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by Leo Wolpert
Sun Jun 25, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowler in the New York Times
Replies: 47
Views: 20024

Wow, I can't wait for him to go to Yale and put up 10 ppg on ACF regionals questions (assuming he gets to that level before he finds that college qb is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH TOO HARD AND NOT RIGGED ENOUGH and quits).

Edit: prove me wrong, kid.
by Leo Wolpert
Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Are there ever an open NAC-style tournaments?
Replies: 13
Views: 6268

Though the style isn't exactly the same, if you're looking for open favoritism; a moronic game show atmosphere; an overabundance of superfluous, patronizing, largely incompetent staff; short questions ranging from lame to insipid to riddles to rage-inducing; and exorbitant costs, then CBI regionals ...
by Leo Wolpert
Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 07 in Miami
Replies: 26
Views: 12969

ekwartler wrote:How bout it, GA Tech? It's been done there before.
...with the result being a god damned clusterfuck.
by Leo Wolpert
Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Who's going to Mill
Replies: 6
Views: 3732

I've been thinking about going, and I'm still unsure. It depends partially on if I end up going out of town for other reasons that weekend, and partially on the field. I may end up going to the Orlando mirror if I'm not available that weekend, as I really want to play these questions, and Florida se...
by Leo Wolpert
Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 132558

Romero wrote:Stuff about Reinstein
Thread (finally) delivers.
by Leo Wolpert
Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Out of the blue in CBI Region 5
Replies: 3
Views: 2751

Re: Out of the blue in CBI Region 5

Bruce wrote: The real question is this: where is Jason Mueller?
I don't know. But I think Matt Foley does.

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by Leo Wolpert
Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT invitations
Replies: 28
Views: 14052

ICT invitations

For reference, here's the Div I and Div II lists.

Let the bitching and/or potential ranking of the fields commence.
by Leo Wolpert
Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Algorithm for generating quiz bowl questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 5204

Of course, you could also just tell us what a stupid idea this is. I think I'll choose this course of action. But not without noting how sad it is that NAQT (at its worst) is on par with computer-generated plagiarism bowl. Edit: Quizbowl questions in general, at their worst, are on par with compute...
by Leo Wolpert
Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Algorithm for generating quiz bowl questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 5204

Both of those questions are bad enough to make Richard Reid blush.
by Leo Wolpert
Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl/Sword Bowl blew ass
Replies: 79
Views: 49813

creed_of_hubris wrote: Well...

http://tinyurl.com/cev4u
Well-played, nh.
by Leo Wolpert
Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Problems at the University of South Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 3680

Don't get me wrong, but what the christ?
by Leo Wolpert
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Robin, your challenge is accepted.
Replies: 26
Views: 15092

MCDoug wrote:Otherwise, how about you just leave the rest of us at FL and GA out of it since more then half of the FL team doesn't even know who you are.
Oh, I thought it was because once the Florida grad students heard it wasn't a Division II match, they immediately lost interest in playing it.
by Leo Wolpert
Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Robin, your challenge is accepted.
Replies: 26
Views: 15092

If you bet on Weiner, he has to win by more than 280 for you to win the bet. If you bet on GA/FL, they have to come within 240 for you to win. If Weiner wins by between 240 and 280, the bookie gets rich. No, this is a money line bet, so you are betting on the outcome of the game, not the score. You...
by Leo Wolpert
Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Robin, your challenge is accepted.
Replies: 26
Views: 15092

I hope this Florida/Georgia team tells us who will be on this team. That way, I can make up some odds and gamble on this game's outcome like the degenerate I am. Not like this match is ever happening (I assume Robin meant at ICT, not SCT). Edit: Screw it, the opening money line is: Weiner: -280 GA/F...
by Leo Wolpert
Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2005 Terrapin Invitational Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 5121

I would like to thank everyone involved for this well-run tournament. The rounds were pretty much on time, and the packets, with 2 or 3 notable exceptions, were of excellent quality. It was great to hear pyramidal questions with interesting, important clues, as opposed to the trivial clues and anti-...
by Leo Wolpert
Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matches that don't matter
Replies: 8
Views: 4979

grapesmoker wrote:It's wrong of them not to consider the total record. That should be the final determinant of who is the champion, not just playoff record.
I didn't read the first or second post in this thread, but Jerry only needed two sentences to get it right.
by Leo Wolpert
Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer types
Replies: 36
Views: 20233

Poll fixed.
by Leo Wolpert
Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player movement/retirement thread
Replies: 16
Views: 10081

Re: Player movement/retirement thread

Here's some reality: Leo Wolpert --> University of Virginia for CS Graduate School. Ryan Westbrook --> Wayne State University or University of Michigan for Law School. Jerry Vinokurov --> Brown for Graduate studies of some sort. Micha Elsner --> Brown for Graduate studies of some sort. Matt Weiner -...
by Leo Wolpert
Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Not enough African-American culture in trash tournaments
Replies: 9
Views: 5756

Agreed.
by Leo Wolpert
Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals predictions?
Replies: 10
Views: 6023

The Keenans will win, and it's not even close.

Can you see why?

This thread needs more smug David Sklansky cliches.
by Leo Wolpert
Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2005 NAQT ICT Results
Replies: 46
Views: 29482

mrsmiley4 wrote:It's Sports Analogy Time (TM), folks!
This is where I stopped reading.
by Leo Wolpert
Mon Apr 11, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 314029

From ICT:

Wrong: Astroglide
Right: Buckyballs
by Leo Wolpert
Sat Mar 26, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Predictions
Replies: 12
Views: 8124

If the Illinois basketball team is playing in the Final Four, at least one member of the Illinois quiz bowl team will likely be in St. Louis instead of Evanston. That would drop Illinois into the second five. What? There's basketball going on? I never would have guessed! It's awful lonely here unde...
by Leo Wolpert
Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A blast from the past ...
Replies: 46
Views: 35829

Re: A blast from the past ...

Golden Tiger 86 wrote:
Baron Jacobi wrote:81. Ken ?? (BYU)
Is that possibly this guy :kenj:
Actually, it's Kenny Sanchez, the ADD kid I knew in 4th grade who beat Star Fox on "hard" without ever dying.
by Leo Wolpert
Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 243623

All discussion about computational math questions and why they're horrible can be found in the Theory section.
by Leo Wolpert
Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Poll on Gender Matters in college quizbowl
Replies: 6
Views: 4975

Front runner for post of the year.
by Leo Wolpert
Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tony Parker Open Announcement
Replies: 7
Views: 5080

I just want to give everyone in this thread a heads up. These questions are tough. Really tough. Tougher than last year's Chicago Open or ACF Nationals, in my estimation. Almost all of the tossups are gettable (or guessable) by the giveaway for good, experienced teams, but most of them also have at ...
by Leo Wolpert
Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:24 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: SCT commentary
Replies: 67
Views: 68783

As for the computational painting...what's up with the bitching about that? They were simple paintings, and adding 2s and 1s shouldn't be too hard. Maybe if you can't do it, you could ask the guy on your team keeping score (since he's already adding 10s and 5s) to add them up for you. I'm not sayin...
by Leo Wolpert
Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: SCT commentary
Replies: 67
Views: 68783

What I found most irritating were the "computational math in disguise" bonuses. One example was the bonus that was "Given a title, state the number of X chromosomes in a painting." So, it's not enough that we know what a given painting looks like enough to identify it; we have count up the number of...
by Leo Wolpert
Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl XIV
Replies: 16
Views: 10346

One can only hope that this was just a temporary setback, and that perhaps Penn would be willing to consider contracting outside help with editing well in advance next year, in order to keep it running at a decent level. I actually heard that they refused outside help from no fewer than two people ...
by Leo Wolpert
Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan MLK Field Update and SEND IN YOUR PACKETS!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2074

This is the final field for the MLK tournament to be held in Michigan on 15 January. We can't accept any more entries, given restraints of space and personnel. If your school does not have a number next to it, that means I assume you're only sending one team. If you are on this list but are not comi...
by Leo Wolpert
Tue Dec 28, 2004 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan MLK Field Update and SEND IN YOUR PACKETS!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2074

Michigan MLK Field Update and SEND IN YOUR PACKETS!!!

Taken straight from the Y! quizbowl board on behalf of the esteemed Adam Kemezis: Just to let people know, the expected field for the MLK is as follows: Rochester (4) Bowling Green VCU Cornell Chicago (4) Case Wash. U. (2) Michigan State Brock U. Carnegie Mellon Pitt (3) U-Iowa (2) Kentucky UIC Vand...
by Leo Wolpert
Tue Dec 28, 2004 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pernicious NAQT Nationals Site Rumors Thread!
Replies: 17
Views: 9499

Yes. Yes I can close it.
by Leo Wolpert
Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: another bounceback debate
Replies: 32
Views: 17583

Before this gets carried away into the discussions of the eliteists (too late, perhaps), remember, it's not all good teams in quiz bowl. There are subpar teams out there who would have their opinion, and it'd go something like this. Pretty much anyone can become a member of the "elite," or at least...
by Leo Wolpert
Fri Dec 03, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Grad School / Post-College Plans For Seniors et al.
Replies: 8
Views: 5555

I'm applying to graduate schools for Computer Science. The six schools that will have the pleasure of rejecting me are, in no particular order: Michigan, Berkeley, Virginia, Florida, UT-Austin, and UC-San Diego. Assuming I beat the odds and am accepted, I'll in all likelihood continue to suck at qb ...
by Leo Wolpert
Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Something interesting is going to happen tonight on TV.
Replies: 1
Views: 1219

Yeah, Michigan's going to lose to Georgia Tech in the sport of basketball, I hear.

Edit: Also, Swimfan is on More Max!
by Leo Wolpert
Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who's going to be good in Michigan this year?
Replies: 18
Views: 9101

Re: hmmm.

laszlow wrote:
BobGHHS wrote: ...in like the lowest scoring match between two excellent teams ever, it was like 130-120 or something ridiculous in tossup-bonus...
You have obviously never played ACF Nationals format.
You mean noted questions a high school tournament should never be played on, ACF Nationals.
by Leo Wolpert
Tue Oct 19, 2004 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sorice....
Replies: 3
Views: 2943

This macro should clear things up:

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by Leo Wolpert
Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Brief Cornell Results
Replies: 10
Views: 6164

After we swept the playoffs, Michigan insisted on holding a finals game with us. I understood Lafer's unhappiness and agreed that it did not make sense to toss out RR results for the reasons he mentioned. At the same time, my team had valid reasons to be opposed to having an additional ~60-90 minut...
by Leo Wolpert
Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Washington Post article
Replies: 8
Views: 5557

The first thing that came to my mind was the phrase "NAQT circle jerk." A close second was "why would such an esoteric and (relatively) unpopular activity be featured on the front page of the Post?" I'd post more thoughts if I weren't already pressed for time. As an aside, why does the phrase "circl...
by Leo Wolpert
Sat Oct 02, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: October avatar themes
Replies: 4
Views: 1762

This thread needs more child-rape jokes!
by Leo Wolpert
Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missing threads
Replies: 4
Views: 3268

Hey, remember that time Samer said nobody held a gun to our heads at Penn Bowl? Though technically true, I found that statement to be quite hilarious.
by Leo Wolpert
Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nationals
Replies: 55
Views: 51458

CBI actually impressed me with its efficiency in resolving protests and updating statistics, synchronizing the start and end times of each round, and its encouragement of sportsmanship. Even the question set exceeded my low expectations that were based on what CBI detractors led me to believe. The ...
by Leo Wolpert
Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Idea??
Replies: 18
Views: 11516

Comedy "16 teams works well with single-elimination" option. But seriously, why make this more complicated than it needs to be? What's wrong with this solution: 1) Break the teams into two groups of 8, having each group play a 7 game round robin. 2) Take the top 4 teams in one bracket and have them ...
by Leo Wolpert
Sun Feb 29, 2004 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The new tournament list is now available
Replies: 44
Views: 26407

Two suggestions: 1) I think tournaments should be sorted by date, not by month, as it is now. It's strange to see a tournament being held in 2004 come before a tournament already held in 2003. 2) Perhaps the "results" link should not be put up until there are actually results. This would make it eas...
by Leo Wolpert
Wed Feb 25, 2004 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2004 Ky state Gov cup
Replies: 44
Views: 32359

As much as I loathe to agree with this anonymous quizbowler character, I have to do so. Seeing as ericblair, that Nobilis dude, that Knowmas guy, and other people post from the exact same IP address, I have to suspect that at least some of those accounts are puppets for one person. And, even if they...
by Leo Wolpert
Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI rules shafted me
Replies: 49
Views: 63638

^^^ We have a winner. ^^^

Moronic CBI rules fucking people over?

Well I never!