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by Ender
Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:14 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Organizing a LAN party for the FRC competition in Atlanta
Replies: 4
Views: 2414

Re: Organizing a LAN party for the FRC competition in Atlanta

Hey 1712 will be down at atlanta as well.
Everyone from our team is going to the robo-prom and i'm being dragged in duct tape most likely
But if you want to hang out during the competition, there are many xkcd readers on our team that will undoubtably want to hang out
by Ender
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: FIRST Robotics thread
Replies: 76
Views: 13854

Re: FIRST Robotics thread

I'm with team 2393. I'm particularly frustrated with the game this year. It doesn't leave much room for being creative with the design. I'm sure some teams have come up with some interesting stuff, but all-in-all I think all the robots will have the same basic design this year. It seems like all th...
by Ender
Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:16 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: FIRST Robotics thread
Replies: 76
Views: 13854

Re: FIRST Robotics thread

Hey guys.
first week of regionals is over and second week is almost starting! My team just got back from the D.C. one, and had to be the best one i've every been to! How has everyone else's been if you guys have done them yet?
by Ender
Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:41 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: FIRST Robotics thread
Replies: 76
Views: 13854

Re: FIRST Robotics thread

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCVLZFyEI1Y hope ya like it. That is awesome. Our mentor has been obsessed with showing that video during classes for the last several days. Also about showing the tumbleweed video from last year... How long did it take you to build the duplicate tornado? And how fast...
by Ender
Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:42 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: FIRST Robotics thread
Replies: 76
Views: 13854

Re: FIRST Robotics thread

Ben_ wrote:Ugh... Scary!

Looks like we'll be done with all the kinks next week, with auton and everything.

which regionals are you going to be at


my school is going to the D.C. Regional. 60 teams in one spot, yey claustrophobia!
by Ender
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:52 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: FIRST Robotics thread
Replies: 76
Views: 13854

Re: FIRST Robotics thread

ship day in less than two weeks!
hows everyone doing so far? we've got autonomous going for our camera finally
by Ender
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: FIRST Robotics thread
Replies: 76
Views: 13854

Re: FIRST Robotics thread

I'm with 233. I think my team is pretty well known. Lunacy looks to be ridiculous. Is our team the only one having severe trouble finding the Moon Rocks? We can't get them anywhere! Your not the only team having trouble. Right now we have about seven moon rocks. The only way we got the additional t...
by Ender
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: FIRST Robotics thread
Replies: 76
Views: 13854

Re: FIRST Robotics thread

What kinds of parts are typically made from scratch? What kinds of parts are provided? I'm assuming that the robot is controlled by a controller that is provided as a part, so how hard is it to program that? Programming is pretty easy for most of it in the way of controls, Autonomous is a bit harde...
by Ender
Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:49 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: FIRST Robotics thread
Replies: 76
Views: 13854

Re: FIRST Robotics thread

so hows everyone after week one of build season? we've gotten most of the chassis done Team 1714, More Robotics. The only thing I'm confused about for this year's challenge is the trailer indicator- Is it a half-cylinder or a full cylinder? Some documents say one and some say the other. I cant seem ...
by Ender
Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Good lies to tell small children (scienced up!)
Replies: 55
Views: 7529

Re: Good lies to tell small children (scienced up!)

from my first grade science teacher "when it starts to feel cold it snows" kid answers "then why doesn't it snow in my freezer?" teacher "don't get smart on me" spaceships get off the ground because when the fuel hits the ground, the ground doesn't like to be hot and so...
by Ender
Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Do You Like Songs for the Lyrics or the Music?
Replies: 83
Views: 8996

Re: Do You Like Songs for the Lyrics or the Music?

Both.
songs are a combination of the two. If one is off then the song is thrown off. I also tend to over analyze the songs that I listen to, so if a song tends to be the same lyric over and over again then it starts to tick me off. The two have to be in a balance or else it doesn't go well.
by Ender
Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: FIRST Robotics thread
Replies: 76
Views: 13854

Re: FIRST Robotics thread

Just a summery of this year: Right, so this years competition is called "lunacy", The game is suppose to mimic some aspects of the moon since its the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. What happens is your robot is carrying the trailer of the other alliance, and so the other alliance ha...
by Ender
Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Good superhero/supervillain origins
Replies: 21
Views: 16251

Re: Good superhero/supervillain origins

I kinda always liked the ex-machina background to how mitchell hundred got his powers. Just alien explosion from the brooklyn bridge. I don't know, maybe it's the fact that it happens to a engineer is why I like the origin
by Ender
Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13430
Views: 1772949

Re: Today I Learned

I learned that if you pay your bus fair in only dimes, you probably would get off at the stop you want. But, if you have no one dollar bills you get ripped off three dollars
by Ender
Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:08 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: FIRST Robotics thread
Replies: 76
Views: 13854

FIRST Robotics thread

Hello, I hope this thread kicks off well. I've been looking around and found no sign of anyone putting up a FIRST thread, so I thought I would. Seeing how a new year is upon us in the FRC world it would be no better time to do so... So, I guess this is the place to discuss the present game of "...
by Ender
Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:54 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Standardized tests... thoughts, opinions, ideas?
Replies: 46
Views: 4981

Re: Standardized tests... thoughts, opinions, ideas?

Standardized tests i find are something someone created as a sick joke that has gone on for too long and piss the majority of people off. like reality TV... For me, I don't do well on standardized tests. Something about being in one class room for several hours staring at a SCANTRON paper, No one ta...
by Ender
Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What drove you to the field you are studying?
Replies: 62
Views: 6444

Re: What drove you to the field you are studying?

OK so im in my senior year of high school, so this is the plan so far: double in Astronomy and Mechanical Engineering. so the astronomy goes way far back to when I was six years old probably and found out about the Mars Pathfinder successfully landing and operating. That kickstarted me into space mo...
by Ender
Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whom do you want to be
Replies: 68
Views: 6407

Re: Who do you want to be

I want to be the Doctor from Doctor Who.
Or at the very least have a working TaRDiS...
by Ender
Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:58 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Applications 2009
Replies: 49
Views: 4356

Re: Applications 2009

Right so for me: Smith College (early decision) Drexel University Philadelphia University Lehigh University Worcester Poly Tech Purdue University Yay for engineering majors! most have the common application which make it a hell of a lot easier. And a lot of school on the list don't want SAT score wh...
by Ender
Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:01 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164843

Re: Your Schedule

(high school, senior) SEMESTER ONE period 1 - Honors Government period 2 - English period 3 - Gym & free depending on day period 4 - Ceramics Art (had to take something to keep from boredom) period 5 - Innovations & Inventions (robotics engineering class) period 6 - Trigonometry period 7 - I...
by Ender
Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:15 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Philly or Pittsburgh?
Replies: 2
Views: 2144

Re: Philly or Pittsburgh?

hipsters do tend to over populate University City part of Philly...

But there is a bit of geekyness at points, kinda. I mean there is suppose to be a small HOPE (hacker's on planet earth) conference later in October. So were getting there.
by Ender
Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 28479

Re: The Martial Arts Thread

The place I go to does Tang Soo Do. Which is a korean martial arts. Our place also allows Tae Kwon Do belt tests, I think its because either the head instructor is a master in both or because they two types are similar enough.
by Ender
Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your room!
Replies: 165
Views: 26081

Re: Post your room!

As soon as I fix my camera, I will get posters of my room.
Belial, where are your posters from? The dinosaur one is neat.
by Ender
Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Help for 11th Grader
Replies: 31
Views: 4438

Re: Help for 11th Grader

I dont have any financial problems at the moment. So I could probably pay for some of the schools on the list. I'm not really planning on going to any top notch school like CalTech or MIT. I've accepted that finally. Today I was forced into a meeting with my Dad and my counselor about college today....
by Ender
Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:34 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Help for 11th Grader
Replies: 31
Views: 4438

Re: Help for 11th Grader

Yea, SAT day was probably the worst saturday I ever had. I am defiantly going to be studying over the summer for the this time. The first time was mainly to see how it worked. Thanks for the information about mechanics engineering. It is defiantly at the top at what I want to study in college. It su...
by Ender
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Help for 11th Grader
Replies: 31
Views: 4438

Re: Help for 11th Grader

My SAT's were horrible: 1340 math: 480 reading: 440 essay: 420 honestly, it was my first time. I messed up a lot, and wasn't very ready for it. So with that, most of my schools are off the list. Smith doesn't offer SAT scores. It also offers good educational and engineering majors. The only problem ...
by Ender
Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Help for 11th Grader
Replies: 31
Views: 4438

Re: Help for 11th Grader

Yeah, since i last replied, i finally took my SAT's for the first time... ---that didn't go so well Over this summer my brother is making me go on college tours as well. The main ones i'm looking at are: Smith College Drexel Penn State Indiana Muhlenberg Vanderbilt Carnige Mellon The main ones i wan...
by Ender
Tue May 27, 2008 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Running for Student Council
Replies: 15
Views: 1863

Re: Running for Student Council

"name"
thats what she said

name: willing to actually try and do something with a student council position

or...

"sorry, i am to serious right now to be making jokes"
by Ender
Wed May 21, 2008 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 404786

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

I have a ton of quotes. A lot of my classes get sidetracked a lot. Right now a few I can think of are: In history, teacher talking about JFK: teacher: JFK was the most good looking, youngest, horniest president we have ever had then English class, talking about mt. everest: student: so this guy ski'...
by Ender
Tue May 20, 2008 1:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Good Backpacks
Replies: 45
Views: 7674

Re: Good Backpacks

My courior bag is somewhere in the middle of quality. So far, it has lasted about 6 months. I got it from a army navy store in Philly. It was about about $30. holds all of my books and text books, calculator. So far it has a few small holes, the shoulder strap is getting torn. The bag has also gone ...
by Ender
Mon May 19, 2008 3:45 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Grades
Replies: 17
Views: 2190

Re: Grades

Don't worry about it for right now. It's just sophomore year for you. Also remember, your taking AP classes. So a B is a A in that setting I think. Colleges look mostly at Junior year and Senior year. They also look at a large amount of other things besides GPA. So after recommendations, SAT score, ...
by Ender
Sat May 03, 2008 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Improving my shape for softball
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Re: Improving my shape for softball

UPDATE: I guess everything is going OK. Right now I am trying to throw farther. Mainly trying to get to second base. Right now I can get it on a bounce/hop. It seems like something with my throwing mechanics might be wrong. If I try throwing far it will cause the ball to have a high parabolic arc an...
by Ender
Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Improving my shape for softball
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Improving my shape for softball

background: OK so I'm in 11th grade. This is my first year involved in the softball team at the school. My job being the manager. Mainly involved in keeping score and carrying stuff. Over the games (many of them losses). The coach found out that I was a catcher in middle school. I am going to tryout...
by Ender
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Help for 11th Grader
Replies: 31
Views: 4438

Re: Help for 11th Grader

Update on our robot in the Philly FIRST regionals:

IT WAS AWSOME!!!
YEAH! we got to quarter finials!!
We also were able to get the Gracious Professionalism award!

It was the most amazing competition ever... Congrats to Miss Daisy Team for winning both the competition and the chairman award

GO 1712!
by Ender
Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:40 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Good American universities for undergraduate math
Replies: 9
Views: 1653

Re: Good American universities for undergraduate math

A lot of state universities usually have good math classes I think...
I myself am looking at places like Penn State or Drexel if that helps.

Where in the US do you want to be?
by Ender
Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:12 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: MIT
Replies: 60
Views: 9040

Re: MIT

Yea MIT does have some sort of special radiation on it that makes it some how more lustted after than Caltech or any other tech school. Hell, even I wish I could go. I know it's hopeless that i will never get into MIT.
But it's so shiny... I want to go.
by Ender
Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Help for 11th Grader
Replies: 31
Views: 4438

Re: Help for 11th Grader

What aspect of robotics do you prefer? Right now I am mainly into the mechanical part. I have learned a ton with the amount of time I have been there. And Though, I have gotten more into programming the robot now. I haven't really done much with the electrical parts. So I don't know to much about t...
by Ender
Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:02 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Help for 11th Grader
Replies: 31
Views: 4438

Re: Help for 11th Grader

Thanks for the information so far I'm trying not obesses too much over colleges. I'm not too worried about cost at the moment. Right now I'm just trying to pick out a list of colleges to just think about. Which has been akward to say the least. XKCD forums have been so much more helpful then high sc...
by Ender
Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:55 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Help for 11th Grader
Replies: 31
Views: 4438

Re: Help for 11th Grader

Thank you for the help so far. This place has been a lot more useful than other people I have asked. I have tried to ask my counseler at my school for some. Though, I am sure she hates me from past experiances when my brother was at school. Oh well. I have been making a small list of colleges lately...
by Ender
Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:12 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Help for 11th Grader
Replies: 31
Views: 4438

Re: Help for 11th Grader

I know that is what everyone says, and have been saying for several years. But Parts of it are not true. I should be looking at schools, making a list, etc. And deciding/ pondering what I might do. I am trying not to be like some people who have already decided what they will do in college, life, ho...

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