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by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror @ Toronto (12.03.17)
Replies: 8
Views: 4505

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror @ Toronto (12.03.17)

cruzeiro wrote:Yes, this is noted Canadian Rafael Krichevsky being referred to.
He's from CANADA???
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin XXIX mirror at UL Lafayette [4/1/17] *CANCELLED*
Replies: 3
Views: 1575

Re: Terrapin XXIX mirror at UL Lafayette [4/1/17]

Field: [4 total, cap 6* (tentative)]

Kevin Marshall et al.
Jake Sundberg, probably solo
Louisiana Tech (1, maybe 2)
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin XXIX mirror at UL Lafayette [4/1/17] *CANCELLED*
Replies: 3
Views: 1575

Terrapin XXIX mirror at UL Lafayette [4/1/17] *CANCELLED*

This is an announcement for a late mirror of Terrapin XXIX , which will take place on the campus of University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Saturday, April 1. This is an open tournament. Any person who has not heard the set can play. This tournament will take place in Judice-Rickels Hall, across fro...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin XXIX @ Louisiana Tech 4/8/17 (open)
Replies: 1
Views: 1232

Re: Terrapin XXIX @ Louisiana Tech 4/8/17 (open)

All indicators seem to point to this event moving to 4/1/17 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Further details to come soon.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Let's Remember Some Guys"
Replies: 44
Views: 19913

Re: "Let's Remember Some Guys"

Are these packets meant to be 12 questions long? That just seems a little weird, thought maybe you might have typed in a wrong number or something.

*totally writing up a packet for this
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 10060

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

Why isn't vibrational degrees of freedom acceptable? It seems overly picky not to accept it. [The tossup was very good, by the way.]
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 10060

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

Can you post the tossup on vibrational modes, please?
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: περί μυθολογιῶν/De Mythologia
Replies: 17
Views: 6711

Re: περί μυθολογιῶν/De Mythologia

heterodyne wrote:
But also I wanted to leave the theme of this question hidden so that it didn't intrude on people who learned about drakaina from other sources--as Wang did--when they answer the question.
You can just say video games
video games are the source of all knowledge
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 9208

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion

Cody wrote:but surely someone has been waiting for the heat kernel to come up, right?!
Referencing the Atiyah-Singer index theorem in your cluing for this is sooooo Harrison Brown-like of you. I smiled when I was reading this question and I applaud you for your excellent choice of clues.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals at Louisiana State University (2/18/2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1899

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals at Louisiana State University (2/18/2

Louisiana Tech won this tournament, winning both games of an advantaged final to go 10-2 on the day. Rice finished in second at 9-3 and UL Lafayette finished third at 7-3. I presume the stats are forthcoming.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 40641

Re: 2017 ICT bids

Even though I am no longer a board staff member (sooner or later, my security clearance will be revoked), I think it's kind of silly to act like just because Max is a board staff member, somehow he can't express opinions without it being interpreted as authoritative. Nothing any of the moderators s...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 43983

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

I think our A team competes just fine with the Georgia's, Alabama's, and Florida's when full strength. It's not a good idea to make global comparisons of team strength based on stats from combined field SCTs played on D2 questions and ACF Fall. Those results are never analogous to comparisons which...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 40641

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I, similarly, am entirely entitled to alter my opinion of you and your club’s character based on how you acquired it and whether or not is used. I really hate to drag in specific teams and don't want to impugn the quality of the people on 2015 Chicago B, and in fact I enjoyed playing against them. ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 43983

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

I think our A team competes just fine with the Georgia's, Alabama's, and Florida's when full strength. It's not a good idea to make global comparisons of team strength based on stats from combined field SCTs played on D2 questions and ACF Fall. Those results are never analogous to comparisons which...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Taking teams off of the waitlist
Replies: 2
Views: 1687

Re: Taking teams off of the waitlist

I tend to invite new schools to the tournament first, then new teams from already registered schools. note: In the case of last-minute cancellations, there's a higher probability of getting a school that's already coming to bring another team than there is of getting a school to register a team from...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 40641

Re: 2017 ICT bids

e - x - p - a - n - d -- t - h - e -- f - i - e - l - d
Next year, if you must! It is for the greater good! I fear that the 2017 D2 champion will not qualify for the 2018 D1 ICT at this rate.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Nash Memorial (sometime after Nats)
Replies: 4
Views: 2467

Re: Nash Memorial (ICT 2017)

My initially planned 22/0 math questions are complete and ready to go. I have committed to writing an additional 25/0 or so, but as a rule I'm limiting myself to topics that I'm more familiar with in the hard sciences, such as classical mechanics, GR, quantum mechanics, maybe stat mech, and the occa...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 43983

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

I swear to god, I'm going to schedule 6 hours at random cheap community colleges every Spring and travel to the worst SCT sites every year until this rule is changed. Twenty bucks say if you come to Florida CCSCT next year you lose to Valencia. I can't play CCSCT because that's actually against the...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 43983

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

I swear to god, I'm going to schedule 6 hours at random cheap community colleges every Spring and travel to the worst SCT sites every year until this rule is changed. What's so bad about that, right? I will certainly have "earned" my victories and people will come to my defense on the forums because...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 43983

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

If NAQT would expand the ICT fields, none of this would be much of an issue. Every year, there are a few good teams who want to attend but get left out. Expand the field to accommodate the needs of a growing circuit.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 43983

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

Again, me being there caused an extra bid to spontaneously generate that would not have been awarded otherwise. CU Boulder A would have gotten their D2 bid with or without me there. Right, but assuming that every team accepts bids that they are given (which most teams do), the ones who are really a...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 43983

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

I would also like to point out that this is not the first time a school has earned a bid to ICT by qualifying at an SCT site outside their normal region. In 2015, Aayush from Waterloo flew down to our site at UCF to play SCT and he qualified to DI ICT. Even though a school outside Florida qualified...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What keeps you doing quizbowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 11191

Re: Quizbowl?

2. What's the end result of quizbowl for an individual? Sitting at the end of your career, your binary associations fading, your reflexes dulling, your trophies gathering dust If I may politely disagree a bit with this comment for a minute--If quizbowl just gives you books whose pages are left unop...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin XXIX Skype mirror (January 7, 2017)
Replies: 7
Views: 3007

Re: Terrapin XXIX Skype mirror (January 7, 2017)

I'm interested in playing this as well. If someone needs a rusty science player feel free to PM.

*apparently a physical mirror may have popped up in our region, so disregard this post.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Exactitude in Science Writing
Replies: 45
Views: 19666

Re: On Exactitude in Science Writing

Writing a good tossup that has one or two minor blemishes is >> than submitting a tossup straight out of wikipedia. If you look up Chicago Open mathematics, you'll notice that almost every single clue is directly from the answerline's Wikipedia page or a Wikipedia page that was linked from the answ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 29895

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)

I'd like to posit what seems to me an obvious possibility and which Sean himself can confirm or deny. When he said "Penn-ance is in order," maybe he was talking about, you know a pun that would suggest there is something to apologize for, instead of him meaning "you need to write another Penn-ance ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 29895

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)

I'd like to posit what seems to me an obvious possibility and which Sean himself can confirm or deny. When he said "Penn-ance is in order," maybe he was talking about, you know a pun that would suggest there is something to apologize for, instead of him meaning "you need to write another Penn-ance ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: There Will Be Stock Clues
Replies: 31
Views: 14788

Re: There Will Be Stock Clues

Can I demand a mandatory Thai subdistro?
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Changes to NAQT SSNCT eligibility
Replies: 32
Views: 11701

Re: Changes to NAQT SSNCT eligibility

Will NAQT's new President, Lee Henry, be making any other major changes? Should I be worried that he might fire Seth Teitler? Is this a serious comment? What makes you (and anyone else who thinks this) believe that Lee Henry is somehow magically in cahoots with NAQT? Does Lee magically possess some...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: A Comprehensive List of Science Topics
Replies: 11
Views: 9598

Re: A Comprehensive List of Science Topics

Learn science, not lists.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16
Replies: 34
Views: 12308

Re: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16

OH MY GOD THESE STATS ARE SO LOUD

Anyway, thanks for hosting! It was a lot of fun.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Saying Farewell
Replies: 13
Views: 5564

Re: Saying Farewell

Thanks for all your hard work, Matt. The game is much better for your involvement. I have no intention of saying goodbye from the community for a while longer, but I wonder if, as my generation moves on, this might not be a time to assess the state of the game. Are we on a sustainable course? Are w...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet Discount Policy for Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 21391

Re: Packet Discount Policy for Chicago Open Discussion

How about a compromise if you don't like carrying cash and checks around, Ike? Maybe you could institute a policy in which you accept alternate forms of payment up until the day of the tournament but not the day of? For instance, sending an invoice and asking for payment in advance in the form of a ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eternal Sonata Skype Mirror (Sunday, 8/28/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 2856

Re: Eternal Sonata Skype Mirror (Sunday, 8/28/16)

This was outstanding! Thanks for writing and please write another set when you get the chance!
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The 10-Point Shootout (NBA Vanity Tournament)
Replies: 36
Views: 13417

Re: The 10-Point Shootout (NBA Vanity Tournament)

mhayes wrote:No worries. I didn't mean to come across so grumpy in my post. It's just something to keep in mind, especially for a city like San Diego with a large number of transient residents.
WELL NOW I CAN CHALLENGE YOU TO A SKYPE MIRROR ONE ON ONE
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Louisiana Open III at UL Lafayette (8/6/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2502

Re: Louisiana Open III at UL Lafayette (8/7/16)

The Sund Also Rises (Jake Sundberg, Dargan Ware, Dwayne Edwards) go 8-1 to take Louisiana Open III. Outlaws of the Marshall (Kevin Marshall, Dominic Lloyd, Tyler Quebedeaux, Nick Rosato) go 6-3 to finish 2nd, and Louisiana Tech in third with a record of 5-3. Prelim stats can be found here. Combined ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 34778

Re: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion

I just think the editors (Adam, Aaron, and Jake) happened to overshoot the intended difficulty. Actually, that's only partially true! Despite a few unfortunate gaffes in a couple of the bonus questions, my bonus conversion hit 15.57 ppb (which was quite distant from second place amongst those subca...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 34778

Re: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion

Check wikipedia for alternate answerlines. In particular, p-infinity should have been accepted for the Prufer group. Answers similar to Z-p-infinity and C-p-infinity were acceptable. Giving more clues provides some robustness. I'm going to get better at this whole editing thing. Thanks for the feed...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Do We Want/Need More Computer Stuff Per Round?
Replies: 13
Views: 4025

Re: Do We Want/Need More Computer Stuff Per Round?

How could Matt have possibly known that I was thinking about this very thing for months now? Yes, I believe chemistry needs to be cut 20% at higher levels to make way for stronger other science. It's simply not as broad of a topic as the other big two and so I think we can cut it at higher levels to...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 34778

Re: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion

Artin is one of the major modern mathematicians, actually. His contributions to modern algebra are rather prominent. Ring theory gets a lot less coverage in quizbowl circles than does group theory, so I figured I would work some major results from ring theory into one of my editors questions. His na...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 34778

Re: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion

I was going to complain about the math at length, but, in retrospect, I'm not positive there was so much more to complain about than there was in several other science categories. There were a few clunkers (matroids, Prüfer p-groups), some wording problems (that bonus's first and last parts; the bo...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 34778

Re: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion

I would also like to thank Matt and John for giving me an opportunity to work on the set. Using Google Drive as our main platform allowed for problems to be pinpointed very easily and also allowed for us to arrive at solutions to those problems just as easily. I would like to think that using the co...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash at UL Lafayette (8/7/16)
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

Re: Chicago Open Trash at UL Lafayette (8/7/16)

*reserved for field update
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash at UL Lafayette (8/7/16)
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

Chicago Open Trash at UL Lafayette (8/7/16)

Greetings! A mirror of Chicago Open Trash will be held on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Sunday, August 8, 2016. The tournament will start at 9:00 AM. This tournament will take place in either Judice-Rickels or Moody Hall. The tournament is open. This will also be accompan...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Louisiana Open III at UL Lafayette (8/6/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2502

Re: Louisiana Open III at UL Lafayette (8/7/16)

Field (teams/buzzers/mods):
The Sund Also Rises (Sundberg/Ware) (1)
Tulane (1/0/1)
Outlaws of the Marshall (Marshall/Lloyd/Rosato) (1)
Louisiana Tech
Rice

Free agents:
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Louisiana Open III at UL Lafayette (8/6/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2502

Louisiana Open III at UL Lafayette (8/6/16)

Greetings! Louisiana Open III will be held on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Saturday, August 6, 2016. The tournament will start at 9:00 AM. This tournament will take place in Moody Hall and will use this year's D2 ICT set . Therefore, if you have heard either of this year...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE WITH QUIZBOWL
Replies: 8
Views: 3329

Re: CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE WITH QUIZBOWL

LONG LIVE TAKERU KOBAYASHI

GREATEST CHAMPION OF ALL-TIME
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16
Replies: 34
Views: 12308

Re: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16

I actually think this idea is an excellent idea in general. Scheduling a Skype mirror of a set for, say, retired persons a couple of weeks before the set is played anywhere is an interesting thing to think about. Older people both enjoy quizbowl (and have fewer opportunities to do so) and can typica...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16
Replies: 34
Views: 12308

Re: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16

Personally I think using the event as a playtest is a great idea, but at the same time I think that since it *is* in fact being used as a playtesting session, you should cut those fees by a bit. Pros: you'll get lots of feedback and you'll have a couple of weeks to polish your tournament. Cons: well...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying math theory
Replies: 8
Views: 5277

Re: Studying math theory

With the new move towards tossing up theoretical math in the last couple of years, and particularly coming off the NASAT, I was interested in hearing how people are studying or prepping math theory. Are there any good texts or clusters of information hat would help a team get started with this? I h...