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Re: Compute This

Postby fli754 » April 21st, 2009, 4:35 pm

well we were 25 minutes in and haven't started the short answers yet, so we had to work fast :D
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Re: Compute This

Postby sihT etupmoC » April 21st, 2009, 5:57 pm

Our test was super easy. Over earthquakes and I have no doubt me and my partner got a perfect score.

I spent about 30 minutes making the graph. There was a lot of writing down I had to do so it took a while. And I couldn't figure out how to make the second vertical axis, because it was 07 and i havent done that yet on 07. So I did the easiest thing and googled it. I spent about 5 minutes figuring it out and it worked. :p Then I spent the remaining time click links off my website for the questions. So simple! :lol: There was only one thing on the whole test which I had to look up, and there it was in 30 seconds. :lol:
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2009 States: 1 Compute This, 5 Trajectory
2010 States: 3 Compute This, 6 Meteorology
2011 Regionals: 1 Write It/Do It, 4 Compute This, 5 Meteorology, 3 Team

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Re: Compute This

Postby fli754 » April 21st, 2009, 6:01 pm

Hahaha nice! How many links do you have on your website? Like, not the exact number, but a rough estimate would be nice
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Re: Compute This

Postby sihT etupmoC » April 21st, 2009, 6:38 pm

fli, I obviously have no life. I just went to the site map, clicked every page into a new tab (39 pages), and found out.

I have 420 links to the usgs.gov domain on my website. :o
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2009 States: 1 Compute This, 5 Trajectory
2010 States: 3 Compute This, 6 Meteorology
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Re: Compute This

Postby fli754 » April 21st, 2009, 6:45 pm

Whoa! hahaha what kind of domain did you use?
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Re: Compute This

Postby robotman » April 21st, 2009, 6:51 pm

sihT etupmoC wrote: I just went to the site map, clicked every page into a new tab (39 pages), and found out.

where is the full usgs site map my partner and i can only find the ones for the indivualy sections?

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Re: Compute This

Postby sihT etupmoC » April 21st, 2009, 6:57 pm

@fli Google Sites (must better than freewebs for this sort of thing). But don't bother trying to look for it for nationals, I now have it password protected.

@robotman I wasnt talking about USGS site map, i was talking about my site map. But if you want the USGS one, there isn't really one. You could type in "[enter section] site map" in their search and it probably would get you one
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Re: Compute This

Postby robotman » April 21st, 2009, 6:58 pm

ok i thought you where talking about the usgs site map

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Re: Compute This

Postby fli754 » April 21st, 2009, 7:01 pm

sihT etupmoC wrote:@fli Google Sites (must better than freewebs for this sort of thing). But don't bother trying to look for it for nationals, I now have it password protected.

@robotman I wasnt talking about USGS site map, i was talking about my site map. But if you want the USGS one, there isn't really one. You could type in "[enter section] site map" in their search and it probably would get you one


Hahhaha don't worry, I wasn't planning on it ;)
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Re: Compute This

Postby JustDroobles » April 21st, 2009, 7:22 pm

sihT etupmoC wrote:@fli Google Sites (must better than freewebs for this sort of thing). But don't bother trying to look for it for nationals, I now have it password protected.

Umm... that's against the rules. You are supposed to have a PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE WEBSITE. It specifically says in the rules that you CANNOT have the site password protected.

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Re: Compute This

Postby sihT etupmoC » April 22nd, 2009, 3:46 am

You can when you aren't competing. This is so people can't steal your website. If you have it password protected during the competition, than you are breaking the rules. But as long as you make it publicly accessible during the competition, it's fine
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2010 States: 3 Compute This, 6 Meteorology
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Re: Compute This

Postby fmtiger124 » April 22nd, 2009, 6:09 am

sihT etupmoC wrote:You can when you aren't competing. This is so people can't steal your website. If you have it password protected during the competition, than you are breaking the rules. But as long as you make it publicly accessible during the competition, it's fine

or u can just use a site no one knows about. We took our school website and put a page there completely accesable but hard to find for those who dont know our district
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Re: Compute This

Postby babyXbottleXpopX0X » April 22nd, 2009, 7:12 am

my team went to synthasite.com, the website building website, and built our own website for compute this. it did work! it was very helpful. we listed a whole bunch of useful sites.
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Re: Compute This

Postby sr243 » April 25th, 2009, 7:23 pm

Just wondering, I'm in WI and took the compute this test. I felt it was hard at first but once i got the website i needed, it was easy. I wondered if you were to get the graph right and 35 points from the short answer, what would you get out of 40 teams. I got 19th which was low in my opinion or is it that it is so easy to get a perfect? WI doesn't seem the brightest state either.

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Re: Compute This

Postby sihT etupmoC » April 25th, 2009, 7:40 pm

Well, Graphical Data is worth 50 points, and Short Answer is worth 50 points. so you must have bombed your graphs or people rock at computers. But at states you have to get a near perfect score to do good
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2009 States: 1 Compute This, 5 Trajectory
2010 States: 3 Compute This, 6 Meteorology
2011 Regionals: 1 Write It/Do It, 4 Compute This, 5 Meteorology, 3 Team


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