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by Ringil
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 28075

Re: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion

I would like to request that statements like "I'm pretty sure over half of the religion tossups were on Jewish things" be supported by actual evidence, which you can easily gather yourself from the publicly available packets. This once, I'll do it for you. Here is the entirety of the "religion" cat...
by Ringil
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 28075

Re: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion

So I felt this tournament was very not canonical, which was pretty awesome. It had a lot of awesome things show up like the Ottoman invasion of Italy (even though it seems to have degenerated in most rooms to people figuring it out at the FTP). I also really enjoyed most of the physics, so kudos to ...
by Ringil
Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14
Replies: 62
Views: 14156

Re: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14

Given that a lot of people will be stuck in Chicago on Sunday because of this and there seems to be some interest in people submitting some packets (we'd for sure be willing to submit one), can't we do this tournament semi-packet sub? Obviously it wouldn't be quite as polished etc as would be optima...
by Ringil
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT security review: three more cases
Replies: 61
Views: 18597

Re: NAQT security review: three more cases

bt_green_warbler wrote:
Fred wrote:How often did Andy access the pages leading up to the ICT?
NAQT does not plan to release precise numbers, but there was a pattern of repeated access that we believe to be far beyond any possibility of coincidence or mistake.
Is there any reason why precise numbers can't be revealed?
by Ringil
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 9976

Re: Tournament Discussion

Didn't Murat Reis also notably sack Ireland and a lot of other Mediterranean islands? Given that, it seems extremely risky to buzz on him getting some slaves somewhere (especially when the guy mentioned wasn't actually him!).
by Ringil
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 54
Views: 16601

Re: ICT Predictions

Someone with wrestling knowledge should translate Mike Cheyne's prediction post into English.
by Ringil
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 9976

Re: Tournament Discussion

This tournament was good, but certainly easier than the advertised regular difficulty. I actually thought it did a good job in achieving this goal in a coherent way in the whole tournament. It seemed the most consistently even tournament this year since MO. I felt the editors packets tended to have ...
by Ringil
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 9760

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion

I'll preface this by saying I'm pretty upset about the Lysander tossup as we pretty much lost our game against Illinois because of it. As unfortunate as it was that you were hosed by that, after doing some investigation it turns out Aaron was hosed as well in the same packet! This function can be u...
by Ringil
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013
Replies: 25
Views: 5018

Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Since it took longer than usual to get this site announced, playing here is now packet-optional. So even if you haven't written a packet (Michigan State), you can come play. As per a Canadian hybrid team, I'm afraid we're going to have to disallow it. You can feel free to come down and play this wi...
by Ringil
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013
Replies: 25
Views: 5018

Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Since there are so many 1 man teams, maybe people would be interested having just some sort of round robin tournament + finals followed by a draft where we could mix up the teams for some fun. Obviously, this would be contingent on there being enough packets and this being allowed by the glorious ed...
by Ringil
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 9760

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion

As a sidenote, and I know this doesn't keep people up much at night, but it takes Canadian teams about 1.5 seconds to seek and destroy any question to do with Canada. The prominent example I recall from this tournament was the Red River Rebellion. Apparently the mission features a self-destruct ano...
by Ringil
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 9760

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion

I'll preface this by saying I'm pretty upset about the Lysander tossup as we pretty much lost our game against Illinois because of it. I think Lysander tossup was just straight up deceptive. It could also have easily been fixed to make it not so neg inducing with the simple line (This isn't Xenophon...
by Ringil
Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST Mirror @ Michigan (2/16/2013)
Replies: 5
Views: 2702

Re: LIST Mirror @ Michigan (2/16/2013)

Results:
1st: DCD A
2nd: DCC A
3rd: Troy B

Some sort of stats are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /playoffs/
We are aware there are major errors in these stats and will seek to rectify them over the next week.
by Ringil
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DI specific question discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6346

Re: DI specific question discussion

-In the KE question, is the clue about the energy cascade specific for kinetic energy? I've always read that as just the turbulence energy cascade, without further specification. So I wrote that question. It originally was a question with just the answer line _energy_, but it was changed into KE as...
by Ringil
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST Mirror @ Michigan (2/16/2013)
Replies: 5
Views: 2702

Re: LIST Mirror @ Michigan (2/16/2013)

So, this tournament will be this weekend. Here are some final details: The tournament will begin at 9:30am,with check-in and other things beginning at 8:45. It will be held on the third floor of Mason Hall like our previous tournaments. The schedule looks likely to be 4 brackets of 6 teams followed ...
by Ringil
Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 10241

Re: VCU Closed discussion

I think the science history experiment worked out okay, but I'd prefer in the future that it was considered academic other instead of classifying it under the science distribution. The questions were reasonably interesting and were relevant, though I felt the oceanic Challenger seemed pretty hard! I...
by Ringil
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed at Northwestern (2/2/13)
Replies: 15
Views: 4826

Re: VCU Closed at Northwestern (2/2/13)

Is it possible to update our registration after we submit? I ask because we're not exactly sure how many teams we will be bringing.
by Ringil
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST Mirror @ Michigan (2/16/2013)
Replies: 5
Views: 2702

Re: LIST Mirror @ Michigan (2/16/2013)

Field (23):
Utica (1)
Summit Academy (1)
Troy (3)
Jackson (1)
Brighton (3)
DCDS (2)
DCC (3)
UoD Jesuit (1)
Truman (1)
Skyline (2)
New Boston Huron (1)
Divine Child (3)
Cabrini (1)
by Ringil
Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST Mirror @ Michigan (2/16/2013)
Replies: 5
Views: 2702

LIST Mirror @ Michigan (2/16/2013)

This is the official announcement of the Michigan mirror of the third incarnation of the Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) on Saturday February 16th, 2013 hosted by the University of MIchigan. This tournament will almost assuredly take place on the third floor of Mason Hall, where all our ...
by Ringil
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QUARK 9/29
Replies: 30
Views: 17082

Re: QUARK 9/29

I've uploaded the set to the database, pending approval by administrators.
by Ringil
Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QUARK 9/29
Replies: 30
Views: 17082

Re: QUARK 9/29

RyuAqua wrote:Well, it happened. Is this set now clear for public discussion or is it going to be usergroup-only for a while more?
I don't see any reason why it can't be clear for public discussion now if the admin wish to make it so.
by Ringil
Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Autumn Classic at University of Michigan (12/1/12)
Replies: 10
Views: 3587

Re: 2012 Autumn Classic at University of Michigan (12/1/12)

Thanks for everyone who showed up.

The final placement was:
1. Olmsted Falls
2. DCD A
3. DCC A
4. Troy, Skyline
6. Utica, Culver A, Novi A

Stats: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/morning/
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /playoffs/
by Ringil
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2012-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 10419

Re: Michigan 2012-2013

We (University of Michigan) are thinking of hosting a mirror of LIST on 2/16. I'm not aware of any other tournaments on that day, but I wanted to confirm that that was the case (and that teams would be interested in showing up).
by Ringil
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stop Trying to Be Funny. You're Failing at it.
Replies: 10
Views: 2314

Re: Stop Trying to Be Funny. You're Failing at it.

I thought these were generally pretty funny. It was especially amusing when Ike was reading about Ike visiting the Ashanti.
by Ringil
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 22226

Re: Question-specific discussion

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:For the bonus part on ring species, I'd prompt on cline, since a ring species is a cline in a circle.
Done.
by Ringil
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 22226

Re: Question-specific discussion

Can someone post the 1001 Nights bonus? (I forget which round it was in) 12. Answer these questions about Arabic literature, for 10 points each. [10] This collection of tales told to Shahryar by Scheherazade was famously translated by Richard Burton. ANSWER: One Thousand and One Nights [or Arabian ...
by Ringil
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 22226

Re: Question-specific discussion

Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:In the Jan III Sobieski tossup in Round 6, the Emperor should be Leopold I, not Leopold II.
You're correct. I've fixed this. Not sure how I missed this the first time :(
by Ringil
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 22226

Re: Question-specific discussion

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:Your teammate is right, resistivity is intrinsic to the material.
Ya, I've changed it so it is less ambiguous/confusing.
by Ringil
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2438

Re: General discussion

As a quizbowler, I thought that these questions were pretty generally very-well edited. I think I saw a moderator stumble only once or twice throughout the day due to a formatting/spelling/grammar error, which puts ACF tournaments and the like to shame (yeah, Penn State hasn't *been* at an ACF tour...
by Ringil
Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 22226

Re: Question-specific discussion

I'll have something more substantial later but this one caught my attention during the day: [10] Escherichia coli and species of the genus vibrio use these signaling molecules to communicate during quorum sensing. ANSWER: autoinducers I said homoserine lactones, which fits the description in the qu...
by Ringil
Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 22226

Re: Question-specific discussion

Did the tossup on Ramadhan really begin with clues about people whose last name is "Ramadhan"? Can the tossup on resistivity also be posted? My teammate had a complaint about the phrasing of one of the clues in the middle of that question. 8. Margaret Hasluck commented on the prevalence of this hol...
by Ringil
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 22226

Re: Question-specific discussion

Could you post the tossups on Harding and Mary Magdalene? 17. This President signed the Sheppard-Towney Act, which provided federal funding for child care. A con artist and bootlegger associated with his administration wrote a book claiming that he was murdered by his First Lady. That man, Gaston M...
by Ringil
Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 22226

Re: Question-specific discussion

18. Albertite is a type of asphalt formed from this type of mineral. The Green River formation of this mineral is a potential source of crude oil. Types of this argillaceous mineral include the “black” type, which contains a large amount of carbonaceous material and is also especially rich in organ...
by Ringil
Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QUARK Mirror at GWU 11/10/12
Replies: 23
Views: 7566

Re: QUARK Mirror at GWU 11/10/12

There is a private forum intended for the discussion of this tournament. Just apply to join and I'll approve you (assuming you have played the tournament).
by Ringil
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 8856

Re: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion

I'd just like to say that for the sphere tossup, certainly disc and maybe circle should be accepted or at least promptable. The Mobius transform notably maps the plane into the unit disk.
by Ringil
Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3
Replies: 16
Views: 6990

Re: 2012 ACF Fall: Carnegie Mellon Univ Mirror, 11/3

We're figuring out exactly how many teams we will be sending. We'll register immediately after we do so.
by Ringil
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2438

Re: General discussion

The Ununtiable Twine wrote:Just a general suggestion to hit Ctrl+Enter between tossups and bonuses, it would make it easier for people running paper tournaments to run them (by like 2 minutes).
My bad, I forgot about doing that. Have done it now.
by Ringil
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 22226

Re: Question-specific discussion

You should accept raising and lowering operators (both for credit) for the ladder operators bonus part. On the Penrose tossup you should probably include a pronunciation guide or something that tells the moderator that A+ is actually said "A-dagger" as I was wondering what A+ was supposed to be (be...
by Ringil
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)
Replies: 32
Views: 7863

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

We'll probably show up with 3+ teams, but I'll give you a better estimate closer to the actual date.
by Ringil
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 22226

Re: Question-specific discussion

Could you please post the Hinduism tossup? 4. One sacrament in this religion is a naming ceremony which takes place on the twelfth day after birth, and adherents of this religion also celebrate a baby’s first intake of food other than milk. In one ritual performed by practitioners of this religion,...
by Ringil
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 22226

Re: Question-specific discussion

Could you please post the Hinduism tossup? 4. One sacrament in this religion is a naming ceremony which takes place on the twelfth day after birth, and adherents of this religion also celebrate a baby’s first intake of food other than milk. In one ritual performed by practitioners of this religion,...
by Ringil
Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 22226

Re: Question-specific discussion

I have to say that if you want to be guessing this Spanish maritime region near France that likes to be independent, you could just as easily guess Basque. I wrote illuminated manuscripts intended to be the hard part as it was something that pretty much had never shown up in quizbowl and I felt was ...
by Ringil
Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 22226

Re: Question-specific discussion

Frumkin’s correction only considers the potential from the compact layer and not the diffuse layer around these devices. The Chang-Jaffe boundary conditions are applied to the Stern plane of these devices to get the Gouy-Chapman limit, where the double layer around these devices will act like an id...
by Ringil
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 22226

Re: Question-specific discussion

Yep, I meant cytokinins. I don't know from biology. Do any of the set writers know what we're talking about, and if so can they post the questions? 1. In 1997, M. A. Holland proposed, by Occam’s Razor, a hypothesis that these hormones were produced only by microbial symbionts such as the endophytic...
by Ringil
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 22226

Re: Question-specific discussion

It seems there should have at least been a prompt on EU there, but maybe I'm mistaken. I don't think that's right. Those things really all refer to the ECSC and not the EU. I agree with this. I'm not sure which part would apply for EU besides that it's like some European organization?? I mean Jean ...
by Ringil
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 22226

Re: Question-specific discussion

There was also a tossup about Detroit (it mentions a race riot if I need to disambiguate) that Jake and Dargan thought had a clue that was neg-bait; can you post that question? Here's the tossup on Detroit: 18. This city’s Advertiser and Tribune newspaper blamed its rival, led by William Quinby, fo...
by Ringil
Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 22226

Re: Question-specific discussion

What was the first line of the Fibonacci number tossup talking about? I thought I heard one too many variables, but maybe I just couldn't parse something right on the fly. Here's the tossup: 4. The fact that the n-th element of this is divisible by the square of the i-th element of this if and only...
by Ringil
Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2438

Re: General discussion

Can we get copies of the set? I want to do make a few edits before distributing it to people who have already played the set. Well, there are errors in the set that I want to talk about so I think I'd like to have a copy of the set we played. Alright, I sent you the version that was played yesterday.
by Ringil
Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2438

Re: General discussion

grapesmoker wrote:Can we get copies of the set?
I want to do make a few edits before distributing it to people who have already played the set.