Search found 11 matches

by AE Ismail
Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 11911

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

Right, but that doesn't eliminate the possibility that it might be some Robert Levin considering the way it's written. I already told this to Matt, but a simple way to eliminate the confusion is to include a specific difference in the Levin version (which lends itself very easily to those kinds of ...
by AE Ismail
Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 11911

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

On the original, the use of the wording "final version" makes it clear that it is a specific Requiem mass; in the tournament version, it's unnecessarily ambiguous up until Franz Sussmayer is referenced. As the tournament version words it, Levin's Requiem just ripped off Mozart's like crazy instead ...
by AE Ismail
Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 11911

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

With the Tallis, I buzzed in and said "Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis" and was negged because I said "by" instead of "of." Am I the only person who thinks that in a situation like this I should have been awarded the tossup? I mean, that's a really silly thing to hand out a neg over considerin...
by AE Ismail
Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 11911

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

Needless to say, that means there is absolutely no reason for him to be a tossup at this tournament. Your method has its merits, but quizbowl isn't the real world, and you need to pay attention to what has come up before, and not ask about things that have only been "hard" topics at the college lev...
by AE Ismail
Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 11911

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

I just meant I'm not going to go digging through Grove's Dictionary or the archives of Gramophone magazine to hunt down possible answers for questions. If I have to look up the answer, I'm pretty sure the question won't be appropriate for anything other than ACF nationals. (Also, if I don't know the...
by AE Ismail
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 11911

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

I thought Thomas Tallis was reasonable. The other one was hard, though. As the primary music author in recent years, I think I can weigh in here. When I choose the answers for music questions, I don't go "hunting" through sources--it's only stuff that comes off the top of my head. In addition, in t...
by AE Ismail
Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 67
Views: 29650

Sometimes pronunciation guides are wrong. Last year, we had a German exchange student on our team. A question came up about Gerhard Schroeder. I had always assumed that his same was prounounced like the Peanuts character, but the NAQT packet had the pronunciation of his name rhyming with "raider." ...
by AE Ismail
Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where do you think questions come from?
Replies: 25
Views: 13588

I think saying that Wikipedia is completely unacceptable probably is too harsh. Relying on the Wikipedia as a starting point for ideas for questions is probably useful for beginners. However, you certainly wouldn't want to rely on it as an exclusive source of information. Unless it's something like ...
by AE Ismail
Tue Jul 13, 2004 11:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44776

Very interesting. *35* players averaged 50 points or more per game in the preliminary rounds, and *31* players pulled off the feat when playoff rounds are included. Do we have any statistics about how players fared at previous NSC's? I don't remember having anywhere near this level of performance in...
by AE Ismail
Mon Jul 12, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44776

Paragon1 wrote:can we not view it without office xp?
Yes, but you have to install Microsoft Office Web Components and then use Internet Explorer (yuck) to view the file.
by AE Ismail
Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44776

Hmm. Personally, if I were playing, I wouldn't mind a 1/1 distribution of statistical mechanics, but that might have something to do with that being one of my doctoral subjects. :-) Perhaps there was too much statistical mechanics in the packet set this weekend, but, generally speaking, statistical ...