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by Pilgrim
Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 20810

Re: EFT at UIUC (10/2/10)

I have also contacted Dallas Simons about mirroring his Julius Civilis Classics Tournament as a side event. I will update the main announcement once I have more information on that, but I did want to let everyone know that all persons who agree to moderate (that are not from UIUC) will be allowed t...
by Pilgrim
Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Sun n Fun at Maryland (Now 08/28/10)
Replies: 48
Views: 6732

Re: Sun n Fun XI Mirror (August 14th) at Maryland

I could potentially come to this if it was the 28th.
by Pilgrim
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ideal Trash Distribution
Replies: 23
Views: 3519

Re: Ideal Trash Distribution

One argument against video games that I find particularly resonant is that you are capitally screwed on most video game questions if you don't have primary knowledge, i.e. you've played the game. If I read a video game review, I'm not generally going to get the sort of detail that allows me to buzz...
by Pilgrim
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 50120

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

OctagonJoe wrote:I don't know who this "Charlie" is on my team, but he sure looked a lot like Trevor.
Not to mention that those stats don't seem to be very accurate for me, since I got a lot more that one question in the playoffs.
by Pilgrim
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein
Replies: 44
Views: 13441

Re: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein

I'm bringing a buzzer that will be available for all of the CO events.
by Pilgrim
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 75970

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

bt_green_warbler wrote:Partial stats are better than no stats.
Still hoping this will happen.
by Pilgrim
Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest in Actual Online Scrimmages
Replies: 24
Views: 5015

Re: Interest in Actual Online Scrimmages

I think it's easiest for skype practices if you just have the reader use skype and have everyone else buzz and give their answers in a messenging client of your choice. That way people don't even need microphones to do it.
by Pilgrim
Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 75970

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

Any chance that stats were retained for this? I realize that exigent circumstances made it difficult to cobble together a full staff and even locations for this, so I definitely understand if there isn't. Due to circumstances surrounding room mix-ups, I may or may not have all of the scoresheets. T...
by Pilgrim
Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Idea for a 209-Team HSNCT
Replies: 15
Views: 1931

Re: Idea for a 209-Team HSNCT

To clarify my earlier post, for any round robin featuring an odd number of teams, there is always some series of game results that can result in everyone having the same record. Edit: Just number the teams 1,2,...,n and have team k beat teams k+1,k+2,...,k+(n-1)/2, where addition is defined modulo n...
by Pilgrim
Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Idea for a 209-Team HSNCT
Replies: 15
Views: 1931

Re: Idea for a 209-Team HSNCT

nobthehobbit wrote:(Note: I haven't checked whether the "all teams at 5-5" scenario is possible, at least beyond the trivial "total wins = total losses" necessary condition.)
Such a scenario is always (theoretically) possible in a round robin with an odd number of teams.
by Pilgrim
Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10
Replies: 75
Views: 11676

Re: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10

It happened. Case won with a 10-1 record, I believe, and the Pitt Alumni team and Delaware A finished 2-3 in some order.
by Pilgrim
Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98261

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

tetragrammatology wrote:
Pilgrim wrote:I'm interested in playing and am seeking a teammate. I'm not great at arts in general, but I can get some solid buzzes on visual arts and jazz.
Want to team up?
I sure would.
by Pilgrim
Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Comments
Replies: 52
Views: 7584

Re: ACF Nationals Comments

Yeah, I answered with Golden Apples and it was accepted.
by Pilgrim
Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37727

Re: CO Lit 2010

gyre and gimble wrote:
Pilgrim wrote:I'm interested in playing this and am looking for a teammate who doesn't care about winning games.
Want to team up? I'm not expecting to win either.
Sure.
by Pilgrim
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98261

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I'm interested in playing and am seeking a teammate. I'm not great at arts in general, but I can get some solid buzzes on visual arts and jazz.
by Pilgrim
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37727

Re: CO Lit 2010

I'm interested in playing this and am looking for a teammate who doesn't care about winning games.
by Pilgrim
Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Comments
Replies: 52
Views: 7584

Re: ACF Nationals Comments

I have to plea my ignorance on rebellion of 1745, are there other notable Jacobite rebellions? There was another, smaller one in 1715, so I have no problem with "Jacobite Rebellion" being prompted; I don't see why "Second Jacobite Rebellion" wasn't acceptable, though. Actually, the '45 would be the...
by Pilgrim
Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Country questions, particularly in 2010 ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 1883

Re: 2010 ICT discussion

Nobody ever complains about two tossups on people in the same round; why do they complain about two tossups about Eastern European battles in the same round? What justifies this distinction. In all seriousness, I think there are a couple of possible distinctions. First, country tossups are generall...
by Pilgrim
Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BEeS, Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 4354

Re: BEeS, Part 2

If this works well, it could lead to new ways to format tournaments. If you have a power-matching system like HSNCT, there could be some way of running the last few rounds that would guarantee no repeat matches--an algorithm could be used to determine match-ups for the last few rounds that would be...
by Pilgrim
Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)
Replies: 23
Views: 5562

Re: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)

Congratulations to State College A, who went undefeated to clear the field and win CMU's mirror of MUT. The top bracket was rounded out by Maryland A, Duke, and Maryland B. Thanks to all teams for coming, and special thanks to Charlie Rosenthal and Dwight Kidder for coming to help staff. Stats will ...
by Pilgrim
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)
Replies: 23
Views: 5562

Re: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)

From an email I just sent: Hello All, Registration for this tournament will start at 8:30 am in Porter Hall 100 (2B on this map (http://www.cmu.edu/homeimages/campus-map/CMU_MapColor_11x17.jpg), with games beginning at 9:00 sharp. Free parking can be had in the Morewood Lot on Forbes (P12 on the map...
by Pilgrim
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)
Replies: 23
Views: 5562

Re: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)

First post has been updated with time/location information.
by Pilgrim
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)
Replies: 23
Views: 5562

Re: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)

Terrible Shorts Depot wrote:If you need me to, I'll come and staff this, because I've already played it and I live like 5 blocks away.
That would be totally awesome because it would mean I could give our freshmen more of a chance to play.
by Pilgrim
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 20988

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)

I should be on at some point to offer feedback on math and CS, but likely not until 8:30 or so.
by Pilgrim
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)
Replies: 23
Views: 5562

Re: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)

Field Update:

Pitt (2)
State College (2)
House (probably 1)
Case?

More teams should sign up for this.
by Pilgrim
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PENN BOWL: Difficulty Swings
Replies: 30
Views: 4122

Re: PENN BOWL: Difficulty Swings

I was going to make this a separate thread, but it's not really worth it. It's nice to say stuff like "anyone who's read or read about Billiards at Half-Past Nine is likely to know it" but that's pretty obviously wrong. Example 1: Jerry, whose love of Boll is like 1b on the list of meta-things to k...
by Pilgrim
Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 4317

Re: Regionals discussion

I already talked to Chris about this, but I think that as a general rule, if you are going to refer to someone by their title in a history tossup, you should check to make sure that that they are the most famous holder of the title, or otherwise try to include some qualifying information (e.g. a nam...
by Pilgrim
Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/20/10 at Maryland
Replies: 91
Views: 14344

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

Maryland beat Penn twice in an advantaged final to win the tournament.
by Pilgrim
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/20/10 at Maryland
Replies: 91
Views: 14344

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

The Toad to Wigan Pier wrote: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.
The same thing with my password is happening to me. We also need to drop our DII team, but I cannot access the website.
by Pilgrim
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010
Replies: 43
Views: 15488

Re: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010

American wars of independence against Spain Blast my elementary teachers, I knew the texts were all mestizo propaganda designed to keep us from going bilingual! You may or may not be aware, but in addition to "America" being the location of a certain group of "United States," it sometimes also refe...
by Pilgrim
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 20988

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)

I will gladly neg your philosophy tossups.
by Pilgrim
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT
Replies: 43
Views: 11356

Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Was the entire visual tournament played at VCU's T-Party, and if not, is there any chance of a couple rounds of it being run during lunchtime or something? I'd be extremely interested in playing this tournament if it is available. After SCT on Saturday may be a more convenient time to run it than d...
by Pilgrim
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/20/10 at Maryland
Replies: 91
Views: 14344

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

CMU will have a DI team here, but DII is looking pretty unlikely. Should we be using the naqt website to register?
by Pilgrim
Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global announcement: ACF Regionals 2010
Replies: 46
Views: 27858

Re: Global announcement: ACF Regionals 2010

Hey, Jerry, could we get an updated account of packets? I'd like some sort of confirmation that ours was received. (there was also a question in the email that I'd like an answer to when you get a chance)
by Pilgrim
Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010
Replies: 43
Views: 15488

Re: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010

If someone in the UK wants to run a mirror of ACF Regionals, we can work something out. Get in touch with me if you're interested at grapesmoker@gmail.com. Yeah I'd posit that ACF events are probably more international friendly than NAQT events. You'll get a lot less of American pop culture, sports...
by Pilgrim
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)
Replies: 23
Views: 5562

Re: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)

DumbJaques wrote:Isn't HI on this date?
Yes, this is the only day we can host due to spring break.
by Pilgrim
Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/20/10 at Maryland
Replies: 91
Views: 14344

Re: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/6/10 at George Mason

VCU is not hosting SCT or Regionals. Maryland is hosting Regionals, and is about 60 miles further away from Pittsburgh than Columbus is. I understand that the extra hour can make a difference in whether you go the morning of or not, and I hope all of these issues are taken into account. Yeah, the m...
by Pilgrim
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/20/10 at Maryland
Replies: 91
Views: 14344

Re: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/6/10 at George Mason

Okay yeah this tournament has been postponed. We most likely are looking at the week of 2/27 to hold the SCT with due respect to Maryland and VCU both hosting ACF Regionals (We hope to attend) and T-Party respectively. Please if any further questions are wanted, please do ask and I will hopefully b...
by Pilgrim
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/20/10 at Maryland
Replies: 91
Views: 14344

Re: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/6/10 at George Mason

Okay yeah this tournament has been postponed. We most likely are looking at the week of 2/27 to hold the SCT with due respect to Maryland and VCU both hosting ACF Regionals (We hope to attend) and T-Party respectively. Please if any further questions are wanted, please do ask and I will hopefully b...
by Pilgrim
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Midwest at OSU: Columbus (2/20/10)
Replies: 27
Views: 5246

Re: ACF Regionals Midwest at OSU: Columbus (2/20/10)

CMU will be there with 1-2 teams assuming I can find time to write a packet.
by Pilgrim
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/20/10 at Maryland
Replies: 91
Views: 14344

Re: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/6/10 at George Mason

CMU will hopefully have one team each in DI and DII.
by Pilgrim
Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)
Replies: 23
Views: 5562

MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)

Location and Timing Registration will start at 8:30 am in Porter Hall 100 (2B on this map , with games beginning at 9:00 sharp. Free parking can be had in the Morewood Lot on Forbes (P12 on the map). Who can play this tournament? Only undergraduate (and high school) students can play this tournamen...
by Pilgrim
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 83
Views: 12755

Re: ACF Winter discussion

One of the questions cited above reminded me of something: I don't believe that Descartes actually uses the phrase "cogito ergo sum," in Meditations . I'm fairly sure that particular phrase comes from Discourse on Method and the text here supports that claim. That bonus part gave contradictory info...
by Pilgrim
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 75970

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

I currently plan on being at HSNCT, in which case I will definitely play this.
by Pilgrim
Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7906

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

CMU is hosting the Mid-Atlantic MUT mirror - I don't think it would be fair to run that set here. Actually, this is scheduled for the same weekend as MUT - this should be avoided by having either this event or MUT run a different day (at least in our region). Certainly it's better for everybody if ...
by Pilgrim
Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Power matching sucks: a theoretical offering
Replies: 94
Views: 21050

Re: Power matching sucks: a theoretical offering

At some point, you should probably look at situations where a team can have a slightly variable performance per game (based on packet); just adding a random value from (-.5,.5) to the true rating for a given round and calculating the ELO then might be an okay way to do it. Maybe I'm missing somethi...
by Pilgrim
Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Close Look into Dwight Wynne's PANTS
Replies: 13
Views: 3744

Re: A Close Look into Dwight Wynne's PANTS

I have a hard time believing Mike Sorice performed worse on this set than 4 high school teams. The conventional stats certainly don't imply that. I think this is largely caused by the hilariously terrible bracketing at the Chicago site. If, for example, you were using average PPB as a park factor, ...
by Pilgrim
Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion: Can Trash be more girl friendly?
Replies: 40
Views: 10089

Re: Discussion: Can Trash be more girl friendly?

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:I don't think quizbowl gets to be the arbiter of what "good" and "bad" pop culture are in a tournament about pop culture any more than we can omit questions about French history because we find France boring.
Wait, does this mean I shouldn't do this for ACF Winter?

Shit.