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January/February/March Newsletter Released
Posted by Michael on 1 April 2006, 03:39 GMT

Having run out of suitable adjectives to describe our newsletter editor, I will simply say that "lazy bum Jon" has finally published the ticalc.org newsletter for January - March. To add to his humiliation, he wrote "an open-source Windows emulator on Linux" instead of "an open-source program that allows you to execute Windows programs on Linux." Open source fanatics: Attack!

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Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
TI_fan  Account Info
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What is it everyone got fooled by the April Fools day prank?

Emulators can be useful. They can also be a huge nuisance to set up. Ever since I wrote a review for VTI I've been helping people set up both that and Tilem.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2006, 03:51 GMT

Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
takuanitromars36 Account Info

Agreed. I wonder ... did everyone think that ticalc.org was taken over by some domain thief?

Reply to this comment    1 April 2006, 04:19 GMT

Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Haha! Good one! I look forward to the Ticalc April Fool's prank every year. Having been around for 4-5 years now, it didn't trick me, but then again, I came here today with the expectation of a prank.

And by the way, it does look real... good job with that.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2006, 06:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
KermMartian  Account Info
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I was freaking out for about 45 seconds...actually, I initially thought someone had hijacked my DNS service. :D

Reply to this comment    2 April 2006, 12:47 GMT

Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
Mr.Z  Account Info
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I came here looking for the April Fool's Day prank. When I saw the links page I figured I had mistyped the address, so I suppose it fooled me. :) After I pointed at a few links & found that they linked to http://www.ticalc.org/index.htm, I figured out what they did.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2006, 12:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
Rob van Wijk  Account Info

You mean the links on the april fools page pointed to ticalc.org/index.htm? When I'm looking at it now, they all (except for Random Numbar Generator) link to pages that are actually related to the name of the link.
@Staff: nice work!

Reply to this comment    1 April 2006, 14:24 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
CajunLuke  Account Info
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When I first came, none of the links pointed to /index.html!

Reply to this comment    1 April 2006, 14:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
Mr.Z  Account Info
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No, just the Random Numbar Generator pointed to index.htm. The others pointed to ti.com & ticalc.org variously. Sorry.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2006, 17:25 GMT

Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
Rob van Wijk  Account Info

Gotta admit, they fooled me for about ten seconds. :S At first I thought someone had forgotten to renew the ticalc.org domain (just like what happened to detacheds.com a while back). However, looking a second time made me realize it was a prank. Which just goes to show that I don't even read pages that match that particular format. ;)
The worst thing is that just five minutes before I went to ticalc.org I was thinking about how no april fools jokes had been made yet today...

Reply to this comment    1 April 2006, 14:18 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
calcguru13 Account Info

yeah they got me; i couldn't believe that the ti staff would actually advertise hp calcs, so i figured they really forgot to pay their dues, then i checked the links and noticed the articles for voyage 400 were april 1st, too, and it all fell in place.

tricky, tricky :`D

Reply to this comment    1 April 2006, 16:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
burntfuse  Account Info
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I wasn't here yesterday, so I didn't see it. :-( (I was taking the #@%^@ SAT...) It sounds like there was a fake 'expired domain' page?

Reply to this comment    2 April 2006, 16:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
Zarel  Account Info
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See Web Page link for the Google Cache link. Don't know how long it'll last, though.

Reply to this comment    2 April 2006, 20:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
burntfuse  Account Info
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Haha, that's great! Too bad I wasn't here on April 1st.

Reply to this comment    3 April 2006, 18:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
MBuhrow Account Info

Well when I saw it, it was still the 31st. After seeing slashdot I cursed timezones and went to bed.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2006, 15:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
Person Dude  Account Info

slashdot??

Reply to this comment    1 April 2006, 15:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
Andy Janata  Account Info
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Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2006, 19:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
mechwarrior111 Account Info
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You mean "Slashdot: OMG!!! Ponies!!!"?

Reply to this comment    7 April 2006, 02:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
Ethaniel  Account Info

No, I knew it was a joke (Today I think everything's a joke), but I didnt know how to get to the actual site.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2006, 20:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
Scooblescott  Account Info

everything is a joke. yesterday i was watching tv and the network decided to put in farting noises randomly during the shows.

Reply to this comment    2 April 2006, 22:39 GMT

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Person Dude  Account Info

*Turns on his computer, goes to ticalc.org, sees web page is not normal, tries various ways to figure it out, reads this post, is released from the hospital from heart attack*
I have only been visiting this web site for a few months. I am not familiar with the suprises of this site.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2006, 14:14 GMT

Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
Matt M Account Info

IS A LINK TO THE REAL PAGE AT THE BOTTOM TOO MUCH TO ASK???

I'm glad that Google still hadn't updated their copies so I could find what I was looking for. Google and archive.org are the greatest.

Reply to this comment    2 April 2006, 13:04 GMT


Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
Matt M Account Info

IS A LINK TO THE REAL PAGE AT THE BOTTOM TOO MUCH TO ASK???

I'm glad that Google still hadn't updated their copies so I could find what I was looking for. Google and archive.org are the greatest.

btw, if it was april fools, wouldn't it make more sense to set it up ON april fools day not the day before?!?! Who's thinking about that stuff on march 31?!?!

Reply to this comment    2 April 2006, 13:05 GMT

Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
Matt M Account Info

stupid IE stop button...now there are duplicates...

Reply to this comment    2 April 2006, 13:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
elbarto  Account Info

Of course the servers are in sweden, april 1st happens to come in a couple of hourse before it does in the states ...

Reply to this comment    3 April 2006, 15:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
Matt M Account Info

so? write a script so that the page that loads depends on the local system time. it could automatically load at 00:00:00.0 and revert at 23:59:59.9

or go by only eastern time...or convince everyone to convert to greenwich mean time...

Reply to this comment    3 April 2006, 17:22 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
angus  Account Info

UTC is better than GMT

Reply to this comment    4 April 2006, 06:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
KermMartian  Account Info
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I made mine javascript-based depending on the user machine's time.

Reply to this comment    4 April 2006, 12:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: January/February/March Newsletter Released
Zarel  Account Info
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That, and, April Fool's Day starts at midnight UTC, not midnight local time.

Reply to this comment    6 April 2006, 18:19 GMT

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