| Political Talk|| re: Article on TOPS Reform - ortiz1193 on 9/20/13 at 1:53 pm|
My main disagreement with this plan is the removal of the stipends. Textbooks and other basic school expenses are hardly covered by the stipends. Getting rid of them is not worth it. Then there's the incredibly flawed idea that people with scores that high can already afford it and don't need the st...
| Political Talk|| Article on TOPS Reform - ortiz1193 on 9/20/13 at 11:24 am|
Since there have been a handful of threads on TOPS here, I thought I'd share this. A La Tech alum wrote his 80 page masters thesis on TOPS reform. An article discussing a brief overview of the plan is here:
| O-T Lounge|| re: TCU College Freshman Is Just 11 Years Old - ortiz1193 on 8/28/13 at 3:38 pm|
I don't know what to think about this kid. The SAT score is just very good, not genius level. I know a kid who got a 2050 in 7th grade. He got a 2300 something his freshman year and he's starting his sophomore year now. He's very, very smart, but no prodigy. I'm sure there are tons of advanced kids...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Suits Season 3 Season Long Thread - ortiz1193 on 7/23/13 at 9:55 pm|
This show is turning into 100% soap opera now. They're taking all of the characters and turning them against each other and giving them some dramatic conflict to work through. It's killing me.
Edit: Louis :wah:...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Is there a cheaper place to buy textbooks other than the LSU Barnes&Noble Store? - ortiz1193 on 7/14/13 at 2:05 pm|
In addition to used books on Amazon, I get some books from just googling the title with "pdf" after it. Half the time there's a pdf on the first page of results. If I want a hard copy, I go to my school's office services and print it and bind it for $20.
If none of that works, I just get the pre...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Is there a cheaper place to buy textbooks other than the LSU Barnes&Noble Store? - ortiz1193 on 7/14/13 at 1:53 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| re: Are you smart enough to be an American Citizen? - ortiz1193 on 7/4/13 at 10:43 pm|
38. Lost points on the personal info and I don't know what any of the white male justices look like. Nailed everything else. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Louisiana literacy test given to african americans in the 60s - ortiz1193 on 6/28/13 at 3:02 pm|
It's partially a math test. I'm sure there are plenty of competent people who can't use the word bisection so fluidly. I'd bet a very low percent of a students in an average college class would get a perfect score....
| O-T Lounge|| re: time for another ACT score thread - ortiz1193 on 6/26/13 at 1:35 pm|
Read the other thread :banghead:...
| O-T Lounge|| re: time for another ACT score thread - ortiz1193 on 6/26/13 at 1:31 pm|
He also didn't believe that 10 people from my class of 500 at a magnet school could get 96th percentile...
| O-T Lounge|| re: time for another ACT score thread - ortiz1193 on 6/26/13 at 1:29 pm|
Sorry BTHog, I don't have pictures of the other ~10 people in my grade who scored 31+ or the other ~10 people in the class after mine that did the same....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Air Force Math Problem - ortiz1193 on 6/25/13 at 5:39 pm|
No older brother. Doubt anyone here knows me.
[quote]I would say he was smarter than all of you.
White girl. She wasn't. Typical over achiever type. Had to beg for extra credit to get As in Calc and Physics. She was just strangely good at the ACT in comparison to how smart she actual...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Air Force Math Problem - ortiz1193 on 6/25/13 at 5:31 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| re: Air Force Math Problem - ortiz1193 on 6/25/13 at 5:26 pm|
[quote]this guy went to LSU with a 36
:lol: Just saw this. I went to Byrd fwiw. That kid's cousin is the freshman/sophomore I talked about it in my first post that is going to Harding. Also, Byrd had the state student of the year in '09 with a 35 who also went to LSU.
I know of 5 o...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Air Force Math Problem - ortiz1193 on 6/25/13 at 5:18 pm|
2 35s, a 34, 2 33s, a few 32s and a handful of 31s.
If that's top 2% then yes. A class of 500 people if that makes you feel better. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Air Force Math Problem - ortiz1193 on 6/25/13 at 4:55 pm|
Just looking over it for a few minutes, a lot of those expressions in the parentheses add to 0 or cancel with a different term. So it's not really that hard if you're in a math-related field. The hardest thing there is iLog(i)... I'm a math major, and I've never seen that expression before so I don'...
| Money Talk|| re: Tesla Battery Swap Demo Thursday. - ortiz1193 on 6/21/13 at 2:23 pm|
Has anyone else tried building a car on the website? I did it a few weeks ago and the most important thing I noticed was that the range drops significantly when you up your average speed. I'm not positive if I remember this right, but I think it only went 300 miles at like 55 mph, then dropped to a ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: How fast do you type? - ortiz1193 on 6/21/13 at 12:20 pm|
I've been playing for like 15 minutes. Maxed at 122, but my forearms are starting to wear out :lol:. I'll try to get it up to 130 if I don't forget about this later....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Trent Thornton - ortiz1193 on 6/18/13 at 10:18 am|
North Carolina IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP
Trent Thornton...... 2.0 2 0 0 0 6 8 9 38
Trent Thornton...... 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 18
Trent Thornton...... 4.0 4 0 0 0 5 15 15 48
That's the regional.
Trent Thornton...... 3.0 3 1 1 1 3 12...
| Political Talk|| re: Sen. Elbert Guillory talks about switching parties and African Americans - ortiz1193 on 6/17/13 at 6:04 pm|
Awesome video. The problem is the history lesson during the first half is kind of fudging, and that's what people will focus on. Republicans were the party of freedom in name alone. You can't sit there and compare the Republican party of the 1860s to the Republicans now.
Absolutely amazing starti...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Comcast in shreveport - ortiz1193 on 5/22/13 at 8:23 pm|
No CST here. Gotta go to justin for baseball games. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: What are some pick up basketball rules you think are dumb? - ortiz1193 on 5/7/13 at 1:43 pm|
Everyone in this thread = http://youtu.be/YRxvFMfQvl0?t=1m37s...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Best Disney Cartoon Soundtrack? - ortiz1193 on 4/5/13 at 1:17 am|
Where's the love for Mulan?
we must be as swift as a coursing river
with all the force of a great typhoon
with all the strength of a raging fire
mysterious as the dark side of the moooooon...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Baseball: LSU 14, Tulane 1 | FINAL/8 | Tigers Run Rule Greenies | - ortiz1193 on 3/26/13 at 7:52 pm|
Despite the strikeout, I'd like to redirect everyone to my former thread on Richard Carthon
| O-T Lounge|| re: Is there any Ivy Leaguers who post on this site? - ortiz1193 on 3/23/13 at 11:19 pm|
Math... not interested in engineering...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Is there any Ivy Leaguers who post on this site? - ortiz1193 on 3/23/13 at 11:16 pm|
From what I understand, it's A LOT harder to get in as a transfer than an undergrad. That's just always what I read when I was going through the college process.
I got into Rice, Vandy, UT-Austin, and Louisiana schools (all I applied to). I'm very confident I would've gotten into some ivies if I ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Best ACT score? - ortiz1193 on 7/27/12 at 11:23 am|
34 English/36 Math/32 Reading/36 Science
Starting as a math major at La Tech this Fall.
smartest lurker award...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: ***GUNNER KIEL (pronounced keel) (#1 QB recruit in nation) COMMITS TO LSU*** - ortiz1193 on 12/23/11 at 8:31 pm|
Googled "Gunner kiel hunting trip" and it's like the first result
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Richard Carthon KTBS Special - ortiz1193 on 12/13/11 at 9:10 pm|
Everyone should watch this video about Byrd's quarterback, committed to Cornell. He's a classmate and I can attest to everything said about him. Class act.
:bow: :bow: :bow:
| More Sports Board|| re: High School playoff score thread - ortiz1193 on 11/25/11 at 7:22 pm|
Byrd 14 - 7...