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by justinfrench1728
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 52
Views: 15980

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

The thing your eyeball isn't taking into account is actual buzzes As has been brought up in other threads, tossup points are a bad way to measure team strength because they are incredibly field dependent, and they do not distinguish between teams past a certain skill level. Imagine if to distinguis...
by justinfrench1728
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement - 2019 RULFO (Rather Underrepresented Literature and Fine arts Open)
Replies: 6
Views: 2598

Re: Announcement - 2019 RULFO (Rather Underrepresented Literature and Fine arts Open)

Beside the online mirror, do you have any idea of where this will be hosted yet? e.g. which nationals events / summer opens this might be aiming for? We're looking for mirrors at summer side-event opens. Also, although the original post says "online playtest mirror," we are afraid that having an on...
by justinfrench1728
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement - 2019 RULFO (Rather Underrepresented Literature and Fine arts Open)
Replies: 6
Views: 2598

Re: Announcement - 2019 RULFO (Rather Underrepresented Literature and Fine arts Open)

We are now 50% done with RULFO. Some notes: - The literature is double distributed. In addition to the geographical distribution in the announcement, we are also using a genre distribution. This is the overall literature distribution: 7 American long fiction 3.5 American short fiction 3.5 American d...
by justinfrench1728
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why isn't Bollywood canon?
Replies: 20
Views: 3181

Re: Why isn't Bollywood canon?

Smuttynose Island wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:55 pm
Directors such as Satyajit Ray are occassionally clued and asked about.
UlyssesInvictus wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:33 pm
Satyajit Ray IMO comes up more frequently than Krasznahorkai
AKKOLADE wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:14 am
I get 22 results for Satyajit Ray searching the DB there.
TIL there is only one Indian director.
by justinfrench1728
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why isn't Bollywood canon?
Replies: 20
Views: 3181

Re: Why isn't Bollywood canon?

Pascal Plays Poker wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:46 pm
obscure Hungarian movies like Satantango
Sátántangó is hardly obscure. Also, it has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
by justinfrench1728
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 34
Views: 6312

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

AKKOLADE wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:04 pm
We will continue to keep cost under control
AKKOLADE wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Teams travelling by air are advised that the closest airport is Lexington's Blue Grass Airport.
AKKOLADE wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:04 pm
The entry fee is $650 per team
2018 NASAT wrote: The entry fee is $600 per team
2017 NASAT wrote: The entry fee is $560 per team
:thinking:
by justinfrench1728
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 EFT @ UCLA (December 1st, 2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 1257

Re: 2018 EFT @ UCLA (December 1st, 2018)

Current Field (7 teams):
UCSD (3 teams)
Caltech
The Ch_n(g)s
PCC
UCLA
by justinfrench1728
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 EFT @ UCLA (December 1st, 2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 1257

2018 EFT @ UCLA (December 1st, 2018)

UCLA is pleased to announce the SoCal mirror of EFT, to be held on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 . This tournament will be a mirror of the 2018 Early Fall Tournament. More information about the set can be found at http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=20808 . We are running this as an open...
by justinfrench1728
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 19735

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Even if all of these problems were always framed in terms of coins, coins still would be a pretty icky answerline for this tossup since there is nothing about these problems that is fundamental to coins. There's no interesting mathematical property of coins that makes them the object that must be us...
by justinfrench1728
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 5623

Re: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread

justinfrench1728 wrote: Symphony of Psalms and Chichester Psalms are by far the most famous works written on the Bible https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Matthew_Passion Okay yeah this is what I meant by blanking on something super famous. Regardless, the point still stands that the question seems tr...
by justinfrench1728
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 5623

Re: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread

The question on Psalms was transparent. Sure, people write music on other books of the bible or even other biblical "texts," but could you really write a tossup on those works at this level? Based on comments in the thread, most high schoolers don't even know that there is music written on other bib...
by justinfrench1728
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 11503

Re: High School Player Poll

I'm the best one in the game! If you try me with a sorry team like [some team we beat], that's the result you're gonna get! Don't you ever talk about me! Don't you open your mouth about the best or you know I'm gonna shut it for you real quick!
by justinfrench1728
Sun May 13, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSNCT-only predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 3766

Re: HSNCT-only predictions

Does buzzes per twenty tossups heard include negs? It seems like it does, but I can't think of what the use that stat would be for comparing teams if it can't distinguish between teams that score a lot and teams that neg a lot. Similarly, what's the advantage of using powers/buzz instead of powers/2...