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Good morning, quizbowl

Post by Kyle » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:22 am

Today, there will be 13 SCTs spread across three countries. The day begins quietly with me, sitting alone in my room, five hours ahead of the rest of you, printing out scoresheets. Before chaos ensues thirteen times, one after another, I want to wish good luck to all the teams competing and all the people trying to run these tournaments. May everything go smoothly!
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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by MicroEStudent » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:42 am

Kyle wrote:Today, there will be 13 SCTs spread across three countries. The day begins quietly with me, sitting alone in my room, five hours ahead of the rest of you, printing out scoresheets. Before chaos ensues thirteen times, one after another, I want to wish good luck to all the teams competing and all the people trying to run these tournaments. May everything go smoothly!
To you as well! We are just about to embark on our trip to Canada to get soundly beaten!
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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:04 am

Today will be the first time in my six-year collegiate quizbowl career that I will not be playing SCT. Not sure how I feel about that. For a while it's ironically been my favorite tournament.
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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by The Moviegoer » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:29 am

Kyle wrote:May everything go smoothly!
Too late, snowpocalypse.
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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by Geringer » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:00 am

MORE LIKE SNOWHIO STATE, AMIRITE?
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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by Papa's in the House » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:45 am

Sedma wrote:
Kyle wrote:May everything go smoothly!
Too late, snowpocalypse.
About that... We're sitting in a ditch right now. Hooray ice.
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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by Cheynem » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:14 am

It was after the snowpocalypse. They had to get to the SCT power station.
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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by Kyle » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:41 am

How about a six-way tie for second place among six of our eight teams?
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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by Important Bird Area » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:21 am

Good morning, quizbowl!

Local time: 6:20 am.

Protest committee status: awake, sort of.

(Note: there will not actually be a protest committee liveblog itt.)
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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:44 am

Is there a number other than the 888 # I can call? The 888 number is not working for me up in Canada and I need a number to call.

Long distance is not an issue, my cell plan can call anywhere in North America.
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Post by rylltraka » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:47 am

You think it's bad with snow? Snow, huh? I have to deal with RAIN.
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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:09 pm

Northeast SCT is happening despite lack of Dartmouth. Harvard A has bonded wonderfully over combined efforts: one person makes a DII round robin to account for no more Dartmouth; another prints it; a third fetches it from the faraway building. One person weeps at the Mac inability to open passworded zip files; one person weeps more and provides unpassworded versions and prays.
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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by Not That Kind of Christian!! » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:28 pm

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:Harvard A has bonded wonderfully over combined efforts: one person makes a DII round robin to account for no more Dartmouth; another prints it; a third fetches it from the faraway building.
One of these things was accomplished by someone who is not only not a member of Harvard A, but not even a student at Harvard, and another was accomplished by someone not a member of Harvard A. Bonding may have to wait.
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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by AKKOLADE » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:39 pm

Andy Watkins has superglued his teammates together. Let's see what happens!
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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:38 pm

Not That Kind of Christian!! wrote:
Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:Harvard A has bonded wonderfully over combined efforts: one person makes a DII round robin to account for no more Dartmouth; another prints it; a third fetches it from the faraway building.
One of these things was accomplished by someone who is not only not a member of Harvard A, but not even a student at Harvard, and another was accomplished by someone not a member of Harvard A. Bonding may have to wait.
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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:50 pm

FredMorlan wrote:Andy Watkins has superglued his teammates together. Let's see what happens!
Let's hope he used the right bonding angles.
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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by Kyle » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:09 pm

Four-way tie for one spot in the top bracket? Nothing we can't handle in the SCT of Total Parity. (Also, regarding this parity, the variance seems to go up when seven of your eight teams have bonus conversion in single digits)
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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by Captain Sinico » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:36 pm

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:...One person weeps at the Mac inability to open passworded zip files...
If this problem recurs, check out http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/unarchiver.html for a Mac utility that can open passworded zips (and is better than the default OS X unarchiver... though it can be easily uninstalled after the tournament if people prefer the old one.) I'd recommend every TD who's running a tournament with electronic reading to have that on hand.

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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:16 pm

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:...One person weeps at the Mac inability to open passworded zip files...
There's also
Mike Sorice, in that other thread, also wrote:just launch the terminal and use "unzip -p [password goes here] [name of zip file goes here]".
if you don't want to download anything.
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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by Captain Sinico » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:20 pm

Yes, there's that too, if people are, like, down with the terminal.

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Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Post by fleurdelivre » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:04 pm

Captain Sinico wrote:
Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:...One person weeps at the Mac inability to open passworded zip files...
If this problem recurs, check out http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/unarchiver.html for a Mac utility that can open passworded zips (and is better than the default OS X unarchiver... though it can be easily uninstalled after the tournament if people prefer the old one.) I'd recommend every TD who's running a tournament with electronic reading to have that on hand.

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Don't worry; having been a mac-using quizbowler for some years, I managed to pull the name of the unarchiver after only a minute or so - no actual weeping was involved.
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