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by LucasBrown
Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall West (11/6/11) at UCI
Replies: 14
Views: 17329

Re: ACF Fall West (11/6/11) at UCI

Caltech seems to have secured transportation, so our attendance is now "highly probable."
by LucasBrown
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI - 10/29/11 - UCSD
Replies: 23
Views: 56055

Re: MAGNI - 10/29/11 - UCSD

Caltech now has transportation and a buzzer system.
by LucasBrown
Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI - 10/29/11 - UCSD
Replies: 23
Views: 56055

Re: MAGNI - 10/29/11 - UCSD

Caltech is having a hard time finding transport, so that could grow to three spots in the next few days.
by LucasBrown
Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QB Reader 2.2 (now with speed adjustment)
Replies: 6
Views: 4626

Re: QB Reader 2.2 (now with speed adjustment)

Version 2.2 is now available. You can now change the speed at which questions are read without closing the program, editing the source, and re-opening it.
by LucasBrown
Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI - 10/29/11 - UCSD
Replies: 23
Views: 56055

Re: MAGNI - 10/29/11 - UCSD

I'd like to change Caltech's commitment to one contingent on finding transportation.
by LucasBrown
Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California Discussion 2011-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Re: Southern California Discussion 2011-2012

I'd estimate the probability of a move to pyramidal questions this year at approximately ε due to the slightly-increased interleague peer pressure; it's not much, but at least it's better than 0.
by LucasBrown
Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Mirror at the Claremont Colleges (10/09/11)
Replies: 9
Views: 3464

Re: MOO Mirror at the Claremont Colleges (10/09/11)

Caltech will send a team if we can find transportation.
by LucasBrown
Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Mirror at the Claremont Colleges (10/09/11)
Replies: 9
Views: 3464

Re: MOO Mirror at the Claremont Colleges (10/09/11)

Caltech might be there. Emphasis on might.
by LucasBrown
Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall West (11/6/11) at UCI
Replies: 14
Views: 17329

Re: ACF Fall West (11/5/11) at UCI

Expect at least one team from Caltech.
by LucasBrown
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Good Tournament Directors/Organizers?
Replies: 19
Views: 9982

Re: Good Tournament Directors/Organizers?

The (current) UCLA folks, especially Ian Drayer, have earned a good measure of TD respect on the SoCal circuit.
by LucasBrown
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Moving Away From The "Long Island" Quiz Bowl Team Stereotype
Replies: 9
Views: 5097

Re: Moving Away From The "Long Island" Quiz Bowl Team Stereotype

"I'd like to address with you the nature of the game of Regional Quiz Bowl, and how it compares to traditional Quiz Bowl.... I, and many other teams, find that the questions used in RQB lack the elements that questions in traditional 20/20 quiz bowl allow for competitive, fair, and enjoyable games....
by LucasBrown
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QB Reader 2.2 (now with speed adjustment)
Replies: 6
Views: 4626

Re: QB Reader 2.1 (now with scoring and semi-sane ans. checking)

The reader will now track your score and has a semi-sane answer-checking scheme. See the first post for details.
by LucasBrown
Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California Date Claim 2011-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 8012

Re: Southern California Date Claim 2011-2012

To make things a little clearer... DATES TESTS TOURNEYS (LOCATION) 03-09 10-09 ACT 17-09 24-09 01-10 SAT(2) TWAIN (UCLA) 02-10 Early Autumn College Novice (UCLA) 08-10 Triton Novice (UCSD) 15-10 PSAT 22-10 ACT MAGNI (UCSD); CBCT (UCI) 29-10 05-11 SAT(2) 12-11 Triton Fall (UCSD) 19-11 Technophobia Jr...
by LucasBrown
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QB Reader 2.2 (now with speed adjustment)
Replies: 6
Views: 4626

Re: Torrey Pines QB Database w/o internet--ver. 2.0 (GUI added!)

I've hacked a graphical interface out of GTK+. Should have cross-platform compatibility now, as long as the computer used has Python and GTK+ installed, but I've only tested it on Linux.
by LucasBrown
Tue May 31, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QB Reader 2.2 (now with speed adjustment)
Replies: 6
Views: 4626

QB Reader 2.2 (now with speed adjustment)

On the flight to HSNCT I found myself wishing I could use the Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database, so I wrote a script to function in much the same way as the database's "Read To Me!" section. I thought I'd share it with the rest of the QB community, so I posted it here. I decided to turn the script into...
by LucasBrown
Mon May 16, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 80361

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Are we doing something wrong? Is this something that can be addressed? Yes and yes. Simply tell your students to stop using that pitiful excuse for a browser, and they should find that many of their internet-related issues are solved. that post was so ill-conceived It works perfectly on IE9--try up...
by LucasBrown
Mon May 02, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 80361

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

The "Read To Me" section no longer checks answers. It's just timing out. Are you typing "buzz" to stop the question before you type in your answer? Yes. If it's relevant, I'm using Chrome on Ubuntu 10.04. UPDATE: I moved over to Firefox, and it's fine. On another note--How does the score tracking f...
by LucasBrown
Mon May 02, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 98558

Re: On-going season rankings

A school that's been consistently passed over--University High School (CA). They've managed to beat Torrey Pines (#25) a time or two and have beaten Rancho Bernardo (#30) with some consistency, but they never seem to make it into the list. <sarcasm>OMG FRED THIS ANTI-IRVINE BIAS IS COMPLETELY UNACCE...
by LucasBrown
Mon May 02, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 80361

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

The "Read To Me" section no longer checks answers. It's just timing out.
by LucasBrown
Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 5108

Re: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011

[quote="Frater Taciturnus"]2011 Fall Novice will happen[/quote]I'd like to get in on this. Whom should I contact?
Note to self: search the other threads before posting.
by LucasBrown
Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 80361

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

3. This would be even more awesome if "Read To Me!" had a speech option--generate an MP3 file from the text of the question, send it to the user's computer, and have it be played from within the browser. you gonna read them all? No--text-to-speech converters (even the free ones) are getting quite g...
by LucasBrown
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 80361

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

1. The interface allows you to fix the category if it's incorrect. In every tab but the Read To Me! tab, you can manipulate the result by clicking on the category (which is underlined and in curly brackets) and a dropdown will appear, and selecting a new category will change it. It might be helpful ...
by LucasBrown
Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Most Surprising Teams?
Replies: 23
Views: 11149

Re: Most Surprising Teams?

In 2008, Santa Monica High School went 9-1 in the preliminaries of the HSNCT and proceeded to take 11th overall. They were definitely a known force in quizbowl, but very few people had heard of them before... Hence the surprise.
by LucasBrown
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Southern California State Championship
Replies: 7
Views: 2265

Re: 2011 NAQT Southern California State Championship

Due to a lack of available carpooling, it's entirely possible that RB will be a one-man team. Again.
by LucasBrown
Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Spring - 4/23
Replies: 14
Views: 4569

Re: Triton Spring - 4/23

Let's make that two teams for RB.
by LucasBrown
Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Spring - 4/23
Replies: 14
Views: 4569

Re: Triton Spring - 4/23

Rancho Bernardo will attend with at least one team and at least one buzzer set. More specificity to come in the near future.
by LucasBrown
Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Coast Invitational (4/2-3/2011) at UCLA
Replies: 10
Views: 2856

Re: West Coast Invitational (4/2-3/2011) at UCLA

Bumping: a tournament this large and only one month away should not be at the bottom of the second page.

In the meantime, how's the field so far?
by LucasBrown
Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 1/15/11 Carnal Embrace V @ Arcadia High School, CA
Replies: 21
Views: 5999

Re: 1/15/11 Carnal Embrace V @ Arcadia High School, CA

When will stats be uploaded to NAQT?
by LucasBrown
Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Torrey Pines Open Tournament (2/5/2011)
Replies: 26
Views: 11595

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament (2/5/2011)

How does the field look so far?
by LucasBrown
Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 1/15/11 Carnal Embrace V @ Arcadia High School, CA
Replies: 21
Views: 5999

Re: 1/15/11 Carnal Embrace V @ Arcadia High School, CA

Actually, since the tournament's existence is no longer dependent on RB sending three teams instead of two, we're going back down to two properly-manned teams, so, nevermind.
by LucasBrown
Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 1/15/11 Carnal Embrace V @ Arcadia High School, CA
Replies: 21
Views: 5999

Re: 1/15/11 Carnal Embrace V @ Arcadia High School, CA

It's looking as though, if RB splits to three teams, two will be two-man teams. ACF grants discounts for teams lacking two or more players; will similar discounts apply here as well?
by LucasBrown
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 1/15/11 Carnal Embrace V @ Arcadia High School, CA
Replies: 21
Views: 5999

Re: 1/15/11 Carnal Embrace V @ Arcadia High School, CA

RB can definitely split into the third team if necessary to bring the total to 8; thus, at the moment, I'd list the field as
RB - 3
La Jolla - 4
Diamond Bar - 1
by LucasBrown
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 1/15/11 Carnal Embrace V @ Arcadia High School, CA
Replies: 21
Views: 5999

Re: 1/15/11 Carnal Embrace V @ Arcadia High School, CA

We can probably split teams to get a third and might be able to recruit to a fourth... I'll let you know how that turns out.
by LucasBrown
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Winter @ UCSD (2/19/11)
Replies: 22
Views: 5557

Re: Triton Winter @ UCSD (2/19/11)

You can expect at least one team from RB with three buzzers.
by LucasBrown
Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Technophobia Jr. @ Caltech 11/20/2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2024

Re: Technophobia Jr. @ Caltech 11/20/2010

When will stats be announced?
by LucasBrown
Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CBCT X (10/23/10) at UC Irvine
Replies: 9
Views: 1934

Re: CBCT X (10/23/10) at UC Irvine

RB will send one or two teams with three buzzers.
by LucasBrown
Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Torrey Pines Open Tournament (2/5/2011)
Replies: 26
Views: 11595

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament (2/5/2011)

I don't do Science Olympiad and am perfectly fine with going solo (I've done it at ASCII 1 and Technophobia Jr 2009), so yes. Without asking, I don't know any other RB quizbowlers who do Science Olympiad, but I don't think there are any; besides, we won't know anything about this for sure until our ...
by LucasBrown
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Torrey Pines Open Tournament (2/5/2011)
Replies: 26
Views: 11595

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament (2/5/2011)

I'm sorry, but accommodating a single player having a conflict is not at all a good reason to ask for an entire tournament to change its date. I think it was implied that "other people want this too" - ... David might be saying that a bunch of RB people are needed to staff Science Olympiad, and tha...
by LucasBrown
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Torrey Pines Open Tournament (2/5/2011)
Replies: 26
Views: 11595

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament (2/5/2011)

Rancho Bernardo will probably send 2-3 teams with at least two buzzer sets.
by LucasBrown
Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: TWAIN XI at UCLA, October 2, 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2350

Re: Announcement: TWAIN XI at UCLA, October 2, 2010

RB intends to compete (1-2 teams & 2 buzzers)
by LucasBrown
Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Coast Invitational 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4524

Re: West Coast Invitational 2011

RB will probably attend, and we will be able to contribute at least two buzzer sets and possibly a moderator.

And why do it with clocks?
by LucasBrown
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California '09-'10
Replies: 82
Views: 14675

Re: Southern California '09-'10

I assume it's logistically impossible for some schools to hold a tournament. Logistically impossible or bureaucratically impossible. I've talked to RB's admin folks about hosting, and they've said that they will consent only if it will help us qualify for a national tournament. Since the host schoo...
by LucasBrown
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caltech Spring Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: Caltech Spring Tournament

RB's in--see the email I sent you, Alan.
by LucasBrown
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Southern California Championship at UCLA April 3, 2010
Replies: 71
Views: 8291

Re: NAQT Southern California Championship at UCLA April 3, 2010

friendlyNemisis wrote:Im guessing Arcadia rounds out the permenant feild. BUt is there still a chance that us waitlisters could get in???
There's a good chance that RB will drop to one team (a lot of our quizbowlers seem to have stuff going on that weekend), so you'll probably get in.
by LucasBrown
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Coast Invitational: March 27-28
Replies: 34
Views: 4381

Re: West Coast Invitational: March 27-28

RB is (very) tentatively in.
by LucasBrown
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Southern California Championship at UCLA April 3, 2010
Replies: 71
Views: 8291

Re: NAQT Southern California Championship at UCLA April 3, 2010

RB will bring two teams (or possibly just one). We will also bring a buzzer set.