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by Longivitis
October 2nd, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Codebusters C
Replies: 72
Views: 7997

Re: Codebusters C

I was thinking that - but also Princeton. We could reverse engineer the key and see if it's anything meaningful? The key was "SCIENCES". I got that, but nothing was given other than ciphertext That was probably a mistake from the test writer considering the other questions look fine... but given th...
by Longivitis
September 30th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Codebusters C
Replies: 72
Views: 7997

Re: Codebusters C

Anyone have some good tips for solving patristocrats without any hints? Looking for word patterns and replacing letters based on frequency still fails on some problems for me. Patristocrats without hints are the one thing I'm terrified of... There's a reason why a patristocrat without a hint is con...
by Longivitis
September 25th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Codebusters C
Replies: 72
Views: 7997

Re: Codebusters C

For the morbit code, are we given the key? I know we have to find the numbers based off of the key, but are we given what each of the numbers mean? Such as 1= . - , 2= -- , etc.? I think we'd be given a keyword or part of a keyword, but it also could just be that we're given a few numbers This appe...
by Longivitis
September 20th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Codebusters C
Replies: 72
Views: 7997

Re: Codebusters C

I've never done Codebusters before and I'm wondering how you are able to decide which cipher to use. Is it given usually? Or do you just have to somehow figure it out? And is this event really hard? If you're just starting out I suggest you practice the math-based ciphers first because they're real...
by Longivitis
September 15th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Team Shirts
Replies: 13
Views: 1213

Re: Team Shirts

That's interesting because for the invitationals that my school normally attends, the AC often gets put full blast and stuff so we resorted to using long sleeves for our team shirts.
by Longivitis
September 13th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Regionals & States
Topic: Texas 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 2323

Re: Texas 2020

State Website http://outreach.science.tamu.edu/scienceolympiad.php Coaches' Clinics ATX Scioly's Coaches' Clinic – September 28th, 2019 Coaches' Clinic – November 9th, 2019 Invitationals UT Austin Invitational (B/C) – October 26th, 2019 Cypress Falls Invitational (B/C) – November 9th, 2019 HSI Fort...
by Longivitis
September 11th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Regionals & States
Topic: Texas 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 2323

Re: Texas 2020

Wait I've never even heard of Bonham Bonham had a successful year last year with them placing 3rd from 10th from the year before. Perhaps this is the year for them to overtake Kealing? Honestly I never really heard of them until I went to the Katy regional last year and they got a lot of spirit! I ...
by Longivitis
September 10th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Invitationals
Topic: The University of Texas at Austin Invitational 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 8091

Re: The University of Texas at Austin Invitational 2019

The addition of the Californian schools are definitely going to spice things up...
by Longivitis
September 5th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Your Daily Random Comment
Replies: 24635
Views: 1569672

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Actually met Adi in person for the first time, he's a really chill guy :D

Hopefully my Div D adventures are going to be as fun as my Div C ones!
by Longivitis
September 5th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Codebusters C
Replies: 72
Views: 7997

Re: Codebusters C

I have to agree with dragonfruit here because in theory if all teams memorized how to do all the math-based ciphers and can do them quickly enough, then the only thing that will set them apart would be the timed question and the aristos/patristos which can make or break a couple of teams. I'm leanin...

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