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by coldstonesteveaustin
Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Computational Mathematics
Replies: 56
Views: 23840

Re: Computational Mathematics

Walker, here is another thing you should read. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy_of_mathematics

I'd like to know exactly which school you adhere to. It seems like you currently have the view of formalism, like David Hilbert. Then again, I am not a philosopher so I could be totally wrong.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Intl. History Olympiad July 9-15
Replies: 24
Views: 14759

Re: 2015 Intl. History Olympiad @ William & Mary, July 9-15

Is hextathlon a word? In any case, I like the word hexathlon much better.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TWAIN XIII @ UCLA (11/15/14) [BISB]
Replies: 5
Views: 3785

TWAIN XIII @ UCLA (11/15/14) [BISB]

The UCLA College Bowl Club is pleased to announce: ***TWAIN XIII*** DATE: The tournament will tentatively be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014. PARKING: Parking is $12 at various lots throughout the UCLA campus. More parking information here: https://main.transportation.ucla.edu/campus-parking/vis...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014-15 High School Pre-Season Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 11320

Re: 2014-15 High School Pre-Season Poll

Technically, that's the top 27, but whatever.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: buzzer system repair
Replies: 5
Views: 2916

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

Depends on the maker of your system.

Matt Weiner wrote a post on this.

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15798&p=281030
by coldstonesteveaustin
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Big Vision: [5]Resources, Results, Recordings, Reporters
Replies: 9
Views: 6187

Re: The Big Vision: [5]Resources, Results, Recordings, Repor

Also, when are the 2014 HSNCT podcasts getting released? Have all the waivers come in? I sure hope that my teammates turned in their waivers, along with everyone else who was recorded this year. As for intro videos, this was pretty awesome, it just needs to be remade, lengthened, and include all of ...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Big Vision: [5]Resources, Results, Recordings, Reporters
Replies: 9
Views: 8202

Re: The Big Vision: [5]Resources, Results, Recordings, Repor

Also, when are the 2014 HSNCT podcasts getting released? Have all the waivers come in? I sure hope that my teammates turned in their waivers, along with everyone else who was recorded this year. As for intro videos, this was pretty awesome, it just needs to be remade, lengthened, and include all of ...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 106736

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

For Westview, it's Aseem. (HSAPQ made the same typo for NASAT for some reason.)

Also, are you intentionally ignoring the performance of teams who go to nationals under pseudonyms?
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question about SCT bids
Replies: 2
Views: 1738

Question about SCT bids

So I was bored last night and decided to look up the SCT bids for 2015, and they made no sense to me. Berkeley and Claremont Colleges both bidding for West Coast, Rice bidding for Southwest, Florida bidding for South and Central Florida bidding for Southeast? Shouldn't potential hosts bid along the ...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moving up the dates of low-difficulty tournaments in 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 5985

Re: Moving up the dates of low-difficulty tournaments in 201

This move would not be good for schools on a quarter system and start late. For example, UCLA starts on October 2.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Skype/G+Bowl NE
Replies: 23
Views: 7645

Re: Skype/G+Bowl NE

Is this going to be every Friday starting at 9 pm Eastern time?
by coldstonesteveaustin
Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Literature Specific Tournaments?
Replies: 7
Views: 4042

Re: Literature Specific Tournaments?

This is a fantastic high school level literature set. http://www.quizbowlpackets.com/139/
by coldstonesteveaustin
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 6564

Re: Question Specific Discussion

This is kind of late, but about the Hollande tossup from the Dartmouth packet, the UMP and the FN aren't the same thing.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Thinking About New Quizbowl Team?
Replies: 7
Views: 4696

Re: Thinking About New Quizbowl Team?

In the school, there is a huge club that hosts Latin- and classics-themed quizbowl events (certamen), so do you think I should ask the people who run the club if they could possibly help me start the quizbowl team, since they already have experience in quizbowl-type games? One of our members, who d...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 56815

Re: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State

Will the stats be updated with the 3rd place match between California and New Jersey?
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 National Quizbowl Awards - Winners Posted
Replies: 10
Views: 5632

Re: 2014 National Quizbowl Awards - Nominees Posted

Who were the recipients? Top 9th grade player: Shub Mehta, Dorman High School, Roebuck, SC Top 10th grade player (tie): Ethan Russo, LASA, Austin, TX Corin Wagen, LASA, Austin, TX National High School A Team Sam Blizzard, Northmont High School, Clayton, OH Carlo De Guzman, St. John's School, Housto...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sat May 31, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 68
Views: 36603

Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

What's the situation regarding filming matches this year?
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun May 25, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 52589

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

I think 3rd place match is at 1:30, followed by finals at 2 and everything else, so 4 is more realistic.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun May 25, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47745

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

And Ladue and St. John's will face each other in a 3rd place match at 1:30. Finals starts at 2.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Wed May 07, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3016

Re: Question-specific Discussion

Error on packet 15: James II was the brother of Charles II, not the son.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Mon May 05, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: So Panasonic is back...
Replies: 32
Views: 18343

Re: So Panasonic is back...

While we're talking about receiving emails about NTAE, Gaius Stern received an invitation to form a Team California. He proceeded to forward that email to Omkar Salpekar, Varun Govil, and me. I promptly declined, as I am going to NASAT on that same weekend, and wished him good luck.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun May 04, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 6630

Re: Specific question discussion

I'm not too sure whether "start9" should be in power for Twitch Plays Pokemon; I think that if anyone even visited the site for a minute soon after anarchy vs democracy was implemented, they would see tons of "start9" spam. I would put it right after the Abby and Jay Leno clue.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun May 04, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Errata
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: Errata

In the Philippines tossup I believe the Benigno Aquino who was assassinated in 1983 was the Second, making him the father of the current president, not the grandfather.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Fri May 02, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 87242

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

Just a heads up, Albany and Amador are playing MUT at Berkeley this weekend.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 9987

Re: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament

Can we make teams on some sort of spreadsheet, preferably on the second tab of the NSC mirror spreadsheet?
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 61991

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

It cost $5 per person.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Late Game
Replies: 16
Views: 4017

Re: Late Game

If it is a close game and the last tossup could decide who wins, no matter which side is ahead, I would do the following: 1. Avoid negging at all costs. How to not neg on the last tossup: 1. Write down what the tossup is asking for. For example, if the tossup begins, "A play by this author begins wi...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 61991

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

Are we relying on the honor system and assuming that no one will look at the quizbowl packet archive?
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 68
Views: 36603

Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

bt_green_warbler wrote:** KSHSAA member schools may not attend the 2014 HSNCT
Doesn't the HSNCT pass the 500 mile test this year, as outlined in the KSHSAA bylaws?
by coldstonesteveaustin
Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 87242

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

Also, you missed the BAAL Quizbowl Revolution that Shook Portugal and the BAAL Horace, which are at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1714 and http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1938 respectively, but if you want to exclude the QRtSP, because we used like three different sets that tourn...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BAAL Horace @ Hillsdale (San Mateo, CA, Dec 8)
Replies: 5
Views: 1754

Re: BAAL Horace @ Hillsdale (San Mateo, CA, Dec 8)

Also, there are lots of schools that are also taping Quiz Kids on December 8, including Menlo. Personally, I plan to go to both History Bowl and Quiz Kids that weekend, so it will be quite a hectic couple of days.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 6564

Re: Question Specific Discussion

AlexLiu wrote:Am I the only one who thought that "viewless wings of Poesy" in the first line of the Keats tossup was way too easy?
Nope, Stanford B beat me to a buzzer race on that.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 6564

Re: Question Specific Discussion

3. One type of this phenomenon causes a phase shift in polarized light known as the Goos­-Hanchen effect. In that type of this process, an evanescent wave propagates on the boundary of a medium. Under certain conditions, this process will impart a 180­-degree phase shift to a wave undergoing it. Ab...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 6564

Re: Question Specific Discussion

Can you post the tossups on silver, refugees, and the Ambassadors? [Note to teams: Description acceptable.] 4. Following the 8888 Uprising, the KNU protected thousands of these types of people of the Karen ethnic group who settled in places like Nong Same. Following the Secret War, Vang Pao led a g...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 6564

Re: Question Specific Discussion

I would like to see several questions: Horus and cosine tossups from Chattahoochee Cien anos de soledad and open tossups from Dartmouth A Petrarch, Cadmus, and Cato tossups from Michigan A Richard I tossup from Northmont Boston Massacre tossup from Ottawa A Pluto tossup and Barcelona-Pamplona-Santia...
by coldstonesteveaustin
Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Stanford (10/26/13)
Replies: 9
Views: 2721

Re: Penn Bowl at Stanford (10/26/13)

I'm thinking of registering for this tournament solo. Before I do, I have several questions, whose answers will probably benefit all:

1. What is the size of the field? Is the field still open?
2. How do I pay?
3. What is the location and schedule of the tournament?

Thanks.
by coldstonesteveaustin
Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 10/26/13 Amador Valley Novice (Pleasanton, CA)
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

Re: 10/26/13 Amador Valley Novice (Pleasanton, CA)

There may be a potential issue regarding question security, since the tournament at Menlo School today used two rounds of FKT. I don't know which two rounds we used, ask Gaius Stern at [email protected] if you want the details.