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by aseem.keyal
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 3965

CMST: Errata

Please note any errors with questions here.
by aseem.keyal
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 11925

CMST: Specific question discussion

Please post any questions/comments about specific questions here.
by aseem.keyal
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 6641

CMST: General Discussion

I'd like to begin by thanking all the editors and writers who helped create the set: Writers: Bruce Lou, Cibi Pari, Eric Chen, James Malouf, Jayanth Sundaresan, John Xiang, Jonchee Kao, Justin Nghiem, Michael Coates, Pranav Sivakumar, Rahul Keyal, Rohin Devanathan, Ryan Humphrey, Weijia Cheng, Will ...
by aseem.keyal
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 27478

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

CPiGuy wrote:Is there a discussion forum for this?
Could one of the mods create a discussion forum for the set?
by aseem.keyal
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 27478

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

Forgot to mention this, but the set will be 15 packets plus tiebreakers (2/2 each of Literature, History, and Science).
by aseem.keyal
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 27478

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

An update: we will do our best to be able to provide the option for Ophir's stats to be able to be used by any host that wishes to use them for the tournament. Also, we have decided to make a distributional change by putting CS into the 0.5/0.5 Math part of the Other Science category. This decision ...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 27478

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

CPiGuy wrote:
CPiGuy wrote:this is completely unrelated but can the OP be edited to link to the announcement posts for mirrors? It's really nice when you can immediately navigate to the announcement for any specific site from the main announcement and vice versa.
This is now done, apologies for the delay.
by aseem.keyal
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 27478

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

It seems there is far more diverse assortment of opinions on moving the mirror than we originally anticipated. We're gonna hold off on a decision until Friday, to allow anyone else who wants to voice their opinion to do so here. Has a decision been made yet? Yes, we are going ahead with the NYU mir...
by aseem.keyal
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 17230

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

With the encouragement of Ophir I'll post a piece of minutiae that's probably only interesting to me: although the UCSD site had the "earliest" cumulative buzz distribution, the SOS measures for teams at the UCSD site don't have the same dramatic difference with other sites.
by aseem.keyal
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 27478

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

It seems there is far more diverse assortment of opinions on moving the mirror than we originally anticipated. We're gonna hold off on a decision until Friday, to allow anyone else who wants to voice their opinion to do so here.
by aseem.keyal
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 27478

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

An update on the NYU-Maryland mirror situation: NYU has agreed to cancel their mirror, which will be done only if another school further north can mirror the tournament. We'd like to not dilute the field at the Maryland mirror of the tournament while still allowing teams like MIT, Harvard, and Yale ...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 27478

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

Same but for Berkeley so I can book my flights We are tentatively planning to host it on March 17. When do you think you'll have the date confirmed? When we have room reservations confirmed. To expand on this, we've already sent in the request and it will hopefully be approved by next Friday (Decem...
by aseem.keyal
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 27478

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

Same but for Berkeley so I can book my flights We are tentatively planning to host it on March 17. When do you think you'll have the date confirmed? When we have room reservations confirmed. To expand on this, we've already sent in the request and it will hopefully be approved by next Friday (Decem...
by aseem.keyal
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 17991

Re: GEODUCK (Geography Side Event)

As someone who doesn't have much interest in geography and played this set on a whim, this set was a blast! Tons of fun and fresh tossups in each packet, I'd highly recommend anyone who's even slightly interested in geography (or not) to play this.
by aseem.keyal
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Bulk download from the packet archive?
Replies: 2
Views: 3056

Re: Bulk download from the packet archive?

If you're familiar with Linux/command line programs, I'd look into mirroring websites using wget (but be respectful and rate limit the process). If not, there might be a graphical interface you can use if you search around.
by aseem.keyal
Sat May 06, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Subject-specific player polls
Replies: 29
Views: 13353

Re: Subject-specific player polls

Nathan Weiser should be in your top 25. I'm pretty sure he's the second best US History player in the country (after Jordan). He also put up 17 powers at ICT (I think the stats awarded me one of his powers, not sure). Nathan's also really good at film. He's destroyed probably every regular difficul...
by aseem.keyal
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18220

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Mewto55555 wrote:
Mewto55555 wrote:Kai, with characteristic glee, after running across the room to steal my candy: "it's the Robbers' Cave experiment. I just robbed your cave!"
"Do you even know what the Robbers' Cave experiment was about?"
"Yes it's so stock, it's about Muzafer Sherif!!!"
prophetic
by aseem.keyal
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: aseemsDB: Not just another database (hopefully)
Replies: 8
Views: 9738

Re: aseemsDB: Not just another database (hopefully)

aseemsDB has been pretty unstable in the past couple days due to a couple updates I have made. The updates should prevent the excessive amounts of downtime the database has experienced in the past, an increase in performance, and they add a link to "Preview" each packet which opens a text-only versi...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 71
Views: 9540

Re: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Some minor errors/issues: Packet 07: Robert Calasso's name is misspelled in the Cadmus tossup. Jim Gray's name is misspelled in the databases tossup. Tokugawa Ieyasu is erroneously referred to as an emperor in the world history bonus. Packet 10: If I'm not mistaken, the clue in the square planar tos...
by aseem.keyal
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" Errata
Replies: 8
Views: 2487

Re: Errata

Packet 3 says Richard Wilbur, not Robinson Jeffers, wrote the poem Hurt Hawks. Bortemozib is a protease inhibitor that can effectively deplete the “long-lived” versions of these cells, which can cause SLE in mice. I'm fairly certain "Bortemozib" should be spelled "Bortezomib". Packet 12 incorrectly ...
by aseem.keyal
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)
Replies: 56
Views: 11965

Re: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)

The second clue in the tossup on Benny Goodman should be corrected to read "radio show" instead of "television show".
by aseem.keyal
Wed May 06, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QBDB 3: QBDB with a Vengeance
Replies: 15
Views: 8679

Re: QBDB 3: QBDB with a Vengeance

I checked out Aseem's db and it works on a somewhat different principle from mine, in that it indexes files directly. This makes it possible to search the entirety of HSQB without worrying about imports, but the problem is that it returns pretty much everything that matches with not much room for g...
by aseem.keyal
Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: aseemsDB: Not just another database (hopefully)
Replies: 8
Views: 9738

aseemsDB: Not just another database (hopefully)

http://aseemsdb.me/ http://i.imgur.com/is1U7MX.png This database is intended to let you search a wider selection of packets compared to other databases such as Quinterest. However, this database has several drawbacks and is not intended to be a replacement for Quinterest as described in the FAQ sec...
by aseem.keyal
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Regionals: Specific question requests and discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 11328

Re: 2015 Regionals: Specific question requests and discussio

Could I see the visual art tossup on "squares"? I vaguely remember being confused about the answer they were looking for (I think the question asked for "these objects") until my teammate buzzed midway, but the tossup seemed to incorporate some interesting clues, like the work of Ellsworth Kelly, if...