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by will0416
March 25th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Ping Pong Parachute B/C
Topic: Changes for next year
Replies: 24
Views: 1032

Re: Changes for next year

Credit to nicksalanitri for this idea, but there should be a dime bonus like the really old Wright Stuff rules. The dime(s) could be placed on/under the ping pong ball and could result in a 10-20% increase in score. I think this would be a great change, but these are just my two cents. Hopefully th...
by will0416
March 11th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Replaying Events for 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 12314

Re: Replaying Events for 2021

One other comment I forgot to make: we have to think about the 90+% of competitors / teams that don't make it past regionals, not just the 120 teams that make it to Nationals (although we take those into consideration too). Those of you here on SciOly are in the top 1% of SO competitors in terms of...
by will0416
March 6th, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Question Marathons
Topic: Codebusters C
Replies: 50
Views: 3783

Re: Codebusters C

Since no one has gone in a while, here's a question: Alexa misheard you reading a snippet of text off Scioly. Her transcription has been encrypted using monoalphabetic substitution. What did she think you said? TWC PSUC BT TBTT SQ QBGSPQ PQN RPQ ZDNBZ VPD GNN TSH B TPYI NDTG PD JC BQ WQNN PV RND QB...
by will0416
March 5th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Boomilever B/C
Topic: Boomilever B/C
Replies: 357
Views: 30839

Re: Boomilever B/C

I think it depends a lot on where you are located as to how competitive it gets Here in Ohio: A good boom weighs less than 10 grams, A great boom weighs less that 9 grams An AMAZING boom weighs less than 8 grams It goes without saying, that all of these must carry full load I wonder how many teams ...
by will0416
March 5th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Boomilever B/C
Topic: Boomilever B/C
Replies: 357
Views: 30839

Re: Boomilever B/C

What are some average weights for booms? I'm just curious what my goal should be I think it depends a lot on where you are located as to how competitive it gets Here in Ohio: A good boom weighs less than 10 grams, A great boom weighs less that 9 grams An AMAZING boom weighs less than 8 grams It goe...
by will0416
March 3rd, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Ping Pong Parachute B/C
Topic: Ping Pong Parachute B/C
Replies: 355
Views: 31616

Re: Ping Pong Parachute B/C

My prediction for every team's PPP placements at norcal states can be found here . I tried this out too, you can find my predictions here . Wow, those are some bold predictions right there! Maybe switch 1st and 2nd place though? It's honestly a toss-up. They've both been doing really great this year.
by will0416
March 3rd, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Ping Pong Parachute B/C
Topic: Ping Pong Parachute B/C
Replies: 355
Views: 31616

Re: Ping Pong Parachute B/C

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Words cannot express how hard I'm laughing rn :lol: :lol: (Hmm emojis max out at 10?) norcal be like My prediction for every team's PPP placements at norcal states can be found here . I tried this out too, you can find my predictions here .
by will0416
February 26th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Codebusters C
Replies: 131
Views: 14431

Re: Codebusters C

In a k1 or k2, what's the difference between cipher and plain text? This may seem like a silly question but I have seen many different answers for this. Ciphertext is the message in its encrypted state, a.k.a. how it looks on the test before you solve it. Plaintext is the actual message (what you s...
by will0416
February 18th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Ping Pong Parachute B/C
Topic: Fin Stabalization
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Fin Stabalization

sciolynoob wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Our fins are really floppy right now, we are using standard packing tape. What are yall using?
same situation here. floppy fins seem fine as long as the ceiling is moderately high enough (>=~25), otherwise they don't do much.
by will0416
February 13th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Codebusters C
Replies: 131
Views: 14431

Re: Codebusters C

Is a calculator like this allowed? https://www.amazon.com/Calculator-Helect-Standard-Function-Desktop/dp/B01B5MU6JG/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=four%2Bfunction%2Bcalculator&qid=1581608670&sr=8-14&th=1 I'm just making sure because on an faq the question was: CAN FOUR/ FIVE FUNCTION ACCOUNTING CALCULATORS B...

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