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by Everyman
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (T)TIaC: Discussion of language and vulgarity
Replies: 24
Views: 3251

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

Also, many of us at the UK site felt that there was some racially careless language used, which seemed rather out of place. The only place where I think this could have applied was the first clue on the tossup on Francis Scott Key, which is why I put a moderator's note substituting offending word w...
by Everyman
Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2016: We the East!
Replies: 26
Views: 11583

Re: UK Player Poll 2016: We the East!

Fun Fact from further analysis #1 - People who completed the poll were on average placed 11.194 by others, whereas they placed themselves 10.4, which is a surprisingly small difference. Fun fact #2 - People at Oxford gave other people at Oxford an average of 149 points, whereas overall (including O...
by Everyman
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MLK: Specific Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 5207

Re: Specific Questions

At our site, a number of people (including me) were negged for saying Friedel–Crafts on the Friedel–Crafts clues for the electrophilic aromatic substitution question. Should this have been accepted?
by Everyman
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)
Replies: 27
Views: 5035

Re: General Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)

Am I misjudging the know-ability of Turner's relationship with Virgil;s work? I thought these would be pretty salient upper middle clues. Not at all. If anything, "This probably-British painter was doing mythological scenes from the end of the 18th century" was probably one of the easier painting l...
by Everyman
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)
Replies: 56
Views: 11928

Re: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)

There was a question on Eliot that mentioned her translation of Feuerbach and one on Feuerbach that mentioned his work being translated by Eliot.
by Everyman
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science Difficulty
Replies: 10
Views: 3193

Re: Science Difficulty

I've never even heard of the longterm evolution experiment. Is it important enough to merit a tossup at regular difficulty? I came across the Lenski E. coli experiment when doing some general reading for a discussion with creationists; the citrate mutation provides convincing evidence for evolution...
by Everyman
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 95
Views: 25160

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

Further observations on the chem questions. For whatever reason, I find myself disagreeing with Billy about multiple bonus sets. I guess I'm coming at this from a position of ignorance re difficulty, not having played CO, but these bonus sets all seemed fine to me: 9: -Bartoli indole synthesis is al...