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TI-News Closes
Posted by Michael on 16 February 2004, 01:45 GMT

It is a sad day in the TI community as we have learned that TI-News (link points to the web archive) has permanently shut down. A combination of technical issues and a lack of interest prompted this closure. We wish to thank Tim Buckingham and all of the former TI-News staff for their contributions to the community.

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Re: TI-News Closes
mirra  Account Info
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What! Closing TI-NEWS! Is there no one to post the news?

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 01:56 GMT


Re: Re: TI-News Closes
Ivan Papusha  Account Info
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Man, that was a good site. I should have saved the front page on my desktop as a memory of it :(

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 02:28 GMT


I have it, almost
angelboy  Account Info
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Try link

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 04:44 GMT


Re: I have it, almost
Joe Pemberton  Account Info
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ti-news.net seems to be working (or at least being worked on), however! Check out the link.

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 09:29 GMT


Re: Re: I have it, almost
Kevin Kofler  Account Info
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Well, that site is not Ti-News either, it is a new (but calculator-related) site using the domain name. It looks similar to Ti-News, but it's not the same.

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 11:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: I have it, almost
Joe Pemberton  Account Info
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I realize that, but at least the domain is going to good use :)

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 19:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: I have it, almost
gamedwellerz  Account Info
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I own ti-news.net, originally it was used as a test site for the CMS that was being developed for gdcalc.org

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 19:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I have it, almost
gamedwellerz  Account Info
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Now that I think of it... If anyone would like to work together with me in putting the ti-news.net domain to some sort of good use, feel free to email me at jake@gdcalc.org

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 19:55 GMT

Re: TI-News Closes
gnownoskcid  Account Info

if the the site is shut down, why post the link?
the link's dead...

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 01:56 GMT

Re: Re: TI-News Closes
mirra  Account Info
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I would run the TI-News just to keep it going!

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 01:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-News Closes
mirra  Account Info
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But, on the other hand, if there are technical issues than it can't be avoided.

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 01:57 GMT


Re: Re: TI-News Closes
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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Some people might not have known the URL.

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 01:57 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-News Closes
gnownoskcid  Account Info

i've never heard of TI-news, i clicked on the link to check it out, but it was dead already, too bad

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 01:59 GMT


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gnownoskcid  Account Info

hey! the link works again

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 02:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-News Closes
gnownoskcid  Account Info

weirld, the link has nothing to do with ti-news

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


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-News Closes
George Limpert  Account Info
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A lot of sites are currently hosted on the server that TI-News was on. It was originally a dedicated server just for Ti-Files, but that changed a long time ago.

To answer your question, the virtual host for TI-News.com was removed from the Apache conf. file on the server, but the domain still points to the IP of the server. As a result, the site you're seeing now is displayed. Do a dns lookup on the server, and then type the IP you get into your browser. You'll see the same page. It's the default, and every other site on the server necessarily uses a virtual host.

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 02:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-News Closes
mirra  Account Info
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When I log onto ticalc.org the first thing I look at is the TI-NEWS. How are they having trouble now if it has been a part of ticalc.org for over 7 years. Is it a problem with the new server? And if so, how is it that it has been working since the server was upgraded?

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 02:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-News Closes
mirra  Account Info
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Sorry, I got the fornt page news mixed up with TI-NEWS! I feel stupid now!

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 02:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-News Closes
Chivo  Account Info

It's ok. We all feel stupid sometimes (or lots of times for some of us ;-).

Look at it this way: it took you only 3 minutes to find your mistake.

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 02:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-News Closes
mirra  Account Info
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Yeah, and i was the first to post ;)

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 06:01 GMT

Re: TI-News Closes
nolekid  Account Info

How did this dlgreen guy get the domain? He hasn't even updated in 2 months!

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 02:03 GMT

Re: Re: TI-News Closes
gnownoskcid  Account Info

i wonder how come the new site is up so quick

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 02:04 GMT

Re: Re: TI-News Closes
Chivo  Account Info

It's actually 2 months and a YEAR. Why he wants ti-news.com, I have no clue.

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 02:15 GMT


Re: Re: TI-News Closes
George Limpert  Account Info
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I've discussed this above, but I'll say it here as well. The server that hosted TI-News also hosts many other sites. The TI-News virtual host was removed from the Apache conf. file and the files associated with the site are no longer on the server. The domain still points to the IP of the server, though, so when you visit it, you get the "default" site instead of a virtual hosted one. Nobody has put up a replacement site nor have they hijacked the domain. :)

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 02:20 GMT


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molybdenum  Account Info

In other words, TI-news said to their server, "Don't host us any more" and the server says "alright" and replaces them with its default page, which happens to be whatever that was. I didn't check it out.

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 06:47 GMT


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BlackThunder  Account Info
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No, that's not it. If that were really its default page, it'd say something like "The domain name TI-News.net is for sale! BUY IT OR ELSE!!!! BUY THIS DOMAIN SO WE CAN EARN MONEY, AND INFECT YOUR COMPUTER WITH ADWARE AND SPYWARE IN THE MEANTIME!!! MWAHAHAHAHA...." or something to that extent. And it doesn't.

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 18:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-News Closes
BlackThunder  Account Info
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I mean, ti-news.com.

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 18:09 GMT


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Drantin  Account Info

You don't seem to understand what was meant by "virtual hosts"... With apache, you can have any number of sites hosted on one computer, with one IP, so long as each request comes from a different domain. When the "ti-news.com" heading in the config file was removed, the site that is a "normal host" (not part of the virtual host settings, hence the 'default') is displayed... You're thinking of the domain squatters pages...

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 18:54 GMT

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