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Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
Posted by Nick on 19 October 1999, 23:17 GMT

We've got a new feature for the newsletter at ticalc.org! This time, you can ask us your (thoughtful and intelligent) questions and we'll try to respond to the best one(s) in our newsletter every month. Anybody who has a question that they'd like to have answered in our newsletter, please email ask@ticalc.org. We'll pick the best and answer them to the best of our abilities in our newsletter. If you want to subscribe to our newsletter, click here. It comes out on the first of every month.

Clarification (Eric): To clarify, we're mainly looking for questions about the inner-workings of the site that the ticalc.org staff will be able to answer. We are not looking for questions on how to use a calculator or how to program calculators. If you need help with your calculator, you might try our Help section.

 


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Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
Jonah Cohen  Account Info
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What kinds of questions in particular? I assume it has to be something interesting to the TI community, but it would be good to at least see an example or something.

     19 October 1999, 23:32 GMT


Re: Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Presenting BlueCalx's horrible example of the day(TM):

What do you see as the roadblocks or problems that programmers face in creating TI programs (besides the obvious bugs and software-based problems)?
And my answer boiled down to a few bullet points:
-- Flames from others
-- Can't think of really good ideas for games
-- Afraid of releasing buggy program

etc. Note that both the question and answer that I just fabricated both suck. :)

--BlueCalx

     19 October 1999, 23:45 GMT

Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
XoBoFNi
(Web Page)

Not that this has any signifigance, but I just thought I would point out ticalc.org got this idea (most likely) from slashdot.org's "Ask Slashdot" section... (and don't get on my case if they weren't the orginal owners of that idea either!)

     19 October 1999, 23:42 GMT

Re: Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Well...... yeah, but Slashdot didn't actually answer the questions - they left it up to the people in the comment system. *shrug*

--BlueCalx

     19 October 1999, 23:48 GMT

Re: Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
Fishexe  Account Info
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Okay, are we now going to get into the origin of question-and-answer sections to newsletters? Because I can guarantee you, slashdot did not invent any such thing.
BTW don't you just love it when multiple people think they got the first comment because the system takes a couple minutes to make them visible? Not that I'm saying that that happened on this article, but...I'll just shut up now...

     20 October 1999, 05:44 GMT


Re: Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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ticalc.org got most of their ideas from Slashdot. Who cares? :)

     20 October 1999, 07:28 GMT

Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
jamin  Account Info

This seems to be a cool idea.
Here's my question:
Where can I get a copy of TI-89 v1.00 ROM?
My 89 came with 1.05

     20 October 1999, 04:45 GMT


Re: Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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EMAIL scraft@ti.com )!&#(*@&#$)@*&#@)($#@*$
You can tell that I get this question often. :)

--BlueCalx

     20 October 1999, 04:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
jamin  Account Info

Wow! that response was quick!
Great service around here.
Thanks for the help

ps - sorry about the dumb question

     20 October 1999, 05:03 GMT

Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
BaSe-2-oP  Account Info
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About damn time. Maybe I can start `whipping' out the ASM coding questions....

     20 October 1999, 05:36 GMT


Re: Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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Don't press your luck. :)

     20 October 1999, 07:20 GMT

My "Experiment"
Dan_the_Tuba_Man  Account Info

As many have noticed, I posted many, many items realating to the recent "crisis" that was in total opposition to programmers. I would like to tell you all of those statements, ideas, suggestions are the complete opposite of what I actually believe. My "experiment" was to see how idiotic people can be other another's opinion. My results are in outstanding. I have concluded that some people just hate anothers opinion and so flame it or other wise deconstruct it to the very sentence structure only to prove their point right. I feel sorry for everyone who responded to my posts in this experiment. I feel especially sorry for Patrick Davidson who wrote a very long essay on why I was wrong. So what did we learn from this? Well I can't speak for you but you should have learned the following:
-People are biased no matter what they say
-People hate to be wrong
-Some must go to great lengths to prove another's opinion invalid.
-Opinions are opinions. SO what if they are different from your, live with it. No need to write a novel over it.
-Everyone is stupid in some subject or another.
-This site is dedicated to ti calculators so its prone to solicit the "newbies" who only want games and know nothing about calculators.

So, You are asking "Why?" right now, huh? Simple question. Simple answer. To prove a point that as a whole people are dumb but individually people are smart. ( relate this to the 83+ newbies )

You'll here my cries no more. I'll post only funny items from now on.

     21 October 1999, 00:32 GMT

Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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"To clarify, we're looking for questions that the ticalc.org staff will be able to answer. We are not looking for questions on how to use a calculator or how to program calculators."

Does this imply that the ticalc.org staff doesn't know how to use a calculator? :)

PS - If you can't take a joke, don't reply to this comment.

     21 October 1999, 04:56 GMT

Re: Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
ticalc_chris Account Info
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What's a calculator?

     21 October 1999, 05:50 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
Dan_the_Tuba_Man  Account Info

I thinks its a games boy but not...

     21 October 1999, 06:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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Obviously (I hope) you aren't serious.

But I can tell you agree with me that it was worded /very/ poorly, because the wording has since been changed.

     21 October 1999, 07:24 GMT


Re: Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
raw33

don't you mean abacus?

     21 October 1999, 22:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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No I don't.

     22 October 1999, 00:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
raw33 Account Info

get a sense of humor!

     22 October 1999, 20:28 GMT

Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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I think its really stupid you guys won't answer any questions relating to CALCULATORS at all. You only want questions relating to the site?

Won't the users get more use out of this feature if the newsletter actually explained how to do something cool with THEIR calculator, instead of telling them some fact about this site which isn't that important in the first place?

Its just my opinion the newsletter should be informative and useful to the user, and not a method of just hyping the site up more.

     21 October 1999, 07:06 GMT


Re: Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
ticalc_chris Account Info
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I agree with you.

Chris

     21 October 1999, 18:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Ask ticalc.org Created - ask@ticalc.org
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

Then why isn't it that way?

     21 October 1999, 19:32 GMT

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