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by MicroEStudent
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FOGHAT Mirror-University of Toronto, JUNE 18th
Replies: 16
Views: 1660

Re: FOGHAT Mirror-University of Toronto, JUNE 18th

I guess I'm a maybe for this. Train prices aren't that exorbitant, as I don't think my car could make it all the way to Toronto.

On the plus side, my car reached 300,000 miles this weekend, so there's that.
by MicroEStudent
Wed May 04, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011
Replies: 66
Views: 11799

Re: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011

Depending on what lab I have to TA this summer, I'll be there and likely need at least two teammates.
by MicroEStudent
Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?
Replies: 67
Views: 14265

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?

I'm finishing my MS this summer and in October, I'll be moving to Chandler, AZ to work for Intel as a process engineer. Maybe I'll help Arizona State with some things while I'm there.
by MicroEStudent
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in All-Engineering Mini Side Event?
Replies: 13
Views: 1922

Re: Interest in All-Engineering Mini Side Event?

I think I've found my calling as a side-event question contributor.

Let me know if you want some help on the semiconductor/electrical side. I'm sure I could make the answer lines gettable to non-engineers.
by MicroEStudent
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Side Event Wrangling
Replies: 42
Views: 7864

Re: Chicago Open Side Event Wrangling

I might be interested in contributing to a history side event. Also, I have 100/100 for CULT 2 written at the moment. I could likely make that 10 to 11 packets for a co trash tournament, especially if I could get someone to help out with sports. I think this might be more desirable to me than writi...
by MicroEStudent
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO?
Replies: 67
Views: 9675

Re: VETO?

I'm sure I could get some people to play, especially if it's at McMaster because, for selfish reasons, it would be something we wouldn't have to stay the night for.
by MicroEStudent
Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 15460

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

The "bipolar junction" type of this device consists of a base, collector, and emitter. For 10 points each-- A. Name these {circuit elements} often used to amplify signals. answer: _transistor_s B. This other type of transistor generally has a fourth terminal to control its bias, in addition to the ...
by MicroEStudent
Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 15460

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

I'd like to see the semiconductor bonus in DII if possible. I think it was bonus 22 or 23 in Packet 14. The second part made reference to "bias" in a way that I think is incorrect, but would need to see again to be sure.
by MicroEStudent
Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 15460

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

one question that really stuck out as being bad to me was the op-amp question; I have no clue where it went after the lead-in, but it started with something like "one model of them is the 741," which is the exactly the wrong way to start any op-amp question. Here's the question. A ubiquitous compen...
by MicroEStudent
Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 4540

Re: 2011 ICT discussion (Fred: WILL NOT HAPPEN HERE)

Fred wrote:I'd like to buy an 'e.'
That'll be $250. I take cash, American Express and PayPal.
by MicroEStudent
Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 4540

Re: 2011 ICT discussion (Fred: WILL NOT HAPPEN HERE)

Wow, that question on http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/U25A0.gif http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/U25A0.gif http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/U25A0.gif http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/U25A0.gif http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe...
by MicroEStudent
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 11428

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

I actually made it to the hotel as AA "found" a plane presumably hidden in Gates, New York. If necessary, I'll be a one man team.
by MicroEStudent
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 11428

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

American Airlines just canceled my flight. I'm on one that gets in at 8:55 now, so I'll be late to this.

If someone could text me at 9:00 to let me know where to go, I'd appreciate it.

585-260-2827.
by MicroEStudent
Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 11428

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

bt_green_warbler wrote:
Cheynem wrote:We should at least try to meet around 8:30 so we can be ready to go. We can also perhaps read Jeff's packet first.
For the reason Matt mentions, a first-round bye would be awesome.
That would be appreciated.
by MicroEStudent
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 11428

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

Volunteering for this, under the conditions mentioned above (my share of a packet will be mostly history and hastily written while ICT is printing). I'd be willing to join you if you'd like. I'd write science and a couple more non-lit questions. Would you guys be willing to team up? I'd be okay wit...
by MicroEStudent
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 11428

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

bt_green_warbler wrote:Volunteering for this, under the conditions mentioned above (my share of a packet will be mostly history and hastily written while ICT is printing).
I'd be willing to join you if you'd like. I'd write science and a couple more non-lit questions.
by MicroEStudent
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 11428

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

I'm now staffing ICT, so I'm up for this. My strengths include physics, physical chemistry, economics and current events/trash. My weaknesses are pretty much everything else.
by MicroEStudent
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash Mirror at McMaster 3/5/11
Replies: 17
Views: 2238

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash Mirror at McMaster 3/5/11

Unfortunately, RIT/alums won't be able to make it.
by MicroEStudent
Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: physics
Replies: 12
Views: 1098

Re: physics

I enjoyed the physics in this tournament and thought that it was well written. One minor note regarding the Hall effect question in the Georgetown/ASU packet: is there another word to use for "effect"? Hearing "effect" and then "solid state" I believe makes the answer fairly obvious. I don't have a...
by MicroEStudent
Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: physics
Replies: 12
Views: 1098

Re: physics

I enjoyed the physics in this tournament and thought that it was well written. One minor note regarding the Hall effect question in the Georgetown/ASU packet: is there another word to use for "effect"? Hearing "effect" and then "solid state" I believe makes the answer fairly obvious. I don't have a ...
by MicroEStudent
Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 at RIT (2/26/11)
Replies: 9
Views: 2866

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 at RIT (2/26/11)

Stats:

http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings

Round Report to be fixed. Packets used in order:

State College and Yale C
Michigan A and Brown
RPI A and Minnesota
South Carolina A and Ohio State A
VCU
Maryland A and Boise State
Northwestern
Berkeley and Miami C
by MicroEStudent
Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 at RIT (2/26/11)
Replies: 9
Views: 2866

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 at RIT (2/26/11)

Quick update. Cornell swept the field to win this site. Buffalo A, RIT and Buffalo B finished second through fourth respectively. Status will be up sometime tomorrow.

Thanks for coming!
by MicroEStudent
Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)
Replies: 62
Views: 110157

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)

Now waiting to hear back from Penn and NYU. Brown has volunteered their services as an emergency site. Both of those sites seem like they would be rather inconvenient for the New England set. Are there mid-Atlantic teams that might come to this that aren't already going to W&M but that would go if ...
by MicroEStudent
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 at RIT (2/26/11)
Replies: 9
Views: 2866

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 at RIT (2/26/11)

From the e-mail sent out to teams: Hi everyone, This is a message regarding logistics for ACF Regionals at RIT. Please plan on arriving around 8:45 AM so that we can start as close to 9:00 AM as possible. We don't need to have the late start as it appears we are not going to see any Canadian teams. ...
by MicroEStudent
Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash Mirror at McMaster 3/5/11
Replies: 17
Views: 2238

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash Mirror at McMaster 3/5/11

I am 95% sure we could get an RIT or RIT + recent grads team there.
by MicroEStudent
Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Sack of Antwerp at Carnegie Mellon (2/19/11)
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: Sack of Antwerp mirror at Carnegie Mellon (2/19/11)

As predicted, RIT can't make it due to the undergrads having finals the next week.
by MicroEStudent
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 at RIT (2/26/11)
Replies: 9
Views: 2866

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 at RIT (2/26/11)

Ondes Martenot wrote:I'm assuming there's going to be a northeast site-if not, we might look into attending.
That's fine with us. We have 11 available classrooms, so there's plenty of room.
by MicroEStudent
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 at RIT (2/26/11)
Replies: 9
Views: 2866

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 at RIT (2/26/11)

Field updated again. It would be nice to hear from more teams!
by MicroEStudent
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Sack of Antwerp at Carnegie Mellon (2/19/11)
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: Sack of Antwerp mirror at Carnegie Mellon (2/19/11)

I can ask RIT people tomorrow at our meeting, however, that weekend is between the end of the quarter and finals week, so I don't know how likely it would be.
by MicroEStudent
Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash III @ UPenn 2/13/11
Replies: 52
Views: 9674

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash III @ UPenn 2/13/11

CraigM wrote:I was curious if there was any chance of hosting a mirror of this in Ontario at some point in the near future. Nothing is set in stone here but just trying to get some information to see if we can make it work.
I'd highly support this.
by MicroEStudent
Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 12573

Re: talk about individual questions here

A small note from Packet 5 for "Spanish teacher," Kathy Najimy voices Peggy Hill, she is not the Spanish teacher herself. The phrase "Kathy Najimy substitutes as one in Arlen, Texas" seems to be non-ideal.
by MicroEStudent
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT's Grad Student policy
Replies: 32
Views: 2487

Re: NAQT's Grad Student policy

If you are in Engineering, wouldn't you have a firm grasp on the material from undergraduate physics and mechanics classes, which is often reflected at college quizbowl tournaments? Physics, to a point. I never took a pure mechanics class (MEMS, yes). I took a very basic course in particle physics ...
by MicroEStudent
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT's Grad Student policy
Replies: 32
Views: 2487

Re: NAQT's Grad Student policy

I'm puzzled that people seem to feel that age and "life experience" alone will make some a good quizbowl. Most, if not all the people on this board who try to improve their game do things like write questions or read packets. Taking a lot classes certainly helps, but it can't substitute for the tim...
by MicroEStudent
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT's Grad Student policy
Replies: 32
Views: 2487

Re: NAQT's Grad Student policy

If you are in your fifth-plus year of higher education and you can't come up with the basic high school curricular facts and college survey course material reflected in these questions, then perhaps it is not the rules of the game but you who has a flaw? Are most of answer lines in the DI SCT reall...
by MicroEStudent
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 12573

Re: talk about individual questions here

I just wanted to say that in the past I have been critical of questions that had inaccuracies regarding semiconductor related topics, but this year's iteration seem free of these errors.
by MicroEStudent
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Region 3 and 4
Replies: 26
Views: 6461

Re: NAQT SCT Region 3 and 4

I forgot to post earlier this weekend, but I'd like to thank Moravian for hosting the tournament. Most of the issues were not caused by them (they can't change geography, nor the weather). The only thing I would have preferred would have been to shorten lunch from an hour to 30 minutes as the cafete...
by MicroEStudent
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to ensure new SCT teams become new circuit teams
Replies: 33
Views: 5630

Re: How to ensure new SCT teams become new circuit teams

If your members have passports and your school's bureaucracy allows cross-border travel, there is an established circuit in Ontario, with tournaments in Hamilton, Toronto, Waterloo, etc. Although they didn't go to your SCT, RIT has also held a tournament or two in upstate New York (including, if yo...
by MicroEStudent
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2
Replies: 35
Views: 3828

Re: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2

I think my previous post was slightly more hostile than it probably needed to be, so in the spirit of civility I will restrain myself from making jokes based on this the big offender and merely note his first name was Rick and I'm not sure of his last name. Oh yes. I remember him from the CBI days....
by MicroEStudent
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2
Replies: 35
Views: 3828

Re: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2

I'd personally be interested in knowing who the big offender was, but knowing the former CBI people from this region, I can't say I'm surprised.
by MicroEStudent
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 12573

Re: talk about individual questions here

There was a bonus on Shirley Sherrod/Andrew Breitbart/Tom Vilsack in one DI packet and then in the next packet, there was a tossup on Breitbart where the middle clues were exactly the same as the bonus clues, but inaccurate (Huffington Post, not Report, and he no longer works for Drudge).
by MicroEStudent
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Region 3 and 4
Replies: 26
Views: 6461

Re: NAQT SCT Region 3 and 4

Per the email sent out to teams this week, it looks like registration for this tournament is now running between 8:30 and 9:00 in the central lounge of the Union, with the team meeting starting at 9:10 and rounds starting around 9:30. Interested parties are also invited to join me in a brief luncht...
by MicroEStudent
Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Region 3 and 4
Replies: 26
Views: 6461

Re: NAQT SCT Region 3 and 4

RIT should have 1 DI team and 1 DII team.
by MicroEStudent
Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 at RIT (2/26/11)
Replies: 9
Views: 2866

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 at RIT (2/26/11)

Field list updated.
by MicroEStudent
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is anime a valid subject in trash tournaments?
Replies: 44
Views: 11802

Re: Is anime a valid subject in trash tournaments?

I have to agree with Auroni here. I have to deal with anime and their enthusiasts a lot more than I want to (I share an office with the VP of the Anime Club, the largest one at a US university . It looks like a Hello Kitty factory exploded in his cubicle), and however irrational it is to dislike ani...
by MicroEStudent
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2
Replies: 35
Views: 3828

Re: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2

If the number of registered teams exceeds the field cap, additional teams will be directed to one of the other nearby SCT sites. As a nearby SCT site, I have some concerns about this. I'd have to think that Moravian College would take most (if any) overflow because it's a closer site for most of th...
by MicroEStudent
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash III @ UPenn 2/13/11
Replies: 52
Views: 9674

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash III @ UPenn 2/13/11

Mike Vanderjagt's teammates on the Minnesota Fighting Pike Not sure why a football player has teammates on a hockey team, but whatever. In all seriousness, we should all be clamoring for fewer lames and less anime in our trash tournaments. I don't think I've ever actually seen a tournament with mor...
by MicroEStudent
Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TrashMasters mirror at RIT CANCELED
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: TrashMasters mirror at RIT CANCELED

This tournament is canceled. RIT officially starts break on that Sunday and our team would be responsible for paying facilities to be there to open the classrooms and "supervise". It is cost prohibitive ($60/hour).
by MicroEStudent
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TrashMasters mirror at RIT CANCELED
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: TrashMasters mirror at RIT (2/27/11)

Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:I thought ACF didn't allow side events.
1. This is a wholly separate tournament on a different day.
2. Nothing on the ACF website says anything related to this.
by MicroEStudent
Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TrashMasters mirror at RIT CANCELED
Replies: 8
Views: 915

TrashMasters mirror at RIT CANCELED

This is canceled. See bottom post. This is an announcement for a mirror of TrashMasters mirror at RIT to be held on SUNDAY February 27th, the day after we hold ACF Regionals. Room reservations may not be finalized until January, but it will likely be in Building 9 (James E. Gleason Hall), the same ...
by MicroEStudent
Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2011 (February 12, 2011)
Replies: 61
Views: 10788

Re: Penn Bowl 2011 (February 19, 2011)

I hope that RIT is able to send a team to this, but as this is the weekend before finals here, that may be difficult.