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ticalc.org Autographed Calculator For Sale
Posted by Michael on 20 July 2006, 19:17 GMT

The autographed TI-82 that we mentioned in the previous article is now listed on eBay. This unique calculator is autographed by eight ticalc.org staff members (Isaac Salpeter, Magnus Hagander, Nathan Haines, Andy Selle, Nick Disabato, Eric Sun, Phil Genera, and Joey Gannon).

The auction will end on July 30 at 11:20:43 PDT, so hurry and bid! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history. All profits from the auction will go towards paying ticalc.org's hosting and hardware costs.

Update (Joey): The auction is now over. Thank you all for your support!

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Re: ticalc.org Autographed Calculator For Sale
Person Dude  Account Info

I would love to have that calc, not just as a momory, but as another for my starting collection. See the poll.

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 19:51 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Autographed Calculator For Sale
Person Dude  Account Info

CRAP! The bid is already up to $30!
And it has only been 5 hours!!!!

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 21:01 GMT


Sorry 'bout that.
Phil Genera  Account Info
(Web Page)

Yeah, it was at $5 until I decided I might want it. Tee hee.

I should really update my staff web page.

--
Phil

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 21:04 GMT

Re: Sorry 'bout that.
Nick Disabato  Account Info
(Web Page)

I wanted to bid on it, too, because a $1 price tag is going to be appealing to *anyone* for something like that, but I decided that a staff member probably shouldn't win the auction - or even be allowed to bid. I want this to go to a reader; this auction is, after all, for the readers.

And I should update my staff page as well, yeah. It still says I'm undeclared at NU; not only did I change majors twice, not only did I already graduate, but I've finished grad work at another school.

I don't even know what I'd say on it.

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 21:08 GMT


Re: Re: Sorry 'bout that.
Phil Genera  Account Info
(Web Page)

You know, I thought maybe we shouldn't be bidding on it either (accusations of running up the price and whatnot)... but I'd like to own it :)

Ah well, I don't think I want to own it for more than $30, and I already spent too much on ebay this week.

--
Phil

PS: You wrote my staff bio. I think before you were a staffer. Madness.

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 21:20 GMT

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Joey Gannon  Account Info
(Web Page)

I see where you're coming from. I would like to own it, too, but I guess I'm sort of averse to owning something with my own autograph on it. :-p

Nonetheless, I'm sure there's someone in the community who puts more value on it than I do.

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 21:31 GMT


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Person Dude  Account Info

LIKE ME!!!!!!!!

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 21:37 GMT


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Nick Disabato  Account Info
(Web Page)

Want me to write your next one? I promise it will be totally absurd and misrepresentative! :D

Reply to this comment    22 July 2006, 15:26 GMT


Re: Sorry 'bout that.
Person Dude  Account Info

So YOU are merthsoft?
WHY??????????

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 21:12 GMT

Re: Re: Sorry 'bout that.
Person Dude  Account Info

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 21:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Sorry 'bout that.
Person Dude  Account Info

Or are you ld_spartan?

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 21:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Sorry 'bout that.
Person Dude  Account Info

Of course, I should look at your handle: Idspartan!

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 21:15 GMT


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Matthew Baron  Account Info

CALM DOWN!!!!!

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 21:30 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
(Web Page)

Woah, enough posts in a row...

Reply to this comment    21 July 2006, 00:26 GMT


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Matthew Baron  Account Info

Just one more....

Reply to this comment    21 July 2006, 01:39 GMT


Re: Re: Sorry 'bout that.
KermMartian  Account Info
(Web Page)

He's not Merthsoft - Merthsoft is also known as "CDI"

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 21:22 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Sorry 'bout that.
Matthew Baron  Account Info

who?

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 21:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Sorry 'bout that.
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
(Web Page)

Err, merthsoft is shaun mcfall, CDI is fred sparks

Reply to this comment    21 July 2006, 23:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Sorry 'bout that.
KermMartian  Account Info
(Web Page)

Argh, you're right about that. My bad.

Reply to this comment    23 July 2006, 14:48 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Autographed Calculator For Sale
Brian Clymer  Account Info

Sweet, I for one am going to bid on this just to show it off to my friends, hope it doesn't get too expensive.

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 19:51 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Autographed Calculator For Sale
jhamm Account Info

i need this calculator.

now everyone on this website must give me money so i can buy it

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 19:59 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Autographed Calculator For Sale
Matthew Baron  Account Info

Are you crazy?
Or at least you have to be joking

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 21:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Autographed Calculator For Sale
Person Dude  Account Info

You will get used to his insane utterings eventually...

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 21:24 GMT


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Matthew Baron  Account Info

I have seen a lot of them

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 21:29 GMT


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jhamm Account Info

they might be insane, but right now, i'm desparate.

care to donate?

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 21:38 GMT


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Matthew Baron  Account Info

<cough>Fricking insane</caugh> I think you have a few buttons missing on your remote control. Also why would I pay you to get this 82, when your much more n00bish than I am!?!?

Reply to this comment    20 July 2006, 23:39 GMT

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Person Dude  Account Info

-I think you have a few buttons missing on your remote control.-
More like a few pennies short of a dollar!
LOL!

Reply to this comment    21 July 2006, 00:09 GMT


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Matthew Baron  Account Info

thats a good one

Reply to this comment    21 July 2006, 00:21 GMT

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jhamm Account Info

i want the ti82, even though it's not very powerful, only 6mhz cpu, and doesn't even have flash application support. My calculator is waaay better, but this one is "ticalc history".

ps. if this one is a piece of calculator history, why not the ti81, ti's first calculator? i know an adult who's over 30, and used one of those in high school. i want the ti82, but i have absolutely no use for it, but for decoration.

Reply to this comment    21 July 2006, 01:57 GMT


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jhamm Account Info

shame on you for taking me seriously!

Reply to this comment    22 July 2006, 01:52 GMT


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Matthew Baron  Account Info

Ya, take you seriously, that is a joke

Reply to this comment    22 July 2006, 15:36 GMT


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KermMartian  Account Info
(Web Page)

Are you two both retards? Kindly do us all a favor and stfu.

Reply to this comment    25 July 2006, 20:32 GMT

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KermMartian  Account Info
(Web Page)

[This has been a test of the emergency Michael_V Censoring System (MVCS). Thank you for your participation] ;)

Reply to this comment    25 July 2006, 20:34 GMT

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jhamm Account Info

yes

Reply to this comment    25 July 2006, 21:08 GMT


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Matthew Baron  Account Info

I am not quite sure Kerm, check back in a la la la...

Reply to this comment    25 July 2006, 22:12 GMT


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jhamm Account Info

i'm envious that you have a lot of calculators

Reply to this comment    26 July 2006, 01:49 GMT


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Matthew Baron  Account Info

I have only four, that is pitiful compared to some of the guys here, I work hard for the money. How many do you have?

Reply to this comment    26 July 2006, 10:32 GMT


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jhamm Account Info

Only one............ WAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

but it is a good one that i got for christmas

Reply to this comment    26 July 2006, 14:19 GMT

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Person Dude  Account Info

I have only one graphing calc: a TI-84+SE, and two solar ones: a TI-36 X and a TI-30 SLR...the TI-30SLR is SUPER OLD! My parents use it in highschool or collage or something like that!

Reply to this comment    26 July 2006, 19:59 GMT


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Matthew Baron  Account Info
(Web Page)

that's nothing I own a calc that my parents used in college it isn't even called a calc, on the box it says super slide rule. See link for a picture.

Reply to this comment    26 July 2006, 21:36 GMT


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yellowPig Account Info

At least it has more than four functions....I have a couple like that.

Reply to this comment    27 July 2006, 03:33 GMT


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Matt Gardeski  Account Info

My digital calculator usually does the job. can draw graphs and everything. in color too. has ten digits. twenty if you count toes. If that one fails i can always use my slide rule, ti-80, three scientific calculators, all are solar, but one has a battery also. (i only bought the battery one). If all these don't do the job i can bring out the ti84+. that one I also bought. the rest just sort of appeared in my possession.
I think they're multiplying.

Reply to this comment    31 July 2006, 04:38 GMT


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Ryan Nazaretian  Account Info

Since when has a calculator not been digital? Oh wait, forgot the abacus and the human brain.

Reply to this comment    1 August 2006, 04:44 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
(Web Page)

...and some of the really old mechanical ones...

Reply to this comment    1 August 2006, 16:34 GMT


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yellowPig Account Info

Yeah, but if you interpret "digital" as "not analog", then only the human brain is not digital. In most cases. ;)

Reply to this comment    3 August 2006, 07:06 GMT


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Mike Slopsema  Account Info

i think that most people interpret digital as some form of perjection like cathode ray tubes (old tv and computer screens) or a digital clock or digital thermomator. thus an abucus, your brain, archemedes (i think it was his?) mechanical calculator would not be digital.

Reply to this comment    4 August 2006, 19:19 GMT

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Matthew Baron  Account Info

it is Pascal's pascaline

Reply to this comment    4 August 2006, 20:42 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
(Web Page)

Just because people see a CRT and think "digital" doesn't mean it *is* digital, though. All electronic calculators, as far as I know, have been digital, since it would be a serious pain to make an analog one (please correct me if one of the first calculators was analog or something).

Reply to this comment    5 August 2006, 02:54 GMT


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Matthew Baron  Account Info
(Web Page)

"Pascaline
1642 France

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) France, develops a mechanism to calculate with 8 figures and carrying of 10's , 100's, and 1000's etc.

The machine is called the 'Pascaline'."

Link^^
I would call that a calculator burntfuse.

Reply to this comment    5 August 2006, 14:27 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
(Web Page)

Of course that's a calculator, but it's mechanical. I said that there are probably no electronic calculators that aren't digital. (Non-electronic devices are not "analog", by the way)

Reply to this comment    6 August 2006, 17:21 GMT

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Chris Williams  Account Info

(Adding to an already-long thread...)

You are right, I believe, that there isn't any electronic calculator that is not digital.

However, the Pascaline calculator is also digital, even though it is mechanical, in the same way that an "electronic" calculator is still digital. Almost anything that operates on or with discrete units/digits can be considered "digital". Everything else is analog. That means even an abacus is digital, but a brain is analog.

Reply to this comment    8 August 2006, 21:02 GMT


Huh?
Matthew Baron  Account Info
(Web Page)

Ok,
1) Digital as defined by Webster is: "of, relating to, or being data in the form of binary digits" and also " characterized by electronic and especially computerized technology" (Link ^^)
2)I don't see how the Pascaline falls under those definitions.

Reply to this comment    8 August 2006, 23:07 GMT


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Matthew Baron  Account Info

again I site Webster: "being a mechanism in which data is represented by continuously variable physical quantities" I would say that the Pascaline operates with varying physical quantities.

Reply to this comment    8 August 2006, 23:15 GMT

Let's fire up this conversation!!!
Ryan Nazaretian  Account Info

Let's see, I have a TI-83, TI-85, TI-89 Titanium, and my personal favorite to add the black powder to this conversation, an HP-48GX!

Reply to this comment    30 July 2006, 05:41 GMT

Re: Let's fire up this conversation!!!
jhamm Account Info

traitor

Reply to this comment    30 July 2006, 17:40 GMT


Re: Re: Let's fire up this conversation!!!
Ryan Nazaretian  Account Info

Actually, my current favorite is my TI-89 Titanium.

Reply to this comment    1 August 2006, 04:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Let's fire up this conversation!!!
jhamm Account Info

same here

except it's my only calculator

Reply to this comment    1 August 2006, 15:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Let's fire up this conversation!!!
Person Dude  Account Info
(Web Page)

I don't have it, but I really want it!
If I did, it would definately be my favorite!

Reply to this comment    5 August 2006, 15:07 GMT


Re: Let's fire up this conversation!!!
PGK Account Info

I like my Voyage 200. The big display is great for graphs, although sadly my V200 has been used a lot less than it used to now that my work is more suited to more powerful programs than the V200 can run, such as GNU R and Octave.

Reply to this comment    1 August 2006, 15:38 GMT


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jhamm Account Info

ahem!! cough...ti89 titanium....cough

Reply to this comment    30 July 2006, 20:29 GMT


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Rockman87  Account Info

What did the calc sell for?

Reply to this comment    7 August 2006, 22:25 GMT

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Matthew Baron  Account Info

What calc are you talking about?
The Ti-89 Tianium goes for around $160
the 82 that was up for auction went for $66

Reply to this comment    7 August 2006, 22:33 GMT


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jhamm Account Info

i got mine at target for $150 (plus tax)

Reply to this comment    8 August 2006, 00:09 GMT

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