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by Eärendil
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Zot Bowl/Truman State/VCU Novice Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 8891

Re: Zot Bowl/Truman State/VCU Novice Discussion

Magister Ludi wrote:once the set is posted
It's been posted.
by Eärendil
Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT and the Dead Zone (ETC moved from Nationals)
Replies: 39
Views: 4641

Re: NAQT and the Dead Zone (ETC moved from Nationals)

Aww, but that would take all the fun out of negging on purpose at the last second!
by Eärendil
Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Update on CSUMB club
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Re: Update on CSUMB club

Hey, welcome to the circuit! It's great to see new teams on the West Coast. (I'm assuming the cut off part was some such good news.) Like Dwight said, the Stanford club website would be a good place to start. Right now we have a rough schedule of the major West Coast tournaments up, as well as some ...
by Eärendil
Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Date pick: 2009 Cardinal Classic XVIII
Replies: 12
Views: 2464

Re: Date pick: 2009 Cardinal Classic XVIII

Hey Andy, any update on this?
by Eärendil
Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 14787

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

will Stanford be coming to MO I don't think so, unless we get a sudden windfall of infinity dollars from an anonymous Swiss bank. We might mirror it, though, once we figure out what our Fall schedule is going to look like. would you be interested in reuniting our CO trash team? Even if Stanford did...
by Eärendil
Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 14787

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

Two-Headed Mike Hoover wrote:
gkandlikar wrote:Expect more tossups on the finer aspects of Daler Mehndi music videos and bonuses on movies of Shah Rukh Khan in this tournament.

Gautam

3/7 asha bholse? :cool:
An enthusiastic "hell yes" to all of the above.
by Eärendil
Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Text to MP3 converter - Useful for QB?
Replies: 8
Views: 1469

Re: Text to MP3 converter - Useful for QB?

I've found it easier to just use a non-restricted text to speech processor (i.e. one built into a Mac, or the one that comes with the Opera web browser) and then just record the output in a sound editor. I've thought about doing this just to hear questions on, say, a long car ride or something. I a...
by Eärendil
Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Date pick: 2009 Cardinal Classic XVIII
Replies: 12
Views: 2464

Date pick: 2009 Cardinal Classic XVIII

(apologies to Andy Watkins for blatantly copying off of his Harvard International post) The 2009 Cardinal Classic XVIII: subtitle to be determined will be happening sometime in February 2009. I'll be TDing the event and Brian Lindquist will be returning as head editor. A more formal announcement wil...
by Eärendil
Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tour de France 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3240

Re: Tour de France 2008

Is it still considered doping if a coach sics an angry hive of :bees: on his rider?
by Eärendil
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 10910

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

vandyhawk wrote:I wrote the furans tu as a replacement for a not-very-well-written ethers tossup
I remember negging with pyrroles after "Paal-Knorr synthesis", though (to the best of my memory) the question hadn't explicitly ruled out thiophenes and pyrroles at that point. I didn't like that.
by Eärendil
Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in a Science Monstrosity?
Replies: 16
Views: 2708

Re: Interest in a Science Monstrosity?

I'd love to play in this if it happens somewhere in California, but otherwise I can definitely help edit/write.
by Eärendil
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Awesome List
Replies: 13
Views: 2528

Re: Chicago Open Awesome List

My list:

Everyone, for an incredible weekend. This was my first time at a Chicago Open and I didn't really know anyone, so the fact I managed to have a great time and a lot of laughs means you guys really made me feel welcome. Thank you!
by Eärendil
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Trash discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 4754

Re: CO Trash discussion

Yeah, this tournament was a blast to play. Props to Trygve, Andrew, and Rob for letting me play on their team and being great teammates, and for Andrew, Michael, and David for creating a quality set. I think the tournament calendar could use more tournaments like this one.
by Eärendil
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 10910

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

This was a really fun tournament to play, and all the moreso because I got to compete against a lot of people I had only known in name. I had a great time, despite sleep deprivation and having half my team's negs. The answer selection struck an excellent balance between things I knew, things I had h...
by Eärendil
Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 98074

Re: Bad Negs Again

I'm just waiting for Schindler's Iceberg, the movie adaptation of Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union.
by Eärendil
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Important Information - Chicago Open 2008
Replies: 38
Views: 5099

Re: Important Information - Chicago Open 2008

As a not-very-good player who has a lot to learn, I like the idea of a rating system. At the very least, it'll be a way of learning (roughly) which answer choices are appropriate for which levels of difficulty. It's also a nice way of seeing how one's own packet stands in relation to the rest of the...
by Eärendil
Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2008 Movies Singles Tournament (still on, hopefully)
Replies: 63
Views: 13698

Re: 2008 Movies Singles Tournament

recfreq wrote:if we held it at one of the coming tournies ... Card Classic
This is a very appealing idea, as we're contemplating having a side tournament or two at next year's Cardinal Classic.
by Eärendil
Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stanford Archive updates
Replies: 10
Views: 2055

Re: Stanford Archive updates

Archive updated; changed the first post to reflect the updates. Thanks to everyone who sent in the BoB set.
by Eärendil
Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stanford Archive updates
Replies: 10
Views: 2055

Stanford Archive updates

Thanks to new management, the Stanford Archive finally gets updated. These tournaments have been added: 2001 Artaud 2001 Kentucky Wildcat 2002 Kentucky Wildcat 2003 Auspicious Incident 2003 Kentucky Wildcat 2004 Texas A&M Literature Singles 2005 Jacopo Pontormo Tournament of Manners 2005 Manu Gi...
by Eärendil
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008: The End Comes...Beyond the Omega Point
Replies: 73
Views: 9806

Re: Chicago Open 2008: The End Comes...Beyond the Omega Point

New Trier alum team (Jonah Greenthal, Ben Cohen, Nick Matchen, et al.) Andy Sekerak, Jacob Durst, Brian Saxton, "player to be named later" And, here's Mukherjee's list, copied: Yaphe, Seth T., Sorice, Selene Weiner, Mukherjee, Vinokurov, Magin Chris Borglum, Billy Beyer, Sean Platzer, Jim...
by Eärendil
Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Harvard Open, date as yet indeterminant
Replies: 11
Views: 1808

Re: The Harvard Open, date as yet indeterminant

My only objection to the January/February dates is that we're planning on holding Cardinal Classic somewhere in the first half of February. Details are forthcoming, but just a heads up so the calendar doesn't become too crowded like this past winter.
by Eärendil
Thu May 29, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 26434

Re: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles

If there's still room in the field, I'd love to play. Otherwise, I can help moderate.
by Eärendil
Thu May 29, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Literature Doubles
Replies: 78
Views: 21032

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

I'll play!
by Eärendil
Thu May 29, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 14846

Re: Chicago Open Team Discussion

Yaphe, Seth T., Sorice, Selene Weiner, Mukherjee, Vinokurov, Magin Chris Borglum, Billy Beyer, Sean Platzer, Jim Baker Ray Luo, Matt Lafer, Kelly Tourdot, Ahmad Dees, Meade, Shnu, Trevor Davis Ed Cohn, Susan Ferrari, Andrew Ullsperger Dorman A/B Hart, Carson, Gautam, Brendan Eaton, Gioia, Bruce, Ch...
by Eärendil
Tue May 27, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: new quizbowl tournament in ohio
Replies: 13
Views: 2490

Re: new quizbowl tournament in ohio

How early in the Fall will this event be?
by Eärendil
Mon May 26, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gaddis Discussion
Replies: 60
Views: 10384

Re: Gaddis Discussion

Most of what I wrote was Science, and I hope that was well liked. Obviously I didn't have a great grasp of everything I wrote, (particularly in physics), and I hope that people point out what could have been improved in those categories. I'll comment on the biology, as that's what I mostly payed at...
by Eärendil
Fri May 02, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to search the Stanford Archive
Replies: 16
Views: 3480

Re: How to search the Stanford Archive

You can also search for text within documents within certain folders, if you have a large archive of .docs and .rtfs. In older versions of Windows, you need to go to Advanced Search Options, but in Vista it automatically searches text within documents. I suggest downloading Google Desktop Search . ...
by Eärendil
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: List of College tournament results (academic here)
Replies: 16
Views: 7954

Re: List of College tournament results (academic here)

Don't know why this isn't up here, but:

2/2 - Cardinal Classic XVII won by Maryland
http://quizbowl.stanford.edu/tournaments/2008_ccxvii/
by Eärendil
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF nationals discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 15293

Re: ACF nationals discussion

I thought that the overall tournament set was put together very well, which for me made playing this tournament extremely fun. Thanks again to the editors for their hard work. I'd be interested in hearing how much the nearly one month in advance packet deadline helped. For now, I'll just comment on ...
by Eärendil
Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: T-Shirts, for realz
Replies: 23
Views: 4223

Re: T-Shirts, for realz

What happened with the shirts? I don't think any announcement about them was made, but I could be wrong.
by Eärendil
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Productive discussion about expanding to new schools
Replies: 59
Views: 11959

Re: Productive discussion about expanding to new schools

A friend of mine from high school went to Clemson. His name is Ryan Boury and he'll be a junior next year. In high school he wasn't the most dedicated quiz bowl player, but he would occasionally stop by practices. I doubt he'd be interested in going so far as to found a team (he's pretty involved wi...
by Eärendil
Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 17924

Re: ICT Discussion

let's not forget the lovely tossups on "soil" and "bird songs." I can't speak to the bird song tossup, but what's your objection to the soil tossup? I don't remember what clues showed up, and I don't have the questions handy, but soils are an important topic in earth science, th...
by Eärendil
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24
Replies: 82
Views: 25301

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Doubles Tournament, 5/24

I'll be there as well, and am all for a draft.
by Eärendil
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 17924

Re: ICT Discussion

I agree that it's somewhat frustrating to have the presumed biology distribution contain things like "army ants" and "dysentery", and on the whole the science was probably weaker than it could have been, but even that was an improvement over last year. And let's not forget the l...
by Eärendil
Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2008 NAQT ICT to be held in St. Louis
Replies: 29
Views: 13495

Re: 2008 NAQT ICT to be held in St. Louis

In DI, Stanford A is 4-1, with wins against Rutgers, Drake, Rochester, and Williams, and the loss to Illinois A. Stanford B is 1-4, with losses to Harvard, Florida, Maryland, and Toronto (the bye round counts as a win). In DII, Stanford is 2-3.
by Eärendil
Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 11178

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament discussion

Is Camille Claudel really leadin material? I don't mean her works. I mean, the fact that she was involved with Rodin. It certainly didn't seem to be quizbowl-famous when I wrote the question, as her name appeared in exactly one packet in my archive, and her relationship with Rodin wasn't mentioned....
by Eärendil
Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Experimental tournament during HSNCT
Replies: 39
Views: 5749

Re: Experimental tournament during HSNCT

Count me in for playing as well.
by Eärendil
Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Building a buzzer
Replies: 15
Views: 9839

Re: Building a buzzer

We've had some talk at practice about the possibility of having a wireless buzzer system, thereby eliminating all cable spaghetti-induced frustration. One of our freshmen has enthusiastically embraced this idea. I personally don't see how it would be practical, as the hand units would have to be pow...
by Eärendil
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 34569

Speaking for schools on the quarter system, the first weekend in March is towards the end of Winter Quarter, i.e. exams, papers, projects are due. For us, its still two weeks from finals though. I don't think the late date is going to be an issue for people who are dedicated quiz bowl players, but i...
by Eärendil
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 34569

I too thought this tournament was well-edited and at just the right difficulty level. Some of the stuff I liked: the tossups on Michaelis-Menten (very well-written), Indra, gastrin, Joyce Carol Oates, "Why I live at the P.O.", dwarves, peacock, Long Parliament (though I negged with Rump Pa...
by Eärendil
Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals West at UCLA: 16 February 2008
Replies: 14
Views: 4640

Quick results: Stanford went undefeated (9-0) to win. In second place was UC Irvine at 6-3. Ray Luo was the top scorer. Full stats should be out soon.
by Eärendil
Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cardinal Classic Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 7920

The Cardinal Classic packet set has been submitted to the Stanford Archive and should be online shortly.