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by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/2015)
Replies: 75
Views: 37229

Re: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/20

Stats are complete and can be viewed here. I missed round 4 after tossup 13, round 5 and round 6 until tossup 17 (I had to take a friend back home to St. Louis, because the weather yesterday got pretty bad). EDIT: I see Rama ninja'd me, but I figure specifics on what rounds I missed would be helpfu...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/2015)
Replies: 75
Views: 37229

Re: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/20

The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:Nick let us know yesterday that he was out for Oxford Open, so we may have a spot on our team (it depends on if the person I've asked responds).
Eric Douglass is joining our team.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 21902

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I'm curious what other people think about common-link letter functions. I've always found them to be pretty annoying, primarily because they aren't always standardized (for example, I've always written Heaviside with an H, many other people seem to use different letters -- obviously this isn't neg-...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 21902

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Mewto55555 wrote:I'm curious what other people think about common-link letter functions.
I hate them.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 21902

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Okay, so this is very easy from my perspective as I have taken a course in representation theory. I mean...I guess that's a defense? But I don't think representation theory is often taught in that much depth in undergrad, and grad level classes aren't really a good basis for an entire bonus. We luc...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 21902

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Identify the following tools that you might use if you were interested in representation theory, for 10 points each. [10] Since rep theory concerns itself with matrices of different dimensions, you would use this matrix operation a lot. It equals the sum of the diagonal elements of a matrix, and it...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 21902

Re: Specific Question Discussion

May I see the representation theory bonus, please? I swear a little Clifford algebra, Frobenius reciprocity, or talk of the character table of PSL(2,7) can never hurt anyone, but who knows! I would love to see how challenging this famous bonus actually is, because I have yet to see it.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at Alabama [2/21/15]
Replies: 8
Views: 4927

Re: George Oppen at Alabama [2/21/15]

Stats not including final: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2892/stats/all_games/ Stats including final: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2892/stats/all_games_%2B_final/ Thanks to all of the folks who came out! Also, thanks to Dominic Lloyd, Meredith Rickard, Mark Blanton, and Forres...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at Alabama [2/21/15]
Replies: 8
Views: 4927

Re: George Oppen at Alabama [2/21/15]

Congratulations to Billy and Nick for going 8-2 to win. Kai Smith / Nick Conder / Ramapriya Rangaraju / Michael Smith lost an exciting advantaged final. Hayes/Sundberg/Ware finished 3-6 (egad!) with UGA going 2-7. Billy was the leading scorer with me 2nd and Kai 3rd. I won a Yoda bag. The packets wo...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 36283

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

Muriel Axon wrote:By 2018, all team/bracket names will be somehow related to Shantanu.
Come on, you know there are some folks out there who would prefer to use stuff from my godawful novel instead, Shantanu be damned!
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 SCT: Trash
Replies: 16
Views: 3883

Re: 2015 SCT: Trash

I guess my lone complaint is that the America's Cup tossup could have been turned into a sailing tossup pretty easily to increase conversion rates. Ryder Cup is a rather important event in golf and so I have no qualms about that one being in the set either. In fact both questions had buzzes inside o...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT South Sectional @ Texas A&M (College Station, TX)
Replies: 2
Views: 1954

Re: NAQT South Sectional @ Texas A&M (College Station, TX)

Congratulations to Rice on that great comeback! You guys are a very deserving champion and all around really cool dudes. Also congratulations to the entire D2 field for being pretty awesome.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at Georgia Tech (2/7/15)
Replies: 14
Views: 6256

Re: NAQT SCT at Georgia Tech (2/7/15)

NickConderWKU wrote:We're missing hundreds of bonus points in both games against South Carolina
oh i'm sure they'll fix it
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: the future of regular difficulty
Replies: 14
Views: 7207

Re: the future of regular difficulty

I feel like quizbowl could do more to ensure that there's a regular-minus event every Fall, similar in difficulty to IFT/MFT/EFTs of the past. These events tend to see high attendance in pretty much all regions and are not only accessible, but can be used to help players to transition from easier qu...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana NAQT State Championship at UL Lafayette [4/18/15]
Replies: 3
Views: 4065

Re: Louisiana NAQT State Championship at UL Lafayette [4/18/

The first post has been updated to show the changed date.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 30180

Re: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016

Moreover, how does high schools playing ACF Regionals "spoil" the data for Regionals? This is exactly equivalent to saying that any team that declines to attend ACF Nationals (as very nearly 100% of high schools will) should not play Regionals -- should the VCU B's and Liberty C's of the world just...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana NAQT State Championship at UL Lafayette [4/18/15]
Replies: 3
Views: 4065

Re: Louisiana NAQT State Championship at UL Lafayette [4/25]

Field (8):
Episcopal School of Acadiana (2)
Jesuit (2)
Zachary (1)
LSU Lab School (1)
Mount Carmel (1)
Baton Rouge Magnet (1)
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana NAQT State Championship at UL Lafayette [4/18/15]
Replies: 3
Views: 4065

Louisiana NAQT State Championship at UL Lafayette [4/18/15]

Greetings! The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Club for Academic Competition is pleased to announce that is hosting the Louisiana NAQT State Championship on Saturday, April 18, 2015 . Details will be posted as soon as they are available. I shall be the director of this tournament. Field cap : F...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at Alabama [2/21/15]
Replies: 8
Views: 4927

Re: George Oppen at Alabama

*reserved for field update:

Field/Staffers/Buzzers:
Louisiana Tech + Billy Beyer [1/0/0]
UGA [1/0/0]
Cientificos Thompsonicos (Jake Sundberg/Dargan Ware/Matt Hayes) [1/0/1]
Kai Smith/Jesse Bennett/Rohan Nag [1/0/2]
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at Alabama [2/21/15]
Replies: 8
Views: 4927

George Oppen at Alabama [2/21/15]

Greetings! I'm pleased to announce that a mirror of George Oppen is being organized on the campus of the University of Alabama. Details are currently being ironed out right now and will be updated as soon as they are made available. This tournament will be held on 2/21 unless something crazy happens...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 48423

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

You sound like chapters from a self-help booklet! Prepare yourselves! (for Aaron Rosenberg and myself)
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall South-central-east: University of Alabama 11/8/14
Replies: 13
Views: 6335

Re: ACF Fall South-central-east: University of Alabama 11/8/

The stats for this tournament can be found here. I'll do my best to clean them up after I'm done with my midterms, hopefully. The top bracket is Georgia, Vandy, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech A, Louisiana Tech B, Tulane, Wofford, Clemson. If you have any corrections/forfeit wins you wish to claim please ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT @ UCF
Replies: 5
Views: 3918

Re: NAQT SCT @ UCF

We’re going to do whatever it takes to finally finally really actually have non-combined fields for SCT, which will be a first in our region since I started quiz bowl. So no need to worry about playing dinosaurs. Rumor has it that the dinosaurs brushed up on their knowledge of Jesus questions. :par...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall South-central-east: University of Alabama 11/8/14
Replies: 13
Views: 6335

Re: ACF Fall South-central-east: University of Alabama 11/8/

Final Standings:
1. UGA A 11-0
2. Vanderbilt 10-1
3. Louisiana 9-2
4. Louisiana Tech A 8-3 or 7-4
5.-8. Tulane, Wofford, Clemson, Louisiana Tech B in some order

I'm sure someone will post stats soon.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall South-central-east: University of Alabama 11/8/14
Replies: 13
Views: 6335

Re: ACF Fall South-central-east: University of Alabama 11/8/

People should be aware that this tournament is starting at 9AM.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 48423

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

Vissi d'arte wrote:Ramapriya Rangaraju and I will likely be partnering up to play this. Team name forthcoming.
Do you think you will be low on HP? If so, you should be Frog Squash.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 48423

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

Seeking skilled teammate, send me a message if interested. Please be sure to describe your JRPG interests.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Secret Island Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 3544

Re: Secret Island Discussion

Thanks so much for writing this! It was unfortunate that I didn't get a chance to play this over the summer. It was definitely a fun set to play and interestingly enough the secret mirror that was just held may actually result in Ramapriya and I collaborating on a video game tournament. It's always ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SECRET MIRROR OF DR AURONI
Replies: 6
Views: 2377

Re: SECRET MIRROR OF DR AURONI

THE PLAYOFFS WERE HELD TODAY

THE ENTABULATIONS
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /combined/

A FUN TIME WAS HAD BY ALL

PERHAPS SOMEONE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN CHAPTER IX OF MY NOVEL
OR MAYBE ROB CARSON WOULD LIKE A COPY

[On a serious note, this set was very fun! Thanks, Auroni!]
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SECRET MIRROR OF DR AURONI
Replies: 6
Views: 2377

Re: SECRET MIRROR OF DR AURONI

THE CONTESTANTS HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE PLAYOFF ROUNDS
THE PLAYOFF SERIES SHALL BEGIN SHORTLY

A SYNOPSIS OF MY NOVEL, IF YOU WOULD, CARSON
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SECRET MIRROR OF DR AURONI
Replies: 6
Views: 2377

Re: SECRET MIRROR OF DR AURONI

Stats through 4:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... o_round_4/

*That piece of literature seems familiar, Rob. Where have I seen it before?
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SECRET MIRROR OF DR AURONI
Replies: 6
Views: 2377

SECRET MIRROR OF DR AURONI

THERE IS A SECRET MIRROR OF DR AURONI GOING ON RIGHT NOW
AND YOU ARE NOT INVITED
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 106725

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

Crazyflight wrote:I find it a bit mind-boggling that Bethlehem is placed as low as it is.
MORLAN QUIT IT WITH YOUR GRUDGE AGAINST BETHLEHEM AND SCHWEERS
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror at UL Lafayette (10/18)
Replies: 3
Views: 1777

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at UL Lafayette (10/18)

las estadisticas no son magnificas http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2555/stats/penn_bowl_south_mirror/ Rice won the event at 8-1 with Louisiana B (yay B team!) finishing 6-3, Tech at 3-6 and Louisiana A at 1-8. Leading scorers were me at 85.56 ppg, Victor from Rice at 62.78 ppg and Nick fro...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A proposal to simplify eligibility rules
Replies: 43
Views: 11307

Re: A proposal to simplify eligibility rules

What if, under the original proposal, a PhD student gets released from funding after his third year but wants to finish his masters, but at the same time can't afford to take classes during both semesters and needs a good 6-8 months to finish his program? Furthermore it may be pointless for him to t...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Does anybody else keep track of their personal statistics?
Replies: 9
Views: 4032

Re: Does anybody else keep track of their personal statistic

I use an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of records but the sheet doesn't reveal anything about my game except that I'm old. I've had it since 2006 and I update it just for the sake of updating it now. I know Jonathan Thompson has an elaborate record of his personal statistics including most scoresh...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2014-15
Replies: 83
Views: 27316

Re: Alabama 2014-15

I do wish that the folks at Alabama would have been explicit as to what constitutes a "JV" team. Apparently Indian Springs had some upper-classmen on the JV team, including at least one senior. I'm not disparaging ISS, as I learned that they were forthcoming about this and were allowed to play thei...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vermilion Classic at UL Lafayette (10/25) - CANCELLATION
Replies: 2
Views: 1950

Re: Vermilion Classic at UL Lafayette (10/25) - CANCELLATION

I regret to inform the community that this tournament has been cancelled.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vermilion Classic at UL Lafayette (10/25) - CANCELLATION
Replies: 2
Views: 1950

Re: Vermilion Classic at UL Lafayette (10/25)

Interested (4-5):

Catholic - New Iberia (1)
Riverdale (1)
St. Thomas More (1-2)
St. Mary's (1)
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vermilion Classic at UL Lafayette (10/25) - CANCELLATION
Replies: 2
Views: 1950

Vermilion Classic at UL Lafayette (10/25) - CANCELLATION

I regret to inform the community that this tournament has been cancelled . -- Greetings! The UL Lafayette Club for Academic Competition is pleased to announce the continuation of its annual Vermilion Classic , to be played on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Unfortunately, due to limited space, we are go...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror at UL Lafayette (10/18)
Replies: 3
Views: 1777

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at UL Lafayette (10/18)

Field (4):

Louisiana (1)
St. John's (1)
Louisiana Tech (1)
Rice (1)

Interested:

Texas A&M (1)

Buzzers:

Louisiana (2)
Louisiana Tech (1)
Rice (2)
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror at UL Lafayette (10/18)
Replies: 3
Views: 1777

Penn Bowl Mirror at UL Lafayette (10/18)

Greetings, The UL Lafayette Club for Academic Competition has happy to announce that it will be hosting The Arian Foster Invasion Meets The Arian Foster Heresy , a mirror of Penn Bowl on 10/18. This event will take place at F.G. Mouton Hall on UL campus. F.G. Mouton is located behind Moody Hall, the...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 47444

Re: Your Lowest Point

As far as in-game stuff is concerned, two things come to mind: Round 1 of 2013 ACF Nationals - I don't think we did one thing right in our match against Andrew. We just threw away opporunity after opportunity, confusingly negged questions, and hesitated to buzz at other times. Alas, we lost on the l...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic open mirror of NAQT HS NCT at UTC 7/26/2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Re: Moon Pie Classic open mirror of NAQT HS NCT at UTC 7/26/

StatsDiskPr0xy, I think it's time for you to be a good little boy and wish Charlie farewell on the journey ahead.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 48423

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

I need to study more for this. I share a fun story below, enjoy. my dragon warrior ii cartridge has a nail driven through it my roommate won the nail from me in a bet made over the patriots/jets playoff game you know the one time the jets won i talked about buying that game off amazon so much in fro...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2014 (July 19-20, UChicago)
Replies: 71
Views: 40117

Re: Chicago Open 2014 (July 19-20, UChicago)

So is this when we start making up names for the accomplishments of the Virginians? Like "Matt Bollinger just completed the Triple Double, winning both team titles and individual scoring crowns at ICT, ACF, and Chicago in the same year"? Actually a quadruple double if you count NHBB. You've done Da...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tiers of players?
Replies: 15
Views: 5824

Re: Tiers of players?

I always thought that players are a continuum, and that there are a vast amount of subjects that players know, so it would be hard comparing an Eric Mukherjee to a Matt Jackson. Even if we have no choice, is there still a continuum? Are the players well-ordered? What is the cardinality of the set c...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Louisiana Open at ULL (6/14/14 and 6/15/14)
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

Re: Louisiana Open at ULL (6/14/14 and 6/15/14)

Quizbowl is fun, so thanks for hosting and providing a thrilling end to the tournament. Also thanks for the text book, maybe I'll use it some time in the future.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 58902

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

Ukonvasara wrote:
The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:the awful Genji: Days of the Blade
You take that back!
I think he meant to say "historically accurate" because you know medieval Japan was overrun with giant enemy crabs