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by settlej
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Grad Students and DII
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: Grad Students and DII

EDIT: Apparently, I'm wrong and grad students can be considered DII. I agree with this for NAQT, since NAQT only bases DII off of SCT/ICT performance. But looking at the ACF website, the rule is: For collegiate tournaments that recognize high-finishing teams and/or individuals of “Division II” stat...
by settlej
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 52
Views: 16372

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

Aaron's Rod wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:10 pm
You can book by clicking here. Or, to make reservations over the phone, call 215-387-1400 and ask for the ACF Nationals Attendee Block.
The trailing slash in the url takes you to the general reservations page instead of the event-specific one. Here is the link without it.
by settlej
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Common Links Across Scientific Disciplines
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Common Links Across Scientific Disciplines

I've been wondering about writing questions that cross unrelated sciences. The idea being that a term is more obscure in one domain but more well known in others. Here are some sample questions to demonstrate what I mean: The intent of a design pattern named for one of these structures is to decoupl...
by settlej
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 2891

Re: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl

I've been watching a lot of science youtube as well. Are there any channels you recommend? 3Blue1Brown is really great. The animations are nice visuals to help you cement knowledge and give you a intuitive understanding even if you don't wanna read a formal math book/Wikipedia page. minutephysics i...
by settlej
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 2891

Re: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl

I'm currently looking for good science podcasts and was wondering if anyone else listened to educational podcasts. What podcasts do you find most useful and rewarding? The Nature podcast is the best science podcast I found. It is good for news and staying up to date with pop science stuff, but don'...
by settlej
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)
Replies: 27
Views: 13281

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

I'll be staying at Florida and doing sciency things for a little while longer as I work towards a Master's in Computer Science.
by settlej
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The end of the match
Replies: 26
Views: 6691

Re: The end of the match

Right now, when teams shake hands at the end of quizbowl games, it is mostly a shitshow where people are throwing their hands into a massive disorganized pile-on of players. This reeks of quizbowl. It would be better if teams stayed in the order they were sitting, faced each other, stood in lines, ...
by settlej
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2018 General Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2018 General Discussion

The teams commented that there were a lot of repeats in answerlines. Lincoln, Mexico, Japan and China were some of the answers used a few times, and lobster seemed strangely popular (although I think that there was only one answerline with it, but it was in at least two questions as a clue). (I thi...
by settlej
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 3670

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018

A private discussion forum has been created for this set, called "2018 FST Discussion".
by settlej
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Mons Mathstrosity at HSNCT (CANCELLED)
Replies: 3
Views: 1814

Re: Mons Mathstrosity at HSNCT

Alex Shaw and I are excited to be playing this! We'll be writing a packet as well. Hopefully, we get a full packet done, but I promise at least a half packet.
by settlej
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 3670

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018

Thanks for everyone for coming out! Congratulations to UF B, who beat out UCF A in a one game final to win the tournament. Stats can be found here . Is there a discussion forum for this? If not, can there be one made? Not yet. The powers that be have to set that up, right? Also, we played Entirely R...
by settlej
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll
Replies: 16
Views: 8252

Re: Midseason poll

Reposting Victor's spreadsheet for ease of reference.

Team Rankings 2017-2018
by settlej
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 39
Views: 10584

Re: Best Film Player

I'm not sure where he stands among the rest of the players already mentioned, but I think Taylor Harvey deserves a shout (yes I'm kind of biased because he's my teammate, but still). He has good coverage between "trash film" and "art film" from my experience being next to him while he does film thin...
by settlej
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 8186

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

15. The first radial one of this quantity for a hydrogen atom, derived using a product of spherical harmonics and this quantity normalized, contains an e to the negative r over a-nought term. Working with the Klein–Gordon equation shows that this quantity for a positive energy state is the complex ...
by settlej
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 8186

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Overall, I had a great time with the set! A few difficulty related things that I wrote down while playing: For the bonus that (I think) went hardness/Pearson/Lewis acid, I think Pearson might be on the hard side (assuming hardness was the intended hard part) I also thought the CHSH inequality was a ...
by settlej
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Naveed Bork Online (8/12)
Replies: 19
Views: 6125

Re: Naveed Bork Online (8/12)

What time will the tournament start?