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by Kanye West
Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 37822

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

Again, they're probably just really good at situational play, but, statistically speaking, it seems like a lot of teams deserved to place higher. Does this represent a flaw in the card system, at least in playoffs? I don't think it's the fault of the card system that Adair got the place they did. T...
by Kanye West
Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 38659

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

If a team is consistently getting zeroes on mathcalc bonuses, they're clearly really weak in math, and if a team is getting thirties, they've got someone with relatively deep knowledge of whatever is being asked (truth-tables, integrals, Pascal's triangle, etc.). Most of the complaints seem to be c...
by Kanye West
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule/discussion 2010
Replies: 68
Views: 10725

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Would it be nuts to say that literally so few of the nation's competitive teams even participate in a Chip-written event per year that it would actually not really demonstrate an anti-Chip bias to remove this from the Nationals forum? Why does it matter to have an anti-Chip bias? The format and que...
by Kanye West
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule/discussion 2010
Replies: 68
Views: 10725

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Would it be nuts to say that literally so few of the nation's competitive teams even participate in a Chip-written event per year that it would actually not really demonstrate an anti-Chip bias to remove this from the Nationals forum? Why does it matter to have an anti-Chip bias? The format and que...
by Kanye West
Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule/discussion 2010
Replies: 68
Views: 10725

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Why does this thread exist?
by Kanye West
Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 38659

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

A fair amount of people take DiffEQ in high school No. Yeah a grand total of 0 people from my high school have ever taken this class before graduating. Yeah, see, I took differential equations in high school but still ended up zeroing that bonus. We never learned anything about RLC circuits, but I ...
by Kanye West
Sun May 30, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 38659

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

I have to agree with Mr. Vinokurov. The twin primes conjecture is a fair and common part of the high school national-level math canon. A simple answer of "primes" would simply not suffice for an answer to such a question. However, I cede that the mention of the Sieve of Eratosthenes tended to throw ...
by Kanye West
Thu May 27, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congratulations to State College - #1 Pre-Nats!
Replies: 45
Views: 17728

Re: Congratulations to State College - #1 Pre-Nats!

Watson Ladd. 12th? You're our hero and all, but really? 12th?!? That's just redonkulous.
by Kanye West
Wed May 26, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congratulations to State College - #1 Pre-Nats!
Replies: 45
Views: 17728

Re: Congratulations to State College - #1 Pre-Nats!

The sums on the spreadsheet and your original post are one-off each other, Fred, from Manual down to Alpharetta. Not a big deal, though.
by Kanye West
Wed May 12, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVII Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 3036

Re: GSAC XVII Discussion

Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast wrote:1 team got Georges Bizet? Wow, that's interesting...considering Carmen is like the most-asked about opera out there.
my impression of many of the teams is that they were not especially active, or else had newer players on them
by Kanye West
Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio '09-'10
Replies: 42
Views: 5793

Re: Ohio '09-'10

Seems like next year will be the year of dynamic duos: Jim and Mike, Brandon and Michael, Nishanth and Eugene, and Jackson and Saajid.
by Kanye West
Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Study for Computer Science
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: How to Study for Computer Science

Well, the best and most obvious way is to take AP Computer Science, if your school offers it. If not, there are a lot of introductory level computer science textbooks out there which are fairly easy for someone new to the canon to understand. I recommend checking the library over paying for one.
by Kanye West
Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who is really anti-math?
Replies: 39
Views: 6196

Re: Who is really anti-math?

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:
No thanks.
Then enjoy us refusing to engage you further and refusing to listen to your opinion on math computation.
ok.
by Kanye West
Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who is really anti-math?
Replies: 39
Views: 6196

Re: Who is really anti-math?

I think that BOTH computational and noncomputational math are important and should be present. But, personally, when facing computational math tossups or bonuses, I know how to do them, but I think we are not given enough time (often 3-10 seconds). With the 15 point math bonuses in PACE format, in ...
by Kanye West
Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who is really anti-math?
Replies: 39
Views: 6196

Re: Who is really anti-math?

I think that BOTH computational and noncomputational math are important and should be present. But, personally, when facing computational math tossups or bonuses, I know how to do them, but I think we are not given enough time (often 3-10 seconds). With the 15 point math bonuses in PACE format, in w...