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by mc1093alpha
Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Wanted: Music and Science Writers for CO
Replies: 7
Views: 1889

Re: Wanted: Music and Science Writers for CO

Although I am in no way qualified to edit all of science, I would be willing to write math/CS (and astronomy and physics, if need be).
by mc1093alpha
Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)
Replies: 77
Views: 14862

Re: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)

Teenage Dream = Neil Gurram
Firework = Stephen
by mc1093alpha
Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22163

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

To some extent, "hard parts" are a benefit to first year players. Those that actually have knowledge in some field will be able to make the connection before some experienced player just frauds the question/already has some sort of binary knowledge built in. I don't think that it makes sense to have...
by mc1093alpha
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)
Replies: 77
Views: 14862

Re: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)

I applaud Brandeis for their speedy posting of stats!
Two sorta strange things I noticed;
In Yale B vs. Brown, we got 306 points?
And in Yale B vs. Yale A, we got total negs of -2? Is that a thing?
by mc1093alpha
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22163

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

I will say, ignoring the minor math comments and some questionable difficult ranges in bonuses, I very much enjoyed the tournament and thought the questions were well written and the distribution was pretty good as far as being similar to past ACF Fall tournaments (I have my own problems with distri...
by mc1093alpha
Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22163

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

In retrospect, the fact that Riemann manifolds exist should have come later in the question. But honestly the binary association between "namesake manifold" and Riemann is a foolish one as noted really important mathematicians Hilbert, Poincaré, and Banach have namesake manifolds among others. Note...
by mc1093alpha
Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22163

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

My general impression of the tossups of the tournament are uniformly positive, except for minor exceptions (see below). But generally I agree with the tone that there was a HUGE discrepancy between bonus parts, with questions far outside of my field that I could very easily single-handedly 30 (assum...
by mc1093alpha
Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)
Replies: 77
Views: 14862

Re: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)

Edit: Retracted :P

I would like to thank Brandeis for stepping up and running the tournament. From what I could see, things went pretty smoothly (for a quizbowl tournament).

Also congrats to MIT and Yale A for the exciting and close final!
by mc1093alpha
Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Accent marks on foreign words
Replies: 36
Views: 8453

Re: Accent marks on foreign words

I agree this the sentiment that dialectic marks create more problems that solutions. There are already so many poor moderators (myself included) that dialectic marks are just far too annoying. Also, many people don't even know how to pronounce them, or do the thing where they say the same word over ...