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Old 05-07-2009, 11:08 PM
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Re: Programming and Robot Skills Competitions at Worlds

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Up there in post #1 I made a mistake -- 2921's alliance defeated 418's in the eliminations, not the other way around. Did I mention I'm taking cold medicine?
Nope, I don't think cold medicine has that particular side-effect - the online scores were wrong for a while. Alliance 5 did defeat Alliance 1.
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:26 AM
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Nope, I don't think cold medicine has that particular side-effect - the online scores were wrong for a while. Alliance 5 did defeat Alliance 1.
I have a clear memory of a one-point victory for my students and their alliance, but I also had an epic cold (not swine flu) and didn't trust my memory. I'm glad my brane isn't that far gone yet.
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:51 AM
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I'm glad my "brane" isn't that far gone yet.
Well, it might be close.....
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:16 AM
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Well, it might be close.....
RE: "Brane"

I might as well explain this for the Young People. Back in The Day, before the Worldwide Web overran the Internet, there was Usenet. One of the wittiest and most literate of Usenet groups was alt.folklore.urban, a conclave of wits, half-wits, bon vivants, and generally interesting people. "Brane" was a shibboleth used whenever one wanted to discuss a temporary mental dysfunction. A similar tradition was that no one ever spelled "misspell" correctly.

Perhaps the most notable Net legend from AFU was the Star Trek troll. When a new Star Trek movie was released, Snopes* wrote that he hated the bad science in SF movies. The Enterprise, he wrote, clearly cast a shadow on a space dock, and everyone knows that objects in space don't cast shadows. This started a thread that ran for hundreds of posts with outraged students explaining that objects in space DO cast shadows, and Snopes patiently mock-arguing with them. It was one of the classic trolls of the golden age of the Internet.

* I bet the Young People didn't even know Snopes was the Internet nickname of a real person. His name is David, and his wife Barbara writes and maintains the snopes.com Website, a move that was widely viewed as selling out among the online urban legend community.
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Re: Programming and Robot Skills Competitions at Worlds

Thanks for the update. I do feel quite young, I'm only 50...

But now my brain hurts. You have introduced words that I had to go to my desk and pick up a dictionary, and look up. I'm sorry, but bon vivants, and shibboleth (and a new use for the word troll) are not part of my every day vocabulary. I'm used to: huh, I don't know, it wasn't me..., etc., and usually in spanish.

I know this is way off topic, but I love edumakation...

Learning new things every day is exciting!!
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