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by AlphaTauri
April 8th, 2018, 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Your Daily Random Comment
Replies: 24271
Views: 1445473

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Can anyone recommend a good laptop for college students? Honestly, it depends a lot on what you want in a laptop -- power, battery life, ease of carrying around all day, etc... Based on my personal experience: Definitely check out if there are any sales. I bought my college laptop (Lenovo Y series....
by AlphaTauri
April 2nd, 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: 2018 Study Events
Topic: Astronomy C
Replies: 202
Views: 25026

Re: Astronomy C

Scored 71-74 depending on credit for ambiguous answers. This test was significantly harder than MIT. Not every invite has to be impossible, you know :P (Honestly, I think Tad/Donna do a much better job of difficulty than I do.) How does #73 work? I came up with all sorts of nonsensical answers but ...
by AlphaTauri
April 1st, 2018, 7:08 pm
Forum: 2018 Study Events
Topic: Astronomy C
Replies: 202
Views: 25026

Re: Astronomy C

I also wrote this test! (syo also helped with this one.)

I think I made it a bit too difficult for a Regionals... again. Sorry.
by AlphaTauri
April 1st, 2018, 7:01 pm
Forum: 2018 Study Events
Topic: Solar System B
Replies: 134
Views: 18576

Re: Solar System B

I wrote a test! (syo helped.)

Perhaps not amazingly useful this late in the season, since it's written to be Regionals-level, but in my opinion it is a pretty decent test.
by AlphaTauri
February 19th, 2018, 12:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hypothetical idea
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Hypothetical idea

Not sure. I suspect someone would end up reporting it to MIT SO. With watermarks it's easy of course. Without - it's still not too hard to trace the IP address. It'd be a bold move, to be sure. I almost want to see it tried. Honestly, I think it'd be funny to see someone so determined to try and do...
by AlphaTauri
February 18th, 2018, 5:28 pm
Forum: 2018 Invitationals
Topic: University of Michigan SciOly Invitational!!!
Replies: 60
Views: 9859

Re: University of Michigan SciOly Invitational!!!

With all that said, I never want to help run a tourny ever again T_T. Amen to that. I just can't do the 6 AM to 10 PM tournament day (especially the 6 AM part...) Though, yesterday went pretty non-catastrophically, all things considered. Distribution was pretty good on my Forensics test, though the...
by AlphaTauri
November 13th, 2017, 7:50 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Mis Graded event tests
Replies: 14
Views: 1445

Re: Mis Graded event tests

Supervisors know this and (should always) try to make the tests as easy to grade as possible - think multiple choice over short answers, etc. Hahaha no. Admittedly, multiple choice is the fastest to grade, but as a testwriter it's absolutely terrible. Not only do I have to come up with (N-1) wrong ...
by AlphaTauri
April 25th, 2017, 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Your Daily Random Comment
Replies: 24271
Views: 1445473

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Testing + Science Olympiad = Hnnnggggggg NO SLEEP Trust me, no sleep goes to totally different levels once you hit college Trust me, no sleep goes to totally different levels once you're a senior working on a capstone project and looking for a job a month before graduation Really? I've actually bee...
by AlphaTauri
April 13th, 2017, 6:45 pm
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Michigan 2017
Replies: 168
Views: 20585

Re: Michigan 2017

They are indeed on the wiki! I think I forgot to make a post when I uploaded them.

I don't recall the high scores, sorry...
by AlphaTauri
April 1st, 2017, 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Your Daily Random Comment
Replies: 24271
Views: 1445473

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Code: Select all

sudo rm -rf /
I see you're updating the scioly.org server... looks like it'll be a massive improvement :)

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