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by Sima Guang Hater
Sun May 14, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 26576

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

Question. I'm reading this set and am wondering about the leadin to the tossup on Dessalines, which states: "According to legend, after this man was dismembered, his body parts were put together and buried by a woman  named Azalea." The only thing I can find is this which doesn't seem to concord wit...
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon May 08, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Subject-specific player polls
Replies: 29
Views: 11892

Re: Subject-specific player polls

Delete this post please
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun May 07, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 40073

Re: The Barbarism of Monetization

So when can we expect any movement on Seth's proposals, he asked with resigned trepidation
by Sima Guang Hater
Sat May 06, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Subject-specific player polls
Replies: 29
Views: 11892

Re: Subject-specific player polls

Cheynem wrote:What about Steven Hines (cheating)?
I wasn't impressed
by Sima Guang Hater
Fri May 05, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Subject-specific player polls
Replies: 29
Views: 11892

Re: Subject-specific player polls

My Science Rankings 1. Josh Alman (while cheating) 2. 2010 Eric Mukherjee 3. Andy Watkins (while cheating) 4. The Apocalyptic Figure that Results when peak Seth Teitler and peak Selene Koo do the Fusion Dance 5. 2012 Eric Mukherjee 6. 2014-5 Eric Mukherjee 7. Billy Busse 8. 2017 Eric Mukherjee 9. Ad...
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon May 01, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 40073

Re: The Barbarism of Monetization

Lots to unpack here. I want to start by publicly apologizing for a few things. 1. Getting a PDF of ICT 2017 2. Making an otherwise private conversation between Ike and I public. 3. Incorrectly stating that Ike was speaking for NAQT I'm sorry. There, now that's out of the way... I propose: -teams who...
by Sima Guang Hater
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 26576

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

These questions were very good. My complaints stand as follows: -1708 is also a critical value for the Rayleigh number in convection (in the Taylor tossup) -The Hypernetted Chain and Percus-Yevick equations are used to find the radial distribution function, which is also called the pair correlation ...
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How many tiebreaker games do we really need?
Replies: 20
Views: 6302

Re: How many tiebreaker games do we really need?

why do you hate fun jacob reed
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 40073

Re: The Barbarism of Monetization

I don't think there's any moral content to NAQT's intellectual property rights over its questions that makes it okay to privatize their sets...like, the public question archive evens the playing field for competitors to study, for writers to learn, and for editors to check their clues against old t...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 40073

Re: The Barbarism of Monetization

Big Y wrote:Are the threats related to Chicago Open still in play? If so, what are the next steps that will be taken?
They are not. After talking to Ike, they were apparently made in anger.

NAQT's response is still forthcoming.
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 40073

The Barbarism of Monetization

Today at 12:01PM EST, I was contacted by NAQT writer Ike Jose, who told me I need to "pay for ICT" because he believes I have a copy of the questions, and that I did not "appreciate" the work he had put into the set. Initially, Ike accused a particular team of scanning and sending me the packets. Th...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel
Replies: 63
Views: 23743

Re: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel

Y'all are talking about numbers and all that. Maybe around an "e-barrel 2.0" but around the cracker barrel the only number that matters is tha number of eyes and ears you have. I've got a hangering for qualitative reports and home fried wit, and my throat is parched! Dude, seriously, learn when you...
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM - (This) Tournament is a Crime main site - 2/26/17
Replies: 8
Views: 4210

Re: ACRONYM - (This) Tournament is a Crime main site - 2/26/

Mike Sorice/Saul Hankin/Matt Lafer/Billy Busse/Me won this tournament, stats to follow I'm sure
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 8919

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

I'm curious about the leadin to this prostaglandins question. The assay I've seen used to determine whether a given unknown clear fluid is CSF is the beta-2-transferrin assay, which as far as I know isn't part of the prostaglandin synthesis pathway. Is there another test I'm unaware of?
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 19355

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

a bird wrote:Could I see the gravitational waves toss up? There was a buzzer race on the first line when I played it; I'm curious if this happened to anyone else.
Yes. The transverse-traceless gauge has come up a few times.
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 19355

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion

J: I think this is meant to be the philosophy tossup in this packet. Perhaps I am being hella western and bad here, but this is just a list of random stories without engaging with the philosophy or ideas? A: This is pretty uncharitable to Taoism qua “school of thought” as opposed to body of stories...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 19355

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

Can I see the albinism question please? In case it's unclear, the second sentence is referring to the OCA2 gene, one of the proteins that gets lost/mutated in Prader-Willi, so I think the clue is fine as it reads. Perhaps it's unclear because albinism isn't the most famous symptom of Prader-Willi, ...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 19355

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

Can I see the albinism question please?
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 38470

Re: 2017 ICT bids

FYI, had I known the situation would have been this jacked, I would have driven to Yale, played, and Typhoid Mary'd everyone in the field in the process.
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 38470

Re: 2017 ICT bids

This sucks, end of post.
by Sima Guang Hater
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History
Replies: 58
Views: 33445

Re: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History

At Illinois novice 2008, a team of Linna Duan and I lost to a team of Adam Hallowell and Sarah, whose last name I've forgotten and who accompanied Linna to the tournament. We went 9-1, they went 1-9.
by Sima Guang Hater
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What keeps you doing quizbowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 10734

Re: Quizbowl?

2. What's the end result of quizbowl for an individual? Sitting at the end of your career, your binary associations fading, your reflexes dulling, your trophies gathering dust If I may politely disagree a bit with this comment for a minute--If quizbowl just gives you books whose pages are left unop...
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What keeps you doing quizbowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 10734

Re: Quizbowl?

1. What keeps you doing quizbowl? Rather, what keeps you going, even in the face, say, getting slaughtered in a game? This answer varies depending on what you're getting out of quizbowl in the first place. If you're there to win, it's getting better and winning that keeps you going. If its learning...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 48674

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

I can write 20/0 of stuff I like. I'm not sure what that is. I guess we'll all see.
by Sima Guang Hater
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Exactitude in Science Writing
Replies: 45
Views: 19034

Re: On Exactitude in Science Writing

A lot of confusion in this thread is arising from the fact that Joelle begins by talking about new writers, but then says that the posts should be directed at editors rather than writers. I have to take Billy and Ike's side on the utility of this thread - if I were a new writer, I wouldn't worry too...
by Sima Guang Hater
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Exactitude in Science Writing
Replies: 45
Views: 19034

Re: On Exactitude in Science Writing

So this thread illustrates two useful points that I want to distill. First, we're imperfect. People - whether they're professors, editors, or writers - are only human. The errors Joelle lists from her class notes are actually pretty easy misspeaks ("lysine zipper" for "leucine zipper") that doctors ...
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: I Don't Understand
Replies: 20
Views: 8172

Re: I Don't Understand

They complain I do not discuss enough with them and that I shout out answers. Sometimes I do place my answer with higher worth than their answers, but I feel that is justified because my answers are generally correct more often when compared to theirs. This isn't how any of this works. When I was a...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Exactitude in Science Writing
Replies: 45
Views: 19034

Re: On Exactitude in Science Writing

RE: symptoms. This is actually easier than it looks, but it's a two-tier system. The first tier is, there are some symptoms that are absolutely pathognomonic for a particular condition. These clues can be used unambiguously. Because I haven't read packets in a few months and just did psych, the only...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 71
Views: 7575

Re: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Also, Taejong launched the Oei invasion, not Sejong
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 71
Views: 7575

Re: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata

The second "R" in barbiturates is often silent.
by Sima Guang Hater
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 9856

Re: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

The leadin to the potassium tossup in round 9 says that: Glycyrizzhizic acid, which is found in licorice, increases the secretion of this ion. The correct name should be glycyrrhizic or glycyrrhizinic acid, and some research also seems to indicate that the opposite is true. Both of those papers say...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 29038

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

When you are writing a set as it goes on which I have proof in the form of a screenshot of a communique between Eric Mukherjee and Andrew Wang, it becomes clear you and the people running your team have no respect for those interests, the people who gave you money at your site, or the activity in g...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 9856

Re: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

Can I have a look at the Michaelis Menten bonus set, as looking back at my lecture notes, neither my first year reaction kinetics, nor my 2nd year Biochemistry course differentiates between the "quasi-SSA" and the normal SSA. (assuming you've dealt with the lead in issue on the question) 4. These t...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 9856

Re: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

Can you post the question on enthalpy? Thanks. The change in this quantity is equal to the product of the area under the curve and a device-specific constant K in DSC. A diagram in which this quantity appears on the y-axis also shows dryness lines in one section; those diagrams plot it against entr...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 9856

Re: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

In Ethiopia, a debtera creates a kitab in order to prevent instances of these events done in response to an occurrence of a buda. An Old Testament account of one of these events involved David playing a harp and Sarah strangling seven men. A young boy in the New Testament falls into both water and ...
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History
Replies: 58
Views: 33445

Re: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History

There's a pretty good story to be woven around Penn's run at 2010 ICT. I'd previously been part of a team that lost to Chicago repeatedly, there's the whole harvard cheating thing, Jerry threw stuff when we beat them in the playoffs and it was fun seeing that from tge other side, etc.
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Coach issues
Replies: 12
Views: 5041

Re: Coach issues

First off, good on you for being diplomatic when dealing with this issue. I'm not sure I could have done the same. Secondly, I would suggest that you try to run your own practices, on good questions, perhaps once a week for people who are interested. Rotate reading, order some food, make a good time...
by Sima Guang Hater
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet Discount Policy for Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 20303

Re: Packet Discount Policy for Chicago Open Discussion

I'd like to also point out that this fee structure is regressive, in the sense that the more inexperienced teams will undoubtedly be penalized more (since, on average, inexperienced players don't write as well as experienced ones. I'm doing my best to phrase this delicately).
by Sima Guang Hater
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Saying Farewell
Replies: 13
Views: 5280

Re: Saying Farewell

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by Sima Guang Hater
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet Discount Policy for Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 20303

Re: Packet Discount Policy for Chicago Open Discussion

Willing to trade dollars in the Venmo system for cash/checks for only a 1% convenience fee. Same, but for a $1 flat fee. I'll do it for free, assuming you have the money on hand. Will also accept squarecash and paypal. How's that for undercutting the market. Also I'm glad I'm no longer quizbowl's V...
by Sima Guang Hater
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 25372

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

I will play an online mirror of this if I'm free that day.
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 15425

Re: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl

I like to eat apples during tournaments, when I remember to bring them (or more likely, when a teammate reminds me to bring them). I find they give me a constant low level of sugar infusion as the day progresses, rather than a massive burst of caffeine that can result in a crash. For rituals, I like...
by Sima Guang Hater
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The 70 Greatest Players of the Last Eight Years: A Ranking
Replies: 56
Views: 28197

Re: The 70 Greatest Players of the Last Eight Years: A Ranki

That's a trench coat, not a bathrobe. I'll cop to that operations thing, though.
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An Apology and an Announcement
Replies: 19
Views: 10401

Re: An Apology and an Announcement

Cody wrote:(and to Eric: why would the game's top history writers even want to get involved with this morass?)
They wouldn't, until its no longer a morass. Chicken and egg problem.
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An Apology and an Announcement
Replies: 19
Views: 10401

Re: An Apology and an Announcement

I will take a more positive stance than Matt J and say that I think this apology is a step forward. I think you (Brad) are doing your best with a bad situation, and I salute you for it. It does bother me that Dave won't come on here himself and apologize, but I understand why you wouldn't want him t...
by Sima Guang Hater
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 39437

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

I did this . I also contributed a few questions to IHO this year, and spent a day and a half trying to bring the Cold War event up to par. I think Dave Madden is doing something valuable with history bowl. He brings a level of internationalism and pageantry that quizbowl lacks, and is clearly commi...
by Sima Guang Hater
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Specialization
Replies: 13
Views: 4343

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 Sima Guang Hater
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 32826

Re: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion

I let my personal educational biases color this question--having learned about Pichia in at least three different [engineering] classes that I've taken, I figured it was well-known to biologists too. Pichia is nearly as important for producing recombinant proteins, especially monoclonal antibodies/...
by Sima Guang Hater
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 33779

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

ACE makes mistakes. Everyone who ever organizes an event does. Many of the comments in this thread demonstrate a lack of understanding of that reality. They are petty and completely uncalled for. The condescending attitudes such comments betray are one of the major reasons quizbowl struggles to gro...