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Joey Gannon Joins the Dark Side
Posted by Michael on 13 January 2004, 22:41 GMT

We are sorry to report that Joey Gannon, our hard-working file archiver, has been seen participating in the notorious RPN cult. This is the same group that is infamous for the Sliderule Massacres of '71. Oaths of secrecy prevent information from disseminating to the public, but the mystical letters RPN are rumored to stand for Really Poor Notation, though this is unconfirmed. Members have been known to do odd things in the name of Al-Gebra, their sacred way of math.

No one knows why he may have done this. One psychologist we interviewed stated, "There are many reasons why an individual would suddenly dissociate from previous beliefs." He was not of much help. Our other file archiver, Morgan, experienced no signs of mental distress, commenting: "What did Joey do!? WHAT??? He always seemed like such a good kid!"

ticalc.org readers in Maine have written to report seeing Joey dressed in black robes and performing a calculator sacrifice. His only comment was, "Oportet ministros manus lavare antequam latrinam relinquent. When I burn the calculator, my world becomes the calculator. I must go find a Voyage 200 now so that my long journey to enlightenment may begin."

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fire....good
bizpile  Account Info

Fire is always good....even at the expense of a calculator.

Reply to this comment    13 January 2004, 22:48 GMT


Re: fire....good
W Hibdon  Account Info

Yes, fire good. Fire very good.

-W-

Reply to this comment    13 January 2004, 22:53 GMT

Re: Re: fire....good
slimey_limey  Account Info
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no!

Oportet ministros manus lavare antequam latrinam relinquent.

I think that's, "it behooves the minister to wash his hands before he leaves the bathroom" or something similar. I'm unsure, as I haven't started doing my Latin homework for the day. Oh well....

Reply to this comment    13 January 2004, 22:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: fire....good
slimey_limey  Account Info
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"no" meaning fire is not good if it involves letting the magic smoke out from a semiconductor.

Reply to this comment    13 January 2004, 22:57 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
W Hibdon  Account Info

"Magic smoke"?

-W-

Reply to this comment    13 January 2004, 23:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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Semiconductors work with smoke. When the electronics starts to emit smoke, then you know it's broken and leaking.

It makes perfect sense. Now don't confuse causation and association :).

Reply to this comment    13 January 2004, 23:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
W Hibdon  Account Info

So, then it is not a magical 81 God? Oh well. I will start dreaming of something else.

-W-

Reply to this comment    14 January 2004, 01:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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You'll have to ask Joey about that ;)

Reply to this comment    14 January 2004, 01:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
molybdenum  Account Info

Ahh, but ritual inhalation counteracts that. The power of an 81, and the power of the dark spirit combined makes... a dark spirit that can add pretty big numbers, yeah.

Reply to this comment    15 January 2004, 03:27 GMT

Re: Re: Re: fire....good
mindstorm23 Account Info

That is absolutely hilarious.

Reply to this comment    14 January 2004, 02:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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Especially since he used a thermite reaction, lots and lots of fire, fire, fire, fire, fire *slap* Hu? Oh, very good idea to do that on bricks to make sure it wouldn't set the ground on fire. Who ever did that knew what they were doing...fire, fire, fire, fire *slap* ...

Reply to this comment    16 January 2004, 04:07 GMT

Re: Re: Re: fire....good
Michael McElroy Account Info
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"Employees must wash hands before leaving the bathroom."
as seen on many warning signs in fast food joints.

Reply to this comment    14 January 2004, 05:39 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info

LOL!!!

Reply to this comment    14 January 2004, 22:13 GMT


Re: Re: fire....good
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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YES! FIRE! Hey, that is pretty funny. I like burning and blowing up things. Now if I was only good at Chemistry...

Reply to this comment    14 January 2004, 00:50 GMT

Re: Re: Re: fire....good
jordan krage  Account Info

two words
fransium and water

(make sure your behind something when u do it)

Reply to this comment    14 January 2004, 00:54 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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That would be cool, except that it's VERY illegal to have francium, and the supplies of it are small and controlled. Sodium is almost as fun, and legal. :-)

Reply to this comment    14 January 2004, 01:40 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
mike White Account Info

i heard sodium is very fun

Reply to this comment    15 January 2004, 03:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
Matt Daubenmeyer  Account Info

where can you get sodium?

Reply to this comment    15 January 2004, 22:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
gamedwellerz  Account Info
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You can get all the supplies for roasting your own TI-82 at http://pyrotek.org

They may have sodium there too, dont know.

Reply to this comment    16 January 2004, 02:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
Matt Daubenmeyer  Account Info

yea! all i need to do is get some and omg im gunna burn something

Reply to this comment    16 January 2004, 21:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
JcN  Account Info

Sodium, Lithium, and Potassium all undergo a similar reaction (I especially prefer Potassium because it not only burns but explodes). Really, anything from that period (except Hydrogen) would work if you could get it...

Reply to this comment    16 January 2004, 02:02 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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yeah, thats is exactly why they are stored in oil. K is awsome, but there is no way I'm getting near more than a half a cubic centmeter of it withouth the porper protection.

Reply to this comment    16 January 2004, 04:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
Ben Cherry  Account Info
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you might confuse people by using the word "period." Periods run horizontal, the word you were looking for is group or family. And i dont think lithium works either, i think it just melts when it hits the water and doesnt do much.

Reply to this comment    19 January 2004, 03:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
gruntman  Account Info
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Hey...that's three words.

Reply to this comment    30 January 2004, 04:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: fire....good
KermMartian Account Info
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I dunno...seems like a waste of a perfectly good...TI-81...oh wait - that's an oxymoron, isn't it?

Reply to this comment    14 January 2004, 13:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
nolekid  Account Info

The inherent value in TI's first graphing calculator is more than enough to save it from fire, I think. If it was a TI-73 Explorer, or a TI-89 (if you could afford it), then I say sure, fire it.

Reply to this comment    14 January 2004, 20:35 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Excuse me... did you just say that it would be okay to blow up a TI-89? You need to be blown up.

Reply to this comment    14 January 2004, 20:50 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
jordan krage  Account Info

i concur

Reply to this comment    14 January 2004, 21:20 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
Justin McKinley  Account Info

No! If your TI 89 gets destroyed, you'd be compeled to buy a new one, and then you'd have a perfectly good reason to get a TI 89Ti. (since you need a new one anyway...)

Reply to this comment    14 January 2004, 21:29 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info

Still, it's a waste of a perfectly good 89.

Reply to this comment    14 January 2004, 22:30 GMT


Re: ¤
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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Heck yeah! I have one of the very first HW1 89s! There is no reason in my rational mind to set it on fire.

Reply to this comment    16 January 2004, 04:23 GMT


Re: Re: ¤
Memwaster  Account Info

Hey Joey, I'll swap u my HW1 TI89 for a TI89ti (NOT BURNT), so u can burn it....

Reply to this comment    16 January 2004, 14:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ¤
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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I'll act as middle man on that transaction if need be. Burn the new calc, its pathetic

Reply to this comment    16 January 2004, 19:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
CajunLuke  Account Info
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Yah, burn the 89, get a v200. It 's the only real way.

Reply to this comment    19 February 2006, 14:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: fire....good
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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TI-81's average about $13 on eBay... it's not a big deal.

Reply to this comment    15 January 2004, 00:35 GMT


FIRE+CALC=BAD++!
ti_is_good_++  Account Info

and in 50 years...

Reply to this comment    15 January 2004, 03:58 GMT


FIRE+TI-XX=BAD!
supportthe81 Account Info

$113

Reply to this comment    5 August 2008, 17:40 GMT

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