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by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon May 05, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST IV is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 21
Views: 12870

Re: LIST IV is looking for mirrors!

After a total of 15 offsite mirrors this year, LIST IV has been retired and uploaded to the archives, pending final approval.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals thread
Replies: 28
Views: 12979

Re: NHBB Nationals thread

2) and it's a general NHBB thing: why can't there be a more crystal clear way of a moderator distinguishing right answers from wrong answers in the 60 second round? There was an instance where it led toward a question answer being spoiled on the bounce back, and it overall is confusing when trying ...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is there a space between "quiz" and "bowl"?
Replies: 29
Views: 12666

Re: Is there a space between "quiz" and "bowl"?

Yes, but we don't call HSNCT/NSC/ICT/Nats the Quiz Bowl, and nor do we call the game played with a strangely shaped "ball" Foot Ball.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals thread
Replies: 28
Views: 12979

Re: NHBB Nationals thread

Cheynem wrote:Are all of the sets used at NHBB clear now?
It seems like all Bee, Bowl, and USGO packets are now posted on hsapq.com/samples, so I assume so.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ Illinois (4/19)
Replies: 23
Views: 8801

Re: MUT @ Illinois (4/19)

Stats are posted here . Note that in the combined stats, Panda Express is listed as 4th, but they actually took 2nd. This is because one of their prelims losses was to a team that did not make the top bracket, and thus did not carry over. I believe this can also be remedied by switching a couple of...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ Illinois (4/19)
Replies: 23
Views: 8801

Re: MUT @ Illinois (4/19)

On the bright side, UIUC won't have to deploy their house team if a team doesn't show up and they do.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14
Replies: 45
Views: 18072

Re: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14

Barring hugely extenuating circumstances, I will be going to Columbia University and plan on staying active in the quizbowl circuit.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3016

Re: Question-specific Discussion

I realized the leadin would be nonunique, so I changed it to "This scientist was blinded in his right eye after studying cacodyl cyanide,..."
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert
Replies: 46
Views: 25780

Re: Staying Alert

I just tried to use Red Bull to stay awake today, and got the most horrible crash 5 rounds later that was only slightly alleviated by a second can of red bull.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 4110

Re: General Discussion

Was it just me, or was there an extraordinary number of answerlines on colors? (Blue, red x2, white x2 if you count "white people," Black Sea, perhaps others.) There were answerlines that came up in multiple categories but with different information. (I think I heard Egypt and maybe China, but I ca...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3016

Re: Question-specific Discussion

That first line seems way too easy. I think even Hugh Selwyn Mauberley is less read than Ars Poetica and the "palpable and mute" line is literally the first line of Ars Poetica so it's immediately recognizable. I can see an argument for moving the Hugh Selwyn Mauberley clue earlier, and in retrospe...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State Championship - 2/22/2014, Urbana, IL
Replies: 72
Views: 26481

Re: NAQT Illinois State Championship - 2/22/2014, Urbana, IL

In theory yes. All that you are saying in regards to prepping for HSNCT is correct. In defense of my staff, we had some slower rooms due to a few of the moderators (all of whom did a great job by the way) being less experienced than the ideal situation you are describing. When we can host this on a...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State Championship - 2/22/2014, Urbana, IL
Replies: 72
Views: 26481

Re: NAQT Illinois State Championship - 2/22/2014, Urbana, IL

Looking at the stats, I noticed that there were a decent number of games that had less than 20 tossups heard, so I did some analysis, and got the following results: (Note: this is only from the games on packets that all teams were guaranteed to play) 32% of the games had less than 20 tossups read, w...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Don't power-mark question sets without the editors' consent
Replies: 44
Views: 7031

Re: Don't power-mark question sets without the editors' cons

Doesn't the [10] before every ACF-format bonus (and most housewritten bonuses) proscribe anything besides 10-point bonuses? (Except for when it specifies something like [5,5])
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 36
Views: 11684

Re: CO Matchmaking

I, too, would like to attend this year if possible. My specialties including negging Scrabble tossups and pretending to know biology, history, and myth.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Kentucky Pre-Nationals - 5/10 & 5/11
Replies: 12
Views: 7868

Re: University of Kentucky Pre-Nationals - 5/10 & 5/11

Grams's Go-Go Boots wrote:For Sunday, we’ll be using the Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament and playing with PACE rules.
In light of some recent confusion, does this mean 20 point powers, no negs, the whole shebang?
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Typos and such
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Re: Typos and such

In round 12, the tossup on Robert Browning, the leadin says "one of this works" or something along those lines.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST IV is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 21
Views: 12870

Re: LIST IV is looking for mirrors!

You or your coach should hopefully be getting a copy from Sam Donow once I email him again.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 68
Views: 36603

Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Last year, how many teams were admitted to the field via the waitlist?
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2278

Re: General discussion

Northeast Corridor, and positive train controllers coming to mind (for the last two, which one was the medium part, and which teams outside of the northeastern states have a legitimate chance of getting the Northeast Corridor?) The former was the middle part. Your criticism about only Northeast tea...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific question requests and discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3076

Re: Specific question requests and discussion

Did you cut out the word "dunes" in the second sentence of the coastline tossup? Northmont buzzed somewhere around there, and negged with "dunes", but I can't remember exactly. Could I see the interphase tossup in round 12? I was unsure if it was looking for "G2" or something else when it mentioned ...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2278

Re: General discussion

Overall, I thought this set was very well-written, except for the criticisms brought forth by other writers, and except for the bonuses of the first four rounds. I may be cherrypicking memories, but I felt that they were very frustrating to play, with bonus parts on the Karpass Peninsula (I think th...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Playtesting and revealing information about editing
Replies: 17
Views: 6068

Re: Playtesting and revealing information about editing

The level of internet connectivity required to maintain an IRC connection is also vastly lower than what's required for a stable Skype connection.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST IV is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 21
Views: 12870

Re: LIST IV is looking for mirrors!

Galesburg High School in Illinois will be mirroring on February 8th, and an Idaho mirror will probably happen in May. Keep 'em coming!
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 15911

Re: High School Quizbowl Podcast

One thing I like about Sound cloud is that you can add comments/tags to specific times in the recording, so that could be used to mark which teams/topics/regions are being introduced at which time.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 4110

Re: General Discussion

jonah wrote:"The winner of the Battle of (*) Plassey was able to successfully perform this action, while a victory at the First Battle of Panipat allowed Babur to also do this.").
The answerline to this question was inadvertently revealed in social media, so this will be replaced.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 4110

Re: General Discussion

I don't believe that "static electricity" is promptable for the triboelectric effect since they are entirely different things I don't understand this at all. The triboelectric effect is one of several types of static electricity. Basically every google result (well, on the first few pages) for "tri...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 4110

Re: General Discussion

Could you indicate which questions were in Arial? I'm combing through the packets that Ultima used and haven't found any yet. As for the use of "identify", (please correct me if I'm wrong), I don't believe it is much more than a stylistic choice, and I personally used it to introduce variety into th...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3016

Re: Question-specific Discussion

13. Shoe-leather costs can be incurred by rises in this quantity, while these quantities can be “sticky” due to high menu costs. Perfectly competitive firms are “takers” of this quantity, and firms exit the industry in the short run if it is below the shutdown point. Monopolies can maximize profit b...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 4110

Re: General Discussion

Did anyone else feel that Packet 4 was perhaps easier to power than the other packets? The statistics seem to imply this, but I'm not certain if this is actually the case.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST IV is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 21
Views: 12870

Re: LIST IV is looking for mirrors!

The California Cup mirror of LIST has been moved to February 1. The stats from the first few mirrors show that this is a very accessible set, so if your region doesn't have a mirror and you would like to host one, please let me know!
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Ultima XVI - 1/18/2014 (Wilmette, IL)
Replies: 12
Views: 9199

Re: Loyola Ultima XVI - 1/18/2014 (Wilmette, IL)

Congratulations to both teams; hopefully everyone enjoyed the set! Please remember not to publicly discuss any specifics, as there are still other mirrors in the future. A private discussion forum has been set up; to join it, go to this page in the user control panel , select "LIST 2014 Dicussion", ...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High school preview for 2013-2014?
Replies: 33
Views: 6242

Re: High school preview for 2013-2014?

This thread might be worth reading for you and anyone else who feels the same way.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3016

Question-specific Discussion

This is the thread for discussing specific questions in LIST IV.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 4110

General Discussion

This is the thread for general discussion of the LIST IV set.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WHAT (LIST Mirror) @ Williams College, MA (1/11/14)
Replies: 10
Views: 5413

Re: WHAT (LIST Mirror) @ Williams College, MA (1/11/14)

Hopefully everyone enjoyed the set! Please remember not to publicly discuss any specifics, as there are still other mirrors in the future. A private discussion forum has been set up; to join it, go to this page in the user control panel , select "LIST 2014 Dicussion", and submit your request to join...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013-2014 High School Mid-Season Poll: Congrats to LASA A!
Replies: 10
Views: 8165

Re: 2013-2014 High School Mid-Season Poll: Congrats to LASA

If you were an idiot like me and kept refreshing the "new posts" page while waiting for an update, the midseason poll results have been edited in. Will ballots be released this year?
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High school preview for 2013-2014?
Replies: 33
Views: 6242

Re: High school preview for 2013-2014?

It shouldn't be too hard to set down a date for an IRC discussion that people can attend.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2014 Global Announcement
Replies: 48
Views: 25202

Re: ACF Regionals 2014 Global Announcement

The Texas site is a week later, correct?
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IV - 04/05/2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1540

Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IV - 04/05/2014

Field: (as of 11/20/2013)

Clayton (2)
De Smet (2)
Eureka (1)
Hallsville (3)
Hannibal (1)
Helias (2)
Notre Dame (1)
Orchard Farm (2)
Parkway South (2)
Tuscumbia (1)
Webster Groves (2)

Total: 19 out of 24
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IV - 04/05/2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1540

Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IV - 04/05/2014

The Ladue Academic Team is pleased to announced that we will be holding the fourth incarnation of the Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) on Saturday, April 5, 2014. We hope to attract many teams from across the state and perhaps some out-of-state teams as well. The top teams will qualify fo...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 86432

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

The following numbers indicate how teams did on IS-128 in comparison with IS-130 (so, a +1 means that they scored 1 full PPB better on 128): Pilot Grove A: +6.55 Tuscumbia A: +4.20 Kellenberg A: +0.71 Phoenixville: -0.83 Richard Montgomery: -1.73 Thomas Jefferson A (VA): -2.47 Rock Bridge A: -3.02 ...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: British High School Quiz Bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 4679

Re: British High School Quiz Bowl

A year ago, a coach in Surrey sent me an email that mentioned the following: "Although the American quizbowl format isn't popular here in Britain, I frequently use previous ACF tournaments in our practice sessions, so my students are familiar with the format." I have no conclusions to draw from this...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST IV is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 21
Views: 12870

Re: LIST IV is looking for mirrors!

WKU is mirroring on April 5, and Williams will be mirroring on January 11.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 38810

Re: Discuss the anime rule here

It looks like the rule has created some sort of Streisand effect and caused an increase in the number of discussions about the topic of anime. I really don't think a significant amount of people will notice, or much will change, if the rules are amended to something like "Excessively off-topic posts...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4324

Re: Question-specific discussion

women, fire and dangerous things wrote:\ANSWER: ancient Egyptian burials [accept anything indicating that it’s a funerary practice; do not accept “embalming” or “mummification” because all the clues are about stuff that happens after that]
Would "funerals" have been acceptable for this?
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4324

Re: Question-specific discussion

Overall, I thought this set was pretty solid, though I echo others' complaints about the varying difficulty of the tossups and bonuses. While I came to this tournament expecting something like EFT or IFT as indicated in the announcement, I learned to expect something more like this past year's MUT o...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST IV is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 21
Views: 12870

Re: LIST IV is looking for mirrors!

The Arizona Quizbowl Association will be hosting a mirror on January 11 or 18, and Columbia University will be hosting one on a to-be-determined date in February or March.