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by Eärendil
Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Gyaankosh???
Replies: 4
Views: 3067

Re: Gyaankosh???

Hello, I had to renew the Gyaankosh domain name recently and tried to check in to the site. What I found was that the site was down, and has been down since June. It seems my webhost transferred my account to a new set of servers, and this transition somehow interrupted service (despite all assuranc...
by Eärendil
Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)
Replies: 17
Views: 5636

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)

Thanks to all the teams who showed up! Much love to Chris from Bellarmine for offering to moderate, and to Brian for doing stats. I was skeptical a tournament could run so smoothly with as few staff as we had, but I guess l was wrong. We started when we said we'd start, we ended when we said we'd en...
by Eärendil
Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)
Replies: 17
Views: 5636

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)

Quick results: After a double round robin, UCSD and Berkeley were both 6-2. A one game final was played and UCSD won 345-275.

Full stats should be up tonight.

EDIT:

Prelim (round-robin) stats can be found here.

Overall stats can be found here.

EDIT 2: Stats links fixed.
by Eärendil
Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)
Replies: 17
Views: 5636

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)

Logistics:

Meet in Old Union 216 by 9:30 AM. We'll be starting at 10 to allow all teams to arrive at the site. The current schedule calls for a triple round-robin, with playoff packets as needed to break any ties. We will try to wrap up the event by 6 PM.
by Eärendil
Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)
Replies: 17
Views: 5636

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)

We've got rooms in Old Union. Thanks to the teams who have already contacted me.

MSJ and UCLA: please e-mail me if you're still planning on coming!
by Eärendil
Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)
Replies: 17
Views: 5636

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)

Bumping this for visibility. I have not received any confirmation e-mails.

If you are coming, please send me an e-mail to confirm your attendance.

Additionally, if teams are looking for affordable housing, I have a capacious apartment that they may crash in for the night.
by Eärendil
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)
Replies: 17
Views: 5636

ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)

The Stanford Quiz Bowl club will be hosting ACF Regionals on February 26, 2011. I will be the TD for this event. Location We will be playing in Old Union , though we are looking at the Nitery (right next door). Parking is available in the Tresidder Lot, which is just south of Lagunita Drive at the b...
by Eärendil
Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UCSD - 12/4/10
Replies: 25
Views: 4268

Re: THUNDER II at UCSD - 12/4/10

Dutton Speedwords wrote:Expressing interest. The only real barrier for me (and possibly others from Stanford) is that it's the weekend right before exams.
I can verify that there is now an interested Stanford contingent. At worst case, it will be me showing up as free agent. At the best, we'll have two teams.
by Eärendil
Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The quizbowl decades project
Replies: 123
Views: 66879

Re: The quizbowl decades project

Two of my favorite high school memories are from the 2006 HSNCT, when we upset both Maggie Walker and Richard Montgomery to finish atop the rankings after the prelims. I think that was the first time in a while that Grosse Pointe (yes, there's an 'e' at the end of both words) North quiz bowl receive...
by Eärendil
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Whatever happened to the Stanford Archives?
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

Re: Whatever happened to the Stanford Archives?

Yeah, the Apache server occasionally (and for as-of-yet-unknown reasons) goes over its memory limit and then gets killed by the server overlords. I'm working on a fix, but 'till then I'll be rebooting it manually whenever it goes down. EDIT: I'll be away from home for the next week and can't guarant...
by Eärendil
Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Whatever happened to the Stanford Archives?
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

Re: Whatever happened to the Stanford Archives?

Yeah, my bad. There are two other admins for the archive and I just assumed one of them was uploading recent submissions. In any case, I've updated the page now. The archive has been seeing fewer and fewer submissions as of late, so there's not that much new stuff. No new updates since March 10th 20...
by Eärendil
Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 21046

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

I too enjoyed the carbocations tossup. Off the top of my head, I have two critiques about the biology in the tournament: First, a minor factual error. The third part of the nodulation factors/nitrogen fixation bonus said something along the lines of "This element is found at the active site of nitro...
by Eärendil
Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Lederberg Memorial Science (10/17 or 18)
Replies: 34
Views: 11153

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

So no physiology/anatomy/medicine/taxonomy in this tournament?
by Eärendil
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 51596

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

If I'm at HSNCT, I'd be up for judging this proposed cartographical contest. I can't draw to save my life.
by Eärendil
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II
Replies: 98
Views: 52768

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II

JelloBiafra wrote:
Hilarius Bookbinder wrote:If I make it to HSNCT, I'll play.
It'll be the same for me.

What they've said.
by Eärendil
Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 08-09
Replies: 29
Views: 5051

Re: Michigan 08-09

Does anybody know if University Liggett has a quiz bowl team? My niece might be going there and is interested in quiz bowl If they did have a team, it might have been during my freshman year of high school. We never played them in any regional/invitational/state competitions that I can recall. Nor ...
by Eärendil
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Archive?
Replies: 15
Views: 2055

Re: TRASH Archive?

They are now up here and here.
by Eärendil
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Concept tossups in the social sciences
Replies: 40
Views: 5644

Re: Concept tossups in the social sciences

As far as Jonathan's idea for anthropology tossups on societies, here's a question from Terrapin 2009 that I think may be representative of what he's talking about. Feel free to critique: Daughters of the Dreaming was a feminist book condemning traditional study of these people; that work may be se...
by Eärendil
Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: More technological wankery from E. Silberman
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Re: More technological wankery from E. Silberman

This is actually pretty neat, and shouldn't be hard to integrate into Gyaankosh. I especially like the fact that when I go to print the questions, it doesn't have the answers hidden.
by Eärendil
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Discussion Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 15193

Re: ACF Regionals Discussion Thread

the Northern Australia tossup didn't appear to prompt on Australia or the Outback The question was about the Northern Territory, which is a specific demarcation of land. The "Outback," on the other hand, is a generic term for the largely inhospitable Australian interior; it covers parts of all the ...
by Eärendil
Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gyaankosh?
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

Re: Gyaankosh?

Here you go.
by Eärendil
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gyaankosh?
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

Re: Gyaankosh?

It's up and running again. Apparently I was over my memory usage limits as well. I've added ACF packets from 2007 and will get to adding tournaments from the past six months soon.
by Eärendil
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gyaankosh?
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

Re: Gyaankosh?

It will be back up. It went down because my old credit card expired and I haven't uploaded new account information. I'm not thrilled about paying to keep it online, so I'm also looking into cheaper, free(er) hosting options as well.
by Eärendil
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cardinal Classic discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7674

Cardinal Classic discussion

All mirrors are over with, so feel free to discuss the set below. I'm still waiting to receive the full stats; hopefully they'll be up in the next day or two.
by Eärendil
Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford
Replies: 63
Views: 29273

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

No, all the mirrors are done. I was going to wait until I had the full stats up to open discussion, but I'll open a thread in the discussions forum.
by Eärendil
Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford
Replies: 63
Views: 29273

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

Quick results: Chicago goes undefeated (12-0) to clinch the win. Magin and company finish second (10-2), while Sexton and Yaphe pull in third (9-3). Full results to follow soon; awards ceremony right now.
by Eärendil
Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford
Replies: 63
Views: 29273

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

We'll push the time schedule back half an hour then; registration at 9, play by 9:30.
by Eärendil
Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Science Non-Strosity (2/15/2009)
Replies: 33
Views: 7512

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Science Non-Strosity (2/15/2009)

(cross-posted from the CC thread): Cardinal Classic (and all side events, for that matter) will take place in the Nitery, which is part of the Old Union complex. Here it is on the map. If you're driving, I'd recommend parking in the Tresidder parking lot off Mayfield Avenue. The building is a short ...
by Eärendil
Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford
Replies: 63
Views: 29273

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

Actually, we've got better rooming situations this time around, so ignore the location information above. Cardinal Classic (and all side events, for that matter) will take place in the Nitery, which is part of the Old Union complex. Here it is on the map. If you're driving, I'd recommend parking in ...
by Eärendil
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Science Non-Strosity (2/15/2009)
Replies: 33
Views: 7512

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Science Non-Strosity (2/15/2009)

cvdwightw wrote: ... meeting outside the building around 9:45 ...
The building will be open at 8 AM, so we can start earlier than 9:45 this year.
by Eärendil
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Science Non-Strosity (2/15/2009)
Replies: 33
Views: 7512

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Science Non-Strosity (2/15/2009)

Oh hey I can't believe I haven't signed up for this yet. I'm playing!
by Eärendil
Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Science Non-Strosity (2/15/2009)
Replies: 33
Views: 7512

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Science Non-Strosity (2/15/2009)

I'll donate my laptop if need be. We'll have plenty of scoresheets.
by Eärendil
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford
Replies: 63
Views: 29273

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

We have rooms for Friday night confirmed. The movies tournament will begin around 7 PM and should be done around 10 PM. Cardinal Classic will be all-day Saturday and Science Non-Strosity will be Sunday morning, followed by ultimate in the afternoon. If the weather is uncooperative, we can book a bas...
by Eärendil
Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford
Replies: 63
Views: 29273

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

Field updated in the first post. We have confirmed room reservations for all-day Saturday and Sunday. As far as scheduling goes, it is likely that Saturday will only have Cardinal Classic, while Science Non-Strosity and Yogesh's film tournament will probably be on Sunday. Lunch on Sunday will be bet...
by Eärendil
Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford
Replies: 63
Views: 29273

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

marnold wrote:Chicago will be attending.
Sweet!
Just to make it explicit, this means that packets are required of teams composed entirely of freshmen, correct?
No, teams of novices are exempt from packet-writing (though they are welcome to submit one, discount included)
by Eärendil
Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest check: experimental all-geography tournament
Replies: 28
Views: 3789

Re: Interest check: experimental all-geography tournament

I would love to play in this tournament.
by Eärendil
Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pre Announcement for INDIA
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

Re: Pre Announcement for INDIA

YES. Also, I'll play this.
by Eärendil
Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford
Replies: 63
Views: 29273

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

The current plan is to have separate time slots for the movies and science tournaments, with the movies getting the Friday night or Saturday night slot, and the science tournament getting the Sunday slot. Hoosier Open is also a possibility, in which case it'll probably share Sunday with the science ...
by Eärendil
Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford
Replies: 63
Views: 29273

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/08) at Stanford

UPDATE: MIT and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County have declared interest in mirroring Cardinal Classic. They should make formal announcements in due time. Although there's been some posts on the forums, I have not yet received e-mails from teams interested in attending. If you are thinking...
by Eärendil
Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ROBOT I (Washington DC, 5/24/09)
Replies: 68
Views: 7996

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ROBOT I (sometime in the spring)

I'd prefer March 28th myself, since that's still Spring Break for me and I'd love to actually fly out and staff this thing.
by Eärendil
Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford
Replies: 63
Views: 29273

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

Stanford Quiz Bowl is pleased to (officially) announce that Cardinal Classic XVIII: An Indeterminate Subtitle will take place on Saturday, February 14, 2009 . Just like last year's event, this tournament will actually take place at Stanford. The team meeting will be at 10 am in room 200 of the Old U...
by Eärendil
Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some new question database
Replies: 29
Views: 4548

Re: Some new question database

That's because the server caches all the uncategorized questions. If you categorize a question, then immediately come back to the uncategorized question page, chances are you'll still be looking at what's in the cache, as opposed to what's actually in the database. The cache should refresh every 5 m...
by Eärendil
Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cancelled: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 2/21/2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4763

Re: Announcement: Hoosier Open at Indiana, 2/14/2009

This tournament has been rescheduled for February 14, 2009 . We apologize if this inconveniences anybody, but the new date is better for most people, including ourselves. If somebody could change the thread name to reflect the new date, that would be great. If I'm not mistaken, Cardinal Classic is ...
by Eärendil
Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some new question database
Replies: 29
Views: 4548

Re: Some new question database

Hey, an easy way to simplify the task of reformatting old packets is to write a parser that strips out everything besides text, including paragraph returns and such, and replaces it with a space. Then, the human labor only has to go through and insert returns between blocks of question text, answer...
by Eärendil
Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How Often/When Does Your Team Practice?
Replies: 45
Views: 5149

Re: How Often/When Does Your Team Practice?

Twice a week for about an hour each at the start of the school year. After cross country season, that gradually grew to everyday practices. We also did early morning practices once a week and extra-long practices every Wednesday for our run up to HSNCT. Also, informal practices at peoples' homes ove...
by Eärendil
Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some new question database
Replies: 29
Views: 4548

Re: Some new question database

I first convert everything (docs, PDFs, RTFs, etc.) to a UTF-8 text file. Then I clean up some commonly-found patterns with regular expression matching. At this point, I look over the text file and manually make edits to clean up the questions, so they're easier to detect as either a tossup or a bon...
by Eärendil
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some new question database
Replies: 29
Views: 4548

Some new question database

It can be found here . I had no plans for the summer and I thought I'd learn some computer programming, so I decided to take on the idea of a question database. I know it's been done before, but I wanted to address three particular issues that intrigued me: Full Unicode support* : This means that an...
by Eärendil
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Date pick: 2009 Cardinal Classic XVIII
Replies: 12
Views: 2331

Re: Date pick: 2009 Cardinal Classic XVIII

Right now we're leaning towards the 14th. An official date claim should be coming soon.