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by eak227
October 20th, 2009, 8:35 am
Forum: 2010 Study Events
Topic: Road Scholar B
Replies: 351
Views: 28778

Re: Road Scholar B

that was on there last year though :shrug: anyone have any ways to find coodinates faster than what it says in the coaches manual? What's in the coaches manual? The best (most accurate) way to do it is by using fractions. Measure the distance (x) from one 2.5' (150") tick mark to another, then...
by eak227
October 1st, 2009, 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scratch
Replies: 13
Views: 1555

Re: Scratch

Hahah, ohhh Scratch. Our computer science prof thought it would be a "fun introduction" to the process of coding to use this program. Turns out to be kind of fun, but you learn very little about actual programming. Still I had a good time and if you enjoy minigolf, you're welcome to give m...
by eak227
October 1st, 2009, 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ubuntu 9.10
Replies: 16
Views: 2121

Re: Ubuntu 9.10

i have a slight adversion to ubuntu >.> installed it wrong >.> Hah, yeah I spent the better part of a week trying to get Ubuntu to dual boot with Vista. My hard drive just refused to repartition itself and I ended up having to install it a total of 3 times I believe. But I finally got it and I love...
by eak227
August 17th, 2009, 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Check Your Color Vison
Replies: 38
Views: 24670

Re: Check Your Color Vison

Interesting. I got a 4. Messed up in the blue/greenish/purple part.
by eak227
August 15th, 2009, 10:17 pm
Forum: 2010 Nationals
Topic: National Qualification
Replies: 111
Views: 19118

Re: National Qualification

It's not fair to have a state with 50 teams send the same amount as a state with 300 teams. For the sake of devil's advocate here, why is it not fair? If one were to hold a competition with all 350 teams from these two states combined, resulting in the top 5 teams all from the small state, would it...
by eak227
June 2nd, 2009, 10:50 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Wiki Categories
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: Wiki Categories

All you need to do is add the following 2 lines to the end of the page and it should work.

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[[Category:Team Pages]]
[[Category:Team Pages B]]


Edit: I went ahead and added it in there, so now the page shows up on the team pages
by eak227
May 18th, 2009, 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolfram-Alpha Search Engine
Replies: 15
Views: 1994

Re: Wolfram-Alpha Search Engine

2 weeks ago Stephen Wolfram came here and gave a 2 hour sneak peak and the first public unveiling of the project. It was absolutely spectacular. Now that it's come out, I'm still really impressed, but it definitely has some work to do. It has unbelievable knowledge in some really obscure areas and y...
by eak227
May 17th, 2009, 11:33 am
Forum: 2009 Nationals
Topic: 2009 National Science Olympiad Competition Results
Replies: 95
Views: 17884

Re: 2009 National Science Olympiad Competition Results

FULL RESULTS ARE NOW POSTED. Division B full results. Division C full results. I'm going to repost this from the first page. I updated the top 10 list with scores... Division B 10th: Lakeshore - Michigan - 384 9th:Eagle Hill - New York - 382 8th: Thomas Jefferson - Indiana - 380 7th: White Pines - M...
by eak227
May 16th, 2009, 5:34 pm
Forum: 2009 Nationals
Topic: 2009 National Science Olympiad Competition Results
Replies: 95
Views: 17884

2009 National Science Olympiad Competition Results

For the sake of clarity, I'm going to make this a separate topic. Once everyone gets home, feel free to discuss the results here. And now everything is in so I don't have to keep updating. Someone let me know or post when scores and full results are available. Division B 10th: Lakeshore - Michigan -...
by eak227
April 25th, 2009, 6:47 pm
Forum: 2009 Lab Events
Topic: Write it Do it
Replies: 422
Views: 40289

Re: Write it Do it

Writing is the most important part of the event. If you have a good writer, you really don't even need a specific doer at all... if the writing is done perfectly, you can give the directions to anyone on the team along with basic information about the system of directions used and if they're even re...
by eak227
April 22nd, 2009, 4:58 pm
Forum: 2009 Lab Events
Topic: Write it Do it
Replies: 422
Views: 40289

Re: Write it Do it

Googolplex are not particularly challenging. If you're familiar with K'nex and Legos, you should be fine with these, as I actually find them easier than both of those. All you have to do is make sure you clearly define things for your partner. You probably have all have different names for the dots ...
by eak227
April 15th, 2009, 10:49 pm
Forum: 2009 Study Events
Topic: Road Scholar
Replies: 361
Views: 38104

Re: Road Scholar

What do you mean? I'm going to assume you mean that you looked at some answer key and saw a latitude of something like 45N 38' 19" +/- 3" or something. Which means the real answer is the exact value given before the +/-. But it would be unfair to expect people to measure the exact value an...
by eak227
March 31st, 2009, 6:10 pm
Forum: 2009 Lab Events
Topic: Write it Do it
Replies: 422
Views: 40289

Re: Write it Do it

Pleiades is right. Never means never. You should never have anything written that your English teacher would consider an acceptable sentence. There's just no point... words like verbs, "the" "a" .. they're all quite useless really. Example of directions (K'nex): 1. White circle f...
by eak227
March 30th, 2009, 11:18 pm
Forum: 2009 Study Events
Topic: Road Scholar
Replies: 361
Views: 38104

Re: Road Scholar

What did it look like? I've spent years looking at topos of all sorts and I"ve never found anything that isn't covered on the symbol sheet.

As for the benchmarks question:

Here's your explanation.
by eak227
March 30th, 2009, 11:10 pm
Forum: 2009 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Indiana Science Olympiad
Replies: 112
Views: 18337

Re: Indiana Science Olympiad

This is all very interesting to hear how much seemed to have been wrong with this state competition compared to the typically flawless ones at IU. Maybe it's just because we've all been spoiled (well actually lately they haven't been at IU), so we expect perfection and are disappointed when people m...

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