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by coldstonesteveaustin
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Fall Open Errata
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: 2019 Fall Open Errata

The packet 10 tossup 15 on curvature wrote:The value of this quantity for a circle of radius r is “one over r-squared,”
This should be “one over r.”
by coldstonesteveaustin
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 Sun God Invitational Specific Question Request and Discussion
Replies: 125
Views: 6825

Re: 2018 Sun God Invitational Specific Question Request and Discussion

In the Fatimah tossup, Husayn is her younger son, not her eldest.

edit: technically second son if you count her miscarried son Muhsin as her third
by coldstonesteveaustin
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Fall @ UCLA (November 3, 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 1944

2018 ACF Fall @ UCLA (November 3, 2018)

I am pleased to announce the Southern California site of ACF Fall 2018, to be held at the University of California, Los Angeles on Saturday, November 3, 2018 . Location and Schedule: The tournament will be held on November 3 in Haines Hall . It will begin at 9:00 AM PDT , and teams should arrive bet...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 44
Views: 25414

Re: Best Film Player

Last year I read multiple packets of the 2012 Cheyne Film Tournament to Anderson Roloff, who first-lined a bunch of tossups, although I have beaten him to Fellini whom he hates, so he's probably slightly more of a Hollywood player than a European art film player, I could be wrong here.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at UCLA (2/3/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 2468

Re: NAQT SCT at UCLA (2/3/18)

Congratulations to UC San Diego A for winning Division I, and to UC San Diego C for winning Division II! Results are on NAQT and on the database.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at UCLA (2/3/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 2468

NAQT SCT at UCLA (2/3/18)

UCLA Quizbowl is pleased to announce that the southern California site of the NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament will take place on February 3, 2018. Location: This tournament will take place at UCLA. Details of which building we will use will be announced closer to the date of the tournament. F...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 22859

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

I wrote a 20-tossup anime packet called JAP last year but couldn't finish it in time for Festivus, so I read it to my teammates. For this Festivus, I'll read that and another 10-tossup packet called WEEB on recent anime (fall 2016 and later) and other otaku culture related topics that I wrote this l...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Tue May 09, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 19797

Re: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion

Notes on Carthage tossup: It's not really the literal city border but the territorial border since Cyrene is where modern-day Benghazi is and the Arch of the Philanei is on the coast of the Gulf of Sirte. Buzzed off Byrsa from Aeneid knowledge, a bit stockish but a fine clue in power. Might need to ...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun May 07, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament @ UCLA (05/06/17)
Replies: 1
Views: 1844

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament @ UCLA (05/06/17)

After 10 rounds, UCLA cleared the field, and Westview got second. Top four individuals are Hidehiro Anto, Jason Cheng, Rahul Keyal, and Matt Forster. Thanks to Derek Chang, Yu Hong Hwang, Dominic Reiss, Anderson Roloff, and Aurko Sen for staffing, and stats are here.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)
Replies: 58
Views: 29675

Re: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)

I will probably not be at HSNCT but is a trilby ok
by coldstonesteveaustin
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament @ UCLA (05/06/17)
Replies: 1
Views: 1844

Eisenhower Memorial Tournament @ UCLA (05/06/17)

UCLA is hosting EMT on Saturday, May 6, 2017. If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected].edu. Register by emailing the aforementioned address with the necessary details. In particular, please note the following: Eligibility: Only undergraduate and high school students can play this ...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Certamen
Replies: 11
Views: 5668

Re: Certamen

As someone who has played certamen throughout middle and high school and played all levels from regionals to nationals, I have had writing a pyramidal certamen set and lobbying for format reform on my mind for several years. I would also be interested in either writing or playing for such an event.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false names
Replies: 56
Views: 22981

Re: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false name

Irreligion in Bangladesh wrote:Out of curiosity - who moderated this tournament? Was it current UCLA students, non-students, or a mix?
All the moderators were UCLA students.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false names
Replies: 56
Views: 22981

Re: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false name

As the TD of the tournament, I'd like to give my recollection of this incident, mostly pertaining to Will. November 14 (5 days before the tournament): UCSD had already signed up 3 teams. Will Alston messages me on Facebook, asking how many rounds there will be, and expresses his wish to "get a ...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin XXIX @ UCLA (11/19/16)
Replies: 2
Views: 2723

Re: Terrapin XXIX @ UCLA (11/19/16)

Statistics are up. Isaac Biggerstaff was the top scorer, followed by Aseem Keyal, Will Overman, and Eric Chen. If you are one of the aforementioned people and did not get an individual book prize and would like to get one, please message me.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin XXIX @ UCLA (11/19/16)
Replies: 2
Views: 2723

Re: Terrapin XXIX @ UCLA (11/19/16)

After a full round robin prelim and a bracketed playoffs, Berkeley cleared the field 10-0. UCSD A came in second with 8-2. Stats will come tonight or tomorrow morning. Thanks to everyone who came out to play, and especially to our staffers: Yu Hong Hwang, Dominic Reiss, and Anderson Roloff.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin XXIX @ UCLA (11/19/16)
Replies: 2
Views: 2723

Terrapin XXIX @ UCLA (11/19/16)

UCLA is hosting Terrapin XXIX on Saturday, November 19, 2016. If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected].edu. Register by emailing the aforementioned address with the necessary details. Location: TBD Pricing structure: Base fee: $120 per team Buzzer systems: -$5 each, no maximum Sta...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sat May 07, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MYSTERIUM - Skype Mirror - 5/7/16
Replies: 19
Views: 10423

Re: MYSTERIUM - Skype Mirror - 5/7/16

I can read.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MYSTERIUM @ UCLA (04/23/16)
Replies: 2
Views: 3342

MYSTERIUM @ UCLA (04/23/16)

UCLA is hosting MYSTERIUM on Saturday, April 23, 2016. If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected].edu. Register by communicating with me over Facebook or any other medium or by emailing the aforementioned address with the necessary details. Location: Haines Hall. HQ is in Room A6. P...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: College Player v. World
Replies: 26
Views: 14016

Re: College Player v. World

I'm in.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TWAIN XIV @ UCLA (02/14/16) [Maryland Fall]
Replies: 2
Views: 2577

Re: TWAIN XIV @ UCLA (02/14/16) [Maryland Fall]

Congratulations to Trashed Pelicans for winning the tournament! Because the tournament was a Platinum Qualifier Event for PACE, TP also gained a spot for the 2016 NSC. Full stats are here.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division I SCT
Replies: 58
Views: 22847

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division I SCT

I thought that the Dennett bonus was completely 30'able with pure title-author binary association.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TWAIN XIV @ UCLA (02/14/16) [Maryland Fall]
Replies: 2
Views: 2577

TWAIN XIV @ UCLA (02/14/16) [Maryland Fall]

The UCLA College Bowl Club is pleased to announce TWAIN XIV: Lupercalia. DATE: The tournament will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2016. PARKING: Parking is $12 at various structures throughout the UCLA campus. More parking information here . We recommend Parking Structure 5. VENUE: Haines Hall. All...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 13141

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion

Regarding the Armenian clue in the Ancient Greek tossup, my knowledge is rusty regarding whether it's talking about aorist or imperfect or present perfect or pluperfect or whatever, but I'm taking a course on the history of Ancient Greece this quarter and my professor mentioned that Armenian was the...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections
Replies: 38
Views: 12650

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections

These aren't errata but: The unit normal distribution has density at zero equal to one over the square root of this quantity. At game speed, I couldn't process this statement and instead buzzed on the sine and cosine clue; I also think that the statement could be interpreted as "The density equ...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015-2016 CALI Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 534

Re: 2015-2016 CALI Specific Question Discussion

6. Mark Twain wrote that, whenever he read this novel, he wanted to "dig up" the author's skeleton and beat its "skull" with its "shin bone." During a ball in this novel, a character offends the guests through his inability to make small talk and his refusal to dance. ...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015-2016 CALI Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 534

Re: 2015-2016 CALI Specific Question Discussion

I believe that the two objects referred to in the first line are the set of integers, which are countable, and the real numbers, which are uncountable. Based on that, the infinite property is the only one that applies to both. We only accepted uncountability because the Cantor clue uniquely identifi...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015-2016 CALI Errata Report Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: 2015-2016 CALI Errata Report Thread

I don't remember how the question was phrased, but the round 3 toss-up on Kansas seemed to have opened with a description of the Centralia Massacre, which happened in Centralia, Missouri, not Kansas. It was a bit odd for me that I was negged when responding with Missouri when we played our tourname...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Novice @ UCLA (10/31/15)
Replies: 0
Views: 2850

VCU Novice @ UCLA (10/31/15)

UCLA is proud to announce that we will be holding a mirror of VCU Novice on Saturday, October 31st, as a starter tournament for new players to cut their teeth on before the main collegiate circuit begins in earnest. The full announcement can be found here . Tournament scheduling will depend on the n...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15: Errata
Replies: 23
Views: 4665

Re: VCU Open ‘15: Errata

In packet 1, Mathew Brady should only have one t, and his middle name is apparently just B.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 20985

Re: 2015 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

My regular US History class oddly focused more on Taney's Supreme Court cases that were not Dred Scott rather than Dred Scott, mostly focusing on how Taney differed from Marshall in regards to contract law, so it does vary.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to become a good theoretical math player?
Replies: 29
Views: 11505

Re: How to become a good theoretical math player?

I think that Shurman's notes is a good introduction to multivariable calculus. It's available for free here.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Natl. Quiz Bowl Awards: Congratulations to the Winners!
Replies: 34
Views: 24238

Re: 2015 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Voting Open

For those not at the award ceremony, who were the recipients of the awards?
by coldstonesteveaustin
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: How do you describe quizbowl to someone unfamiliar with it?
Replies: 12
Views: 5650

Re: How do you describe quizbowl to someone unfamiliar with

Quizbowl is an academic competition format pitting one team of up to four players against another team of up to four players. While a question describing a certain event, person, phenomenon, or entity is being read, the players individually compete to see who can buzz in first with the correct answ...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Wed May 06, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Postseason Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 11528

Re: Postseason Poll

Do the lack of lows for some teams mean that some voters didn't put the team on their ballots?
by coldstonesteveaustin
Wed May 06, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 28th annual BISB - Brookwood H.S., Snellville, GA - 11/21/15
Replies: 4
Views: 3668

Re: 28th annual BISB - Brookwood H.S., Snellville, GA - 11/2

Just curious, how is the prelim distribution going to differ from that of the playoffs?
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 STIMPY: Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 4144

Re: 2015 STIMPY: Question-Specific Discussion

For the conjugation tossup, I said hyperconjugation and was deemed wrong. I protested this but the score rendered it moot, and to my knowledge it should've been accepted.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta
Replies: 18
Views: 14737

Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Here are my predictions:
1) Harmony
2) Hallsville
3) Glasgow
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thoughts on NHBB & IHBB Question Writing
Replies: 22
Views: 11206

Re: Thoughts on NHBB & IHBB Question Writing

I would like to add that giving sole control of the stockpile to Bob Borders is a dumb idea.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2015 Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 4104

Re: Errata

Hidehiro Anto wrote:The Nepal bonus in round 2 did not tell the moderator to not reveal the full answer to the first part, so the second part was rather easy.
Ditto for the Ludwig II of Bavaria/Bavaria/Neuschwanstein Castle bonus in round 1.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 20711

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Peter is already wrong: I have not just one, but TWO teammates.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2015 Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 4104

Re: Errata

The Nepal bonus in round 2 did not tell the moderator to not reveal the full answer to the first part, so the second part was rather easy.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hawaii Quiz Bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 4924

Re: Hawaii Quiz Bowl

Er, why did the Iolani teams do a two game final instead of a one game final? It doesn't seem like Iolani A had any particular advantage over Iolani B in win-loss record. EDIT: Actually, Punahou had the same prelim record, why wasn't this circle of death resolved the usual way of 2 vs 3 and winner p...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2015 Specific question discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 8827

Re: Specific question discussion

The Redfield ratio in the nitrogen leadin should be fixed to "106 to 16 to 1." It was really confusing when it was read in our room.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division II ICT
Replies: 12
Views: 4227

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division II ICT

The Nyx tossup claimed that she and her sister produced Hemera, and I was like, Erebus is a woman? Luckily I didn't neg with Erebus because the tossup asked for the counterpart to Hemera. The tossup on ivory is somewhat ambiguous because in the Aeneid, one door of the portal was made out of ivory wh...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 114388

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

I recently discovered that you can use the study function on mobile by going to http://quinterest.org/study.php#desktop.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) V
Replies: 7
Views: 5510

Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) V

This is on the same day as Truman Bowl.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at Central Oklahoma 2/7/15
Replies: 10
Views: 4960

Re: NAQT SCT at Central Oklahoma 2/7/15

Also, what's up with East Central B's stats? They seem a little bit wonky, with one round of 46.67 ppb while other rounds had no powers or gets but a positive number of bonus points.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division II SCT
Replies: 18
Views: 5372

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division II SCT

Whoops, it seems like I negged the railroad tossup with tennis court on Infinite Jest. I remember there was a tossup with a clue mentioning Daumier though, could I see that?