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Mon May 13, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 24823

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

What time are you planning on running this at HSNCT? I'm trying to see if I can potentially play Imaginary Landscape or META in addition to this (though I'll admit that it doesn't seem likely given the timing).
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 16745

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

I’m also looking to join a team and would be happy to play with anyone. I know some stuff about video games and “indie” music and have very little knowledge everywhere else.

Edit: I have a team.
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 14885

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Here is the boundedness tossup: Continuous measurable functions must have this property almost everywhere to be assigned the L-infinity norm. The Riemann-Stieltjes integral can be computed on functions whose total variation has this property. In topology, if for every x, a metric space has a finite ...
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 14885

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Replying to some math/CS comments: I think Kakutani's theorem is more obscure than the Kakeya needle problem (I could be wrong, though). Maybe swap those clues? I don't think this is necessarily true. For example, if you take any game theory course you will probably learn about the Kakutani fixed po...
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 20233

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

I'll have another music packet similar to my packets the last two years (and with contributions from Diana Gerr this time). There will probably be around 15 tossups.
Mon May 29, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 315075

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

A while ago, I wrote ~17 silly bonuses for my Festivus music packet that didn't get played (the content is pretty similar to the tossups, which you can find in the Festivus packet list ; it's mostly recent indie music), so if people are interested I could read them sometime. I'll tentatively schedu...
Sat May 27, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 315075

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

A while ago, I wrote ~17 silly bonuses for my Festivus music packet that didn't get played (the content is pretty similar to the tossups, which you can find in the Festivus packet list ; it's mostly recent indie music), so if people are interested I could read them sometime. I'll tentatively schedul...
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52314

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

Thanks to Rob for running this! Even though it seemed even slower than last year, it was still a lot of fun. Scores for my packet were: Alston 3/2/0=65 Will Nediger 0/3/0=30 Arun 1/1/0=25 Matt W 1/0/0=15 Oliver 1/0/0=15 Rein 1/0/0=15 Chris Stern 0/1/0=10 Greg 1/0/1=10 Mike Cheyne 0/1/0=10 Rob 0/1/0=...
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52314

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

I'm done with 20 music tossups and might write more by Friday, though I'm also writing a few silly bonuses to cram in more material. Judging from the "Best Albums of 2016" thread, I think at least a decent number of people should have fun with this.
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52314

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

I'll probably have a music packet for this, similar to last year (~10 tossups on 2016 "indie" releases, ~10 tossups on random things).
Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eternal Sonata Skype Mirror (Sunday, 8/28/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 3024

Re: Eternal Sonata Skype Mirror (Sunday, 8/28/16)

Billy can only make it later in the evening, so this is being rescheduled to 7 PM EST, still on Sunday. I am assuming that this is fine for everyone else who already signed up, but let me know if that assumption is wrong.
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eternal Sonata Skype Mirror (Sunday, 8/28/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 3024

Eternal Sonata Skype Mirror (Sunday, 8/28/16)

As promised, the Skype mirror is happening and is currently scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, August 28. Time: We'll start at 7 PM EST, and it should take at most 3 hours to complete. If you really want to play this and can't make this date and time, let us know (we're not imagining a very larg...
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eternal Sonata discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 1780

Eternal Sonata discussion

I posted in the main thread earlier that discussion should wait until the skype mirror (announcement coming later tonight), but given that a decent number of people have played this, it would be nice if there was a centralized place for discussion now*. So feel free to give feedback, talk about your...
Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eternal Sonata (video game music)
Replies: 23
Views: 9026

Re: Eternal Sonata (video game music)

This set is finished and packetized :party: , and will soon be e-mailed out to all mirrors (currently just Michigan, but if anyone else also wants to mirror this send us an e-mail). The final distribution was: 3.5 Arcade/8-bit/16-bit eras 2 32/64-bit eras 3.5 2000's (6th gen-7th gen up to 2009) 3.5 ...
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eternal Sonata (video game music)
Replies: 23
Views: 9026

Re: Eternal Sonata (video game music)

I don't know if Anderson can, but I don't know how to make a Skype mirror work from my end, unfortunately. I've tested questions with friends over Google Hangouts before*, so I'd be up for hosting a Skype or Hangouts mirror later this summer. *More specifically, on my mac, I used a combination of S...
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eternal Sonata (video game music)
Replies: 23
Views: 9026

Eternal Sonata (video game music)

This is the announcement thread for Eternal Sonata , an audio tournament on video games written by Anderson Wang (formerly of MIT) and Jasper Lee (University of Tennessee). We're going to try to finish at least 5 packets of 20 tossups each in time for Side Event Weekend, but if that doesn't happen i...
Sun May 22, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 22551

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

I guess the deadline is coming up, but if anyone still has an open spot on their team (or wants to make a team), let me know. I am pretty terrible at trash, but I know things about video games and recent music, especially "indie" music.
Edit: I've found a team, thanks Tejas.
Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Second Summer Open
Replies: 61
Views: 33183

Re: The Second Summer Open

To add to the trash, Jasper Lee and I have been working on and off on making an auditory video game music tournament (title TBD). Right now we've made ~50 tossups out of a planned 100 or so and could probably finish it by August, though if there's already an excess of trash side events, this could b...
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Replies: 20
Views: 5471

Mitchell Lee (a friend) and I wrote a small amount of math questions for this. I don't have the set, but looking at the spreadsheet, I think the ones that were used are "numbers", torus, Achilles, and Fourier transform. I also sent in a few CS questions which weren't used; I assume that was because ...
Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge
Replies: 37
Views: 18948

Re: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge

I'll have 20 (maybe a few more) tossups on random music-related things, including some amount of "indie" music from 2015.
Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15
Replies: 21
Views: 11070

Re: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15

There are also quite a few games in which teams got a 5 mod 10 number of bonus points.
Mon May 18, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 48328

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

Arnav Sastry and I will be playing as "Sonnets from the Rogueportuguese"
Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 48328

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

I'm interested in playing and will team with anyone who doesn't care if their partner only has fake knowledge of JRPGs. PS - There is now an audio packet of questions as well. It's just the gift that keeps on giving! Man, I wanted to be the first guy to write audio video game tossups (I made enough ...
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 61659

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

I'm interested. Second half of April or later would also be best for me.
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 41600

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

I'm interested in playing this and am looking for teammates.
Wed May 02, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 33134

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

I'll be going to MIT and plan on playing quiz bowl.
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wiss-Wash (Wissahickon's mirror of WUHSAC) - Cancelled
Replies: 8
Views: 2380

Re: Wiss-Wash (Wissahickon's mirror of WUHSAC) - Now 5/5/12

Unfortunately, due to a combination of a lack of interest and some school policies that we can't seem to work around, we are canceling this tournament.
Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BOAT IV - March 31, 2012 - Hackensack NJ
Replies: 23
Views: 7929

Re: BOAT IV - March 31, 2012 - Hackensack NJ

Hi,

I sent an e-mail to you on March 19 asking to register (to [email protected]), but unfortunately, it looks like it didn't go through. Could you confirm that you didn't receive any registrations from Wissahickon, just to make sure? Thanks.
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wiss-Wash (Wissahickon's mirror of WUHSAC) - Cancelled
Replies: 8
Views: 2380

Re: Wiss-Wash (Wissahickon's mirror of WUHSAC) - Now 5/5/12

Due to a combination of some logistical issues and the fact that we would have to pay massive fees to keep the school open on a Sunday, this tournament is now rescheduled for 5/5/2012. I'd like to repeat that even if you're slightly interested in coming, please e-mail us at wissahickonquizbowl AT gm...
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5
Replies: 54
Views: 11459

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

I'll play.
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: POSTPONED: The Garden State Mirror of GSAC XIX, 1/21/12
Replies: 66
Views: 20317

Re: POSTPONED: The Garden State Mirror of GSAC XIX, 1/21/12

Wissahickon should be fine with almost every date. The one exception would probably be March 25, since it's right after our own tournament (well, assuming that we get enough registrations to run a tournament :wink: ) February 12 is one day after the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament, so I (and possibly ot...
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wiss-Wash (Wissahickon's mirror of WUHSAC) - Cancelled
Replies: 8
Views: 2380

Wiss-Wash (Wissahickon's mirror of WUHSAC) - Cancelled

Wissahickon High School will be hosting Wiss-Wash (Wissahickon's mirror of Washington University's WUHSAC) on March 24, 2012 , as our team’s (Andrew, Nate, and Anderson) graduation project. To register, please email us at wissahickonquizbowl AT gmail.com with school name, number of teams, number of ...
Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Saint Joe's Mirror of DAFT III, December 17th, 2011
Replies: 79
Views: 16462

Re: Saint Joe's Mirror of DAFT III, December 17th, 2011

Hi, Thanks to Mr. Powers for a well-run tournament! I want to apologize again (and explain to everyone else why we have a 0 against GNS A) for our brainlessness after the prelims. We were sorta confused because our moderator told us to go to the cafeteria after round 3 for a lunch break, so we decid...
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Saint Joe's Mirror of DAFT III, December 17th, 2011
Replies: 79
Views: 16462

Re: Saint Joe's Mirror of DAFT III, December 17th, 2011

Hi,

We're fine with the field being split into two divisions, given how difficult this set seems to be. We'd choose the expert division.
Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2011-2012
Replies: 101
Views: 43219

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2011-2012

Wissahickon is planning to host a tournament sometime late winter/early spring, which will also be our team's (Andrew, Nate, and I) graduation project. Right now, we're going for March 24, but this date isn't set in stone; if more teams could come on February 18 or 25, then those dates would also wo...
Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 99552

Re: On-going season rankings

I'll just leave this here...
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CR Rider Bowl II (May 14, 2011) [CONFIRMED DATE CHANGE!]
Replies: 75
Views: 44665

Re: CR Rider Bowl II (April 16, 2011) [POSSIBLE DATE CHANGE]

I'll have to talk with my teammates to confirm, but we'll probably end up going to the history bowl. Which means for now, it seems more likely that we would be able to come on May 14th. If the majority of our team ends up not being able to go to the history bowl or if we are unable to find a driver,...
Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT state championship qualifier policies
Replies: 16
Views: 3160

Re: NAQT state championship qualifier policies

Hello, A few weeks ago, I sent an e-mail to the address provided on the NAQT website, asking if our team could participate in the NJ or DE state championships, instead of PA's, as we live in the Philadelphia suburbs and the drive to State College would be about 3.5 hours. I'll quote the response I r...
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Falcons' BATE @ SJHS Metuchen NJ January 29 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 10344

Re: The Falcons' BATE @ SJHS Metuchen NJ January 29 2011

We thought the tournament was very well-run, despite a slight delay in the preliminaries, and everything went very smoothly. Thanks to everyone at SJHS who helped with making it a fun day! And overall, the set was great. I'll be sure to talk with my teammates, and hopefully, we can get at least 2 te...
Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware Fall Tournament @ Wilmington Charter @ (12/18/10)
Replies: 65
Views: 21448

Re: Delaware Fall Tournament @ Wilmington Charter @ (12/18/10)

Thanks to everyone at Charter for making this a fun tournament. We had a lot of great readers, and everything was run smoothly the whole day. Overall, it was awesome, and we had a great time. Happy holidays to everyone! There are a few corrections, which are pretty minor: In our 5th round game again...
Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DR YAKUB (12/11/10) at the University of Maryland
Replies: 39
Views: 11612

Re: DR YAKUB (12/11/10) at the University of Maryland

Our team really enjoyed going to this and had tons of fun playing, so thanks for running a great tournament! All of the moderators we had were pretty awesome, and it was run fairly smoothly, although some of the questions were a bit, let's say, sub-par, which isn't your fault of course. Also, hello ...
Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IMSANITY Distribution Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 18586

Re: IMSANITY Distribution Discussion

I think s8k4 and Arsonists are pretty spot on when they say math shouldn't be grouped with science, especially at the high school level. Yes, it's true that "Mathematics, by definition, is a science", but that doesn't mean having 3 math and 4 science questions in a set should be considered as 7 scie...
Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Samhain Classic 2010 (10/30/2010, Hackensack NJ)
Replies: 17
Views: 4734

Re: Samhain Classic 2010 (10/30/2010, Hackensack NJ)

The tournament was great fun, and our whole team really enjoyed it. We originally had some students who were hesitant at driving 2 hours to a quiz bowl tournament, but afterwards, they all said that it was a great experience and that they would like to go to more competitions in the future, so thank...
Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What/How To Study
Replies: 10
Views: 14441

Re: What/How To Study

Although I'm a junior, I was also only introduced to quiz bowl this year, so I'm in a similar position. Most of what I'm going to say probably seems obvious already, but oh well. For me, pretty much all of my studying has been reading through packets+looking interesting things up on wikipedia. I'm i...
Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XVIII (10/2/10) Results Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 2534

Re: PHSAT XVIII (10/2/10) Results Thread

Thanks to everyone who helped organize/volunteered/baked cookies/etc. for the tournament! Our team wasn't really sure what to expect, and in the end, the way the tournament was run (pretty much every part of it) really left a good impression on all of us and made for an extremely fun day. It also mi...
Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)
Replies: 20
Views: 4923

Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Hi, just to clear things up, I'm the student who registered the Wissahickon team. I attend Wissahickon High School (no surprise there) and I'm trying to organize a quiz bowl team there this year, but the administration is pretty annoying when it comes to starting a new extracurricular activity, so i...