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by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10
Replies: 51
Views: 13153

Re: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10

So there is a good possibility now that we will get a few more rooms(enough to take the people on the waitlist and maybe a few more), but it's not a sure thing yet. There is a fallback option of having games in one of the hallways or in the building's courtyard. If teams are willing to possibly endu...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF policy question about HS teams
Replies: 26
Views: 3072

Re: ACF policy question about HS teams

If if comes down to this, SJHS would be willing to let Dorman have our spot and we will register with Brandeis, which is closer and which has a small field of 6 or 7 thus far--and all are colleges, so we might spice it up with our little HS sqaud. I'll have more to say about why I did what I did la...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10
Replies: 51
Views: 13153

Re: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10

mpellegrini wrote:Delaware will be bringing one team. (Possibly a second, but that's exceedingly unlikely)
I received a registration from Rutgers-Camden before you posted. That means you are currently on the wait list.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10
Replies: 51
Views: 13153

Re: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10

It's because the university decided to change the room reservation policies out of the blue without informing anybody(it's not even on the room reservation policies page) in late September. I'm trying to get more rooms, but it's not a sure thing. Oops, sorry. Have you explored today's exciting oppo...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10
Replies: 51
Views: 13153

Re: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10

What's the field cap? It really seems to be a shame that ACF Fall mid-atlantic, which evidently has the potential to be the best-attended regular season college event of the year (perhaps ever?), has to be turning teams away. Perhaps that's simply me speaking as a failed ACF fall bidder for the reg...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10
Replies: 51
Views: 13153

Re: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10

As we are getting close to our cap, I'm going to stop accepting high school registrations for now. If it turns out that no other college teams want to come and we still have space, I will let more high school teams enter the field.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10
Replies: 51
Views: 13153

Re: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10

We are up to 6-7 teams. With the rooms we have reserved we can have ~20-22 teams. It would also be nice if this event didn't turn into VCU vs high schoolers.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10
Replies: 51
Views: 13153

Re: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10

DETAILS! To register email me at wab2m@virginia.edu Packet Submission: See this thread Fees as per the ACF Website: Base fee $120 per team $120 for one team from a school, $240 for two teams from a school, etc. Buzzer systems -$5 each No discount for broken buzzers; no maximum. Staffers -$10 each N...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10
Replies: 51
Views: 13153

ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10

UVA will be hosting the Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall site on November 6th. More details to follow tonight. I apologize for the late announcement. Field 25: VCU 2 The Early College at Guilford Richard Montgomery St. Anselm's Seven Lakes 2 George Mason 2 State College Liberty 2 Maryland 3 TJ Penn W&M 2 NC We...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 15425

Re: Discussion

Hey I'll briefly respond to some of Matt's comments. I know that as someone who finds it extremely frustrating that I don't remember every single little leadin to books I've read more than once or paintings that I have seen numerous times, its frustrating when people beat you to it. That's why I tr...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussions
Replies: 126
Views: 25189

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussions

I don't think things like clock reactions, barcoding (?), the War of the Breton Succession, and that automated proof method that Trevor had never heard of are worth coming up, at least as tossups. If you are referring to my tossup on Interactive Proofs, I agree that the tossup was really really har...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 12729

Re: 2010 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

From Round 3 of the 2010 NSC 2. One order in this phylum, Pennatulacea, bioluminesces upon contact, and its members employ a balancing organ called a statocyst. Contact with some members of this phylum can lead to Irukandji syndrome, with symptoms including tachycardia and vomiting. The parasitic M...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NASAT question discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 3932

Re: 2010 NASAT question discussion

The set is now posted.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 38675

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

I would like to nominate this as the most likely neg bait of the tournament: The "axiom of" this concept assets the existence of a set... At this point about three buzzers went down and had I been playing, mine would have too. The answer was "axiom of infinity", not the much-asked "axiom of choice"...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27
Replies: 19
Views: 2148

Re: Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27

Gov-510 | TJ 145
So it looks like we will have a final .
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27
Replies: 19
Views: 2148

Re: Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27

ANSWER: 95 After the biggest waste of an hour and 30 minutes in QB history(if you are involved in a three way tie for a playoff spot and are going to leave, you should tell me before we do tiebreakers), we are in the playoffs. Top 4-TJ, Gov, Robinson, TJ B. I am watching TJ vs Gov play as we speak.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27
Replies: 19
Views: 2148

Re: Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27

I will be posting stats here throughout the day when I am not saving players that wandered into the space science laboratory's irradiation chamber.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BEeS, Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 4622

Re: BEeS, Part 2

A log of the meeting can be found here . A basic summary: Slideshow interface for going through questions (can first see range of Tus/bonuses, then can click on previous/next buttons to go to the appropriate tossup or bonus). Show tossup number, score, tossup, and next bonus. Popup with summary of ...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27
Replies: 19
Views: 2148

Re: Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27

t-bar wrote:Did you get TJ's registration? We sent it from tjhsstquizbowl at gmail dot com to wab2m at virginia dot edu on Sunday.
Gmail considered it SPAM.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27
Replies: 19
Views: 2148

Re: Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27

I've updated the field. Please note that this tournament will be held in Thornton Hall and not Cabell Hall as in the past. Since navigating Thornton can be a little confusing, I will post a visual guide to getting around this part of the university later this week.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BEeS, Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 4622

Re: BEeS, Part 2

A third option is a distributed system where each computer would have an instance of the software and a copy of the current stats. The computers would be able to synch either automatically via the network or by manual transfer(flash drive). This way you can have the advantage of an internet based sy...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27
Replies: 19
Views: 2148

Re: Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27

Field Update. It would be nice if more teams registered for this.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open matchmaking thread
Replies: 57
Views: 13658

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

I probably will be playing this as I have nothing better to do this summer. I won't bring in a lot of points, but I can fill some gaps in a team's science knowledge.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 8056

Re: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote: Also who's going to answer a tossup on Valen, noted obscure semi-mythical figure from the Babylon 5 universe?
Now I'm regretting not going to this.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27
Replies: 19
Views: 2148

Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27

The Academic Competition Club at the University of Virginia will be hosting Virginia NAQT States on Saturday, March 27th. The base fee is $60 per team per A team and $55 dollars per subsequent team. There will be a $5 dollar discount for each working buzzer system and a $10 discount per moderator. T...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Philosophy of science
Replies: 11
Views: 1497

Re: Philosophy of science

I agree that this should be in the philosophy distribution but I disagree that "philosophy of science's quizbowl canon is simply not taught nor required nor important to science/scientists in general." It's important that scientists understand concepts like falsifiability. In fact I'm taking a class...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/20/10 at Maryland
Replies: 91
Views: 15367

Re: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/20/10 at Maryland

We have to drop our DII team, I would change this on the NAQT website but apparently what I choose as my password is not what I remember.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 109
Views: 10578

Re: Science

I was very happy that somebody wrote a tossup on undecidable. I was really happy to see that submitted, too! It took a little editing, and one issue in playtesting was how to make sure that we didn't make people think that we wanted a named class of problems, or a set of posed problems, but rather ...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 5686

Re: General Discussion

I have to disagree re: Griboyedov. He actually seems like the type of author someone interested in the history of literature might know about (I, for example, learned about him by reading Eugene Onegin). Maybe my experience is unusual, though, and I'm not educated enough to agree or disagree with y...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stats programs and you
Replies: 20
Views: 4141

Re: Stats programs and you

You could make a virtual appliance of it and run it that way which I imagine is easier for non-technical people than installing apache+friends.
EDIT: Spelling
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 109
Views: 10578

Re: Science

I was very happy that somebody wrote a tossup on undecidable.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 14166

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

Because of the low numbers of points for Gov (albeit it still isn't that low). Were the same 4 A team members playing at VHSL? Barring the other team missing bonuses, there are only 400 points available in the VHSL format, so these scores are pretty good. Your are wrong. Directed round bounces back...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help with Weird Scheduling Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: Help with Weird Scheduling Issues

While I doubt many people will find this helpful, I figured I might as well post this. I created a random round robin generator. It is located http://hsapq.com/stuff/robin.php . Given a list of teams it will generate a random single round robin schedule. If the number of teams is odd it will add a b...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2009 Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 9265

Re: Delta Burke 2009 Discussion

Frater Taciturnus wrote:
The Toad to Wigan Pier wrote:
Frater Taciturnus wrote:
I have no idea why packets 3 and 7 are listed first, and am looking into it
It's because they have a capital D as opposed to a lower case d.
I hate computers
And the Rs are capitalised as well
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2009 Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 9265

Re: Delta Burke 2009 Discussion

Frater Taciturnus wrote:
I have no idea why packets 3 and 7 are listed first, and am looking into it
It's because they have a capital D as opposed to a lower case d.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Novice Tourn. (Sunday, November 22)--Delta Burke mirror
Replies: 16
Views: 2339

Re: VCU Novice Tourn. (Sunday, November 22)--Delta Burke mirror

UVA will have one team and possibly two staffers(certainly one).
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hey let's talk about OpenOffice
Replies: 31
Views: 3386

Re: Hey let's talk about OpenOffice

If people have problems with improper page breaks when opening word files in open office, try changing the "Add spaces before paragraph and tables" and "Do not add leading between lines of text" options under compatibility.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hey let's talk about OpenOffice
Replies: 31
Views: 3386

Re: Hey let's talk about OpenOffice

I did have two readers use OpenOffice at the VCU Fall site with no apparent problems. It doesn't fail 100% of the time. But it seems to be markedly worse at the basic quizbowl-related things that you would use such a program for (submitting questions, and reading questions) in terms of the percenta...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 8288

Re: Minnesota Open 2009 Discussion

I greatly enjoyed the Brown packet. I was also enjoyably(?) frustrated with tossups on things like "waves" and "fitness" that went the entire question without getting answered, and the plethora of bonus parts in which I was madly gesticulating "this is something by X, which I don't know the name of...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Mirror (10/17/09) at Maryland
Replies: 27
Views: 4200

Re: Minnesota Open Mirror (10/17/09) at Maryland

Jeaton1 wrote:
George isn't coming to this.
Are you (/anyone from VCU)?
Evan's coming up with us.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER at Penn (10/24/09)
Replies: 14
Views: 3342

Re: THUNDER at Penn (10/24/09)

UVA maybe coming to this.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 20506

Re: EFT Discussion

I think you guys are confusing Mike's contention about things that come up too often with a contention about their difficulty. I'll have my own response to this sometime later today. Yes, but a lot of things on that list come up so much because they are very very important things from an academic p...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 20506

Re: EFT Discussion

Prions most certainly come up in introductory biology classes and quite frequently in decent high school biology classes. The same goes for RNAi, but my judgment on this one maybe clouded by the epigenetics take home midterm I'm doing right now.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Mirror (10/17/09) at Maryland
Replies: 27
Views: 4200

Re: Minnesota Open Mirror (10/17/09) at Maryland

An unknown number of UVA people will be coming(at least myself).
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)
Replies: 26
Views: 5771

Re: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)

MW wins 395-250