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by AlphaTauri
September 17th, 2009, 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scratch
Replies: 13
Views: 1544

Re: Scratch

Scratch actually isn't that bad. Yes, there are bugs and glitches, but some of the projects people create are amazing. But the most I've ever done with Scratch is make a pretty simple project for science class. And that took hours of work and a lot of yelling at the computer.
by AlphaTauri
September 16th, 2009, 5:08 pm
Forum: 2010 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2010
Replies: 625
Views: 56774

Re: Pennsylvania 2010

Well, for me, States last year was bad, especially elevated bridge. First, my partner and I ran to the building where they were testing EB while trying to use our jackets to keep the bridge dry. Then, I realized that I, being the very intelligent person that I am, ( :roll: ) had forgotten the safety...
by AlphaTauri
September 16th, 2009, 12:57 pm
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: Scioly Assassination 39: Sepolcro di Dispiacere
Replies: 290
Views: 12577

Re: Scioly Assassination 39: Sepolcro di Dispiacere

I looked on Wikipedia (how would we survive without it?) and found this: Pallas Athena ...When Pallas is Athena's father the events, including her birth, are located near a body of water named Triton or Tritonis ... Pallas Athena is also another name for Athena, who was the Greek goddess of wisdom, ...
by AlphaTauri
September 15th, 2009, 3:37 pm
Forum: 2010 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2010
Replies: 625
Views: 56774

Re: Pennsylvania 2010

I don't think there are going to be any real problems with regionals. But that might just be because my regionals have been held in the same place for about 20 years. My wish for this year: I'm just hoping it doesn't rain at States like last year. I don't want to run across the campus using a folder...
by AlphaTauri
September 15th, 2009, 2:02 pm
Forum: 2010 Study Events
Topic: Anatomy B/C
Replies: 461
Views: 40275

Re: Anatomy B/C

I thought the test last year was hard enough... Just wondering, how do your teams divide up the work (assuming a team of 2)? My team has one person study each system in depth and then they also study general info about the other person's topic, as a sort of backup in case someone blanks out on compe...
by AlphaTauri
September 14th, 2009, 1:25 pm
Forum: 2010 Lab Events
Topic: Compute This B
Replies: 248
Views: 22884

Re: Compute This B

Basically, you find data from a certain website (usually places like USGS or NASA) online, represent some of it in a graph, and find answers to questions (all answers are within the domain of whatever website the rules specify). You can also create a website of your own (non-password protected) wher...
by AlphaTauri
September 13th, 2009, 4:29 pm
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1238
Views: 91241

Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Yup, that actually was my original plan. Unfortunately, someone that I am related to is a little obsessed with me not ruining furniture while building for SO. Oh well. I guess putting plywood down might be a good idea anyways because I'm, shall we say, a little accident-prone and if I don't, I'll in...
by AlphaTauri
September 13th, 2009, 9:12 am
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1238
Views: 91241

Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

That is ridiculous! In PA I'd expect people to be more on top of their events. That's just awful - I feel bad! Oh well. I hope they don't get it wrong this year, and if they do, you'll know to challenge. nejanimb, I know. Especially with PA being one of the most competitive states, one would think ...
by AlphaTauri
September 12th, 2009, 1:11 pm
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1238
Views: 91241

Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

I would say that that's an awesome success too, unless the weight of the bridge is heavy, and then that cancels out a good efficiency. Yes, some person in charge of my regionals decided to add a tier. by the way, my regionals bridge weighed about 45g, because we didn't have time to make it lighter....
by AlphaTauri
September 12th, 2009, 9:06 am
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1238
Views: 91241

Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Hey AlphaTauri, Why do you call a bridge that broke at 14.87 kg an epic failure? Unless your state did something strange in judging the event, like adding a top tier for only the bridges that took a full 15 kg, it is more like an epic success! There was no top tier in the national rules last year f...
by AlphaTauri
September 11th, 2009, 2:42 pm
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1238
Views: 91241

Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Sorry if someone has already posted this, but do you think it's more effective to build an "A-frame" bridge or a regular bridge on legs? Our team never got around to testing this last year before States. (We were more concerned with building a bridge that would actually hold 15kg after ou...
by AlphaTauri
September 11th, 2009, 2:37 pm
Forum: 2010 Study Events
Topic: Anatomy B/C
Replies: 461
Views: 40275

Re: Anatomy B/C

is the cheat allowed for only C div or for B div as well?? i ordered my rules but it still didnt come yet I certainly hope that they allow a cheat sheet, I mean, resources , for Div B, even though my team did pretty good at States last year without one. As for resources, I have found my old health ...
by AlphaTauri
September 11th, 2009, 2:20 pm
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1238
Views: 91241

Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Sorry if someone has already posted this, but do you think it's more effective to build an "A-frame" bridge or a regular bridge on legs? Our team never got around to testing this last year before States. (We were more concerned with building a bridge that would actually hold 15kg after our...

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