Memorial Tournament Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 3043

Re: Naveed Bork Memorial Tournament Discussion

That DCC guy wrote:Can we request to see certain questions on this thread?
like, the ones that are now posted on the archive?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to not get overwhelmed by the college canon
Replies: 8
Views: 4093

Re: How to not get overwhelmed by the college canon

I think especially at a team like Berkeley, which is established and deep, you're in a pretty good place. So when I returned to quizbowl after a six year hiatus in 2008, I also was at an established and deep school in Minnesota. This gave me the luxury to spend a lot of early practices and tourname...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 It's Lit: Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 3070

Re: Discussion

I generally enjoyed this set quite a lot, and I think it executed its philosophy really well! I think it suffered a little, at least to me personally, from coming directly after this particular Chicago Open set, where the general preponderance of hard answers really messed with my sense of difficul...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World II - Possibility for Summer 2018? Discuss
Replies: 17
Views: 8013

Re: Modern World II - Possibility for Summer 2018? Discuss

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:However, I do not think that I am the write person to write a tournament like this one, nor do I have the time to do it.
I c what u did ther
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 41812

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Looking for teammates for everything (Except I think stock clues?). I am very bad at every side event available
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 50246

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

johnc wrote:Dang, I felt special having visited Diocletian's Palace. I feel like Dubrovnik is probably a more difficult clue than Ragusa, considering Ragusa's history with Venice and whatnot. Maybe that's just my Civ knowledge leaking.
U ever hear of this game of thrones show
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: State tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 8044

Re: State tournaments

In Illinois there's 3 major state championships, the IHSA state championship (run by the state sporting association, so treated w/ most legitimacy in eyes of school administration but due to format i.e. geographically allocated regionals/sectionals, dumb distributions, cruddy questions, less legitim...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: [See FACTS announcement instead] RYAN: A TJHSST Housewrite
Replies: 2
Views: 3243

Re: RYAN: A TJHSST Housewrite, Available September 2017

why won't there be a tournament named after RANYOR [sic]
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 35
Views: 16968

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

I willful gladly weigh someone down at this event (see secret island)
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at NSC
Replies: 16
Views: 8091

Re: Math Monstrosity at NSC

dhumphreys17 wrote:Cash or check, please.
In this digital age where nobody has a reason to carry around outdated methods of payment made of paper is there perhaps another method of payment possible such as paypal or a mobile equivalent???
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue May 30, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 50246

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Is this satire? And are you saying that gay people aren't mammals, and that Muslims can't lead? I'm honestly so confused. I'm assuming it's bad satire. Well, you'd have to read the previous items in the thread, and live in America in 2017, for it to make sense... or meta-nonsense, as intended, but ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri May 26, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event
Replies: 53
Views: 22902

Re: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event

The Polebarn Hotel wrote:We are here, so we should be ready in about 20 minutes.
USB there a particular place we should gather ?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue May 23, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Side-event schedule
Replies: 10
Views: 4250

Re: HSNCT Side-event schedule

jonpin wrote:
sonstige wrote:While not a true side event, Saturday night (8 PM according to the NAQT site) is going to see another humans vs. QANTA match.
Who is representing humanity this year?
My sources claim it is Auroni Gupta, Ophir Lif, Jennie Yang and Virginia Ruiz
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue May 09, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 13918

Re: IHSA 2017

heterodyne wrote:While it's great that quality writers are taking over the production of IHSA questions, I'd just like to note that this certainly does not warrant referring to Andrew as Mr. Wang.
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat May 06, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northmont Pre-Nationals Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 5393

Re: Northmont Pre-Nationals Tournament

Father Comstock wrote:
Pascal Plays Poker wrote:Ben, you forgot about IMSA. More out-of-state and in-state teams should come!
IMSA can't come because silly Pranav staffed ICT
That never stopped Indiana teams from playing the same set in the past
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Difficulty Consistency in Finals Packets
Replies: 19
Views: 8612

Re: Difficulty Consistency in Finals Packets

There is one theoretical argument not covered above: increasing difficulty empirically fundamentally reduces the resolving power of a packet (between teams). Actually, it was considered above in reverse: by decreasing difficulty, say to a high school level packet, you can't resolve between Maryland...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 32510

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

Aaron Manby (ironmaster) wrote:What are the roadblocks with ACF Nationals moving to a hotel?
it's expensive
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 32510

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

Set was excellent. Interpuncts were used a little excessively to the point that some words were kind of hard to read
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18073

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Mewto55555 wrote:We throw one of Kai's rare pepes off the ferry. Say goooodbye to Exooooodia!!!
why are your posts the exact opposite of the other posts in this blog

*the other of course referring to alston's