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by aseem.keyal
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open Online Mirror (Dec. 7, 2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 2441

Re: Fall Open Online Mirror (Dec. 7, 2019)

Against all odds (and the worst Discord outage in a while), this tournament happened. Coates et al. cleared the field going 9-0. I apologize profusely for all the delays and the haphazard transition to Skype when Discord stopped working. To make up for this, I'll be running a reading of a couple mor...
by aseem.keyal
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open Online Mirror (Dec. 7, 2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 2441

Re: Fall Open Online Mirror (Dec. 7, 2019)

I've capped the field to 4 teams, free agents please form teams or add yourselves to the existing 2 teams. I've also added a team email field, please add your team's contact email to the sheet.
by aseem.keyal
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2019 Online Mirror (Nov. 30, 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 2919

Re: Penn Bowl 2019 Online Mirror (Nov. 30, 2019)

A logistics email was just sent out to the team contacts listed on the spreadsheet, and should be forwarded by the team contact to each teammate. If you do not get the logistics email in a timely manner, feel free to PM me.
by aseem.keyal
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2019 Online Mirror (Nov. 30, 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 2919

Re: Penn Bowl 2019 Online Mirror (Nov. 30, 2019)

To accommodate all the free agents, I've decided to allow teams of 5. Please add yourselves to teams before Friday, when I will assign the remaining free agents to teams myself.
by aseem.keyal
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open Online Mirror (Dec. 7, 2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 2441

Re: Fall Open Online Mirror (Dec. 7, 2019)

If this mirror doesn't get enough signups for 4 teams by the middle of next week, I plan to cancel this mirror. If those who intended to play are interested in hearing some packets, I can host an informal reading session of 3 to 4 packets on the Discord at the same date/time the tournament was going...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2019 Online Mirror (Nov. 30, 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 2919

Re: Penn Bowl 2019 Online Mirror (Nov. 30, 2019)

Yes, payment information will be in the logistics email (which I'm planning on sending on Thursday), and was also included in my reply to your email last week. If you cannot use Venmo or need payment to be taken care of earlier due to reimbursement reasons, please let me know and we can figure out h...
by aseem.keyal
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2019 Online Mirror (Nov. 30, 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 2919

Re: Penn Bowl 2019 Online Mirror (Nov. 30, 2019)

I've added a column for a team contact email, please add one for your team when you have a chance.

EDIT: We are still looking for 1-2 more readers who are willing to read the morning half of the tournament, please PM me if interested!
by aseem.keyal
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2019 Online Mirror (Nov. 30, 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 2919

Re: Penn Bowl 2019 Online Mirror (Nov. 30, 2019)

As this tournament approaches, I've capped the field to 10 teams for now, which should cover the current 8 + the remaining free agents. Please form teams by next Monday. I am looking for mods, who will be paid $40 dollars to read and scorekeep ~10 rounds, or alternatively pairs of readers and scorek...
by aseem.keyal
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 9492

Re: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

Thanks for playing, a discussion forum with detailed stats and web packets is now available!
by aseem.keyal
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2019 Online Mirror (Nov. 30, 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 2919

Penn Bowl 2019 Online Mirror (Nov. 30, 2019)

We're pleased to announce the online mirror of Penn Bowl on November 30, 2019. I've made a team formation spreadsheet if you're looking to assemble a team. After deciding on a team, please send me a registration email that includes your roster to aseem.keyal at gmail dot com. The tournament will cos...
by aseem.keyal
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open Online Mirror (Dec. 7, 2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 2441

Fall Open Online Mirror (Dec. 7, 2019)

We're pleased to announce the online mirror of Fall Open on December 7, 2019. I've made a team formation spreadsheet if you're looking to assemble a team. After deciding on a team, please send me a registration email that includes your roster to aseem.keyal at gmail dot com. The tournament will cost...
by aseem.keyal
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 9290

Re: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018

Will stats from this be posted on hsqb at some point?
by aseem.keyal
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: autoPG: Docs script for crowdsourced pronunciation guides
Replies: 2
Views: 4889

Re: autoPG: Docs script for crowdsourced pronunciation guides

This is great stuff! One question I had is how we as a community will hash out who gets to determine the crowdsourced pronunciation guides. I think that several extant pronunciation guides can be incorrect to the point of confusing players (I encounter this fairly frequently with Indian names, I'm ...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: autoPG: Docs script for crowdsourced pronunciation guides
Replies: 2
Views: 4889

autoPG: Docs script for crowdsourced pronunciation guides

Here is the Github link for the project, and here is a video of it in action. The idea is for the community to contribute to a public list of pronunciation guides, which can be applied by writers to their finished packets to reduce the time and duplicated work that comes along with the task. Ideally...
by aseem.keyal
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)
Replies: 22
Views: 9391

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Working on finishing up detailed stats right now, will email and post in the Discord when done. We'll also get up a discussion forum soon.
EDIT: SQBS stats are up http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/52 ... all_games/
by aseem.keyal
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)
Replies: 22
Views: 9391

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Due to a miscommunication on my end, the logistics email I drafted earlier today wasn't sent out to all the teams. Should be sent out now.
by aseem.keyal
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: aseemsDB: Not just another database (hopefully)
Replies: 8
Views: 9932

Re: aseemsDB: Not just another database (hopefully)

aseemsDB has been migrated to a new hosting service that will provide much better performance. Users should see an obnoxious "(new)" next to the name in the navigation bar if they are using the new site (this will be removed in a couple days). On the off-chance your browser cache is still taking you...
by aseem.keyal
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 27768

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

Uploaded a zip of the docx packets on the packet archive, it's currently pending.
by aseem.keyal
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 48166

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

A little late to the discussion, but I think the first half of the tiebreaker packet (WUSTL) had three very hard answer lines in a row (capillary electrophoresis, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Shennong). With three way ties being broken using two half packets, it seems like the answer lines could've bee...
by aseem.keyal
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 27768

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

The set is up on the archive, in the version it was played at the 3/10 and later mirrors. As noted in the description accompanying the archive entry, if you want the version of the set played at the 3/3 mirrors (with slightly different packetization and many errors left in), it's available on the we...
by aseem.keyal
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 27768

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

This is just an announcement that this set is not clear yet; there will be a HS coach and player hybrid mirror in Texas on 4/13. The set will be posted on the archive shortly after. While I wait for ownership of the hsqb entry for CMST to be transferred to me, PDF copies of the packets can be found...
by aseem.keyal
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll
Replies: 16
Views: 10263

Re: Midseason poll

Naveed sent me this link for the log: https://pastebin.com/ES4mzs6e
by aseem.keyal
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 27768

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

This is just an announcement that this set is not clear yet; there will be a HS coach and player hybrid mirror in Texas on 4/13. The set will be posted on the archive shortly after.
by aseem.keyal
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 6841

Re: CMST: General Discussion

nycaqb1999 wrote:Will this set be posted on the archive?
There is going to be a final mirror of this set on 4/13 run by Chris Romero in Texas and will be posted shortly after.
by aseem.keyal
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12306

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Can the tossups on "Senegal" and "Nyerere" be posted please? The paramilitary group FLAM is headquartered in this country and represents the halpulaar population in this country’s northern neighbor. This country dissolved a short-lived federation with its eastern neighbor amidst tensions between it...
by aseem.keyal
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 4086

Re: CMST: Errata

Could I see the tossup on artemisinin? Is there a particular reason that it doesn't seem to accept or at least prompt on qinghaosu? Jay Keasling has engineered both S. cerevisiae and E. coli to produce a precursor to this compound, the intracellular activity of which results in the inactivation of ...
by aseem.keyal
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12306

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Can I see the tossup on Vmax? McClure developed a method of measuring this quantity that relies on “auxiliary” species, in which this quantity is proportional to one minus F. Ratios of values of this quantity are used to calculate reverse and forward commitment factors. The use of coupled assays to...
by aseem.keyal
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Visualizations!
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

CMST: Visualizations!

Thanks to the work of Ophir, here are some wonderful visualizations of where people buzzed on each tossup. I've also included some tab separated data Ophir prepared, in case anyone else wants to do any visualizations (we encourage you to post the results here). Please do not post this link or any pi...
by aseem.keyal
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12306

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

16. Answer the following about planting trees in urban spaces to mitigate the negative consequences of urbanization, for 10 points each: [10] Planting trees along sidewalks and throughout cities is beneficial because their shading is very effective at mitigating an effect named for these locations,...
by aseem.keyal
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12306

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

- Could I see the bonus on species abundance distributions? It felt like the part on "neutral" conflated two related, but distinct ideas, and the part on Fisher's log-series was definitely a deep cut! - I would also like to see the TU on fitness; I saw Paul Turner speak at a seminar, so in part, I ...
by aseem.keyal
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12306

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

It would necessitate rewriting a bunch of clues and the answerline, but "this variable" or "these reaction conditions" might work better. I hate tossups using “this variable” in bio and reaction chem since that immediately narrows it to an answer space of 3 or 4. “These reaction conditions” might b...
by aseem.keyal
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 4086

Re: CMST: Errata

1. Why is p-value being accepted before "x-axis" is read? There's no sense in which type I error is a different name for or a version of p-value. As it happens, I misunderstood the first clue and buzzed in with p-value, but I should have been negged. 2. That being said, the clues about Benjamini-Ho...
by aseem.keyal
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 4086

Re: CMST: Errata

Could I see the tossup on type I error? 10. A procedure to determine this value computes the largest value of k satisfying an upper bound of “k over m times this value.” That method, the Benjamini-Hochberg procedure, is used in a setting that analogizes this value to a portion of the “discoveries.”...
by aseem.keyal
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Detailed stats
Replies: 6
Views: 2541

Re: CMST: Detailed stats

Muriel Axon wrote:At the Minnesota site, I was given buzzes on "Opus Dei" and "sectors" which were actually Sam's.
Fixed!
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12306

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

For the volva tossup, I buzzed in with "female giant" when the clues were describing Hyndla. ... I feel like that should be prompted or the answer of giantess excluded somehow. On the St Remy question, I said Auvers on the Daubigny's Garden clue before it was mentioned. I guess this is my fault for...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Detailed stats
Replies: 6
Views: 2541

Re: CMST: Detailed stats

I'd like to point out that in the McMaster stats, Leo was given the tossups on Simone de Beauvoir and Chinese Indonesians that I buzzed on. I'm not sure where the error happened. Looks like the mod just attributed the buzz to the wrong person, this has now been fixed in the scoresheet. As I underst...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12306

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Could the tossup on "Pavia" be posted? It was negged in almost every room it was read. I don't know much about the topic, but I'd be interested in hearing from people who do. This city’s taverns and brothels were celebrated by an anonymous wandering writer called the Archpoet, who wrote that “not a...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 6841

Re: CMST: General Discussion

Edited the main post to include Jonchee, Eric, and Will's help with copy editing and pronunciation guides. Their effort in making this set readable should not go unnoticed.
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12306

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

I really liked the first three bio bonuses in this set, although the dynamin one didn't seem to have an actual pronoun? It was clear what it intended to ask about anyway though. Can I see the tossup on Ras? I can't remember if there was something in the first line that distinguished the Ras pathway...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 6841

Re: CMST: General Discussion

A "core" almost verging on "hollow." Topics I was missing (from the first 11 packets): Italian Renaissance painting Yeah, my bad for this one. The way I chose to distribute the visual art was basically ensuring that I had at least one question for the main chapters of introductory art history textb...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12306

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

For the Physical Impossibility etc TU, halfway through it was clear it was what it was referring to, but I stayed away from buzzing because I wasn't sure if I remembered the name of the piece completely correctly and just got negged out of buzzing entirely. Maybe if there was a "description accepta...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12306

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

It was pretty obvious it was talking about van Gogh in the Saint-Remy tossup, but I reckon I'm not the only person that negged it with Arles or some other point of life in van Gogh's personal history. Yale, who swept the NYU site, did not convert Saint-Remy and I reckon it would have a low conversi...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12306

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

I thought George Grosz...Otto Dix...Gothic...Schongauer...Unterlinden...altarpiece was pretty transparent, esp. within power. You're totally right, I thought that at this level the answer space would be big enough to prevent this but after looking at stats I was wrong. I'll see what I can do to mak...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12306

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Could I see the tossups on doxa, partition coefficient, and the Isenheim Altarpiece, as well as the bonus about Nagarjuna? A type of “voluntarism” whose name derives from this Greek word was considered conceptually impossible by Bernard Williams. Aristotle added the prefix en- to this word to refer...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12306

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

I was tempted to buzz on the first line because so many questions on "this government" are on Weimar. While I do agree that using "this government" does severely limit the answer space (maybe even down to 4-5 answers), do you have any evidence to back this up? Before writing it, I did a little sear...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12306

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Victor Prieto wrote:
CMST Packet 1 wrote: ANSWER: swing jazz [prompt on big band jazz]
Was that prompt there during the tournament? I buzzed in with "big band" and was negged.
It was. This was probably a case of moderator error.
by aseem.keyal
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 4086

Re: CMST: Errata

Can I see the bonus on Cultural Revolutions? One of the dates sounded wrong but I could've misheard. 14. Sheila Fitzpatrick argued that events like the Shakhty Trial and the activities of groups like RAPP contributed to one of these events which took place in the Soviet Union from 1928–1931. For 10...
by aseem.keyal
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Detailed stats
Replies: 6
Views: 2541

CMST: Detailed stats

Here are links to the detailed stats of every mirror that chose to use them. They might still have some issues with bonus answer lines or categorization that myself and Ophir will be fixing this week. Please do not share with anyone still yet to play the tournament, or post these in a public forum ....