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by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2013-The Thing That Will Not Die
Replies: 16
Views: 4473

Re: VETO 2013-The Thing That Will Not Die

There was supposed to be a "Trans-Canada Championship Match" with the winner of VETO West (I think the final was UWA v. UWA B), but due to stuff on our end, it di'-'int happen. There's still a secret pack out there. Gauntlet's still down. I was on the team that won VETO West. We have no desire what...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Fri May 10, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 58828

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: May 25-26, Atlanta

If you want to run through a park, I would recommend going to Piedmont Park or the nearby Beltline Trail. There's also a running/bike trail that starts in the Centennial Park area and heads towards Stone Mountain that's fairly nice.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Security Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 7110

Re: General Security Discussion

Not many people remember this, but the cheating incident that occurred at Harvey Mudd years ago was due to a guy who was dating the Scripps College club president when the latter institution hosted ACF Regionals. We can and should take a lot of precautions, but at some point, unless you're doing na...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament
Replies: 54
Views: 14933

Re: CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament

Is this still happening?
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Western Invitational Tournament at WKU (March 3, 2013)
Replies: 13
Views: 4254

Re: Western Invitational Tournament at WKU (March 3, 2013)

A GT team, possibly just of myself, is planning on coming to this assuming I finish my packet by this weekend.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 5 SCT - Feb. 9 at UT - Knoxville
Replies: 66
Views: 17095

Re: Region 5 SCT - Feb. 9 at UT - Knoxville

Are there plans for a 24th team in the field? The College of Charleston has registered as the 24th Division II team (they will be bringing a moderator). The Division II field is now closed. Division I has one remaining spot; teams that might be interested in playing DI should contact me. Is the DI ...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 10240

Re: VCU Closed discussion

I won't quote them, but there have been two users who posted about a particular science history tossup in response to the complaints about science history in general. Personally, those two tossups (horses, Challenger voyage) played out terribly in the games I played them, and other people at our si...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 10240

Re: VCU Closed discussion

I'm not the most qualified person to talk about this, but I found that the mandatory history of science component was a failed experiment and should not be repeated within the science category; I anticipate that less experienced editors than Eric will largely do an even worse job. In particular, th...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 9163

Re: Question-specific discussion

So suppose I accept your argument, why would it only apply to CS and not say to the entire distribution? This tournament is full of tossups on things that one could conceivable major in the corresponding subject, yet never have academical studied nor need to know about in order to understand the maj...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 9163

Re: Question-specific discussion

I'm also told Rob Carson, Sam Spaulding, and if I'm not mistaken, Will Butler, have done things with LZ[W] in classes. As disappointed as I was that this was not on the Burrows-Wheeler Transform, this was a fine thing to ask about. I have in fact studied LZ in class, but even if I hadn't it would s...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 9163

Re: Question-specific discussion

PACKET 1: -Echolocation starts with a wall of unbuzzable clues (I'm not sure the neuroscience of echolocation is something studied at any level of a biology curriculum), and then drops something about chiropterans. Matt Weiner and I raced on that clue. The neurobio class I took as an undergrad disc...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Global Announcement
Replies: 28
Views: 21512

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Global Announcement

DumbJaques wrote: Southeast: Georgia Tech
So this is the first that our team president and myself have heard about this....
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance at Alabama (10/20)
Replies: 11
Views: 3433

Re: Penn-ance at Alabama (10/20)

To the Tulane team: I apologize for my behavior in that match. My words came spontaneously from my anger/stress(not at you) and I did not mean them.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in southern Minnesota Open mirror?
Replies: 7
Views: 1924

Re: Interest in southern Minnesota Open mirror?

It is likely that I would play if there was a mirror.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance at Alabama (10/20)
Replies: 11
Views: 3433

Re: Penn-ance at Alabama (10/20)

The Ununtiable Twine wrote:Just a friendly reminder to teams out there, if you're interested in attending Penn-ance, just let me know. Our field should expand a little bit but I would like to run the event with more than 6 teams if possible.
We are definitely bringing at least one team, maybe two.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keeping up with current events
Replies: 18
Views: 6211

Re: Keeping up with current events

This question also illustrates what I complained about above, which is that it's based on a single article. I'm less concerned by the fact that that article was from the Economist. I concur that single article questions are a bigger and more overarching problem for quizbowl in general, but my point...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keeping up with current events
Replies: 18
Views: 6211

Re: Keeping up with current events

While it is true that non-Economist sources make it into NAQT current events from time to time, the reliance on the Economist is absurd. For example: 13. In February 2012 The Economist announced that it was removing the official version of a financial indicator from its weekly reports. For 10 points...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Current status of quizbowlpackets.com
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Re: Current status of quizbowlpackets.com

The mission and holdings of quizbowlpackets.com have been taken over by the TDB on the hsquizbowl.org frontpage. Cool. I have some Collegiate Novice 2 packets that I sent to someone at some point for archiving but don't actually appear to be online anywhere. Who should I contact (or what part of th...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT SE Mirror (10-6-12) Athens GA
Replies: 59
Views: 14957

Re: SE Mirror of IL Novice (10-6-12) Athens GA

If we had more than one regular difficulty tournament this semester, maybe this discussion wouldn't be happening. It wouldn't matter if this was my 1st year or 10th year of collegiate quizbowl, I would want to play this tournament because it's relatively close and on a weekend in which I'm able to ...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT SE Mirror (10-6-12) Athens GA
Replies: 59
Views: 14957

Re: SE Mirror of IL Novice (10-6-12) Athens GA

This isn't really aimed at anybody in particular and isn't about the scab team: We didn't know it was a set specifically for Novice teams. Tournament Eligibility: You can play this tournament as long as you are affiliated with a school in the ACF sense of the term. Difficulty: The difficulty of this...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT SE Mirror (10-6-12) Athens GA
Replies: 59
Views: 14957

Re: Polling interest in Southeast mirror of Illinois Novice

I think that it is likely that a Georgia Tech team will be in attendance. Rountree/Clusserath ("Rutdosta") Tournament Eligibility: You can play this tournament as long as you are affiliated with a school in the ACF sense of the term. If you are unsure of your eligibility status, you should contact u...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Questions Concerning Technology
Replies: 15
Views: 5506

Re: The Questions Concerning Technology

These questions seemed like much fun although I would say for the benefit of the poor readers, the questions at times seemed excessively long--obviously side events should get a little leeway, but massive questions which arguably only one or two people in any given field will get did not always see...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WELD discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 9747

Re: WELD discussion

Packets are posted here
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40095

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

Kyle wrote:Congratulations to Jeff and Bruce.

I emailed the packets to George Berry out of habit, but I don't know if that's still the desired method for getting them posted. If you require them more urgently, send me an email and I'll give them to you.
http://goo.gl/Nhn7A
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Temporary Archive
Replies: 1
Views: 2340

Re: Temporary Archive

The 2011-2012 season is over and there a couple of sets from this past year that haven't been made available for online posting. I realize some sets still have upcoming mirrors(ATTACK, YMIR, etc) and some set owners will decline on posting their sets online. To my knowledge, the following sets could...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 ACE IQC - Monday, May 28 Atlanta
Replies: 14
Views: 7652

Re: 2012 ACE IQC - Monday, May 28 Atlanta

Eric Huff wrote: We will be posting results and the question set on our website in the coming days.
Any update on this?
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2012 Set Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 12750

Re: PACE NSC 2012 Set Discussion

Golden-bellied Starfrontlet wrote:Has this set been posted anywhere yet? I assume it will go to the temporary archive if it hasn't.
I'm just waiting for a copy of the audience participation questions from the all-star game before posting the set.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed May 30, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August
Replies: 76
Views: 12682

Re: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August

I plan on having my technology tournament done by this date.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue May 29, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 ACE IQC - Monday, May 28 Atlanta
Replies: 14
Views: 7652

Re: 2012 ACE IQC - Monday, May 28 Atlanta

Are the official stats and the set posted anywhere?
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue May 22, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Temporary Archive
Replies: 1
Views: 2340

Temporary Archive

Copied from "quizbowlpackets.com future" thread The temporary archive for sets from this year can be found at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80759358/index.html . The purpose of this site is to make sure sets are not lost/forgotten during the transition. These sets will probably be migrated to the new per...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue May 22, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowlpackets.com future
Replies: 19
Views: 8546

Re: quizbowlpackets.com future

Since uploading stuff to amazon s3 is annoying and I don't have access to the high school section of quizbowlpackets.com, I've created a temporary packet repository on dropbox to hold sets from this year until the powers that be figure out the future of quizbowlpackets.com(integration with hsquizbo...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon May 21, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowlpackets.com future
Replies: 19
Views: 8546

Re: quizbowlpackets.com future

Since uploading stuff to amazon s3 is annoying and I don't have access to the high school section of quizbowlpackets.com, I've created a temporary packet repository on dropbox to hold sets from this year until the powers that be figure out the future of quizbowlpackets.com(integration with hsquizbow...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon May 21, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowlpackets.com future
Replies: 19
Views: 8546

Re: quizbowlpackets.com future

theMoMA wrote:If I have a packet set to send (Collegiate Novice 2), is there someone who can post it on qbpackets at this time?
I believe I can post things to collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com (but not the high school site).
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40095

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

I wanna play.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Less-Used Topics (And Why?)
Replies: 55
Views: 8885

Re: Less-Used Topics (And Why?)

I've actually tried to push for more evolutionary biology/ecology in quizbowl. Unfortunately, my attempts have not been that successful and even one of my attempts(in this year's regionals) was actually met with outright contempt. That's because they weren't really grounded in things that non-evolu...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Less-Used Topics (And Why?)
Replies: 55
Views: 8885

Re: Less-Used Topics (And Why?)

I've actually tried to push for more evolutionary biology/ecology in quizbowl. Unfortunately, my attempts have not been that successful and even one of my attempts(in this year's regionals) was actually met with outright contempt.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing for SCT/ICT
Replies: 38
Views: 11241

Re: Writing for SCT/ICT

Finally, players competing at DII ICT can write DI ICT questions for use that same year (and vice versa for DI ICT players writing DII questions), and it would be great to see more of this*. * Note that this is not true for SCT; I apologize to anyone I misinformed on this point before I learned a c...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Questions Concerning Technology
Replies: 15
Views: 5506

Re: The Questions Concerning Technology

4 Hard Computer Science What exactly does "hard computer science" entail? Presumably tossups on Half-Life don't count, and presumably stuff like flip-flops do, but what about a tossup on, like, C++? Or PSPACE? Or Turing machines? Or von Neumann architecture? (I'm definitely interested, especially i...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Questions Concerning Technology
Replies: 15
Views: 5506

The Questions Concerning Technology

In an effort to make myself finally finish this, I am today announcing The Questions Concerning Technology. This is an all tossup side event about technology. This will not just be on modern gadgets and shit, but on the technology in general. The distributional per packet I am using is: 2 Consumer T...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror (Athens GA) March 10, 2012
Replies: 55
Views: 12016

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror (Athens GA) March 10, 2012

I'll go back and check those two items. Probably my HSer who "oh so wanted to do stats" who mucked it up. :) You know Kendall though, he could've answered an extra one without us knowing! If you are going back and fixing stats, "B. SIlverman" and I had our stat lines flipped in our game against Cha...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Discussion
Replies: 210
Views: 53293

Re: Peaceful Resolution Discussion

I don't think there's anything wrong with that "finite" tossup. The Noetherian clue isn't a particularly steep drop at all. I think this was a really great question actually and covered a lot of interesting ground in an accessible way. I agree that it's not a steep drop. I learned about the Myhill-...