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by OpticsNerd
March 20th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Politics
Replies: 736
Views: 41820

Re: Politics

I think LIPX3's point of comparing Stalin's success (comparatively low to that of what he had done morally wrong) to Hitler's success is a great point. This discussion is getting a bit out of hand. Can we not just come to the consensus that Stalin was, overall, not a good person in what he did to c...
by OpticsNerd
March 19th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Politics
Replies: 736
Views: 41820

Re: Politics

I'd like to argue back with a few points: 1. The sufferings of Africa were not due to the instatement of a capitalist economy within a nation -- rather, they were due to foreigners arguably invading other people's lands, and subjecting them to all sorts of horrors. Therefore, you can't really argue...
by OpticsNerd
March 19th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Politics
Replies: 736
Views: 41820

Re: Politics

Namely, a standard of living where you might no longer be living It's not really a fair comparison. Many former communist countries had low standards of living before they even became communist(Republic of China for example). Plus, it's not like capitalism doesn't have the same problems. Look at wh...
by OpticsNerd
March 19th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Boomilever B/C
Topic: Boomilever B/C
Replies: 370
Views: 38258

Re: Boomilever B/C

I have been having some trouble gluing my tension pieces between the base and compression pieces. My base attachment is about 1 cm (light weight, easily holds 15kg), and my compression pieces are spaced 5cm apart measuring from the outside edges. I have been having difficulty attaching the tension ...
by OpticsNerd
March 19th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Politics
Replies: 736
Views: 41820

Re: Politics

I love how posting something about Communism here spams me with notifications...
by OpticsNerd
March 18th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Politics
Replies: 736
Views: 41820

Re: Politics

It really depends on what you mean by "It didn't work"... One way would be that it led to a lower standard of living than the capitalist systems. Namely, a standard of living where you might no longer be living It's not really a fair comparison. Many former communist countries had low standards of ...
by OpticsNerd
March 18th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Those moments you will never forget!
Replies: 130
Views: 14668

Re: Those moments you will never forget!

1. When I flew my Wright Stuff plane at nationals and got what I thought was a terrible flight time and ended up getting 4th 2. When we got 4th at a big invitational for division B hovercraft with no successful runs and 5/21 on the written test(Was way too difficult and didn't know sig figs) 3. When...
by OpticsNerd
March 18th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: 2019 Nationals
Topic: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University
Replies: 476
Views: 67389

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Is there any information out on the room for flying events?
by OpticsNerd
March 18th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Max width of tail wing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: Max width of tail wing?

This is why I feel like they should bring back specific specifications for the horizontal stabilizer...
It isn't really clear to some people when they say the wing needs to be the largest lifting surface,
by OpticsNerd
March 18th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: General Competition
Topic: what if i dont jnow a answer to a question
Replies: 17
Views: 1835

Re: what if i dont jnow a answer to a question

Come back to it later if the test isn't too long. You could find hints on it later in the test if the test writer wasn't careful.

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