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by ASimPerson
Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QBML: wouldn't it be nice?
Replies: 37
Views: 14204

Someday, everyone in the quiz bowl community will use Linux or OS X, and all questions will be written in an XML format with XSLT stylesheets for print and web output, and we will be living in a perfect world. Seriously, it'd be awesome. Someone needs to come up with QBML. QBML would be trivial. It...
by ASimPerson
Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Yellow Mellow
Replies: 23
Views: 8934

bigtrain wrote:Yes, I go to Emory, which is certainly tied to Coca-Cola more than any institution in the world.
Ah, well, carry on then.
by ASimPerson
Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Yellow Mellow
Replies: 23
Views: 8934

Keep in mind, it's Mello Yello. No 'W.' Coca-Cola is badass/hip like that. Yeah, Coca-Cola owns my education. Owns your education? Son, unless you go to Emory or Georgia Tech, I'm not sure you're qualified to make such a statement. (Though your location does say "Atlanta, GA" so perhaps. Anyway...)...
by ASimPerson
Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 69172

DVader wrote:The person you were referring to is at Alabama now.
Was it Lymphoma, er, Andrew? Because that would be really hilarious.
by ASimPerson
Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 69172

Sweet, the districts are still horribly unbalanced!

Of course, the real shafting usually goes on at regionals, but eh...
by ASimPerson
Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em Week Thirteen
Replies: 13
Views: 4346

sigh

5. Broncos
4. Panthers
3. Cowboys
2. Redskins
1. Raiders
by ASimPerson
Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em Week 12
Replies: 10
Views: 3680

10. GEORGIA TECH
9. BYU
8. Clemson
7. USC
6. Wake Forest
5. Saints
4. Ravens
3. Bears
2. Colts
1. Redskins
by ASimPerson
Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - Week Eleven
Replies: 13
Views: 4550

Whoops.

6. Hawaii over San Jose St.
5. Colts over Cowboys
4. Ravens over Falcons
3. Saints over Bengals
2. Broncos over Chargers
1. Jaguars over Giants
by ASimPerson
Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em Week Ten
Replies: 15
Views: 5174

10. Wisconsin
9. Wake Forest
8. Texas A&M
7. Arkansas
6. Maryland
5. USC
4. Bears
3. Seahawks
2. Saints
1. Chargers
by ASimPerson
Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Commentary
Replies: 44
Views: 15707

ACF Fall has always been my favorite tournament of the year, and this year was no exception. I'll agree most of the questions seemed long, but this was my last tournament ever (graduating next month) so I viewed as sort of "savoring" the experience, if you will. Here were two issues I had: 1) It's g...
by ASimPerson
Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em Week Nine... of Shame
Replies: 14
Views: 4624

10. Pitt over USF
9. BC over Wake
8. Texas A&M over Oklahoma
7. Ravens over Benglas
6. LSU over Tennessee
5. Tulsa over Houston
4. Bills over Pakcers
3. Broncos over Steelrs
2. Patriots over Colts
1. Redskins over Cowbous
by ASimPerson
Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'em Week Eight
Replies: 18
Views: 5991

10. Panthers
9. Jaguars
8. Perdue
7. Missouri
6. Washington
5. Falcons
4. Nebraska
3. FSU
2. Patriots
1. Colts
by ASimPerson
Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Current Pick 'Em Standings - Through Week 7!
Replies: 3
Views: 2866

Re: Current Pick 'Em Standings - Through Week 7!

leftsaidfred wrote:1st vig180 - 281 points
2nd ASimPerson - 275
3rd Byko - 263
Whoa, wait, what?

I think I liked it better when I had no idea I was doing well :smile:
by ASimPerson
Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Early Fall Tournament at Georgia Tech (10/08)
Replies: 10
Views: 4769

Sorry for the delay, I've had a barrage of midterms, projects, and job interviews this week. Stats are available here: http://www-static.cc.gatech.edu/~nbendler/eft/eftgt_standings.html They're subject to move at some point, but I couldn't put them on the team website because that server's disk is s...
by ASimPerson
Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Early Fall Tournament at Georgia Tech (10/08)
Replies: 10
Views: 4769

Congrats to Vandy A for running the table and going 10-0. Kentucky finished 2nd with an 8-2 record, with those two losses coming to Vandy A.

I'll have stats in a bit.
by ASimPerson
Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Early Fall Tournament at Georgia Tech (10/08)
Replies: 10
Views: 4769

Next week would've been more ideal, circuit-wise. But our fall break is next weekend, which is bad staffing-wise. We even tried asking some HS teams to come, but apparently Walton's tournament is this weekend, so that didn't work out. I don't think having one at USF sapped anyone who was coming up h...
by ASimPerson
Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - Week Five - FIRST GAME IS ON THURS OK
Replies: 17
Views: 5411

10. Texas
9. Tennessee
8. TCU
7. Patritos
6. Eagles
5. Chargers
4. Washington St.
3. Broncos
2. LSU
1. Redskins
by ASimPerson
Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - Week Four
Replies: 19
Views: 5976

10. Oregon
9. Chiefs
8. Ohio State
7. Texas A&M
6. Boise State
5. Bengals
4. Bears
3. Chargers
2. 'Skins
1. Georgia Tech
by ASimPerson
Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: On high schools competing in college tournaments
Replies: 20
Views: 8033

I've definitely played a few HS teams that could beat some college teams back in the day. If you've got the skills, I say go for it. (Shameless plug: EFT is an open tournament, if any HS folks want to come. Oct. 8 here at GT.)
by ASimPerson
Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keeping Score In-Game
Replies: 36
Views: 12770

In HS, I kept score late in the game if it was close - we had a coach to keep the book otherwise.

For college, I keep statistics for the whole team, which means I keep track of the running score for each team and who on our team gets each tossup. It's pretty detailed.
by ASimPerson
Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Early Fall Tournament at Georgia Tech (10/08)
Replies: 10
Views: 4769

Plenty of room down here...I have at least 5 confirmed teams at this point: Kendall, UTC, UGA, Vandy, and FSU.

So if you're in the area and you're interested, let me know.
by ASimPerson
Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - Week Three
Replies: 19
Views: 6723

10. Navy
9. Wake Forest
8. Cal
7. UCOnn
6. Colts
5. Notre Dame
4. Cardinals
3. Patriots
2. Seahawks
1. Steelers
by ASimPerson
Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - Week Two
Replies: 21
Views: 7058

Tough games this week, when I'm picking NFL games over college ones, then these are some pretty tight games

10. Broncos
9. Redskins
8. Auburn
7. Syrcause
6. South Florida
5. Panthers
4. Miami
3. Steelers
2. Eagles
1. Clemson
by ASimPerson
Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Early Fall Tournament at Georgia Tech (10/08)
Replies: 10
Views: 4769

ANNOUNCEMENT: Early Fall Tournament at Georgia Tech (10/08)

This is the official announcment for Georgia Tech's hosting of the 2006 Early Fall Tournament. For details about the EFT itself, check out its thread . Please note that due to a home football game versus Maryland on the 7th, we are having the tournament on Sunday, October 8 . Also note that this is ...
by ASimPerson
Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - Week One
Replies: 32
Views: 9702

10. Texas Tech
9. Colorado St.
8. Panthers
7. Colts
6. Bears
5. Notre Dame
4. Buccaneers
3. Cowboys
2. Ohio State
1. Redskins
by ASimPerson
Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - Prelude
Replies: 21
Views: 6856

We really need a no-games-before-Saturday rule.

7. UCLA over Utah
6. Mississippi over Memphis
5. Arizona over BYU
4. UNC over Rutgers
3. Miami over FSU
2. Tennessee over California
1. Georgia Tech over Notre Dame
by ASimPerson
Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament: October 7, 2006
Replies: 10
Views: 9531

While we're at it, my understanding is that Georgia Tech is planning on hosting its mirror on Sunday the 8th, due to a large sports event on the 7th. I assume Nick will post something about this at some point. I'd just like to confirm this. We have a home game versus Maryland on the 7th, so we will...
by ASimPerson
Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2006-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 69172

I've heard that Mr. White has left Bob Jones.

Does anyone more recent to the program have any info about this?

(Also, I heard he left "for Atlanta"...that doesn't really narrow it down, though...)
by ASimPerson
Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Number of Tournaments per year
Replies: 27
Views: 10621

Man, not being able to fly anymore...I remember how outraged we were that our coaches/parents/ourselves weren't allowed to drive anywhere after November my senior year. (Luckily, we made it to Vanderbilt's ABC before that.) Luckily, the bus thing ended up not cramping out style too much - that sprin...
by ASimPerson
Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Computer Science Coursework and Quizbowlers
Replies: 14
Views: 6951

There are questions you can ask about OSes (well, "systems" in general) that could probably be considered CS, like scheduling algorithms. What you just described is basically how CS questions are treated currently, and while I've certainly taken advantage of those sorts of questions, they don't real...
by ASimPerson
Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Inexpensive Buzzer Systems
Replies: 20
Views: 20906

If you're going to do those, I'd go for the Judge-style handpads over the tube button ones. Back in the day in Alabama, most systems used the latter type of button and they broke all the time. These days, I generally recommend Judges, mostly because they are very durable and are their own case. (If ...
by ASimPerson
Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Are there ever an open NAC-style tournaments?
Replies: 13
Views: 6275

e_steinhauser wrote:The question style focuses more on reaction, riddles, and showmanship.
I don't disagree with the rest of your post, but that's not inherently bad? Perhaps I just can't understand why anyone would want questions that rely on these sorts of things.

Or have audio tossups whose answer is "blender".
by ASimPerson
Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeast Tournaments: Fall 2006
Replies: 31
Views: 13569

The reason you didn't hear about it in the past was because Wade has only recently started using e-mail...I remember us getting a physical letter from him two years ago that talked about how complicated e-mail was or something. Anyway, I went two years ago...the tournament was, for some reason, spli...
by ASimPerson
Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeast Tournaments: Fall 2006
Replies: 31
Views: 13569

I'm enthused by the response so far, and the prospect of a UGA team visiting Atlanta for the first time in awhile is interesting. Again, the move is being considered due to our home game against Maryland - there is just no way we can have an on-campus event that day. Hopefully it's an afternoon game...
by ASimPerson
Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Survey: Computer Science in Quiz Bowl
Replies: 16
Views: 6847

Most college tournaments I've been too have been pretty good about the distinction....since this is the HS section I guess I was referring more to that. I don't remember hearing any CS at regionals in 2004 or 2005, though, if there was any there wasn't more than 1 or 2. (Obviously, there could have...
by ASimPerson
Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeast Tournaments: Fall 2006
Replies: 31
Views: 13569

Nick Bendler at Georgia Tech has expressed interest in mirroring EFT on October 8th (I gather there's a football conflict on the 7th). I think he's waiting to hear back from other club members, but hopefully it'll work out for them to host a mirror. -Seth It probably should, though I'm not ready to...
by ASimPerson
Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Survey: Computer Science in Quiz Bowl
Replies: 16
Views: 6847

In a sort of response to this thread and the corresponding college thread, I'm all for CS questions in quizbowl. (Disclaimer: I'm a CS major.) Unfortunately, over my time, most of the questions have been "name the programming language", which isn't really CS. As for my HS experience, I had 4 program...
by ASimPerson
Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 182884

Multiple thoughts: 1) UAH guy: Good luck getting a team started at UAH. If UAH does get the whole "turning into a non-commuter college" thing down, then there'll be more people around campus who will be interested in a team. As Lee pointed out, there are plenty of college tournaments around Huntsvil...
by ASimPerson
Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 07 in Miami
Replies: 26
Views: 13075

Atlanta is central, and believe it or not, campus is infinitely easier to get around then it was 3 years ago. (They had this wonderful idea to actually put up signs in front of buildings! What a novel concept!) We would also have it in a different building. But there are still the other factors work...
by ASimPerson
Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Possible delayed mirror of William Wirt at Vanderbilt
Replies: 7
Views: 4033

We may be interested, though that Saturday is the Saturday at the tail end of our spring break. How soon is "pretty soon"?
by ASimPerson
Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 182884

Looks like Bob Jones lucked out in their district assignment. They have to travel a bit further though. Our district is going to be as fun as ever, as is yours, Lee. Playing at Calhoun was always a boon for us anyway - we were usually the only good team there, as opposed to the cluster[radio edit] ...
by ASimPerson
Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech Invitational Tournament - CANCELED
Replies: 2
Views: 1970

Georgia (and other) folks: I'm in a bit of bind here, scheduling-wise. Apparently most of the metro area teams have spring break on the 1st. Easter is April 16th. Because of the break, this effecitvely takes the beginning of the break and the end of the break out of play, since I'd guess most people...
by ASimPerson
Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 182884

The Worksheet (Can be good if it tests a relatively wide area of knowledge, but more often than not they are themed on the writer's pet interest, resulting in very low scores on them) I'm sure the rest of y'all have more pros and cons to add. Oh, you know it. The worksheet round is the most horribl...
by ASimPerson
Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech Invitational Tournament - CANCELED
Replies: 2
Views: 1970

Georgia Tech Invitational Tournament - CANCELED

The Georgia Tech Academic Team is pleased to announce a new high school tournament scheduled for April 15, 2006. Time and Place: The tournament will be April 15, 2005 at Georgia Tech's Instructional Center. Registration will start at 8:00 and the tournament will start at 9:00am. The tournament shoul...
by ASimPerson
Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any Varsity Tournaments in the Southeast in February?
Replies: 24
Views: 10411

Nick, what's the word on the Ga. Tech tournament? I've decided to go with our April date. An announcement will be coming within the week. The date will probably be April 15th, unless I'm stepping on someone's toes again. (Most Georgia tournaments are before this date, though. I'm hoping that this d...
by ASimPerson
Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best quiz bowl/academic schools?
Replies: 51
Views: 25995

One of my HS teammates was sort of at the front of the effort to get a team at Auburn. He's become frustrated at the effort it takes for him to round up anyone to go to tournaments and has told me that once he gets their organization chartered with their SGA he'll probably step away from it. For sha...
by ASimPerson
Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best quiz bowl/academic schools?
Replies: 51
Views: 25995

ASimPerson, I understand that my former teammate Albert Yu is with with your team in some capacity, I would guess DII. Is he by any chance one of the freshmen you speak of? Yes. Yeah, I'm probably going to either UGA or Mercer, whichever gives me a better offer. I had just read some really random c...
by ASimPerson
Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best quiz bowl/academic schools?
Replies: 51
Views: 25995

Well, I know very little about college bowl, but I wass just wondering, what's the buzz (pardon the potential GT pun) about schools in GA, namely UGA, GA Tech, Emory, and Berry? I've played GA Tech, Emory, and Berry only in Division 2. GA Tech is a good team in the Division 2 ranks. We played them ...
by ASimPerson
Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any Varsity Tournaments in the Southeast in February?
Replies: 24
Views: 10411

Hrm, so I guess Febuary is out then.
by ASimPerson
Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any Varsity Tournaments in the Southeast in February?
Replies: 24
Views: 10411

I also have possible Woodward Academy date down as February 25, for metro Atlanta teams. Not sure if that's still the case or not. Hrm, the 4 or 5 Georgia coaches that registered for our original fall date said they didn't anticipate any conflicts on the 25th. Their date also isn't on the website, ...