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by nadph
Wed May 23, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT General Thoughts and Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 12698

Re: BHSAT General Thoughts and Discussion

Oh and also Chimney Sweep is not the same thing as Chimney Sweeper. The first is from SO Innocence, the latter from Experience, and the first should definitely be acceptable as an answer. We ran into this exact same problem on 2011 Regs where only Sweep was accepted, so we made sure to say Sweep th...
by nadph
Sun May 06, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 52864

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

The focus on the Bowl/Bee isn't compromised. Also, what volunteers do you keep referring to whose presence was "only made possible" by the side events? The organizers make the Bowl an "unofficial Jeopardy! reunion." Frankly I'm stunned that you don't know about this, as I think that's the only reas...
by nadph
Thu May 03, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Spring II (5/19/2012)
Replies: 24
Views: 9177

Re: Triton Spring II (5/19/2012)

Bellarmine hasn't been able to confirm yet because we need to work out travel with our school. How many teams would need to join the waitlist before you would expand the field?
by nadph
Wed May 02, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Individual Writers Seeking Projects to Join, Post Here
Replies: 28
Views: 10167

Re: Want to write/edit for a larger project? Post here!

This applies to me. I would be willing and able to write something on the order of 20/20 college questions in non-history, non-myth categories over the course of this summer (for me, late June to early September) for any interested parties. Disclaimer: I have a (mostly-deserved) reputation for fucki...
by nadph
Tue May 01, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Difficulty/scheduling question
Replies: 4
Views: 1520

Re: Difficulty/scheduling question

Probably the best way for UCF to get involved is to search for existing sets and offering to collaborate. Speaking of this, will there be a thread (like last year) where this can happen (that is, where sets for the next academic year will be announced and clubs wishing to collaborate can offer their...
by nadph
Tue May 01, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 52864

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

Sorry, what is "A Change of Jungles" under my name? It's a tier indicator corresponding to a range of posts you've made so far on the board (in this case, indicating that you've made 6 or fewer posts). Other tiers include "Prisoners of Hope" (to 99), "Tales from the King's African Rifles" (to 249),...
by nadph
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Saturdays in 2012-13
Replies: 3
Views: 1569

Re: Saturdays in 2012-13

Doesn't this depend on when you place your apocalypse of choice?
EDIT: never mind, this wasn't a joke.
by nadph
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2012 Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 8742

Re: MUT 2012 Discussion

gaurav.kandlikar wrote:
The Lebesgue measure assigns lengths to subsets of these,
As Max said, it seems that this can apply to Euclidean spaces as well.
by nadph
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 52864

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

From the other thread:
Christ, I Know wrote:Yeah, Hunter won 330-190 over Bellarmine (Ankit/Sameer), and in JV, Northmont won 210-200 against Chattahoochee.
by nadph
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 52864

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

Rumor is that Alex Frey of St. Joseph's won the Varsity Bee and Sameer Rai of Bellarmine won JV.
by nadph
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 33211

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

I will be attending Stanford next year barring some sort of rescinded admission, and definitely plan to play quizbowl there.
by nadph
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Saturday Morning Groups
Replies: 7
Views: 2302

Re: NHBB Saturday Morning Groups

Thomas Jefferson A and Thomas Jefferson B appear to be from Washington State. Thomas Jefferson Classical is from South North Carolina.

EDIT: jeff is right
by nadph
Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Is there a team at Emory?
Replies: 7
Views: 8569

Re: Is there a team at Emory?

A player named Vamsi Tata was also active in 2010, attending an MUT mirror at NGCSU.
by nadph
Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 89612

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - so is this where i complain?

In case it wasn't clear, we were missing Sameer for IS116.
by nadph
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PACE NSC Playtesting
Replies: 12
Views: 3955

Re: PACE NSC Playtesting

IRC channels can be password-protected too.
by nadph
Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT northern California championship (Berkeley, 4/14)
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: 2012 NAQT northern California championship (Berkeley, 4/14)

Bellarmine A (Ankit and I) won this and Bellarmine C (Sebastian Jusuf, Vaibhav Menon, Hiep Nguyen, and Ved Paranjpe) took second in a two-game advantaged final (first game won by Bellarmine C, second by Bellarmine A).
by nadph
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WUStL Updates Statistics Live!: real-time Web scorekeeping
Replies: 30
Views: 16108

Re: WUStL Updates Statistics Live!: real-time Web scorekeeping

Is this still happening?

EDIT: to clarify, per Charles' post below, I mean "is development on this thing still going on?"
by nadph
Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 33211

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

bradleykirksey wrote:Might be a little off topic, but I'll base any one of you a cookie every day if you play quiz bowl at UCF. And I bake some good cookies, too.
What's in these cookies?
by nadph
Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Team forming at the University of San Francisco
Replies: 21
Views: 8327

Re: Team forming at the University of San Francisco

Any new information about this? I would highly recommend that any interested people from USF attend the UC-Berkeley site of the Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament, a highly-acclaimed undergraduate-level question set. It will be this Saturday (the 7th).
by nadph
Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at UC Berkeley (4/7/2012)
Replies: 13
Views: 5488

Re: MUT Mirror at UC Berkeley (4/7/2012)

In Berkeley's defense, viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12309#p238141 was likely interpreted as assent to a Berkeley mirror, though obviously the formal procedures should have been followed if they were not.

EDIT: ninja'd by Mike Cheyne
by nadph
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 33211

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

To make this graph bidirected, you can find a thread in the Facebook "Quiz Bowl" group about where people are going here.
by nadph
Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT northern California championship (Berkeley, 4/14)
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: 2012 NAQT northern California championship (Berkeley, 4/14)

Bellarmine will likely send more than one team.
by nadph
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 33211

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

Grand Junction in Colorado has fairly consistently sent teams to HSNCT, I think, so you may not have to entirely start from scratch.
by nadph
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:29 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: LSU
Replies: 7
Views: 3822

Re: LSU

This thread (specifically this post) discussing the LSU team alludes to the existence of a "quiz bowl" event run by the Louisiana Collegiate Honors Council (LCHC); perhaps that is what they were referring to? I am not sure if Scott Smith (the most recent LSU contact) is still around, or if he has v...
by nadph
Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Long Island National History Bee and Bowl on March 17th
Replies: 14
Views: 2534

Re: Long Island National History Bee and Bowl on March 17th

Word on the street is that Irvington won this.
by nadph
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Discussion
Replies: 210
Views: 55881

Re: Peaceful Resolution Discussion

This question actually seems somewhat subpar to me, although I may be making some terrible errors in judgment. I'm not qualified to comment on the leadin, other people mentioned the resonance problem with electrical vibrations, so I'll start after that. When it affects motion, this phenomenon is mod...
by nadph
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)
Replies: 44
Views: 43406

Re: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)

I didn't hear anything about a Berkeley mirror before now, so Claremont College will be hosting a mirror on April 14, which they just confirmed. I'm sorry for continuing to pester you about this, but does this preclude a northern California mirror? Given the number of teams in the Bay Area who migh...
by nadph
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northern California Date Claim '11-'12
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: Northern California Date Claim '11-'12

So we have a bunch of free weekends coming up, which I think would be a good opportunity for mirroring some sets. Names which have been bandied about include: - LIST - OLEFIN (if we find the time and space, we might try to mirror this) - MUT (Berkeley has claimed this) It also might be worthwhile to...
by nadph
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)
Replies: 44
Views: 43406

Re: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)

That was me tentatively expressing interest if a Berkeley mirror fell through, and didn't have any official Bellarmine support. Sorry about the confusion, Mike. Has a Berkeley mirror been confirmed as of yet?
by nadph
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Bay Area (@ San Leandro, 3/3/12)
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: NHBB Bay Area (@ San Leandro, 3/3/12)

I did a hasty reading of the NHB rules just now. Am I correct in stating that Bellarmine A/B, Saratoga, San Leandro, Homestead B, Escobar A, and Mira Loma A all qualified for nationals at this tournament?
by nadph
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Team forming at the University of San Francisco
Replies: 21
Views: 8327

Re: Team forming at the University of San Francisco

This is kind of a goofy idea, but is there a large public area where you can just sit down, plug in a buzzer, and play for an hour or two? Over the summer when we couldn't practice in our normal spot, we'd do this, and it'd regularly attract the interest of random folks nearby, who then would somet...
by nadph
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Team forming at the University of San Francisco
Replies: 21
Views: 8327

Re: Team forming at the University of San Francisco

Just echoing the sentiment that it is awesome to see another collegiate quiz bowl team start up in the Bay Area, particularly one from a fellow Jesuit school. While I am obviously less of an authority than other voices in this thread, I would encourage you to go to any Bay Area tournaments hosted th...
by nadph
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Bay Area (@ San Leandro, 3/3/12)
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: NHBB Bay Area (@ San Leandro, 3/3/12)

EDIT: this was wrong in many ways, refer to awesome Jeff post below
by nadph
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Bay Area (@ San Leandro, 3/3/12)
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: NHBB Bay Area (@ San Leandro, 3/3/12)

Any results?
by nadph
Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)
Replies: 17
Views: 5813

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)

I've explicitly told everyone I can not to do that.
by nadph
Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National History Bee and Bowl Question of the Day
Replies: 16
Views: 2890

Re: National History Bee and Bowl Question of the Day

If the first option, it might be worthwhile making these harder (since most people know "Bear Flag Republic" or "Copernicus" of giveaway clues) I think the last thing qb should devote its resources towards is "write full-length questions on overly hard things to post in a thread on hsqb, and for th...
by nadph
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National History Bee and Bowl Question of the Day
Replies: 16
Views: 2890

Re: National History Bee and Bowl Question of the day

I have two serious questions. First, given that new threads are being started for each one of these and the responses are generally 90% humor (which I wager is not the intent here), would it not make more sense to put this on the History Bowl/Bee website itself? (I haven't been able to find it there...
by nadph
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion
Replies: 119
Views: 37619

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion

I think he was listening to it (as a spectator) and mentally competing on it while it was being read for other teams (since not all the questions in the packet would have been Alabama's).
by nadph
Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!
Replies: 42
Views: 14087

Re: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!

40 hours remain until this set is played; I do not have confidence that the issues can be fixed in time. I would recommend a set like VCU or RAVE be mirrored instead at the two 2/25 mirror sites.
by nadph
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)
Replies: 33
Views: 8604

Re: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)

We too would like to effusively thank Mr. Romero and the moderating staff for this fantastic tournament, and all the amazing teams we had the privilege to play against for their skills and sportsmanship. I am not as eloquent as Mr. Young, so I will stop now.
by nadph
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion
Replies: 119
Views: 37619

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion

Is Myrdal discussed all that much in contemporary economics? I, for one, knew about him only because of An American Dilemma, which is discussed in many American history texts for its influence on race relations from 1945 onwards and seems more important as a work of sociology.
by nadph
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Texas (Feb 18-19)
Replies: 8
Views: 4063

Re: ACF Regionals Texas (Feb 18-19)

We went through the posted stats and compared them with the records we took during the games, and found a few errors. To whom should we send corrections?
by nadph
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion
Replies: 119
Views: 37619

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion

I got the strange impression while playing this tournament that there was a significant excess of tossups on people in categories like philosophy/SS than there were on works or concepts; I'd be happy to be proven wrong, though. In the same vein, there seemed to be a very reduced number of common-lin...
by nadph
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Texas (Feb 18-19)
Replies: 8
Views: 4063

Re: ACF Regionals Texas (Feb 18-19)

The teams that did not finish in the top six in their bracket were given the option to play more rounds against the nonqualifying teams from the other bracket. Many opted out in order to start heading back early.
by nadph
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12
Replies: 41
Views: 13989

Re: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

Adam Kalinich and various other players at the NIU mirror of this drew up a fairly comprehensive list of errors, Wikiplagiarism, and other problems with this set; these have for the most part been worked through (80% of the document has been resolved, at last glance). We were planning to send the se...
by nadph
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 75537

Re: Quizbowl Central

The server's still timing out when I try to access http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~sharadmv/, even after clearing my cache. Any word as to why this might be? Sorry about the confusion.
by nadph
Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 50 Million Math Question Fans Can't Be Wrong! (OR CAN THEY)
Replies: 64
Views: 9266

Re: 50 Million Math Question Fans Can't Be Wrong! (OR CAN THEY)

Perhaps I am being idiotic, but I unsure of what exactly Max's detailed critique proves, other than that IMSANITY math was of highly variable quality, and consequently its writers need more experience before their writing can be said to be good. This is also true given that we have at least two othe...
by nadph
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 75537

Re: Quizbowl Central

EDIT: Never mind, I was wrong.
by nadph
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12
Replies: 41
Views: 13989

Re: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

We will fix the set before the mirror and will send it to some uninvolved party to certify it for quality before the tournament. Once again, I would like to apologize for the low current quality.
by nadph
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at NIU 28 Jan 2012
Replies: 37
Views: 10295

Re: Huskie Bowl at NIU 28 Jan 2012

I'd like to apologize to everyone at this tournament (as well as those who attended the Macomb mirror of it on 1/7) for the low quality of the set, and will endeavor to fix any and all mistakes found. I'd also like to publicly apologize to the Richard Montgomery and Torrey Pines writing teams for do...