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Re: Compute This

Postby robotman » March 7th, 2009, 4:05 pm

just go though USGS and find weird stuff and also make a website

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Re: Compute This

Postby 08jakewold08 » March 9th, 2009, 6:28 am

Some of the questions I was asked was how much of the water michigan get is filtered and what percentage is used for water like baths, sinks,etc. Most of the stuff was really hard to find.

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Re: Compute This

Postby gyourkoshaven » March 15th, 2009, 6:30 am

There are a lot of good search tips that I found very helpful. I think one of them is a google tutorial that applies to a lot of other sites, including USGS.
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Re: Compute This

Postby bob3443 » March 15th, 2009, 7:06 am

robotman09 wrote:just go though USGS and find weird stuff and also make a website

what's the point in making a website?
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Re: Compute This

Postby courage7856 » March 16th, 2009, 5:02 pm

Does anyone want to share loose questions from Regionals? I need to practice, but I want to use the USGS website. If you want to trade questions, just PM me.
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Re: Compute This

Postby bob3443 » March 16th, 2009, 5:16 pm

courage7856 wrote:Does anyone want to share loose questions from Regionals? I need to practice, but I want to use the USGS website. If you want to trade questions, just PM me.

did you check the wiki? it has 2 (i believe) tests from past competitions.
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Re: Compute This

Postby Phenylethylamine » March 16th, 2009, 5:53 pm

I don't think past tests used the USGS domain, though.
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Re: Compute This

Postby eyeball138 » March 16th, 2009, 6:07 pm

These do, though: 2009 Test Exchange Wiki
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Re: Compute This

Postby Phenylethylamine » March 17th, 2009, 3:54 am

Oh, okay then :-)
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Re: Compute This

Postby sihT etupmoC » March 18th, 2009, 12:54 pm

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Re: Compute This

Postby dickyjones » March 18th, 2009, 1:33 pm

I'm sure that the kids that actually made the website took longer. It's bad enough that your coach decided that it was his right to give away another team's hard work to you; I think it would be even worse to post the website here.
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Re: Compute This

Postby sihT etupmoC » March 18th, 2009, 1:40 pm

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Re: Compute This

Postby robotman » March 18th, 2009, 1:50 pm

i would count that as cheating your coach took it from the computers history not by asking the website address from one of the competitors so they have no way of knowing that you are using it so i would call that cheating

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Re: Compute This

Postby rocketman1555 » March 18th, 2009, 1:52 pm

sihT etupmoC wrote:Hi. This is my first year doing Compute This, second doing science olympiad. I'm in 7th grade.
Compute This is my specialty event and the best I have done this year is 3rd at Ridgeview (I'm in Ohio). At the last tournament, our homeschool tournament (WL-S ftw!), after the competition was over, my Compute This coach was going around clearing all the history and found the website of Sewickly Academy, from Penn. I believe? They came in 5th place at the invitational. So I took the liberty to copy every single thing word for word, page for page, link for link, attachment for attachment...yeah it took awhile. I also took liberty to add stuff for myself.
Monday we took a Compute This practice test (me and my partner beat our other compute this team :D ), every thing except one short answer question was found through a link on our site, and then I found the answer and added it (got it right =D).
I was wondering if there are any major things I should add to the site to help us better? Regionals is this Saturday, and it would be the first tournament having the website, so I'm hoping we do good but I need to make sure. Anything I should need to add?
(PS wanna know Sewickly's Compute This website? :lol: )


I think it would be counted as cheating as your team did not actually do the work and are using it for your advantage, and your coach shouldn't have done it in the first place.
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Re: Compute This

Postby sihT etupmoC » March 18th, 2009, 2:10 pm

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