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by gh
June 10th, 2010, 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Science Event
Replies: 36
Views: 3303

Re: Computer Science Event

Perhaps the best thing would be events where you are required/encouraged to program. I believe Electric Vehicle was like this. The intent of EV was to provide a problem with a wide range of solutions. Microprocessors were intended to be one option while an electromechanical solution would also be v...
by gh
June 10th, 2010, 1:26 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Post disappears?
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: Post disappears?

Ah, we were running a script on the forum to look at the best way to archive abandoned threads and to see about next year. Might have touched a few buttons that nuked a few recent threads because the script's user had incorrect timezone settings.

Thanks for the PM!
by gh
June 10th, 2010, 12:54 pm
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: Challenging Math Problems (Or not)
Replies: 74
Views: 4477

Re: Challenging Math Problems (Or not)

Don't remember what this was from, but it might have been something from NYCIML. Find the next term in the sequence:
by gh
June 10th, 2010, 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Staircase of Wasted Time (See how much time you waste here!)
Replies: 99
Views: 7962

Re: Staircase of Wasted Time (See how much time you waste he

The chart is perfectly accurate. Nobody but you is complaining about anything.
by gh
June 9th, 2010, 9:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Science Event
Replies: 36
Views: 3303

Re: Computer Science Event

Arduino (== hippie hacker culture physical computing BS, btw). The Arduino project exists for all the right reasons. Yet in almost every amazing project in which it is used, the Arduino itself is a hobbling set of crutches that the project designer clings to like a hipster to his favorite $150 pair...
by gh
June 7th, 2010, 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Science Event
Replies: 36
Views: 3303

Re: Computer Science Event

wait, can you sum up your point in a couple lines? I got lost... That was part of the point. My point is that yes, a microcontroller platform can be way, way cheaper than a RC set, and just as reusable. However, the lower the cost, the more complex it gets and the more engineering knowledge or ment...
by gh
June 7th, 2010, 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Science Event
Replies: 36
Views: 3303

Re: Computer Science Event

Solution: autonomous robots? :D :D That would be fun, and for some people, cheaper than an RC set. This is not a view shared by most coaches, especially ones who understand the chemistry classroom better than embedded computer systems programming (well, duh). Unless you can convince them otherwise,...
by gh
June 7th, 2010, 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Science Event
Replies: 36
Views: 3303

Re: Computer Science Event

First and most glaringly, I don't think you can find Event Supervisors well-educated enough to run the event everywhere. The actual event setup and scoring seems illogical to me: how can subjective factors documentation or "elegance" be a part of the score? How many event sups are going to...
by gh
June 6th, 2010, 4:19 pm
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Sumo Bots B/C [Trial]
Replies: 136
Views: 20788

Re: Sumo Bots B/C [Trial]

I doubt you can get any radio set for that little. I would definitely avoid Vex though; their pulse train encoding (among other parts, including mechanicals) is incompatible with any of the other manufacturers' encodings, so you're locked in to Vex products once you go down that route. Futaba, Hitec...
by gh
June 2nd, 2010, 6:16 pm
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: Scioly Assassination 53.5: The Imposter
Replies: 48
Views: 3104

Re: Scioly Assassination 53.5: The Imposter

As a Science Olympiad Student Center user for the past seven years, if there's one thing I've learned, it's that if you're encountering spam, posting more about spam just don't cut it. In fact, just thinking about those tender little lolnoobs with those little, itty-bitty one-word spam posts that ju...
by gh
June 2nd, 2010, 4:51 pm
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: Scioly Assassination 53.5: The Imposter
Replies: 48
Views: 3104

Re: Scioly Assassination 53.5: The Imposter

Nostalgic hint: ruin the game
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by gh
June 2nd, 2010, 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Staircase of Wasted Time (See how much time you waste here!)
Replies: 99
Views: 7962

Re: Staircase of Wasted Time (See how much time you waste he

All the way up to tenth, but a bot's in 7th? Oops, fixed. Thing is, bots tend to pwn real users in site usage, which is why you guys should take my warnings against wasting bandwidth with a grain of salt. See: http://www.geekshavefeelings.com/files/screenshots/2010-06-02_19-27-42.png
by gh
May 31st, 2010, 10:10 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Subscriptions feed
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Re: Subscriptions feed

Err, our forum skin's header doesn't show the meta tag for it. For now, you can slap an query string on feed.php and it will work as you want it to: feed.php?f=66&t=1258
by gh
May 31st, 2010, 11:38 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Score tracker
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Re: Score tracker

Different things are being considered for the Score Tracker at the moment.
by gh
May 29th, 2010, 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Staircase of Wasted Time (See how much time you waste here!)
Replies: 99
Views: 7962

Staircase of Wasted Time (See how much time you waste here!)

So first there was the Wheel of Wasted Time (WoWT) thing: http://scioly.org/obbarchive/read.php?TID=8767 Then there was the Stairway to Infinite Wasted Time (StIWT): http://scioly.org/obbarchive/read.php?TID=10962 Somewhat later came the (Bumpy) Staircase of Wasted Space and Bandwidth ((B)SoWSaB): h...

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