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by Milhouse
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice (IS-186C) at Johns Hopkins (9/30/17)
Replies: 7
Views: 3296

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ Johns Hopkins (9/30/17)

Also given that the fees as listed are per-player it might be smart to have that as a field in addition to the number of teams.
by Milhouse
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 24699

Re: ACF Fall 2017

Will this tournament's distribution mirror that of previous iterations of ACF Fall or that of this year's ACF Regionals (particularly regarding the distribution of literature by genre rather than geography)?
by Milhouse
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WORLDSTAR
Replies: 27
Views: 12992

Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Sit Room Guy wrote: 1 World Philosophy
Yes Please.
by Milhouse
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 137190

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I got the Brahms question at SCT--which mentioned he was liked by Eduard Hanslick--because of this post
by Milhouse
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest in New England NASAT Mirror
Replies: 8
Views: 3069

Re: Gauging Interest in New England NASAT Mirror

I'd be interested in playing.
by Milhouse
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read
Replies: 37
Views: 19982

Re: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read

I would postulate that there are very few famous works of fiction that are not enjoyable when read with an open mind--if no one liked them they wouldn't have been notable in their time--but I might as well say that I personally read The Unbearable Lightness of Being for a class recently and enjoyed ...
by Milhouse
Sun May 28, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 49365

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Okay! I thought that past years' discussions were in private forums but I now see that I was mistaken.
by Milhouse
Sun May 28, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 49365

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Is it, perhaps, unwise to have this thread open publically given the relative ease of creating a private forum (though not, I suppose, of managing who exactly should be able to see it)?
by Milhouse
Tue May 16, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 302001

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Short-beaked echidna wrote:I'm writing an extremely hard packet about early church history, available from Sunday.
Was this finished? Is anyone else interested in playing this?
by Milhouse
Sat May 13, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BrainBusters Spring RESCHEDULED TO MAY 13 (Ithaca, NY)
Replies: 8
Views: 5144

Re: BrainBusters Spring RESCHEDULED TO MAY 13 (Ithaca, NY)

Troy's stats for the final are presumably incorrect--they're listed as getting or negging on 21 tossups. I assume this is the reason for their abnormally low ppb in that game. That said, I'm really glad to see Albany-area teams going to tournaments (see also Amsterdam at NHBB nationals and Berlin at...
by Milhouse
Mon May 01, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 302001

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Short-beaked echidna wrote:I'm writing an extremely hard packet about early church history, available from Sunday.
Me, in the announcement thread for OCTAVIAN wrote:I'd be really interested in getting no questions correct on this
by Milhouse
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3877

Re: Specific Question Discussion

A minor point: the PSS tossup on Africa said that Fanon was from that country. While the incorrect pronoun was presumably noted, the fact that Fanon was born on Martinique, and was merely living in Algeria when he wrote The Wretched of the Earth , may not have been. EDIT: could I see the tossup on t...
by Milhouse
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin XXIX Announcement
Replies: 16
Views: 10397

Re: Terrapin XXIX Announcement

Given that the Louisiana mirror has been cancelled and no replacement has been publicly announced, could this set be posted?
by Milhouse
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season
Replies: 21
Views: 8117

Re: Set Writing Collaboration Thread-2017-2018 Season

I'd be interested in working with any team that can take on a relatively inexperienced writer. I'm most able to write literature, history, religion, and philosophy but can do anything other than music and trash with some modicum of competence.
by Milhouse
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel
Replies: 63
Views: 26463

Re: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel

Anyone else find it odd that only one team in both Division I and II converted over 20 PPB for ICT, and neither of those teams had over 21 PPB? I don't know if anyone from NAQT reads this part of the forum, but if they do: does NAQT have any intention of adjusting its bonus difficulty, or is ~20 PP...
by Milhouse
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 26422

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

I can't speak to its quality relative to others, but I know Giordanos offers delivery. Last night after ICT it took about an hour to get here.
by Milhouse
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel
Replies: 63
Views: 26463

Re: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel

Delaware will probably do poorly because Rohan and I have been busy with school stuff and not studying. Fortunately, no one cares about DII.
by Milhouse
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 13743

Re: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament

I'd be really interested in getting no questions correct on this set, especially if there's an online mirror since I probably won't be at any summer opens.
by Milhouse
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - April 15
Replies: 21
Views: 9072

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - Date TBD

For what it's worth, Delaware can come at any date. Our possibility of bringing a second team would be highest on the 6th, then the 29th.
by Milhouse
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Brief Wondrous Tournament of WAO (January 21st-after)
Replies: 35
Views: 19300

Re: The Brief Wondrous Tournament of WAO (January 21st-after

Is a future Texas mirror planned? Will the set be posted?
by Milhouse
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 22453

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

Could I see the questions on The Master and Margarita, The Underground Man, and The Gay Science?
by Milhouse
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 23366

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

There's a link to the set here, though one would think it should have been posted to the archives.
by Milhouse
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin XXIX Announcement
Replies: 16
Views: 10397

Re: Terrapin XXIX Announcement

Is a future South mirror of this planned?
by Milhouse
Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 SCT general discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 2860

Re: 2017 SCT general discussion

randomguy1997 wrote:Here are my (and my team's) very quick, general thoughts for DII:
There were a few "oddball" inclusions, such as Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Also the (DII at least) question about the Kennedy assassination in Clickhole and The Onion, which I also enjoyed.
by Milhouse
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)
Replies: 15
Views: 7558

Re: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)

What is the status of the waitlist?
by Milhouse
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eyes VIII discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 2338

Re: Eyes VIII discussion

(You might have noticed this but) I'm not sure the last slide of Pergamon should be in power? It seemed like a lot of people were buzzing there in the Skype mirror, moreso than in the other power-throughout questions. It could just be because I don't know actually know anything about Pergamon, but t...
by Milhouse
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Continuing to rethink the distribution
Replies: 54
Views: 17927

Re: Continuing to rethink the distribution

My apologies that this is exactly the wrong place to ask this, but Stephen's post reminded me that "stanford housewrite" has not yet been posted to the archives (and its thread has been archived so I couldn't ask there). Does anyone have the capacity to do that?
by Milhouse
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 34961

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016

Are there any more mirrors of this? Will the set be posted?
by Milhouse
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 51566

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

felgon123 wrote: 25% wint's Twitter (@dril)
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by Milhouse
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 56936

Re: community question clinic

So apparently I'd forgotten that even if ACF Fall isn't posted on the archive yet, there still totally is public discussion of it and, in fact, a copy of the set. So anyway here are the questions I wrote for the Delaware ACF Fall packet, which were not used due to some combination of being submitted...
by Milhouse
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 56936

Re: community question clinic

Would it be okay if I post some questions I wrote for our ACF Fall packet? The set hasn't been posted yet, but I'm pretty sure our packet wasn't used since we submitted it really late and there were some content repeats between my questions and things I heard in the set.
by Milhouse
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 71
Views: 8847

Re: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata

This section of a holy text recalls how the angels were ordered to prostrate before Adam, which Iblis, the Devil, refused to do.
This also occurs in at least Al-Kahf (at 18:50), though at less length.
by Milhouse
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 71
Views: 8847

Re: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Could you post the tossups on Al-Baqarah and swords?
by Milhouse
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 48542

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

I think that might have been a joke regarding the dismissal of criticisms about the main site's questions or logistics given by people who weren't at the tournament? Or perhaps I don't understand that you understand that?
by Milhouse
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 12283

Re: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

Could the nihilism/[something I forgot]/Pyrrhonism bonus be posted? Thanks.

EDIT: Also, the Mu'tazilite/sunna/hadith one?
by Milhouse
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 30498

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)

I think this error originates with the rosters our team sent, but my last name is Wolfsberg.
by Milhouse
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcement
Replies: 10
Views: 8834

Re: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcem

Is this set clear? Will it be posted?
by Milhouse
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 12463

Re: NSC 2016 Set Discussion

An astonishingly minor quipe, but if I recall correctly, the music tossup on the _1800s_ claims that Major General Stanley does know what, precisely, is meant by commissariat, when he, in fact, does not. Also, could I see the tossup on coffins (from Moby-Dick) from Round 8? That was a really cool qu...
by Milhouse
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Skype Practices
Replies: 16
Views: 5375

Re: Summer Skype Practices

Gonzague Truc wrote:
Cheynem wrote:Would there be any interest in a Skype mirror of NASAT (for those who are not playing one of the in person mirrors)?
Yes
by Milhouse
Sat May 21, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament (HFT) X Is Available For Mirrors
Replies: 19
Views: 10540

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament (HFT) X Is Available For Mirrors

Will this set be posted? Are any future mirrors planned?
by Milhouse
Sat May 21, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lexington's LIMIT seeking mirrors for 2015-2016 season!
Replies: 8
Views: 6634

Re: Lexington's LIMIT seeking mirrors for 2015-2016 season!

Will this set be posted? Are any future mirrors planned?
by Milhouse
Sat May 21, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASK is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 22
Views: 14280

Re: BASK is looking for mirrors!

Will this set be posted? Are any future mirrors planned?
by Milhouse
Sat May 21, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MYSTERIUM (UMD/Yale), March-April 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 17938

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MYSTERIUM (UMD/Yale), March-April 2016

Will this set be posted? Is an Oxford mirror happening in the future?
by Milhouse
Thu May 12, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 8945

Re: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2107

a) This author wrote about the accidental death of Curly's wife at the hands of the overpowered man-child Lenny in his novella Of Mice and Men. vs. a) This author wrote the novella Of Mice and Men As I understand it, the former format is generally preferred because it is more interesting to listen ...
by Milhouse
Mon May 02, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 36075

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

Great Bustard wrote:(as it was, High Tech lost in the 1/4s last year to Bethlehem)
High Tech beat us and then lost to LASA.
by Milhouse
Mon May 02, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NHBB Nats: Factual Errors
Replies: 9
Views: 1201

Re: Factual Errors

I think the tossup on Queen Anne's War described it as a theatre of the 30 Years War, rather than the War of the Spanish Succession.
by Milhouse
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 36075

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

Two 10 question tiebreaks on three-team buzzer systems occurred. For the Bowl quarterfinals the top three seeded teams (based on placement in the Saturday Evening pools, then Saturday Evening record, then Saturday Evening points) chose which of the bottom four seeds to play (IIRC, Hunter chose Aubur...
by Milhouse
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 36075

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

There was a bunch of clue repetition, both between and within events.