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How to Win a Spelling Bee?
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How to Win a Spelling Bee?

Hello, dear readers. Many of you probably don't know this, but I won my classroom's spelling bee. I have moved onto the school spelling bee. How do I win a spelling bee? All the spelling bee guides online suck.

"If you wanna know how not secure you are, just take a look around. Nothing's secure. Nothing's safe. I don't hate technology, I don't hate hackers, because that's just what comes with it, without those hackers we wouldn't solve the problems we need to solve, especially security."

-Fred Durnst

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01-31-2015 09:47 AM
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RE: How to Win a Spelling Bee?

Not the bees! NOT THE BEES!

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
01-31-2015 10:21 AM
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RE: How to Win a Spelling Bee?

Bring a bunch of ground blasters to your event and start throwing them at the audience

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01-31-2015 11:29 AM
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RE: How to Win a Spelling Bee?

Nobody is giving me any helpful tips. Screw this thread. Don't reply anymore, please.

"If you wanna know how not secure you are, just take a look around. Nothing's secure. Nothing's safe. I don't hate technology, I don't hate hackers, because that's just what comes with it, without those hackers we wouldn't solve the problems we need to solve, especially security."

-Fred Durnst

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01-31-2015 01:04 PM
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RE: How to Win a Spelling Bee?

Memorization and a lil' bit of luck. Mostly memorization. Some words you can sound out, others are just pesky bastards you hopefully encountered in your studying and are thus ready for them.

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