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by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet 9
Replies: 34
Views: 3760

Re: Packet 9

This could just be a "easy since I know it fallacy" Singling out that Omar Aqta clue is a perfect example of the "I know it so its easy" fallacy. Looking at ACF Fall leadins to determine something's high school appropriateness is fundamentally misguided. I notably only used ACF Fall because it was ...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet 9
Replies: 34
Views: 3760

Re: Packet 9

Omar Aqta Who? "19. One legend about this figure says that he had his calligrapher Omar Aqta inscribe the entire Qu'ran on a single ring." This could just be a "easy since I know it fallacy" but was both the leadin to 2006 ACF Fall - Packet by Harvard B, Maryland B, and Oklahoma B - #20 [report thi...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 62790

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

I just posted an announcement for the mirror of IMSANITY at Bloomington High School on January 15. Coaches who like the idea of mACF tournaments south of Chicago are highly encouraged to (1) bring many teams, AND (2) help us recruit schools to attend. Thanks in advance! Dr. Prince- may I safely pre...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet 9
Replies: 34
Views: 3760

Re: Packet 9

Just to add to Dan's comments, TU 2 - I would seriously consider increasing the difficulty of this tossup as well as adding a real leadin there. "This figure recited three passages from Deuteronomy. The Gospel of Matthew notes him killing a fig tree. After delivering the Sermons on the Plan and Moun...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 62790

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

1. Lisle Latin, Macomb, and PORTA will be in the next top several. Alright, thanks jonah. Of course, being a member of PORTA myself, I have to defend my team, and I think we have a good shot at the title this year. IMHO, of course. If you truly want to defend the honor of your team or whatever, you...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/23/2010)
Replies: 48
Views: 18852

Re: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/23/2010)

Is this platinum/gold certified yet?
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyburn Invitational (Wilmette, IL--11/13/10)
Replies: 14
Views: 4119

Re: Loyburn Invitational (Wilmette, IL--11/13/10)

So just to check in, we've decided on doing 15/10/-5 for game format, correct?
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying Pronunciation
Replies: 89
Views: 16631

Re: Studying Pronunciation

David Riley wrote:Kristin, would include Norse names in that list as well.
Aztec moreso.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying Pronunciation
Replies: 89
Views: 16631

Re: Studying Pronunciation

jonah wrote:
quizbowllee wrote:Also, I have no idea how to say "Sukkot.".
soo-KOHT.
So cute.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New Team at LSU
Replies: 49
Views: 19821

Re: New Team at LSU

MoWinkla (at) Gmail (dot) com
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying Pronunciation
Replies: 89
Views: 16631

Re: Studying Pronunciation

TheDoctor wrote:This is cross-linked to a thread under New Collegiate Teams (viewtopic.php?f=45&t=10665).

Can anyone think of any words that are commonly mispronounced by moderators?
Carbocation.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 22108

Re: EFT at UIUC (10/2/10)

I think you mentioned having a power cord from one of the sets left there Charles, and I think that we left a power cord there. So if you do in fact have one, we would love to get it back sometime (like Earlybird).
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eligibility
Replies: 39
Views: 6317

Re: Eligibility

I found it pretty inspiring, personally, to be really crushed by good teams for the first time this weekend; then again, maybe that's just me or because I've been playing for a few years. I mean, you've been crushed by what people could consider good teams (Not that I consider my team is truly a go...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyburn Invitational (Wilmette, IL--11/13/10)
Replies: 14
Views: 4119

Re: Loyburn Invitational (Wilmette, IL--11/13/10)

styxman wrote:Don't make me beg for powers.
I will beg, I suppose.
Co-Sign.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 Tournament Schedule
Replies: 77
Views: 10184

Re: 2010-11 Tournament Schedule

2/26 NAQT State Championship at Fenton (Bensenville) Contact: Mike Laudermith So, somebody's considering changing this since it's the date of ACF Regionals thus limiting HS teams opportunities to play good college tournaments and drastically reducing our moderator potential, right? Right? Actually,...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 Tournament Schedule
Replies: 77
Views: 10184

Re: 2010-11 Tournament Schedule

2/26 NAQT State Championship at Fenton (Bensenville) Contact: Mike Laudermith So, is somebody considering changing the date of this since it also happens to be the date of ACF Regionals thus limiting HS teams' opportunities to play good college tournaments and drastically reducing our moderator pote...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II - 12/4/10 - UCSD/UPenn/??
Replies: 37
Views: 15546

Re: THUNDER II - 12/4/10 - UCSD/UPenn/??

Papa's in the House wrote:
Church51907 wrote:I saw that NIU is canceling their mirror of Thunder. Are there plans for an additionaly midwest mirror site?
Matt Church
U of L
UIUC will be hosting a mirror of this tournament.
Coolness. On the same date as in the title of this thread and was announced for NIU, I assume?
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)
Replies: 52
Views: 12088

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Ukonvasara wrote:MOAR DINOSAURS
fixed.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '10 - '11
Replies: 296
Views: 62790

Re: Illinois '10 - '11

Ok, so now that we've gotten past the first prediction, I'm gonna go ahead and make an outlook of all the teams, in no particular order, that I think will be major contenders this year in Illinois. Loyola: As this is my school I think I can analyze it more thoroughly. While we won't quite be the tea...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSAPQ NASAT Discussion!
Replies: 57
Views: 23347

Re: 2010 HSAPQ NASAT Discussion!

Stats are updated through round 14: http://hsapq.com/nasat/NASATprelims_standings.html The only page of this link that works is the standings page; every other link appears to be broken. Also, the standings page appears only to be updated up to round 13, not round 14. Can this please be repaired? I...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!
Replies: 48
Views: 9774

Re: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!

I'm assuming individual ballots will be posted at some time, Fred?
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 17731

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Hey so, sorry to do this so late to you, but apparently while I was at ACE my parents organized some sort of dinner with a family friend-kind of thing, so I'll have to be leaving around 3 o'clock tomorrow. Hopefully by then, CULT will be over anyway and I'll just unfortunately leave Glerum without a...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS
Replies: 30
Views: 6786

Re: 09-10 Season Player Poll

Self-incompatibility in plants wrote:
Dan-Don wrote:
Self-incompatibility in plants wrote: Jake O’shea, 5
Ahahahaha!
Yeah... Someone voted for 3-4 random IL players. I got their ballot in late enough that I wasn't able to ask for any clarification. The rest of that person's ballot was more than okay though, so I still counted their ballot.
Oh you, Ben Carbery!
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS
Replies: 30
Views: 6786

Re: 09-10 Season Player Poll

Self-Incompatibility in Plants wrote:Jake O’shea, 5
Representing.
EDIT: Ninja'd
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 Tournament Schedule
Replies: 77
Views: 10184

Re: 2010-11 Tournament Schedule

Why are Kickoffs on the same date as ACF Fall? This seems very detrimental to team development, as in all likelihood ACF Fall is going to be the better help to teams' [that are of the caliber and motivation to want to go to ACF Fall] development, but these same teams will be discouraged from going b...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 17731

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Just to clarify, me staffing would be for the actual trash portion of this. I would love to play BELFAST.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GCAT Interest
Replies: 34
Views: 3957

Re: GCAT Interest

bt_green_warbler wrote:
grayson77 wrote:(Like having as many football questions as Non-G/R Myth at HSNCT)
For the record:

2010 HSNCT:

4/5 football

4/5 Norse+Egyptian+Nonclassical Myth
Fixed.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 17731

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

So what's the word re: academic set? is BELFAST on for sure? As of now, yes. I managed to snag three email addresses for Andy, so those emails are currently in cyberspace waiting reply. Having talked to Andy recently, this date is too early for a mirror of ANGST unfortunately. I would love to see s...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene
Replies: 47
Views: 6344

Re: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene

The best players should consider themselves welcome to make demands on coaches and tournament directors for whatever will make them better. Consider yourselves supported. Dear Best Players (and all other players): Please demand that noted TD and coach David Reinstein not waste 10%, 5%, or any posit...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 44445

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

I was able to make contact with Andy Saunders today through some facebook stalking and with his permission here are the relevant parts of the conversation I had with him about his set, with things actually important to a lot of you being in bold: 11:14pmAndy In terms of having the set ready, my fina...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 114456

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

There was a question in round 15 that referred to Aegir as the "primary Norse sea god" or something similar. Is this accurate? I thought that the sea was primarily the domain of Njord. Yeah, I've heard Njord and Aegir both as being that role at some point or other but the other clues [i.e. the big ...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 114456

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

Also, I think Aegir is usually called the god of the seas and Njord the god of the oceans.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 114456

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

There was a question in round 15 that referred to Aegir as the "primary Norse sea god" or something similar. Is this accurate? I thought that the sea was primarily the domain of Njord. Yeah, I've heard Njord and Aegir both as being that role at some point or other but the other clues [i.e. the big ...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 17731

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

hey, ANGST is apparently happening or something. Want to see if we can play some of it at your tournament, Jeff?

Either way I'm probably still going but might not play/get absolutely owned on trash so I would be a staffer.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Fri May 28, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High school stuff split from ACF-sponsored novice thread
Replies: 6
Views: 2125

Re: ACF-sponsored Early Autumn Collegiate Novice to run in Sept.

[/semi-necro] So, I noticed that Charles' question just got kind of ignored or never answered (at least in public), and I think its a great idea so I was wondering, Andrew, what the chances would be that this would be available to HSers as well. Obviously it's a great idea that they're not allowed t...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue May 25, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TELESCOP at NIU 10-30-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 6149

Re: SCOP Mirror at NIU 10-30-2010

Regarding the initial post: This is a novice to8rnament, and it's entirely possible that a team could have a varsity player who wasn't able to attend a national tournament due to graduation, a regatta, etc. but is otherwise a seasoned player. Perhaps the eligibility should be tweaked somewhat? As w...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon May 24, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pre-Nationals Poll
Replies: 58
Views: 10160

Re: Pre-Nationals Poll

styxman wrote:3. Loyola - 52 pts
4. St. Ignatius - 51 pts

Jeeze people underrate teams when they haven't seen them in a while.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun May 23, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 114456

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

Hey, so I know PACE is more than a week away, but will there be any attempts to do a similiar predictions/rankings type thing as Chris is doing for HSNCT in the coming week or two?
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sun May 23, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 38573

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

I like how you're mentioning a lot of teams. The top teams are discussed enough already, it's nice to see the "other guys" get some press. Keep up the good work. Agreed. Perhaps it might be a good idea, though, to wait until after the HSQB "pre-nationals" poll, although this year, it's not coming o...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Fri May 21, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Player Poll 2.0
Replies: 13
Views: 2531

Re: CC Player Poll 2.0

I know Charles played MCMNT (MUT Mirror @ UIUC) as St. Charles.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thu May 20, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT Fiesta!
Replies: 31
Views: 6070

Re: 2010 HSNCT Fiesta!

Arsonists Get All the Girls wrote:So I was watching Kids Next Door, and I think that we should have a giant game of tag too.
Or we could play Nerf. People would have double the fun packing toy weapons while standing in airport security lines.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Tue May 18, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT Fiesta!
Replies: 31
Views: 6070

Re: 2010 HSNCT Fiesta!

Cernel Joson wrote:
Arsonists Get All the Girls wrote:
laserphaser wrote:Hide and seek could be troublesome.
But, that's half the fun!
Hey, there's some other event going on in the hotel that weekend--you could hide in plain sight!
I think there will be just as much seeking out of such events as hiding going on.
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Mon May 17, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT Fiesta!
Replies: 31
Views: 6070

Re: 2010 HSNCT Fiesta!

NoWayItsTanay wrote:If any teams are arriving one day early, Thursday night is an option. I know that's the case for us.
Thursday night is for buying a copy of the prose edda, fool!
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat May 15, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 97
Views: 12748

Re: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)

Manual negs on accident. I'm sorry guys :( Neil power vulches successfully. Insult to injury, man. 20. Wow, this dude's out for blood... there are some East Coast teams that would be pretty ticked off by that. Plus, assuming you're not just gonna let the tossup go dead, this actually speeds up the ...
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat May 15, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 97
Views: 12748

Re: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)

End of match, DCD 615-80 with Neil at 7/7/0
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat May 15, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 97
Views: 12748

Re: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)

After 20, 540-55 DCD, and I have Neil at 6/6/0
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat May 15, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 97
Views: 12748

Re: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)

After 10, DCD 270-45, With Neil at 3/2/0
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat May 15, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 97
Views: 12748

Re: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)

After 5, DCD 95-45 with Neil 1/1/0
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Sat May 15, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 97
Views: 12748

Re: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)

"Featured Match" schedule for tomorrow (i.e. matches which will be played in the Auditorium): does this mean there will be live coverage of some kind for these matches? Because some of these (DCDS vs DCC, I am looking at you) look really appealing and exciting. I can probably give updates somewhere...