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by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Dahlonega's Resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis CANCELED
Replies: 14
Views: 3189

Re: Dahlonega's Resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis (3/3)

North_GA_ATeam wrote:What should I list you as?
Me
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion
Replies: 119
Views: 37102

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion

In fact, Eric-easily-best-all-around-science-player-of-the-past-five-years-Mukherjee got out of his game-speed gloss of that clue "oxygen molecules rearranging." He's not a chemist, but he certainly should have a 0% probability of understanding the wrong meaning of a clue, and his interpretation wa...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion
Replies: 119
Views: 37102

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion

Here's the issue of using random specific examples of reactions as "clues": they're IMPOSSIBLE to know in a true sense, and DEAD easy to lateral. That's actually the reason I included the clue. The point is not so much to know that exact example, but to give players a sense of what type of molecule...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion
Replies: 119
Views: 37102

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion

First off, condensation should be underlined as well to distinguish from the Claisen rearrangement, but if that were the only issue with this TU it wouldn't deserve a mention. However, more importantly, if you're going to put a bunch of very-difficult-to-buzz-on biochem clues, please don't just cop...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)
Replies: 22
Views: 6568

Re: ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)

Alabama went 9-1 to win the tournament. Stats are up
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)
Replies: 22
Views: 6568

Re: ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)

MickeySizemore wrote:How many rounds are we looking to play?
If the field remains constant we will have 4 outside teams + 2 house teams, so we will most likely run a double round robin giving us a 10 game schedule + finals.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)
Replies: 22
Views: 6568

Re: ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)

UCF is going to bring one team to this tournament. We assume that play will take place on campus, but we don't know which building to go to, or which parking lot to use. Also, do you need any more buzzer systems? We have two, but we're not sure if you're all set or not. Thanks! We are meeting at th...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror (Athens GA) March 10, 2012
Replies: 55
Views: 12521

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror (Athens GA) March 10, 2012

Georgia Tech will be there with at least one team.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)
Replies: 22
Views: 6568

Re: ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)

If I spotlight as UAH for this event (Alabama is apparently having travel issues according to posts on the Facebook group) would I be able to claim the solo discount as well as New to ACF and Travel? Better yet, if me playing as UAH turns out to be the case, would I still be able to play with Alaba...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT-ACUI Region 5 SCT at Virginia Tech
Replies: 6
Views: 2227

Re: NAQT-ACUI Region 5 SCT at Virginia Tech

The Golden Fleecing wrote:So these aren't the actual standings?
Those are the teams in alphabetical order.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Anthropology in high school quizbowl
Replies: 15
Views: 4279

Re: Anthropology in high school quizbowl

I would consider perhaps doing writing in middle school or college (more likely middle school) when i have a little more time. Anyway. I was reading through ACF Fall 2010 packets for practice with the kids the other day, and i came across this absolutely excellent bonus. 22. This group of primates ...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 2012 Mid-Season HS poll, Congratulations Hunter A!
Replies: 11
Views: 4496

Re: 2012 Mid-Season HS poll

If this podcast thing happens, it'll make it easier to fill one of these things out. I just haven't seen a lot of great teams play this year so i have virtually no firsthand information. It is happening at 10pm tonight in fact. You are certainly welcome to come. Just join #HSpodcast on the IRC chan...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)
Replies: 22
Views: 6568

Re: ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)

Is there any info on base fees and discounts? The base fees and discounts are the standard ACF ones. $120 base fee, -$5 per working buzzer system, -$10 per staffer, -$10 per 200 miles traveled one way, and etc. All of this information and more can be found at http://acf-quizbowl.com/documents/packe...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)
Replies: 22
Views: 6568

ACF Regionals at Georgia Tech(2/18)

This is a short announcement for the ACF Regionals Mirror at Georgia Tech on February 18th. Details about location and other logistics will be forthcoming. The remaining packet deadlines are: January 8, 2012: -$25 (-$50 for optional packets) January 22, 2012: no penalty (-$25 for optional packets) J...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TERP-NOLA at Tulane (1/21)
Replies: 10
Views: 2526

Re: TERP-NOLA at Tulane (1/22)

The BARGE mirrors have been moved to UGA and Texas so we won't be doing one this weekend. Does anybody(Chris or UGA people) have details about this UGA mirror? If there was one, I imagine that we would go, but I imagine that our attendance would partially be based on what the packet situation is fo...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 38452

Re: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion

Emil Post - People have already mentioned that this seems somewhat ill-advised. I'm not sure if it's actually too hard, but he isn't someone I know a whole lot about despite being particularly interested in recursion theory and formal languages. As far as I could tell, it wasn't really possible to ...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Question Discussion
Replies: 138
Views: 25904

Re: Individual Question Requests and Discussion

In the same packet, that RSA tossup uses a lot of clues that aren't really specific to RSA but apply to many algorithms/schemes that require the hardness of factorization or finding large prime numbers. It would be like if I wrote a tossup on the French Revolution and used lots of clues to the effe...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Question Discussion
Replies: 138
Views: 25904

Re: Individual Question Requests and Discussion

There were a few questions I had minor issues with (particularly in the areas of science I know best). 1-That search algorithm tossup seems to be halfway between what search tossups have looked like over the past few years and where they need to go. Specifically I'm talking about the Grover's Algori...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI General Thoughts
Replies: 64
Views: 7364

Re: General Thoughts

This was a pretty good set. The use of "anti-canon"/shadow canon stuff worked nicely and I enjoyed being able to answer questions on things that don't normally come up.
EDIT: Moved individual question critiques to correct thread.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI General Thoughts
Replies: 64
Views: 7364

Re: General Thoughts

Could somebody send me a copy of the set? Thanks.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stats for the National Bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 1759

Re: Stats for the National Bowl

I just created a prototype google doc spreadsheet that exports to SQBS, so it can be done. There are probably better ways of distributed stats entry.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 7084

Re: General Discussion

- The root finding tossup struck me as "transparent" (yes, yes, I know)--about halfway through, it's very obvious the question is looking for "this thing you do to polynomials", and I can't really think of anything else that you'd do to them. You can multiply them, find minimal/maximal values, eval...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 7084

Re: General Discussion

I thought some of the packets could have been randomized a little better - for example I think there was a packet with 3 consecutive science bonuses if I'm not mistaken, and maybe even a point where literature was jumbled together too. I enjoyed this set for the most part, although I'll note the re...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Mirror at Georgia Tech (10/1)
Replies: 8
Views: 3090

Re: MOO Mirror at Georgia Tech (10/1)

Alabama A goes 9-1 to win. Final stats can be found at http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~wbutler8/m ... dings.html
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Mirror at Georgia Tech (10/1)
Replies: 8
Views: 3090

Re: MOO Mirror at Georgia Tech (10/1)

What time are we starting on Saturday, and, on a similar note, about what time can we expect to be finished? Teams should get there between 8:30-8:45. Rounds will begin at 9:00 a.m., we should be done by 6 (hopefully). I will send an email to the teams tomorrow with these times and final bits of in...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Mirror at Georgia Tech (10/1)
Replies: 8
Views: 3090

MOO Mirror at Georgia Tech (10/1)

Georgia Tech will be hosting a mirror of Missiles of October (MOO), a tournament by UVA and the University of Michigan, on October 1st. This tournament's base fee is $110 per team. Discounts include -$10 per staffer, -$5 per working buzzer set, -$10 per 200 miles distance one way traveled based on G...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Split topic on CO science
Replies: 104
Views: 18240

Re: Split topic on CO science

First, I don't think what scientists learn is nearly as uniform as Jerry is making it out to be, at least relative to literature; it largely dependent on what field and/or type of schooling you're involved in. In graduate school, the "shared canon" of things that all biology-related PhDs learn beco...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Starting a team at Auburn University
Replies: 9
Views: 3739

Re: Starting a team at Auburn University

I think hosting a small tournament like Collegiate Novice is a doable idea for a new club with outside help. I would be happy to help out a new Auburn team in such a task and I know there are others who would do the same.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 54941

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

So in your test of the stat (as used at the tournament) on the ACF Nationals stats, your stat then predicted 9/182 games correctly? The stat was never design for the purpose of determining match winners, it was designed to find the team with the hardest schedule in a set. It was only meant as a met...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Mirror (3/20/11) at Maryland
Replies: 12
Views: 3356

Re: Illinois Open Mirror (3/20/11) at Maryland

Matt Weiner wrote:I am guest-appearing on VCU B at this tournament. We are looking to combine with a team of up to two people or add up to two people who are not yet signed up for the tournament to our team.
The UVA team has kind of fragmented, would you be interested in taking on the two of us who remain?
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math and Computer Science
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Re: Math and Computer Science

I thought the CS answers in this tournament were good, but I thought the questions could have used slightly harder clues. My main complaint in regards to the math was the seemingly over representation of topology.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 6853

Re: TIT Discussion

On a side note, the CS tossup on “Congestion” seemed like a pretty ambitious thing to ask about at a tournament like this. I admit that when I write 5 science tossups for a packet I tend to write four of them on canonical things and one that is in the shadow cannon so to speak. However, I think tos...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Predictions Podcast
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Re: Predictions Podcast

Since rapidshare is not cooperating, i've uploaded another copy at http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VZX0YH5E

I have also created a torrent of the the podcast. Torrent file is attached.
pod-torrent.torrent
(2.79 KiB) Downloaded 146 times
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Predictions Podcast
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Predictions Podcast

Last night some people got together on Skype to make a predictions podcast for the rest of the season. It is now online here http://rapidshare.com/files/442727343/pod-final.mp3
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 70520

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)

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by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 6529

Re: General Discussion

Materials in this phase may have a Fermi level which lies in a gap of the available energy levels for its electrons, and overcoming a small gap may be aided by doping. Those gaps are explained by band theory, which is derived from the “nearly free electron” model for this phase, which expands on th...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 34126

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

Fairytale of New York
What Child, Nowell
Chocobo's Happy Christmas
What's This
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MATH!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3291

Re: MATH!!!

I somewhat confused as to how you divided the questions between "Curricular Math" and "Other Math." For example your tossup on groups is considered curricular math while tossups on limits, Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, interquartile range, and integration are considered other math. Yet I would nev...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22207

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

The problem with the final version of that tossup was that it said "this operation" instead of "this measure" or "this entity" after For 10 points. That being said, I should have listed more acceptable answers.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22207

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

math bonus that goes vector-Gaussian elimination-basis, really doesn't have a hard part! Anybody who graduated a basic algebra II or precalculus class could get the first two without a second thought and the 3rd is only a tiny bit harder. Not true. I personally know many people who took and excelle...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22207

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

So, my biggest complaint from this set was no uniform sense of difficulty. There was one bonus of the form amino acid/peptide bond/collagen. I guess collagen was the hard part but seriously how can a bonus like this distinguish between teams of basically any level. I admit that the science componen...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:44 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

State College went 14-0 to win this tournament.
Penn and Dorman tied for second.
EDIT: Playoff stats are coming sometime in the next day.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:02 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

After a few delays, the tournament is well underway. Stats so far are posted:
http://student.virginia.edu/~quizbowl/f ... dings.html
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:19 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

Teams should check-in at New Cabell 337.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:12 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

We are moving the entire tournament to another part of the campus, New Cabell Hall. The room where we are having the opening meeting is still TBD as we cannot reserve the large auditorium in the adjoined building. One possibility, though somewhat undesirable, is to still have the opening meeting in ...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:38 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

We have received extra rooms! Dorman and Delaware are now in the field. With the rooms we now have, we can fit a few more teams and we have enough moderators at the moment to handle the field as it now stands. However, if we get any more teams, I will need a few more moderators, so volunteers will b...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:40 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 end...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:23 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

And the addition of two more teams, if it were one HS & one College, would make for 8 HS & 16 College teams, would it not---allowing for 3 possible RR brackets of 8, with HS & College teams separated in order to fulfill the underlying goals of ACF Fall for inexperienced collegiate teams, while at t...