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by aseem.keyal
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: autoPG: Docs script for crowdsourced pronunciation guides
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: autoPG: Docs script for crowdsourced pronunciation guides

This is great stuff! One question I had is how we as a community will hash out who gets to determine the crowdsourced pronunciation guides. I think that several extant pronunciation guides can be incorrect to the point of confusing players (I encounter this fairly frequently with Indian names, I'm ...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: autoPG: Docs script for crowdsourced pronunciation guides
Replies: 2
Views: 834

autoPG: Docs script for crowdsourced pronunciation guides

Here is the Github link for the project, and here is a video of it in action. The idea is for the community to contribute to a public list of pronunciation guides, which can be applied by writers to their finished packets to reduce the time and duplicated work that comes along with the task. Ideally...
by aseem.keyal
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)
Replies: 22
Views: 5330

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Working on finishing up detailed stats right now, will email and post in the Discord when done. We'll also get up a discussion forum soon.
EDIT: SQBS stats are up http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/52 ... all_games/
by aseem.keyal
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)
Replies: 22
Views: 5330

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Due to a miscommunication on my end, the logistics email I drafted earlier today wasn't sent out to all the teams. Should be sent out now.
by aseem.keyal
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: aseemsDB: Not just another database (hopefully)
Replies: 8
Views: 4890

Re: aseemsDB: Not just another database (hopefully)

aseemsDB has been migrated to a new hosting service that will provide much better performance. Users should see an obnoxious "(new)" next to the name in the navigation bar if they are using the new site (this will be removed in a couple days). On the off-chance your browser cache is still taking you...
by aseem.keyal
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 18959

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

Uploaded a zip of the docx packets on the packet archive, it's currently pending.
by aseem.keyal
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 22241

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

A little late to the discussion, but I think the first half of the tiebreaker packet (WUSTL) had three very hard answer lines in a row (capillary electrophoresis, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Shennong). With three way ties being broken using two half packets, it seems like the answer lines could've bee...
by aseem.keyal
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 18959

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

The set is up on the archive, in the version it was played at the 3/10 and later mirrors. As noted in the description accompanying the archive entry, if you want the version of the set played at the 3/3 mirrors (with slightly different packetization and many errors left in), it's available on the we...
by aseem.keyal
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 18959

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

This is just an announcement that this set is not clear yet; there will be a HS coach and player hybrid mirror in Texas on 4/13. The set will be posted on the archive shortly after. While I wait for ownership of the hsqb entry for CMST to be transferred to me, PDF copies of the packets can be found...
by aseem.keyal
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll
Replies: 16
Views: 7461

Re: Midseason poll

Naveed sent me this link for the log: https://pastebin.com/ES4mzs6e
by aseem.keyal
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 18959

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

This is just an announcement that this set is not clear yet; there will be a HS coach and player hybrid mirror in Texas on 4/13. The set will be posted on the archive shortly after.
by aseem.keyal
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 2474

Re: CMST: General Discussion

nycaqb1999 wrote:Will this set be posted on the archive?
There is going to be a final mirror of this set on 4/13 run by Chris Romero in Texas and will be posted shortly after.
by aseem.keyal
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4160

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Can the tossups on "Senegal" and "Nyerere" be posted please? The paramilitary group FLAM is headquartered in this country and represents the halpulaar population in this country’s northern neighbor. This country dissolved a short-lived federation with its eastern neighbor amidst tensions between it...
by aseem.keyal
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Re: CMST: Errata

Could I see the tossup on artemisinin? Is there a particular reason that it doesn't seem to accept or at least prompt on qinghaosu? Jay Keasling has engineered both S. cerevisiae and E. coli to produce a precursor to this compound, the intracellular activity of which results in the inactivation of ...
by aseem.keyal
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4160

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Can I see the tossup on Vmax? McClure developed a method of measuring this quantity that relies on “auxiliary” species, in which this quantity is proportional to one minus F. Ratios of values of this quantity are used to calculate reverse and forward commitment factors. The use of coupled assays to...
by aseem.keyal
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Visualizations!
Replies: 2
Views: 723

CMST: Visualizations!

Thanks to the work of Ophir, here are some wonderful visualizations of where people buzzed on each tossup. I've also included some tab separated data Ophir prepared, in case anyone else wants to do any visualizations (we encourage you to post the results here). Please do not post this link or any pi...
by aseem.keyal
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4160

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

16. Answer the following about planting trees in urban spaces to mitigate the negative consequences of urbanization, for 10 points each: [10] Planting trees along sidewalks and throughout cities is beneficial because their shading is very effective at mitigating an effect named for these locations,...
by aseem.keyal
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4160

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

- Could I see the bonus on species abundance distributions? It felt like the part on "neutral" conflated two related, but distinct ideas, and the part on Fisher's log-series was definitely a deep cut! - I would also like to see the TU on fitness; I saw Paul Turner speak at a seminar, so in part, I ...
by aseem.keyal
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4160

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

It would necessitate rewriting a bunch of clues and the answerline, but "this variable" or "these reaction conditions" might work better. I hate tossups using “this variable” in bio and reaction chem since that immediately narrows it to an answer space of 3 or 4. “These reaction conditions” might b...
by aseem.keyal
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Re: CMST: Errata

1. Why is p-value being accepted before "x-axis" is read? There's no sense in which type I error is a different name for or a version of p-value. As it happens, I misunderstood the first clue and buzzed in with p-value, but I should have been negged. 2. That being said, the clues about Benjamini-Ho...
by aseem.keyal
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Re: CMST: Errata

Could I see the tossup on type I error? 10. A procedure to determine this value computes the largest value of k satisfying an upper bound of “k over m times this value.” That method, the Benjamini-Hochberg procedure, is used in a setting that analogizes this value to a portion of the “discoveries.”...
by aseem.keyal
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Detailed stats
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Re: CMST: Detailed stats

Muriel Axon wrote:At the Minnesota site, I was given buzzes on "Opus Dei" and "sectors" which were actually Sam's.
Fixed!
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4160

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

For the volva tossup, I buzzed in with "female giant" when the clues were describing Hyndla. ... I feel like that should be prompted or the answer of giantess excluded somehow. On the St Remy question, I said Auvers on the Daubigny's Garden clue before it was mentioned. I guess this is my fault for...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Detailed stats
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Re: CMST: Detailed stats

I'd like to point out that in the McMaster stats, Leo was given the tossups on Simone de Beauvoir and Chinese Indonesians that I buzzed on. I'm not sure where the error happened. Looks like the mod just attributed the buzz to the wrong person, this has now been fixed in the scoresheet. As I underst...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4160

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Could the tossup on "Pavia" be posted? It was negged in almost every room it was read. I don't know much about the topic, but I'd be interested in hearing from people who do. This city’s taverns and brothels were celebrated by an anonymous wandering writer called the Archpoet, who wrote that “not a...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 2474

Re: CMST: General Discussion

Edited the main post to include Jonchee, Eric, and Will's help with copy editing and pronunciation guides. Their effort in making this set readable should not go unnoticed.
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4160

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

I really liked the first three bio bonuses in this set, although the dynamin one didn't seem to have an actual pronoun? It was clear what it intended to ask about anyway though. Can I see the tossup on Ras? I can't remember if there was something in the first line that distinguished the Ras pathway...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 2474

Re: CMST: General Discussion

A "core" almost verging on "hollow." Topics I was missing (from the first 11 packets): Italian Renaissance painting Yeah, my bad for this one. The way I chose to distribute the visual art was basically ensuring that I had at least one question for the main chapters of introductory art history textb...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4160

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

For the Physical Impossibility etc TU, halfway through it was clear it was what it was referring to, but I stayed away from buzzing because I wasn't sure if I remembered the name of the piece completely correctly and just got negged out of buzzing entirely. Maybe if there was a "description accepta...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4160

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

It was pretty obvious it was talking about van Gogh in the Saint-Remy tossup, but I reckon I'm not the only person that negged it with Arles or some other point of life in van Gogh's personal history. Yale, who swept the NYU site, did not convert Saint-Remy and I reckon it would have a low conversi...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4160

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

I thought George Grosz...Otto Dix...Gothic...Schongauer...Unterlinden...altarpiece was pretty transparent, esp. within power. You're totally right, I thought that at this level the answer space would be big enough to prevent this but after looking at stats I was wrong. I'll see what I can do to mak...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4160

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Could I see the tossups on doxa, partition coefficient, and the Isenheim Altarpiece, as well as the bonus about Nagarjuna? A type of “voluntarism” whose name derives from this Greek word was considered conceptually impossible by Bernard Williams. Aristotle added the prefix en- to this word to refer...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4160

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

I was tempted to buzz on the first line because so many questions on "this government" are on Weimar. While I do agree that using "this government" does severely limit the answer space (maybe even down to 4-5 answers), do you have any evidence to back this up? Before writing it, I did a little sear...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4160

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Victor Prieto wrote:
CMST Packet 1 wrote: ANSWER: swing jazz [prompt on big band jazz]
Was that prompt there during the tournament? I buzzed in with "big band" and was negged.
It was. This was probably a case of moderator error.
by aseem.keyal
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Re: CMST: Errata

Can I see the bonus on Cultural Revolutions? One of the dates sounded wrong but I could've misheard. 14. Sheila Fitzpatrick argued that events like the Shakhty Trial and the activities of groups like RAPP contributed to one of these events which took place in the Soviet Union from 1928–1931. For 10...
by aseem.keyal
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Detailed stats
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

CMST: Detailed stats

Here are links to the detailed stats of every mirror that chose to use them. They might still have some issues with bonus answer lines or categorization that myself and Ophir will be fixing this week. Please do not share with anyone still yet to play the tournament, or post these in a public forum ....
by aseem.keyal
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

CMST: Errata

Please note any errors with questions here.
by aseem.keyal
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4160

CMST: Specific question discussion

Please post any questions/comments about specific questions here.
by aseem.keyal
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 2474

CMST: General Discussion

I'd like to begin by thanking all the editors and writers who helped create the set: Writers: Bruce Lou, Cibi Pari, Eric Chen, James Malouf, Jayanth Sundaresan, John Xiang, Jonchee Kao, Justin Nghiem, Michael Coates, Pranav Sivakumar, Rahul Keyal, Rohin Devanathan, Ryan Humphrey, Weijia Cheng, Will ...
by aseem.keyal
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 18959

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

CPiGuy wrote:Is there a discussion forum for this?
Could one of the mods create a discussion forum for the set?
by aseem.keyal
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 18959

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

Forgot to mention this, but the set will be 15 packets plus tiebreakers (2/2 each of Literature, History, and Science).
by aseem.keyal
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 18959

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

An update: we will do our best to be able to provide the option for Ophir's stats to be able to be used by any host that wishes to use them for the tournament. Also, we have decided to make a distributional change by putting CS into the 0.5/0.5 Math part of the Other Science category. This decision ...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 18959

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

CPiGuy wrote:
CPiGuy wrote:this is completely unrelated but can the OP be edited to link to the announcement posts for mirrors? It's really nice when you can immediately navigate to the announcement for any specific site from the main announcement and vice versa.
This is now done, apologies for the delay.
by aseem.keyal
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 18959

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

It seems there is far more diverse assortment of opinions on moving the mirror than we originally anticipated. We're gonna hold off on a decision until Friday, to allow anyone else who wants to voice their opinion to do so here. Has a decision been made yet? Yes, we are going ahead with the NYU mir...
by aseem.keyal
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 8464

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

With the encouragement of Ophir I'll post a piece of minutiae that's probably only interesting to me: although the UCSD site had the "earliest" cumulative buzz distribution, the SOS measures for teams at the UCSD site don't have the same dramatic difference with other sites.
by aseem.keyal
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 18959

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

It seems there is far more diverse assortment of opinions on moving the mirror than we originally anticipated. We're gonna hold off on a decision until Friday, to allow anyone else who wants to voice their opinion to do so here.
by aseem.keyal
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 18959

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

An update on the NYU-Maryland mirror situation: NYU has agreed to cancel their mirror, which will be done only if another school further north can mirror the tournament. We'd like to not dilute the field at the Maryland mirror of the tournament while still allowing teams like MIT, Harvard, and Yale ...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 18959

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

Same but for Berkeley so I can book my flights We are tentatively planning to host it on March 17. When do you think you'll have the date confirmed? When we have room reservations confirmed. To expand on this, we've already sent in the request and it will hopefully be approved by next Friday (Decem...
by aseem.keyal
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 18959

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

Same but for Berkeley so I can book my flights We are tentatively planning to host it on March 17. When do you think you'll have the date confirmed? When we have room reservations confirmed. To expand on this, we've already sent in the request and it will hopefully be approved by next Friday (Decem...