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by Lapego1
Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)
Replies: 125
Views: 22968

QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)

Hey everyone. This is the announcement for the Quaker Academic Competition II at the University of Pennsylvania to be held on November 21, 2009. We will be using HSAPQ set 10 (switch to 9), which is an ACF-style set (rounds of 20 tossups with 3-part bonuses). The current field cap is 32 teams , with...
by Lapego1
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)
Replies: 78
Views: 25015

Re: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)

2) "The mirror fee will be $40 per non-house team." That seems about 33% higher than normal??? I thought it was $40 last year as well ($40 per team at the Penn site went to the editors at least). I'll inquire about this though. EDIT: Confirmed. We'll be sticking with $40. Some reasonable discount w...
by Lapego1
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)
Replies: 78
Views: 25015

Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)

Here's the announcement for the 2010 incarnation of Penn Bowl, to be held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. I am tentatively claiming 1/30/10 as the date for the tournament as long as facilities says it's okay. Post here if you foresee any problems with this date while there is stil...
by Lapego1
Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bias towards named things in science: does it hurt the canon?
Replies: 48
Views: 9623

Re: Bias towards named things in science: does it hurt the canon

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:Yeah; I'm saying that "it has been tossed up once, demonstrating that a nonzero number of clues that exist about this thing" or "someone somewhere teaches it" are both invalid criteria because they create a situation where nothing is hard.
Oh ok, I should read things.
by Lapego1
Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bias towards named things in science: does it hurt the canon?
Replies: 48
Views: 9623

Re: Bias towards named things in science: does it hurt the canon

On that scale, nothing about which there are clues / is taught about in some class somewhere is actually "that hard." Well, unless that "somewhere" is among a minority; I've gone through two semesters of junior-level physical chem, including units on perturbation theory in general and the (m)HF met...
by Lapego1
Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 34283

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

Matt Weiner wrote:3 people who posted "looking for team" messages and I didn't see claimed by any team

Razvi
Butler
Byrne
Turns out I'm busy that weekend, so you can take my name off here. Sorry for any confusion.
by Lapego1
Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland
Replies: 102
Views: 21609

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland

Coral Gardens and Their Magin wrote:I am also looking for a team for this. I know some stuff.
There's a decent chance I'd be coming to this now with Chris White if you're interested.
by Lapego1
Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 18770

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

Yeah, you're right. I'm guessing they didn't put too much effort into the mathcomp questions. Wow, yeah, I'm really sorry about the L'Hopital's rule brainfart (and apologize to anyone that messed that up) and the aforementioned linear independence one (though the second clue hopefully ruled anythin...
by Lapego1
Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 13022

Re: Missouri Open discussion

DumbJaques wrote:Certainly no one we encountered at our site had heard of any of those people, and I do not think it's a factor of age
Lies! Magin read a book by Bill Rodgers and almost pulled it in our game.
by Lapego1
Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open Mirror (6/06/09) at Maryland
Replies: 76
Views: 12221

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open Mirror (6/06/09) at Maryland

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:There were 19 tossups in the finals? I am counting through right now and I don't see any missing numbers or missing tossups in the document I sent you.
There was a L'Orfeo repeat (the question was slightly different, but Aaron and Ted seemed to remember many of the clues) and no extras.
by Lapego1
Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open Mirror (6/06/09) at Maryland
Replies: 76
Views: 12221

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open Mirror (6/06/09) at Maryland

DumbJaques wrote:Also I have just confirmed that Andrew Kincaid will be attending Eurofest as well as Fake Trashionals. Adjust your lives accordingly.
by Lapego1
Wed May 27, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 18770

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

Dasein wrote: Haber-Bosch--The stock 1% world's energy clue
This is why it was just before the giveaway if I'm correctly remembering the way I edited it. I don't think certain stock clues are a problem if they're late enough in a question.
by Lapego1
Mon May 25, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 18770

Re: NSC 09 question discussion guidelines

RE: S waves. Yeah I agree listening to it now, what finally appeared in the set was probably a little transparent (S waves don't travel as far, etc.). I ended up doing some clue shuffling on that one, and somehow that sentence ended up as the second clue...agree it could've probably used a different...
by Lapego1
Mon May 11, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open Mirror (6/06/09) at Maryland
Replies: 76
Views: 12221

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open Mirror (6/06/09) at Maryland

I'll hopefully be finishing up our submitted packet in the next few days, so you should have that soon. Sorry for the delay.
by Lapego1
Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2009 Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 6675

Re: MUT 2009 Discussion

If the "flask" question was written as above, then it seems people are just reflex buzzing off "Buchner". The wording describing the Buchner flask is kind of weird, but if you read "arm" as "side arm" like I did, you would see this does not pertain to a Buchner funnel (yeah unless you maybe call the...
by Lapego1
Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 12203

Re: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion

Re: HPLC, I'm glad it showed up because I spent a summer doing it weekly. I'm not sure about how unique the clues were, though without looking at it. For me, because I know HPLC exists and everything in the question up to where I buzzed seemed to apply to it, I buzzed off the reverse-phase clue I th...
by Lapego1
Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)
Replies: 81
Views: 26626

Re: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)

I'm pretty set to play the Maryland mirror and write for my team's packet but would not be able to do 6/13 or 6/20 for sure.
by Lapego1
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 24910

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

I really enjoyed the bio/chem at this tournament. I think Dwight lived up to his word of making the bonuses at least 20able by people who know the stuff. I certainly don't think we 0'ed any over the course of the weekend. I'll also put myself down as a fan of some of the common link tossups on compo...
by Lapego1
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3928

Re: TRASHionals XII Field Update

To weigh in on this, the only time me or my teammates ever heard was 9am. This was yelled by a staff member in a very, very crowded hallway to which we did not stick around in. We had no reason to assume this was misleading, so we attempted to get there at 9 am. Some annoyances, including traffic/p...
by Lapego1
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 34283

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

There's a good chance I'm attending. I am soliciting teammates at the moment.
by Lapego1
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3928

Re: TRASHionals XII Field Update

The rush to start on Sunday resulted in a top-bracket team (Sorice's) being functionally forfeited to ASU for being 15 minutes late... only for the next round to start 20 minutes after the first one was finished. Even worse, they were late because they thought Sunday rounds started at 9 instead of ...
by Lapego1
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals XII Field Update
Replies: 11
Views: 2780

Re: TRASHionals XII Field Update

You still bailed on a tournament that is roughly an hour's drive for you. That's not cool. To be fair to Bill, he had given Tim some indication that they weren't interested in coming the second day, but at that point I think it was too much of a mess to rearrange the schedule, so some teams got mor...
by Lapego1
Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals XII Field Update
Replies: 11
Views: 2780

Re: TRASHionals XII Field Update

In case people are wondering, this tournament has concluded with "Bill O'Reilly A Bold, Fresh Piece of Insanity" (David Murphy, James Quintong, Jeremy White, Mark Richey) winning the first game of an advantaged final over "Degrees for Some, Miniature American Flags for Others!" (Arizona State Alums-...
by Lapego1
Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion Committee of the First International
Replies: 76
Views: 9696

Re: Tournament Discussion Committee of the First International

Nitro/Meisenheimer Complex/Janovski reaction I don't know--I think this is a reasonable bonus at a post-Nationals difficulty level. I learned about Meisenheimer complexes (in fact we had to draw them on a midterm) in orgo 2, and, I mean, they are pretty important to any unit on aromatic substitutio...
by Lapego1
Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?
Replies: 20
Views: 3593

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Penn would gladly attend ACF Fall here with multiple teams.
by Lapego1
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fake ICT 2 at VCU - Sunday, March 22, 2009
Replies: 21
Views: 9480

Re: Fake ICT 2 at VCU - Sunday, March 22, 2009

Penn regrettably won't be able to make this one.
by Lapego1
Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MUT Mirror at Maryland (03/07/09)
Replies: 14
Views: 2045

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MUT Mirror at Maryland (03/07/09)

I think the scorekeeper forgot to mark down some powers in our first round against GW; I have us down as going 4-9-3 instead of 1-12-3--I don't keep indiv stats, but I know I powered at least 3. Doesn't change the outcome majorly though. Congrats to Chris Ray on yet another impressive performance in...
by Lapego1
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MUT Mirror at Maryland (03/07/09)
Replies: 14
Views: 2045

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MUT Mirror at Maryland (03/07/09)

Brief results for those interested. Six teams played a double round-robin with "FJO" (Chris and SteveJohn from UMD) going undefeated. VCU was second, and I believe Penn was third. It'd be nice to see some stats from this soon.
by Lapego1
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COMICS: Midwest Edition, March 22nd
Replies: 28
Views: 4043

Re: COMICS: Midwest Edition, March 22nd

Cheynem wrote:But what about the Disney Channel Original Movies tournament?
Whoa I'd write this.
by Lapego1
Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Archive?
Replies: 15
Views: 2244

Re: TRASH Archive?

I guess if all else fails, we'll see if buying the sets up is a possibility. NOT UNDER MY WATCHFUL EYES. http://nathanbowers.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/my-first-8-eyed-monster-toy-sculpt.jpg edit: (at least if you're using club funds for it; using your own money is fine, though I feel it's my r...
by Lapego1
Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Buzzerfest (3/28/09) @ Princeton University
Replies: 50
Views: 14910

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Buzzerfest (3/28/09) @ Princeton University

Lapego1 wrote:Our packet will be in by March 1. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Yeah, sorry about that. Apparently my "lofty" goal of finishing a packet in a week was too much. It's over halfway done and will DEFINITELY get to you by this weekend.
by Lapego1
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic at Swarthmore (2/28/09)
Replies: 57
Views: 14271

Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic at Swarthmore (2/28/09)

The stats are incorrect in that I didn't play either of our last two games against Pitt and Cornell. Also, I feel like my stats might've been switched with someone in at least one game though I didn't keep individual stats, so not sure.
by Lapego1
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic at Swarthmore (2/28/09)
Replies: 57
Views: 14271

Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic at Swarthmore (2/28/09)

We'll officially have two teams and two buzzers.
by Lapego1
Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MUT Mirror at Maryland (03/07/09)
Replies: 14
Views: 2045

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MUT Mirror at Maryland (03/07/09)

This ends up being the first day of our Spring Break, so I'm not sure how many other Penn people will be able to make it. However, I'll surely be there to play in some capacity.
by Lapego1
Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Buzzerfest (3/28/09) @ Princeton University
Replies: 50
Views: 14910

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Buzzerfest (3/28/09) @ Princeton University

Our packet will be in by March 1. Sorry for any inconvenience.
by Lapego1
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09
Replies: 71
Views: 14874

Re: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09

So it turns out there isn't as much work on our packet as I thought. Probably the best I can offer is like a half-packet by Sunday if you still think you need it.
by Lapego1
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic at Swarthmore (2/28/09)
Replies: 57
Views: 14271

Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic at Swarthmore (2/28/09)

Just wondering if Science Non-Strosity will be mirrored since most people seem to want to play it as a side event if possible. Sometime Sunday (before trash for example) would be preferable from my point of view if it ends up happening. Also, I'll be able to get a final count of teams for you early ...
by Lapego1
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cardinal Classic discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 8487

Re: Cardinal Classic discussion

On the actual CC commentary front, we just started playing these in practice. I found the tossup on "Biotin" somewhat bizarre; B7 isn't really notable other than the fact that you take it as a supplement if you want your hair or fingernails to grow quickly. The tossup also contained a clue that bas...
by Lapego1
Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09
Replies: 71
Views: 14874

Re: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09

Penn was thinking of putting forth an optional packet that I'm told is well underway. I'll try to make sure it gets to you later this week. I'm hoping we don't have to pay the penalty since our team would likely be sophomores and freshmen and wouldn't have to submit a packet anyway.
by Lapego1
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CARDINAL CLASSIC XVIII [email protected], 2/14/2009
Replies: 38
Views: 5584

Re: CARDINAL CLASSIC XVIII [email protected], 2/14/2009

This is just to confirm that Penn will be bringing only 1 team and 2 buzzers to this event.
by Lapego1
Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals XII: Preliminary Field Announcement
Replies: 47
Views: 9875

Re: TRASHionals XII: Preliminary Field Announcement

Regarding what's been said about the Penn/TRASH exchange, I gave the go-ahead for this thing to happen when Sid mentioned it to me, provided we could work something out fee-wise so that we're not in the hole afterwards. It's not like the people in charge have been hearing about this for the first ti...
by Lapego1
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Private Discussion Forum
Replies: 129
Views: 17243

Re: SCT Private Discussion Forum

Beam me up, Charlie. I'm "Lapego1".
by Lapego1
Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cancelled: SNAPPLE LEMON ICED TEA - Princeton University
Replies: 19
Views: 5505

Re: SNAPPLE LEMON ICED TEA - Princeton University - 3/29/09

If it involves discounts, Penn would write at least 1-2 packets for this.
by Lapego1
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CARDINAL CLASSIC XVIII [email protected], 2/14/2009
Replies: 38
Views: 5584

Re: CARDINAL CLASSIC XVIII [email protected], 2/14/2009

Ok. If people are interested, I think the following will be going down: Maryland will host a mirror of the movies tournament and the science non-strosity on Sunday morning, probably beginning at a somewhat more leisurely hour (say, 10 am). We'll just squat in Jimenez, which has a surprisingly good ...
by Lapego1
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD
Replies: 54
Views: 10366

Re: ATTN: Dabney Jefferson Carr V

Tower Monarch wrote:So, I will play this tournament (probably solo, maybe w/1-2 Cosbyites) iff Quint Carr shows up. People who know him, make this happen.
If it's iff, then you can make this happen by playing.
by Lapego1
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CARDINAL CLASSIC XVIII [email protected], 2/14/2009
Replies: 38
Views: 5584

Re: CARDINAL CLASSIC XVIII [email protected], 2/14/2009

mfasulo1 wrote:IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!!!!!!
Is there no chance it can be run somewhere else on campus or elsewhere nearby? I mean, I wouldn't mind even if it meant walking or driving half an hour out elsewhere.
by Lapego1
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT SCT Sites
Replies: 14
Views: 4570

Re: 2009 NAQT SCT Sites

Just out of curiosity, is there any chance the Pittsburgh site could give us a field update? If you want to know, it would probably be best to just email Dwight Kidder directly....I'm not sure if he reads the forums regularly. Here's what I was told when I registered us: Right now Division I is: Ed...
by Lapego1
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 7283

Re: Penn Bowl Discussion

There was a bonus part on the Equipartition theorem that states that the Kronecker delta times the temperature is a constant? That's not its most common statement, but also, I don't think that makes any sense-- Temperature is usually a continuous function while the Kronecker delta takes values of z...
by Lapego1
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 7283

Re: Penn Bowl Discussion

Yeah, sorry about that heat equation one. In the one you submitted, the only uniquely identifying clue was the mention of Fick's Law, so in my effort to speedily amend that, I seem to have forgot the word "second", which I intended to stick in but somehow forgot. I avoided mentioning Laplacian becau...