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MIT Splash!

Postby TheQntty » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:57 am UTC

If you don't know what it is read this

Its a fun time and a thread gets started every year for the xkcders who are going

The catalog has been posted online.

..and Randall is teaching a class this year. Discuss.

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Re: MIT Splash!

Postby kandalf » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:53 am UTC

The catalog is getting hammered now (at least I can't get through). Luckily, I spent the last hour writing a parser, so here ya go.... (signups open tomorrow, full catalog posted today)

Also, I have no clue (well, I sorta do actually) why all single quotes get replaced by question marks, and I have no idea how to fix it :(

http://pastebin.com/m3f6cbc61

Edit: Seems only https is having problems

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Re: MIT Splash!

Postby TheQntty » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:54 pm UTC

Yeah full registration is tomorrow but you can sign up for single class today starting at 8pm.

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Re: MIT Splash!

Postby fyamnky » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:22 am UTC

Who else is be going? Right now I've signed up for C2740: Pwning 101 but my main interests are

C2652: Promiscuous Mode: Network Protocol Analysis
C2740: Pwning 101
C2763: Exploring the Operating System Kernel

M2637: Derivatives and integrals I and II
M2779: Linear Algebra
M3011: Number Theory

H2750: Politics in Science Fiction: Battlestar Galactica and Foundation
H2836: How to Learn Any Language
H2926: How to Take Over the World

X2594: Nuclear War
X2849: How to be Successful at Everything

E2882: Design a Satellite
E3014: So you wanna be an electrical engineer…

S2598: A “Quick” Survey of Physics
S2631: Introduction to Interstellar Warfare
S2639: Introduction to Interstellar Empires
S2693: Solar Panels, Hand Grenades, and Blowing Up the Moon: How to Think About Energy
S2709: Run! It's Organic Chemistry!


I'm sure there are schedule conflicts, but I'll figure that out tomorrow. Also in observing the page source doesn't the registration system seem very scriptable? I'll figure that out tomorrow as well. But I'd like to know, how are you guys getting there and where are you gonna stay? I'm think of taking a bus or the train, but I've never even been out of county by myself. Anyway this looks like it's going to be tons of fun.

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Re: MIT Splash!

Postby TheQntty » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:23 am UTC

The servers are being hammered right now but this is what I hope to have as a schedule when they recover.

Sat 9 - 10 AM How Does Human Memory Work?
Sat 10 - 11 AM How to Travel (Almost) Free of Charge
Sat 11 AM - 12 PM Metric Spaces, Compactness, and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Sat 12 - 1 PM Metric Spaces, Compactness, and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Block 2
Sat 2 - 3 PM Metric Spaces, Compactness, and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Sat 3 - 4 PM Metric Spaces, Compactness, and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Sat 4 - 5 PM Metric Spaces, Compactness, and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Sat 5 - 6 PM Metric Spaces, Compactness, and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Block 3
Sat 7 - 8 PM Enrolled: Solar Panels, Hand Grenades, and Blowing Up the Moon: How to Think About Energy
Sat 8 - 9 PM Enrolled: Solar Panels, Hand Grenades, and Blowing Up the Moon: How to Think About Energy
Sat 9 - 10 PM Enrolled: Solar Panels, Hand Grenades, and Blowing Up the Moon: How to Think About Energy
Classes beginning on Sunday, November 22
Block 4
Sun 9 - 10 AM History of Computers (with a focus on Awesome)
Sun 10 - 11 AM History of Computers (with a focus on Awesome)
Sun 11 AM - 12 PM How to Learn Any Language
Sun 12 - 1 PM How to turn a poorly written exam into an easy 'A' using constraint propogation
Block 5
Sun 2 - 3 PM Pwning 101
Sun 3 - 4 PM Pwning 101
Sun 4 - 5 PM Algorithms for Awesome
Sun 5 - 6 PM Algorithms for Awesome
Sun 6 - 7 PM Algorithms for Awesome

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Re: MIT Splash!

Postby Zenn » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:33 am UTC

I actually registered here after I saw this topic when Googling for the Splash site. I'm enrolled in it too, my classes are below:

Also I had a question, for those of you taking Pwning 101, what do you know about Assembly. I don't want to miss out on what sounds like a great class so I'll be brushing up my Assembly skills.

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Re: MIT Splash!

Postby acriman » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:49 am UTC

Yea, servers have been loaded tonight. This is what I managed to grab.
Busy @ 4 on Sun., and I need the extra time to relax/travel/study.

Block 1
Sat 9 - 10 AM Enrolled: Introduction to Interstellar Warfare
Sat 10 - 11 AM Enrolled: Introduction to Interstellar Empires
Sat 11 AM - 12 PM Enrolled: The Game of Go
Sat 12 - 1 PM Nothing Selected
Block 2
Sat 2 - 3 PM Enrolled: Rise of Modern Gaming

Classes beginning on Sunday, November 22
Block 4
Sun 9 - 10 AM Enrolled: Behind the Power Button: What's Inside Your Computer, and How it Works
Sun 10 - 11 AM Enrolled: Behind the Power Button: What's Inside Your Computer, and How it Works
Sun 11 AM - 12 PM Enrolled: Cryptography
Sun 12 - 1 PM Enrolled: Cryptography

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Re: MIT Splash!

Postby spylogo » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:59 am UTC

Well, I signed up... took me till 11:20 or so to get any classes, and all the good ones were gone : P. Now I looked into hotels nearby, and it seems like I am screwed... Anyone have any ideas of where I can stay? I am all the way in PA and I am going to scrape my money together just to get public transportation down there.

schedule:

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Block 1
Sat 9 - 10 AM Enrolled: Introduction to Machine Learning  [remove]
Sat 10 - 11 AM Enrolled: An Explosion of Knowledge on Building Computers  [remove]
Sat 11 AM - 12 PM Enrolled: An Explosion of Knowledge on Building Computers  [remove]
Sat 12 - 1 PM Enrolled: The Art of Money  [remove]
Block 2
Sat 2 - 3 PM Enrolled: Pwning 101  [remove]
Sat 3 - 4 PM Enrolled: Pwning 101  [remove]
Sat 4 - 5 PM Enrolled: Invention Workshop  [remove]
Sat 5 - 6 PM Enrolled: Invention Workshop  [remove]
Block 3
Sat 7 - 8 PM Enrolled: Behind the Power Button: What's Inside Your Computer, and How it Works  [remove]
Sat 8 - 9 PM Enrolled: Behind the Power Button: What's Inside Your Computer, and How it Works  [remove]
Sat 9 - 10 PM Enrolled: Intro to Asymmetric Cryptography  [remove]
 
Classes beginning on Sunday, November 22
Block 4
Sun 9 - 10 AM Enrolled: Exploring the Operating System Kernel  [remove]
Sun 10 - 11 AM Enrolled: Exploring the Operating System Kernel  [remove]
Sun 11 AM - 12 PM Enrolled: Cryptography  [remove]
Sun 12 - 1 PM Enrolled: Cryptography  [remove]
Block 5
Sun 2 - 3 PM Enrolled: Common Sense Reasoning for Artificial Intelligence  [remove]
Sun 3 - 4 PM Enrolled: Common Sense Reasoning for Artificial Intelligence  [remove]
Sun 4 - 5 PM Enrolled: Algorithms for Awesome  [remove]
Sun 5 - 6 PM Enrolled: Algorithms for Awesome  [remove]
Sun 6 - 7 PM Enrolled: Algorithms for Awesome  [remove]

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Re: MIT Splash!

Postby Zenn » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:11 pm UTC

Maybe talk to MIT. They might be able to put you up in a spare dorm for the weekend? Do you have any friends in the Boston area?

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Re: MIT Splash!

Postby fyamnky » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:15 pm UTC

To everyone who is saying their favorite classes are filled up I'd suggest just going anyway. If you really want to contact the instructor(s) worst case scenario they say no, best case they doesn't really care if there's an extra student. Also I'm thinking about calling and asking for dorm arrangements since it looks like I waited too long to book a hotel.

My current schedule
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Re: MIT Splash!

Postby White Scholes » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:09 pm UTC

I'm a Splash instructor. If one of our classes fills up, we get sent an email asking us if we want to allow more people to sign up.

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Re: MIT Splash!

Postby TheQntty » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:45 pm UTC

fyamnky wrote:Also I'm thinking about calling and asking for dorm arrangements since it looks like I waited too long to book a hotel.



I don't think that Splash students can stay in dorms.

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Re: MIT Splash!

Postby fyamnky » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:21 pm UTC

TheQntty wrote:
fyamnky wrote:Also I'm thinking about calling and asking for dorm arrangements since it looks like I waited too long to book a hotel.



I don't think that Splash students can stay in dorms.


Oh alright. Thanks for the info. I found https://esp.mit.edu/about/hotels.html anyway, so I'll just use on of those guys.

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Re: MIT Splash!

Postby Killy_mcgee » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:40 pm UTC

Why is that when I posted a thing for Splash last year, barely anyone gave a damn, but this year, Randall hosts a class?
[insert random quote/ some stupid "bunny takes over world" thing.]
FUCK BUNNIES.

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Re: MIT Splash!

Postby Zenn » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:56 pm UTC

Randall's hosting a class?

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Re: MIT Splash!

Postby TheQntty » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:45 am UTC

ya and there are 118 out of 150 people in it already so sign up soon if you want it.

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Re: MIT Splash!

Postby modularblues » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:40 am UTC

This makes me nostalgic. Nothing like missing MIT after you're not there anymore. Enjoy --

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Re: MIT Splash!

Postby Raptortech97 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:14 am UTC

fyamnky wrote:Who else is be going? Right now I've signed up for C2740: Pwning 101 but my main interests are

C2652: Promiscuous Mode: Network Protocol Analysis
C2740: Pwning 101
C2763: Exploring the Operating System Kernel

M2637: Derivatives and integrals I and II
M2779: Linear Algebra
M3011: Number Theory

H2750: Politics in Science Fiction: Battlestar Galactica and Foundation
H2836: How to Learn Any Language
H2926: How to Take Over the World

X2594: Nuclear War
X2849: How to be Successful at Everything

E2882: Design a Satellite
E3014: So you wanna be an electrical engineer…

S2598: A “Quick” Survey of Physics
S2631: Introduction to Interstellar Warfare
S2639: Introduction to Interstellar Empires
S2693: Solar Panels, Hand Grenades, and Blowing Up the Moon: How to Think About Energy
S2709: Run! It's Organic Chemistry!


I'm sure there are schedule conflicts, but I'll figure that out tomorrow. Also in observing the page source doesn't the registration system seem very scriptable? I'll figure that out tomorrow as well. But I'd like to know, how are you guys getting there and where are you gonna stay? I'm think of taking a bus or the train, but I've never even been out of county by myself. Anyway this looks like it's going to be tons of fun.


which class of Pwning 101? I was just there today. Did I see you? I was the one who took the instructor's desktop.
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