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by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue May 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]
Replies: 26
Views: 6791

Re: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]

I’d written most of a packet for this. Since I think the questions are well above the intended difficulty of the tournament anyway, I will probably finish it and read it on the discord in the near future. The distribution of the packet will differ slightly from the posted distribution. Could we per...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Georgia Tech (3/30/19)
Replies: 10
Views: 2734

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Georgia Tech (3/30/19)

Thanks a bunch for hosting! It was nice to see everyone again.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed May 30, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 53911

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

The longer Matt Bruce remains a member of NAQT, the longer this thread will get. More people will see it. More people will post in it. More people will begin to lose their trust in NAQT. I am not alone in saying that I love promoting NAQT's content and staffing their national tournaments. At this mo...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue May 22, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 13806

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Jonathan Thompson and I are currently looking for a couple of teammates. PM if interested.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The end of the match
Replies: 26
Views: 8009

Re: The end of the match

A Very Long Math Tossup wrote:OK, let's get this over with: does anyone have any thoughts on gender and/or sucrose?
as a male who woke up with nappy hair and also had a dr pepper, pibb xtra, and a vanilla coke today, it is difficult for me to concur with the opinions of the OP
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 35
Views: 14477

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

Valefor wrote:
Valefor wrote:Assuming I remember to put it in my backpack before I leave for the airport Friday,
The prize is, in fact, in my backpack.
but which video game shirt are you wearing to the competition?
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 19837

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

I think that every moderator should always know how he or she is doing on time with respect to the rest of the tournament. If you walk into a control room and there are few to no packets left to be handed out, just let the teams know before the round starts that the room is running a little behind a...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 24680

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

it has been scientifically proven that taking a shower before a tournament will increase your power numbers, so do it
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 24680

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Chris Borglum and Matt Hayes should be commended for their fedora mastery.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]
Replies: 26
Views: 6791

Re: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]

I see Neelav's already edited the announcement, but I'd like to say I'm excited to be joining the editing team for this tournament. I had a ton of fun playing the predecessor event and hope that we can provide an equally fun experience while learning from some of the mistakes and smoothing over the...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]
Replies: 26
Views: 6791

Re: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]

Can we just agree to split the third topology question amongst algebra and topology? I mean just have 1 braid theory per packet and this will be guaranteed to be the best side event ever.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 4632

Re: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion

There was quite a bit of name dropping, but I didn't mention that in my critique because attempting to change all of those things would have amounted to Conor having to rewrite quite a bit of the set. Yes, it does feel a bit better to buzz on descriptions of things you learned in class as opposed to...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Subject-specific player polls
Replies: 29
Views: 11500

Re: Subject-specific player polls

math player poll: 1. Harrison Brown math team poll: 1. Alabama 2012-13 I'd also like to point to Sam Braunfeld and Samir Khan as great math players, as they scored 48 and 46 powers respectively at Math Monstrosity while playing on the same team . Yeah, this was really impressive, particularly them ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at NSC
Replies: 16
Views: 6997

Re: Math Monstrosity at NSC

dhumphreys17 wrote: Stephen (Why are we here; five rounds) - 19/19/4 (455 points!!; 91 PPG)
Not bad for a physicist! No really, great job. Go math mafia go!
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at NSC
Replies: 16
Views: 6997

Re: Math Monstrosity at NSC

The Ununtiable Twine wrote:How did this go?
...as in who won the tournament etc etc
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History
Replies: 58
Views: 32350

Re: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History

It goes without saying that we have to give a shout out to high school freshman (and one of my former TQBA campers) Eshaan Vakil of Clark HS for defeating two-time defending HSNCT champion Hunter at NSC this weekend. Judging by the morning stats, Hunter put up outstanding numbers in the prelims, as ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at NSC
Replies: 16
Views: 6997

Re: Math Monstrosity at NSC

How did this go?
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 2272

Re: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion

jonah wrote:
Fond du lac operon wrote:Packet 6

1. I mean, I'm not sure about tossing up both the surreals and the hyperreals in the same set, but if you must do so, don't have a clue in one .
This would make it worse.
I don't think anyone has ever (intentionally) attempted the empty tossup, although I may be mistaken.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 2272

Re: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion

Packet 11 : 1. Gimbal lock is a very common buzzword for quaternions. 2. Mascheroni is an Italian mathematician. Mascherano is a notable Argentinian soccer player beloved by Diego Armando Maradona. 3. Leaving two of the three statements of the Sylow theorems inside of power is probably not a good t...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 2272

Re: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion

Packet 7 : 1. The Faa di Bruno clue comes up as a repeat later in the packet. You could have probably rewritten that clue as "The nth derivative of an expression defined by this operation can be calculated using Faa di Bruno's formula" for a bit more clarity. I negged this with differentiation when...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 2272

Re: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion

Packet 3 : 1. In addition to the previously discussed "Argand" clue, namedropping holomorphism inside of power is probably also a bit generous at this level. 2. the idempotence tossup was a hard-ass tossup. 3. Namedropping a play from ancient Greece probably narrows the answerline pool down to at m...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 2272

Re: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion

Now that I've had a chance to skim the packets, I'll comment a bit on the question content. The criticism will be a bit lengthy so it'll probably be divided into several posts. Packet 1 : 1. Brouwer fixed point theorem probably had a bit of an easy power. I would have probably put the Sperner's lemm...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 4632

Re: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion

My general impression of the set is as follows: Problems: 1. LaTeX for the set? I mean it looks nice but isn't really necessary. 2. Equations in the questions? Almost certainly not a good idea, especially that Ramanujan one! Write out the stuff you want people to read in English (we all know that la...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed May 31, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 4632

Re: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion

To be fair, Cody, I hadn't heard the term "Argand diagram" before this weekend either (or at the very least heard that term in a very long time)! I suppose that's because most mathematicians just refer to the complex plane as either the complex plane or C. Naturally, having read MSNCT, I easily firs...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue May 30, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 10771

Re: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)

Admins, can you make a private discussion forum for this set? Thanks a bunch.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon May 29, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT
Replies: 24
Views: 9031

Re: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT

A truly enjoyable experience! Thanks to Conor and to everyone who read for allowing us to play this incredibly fun set. This baby will be quite the permanent jewel for my quadruple crown.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon May 29, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Louisiana Open IV at UL Lafayette [6/17/17]
Replies: 2
Views: 1278

Re: Louisiana Open IV at UL Lafayette [6/17/17]

The date of this event has been updated in the first post of this thread. More information to come.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon May 29, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Subject-specific player polls
Replies: 29
Views: 11500

Re: Subject-specific player polls

math player poll:

1. Harrison Brown

math team poll:

1. Alabama 2012-13
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri May 26, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta
Replies: 23
Views: 8833

Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

now i know what it is like to be kevin durant
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Difficulty Consistency in Finals Packets
Replies: 19
Views: 7050

Re: Difficulty Consistency in Finals Packets

Is it really necessary to write a hard couple of packets to help distinguish the best team from the second best team? Why do some people think these teams are incapable of distinguishing between themselves? Does the NBA arbitrarily raise the rim to eleven feet for the Finals? Does a grand slam tenni...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How many tiebreaker games do we really need?
Replies: 20
Views: 5997

Re: How many tiebreaker games do we really need?

ACF Nationals seems to have had fewer rounds this year than in the previous umpteen years as well. Each team got approximately 15 matches this year (over two days) as opposed to the usual demanding 18 or 19 round schedule (at least for the top teams). Certainly you can handle 16 rounds over the cour...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How many tiebreaker games do we really need?
Replies: 20
Views: 5997

Re: How many tiebreaker games do we really need?

I'm not sure anyone is upset about more quizbowl. We didn't have to break these ties, but since we already had ties we did have to break, there was no additional time needed to run these games. Quiz bowl is always better than the lack thereof. What has gotten into your head, Mr. Reed? Have you ever...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel
Replies: 63
Views: 22510

Re: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel

y'all can pretend to be southern but when y'alls done finishin' up dat tricky triangle wit tree too many pegs in it y'all gon be found out, y'hear? ain't nobody from the north can finish with one or two pegs. y'all be thinkin' y'alls smart 'n stuff, but y'all too dum. d-u-m. dum. *we ain't never had...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Louisiana Open IV at UL Lafayette [6/17/17]
Replies: 2
Views: 1278

Louisiana Open IV at UL Lafayette [6/17/17]

Greetings, This is an announcement for a rather late mirror of WAO to be run at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the early summer. We will be using the WAO set for the fourth incarnation of the Louisiana Open. *update! The tournament will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 unless I have t...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 38428

Re: The Barbarism of Monetization

A couple of people have mentioned having to buy copies of old sets their teams played that got misplaced. Does NAQT not provide replacement copies for free? I'm just wondering since my high school team forgot to pick up its copy of the 2009 HSNCT set at the tournament itself, and when I asked about...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX mirror at UL Lafayette [4/1/17] *CANCELLED*
Replies: 3
Views: 1433

Re: Terrapin XXIX mirror at UL Lafayette [4/1/17] *CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to lack of teams (not lack of interest, just quite a few conflicts of interest this time around), we are going to have to cancel this mirror.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 11221

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

If the choice is between the handful of schools that previously showed up to NAQT State tournaments and the 24+ schools competing in this new event on pyramidal questions, then there should be no question--this is a great deal for pyramidal quizbowl! The reason for the lower attendance at previous ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 11221

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

Even though Mrs. Dugas is an awesome person. I want to second this. Even though the Association and Alliance are having some major disputes, I actually think that Ashley is an amazing person. I enjoy officiating at the ESA Invitational quite a bit. It's quite awesome to enter the room you're staffi...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT
Replies: 24
Views: 9031

Re: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT

If you are planning on running the tournament at both MSNCT and HSNCT, are you planning to run one half of the questions at one of the tournaments and the other half at the other tournament? Naturally, I would like to hear the whole set (I won't be at NSC). No matter what ends up happening, everyon...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT
Replies: 24
Views: 9031

Re: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT

If you are planning on running the tournament at both MSNCT and HSNCT, are you planning to run one half of the questions at one of the tournaments and the other half at the other tournament? Naturally, I would like to hear the whole set (I won't be at NSC).
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 10771

Re: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)

math is fun and easy - play this in full at hsnct plz
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 11221

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

...quite a few people who have been organizing and staffing good quizbowl tournaments in the state for well over a decade now which now call themselves the Louisiana Quiz Bowl Alliance . The Louisiana Quiz Bowl Association is not the new state quizbowl organization. The Louisiana Quiz Bowl Alliance...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 11221

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

More schools seem to be participating in pyramidal quiz bowl, and hopefully this trend will only continue. Good quizbowl has been trending upward in Louisiana since the early 2000s. It took a while to get off its feet, but Louisiana has had somewhat healthy good quizbowl participation for quite som...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror @ Toronto (12.03.17)
Replies: 8
Views: 4178

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror @ Toronto (12.03.17)

cruzeiro wrote:Yes, this is noted Canadian Rafael Krichevsky being referred to.
He's from CANADA???
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX mirror at UL Lafayette [4/1/17] *CANCELLED*
Replies: 3
Views: 1433

Re: Terrapin XXIX mirror at UL Lafayette [4/1/17]

Field: [4 total, cap 6* (tentative)]

Kevin Marshall et al.
Jake Sundberg, probably solo
Louisiana Tech (1, maybe 2)
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX mirror at UL Lafayette [4/1/17] *CANCELLED*
Replies: 3
Views: 1433

Terrapin XXIX mirror at UL Lafayette [4/1/17] *CANCELLED*

This is an announcement for a late mirror of Terrapin XXIX , which will take place on the campus of University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Saturday, April 1. This is an open tournament. Any person who has not heard the set can play. This tournament will take place in Judice-Rickels Hall, across fro...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX @ Louisiana Tech 4/8/17 (open)
Replies: 1
Views: 1139

Re: Terrapin XXIX @ Louisiana Tech 4/8/17 (open)

All indicators seem to point to this event moving to 4/1/17 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Further details to come soon.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Let's Remember Some Guys"
Replies: 44
Views: 18279

Re: "Let's Remember Some Guys"

Are these packets meant to be 12 questions long? That just seems a little weird, thought maybe you might have typed in a wrong number or something.

*totally writing up a packet for this
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 8115

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

Why isn't vibrational degrees of freedom acceptable? It seems overly picky not to accept it. [The tossup was very good, by the way.]