IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

66 Pages V   1 2 3 > » 

zzzptm
Posted on: Nov 16 2017, 11:20 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


QUOTE (TinDefacto @ Nov 16 2017, 05:56 PM) *
Okay, I've got it confirmed. Wow. 38,900. That's an average of almost 6.5k across the board.


There are schools that struggle to get that score in *10* events, let alone just 7.

Mad props, yo.

emot-woop.gif turtles2hc9.png SPARTA.gif
  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #95939 · Replies: 43 · Views: 1,447

zzzptm
Posted on: Nov 9 2017, 10:12 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


Welcome to the boards, all y'all!
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95884 · Replies: 160 · Views: 119,384

zzzptm
Posted on: Nov 9 2017, 10:09 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


Joined this board back in the DAY!
  Forum: NOT Serious Discussions · Post Preview: #95883 · Replies: 19 · Views: 5,083

zzzptm
Posted on: Nov 2 2017, 02:58 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


My cut team guys could be speech/interview judges as well as graders, but they pretty much went into study hall mode until the next year's curriculum was announced.

Since our class was at the end of the day and not for credit, seniors that didn't make the team would drop the class in Spring and just go home early.
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95843 · Replies: 4 · Views: 218

zzzptm
Posted on: Nov 1 2017, 04:24 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


So this would have allowed Nimitz *and* Friendswood to go to the 2003 Nationals... Large and Medium state winners, for example. This would not allow Granada Hills and ECR to both attend, as they're in the same division.

  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95839 · Replies: 10 · Views: 345

zzzptm
Posted on: Sep 30 2017, 06:23 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


Strong results, well done all!
  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #95781 · Replies: 2 · Views: 760

zzzptm
Posted on: Sep 21 2017, 03:15 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


QUOTE (nixonotis @ Sep 20 2017, 10:57 AM) *
QUOTE (zzzptm @ Sep 20 2017, 08:28 AM) *
Man, still no options for former students/coaches to compete in Emeritus rounds...

Hey, if you wanna sign up, I'll let you take the tests and you can see how you compare with the Decathletes wink.gif


Maybe if you made a supar-sekrit individual purchase page and the price was right (like about a tenth of a team price, give or take), I'd consider a nibble.

Of course, I say that now as I still have to face down about 30+ hours of internal training videos. Maybe you should hit me up again once I've actually finished my training and am billing hours to clients and see how much free time I have then. emot-smug.gif
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95772 · Replies: 15 · Views: 606

zzzptm
Posted on: Sep 20 2017, 03:28 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


Man, still no options for former students/coaches to compete in Emeritus rounds...
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95764 · Replies: 15 · Views: 606

zzzptm
Posted on: Sep 7 2017, 10:37 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


I do historiography, though... also network security... the fact that the two intersect in the form of Russian botnets is, itself, a frustrating commentary on our times.
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95758 · Replies: 3 · Views: 309

zzzptm
Posted on: Sep 7 2017, 04:13 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


Rockport-Fulton ISD has suspended classes indefinitely. Instructions are for students to enroll where they've relocated for the disaster. Basically, if you don't get funds to rebuild, you're faced with settling somewhere other than Rockport, TX.

For the flooded areas, I imagine getting the schools cleaned out to where they're safe enough is going to be a huge chore. That water in Houston got a one-two punch of toxicity from sewage and chemical spills. Nightmare.
  Forum: Serious Discussions · Post Preview: #95756 · Replies: 9 · Views: 1,618

zzzptm
Posted on: Sep 7 2017, 04:10 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


What do the comments look like?
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95755 · Replies: 3 · Views: 309

zzzptm
Posted on: Aug 28 2017, 01:35 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


To put things in perspective...

Last week, 50" of rain was unimaginable.

Today, 50" of rain is no longer unimaginable, we have some images of what to expect with that.

I would expect there to be a significant population of internal refugees that eventually settles in San Antonio - Austin - Waco - Dallas from the Coastal Bend and Houston. Not only are people forced to leave their homes, their homes are likely as not going to be places they cannot return to, so they wind up permanently settling in their cities of refuge. That's what happened with many former residents of New Orleans after Katrina. There simply wasn't anywhere for them to go once their home was destroyed due to flooding.

Over in Rockport, I know lots of people are saying brave and hopeful things about rebuilding, but not everyone will have the time or the will to rebuild. For those who want to rebuild, they may not have electricity there for 2-4 weeks, which would mean similar lack of other basic services, no gasoline pumps, no grocery stores, things like that. There may be people who rode out the storm, but how long will they last with a boil order for water, no sewage, and no electricity?
  Forum: Serious Discussions · Post Preview: #95745 · Replies: 9 · Views: 1,618

zzzptm
Posted on: Aug 28 2017, 02:53 AM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


Severe flooding, major wind damage... some schools will not be starting / have classes delayed significantly. Rockport Fulton ISD will not be able to start classes until at least 11 September because electricity there cannot be restored any sooner than that, and may have to push that date up.

Stanley Tree has checked in as safe on FB, so I'm happy to see that. Let's hope he and the good people around Houston can all stay safe as the flooding continues.
  Forum: Serious Discussions · Post Preview: #95742 · Replies: 9 · Views: 1,618

zzzptm
Posted on: Aug 24 2017, 11:05 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


Well, if you get into network security, there's a lot of stuff to enjoy in that field. emot-smug.gif

  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95741 · Replies: 24 · Views: 4,220

zzzptm
Posted on: Aug 24 2017, 03:38 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


Don't worry, TinDefacto, get the right job, and you'll basically wind up doing the stuff you'd normally do during vacation, but get paid for it.

Currently, I have to wade through a pile of packets and commit their contents to memory. WHEN HAVE I EVER DONE THAT BEFORE PLEASE LET ME THINK A MOMENT

ocmlook.jpg

Wait, isn't this like coaching AcDec?

ocmwow.jpg

It is! Hot damn!

ocmyay.jpg
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95739 · Replies: 24 · Views: 4,220

zzzptm
Posted on: Aug 22 2017, 06:54 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


If it's worse than China, then it's truly bad, indeed.
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95736 · Replies: 13 · Views: 833

zzzptm
Posted on: Aug 16 2017, 07:55 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


Fall starts earlier for teachers, I'm still thinking this is summer... smile.gif

I start my new job at ForeScout Technologies as a Solutions Architect tomorrow. Going to Austria for a week, leaving 30 August - still summer for me. emot-smug.gif
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95733 · Replies: 24 · Views: 4,220

zzzptm
Posted on: Aug 16 2017, 07:52 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


Question: is the situation with Music this year better than, as bad as, or worse than trying to tell the difference between Western tuning and Asian tuning? (China, 2006-2007)
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95732 · Replies: 13 · Views: 833

zzzptm
Posted on: Aug 9 2017, 06:42 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


Dang, I forgot about the 90s. Berkner #22 overall, whoohoo!

ocmyay.jpg emot-woop.gif pianodance.gif party2.gif bananalama.gif

And, yes, FUN! Who do you think is responsible for all the smileys here, anyway?
  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #95721 · Replies: 29 · Views: 8,908

zzzptm
Posted on: Aug 5 2017, 04:28 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


Yes! Berkner is in tier 12! emot-smug.gif
  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #95704 · Replies: 29 · Views: 8,908

zzzptm
Posted on: Aug 5 2017, 04:25 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


Sometimes, you just have to take a job somewhere else with better conditions for more pay. emot-smug.gif

Actually, I'm really stoked. I'll be working for a network security vendor starting on the 17th. I've got a passion for this technology and it'll be great to get into the middle of it and learn all about it.

Thank you AcDec, for getting me in the habit of reading tons of stuff and turning me into a life-long learner.
  Forum: NOT Serious Discussions · Post Preview: #95703 · Replies: 0 · Views: 275

zzzptm
Posted on: Aug 5 2017, 04:19 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


[jerry seinfeld]

That's a shame.

[/jerry seinfeld]
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95701 · Replies: 13 · Views: 833

zzzptm
Posted on: Aug 5 2017, 04:18 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


I don't watch the Game of Thrones, but I've always felt that The Fellowship of the Ring was an AcDec team. Moria was regionals and just south of Lothlorien was state, but they didn't qualify for nationals, so they went their way. Most of them got back together for a reunion, though.

Honors
Legolas (most elves are Honors)
Aragorn
Gandalf (could also be mistaken for their coach...)

Scholastic
Boromir
Gimli
Sam (He's actually a varsity, playing up as a Scholastic)

Varsity
Merry
Pippin (Who else would ride trees but varsities?)
Frodo (Who else would be captured by a spider and have his finger bitten off but a varsity?)
  Forum: NOT Serious Discussions · Post Preview: #95700 · Replies: 1 · Views: 187

zzzptm
Posted on: Jul 27 2017, 11:04 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


QUOTE (The Evil Dr. Calculus @ Jul 26 2017, 02:01 PM) *
QUOTE (zzzptm @ Jul 26 2017, 06:12 AM) *
Will there be events for emeritus decathletes? biggrin.gif


Yes. It's called 'judging.'


Well played, Mr. Yetman. Well played... cool.gif
  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #95690 · Replies: 4 · Views: 1,932

zzzptm
Posted on: Jul 26 2017, 01:12 PM


HRH, King of DemiDecTalk and of DDT Dominions Beyond the Seas
***

Group: Emeritus
Posts: 8,388,607
Joined: 1-May 09
Member No.: 1


Will there be events for emeritus decathletes? biggrin.gif
  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #95687 · Replies: 4 · Views: 1,932

66 Pages V   1 2 3 > » 

New Posts  New Replies
No New Posts  No New Replies
Hot topic  Hot Topic (New)
No new  Hot Topic (No New)
Poll  Poll (New)
No new votes  Poll (No New)
Closed  Locked Topic
Moved  Moved Topic
 

Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 18th November 2017 - 12:04 PM