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by settlej
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Schedule Generator
Replies: 9
Views: 3612

Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

This tool was very helpful for ACF Fall! Thank you for creating it.
by settlej
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)

Thank you to everyone who came out to ACF Fall! An additional thanks to our staffers who ensured everything ran smoothly: Alex Shaw, Tracy Mirkin, Cody Johansen, Peter Torres, and Taylor Harvey. Florida A cleared the field to win the Overall and Undergraduate titles, with UCF B coming in second for ...
by settlej
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)

Stats will be updated here
by settlej
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)

A variant of this has gone out to all teams, but posting here for reference. Please note the location is not Matherly or Little like normal. LOCATION: We will host the tournament in the Classroom Building 105, located at 105 NW 16th St, Gainesville, FL 32603. I have attached an image of a parking lo...
by settlej
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: CO Reject Readings
Replies: 1
Views: 4048

Re: CO Reject Readings

I finally got around to looking through the CO packet and putting together my team's rejects. I'll read them tomorrow night at 10PM EDT on Discord.

Edit: packet
by settlej
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia: August 10, 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia: August 10, 2019

Thanks for hosting this! As always, it was a great start to the quizbowl year in Florida.

However, I'm mostly posting to let you know that the stats link on the db is messed up.
by settlej
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Practices for Running a Discord Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 6615

Re: Best Practices for Running a Discord Tournament

This is a great guide. Having recently been a mod for the FST Discord mirror (that Mike played) there are definitely things in this post we should have done to improve the player experience. Everyone who hosts an online tournament should re-read this a week or two before the mirror date. During the ...
by settlej
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 5163

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

One more thing - given the planned festivities for the night after CO, I've been thinking of starting this event later than normal CO Sunday fare. Would people be amenable to starting at 10 AM sharp? I don't expect it to last more than 3 hours, since there are reasonable length caps and no bonuses....
by settlej
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: PROTEINBOWL 2
Replies: 2
Views: 3771

Re: PROTEINBOWL 2

Could you post the packet please?
by settlej
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 52
Views: 29283

Re: Players Choice Awards

nycaqb1999 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:30 pm
I think Victor was waiting for FST to become clear, and seeing as how the last mirror happened this weekend, it should be soon
Idk if he wants to keep waiting, but there is technically one more mirror
by settlej
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 2401

Re: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19

Hi everyone! Thanks again for tuning into the Discord mirror of FST.

If you wanna give some feedback, you can request access to our private discussion forum by clicking User Control Panel (under your username in the top right corner) => Usergroups => 2019 Florida Spring discussion.
by settlej
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Legendre polynomials have this property since the inner product of two of them is proportional to a Kronecker delta function. Vectors must be linearly independent if they mutually have this property. The Gram-Schmidt process finds vectors that have this property, possibly (*) normalized. Two vector...
by settlej
Fri May 31, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SuMO V: Fish Sticks Rising
Replies: 1
Views: 1247

Re: SuMO V: Fish Sticks Rising

What is the distribution for the set?

Also, can you make a Google sheet for free agents? I'd like to play this, but I don't really know who is coming. I don't mind playing solo if I have to, but I'd like to find someone to team up with.
by settlej
Tue May 28, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 5329

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

This set had some of the most delightful science questions in recent memory. It has some issues, but it's a good set and I'd strongly recommend playing other mirrors.
Special thank you to the readers who stayed up late reading for us!
by settlej
Fri May 10, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: No Banter Please @ MSNCT Saturday Night (5/11/19)
Replies: 11
Views: 4724

Re: No Banter Please @ MSNCT Saturday Night (5/11/19)

I'm interested as well as my Florida Friendos, Taylor Harvey and Jacob Murphy
by settlej
Thu May 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]
Replies: 29
Views: 9697

Re: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]

Will this set be available this summer by chance?
by settlej
Fri May 03, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Florida A Nats Submission
Replies: 3
Views: 3804

Re: Florida A Nats Submission

This happened. Here's the packet if anyone wants to study from rejected Nats questions.
by settlej
Fri May 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 8004

Re: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll

His PIANO stats indicate he still has some work to do at the higher difficulties, but Jesse is a solid generalist This is fair, but keep in mind that at PIANO Jesse was on a team with me and Sean Platzer (history/classics) and Ian Mackenzie (art/art history), so the shadow was strongly in effect fo...
by settlej
Thu May 02, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Florida A Nats Submission
Replies: 3
Views: 3804

Florida A Nats Submission

Sorry for the delay, the end of the semester hit and my life has kinda sucked. However, I'm gonna finally read Florida A's rejected Nats questions in the Quizbowl Discord on Friday night (5/3) around 10PM EST. Unless people have something better to do I guess, in which case I'm flexible.
by settlej
Thu May 02, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 8004

Re: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll

I will provide some commentary with my votes; apologies if the commentaries are longer on the UF people, but I see them like five times a week so I have more to blabber about. 1. Taylor Harvey You already heard what I had to say about Taylor. He's number one on this poll. 2. Tracy Mirkin Tracy's def...
by settlej
Thu May 02, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 8004

Re: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll

Just wanted to clarify-most of the Auburn players are eligible, while the Georgia people to my knowledge are not. I recognize that this distinction may be somewhat arbitrary. I used the Canadian eligibility criterion of playing two regular difficulty tournaments or harder that were attended by Flor...
by settlej
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 33697

Re: Player Poll 2019

When are ballots due by?
by settlej
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 15638

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format

I think you're confusing head to head with playing off the tie. "Head to head" is simply just counting how the two teams played each other in their previous match up, so if Illinois finished 6-1 and Michigan State finished 6-1, then you would break the tie by who beat who. Playing off the tie has t...
by settlej
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 15638

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format

What is the rationale between not using head-to-head as a tiebreaker? Doing so double-counts the game in question. For a longer discussion, refer to this post . I'm confused about this then. The decision to not play off tiebreakers was based on time constraints, but those threads establish the idea...
by settlej
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 30844

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

As one of the people who initially thought Rust wasn't worth asking about (I had only looked at it because I applied to Mozilla), I will say that I changed my mind. It has won stackoverflow's favorite language or something like 2 or 3 consecutive years in a row, so it seems like a question that is a...
by settlej
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 15638

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

I know that Matt Weiner, among others, has in the past advocated breaking out Nats into "divisions." As a stopgap, would it be unreasonable to do that even without using two different question sets? (After all, the lowest-placing teams often come to test their mettle against the toughest questions....
by settlej
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 15638

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

Could something be done to make editing submissions less taxing? For example, should citations be required so that fact checking is easier? Should teams receive more specific instructions for submission (I'm thinking of stuff like "submit 1/1 with 1 methodological-focused and 1 linguistics" instead...
by settlej
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 15638

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

Also, I think rounds ended at around 8/8:30PM on Saturday, while the e-mailed schedule allocated time until 10PM for games. Ending early was nice, but this leads me to believe that there was time to play off tiebreakers. (Please correct me if I got any of the times wrong, as that would definitely c...
by settlej
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 15638

ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format

[This thread has been split from the discussion on question content, which you can find here . -Mods] I very much enjoyed this set and its approach to the sciences. There was a good amount of creativity (electrides and atmospheric entry come to mind immediately, but there is other stuff I am forget...
by settlej
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 5329

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

Looking for teammates for this, particularly if you know bio and (organic) chem. But if we overlap that's fine, I'm mainly looking to have a fun time!
by settlej
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 52736

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

Mnemosyne wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:57 pm
What is the planned time for the lunch break? Last year I think "lunch" was at 2:30 or 3pm? If it will be at the same time, I think it should be announced so we can pack actual meals to eat between rounds instead of just snacks.
The e-mail has lunch from 1 to 2 PM
by settlej
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 6527

Re: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)

A private forum has been created for FST, so please request access by clicking User Control Panel (under your username in the top right corner) => Usergroups => 2019 Florida Spring discussion. I hope you enjoyed the set! We would appreciate your feedback.
by settlej
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Georgia Tech (3/30/19)
Replies: 10
Views: 3693

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Georgia Tech (3/30/19)

Thanks to Georgia Tech for hosting this! It was run really well. We finished pretty quickly even though we were late (sorry about that, we got in later than expected the night before). Special thanks to the two readers who stayed late to read guerilla history!
by settlej
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 31987

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

So when writing our packets are we free to incorporate things traditionally asked as myth in the literature distribution?
by settlej
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: VCU Spring FST Mirror (Richmond, VA – 3/23/19)
Replies: 3
Views: 1909

Re: VCU Spring FST Mirror (Richmond, VA – 3/23/19)

A private forum has been created for FST, so please request access by clicking User Control Panel (under your username in the top right corner) => Usergroups => 2019 Florida Spring discussion. We would appreciate your feedback!
by settlej
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FST @ Carleton University (2019-03-23)
Replies: 3
Views: 1745

Re: FST @ Carleton University (2019-03-23)

A private forum has been created for FST, so please request access by clicking User Control Panel (under your username in the top right corner) => Usergroups => 2019 Florida Spring discussion. We would appreciate your feedback!
by settlej
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FST @ University of Florida (3/23/19, Main Site)
Replies: 2
Views: 1561

Re: FST @ University of Florida (3/23/19, Main Site)

A private forum has been created for FST, so please request access by clicking User Control Panel (under your username in the top right corner) => Usergroups => 2019 Florida Spring discussion. We would appreciate your feedback!
by settlej
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 8840

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

We'll be playtesting physics this Friday (3/15) starting at 6pm EST if anyone who is not in the server would like to join.
by settlej
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 8840

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

As the editing is being finished up for the set, we would love to playtest it on some of y'all! :party: If you would like to play some quiz and give helpful feedback to the editing crew, please DM me or one of the other editors on the forums and we will give you the invite link to the FST Playtestin...
by settlej
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Grad Students and DII
Replies: 2
Views: 2034

Re: Grad Students and DII

EDIT: Apparently, I'm wrong and grad students can be considered DII. I agree with this for NAQT, since NAQT only bases DII off of SCT/ICT performance. But looking at the ACF website, the rule is: For collegiate tournaments that recognize high-finishing teams and/or individuals of “Division II” stat...
by settlej
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 52736

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

Aaron's Rod wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:10 pm
You can book by clicking here. Or, to make reservations over the phone, call 215-387-1400 and ask for the ACF Nationals Attendee Block.
The trailing slash in the url takes you to the general reservations page instead of the event-specific one. Here is the link without it.
by settlej
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Common Links Across Scientific Disciplines
Replies: 3
Views: 4674

Common Links Across Scientific Disciplines

I've been wondering about writing questions that cross unrelated sciences. The idea being that a term is more obscure in one domain but more well known in others. Here are some sample questions to demonstrate what I mean: The intent of a design pattern named for one of these structures is to decoupl...
by settlej
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 4995

Re: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl

I've been watching a lot of science youtube as well. Are there any channels you recommend? 3Blue1Brown is really great. The animations are nice visuals to help you cement knowledge and give you a intuitive understanding even if you don't wanna read a formal math book/Wikipedia page. minutephysics i...
by settlej
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 4995

Re: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl

I'm currently looking for good science podcasts and was wondering if anyone else listened to educational podcasts. What podcasts do you find most useful and rewarding? The Nature podcast is the best science podcast I found. It is good for news and staying up to date with pop science stuff, but don'...
by settlej
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)
Replies: 27
Views: 16696

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)

I'll be staying at Florida and doing sciency things for a little while longer as I work towards a Master's in Computer Science.
by settlej
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The end of the match
Replies: 26
Views: 10784

Re: The end of the match

Right now, when teams shake hands at the end of quizbowl games, it is mostly a shitshow where people are throwing their hands into a massive disorganized pile-on of players. This reeks of quizbowl. It would be better if teams stayed in the order they were sitting, faced each other, stood in lines, ...
by settlej
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2018 General Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 1900

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2018 General Discussion

The teams commented that there were a lot of repeats in answerlines. Lincoln, Mexico, Japan and China were some of the answers used a few times, and lobster seemed strangely popular (although I think that there was only one answerline with it, but it was in at least two questions as a clue). (I thi...
by settlej
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 4348

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018

A private discussion forum has been created for this set, called "2018 FST Discussion".
by settlej
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mons Mathstrosity at HSNCT (CANCELLED)
Replies: 3
Views: 2237

Re: Mons Mathstrosity at HSNCT

Alex Shaw and I are excited to be playing this! We'll be writing a packet as well. Hopefully, we get a full packet done, but I promise at least a half packet.