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by recfreq
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 26071

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)

I'd like to play. Can write questions. I now know Japanese history.
by recfreq
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO matchmaking
Replies: 24
Views: 7472

Re: CO matchmaking

Hi. I haven't played in a while, but I'll be back in the country for a meeting in Boston and would like to drop by Chicago to meet some old quizbowl friends. I can write questions in a proficient and timely manner, and I suppose can answer a few things here or there. Please let me know if a slot is ...
by recfreq
Mon May 30, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35921

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

This is how the tournament ended (note the score to the right):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iASmqKWboNQ
by recfreq
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2011 thanks and discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 28136

Re: ACF Nationals 2011 thanks and discussion

I thought the biology was hard, but often enjoyable. In particular, the Dicer, Junk-Kinase, retinoic acid, zebrafish, and protein structure prediction questions were fresh and interesting (although sometimes there were excessive underlining and questions of the "I know what this is but why can't I s...
by recfreq
Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall West: Caltech (11/6/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 7210

Re: ACF Fall West: Caltech (11/6/10)

i'll probly show up to read in the afternoon.
Ray.
by recfreq
Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussions
Replies: 126
Views: 24025

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussions

A couple of things from me. First, the Lu Xun issue brings up a trend that I wish we can do something about. I was born in China and lived there for 14 years. I've talked to enough of friends, acquaintances, relatives (especially older ones), etc. to tell you that while Lu Xun (鲁迅) is important, he ...
by recfreq
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: San Diego - 8/7-8
Replies: 41
Views: 5513

Re: VCU Open: San Diego - 8/7-8

We do need a hotel room for Saturday night, but I wonder how many people are too many. Seems like 8-10 per room is probably too stuffed, but we can negotiate.
by recfreq
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97637

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I'm playing with Brendan.
Ray.
by recfreq
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37274

Re: CO Lit 2010

It'd be an honor to play with you, Matt.
by recfreq
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37274

Re: CO Lit 2010

sorry Mike, i just checked this post like now! from Okinawa!
still need teammate...
by recfreq
Fri May 28, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 75187

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

sorry i missed this post as well. i'd very much like to play. i offer little knowledge except reconstruction era autobiography, but will attempt to provide good humor and general light-heartedness.
by recfreq
Fri May 21, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: All-Movie Side Event 20XX
Replies: 30
Views: 4068

Re: All-Movie Side Event 20XX

I slightly disagree, as I think there are a number of popular films from the pre 1950 period, although making it pre-1960 and even pre-1970 might be a better idea if you want to stay accessible. I mean, as much as I want to see tossups on _The 39 Steps_ or _The More the Merrier_ (or more reasonably...
by recfreq
Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Comments
Replies: 52
Views: 7518

Re: ACF Nationals Comments

Echoing the thanks to Zeke, Adam, Subash et al. I liked the bio and biochem in this tournament. I don't know if anyone besides myself got Wint pathway, but it was refreshing to see, and the clues were fantastic for molecular biologists. Wolffian ducts were quite entertaining, but I thought the GFP q...
by recfreq
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97637

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I'll throw my 9% film knowledge into the mix; soliciting teammate.
by recfreq
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37274

Re: CO Lit 2010

I'd like to play; preferably with someone I haven't played with before.
by recfreq
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 83
Views: 12609

Re: ACF Winter discussion

i'm a bit disappointed by the biology. why are we asking for _G-protein-coupled-receptor_ when most of the clues points to the very much canonical _G-protein_? very early in that question, it was clear the answer is G-protein, but i was negged, and i presume others as well.
by recfreq
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Winter at Stanford
Replies: 31
Views: 10851

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Winter at Stanford

i'd love to play the visual tourney; sounds like a great idea.
by recfreq
Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Mirror (11/14/09) @ UC Berkeley
Replies: 26
Views: 3468

Re: Terrapin Invitational Mirror (11/14/09) @ UC Berkeley

I'd like to come; also need a ride (from UCI hopefully). Thanks.
by recfreq
Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Caltech officially hosting ACF Fall
Replies: 35
Views: 11098

Re: Caltech officially hosting ACF Fall

There will be no UCLA A, because UCLA B does not want us to come, and there's no more room in the car for me.
So there'll only be one team of 4 and a moderator showing up from UCLA. Apologize for the lateness.
by recfreq
Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (October 17, 2009)
Replies: 24
Views: 7271

Re: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (October 17, 2009)

We had four teams: UCSD, Irvine, a bastard UCLA team with Steve Katz, and Berkeley.
We played a triple RR and Irvine finished with only 2 losses, and UCLA et al with 3 losses.
Therefore Irvine wins the tournament. Stats are as above.
by recfreq
Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (October 17, 2009)
Replies: 24
Views: 7271

Re: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (October 17, 2009)

Field update: Berkeley 1 team. Irvine 1 team (2 persons). USC (?) 1 team. UCSD X teams (2?). Steve Katz 1 person. UCLA perhaps 1-2 persons. Looks like with this roster, we should do 6 teams double RR, and plug free agents into existing teams (and discount the fees appropriately), then break earlier ...
by recfreq
Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (October 17, 2009)
Replies: 24
Views: 7271

Re: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (October 17, 2009)

Hey. We now have rooms for the tournament on Saturday October 17 (per below), thanks to Avram. We're going to meet outside Humanities (which is next to Powell library opposite Haines: http://www.ucla.edu/map/map-w-bldgs-jul08.pdf) at 8:30AM. Avram will show us to the rooms, and we'll begin play no l...
by recfreq
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (October 17, 2009)
Replies: 24
Views: 7271

Re: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (October 17, 2009)

OK, to make the numbers work out nice, we're charging every team $70 each (that's way lower than original--almost 50% lower--and also lower than the main site); and should serve as incentive for teams that are on the fence to come. (To Minnesota we're paying $20 for each team as mirror fee.) We're w...
by recfreq
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (October 17, 2009)
Replies: 24
Views: 7271

Re: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (October 17, 2009)

Thread hijacked by Ray Luo. OK this is NOT canceled; supposedly the registration deadline was (or will be) October 14, although I've been pushed into serving as pseudo-director despite having a conference to attend the very next day until next week. But since I'm director, I get to make the rules. A...
by recfreq
Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (October 17, 2009)
Replies: 24
Views: 7271

Re: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (October 17, 2009)

hopefully with Lederberg science on the same day and/or a lit/misc tourney.
by recfreq
Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion of Chemicals
Replies: 8
Views: 1712

Re: Discussion of Chemicals

I've always edited with the idea of biochemistry and physical chemistry both as part of chemistry. Let's face it, a well-written question on say histidine will be full of clues on reactions and chemical mechanisms, and deserves to be in chemistry.
by recfreq
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Post here if you want required geography at ACF Nats
Replies: 34
Views: 4849

Re: Post here if you want required geography at ACF Nats

The two things I want to see at ACF nats: at least one but no more than 1/1 geography, and some random sighting of Charles Meigs.
by recfreq
Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Lederberg Memorial Science (10/17 or 18)
Replies: 34
Views: 11154

Re: Announcement: Lederberg Memorial Science (10/17 or 18)

hey, it'd be great to hear this at the UCLA site too. Ian and Eric? May be mail out the questions to someone other than Ian, get some rooms for 18th the Sunday and bundle it up with Mike's lit event?
by recfreq
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: San Diego Open - 6/6/09 - La Jolla
Replies: 49
Views: 10226

Re: San Diego Open - 6/6/09 - La Jolla

Interest from our school is already very low, so I doubt we'd bother to drive down if the tourney is like 2PM to 6PM. I won't mind playing eurofest from say 9AM to 1PM, then break for lunch, then play some rounds of MO. We can probably just do free-for-all on the eurofest so would just need like one...
by recfreq
Fri May 01, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF distribution
Replies: 200
Views: 28186

Re: ACF distribution

As Dwight Wynne and Charles Meigs will attest, I'm probably the worst geography player on this thread, but it seems to me that geography is a lot closer to social science than we presume. A legitmate geography question would include things like descriptions of ancient sites and the indigenous people...
by recfreq
Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Lederberg Memorial Science (10/17 or 18)
Replies: 34
Views: 11154

Re: Announcement: Lederberg Memorial Science (10/17 or 18)

Eärendil wrote:So no medicine/taxonomy in this tournament?
Thank you, Eric.
by recfreq
Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 22831

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

In our room, we started well past eleven due to computer/questions/staff issues, but I suppose it just seemed worse due to the compounding of one delay after another. Anyways, I'm not saying that that caused me to hate the tournament, and I do remember that we left more or less on schedule on Sunday...
by recfreq
Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 11334

Re: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion

I suppose disease questions are easy to write if you don't have anything better; to be honest I think as much of them as "name this paleozoic period" questions. But if one wanted to keep the disease questions, one'd have some molecular clues to make them relevant, of which I believe there were at th...
by recfreq
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 22831

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Concur that some of the bonuses from Stanford-Chicago's play-in game were ridiculous, and happened to fall to Stanford (who out tossuped Chicago). This isn't true: by my scoresheet, both teams got 9 tossups. That said, I probably do agree with the more general point that the few really hard bonuses...
by recfreq
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 51619

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

I'm playing as well; I'll be learning lots of stuff.
by recfreq
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 22831

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

I don't have the questions, so these are necessarily rough impressions. Contrary to two previous posts, I thought attention was a very good question. While I agree that mentioning the Stroop effect is a bit wierd because of the confound of verbal and visual attention, I thought the Anne Treisman clu...
by recfreq
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II
Replies: 98
Views: 52777

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II

I also need teammates for this (esp if it's on sunday, but sat's fine too), but may be I'll just show up and find a team.
by recfreq
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: San Diego Open - 6/6/09 - La Jolla
Replies: 49
Views: 10226

Re: San Diego Open - 6/6/09 - La Jolla

I need teammates. Since no one in my club (UCLA) has replied to me, I'm opening this up to anybody who's willing to write some questions. Oh, and I'll play lit too.
by recfreq
Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCLA Aztlan Cup V March 22,2009
Replies: 23
Views: 3870

Re: UCLA Aztlan Cup V March 22,2009

Nevermind.
by recfreq
Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA - 4//3/09 or 4/4/09 - Dallas, TX
Replies: 73
Views: 8247

Re: GUERRILLA - 4//3/09 or 4/4/09 - Dallas, TX

I'll play. I'd love to play with you, Chris, only thing tho is that i'm not sure we both know the dreamer of the dream packet intended. It seems pretty inane to know who the intended dreamer is cuz the questions'd all be guessable, so i'll go ahead and write that dream packet w/o giving away the per...
by recfreq
Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCLA Aztlan Cup V March 22,2009
Replies: 23
Views: 3870

Re: UCLA Aztlan Cup V March 22,2009

you guys keep ignoring Auroni's UCSD team. given that, we shud have a strong enough field for 6 teams.
my only question: has anyone actually asked Matt for the questions? it's a wierd price structure, and i'm not convinced the people in charge has arranged this yet, although i could be wrong.
by recfreq
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCLA Aztlan Cup V March 22,2009
Replies: 23
Views: 3870

Re: UCLA Aztlan Cup V March 22,2009

I would also like to play this after staffing BISCUIT MUT. I believe Caltech is also coming.
by recfreq
Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science Non-Strosity: Discussion (mid-Atlantic: STAY AWAY)
Replies: 16
Views: 2313

Re: Science Non-Strosity: Discussion (mid-Atlantic: STAY AWAY)

The computer science in this tourney seemed quite good. Almost all the stuff are on stuff that comes up regularly, and the questions all had interesting leadins and appropriate middle clues, although probably consistently a bit easier than the other categories. Now, for some constructive comments. A...
by recfreq
Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford
Replies: 63
Views: 29278

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford

UCLA will also bring between 1 and 2 free agents.
We have to leave before lunch on Sunday, so we'd prefer having the movies on friday night, then science on sunday morning before we head off to LaLa land at 12 or 12:30.
Sorry Ian, ultimate frisbee might be outside our plans.
by recfreq
Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: West NAQT SCT, 2/7/09 @ UCLA
Replies: 27
Views: 8576

Re: West NAQT SCT, 2/7/09 @ UCLA

I'm happy to provide additional competition by playing (so as not to dilute the already small cadre of good players), and it'll be fun. However, I'd need guarantee that this does not remove our auto-div I bid from NAQT for ICT.
by recfreq
Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2008 Movies Singles Tournament (still on, hopefully)
Replies: 63
Views: 12677

Re: 2008 Movies Singles Tournament (still on, hopefully)

I should say that I'm not going to do this ever again, so if someone wants to take over, that'd be great.
by recfreq
Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO / BASQUE Film Tournament Discussion.
Replies: 1
Views: 721

CO / BASQUE Film Tournament Discussion.

I'd like to solicit comments regarding the tourney in two major categories. The question set is here: http://quizbowl.bol.ucla.edu/results/Movies-2008.zip 1. Questions. Reading in the upper division, I thought most of the questions were answerable and appropriate, but others have told me that the to...