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Re: Compute This B

Post by robotman » October 10th, 2009, 1:27 pm

AlphaTauri wrote:Correct. The thing is, all of the answers can be found on nasa.gov, but in case you can't find it there, you are allowed to search the web.
acually i think that is wrong.
all the information is to be found within nasa.gov, not a third party search that is why you have to site where you got it from to get points
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Re: Compute This B

Post by brobo » October 10th, 2009, 1:43 pm

Like I said, the rules are unclear, but there is a way to limit search results from Google to one site.

So, which is correct?
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Re: Compute This B

Post by robotman » October 10th, 2009, 1:48 pm

robodude wrote:Like I said, the rules are unclear, but there is a way to limit search results from Google to one site.

So, which is correct?
could you explain your question?

We are able to use google/or any other search engine to find any info you need but it just has to come of somewhere that has nasa.gov in its URL
we are also able to use a website that you create for any info that you need as long as it is publicly acessable, not a forum/chat type website and is not password protected
hopefully thats what you are asking
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Re: Compute This B

Post by AlphaTauri » October 10th, 2009, 2:16 pm

robotman09 wrote:
AlphaTauri wrote:Correct. The thing is, all of the answers can be found on nasa.gov, but in case you can't find it there, you are allowed to search the web.
acually i think that is wrong.
all the information is to be found within nasa.gov, not a third party search that is why you have to site where you got it from to get points
Actually, what I was talking about is the practice of looking up the answer on another site (say the answer is Voyager II) and then searching for Voyager II on nasa.gov. It's time-consuming, but if you really can't find the answer, it's a possibility.

Note: this is where the website comes in handy, as a way to catalog useful links.
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Re: Compute This B

Post by andrewwski » October 10th, 2009, 5:27 pm

You can use Google to search within a specific domain by adding site:domain to the search. For example, "site:*nasa.gov voyager II" will search for "Voyager II" but limit results to those from the *.nasa.gov domains.

I find it's often more effective than using the search built into a particular website.

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Re: Compute This B

Post by fmtiger124 » October 10th, 2009, 5:29 pm

Well someitmes it can be except in some cases like last year, the usgs.gov website search was run by google so you were wasting your time if you went to google and did the site: search
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Re: Compute This B

Post by rizzyz » October 10th, 2009, 6:45 pm

fmtiger124 wrote:Well someitmes it can be except in some cases like last year, the usgs.gov website search was run by google so you were wasting your time if you went to google and did the site: search
I remember that. I think some teams did it any way. I generally had pretty good luck finding everything I needed through that search or by mucking about on the Topics page.
But yes, all your information has to be found on the specified site.
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Re: Compute This B

Post by brobo » October 10th, 2009, 9:57 pm

But that's only for the short answers, right? Cause' u don't need to put your resources for the graph.
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Re: Compute This B

Post by cooltiger » October 13th, 2009, 2:53 pm

So to be clear, they will give you a website and a bunch of questions. The answer is on the website. You can go on another website if you wish, as long as you don't communicate with anyone else.
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Re: Compute This B

Post by AlphaTauri » October 13th, 2009, 2:54 pm

Correct. That's basically the event in a nutshell.
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