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by ezubaric
Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2005 NAQT ICT Results
Replies: 46
Views: 30279

I'm looking at the stats, and it looks like one prelim bracket might have had Chicago A (2), Stanford (4t), VCU (9), and Princeton (10)? Is that accurate? That's an awful prelim bracket. It was a rough prelim bracket (technically, VCU and Princeton were tied for 9th); Stanford, VCU, and Princeton w...
by ezubaric
Wed Apr 06, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: ACF Nationals aftermath/discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 60668

But S-matrix is too hard? I must be getting too out of touch; do people not learn what an S-matrix is in quantum mechanics courses? It's been three years since I took quantum, and I couldn't associate S-matrix with any concept I remembered upon reading this post. When I looked on page 66 of Griffit...
by ezubaric
Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nats Results
Replies: 14
Views: 7982

Caltech A was D2, but Caltech B was not (since it had two grad students).
by ezubaric
Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 77699

To further add to the litany of contact requests, how do I get in touch with the Caltech quizbowl people? As Dwight said, [email protected].edu will get to the responsible parties. They're on spring break right now, so they might be distracted. As for practices, I know that they currently practice o...
by ezubaric
Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Predictions
Replies: 12
Views: 8338

For the sake of completeness ...

As far as I know, both Caltech teams will be D2 (unless Eric Margelefsky went to nationals while at Cornell, which a Googling doesn't support), and one team will be UG. According to Parag's last e-mail, the people going are:

Parag
Eric
Irene
Grace
Ilya
Jim
Cecilia
Xiao
by ezubaric
Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:16 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: ACF Regionals Commentary
Replies: 51
Views: 55806

My favorite question of the day (even though I screwed it up and inverted the names) was the question on Wallace Shawn. It was interesting, taught me something new, and was well written.
by ezubaric
Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT predictions
Replies: 14
Views: 8396

This might be the product of getting squashed by Berkeley for four years, but I think that they are being seriously underranked. A team of Jeff, David, Jerry, and either Paul or Brendan would be a serious contender for the top spot. I suppose it all comes down to rosters, but I would be very shocked...
by ezubaric
Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The essential CBI & ACF & NAQT
Replies: 14
Views: 7610

That was from the 2002 or 2003 Technophobia, I think, and was also question #22 or so in a theme pack where all the tossups consisted of the events listed in that tossup. Yeah that was one of Jon Pennington's infamous theme packets. People seemed to like it enough, though. It won the best packet aw...
by ezubaric
Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: SCT commentary
Replies: 67
Views: 71051

(Mid-Atlantic) SCT

but one bonus in particluar was dreadful Do you mean the cigar quotes? That was certainly a Div I question. I'd say that that was easily the worst question of the day. I felt that Maryland did an admirable job with organization given the number of teams. Despite the initial delays, that we got out ...
by ezubaric
Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Yale BoB quick results
Replies: 1
Views: 1993

Yeah, forgot about the mirror. Mea Culpa.
by ezubaric
Mon Dec 06, 2004 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Yale BoB quick results
Replies: 1
Views: 1993

Yale BoB quick results

Here's what I remember after a 12-team round robin: 1. Harvard (10-1) 2. Columbia (9-2) 3. Princeton (8-3) [Head to head over Rutgers] 4. Rutgers NB (8-3) The top scorer was Jason Keller of Rutgers. I thought the questions were, overall, quite good. The distribution was a little uneven (three physic...
by ezubaric
Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer Fright
Replies: 12
Views: 7076

I'll describe one thing that we did at Caltech (credit where credit is due ... this was Oz's idea). We would read intramurals, NAQT IS, and SCT D2 (in that order over a series of weeks) to our new frosh and give each of our practice teams a neg-free buzz (and only one) if they buzzed in the "po...
by ezubaric
Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Technophobia Update
Replies: 3
Views: 3124

plujan wrote:Parag claimed to not have a packet on hand
For the record, two finals packets did exist ... I guess there was moderator error earlier in the day or apathy in printing.
by ezubaric
Tue Nov 16, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Wikipedia
Replies: 6
Views: 4393

I think that it's wrong to absolutely condemn Wikipedia as a reference source. Because it's easy to Google, it's often easy to use for getting the gist of what a topic is about, and searching in other languages using Google (i.e. sartre site:fr.wikipedia.org) is a good way to get alternate titles fo...
by ezubaric
Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Technophobia Update
Replies: 3
Views: 3124

So I'm hoping that this went out in an e-mail to everyone who was there, but the results of Technophobia IX have been posted on the Caltech QB webpage. http://quizbowl.caltech.edu/T9_standings.html These results don't include the outcome of the final (I'm assuming there was one, since Berkeley Jerry...
by ezubaric
Mon Oct 18, 2004 9:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Brief Cornell Results
Replies: 10
Views: 6399

Re: Brief Cornell Results

At what point during the day was it announced that only the results of the playoffs would determine the final standings? This was announced during the distribution of the schedules in the morning. It was announced that 1) prelim records would be thrown out 2) a final would only be played if the pla...
by ezubaric
Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH West Regionals
Replies: 0
Views: 1652

TRASH West Regionals

The person in charge of this at Caltech is too lazy to post here, so I just thought that I'd remind teams that TRASH regionals at Caltech is still accepting registrations (and will be for two more weeks) but it would help them to know who is planning to come. Full details are here: http://quizbowl.c...
by ezubaric
Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Technophobia Reminder
Replies: 5
Views: 3834

Hello, The deadline for teams to ask to not submit a packet for Technophobia is October 6 (as well as the last "early" deadline for Jerome and old-fashioned e-mail submission). To the teams that plan on coming and haven't submitted a packet (the deadline is Oct. 13, plus five dollars a day...
by ezubaric
Mon Sep 20, 2004 7:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Technophobia Reminder
Replies: 5
Views: 3834

When trying to access the Jerome page Can you be more specific about the error? What link did you click on, and what URL where you on? Were you logged in or not? I just tested the "Submit" page yesterday, and didn't have any problems. This, of course, means nothing, but rules out obvious ...
by ezubaric
Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Technophobia IX
Replies: 0
Views: 2044

Announcement: Technophobia IX

An announcement for Technophobia IX (November 6, 2004) is now on the Caltech Quiz Bowl webpage:

http://quizbowl.caltech.edu/T9.html

It's going to be the same weekend as TRASH regionals (to be held on Sunday) ... more details on that later.
by ezubaric
Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Best West Coast Tournament
Replies: 0
Views: 2266

Best West Coast Tournament

Have I forgotten any? I'm not including tournaments that didn't use their own questions (i.e. mirrors and central source tournaments).
by ezubaric
Thu Jul 29, 2004 5:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Best team in the nation?
Replies: 18
Views: 12168

I forgot: Princeton is getting Jordan Boyd-Graber. I don't know if he's going to play, but if he does, he might really help--he's quite good on science, and that's something Princeton's been lacking for a while. Well, delusional statements about my ability aside, I do intend to keep playing. Edit: ...
by ezubaric
Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seniors, what colleges have you applied to, or attending?
Replies: 84
Views: 59057

Wesley Matthews was the leader of that team both administratively and on the buzzer; however, they did have other players, so there may be some veterans hanging around who will help get something started. The last time Oxy had a team that competed was my frosh year, and so anyone there with Wesley ...
by ezubaric
Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 72153

As for the person who said about Stanford Labe, I couldn't find an explicit NAQT policy about this, but a strength of schedule measurement would flush those out (which I haven't done, but Jason worked on). I don't see how it would; Jason's proposed SoS measurement would reward all teams in the West...
by ezubaric
Tue Feb 10, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 72153

WAIT LIST 1. Wofford (Southeast) 2. Truman B (Southwest) 3. Stanford Labe (West) //this invite would force Stanford D1 host bid 4. Florida B (Southeast) 5. Case Western (Canada) Since I know the West sectionals best, I thought I'd throw in my two cents. This has Stanford Labe being invited before B...