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by VSCOelasticity
Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: HARI Open Mirror - Discord (10/2)
Replies: 7
Views: 1773

Re: HARI Open Mirror - Discord (10/2)

Myself, Dan Puma, and Dylan Minarik are currently looking for a 4th for this. Let me know if you're interested!

Edit: the above is no longer true
by VSCOelasticity
Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 2951

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

As my laptop battery dies, so does my unsaved tossup on the seventh wife of Amenhotep IX. Sidling up to a Hucks in Bowling Green, Jonathen quickly abandons the car, leaving me to keep watch. I find a cool bug. The gas station man forces me to drink sink water, so I purchase a Heath ice cream bar as...
by VSCOelasticity
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Semi-Serious Charity Tournament (7/31/2021)
Replies: 19
Views: 5106

Re: A Semi-Serious Charity Tournament (7/31/2021)

Yeah, I've been thinking about this- I'll offer $25 to anyone willing to moderate for this tournament. I don't want to go back on letting people play the event for free, so there will be an optional fee to help cover logistical costs for teams playing the tournament, and I'll make up the difference...
by VSCOelasticity
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Semi-Serious Charity Tournament (7/31/2021)
Replies: 19
Views: 5106

Re: A Semi-Serious Charity Tournament (7/31/2021)

Posting this so people see an unread post and hopefully check the tournament date. I could've missed the date decision since it was just edited in.
by VSCOelasticity
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5480

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

This system's current version is "2e," which is stylized with an epsilon. Oren Patashnik developed a reference management utility for this system, whose name reflects Leslie Lamport's modification of an underlying system created by Donald Knuth. Computer Modern is the default (*) typeface...
by VSCOelasticity
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5480

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

This system's current version is "2e," which is stylized with an epsilon. Oren Patashnik developed a reference management utility for this system, whose name reflects Leslie Lamport's modification of an underlying system created by Donald Knuth. Computer Modern is the default (*) typeface...
by VSCOelasticity
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5480

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

This system's current version is "2e," which is stylized with an epsilon. Oren Patashnik developed a reference management utility for this system, whose name reflects Leslie Lamport's modification of an underlying system created by Donald Knuth. Computer Modern is the default (*) typeface...
by VSCOelasticity
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 72
Views: 22323

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

Can you add some instructions on installing and running from source for Linux users?
by VSCOelasticity
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge/Oxford Open Tournament (COOT) North American Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3989

Re: Cambridge/Oxford Open Tournament (COOT) North American Mirror

The logistics e-mail has been sent out. Please let me know if you did not receive it.
by VSCOelasticity
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge/Oxford Open Tournament (COOT) North American Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3989

Re: Cambridge/Oxford Open Tournament (COOT) North American Mirror

There's room for a 16th team if anyone wants to sign up at the last minute!
by VSCOelasticity
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge/Oxford Open Tournament (COOT) North American Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3989

Re: Cambridge/Oxford Open Tournament (COOT) North American Mirror

Hello! I need staff for COOT this Saturday 4/17! I am paying $50 with the expectation that you can mod a room by yourself. Please staff COOT! PM me on here or email me if you're available
by VSCOelasticity
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge/Oxford Open Tournament (COOT) North American Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3989

Re: Cambridge/Oxford Open Tournament (COOT) North American Mirror

Hello everyone! COOT is happening this weekend! We have one more team slot and some empty slots on existing teams. Existing teams should fill out their rosters. Free agents should either find an existing team to join or contact other free agents to make a 16th team. If the field is not full by 8 AM ...
by VSCOelasticity
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 NAQT ICT: online, April 10
Replies: 28
Views: 8014

Re: 2021 NAQT ICT: online, April 10

I don't believe I saw this mentioned in the video, apologies if it was. Will the moderators be counting the seconds after the buzz themselves or using the buzzin.live counter? And if they're using the buzzin.live counter, will we be expected to just say the answer if we are first (timer starts right...
by VSCOelasticity
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 NAQT ICT: online, April 10
Replies: 28
Views: 8014

Re: 2021 NAQT ICT: online, April 10

A quick clarifying question: are players allowed to buzz on Buzzin.Live with a keyboard attached to the same computer that Zoom is running? This is assuming that the keyboard is able to be held such that both hands are on the webcam.
by VSCOelasticity
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge/Oxford Open Tournament (COOT) North American Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3989

Re: Cambridge/Oxford Open Tournament (COOT) North American Mirror

The field cap has been expanded to 16 teams. With 16 teams, the planned format will be: two brackets of eight into four playoff brackets of four (9 rounds). I'd like one more staffer for 16 teams, and staff are welcome to sign up in anticipation of the field size increasing again. Please note that t...
by VSCOelasticity
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge/Oxford Open Tournament (COOT) North American Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3989

Re: Cambridge/Oxford Open Tournament (COOT) North American Mirror

I can't read a bar graph, apparently. The tournament is on April 17th. All posts have been updated. If you registered and 4/17 doesn't work, please let me know. I apologize for my goof.
by VSCOelasticity
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge/Oxford Open Tournament (COOT) North American Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3989

Re: Cambridge/Oxford Open Tournament (COOT) North American Mirror

The poll was close, but this tournament will be held on April 17th, 2021 starting at 10:00AM EST . The initial field cap will be 10 teams. The planned format is a full round robin (9 games). A one-game final between teams with even records is guaranteed. If there is a situation that would normally r...
by VSCOelasticity
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge/Oxford Open Tournament (COOT) North American Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3989

Cambridge/Oxford Open Tournament (COOT) North American Mirror

Hello, everyone. I am excited to announce a North America mirror of Cambridge/Oxford Open Tournament (COOT). The main set announcement can be found here . I, Jonathen Settle, will be the tournament director. The tournament will be run on Discord. Date & Time This tournament will take place on Ap...
by VSCOelasticity
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WOOLF (Spring-Summer 2022)
Replies: 7
Views: 2209

Re: WOOLF (TBD)

I'd be interested in collaborating with someone on a packet if anyone wants to form a duo or larger group.
by VSCOelasticity
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 31
Views: 7677

Re: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)

Thank you to the PAveMEnT team for a really enjoyable set! I had a ton of fun :party: I did not take detailed notes, and am not sure I am truly equipped to give constructive feedback. I think there were a good amount of challenging questions. The answer lines and giveaways balanced being approachabl...
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)
Replies: 15
Views: 5743

Re: (Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)

I did have one minor suggestion I wanted to make. In one of our rounds, there was a rather complicated protest resolution-tiebreaker situation. Both teams involved ended up staying in the room while it was worked out, which meant that we arrived to our next game rather late. Since (in this case) th...
by VSCOelasticity
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Input on a 2021 ACF Regionals super-site
Replies: 1
Views: 1819

Re: Input on a 2021 ACF Regionals super-site

This would be a lot of fun, and makes me more excited for Regionals! (Presuming that Florida is invited/my teammates want to register). I personally think 20ish teams would be nice. Something that approximates the top two brackets of Nats. I don't think this would depress regional sites more than a...
by VSCOelasticity
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: New Discord Tournament Server Management Bot
Replies: 3
Views: 2797

Re: New Discord Tournament Server Management Bot

entropy wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:45 pm I am very proud and grateful that PACE has officially recommended that TDs use this bot for Discord tournaments. This page on the PACE website provides a detailed guide for how to use the bot.
This link no longer works. I believe this is the correct link now.
by VSCOelasticity
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Collegiate Preseason Poll 2020-1
Replies: 14
Views: 5727

Re: Collegiate Preseason Poll 2020-1

A good discussion was had in Discord, and it made me see that I had failed to consider the following teams (in no particular order):

Stanford B
Northwestern
UNC
UCLA
Michigan
Vanderbilt
Columbia B
by VSCOelasticity
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Collegiate Preseason Poll 2020-1
Replies: 14
Views: 5727

Re: Collegiate Preseason Poll 2020-1

In an attempt to spark conversation (and maybe adjust based on my lack of information on teams), here is the draft of my ballot. Everything beyond the 13ish range was hard for me to rank due to missing rosters, and geographical isolation down in Florida. 1 Columbia 2 Stanford 3 Maryland 4 Berkeley 5...
by VSCOelasticity
Mon May 18, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Summer Events?
Replies: 7
Views: 2009

Re: Summer Events?

Here Comes Rusev Day wrote: Mon May 18, 2020 6:29 pm the hope is to have an in-person event down here in Florida in the late summer
glad to see my fellow Floridians taking the pandemic seriously
by VSCOelasticity
Thu May 07, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 7142

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

Location: As Will mentioned earlier in the thread, this tournament will take place over Zoom with video. This will require each participant to have a working web cam. If you do not currently own a working webcam, please be sure to acquire one by the tournament date (May 24, 2020). I believe a lot o...
by VSCOelasticity
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Fall 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 25595

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Spring 2021)

Given the reduced physics distribution, will physics questions that are more commonly encountered in engineering clases, e.g. fluid dynamics amd continuum mechanics, still be placed in the physics distribution?
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 45549

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

How would the community feel about implementing a structure where if someone cheats at a tournament, they must moderate X number of tournaments or contribute X/X editor-approved questions to tournaments? This way, the person can show an act of good faith, and provide retribution for the labor/time ...
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 45549

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

I generally take the stance of Matt and Chris, that wanting to cheat and cheating are different. That being said, I agree with Andrew that draconian measures don't really work, and, furthermore, that bans won't deter cheaters. People cheat for many reasons, and I don't think people who cheat will be...
by VSCOelasticity
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: 5th of March Incident
Replies: 13
Views: 3531

Re: 5th of March Incident

Cheynem wrote: Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:23 pm Like all the Carper winners? Who are they? Where did they come from? Where did they go?
Carper Winners: What Do They Know? Do They Know Things?? Let's Find Out!
by VSCOelasticity
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Answerline Selection Analysis
Replies: 7
Views: 2452

Re: Common Link Advantages / Disadvantages

Can I see the original PIANO question on "Polish"? 11. ​A story in this language describes a ​Ulysses-like​ novel called “Gigamesh” whose syntactic structure forms a blueprint of Notre Dame cathedral. Michael Kandel is best known for translating books from this language, including a colle...
by VSCOelasticity
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ GT (2/22/2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 3015

Re: Terrapin Open @ GT (2/22/2020)

ValenciaQBowl wrote: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:02 am Cool, thanks for the update, Tejas. I'm hearing that UF may bring 2-3 teams, so let's hope it's three, as that could get us to six teams.

PS--I'll have a good wireless buzzer with me.
We are bringing 2 (and they both should be registered)
by VSCOelasticity
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT Side Events
Replies: 19
Views: 4226

Re: ICT Side Events

Iamteehee wrote: Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:20 pm Proteinbowl 3 is probably happening at ICT.
:party:
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Schedule Generator
Replies: 11
Views: 6863

Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

This tool was very helpful for ACF Fall! Thank you for creating it.
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 3000

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)

Thank you to everyone who came out to ACF Fall! An additional thanks to our staffers who ensured everything ran smoothly: Alex Shaw, Tracy Mirkin, Cody Johansen, Peter Torres, and Taylor Harvey. Florida A cleared the field to win the Overall and Undergraduate titles, with UCF B coming in second for ...
by VSCOelasticity
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 3000

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)

Stats will be updated here
by VSCOelasticity
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 3000

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)

A variant of this has gone out to all teams, but posting here for reference. Please note the location is not Matherly or Little like normal. LOCATION: We will host the tournament in the Classroom Building 105, located at 105 NW 16th St, Gainesville, FL 32603. I have attached an image of a parking lo...
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: CO Reject Readings
Replies: 1
Views: 4689

Re: CO Reject Readings

I finally got around to looking through the CO packet and putting together my team's rejects. I'll read them tomorrow night at 10PM EDT on Discord.

Edit: packet
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia: August 10, 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2008

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia: August 10, 2019

Thanks for hosting this! As always, it was a great start to the quizbowl year in Florida.

However, I'm mostly posting to let you know that the stats link on the db is messed up.
by VSCOelasticity
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Best Practices for Running a Discord Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 13020

Re: Best Practices for Running a Discord Tournament

This is a great guide. Having recently been a mod for the FST Discord mirror (that Mike played) there are definitely things in this post we should have done to improve the player experience. Everyone who hosts an online tournament should re-read this a week or two before the mirror date. During the ...
by VSCOelasticity
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 6321

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

One more thing - given the planned festivities for the night after CO, I've been thinking of starting this event later than normal CO Sunday fare. Would people be amenable to starting at 10 AM sharp? I don't expect it to last more than 3 hours, since there are reasonable length caps and no bonuses....
by VSCOelasticity
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: PROTEINBOWL 2
Replies: 2
Views: 4569

Re: PROTEINBOWL 2

Could you post the packet please?
by VSCOelasticity
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 52
Views: 32794

Re: Players Choice Awards

nycaqb1999 wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:30 pm I think Victor was waiting for FST to become clear, and seeing as how the last mirror happened this weekend, it should be soon
Idk if he wants to keep waiting, but there is technically one more mirror
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 3042

Re: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19

Hi everyone! Thanks again for tuning into the Discord mirror of FST.

If you wanna give some feedback, you can request access to our private discussion forum by clicking User Control Panel (under your username in the top right corner) => Usergroups => 2019 Florida Spring discussion.
by VSCOelasticity
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 45993

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Legendre polynomials have this property since the inner product of two of them is proportional to a Kronecker delta function. Vectors must be linearly independent if they mutually have this property. The Gram-Schmidt process finds vectors that have this property, possibly (*) normalized. Two vector...
by VSCOelasticity
Fri May 31, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SuMO V: Fish Sticks Rising
Replies: 1
Views: 1477

Re: SuMO V: Fish Sticks Rising

What is the distribution for the set?

Also, can you make a Google sheet for free agents? I'd like to play this, but I don't really know who is coming. I don't mind playing solo if I have to, but I'd like to find someone to team up with.
by VSCOelasticity
Tue May 28, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 6451

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

This set had some of the most delightful science questions in recent memory. It has some issues, but it's a good set and I'd strongly recommend playing other mirrors.
Special thank you to the readers who stayed up late reading for us!
by VSCOelasticity
Fri May 10, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: No Banter Please @ MSNCT Saturday Night (5/11/19)
Replies: 11
Views: 5746

Re: No Banter Please @ MSNCT Saturday Night (5/11/19)

I'm interested as well as my Florida Friendos, Taylor Harvey and Jacob Murphy