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you and your school be interested in competing in a technology tournament?

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Postby nohobos » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:18 pm

Are there any good technology tournaments?
If you don't know of any would you and your school be interested in competing in a technology tournament?
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Postby No Rules Westbrook » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:24 pm

Sign me up...oh wait, your sn indicates no hobos allowed. What a shame.
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Postby Morton's Fork » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:38 pm

What is this technology tournament you speak of?
I am intrigued how may I subscribe to your newsletter?
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Re: technology tournament

Postby grapesmoker » Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:52 pm

nohobos wrote:Are there any good technology tournaments?
If you don't know of any would you and your school be interested in competing in a technology tournament?


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Postby The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:36 pm

What's a technology tournament?
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Postby grapesmoker » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:41 pm

ToStrikeInfinitely wrote:What's a technology tournament?


I hope it involves robots playing quizbowl.
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Postby Mike Bentley » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:44 pm

I recorded the computer reading some packets for a recent car trip and it was actually pretty good. I'd put him in the top 50% of moderators.

I'm considering releasing these files on the podcast if anyone is interested.
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Postby grapesmoker » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:51 pm

ikillkenny wrote:I recorded the computer reading some packets for a recent car trip and it was actually pretty good. I'd put him in the top 50% of moderators.

I'm considering releasing these files on the podcast if anyone is interested.


I also did this when I drove to ICT last year. I even got something like 3 or 4 tossups because of it, it was amusing. The computer really gets in trouble with some foreign names though.

I'm personally in support of the idea wherein all matches are pre-recorded as read by R. and all the moderators do is hit pause and play.
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Postby The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:55 pm

I hope it involves robots playing quizbowl


I kind of pictured cyborgs. I had this idea for a brain implant that could look things up on wikipedia that I might try out.
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Postby Mike Bentley » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:23 pm

grapesmoker wrote:
ikillkenny wrote:I recorded the computer reading some packets for a recent car trip and it was actually pretty good. I'd put him in the top 50% of moderators.

I'm considering releasing these files on the podcast if anyone is interested.


I also did this when I drove to ICT last year. I even got something like 3 or 4 tossups because of it, it was amusing. The computer really gets in trouble with some foreign names though.

I'm personally in support of the idea wherein all matches are pre-recorded as read by R. and all the moderators do is hit pause and play.


Yeah I was actually thinking that would be a pretty good solution for NAQT slow reader problems. Maybe once I get that stats program I'm working on more complete I might try adding something like this.
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Postby Mr. Kwalter » Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:57 pm

I'll just come out with it...what the hell is a technology tournament?
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Postby Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon » Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:28 pm

grapesmoker wrote:
ToStrikeInfinitely wrote:What's a technology tournament?


I hope it involves robots playing quizbowl.


Robots from the future.

Kit Cloudkicker wrote:I'll just come out with it...what the hell is a technology tournament?


Future.
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Postby Sparks Nevada » Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:37 am

Who voted no for this?!
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Postby grapesmoker » Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:21 am

Dolemite wrote:Who voted no for this?!


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Postby First Chairman » Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:02 am

I have no clue who this person is, but I will say that there are such things as technology "quiz bowl" competitions which are part of their middle/high school conventions (specifically, the Technology Students Association). I moderated once.
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Postby grapesmoker » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:52 am

E.T. Chuck wrote:I have no clue who this person is, but I will say that there are such things as technology "quiz bowl" competitions which are part of their middle/high school conventions (specifically, the Technology Students Association). I moderated once.


Don't keep us in suspence!
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Postby Yellow-throated Honeyeater » Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:16 pm

Would it be fair to give the cyborgs a trillion part bonus?

How would we know that they are not wirelessly searching the internet during a match?

Would they complain if we only asked 2 CS tossups during the entire tournament?
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Postby Mike Bentley » Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:29 pm

ReinsteinD wrote:Would they complain if we only asked 2 CS tossups during the entire tournament?


Oh shit the ruse is up.
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Postby theMoMA » Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:47 pm

If we were really playing cyborgs and there was a computation tossup...we'd be done.
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Postby BuzzerZen » Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:36 pm

Why does everyone assume that artificial intelligences that are presumably using large (massive) amounts of computing power to replicate human consciousness are somehow hyperintelligent? Just because your brain is made out of code instead of neurons doesn't mean you're some sort of hypergenius.
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Postby grapesmoker » Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:51 pm

BuzzerZen wrote:Why does everyone assume that artificial intelligences that are presumably using large (massive) amounts of computing power to replicate human consciousness are somehow hyperintelligent? Just because your brain is made out of code instead of neurons doesn't mean you're some sort of hypergenius.


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Postby Mr. Kwalter » Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:02 pm

Not to mention asking a cyborg about computer science is no different from asking a human about biology, and most current quizbowl players know very little about SCIENCE anyway.
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Postby Mike Bentley » Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:31 pm

Kit Cloudkicker wrote:Not to mention asking a cyborg about computer science is no different from asking a human about biology, and most current quizbowl players know very little about SCIENCE anyway.


Oh come on, no one asks about computer science.
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Postby DumbJaques » Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:14 am

Why does everyone assume that artificial intelligences that are presumably using large (massive) amounts of computing power to replicate human consciousness are somehow hyperintelligent? Just because your brain is made out of code instead of neurons doesn't mean you're some sort of hypergenius.


If you could go ahead and post Sam Lederer's source code we could straighten this whole mess up right now. While you do that, I will try to find that computation tossup I wrote last year where you have to determine Sam's access code so you can deactivate him before he lasers you or whatever.
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Postby jewtemplar » Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:17 am

Pardon?
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Postby solonqb » Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:07 am

He exists!
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Postby Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon » Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:20 am

jewtemplar wrote:Pardon?


Judging from the result of a discussion of quiz bowling robots drawing this account out from retirement, I feel it's safe to conclude that Thomas Jefferson is actually a robot factory and they plan on silencing everyone who discovers their terrible secret. But you don't scare me, Thomas Jefferson robot factory.

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Postby No Sollositing On Premise » Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:01 am

leftsaidfred wrote:Judging from the result of a discussion of quiz bowling robots drawing this account out from retirement, I feel it's safe to conclude that Thomas Jefferson is actually a robot factory and they plan on silencing everyone who discovers their terrible secret. But you don't scare me, Thomas Jefferson robot factory.

Fuck, he's on to us.
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what is a technology tourny

Postby nohobos » Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:49 pm

a tourny with Questions based more heavily on technology and possibly math but mostly questions aimed towards technology instead of world history and literature
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Re: what is a technology tourny

Postby grapesmoker » Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:06 pm

nohobos wrote:a tourny with Questions based more heavily on technology and possibly math but mostly questions aimed towards technology instead of world history and literature


I don't know if this is what you have in mind, but for the last couple years, during the Chicago Open weekend, there has been a science-only tournament. Demand for such events is usually pretty low; CO happens to bring in most of the players who are interested in such an event, and I don't think many players who are not already going to this would be interested if it was run during the regular "season."
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Postby No Rules Westbrook » Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:45 pm

So, I'm still a little confused about what a technology tournament is, let me try to get this straight:

It's a tournament where there is less history and lit, and more technology. Similarly, fine arts and mythology would be underrepresented at such an event, but technology would not? Religion and philosophy would receive less emphasis, but more emphasis would be placed upon technology? Social science and georgraphy would be cut back...but what exactly would you replace that with? Technology? Also, is that a 1/1 or 2/2 iPod distribution - and, I should define this, these are questions to which all answers are "iPod."

Seriously, though, I think we should all try our best to make this the most posted thread ever. We're already at 30 or so; come on, gang, we can do better. Danny Tartabull and Pat Sajak are standing by to take your calls, and please enjoy these live performances by Air Supply and Judy Tenuta.
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Postby theMoMA » Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:48 pm

Is this recent technology only, or will history of technology be in the distribution? Ex: hand axes, sliced bread, ENIAC, etc.
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Postby Mr. Kwalter » Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:01 pm

Would technology in pop culture be a part of the distribution? I know I've been waiting forever for a tossup on noted film Short Circuit.
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Postby DumbJaques » Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:22 pm

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Postby DumbJaques » Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:22 pm

Joe's
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Postby grapesmoker » Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:02 pm

theMoMA wrote:Is this recent technology only, or will history of technology be in the distribution? Ex: hand axes, sliced bread, ENIAC, etc.


20 tossups on op-amps
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Postby cvdwightw » Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:25 pm

10/10 MEMS
10/10 Corporate History of Technological Companies/Companies Providing Technological Services (e.g. EDS, Best Buy)

Also, I have eaten at a restaurant called Eat at Joe's in Redondo Beach. By all accounts it was good.
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Postby Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon » Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:18 pm

I feel kind of bad for helping derail this thread.

But then I think about TJ actually being a robot factory and that makes me feel better.

Until I realize they sent the squirrels after my phone lines.

Damned squirrels.
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Postby Mike Bentley » Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:26 pm

DumbJaques wrote:Eat

DumbJaques wrote:At

DumbJaques wrote:Joe's


You're cheating.
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Postby Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon » Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:22 pm

Squirrels like Joe's food.

I do not like squirrels.

Ergo I do not like Joe's food.

This is scientifically true you cannot disprove it.
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Postby theMoMA » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:39 am

Kit Cloudkicker wrote:Would technology in pop culture be a part of the distribution? I know I've been waiting forever for a tossup on noted film Short Circuit.


Short Circuit is not technology. It is racism.
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Postby No Rules Westbrook » Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:41 pm

Speaking of Short Circuit, I'd like to announce a collaborative effort to collect every Steve Guttenberg film ever made; it will be known as the Steve Guttenberg Project. Oh, wait, it's already been done!:

http://steveguttenbergproject.blogspot.com/

I doff my cap to you, internet. The Guttenberg 1, academia 0.
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Postby DumbJaques » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:15 pm

Technology tournament, or one of the two most important tournaments in womens' curling worldwide?
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Postby grapesmoker » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:30 pm

DumbJaques wrote:Technology tournament, or one of the two most important tournaments in womens' curling worldwide?


both
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Postby No Sollositing On Premise » Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:43 pm

DumbJaques wrote:Eat

DumbJaques wrote:At

DumbJaques wrote:Joe's

Wha' happan'!? I don't think so!
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Postby theMoMA » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:21 pm

A technology tournament would be the ideal venue to try out (Jerry or Weiner)'s idea of eliminating the problem of slow readers in timed formats by piping R's prerecorded dulcet tones over a couple instances of WinAmp.
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