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Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Posted by Michael on 1 April 2008, 17:45 GMT

It is with great pain that we are forced to announce the death of our beloved editor-in-chief, Magnus Hagander. Magnus' skill at computer administration, love of calculators, and Swedish humor will be missed. During a sailing trip last month in the North Sea, Magnus was fishing when he was attacked and eaten by a North Sea shark. His body has not and probably will never be found. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

We must also sadly announce that since Magnus was responsible for server administration and in fact oversaw the physical location of the ticalc.org server and its hosting facility, we have no way to recover the server nor do we have the permissions to pay the ticalc.org hosting bill. On April 30, the network bandwidth will be disconnected and we will be unable to continue ticalc.org. We are currently researching ways to get all of the archives and pages off of the server and attempt to find another server and hosting in another location. We will keep you updated on the progress.

Update: As the red border indicates, this was a fake news article. Please do not e-mail us offering to host the website or copy files.

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Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Tyler C  Account Info
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This isn't even funny Michael...

Reply to this comment    1 April 2008, 18:15 GMT

Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Don Quixote Account Info

Yeah, this really isn't funny. What's next, "the mayor of new york died in a fiery car accident"?

Reply to this comment    1 April 2008, 18:53 GMT

Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Rick Skrbina Rick Skrbna  Account Info

it really is not.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2008, 19:01 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Andrew Kortze Account Info

Yeah, tell me this is just a bad April Fool's joke.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2008, 19:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
kevin83  Account Info
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tbe probability that this isn't an April fools joke is slim at best. The probability of getting eaten by a shark while on a fishing trip is also too slim too be true.
see url for more.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2008, 20:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Andrew Kortze Account Info

Sure, but this is nothing to joke around about.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2008, 20:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
calkfreak83  Account Info
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I agree.. Joking about someone's death is completely inappropriate - even if they give you permission.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2008, 21:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
thehammer Account Info

I think its funny

Reply to this comment    1 April 2008, 20:41 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
graphmastur Account Info

you are evil too!!!!!!!

Reply to this comment    4 April 2008, 19:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
nerdzrock Account Info

I thought it was funny, my little sister actually believed it until i told her

Reply to this comment    14 April 2008, 01:21 GMT

Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info

It should have been "Magnus eaten by killer TI-86" or something like that.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2008, 20:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
olav_nordmann  Account Info

Or "Lost in a Multi User Dungedon".

I agree that you don't make jokes about.

Reply to this comment    2 April 2008, 07:05 GMT

Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Ben Nagy  Account Info

Yeah... Last year's was better!

Reply to this comment    2 April 2008, 03:04 GMT


Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Mr.Z  Account Info
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What is wrong with joking about someone's death if you have the permission of the party in question? I very nearly wrote that I died on the whiteboard by my door today, & that was before I saw this article, but I did not want any trouble from the residence hall staff.

Plus, everyone expects (or at least should expect) nonsense today.

Reply to this comment    2 April 2008, 05:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
bfr Account Info
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It can scare and affect the actions of those believe that the person actually died. I know most people probably wouldn't fall for this particular joke, but in general it probably isn't a good idea.

Have you read Romeo and Juliet?

Reply to this comment    2 April 2008, 21:06 GMT


Romeo and Juliet
Kovyor Odinovich  Account Info

That entire story was a romantic fabrication and should
not be used to judge the responses of real people.

Besides, it wasn't even worth reading in the first place.
No offense.

Reply to this comment    3 April 2008, 01:09 GMT


Re: Romeo and Juliet
bfr Account Info
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yeah, but that was just a late April Fool's joke ;P

Reply to this comment    3 April 2008, 03:19 GMT

Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Nice.

Will this site merge with Coders Sex Change (Like Cemetech and Unsyntax) as well?

http://www.alex10819.org/codersexchange/

Reply to this comment    1 April 2008, 19:39 GMT

Re: Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
adriweb Account Info
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"Nice" lol -> not the word for that kind of thing, even if it a bbbiiiiggg joke ;)

ah, TiCalc ... :D

Reply to this comment    1 April 2008, 19:41 GMT

Dude
Duncan Smith Account Info
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Thanks for the headache. :)

Reply to this comment    1 April 2008, 20:58 GMT


Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
alex10819 Account Info
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It's not Coder Sex Change, it's CODERSEXCHANGE. And of course, we would love to invite Ticalc to join our group.

Http://www.alex10819.org/ codersexchange

It's really quite a delightful thing we're proud to announce. Maybe it would help take the burden off the remaining ticalc administrators.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2008, 21:00 GMT

Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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well the lack of lowercase combined with the site design left me perplex about the meaning =)

Reply to this comment    1 April 2008, 23:06 GMT

Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Mr.Z  Account Info
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Alerts are annoying. One *might* be okay, if there was a good reason for it, but not that many.

Reply to this comment    2 April 2008, 05:18 GMT


Re: Magnus Dies; ticalc.org in Trouble
Pixxel  Account Info
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There are so many things wrong with your site. The site as a whole screams ignorance, n00bishness, and the maturity of a 12 year old. After reading the homepage (which is invisible to colorblind readers btw), I still don't know what your purpose is.

I could continue ranting, but I think you get the point.

Reply to this comment    8 April 2008, 21:18 GMT

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