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by BuzzerZen
Thu May 07, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 9561

Re: April 29: Pre-Nationals Goldfish Championship

If there is anybody out there with mad computer programming skills who wants to take a swing at this some time in the future to make this into a bit of a more stable analysis process, please contact me... maybe we could even have it web-based for data input? That would make things super-fantastic! ...
by BuzzerZen
Thu May 07, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?
Replies: 58
Views: 9840

Re: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?

nalin wrote:With that said, any team that has an undergraduate male should be able to get a 10 in the PS3 games bonus.
You got your gender roles in my quizbowl!
by BuzzerZen
Wed May 06, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 4155

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament Discussion

theMoMA wrote:And the countdown until Evan Silberman clobbers the author of that question begins...
As if I am physically capable of clobbering anybody.
by BuzzerZen
Wed May 06, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Henry Darger Tournament of the Unreal, 7/11/09
Replies: 44
Views: 8939

Re: Henry Darger Tournament of the Unreal, 5/24/09 at GMU

grapesmoker wrote:I am now reading "Emperor and Galilean" so I can win this tournament.
You should probably also read Dark Empire
by BuzzerZen
Wed May 06, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17
Replies: 112
Views: 36408

Re: Preliminary: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17

Just so people know, Ted Gioia et al are planning on running a Fine Arts touranment, using remainder of the HI fine-arts set plus 6 extra rounds (for a total of 12 rounds.) It will most probably happen on Sunday morning. Are you up to like five side events now? Also, I await the arrival of Rob Myth...
by BuzzerZen
Wed May 06, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 3.0
Replies: 33
Views: 8758

Re: Player Poll 3.0

theMoMA wrote:Today's the last day to tell me your wrong ideas about who is good.
1. Doug Yetman
2. Ike Jose
3-25. Various hypothetical versions of Dwight Wynne
by BuzzerZen
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 23495

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Just stepping in here -- the editors cannot edit a packet that they have yet to receive. I know that doesn't apply to the editors packets, but it's impossible to have all the questions ready when the last packet submission didn't come in until two days before the tournament started (correct me if I...
by BuzzerZen
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 23495

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Yeah, my original file for the Hamiltonian cycle tossup has "incomplete" where I clearly meant to type "NP-complete." Kind of inexcusable for me to get that wrong when NP-completeness is what I'm talking about in class this week.
by BuzzerZen
Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 23495

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

I split out the crap about printers. This thread is going to be policed vigorously for remaining on topic; all purported hilarity and pointless digressions will be split into AHAN Jr. or the Forbidden Zone.
by BuzzerZen
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 39840

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

myamphigory wrote:Garlic
This is all I need to hear.
by BuzzerZen
Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 34953

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

although I can't say the tournament management was spectacular (seeding, buzzer, etc..) The debate over questions will never be resolved. I could use cliche after cliche: You can't please everybody. A good team is a good team no matter what the situation. It is what it is. It doesn't do to throw on...
by BuzzerZen
Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of South Carolina Spring Tournament, 4/18/09
Replies: 26
Views: 5344

Re: University of South Carolina Spring Tournament, 4/18/09

everyday847 wrote:Could you enable round report?
Et tu, Watkins?
by BuzzerZen
Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Emergency: at PACE
Replies: 105
Views: 16948

Re: The Emergency: at PACE

As NSC tournament director, I forbid Andrew Hart from taking this job until I have seen some of the NSC set.
by BuzzerZen
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open Mirror (6/06/09) at Maryland
Replies: 76
Views: 11631

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open Mirror (6/06/09) at Maryland

It's quite plausible that I will be able staff this if it ends up happening.
by BuzzerZen
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 39840

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

EncyclopediaCDRom wrote:Happy Patriots' Day
Whatever this is, my Umass class is canceled for it, so woooo.
by BuzzerZen
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 32078

Re: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8

Assuming recent IRC conversations are to be taken seriously, Silberman, Watkins, Kirsch, and Cheyne will be playing together under a clever name to be determined.
by BuzzerZen
Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion Committee of the First International
Replies: 76
Views: 9144

Re: Tournament Discussion Committee of the First International

I dunno, post your CS and we can figure out if you had good answer choices or not. "Serialization" sounds like a particularly weaksauce answer choice to me but I haven't seen the tossup.
by BuzzerZen
Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ROBOT I (Washington DC, 5/24/09)
Replies: 68
Views: 8124

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ROBOT I (Washington DC, 5/24/09)

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:Perhaps if time is a concern, we could do something like play 4 games of this on Sunday night? If the final gets out at about the same time it did last year, there's certainly plenty of time to start doing this.
Sunday night will be occupied by Matt Weiner's to-be-named experimental event.
by BuzzerZen
Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ROBOT I (Washington DC, 5/24/09)
Replies: 68
Views: 8124

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ROBOT I (Washington DC, 5/24/09)

The rooms at GMU for ROBOT are reserved for 8am-7pm. Beyond that, I am unable to comment.
by BuzzerZen
Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41034

Re: Southern California 08-09

tracyclee wrote:At least if things work out and I can convince all the seniors that prom is actually an important experience for high school.
I'd pick quizbowl over prom any day of the week and twice on Saturdays.
by BuzzerZen
Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NTAE
Replies: 57
Views: 14031

Re: 2009 NTAE

From 2003 through 2006, the Team Virginia selection process pretty much consisted of TJ holding some form of tryouts, then four or five TJ people joining one or two other people (often Gov people) in applying directly to the PAC people for a bid, I think, though it's possible that Sean Pickrell tech...
by BuzzerZen
Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 PACE NSC: Field Full
Replies: 11
Views: 3280

2009 NSC - Two spots available!

As of this moment, registration for the 2009 PACE National Scholastics Championship is suspended . The field is not full —there are 56 teams registered right now (out of 64 available slots), and several wildcard applications are awaiting approval. In order to ensure that the field fills up in an ord...
by BuzzerZen
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year
Replies: 79
Views: 17733

Re: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year

Quizbowler123 wrote:I'm like 95% sure I'm going to Amherst, and I'll probably play there.
*shakes fist*
by BuzzerZen
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International - 4/11/09
Replies: 84
Views: 22408

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International - 4/11/09

I recommend parking at the Alewife T-stop ($8 a day, no issues getting a spot on Saturday mornings, and you can leave your car overnight if need be) and taking the T to Harvard Square. No mucking about with driving in Boston required.
by BuzzerZen
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Prelim. Announcement: Sun 'n Fun X July 11, 2009
Replies: 44
Views: 11133

Re: Prelim. Announcement: Sun 'n Fun X July 11, 2009

Anyone who doesn't enjoy Sun-n-Fun is just a big old grouch. (Who wants to play on my team at UMD?)
by BuzzerZen
Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Pool 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: ICT Prediction Pool 2009

Please to be posting ballots, Matt?
by BuzzerZen
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA - 4//3/09 or 4/4/09 - Dallas, TX
Replies: 73
Views: 8495

Re: GUERRILLA - 4//3/09 or 4/4/09 - Dallas, TX

FredMorlan wrote:Evan Silberman wants money joke here
Anyone is welcome to paypal money to me at any time for any reason.
by BuzzerZen
Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA - 4//3/09 or 4/4/09 - Dallas, TX
Replies: 73
Views: 8495

Re: GUERRILLA - 4//3/09 or 4/4/09 - Dallas, TX

theMoMA wrote:The masses demand recognition for their twenty-point achievements.
This feature will be added to Taft sometime before BEeS comes out.
by BuzzerZen
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)
Replies: 116
Views: 79795

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/10/09)

This thread is now confusing because I made a terrible hash of things by deleting a post accidentally. Please carry on as if nothing ever happened.
by BuzzerZen
Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT DII opening FILLED (Thank you, Minnesota)
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: ICT DII opening still available (first-come, first-served)

will you buy me a plane ticket leaving from BDL tomorrow morning? If so, I'm your man.
by BuzzerZen
Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Identifying Pronouns
Replies: 28
Views: 3025

Re: Identifying Pronouns

myamphigory wrote:"varmint"
by BuzzerZen
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (April 4; Hackensack NJ)
Replies: 30
Views: 5085

Re: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (April 4; Hackensack NJ)

aarcoh wrote:
The questions (we will use 10-11 rounds out of the 15 packets) can be purchased for $10.
Why would anyone purchase questions that will eventually be online for free?
To have them faster, and conveniently in paper form? It happens.
by BuzzerZen
Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 8004

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

This is of course true. Otherwise we'd have more questions on proper memo etiquette and making day off requests in triplicate. :lol: The point I intended to make before failing miserably was that computer science is becoming more and more a part of modern life, both as an academic interest and a pr...
by BuzzerZen
Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 8004

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

I am not a fan of the proposed cut of Programming Language/Scripting. I know that it may be more of a corner case than other categories, but computing is only becoming more important as part of a well rounded education and to the working world as a whole. Programming questions should still find a h...
by BuzzerZen
Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Proposed trash/TRASH guidelines
Replies: 100
Views: 13653

Re: Proposed trash/TRASH guidelines

everyday847 wrote:a large number of toddlers are playing ACF Fall for some reason
I hope this happens.
by BuzzerZen
Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A word of caution when ordering HSAPQ questions...
Replies: 43
Views: 5406

Re: Do not use HSAPQ for your tournament!!!

closesesame wrote:EDIT: The edit was to remove the worthless drivel.
You're not allowed to do that either. Come back tomorrow.
by BuzzerZen
Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A word of caution when ordering HSAPQ questions...
Replies: 43
Views: 5406

Re: Do not use HSAPQ for your tournament!!!

closesesame wrote:Alberto Gonzales defense FTW woohooquizbowldidn'tgetmeintocollegebutitsuregotmealotoflaughsonathursdaywhileireadtheforumsinsteadofdoinghomework
If you don't stop making worthless posts, you will be tempbanned.
by BuzzerZen
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Experiment II
Replies: 54
Views: 11214

Re: The Experiment II

Cheynem wrote:at no time did I want to eat anything instead of playing.
This is probably the highest praise a tournament could receive.
by BuzzerZen
Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Featured on Major Nationwide Television
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

Re: Quizbowl Featured on Major Nationwide Television

Why isn't actual quizbowl featured on major nationwide television? And I mean things that are good quizbowl, not "made for TV" quizbowl. Probably because it wouldn't make for very compelling television. Think about a high-level high school quiz bowl match...questions go by at not-ready-for-primetim...
by BuzzerZen
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 81548

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:Does anyone know about what time registration generally closes for HSNCT?
They're generally set up into the evening on Friday...I want to say 9, 10pm at least? And then I think you can register before the opening meeting on Saturday if need be.
by BuzzerZen
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 56197

Re: TDB help thread

I think I sorted out the above problems myself, to wit: -tdb still doesn't like tournaments scheduled over multiple days. This is probably worth fixing soon, in the interest of actual schedules for ICT, HSNCT, and ACF nationals among others. Possibly. Duly noted. -the address for the Dallas airport...
by BuzzerZen
Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT vice president for communication
Replies: 55
Views: 7081

Re: NAQT vice president for communication

grapesmoker wrote:send a list of tournaments in the team's area along with the flier.
If people would use the tournament database, this would be really easy to do using the "search nearby" feature! *cough cough everybody*
by BuzzerZen
Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2008-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 26612

Re: Byko Rankings 2008-2009

I'm also willing to take care of Missouri related stuff, and I've emailed regarding that, but haven't gotten any response... Are you still thinking of allowing independent data inputters? I did receive the e-mail. Setting up accounts for multiple user access is over halfway done. Of course, work go...
by BuzzerZen
Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Slaughtering" in middle school quizbowl
Replies: 30
Views: 4568

Re: "Slaughtering" in middle school quizbowl

Other than having one team cry when we beat them 525-110, it worked out pretty well. Maybe I'm a bitter, cynical sociopath, but making the other team cry sounds pretty awesome to me. And from my own point of view, being completely blown out of the water by another team is a lot less demoralizing th...
by BuzzerZen
Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: HIPPIE at Hampshire College 3/7/09
Replies: 29
Views: 4336

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HIPPIE at Hampshire College 3/7/09

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:So did Hampshire really leave early so they could get back to the campus they were already on?
I am going to have a talk with them.
by BuzzerZen
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: HIPPIE at Hampshire College 3/7/09
Replies: 29
Views: 4336

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HIPPIE at Hampshire College 3/7/09

Congrats to Love in the Time of Quizbowl (Eric and Linna) for winning HIPPIE by going undefeated. All the stats are up on Taft on the above link. Thanks to everyone who came.
by BuzzerZen
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: HIPPIE at Hampshire College 3/7/09
Replies: 29
Views: 4336

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HIPPIE at Hampshire College 3/7/09

HKirsch wrote:Any updates to be had?
I'm about to send an email to interested parties.
by BuzzerZen
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: HIPPIE at Hampshire College 3/7/09
Replies: 29
Views: 4336

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HIPPIE at Hampshire College 3/7/09

Hey, so I'm increasingly dubious as to whether I can actually come to this; in fact, in the absence of a compelling need for my presence as a driver or moderator, I would actually prefer to stay home. You are not compellingly needed, though you would still be greatly appreciated and fed lunch if yo...
by BuzzerZen
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: More technological wankery from E. Silberman
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: More technological wankery from E. Silberman

dschafer wrote:
everyday847 wrote:But if you click on them again, they don't disappear. Please, son, do something nontrivial for a change.
Replace .show() with .toggle() in the jQuery.
Maybe if I had spent more than sixty seconds learning about jQuery I would've known that existed!