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Re: Compute This

Postby zorbak5044 » August 28th, 2008, 8:01 am

crap. better get cracking
i dunno what to write. oh i know! wait never mind. hmm. ive got it! i shall meh a lot. no that doesnt seem like much fun hmm oh ive got it. if youve read this ive just wasted about 16 seconds of your life
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Re: Compute This

Postby Aia » August 28th, 2008, 12:30 pm

rocketman1555 wrote:
starpug wrote:
Aia wrote:I think Compute This should be replaced with a different study event. I know there are people that would love to have Rocks, Bugs, or fill-in-the-blank event back instead. I know I'd rather win in a event that I studied for rather than prove my googling skills.

You wont be saying that when googling becomes a sport. :lol:


and you have to be able to do more than google. you have to be able to find the information on a certain cite, then graph it and answer questions about it in the fifty minutes given. its harder than it sounds.


I've competed in this event before; I know there are other portions to the test. However, most people in Scioly know how to graph and answer questions if they know how to google. Well, at least it's in Div B and not C. I can't imagine too many people missing questions if it were a high school event.
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Re: Compute This

Postby dudeincolorado » August 28th, 2008, 6:43 pm

*sigh my tech learning disablities are showing again... i know how to google like no other but excel :shock: ummm i can open it? does that count? I did the event in 6th grade we did pretty well for 6th graders (my partner was also a 6th grader) (as you can tell she did everything but the googleing) (10th at states) so long story short i know how to google VERY well but i still can't use excel 8-)
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Re: Compute This

Postby rocketman1555 » August 31st, 2008, 4:13 pm

so find a tech teacher or someone at school that can use at excel and ask them to teach u, its not really that hard, your parents or the SO coach should be able to teach you
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Re: Compute This

Postby dudeincolorado » August 31st, 2008, 4:35 pm

hehe parents are worse then i am...
coach ummm student coached team!!!
my freinds taught me how to about 10 times now it just doesnt stick oh well :)
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Re: Compute This

Postby rocketman1555 » August 31st, 2008, 7:11 pm

the key is to keep on practicing it, you will get better
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Re: Compute This

Postby dudeincolorado » September 1st, 2008, 12:56 pm

ehhh
shrug im in C this year :mrgreen:
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Compute This

Postby rkscience » September 25th, 2008, 12:50 pm

hey guys... im from montgomery middle school in NJ... i need some help with compute this... got some links that aren't on SOINC and/or SCIOLY? I dont want the obvious google search websites etc... I'm looking for gold here........ :D

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Re: Compute This

Postby Sheogorath » September 25th, 2008, 1:23 pm

First off I suggest looking at the Compute This forum under Lab events, not general chat.

Second I suggest looking at the Wiki
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Re: Compute This

Postby rocketman1555 » September 29th, 2008, 4:24 pm

rkscience wrote:hey guys... im from montgomery middle school in NJ... i need some help with compute this... got some links that aren't on SOINC and/or SCIOLY? I dont want the obvious google search websites etc... I'm looking for gold here........ :D


there's not much help for this event that you can get online, i would ask one of the computer teachers at your school, they should be able to help you learn how to search the web and use excel

and online you should try to find excel tutorials, the links you probably need to find on your own

and i would suggest you make a website so that you can easily get to any links that you find that would be helpful, i think that is allowed this year, and make sure all the links you use information from are under the right domain
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Re: Compute This

Postby cleopartay » October 7th, 2008, 6:03 pm

I want to do compute this, so basically all you have to be able to do is use excel and find info on the internet? that sounds easy...can someone give like an example of a question that you might find in compute this? thanks! :P

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Re: Compute This

Postby starpug » October 8th, 2008, 3:42 pm

cleopartay wrote:I want to do compute this, so basically all you have to be able to do is use excel and find info on the internet? that sounds easy...can someone give like an example of a question that you might find in compute this? thanks! :P

Well more like info on one extremely massive site, and fast, but that's basically it. As for questions I will leave that to someone wh has done this event before.
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Re: Compute This

Postby dudeincolorado » October 9th, 2008, 7:30 pm

well the site this year is usgs.org you have to post the answer AND the sepcific site so like 7 usgs.org/random/page

ooo try this onehow many people and states have a significant risk of earthquakes
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Re: Compute This

Postby ScienceFantasy13 » October 30th, 2008, 12:23 pm

This is my first time doing S.O... It sounds fun....

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Re: Compute This

Postby eyeball138 » November 3rd, 2008, 12:15 pm

If anyone has competed in this event before...

In your experience has there been dividers between each of the computers, or can anyone just look onto your screen and see the webpage you're on, or your data?
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