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by Oh No You Didn't
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge
Replies: 37
Views: 19006

Re: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge

Uh sorry for the late post but my ill advised packet probably isn't happening
by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/19/15) (Missouri Open & SMART)
Replies: 16
Views: 8268

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/19/15) (Missouri Open & SMART)

This may be because I'm only from an A- state but from what I could tell, SMART could have used a little editing as it was somewhat plagued with grammar issueS, random three line tossups, almanac clues, bonus parts which didn't provide sufficient information to uniquely specify an answer, clue repea...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge
Replies: 37
Views: 19006

Re: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge

I jokingly considered writing a bunch of absurd science speedchecks but then realized nobody would actually enjoy playing a bunch of 3 line tus on dumb chemistry nobody's heard of. If I have time I may write a bunch of vanity questions that might heavily be related to the food network and/or whateve...
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Understanding science topics
Replies: 18
Views: 8084

Re: Understanding science topics

I agree, clicking on Wikipedia links is not always very helpful; sometimes at least a minimum background in the subject is necessary just to understand what is going on. What I'm wondering is, if you find a clue that you have no idea about, what is a good way of learning it without it being superfi...
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Understanding science topics
Replies: 18
Views: 8084

Re: Understanding science topics

to be honest that method just seems like just flashcarding definitions and doing word association?
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Understanding science topics
Replies: 18
Views: 8084

Re: Understanding science topics

there are a lot of lecture notes for collegiate science courses on the internet. Some things you need more of a basis in lower level material to comprehend (ladder operators for example, aren't exactly something that are easy to understand if you don't have enough of a linalg background to know what...
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PSA: Ask Hosts for Money to Obtain Money
Replies: 3
Views: 2755

Re: PSA: Ask Hosts for Money to Obtain Money

PLEASE DEPOSIT CHECKS ASAP. I don't know about other programs but at Illinois, we have 30 days until after an event to put together paperwork for reimbursement, and proof that you deposited our check and took my money is part of that!
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 22632

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:Is this limited to actual teams of high schoolers, or is it open?
InvadErGII wrote: The field will begin with a cap of 64 teams and will be open to anyone who wishes to play. Depending on how the field shakes out and registrants' feedback, splitting into 'high school' and 'open' divisions is a possibility.
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 20774

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

Can the tossup on Richard Nixon be posted? I think I got hosed by the tossup. The first line mentioning "this man" quoting Teddy Roosevelt's line "The light has gone out of our lives" pretty much triggered an instantaneous buzz from me with Jawaharlal Nehru, who made an extremely famous speech with...
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 20774

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

ANSWER: oscillation [accept more specific answers; accept vibration; prompt on “simple harmonic motion” or “complex harmonic motion” or “damped harmonic motion” before mention of “simple harmonic motion”] Sorry if the prompt line didn't have a thing for the phrase simple harmonic oscillator (was ass...
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 20774

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

It also seemed like the physics skewed heavily towards the quantum side over classical electrostatics and mechanics, though I may just be remembering incorrectly. Looks like it did have somewhat of a skew. Sorry if this affected anyone negatively! Most of the submissions ended up being on crap like...
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 20774

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

The difficulty was inconsistent in parts, and I'll talk about more specific questions later, but in my opinion 'reaction rates' was a god-awful tossup, and I'm pretty sure that the first two clues also refer to 'rate constant' (which wasn't accepted or prompted) and that means the TU is non-specifi...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 20774

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

Hey everyone,

I don't really do a lot of writing/editing so I'd appreciate any feedback in bio/chem/physics.

I'd also like to thank Richard and Gaurav for providing a lot of really helpful comments, and also Gaurav for writing a couple bio questions.
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)
Replies: 56
Views: 11963

Re: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)

Hey, so if I remember correctly the leadin to the kamakura tu wasn't super ideal because it referenced one of go-toba's actions which occurred during the kamakura period but led to at least 1 neg w/ the Heian period
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Transparency (Penn Bowl 2015)
Replies: 18
Views: 3255

Re: Transparency

I think it's more like tossups along the lines of "hm what's something you mine that you really wouldn't want to get in your water supply"
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizlr: a new study resource
Replies: 15
Views: 9450

Re: Quizlr: a new study resource

Neat, but if you consider yourselves the best quizbowl resource since protobowl that's a pretty low bar to set
by Oh No You Didn't
Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Pronunciation Guides
Replies: 16
Views: 8720

Re: Pronunciation Guides

Black Miao wrote:Don't know about foreign language mumbo jumbo but I think science words should do more of the thing where there's an interpunct in between parts of the word. I feel like it'd make it harder to :capybara: up the pronunciation
I'm looking at you car·bo·cat·ions!
by Oh No You Didn't
Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: How far back are NAQT Questions truly useful?
Replies: 8
Views: 3552

Re: How far back are NAQT Questions truly useful?

HSNCT questions may not degrade in quite the same manner. It has two Xbox game systems and several plasma TV screens. After appearing on campus in West Virginia, at a NASCAR race in Atlanta, and at a (*) campaign rally in Orlando, it hit Times Square in March 2004 for an appearance on Total Request...
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL - 10/10/2015
Replies: 6
Views: 3687

Re: Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL - 10/10/2015

Hey, sorry that we haven't really communicated this. Current field (18 teams) Homewood-Flossmoor (2 teams) Glenwood (2 teams) Rockford Auburn (1 team) Rolling Meadows (1 team) Carl Sandburg (2 team) Bloomington (2 teams) Springfield (1 team) Fenton (1 team) IMSA (1 team) Hinsdale Central (2 teams) "...
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 35307

Re: Preseason Poll

For the purposes of Illinois Tristan and Alex Fregeau and I return with a magical fourth TBD. Austin is back in school however and says he's interested in playing NAQT.
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast at Yale (November 7, 2015)
Replies: 14
Views: 8244

Re: ACF Fall Northeast at Yale (November 7, 2015)

KnicksRule wrote:Would Yale be open to hosting a high school division on the day of the ACF Fall Tournament?
There';s a slight possibility
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53603

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

willing to staff VICO if it makes the numbers work better
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Does William and Mary have a team?
Replies: 3
Views: 6340

Re: Does William and Mary have a team?

They're active. They sent a team to both nats last year
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: some numbers about Chicago Open
Replies: 9
Views: 4076

Re: some numbers about Chicago Open

clearly quizbowl needs to remove science as it's TOO HARD
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53603

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

If anyone wants to LOSE LOADS OF GAMES with me for VICO/Modern let me know. I'm also willing to staff said events
by Oh No You Didn't
Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "This Things I Believe"
Replies: 44
Views: 16245

Re: "This Things I Believe"

Man like you can complain about ACF's trophiesnow but this year's are a step up from 2013's which literally say "first place overall" and don't even tell you they're for ACF Nationals (does not make for good club recruiting material)
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 17519

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussion

This was oodles of fun. Thanks to all of the editors for their work on this set

EDIT: Oh, I should also thank Will, Richard, and Jason for being super fun to play with
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State
Replies: 61
Views: 43614

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State

mahir256 wrote:I put together a map using the information given. If you at least embed it in your original post afterwards, that others may have a quick overview at the beginning, you may hijack and modify it as you wish.
LOOK GUYS IT'S A CHLOROPLETH
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open Mirror of NAQT HS NCT at UT-Chattanooga 7/11/15
Replies: 2
Views: 1716

Re: Open Mirror of NAQT HS NCT at UT-Chattanooga 7/11/15

SydneySmith wrote:Is this for college or high school students?
based on it being an Open Mirror I assume the eligibility is open (i.e. anyone can play)
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to become a good theoretical math player?
Replies: 29
Views: 10405

Re: How to become a good theoretical math player?

For those unaware, if you want to learn science in general, it's not difficult to find lecture notes for pretty much anything you want to learn about, or to obtain pdfs of textbooks in dubiously legitimate manners.
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Predictions
Replies: 7
Views: 3214

Re: Chicago Open Predictions

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:My prediction: We beat Jacob Reed's team because he negs three music tossups in a single round: one on classical music, one on jazz, and one on K-Pop. We swoop in, convert all three questions, and proceed to chuckle with glee for the rest of the day.
*Gee
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: History Player
Replies: 20
Views: 10570

Re: History Player

remember, if you learn enough science to make sean mcbride obselete, you mgiht as well force him to learn history
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 30754

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set disc

vcpavao wrote:The "Ewig" clue for Gustav Mahler seems to be a bit of a stock clue, I must say (I saw it in either NASAT 2013 or 2014 and possibly one other set). Did not compete at PACE, just my two cents.
Clues that have come up before are not necessarily stock
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship
Replies: 46
Views: 22129

Re: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship

Great Bustard wrote: 8. Saying that I often dismiss criticism with a knee-jerk reflex is not true
lol
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Discussion of pronunciation guides
Replies: 30
Views: 14184

Re: Discussion of pronunciation guides

Don't know about foreign language mumbo jumbo but I think science words should do more of the thing where there's an interpunct in between parts of the word. I feel like it'd make it harder to :capybara: up the pronunciation
I'm looking at you car·bo·cat·ions!
by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 58837

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

Hey guys, I've cut the most important section of the All Star game for ringtone purposes here
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 48418

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

Hey guys, the packets are being waiting approval for the trash part of archive but here's the audio link Actually I think i stuck a zip with the packets too The key has a list of the songs used in the tossups I did not write very much for this set, but if you want to yell at me for any answers, here...
by Oh No You Didn't
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to make a team more than mediocre?
Replies: 26
Views: 21224

Re: How to make a team more than mediocre?

I think that this just shows what an inspirational player Xu is at the end of the day. It certainly gives me hope to think that with a lot of hard work, studying, preparation, and dedication, there is the possibility that our team could become Nationals-contending. And I'm sure I'm not the only one...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 58837

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

At the half of game 1, DCC is up against LASA 290 to 120
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 21959

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

On old lady in parking lot : "eh I'm gonna run this lady over, she's lived a full life "
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 21959

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Mike Sorice gets ketchup and mayo on his buRger
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 21959

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Mike Sorice passes a truck. Driver not appreciate and in response to honking, responds by opening his window and giving the princess wave
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 21959

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Sorice discovers the staff at the staff at this white castle both does not have the ability To make him a shake, AND they tried to short change him on His refund
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 21959

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

We are finally free from Indiana . It sadly still looks like indiAna
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 21959

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

The lovely state of Indiana has many garden hoses on the road to make this a comfy streEt
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 21959

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

8 AM : enter Indiana
9 Am: still entering Indiana.
by Oh No You Didn't
Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: How do the top teams study and specialize?
Replies: 13
Views: 7703

Re: How do the top teams study and specialize?

Ok, so I want to make two broad points in this thread, one about specialization and one about studying at a high level. Most coaches, players and teams these days seem to understand that specialization is the most efficient and effective team-building model for quizbowl. It makes sense; the dauntin...
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 48418

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

Missed this tournament and I'm not going to PACE. Glad to hear that you guys had a good time, though, and hopefully I'll be able to participate in something like this next year! Is there any way I could get a hold of the set just to play with friends (who aren't going to PACE)? it rhymes with PM me...