I'm rather confused - Vex time traveling?

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    AirplaneManiac

    Jun 9 Lake Stevens 8931F

    If someone could explain how this works, that would be great! :D
    Source

  2. Eric_J

    Jun 9 Houghton, Michigan Former 536C

    sum = 0;
    for each Employee in Vex
    sum+=Employee.YearsAtVex
    next
    return sum

  3. lacsap

    Jun 10 Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Massachusetts 9791[a-z]

    @Eric_J sum = 0;
    for each Employee in Vex
    sum+=Employee.YearsAtVex
    next
    return sum

    I think they are confused that robotics competition existed before 2010...

  4. Foster

    Jun 10 League Play, Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Delmarva Chief Roboteer STEM Robotics

    Vex control systems were used in the 2000's by FRC teams. The Pic, was a pretty spiffy upgrade from those systems in 2006. That tech followed by Vexnet, and the Vex backpack, grew the into the Cortex, that became VIQ, that became. V5. So, yes, they have lots of time in building this stuff. I have 12 years of doing robots with VEX stuff.

  5. AirplaneManiac

    Jun 10 Lake Stevens 8931F

    Not confused about all of that.... I know a lot of vex history... I just want to know how they have 800 years of experience.

  6. Maddog13524

    Jun 10 Roland High School Roland, Okl... 9545B

    It's most likely in reference to the combination of employees experience. Say Employee A had 5 years and Employee B had 3 years. They could say "our employees have 8 years of experience"

  7. Wiredcat Robotics

    Jun 10 Neuqua Valley High School | Na... 2360 N, V, H, S, A, X, Z
    Edited last week by Wiredcat Robotics

    robust wireless robot communication systems

    To be fair we can all be kinda confused there... but v5 should be quite redeeming

  8. Crazycrabman

    Jun 10 Los Angeles California 6526 D
    Edited last week by Crazycrabman

    I can see what you are saying. If they had just said that VEX has 800 years of experience it would make sense that they are summing the years of experience of each individual employee. The fact that they add "employees" seems to imply that each employee has 800 years of experience, which is impossible. Unless my hunch that VEX is run by the reptiles trying to manipulate the future of mankind is true.

    Edit: I put hours instead of years

  9. Barin

    Jun 10 Arizona
    Edited last week by Barin

    @Crazycrabman I can see what you are saying. If they had just said that VEX has 800 hours years of experience it would make sense that they are summing the years of experience of each individual employee. The fact that they add "employees" seems to imply that each employee has 800 hours of experience, which is impossible. Unless my hunch that VEX is run by the reptiles trying to manipulate the future of mankind is true.

    But VEX doesn't have 800 years of experience. That would require VEX, as a company, to have existed nearly a century ago.

    Instead, the word employees clarifies that, after some reasonable mathematical operation(s) involving each relevant employee's amount of experience, the result is greater than 800 hours. In this case, the mathematical operation is addition.

    While I recognize the instinct to imply each relevant employee has over 800 years of experience given the way the sentence is written, this implication is in direct contrast to the as-written, direct interpretation of the sentence — the sentence groups all relevant employees together ("VEX employees have…") rather than singling out each employee ("Each VEX employee has…").

    Side note: This is why I don't like most advanced English curricula. They teach you to almost always imply the meaning of words instead of accepting them at face value (technically not instead of — the denotation of the words is just trivialized to the point where anything more than a cursory understanding of it is pointless).

  10. Crazycrabman

    Jun 10 Los Angeles California 6526 D

    @Barin But VEX doesn't have 800 years of experience. That would require VEX, as a company, to have existed nearly a century ago.

    Instead, the word employees clarifies that, after some reasonable mathematical operation(s) involving each relevant employee's amount of experience, the result is greater than 800 hours. In this case, the mathematical operation is addition.

    While I recognize the instinct to imply each relevant employee has over 800 years of experience given the way the sentence is written, this implication is in direct contrast to the as-written, direct interpretation of the sentence — the sentence groups all relevant employees together ("VEX employees have…") rather than singling out each employee ("Each VEX employee has…").

    Side note: This is why I don't like most advanced English curricula. They teach you to almost always imply the meaning of words instead of accepting them at face value (technically not instead of — the denotation of the words is just trivialized to the point where anything more than a cursory understanding of it is pointless).

    Yeah, I agree with what you are saying. I was just trying to somehow fit my reptile joke into the conversation :P.

  11. To_Bi_As

    Jun 11 long beach the return of the chikin squad

    they used the new v5 time travel module

  12. BBBcube3.14

    Jun 11 Middle of Nowhere 8410C

    @To_Bi_As they used the new v5 time travel module

    That module really helps to get max score during competition. We started a match with the V5 with the max score because we used it to start scoring before the match even began.

  13. To_Bi_As

    Jun 11 long beach the return of the chikin squad

    @BBBcube3.14 That module really helps to get max score during competition. We started a match with the V5 with the max score because we used it to start scoring before the match even began.

    and paired with the v5 time freezing components winning is really easy against v4 bots.

  14. Mark Finley

    Jun 12 Las Vegas, Nevada 6891B

    If they had 48 employees for 17 years than the total number of years is over 800.

    48 x 17 = 816 years

  15. To_Bi_As

    Jun 13 long beach the return of the chikin squad

    @Mark Finley If they had 48 employees for 17 years than the total number of years is over 800.

    48 x 17 = 816 years

    I know what they meant, but the wording makes it funny. =P

  16. Mark Finley

    Jun 13 Las Vegas, Nevada 6891B

    @To_Bi_As I know what they meant, but the wording makes it funny. =P

    Agreed.

 

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