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by QuizBowlRonin
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Specialization
Replies: 13
Views: 4490

Re: The Barbarism of Specialization

[10] What specific condition can be diagnosed by an EKG with the following features? [Read slowly, pausing between the commas] A secondary R wave in lead V1, a slurred S wave in leads V1 and V6, and a broad QRS complex that looks like an M in V1 and a W in V6? This is just completely impossible. Yo...
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue May 03, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Buzzers | You
Replies: 22
Views: 8339

Re: Buzzers | You

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:Man, it's like looking into the future. This is totally what I plan to do with all that MD-PhD money :party:
Only the MD money man - $125/hr moonlighting
by QuizBowlRonin
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Buzzers | You
Replies: 22
Views: 8339

Re: Buzzers | You

I won't name all of the buzzers that didn't work, but I will name WUSTL: what the fuck, WUSTL? Not only did neither of your buzzer sets work, but just the previous weekend, NAQT had labeled one of them as missing a power cord. And then the fact that it was missing a power cord was posted about on t...
by QuizBowlRonin
Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 39734

Re: Your Lowest Point

3. Losing to Andy Goss at ACF Nationals, and someone being surprised that we didn't beat him after the fact 2. Being confused for Joon Pahk at the same ACF Nationals, when I'm not even remotely as good as he was 1. Not getting a tossup on Korea even on the giveaway (to Kelly McKenzie), with my own f...
by QuizBowlRonin
Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 50055

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

I can confirm that the ACF website photo was taken prior to a Michigan-Rochester match at 2005 ACF nationals--I believe I took the photo, in fact. In any event, it was taken before a match I read in the big auditorium at Northwestern. Actually, I took the photo. This is the original: http://web.sta...
by QuizBowlRonin
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTENTION WUSTL - YOUR BUZZER IS OURS
Replies: 12
Views: 3388

Re: ATTENTION WUSTL - YOUR BUZZER IS OURS

:w-hat:

(to avoid rules violation, whoever at WashU bought that buzzer system is off his/her rocker lol)
by QuizBowlRonin
Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU is a terrible school
Replies: 7
Views: 2798

Re: VCU is a terrible school

rpond wrote:If only UAB had a team...
Say what?
by QuizBowlRonin
Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)
Replies: 17
Views: 5541

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)

Sorry to bump an old thread, but might someone from Stanford would please e-mail me at paik at uab dot edu with regards helping out for the upcoming academic year? Thanks.
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 11006

Re: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion

Yeah, I'd like to apologize again for writing on something like retention sequences; it was the sort of thing where I read about them and thought they were cool, and I agree that lupus was a far superior answer choice. Frankly, I was surprised that retention sequence was not replaced/pushed to tieb...
by QuizBowlRonin
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 22242

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

During the buzzer fiasco, Matt asked me to hold everyone up and to get working buzzers to the top games. After sending three buzzers over there, I tried to call Matt to ask whether he wanted me to start Round 2 or not. After being unable to reach him by phone, I made the call to hold everyone up un...
by QuizBowlRonin
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 22242

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

One round after you played slapbowl in that room, we figured out (following a suggestion from Selene) that the room did have working electricity, but only in a set of outlets in the desk with the computer the moderator was reading from--none of the wall outlets seemed to be working. Setting up buzz...
by QuizBowlRonin
Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 22242

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Dude, it doesn't take a genius to predict these things. McMaster is a bunch of dolts for dropping out without notifying anyone, but you gotta expect these things. Seriously, how hard is it to put together contingent schedules? I'm pretty sure a 12-game round-robin can be constructed by most people ...
by QuizBowlRonin
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 22242

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

I speak only for myself (not for ACF or for WashU). Instead, on Saturday, we showed up at 8:45 (the stated arrival time demanded by the TD!) and had to wait until, I shit you not, 10:30 to get started. I have no fucking clue what possible unforeseen circumstances could have prevented us from startin...
by QuizBowlRonin
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion Committee of the First International
Replies: 76
Views: 8514

Re: Tournament Discussion Committee of the First International

I guess I was biased because several of these subjects came up in Lodish or whatever the genetics textbook we use is (Watson?) and others were covered in a very low level course (many people take it for "Science A" core credit) that I took last year. I know that it's amateurish to assume "this book...
by QuizBowlRonin
Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion Committee of the First International
Replies: 76
Views: 8514

Re: Tournament Discussion Committee of the First International

The biology is very hard. Most tossups I would not have included in ACF Nationals except in playoff rounds, if at all. A word about difficulty: inputting answers into Pubmed, and getting citation # <1000 is IMHO not worthy of an answer to a question. In the whole world , asking a question about topi...
by QuizBowlRonin
Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT ICT Invitations
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Re: 2009 NAQT ICT Invitations

Jason Loy wrote:Jason, see this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6900.
I am aware of that thread, but I didn't see a conclusion to the investigation posted. Am I to assume that the
lack of an invitation settles it?
by QuizBowlRonin
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT ICT Invitations
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Re: 2009 NAQT ICT Invitations

Am I missing something, or did Georgia not get a Division II invite?
by QuizBowlRonin
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT ICT to be held in Dallas
Replies: 45
Views: 6619

Re: 2009 NAQT ICT to be held in Dallas

And Dallas is a very major central airport hub, cheap fares for all, so it should get more to attend. Eh, Dallas is an American Airlines fortress. I'm not so sure it's that inexpensive for people traveling long distance. Southwest does fly to Love Field, but remember the Wright Amendment and the tr...
by QuizBowlRonin
Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The mystery of stepping stone theory.
Replies: 77
Views: 9065

Re: The mystery of stepping stone theory.

I thoroughly enjoyed this example of Knapp's Implementation of the Heidegger Method.
by QuizBowlRonin
Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Changing the Science Distribution
Replies: 52
Views: 9564

Re: Changing the Science Distribution

i agree with this proposal on principle.
by QuizBowlRonin
Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How do you do it?
Replies: 22
Views: 5213

Re: How do you do it?

Competition between rivals is also a great way to procure funding. When we found out Alabama's team receives around $10,000 from their Honors College, we were only too happy to tell our own Honors Program about that, which resulted in a generous (though nothing close to 10k) chunk of funding. :w-ha...
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How do you do it?
Replies: 22
Views: 5213

Re: How do you do it?

I just wanted to note that, in my experience, orgs. get money by forming connections with the people giving out the money and leveraging them. I'd like to take our situation as an example - I'm not sure how applicable this will be to your own situations, but I hope it will be to some useful extent....
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How do you do it?
Replies: 22
Views: 5213

Re: How do you do it?

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:Someone already did that with a confocal microscope objective. I think my boss would kill someone if anything else went missing.
Pretty Pictures vs. Twenty Years of Quizbowl

I know which one I'd pick.
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Buzzers
Replies: 24
Views: 9290

Re: Buzzers

While there isn't an fund like http://www.mattsbuzzers.com for colleges, I was thinking that we could round up some money together to support new teams that lack institutional support needing buzzer systems, in memory of Matt. I would be glad to contribute some startup funds. Oh, and while Michael a...
by QuizBowlRonin
Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 12098

Re: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!

I felt a small amount of schadenfreude upon hearing this news. Just a bit.
by QuizBowlRonin
Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 10933

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

Just listening to the finals -the first person to have his DNA sequenced was not James Watson, but J Craig Venter.

Also - there is no difference between oncogenesis and tumorigenesis.
by QuizBowlRonin
Thu May 29, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gaddis Discussion
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: Gaddis Discussion

Jason, I appreciate the comments on the questions. I am sorry I didn't see them earlier. I wrote the Cytochrome p-450, the cyclins, and the glycosylation tossup, and I think a couple more for the biology in this set. To be honest, I had never heard of cytochrome p-450 prior to writing that question...
by QuizBowlRonin
Thu May 29, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Larissa Kelly Cleans Up on Jeopardy!
Replies: 10
Views: 4986

Re: Larissa Kelly Cleans Up on Jeopardy!

Larissa ended her run yesterday, with a total of $224,500, third most ever and highest among women contestants. Outstanding work!

http://www.jeopardy.com/announcement_20 ... akelly.php

Steve's up today - and the game today was very good. ^_^
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue May 27, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gaddis Discussion
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: Gaddis Discussion

Morava et al. discussed defects in this process in kids suffering from Cutis Laxa, and tunicamycin is used to inhibit one form of this process in laboratory tests. The Walker-Warburg syndrome and Jaeken syndrome are both caused by defects in enzymes which are important to this process. Oh brother. ...
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue May 27, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gaddis Discussion
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: Gaddis Discussion

The YopJ factor from Yersina pestis inhibits the protein responsible for inhibiting this factor in the cytosol, Tremendous numbers of proteins are regulated by nucleo-cytoplasmic localization - including equally known members of the Jak/Stat pathway and APC/B-catenin pathway. and some members of th...
by QuizBowlRonin
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF nationals discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 13754

Re: ACF nationals discussion

I was just rereading Ray Luo's old post "Biology in the modern QB era" (viewtopic.php?f=30&t=2218) and noticed that now might be a good time to revisit some of these issues, in light of continued commentary on the difficulty of science at the ACF nationals level.
by QuizBowlRonin
Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Results and ICT Invitations
Replies: 52
Views: 8217

Why is Amherst on the Division I waitlist?

They did not play in any SCT.
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 12097

please activate me.
by QuizBowlRonin
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 12097

QuizBowlRonin
by QuizBowlRonin
Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brindlee Mountain High School and Middle School (12/1/07)
Replies: 14
Views: 4472

Lee,

All my e-mail messages to you are being sent back undeliverable as spam.

Backchannel me - doctorandgeek atttt gmail.com
by QuizBowlRonin
Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Announced
Replies: 8
Views: 3498

Catholic Nationals are in Appleton, Wisconsin, and regular Nat's are in Las Vegas. NAQT conflicted with Catholic Nationals last year as well. Until two years ago it was all Speech and Debate all the time at my school. Once quizbowl was started it was still all about Speech and Debate. It's strange ...
by QuizBowlRonin
Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC News
Replies: 42
Views: 12323

Zip Zap Rap Pants wrote:Something I found on facebook FTW:
http://chip.justgotowned.com/
Replace "chip" with whatever and you'll get the same flash animation with the whatever you inputed.

e.g. mueller.justgotowned.com
by QuizBowlRonin
Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 48991

(This message was deleted to prevent Google crawler recording. It was also way off-topic.)
by QuizBowlRonin
Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 48991

Jason, damn... You know I consider you a friend and always look forward to conversing with you on the rare occasions that I see you, but I've got to say that this is pretty insulting. Telling me that I "aimed low" is - ironically - a pretty low blow. First, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher. Ath...
by QuizBowlRonin
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 48991

i didnt mean to start a huge debate lol This is as much your fault as it was Helen of Troy's. Quiz bowl has been one of the greatest things in my life. It's given somewhere to shine in school. I'm no football, basketball, baseball, soccer, or lacrosse (God how I want to be a lacross player, though)...
by QuizBowlRonin
Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 48991

Sorry, Jason, but you sort of hit a nerve with me and I might have over-reacted a bit. But, I stand by my original statement that I have no regrets at all. I didn't go to Snead for quiz bowl, that was something I just happened into while there. I had full scholarships to Alabama, UAH, UAB, Auburn, ...
by QuizBowlRonin
Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 48991

Quiz bowl is fun, but frankly folks, you should not choose a school based on quiz bowl prowess, unless you intend on choosing quiz bowl as a career. It is an extracurricular activity, no more, no less. It will not score you points with your employer. It will not help you get into graduate schools o...
by QuizBowlRonin
Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 48991

Not to discount your experiences at the 2-year schools and receiving quiz bowl scholarships, but let me provide some unsolicited advice: 1) You guys are smart enough and well educated to succeed not only at a two-year college, but also at any 4-year public school in Alabama, and also any major unive...
by QuizBowlRonin
Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 48991

I can't help you out this year, but I know that a lot of my seniors are planning to play at Snead next year. So, Snead should be stacked after this year. My suggestion is to hold out for a year and do the best that you can. My second year at Snead, we only had three regular players and one who just...
by QuizBowlRonin
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Titanomachy (10/27/2007) @ UA
Replies: 15
Views: 8874

hmmm, must have went over my head... Typical of Tuscaloosa-ites :lol: (j/k). UAB does not support quizbowl, and won't for lack of funds (I've asked). Same goes for a whole lot of things when it comes to the relationship between UAB and UA (e.g. Jimbo Fisher, subsidization of UAT with medical school...
by QuizBowlRonin
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Titanomachy (10/27/2007) @ UA
Replies: 15
Views: 8874

We have fairly strong backing from our administration, but it has been made clear to us that we need to present ourselves as a functioning organization that does more than take money from the school to go play quizbowl. Funny, your red-headed stepchild of a university gets absolutely no backing, at...
by QuizBowlRonin
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William R. King Memorial Tournament (8/25/07) (Results)
Replies: 48
Views: 18227

Lee, what is the situation with your A & B teams anyways? I was under the impression that you split your A team at the last ICT - was I incorrect in that assumption?

Best -
by QuizBowlRonin
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William R. King Memorial Tournament (8/25/07) (Results)
Replies: 48
Views: 18227

charlieDfromNKC wrote:No.
Yes, you will.
by QuizBowlRonin
Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Full Announcement: ACF Fall 2007
Replies: 30
Views: 22590

Also for science questions try to avoid answers that are people; let's not play "Name that scientist". Jay Sridhar ACF Fall 2007 Bio/Chem Editor What about questions about people who have lots of important things named for them? I tend to enjoy those. There are limits on those, and even then those ...