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by Captain Sinico
Sat Sep 11, 2004 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 323034

Webster-Ashburton treaty for Adams-Onis treaty. That's... not a bad neg. It is funny that that is what... quizbowl people say when they are drunk... Sometimes it is; sometime it isn't. Please don't encourage Frankel! (catagory L) This order... <buzz> Lepidoptera??? (correct) That's not a neg. We sh...
by Captain Sinico
Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 323034

Me: Like our Moon, its orbital and rotational periods are approximately equal...
Novice: *buzz* The Moon? Oh, shi...
Me: ...
by Captain Sinico
Mon Sep 06, 2004 5:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing questions out of Wikipedia
Replies: 12
Views: 7885

In all seriousness, Wikipedia is fraught with errors. In particular, its math and science entries tend to contain critical mistakes or extremely inadequate or incorrect definitions and descriptions when the equations in the entry are correct. This is compounded by the byzantine, favoritist, almost p...
by Captain Sinico
Sun Sep 05, 2004 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Illinois Novice Tournament 2004
Replies: 4
Views: 4269

The Illinois Novice Tournament 2004

This is an announcement for the Illinois Novice Tournament, which will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2004 at the University of Illinois in "lovely" Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. This will be a packet-submission event as per the guidelines below. *Who Can Play? The tournament field is open to teams ...
by Captain Sinico
Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Illinois Open 2004: The Philosophy of Spite
Replies: 4
Views: 5542

The Illinois Open 2004: The Philosophy of Spite

The following is an announcement and call for interest for The Illinois Open 2004: The Philosophy of Spite, which will take place at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign on November 13, 2004. Once again, I am in charge of this tournament. Anyone interested in attending this latest in a ser...
by Captain Sinico
Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Illinois Earlybird Tournament - October 2nd, 2004
Replies: 3
Views: 4906

A Few Words on Hotels

Greetings, I am now receiving registrations for the UIUC Earlybird 2004, and it has come to my attention that some have had issues finding hotel rooms. Some coaches have been told by hotel staff that there is a home football game on the tournament date, but this claim is false and hotel rooms ought ...
by Captain Sinico
Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 249779

Re: Illinois 04-05

...Give me an argument, because Class A has been forgotten for too long... One argument, coming up. Actually, you make a good point but, from observation of the past three years, my own impression of the state tournament has been that, with the exception of Stillman Valley two years ago, the A cham...
by Captain Sinico
Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Illinois Earlybird Tournament - October 2nd, 2004
Replies: 3
Views: 4906

The Illinois Earlybird Tournament - October 2nd, 2004

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Academic Buzzer Team is proud to announce that it will host the latest member of its quasi-annual series of late fall high school academic quiz bowl tournaments, the UIUC Earlybird 2004, on Saturday, October 2nd, at the University of Illinois in Urbana-...
by Captain Sinico
Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 17544

Were there ever any more detailed results/reactions posted about the tournament? I haven't seen any stats or discussion. Subash claimed that stats would be posted "within a week," so you should expect them any time now, I suppose. Honestly, I recall very little about the final standings (both with ...
by Captain Sinico
Sun Jul 04, 2004 9:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science Monstrosity at Chicago
Replies: 11
Views: 7351

Andrew Ullsperger and I will be playing as The Scientastic Scienticians, because that's what we are.

MaS
by Captain Sinico
Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 45243

jewtemplar wrote:One question though: Why was a bonus about rotational motion labeled as one on nonlinear dynamics?
This was the result of an error on my part, for which I apologize. I hope this didn't hurt your performance, or that of anyone else, on that question.

MaS
by Captain Sinico
Wed May 26, 2004 6:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 17544

In light of recent developments, I'd like to retract any and all statements, overtures, insinuations, etc. that I may have made indicating that anyone other than the Hoppes-Litvak-Teitler-Yaphe team has anything like a non-trivial shot at winning the Chicago Open. I apologize for my short-sightednes...
by Captain Sinico
Mon May 24, 2004 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 17544

As a point of fact, our team's name is "The Anti-Geography Army." As for who will win, well, that really depends a lot on who the ?'s are. There are two teams with players that I've played but never beaten on them but, unless the ?'s on one of them are truly solid, this may be the end of a trend tha...
by Captain Sinico
Tue Apr 20, 2004 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Various Playoff Systems
Replies: 3
Views: 3487

I think that, for statistical comparison, the full bracketed round robin has to be the way to go and I really don't see how any other case can be made. While I am entierly aware that best actual comparison isn't always what people go for, I was somewhat (to understate things drastically) shocked tha...
by Captain Sinico
Wed Apr 14, 2004 2:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seniors, what colleges have you applied to, or attending?
Replies: 84
Views: 58996

Man, Harvard's going to be good for years and years if they keep getting so many interested freshmen. If you guys didn't know, Harvard's one of the best young(er) teams in the country. Of course, they'll have us to contend with again next year, assuming ICT isn't at UZ-Harare (as I thoroughly expect...
by Captain Sinico
Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Mega Conference
Replies: 21
Views: 14493

1. Learn how to use capitalization. Since all the enlightening posts about Pascal's wager convinced me of God's existence (please note that the proceeding clause is comprised entirely of lies,) I'll offer a hearty Amen to that. I'll never understand how people who devote a lot of their lives to pla...
by Captain Sinico
Sun Feb 29, 2004 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seniors, what colleges have you applied to, or attending?
Replies: 84
Views: 58996

I've split the (very worthwhile, I think) discussion of math in high school quizbowl to a new thread in the Theory forum, deftly entitled The Role of Math in High School Quizbowl.

MaS
by Captain Sinico
Sat Feb 28, 2004 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seniors, what colleges have you applied to, or attending?
Replies: 84
Views: 58996

It's very difficult to do multivariable calculus, linear algebra, or differential equations in 15 seconds or less. Patrick King Well, maybe for you. Anyway, the point is, no computational math. I'm actually somewhat surprised that the "savvy" high schoolers around here didn't (seem to) know this al...
by Captain Sinico
Sat Feb 28, 2004 8:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seniors, what colleges have you applied to, or attending?
Replies: 84
Views: 58996

Hey Golden Tiger 86, You might also contact Joey Odom when you get to Ole Miss. He's a freshman in the Honors College at the moment. He was the captain of our team last year (St. Andrew's). I'm sure he'd love to help start a program there. He's the best math player I've ever seen. He's good at othe...
by Captain Sinico
Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 72066

Too bad the strength of schedule factor isn't weighted enough to prevent the winner from the Pacific Northwest from being invited. Anyone else think this sectional should not exist? Why should the Pacific Northwest be excluded from quizbowl, or made to travel several hours, simply due to historical...
by Captain Sinico
Sun Feb 08, 2004 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: bonuses or Bonuses?
Replies: 26
Views: 20623

you'll live. just because it's not new to you doesnt mean it's not new to someone else. Hey, thanks buddy. It's good to know that you can teach me not only quizbowl science, but also how to moderate my forum. Since (I'm assuming) the people reviving a four-month-old thread with nothing new or inter...
by Captain Sinico
Sun Feb 08, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: bonuses or Bonuses?
Replies: 26
Views: 20623

Re: Bonuses

the dateline on post by Jason84 wrote:Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:41 am
the dateline on post by TeeK wrote:Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:57 pm
...

MaS
by Captain Sinico
Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI rules shafted me
Replies: 49
Views: 64577

...Napierville, Illinois... That's "Naperville." Residents call it Naperthrill, but only if they're teenage girls. Those are the only residents that I care about, though. ...if you have complaints with either direct them to the source, not the tournament host. I couldn't agree with this more. Quit ...
by Captain Sinico
Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI rules shafted me
Replies: 49
Views: 64577

Stop playing CBI.

MaS
by Captain Sinico
Sun Dec 28, 2003 2:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Transition from High School to College
Replies: 54
Views: 44761

On the moon, we have advanced beyond wind and its resistance.

MaS
by Captain Sinico
Sun Dec 28, 2003 1:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Transition from High School to College
Replies: 54
Views: 44761

Oddly, is seems that no one mentioned that, when people go away to college, they move away from home and generally get out from under the thumb of their lousy, overbearing parents. Consequently, they tend to ingest more brain-destroying chemicals, chase whatever it is that they plan to mate with mor...
by Captain Sinico
Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Official" HS Team Sanction...an issue?
Replies: 17
Views: 11480

This question is, for most intents and purposes, unanswerable. Even the level of organizational structure available , much less required, is too variable across high schools (even excluding home "schools") for any answer to cary any kind of inherent validity. The only persons who can answer this are...
by Captain Sinico
Wed Nov 05, 2003 5:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Do you know a Beethoven ballet about a Titan?
Replies: 21
Views: 14663

The "about a Titan" part is totally unessential for me to buzz off that phrase. Thank you, Fraud.

Michael Angelo Sorice
by Captain Sinico
Tue Oct 07, 2003 1:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: bonuses or Bonuses?
Replies: 26
Views: 20623

Surely that makes you right.

MaS
by Captain Sinico
Fri Oct 03, 2003 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: bonuses or Bonuses?
Replies: 26
Views: 20623

Ah, "bonuses;" the term of the pretentious and very pretentious alike. I wonder if that has anything to do with its coinage and currency on the East Coast... if you didn't all love taking polls so much, I might make another one about that. I do, however, know that among my teammates, there is a Free...