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Re: QBDB thread

Postby SnookerUSF » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:58 am

Humorous Search Result wrote: These complexes can isomerize via the Ray-Dutt twist or the Bailar twist, and when they possess certain sets of equivalent ligands, they can be described as facial or meridonal. In this geometry, the d orbitals split into two groups the eg and t2g set, with the dxy, dyz, and dxz orbitals lower in energy. Werner studied transition metal complexes with this geometry, and EDTA adopts it around a chelated magnesium ion. Copper II complexes with this shape also commonly undergo a lengthening of the bonds along their z-axis due to orbital degeneracy via the Jahn-Teller effect. FTP, name this geometry adopted by sulfur hexafluoride and other complexes with six ligands and no lone pairs, according to VSEPR.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby grapesmoker » Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:44 pm

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Humorous Search Result wrote: These complexes can isomerize via the Ray-Dutt twist or the Bailar twist, and when they possess certain sets of equivalent ligands, they can be described as facial or meridonal. In this geometry, the d orbitals split into two groups the eg and t2g set, with the dxy, dyz, and dxz orbitals lower in energy. Werner studied transition metal complexes with this geometry, and EDTA adopts it around a chelated magnesium ion. Copper II complexes with this shape also commonly undergo a lengthening of the bonds along their z-axis due to orbital degeneracy via the Jahn-Teller effect. FTP, name this geometry adopted by sulfur hexafluoride and other complexes with six ligands and no lone pairs, according to VSEPR.
Answer: Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson Sr.


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Re: QBDB thread

Postby jonah » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:48 pm

QBDB seems to be down.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby grapesmoker » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:22 pm

jonah wrote:QBDB seems to be down.


I'll go in and take a look at the server tomorrow. Sometimes it just needs to be rebooted.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby wexs883198215 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:12 pm

Any update on this?
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby grapesmoker » Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:26 pm

Hey, I'm sorry about not taking care of this. My plate was quite full and I'm on vacation now; I will ask someone in my lab to restart the server tomorrow and will check to see if it gets done.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby wexs883198215 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:09 pm

Hi, sorry to be a bother, but it looks like the server is still off.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby grapesmoker » Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:44 am

Yeah, this is going to have to wait until I can either get someone to power cycle the computer or I get back into town, whichever comes first. I apologize for the downtime but I'm on vacation right now and can't do it myself.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby grapesmoker » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:37 pm

So it looks like the server machine was turned off. I suspect the reason was that power was cycled in the building. In any case, QBDB is back up; I will try to add recent tournaments like Sun-n-Fun and CO in the next few weeks.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby wexs883198215 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:19 pm

Thanks a lot :grin:
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby jonah » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:44 pm

The QBDB server, it seems, is made of Twizzlers; it's down again.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby REO Dragonwagon » Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:59 pm

jonah wrote:The QBDB server, it seems, is made of Twizzlers; it's down again.

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Re: QBDB thread

Postby Sir Thopas » Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:18 pm

jonah wrote:The QBDB server, it seems, is made of Twizzlers; it's down again.

Since when have they made Twizzlers in ginseng flavor?
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby grapesmoker » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:24 pm

Sir Thopas wrote:
jonah wrote:The QBDB server, it seems, is made of Twizzlers; it's down again.

Since when have they made Twizzlers in ginseng flavor?


Something's going on that I don't get. I'll look into it this weekend.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby grapesmoker » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:43 am

grapesmoker wrote:Something's going on that I don't get. I'll look into it this weekend.


So after a careful 5 minute analysis, I've determined that the server runs fine but for some reason the school network hates it and won't allow it access to the outside world, nor will it allow other computers from outside the Brown physics network to contact it. My guess is that since I'm technically not supposed to be running personal servers off the school network, they've finally found it and blacklisted it or something. I'm going to move the server to my house instead, where I should not run into any such problems.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby grapesmoker » Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:41 am

I apologize to all for the lengthy downtime. I have now restored the QBDB server; you can find it at http://www.grapesmoker.com/qbdb as usual. If there are any problems, please let me know.

edit: for the moment the address is www.grapesmoker.com:8080/qbdb since I can't seem to get port 80 opened properly.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby grapesmoker » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:20 am

I'm pleased to announce that qbdb has relocated to a more or less permanent home. You can now find it at http://qbdb.grapesmoker.com. Let me know if there are any problems viewing the site; I believe all the paths should have been changed, but if I missed something please email me.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby grapesmoker » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:17 am

I've also uploaded EFT and Lederberg to the archive, and will try to resume regular uploads of material, as well as adding some features.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby Mechanical Beasts » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:24 am

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Re: QBDB thread

Postby grapesmoker » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:32 pm

I'll fix it at some point.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby Mike Bentley » Tue May 25, 2010 5:05 pm

Hey Jerry, is it possible to get a database dump at some point? I'd like to use this to import some questions en masse to the scobowl bot.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby grapesmoker » Sun May 30, 2010 4:20 pm

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Hey Jerry, is it possible to get a database dump at some point? I'd like to use this to import some questions en masse to the scobowl bot.


Yeah, I'll get in touch with you in a few days.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby ezubaric » Sun May 30, 2010 10:12 pm

grapesmoker wrote:
Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Hey Jerry, is it possible to get a database dump at some point? I'd like to use this to import some questions en masse to the scobowl bot.


Yeah, I'll get in touch with you in a few days.


Any chance on making this publicly available? I have a couple of ideas using qb data that I'll in all likelihood never get around to doing, but today happens to be a day when my delusions make me think that I might actually get around to them.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby Nicklausse/Muse » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:05 am

QBDB appears to be having a few issues again; on some searches all the ACF Fall questions come up under ACF Fall 2006, for example. I was also surprised to find that "The Entertainer" was composed by Great Zimbabwe (do not accept Zimbabwe).

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Re: QBDB thread

Postby grapesmoker » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:24 am

Nicklausse/Muse wrote:QBDB appears to be having a few issues again; on some searches all the ACF Fall questions come up under ACF Fall 2006, for example. I was also surprised to find that "The Entertainer" was composed by Great Zimbabwe (do not accept Zimbabwe).

(among other such humorous answers and questions missing answers)


Yeah, some of those things were probably entered incorrectly and I just haven't had time to fix them. One thing I'll be doing in the near future will be an overhaul of the system (yet again) so hopefully I'll fix those issues when I do that.
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Re: QBDB thread

Postby Nicklausse/Muse » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:33 am

Cool. Thanks again for maintaining this, by the way, it's really useful.
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