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Whack A Mole...Err Students?
Posted by Michael on 20 March 2005, 18:23 GMT

TI has designed a rather unique game entitled Classroom Countdown. I really don't know what to say. It's a classroom version of the classic Whack-A-Mole game - only instead of hitting moles, you have students who fall asleep at their desks. Your goal is to use your calculator, presumably as some sort of adrenaline-firing phaser device, to click on the students and keep them all awake. Should you find yourself in a tricky situation, there are four activities that will provide an energy boost to the entire class.

So teachers, go out there and slap your lazy students upside the head with a TI-84 Plus! Just watch out for lawsuits...

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Easy......
Jordan E  Account Info

I scored 100%..... yawn......

Reply to this comment    21 March 2005, 18:13 GMT

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NFS  Account Info

Lets hope that the teachers don't get any ideas from it. Although there is and advantage in creating the game is that, well lets just say that some of us aren't allowed to access games from school computers and it is "educational" because the site IS education.ti.com, so we wont have any complaints from the teachers, I hope.

Reply to this comment    22 March 2005, 00:37 GMT


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NFS  Account Info
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I got a 92%. It is really easy, right?

Reply to this comment    22 March 2005, 16:54 GMT

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dMb Account Info

Pretty dumb game...
This is worse than some of those TI-83 BASIC "games." Don't they have better things to do-like making a better TI-Connect

Reply to this comment    22 March 2005, 01:49 GMT

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CajunLuke  Account Info
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Why do they need a better TI-Connect? The Mac one is perfectly fine, and on the occasion there is a bug, the people developing it reply to your email in like twenty minutes. And they're really nice. Just because the Windows version is substandard (I mean, you can't even connect to more than one calculator at one time, or even connect over a network. Gosh).

Reply to this comment    22 March 2005, 01:57 GMT

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CajunLuke  Account Info
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I'm trying to be funny, just to head off some of you literalists.

Reply to this comment    22 March 2005, 01:58 GMT

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anykey  Account Info
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I haven't had any problems with the windows version.
It may just be me, but TiLP wouldn't even connect to my calculator, and it kept on crashing so much that I switched back to TiConnect.

Reply to this comment    23 March 2005, 00:03 GMT

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Jason Malinowski  Account Info

Well, TI Connect works. It just doesn't work well. Multithreading is a good thing...

Reply to this comment    23 March 2005, 04:01 GMT

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CajunLuke  Account Info
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I can't get TiLP to work on Mac OS, either.

Reply to this comment    23 March 2005, 21:13 GMT


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CajunLuke  Account Info
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Neither have I, I just don't like it.

Reply to this comment    24 March 2005, 18:19 GMT

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nicklaszlo Account Info
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Hah. You mac people.

The linux version is much l33ter. It runs on all sorts of CPUs, multitasks, and is multiuser. Ti-Conect-Lin supports perl, python, php, C, Java, BASH and Pascal wrappers. You may use it to produce low cost, high productivity nanoscale e-buisness solutions.

Best of all, you can use it to make a beowulf cluster.

Reply to this comment    23 March 2005, 03:13 GMT


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Shawn Zhang Account Info

Personally I find TI Connect to be better than TiLP. TI Connect is slower, but it seems to crash less on my comp.

Reply to this comment    28 March 2005, 02:24 GMT


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dMb Account Info

Here are some reasons that I thought TI-Connect should be updated (at least the Windows version)

You can only send about 4 things at one time. If you try to do more than that, you get an error message.

TI-Connect isn't all inclusive. You can't do many of the things that Graph-Link could do (i.e., BASIC programming), but who wants to use Graph-Link? The gfx are ugly!

TI-Connect has a lot of useless stuff it does before every communication. Does it really need to spend forever every time checking what cable and computer port I use? It's not like I change them around every day!

Alright, I'll get back off my soap box :-)

Reply to this comment    25 March 2005, 01:54 GMT

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gnownoskcid  Account Info

WHAT!?!? No 83+SE??? Boooooooooooooo.....

Reply to this comment    23 March 2005, 09:33 GMT


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tdavis07 Account Info
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well yaeh, TI has stopped making the 83+SE for the 84+SE was designed to ba 100% replacement for the 83+SE. They still offer support though.

Reply to this comment    23 March 2005, 20:10 GMT


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anykey  Account Info
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The 83SE is the 1337357 calculator ever made!
The case is silver and translucent!

Reply to this comment    23 March 2005, 22:47 GMT

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calkfreak83  Account Info
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Dude.. this game sucks.. the cursor lags and it goes slow.. But then again, TI made it, so what can we expect???

Reply to this comment    25 March 2005, 01:38 GMT

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W Hibdon  Account Info
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STAGNATION

-W-

Reply to this comment    25 March 2005, 20:05 GMT
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