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by Notably Not Pierre
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2013 Specific Question Discussion Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 4826

Re: MUT 2013 Specific Question Discussion Thread

Ashvin, thanks for catching the errors with the science. I only wrote the science and the math, but it looks like I was responsible for at least my fair share of the mistakes. For 10 points, give this term whose additive kind is given by negative one and whose multiplicative kind is the reciprocal. ...
by Notably Not Pierre
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT security review: three more cases
Replies: 61
Views: 19010

Re: NAQT security review: three more cases

The people who aren't Daichi on last year's Chicago team that stuck to their guns and forced Shantanu to be held responsible are heroes and should be emulated in all situations like this. While I agree that I'm the hero in all of this, I'd just like to set the record straight on one thing. Daichi w...
by Notably Not Pierre
Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 9522

Re: Question-specific discussion

I think this tournament featured a number of questions which, put politely, demonstrated that the editors had no sympathy for the people playing the questions. Sloppy grammar and confusing wording often made it impossible to tell what was going on in questions. Instead of digging up a laundry list o...
by Notably Not Pierre
Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)
Replies: 32
Views: 8078

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

If you're talking about Jarret or Jasper, I think neither of them were the TD of the tournament. According to this post by Jasper, Gerard Louis is the actual TD. FWIW, in the post-playoff match I observed between Chicago A and B, which the OSU team was also spectating, the moderator referred to one...
by Notably Not Pierre
Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question security issue at the 2012 ICT
Replies: 6
Views: 5215

Re: Question security issue at the 2012 ICT

During the ICT, Chicago players noticed that some material referenced by a Chicago club member during the car ride to the tournament was coming up in questions. Chicago promptly notified NAQT, described the incidents and during the tournament fully cooperated with NAQT in answering their questions. ...
by Notably Not Pierre
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 MUT @ UIUC (4/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 8360

Re: 2012 MUT @ UIUC (4/14)

Chicago is sending some number of teams to this. Probably 2 or 3.
by Notably Not Pierre
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21592

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Stats are being updated round by round right here.

Enjoy.
by Notably Not Pierre
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion
Replies: 119
Views: 36400

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion

What is it like to be a Batman? wrote:Jean-Pierre Serre was maybe the most important mathematician of the 20th century.
No.
by Notably Not Pierre
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE General Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 19331

Re: BARGE General Discussion

The issue I had with this question was the lead-in, everything else was just fine. I buzzed in right after "factored" in the first line with the answer line "polynomials" because, well, cyclotomic polynomials are irreducible in general and so that seemed like the natural spot to buzz. It's hard to ...
by Notably Not Pierre
Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 38328

Re: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion

I was also on the team with Ben and Marshall that went the whole tournament hearing 4/4 of the Math and Computer Science. Having seen the rest of the packets, it doesn't look like the subdistribution was as skewed as it seemed to us; we just happened to miss 3/4 of the Math and Computer Science in t...
by Notably Not Pierre
Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math and Computer Science
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

Math and Computer Science

Since many of my questions are from different categories, the thing that seemed to make the most was creation of a thread for all the math and computer science questions. I've listed all of my questions below. Hopefully Jay will post his questions in this thread at some point also. Math tossups: Com...
by Notably Not Pierre
Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)
Replies: 73
Views: 25207

Re: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)

UChicago is sending 1team (not packet-writing). I won't be playing, so I'll be available to moderate. We have 1 buzzer.
by Notably Not Pierre
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)
Replies: 73
Views: 25207

Re: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)

UChicago is planning on sending one (or possibly two) team(s) to this. We'll also have 1 buzzer and potentially 1 moderator as well. I'll let you know the exact number tonight.
by Notably Not Pierre
Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest at UChicago
Replies: 41
Views: 10585

Re: ACF Fall Midwest at UChicago

Here are some final announcements regarding the tournament: Doors open at 8am, registration starts at 8:15, and we're aiming to start the first round at 9:00. As most of the game rooms will be in Harper, we'll be meeting there. We've decided to charge $3 / person for lunch. We really need teams to b...
by Notably Not Pierre
Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest at UChicago
Replies: 41
Views: 10585

Re: ACF Fall Midwest at UChicago

Here's a field update: Loyola Academy (1) Notre Dame (2-3) Northwestern (2-3) Ohio State (2-3) Illinois (3, possibly 4) Michigan State (3) Michigan (~4) UIC (1) Case Western Lawrence University (1-2) DePauw (1) Saint Viator (1) plus some number of house teams. If you think you've signed up with me b...
by Notably Not Pierre
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest at UChicago
Replies: 41
Views: 10585

ACF Fall Midwest at UChicago

The University of Chicago will host the Midwest mirror of ACF Fall on Saturday, October 31. You can read all about ACF Fall in Gautam's post at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7881 . The tournament will probably be in Harper Memorial Library on the south edge of the Quad. Campus...