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by nadph
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Stanford (08/13/11)
Replies: 30
Views: 4249

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Stanford (08/13/11)

This is awesome. I think I and some other people may form a team for this and bring a buzzer system, but I'll let you know when we have official confirmation. If I not, I'll try to come as a free agent. EDIT: "We" may include people other than Bellarmine. EDIT2: Changing this because of messages fro...
by nadph
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Different "Levels" of Teams at a Tournament
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Re: Different "Levels" of Teams at a Tournament

Out of curiosity, are you planning to use different sets for different divisions (like Fall Novice or some other suitable novice set for the lower division, and a regular-difficulty set for the upper divisions) or is the difference one of opponent strength only?
by nadph
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!
Replies: 74
Views: 11530

Re: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!

I'm certainly interested in some form of online scrimmages during the summer (I'd prefer text- or IRC-based, but could do Skype/TokBox/tinychat as well, I guess). Is anyone interested in attending these?
by nadph
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cancelled-- Central OLEFIN mirror
Replies: 11
Views: 3462

Re: Central Tournament November 5, 2011 (Macon, GA)

EDIT: My bad, I misread this. Ignore please.
by nadph
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 9734

Re: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

Can you post the index of refraction tossup? I'm curious why it wasn't powered.
by nadph
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What's up with Utah?
Replies: 11
Views: 4236

Re: What's up with Utah?

For what it's worth, you could probably use :kenj: to drum up quite a bit of interest.
by nadph
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC
Replies: 114
Views: 164959

Re: 2011 PACE NSC

We lost to Maggie Walker in a half-packet tiebreaker played after the all-star game. I forget the score.
by nadph
Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 40021

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Seven Lakes A has 68.57 ppb in their playoff match against GDS, which is probably not right.

EDIT: I'm an idiot, I didn't see that Coach Chrzanowski posted this above. Please ignore me.
by nadph
Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC 2011
Replies: 149
Views: 29911

Re: NAC 2011

Is that the same Copley from Ohio that's, like, good at real quizbowl and not this terrible version? If so, what are they doing at this tournament? I've heard that Copley's coach actually prefers QU to pyramidal formats. I'm not joking. This is correct; last year Saajid was not on the Ohio NASAT te...
by nadph
Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC - 60 teams
Replies: 74
Views: 16332

Re: 2011 NSC - 60 teams

George Berry's doing it again at pacensc.wordpress.com.
by nadph
Tue May 31, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 40021

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Could you post the text of the Hooke's Law question? I'm not sure if we got to the difficulty cliff or not in our round. Also, I found it interesting that there was a tossup on Cauchy in the first round of the final, a tossup on Hooke's law which may have mentioned Cauchy (not sure), and a tossup on...
by nadph
Mon May 30, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 40021

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Could someone post the question on "the hearth" that came up during the playoffs (I forget which round)? We were playing Dorman when it happened and I think both teams buzzer-raced on the Charles Reade clue.
by nadph
Mon May 30, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 40021

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

I apologize for being doubly wrong regarding the Canova question. Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss is ridiculously hard, even more so without Canova. I also agree that the computational math seemed too hard in the time allotted. That said, I think this year's HSNCT was one of the best I have ever seen.
by nadph
Mon May 30, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 33
Views: 8997

Re: LIST is looking for mirrors!

Yeah, this is just a problem with your zoom level, Ankit.

EDIT: Whoops, did not see that this thread has been inactive for over a week. Sorry for the necro.
by nadph
Mon May 30, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 40021

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

On the subject of bonus difficulty variation, one that stands out to me was the bonus on Canova. I felt like the Canova part itself was challenging enough to count as the hard part, but then there was an even more difficult third part on a sculpture (I can't remember what the sculpture was but it h...
by nadph
Thu May 26, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT
Replies: 69
Views: 17332

Re: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT

Sameer Rai from Bellarmine is going to do this. If anyone else expresses late interest (doubtful), I'll let you know.
by nadph
Tue May 24, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT
Replies: 69
Views: 17332

Re: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT

I am interested in playing this, and I think one or two other people from my team are as well.
by nadph
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC IV Available for Mirrors
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: QuAC IV Available for Mirrors

A pyramidal tournament will be hosted in Kansas without the authorities complaining? Amazing. How did this happen?
by nadph
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Northern California Championship
Replies: 8
Views: 2444

Re: 2011 NAQT Northern California Championship

Dutton Speedwords wrote:Just bumping to remind everyone that the registration deadline is in three days. Folks from Bellarmine, any idea on the number of teams you're going to bring?
Our coach has sent you an email regarding this. I think we're bringing 2-3, but am not sure.
by nadph
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team California NASAT Tryouts - IRC
Replies: 15
Views: 2830

Re: Team California NASAT Tryouts - IRC

every time i refresh i have a new name wrote:Sunday, May 1st
will certainly not work for me, as I will be flying back from St. Louis at that time.
every time i refresh i have a new name wrote:Wednesday or Friday evening next week
might work, but I have to check. Is Thursday evening a possibility?
by nadph
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 99623

Re: On-going season rankings

James, I think the biggest problem that Fred (and the people who vote in the polls) have had in ranking Cistercian is that you guys have only very rarely played with your full team this year. We in Texas know that Cistercian is a good team, but it's difficult to pin down where you are in relation t...
by nadph
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 55575

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

EDIT: I had this post sitting for a long time and didn't see some of the later comments. These are just my own thoughts as to why the quality metric wouldn't be as useful here; I am not trying to be vitriolic towards NGCSU or anybody else. I am sorry if this post comes across as such. If I recall co...
by nadph
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CONFIRMED: MUT mirror at ASU-Tempe, 3/19/11
Replies: 19
Views: 3040

Re: CONFIRMED: MUT mirror at ASU-Tempe, 3/19/11

Sorry for the semi-necro, but since ASU has decided to go with an MUT mirror, are you guys not planning to mirror Sack of Antwerp at all? If so, are there any other institutions planning to host it?
by nadph
Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park
Replies: 82
Views: 26786

Re: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park

Who would I contact in Tennessee about getting together a team, or is there even an HSAPQ contact for TN specifically? Has a TN team already registered? I've never heard of this before, but I'm very interested and somewhat lost on where to start. Do I just gauge interest among all the players in my...
by nadph
Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)
Replies: 62
Views: 138392

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)

I was under the impression that our packet was categorized as "optional," since the first college-level tournament anybody on our team has played was Stanford's mirror of T-Party on 2/27/10. Is this correct?
by nadph
Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)
Replies: 62
Views: 138392

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)

The submitted packets list doesn't seem to have been updated with packets submitted at the no penalty deadline (or -25 for optional submissions). Can I confirm that you have received a packet from Bellarmine HS for the -$25 optional submissions deadline?
by nadph
Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!
Replies: 74
Views: 11530

Re: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!

Hey, if anyone wants to play one of these right now, I have created the chatroom http://tinychat.com/qbscrimmage . My parents probably won't let me read, but if someone wants to, we could do one.
by nadph
Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 21115

Re: Texas Invitational (April 1-3, 2011)

I think the worry is that the announcement promised one mACF and one NAQT set for the weekend, and it would be nice to retain that symmetry/variety. DII ICT would be amazing, although writer conflicts would need to be checked.
by nadph
Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas Invitational (April 22-23, 2011)
Replies: 49
Views: 21115

Re: Texas Invitational (April 1-3, 2011)

Perhaps this event could run the Division I SCT set rather than the Division II set? Looking at the caliber of teams currently interested, I have no doubt that this set would distinguish between attending teams (except for potentially less-than-accessible trash).
by nadph
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 71884

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)

Any word on those mirror sites?
by nadph
Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)
Replies: 62
Views: 138392

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)

EDIT: No, I'm wrong. For house teams, you do not owe the editors anything and the teams are not required to write packets. However, you have an option of writing a packet for the house team to save money: If your house team (or any combination of your house team and the people staffing the tournamen...
by nadph
Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!
Replies: 74
Views: 11530

Re: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!

Are there plans for this to continue during the Christmas break? I haven't heard anything.
by nadph
Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 99623

Re: On-going season rankings

If I'm reading it right, it looks like you said Northmont was only one player strong at ADVANTAGE. If so, that is not accurate. They definitely had a full squad (I don't know if they were missing anyone). It was a different Ohio team, "Hamilton", that was one guy. Yeah, that was Joe Nutter from Wal...
by nadph
Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!
Replies: 74
Views: 11530

Re: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!

A computer, unless you wish to read, in which case a computer with a microphone. EDIT: Also, Joe, the potential problem with Skype is that you'd need to know everyone who wished to attend before hand and give them your Skype username, whereas with tokbox you can just post a public link and those who...
by nadph
Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 3 (May 27th, Atlanta)
Replies: 36
Views: 16743

Re: Geography Monstrosity 3 (May 27th, Atlanta)

Are teams going to be formed ad hoc when this starts, or can we team up beforehand? If the latter is permissible, a team of me, Raynell Cooper, and up to three other RM/Bellarmine people to be decided might form for this.
by nadph
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 Fall Knowledge Masters Open Results...
Replies: 17
Views: 3486

Re: 2010 Fall Knowledge Masters Open Results...

We got 1765 1764, IIRC. Doing the KMO feels rather strange.

EDIT: I remembered incorrectly. Darn.
by nadph
Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Social Science CANON LIST
Replies: 18
Views: 4041

Re: Social Science CANON LIST

Take a course and/or read the authors and works you just listed. "Efficiency" is not a good consideration here because memorizing titles and binary-associating may give you flashy early buzzes, but ultimately will make quizbowl a hollow experience. Getting that early buzz you "deserved" because you ...
by nadph
Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IMSANITY Distribution Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 18590

Re: IMSANITY Distribution Discussion

I would suggest being more clear about your word choice in the future, and not assigning arbitrary definitions to words. According to Merriam-Webster's, academic means things such as "based on formal study especially at an institution of higher learning" and "of, relating to, or associated with an ...
by nadph
Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IMSANITY Distribution Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 18590

Re: IMSANITY Distribution Discussion

The only answer lines I get really annoyed with are crap like "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally", "Rise over run", and other such "tricks" that people think every mathematician uses. Thankfully, stuff like this has essentially disappeared from questions written by any reputable question provider or...
by nadph
Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 6023

Re: General discussion

Yeah, what I meant to say was that this set was incredibly skewed towards top teams, who would be both more likely (by virtue of greater experience) to get the tossups that are too damn hard, and (by virtue of playing more and perhaps having a possibly more well-defined canon sense) being able to "f...
by nadph
Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 6023

Re: General discussion

In my opinion, some of the problems with this set (which, nevertheless, is quite good) derive not just from it being too hard but from its highly uneven difficulty. While tossups like the aforementioned one on Heidegger (and the one on utilitarianism, IMO; I could not recognize a single one of the c...
by nadph
Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 99623

Re: On-going season rankings

Oh yeah, since there seems to be some confusion about who actually went to that event, "Bellarmine A" at CJC was Phil and Ankit.
by nadph
Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 6023

Re: General discussion

Benji told me this set included a tossup on The Playboy of the Western World, as well as a bonus whose middle part was Woodward-Hoffmann rules. Were these a case of overshooting target difficulty?

Additionally, I'd appreciate it if someone could email me the set, nadesai dot bcp at gmail dot com.
by nadph
Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Playtesting
Replies: 12
Views: 1704

Re: THUNDER Playtesting

I might be able to do this. Wednesdays are, in general, better for me.
by nadph
Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall West: Caltech (11/6/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 7684

Re: ACF Fall West: Caltech (11/6/10)

What were the results here? I heard that UCSD topped the field undefeated and Rancho Bernardo finished second with, I think, a 9-2 record, but nothing else.

EDIT: add crucial word!
by nadph
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22596

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

A math bonus that goes vector-Gaussian elimination-basis, really doesn't have a hard part! If this bonus appears where I think it does, I believe it as submitted was vector/linear transformation/Markov chain (the theme was "stuff that can be done with matrices", with the tie-in to Markov chains bei...
by nadph
Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion Forum
Replies: 1
Views: 1021

Re: EFT Discussion Forum

Will this become public now that all mirrors are concluded?
by nadph
Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UCSD - 12/4/10
Replies: 25
Views: 4616

Re: THUNDER II at UCSD - 12/4/10

A team or two from Bellarmine might be able to attend this. Very uncertain, though.
by nadph
Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northern California Date Claim 2010-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2846

Re: Northern California Date Claim 2010-2011

We have been informed that Cardinal Junior Classic is being hosted this Sunday, the 7th.

EDIT: make this clearer
by nadph
Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 99623

Re: On-going season rankings

Quad States (HSAPQ 15) – 1. Seven Lakes A (#8), 1. Cistercian A (#24), 3. St. Mark’s A (#32), 4. Seven Lakes B, 5. Cistercian B (#48) I’m not certain if Seven Lakes A was missing any players or not. Unless I'm misremembering, I believe that Seven Lakes A is missing Jonathan Xu, who put up ~55 ppg a...