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by a named reaction
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Continuing to rethink the distribution
Replies: 54
Views: 18630

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but Stephen's post reminded me that "stanford housewrite" has not yet been posted to the archives (and its thread has been archived so I couldn't ask there).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 a named reaction
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 38029

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016

Are there any more mirrors of this? Will the set be posted?
by a named reaction
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52951

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

felgon123 wrote: 25% wint's Twitter (@dril)
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by a named reaction
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 62727

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 a named reaction
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 62727

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 a named reaction
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 71
Views: 9802

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 a named reaction
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 71
Views: 9802

Re: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Could you post the tossups on Al-Baqarah and swords?
by a named reaction
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 49728

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 a named reaction
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 13363

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 a named reaction
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 31347

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 a named reaction
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 12948

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 a named reaction
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Skype Practices
Replies: 16
Views: 5607

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 a named reaction
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: 10789

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

Will this set be posted? Are any future mirrors planned?
by a named reaction
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: 7040

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

Will this set be posted? Are any future mirrors planned?
by a named reaction
Sat May 21, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASK is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 22
Views: 14944

Re: BASK is looking for mirrors!

Will this set be posted? Are any future mirrors planned?
by a named reaction
Sat May 21, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MYSTERIUM (UMD/Yale), March-April 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 18376

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

Will this set be posted? Is an Oxford mirror happening in the future?
by a named reaction
Thu May 12, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 9260

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 a named reaction
Mon May 02, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 37317

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 a named reaction
Mon May 02, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NHBB Nats: Factual Errors
Replies: 9
Views: 1397

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 a named reaction
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 37317

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 a named reaction
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 37317

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

There was a bunch of clue repetition, both between and within events.
by a named reaction
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 37317

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

Can a private forum be created for discussion of question content?
by a named reaction
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 17886

Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

I'll be attending the University of Delaware. I intend to play quizbowl there.
by a named reaction
Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divisions
Replies: 16
Views: 6868

Re: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divis

Considering how expensive the IHO already was, I don't think that having it in Hawai'i will cause that many more people to not go to it.
by a named reaction
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 6117

Re: Darien (CT) Invitational (1/30/16)

Will standard division stats be posted?
by a named reaction
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT QuAC VII (2/13/2016) @ Penn
Replies: 4
Views: 2624

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT QuAC VII (2/13/2016) @ Penn

Columbia is mirroring BISB, not BHSAT.
by a named reaction
Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Best Question Sets
Replies: 2
Views: 2757

Re: Best Question Sets

It's worth noting that for most of the subjects that NAQT has more of than mACF sets (e.g. pop culture and current events) packet studying is going to be of limited value; it'd be better just to pay attention to the news or consume media to learn about those. In most other categories most any well-w...
by a named reaction
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Science Bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 4210

Re: Science Bowl

The Science Bowl website says so. That being said, Science Bowl is a horrible, relentlessly bureaucratic organization that cares more about the Department of Energy's ego than providing meaningful competition and I highly advise you to have nothing to do with it. I think I share this view with most...
by a named reaction
Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2015 (10/24/15)
Replies: 11
Views: 12923

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2015 (10/24/15)

Probably not until after New Trier Varsity (12/19), unless they switch to another set or have done so already.
by a named reaction
Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY NASAT Team?
Replies: 16
Views: 5235

Re: NY NASAT Team?

A NY team has always been difficult because it's hard to coordinate between upstate and downstate and we haven't really had a formal coach. If there is a coach who's willing to coordinate transportation and other things, I might consider going. I can't imagine, though, that the cost and the time wo...
by a named reaction
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Studying Architecture
Replies: 3
Views: 2943

Re: Studying Architecture

Gardner's Art Through the Ages has a good deal of Architecture in it, I highly advise it as an starting place for any kind of visual art.
by a named reaction
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)
Replies: 56
Views: 12104

Re: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)

Could I see the tossup on A Clockwork Orange? The clue about the soundtrack making extensive use of synthesizer didn't seem necessarily unique (though I can't think of another example and, indeed, may just be misremembering an aspect of the clue).
by a named reaction
Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)
Replies: 56
Views: 12104

Re: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)

I was prompted on that towards the end (the fiber optics clue, I think).

Edit: Also I think the Dragon Ball question was in round 7.
by a named reaction
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)
Replies: 27
Views: 5133

Re: General Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)

I can't speak for the first clue in the Turner tossup, but his Golden Bough is the subject of the first sentence of of Frazer's, so I would guess that it isn't obscenely too difficult.
by a named reaction
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 24, 2015)
Replies: 8
Views: 4594

Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 24, 2015)

Both Brown B and Tufts B are listed as having won their last game against the other via forfeit, when I assume that at most one of them would have done so (unless, I suppose, they both left before their last game, though perhaps in that case it might have been better to put them both down for a loss).
by a named reaction
Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University Fall Tournament - October 17, 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 5911

Re: Columbia University Fall Tournament - October 17, 2015

This happened. Lexington won, followed by Bethlehem, followed by High Tech A and West Egg A, though I don't know the order of the latter two.

Edit: Also, seconding Casey's request from the other thread for a set-discussion usergroup to be made.
by a named reaction
Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 5234

Re: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016

The 1/1 World lit distribution includes Continental Europe as well?
by a named reaction
Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 23234

Re: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion

1: Bethlehem is still pretty good; High Tech might be less good (though this exact same result occurred last year and we proceeded to win exactly one game against them the rest of the year). 2: I was seriously impressed by Hunter B. What grades were its members in? If they make any improvement Hunte...
by a named reaction
Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XXIII at Princeton (9/26/15)
Replies: 10
Views: 6437

Re: PHSAT XXIII at Princeton (9/26/15)

To be more specific, Bethlehem beat High Tech for 1st and East Brunswick beat Hunter B (who are shockingly good!) for 3rd. Combined stats are here.
by a named reaction
Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XXIII at Princeton (9/26/15)
Replies: 10
Views: 6437

Re: PHSAT XXIII at Princeton (9/26/15)

In the crossover semifinal, I believe Bethlehem is playing Hunter B and High Tech A is playing East Brunswick A.
Edit: also, prelim stats are at here
by a named reaction
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ken Jennings vs. the Quiz Bowl Machine [Questions Needed!]
Replies: 5
Views: 2953

Re: Ken Jennings vs. the Quiz Bowl Machine [Questions Needed

Perhaps, but no one outside of quizbowl knows who he is, whereas everyone (or at least a much larger percentage of the population) knows about Ken Jennings.
by a named reaction
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: We Have Never Been Modern - VCU Open
Replies: 23
Views: 11158

Re: We Have Never Been Modern - VCU Open

Mike Bentley wrote:The questions have been posted.
This appears not to be true, or if it is I don't see the set on the collegiate section of the packet archive.
by a named reaction
Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 58345

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

ktour84 wrote:Will the question set be posted soon?
by a named reaction
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NASAT: June 13-14 @ Ohio State
Replies: 37
Views: 37315

Re: 2015 NASAT: June 13-14 @ Ohio State

Are further mirrors of this set planned? Will it be posted soon?
by a named reaction
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MKULTRA - Online Mirror?
Replies: 20
Views: 8584

Re: MKULTRA - Online Mirror?

The fact that this is currently 3/3 Trash might stand in the way of it being played as a mainstream tournament. Or maybe not. I don't know.
by a named reaction
Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VICO: Very Intense Conceptual Open/The New SCIENCE
Replies: 28
Views: 14586

Re: VICO: Very Intense Conceptual Open/The New SCIENCE

As the online mirror has been finished, will the set be uploaded soon?
by a named reaction
Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Massachusetts Invitational Spring Tournament (MIST I)
Replies: 8
Views: 5620

Re: Massachusetts Invitational Spring Tournament (MIST I)

What constitutes New England for that discount? Also, are the Out of State and Out of New England discounts cumulative or exclusive? That is, will a school from out of New England, which necessitates being outside of Massachusetts, receive both for a total of $25 off, or just the latter for $15 off?
by a named reaction
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 31370

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

LIMIT at Lexington is that day, but I don't think that many NJ teams will be going to that.