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by Victor Prieto
Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 11094

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: 11094

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: 11094

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: 11094

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: 11094

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: 29265

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: 11094

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: 29265

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: 7104

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: 2793

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: 11094

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: 11094

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: 11094

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: 24676

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: 5914

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: 7104

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: 1904

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: 7104

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: 918

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: 5914

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: 2793

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: 27307

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: 27307

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: 2185

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: 2185

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: 2185

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: 10997

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: 27307

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: 27307

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: 4726

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: 27307

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: 27307

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: 27307

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: 27307

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: 4726

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)
by Victor Prieto
Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 27307

Re: DEES: November 22nd, 2014

Fixed, sorry about that.
by Victor Prieto
Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 27307

Re: DEES: November 22nd, 2014

I've compiled a list of the packets that Brian and I have received and edited it into my post earlier in the page (the third reply to the original announcement). I also provided links to each of the announced DEES tournaments. I have been told that the Missouri mirror has been cancelled, thus the st...
by Victor Prieto
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at Rice University - January 17, 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 4726

DEES at Rice University - January 17, 2015

I am pleased to announce that Rice University will be hosting a mirror of DEES on January 17, 2015. I, Victor Prieto, will serve as tournament director. More details about the set can be found here . UPDATE: as the eligibility rules for this tournament have been drastically changed (namely, teams ar...
by Victor Prieto
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 PADAWAN Biology, Chemistry, and Visual Arts
Replies: 1
Views: 1208

Re: 2014 PADAWAN Biology, Chemistry, and Visual Arts

I really, really enjoyed the science at this tournament (and the question set overall). I realize that the Texas mirror was the last mirror, but there were a couple weird things that I saw in the set that I wanted to point out, plus a non-uniquely identifying clue. ANSWER: internal pipe roughness Di...
by Victor Prieto
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2014 Penn Bowl Discussion forum
Replies: 43
Views: 12611

Re: Welcome to the 2014 Penn Bowl Discussion forum

Since nobody's mentioned it, it was pretty cool to hear a bonus on David Cronenberg. I totally forgot about this bonus. While Cronenberg might be all the rage, this bonus was still in sore need of an easy part. Perhaps you could change the third part to Oliver Stone by making a James Woods connecti...
by Victor Prieto
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Questions Discussion (2014 Penn Bowl)
Replies: 32
Views: 9105

Re: Specific Questions Discussion

I briefly looked over all of the set, chemistry is by far my worst category in quizbowl, so I'm hardly qualified to speak about it, but there were times I thought that the chemistry bonuses were really hard, so I get what you're saying. But I think what you're saying is misguided, you begin by sayi...
by Victor Prieto
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Questions Discussion (2014 Penn Bowl)
Replies: 32
Views: 9105

Re: Specific Questions Discussion

Could I see the tossup on genetic drift? To speak up for Sriram, since I don't think he visits the forums, was evolution / natural selection promptable? He buzzed on the second or so clue and was denied. The same thing happened to me. I buzzed on Kimura and said evolution because his theory is call...
by Victor Prieto
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2014 Penn Bowl Discussion forum
Replies: 43
Views: 12611

Re: Welcome to the 2014 Penn Bowl Discussion forum

I had fun at this tournament. However, if the difficulty was truly intended to be "slightly easier than Penn Bowl 2013," I don't think it hit that difficulty. I'd say that it was similar to last year in difficulty for tossups, and the bonuses were slightly more difficult than last year. I'll echo Ja...
by Victor Prieto
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 27307

Re: DEES: November 22nd, 2014

Hi,

I am searching for playtesters for biology, chemistry, and earth science. If you are not playing DEES, and know stuff about these things, please send me an email or PM.
by Victor Prieto
Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PSA [Important Information about Chris Romero]
Replies: 0
Views: 3349

PSA [Important Information about Chris Romero]

Hello quizbowl. I have a public service announcement, preceded by lots and lots of background information. On June 7, I was approached by Chris Romero via email to write 30/30 biology and chemistry questions for a set to be used at the TQBA summer camp (this ended up being DISCO). On June 12, after ...
by Victor Prieto
Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The place of zoology in the bio distribution
Replies: 53
Views: 25577

Re: The place of zoology in the bio distribution

Derek, if you want to see a change in the biology distribution, the best way is to write good questions on the animals or whatever else it is that you want to see. Talking about the importance of zoology for a long time in this thread isn't going to change anything . It's just not how things change ...
by Victor Prieto
Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS @ Rice University (September 20th)
Replies: 3
Views: 1634

Re: ICCS @ Rice University (September 20th)

Rice A cleared the field in a triple round robin. Thanks to everyone who came!

Final stats may be found here.
by Victor Prieto
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS @ Rice University (September 20th)
Replies: 3
Views: 1634

Re: ICCS @ Rice University (September 20th)

Field:

A&M A
Rice A
Rice B
Texas