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by CPiGuy
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion - 2017 FRENCH
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

Re: Specific Question Discussion - 2017 FRENCH

A few notes from the Skype mirror of this: There were protests on the tossup on pederasty -- apparently, the reason that no slaves could be named after the two people in question was not because of their prowess at pederasty but rather their performance of the Tyrannicides. Also, according to Jakob ...
by CPiGuy
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 27502

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Stats. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pI1uSwiUI83jZ09ZcQR6fl-jddfjZIlgj2Pm_pxDFrc/edit#gid=0 To expand on this, the team of Jakob Myers and Matthew Lehmann cleared the field by two games and won. Edit: also, I am collecting the entry fees for the tournament, so if you haven't already, plea...
by CPiGuy
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11537

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

This action was almost prevented with a large bribe of 30,000 pieces of silver, but the bribe was thwarted when a prior rushed in with a crucifix and yelled “Judas Iscariot sold his master for thirty pieces of silver. Your Highness would sell him anew for thirty thousand.” Sultan Bayezid II allowed...
by CPiGuy
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 41702

Re: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

Urech hydantoin synthesis wrote:MCAT will be delayed and turned to a summer open, so MARTYNAS JABLONKIS seems to be our only hope for a spring tournament (other than MUT, assuming it happens).
Is this still a thing that's happening over the summer?
by CPiGuy
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash: Conversion stats spreadsheet
Replies: 44
Views: 10328

Re: Conversion stats spreadsheet

Also, I really don't know why sports is only 1/1 "other" while three league sports are all have 1/1 to themselves. It's surprising to me that people care so little about other stuff, especially Olympics and Soccer. I agree -- there should be 5 roughly equal distributions, with the second two being ...
by CPiGuy
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school
Replies: 41
Views: 17300

Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

I've written 18 tossups. Maybe more to come if I think of good ideas.
by CPiGuy
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11537

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

[10] This poem, whose speaker tells a “celestial choir” that “Columbia’s scenes of glorious toil I write,” commands: “Proceed, great chief, with virtue on thy side, / Thy ev’ry action let the Goddess guide.” ANSWER: “ To His Excellency George Washington ” [by Phillis Wheatley] The reason I bring th...
by CPiGuy
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11537

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

[10] This poem, whose speaker tells a “celestial choir” that “Columbia’s scenes of glorious toil I write,” commands: “Proceed, great chief, with virtue on thy side, / Thy ev’ry action let the Goddess guide.” ANSWER: “ To His Excellency George Washington ” [by Phillis Wheatley] We missed out on this...
by CPiGuy
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X General Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Re: ACRONYM X General Discussion

The Stanford tossup was another example of this. I don't know where specifically the Stanford banned has been band from, but I know it's a lot of places, so Disneyland seems plausible enough. This is exactly what I thought when I powered this tossup. I was playing against a team of good players so ...
by CPiGuy
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 27502

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Is there a reason we can't do it all on 3/19? It's just tossups so it shouldn't take all that long. If we break this into a bunch of sessions we'll probably add 30 minutes to an hour each time trying to make sure everyone is there / dealing with connectivity issues. If the readers are comfortable w...
by CPiGuy
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school
Replies: 41
Views: 17300

Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

When at ICT is this going to take place?
by CPiGuy
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 27502

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

http://doodle.com/poll/9hx72w9rdrqz74b4 Here's a poll as to when to start; all dates are for start date; the further rounds will be held one week subsequently, 2 weeks subsequently, and 3 weeks subsequently. I take this to mean that you've decided to do three packets a night -- would it be possible...
by CPiGuy
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion - 2017 FRENCH
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

Re: Specific Question Discussion - 2017 FRENCH

Yeah, Poyais is nowhere near Panama and that clue should probably be excised.
by CPiGuy
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 27502

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

http://doodle.com/poll/9hx72w9rdrqz74b4 Here's a poll as to when to start; all dates are for start date; the further rounds will be held one week subsequently, 2 weeks subsequently, and 3 weeks subsequently. I take this to mean that you've decided to do three packets a night -- would it be possible...
by CPiGuy
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 27502

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Because I've seen people express concern over this, I'll put it out there that I have all of the packets, plan on reading for this, and can distribute them as necessary to the other readers, so that much has already been arranged. (As long as this isn't held on Mondays or Wednesdays, I'm pretty much...
by CPiGuy
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 27502

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

It should also be noted that the tournament (at least at Michigan) was held as a doubles tournament and not with teams of four -- it might be worthwhile to limit teams to two players unless more than 16 people want to play.
by CPiGuy
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Errors and Errata
Replies: 10
Views: 1790

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Errors and Errata

The Danube tossup says that it ends in the Ukraine, when the delta is mostly in Romania. After a cursory examination of Google Maps, it seems that it technically ends in Ukraine (the border runs along the river through the delta until just before it reaches the Black Sea, at which point it leaves t...
by CPiGuy
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Errors and Errata
Replies: 10
Views: 1790

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Errors and Errata

The Danube tossup says that it ends in the Ukraine, when the delta is mostly in Romania. After a cursory examination of Google Maps, it seems that it technically ends in Ukraine (the border runs along the river through the delta until just before it reaches the Black Sea, at which point it leaves t...
by CPiGuy
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11537

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

Charles, I'm glad we're on the same page, and I echo your sentiment about the vagaries of Google search algorithms. I definitely learned a lot about proper protest resolution from this (and other incidents over the weekend). Also, having just read through the detailed stats from the last couple roun...
by CPiGuy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11537

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

I also think the tossup on the birthday problem was good, but it's odd to call it "recreational." The birthday problem is a legitimate problem in probability and has a number of interesting applications. Right; my point is that a lot of math that is encountered "recreationally" is important math, a...
by CPiGuy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime General Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 9650

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime General Discussion

Also yeah the whole of the Changi sentence in the Singapore TU seems a bit out of place. The entire theme of this geography tossup was about the Draconian measures / homogenous culture of Singapore. The clue might be a bit easy - indeed 50% of the rooms at the main site powered it, but I don't thin...
by CPiGuy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11537

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

On a completely different note (and one that I had forgotten about until now): I really liked the tossup on the birthday problem. I think it's really cool to see more "recreational"-type math being tossed up -- I feel like oftentimes tournaments that only have 1 math per round stick to the typical ...
by CPiGuy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11537

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

On a completely different note (and one that I had forgotten about until now): I really liked the tossup on the birthday problem. I think it's really cool to see more "recreational"-type math being tossed up -- I feel like oftentimes tournaments that only have 1 math per round stick to the typical a...
by CPiGuy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 36005

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

Here are combined stats: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4291/stats/combined_stats/ Let me know if there were any errors. I'm listed as having played 19 games for some reason. In all of WUSTL's prelim games, there are two Charles Hangs on the team -- one of whom recorded your stats, and on...
by CPiGuy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11537

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

Beyond all of this, why were you and Saul the ones doing research on this protest? Isn't the rule for protests that the person deciding them doesn't know which teams are involved? I don't question your honesty (or Saul's), but having the moderator and scorekeeper for the match under protest do the ...
by CPiGuy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11537

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

That's rather galling, given that it appears that whoever decided the protest did absolutely no research before doing so. (If that person wants to disagree, I'll point him to the fact that the word "Holocaust" appears in literally the first search entry on Google when you Google "Ari Libsker" "Stal...
by CPiGuy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11537

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

Yeah, I mean, I liked a lot of the content and think the clues were pretty good -- I just don't like how "modulo" got clued as an operation when I feel like a lot of math people tend to think of modular congruence as a relationship (and that would also make the tossup less clunky). Now that I look ...
by CPiGuy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11537

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

I didn't really like the tossup on "modulo" -- it seemed really awkwardly constructed, and had I been playing and not staffing I probably would have figured out what was going on right around the powermark but not been able to buzz until the giveaway -- if I were writing that tossup, I'd probably m...
by CPiGuy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school
Replies: 41
Views: 17300

Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

I might write something for this -- there will be copious trash lit.
by CPiGuy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Naveed Bork Memorial Tournament
Replies: 34
Views: 16444

Re: Naveed Bork Memorial Tournament

Wynaut wrote:
Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:3 Geo/Ce/Mixed/Other Ac
wooooo
by CPiGuy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11537

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

I didn't really like the tossup on "modulo" -- it seemed really awkwardly constructed, and had I been playing and not staffing I probably would have figured out what was going on right around the powermark but not been able to buzz until the giveaway -- if I were writing that tossup, I'd probably ma...
by CPiGuy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Pronunciation Guides in College
Replies: 9
Views: 4383

Re: Pronunciation Guides in College

3) Finally, and once again picking on FRENCH Open due to recency, do not include non-standard characters in tossups. Assuming your readers know how to pronounce Cyrillic characters is a mistake; I decided whatever letter was in a word would be pronounced as a "D" but that could be entirely wrong. B...
by CPiGuy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (T)TIaC: Discussion of language and vulgarity
Replies: 24
Views: 3275

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime General Discussion

I sympathize with being uncomfortable saying words, and perhaps you're right that in this case it was gratuitous seeing as how the gist was that it was a Secretary of Agriculture making horribly offensive statements. On the other hand, I still find the specific quote helpful in remembering who said...
by CPiGuy
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime - 02/25/17
Replies: 22
Views: 13964

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime - 02/25/17

"It will adhere very closely to the difficulty and stylistic feel of last season's critically-acclaimed "stanford housewrite" set." ummm (This) Tournament was a Crime. It...wasn't very good. Hey, so I get that you probably have very legitimate qualms with this tournament, but I think there are prob...
by CPiGuy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Terrapin Mirror at OSU: 12/4/16
Replies: 17
Views: 8962

Re: DATE CHANGE: Terrapin Mirror at OSU: 12/4/16

Are detailed stats for this going to be released? http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3977/stats/combined_stats_%28%2Bfinals%29/ what he's referring to is more advanced stats that ccount for where people buzzed in a tu/stats by answerline Yeah, there were apparently stats for those being recor...
by CPiGuy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Terrapin Mirror at OSU: 12/4/16
Replies: 17
Views: 8962

Re: DATE CHANGE: Terrapin Mirror at OSU: 12/4/16

Are detailed stats for this going to be released? http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3977/stats/combined_stats_%28%2Bfinals%29/ what he's referring to is more advanced stats that ccount for where people buzzed in a tu/stats by answerline Yeah, there were apparently stats for those being recor...
by CPiGuy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 44353

Re: 2017 ICT bids

A random thought: would it be at all feasible to give any and all hosting bids in D2, with the expectation that teams get their newer players to staff SCT and must qualify their A team "at the buzzer"? I think there would be considerably less outcry about teams being bubbled out of D2 than D1 (and I...
by CPiGuy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 44353

Re: 2017 ICT bids

*The UG auto-bid is only given out if there are a certain number of UG teams present and if a minimum D-value performance is reached. I also wonder if you accept an UG auto-bid, there should be a stricter requirement that your ICT team must be UG. I think this is already the case; there has to be a...
by CPiGuy
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Nash Memorial (sometime after Nats)
Replies: 4
Views: 2566

Re: Nash Memorial (ICT 2017)

t-bar wrote:Is this still happening?
I second that question -- I'd be interested in playing this.
by CPiGuy
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 36005

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

I will also be staffing everything but ACRONYM, which I'd like to play. I am (I think) good at non-American and "other" sports (and decent, but less good, at sports in general), and I know a fair amount of trash lit and current events (and "internet content", however much of that is in the set).
by CPiGuy
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division II SCT: specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3303

Re: 2017 Division II SCT: specific question discussion

Thanks!

Special abbreviation to the Legendre's constant clue -- that was beautiful.
by CPiGuy
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division II SCT: specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3303

Re: 2017 Division II SCT: specific question discussion

Can I see the tossups on San Marino and Papua New Guinea, as well as the tossups on bijections, convergence, the number 1, and the Tower of Hanoi?
by CPiGuy
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 46378

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

In fact, I really don't think Columbia did any rule-breaking here. I'd probably do this if I wanted my school to qualify two teams as well! I agree, but it *should* be against the rules in my opinion, if only because it's harmful to developing quiz bowl in regions like the Rockies if they're just g...
by CPiGuy
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 46378

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

The situation here will probably result in no actual teams from the Rocky Mountain circuit qualifying for ICT in Division I. This is probably not good. None of the policies proposed in this thread would change that situation. That's false; limiting teams to one site would have disincentivized Colum...
by CPiGuy
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 46378

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

Just out of curiosity, does NAQT have a formal policy on teams from the same school addending multiple Sectionals? Or on two teams from the same school both claiming ICT bids by winning two different sites of SCT? We do not currently have such a policy (so teams are free to travel where they wish)....
by CPiGuy
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT rules revisions 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 19137

Re: NAQT rules revisions 2017

Yeah, I think two options could work: -slightly increase the half lengths as Mr. BorgLum suggests -do something like "minimum 20 tossups," i.e. you still get 20 tossups even if the clock runs out Yeah, there needs to be a minimum number of tossups; maybe not 20, but it needs to be higher. It also n...
by CPiGuy
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 4433

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

ezubaric wrote:Congrats to Columbia University of New York City for winning the Rocky Mountain Sectional!
Wait, what???
by CPiGuy
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT rules revisions 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 19137

Re: NAQT rules revisions 2017

So, why is NAQT still requiring this rule for the players who most strenuously reject it publicly ? Why can't the people who are most likely to take advantage of this rule do so? The clock is dumb and actively encourages people, in many instances, to play less quizbowl and hear fewer questions . I ...
by CPiGuy
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Saving the IRC
Replies: 26
Views: 13111

Re: Saving the IRC

As a new quizbowl player who is occasionally active on the IRC, my two cents: I like the fact that you can talk about anything; I think conversations should be moderated if there are events going on (like organized packet-readings, or even just packet-readings in general), but not all the time. I al...
by CPiGuy
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 316259

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

So, Polandbowl got read and was won by Eric Mukherjee.

I also read it at a Michigan practice and it was won by Kenji Shimizu.

It's attached below.