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by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)
Replies: 19
Views: 6861

Re: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)

Mnemosyne wrote:I maintain my vote for CO Visual Art.
I would be up for this myself.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)
Replies: 19
Views: 6861

Re: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)

NickCahlfs wrote:Do you need readers? I'm sure some of the Tulane people would staff
Readers are great and always appreciated! So yeah that would be fabulous. It would also make potential field expansion closer to being possible. I'm still looking into a better facility for the event(s).
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to become a good theoretical math player?
Replies: 29
Views: 10072

Re: How to become a good theoretical math player?

Do the people who actually study math in here have a book recommendation(s) for discrete math? I used Kenneth Rosen's for a survey level "discrete math for computer scientists" course and thought it was pretty good, but I'm interested in hearing about alternatives, as well as individual books for g...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to become a good theoretical math player?
Replies: 29
Views: 10072

Re: How to become a good theoretical math player?

Also, at the risk of rebuke, Wikipedia has been pretty good for getting me math points. I'll second this - most of their articles are written by folks with reasonable expertise in the field. They tend to be very thorough, so reading some of these articles without a certain level of technical expert...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to become a good theoretical math player?
Replies: 29
Views: 10072

Re: How to become a good theoretical math player?

I have a few math text suggestions - if you want to learn math for quizbowl purposes and you want it to stick you will have to understand the context of the material, so you will want to have textbooks which feature nice examples as well. Here, I give a reasonable way to get to the point where you c...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to become a good theoretical math player?
Replies: 29
Views: 10072

Re: How to become a good theoretical math player?

Math is basically learned by doing problems. If you don't apply theorems and ideas to other problems the stuff tends not to stick. With that being said if I were a novice again I would take a few of the classes suggested already but to be quite honest it takes years for theoretical math to become a ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)
Replies: 19
Views: 6861

Re: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)

The answer to the question of whether or not we will be playing anything on Sunday should be answered here, as well. Do you guys have any requests as far as side events are concerned? PLAYERS, YOU SHOULD REQUEST THINGS HERE I NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO PLAY :party: EDIT: We Have Never Been Modern...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)
Replies: 19
Views: 6861

Re: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)

Inifinite Jest wrote:I would like to play this.
Excellent!
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)
Replies: 19
Views: 6861

Re: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)

To confirm, Tulane's bringing myself, Alec Stewart, Cara Zajac, Rissa Hall (?), and maybe a few others depending on who is around. We'd rather play as a team (or two depending on our tbd final count) but will adapt if a draft occurs Well I'll help you out! A draft won't occur. :) I *think* we can h...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)
Replies: 19
Views: 6861

Re: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)

Field (4):
Jake Sundberg, Thomas Credeur, Dominic Lloyd [Nopon Intended]
Tulane
Nick Collins, Alex Gras, Jeb Houston, and special guest Caleb Kendrick
Amol Patil, Andy Huff, William Golden, Ujwal Punyamurtula [State of Texas B]

*field updated as of 8/13/2015
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)
Replies: 19
Views: 6861

VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)

Greetings! The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Club for Academic Competition is pleased to announce its mirror of VCU Open. This mirror will take place on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Moody Hall on the UL Lafayette campus. This shall serve as Louisiana Open II: The Archdemon's Humble Request fo...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 47697

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

I may be willing to make some contributions to one of these tournaments. As several of you learned this weekend, I haven't played that many games, but I know the ones I've played very, very well. Oh trust me, I know how this is. It's super hard to remember all the details of all the games you have ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 47697

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

This tournament was probably your only opportunity to convert a wide swath of great memories into quizbowl points! This is probably not true! Given the amount of money I spent on study materials for this tournament this year alone, I have way more than enough ammunition to write my own tournament (...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Discussion of pronunciation guides
Replies: 30
Views: 13911

Re: Discussion of pronunciation guides

I believe there were a couple of PGs that were rather lengthy and took up a major portion of two lines. This didn't just mess up cadence - I had to stop for at least half a second to try to locate the next word in the sentence. When moderating a major tournament such as this one I try to do my best ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 47697

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

Auks Ran Ova wrote:
Black Miao wrote:Stats are here
We didn't lose to Laferbrook, we beat them.

EDIT: Or Ike lied, I guess!
Fix this, you licentious howlers!
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun May 31, 2015 2:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 47697

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

To steal the thundaga of the writers:

Congratulations to Dylan and Tejas for going X-1 to win, surviving an epic match against Aaron and I to avoid a four-way tie. I'm pretty sure Jason and Rama as well as Laferbrook finished X-2, and we finished X-3. Dylan and Jason scored a lot of points.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue May 26, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: (Re)Starting a team at the University of South Alabama
Replies: 16
Views: 12529

Re: (Re)Starting a team at the University of South Alabama

Since I'm new to the collegiate circuit, could someone give me an idea of what tournaments are around this area, approximately when they are, which ones are packet subs, and roughly how much each one costs? ACF Fall and Regionals are always packet submission tournaments. Fall is typically held on t...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri May 22, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: (Re)Starting a team at the University of South Alabama
Replies: 16
Views: 12529

Re: (Re)Starting a team at the University of South Alabama

You're only required to submit packets to ACF or packet sub events if a member of your team played their first college tournament >2 years ago (school year-wise). i.e. if no one on your team for 2015-16 played a college tournament before September 1, 2014, you won't have to submit any packets. That...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon May 18, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: (Re)Starting a team at the University of South Alabama
Replies: 16
Views: 12529

Re: (Re)Starting a team at the University of South Alabama

You aren't terribly far from many places that usually host college tournaments. UL Lafayette will try to host 2-3 more tournaments next year (shameless plug), including MUT as it seems to be becoming a tradition for us to do so. Alabama isn't too far - the number of college tournaments they host has...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed May 13, 2015 4:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15
Replies: 39
Views: 21327

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15

I will be attending the University of Louisiana - Monroe in the fall, which means that either A) I'm done with quizbowl or B) I'll start a team (probably not as a freshman) or C) Maybe do something with UL-Lafayette (unlikely) If anyone here is at ULM, get in contact with me, because quizbowl was f...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon May 11, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Subject Rankings Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 9794

Re: Subject Rankings Thread

Also, Jake Sundberg is BOSS at Math and some science (Lederberg Champeen), so he should be on that list. I haven't really studied science for quizbowl purposes in like two years. As a result my science abilities have diminished a bit in my favourite areas but way more in chemistry and biology, whic...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri May 08, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Subject Rankings Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 9794

Re: Subject Rankings Thread

Stefanie Schoeneman is from Alabama, which has apparently seen fit to overlook Neil Young's epic diss track and resume diplomatic relations with us Alabama and Canada are on good terms and have been since DRAGOON. We received your contingency with open arms and wish for additional folks to return t...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu May 07, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Subject Rankings Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 9794

Re: Subject Rankings Thread

If my memory is serving me correctly, Jordan Palmer is an excellent history player.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat May 02, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 302166

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Kilroy Was Here wrote:
The Herb wrote:Hey, I have a packet of Zelda tossups if anyone wants to hear them. I have a lot more answer-lines, so if people are interested I could expand it to ~70 questions.
Yes yes oh god yes
Yes please.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat May 02, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Final: An Attempt at a QB Microhistory
Replies: 19
Views: 24791

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Final: An Attempt at a QB Microhistor

Black Miao wrote:Can you win the REAL ACFNATIONALS though?
Imposhibibble! Imposhibibble!
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 47697

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

adosreme wrote:If your field still allows for signups, Arjun Sondhi would like to play this while I sit beside him and wait for clues about Final Fantasy VI and Dragon Warrior IV
This reminds me that I need to play Dragon Warrior IV before the tournament. I knew I was missing something :)
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:22 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Being a Good Scorekeeper
Replies: 13
Views: 6021

Re: Being a Good Scorekeeper

While somewhat tangentially related, I feel this point is relevant to improving overall scorekeeping throughout an event. If you are a tournament director, I think it's optimal to find out how many people are comfortable staffing a room solo. If your moderators are competent in both reading and keep...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Postseason Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 10337

Re: Postseason Poll

Why vote for any of the Texas teams when you can just toss my team your 25th place vote as a retirement gift? Sounds like a better plan to me!
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Postseason Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 10337

Re: Postseason Poll

Holla! wrote:Be sure not to vote for "Milwaukee" when you really mean "Marquette".
Jimmy Butler would not approve of you if you did so.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 18822

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Windows ME wrote:
Windows ME wrote: PENN
Saajid scores fifty /
Just like Jordan in his prime /
Called it.
Is it safe to assume Auroni was driving a car en route to his 99 ppg prelim performance?
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana NAQT State Championship at UL Lafayette [4/18/15]
Replies: 3
Views: 4033

Re: Louisiana NAQT State Championship at UL Lafayette [4/18/

Congratulations to Jesuit A for winning the NAQT Louisiana State Championship, clearing the field at 10-0. Episcopal School of Acadiana A finished in second at 8-2 while Baton Rouge Magnet finishes 6-4 to take third. Stats forthcoming. Prelims: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2981/stats/pre...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 18822

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

It appears that I forgot to offer my predictions for this year. I'll take UVA I guess.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Ryan Leaf Memorial Tournament (An NFL trash event)
Replies: 40
Views: 17939

Re: The Ryan Leaf Memorial Tournament (An NFL trash event)

MLafer wrote:I will play this at HSNCT as long as it doesn't conflict with ACFNATIONALS.
yes plz
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT@ Louisiana, 11 April
Replies: 2
Views: 2209

Re: MUT@ Louisiana, 11 April

LA Tech wins the first leg of an advantaged final to win the tournament. Congratulations to them. Thanks to everyone who came out! Final stats can be found below.

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... %2B_final/
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science Side Event 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 7169

Re: Science Side Event 2015

looking for a Hinesless online mirror Why not invite him to play an online mirror of the set? I'm interested to see what new things he has learned to try to get 41 more powers. this sounds interesting. In fact, I think Joe Su is wrong and the field SHOULD have hines so we can see his growth as the ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science Side Event 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 7169

Re: Science Side Event 2015

1.) I can write non biology/chemistry things for this. I have a lot of free time this summer so I think contributing some questions to this set is a fine idea. 2.) I think Lederberg ran rather well, imitating it is probably a good idea. 3.) I can help with math/CS/physics, but the scope of my CS kno...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 18822

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Muriel Axon wrote:Well, it will be really impressive if you get points without being there!
His absence just ensures that his teammate will neg 50 questions, that's all!
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta
Replies: 73
Views: 36239

Re: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta

Given the flavor of the names, I'm presuming, contrary to popular belief, that the Conway bracket is named for noted complex analysis textbook author John B. Conway and not Game of Life creator John H. Conway. I don't think John H. Conway has ever written an analysis text. If I ruined some side bet ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 9720

Re: ICT Predictions

United Airlines not :capybara:ing up some of our flights worse than they are right now (9001-1) At least one of our players get stranded overnight Friday in one of Dulles, Newark, or O'Hare (1-1) :sad: Note to NAQT personnel: The correct people have been notified of our crisis. I don't think these ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 9720

Re: ICT Predictions

Alabama's D2 team is actually Jonathan Thompson playing solo in his record fourth D2 ICT after extorting a loophole which deems him D2 eligible. (10-1)
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 9720

Re: ICT Predictions

Mewto55555 wrote: Jake Sundberg unretires, makes appearance at ICT (25-1)
I mean if there's some team out there that won't be able to make it, speak up now so we can make this a reality!

Quick predictions:
1. Chicago
2. Virginia
3. Penn
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 47697

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

Hello friends, Some people assumed that this tournament was happening at the ICT, due to my first post. That's not true, it is being played at the HSNCT! Hopefully that causes no inconveniences, but I look forward to seeing you all there. PS - There is now an audio packet of questions as well. It's...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting
Replies: 68
Views: 25369

Re: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting

I'm not some sort of expert history player, Schindler. I just made a misstep in the heat of the game because I was antiprompted on a similar clue that came up in the question in a previous tournament. (While I'm at it, do you want your $5? :party:)
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Praise Song Part II
Replies: 23
Views: 20118

Re: Praise Song Part II

Matt Weiner insisted to me that the Yale team couldn't possibly be a national contender, because no freshman had ever made a major impact on scoring on a national championship team before, even among those who did well enough to lead their team in scoring at lower difficulties. As he often did, he ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 STIMPY: General Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: General Discussion

From the perspective of a team who normally just breaks 10 PPB, I thought the bonuses for this set rocked. I felt like the 10s and 20s were significantly easier than the other tournaments from this year. I don't have much to say about the hard parts though, for obvious reasons. Personally I thought...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting
Replies: 68
Views: 25369

Re: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting

I agreed with you basically the entire time you were complaining . I fuck up literally once in a blue moon on these things (I mean shit happens?) and tend to try to play devil's advocate if at all possible against my own team when they do happen. Sorry to see that you are so salty about me agreeing ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting
Replies: 68
Views: 25369

Re: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting

I didn't fully read every megapost in this thread, but I've been encouraged to relate the following incident that happened this past weekend and is relevant to the protesting on semi-right/wrong answers situation. *my bolding for emphasis that added commentary is there, nothing more and nothing les...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY @ Louisiana Tech (3/14/15)
Replies: 3
Views: 2563

Re: STIMPY @ Louisiana Tech (3/14/15)

I need to pay you. Remind me before the end of the day.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/2015)
Replies: 75
Views: 36384

Re: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/20

Round 3's score between Benji and Jonathan/Alejandro seems a bit low - perhaps this is the right score but it seems really low compared to the others.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/2015)
Replies: 75
Views: 36384

Re: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/20

Stats are complete and can be viewed here. I missed round 4 after tossup 13, round 5 and round 6 until tossup 17 (I had to take a friend back home to St. Louis, because the weather yesterday got pretty bad). EDIT: I see Rama ninja'd me, but I figure specifics on what rounds I missed would be helpfu...