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Re: Compute This

Postby fmtiger124 » June 23rd, 2009, 4:10 pm

robotman09 wrote:what do you mean achive testeing are you talking about the table of contents

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Re: Compute This

Postby SOroxmysox » July 29th, 2009, 12:56 pm

tehkubix wrote:Yep, thats my partner and I. cept we actually tried :P We searched and searched, there was no way anyone could have finished, but some teams did :( I dont see how they got all that data and still managed to do the graphs without knowing some information beforehand..


Uhh.. My partner and I used the website that they told us to give the whole time and got all the answers. Also, I reccommend doing the graph first-- because just incase you're insecure about it, you can try to fix it, (that's what we did.) We got 7th place due to a tie. And a responce for the people that can't stand the event-- i guess i really like it :P.

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Re: Compute This

Postby SOroxmysox » July 29th, 2009, 11:25 pm

ZekeBud wrote:My absolute disgust for this event cannot be accurately measured by current human means.

However, in advance of the event actually happening, a fine Google searching technique was very helpful to my efforts in the event in the past.

Google Search Operator: Site
When looking for your data (and seeing as you're probably going to be limited to only one .gov location), Google may return many locations that are not within the given usgs.gov domain. To limit your results, do the following:
1. Type in your search material (e.g.: Big Earthquakes)
2. Add "site:usgs.gov" to the end (so you would have: Big Earthquakes site:usgs.gov)
3. Search! Now you're only looking at pages within the usgs.gov area (such as earthquakes.usgs.gov, or whatever you end up with)

This technique is effective both in this event and in real life. I now use it to scour my school's website to find the publications I'm looking for.

Other fun Google searching techniques can be found here: http://www.google.com/help/operators.html. I personally recommend use of a search engine, but your strategy must be formed in your own team.



I did this event last year. We couldn't use any search engines, (well, we weren't supposed to) and as you said we could only get our info for usgs.gov... I really like this avent being that it could help improve your computer skills, (especially in Excel.)


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