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by Pilgrim
Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FIST Mirror (11/15/09) at Maryland
Replies: 25
Views: 3332

Re: FIST Mirror (11/15/09) at Maryland

Hey, could we get stats for this at some point (even if they are missing a couple of games)?
by Pilgrim
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 8279

Re: THUNDER Discussion

FWIW, I spent most of that question sitting on the buzzer thinking "hey, this is clearly a swing-era bandleader who played the clarinet, time to wait for a clue which will allow me to distinguish between Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman." Miller played trombone. I guess his music did prominently feat...
by Pilgrim
Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 11322

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

CMU should have 1-2 teams and 1 staffer (me) for this.
by Pilgrim
Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party
Replies: 76
Views: 20290

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

Things that would be good to know: - Target difficulty. Will this be 5.5 line tossups on regular difficulty answer selection, or will this be 5.5 line tossups on Andy Watkins answer selection? - When will this set be available for play, and what period would you like potential mirrors to be in? Also...
by Pilgrim
Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FIST Mirror (11/15/09) at Maryland
Replies: 25
Views: 3332

Re: FIST Mirror (11/15/09) at Maryland

I'd like to propose a draft if the field size doesn't improve (I'm fairly certain Chris already knows this, but "CMU" is me playing solo).
by Pilgrim
Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009-2010 Academic Tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 7292

Re: 2009-2010 Academic Tournaments

Due mainly to the fact that I will be participating in the Bataan Death March that is CMU's Operating Systems class in spring semester, CMU Novice isn't going to be happening this year - you can take it off the list. Hopefully we can make this happen next year, but no promises.
by Pilgrim
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER---Columbus, Ohio (10/24/09)
Replies: 32
Views: 4566

Re: THUNDER---Columbus, Ohio (10/24/09)

CMU is only bringing one team. It is not yet decided whether we will stay for trash.
by Pilgrim
Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER---Columbus, Ohio (10/24/09)
Replies: 32
Views: 4566

Re: THUNDER---Columbus, Ohio (10/24/09)

There is a good chance that some CMU people will stick around for trash if it happens Saturday, but since we are likely day-tripping, Sunday wouldn't work for us.

Also, we are officially bringing two teams.
by Pilgrim
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Mid-Atlantic at VCU (Richmond) - October 31, 2009
Replies: 60
Views: 25265

Re: ACF Fall Mid-Atlantic at VCU (Richmond) - October 31, 2009

CMU is coming to this tournament with 1-2 teams.
by Pilgrim
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math As We Move Forward
Replies: 139
Views: 27724

Re: Math As We Move Forward

Cowboy Bob Orton wrote:There's a reason IT manager and software developer are not the same job.
And neither has anything to do with theoretical computer science, which is assuredly a science.
by Pilgrim
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KLEE: Minnesota Open Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 41
Views: 10807

Re: KLEE: Minnesota Open Fine Arts Tournament

If there is sufficient staff I will play this and am looking for a teammate. I don't know arts.
by Pilgrim
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17
Replies: 112
Views: 35960

Re: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17

I have heard from Mike, and they are indeed fine with teaming up, so consider our teams officially combined.
by Pilgrim
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Should distributions have some round-to-round leeway?
Replies: 18
Views: 3495

Re: Should distributions have some round-to-round leeway?

I don't think having a definite distribution for every round is either feasible or desirable. Assume for the sake of argument that there is some "ideal distribution" that every round should aspire to (I'm really not sure if I agree with this or not, but it's irrelevant). Now, with splitting every pa...
by Pilgrim
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math As We Move Forward
Replies: 139
Views: 27724

Re: Math As We Move Forward

I agree with pretty much everything that Sorice has written in this thread. I think Matt's position is pretty silly; even if we accept his argument that players fit into categories of "lit players," "history players," and "science players" and that these groups should get equal parts of the distribu...
by Pilgrim
Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER---Columbus, Ohio (10/24/09)
Replies: 32
Views: 4566

Re: THUNDER---Columbus, Ohio (10/24/09)

CMU will almost certainly bring a team, with an outside shot at a second.
by Pilgrim
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIM ANNOUNCEMENT: Strange Literature Vanity Side Event
Replies: 32
Views: 10534

Re: PRELIM ANNOUNCEMENT: Strange Literature Vanity Side Event

I definitely plan on playing this fantastic tournament.
by Pilgrim
Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)
Replies: 26
Views: 5557

Re: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)

CMU will bring 1-2 teams.
by Pilgrim
Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RMP Fest 2: IO/TIT Side Event
Replies: 36
Views: 9595

Re: RMP Fest 2: IO/TIT Side Event

Is Egyptian mythology really being relegated to the "grab bag"?
by Pilgrim
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17
Replies: 112
Views: 35960

Re: Preliminary: Minnesota Open Weekend on 10/17

I am planning on attending and playing in this fine tournament, and I would not be adverse to completing a packet sooner rather than later. If you would like me to join your team, you can email me at TheBokonon@gmail.com
by Pilgrim
Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Lederberg Memorial Science (10/17 or 18)
Replies: 34
Views: 11153

Re: Announcement: Lederberg Memorial Science (10/17 or 18)

I will probably play this if just for the CS, but if there is a shortage of staff I can do that too.
by Pilgrim
Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Music August 8, 2009
Replies: 40
Views: 7745

Re: VCU Open Music August 8, 2009

I can read for this.
by Pilgrim
Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 31476

Re: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8

Matt Weiner wrote:People coming to this site who are writing packets:

Kirsch/Watkins team
Carson et al team
These teams are the same.
by Pilgrim
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9
Replies: 67
Views: 17821

Re: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9

Hey, I guess I need a team for this. Email me if you're interested.
by Pilgrim
Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 21046

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

Censorship in Burma wrote:all three of those things show up in regular tournaments a lot
[citation needed]
by Pilgrim
Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10427

Re: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)

theMoMA wrote:I'm leaving town on Sunday afternoon, so I'd appreciate if we could play the lit tournament on Saturday.
I'm not sure if I am available Sunday, so I would also prefer this.
by Pilgrim
Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Music Questions for Music Players
Replies: 122
Views: 33281

Re: Writing Music Questions for Music Players

The Gold Gringo wrote:but I can't think of any other second movement with a well-known english horn solo.
Concierto de Aranjuez has one, for what it's worth.
by Pilgrim
Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pyramidality and novice leadins
Replies: 22
Views: 3230

Re: Pyramidality and novice leadins

Solution: massive rewrite, because the second sentence doesn't really work well without the first to pin it to a specific group. Try this: "One leader of this people was Fritigern, who defeated and killed the Emperor Valens at the Battle of Adrianople after they crossed the Danube into the (*) Roma...
by Pilgrim
Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 17119

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

One character in this novel is sent to prison on charges of corrupting a minor named Gabriel, while another was arrested after trying to help Dr. Americo escape from Argentina. Those two men, Valentín and Molina, share a cell and eventually form a relationship. For 15 points, name this Manuel Puig ...
by Pilgrim
Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The John Adams Rule
Replies: 41
Views: 6339

Re: The John Adams Rule

Although by Spanish custom his surname is properly Garcia Lorca, he is more commonly known by his mother's surname
Source: http://www.enotes.com/house-bernarda/author-biography
by Pilgrim
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 33955

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

everyday847 wrote:I had forgotten about that one; really, listing the three best players in men's tennis isn't hard at all. This was the easiest gimme thirty of the tournament, unless I'm missing one.
The cats bonus where Sabertooth Tiger was the hard part pretty easily takes that crown.
by Pilgrim
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 79799

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

2) (on the part that actually didn't matter) try to preempt any claim that the implied answer had common usage (the relevant Google search comparison is 20,900 to 370, where the top results of the latter are generally people seeking answers from discussion fora) What exactly does common usage have ...
by Pilgrim
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 79799

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

The moderator instructions specifically said that teams do not need to repeat a common noun already given in the question. I was under the impression that the question asked for a type of number, not a type of integer - if this is incorrect, Gauss should have just been accepted outright, since a "G...
by Pilgrim
Tue May 05, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 4033

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament Discussion

Also in the first packet, I know that it may not have been necessarily the fifth part, but the clue "In the fifth part of one of his major works, he utilized an a priori" this may have led some people off track by thinking of Kant. Granted it would have been too early in the question, but a priori ...
by Pilgrim
Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 11323

Re: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion

I'm not really sure how useful criticisms of this nature are, but while we are on the subject of subdistribution imbalances, Greek and Roman history were underrepresented (there was a fair share of at least Roman bonuses, but I'm fairly certain I only heard one tossup in each).
by Pilgrim
Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009-2010 Academic Tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 7292

Re: 2009-2010 Academic Tournaments

CMU is going to be running a novice tournament, probably sometime in October. It will most likely be entirely house-written. Trevor, perhaps you and I could have a discussion about this; October has typically been EFT time for a few years, but I think it could accommodate both events. Let's coordin...
by Pilgrim
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009-2010 Academic Tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 7292

Re: 2009-2010 Academic Tournaments

CMU is going to be running a novice tournament, probably sometime in October. It will most likely be entirely house-written.
by Pilgrim
Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HI Mirror at CMU (4/11/09)
Replies: 15
Views: 2628

Re: HI Mirror at CMU (4/11/09)

Pilgrim wrote:Basically, this tournament is happening even if it means that a CMU house team sits in a room and plays 12-tuple round robin against itself.
So, this was obviously a bit of hyperbole, and it looks like due to lack of interest this tournament is actually canceled.
by Pilgrim
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HI Mirror at CMU (4/11/09)
Replies: 15
Views: 2628

Re: HI Mirror at CMU (4/11/09)

Basically, this tournament is happening even if it means that a CMU house team sits in a room and plays 12-tuple round robin against itself.

Sort of kind of field update:
Charlie Rosenthal
Maryland (?)
Dan Puma and Ian Eppler (?)
CMU House (0-2)
by Pilgrim
Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HI Mirror at CMU (4/11/09)
Replies: 15
Views: 2628

Re: HI Mirror at CMU (4/11/09)

This tournament is now officially moved to the 11th.
by Pilgrim
Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fake ICT 2 Mirror at UIUC - March 21st
Replies: 106
Views: 16097

Re: Fake ICT 2 Mirror at UIUC - March 21st

dtaylor4 wrote:Assuming the field holds as is, I will put Ike and Trevor Davis on a team
This is what we were planning on doing anyway, so I guess you can officially mark us down for a team even if other stuff happens.
by Pilgrim
Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Experiment II
Replies: 54
Views: 11029

Re: The Experiment II

Looks like I will be playing this.
by Pilgrim
Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fake ICT 2 Mirror at UIUC - March 21st
Replies: 106
Views: 16097

Re: Fake ICT 2 Mirror at UIUC - March 21st

Ike wrote:Yes I am, I believe Trevor Davis will be getting a ride with me.
correct
by Pilgrim
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ratio of American History to European/World History
Replies: 68
Views: 14916

Re: NAQT distributions posted

I meant to post this after SCT, but forgot about it until now - it seems to me that the history distribution gives way too much weight to American history. Even assuming that the ancient and religious history is all European, there is still more American than European - compare this to at least a 2...
by Pilgrim
Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II
Replies: 98
Views: 52768

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II

Also, to people criticizing the tournament format, it would be helpful if you posted reasons for disliking it rather than "it offends my sense of quizbowl aesthetics" or "I just don't like such formats." My primary objection to a weird format like this is that it seems to encourage attempts to game...
by Pilgrim
Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ratio of American History to European/World History
Replies: 68
Views: 14916

Ratio of American History to European/World History

I meant to post this after SCT, but forgot about it until now - it seems to me that the history distribution gives way too much weight to American history. Even assuming that the ancient and religious history is all European, there is still more American than European - compare this to at least a 2:...
by Pilgrim
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II
Replies: 98
Views: 52768

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II

I'll play this no matter what if I'm at HSNCT, but I'd like to say I think the format is silly and that the inclusion of bonuses is going to make this last way later than last year.
by Pilgrim
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank
Replies: 38
Views: 17045

Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

I have 300-285 as the final score for the second final (I needed two bonus parts to win).
by Pilgrim
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank
Replies: 38
Views: 17045

Re: MUT: March 7 on the U of M West Bank

I will be home for spring break, so I'll come play this solo.