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by EastStroudsburg13
Yesterday, 6:16 am
Forum: Regionals and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2019
Replies: 741
Views: 66432

Re: Pennsylvania 2019

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:I'm sort of upset there was a shirt contest at states this year and not one the year before that.

I'm upset there have been 6th place event medals the past few years and not in 2012, but you learn to deal with it. :P
by EastStroudsburg13
Yesterday, 6:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Politics
Replies: 622
Views: 35490

Re: Politics

Things2do wrote:On that logic, why ain't pencils illegal?

I mean, it's way easier to cause harm using a gun than using a pencil. Plus, the intended purpose of guns is to cause damage, while the intended purpose of pencils is to write. I would say it fits that logic.
by EastStroudsburg13
August 16th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: Your Daily Random Comment
Replies: 24008
Views: 1354497

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

I started learning how to drive today... it's so scary asdfghjkl Driving, like everything else, takes practice. More than likely, you will go up on a couple curbs as you learn. The important thing is to build up from a certain comfort level where each time you drive, you get a little bit further ou...
by EastStroudsburg13
August 12th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Politics
Replies: 622
Views: 35490

Re: Politics

Fine then, not CNN/Fox source. There's a wide variety of "media bias" charts out there. Vox generally skews left at around the same level as CNN, although CNN sometimes is further left than Vox. Both tend to skew left to a lesser degree than Fox News skews right. However, despite Vox's ge...
by EastStroudsburg13
August 12th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Politics
Replies: 622
Views: 35490

Re: Politics

Am I understanding this right? It's already illegal for most of these people to have a gun, and they probably bought said gun on a street corner. So, laws that made it harder to legally buy a gun are going to stop the buying and selling of illegal guns, right? I think you answered your own question...
by EastStroudsburg13
August 1st, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Regionals and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2019
Replies: 741
Views: 66432

Re: Pennsylvania 2019

Why would splitting by division not be something PASO would want to do? Logistics of tournaments? Anyways, that map is really cool and it really helps anyone who is not familiar with SEPA specifically see why it's a bloodbath. At least it did for me. But those regions all are regionals, right? It's...
by EastStroudsburg13
July 31st, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Regionals and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2019
Replies: 741
Views: 66432

Re: Pennsylvania 2019

My concern with that split is in Division B. If you draw those geographic lines, the Montco/Phila region has only 7 teams. It would have Bala Cynwyd and Welsh Valley, but it lacks the same depth of schools as Chester/Delaware. If you put Chester in with Montco/Phila, then you get a region of 13 tea...
by EastStroudsburg13
July 31st, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Regionals and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2019
Replies: 741
Views: 66432

Re: Pennsylvania 2019

I think in order for the SEPA split to work, they would have to completely redistribute the states bids in order to maintain the quality of the PASO competition. Upon doing some reseach, I discovered that all but one (North Penn being the "one") of SEPA's 8 state bids were within a radius...
by EastStroudsburg13
July 31st, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Regionals and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2019
Replies: 741
Views: 66432

Re: Pennsylvania 2019

With the level 1/level 2 thing, I don't see the point of limiting them to 12 events - it seems like many of the teams that this might cater to would rather compete in more (I'd expect they historically prepare for 16-20 on average). I would guess that the thinking is teams are running thin by feeli...
by EastStroudsburg13
July 31st, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Regionals and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2019
Replies: 741
Views: 66432

Re: Pennsylvania 2019

For those not aware, PA is implementing a new system similar to Illinois's A and AA categories except PA's is at the regional level. There are now two levels of teams at the regional level; level 1 and level 2, which are chosen at registration. The aim is that smaller or less experienced teams go f...
by EastStroudsburg13
July 26th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Math Ability of Competitors
Replies: 71
Views: 3585

Re: Math Ability of Competitors

I think most of the students who do the physics events are pretty aware of what to expect, but maybe (just a suggestion) an addition to event "Description", such as "Impound: Yes or No" or "Eye Protection: B or C" there could be a Math Level: A, B or C (but not limited...
by EastStroudsburg13
July 25th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Math Ability of Competitors
Replies: 71
Views: 3585

Re: Math Ability of Competitors

First of all, cranky test writers are no good for competitors. We want good tests, and so do most other people. Second, I don't think you're exactly old EastStroudsburg13.... Granted, but if implementing a simple math guideline can make test writers cranky, I have very little sympathy. There are pl...
by EastStroudsburg13
July 25th, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Math Ability of Competitors
Replies: 71
Views: 3585

Re: Math Ability of Competitors

Yeah, if test writers can't deal with basic guidelines, they can cry me a river. (Jeez, am I getting cranky in my old age? :P ) First of all, cranky test writers are no good for competitors. We want good tests, and so do most other people. Second, I don't think you're exactly old EastStroudsburg13....
by EastStroudsburg13
July 24th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Math Ability of Competitors
Replies: 71
Views: 3585

Re: Math Ability of Competitors

From what I've gathered here, it may behoove NSO to make math requirements more explicit in its rules, as this would benefit both test writers attempting to judge an appropriate difficulty level, and competitors attempting to prepare for their events. It would also allow them to adjust the level of...
by EastStroudsburg13
July 24th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Math Ability of Competitors
Replies: 71
Views: 3585

Re: Math Ability of Competitors

Wow. You could've written an essay on this. I took a look at the standards, and the seem about right for what my middle school did for people in regular math. The difference is that people is Scioly are generally not taking that math, usually they're either in high math or more accelerated (Geometr...

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