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Postby Panda Weasley » April 4th, 2017, 5:35 am

Entomology wrote:what in the world happened to test exchange??? ohmygod

I should be doing math, but I am too perplexed by this.
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Postby JasperKota » April 4th, 2017, 5:03 pm

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Postby Magikarpmaster629 » April 5th, 2017, 4:50 am

JasperKota wrote:Chances of medaling: ?????

420%
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Postby bernard » April 5th, 2017, 5:00 am

I take less time thinking through my assignments than typesetting them in LaTeX.
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Postby Magikarpmaster629 » April 8th, 2017, 6:03 pm

Killed my streak of winning Astronomy at every tournament outside nationals today :(
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Postby jonboyage » April 10th, 2017, 6:13 am

Magikarpmaster629 wrote:Killed my streak of winning Astronomy at every tournament outside nationals today :(


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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » April 10th, 2017, 7:24 pm

Can someone explain how the old scoring system worked? I look at it and I'm just confused.
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby Unome » April 11th, 2017, 4:54 am

Magikarpmaster629 wrote:Can someone explain how the old scoring system worked? I look at it and I'm just confused.

Total number of teams = N
Cutoff = C
1st place: C points
2nd place: C-1 points
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Cth place - Nth place: 1 point

C varies a lot; in the old national tournaments, it was almost always less than the number of teams. For example, in the first several tournaments C = 11, then they switched to 21, then (I think; can't remember exactly) 35, 41, and 54 (at that point the number of teams at nationals), before switching to the modern method in 2001.
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Postby Alicecream » April 11th, 2017, 6:43 am

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Postby JasperKota » April 11th, 2017, 1:06 pm

Alicecream wrote:We were born to make history

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Postby sciolyFTW_aku » April 11th, 2017, 1:32 pm

rather funny story at state (oops i forgot how to do hide)

It's 10:03.

I just finished my A+P test, and am talking to the MS team about the test. Then, I realize that my events started 3 minutes ago, and it's a 5 min walk from here. I run of the room, sprint uphill, with my dad right with me.

Luckily, the test for Hovercraft still hadn't started (and didn't start for the next 5 minutes :/) so all was well.

10:45

My partner and I finish our test, and head on over to the testing center. However, I realize that my next event starts in 15 minutes, and I have to get everything ready and test with a queue already forming. I hastily assemble my hovercraft, add my masses, and wait in line (i asked people if I could go before them but it seemed everyone had an event at 11 so rip). Then, I set up my hovercraft on the track, and start the motors.

It wouldn't move.

Now it's like 11 and my hovercraft picks this time to not go forward (it went all the other times I tested). I'm sitting there, thinking, "Wow, I'm so screwed." I try 4 times, and yet it still fails (for those of you who don't do hovercraft, you get 5 failed runs, and then you're done). Finally, on my last try, with 2 minutes remaining on the clock, I decided to modify it. With basically no time to spare, I run it.

It works! But, with the time being 8 minutes after 11, I tell my partner to pack it up, give my backpack to my dad except for my ref sheet, and sprint all the way across the campus for my next event. I'm out there, sprinting more than I did in the past year, coated in sweat. And then, finally, with my breath ragged and me dying for water, I run in.

The event started at 11:10 .-.
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby John Richardsim » April 11th, 2017, 6:42 pm

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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby texas » April 11th, 2017, 6:46 pm



Ooh im gonna email Texas A&M the application
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby Unome » April 11th, 2017, 7:20 pm


Wow my prediction for 2020 was correct!
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