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by mhayes
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 4663

Re: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl

Although it's probably more specialized than you'd like, I enjoy David Crowther's History of England podcast:
https://thehistoryofengland.co.uk/podca ... f-england/
by mhayes
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Attention Louisville and Princeton Quizbowl
Replies: 9
Views: 4590

Re: Attention Louisville and Princeton Quizbowl

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. I'm not commenting directly on Harris's outrage, but I want to point out that the above is an oversimplificatio...
by mhayes
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 4
Replies: 23
Views: 8799

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 4

One last thing: Drew Scheeler offered to write the trash tossups. But I didn't get a response from him to my PM from a while ago, and I don't have his e-mail address. If anyone here does, please let me know. Thanks. Last I checked, his e-mail was andrew.scheeler (atsymbolhere) case.edu. Edit: Meant...
by mhayes
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How to be Better at Being an Ally
Replies: 11
Views: 7738

Re: How to be Better at Being an Ally

I'd like to add a point to this discussion (which is based on my own discussions with women in quizbowl and beyond). No one should be actively trying to be rude, but if you mess up , people are going to let you know. If you are a man and fall into this category (as I did), the first thing you should...
by mhayes
Wed May 30, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 62987

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

Aside from superficial interactions at NAQT events, I do not know Matt that well. He always seemed like a nice person, however. That said, NAQT must take swift action here. From a liability standpoint, I imagine they would be responsible if, God forbid, anything were to happen at one of their events...
by mhayes
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 24403

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

Don’t make fun of people for not knowing things. This is especially true if you’re an adult staffer at a high school or middle school tournament. A young player’s lack of knowledge in any area should not be met with ridicule or incredulity. It should not be a topic of conversation in a game room or ...
by mhayes
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 29502

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

"Your hat probably looks stupid and is probably getting people to make fun of you, especially if it is a fedora or that thing the chimneysweeps wear in Mary Poppins . This is my favorite kind of hat. Although it's ostensibly a source of ridicule, what other kinds of hats are acceptable for business...
by mhayes
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Transitioning from Regular to higher difficulty levels
Replies: 2
Views: 1857

Re: Transitioning from Regular to higher difficulty levels

I'm far from a literature specialist, but poems, short stories, and novellas are a significant chunk of the literature canon and are relatively easier to read in a short amount of time. For higher difficulty tournaments, many (but not all) answer lines are from lesser known works of well-known autho...
by mhayes
Sun May 14, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)
Replies: 32
Views: 15109

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)

I am relocating to New Orleans next month after accepting a position at another university. I will also continue to live in San Diego during the summer months. As always, I am generally available to staff local tournaments.
by mhayes
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 LQBA State Championship Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 2999

Re: 2017 LQBA State Championship Tournament

Was an overall state championship awarded?
by mhayes
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The 10-Point Shootout (NBA Vanity Tournament)
Replies: 36
Views: 13522

Re: The 10-Point Shootout (NBA Vanity Tournament)

No worries. I didn't mean to come across so grumpy in my post. It's just something to keep in mind, especially for a city like San Diego with a large number of transient residents.
by mhayes
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The 10-Point Shootout (NBA Vanity Tournament)
Replies: 36
Views: 13522

Re: The 10-Point Shootout (NBA Vanity Tournament)

Mik read us about three rounds of this over Phil's BBQ after the Side Events at UCSD. I don't have any stats, but let it be known that 1) the questions were super fun and a great addition to delicious barbecue (100% true) and 2) I absolutely murdered Justin Nghiem (significantly less true). I am di...
by mhayes
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at WKU (12/7/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 9407

Re: DEES at WKU (12/7/14)

I'm very likely to show up as a staffer, but I can also join an open team if the need arises.
by mhayes
Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT IS-A at Tulane 9/27/2014
Replies: 6
Views: 3671

Re: NAQT IS-A at Tulane 9/27/2014

Are stats available for this tournament?
by mhayes
Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Louisiana Open at ULL (6/14/14 and 6/15/14)
Replies: 6
Views: 2600

Re: Louisiana Open at ULL (6/14/14 and 6/15/14)

Team Jake (Jake Sundberg, Matt Berry) finished Saturday with a 7-1 record to win the the academic portion of the Louisiana Open. Team Ryan (Ryan McLaren, Alec Stewart, Billy Benezech) defeated Team Matt (Matt Berry, Kevin Marshall) in a one-game final to win Sunday's trash tournament. Thanks to ever...
by mhayes
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 37830

Re: All-time all-state teams

Not sure who else is from here--are Jake and Matt? Yes. Tom Chuck is also from Louisiana (Caddo Magnet). I also vaguely recall that Susan Mitchell graduated from (or at least attended) Lafayette High School. ETA: Nick Collins (Byrd High School in Shreveport) deserves mention, as he's one of the bet...
by mhayes
Sun May 25, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Louisiana Open at ULL (6/14/14 and 6/15/14)
Replies: 6
Views: 2600

Louisiana Open at ULL (6/14/14 and 6/15/14)

UL Lafayette will host a Summer mirror of Penn Bowl on Saturday June 14th, 2014. The original announcement can be found here . On Sunday June 15th, we will host a mirror of the Ohio Trash Tournament (from December). Distribution 4/4 Literature (1/1 World and Other) 4/4 History 4/4 Science (1/1 Biolo...
by mhayes
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2 Discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 9324

Re: Lederberg 2 Discussion

Also, that LRU and MRU clue isn’t very good - as that is also how you replace pages. The rest of the tossup looks fine though.
I think the clues are fine, but I probably would have used an exclusionary clue as well. When I see LRU and MRU, I think of page replacement algorithms.
by mhayes
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 59710

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

I'll play, though I don't expect to get many tossups outside of computer science and the occasional molecular bio tossup. Anytime in late April or beyond works for me.
by mhayes
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT South Region Mirror
Replies: 13
Views: 4946

Re: MUT South Region Mirror

I recall that there were problems with the the ULL wi-fi, so the stats guy couldn't download SQBS. He had to use Excel instead.

Tyler, could you have Jeff send me the .xlsx file for the tournament stats?
by mhayes
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? [Collegiate edition, 2014]
Replies: 34
Views: 11418

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? [Collegiate edition, 2014

I accepted a permanent faculty position at a university in Nashville, so I will be living there for the foreseeable future. I should be available to staff local tournaments.
by mhayes
Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT South Region Mirror
Replies: 13
Views: 4946

Re: MUT South Region Mirror

I can also provide help as a reader.
by mhayes
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings
Replies: 56
Views: 10014

Re: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings

We murdered WUSTL last year something like 305-100 and finished ahead of them at ICT. We rightfully got no votes in the poll but they got ranked 25th. No offense to Charles Hang, but I still don't understand why people voted for them over the only teams that finished ahead of us both.) Mike instruc...
by mhayes
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2014 Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 8843

Re: Oxford Open 2014 Discussion

I found this statement to be very disheartening:
I find it odd that literature becomes nothing more than a litany of plot details, which reward people who've learnt lists of minor characters - or who've read the books
Rewarding knowledge is supposed to be a good thing...right?
by mhayes
Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Good Music Questions for Musical Novices
Replies: 14
Views: 6431

Re: Writing Good Music Questions for Musical Novices

As long as the names of movements are unique, those can also be acceptable clues. A clue about a first movement marked "Allegro affettuoso" will almost certainly point to Schumann's Op. 54.
by mhayes
Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Writing Good Music Questions for Musical Novices
Replies: 14
Views: 16936

Re: Writing Good Music Questions for Musical Novices

As long as the names of movements are unique, those can also be acceptable clues. A clue about a first movement marked "Allegro affettuoso" will almost certainly point to Schumann's Op. 54.
by mhayes
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2013-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 4585

Re: Louisiana 2013-2014

Kevin wrote:Looks like it'll be Jesuit and Lusher neck and neck this year. Ben Franklin seems to have fallen off a little bit.
I was very impressed with Jesuit at Tulane's tournament. It's tragic that they don't play in real national tournaments.
by mhayes
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 19080

Re: Preseason Poll

Cheynem wrote:17. Alabama--not sure, I think lose no starter?
They lost Harrison and Dargan.
by mhayes
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 26054

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:Does anyone know if Bernadette, Trevor, Jake, or Delano are playing?
Jake isn't going to Chicago this weekend.
by mhayes
Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT ICT: April 13, Chicago
Replies: 27
Views: 9054

Re: 2013 NAQT ICT: April 13, Chicago

MCTC was actually the highest placing community college in attendance Care to explain how you drew this conclusion about MCTC? It's entirely speculative since MCTC was in a separate division, but the D1 field is significantly more competitive than the D2 field. I mean no disrespect to your team, ho...
by mhayes
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fighting Trash Capture
Replies: 18
Views: 4899

Re: Fighting Trash Capture

At this point, I guess the only thing that would work is a complete newcomer either waiting out the trash people or forming a new team altogether. I don't know what the policies are at other schools, but at ULL, "duplicate" student organizations were not allowed. Of course people can always attend ...
by mhayes
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fighting Trash Capture
Replies: 18
Views: 4899

Re: Fighting Trash Capture

I wonder if people have any thoughts about how to overcome trash capture--what would you suggest to people who want to change things at a school stuck in trash only mode? This may seem like an overly simplistic solution, but I think it comes down to just getting *better* at the academic side. Peopl...
by mhayes
Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Mirror @ MSU, March 23, 2013
Replies: 27
Views: 9127

Re: Terrapin Mirror @ MSU, March 23, 2013

There's a nonzero chance that a Case Western contingent will show up, excluding myself. We'll let you know by today or tomorrow.
by mhayes
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT's agreement with ACUI
Replies: 242
Views: 56101

Re: NAQT's agreement with ACUI

I played D2 at the 2012 SCT. I wasn't new to quizbowl, but I never qualified for ICT as an undergraduate.
by mhayes
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Looking for Info and Advice for the Minnesota/Midwest Region
Replies: 3
Views: 4244

Re: Looking for Info and Advice for the Minnesota/Midwest Region

What school do you attend? The University of Minnesota has a very active club that hosts things. There are also a number of colleges in Minnesota that attend tournaments.
by mhayes
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 10310

Re: Tournament Discussion

Ah ok. I remember answering with "support vectors", so I may have misunderstood.
by mhayes
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: autobid thread split
Replies: 62
Views: 9936

Re: autobid thread split

There have been UG teams which received an autobid to ICT which, speaking factually, had worse stats than us, though due to our site we did not receive a bid and it is unclear if we will eventually qualify for ICT or not. Not to beat a dead horse, but the D-value conversion is also problematic. I t...
by mhayes
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 10310

Re: Tournament Discussion

I enjoyed the computer science in this tournament, though the "support vectors" tossup probably should have just been a tossup on "support vector machines". The European history was also good, but I thought that Yaroslav the Wise was mentioned a tad early in the Kievan Rus' tossup.
by mhayes
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013
Replies: 25
Views: 5081

Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Since there are so many 1 man teams, maybe people would be interested having just some sort of round robin tournament + finals followed by a draft where we could mix up the teams for some fun. Obviously, this would be contingent on there being enough packets and this being allowed by the glorious e...
by mhayes
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Louisiana community college team
Replies: 3
Views: 4157

Re: Louisiana community college team

Hi Kendra. You guys are fortunate in that the most active college club in the state (Tulane) is just a few miles away. You may want to contact Ryan McLaren (jrynmac -at- gmail.com) to see about holding joint practices. ULL also has a team, though they are less active. La Tech is also in the process ...
by mhayes
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XXII at Tulane in New Orleans, LA on 4/13
Replies: 10
Views: 3905

Re: BHSAT XXII at Tulane in New Orleans, LA

On what date will this be held?
by mhayes
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 156470

Re: ProtoBowl

There's a difference between being dumb and being mean. Between using words and meaning them. If people can't tell the difference, then I'm not sure how exactly you get along with people in real life Homophobic, racist, and sexist insults go beyond the threshold of simply "being dumb". I hope you u...
by mhayes
Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Reviving the collegiate poll
Replies: 33
Views: 5006

Re: Reviving the collegiate poll

Cheynem wrote:I think a top 15 poll would be fine. The "also receiving votes" section would probably be used to create an unofficial top 25.
Maybe, but for the most part, the community seems to agree on the best 15 teams. There may not be much diversity among top-15 ballots.
by mhayes
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 9354

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. I think something got mixed up here--I intended to communicate (initially to Auroni, I think?) that I'd done some relatively basic stuff with compression (Huffman coding, stuff lik...
by mhayes
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012
Replies: 22
Views: 9103

Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

I had fun playing this. Thanks Mike.
by mhayes
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Side Event: Oh You Didn't Know...This Was Vanity?
Replies: 32
Views: 10339

Re: MO Side Event: Oh You Didn't Know...This Was Vanity?

I really enjoyed this tournament, Mike. Thanks for writing it!
by mhayes
Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sexism, Sexual Harassment, and Quizbowl
Replies: 22
Views: 9693

Re: Sexism, Sexual Harassment, and Quizbowl

My reading of modern academic epistemology suggests that quizbowl would be critiqued as "gendered" (woman as "other answer", women rulers/writers etc. implicitly mentioned as groundbreaking and therefore implicitly made an exception) and "racialized." In recent years, I think quizbowl has done a fi...
by mhayes
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 38074

Re: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion

Thanks Rob.
by mhayes
Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 38074

Re: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion

Could I get a copy of this set from someone? Thanks.