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Calculator Chili?
Posted by Michael on 31 January 2004, 00:58 GMT

Hormel Foods Corporation has recalled its canned chili product because of external contamination. What was 104,000 pounds of chili contaminated with - Mad Cow Disease? No. Calculators. Sixteen states now have extra-special, super-mathematical cans of chili on their grocery shelves.

In unrelated events, a former ticalc.org staff member has reported that Nick lost his graphing calculator last week. After an unsuccessful attempt at late-night cow tipping, Nick was performing bovine mass computations. Upon leaving the pasture, he was subsequently unsure as to where had left his beloved 86.

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chili, crunchy?
bizpile  Account Info

I wonder why my chili was so very crunchy......

Reply to this comment    31 January 2004, 01:10 GMT


Re: chili, crunchy?
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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Be careful of the sharp plastic shards - the transistors and ICs are small enough to munch, but the case fragments can really hurt your gums.

Reply to this comment    31 January 2004, 01:13 GMT

Re: Re: chili, crunchy?
Ben Cherry  Account Info
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youre making me hungry... Im going to put my calculator away in a location safe from my appetite before i do something id regret...

Reply to this comment    31 January 2004, 01:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: chili, crunchy?
KermMartian Account Info
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Mmm...smart chili!
The food of the 21st century! :)

Reply to this comment    31 January 2004, 21:51 GMT

Re: Re: chili, crunchy?
benryves  Account Info
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It's the fragments of shattered glass LCDs that's giving me problems... and I hope Nick finds his 86 soon!

Reply to this comment    31 January 2004, 08:05 GMT

Re: Re: chili, crunchy?
Brian Gordon Account Info
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What kind of American has gums? hehehe the european stereotype is that americans are so uncouth and like "rowdy cowboys" that we never brush our teeth (and is somewhat true) but the American stereotype is that the British all have wooden teeth. How many people actually floss thrice a day and save "soda and other junk foods" for special occasions?

Reply to this comment    31 January 2004, 13:51 GMT

Re: Re: Re: chili, crunchy?
Brian Gordon Account Info
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(special occasions other than commercials or half-hour-long MGS cutscenes :)

Reply to this comment    31 January 2004, 14:00 GMT

~!@#$%^&*()_+
ti_is_good_++  Account Info

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Reply to this comment    31 January 2004, 16:26 GMT


Re: ~!@#$%^&*()_+
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Uhh.... that code is um.... *just forgets about it*

How in the WORLD did calculator parts get in chili!?!?! The weird thing is, it's true-- CNN has it on its website (and I doubt CNN does fake news articles).

Hope you find your calc, NickD. Somehow, I doubt that's how you lost it, but either way, hope you find it. Most of us know what it's like to lose a calculator (or... some).

Reply to this comment    31 January 2004, 18:09 GMT


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ti_is_good_++  Account Info

pseudocode C

Reply to this comment    2 February 2004, 21:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: chili, crunchy?
David Phillips  Account Info
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I don't drink soda any more, specifically for that reason. Though, I do feel better, now that I drink water all day instead of soda.

Reply to this comment    5 February 2004, 06:37 GMT

Re: Re: chili, crunchy?
Zachary Milyardo Powers  Account Info

Oh nooooo.... That was my 83 :(
I hope silicon isn't poisonous, I can't handle another lawsuit(stupid RIAA)!

Reply to this comment    31 January 2004, 18:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: chili, crunchy?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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OMG! You had a lawsuit with the RIAA? What happened? I hate the RIAA.

Reply to this comment    1 February 2004, 16:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: chili, crunchy?
Zachary Milyardo Powers  Account Info

Not Really...

Reply to this comment    1 February 2004, 21:19 GMT


Re: Re: chili, crunchy?
gruntman  Account Info
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Oh I geth thath why I canth uthe my thongue (owthch). I donth know whath kind uff doodoo meat they used, but I hath to PUKE!

Reply to this comment    4 February 2004, 00:37 GMT

Re: Calculator Chili?
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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mixing 2 of the worlds greatest inventions (chili + calcs) doesnt exactly make a great invention. lol. nice "news" tho

Reply to this comment    31 January 2004, 01:22 GMT

Re: Re: Calculator Chili?
cloudofstrife  Account Info

Did somebody on the production line drop his calculator into the chili? How do you contaminate chili with a calculator? It seems rather hard to do. But, no, it wouldn't be a very good invention. The sauce would fry the calculator's circuits, unless they've invented liquid-state semiconductors or something...

Reply to this comment    31 January 2004, 02:25 GMT


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jrock7286  Account Info

You can never put calculators in ANYTHING and make it contaminated...the CHILI contaminated the CALCULATORS...calculators are like light...no matter how much darkness there is, a little light drives it all away... :)

Reply to this comment    31 January 2004, 06:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Calculator Chili?
Zachary Milyardo Powers  Account Info

You've been playing too much Kingdom Hearts...

Reply to this comment    31 January 2004, 18:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Calculator Chili?
Matt Daubenmeyer  Account Info

heres my guess, somebody was playing a game on their Ti-83+ when it suddenley freezes and they get a ram clear, they get angry and accidently chucked the calculator in with the chili.

Reply to this comment    31 January 2004, 18:43 GMT

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cloudofstrife  Account Info

Yeah, I can see that happening. I've felt like (but never actually) throwing my calculator under those exact same circumstances. I like my 83+ Silver too much.

Reply to this comment    1 February 2004, 00:56 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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That's a fact of life for the TI-83+SE. They always crash.

Reply to this comment    1 February 2004, 16:13 GMT

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nolekid  Account Info

Which is a great reason to have all your games in archive, and run them through mirageos (or crunchy, but I haven't tried that yet). ...Ram clear? no problem. Just gotta wait for mos to sort the files again (which sometimes takes 1-2 minutes, but is better than going back and reloading them from your computer).

Reply to this comment    1 February 2004, 19:52 GMT

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Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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u realize that u can turn off file sort, right?

Reply to this comment    1 February 2004, 20:04 GMT

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Andree Chea  Account Info

With a little patience, you can get rid of that error! And I hope Nick finds his calculator soon.

Reply to this comment    2 February 2004, 14:30 GMT


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Matt Daubenmeyer  Account Info

Try crunchey it runs great the merage emulation is allmost pirfict but i get problems with zcart 3d, but ram clears never EVER sceem to make you lose a game if you run it archived

Reply to this comment    2 February 2004, 20:29 GMT


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cloudofstrife  Account Info

It's all about using OmniCalc and its MemRestore function, or whatever it's called. That works perfectly. OmniCalc is very useful...

Reply to this comment    1 February 2004, 20:20 GMT


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gruntman  Account Info
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I agree, Omnicalc is a great APP, ut it or something else jacked up my link port on my TI-83SE, so I had to send it in to get a reconditioned unit. Otherwise, I'd recommend it to anyone who wanted their calculator to perform to the fullest. Saving a RAM image every time you turn it off, that's freakin' cool.

Reply to this comment    7 February 2004, 20:50 GMT


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gruntman  Account Info
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Hey, bud, no one ever said it was a TI-83...it might have been some dude with a calculator taking inventory and he was on a catwalk over a vat o'chili, and he may have dropped it. You never know. My tongue has gotten better though...

Reply to this comment    7 February 2004, 20:48 GMT


Re: Re: Calculator Chili?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Yes, I prefer to eat my chili plain. I can program for my calculator WHILE eating chili... hmm... I am suddenly hungry for chili now. Darnit!

Reply to this comment    31 January 2004, 18:11 GMT

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