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by Victor Prieto
Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The place of zoology in the bio distribution
Replies: 53
Views: 26542

Re: The place of zoology in the bio distribution

I don't know why the screenshot of the page I took upthread disappeared, but here it is: http://i.imgur.com/ptPlHvA.png Just to clarify, to whom are you responding to in that second paragraph? On an unrelated note, most of the images disappeared from the "famous quizbowl photos" thread, too. Dunno i...
by Victor Prieto
Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT
Replies: 36
Views: 5387

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT

There was a bonus that went NMR spec/lattice/90º. I got the last part when it was read to me after the tournament, but I'm of the opinion that the top 10% of the SCT field would not know 90º. Eric didn't get it, although Stephen Eltinge said he would have converted it if his team had gotten it.
by Victor Prieto
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT
Replies: 36
Views: 5387

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT

Can you please post the tossups on France (colonies in India) and Labour party? Both were examples of rather egregious early name drops. Also can you post the toaster tossup, for reasons that I hope are self explanatory? Lastly, can you please post the tossup on ethers? I buzzed in on the butterfly ...
by Victor Prieto
Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: REACT (UMD Housewrite, 1/31/15 @ Rice)
Replies: 7
Views: 3933

Re: REACT (UMD Housewrite, 1/31/15 @ Rice)

Oops. I sent a follow-up email to all the teams that attended, but I forgot to post something for the rest of the world. Congratulations to St. John's, who went undefeated to win the tournament! In addition to St. John's, Village and Carnegie Vanguard have qualified for PACE NSC. Final standings and...
by Victor Prieto
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 40383

Re: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michiga

Can we get a verification that our packet was received? We submitted it at the deadline.

EDIT: This is now resolved.
by Victor Prieto
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 3584

Re: Oxford Open 2015

Ewan MacAulay wrote:Stats are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2355/
I think, for the combined stats, you may want to disable divisions in SQBS before printing web reports? They're still divided by preliminary pools.
by Victor Prieto
Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Regionals: thread for all things science
Replies: 13
Views: 4495

Re: 2015 Regionals: thread for all things science

I'd like to know if Racah B parameter got converted by more than three teams out of the entire national field.
by Victor Prieto
Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES UK Mirror University of Warwick 28/02/2015
Replies: 4
Views: 3535

Re: DEES UK Mirror University of Warwick 28/02/2015

Er, sorry it took me so long to respond. Yes, the rule is the same, and you can find the rule here.
by Victor Prieto
Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Regionals: "Anti-prompts" redux: Should They Exist?
Replies: 6
Views: 3106

Re: 2015 Regionals: "Anti-prompts" redux: Should They Exist?

I’ll try to break this cyclization topic down in a straightforward manner. In organic chemistry, there are a number of different mechanisms that can potentially form rings. [chemistry] Cycloadditions and electrocyclizations, two classes of reactions which form rings, both fall under a class of react...
by Victor Prieto
Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals South @ Rice (01-24-15)
Replies: 9
Views: 4505

Re: ACF Regionals South @ Rice (01-24-15)

A&M A went undefeated in 10 rounds, while LASA took second place. LASA and Louisiana Tech were awarded as UG and D2 champions, respectively.

Final stats are here.
by Victor Prieto
Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at Rice University - January 17, 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 4937

Re: DEES at Rice University - January 17, 2015

Billy Beyer stole my thunder, but yes, Louisiana-Lafayette and Texas A&M both ended up at 8-2 after a six team double round robin (Louisiana lost twice to A&M, while both of A&M's losses were at the hands of Rice A). The third game between Louisiana and Texas A&M ended in victory for the Ragin' Caju...
by Victor Prieto
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at Rice University - January 17, 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 4937

Re: DEES at Rice University - January 17, 2015

I just sent an logistical email to all teams registered for the tournament. If you didn't get this email, please let me know.
by Victor Prieto
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 11558

Re: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015

Stats are up, but something weird is happening with the win/loss records in the prelim and playoff files. The combined file is perfectly fine, though. Matt Weiner saved the day.
by Victor Prieto
Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at Rice University - January 17, 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 4937

Re: DEES at Rice University - January 17, 2015

It looks like this will be a six team round robin at the moment. We can adjust the number of house teams to reflect the number of teams Texas A&M brings, to make the field at minimum six teams.
by Victor Prieto
Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 11558

Re: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015

In an eight team round robin which split into an upper and lower bracket, Harvard went undefeated in the prelims and playoffs, while Duke, Michigan State and Cantwell et al. made it to the top bracket and secured one win apiece. This tournament's ten rounds ran from 11 am to 7:30 pm EST, which I thi...
by Victor Prieto
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 11558

Re: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015

We have just concluded round 4 and are breaking for lunch, to resume at 2:50 EST.
by Victor Prieto
Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 11558

Re: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015

Not yet. I'm flying this morning, but I'm trying to get it out before I leave.
by Victor Prieto
Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 11558

Re: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015

The field has been closed at eight teams. I'll send logistical emails to teams and staffers shortly.
by Victor Prieto
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 11558

Re: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015

Hi everyone, I'm closing registration for this at noon tomorrow, and shortly afterward, I'll send a logistical email to the teams signed up above. In advance of my email, I'd like to ask everyone signed up to make every reasonable effort to consolidate on one computer, obtain decent computer equipme...
by Victor Prieto
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 30578

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

Results from my packet:

Ramapriya 35
Saul 30
Chris Manners 15
Mik 15
Mike Cheyne 15
Eric Mukherjee 5
Matt Jackson -5
Stephen (I think Liu) -5
Trevor -5
by Victor Prieto
Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 11558

Re: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015

We have a handful of teams currently registered, still hoping to see more. I'll close registration on January 1st, but I'll probably send out some sort of information email to teams signed up prior to that.
by Victor Prieto
Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 30578

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

In honor of Saul Hankin's "Lock S-foils in attack position" tossup from his Star Wars packet, I'll write a movie line packet, all tossups, as many as I can do from now until the 23rd. I might throw some good lines in from TV shows too, haven't decided yet. The scoring will be 10 points for the quote...
by Victor Prieto
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science (DEES)
Replies: 31
Views: 7506

Re: Science (DEES)

That tossup on Meselson-Stahl experiment was not very good. There aren't too many things it could have been after the clue on centrifugation + CsCl. I was going to swap that tossup with the lysosome bonus in the same packet, because I feel the latter would lend itself better to a tossup than Mesels...
by Victor Prieto
Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion (DEES)
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

Re: General Discussion

I forgot to recognize two people in my initial post: Joelle wrote me an awesome pick-and-choose five part bonus on acute coronary syndromes that became myocardial infarction/ST segment/Purkinje fibers in Editors 3, one of my favorite bonuses in the tournament. Matt Jackson has been incredibly helpfu...
by Victor Prieto
Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 11558

Re: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015

Please note that I've edited the announcement with the following details: If you are interested in playing, please email me with your roster. This thread can be used to find teammates, and if desired, I can set up a google spreadsheet as well. Rule: if you are a high schooler who wants to play on an...
by Victor Prieto
Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 11558

Re: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015

Field
(interested in italics)

Cinco Ranch High School (1)
Cantwell/Luo/Wolfsberg/Subramanian (1)
Rutgers (1)
Duke (1)
Harvard (1)
Solon (1)
Michigan State (1)

Staff
Gautam Kandlikar
Joelle Smart
Jason Thompson
Tejas Raje
by Victor Prieto
Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 11558

DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015

Hi everyone, This is the announcement for the online edition of DEES , to be held in cyberspace on January 3rd, 2015. The fee will be $80 per team (no discounts). Team members do not need to be in the same location in order to play. The eligibility rules are exactly the same as they are for the othe...
by Victor Prieto
Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen - 2/21/15
Replies: 39
Views: 28439

Re: George Oppen - 2/21/15

Any word on a South site for this?
by Victor Prieto
Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion (DEES)
Replies: 26
Views: 6293

Re: Specific Question Discussion

The tossup on Solomon Asch in the Penn A packet, which basically ends with "For 10 points, name this guy whose most famous experiment asked people to draw lines," could really use a giveaway which actually gives the easiest clues about the guy (namely, that some fake confederates started deliberate...
by Victor Prieto
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science (DEES)
Replies: 31
Views: 7506

Re: Science

This mathematician’s principle states that solutions to Poisson’s equation can be obtained by minimizing his namesake energy, a functional measure of variance. The sum over integers k from minus n to n of e to the power ikx is called his kernel and the indicator function on the rationals is sometim...
by Victor Prieto
Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Will's Questions (Euro, World, Economics) (DEES)
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

Re: Will's Questions (Euro, World, Economics)

Will's being pretty generous thanking me, as I really only edited one Euro bonus and shot in some feedback on a handful of others. I won't speak on his work, since I haven't studied it in any detail, but he worked extremely hard on this set at short notice and should really get praise for that. Wil...
by Victor Prieto
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science (DEES)
Replies: 31
Views: 7506

Science (DEES)

This thread is reserved for the discussion of the science distribution. For clarification, I edited biology, chemistry, and earth science, while Brian edited physics, math, astronomy and computer science. This set was originally intended to have 15/15 physics, 15/15 biology, 10/10 chemistry, 10/10 m...
by Victor Prieto
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Music (DEES)
Replies: 0
Views: 966

Music (DEES)

This thread is reserved for the discussion of the music distribution.
by Victor Prieto
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion (DEES)
Replies: 26
Views: 6293

Specific Question Discussion (DEES)

This thread is reserved for the discussion of specific questions that aren't science and music (other categories may be excised as well, if the need arises).
by Victor Prieto
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion (DEES)
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

General Discussion (DEES)

Hi, I'd like to recognize all the people who saved this tournament: Ike Jose, Rob Carson, Mike Cheyne, Will Alston, Shan Kothari, John Lawrence, Jacob Reed, Tejas Raje, Saul Hankin, Mik Larsen, Cody Voight and Matt Weiner. Thank you all so much for rescuing Brian and I, for putting up with crazed di...
by Victor Prieto
Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 28081

Re: DEES: November 22nd, 2014

Hey everyone, There was a packetizing error in Penn A's packet which we didn't see until it was pointed out to us this morning. I just sent out an updated Penn A packet to the five hosts, please make sure you use the updated doc. In addition, the tiebreakers forgot to be included in the final zip fi...
by Victor Prieto
Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 28081

Re: DEES: November 22nd, 2014

Hi, An update on the status of this tournament: the literature, history, visual arts, mythology, and geography/CE/trash/other are pretty much complete. The remaining categories should be mopped up by Friday morning. However, there is something else everyone should be informed of. In the initial chao...
by Victor Prieto
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES Online Mirror Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 2287

Re: DEES Online Mirror Poll

Considering that both the proposed dates are over most universities' winter break, will all the players on one team have to be in the same physical location? Good point! Skype events seem to have run fine in previous years with nine people connected, so no, they will not need to be at the same phys...
by Victor Prieto
Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES Online Mirror Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 2287

Re: DEES Online Mirror Poll

Will teams have to be comprised of players from a single university? Teams consisting entirely of players not enrolled in an institution will be allowed to play, but teams consisting of members attending from two or more institutions will not, nor will teams consisting of players that are not curre...
by Victor Prieto
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES Online Mirror Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 2287

DEES Online Mirror Poll

Hello,

I would like to see an online mirror of DEES sometime in December or January, but there are only a couple viable dates right now that I could direct. Which would people prefer?

Thanks!
by Victor Prieto
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at Northwestern (11/22/2014)
Replies: 24
Views: 11543

Re: DEES at Northwestern (11/22/2014)

Excelsior (smack) wrote:(I'm assuming there are fifteen packets, which I think is what Victor said somewhere, but I could be mistaken.)
I can confirm that there are 15 packets.
by Victor Prieto
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 28081

Re: DEES: November 22nd, 2014

we are also going to allow open teams comprised of members who are not currently enrolled in an institution to play (i.e., you can't form an open team if you are already representing a high school or college). Any team who did already submit a packet will receive a substantial discount I'm a bit co...
by Victor Prieto
Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 28081

Re: DEES: November 22nd, 2014

Updated list of mirrors and submitted packets. Note that the Missouri mirror has been reinstated (it was cancelled for a bit due to a lack of interested teams, but hopefully more teams should hop on now).
by Victor Prieto
Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at Rice University - January 17, 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 4937

Re: DEES at Rice University - January 17, 2015

I've updated the initial post to reflect the change in eligibility policy for this tournament.
by Victor Prieto
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 28081

Re: DEES: November 22nd, 2014

Oops, I forgot to mention: I'm not opposed to running a late online mirror for those locations who failed to get a mirror organized, or simply have a conflict.
by Victor Prieto
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 28081

Re: DEES: November 22nd, 2014

Hi everyone, First, a small (yet important) update before my main announcement: Tejas Raje has joined the editing team. Right now, the number of teams playing this tournament is roughly twenty. I believe this very low number stems partially from the fact that teams don’t feel like writing packets, b...
by Victor Prieto
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 28081

Re: DEES: November 22nd, 2014

I can confirm Dylan's report in the other thread that Charlie Dees has been completely unresponsive to any form of communication since October 30, and this follows an earlier blackout of communications for two weeks in October. We are taking steps to ensure that this tournament happens, with or with...
by Victor Prieto
Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 28081

Re: DEES: November 22nd, 2014

Hi, Rob Carson, Mike Cheyne, and Ike Jose have joined the project. If anybody else is not busy right now, we would appreciate more people jumping on board. If you have submitted a packet in the past two weeks, or if you've submitted a packet and haven't seen it appear on the updated packet list ( mi...
by Victor Prieto
Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at Rice University - January 17, 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 4937

Re: DEES at Rice University - January 17, 2015

Field

Billy Beyer et al. (1)
Louisiana (1)
Louisiana Tech (1)
Texas A&M (1)
House (2)