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Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Posted: January 20th, 2012, 1:10 pm
by OldSpice
JSGandora wrote:
chalker wrote:Not that there isn't room for improvement though.......we are always open to suggestions for rules changes for next year and actually will be starting the internal discussion process in the next month or so.
Is this a typo? Or am I just interpreting it wrong?
Not that there isn't room for improvement.
It's a double negative.
I can't speak for him, but I'm assuming he meant it to be interpreted as there is room for improvement.

Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Posted: January 20th, 2012, 2:25 pm
by JSGandora
Oh oops, I didn't read the first "Not". Haha, thanks.

Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Posted: January 20th, 2012, 8:12 pm
by chalker
OldSpice wrote:
JSGandora wrote:
chalker wrote:Not that there isn't room for improvement though.......we are always open to suggestions for rules changes for next year and actually will be starting the internal discussion process in the next month or so.
Is this a typo? Or am I just interpreting it wrong?
Not that there isn't room for improvement.
It's a double negative.
I can't speak for him, but I'm assuming he meant it to be interpreted as there is room for improvement.

Correct, in this (and all events) there is ALWAYS room for improvement. And we are always willing to consider good ideas (can't promise we'll adopt them though;)

Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Posted: January 21st, 2012, 7:56 am
by OldSpice
chalker wrote:Correct, in this (and all events) there is ALWAYS room for improvement. And we are always willing to consider good ideas (can't promise we'll adopt them though;)
This is completely off topic, but after reading this post I couldn't think of anything but this:
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/ted_talk.png

Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Posted: January 21st, 2012, 10:40 am
by sciencegeek999
Hi, everyone...
I have a question, but please answer ASAP.
How are you supposed put a thermometer in the beaker when you have a top on your insulation structure?
Do you have to keep the thermometer in the beaker the entire time or only at the end to check the temperature?

Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Posted: January 21st, 2012, 10:44 am
by A123456789
You must put a hole at least 1.5 inches in diameter directly above the beaker so you can put the thermometer in the beaker.

Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Posted: January 21st, 2012, 10:59 am
by chalker7
sciencegeek999 wrote:Hi, everyone...
I have a question, but please answer ASAP.
How are you supposed put a thermometer in the beaker when you have a top on your insulation structure?
Do you have to keep the thermometer in the beaker the entire time or only at the end to check the temperature?
The thermometer may or may not stay in the beaker the whole time, depending on the way the event supervisor has things set up. I imagine most places will only have them at the end, otherwise it will require a large number of thermometers to run the event. Check with your local supervisor for a more accurate answer.

Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Posted: January 21st, 2012, 12:54 pm
by andrewwski
sciencegeek999 wrote:Hi, everyone...
I have a question, but please answer ASAP.
How are you supposed put a thermometer in the beaker when you have a top on your insulation structure?
Do you have to keep the thermometer in the beaker the entire time or only at the end to check the temperature?
Read the rules, they specifically answer these questions.

Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Posted: January 21st, 2012, 1:01 pm
by questionguy
A123456789 wrote:You must put a hole at least 1.5 inches in diameter directly above the beaker so you can put the thermometer in the beaker.
I.5 cm*

Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Posted: January 21st, 2012, 2:14 pm
by A123456789
Sorry, questionguy is right.