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by UnprunedShrub
September 5th, 2017, 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "Dedicated to Computation"
Replies: 4
Views: 857

"Dedicated to Computation"

When it states in the rules that calculators must be dedicated to computation, does that just mean that you are not allowed to put notes on an nspire or similar calculator?
by UnprunedShrub
April 24th, 2017, 4:10 pm
Forum: 2017 Nationals
Topic: 2017 National Tournament: Wright State University
Replies: 280
Views: 43205

Re: 2017 National Tournament: Wright State University

Has anyone found the pricing for the competition day box lunches? I can't seem to find it on the website.
by UnprunedShrub
March 27th, 2017, 5:13 pm
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Texas 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 20571

Re: Texas 2017

State schedule can be found here: http://outreach.science.tamu.edu/tso/20 ... edules.pdf

If you are wondering if it screws over your school, it probably does.
by UnprunedShrub
December 29th, 2016, 7:26 pm
Forum: 2017 Study Events
Topic: Astronomy C
Replies: 169
Views: 42299

Re: Astronomy C

Ok, I think I understand it now. The two measurements are the same because of how the parsec is defined from parallax using Earth's orbit, right? Similar(ish) question: in Kepler's third law, what causes the constant to cancel with certain units? (AU, solar masses? can't remember) It is similar to ...
by UnprunedShrub
November 21st, 2016, 1:45 pm
Forum: 2017 Question Marathons
Topic: Astronomy C
Replies: 120
Views: 13119

Re: Astronomy C

Let's revive this.

By how much is the oribital period of RX J0806.3+1527 decreasing each year?
Sorry if I'm stupid, but what is the relevance of RX JO806.3+1527 to this year? I do not believe it is one of the DSO's.
Its just another name for HM Cancri
by UnprunedShrub
May 26th, 2016, 7:54 pm
Forum: 2016 Nationals
Topic: National Test Discussion
Replies: 225
Views: 28550

Re: National Test Discussion

Hello Chalker,

Sorry to be bombarding you with score requests but my friend REALLY wants to know how close she was to getting a medal in hydro (she got 9th).
Thanks for putting up with all of our unending requests! I hope this isn't sucking you away from your job at the ohio supercomputer center.
by UnprunedShrub
May 24th, 2016, 5:05 pm
Forum: 2016 Nationals
Topic: National Test Discussion
Replies: 225
Views: 28550

Re: National Test Discussion

Hello Chalker,

Since Div C DyPlan is being universally described as too easy and short on this thread, could you please give us a general idea of how close the scores were?
My partner and I got 9th and we would like to know how close we were to medalling.
by UnprunedShrub
May 22nd, 2016, 2:43 pm
Forum: 2016 Nationals
Topic: National Test Discussion
Replies: 225
Views: 28550

Re: National Test Discussion

Astronomy (14th) - Great as always. Dynamic Planet (9th) - This test was awful. The questions were super basic and there was very little math. The entire test was 3 pages front and back and the answer sheet was 1 page. This was really surprising because it was the same proctor as last year's test, w...
by UnprunedShrub
January 24th, 2016, 8:03 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Poorly Run Event Stories
Replies: 660
Views: 100872

Re: Poorly Run Event Stories

On the topic of MIT, I didn't do bridge myself, but apparently the autoloaders didn't work, and the proctor let a team keep pouring sand when the bucket was resting on the ground. Also, apparently the scoring was waaaaay off. Hopefully someone who did the event can verify.
by UnprunedShrub
December 8th, 2015, 5:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spell out your username with elements!
Replies: 34
Views: 3065

Re: Spell out your username with elements!

Uranium Neptunium Ruthenium Neon Deuterium Sulfur Hydrogen Ruthenium Boron
(UNpRuNeD SHRuB)

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