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by Schweizerkas
Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stanford Archive updates
Replies: 10
Views: 2038

Re: Stanford Archive updates

wd4gdz wrote:
cdcarter wrote:
cvdwightw wrote:Is the 2007 MCMNT public as well or just the 2008 version?
It is public and is on http://collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com
Maybe it's just my computer, but Illinois Novice 2008 doesn't work for me on that website.
It doesn't work for me either.
by Schweizerkas
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Video?
Replies: 18
Views: 3395

Re: Video?

Yeah, I videotaped this year's ICT final, but it wasn't my video camera, so Arnav Moudgil is the person who actually has the video. I don't believe he's put it online in any format yet, though.
by Schweizerkas
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008: The End Comes...Beyond the Omega Point
Replies: 73
Views: 9762

Re: Chicago Open 2008: The End Comes...Beyond the Omega Point

I don't know how widespread this knowledge is, but if you end up being stuck with 16 teams, you can still do 2 initial brackets of 8 teams each, and each team will only have one bye game. It's a little tricky to arrange the schedule, but Berkeley's useful scheduling page tells you how to do it: http...
by Schweizerkas
Fri May 02, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to search the Stanford Archive
Replies: 16
Views: 3408

Re: How to search the Stanford Archive

I have no control over the Stanford Archive myself, but it looks like we got some fresh blood in the club to (finally) start updating it again. Hopefully we can start filling the gaps in it by putting all the decent tournaments of the past five years on it. Matt brought up one good point: should we ...
by Schweizerkas
Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF nationals discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 14994

Re: ACF nationals discussion

I wrote the Aharonov-Bohm effect question. It's covered in undergrad quantum mechanics courses (maybe not at every university in America, but at least it appears in Griffiths, which I imagine is the most popular textbook for undergrad quantum nowadays). As others have said, it's come up a lot as eit...
by Schweizerkas
Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals: Undergraduate & Division II titles
Replies: 8
Views: 1543

Re: ACF Nationals: Undergraduate & Division II titles

But, I have a slight fear that this may cause a very small number of teams to think about shifting their membership to win these other titles. I want to strongly encourage teams, on their honor, to play their best 4 players on their top team...or at least be able to make a good faith argument that ...
by Schweizerkas
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: ACF Nationals 2008 - Chicago Wins!
Replies: 103
Views: 43079

Re: Announcement: ACF Nationals 2008 04/26/08 (Brandeis)

DeisEvan wrote:I have heard from several sources that people are planning side events to ACF Nationals.
Since I haven't heard anything about this in over a month, am I correct in assuming that these side events aren't happening? It would be good to know before we book our flights.
by Schweizerkas
Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New Computer Ranking System
Replies: 9
Views: 2711

Re: New Computer Ranking System

Due to great demand, I added Jonathan to the rankings. You can see the rankings are still fairly volatile due to the small statistics: the force of Jonathan's massive gravitational field was strong enough to propel Seth Teitler ahead of Mike Sorice into second place (you can see that Seth outscored ...
by Schweizerkas
Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New Computer Ranking System
Replies: 9
Views: 2711

New Computer Ranking System

Hi, I've been working for a little over a month on a computer ranking system that ranks individual players using a Markov chain technique. I'll give a brief description of the technique, and the present results. If you're bored by details, and just want to see the results, scroll down to the bottom ...
by Schweizerkas
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 13762

username: lindquist

Brian Lindquist, Stanford
by Schweizerkas
Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cardinal Classic Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 7802

For any set of weak-classifiers, this process is guaranteed to converge to a solution that classifies at least as well as the best classifier. Developed by Yoav Freund and Robert Schapire, this meta-algorithm involves repeatedly reclassifying the training data with the best of the set of original c...
by Schweizerkas
Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cardinal Classic Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 7802

First of all, I'd like to publicly apologize to MIT for getting them the packets so late. Never having edited a tournament before, I severely underestimated the time it takes to compile packets. I'm really sorry for the frustration it must have caused you. The frantic compiling of the packets also c...
by Schweizerkas
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cardinal Classic Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 7802

There are no mirrors left, so go ahead and discuss.
by Schweizerkas
Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Cardinal Classic XVII (2/2/08)
Replies: 12
Views: 9652

Thirteen teams showed up to Cardinal Classic Saturday. Based on the number of teams and packets, we agreed to play a full round robin, with one packet left over for a one-game final if necessary to break a tie. At the end of the round robin, Maryland (Jonathan Magin, Charles Meigs, Chris Ray, Mike B...
by Schweizerkas
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Cardinal Classic XVII (2/2/08)
Replies: 12
Views: 9652

Hi, Here is the final-ish field for Cardinal Classic: Daniel Orifice Fitting Company Chicago Kannan Chicago C Chicago D Chicago E Maryland UCI UCI/UCLA UCLA A UCLA B Illinois A Illinois B UC Berkeley Brown (w/ Hart) Yaphe/Hoppes/Beyer That makes 15 teams, so we'll probably add a house team to make i...
by Schweizerkas
Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Length and Google Docs
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

Yeah, I find Google Docs formatting in general really annoying. I don't think it's quite so simple to just say 3 lines in Google = 6 lines in Word, because Google Docs readjusts the lines when you resize your window, so it really depends entirely on how big your window is. I try copying the question...
by Schweizerkas
Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Cardinal Classic XVII (2/2/08)
Replies: 12
Views: 9652

The final deadline for submitting packets was yesterday, and I am still awaiting packets from the following teams who have not yet submitted theirs: Illinois A Brown Andrew Hart/Ryan Westbrook These teams should let me (blindqui AT stanford DOT edu) know ASAP when I can be expecting their packets. I...
by Schweizerkas
Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: return (sorta) of the question database
Replies: 33
Views: 7970

If I choose the options "tight search", "both", and "both", and I do a search for Rauschenberg, the search results show the same bonus repeated 4 times (once for each of the 4 tournaments in the database). As for additional features you could add, it would be nice if one could restrict the search to...
by Schweizerkas
Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Cardinal Classic XVII (2/2/08)
Replies: 12
Views: 9652

Just a reminder that the final deadline for packet submission is a little over a week away. So far, I have received packets from these teams: UCI/UCLA Chicago Kannan UCLA Berkeley Also, from the Beaver Bonspiel mirror we have received an almost-full packet from Dartmouth and 4(!) packets from MIT. I...
by Schweizerkas
Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Cardinal Classic XVII (2/2/08)
Replies: 12
Views: 9652

Previous post updated to reflect current tournament field. Also, Andrew Hart is coming and is looking for teammates. If any teams that are coming need a player, please contact him (limozeen at gmail dot com).
by Schweizerkas
Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Cardinal Classic XVII (2/2/08)
Replies: 12
Views: 9652

All right, I got a lot of responses. I'll be updating this post with a list of what teams are coming to the tournament.

Teams (as of January 30):
Chicago (5 teams)
Maryland
UCI
UCI/UCLA
UCLA (2 teams)
Illinois (2 teams)
Berkeley
Brown (w/ Andrew Hart)
Yaphe/Hoppes/Beyer
House team
by Schweizerkas
Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Cardinal Classic XVII (2/2/08)
Replies: 12
Views: 9652

Just a reminder that the $40 discount deadline for submitting your packet is coming up in less than a week. It would be nice to get a firmer list of who's coming to this tournament as well, so that we know how many packets we should expect to be getting. Please let me know as soon as possible if you...
by Schweizerkas
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stanford Packet Archive Down
Replies: 7
Views: 2307

Are you still having trouble accessing the Stanford archive? I'm having absolutely no problems with it at all.
by Schweizerkas
Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 18712

I don't want to make a big deal of it, because it's obviously not, but for whatever it's worth, the Catechism of the Catholic Church from the Vatican's website seems to prefer the terms "The Anointing of the Sick" and "The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation": http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG00...
by Schweizerkas
Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 18712

The bonus on the Catholic sacraments lacked valid alternate answers. "anointing of the sick" is the official name of extreme unction (I very rarely hear anyone actually use the term extreme unction; according to wikipedia it is the pre-Vatican II term). Also, "reconciliation" should be acceptable fo...
by Schweizerkas
Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2007 at Stanford University
Replies: 10
Views: 3883

Teams that competed at Stanford's ACF Fall tournament already received this information, but I'll just cross-post the results here: Ten teams came to Stanford to play in ACF Fall 2007, held on November 3, 2007. Congratulations to UC Berkeley, who remained undefeated through the round-robin, winning ...
by Schweizerkas
Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Cardinal Classic XVII (2/2/08)
Replies: 12
Views: 9652

Results: Cardinal Classic XVII (2/2/08)

Stanford Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce that Cardinal Classic XVII: The Stanford Quizzin' Experiment will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2008 . Note that unlike some of the most recent Cardinal Classics, this tournament will actually take place at Stanford. The team meeting will be at 10 am i...
by Schweizerkas
Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Prelim. Announcement: Cardinal Classic XVII (2/02/2008)
Replies: 0
Views: 1759

Prelim. Announcement: Cardinal Classic XVII (2/02/2008)

This is an early announcement that Cardinal Classic XVII will be held at Stanford University on Saturday, February 2, 2008 . A full announcement will come sometime in the fall, but right now I just wanted to announce the date. This will be an academic packet-submission tournament, with difficulty so...
by Schweizerkas
Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: West Coast mirror of the Chicago Open?
Replies: 17
Views: 8722

Stanford definitely plans on sending at least one team to this if it is in Berkeley. We might also go if it's in Irvine, but that's less certain.