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by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Neg Prizes
Replies: 16
Views: 4979

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: 4991

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: 5049

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: 4472

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: 8239

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: 4833

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: 11015

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: 8749

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: 7432

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 be...
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: 150577

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: 24745

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: 3013

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: 162922

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 woul...
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: 7554

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: 14016

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: 14016

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: 2182

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...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 20715

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: 12455

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: 16406

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 y...
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Young adult literature
Replies: 39
Views: 8410

Re: Distribution

All of those children's lit questions felt really out of place the one time I was at MSNCT
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 95
Views: 25810

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

RyuAqua wrote:Who has the set, and can they post it?
Hey does anyone actually HAVE the set? Because it would be nice to see the whole thing
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Improving Myself as a Player
Replies: 8
Views: 6600

Re: Improving Myself as a Player

read a book
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 13465

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Does anyone know where I can find info about the UIC mirror? https://www.facebook.com/events/564880730234804/?ref=ts&fref=ts Is there a more direct link to that event? FB keeps redirecting me to my "Events" page. It's on 7/13 at Fenton high school in bensenville and there's a team spr...
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 13465

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

tintinnabulation wrote:Does anyone know where I can find info about the UIC mirror?
https://www.facebook.com/events/5648807 ... ts&fref=ts
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 162922

Re: ProtoBowl

Obviously cleaning it up would be an extremely desirable thing, but one thing to consider is that /lobby can at times be a good environment for practice between multiple non-stupid users. While activity on HSQB is a fine way of connecting names with schools, trophies, et cetera, it's not going to b...
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu May 30, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 56317

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

As somebody who learned to multiply much faster by memorizing much larger times tables than your average high schooler would have, multiplication problems are stupid and comp math shouldn't be a thing.
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed May 29, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Evolution of a Quizbowl Player
Replies: 12
Views: 4635

Re: Evolution of a Quizbowl Player

This is all sorts of silly. Of course players who learn more things will just get more PPG. There's no magical amount of hours you just study to get some amount of stats in quizbowl. Also you spelled Max Schindler's name wrong The way you've worded this seems to suggest that collegiate quizbowl is a...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun May 26, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lightning round strategy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1762

Re: Lightning round strategy?

I'd recommend learning enough so that the amount of time you have doesn't matter
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu May 16, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Buzz
Replies: 10
Views: 3210

Re: How to Buzz

if you're trying to find a way to win buzzer races based on buzzer speed over knowledge, you probably have the wrong approach to quizbowl in general
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed May 08, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why are there different difficulties?
Replies: 24
Views: 4812

Re: Why are there different difficulties?

do you realize that middle schoolers shouldn't be expected to know about the complement system and ntozake shange?
by Oh No You Didn't
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: JNAC Question Distribution
Replies: 3
Views: 1782

Re: JNAC Question Distribution

The advice I would give you is to play actual quizbowl instead
by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013: Harlem Shake Prohibited (Apr 27-28)
Replies: 66
Views: 38052

Re: ACF Nationals 2013: Harlem Shake Prohibited (Apr 27-28)

Ike Jose left a black hoodie behind so if anyone finds it that would be cool
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ICT DI specific question discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 20238

Re: DI specific question discussion

In addition to methylation, C/D box snoRNAs guide this molecule's processing. We're in the nucleolus, we're building ribosomes. I'll bet NAQT is being retarded and writing a question about the small or large ribosomal subunit, or the peptidyl-transferase site of the ribosome, or something. Andy Wat...
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ICT DI specific question discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 20238

Re: DI specific question discussion

Speaking of the Bats tossup, I'm pretty sure white nose disease was the middle clue for a 2012 MSNCT tossup on them
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 162922

Re: ProtoBowl

kevink wrote:
perlnerd666 wrote: Also, the traffic seems to be declining, which is bad, so uh, go spread protobowl some more.
no don't
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sameer Rai
Replies: 3
Views: 3483

Re: Sameer Rai

Vorticity you are a hero
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl in Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado/Nebraska/Wyoming
Replies: 18
Views: 12845

Re: Quiz Bowl in Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado/Nebraska/Wyomin

unfortunately he gave no way of communicating with the RED ARMY FACTION or whatever the RAF homeschool is supposed to be
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 34975

Re: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank

SirT wrote:
thyringe_supine wrote:But my question would be how you can effectively communicate to non-quizbowlers that they should care, and, you know, that you're not making this whole thing up.
I think he's probably got a pretty good start by not being a complete idiot who always posts complete crap on HSQB.
Zing!
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 70717

Re: Illinois '12-'13

I didn't realize the writers for family guy also determined who goes to which regional
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Who's Doing CO?
Replies: 15
Views: 19084

Re: Who's Doing CO?

grapesmoker wrote:it is you, you are editing chicago open
by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to make a team more mediocre?
Replies: 20
Views: 8754

Re: How to make a team more mediocre?

Wouldn't it also be good to spend more time loitering on the forums to prevent that time from being used on something productive?
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aggressive Buzzing
Replies: 32
Views: 10853

Re: Aggressive Buzzing

Very quick thread derail here, but do most teams keep score as they're playing, as in the individual team members keeping score rather than a bystander or coach? Having played precious few top teams, I'm not sure what the common procedure is here. Some players do it. It's pretty helpful if the mode...
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 70717

Re: Illinois '12-'13

dude it doesn't matter if you aren't top 9 or top 4 in Illinois. You're still too good for the intended field.
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 70717

Re: Illinois '12-'13

Doesn't that mean that each year any freshman that were in the top ten are automatically discounted? I think it would be desirable both to the players morale and to statistics to allow good players to return to the tournament, as a way to gauge progress. Last year, I was ninth at KC. To me, that is...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aggressive Buzzing
Replies: 32
Views: 10853

Re: Aggressive Buzzing

Yeah, it's definitely interesting to hear recordings of NSC finals last year and hear Bellarmine madly slamming buzzers in the first couple sentences while Hunter just kind of relaxes, but it's definitely very situation-dependent. Is there some optimal power to neg ratio to aim for when considering...
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012-2013 Collaboration Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 12335

Re: 2012-2013 Collaboration Thread

Torrey Pines would like to continue its housewrite a third year. Granted, we were not entirely well-received last year (much of the criticism can be found on forums / criticisms from editors show that most of the fact-errors and carelessness were from Richard Montgomery's questions, and Torrey Pine...
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New and Noteworthy
Replies: 21
Views: 7775

Re: New and Noteworthy

expressing interest
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun May 20, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT General Thoughts and Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 13048

Re: BHSAT General Thoughts and Discussion

-I'm not wedded to the succession tossup, and if it's both rather hard as a topic and not particularly well-written/suited to pyramidality, I'm not going to go out of my way to defend it. I defer to Ashvin if he has further thoughts, and to people's AP Bio experiences as to whether they encounter t...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun May 20, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wildcat XIV at Northwestern (5/20/12)
Replies: 17
Views: 7373

Re: Wildcat XIV at Northwestern (5/20/12)

My stats and Amanda Nguyen's stats appear to be switched for the game vs IMSA B