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by UERD
Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ZERG RUSH!!!!
Replies: 46
Views: 18202

Considering what Starcraft looked like at the beginning of its development, it could have been a lot worse...
by UERD
Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Thread for People who Like NAC
Replies: 23
Views: 9282

First things first: I am NOT a Chip apologist; quite the opposite, in fact. I just want to address a very specific situation and avoid any future confusion. My old high school (Wilmington Charter) plays and has won several times a state competition sponsored by Comcast that provides two awards: scho...
by UERD
Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Consolidated College Bowl results thread
Replies: 96
Views: 40157

Also, any sort of propulsion of a chair, no matter which limb is used to propel it, is generally frowned upon. What if it was propelled by love, which has manifested itself into the shape of a limb? I think we've found our solution to declining fossil fuel reserves and increasing oil prices right h...
by UERD
Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Are trash questions inherently unfair?
Replies: 52
Views: 18436

I've lost two NAQT games on a last question or bonus that turned out to be some sort of (to us) obscure trash. I definitely agree that the distrib. should be kept to the 1/1 minimum...standards on subject matter appropriate for those sorts of questions would also be a good idea.
by UERD
Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF
Replies: 32
Views: 13770

I agree, it seems that there is a tremendous difference in difficulty between NAQT's Division II questions and the ACF Regionals. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, and to an extent the fall tournament does rectify this, but having another 'intermediate' tournament with difficulty somewhere between ...
by UERD
Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals - University of Maryland - Results
Replies: 38
Views: 17404

I thought it was a well-run tournament, for what it's worth. Yes, we did go 0-10 (and I'm still not too sure exactly how that happened), but the matches started on-time, the questions were well-edited, and the moderators were competent. I don't think there's anything too major Brandeis could have do...
by UERD
Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy! Teen Tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 8638

Thanks for clarifying that for me. I know a bunch of people who went to audition, but I've never done it myself (closest I came was taking the written test at HSNCT once).
by UERD
Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy! Teen Tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 8638

Well, remember that a lot of people at home like to follow along with the questions and 'play along'. If Jeopardy takes the top merit-qualified candidates that also fulfill the other criteria (e.g. telegenic nature, personality, appearance, demographics), people would not drop any questions, people ...
by UERD
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319351

Speaking of bodily functions...

Moderator: "In Islam, there are [~]80 different types, and it is considered worse than adultery..."

Me: "masturbation"

Correct answer: "usury"

Quite embarrassing...
by UERD
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 27291

I thought it was a reasonable tourney. Unfortunately, this is my first NAQT college competition, Div. II, (although we did mostly NAQT in high school, including two trips to HSNCT), so please forgive me if I slip up and make some less-than-astute observations. I agree that at least some of the packe...