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by t-bar
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 11451

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

The technical innovations that made this tournament possible were fantastic, and Emily deserves huge accolades for them. I was also very impressed by the amount of goodwill and energy to make quizbowl happen that I saw from this event's writers and moderators, as well as the gratitude displayed by t...
by t-bar
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 11451

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th)

meebles127 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:47 pm
Here is the form to signup to participate as a PLAYER in the 2020 Internet Charity Tournament.
Should we be able to select multiple packets on the second page? I don't see how to.

EDIT: Better now!
by t-bar
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13324

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

I think it's fair to say that at any given time, there are perhaps two dozen college-graduate quizbowlers whose educational choices have a large impact on the top bracket of ICT and ACF Nationals. Some of these quizbowlers are currently enrolled in graduate or professional schools and playing on eli...
by t-bar
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Midwest SCT (2/8/20) at Purdue
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: NAQT Midwest SCT (2/8/20) at Purdue

I do have one issue with the tournament format, however, which as I understand it was beyond the host’s control. There were ten teams in the D1 field, and according to the Purdue staff, NAQT had instructed them to run a full round robin guaranteeing only nine games to teams not in the final. Combin...
by t-bar
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 6503

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

I didn't get points for saying "the prologue to Hopscotch" for the bonus part on the Table of Instructions. Was this a moderator error (possibly because of a long or complicated answerline) or was this a genuine omission by the packet? If the latter, I think the answer line should be expanded to in...
by t-bar
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 4974

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

I thought this set was very good, though I noticed two errata that I don't think have been mentioned yet: Bonus 16.3 in packet C is written in a confusing way: [10] Description acceptable. The horses in The Derby at Epsom have this specific, unusual trait, which was only discovered upon comparison w...
by t-bar
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: STAR BOWL (2019 Spring and Summer Side-Event)
Replies: 25
Views: 12147

Re: STAR BOWL (2019 Spring and Summer Side-Event)

Is this still happening at NSC? I understand that Victor is very busy with the real event, but is it possible to delegate organization to someone else?
by t-bar
Thu May 16, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION, an experimental science side event ('18-'19)
Replies: 8
Views: 5585

Re: CANONEXPANSION, an experimental science side event ('18-'19)

Amizda Calyx, in another thread wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 5:00 pm
Are there any plans to run CANONEXPANSION at NSC? I won't be able to make it to HSNCT.
I'd also be interested in this.
by t-bar
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 33950

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

I enjoyed this tournament a lot, though it was a reminder of how difficult it is to lead a team at this difficulty. I don't have an overarching thesis to put forth, but I do want to single out some questions and sets of questions I particularly enjoyed. Some of my favorite questions fell outside of ...
by t-bar
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 55728

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

Steven's proposal is essentially dual to what Dwight and I have done in the past--we start at the bottom and iteratively work up, rather than starting at the top and working down. It's not immediately obvious to me that one method or the other will lead to intuitively "better" or less disruptive res...
by t-bar
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun God New England at Brown
Replies: 9
Views: 7205

Re: Sun God New England at Brown

This tournament ran very well--in particular, it was very well staffed, allowing advanced statistics to be collected without much hassle or delay. I'm glad to see Brown return to the hosting scene after a two-year hiatus!
by t-bar
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Player tossup etiquette
Replies: 23
Views: 13512

Re: Player tossup etiquette

PACE"s rule D11 is similar but slightly stricter and slightly more explicit: 11. If the moderator has begun reading a tossup and has not yet read a verb, or a proper noun, or a word within quotation marks, or a noun or adjective which is a technical term in an academic field, (e.g. "Next tossup. One...
by t-bar
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 10583

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

In general, I thought that topic and clue selection in this set were excellent. Many topics that come up often at ACF Fall feel very well-trod, but I found this set fresh and interesting to read. Players seemed to enjoy the set as well. Other people have mentioned the typos and the dearth of pronunc...
by t-bar
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 19878

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

There's a lot of criticism in this thread, so I want to make a point of saying that I really enjoyed reading this set and thought it was quite good. That said, a couple other errors I noted: -Enrique Peña Nieto was AMLO's predecessor, not successor. (CMU A etc.) -The main carbon atom of an ester is ...
by t-bar
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 20101

Re: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018

Again, I'm not sure what I could have done here (outside of seeding the playoffs differently, which was decided on before the tournament). Can someone from Penn elaborate on what this method for seeding was? I can think of several defensible ways to seed the playoffs, none of which are consistent w...
by t-bar
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats
Replies: 24
Views: 5569

Re: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats

The Midwest, it seems, is the land of generalists. Here are the top 6 players across all sites ranked by their third -best category BPA: 1. Jakob Myers (Michigan State): History 38.979, Other 29.000, Literature 23.896 2. Matthew Lehmann (Chicago): History 24.932, Literature 23.091, Thought 21.955 3....
by t-bar
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats
Replies: 10
Views: 6172

Re: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats

This is awesome! Thanks for putting the work into coming up with this. This is also an interesting statistic to look at on a game-by-game basis, though you have to take the results with a grain of salt. Here are the top 10 games from 2018 ACF Regionals by total BPA : Winner Loser Score Winner BPA Lo...
by t-bar
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20961

Re: Boston Summer Open I

We played FILM and Human Use of Human Beings as shootouts. For FILM , Raynor read all 10 packets at least once over the course of the weekend, with people coming in and out as available. There were superpowers for 20 and powers for 15. Isaac Kirk-Davidoff came out on top; standings were as follows (...
by t-bar
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20961

Re: Boston Summer Open I

Jacob can't come anymore, so Adam Fine, Nitin Rao, and I are looking for a teammate. Lit and arts knowledge especially appreciated, but we're happy to play with anyone. My email is in the sidebar.
by t-bar
Thu May 03, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 17011

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

I'm interested in joining any open team that is looking for a fourth player. When we read a packet from an old ACRONYM in practice I scored the greatest number of points, so I infer that I'm better than Jacob Reed at high school trash.
by t-bar
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago
Replies: 30
Views: 16374

Re: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago

Has the exact DI tournament format been determined?
by t-bar
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT SCT: February 3
Replies: 20
Views: 11317

Re: 2018 NAQT SCT: February 3

Is there any way to make either the D-value table (at https://www.naqt.com/stats/rating-values.jsp) slightly narrower or the scroll window in which it resides slightly wider? In Firefox 58, the rightmost four columns are cut off, notably including the final D-value; this holds regardless of zoom le...
by t-bar
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT SCT: February 3
Replies: 20
Views: 11317

Re: 2018 NAQT SCT: February 3

Is there any way to make either the D-value table (at https://www.naqt.com/stats/rating-values.jsp) slightly narrower or the scroll window in which it resides slightly wider? In Firefox 58, the rightmost four columns are cut off, notably including the final D-value; this holds regardless of zoom le...
by t-bar
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT SCT: February 3
Replies: 20
Views: 11317

Re: 2018 NAQT SCT: February 3

Is there any way to make either the D-value table (at https://www.naqt.com/stats/rating-values.jsp) slightly narrower or the scroll window in which it resides slightly wider? In Firefox 58, the rightmost four columns are cut off, notably including the final D-value; this holds regardless of zoom lev...
by t-bar
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 40671

Re: ACF Nationals qualifiers and registration information

What is the adjustment from raw to final A-value? The raw A-value is determined by using the strength of schedule (SOS) factor to adjust each team's actual points per game. Then, at a particular tournament site, if team A places higher than team B but has a lower A-value, then they are both assigne...
by t-bar
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 17676

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

the answerline is the thing the editors won't have changed.. This is an incorrect assumption. Editors will often rework a submitted question to be on a different answerline that preserves the theme of the question, since, as Will suggests, achieving a consistent difficulty across packets is the ove...
by t-bar
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 12904

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

Also, if anyone could post up the Kubrick tossup, that would be lovely. It was got on the first line when I played it, and I'd be interested to see what the rest of the clues were for it. In one of this director’s films, a Romanian Orthodox Divine Liturgy is played backwards during a scene in which...
by t-bar
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 12904

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

[10] Finally, for the private key one selects an integer d that has this relation to e modulo the totient of n. 3 and 5 have this multiplicative relationship modulo 7. ANSWER: multiplicative inverses Probably a small point here, but shouldn't something along the lines of "the product is congruent t...
by t-bar
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 12904

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

Can I see math bonus whose the last part mentioned something about 3(mod7) and 5(mod7) or similar? I believe the answerline was _inverse_ but I had trouble parsing what was going on. Identify the following steps one takes while encoding a message with the RSA algorithm, for 10 points each. [10] Fir...
by t-bar
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 12904

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

Can I see the tossup on "counting"? I only got to hear the first couple lines (it was during our bye round and was buzzed on quickly). But, I really enjoyed seeing new and original linguistics content come up. also, can I see the tossup on "indices"? The ability to vocalize this action is heavily l...
by t-bar
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 9411

Re: Thanks and General Discussion

That all makes sense and I respect it. However there was a packet called "Michigan A + Berkeley B + MIT A", which led me to believe that our packet was to be used. This packet was built from the one written by what I believe is the "real" Michigan A team (Saul, Austin, and Noah, modulo Kenji) on be...
by t-bar
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 12904

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

Could I see the bonus on lift / angle of attack / camber? I think the wording on the last part made me think it was an angle for some reason. Identify the following terms one might encounter while designing an aircraft that won’t stall mid-flight, for 10 points each. [10] “Stalling” refers to a red...
by t-bar
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 12904

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

Can I see the tossup on characteristics? I'd like to see if characteristic functions came up and I just forgot those existed. Seeing the tossup on "price discrimination" would be cool too. I want to look up the papers that were mentioned early in that tossup that made me neg with something stupid. ...
by t-bar
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 12904

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

Could I see the quantum computing bonus? I was glad to see both the adiabatic algorithm and quantum annealing come up, but it seemed a little hard to figure out exactly what the last part was looking for. I really like the physics on the whole, this is just a minor quibble. Identify the following a...
by t-bar
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 12904

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

Could I see the tossup on Al-Ghazali? I’m curious as to where the first sentence is from. A work by this thinker describes the trust in one’s legal advocate, the trust of a child in their mother, and the trust of a corpse in its washer as the three stages of trust in God. This thinker ended another...
by t-bar
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 12904

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

Can I see the tossup on freezing? The cryo-EM clue was a little confusing but the rest of the clues seemed to be fine. Also interested in seeing the bonus on perfect numbers, because I thought I heard the word "perfect" in the question. This process occurs along either a horizontal or vertical grad...
by t-bar
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 9411

Re: Thanks and General Discussion

I'm sorry to be that guy but I was wondering when the final A-values and compiled OphirStats will be up. Selfishly, we want to know if we will be able to take a look at those results before SCT. Final A-values will be released as soon as possible after the British Regionals site, which is next week...
by t-bar
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 65908

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

Someone help me out here. Our team appears in the rankings at #37, but I can't figure out which tournament qualified us. The ones I've checked so far don't give us that aPPB, but I can't for the life of me unearth ACF Fall @ NIU. It doesn't seem to be in the database. It looks like the stats were p...
by t-bar
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 27693

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

Is there a date set for the NYU site?
by t-bar
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)
Replies: 43
Views: 39764

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)

The main reason I'd recommend submitting longer tossups is because editors are liable to cut and/or alter clues - so if you give us more to work with, we're more likely to keep your clues. Keep it reasonable, of course - there's probably not a real need to spend the effort writing tons of of ten-li...
by t-bar
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 165
Views: 98500

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

1) Server-side caching stats. When someone initially wants some stats for a tournament, the server will do the calculation and save it somewhere. When someone comes along 15-30 seconds later and asks for the same stats calculation, we'll give them the previously calculated result. This will prevent...
by t-bar
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 at Stanford, 11/4
Replies: 2
Views: 2448

Re: ACF Fall 2017 at Stanford, 11/4

I see that the posted results, labeled "Round Robin," have Berkeley A leading the field by two games. Were there any more games played after this?
by t-bar
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 @ Georgia Tech (11/5/17)
Replies: 7
Views: 3434

Re: ACF Fall 2017 @ Georgia Tech (11/5/17)

Thanks for posting results, Justin. If you get a chance, can you post a combined stats file? Thanks!
by t-bar
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)
Replies: 18
Views: 9164

Re: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)

Should we be expecting an SQBS report at some point? I know we have the scoresheets in the subforum, but many of the results that are easy to read off of SQBS reports are harder to extract from the raw data or Ophir's summary sheets.
by t-bar
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 7614

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

I enjoyed this set a lot, and I heard multiple interesting and rewarding questions in pretty much all the categories I know anything about. I may have more comments later, but I want to point out two things that affected gameplay for us, and should probably be tweaked for the few future mirrors. 1. ...
by t-bar
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Flashcard Resources
Replies: 22
Views: 12701

Re: Flashcard Resources

I got the same problem a while ago and used some online service to convert .json to .csv, like https://konklone.io/json/ or anything else. It could be a problem with the original Anki add on. But the csv should work That's exactly what I do now to create Anki decks. Alright I'm just straight up bad...
by t-bar
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2018: seeking host bids
Replies: 2
Views: 2109

Re: ACF Nationals 2018: seeking host bids

As a reminder, if you're planning to submit a bid, please get it in by next Tuesday!
by t-bar
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Starting to Write Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 8102

Re: Starting to Write Questions

Welcome to college quizbowl! If you haven't already, you should get in contact with Susan Ferrari ( Susan on these forums), who played quizbowl at the University of Chicago and now works at Grinnell. She has tons of experience with all aspects of quizbowl, including but certainly not limited to ques...
by t-bar
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Nationals?
Replies: 2
Views: 2286

Re: Nationals?

ACF Nationals will be on the weekend of April 21-22, 2018. We are actively seeking host bids: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =8&t=20511. If your school wants to host ACF Nationals, let us know!
by t-bar
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2018: seeking host bids
Replies: 2
Views: 2109

ACF Nationals 2018: seeking host bids

Hello all! ACF is currently seeking a host site for ACF Nationals, to be held on the weekend of April 21-22, 2018. (We apologize for the delay in getting this solicitation posted.) You can bid to host ACF Nationals using this form . We are looking to receive as many bids as possible from many differ...