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by Gautam
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Please help with ICCS
Replies: 1
Views: 1871

Re: Please help with ICCS

I made an inspirational poster. You should be inspired to write questions for this effort.

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by Gautam
Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 264904

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

crash bandicoot wrote:Would anyone be interested if I wrote a packet on cricket?
I would shed several tears of joy if that happened.
by Gautam
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gautam's Non-Bio/Chem questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

Re: Gautam's Non-Bio/Chem questions

Gautam, I am a big fan of your visual arts choices, and suspect you might enjoy my arts tournament (ETA next year). The Poussin bonus could have been a little harder and the Beuys bonus part could have described some of his works. His display cabinets of random objects, his work with felt/fat, and ...
by Gautam
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gautam's Non-Bio/Chem questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

Gautam's Non-Bio/Chem questions

Now that the finals packets have been read... I wrote a packets worth of questions outside of Bio/Chem for this tournament. I would love your thoughts on how they went. Finals 2: Tossups on Cities and Wealth of Nations, Naum Gabo. Bonuses on Joseph Beuys, BOnferroni, Alta California, Hua Guofeng, Br...
by Gautam
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: On in-game feedback in quizbowl
Replies: 3
Views: 1631

On in-game feedback in quizbowl

Hi quizbowl, This past weekend, I staffed CO. I haven't really staffed too many "high profile" collegiate events like this in the past... this was also the first event with a truly 'national' participant body that I've staffed since ICT '13, and the first tournament that I staffed since MUT '11 for ...
by Gautam
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror @ Berkeley (August 9)
Replies: 7
Views: 4095

Re: VCU Open mirror @ Berkeley (August 9)

So what's going on with this mirror? Any plans for the side events?
by Gautam
Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thanks and general discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 18340

Re: Thanks and general discussion

I had intended for the tossup on Paul Revere to be on the portrait itself rather than the person. But I think the changes Andrew made to that TU made it a much better question overall.
by Gautam
Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 12210

Re: CO History Discussion

This was fun. At times I thought powers were a little generous, but it's hardly a complaint. The set did a good job of being very accessible.
by Gautam
Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thanks and general discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 18340

Re: Thanks and general discussion

It was fun to edit the tournament with Andrew, Austin, Gaurav, Ike, and Jacob. Many thanks for Rohan, Nick, and Corin from LASA, who gave feedback/contributed questions. Also many thanks to Victor P and Adam S, who playtested and provided valuable feedback on ~60% of the submissions. If you have fee...
by Gautam
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2014 (July 19-20, UChicago)
Replies: 71
Views: 37122

Re: Chicago Open 2014 (July 19-20, UChicago)

People started to head home before 8pm, a good time was had by all, etc. Thanks for coming to CO. Congratulations to the Virginia + Mukherjee for a great showing today. It was fun to read for all the teams, too. Every one has interesting depth and breadth in their knowledge... There were some fantas...
by Gautam
Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tiers of players?
Replies: 15
Views: 5355

Re: Tiers of players?

I personally think that Eric Mukherjee is OP and should be nerfed in the next patch. Done. Eric's team now starts with -50 points every game. We dismissed Gautam and had Nick J. edit all of the bio, who convinced us that it is reasonable to have at least 8/8 questions on savaging. I've replaced all...
by Gautam
Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: What I think is wrong with the new ACF Fall format
Replies: 4
Views: 4156

Re: What I think is wrong with the new ACF Fall format

I know it's TBD, but I'm very curious to hear more about how the "editors will tell you what distribution your submissions should adhere to" will work. I gather that there just be a few stock half-distributions that people are assigned, presumably at random? Basically what you said, but I'll try to...
by Gautam
Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: What I think is wrong with the new ACF Fall format
Replies: 4
Views: 4156

Re: What I think is wrong with the new ACF Fall format

I actually posted directing people here first, so I'll be brief (so no one gets here and doesn't see it). I'll speak on behalf of ACF on this one - I came up with some of the ideas and sought input from the ACF folks on the rest. 1) Half-packs will not help address questions not being used Bad half...
by Gautam
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 26372

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement

Packet Submissions! (Accurate as of 3:00 PM Eastern time on Oct 21, 2014) Submitted before the 09/14/14 deadline: Central Connecticut (Half Packet) Ohio State Distance Education (Half Packet) Waterloo A (Half Packet) VCU A (Half Packet) Cal Poly SLO (Half Packet) Illinois B (Half Packet) McGill A (H...
by Gautam
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 26372

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement

FAQs: 1. How does packet submission work with the new half-packet requirements? Please reference the original announcement (first post in this thread) and this flowchart for the packet-submission guidelines. If Lucidchart is not working for you, please use this link instead. 2. My team would like to...
by Gautam
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 26372

ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

As of 10/10/2014- Registration You can now register for ACF Fall 2014 via this form . Please keep in mind that there are two midwest sites, one of which is for high school teams only . If you are a college team, you will be attending the WUStL site, so make sure you select that when you register. Ho...
by Gautam
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 40825

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

This was fun to play. Thanks to Matt, Stephen, Victor, Robert, Richard, the inestimable Auronius Gupta and anyone else who read for us. (sorry if I'm forgetting you!) Also many thanks to Austin/Benji/Nikhil for tolerating my bad negs throughout the day, and being generally awesome otherwise. -Gautam...
by Gautam
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 40825

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Galadedrid Damodred wrote:I will be playing this tournament on Benji and Nikhil's team.
I am also on this team now.

-Gautam
by Gautam
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 264904

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have toyed around with the idea of writing a packet on Electronica recently. I wrote a couple of tossups which I just played in the IRC. People were able to answer them, and these are kind of what I'm looking to write. They're quoted below. Is anyone interested in hearing more of these? One of her...
by Gautam
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 57913

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Various pictures of Minnesotans taken at practices: https://drive.google.com/#folders/0B7oE ... FlPOEFLaFU
by Gautam
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 40825

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Ah, one of those tournaments I can play in my pajamas. I'm signing up.
by Gautam
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 27465

Re: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion

The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:Here's a listing of events that I've heard something about happening. I'll update this list as the summer goes on.

Fall 2014 Semester Events:

ACF Fall [easy packet-sub]
ACF Fall will be happening the weekend of the 8th of Nov.

Thanks!

-Gautam
by Gautam
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 47754

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:There's a few others I wanted to mention, since I forgot them earlier.
Eric Kwartler: For 10 points, name this protein abbreviated TOR
Eric: *Buzz*. HOLY FUCK. IS THIS "TARGET OF RAPAMYCIN"?! (this was, again, much harder back then)
Your are welcome
by Gautam
Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 47754

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

I completely forgot about that random tournament I played in Guelph, ON, in a 5 day weekend that involved: * 36 hours of Megabus riding. Nobody gave birth during this trip though. * 2 hours of Andy Kravis rounding up various Michiganders in and around Novi and other random suburbs. For a while we we...
by Gautam
Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:52 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 47754

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

Turns out, cheap Napa Valley Pinot brings back good memories. 10. 2009 Regionals. This was among the best edited tournaments out there in my opinion. It was a fun set to play. 9. Titanomachy in '07. This was good stuff. My second regular difficulty tournament, a super relaxed setting at Chaska HS, a...
by Gautam
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Playtesting - Lit, myth, and Other Science
Replies: 1
Views: 1212

Re: CO Playtesting - Lit, myth, and Other Science

I would like to playtest some bio and chem.

Please send me an email at gkandlikar@gmail.com if you are interested. We'll coordinate logistics there.
by Gautam
Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 3M: Chicago Open History Doubles, 7/20
Replies: 47
Views: 22044

Re: 3M: Chicago Open History Doubles, 7/20

I would like to play this business.
by Gautam
Tue May 27, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 48316

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

to filling CRR with completely unanswerable bullshit in the science distribution I hate to derail this thread with non modern-world chatter, but can we leave this out, please? It is not like the other social cues you mention.It was Nick's first time writing for a hard tournament and he did an admir...
by Gautam
Tue May 27, 2014 4:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 48316

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

I saw the event transpire, and thought it was just an amusing example of quizbowl spite. At no point did it seem like violence was imminent or whatever. As I recall, at least 5 of the 9 people in the room had a generally cheerful demeanor within 5 seconds of the exchange, notwithstanding the grievan...
by Gautam
Wed May 21, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl in Minnesota
Replies: 13
Views: 9845

Re: Quiz Bowl in Minnesota

This meant my first ever match against Trevor, Gautam, was in a hallway at Macalester College The Macalester mezzanine! You seem to imply there was a 2006 TOMCAT... and I have no recollection of this. I'll take your word for it. R's MQBA pages have the stats for the 2007 tournament only . In the qu...
by Gautam
Mon May 19, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 48316

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

Sorry, I'm out.
by Gautam
Tue May 13, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Annotate QB Questions for Fun, Practice, Profit, and Science
Replies: 4
Views: 3217

Re: Annotate QB Questions for Fun, Practice, Profit, and Sci

Awesome! Thanks for linking us to your paper.
by Gautam
Fri May 02, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open/second summer open this year
Replies: 44
Views: 18041

Re: VCU Open/second summer open this year

I know it's only been a week, but is there any movement on this? I'd love to know soon so that I can make travel plans for August.

-GK
by Gautam
Fri May 02, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 48316

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

All right, I signed up for this business. I know some things.

I don't have the "Page A3 of the Star Tribune for Patrick's Press" formula for this tournament figured out, though, so I can't tell you how many red pandas the Como Zoo has.
by Gautam
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open/second summer open this year
Replies: 44
Views: 18041

Re: VCU Open/second summer open this year

theMoMA wrote:Would people be interested in converging on the west coast for a mirror? I really enjoyed when the bulk of quizbowl traveled to Stanford for Cardinal Classic, and it'd be fun to do something like that again.
Product/Service status: endorsed.
by Gautam
Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion
Replies: 169
Views: 40722

Re: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion

I submitted the bonus on a hodgepodge of labor things. My submission went thusly: In early studies of his model, Jacob Mincer showed that restricting human capital investment to this quantity fails to adequately explain earnings of individuals with more than a decade of continuous work experience. F...
by Gautam
Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowl and technology: a proposal
Replies: 43
Views: 20444

Re: quizbowl and technology: a proposal

At LASA, we've forked Jerry's QBDB and have been building off of it for an archive. As of right now, it's not polished enough for release but so far we have around 25 college regular difficulty and below tournaments, some basic search functionality, and a random packet generator. Before we release,...
by Gautam
Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowl and technology: a proposal
Replies: 43
Views: 20444

Re: quizbowl and technology: a proposal

Thanks for putting this up, Jerry. I've also been thinking along these lines recently. There are a fair number of things that could use some improvement. I think it would be a fruitful endeavor to solve a simpler problem and see how it scales out, learn any pain points, etc. One 'problem' that I thi...
by Gautam
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Errata
Replies: 31
Views: 3607

Re: Errata

Hm, okay. In my experience, the term "darshan" is used for the actual act of reverence, such as touching the feet of a priest or idol, but I'm willing to chalk this up to me not understanding the spiritual implications of the physical act. A little late to this discussion, but the clue is fine. Dar...
by Gautam
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Biology and Chemistry
Replies: 30
Views: 3926

Re: Biology and Chemistry

I'll refrain from commenting on question content here, but the answerlines to many biology and chemistry questions were about as long as, or longer than, the tossups themselves. Although the set avoided the common problem of not including obvious alternate answers, it created a different problem by...
by Gautam
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Biology and Chemistry
Replies: 30
Views: 3926

Re: Biology and Chemistry

I might post something more later, but one complaint I had with tossups on the LUMO and Photosystem 1 was that these tossups made it very clear to me pretty early that it was one of two possible answers in both cases (HOMO or LUMO, PS1 or PS2). If I'm playing against Billy Busse, Ashvin or Eric, I'...
by Gautam
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SUBMIT at UC Berkeley [3/8/14]
Replies: 10
Views: 4555

Re: SUBMIT at UC Berkeley [3/8/14]

Thanks to Berkeley for hosting. It was good to be able to play tournament after ~1.75 years.

-GK
by Gautam
Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 25848

Re: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion

I wrote some econ for this and provided feedback on some other econ TUs. Email me/post here if you want to comment on them.

TU on revealed preferences
TU on optimum currency areas
Bonus on the financial accelerator
Bonus on healthcare econ.
by Gautam
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ICT DI specific question discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 17641

Re: DI specific question discussion

Can we see that Bhagavad Gita tossup? Edit: Also, that tossup on Thomas Sargent was not very good. It went thusly- "Generic economist doing generic things that are indistinguishable from what other economists do.... FTP name this nobel prize winner." If whoever did want to write a tossup on recent n...
by Gautam
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ICT DI general set discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 3848

Re: DI general set discussion

So, a quick note- That tossup on "Heaven" which has already been dissected in the other thread was tossup #20 or 21 in that packet. Are we still undecided on whether or not to put trash questions this late into a packet? I feel like people have complained about this for ages (though I can't recall a...
by Gautam
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: RSS feeds for study?
Replies: 3
Views: 2037

Re: RSS feeds for study?

Also, finding out the above was not very hard. If you like to go to any kind of website that is managed via a Content Management System, odds are that it has an RSS feed going for it. If you want to subscribe to the feed, just copy/past your URL into google reader, and it will parse out the right li...
by Gautam
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: RSS feeds for study?
Replies: 3
Views: 2037

Re: RSS feeds for study?

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=featuredfeed&feed=featured&feedformat=atom ===> Featured; most recent article is on Deusdedit http://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=featuredfeed&feed=potd&feedformat=atom ===> Photo of the day; most recent photo on the Australian Golden Whistler http://en....
by Gautam
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4
Replies: 18
Views: 3520

Re: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4

Depending on the costs, Facebook's Graph search might be a valuable marketing tool. Reaching out to "Friends or friends of friends attending college who like Chimamanda Adichie" is probably going to have a non-trivially higher success rate of getting people to notice compared to the 0% figures cited...
by Gautam
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 7754

Re: Question-specific discussion

Besides the 6/6 I contributed for the Carson et al packet, I wrote the TU on the Dirichlet distribution. If you have things to say about it, email me or write here.

--GK