Search found 161 matches

by sephirothrr
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)
Replies: 22
Views: 4376

Re: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)

"One Shift, Two Shift, Redshift, Blueshift" (Maximilian Shatan, Geoffrey Chen, Hidehiro Anto, Greg Peterson) clinched by defeating "Will the Real Ben G. Wynne Please Stand Up" (Stephen Liu, Benji Nguyen, Michael Coates, Chinmay Kansara) 325-295 in the first game of an advantaged final. Thanks for ev...
by sephirothrr
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)
Replies: 22
Views: 4376

Re: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)

Now that I've heard back from everyone, I'm officially locking the field - we're at eight teams of four and two of five, so we're confirmed for a simple nine game round robin, with finals. I've posted the tournament schedule on the team formation spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...
by sephirothrr
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)
Replies: 22
Views: 4376

Re: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)

Hello all, I'll be taking over as TD for this tournament. Right now it looks like we have ten teams signed up, with five empty spaces for six free agents. Unless we get a huge surge of interest, I'm gonna go ahead and cap the field at that number, and on, let's say Wednesday afternoon, i'll assign a...
by sephirothrr
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg5 to SQBS Parser
Replies: 10
Views: 1965

Re: Neg5 to SQBS Parser

Yes, but that could caused by simply entering the wrong command, or because you're using a different version of python - the file is written for Python 3. If you can take a screenshot of those errors and post them here, I can tell you which is the case.
by sephirothrr
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg5 to SQBS Parser
Replies: 10
Views: 1965

Re: Neg5 to SQBS Parser

Can you post the errors that you're getting? It's likely that you may have the wrong version of python installed.
by sephirothrr
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP (now including all grades!)
Replies: 8
Views: 2368

Re: science championship

is this an out-of-season april fool's joke?
by sephirothrr
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Attention Louisville and Princeton Quizbowl
Replies: 9
Views: 2690

Re: Attention Louisville and Princeton Quizbowl

So, the main reason I was so dismissive was that the situation that Harris has presented where he's attempting to get payment but the dastardardly and/or incompetent bureaucracy isn't responding to him is patently untrue. On November 2, 2017, over two weeks before the tournament, the University of L...
by sephirothrr
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Attention Louisville and Princeton Quizbowl
Replies: 9
Views: 2690

Re: Attention Louisville and Princeton Quizbowl

I'm not now nor was I then officially officially affiliated with UofL Quizbowl in any way, but I find your outrage rather incomprehensible. UofL Quizbowl is a part of the University of Louisville, and as such, as absolutely no ability whatsoever to simply mail out checks to people. UofL teams have b...
by sephirothrr
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK Online Mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 1406

Re: SOUNDTRACK Online Mirror

cool, I'll probably be a little late then, but I'll join as soon as I'm able!
by sephirothrr
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK Online Mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 1406

Re: SOUNDTRACK Online Mirror

Is there any way this can be pushed back an hour or so? I'm extremely looking forward to this set, but I don't get home until 9 tonight.
by sephirothrr
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Louisville (KY) Spring Academic Tournament (April 8, 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: Louisville (KY) Spring Academic Tournament (April 8, 201

Stat reports can be found on the tourament page here. Note that in the combined stats, the teams are not listed by order of finish - the correct order of finish can be found by looking at the stat report for Playoffs.
by sephirothrr
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 8491

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

I converted those histograms into a cumulative graph, to get a bit of a better idea of what the buzz pyramid looked like:

https://i.imgur.com/PglFlef.png

Image
by sephirothrr
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 31889

Re: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 20

Are you willing to make available the subdistributions within the big three?
by sephirothrr
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: There Will Be Stock Clues
Replies: 31
Views: 11635

Re: There Will Be Stock Clues

Did this ever get resolved, one way or another?
by sephirothrr
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 EFT at Louisville (10/14)
Replies: 1
Views: 1260

Re: 2017 EFT at Louisville (10/14)

Hey everyone, sorry for the delay, I misplaced the floppy disk with the stats and so had to recreate them from memory. Kentucky A went 10-0 to clear the field and win the tournament. Detailed stats can be found by joining the discussion group for this tournament, and standard stats can be found here...
by sephirothrr
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 13776

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

It is not accurate to imply that staffers were blind to the use of the system, unless the tournament director failed to inform them of such. We sent out the scoresheets ahead of time. I apologize to Nick for not adequately anticipating the difficulty of checking his email and reading documents on t...
by sephirothrr
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 EFT at Louisville (10/14)
Replies: 1
Views: 1260

2017 EFT at Louisville (10/14)

The University of Louisville Quiz Bowl Team is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2017 Early Fall tournament on Saturday, October 14th . This tournament will be taking place in the Bingham Humanities building, the same location as any previous tournaments at the University of Louisville...
by sephirothrr
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 12474

Re: Preseason Poll

vinteuil wrote:Is Kurtis still eligible?
No, I don't believe so, at least not for Louisville.
by sephirothrr
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 12163

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

I've submitted the packets to the DB for approval, so hopefully they'll show up soon. Please let me know if I missed any egregious errors so that I can fix them.
That said, I sill haven't fixed the stats errors because I'm a slacking slacker who slacks, but that will happen...eventually.
by sephirothrr
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 567
Views: 224168

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

This happened - Eric and Jordan thoroughly beat up the packets, in that order; results are here:

edit: fixed: http://i.imgur.com/ZORRqRj.png
by sephirothrr
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 567
Views: 224168

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

So it looks like today is the most popular day, I'll be reading at 9:00 EDT tonight on discord! I hope to see people there!
by sephirothrr
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd
Replies: 60
Views: 24497

Re: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd

So it looks like today is the most popular day, I'll be reading at 9:00 EDT tonight on discord! I hope to see people there!
by sephirothrr
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 567
Views: 224168

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I've posted this elsewhere as well, but I'm planning on reading the remainder of the edited CO packets over Discord in the near future. Please respond to this poll to let me know when would be the best time.

edit: fixed link: http://www.strawpoll.me/13560297
by sephirothrr
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 12163

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

Edit: So it looks like today is the most popular day, I'll be reading at 9:00 EDT tonight on discord! I hope to see people there!
by sephirothrr
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd
Replies: 60
Views: 24497

Re: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd

Alright, since people are pretty apathetic about posting, or maybe because I haven't given enough time, I've made this strawpoll, that I'll also post in the discussion thread and the random packet announcement thread.

edit: fixed link: http://www.strawpoll.me/13560297
by sephirothrr
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd
Replies: 60
Views: 24497

Re: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd

csheep wrote:I would prefer either tonight or Sunday night over Saturday.
That's alright with me, does 9:00 tonight work?
by sephirothrr
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd
Replies: 60
Views: 24497

Re: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd

Hey, so I've heard that there's some interest in reading the remainder of the packets on some online form - I'm thinking about doing that this Saturday evening. Does that work for people? That works for me what time and place? Meaning all the unused packets? I was going to read our packet on the Di...
by sephirothrr
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd
Replies: 60
Views: 24497

Re: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd

My tentative plan was Saturday evening at 9:00 EDT on the Discord, but I'm willing to move that around - tonight also works, if that's enough forewarning.
by sephirothrr
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd
Replies: 60
Views: 24497

Re: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd

Hey, so I've heard that there's some interest in reading the remainder of the packets on some online form - I'm thinking about doing that this Saturday evening. Does that work for people?
by sephirothrr
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd
Replies: 60
Views: 24497

Re: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd

I'll finish separating the stats and post them sometime tomorrow, sorry about being so late!
by sephirothrr
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)
Replies: 51
Views: 29059

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)

Hey, so is ACF actually ever going to pay site hosts or are they going to just get dicked around forever? Asking for a friend.
by sephirothrr
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT: Alex's Stuff (Fine Arts, some OSci/Religion)
Replies: 21
Views: 5220

Re: Alex's Stuff (Fine Arts, some OSci/Religion)

so, re: the _law of large numbers_ tossup - to me, it doesn't feel like there's any actual change in difficulty in that tossup. Part of it might have to just do with me just not having ever thought about that as a Named Thing before. Also confusing was that "Kolmogorov's Criterion" refers to somethi...
by sephirothrr
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT: Alex's Stuff (Fine Arts, some OSci/Religion)
Replies: 21
Views: 5220

Re: Alex's Stuff (Fine Arts, some OSci/Religion)

Yea I have no qualms about tossing up Mendelssohn VC personally as mentioned. It's hugely canonical and popular. While it's true that the piece is one of the most played in the repertoire, that doesn't change the fact that it's still too hard an answer line for this tournament. I think this questio...
by sephirothrr
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT: Alex's Stuff (Fine Arts, some OSci/Religion)
Replies: 21
Views: 5220

Re: Alex's Stuff (Fine Arts, some OSci/Religion)

I'm on my phone, so this will be neither exhaustive nor eloquent, so bear with me. Also, I think many of these were already mentioned during the tournament, but I figure it can't hurt to mention. search algorithms I think this question needs more early and middle clues. It started out talking about ...
by sephirothrr
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 12068

Re: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion

So, it's obviously hard to make statements on what people know from what I know, but I've taken exactly one econ course in my entire life, which was a required general Introduction to Economics, and that was enough to know what REMICs are. It seemed a bit strange for that to be the first clue, espec...
by sephirothrr
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Skype Tournament 3/18/17
Replies: 7
Views: 3331

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Skype Tournament 3/18/17

Sorry for the brief delay, but stats for this tournament are up now. They can be found here! . Apologies for the 2 rounds of lost stats due to laptop issues in room 3. If/when we are able to re-construct those, I will re-upload these stats. For now, each of those two rounds are just marked as a for...
by sephirothrr
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Skype Tournament Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 3932

Re: Skype Tournament Guidelines

I think that hosts of an online tournament should definitely use something like Google Docs for their scoresheets - they're backed up so stats don't go missing, there's no need to get packets to the stats person, and most importantly, they can be filled ahead of time with the teams and players, savi...
by sephirothrr
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school
Replies: 41
Views: 13287

Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

I'm definitely writing something for this!
by sephirothrr
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 27043

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

PS: does anyone know what to do if the protesting team was negged in power, the resolution of their protest is “should have been prompted”, and then 10s the replacement tossup? Is it worth 10 or 15? If it is determined that a moderator improperly rejected a response to a tossup question that should...
by sephirothrr
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 27043

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

Also, we should have listed that we're bringing one set of buzzers.
by sephirothrr
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 28437

Re: 2017 ICT bids

That system seems like the best approach so far, though I'm a little leery of that kind of value judgement in general, unless there's something like a large benefit of the doubt.
by sephirothrr
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 28437

Re: 2017 ICT bids

This post is made in my capacity as a normal member of the forums, not as an administrator!!!!!!! Don't get tricked by the color of my name! Also, the idea that reasonably intelligent quizbowlers, who are used to parsing sentences that are barely English on the fly while simultaneously recalling in...
by sephirothrr
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 28437

Re: 2017 ICT bids

3. While team-splitting might happen and might crowd out a deserving team, there is nothing that can be done about this. That statement may be unpopular but it is true. Any guideline which might be put in place to prevent team-splitting would be unenforceable. It is not NAQT's responsibility to mic...
by sephirothrr
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 28437

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I think nobody's mad at D2 because the D-value invitations extends down to 25th, which is fair also considering you have the 4 CCCT bids. That's a lot larger number than 13 originally in D1. There'd be much less anger if like UVA's second bid was given to Division 2. Ben Herman makes a good point, ...
by sephirothrr
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 28437

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I get what you guys are saying--that's one of the reasons I resigned, but aside from constantly noting "i don't represent the forums," I'm not sure what else Max could have done. I would think the fact that other staffers offered different opinions might also show that Max's opinion wasn't 100% hel...
by sephirothrr
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 28437

Re: 2017 ICT bids

Even though I am no longer a board staff member (sooner or later, my security clearance will be revoked), I think it's kind of silly to act like just because Max is a board staff member, somehow he can't express opinions without it being interpreted as authoritative. Nothing any of the moderators s...