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by Alejandro
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)
Replies: 43
Views: 23236

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)

* Tossups will be hard-capped at 8 lines. Please feel free to submit tossups that are longer than 8 lines, but do not submit any tossups that are shorter than 7 lines, or we will send them back to you. It seems like the other references to 7 were changed, so I just wanted to double-check: can we su...
by Alejandro
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion

Can I see the traveling salesman bonus? I want to see if there were clues that distinguished that part from the Hamiltonian Cycle problem.
by Alejandro
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion

Could I see the tossup on lines?
by Alejandro
Fri May 08, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Question classification
Replies: 16
Views: 5052

Re: Question classification

The reason the data set is relatively small is that I had to manually read and categorize 60 packets worth of questions. In R, I used the total number of words in each category as a variable. Unfortunately, I won't have much time to work on this for some time, but hopefully I'll get around to it so...
by Alejandro
Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/2015)
Replies: 75
Views: 29807

Re: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/20

The Ununtiable Twine wrote:Round 3's score between Benji and Jonathan/Alejandro seems a bit low - perhaps this is the right score but it seems really low compared to the others.
Those numbers look correct. It was a low-scoring game.
by Alejandro
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/2015)
Replies: 75
Views: 29807

Re: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/20

I'm interested in playing this. I'm willing to be a free agent.
by Alejandro
Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 21004

Re: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016

Incomplete list of major changes to the A-value list by eliminating HS teams: Washington's final A-value would have increased by more than 50 points, although their raw A-value only increased by 2 points, because the order-of-finish correction averaging it with Saratoga HS would have been eliminate...
by Alejandro
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Regionals: thread for all things science
Replies: 13
Views: 2929

Re: 2015 Regionals: thread for all things science

Could I see the max-flow question? I believe that "network flow" or "flow networks" should be promptable or acceptable for much of it since the question asks about a group of problems and max-flow problems are generally classified under network flow/flow network problems (see here for an example). I...
by Alejandro
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowl and technology: a proposal
Replies: 43
Views: 17141

Re: quizbowl and technology: a proposal

I don't have too much time these days, but I'd be willing to help out on the security end. I can also help write test cases if needed.
by Alejandro
Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 173
Views: 90508

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I've gotten at least 3 tossups on or mentioning Howards End based solely on this scene from The Critic.
by Alejandro
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Learning Computer Science
Replies: 2
Views: 1048

Re: Learning Computer Science

A lot of computer science questions at the high school level are on data structures or basic algorithms like sorting. An AP Computer Science study guide should help, especially if you can find one for the now-discontinued AB test which covered more data structures like stacks and heaps.
by Alejandro
Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: BEeS source code
Replies: 0
Views: 1426

BEeS source code

There hasn’t been any work done specifically on BEeS for over a year, so we decided to release the source code. Much of it is incomplete (and could use a code quality cleanup), but there is a packet parser that can read doc and docx files and convert them to formats like HTML and JSON. The success r...
by Alejandro
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bonus part conversion data
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Bonus part conversion data

We can gather conversion data about tossups in a straightforward manner, but we cannot do the same for bonus parts because we only record the bonus total. If scorekeepers kept track of which parts were answered we could get bonus part conversion data which would help determine the actual difficulty ...
by Alejandro
Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Logistics - Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2863

Re: Chicago Open Logistics - Questions

I can moderate.
by Alejandro
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 15243

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

There's question that stands out and it was the first tossup in either rounds 10, 12 or 14. (I want to say one of the first two but I really cannot remember.) Anyway, it was on something math related (I don't recall the answer.) but it read something like "First do this. Then do this. Then do this....
by Alejandro
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 45535

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

As requested I used the 2010 ACF Nationals to test the stat we used. To test only the stat I did no sorting based on W-L. As such the statistic was able to predict the Preliminary outcome to and overall accuracy of 71%. This is better than the calculated values for other tie breakers, and this is t...
by Alejandro
Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 14286

Re: Illinois Open Discussion

A couple of points. 1) The giveaway for the queue tossup is misleading. A "horizontal stack" does not describe a queue since a horizontal stack would still be a last-in, first-out data structure (unlike a queue, which is first-in, first-out). 2) There were too many tossups asking for "Xs of Ys." Ans...
by Alejandro
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO Mirror (3/5/2011) at UC Irvine
Replies: 24
Views: 2586

Re: IO Mirror (3/5/2011) at UC Irvine

We should be bringing 2 teams and a buzzer system to this tournament.
by Alejandro
Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO Mirror (3/5/2011) at UC Irvine
Replies: 24
Views: 2586

Re: IO Mirror (3/5/2011) at UC Irvine

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:I think Alejandro said that Claremont might be coming, but that could be old information.
We're having trouble finding transportation again, although there's still hope. If we can't get a car, though, is there any feasible way to get to Irvine through public transportation?
by Alejandro
Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 12463

Re: talk about individual questions here

A couple small issues:

There was a question in DII on the New York World that seemed to reuse the leadin from last year's SCT.
The set bonus has a confusing description for intersection: it says that it is the operation that takes the elements from X and Y, which can also describe union.
by Alejandro
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CONFIRMED: MUT mirror at ASU-Tempe, 3/19/11
Replies: 19
Views: 1928

Re: INTEREST CHECK: Sack of Antwerp Delayed Mirror 3/5,12,or 19?

Thanks for the feedback. It is highly likely now that ASU will host something on March 19. However, we have a new question for all our California comrades: Would you be interested in a MUT mirror, instead of/in addition to a Sack of Antwerp mirror? Depending on interest from U of A (which is imposs...
by Alejandro
Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet Parser
Replies: 7
Views: 2033

Re: Packet Parser

sportfreak1881 wrote:Sure, at nscobowl@gmail.com?
Yes please.
by Alejandro
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet Parser
Replies: 7
Views: 2033

Re: Packet Parser

sportfreak1881 wrote:I am having problems with format that isn't covered in the readme
What are possible problems in an answer line that reads
ANSWER: James Franco
Nothing looks wrong there. Can you send me the doc file with that answer?
by Alejandro
Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet Parser
Replies: 7
Views: 2033

Re: Packet Parser

The link seems to be broken. I forgot that our college is undergoing power tests for the next few days, so server access will be sporadic. What do you do with questions that have answer lines like: ANSWER: Marriages of Elizabeth Taylor [accept stuff like Weddings, Espousals, Nuptials, or Matrimony ...
by Alejandro
Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet Parser
Replies: 7
Views: 2033

Packet Parser

I wrote a program that takes packets saved as Microsoft Word doc files and translate them into a QBBot-formatted packet, QBML, or HTML. You can get it here . Looking over the readme file is recommended. I would appreciate any feedback on the parser. Let me know if it has any problems translating a p...
by Alejandro
Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 19189

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

1) Christmas Time in Hell
2) Christmas Wrapping

Abstaining my vote for the other two.
by Alejandro
Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UCSD - 12/4/10
Replies: 25
Views: 3298

Re: THUNDER II at UCSD - 12/4/10

I know that there are 3 UCLAers interested (Guy, Ray, and Jerry). Do any teams have space for one of them. UCLA will contribute to your team fees proportionately. Right now we have 2 extra spaces that you can use. Also, if it's not too much of an inconvenience would you guys be able to pick me up f...
by Alejandro
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (Nov. 21)
Replies: 24
Views: 2248

Re: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (Nov. 21)

I am now the only person from Claremont attending. I would prefer to play as a free agent if possible.
Also, the earliest I can arrive at UCLA will be ~9:00.
by Alejandro
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UCSD - 12/4/10
Replies: 25
Views: 3298

Re: THUNDER II at UCSD - 12/4/10

If we can resolve transportation/lodging issues we should be able to bring 1-2 teams and a buzzer system.
by Alejandro
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (Nov. 21)
Replies: 24
Views: 2248

Re: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (Nov. 21)

We should be sending a full team to this.
by Alejandro
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (Nov. 21)
Replies: 24
Views: 2248

Re: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (Nov. 21)

I am interested in attending. I'll see if anyone else on Claremont wants to attend; if not, I'll go as a free agent.
by Alejandro
Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall West: Caltech (11/6/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 5619

Re: ACF Fall West: Caltech (11/6/10)

We should be bringing 2-3 teams and possibly some staffers.
by Alejandro
Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)
Replies: 24
Views: 4934

Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Congratulations to UCI who defeated UCSD A 415-285 in the final. Playoff stats can be found here.
by Alejandro
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)
Replies: 24
Views: 4934

Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Prelims stats can be found here.
by Alejandro
Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)
Replies: 24
Views: 4934

Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

A few questions from us out-of-staters: 1) Does Mason Hall have an address I can use to punch into my GPS? I found it on the campus map but I couldn't find an address. 2) What are your suggestions for free/cheap parking near Mason Hall? 3) How bad are the LA-area interstates on Sunday mornings? We'...
by Alejandro
Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)
Replies: 24
Views: 4934

Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Due to obtaining of car problems and public transit maybe not working for us to get there by 9:00, we may only have 1 team. We have 1 driver as of now, so If there is an odd number of teams, can you schedule one UCLA bye for the first round and then the rest of UCLA will show up at 10:00ish (assumi...
by Alejandro
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)
Replies: 24
Views: 4934

Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

That is the opposite of fixed. I'm assuming the problem is that I still have a tentative team for UCLA. If not, what is incorrect? Field update: UCLA - 2 teams (2 buzzers) UCSD - 2 teams (at least 1 buzzer) Case Western - 1 team Caltech - 1 team (2 buzzers) Claremont - 1 team Claremont (tentative) ...
by Alejandro
Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)
Replies: 24
Views: 4934

Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Fixed.

Field update:
UCLA - 2 teams (2 buzzers)
UCSD - 2 teams (at least 1 buzzer)
Case Western - 1 team
Caltech - 1 team (2 buzzers)
Claremont - 1 team
Claremont (tentative) - 1 team
UCLA (tentative) - 1 team
Caltech (tentative) - 1 team

EDIT: Added Caltech to the list.
by Alejandro
Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)
Replies: 24
Views: 4934

Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Field update:
UCLA - 2 teams (3 buzzers)
UCSD - 2 teams (at least 1 buzzer)
Case Western - 1 team
Claremont - 1 team
UCLA (tentative) - 1 team

The tournament will be taking place at Mason Hall in Pomona, which you can find in this map. A parking lot is nearby.
by Alejandro
Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)
Replies: 24
Views: 4934

Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

We're holding the tournament at Mason on Pomona's campus. Details about where to park will come later.

Field update:
UCLA - 2 teams (3 buzzers)
UCSD - 2 teams (at least 1 buzzer)
Case Western - 1 team
UCLA (tentative) - 1 team
by Alejandro
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)
Replies: 24
Views: 4934

Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/2)

Golran wrote:I just realized that this is the same day as our high school tournament. Is there any chance of this being on Sunday instead?
Yeah, we can move it to Sunday.
by Alejandro
Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)
Replies: 24
Views: 4934

EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

EFT at Claremont (10/3/2010) EFT Mirror Date: 10/3/2010 Location: Pomona College, Claremont, CA Building: Mason Registration starts: 8:30 am Start time: 9:00 am Contact: Alejandro Lopez-Lago (alopezlago _at_ hmc.edu) Fees: Base fee: $100 Buzzer discount: -$10 each Staff discount: -$10 each Travel di...
by Alejandro
Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Coast Invitational 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3698

Re: West Coast Invitational 2011

We would be interested in helping out.
by Alejandro
Wed May 05, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Advisory Committee
Replies: 65
Views: 4704

Re: IHSA Advisory Committee

jonah wrote: [*]Math C: ... topology* ...
What kind of topics are being covered in topology? Topology is not normally covered in high school, even at advanced levels.
by Alejandro
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Spring - MUT Mirror @ UCSD, 3/6/10
Replies: 17
Views: 1698

Re: Triton Spring - MUT Mirror @ UCSD, 3/6/10

We're okay with delaying the tournament as well.
by Alejandro
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BEeS, Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 3017

Re: BEeS, Part 2

Also, it should be able to easily handle tossup-only tournaments since there are a number of singles events in that format. It should be easy to do this with an option. However, this reminds me of an issue: if there are no tossups or bonuses left when one needs to be read, what should the program do?
by Alejandro
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BEeS, Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 3017

Re: BEeS, Part 2

So is stat entry itself going to be strictly through an application or is there going to be a browser based option? From what I see it will either be done automatically (by sending the information to a central server) or it will be done in a program that takes in a file. I also forgot to mention th...
by Alejandro
Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BEeS, Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 3017

Re: BEeS, Part 2

A log of the meeting can be found here . A basic summary: Slideshow interface for going through questions (can first see range of Tus/bonuses, then can click on previous/next buttons to go to the appropriate tossup or bonus). Show tossup number, score, tossup, and next bonus. Popup with summary of t...