AADL-GT Round 2: This Weekend!

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AADL-GT: Ann Arbor District Library Game Tournaments

Preregistration is now open for AADL-GT Round 2, happening this Saturday, September 24th, from Noon - 5 PM in the Basement of the Downtown Library. Doors will open at 11:30 for players in grades 6-12, so be early to get checked in and start warming up. Winners of the Sur-Prize round game will take home $70, $50, and $30 giftcards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. We'll have single-player and team events in both Mario Kart Double Dash and Super Smash Brothers: Melee, and the event will (really this time) be broadcast live on Comcast channel 18 in Ann Arbor, so be sure to bring a signed release form if you haven't turned one in before. We'll be implementing several enhancements this round, including smoother, faster registration & check-in, split-screen single player Kart for more races in less time, checkin and food and tables outside the room, and definitely more pizza. Read on for more.

We'll also be having an All-Ages DDR Tournament, Sunday Sept. 25th, from 1:00-4:00 at the Malletts Creek Branch. Open Gamecube play will be available, and prizes are $40, $30, and $20 giftcards.

One of our new features is a super-easy way to attach your clan logo to all your comments here on the axis blog. Just email me your clan logo at axis@aadl.org, and I'll add it to the server. You can then include your clan logo in your post just by adding:

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anywhere in your post, including in your signature! You can edit your signature on the 'edit' tab of your My Account page. Once you've added that tag to your signature, you'll never have to think about your clan logo again. Let me know if you run into any trouble or have any questions about this.

Also, it's time to announce the players who will be invited to do live, on-air commentary at this month's tournament. I will be appointing Lead and Relief Commentators for each event, with the Lead commentators doing most of the talking, and the Relief stepping in when the Leads are playing. Be aware that my goal is to produce the most entertaining event possible, so while I want to give several players a chance to do this, I will be making changes and cuts throughout the season. If I don't think you did a very good job, you won't be invited back to the 'press box' next month. So, be forewarned, and don't take it personally. Also, remember that this is an invitation. You don't have to do it if you don't want to. So, here are our commentary teams for Round 2:

Mario Kart Single-Player and Team:
Lead: Major Tom and Leinad
Relief: Muffincat and Duck

Super Smash Brothers Single-Player and Team:
Lead: Sravan and Galen (pr0 and c0n)
Relief: Black Shark and Duck

Surprize Round:
Lead: Muffincat and Black Shark
Relief: Major Tom and Leinad

A few tips for you commentators:

1) Look for the drama and build it with story, not with interjections.

Right: Wow, he's made it all the way to the final lap of the final race, only a master shell can ruin his day now...
Wrong: Oh! oh! wow! Man! Going! Going! Going! Gone!

2) Play off your partner, no matter who they are, use their name extensively, and set them up.

Right: I see she is truly dominant with DK, bob, isn't that one of your best characters?
Wrong: (in reply): Nope.

3) Remember that the audience at home may not know anything about the games.

Right: Wow, there goes Mario's Cape teleportation glitch... that's a bug in the game that's very difficult to execute, but very shocking when performed precisely....
Wrong: Oh man! Charizard!

4) Nothing impresses me more than a dazzling display of Nintendo Knowledge.

Right: You know, bob, the original Donkey Kong was Shigeru Miyamoto's first game for Nintendo, and it was built to be a conversion for thousands of unused Radarscope cabinets, as the US market had responded very poorly to Radarscope, despite it having been a smash hit in Japan.
Wrong: The Revolution is going to suck.

Anyway, enough of that. Get registered for the tournament, get practicing, and if you've got questions, now's the time. See you Saturday!

Comments

great another pickwick post.


don't you mean another great pickwick post

"Now it's over and I'm torn but I signed her up for beastiality porn"


don't you mean another great pickwick post

"Now it's over and I'm torn but I signed her up for beastiality porn"


not really


Flare, Sravan is annoyed by Pickwick's posts. And I have 2 say that I'm quite annoyed by it, 2. Pickwick, can't u start off your posts by saying something other than "Good Morrow," I would really like it if u could be normal like the rest of us.

Let My People Go!

Black Shark Clan


Being normal is overrated.
Edit:
Why do you guys hate people that are different then you? You always try to convert them into "normal people”. I happen to be good friends with Pickwick and he is quiet an interesting person. Plus you guys aren't going to like it when your 30 no longer cool hanging out with your normal nothing special friends. You'll be board out of your mind.
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well duck i am just hating his post they are long,pointless and a waste of space. he may be a very cool guy though. last post!


You know I said the very same thing to all those posts about nameing some song.

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I get the post, it's mine!

Let My People Go!


hi

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Hey BCL what's that Language changer you use called?

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Free 2 profesional translation

found here

http://www.freetranslation.com/

it is limited in languages though. look under "free text translator" near the top of the page. You can only input a limited number of symbols at a time though.

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o yea i translate my spanish homework there all the time.

last post for now...


Thanks BCL.

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last post now please dont take it away from me


Why do you care for the last post so much.


that is a good question

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Good Period Of Time formerly, but no longer, by request of the "Peanut Gallery," known as 'Morrow!'

I owe you much in the way of gratitude, Sir Ducksalot and Right Honourable Black Mage, for defending me, in my extended absence, against the base slanders of other forum-dwellers; if ever the opportunity is mine to return the favour, you may be sure that I shall do my utmost to uphold your unimpeachable characters.

I am afraid that none of us will be granted the honour of holding the last post unless there is an event that forestalls future additions to the forum. In the words of the great wielder of all powers relating to the forum,
"Tom, I'm looking into forums, it may be pretty easy, especially if we don't try to close any of them... more to come."
This, at a glance, would appear to indicate that there exists a possibility that this venue for conversation may not be barred for some time yet.

In response to one Mr. pr0's comments regarding the length of my posts, I must repeat my assurances that, due to my having inadvertently aroused the ire of that preeminent potentate, the King of Geeks, I shall, henceforth, refrain from extending the length of my posts beyond the layperson's arbitrary definition of 'reason.' As for the admonition of one of the Christian and Judaic religions' most revered figures to forward an effort at 'normality,' I must express my full agreement with the sentiment, expressed more than adequately by the good Sir Ducksalot, that in an adherence to normality lies a dull existence. Would George W. Bush's verbal errors and missteps be so well documented (http://slate.msn.com/id/76886/) and productive of hilarity were he not 'our' president, elected or no? Would Albert Einstein be so prominent in America's collective recollection of historical entities were his hair not arrayed in such an amusing fashion? Would Ronald Reagan have been remembered so fondly had he not set an example that America would follow in regard to his career, by acquiring Alzheimer's Disease?
It is thus, then, that I must differentiate between the manner in which I am possessive of a tendency to transcribe the stuff of the realm of thoughts, and the ways in which some others may perform the said function. Others may elect to demonstrate their primacy and/or individuality via the mediums of visual appearance, online signature, or even, in some extreme cases, the manner in which they floss their badgers; the area in which I have decided to stand out and excel is the written word.

Until the next post, then, I remain,

-----Pickwick the Second-----,
the author of the last post.

PS: I almost neglected to add a post-script! The reason for which so many appear to wish to be the holder of the final post is unclear to me, as well.


I know your going to write dictionaries or encyclopedias or something, Pickwick.

"You may need to metaphorically make a deal with the devil. By 'devil' I mean robot devil and by 'metaphorically' I mean get your coat."-bender [gtplayer:139]
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another pickwick post...

since other ppl want it so much i want it as well...


Good "Arbitrary division of time into a twenty-four hour period!"
You have a keen insight into the nature of things, Sir Ducksalot; the writing of dictionaries was, indeed, one potential pursuit I foresaw in my future. As a hobby of sorts, it could be very entertaining--the goal, of course, would be to write the entries in a manner not exactly conducive to imparting understanding. There is little likelihood of my selling it, though.

Farewell, and I remain, as ever,

-----Pickwick the Second, holder of the last post.-----


not for long


all me

"Do you what happens to a giant when it's blasted with a fireball?"
"Err... no, what?'
The same thing that happens to every thing else!"
"Dude that line sucks."


who is fighter?


Fighter is Flare.


wait you didn't notice that?

"Do you what happens to a giant when it's blasted with a fireball?"
"Err... no, what?'
The same thing that happens to every thing else!"
"Dude that line sucks."


Flare, Thief isn't a politically correct term how about you use rogue.

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I'm uising names from 8-bit theater heres the site http://www.nuklearpower.com/

"Your GP or your HP"


HA HA HA I GET THE LAST POST ON THIS PAGE, AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT, HA HA H AH AH AHA cough, HA HA HA

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Except post after you. Pages have 50 posts. The new page starts on 51st post. So 301 starts the new page.


and the post after that
EDIT:new page

"Your GP or your HP"


oh yeah,... darn
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"Your GP or your HP"


how many trophies do u guys have in melee?

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285 trophies or so.


289 baby. tell me the ones u dont have i can help u get them. i bet u dont have the diskun trophy. i bet u dont have the pikmin or sheriff one either those are hard to get.

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the pickmin 1 is easy

"Your GP or your HP"


Morrow which is not unreasonably depressing in nature!

I have a grand total of zwei Hundert sechsundachtzig (286) trophies; I have Sheriff, which, as I recall, is received upon reducing your total Target Test time to eleven minutes or below; I have never, however, bothered to load a Pikmin file onto my game in order to be granted that particular trophy. Would you like to guess at the identies of the other two which are only in your possession? One of them may be the aforementioned 'Diskun(I am not, at this time, able to check, but it hath a sound not familiar to mine ear;)' how would one go about procuring said trophy?

Day which is not, of course, entirely devoid of goodness!

-----Pickwick the Second-----

PS: Vote Obama 2008!!!!! Sir Ducksalot, what is your favourite potential candidate for the next presidential race (anybody who you would like to see run?)


the diskun trophy is the hardest. u know in a bonus match and u get those bonuses well u gotta get all of them. every single bonus and penalty. one is very hard clear, one is no damage clear where u beat 1 player mode withour taking any damage, and another is gigabowser KO and crazy hand KO(it suprises me that giga bowser KO gives u 100,000 but crazy hand KO gets u 80,000). also the 3 bonuses that took me a while were celebi catcher, power shielder, and hammer throw. celebi catcher is self explanatory but none of u guys know what a power shielder is so im not gonna bother explaining it. i have gotten all of them but hammer throw which is harder then it sounds.

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oohh SRAVAN... YOU ARE ACTING LIKE A DISONEST REALTOR AGAIN.....

Power Shielder: Used Power Shield often (three times or more in one minute)
To perform a power sheild, you must block at the very same time that an opponent is attacking you. This is best done in VS mode, against another human opponent. Take two controllers, and you must hit the block button on one controller at the exact moment that you're attacking with the other. You'll know that it works when you see a white flash following the blocked attack. Do this three times or more every minute, and you've got it.

Poser KO: KO'd an enemy with a taunt
A Poser KO is scored when you defeat an opponent using a taunt move. Sound impossible? Luigi performs a light kick with his taunt. Although it's possible to KO some of the weaker opponents in Very Easy mode, it's much easier to do pull it off in VS mode. With two controllers plugged in, just get the other character on the edge of an arena. Use Luigi's taunt to kick them, and just let them fall to their death without recovering. In Adventure Mode, you can easily KO each of the Kirby's on Very Easy.
Flame Thrower: Got a 10 combo or higher with the Fire Flower
You can score some serious damage with the fire flower. The best way to earn this bonus, is to get your opponent against a wall. A good place is on Princess Peach's castle. Make sure that your opponent is between you and the wall, and unleash the fire flower power. You should easily be able to score 10 hits for the bonus.

Hammer Throw: Threw the Hammer away
Hammer Throw is really tough to do. The easiest way seems to be in Brinstar, when the yellow chemical rises. Let yourself fall into the chemical when you have the hammer, and hit down and Z to attempt to throw your hammer away when you're in midair. It doesn't always work, so you'll probably have to try it a bunch of times.

Laser Marksman: Hit with every blast from the Ray Gun until it ran out
Hitting an opponent with every single shot from the Laser gun is easier said than done. The best way is to plug in another controller, and fire away at an non-moving target. If you don't have an extra controller, play against a computer controlled character on an easy setting. Choose a big character opponent like Bowser, and play in a flat arena where you'll have room to take your shots.

Mario Maniac: Used only Mushrooms, Fire Flowers, or Starmen
I played a 2 minute match, with the Fire Flower, Super Mushroom, Star, Beam Sword, Star Rod, and Homerun bat as the weapons. I picked up and use at least one of each Mario weapon (mushroom, flower, and star), and DID NOT touch any of the barrels or capsules. I'm thinking that maybe if you pick up and use a barrel/crate etc, you might not earn the point.

Wimp: Used only recovery items (three or more)
I've found that the only recovery item that works here is the heart container... Just play a VS match with the heart container and a few other weapons turned on. Be sure not to touch any other items, and do not use any capsules, crates, or barrels. Just collecting 3 heart containers will get the point for you.

Peaceful Warrior: Never attacked, but didn't lose the match
Here, I plugged in an extra controller, and had a computer player join in. I beat the crap out of that computer player, making sure that I ended up with first place, and the computer would end up in last. That second controller player earns second place for this, meaning they didn't lose, and the point is awarded.

Melee Master: Cleared All-Star Mode without recovering from damage even once
Obviously, this one's best done on Very Easy mode. It shouldn't be hard at all. Just don't waste time finishing off your opponents. Smash attacks are devastating on Very Easy, so quickly eliminate your competition and move onto the next round. Obviously, you must make sure that you don't pick up any food, or the heard containers that you pass on the way to your next fight.

No-Damage Clear: Cleared all levels without taking any damage
This is definitely one of the hardest bonuses to earn. I found the easiest mode to accomplish this was All-Star. I like to use Roy, since his Blazer (B+up) and forward smash attacks are often enough to KO an opponent with full health. This one's frustrating, because you come so close, and then suffer a soft love tap from a weak little character like Pichu or Jigglypuff. Also, beware of barrels, crates, and capsules. They often turn out to be bombs, which can quickly end your No-Damage run. Also, beware of Bob-ombs. It will probably take a good number of tries before you pull this one off. When you take damage, just curse, swear, and do whatever it is you do, and then start all over again. Persistence pays off. If you try hard enough to earn this one, eventally luck will be on your side.

Very-Hard Clear: Cleared the Very Hard Mode
This bonus point is very hard to earn... As if you hadn't already guessed that. The best mode to clear the Very-Hard mode is either Classic of All-Star. Classic is shorter, but you'll have to face a challenging Master Hand at the end. You might need some continue coins for this one. If that's the case, then make sure you have some saved up before you go into battle.

Link Master: Defeated all five Links in Adventure Mode
In the Adventure mode's temple, there are six rooms. One of those rooms contains the mighty Triforce that you must find. The other five rooms have Link guarding them. By searching the temple from top to bottom and killing all five Links, you'll be awarded this bonus point.

sorry about the super post, i just thought these were interesting

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Now you have piqued my curiosity. What, precisely, is a 'power shielder,' and by the accomplishment of what feat does one acquire the completion of a 'hammer throw?'

-----Pickwick the Second-----

Edit: In my defense, I wrote this before the preceding post was displayed. I SWEAR!


hi

Let My People Go!

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Most Excellent Unit Derived from the Artificial Division of Time into Approximately 86,359 Seconds! (Edit: Actually, it may be due to lack of caffeine, but I believe, after checking my work, that it is closer to 86,147 seconds.)
Thank you for the clarifications!

-----Pickwick the Second-----

PS: Is it, then, true that you go by the name 'Pensar Tortuga?' The post in which you first mentioned the name brought confusion to my mind...

PPS: Greetings and Salutations!!!!!


ok BCL i tried the thing for hammer throw and it doesnt work...
u can try it yourself and see if u get the bonus. lol the dishonest realator cracks me up. pickwick when u do the power sheilder not only do u have perfect timing but it reflects projectiles which no one here knew(dishonest realator again right). u see level 9's do it all the time like u shoot a ray gun at them and they sheild it but it comes back to u and u wonder how did that happen.

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dude i use the pwer sheilder for fun

"Your GP or your HP"


I must report a success on accomplishing the 'Hammer Throw' by utilizing a variant on Mr. BCL's advice; rather than merely pressing Down and Z, I implemented a "button-mashing" function in relation to Down, Z, L, and A, operating under the impression that I might as well use both methodologies for the projectilization of items in the state of being held. After approximately three minutes, 32 seconds and an additional eighth of a second, I managed to drop the object in question; it occurred within the second after a collision with the yellow acid.
As it turns out, I was familiar with the tactic of "Power Shielding" as it applies to items, and had been able, on occasion, to duplicate the effect, though never three times within the same minute.

Good Day!

-----Pickwick the Second-----


did u actually get the bonus for it? i did that many times but didn't get the bonus. check in your bonus records under data it should be near the end.

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About trophies. I got 285, but thats because when I was playing SSBM w/ Duck, I brought my memory card and I screwed up and overwrote my file with his. I had my data backed up on another file but that memory card is halfway across the country right now when I forgot it at a friends house over the summer. I pretty much had 288 trophies on that card...sucks dont it.

Church: Leave me alone Caboose, I didnt want to mess up the timeline!
Caboose: Time...Line? Time i'snt made out of lines! It is made out of circles. That is why clocks are round.


Good Morrow!
I have checked and can confirm that I did, in fact, receive the bonus for successful completion of the Hammer Throw.


cool pickwick. i'll try again. tell me when u get the diskun trophy. so u button mashed right?

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TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 5

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same, 10

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back. 15

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert frost

Why does taking the road less traveled make all the difference?

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maybe u should post poetry on the poetry blog. i dont understand it very well.

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Good Morrow!

I am not, by ANY means a professional in the fields of literature or poetry analysis, and it is now 2:00 in the morning, so I am currently delusional and, perhaps, psychotic; I will, however, in spite (or, perhaps, because) of the previous qualifiers, take a whack at decrypting the poem. (LATER)Rotational codes (ROT 1--26) all yield naught but gibberish; utilizing each of the final five lines as the passphrase for the Solitaire Cipher also resulted in a meaningless stream of characters, and the letter frequency analysis indicates that a simple letter substitution is unlikely. The Playfair Cipher: also nothing. Caesar Cipher: I haven't managed to muster up the brainpower to understand the instructions yet.
So far, none of the decryption techniques I have used have come up with anything meaningful. Does anyone know the Enigma decryption process? It's a little too complicated for me to figure out right now... Many apologies; it would appear that Mr. Frost did not hide his meaning in any of the codes I know.

As to Mr. pr0's question: Yes, I did utilize an implementation function regarding a "button-mashing" object, but a more specifically-defined object; I struck the L, R, Down, A, and Z buttons/directions repeatedly and at a stupendous frequency.

Good Time too Early to be Known Officially as Morning!

-----Pickwick the Second-----
PS: Sir Ducksalot, it grieveth me overmuch that thou hast still not answered my question via the forum; the answer you gave me in person was outside the new parameters I outlined, as the being in question cannot be proven to have come into existence within a region of space that America has traveled through at some point in its history.


I had to analize that poem last year. It all has to do with going your own way in life.

I just read some stuff on the Enigma and there is no way you could decrypt it without a program or an Enigma Machine. It has several problems as an encryption pocesses namely the fact that if someone knows the concept behind it, he/she can work it out in only a couple months.

I would vote for Susan Van Camp. No purple pants.

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Good Morrow!
Regarding the Enigma Cipher, my dear sir, I must respectfully withold my agreement. Is it not so, that a computer must be provided with orders based on an algorithm in order to determine the solution to a cipher? And would it not, then, be possible to follow the algorithm without said device?

Good Day!

-----Pickwick the Second-----


Yes there is an algorithm, but the problem with doing it be hand is your head would implode. The algorithm encrypts like this for the first letter the letter A is set with E and vice versa but then for the second letter A is set to G and it changes with every letter but with a document with 200 characters. Plus they grouped them in 5 and used the letter X to break words. It took alot of work to decrypt.

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Good Morrow!
I don't doubt that it would take an incredible quantity of work and a more substantial block of time, but, operating under the assumption that I will have no more homework in my high school and college careers, and that I will not require any sleep whatsoever, I believe that I could run the Enigma algorithm on the Frost poem a few dozen times before graduating. Not, of course, that it would greatly narrow down the number of possible combinations; I write this merely in the hope of holding the last post on this forum until dawn, at least...
Good Day!
---------Pickwick the Second---------


Yes but I wouldn't see the point since it is obviously not encoded in the enigma. But you could try reverse speak.

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Good Morrow!

Again, I must ask for clarification; what is "reverse speak?" Is that a reference to 1984? Or is that doublespeak?....
Good Day!
---------Pickwick the Second---------


Doublespeak is from 1984 reverse speak is the taking of a phase and playing it backwards. You know how Led Zeppelin’s stairway to heaven is suppose to say satanic messages if played backwards. Well by playing sound bytes backwards you sometimes get words or messages that are surprisingly relevant to the sound byte in question. I.e. either you get the real meanings or the exact opposite meanings said in playing it backward.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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AH, so the elite-speak in Halo would be an example of that.
It makes sense now!!!!!
Good Day!
---------Pickwick the Second---------


I don't know, I don't play Halo much.

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omfg we had that song at our school dance it was awsome. the eletes dont say it much i think...maybe in halo 1

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No one is going to notice that I posted here now that it is on the 2nd page.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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Good Morrow!
Unfortunately, your statement does not ring true. As a matter of fact, the only reason I have'nt been posting here is that the number of posts had reached 333, which is a very significant number in Perplex City, the Alternate Reality Game I mentioned.

And yes, the Elites make a sound that could reasonably be transcribed in English characters as "Wort-Wort-Wort." Not having an X-box, and, thus, not having Halo 2, it is beyond my powers to describe the vocal utterations located in the second game (though, as I understand it, many of the Covenant aliens have learned English in the meantime.)
Good Day!
---------Pickwick the Second---------


Blast why are you looking at the second page you should be doing your term paper.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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Good Morrow!
Term paper? What term paper? Oh, wait... Yeah, I'm a little behind on that; tonight, however, (and probably into the morning hours) is the study guide and prep for the Analysis test. Tomorrow is the thirty notecards.
How's your term paper coming along? Do you have your thirty notecards done? If not, why are YOU reading this forum?

Good Day!
---------Pickwick the Second---------
PS: Trout!


What Thirty Note Cards? I not in history AP or are the note cards for Chem or Analysis.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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Good Morrow!
Actually, now that you mention it, I do remember that. Oops. Yes, they are for History; I'm working on them right now, and it's slow work. I wasn't at school today, so I should have gotten them done earlier, but I was trying to catch up in Chem; I'm a few lab reports behind.
I hope we don't have to write term papers for Chemistry or for Analysis...
Good Luck!
-----Pickwick the Second-----


If we had to write Term papers in Chem and Analysis there would be far fewer people in NHS and far more suicides. Oh so that is why I couldn't talk to you before 6th hour. Were you out because of sleep deprivation?

"Round up the usual suspects."
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Good Morrow!
"If we had to write Term papers in Chem and Analysis there would be far fewer people in NHS and far more suicides."
*Chuckles* How would I incorporate that quote into a signature?

I was out due to illness brought on by lack of sleep; my brother was also out, so I'll have to get the Chem notes tomorrow. Was there any homework, and is it painfully long, as was last week's bookwork?
By the way, I think you may have a fully valid point when you hypothesise that it may be beneficial, at times, to take time to sleep rather than complete one's homework; coffee aids tremendously in mental recall, but caffeine is not, as I have discovered, a permanent substitute for sleep. Either that, or the coffee:sleep ratio increases geometrically over time; this bears investigation!

Fear not: I merely jest! On a different topic: Do you watch the Daily Show? If so, I highly recommend the Colbert Report (the 't' on the end of each is silent), which comes on immediately after Jon Stewart's show each weeknight. Steven Colbert was the Daily Show correspondent provocative of the most hilarity, in my opinion, and he began his own show, which premiered last night.
Good Luck!
-----Pickwick the Second-----
PS: It seems as though I'm going to be deprived of sleep again, though it is entirely by my own fault this time: Rather than working on my notecards for AP History, I've been alternately working on crafting duct-tape objects for a Robotics Club fundraiser and posting on the Axis blog. Procrastination may not be the way to go next time... Regardless, the less sleep I get, the better everybody else's chance to beat me on Friday and Saturday, so you should all be cheering, except for the fact that most of you are probably asleep, and nobody is checking the blog at present.
Ho hum. Well, for now, good day, and
Good Luck!
PPS: Eli, I've been meaning to ask you this for some time; in the unlikely event that you aren't too busy organising the next event, would you mind identifying the top posters by total number and by total wordcount? There could be awards for best grammar and vocabulary, and a 5,000-point bonus for the winners of each category! Not that I'm biased in any way.....
PPPS: As of 5:45 AM, I have completed my 30 notecards for the History Term Paper and am actively considering sleep as an optional course of action. Good Day!


I wonder... in a given function if you have a polynomial function that is a quotient with the degree of the numerator much greater then the degree of the demoninator, where are the asymtotes? Without useing a graphing calculator?

ex
(x^4 + a whole bunch of terms, you decided) / (x^2 plus blah)

I was told that you divide the degree on the numerator of the fraction by the degree of demoninator, but then you get x^2 which would be a quadratic function... you can't have that as an asymptote.

sorry I am just bored...
wait pickwick you are in robotics!!!

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Good Morrow!
While the asymptotes of the function described may not be determined without further information, the process by which you can calculate them manifests itself in a checklist of sorts:
IF the highest degree in the numerator is:

Lower than that of the denominator, then there is a horizontal asymptote at y=0, because the denominator will then grow much more quickly than will the numerator.

Equal to that of the denominator, then the horizontal asymptote is equal to the ratio of leading coefficients; thus, ((42x^876) + 7)/((6x^876) + 8x -9 yields a horizontal asymptote of 42/7, or y=6.

Higher than that of the denominator, then there is no horizontal asymptote. Instead, there will be a 'slant' asymptote, which may be described by a linear function. (If you've ever worked with parabolas, you've seen slant asymptotes before.) To find it, you need to synthetically divide the function out into a simplified form; this requires the denominator to have a degree of 1, so you may have to use factoring techniques and/or the quadratic formula; when you finish, your result should be separated into roots of an ilk with (x-4) and (x+7). An example of this phenomenon might run thus: ((2x^3)+(2x^2)-8x+8)/((x^2)+2x-8) . You may notice that 2 is a common factor on the top, which may be written as 2(x^2-4)(x-1); this splits into 2(x-4)(x+4)(x-1). The polynomial in the denominator divides into (x+4)(x-2). As you may have noticed, there is a common factor of x+4 on top and bottom; take note of this, as it implies the presence of a 'hole' rather than a vertical asymptote in the graph when x= -4.
NOW you may cancel the two, which leaves you with 2(x-1)(x-4) {{or, more conveniently for the present design, (2x^2-10x+8)}} over x-2, where x-2 is in the form x-a, where 'a' is the value you need in order to synthetically divide. I don't know if you've done synthetic division yet, so I shall explain it briefly. First, you write the value of 'a,' remembering that it is negative as it appears in the root form. In a row with the 'a' value, which is 2, write the coefficients of each term in the numerator in order as they appear, or, as with x^1 in the case described, do not appear; put a '0' in its place. Synthetic division is easy and fast; all that remains is to carry down the first value, add the product of 'a' and the value to the next coefficient, carry down, and so forth.

2 2 (-10) 8
4 -12
=2 =(-6) =(-4)

The library blog is attempting to render this unintelligible by removing the spaces I had added for clarity, so I shall put it into words as well. Carry down the two; add 2*2 to the (-10,) which yields (-6); add (-12) to the The terms at the bottom are the coefficients of your new function, which is 2x-6 + (-4)/(x-2), where (x-2) is the divisor. The function that describes the slope of the slant asymptote is f(x)=2x-6; graph it as you would a line, albeit with dashed marks.

Vertical asymptotes are rather easier and faster to calculate than slant; simply set the denominator equal to zero and solve. If there are factors that may be canceled, do so before solving. In this case, x=2 is the asymptote.
With the vertical, horizontal, and slant asymptotes drawn in, you shouldn't have to graph many points before being able to sketch the graph with reasonable accuracy. Finding the x-and-y-intercepts is also recommended, though.
I'm not especially good at math, so I may have made some errors; it's probably safe to assume that if something in your calculations doesn't quite match the work I have here, the mistake is on my end. One mistake I see already was to multiply the numerator by the two; it should, I believe, be disregarded. Oops.

Yes, I am in the Pioneer High School Robotics Club; may I assume, by your reaction, that you are as well? If so, then I have a suspicion as to your identity... Are you, indeed, a Samurai, are you a member of the distinguished opposition party--the Rat Pack--or are you merely interested in said subject?
Good Day!
---------Pickwick the Second---------


another wall of text... okay I get it, I think...
No, I am not in robotics, I am interested and many of my friends are in it but I personally am not. Many of my friends are in robotics and are taking analysis. so if you do not know what i look like, then I could easily be mistaken as one of my friends...

oh yes and on the matter of pensar tortuga; i used that name on an older blog. I think it was maybe page 6 or 7 of the eli goes to pax.
Basically I posed as some spanish kid who just copied pages of text and used a spanish translator, then posted the darn thing... yeah...

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Good Morrow!
The Robotics Club at Pioneer High School meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room E-107 during lunch. All are welcome to attend these business meetings, but in order to attend many of the after-school workshops you will need to sign and turn in a safety contract, a form which may be obtained at a lunch meeting next week if you are interested. At 3:30 on Tuesday, there will be a meeting to work on a fundraiser wherein the members of the club are to craft objects such as capes, top hats, backpacks, wallets, and other miscellaneous items from duct tape for sale at Pioneer and elsewhere. The possibility of uct tape clothing is under discussion by our resident experts on duct tape and sewing; sizing and comfort are two major concerns. It promises to be quite entertaining, and you are welcome to attend should you choose.

As for Pensar Tortuga, I had not yet read the 'PAX' comments under that name as of your earlier mention on this forum, but I have since. Many thanks for the clarification.
Good Luck!
---------Pickwick the Second----------


DUCK TAPE. We did veto the duck tape bikini right?

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What on EARTH are you talking about?!!!!! I was not informed about any such idea's existence!!!


Good luck, all, in the one starting in three hours and -10 minutes, and the one at noon tomorrow
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Good Morrow!
I would like to add my voice to those seconding this admirable sentiment!
Good Luck!
-------------Pickwick the Second--------------


We can still post here i expected this to close by now. Good luck to all.

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Good Morrow!
I don't have time to find it, but I seem to remember that Eli once mentioned the possibility of leaving this forum open for eternity. That may, of course, have been a different forum...
Good Luck to all!!
-----Pickwick the Second-----


I'm confused, whose Doomblaze Duplicate? Did someone just make him up because I somehow registered twice for the tournament yesterday, or does someone just admire my mad skillz?
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I go to huron...
go rats?
i do not like our mascot, anyway..

GO BLUE!!!
YES WE ARE FINALlY RANKED (25)... but we are still ranked!!!
just 25... hey that means we are average...

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What it still hasn't closed yet.

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Well, I can fix that. Doomblaze Duplicate is because we somehow got you registered twice.