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Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Posted by Michael on 21 December 2008, 01:00 GMT

Recently we have reached a new milestone in ticalc.org history: From April 1997 to December 2008, ticalc.org transferred 20 TB of data. While it took us seven years to transfer our first ten terabytes of data, we have now transferred another ten terabytes in only four years!

You can find more ticalc.org statistics on our Web Server Statistics page.

Because the printed collection (books) of the Library of Congress is estimated at 20 TB, we have now transferred one Library of Congress worth of calculator-related data. Congratulations to all of the people who have contributed to and visited ticalc.org for making this milestone possible!

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Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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20 TB of AWESOME.

Reply to this comment    21 December 2008, 01:08 GMT


Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Joe Young  Account Info

Well, perhaps some not-so-awesome

Reply to this comment    21 December 2008, 16:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Duncan Smith Account Info
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Oh come on. I'd take twenty terabytes of WFRNG and Basic RPGs any day.

Reply to this comment    22 December 2008, 01:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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personally I would rather ignore the text/menu RPGs though, unless it's TI-City, but it isn't completed yet

Reply to this comment    22 December 2008, 06:35 GMT

Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Lewk Account Info
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That's an almost unbelievable amout of TI stuff. Impressive!

Reply to this comment    21 December 2008, 01:16 GMT

Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
DWedit  Account Info
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How many terabytes does google transfer in a DAY?

Reply to this comment    21 December 2008, 08:13 GMT


Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Over 9000?

Reply to this comment    21 December 2008, 08:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Andy Janata  Account Info
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Nonono, over 50000!

Reply to this comment    21 December 2008, 15:57 GMT

Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Peter Fernandes  Account Info
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Let's figure out how many TB are from quadratic solvers... :D

Reply to this comment    21 December 2008, 19:02 GMT


Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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Luckily nobody downloads quadratic solvers.

Reply to this comment    21 December 2008, 19:48 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
graphmastur Account Info
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I wonder why there are so many of them.

Check out this site.
http://tibasicdev.wikidot.com/home

Reply to this comment    22 December 2008, 00:20 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Travis Evans Account Info

Today I'm scratching my head over why there are so many “multiple-choice-test-guessing” programs. Has the world come to the point where people can't even *guess* at something without using a calculator? :-P

Reply to this comment    22 December 2008, 01:50 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
noahbaby94 Account Info
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Wow that's even worse then number guessing programs.

Reply to this comment    22 December 2008, 02:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Or Yu-Gi-Oh life point counters. I never saw the point of this when some people just uses a pencil/eraser/paper sheet.

Reply to this comment    23 December 2008, 09:33 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Peter Fernandes  Account Info
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I made one of those once; more fun to make than to use. ^^

Reply to this comment    23 December 2008, 18:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Travis Evans Account Info

Don't forget Windows “OS” programs and other shells. :-)

Also, does anyone know what the deal is with those BASIC “anti-virus” programs? What exactly do they do? I don't see how an “anti-virus” program can exist for a platform that doesn't effectively host viruses in the first place.

Reply to this comment    23 December 2008, 19:45 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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well imho the BASIC OSes aren't as bad as Yugioh life counters, because in some ways they can still be useful, despite taking so much RAM and being obsoleted by Mirage/Doors, but I agree with the anti-viruses. To me they are just fake programs you put on your calc then at school you goes "HEY LOOK I GOT NORTON ON MY CALC I'M SO AWESOME". These programs should be put in a directory that isn't ranked, like Omnicalc fonts and animations

Reply to this comment    23 December 2008, 20:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Rob van Wijk  Account Info

Well, you have to admit those anti-virus programs are pretty darn good: never had a false positive and no false negatives either, that's impressive!

Seriously though, it /should/ be possible to create a virus. I think I've got some notes on a proof-of-concept still laying around somewhere. Not sure about the other calcs, but for the 83, you've got IM2 (to stealthily run your virus) and silent linking (to send it to another calc and to active it). The 83+ even adds a link hook (so you know if there's a connected calc to infect) and an RTC (so you can count down to doing something nasty :p ).
So yeah, it should be possible. But I'm pretty sure that none of the people with the required skills will make anti-virus actually needed on calculators.

Reply to this comment    6 January 2009, 12:02 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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Wow, that was shameless spamming. :)

Reply to this comment    22 December 2008, 06:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Rob van Wijk  Account Info

Because it's the math equivalent of writing a hello-world program.

If you need to plug it so shamelessly it probably isn't worth the time to check it out.

Reply to this comment    6 January 2009, 12:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
The_One_Guy  Account Info

What?! I love quadratic solvers! I'm working on collecting the whole set. On a side note, why calculator not let me download any more ... something about memory, oh well.

Reply to this comment    23 December 2008, 01:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Oh I assume you must have downloaded the 100th one uploaded, the infamous grayscale quadratic equation solver that uses xLIB?

Reply to this comment    23 December 2008, 20:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Twenty Terabytes Transferred
Rob van Wijk  Account Info
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I was /so/ sure you were joking, so sure you were overdoing it, just to make your point clear. To ease my mind I decided to check. Big mistake... (see link)

Reply to this comment    6 January 2009, 12:09 GMT

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