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by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33121

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

If we are to treat cheating at online tournaments as an existential threat to the quizbowl community, it's really not acceptable to refer to it by a cutesy euphemism.
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror @ ASU (10/26)
Replies: 4
Views: 3800

Re: EFT Mirror @ ASU (10/26)

Thanks to Bryan, Joe, and ASU for running an efficient and enjoyable EFT! The one thing that was not so enjoyable, however, was the fact that two teams left before the end of the tournament. This resulted in several teams only getting to play 7 meaningful games, since the 9 team schedule necessitate...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 13226

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

ACF will not delay the discussion or public availability of ACF Fall questions after the weekend of November 2. High school sites are welcome to express interest in holding mirrors on other dates, but they do so at their own question security risk. Does this include possible mirrors after November ...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Neuroscience Side Event Interest Gague
Replies: 11
Views: 5061

Re: Neuroscience Side Event Interest Gague

Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:35 pm I'd love to score -7.5 ppg at this
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Tue May 28, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 5764

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

Noah, Jonathen, and Billy are all correct, this set was mostly a ton of fun to play (notwithstanding the logistical issues), with a lot of cool and interesting topics coming up, and only a few questions that made me really mad! Thanks to all the writers and especially the staffers who made this even...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Tue May 01, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 48147

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

In the extra packet, the tossup on Armenians and Azeris seems to contain a misleading clue: One of these two groups committed the Khojaly (koh-JAH-lee) massacre against civilians of the other side, and shelled that sides newly created capital of Stepanakert. This clue seems to suggest that the same ...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The end of the match
Replies: 26
Views: 11541

Re: The end of the match

Considering the far more substantive concerns with the game that were laid out in this thread, this seems very much not a hill worth dying on.
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)
Replies: 27
Views: 17202

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)

I’m headed to the University of Arizona for an MS in medical physics. I may try and see if I can revive the team there, and I’d be happy to staff whatever high school stuff exists there, time permitting.
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 9177

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018

Thanks to everyone who came out - I hope you had an enjoyable experience. Stats are here. We lost record of one prelim game due to Neg5 being Neg5. I apologize for that. MIT beat Yale A 320-315 in a thrilling one-game advantaged final. "Neg5 being Neg5" isn't an adequate explanation. If this progra...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 15425

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Researchers in 2007 observed the effect of sudden changes in this variable in the upregulation of alpha crystallins, or sHSPs, in the eggs of zebrafish. Saccharomyces mutants sensitive to this variable were used by Hartwell to figure out the role of cyclins in cell division. This variable is observ...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 14166

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

) A law allowing members of one of these ethnic groups to be killed on sight by the other was repealed in September 2017. A lexicon including phrases such as “fuck you” and “if Christ and Mary give me a whale, I will give you the tail” was compiled for a pidgin formed between these two ethnic group...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Practice at UMD
Replies: 13
Views: 4964

Re: Summer Practice at UMD

SpanishSpy wrote:Will there be a practice tomorrow?
We will not be holding practice tonight.
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 18578

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

This was my first Chicago Open, and I agree with Will and Mike that it was an enjoyable experience, despite being extremely difficult, and indeed oppressively so at times. I agree with Jerry that the science was very good and seemed to have a good balance of tossups on easier answerlines (thinking o...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sivakumar Day Inter-Nationals
Replies: 32
Views: 12846

Re: Sivakumar Day Inter-Nationals

Sit Room Guy wrote:I'll probably read this on skype one more time for people who missed the two previous readings. Then I'll clear the set. Is there interest and what time would work for people?
Any night this week except Wednesday works for me
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)
Replies: 35
Views: 15159

Re: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)

Edward Lansdale wrote:As possibly the only American quizbowler with some knowledge of cricket
fake news
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Fri May 26, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta
Replies: 23
Views: 10144

Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

I didn't know mcmurdo station was so important to warrant coming up 3 times in 30 questions!!
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 5445

Re: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion

Now that I look at it I probably should have been able to figure this out, but the third part of the stat mech bonus in round 2 might be clearer if you explicitly state that you want an answer in terms of Z and N. This is a minor complaint; I thought the science in general was very good, so thanks t...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 WAO: Religion and Other Academic
Replies: 12
Views: 2335

Re: 2017 WAO: Religion and Other Academic

I negged the tossup on Alberta with "Athabasca oil sands"; this is entirely my fault since I buzzed after "this governmental entity" was read, but all the clues before that refer to "this region," which seems unnecessarily coy for describing an administrative division that has a name.
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 71
Views: 9786

Re: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Can you post the bacillus/anthrax/protein folding bonus? This genus’s amyloliquefaciens species produces the enzyme barnase, which is known for its extremely tight binding with its inhibitor barstar. For 10 points each: [10] Name this genus of Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria. Its subtilis specie...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 5060

Re: 2016 Terrapin General Discussion

I really enjoyed playing this set - thank you very much to everyone who produced it. Extra thanks to whoever was responsible for the (albeit small amount of) linguistics content. The answer lines were well-chosen and well-clued - the tossup on "D" made me especially happy given I had just submitted...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin XXIX @ McMaster (Nov. 26, 2016)
Replies: 11
Views: 5408

Re: Terrapin XXIX @ McMaster (Nov. 26, 2016)

everdiso wrote:Is this tournament open or closed?
Terrapin is a closed tournament.
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 13350

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.
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: There Will Be Stock Clues
Replies: 31
Views: 15869

Re: There Will Be Stock Clues

Yesssssss
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 10047

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the tossup on tangrams? This was not powered by anyone at any site, and I'd be very surprised if anyone buzzed before the clue which listed all the shapes; I certainly remember having no idea what was happening until then. I (and probably most people playing this question) have never hea...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO 2017 Team Formation
Replies: 23
Views: 13229

Re: CO 2017 Team Formation

I'd definitely like to take a crack at CO should I be able to make it and I don't see why I wouldn't be able to at this point. I "know" science (not cs though) and Judaism, and not a whole lot else at this difficulty. Let me know if you're interested in my mediocre offerings.
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Hypothetical eligibility question: "Super-Seniors"
Replies: 7
Views: 6936

Re: Hypothetical eligibility question: "Super-Seniors"

From NAQT's HS eligibility page ( http://www.naqt.com/hs/high-school-eligibility.html ): E. Affiliation Students may only compete at high school tournaments for schools with which they have an affiliation. A player automatically establishes an affiliation with a school for a given competition year ...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 60554

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:
2016 HSNCT round 2 wrote:A dialect of English specific to this city uses the multipurpose noun "jawn."
This clue is incredible, it made my day when I heard it
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Sat May 07, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2016: Don't Vote for Jerry Kramer
Replies: 41
Views: 23752

Re: Player Poll 2016: Don't Vote for Jerry Kramer

Adventure Temple Trail wrote:
Bubalus Period wrote:
Our Lady Peace wrote:Honestly, if at this point you're not convinced, I don't know what to say. Jordan Brownstein is good at quizbowl and deserves a spot in your top 25.
I'll keep that in mind when I'm filling out my last few spots
eh, only if he starts learning science
How I wish he would...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ICT: "Comment on my questions" thread
Replies: 17
Views: 5104

Re: "Comment on my questions" thread

I wrote some stuff. I have no responsibility for how my DI questions were downconverted to DII. For DI I wrote the following 45 stuffs. In order of appearance: space and time (philosophy), Euthyphro/aporia/Stephanus pagination, Legal Tender cases/Chase/Coxey, Malawi/corn/escarpments, Benedict/cultu...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" Errata
Replies: 8
Views: 2547

Re: Errata

The bonus part on GABA refers to it as an excitatory neurotransmitter, which was quite confusing, and as far as I can find this is only true in the developing brain; in the mature brain and elsewhere in the central nervous system, GABA is inhibitory.
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 1437

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Name some things about March Madness 2015, for 10 points each: [10] This team topped Wisconsin in the National Championship Game to win March Madness 2015. Led by Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow, this school’s victory gave Coach Mike Krzyzewski [shu-shev-ski] his 5th championship. ANSWER: Duke Blue ...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2 - Global Announcement
Replies: 1
Views: 3756

Re: COTTAGE Bowl 2 - Global Announcement

Did anyone proofread this?!?!
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divisions
Replies: 16
Views: 6866

Re: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divis

Yawar Fiesta wrote:The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce the 3rd annual International History Olympiad will be held on June 21-25, 2017 at Olympus Mons University.
NHBB is on Mars now??!?!?
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections
Replies: 38
Views: 11264

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections

Consumption of this substance can lead to a flushing of the skin common in Asian populations. For 10 points each: [10] Name this two-carbon compound which serves as a nervous system depressant. It can be produced via the fermentation of sugars by yeast. ANSWER: ethanol [or ethyl alcohol] [10] Alcoh...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections
Replies: 38
Views: 11264

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections

If I recall correctly, the tossup on 2 pi mentioned something along the lines of "the reciprocal of this number appears in Cauchy's integral formula", which made me somewhat hesitant to buzz because 1/(2 pi times i) is what appears in front of the integral.
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 17326

Re: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)

Let's talk about side events. I think it's assume that there is demand for Eyes and Will Alston's RMP/SS event. Here I am soliciting input regarding timing, format, and possible other events that people are interested in playing. Hey Naveed, any chance of COTTAGE Bowl running on Sunday? I can defin...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 3968

Re: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)

The grandmother is {wise, dead}. wrote:
Kalevipoeg wrote:The announcement for the set can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... f=8&t=1789.
This tournament was played on a 2005 CO set??!
I'm fairly certain when I wrote the announcement that the link was correct, but it's been changed now. Thanks for catching that!
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 3968

Re: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)

Maryland A defeated Gettysburg in a one-game final to win the tournament. Thanks to all the teams that attended! Final stats are here.
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 3968

Re: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)

Prelim stats are now available. Please let me know if there are any corrections.
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 3968

Re: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)

This tournament is still taking place, so email me if you would like to participate, we would love to have more teams!
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 3968

Re: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)

Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers)
Gettysburg (1/0/0)
American (2/0/0)
Delaware (1/3/0)
VCU (2/6/1)
Total: (6/9/1)
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 3968

Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)

Hello, The University of Maryland Academic Quiz Team is pleased to announce our mirror of Delta Burke to be held on November 22, 2015. The announcement for the set can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17891&hilit=delta+burke. I, Sam Rombro, will be serving as tourn...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)
Replies: 28
Views: 11090

Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:This set will be read Friday, June 26th, at 7 pacific/10 eastern. #geomonstrosity
Is this still happening?
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 22347

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Athena wrote:"Have you ever hotboxed a sukkah?"
It's not really Sukkot if you don't! (Leviticus 23)
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Fri May 08, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Subject Rankings Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 10250

Re: Subject Rankings Thread

Canadian Content Patrick Liao Will Nediger Rafael Krichivesky Sinan Ulusoy Derek So Joe Su Sebastian Drake Stefanie Schoeneman Jordan Palmer Dennis Beeby Jay Misuk Leslie Newcombe Paul Johnson Akhil Garg Aayush Rajasekaran Peter Liu Erik Christensen Cole Jackes Nick Penner Alasdair Campbell Michael...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ Rutgers (04/12/15)
Replies: 26
Views: 14742

Re: MUT @ Rutgers (04/12/15)

This is no doubt the worst tournament that I have attended in my short quizbowl career. Starting nearly an hour after it was supposed to, this tournament was riddled with ineptitude from the beginning. Rounds took nearly an hour, and they were so low on staff that players were forced to read. This w...
by Footscray Western Bulldogs
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ICT: general discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 5317

Re: 2015 ICT: general discussion

I enjoyed the vowel merger bonus a lot (we had predicted it before play even started!), as well as the tossup on Basque (which I negged because I was being dumb, still a good tossup though), and I think it would be great to see more questions on linguistics topics in the future.