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by rajk
Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Exactitude in Science Writing
Replies: 45
Views: 15823

Re: On Exactitude in Science Writing

Bala, I don't meant this to be condescending, bu you haven't edited any packet submission tournaments to know anything about what new writers do and don't do. I hope that if you're ever science editor, you receive the same tossup on packets and Code Division Multiple Access that I did, and you come...
by rajk
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Exactitude in Science Writing
Replies: 45
Views: 15823

Re: On Exactitude in Science Writing

It is the job of the editor to determine the cluing order and whatnot, as well as what is relevant information and what is not. Raj, a number of your critiques strike me as originating from a position of naivety....It is a poor place for new writers to pull ideas from, but it is a fine place for ex...
by rajk
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Exactitude in Science Writing
Replies: 45
Views: 15823

Re: On Exactitude in Science Writing

Ike, you seem to like making giant strawmen out of anything anyone says. It's not the case that editors are going out of their way to include this nonstandard terminology in their tossups. So again, this seems kind of obvious. Yes. No one was ever suggesting this that editors are "going out of their...
by rajk
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Exactitude in Science Writing
Replies: 45
Views: 15823

Re: On Exactitude in Science Writing

Personal class notes. These are especially pernicious because they give the illusion of accuracy and unambiguousness. Another reason why this can be bad if you don't look up the clue is that professors very often make up terms for convenience, that are not "real" terms and are used only in that cla...
by rajk
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 3177

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the boolean expressions tossup? 14. A function for simplifying these structures in double exponential time first finds all of its prime implicants and neglects “don’t care” terms. The Quine–McCluskey algorithm simplifies these expressions, which can also be simplified through a refinement...
by rajk
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 155
Views: 58348

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

I'm not sure exactly what is meant by validation, but perhaps this code will be helpful (just in case you forgot some cases).

https://github.com/raj-kesavan/abacus/b ... #L230-L336
by rajk
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A few computer science questions reviewed
Replies: 3
Views: 2661

Re: A few computer science questions reviewed

@Cody - I agree with your points. @Ike - I'd like to hear which ones you disagree with, if you have time. Most of these to me, seem to be factual inaccuracies rather than stylistic choices. is the OP just going through stuff in the past to catalogue a list of inaccuracies? Yes, this was the task pos...
by rajk
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A few computer science questions reviewed
Replies: 3
Views: 2661

A few computer science questions reviewed

A few criticisms of questions in the very small part of computer science I know about. In general, I think the problem is that writers tend to be imprecise or like to reword theorems/statements, but often introduce critical errors while doing so. Also, if the writer does not know too much about a su...
by rajk
Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: aseemsDB: Not just another database (hopefully)
Replies: 8
Views: 4890

Re: aseemsDB: Not just another database (hopefully)

Great job on the UI design and fast searching! I also really like the answerline feature, must have taken a while to do that.
by rajk
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 90357

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Is Quinterest open source? I can't find anything about that on the site.
by rajk
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowl and technology: a proposal
Replies: 43
Views: 17654

Re: quizbowl and technology: a proposal

Jerry, is that in EST? Also, yes. User interface/experience is not my strong suit (as you can tell by the extensive bootstrap theming). I'm going to work on that soon, I have a lot of advice from the moderators at WeST (which we used Abacus for - statistics at http://abacusquizbowl.com/loaded/3 by t...
by rajk
Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowl and technology: a proposal
Replies: 43
Views: 17654

Re: quizbowl and technology: a proposal

Abacus source is at https://bitbucket.org/rajksvn/abacus, and I pushed to production, so you should be able to look at the master branch and work on http://abacusquizbowl.com/ instead of the development version. There's a few areas that need still need significant cleanup. Particularly, the tourname...
by rajk
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowl and technology: a proposal
Replies: 43
Views: 17654

Re: quizbowl and technology: a proposal

I have a completely functional tournament statistics upload and management system right now at http://dev.abacusquizbowl.com/. Screenshots (faded out for some reason): http://i.imgur.com/xAfnYsA.png, http://i.imgur.com/OJykcCd.png, http://i.imgur.com/4prEEtY.png You can create tournaments, add brack...
by rajk
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Automatic Live Standings
Replies: 2
Views: 1848

Re: Automatic Live Standings

This looks pretty cool - I like the color coding. Unfortunately, I don't think many statskeepers regularly update their hsquizbowl database during the tournament, but rather just once after the tournament (that's how most tournaments work in SoCal anyway). A question about your app - does it read di...
by rajk
Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Does quizbowl need a public Ginseng-analogue?
Replies: 22
Views: 7157

Re: Does quizbowl need a public Ginseng-analogue?

Can someone explain to me how to use this? I am having trouble understanding the webstie There's documentation at the top-right. Message me at raj.ksvn@gmail.com for more information so we don't hijack this thread. On topic, does anyone want to set up a Google Hangouts meeting so we can get this st...
by rajk
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Does quizbowl need a public Ginseng-analogue?
Replies: 22
Views: 7157

Re: Does quizbowl need a public Ginseng-analogue?

I'd love to see something similar replicated and integrated with a hypothetical suite of software, particularly if it were also browser-accessible. This is getting somewhat off-topic, but I do have software like this almost completed and integrated with Abacus. Features remote statistics upload and...
by rajk
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Does quizbowl need a public Ginseng-analogue?
Replies: 22
Views: 7157

Re: Does quizbowl need a public Ginseng-analogue?

I'd be willing to help with this project and maybe provide hosting. Another advantage of having XML templates is that other software (Quinterest, Protobowl, etc.) can easily parse the packets for questions and answers - I believe Kevin of Protobowl is working on a public parsed packet repository rig...
by rajk
Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Abacus | A web application for quizbowl moderators
Replies: 16
Views: 5320

Re: Abacus | A web application for quizbowl moderators

Abacus 1.1 is here! New features include variable number of players per team, locally saving and loading round statistics, and smart handling of tossups heard per player. As always, report bugs or give suggestions at the 'Report Bug' link at the top right or just post here. Don't forget to read the ...
by rajk
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Abacus | A web application for quizbowl moderators
Replies: 16
Views: 5320

Re: Abacus | A web application for quizbowl moderators

I tried out some packets earlier and it seemed like each time you inputed points for a question, the packet would jump to the top of the other section, not the one last read (i.e. input a tossup, it goes to the top of the bonuses page and vice versa). Obviously this is an annoying problem if you're...
by rajk
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Abacus | A web application for quizbowl moderators
Replies: 16
Views: 5320

Re: Abacus | A web application for quizbowl moderators

The issue is now fixed, but at the cost of the ability to upload doc(x) files. It will be re-added within the next week or two but in the meantime, please convert your documents to PDFs before using Abacus. The files are not uploaded anywhere else other than the Abacus server as of now. I'm not sure...
by rajk
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Abacus | A web application for quizbowl moderators
Replies: 16
Views: 5320

Re: Abacus | A web application for quizbowl moderators

I apologize for the security issues. I thought I set the Scribd status to private but I had a typo in the code. I will get this fixed immediately.
by rajk
Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Abacus | A web application for quizbowl moderators
Replies: 16
Views: 5320

Abacus | A web application for quizbowl moderators

http://www.abacusquizbowl.com/ (Sorry, the image is cut off to the right. Full screenshot here .) http://i.imgur.com/mBUBmka.png Abacus is a control panel for quizbowl moderators. With Abacus, moderators can read questions, keep score, and send statistics all on one screen. -Keep score accurately a...
by rajk
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OSPL 2012-2013 NOVICE -- Official Sign Up Post for November
Replies: 23
Views: 3429

Re: OSPL 2012-2013 NOVICE -- Official Sign Up Post for November

I would like to sign up for this tournament.