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by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to Get Better at Science
Replies: 8
Views: 7894

Re: How to Get Better at Science

Remember, it's all about memorization. Being able to understand the formulas and stuff is worthless, and clues about charts aren't worth ur time

I think the Nernst and Arhenius Equations should be part of every tournament
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Practices at Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 7126

Re: Summer Practices at Chicago

Expressing interest
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gorilla Literature Singles (July 20, Chicago)
Replies: 64
Views: 31730

Re: Gorilla Literature Singles (July 20, Chicago)

i will pay money to sit at a buzzer adn not get questions.
by Oh No You Didn't
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science Olympiad/Quizbowl
Replies: 2
Views: 3200

Re: Science Olympiad/Quizbowl

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a pretty good solution for most things
by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 44472

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Libo demands Wang et al be renamed Libo et al
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 48420

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

i sure hope tomato adventure comes up
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 44472

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Ike has been called to work so he is dropping
by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to Get Better at Science
Replies: 8
Views: 7894

Re: How to Get Better at Science

In high school, I got the vast majority of my science points from textbooks. In my opinion the best option (if available) is to take courses in the subjects you want to get better in. There is a high overlap between the material taught in most courses in the sciences at the high school level and th...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 56806

Re: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State

Team Illinois' scores are being kept live here
by Oh No You Didn't
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 44472

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Unless some horrible prank is being played on me, I'm under the impression that Ike Jose, Billy Busse, Libo Zeng, and I are forming a team
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Regular Protobowl Players?
Replies: 5
Views: 4109

Re: Regular Protobowl Players?

12/f/cali
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 9347

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

In my room our moderator card stack appeared to have only one copy of the cards for rounds 15 and 16
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 34006

Re: Illinois '14-'15

NASAT 2014 NEVER FORGET
by Oh No You Didn't
Tue May 27, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 52570

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

I was under the impression that yaoi fanfiction was a reasonably popular trend among lonely teenage girls and boys on the internet
by Oh No You Didn't
Tue May 27, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying Sets You've Already Played
Replies: 2
Views: 1604

Re: Studying Sets You've Already Played

sometimes you can go over things you neg and reflect, and also a lot of times you might have misheard something and it helps jog the memory to go over them. Plus there's always some packets you haven't seen/a couple of bonuses that might not have been heard if not all 20 tossups in X round got conve...
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri May 09, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 36210

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: May 10-11, Atlanta

jeremylu wrote:anyone want to meet at starbucks tommorow at like 7:15?

i bought a t shirt too.
http://goo.gl/GE36C1
which one
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon May 05, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: So Panasonic is back...
Replies: 32
Views: 18339

Re: So Panasonic is back...

Yellow-throated Honeyeater wrote:I just got an email asking if Illinois wants to sponsor a team.
HEY IF THE KIDS WANT TO GO TO DISNEYWORLD
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri May 02, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Building a Quality Culture
Replies: 27
Views: 5545

Re: Building a Quality Culture

In this vein, how have you drawn people to tryouts at the beginning of the season? And also, what is the ideal size for a club/team? A lot of schools have like, club-fair esque things that you can usually attract people with if you set up a buzzer and read them easy questions No ideal size for club...
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu May 01, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Japanese Literature
Replies: 18
Views: 8377

Re: Japanese Literature

if u aren't reading the works of ihara saikaku u don't know japanese literature
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu May 01, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 9984

Re: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament

I don't follow news at all, but I'm mildly interested in playing under the assumption that this tournament is secretly like 64/64 Japanese pop culture. Hit me up
by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 61907

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

So, uh, what are the odds that Hines pays this 5$?
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: What packets should I study?
Replies: 9
Views: 6816

Re: What packets should I study?

1991 Wisconsin ELVIS
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How not to write questions on mystery novels
Replies: 33
Views: 8916

Re: How not to write questions on mystery novels

Auroni wrote:Rosebud's his sled.
Thank you for saving me from 2 long boobless hours
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Late Game
Replies: 16
Views: 4016

Re: Late Game

If it is a close game and the last tossup could decide who wins, no matter which side is ahead, I would do the following: 1. Avoid negging at all costs. How to not neg on the last tossup: 1. Write down what the tossup is asking for. For example, if the tossup begins, "A play by this author begins w...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 61907

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

Hidehiro Anto wrote:Are we relying on the honor system and assuming that no one will look at the quizbowl packet archive?
no, this is actually intended on being played under the assumption that people had seen the packets
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Building a Quality Culture
Replies: 27
Views: 5545

Re: Building a Quality Culture

Smooth coarea formula wrote:Just saying, unless you need to pay a stipend to an advisor, you only need about $200 for a buzzer system plus money for practice questions to start a club.
yeah, tournaments and travel costs are negligible of course
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Detailed and Practical Guide To Music Writing/Editing
Replies: 23
Views: 9980

Re: A Detailed and Practical Guide To Music Writing/Editing

This thread brings up the intriguing idea of john Lawrence's science writing guide
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 74667

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Ukonvasara wrote:Mod note: edited out gif of Ike Jose gesticulating as per rules

acf_nats.gif
For more context this is from the Mike Fink question in the finals
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: specific questions
Replies: 72
Views: 11605

Re: 2014 ICT: specific questions

oh, OK, the wording of the tossup on the description of the nuclear pore led me to neg it with "nuclear pore complex" since it suggested there was only complex/hole
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: specific questions
Replies: 72
Views: 11605

Re: 2014 ICT: specific questions

Could someone post the text of the nuclear envelope tu
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Neg Prizes
Replies: 16
Views: 4807

Re: Neg Prizes

Corry wrote: My favorite neg prize: a copy of Twilight.
I believe a Loyola tournament a few years ago gave a Twilight calendar as a neg prize
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion of graduate school (split)
Replies: 28
Views: 4698

Re: Discussion of graduate school (split)

ktour84 wrote:I think I drew the very short straw as far as instructors because I got the East Asian specialist who was nuts.
Could this perhaps be a professor burkuss?
by Oh No You Didn't
Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Biology and Chemistry
Replies: 30
Views: 4725

Re: Biology and Chemistry

What exactly did people neg with on the protein trafficking tossup? I buzzed when I heard some heat shock proteins (hsp70 and BiP?) and orientation and decided to answer with something along the lines of inserting transmembrane proteins. This can partially be attributed to me mixing up consecutive ...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why do you love quizbowl?
Replies: 15
Views: 4313

Re: Why do you love quizbowl?

The only reason I play quizbowl is to beat Dylan Minarik
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 8037

Re: ICT Prediction Thread 2014

The Ununtiable Twine wrote: 9. Illinois - They will sadly lose a tiebreaker that would put them in the top bracket. Because of a tossup on a random comic strip. Yup.
HOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO KNOW THE NAME OF DAGWOOD'S BOSS?
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Tournaments for a relatively new team
Replies: 10
Views: 4629

Re: Tournaments for a relatively new team

I mean I assume you'll find tournaments enjoyable so you should go to as many that are logistically/financially feasible?
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings
Replies: 56
Views: 10818

Re: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings

This is really neat! I'm a bit confused on a few things though, namely how stuff like this happens

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by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 SCT: specific questions
Replies: 50
Views: 8419

Re: 2014 SCT: specific questions

This is some feedback on various questions. Round 1. -I don't know if tossing up the Four Books on Architecture is a good idea at this difficulty level because of the restricted answerspace on non-epic architecture texts. I spent the entire question trying to remember which book on architecture all ...
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 7115

Re: Question Specific Discussion

Some nitpicky things that I can remember How did that tossup on Pyroxene play out elsewhere? The tossup on Gauguin describes the figure in spirit of the dead watching as the girl's mother but this is DEFINITELY not true tossup on ants calls the Myrmekes Indikoi just "Indikoi" presumably because you ...
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 145653

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

NikhilSethi wrote:I've gotten my fair share of Shinto tossups based Naruto.
How has your knowledge of ramen toppings done this exactly?
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Likelihood of NAQT Champion.
Replies: 116
Views: 23983

Re: Likelihood of NAQT Champion.

Thanks for the reply Ryan. I really think changes in teams say a lot. While Illinois came in 2nd in 2012, they brought in some players to strength up Ike Jose, which was there only major scorer in SCT. There are a couple surprises that sometimes happen, but nothing major. Of course, I did feel VCU ...
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Loyola Ultima (IL) Charity Trash Side Event - 1/18
Replies: 5
Views: 2879

Re: Loyola Ultima (IL) Charity Trash Side Event - 1/18

expressing interest (for reading or playing)
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159581

Re: ProtoBowl

Wow, my favorite feature is totally the thing where if you miss too many questions Protobowl sends you an automated message that says (and I am not making this up) you suck like seriously you suck. you are a turd. Jesus H. Christ (the H stands for "high school section"), why on earth would I ever r...
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving in Philosophy
Replies: 18
Views: 7333

Re: Improving in Philosophy

trulaman wrote: Yeahh, I actually pretty scared of college bowl :/ I dnt know how Im going to transition
Take classes, go to classes, learn from classes.
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 94
Views: 13635

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

13. Raymond Williams stated that this concept is “ordinary” in a book that links the structure of the family with the organization of production. The “honeymoon phase” and “negotiation phase” are two parts of a four-stage model about how this phenomenon affects a foreigner. The etic approach to thi...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 94
Views: 13635

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

The tossup was always a common link tossup on Mukden.
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2029

Re: BISB General Discussion

Personally, I liked the lead-in to the bonus about Feynman. ("A bonus on Richard Feynman? Surely you're joking!") Although that makes me wonder if it would be feasible to write a trash bonus about Richard Feynman using stories from his autobiographies. That man did some amazing stuff. The first wor...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 19832

Re: Question Specific Discussion

Can someone post the zebrafish tossup for me? If I remember correctly the leadin basically consisted of saying this is a model organism with a name that starts with the letter z
by Oh No You Didn't
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 12094

Re: Modern World Tournament

kroeajueluo wrote:
Kenneth Widmerpool wrote:Fuck you!
It should be possible to power every single East Asian tossup written so far without ever having watched an anime.
DOES THIS MEAN IT REWARDS ME FOR HAVING READ THE ORIGINAL MANGA ADAPTATION
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL (10/5/13)
Replies: 35
Views: 16004

Re: Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL (10/5/13)

What time can we expect the stats to be posted? When do you expect stats and results to be up? Hey mods: can we do something to cut down on these "it's been three hours since the tournament finished, WHERE ARE OUR STAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATS" posts? Also, protip: maybe you shouldn...