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Posted by Ryan on 4 March 2014, 03:41 GMT

Allow me to pose a mental exercise: What is the sound of one bird flapping?

This riddle, which dates back thousands of years and is wholly accurate, was proposed by a ridiculously wise man -- some might say too wise. Others might say that he never said it at all. Nevertheless, the purpose of this deep and philosophical question is to prepare the fragile spirit for the brutality that a nefarious group of programmers have decided to spawn. Let's call them Flappers. Wait, that's already taken. Alright, then we'll call them Birdies... evil, evil Birdies.

As most people who surf the web know, Flappy Bird is a mobile game that has taken the world by storm -- a horrible, horrible flappy storm -- and has spawned more cheap imitations than a major cola brand. Known for its deceptively simple and addictively difficult premise, this is a game that even the developer feels should be avoided.

Still, these "Birdies", as we all implicitly agreed to use when talking about these developers, apparently feel that we're all a bit too productive and not suffering from enough allostatic load. I present to you, the hereto forewarned reader, the dark and tumultuous zeitgeist of the calculator community:

Well folks, there you have it. It's not quite what Hitchcock or du Maurier foresaw, but it's still awfully flappy.

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Re: Flap Happy
Merthsoft  Account Info

Ugh.

Reply to this comment    5 March 2014, 00:56 GMT


Re: Re: Flap Happy
Ryan Boyd Account Info
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You said it, buddy.

Reply to this comment    5 March 2014, 01:48 GMT

Re: Flap Happy
DJ_Omnimaga Account Info
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I forsee a Flappy Bird sub-directory for the 83p-BASIC/83p-ASM/Nspire Lua sections in the near future. :P

Reply to this comment    5 March 2014, 08:12 GMT


Re: Re: Flap Happy
Travis Evans  Account Info

I just hope we don't have to add a whole POTY category for them. :-O

I thought it was sort of weird at first when I saw all these "Flappy" things all of a sudden. I was starting to wonder if everyone was uploading the same file or something. :-P

Reply to this comment    5 March 2014, 16:12 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Flap Happy
DJ_Omnimaga Account Info
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Yeah there was just a big craze about the iPhone game for some reasons. It is mega simple per mobile device standards, but per calc standards it can be pretty entertaining. I myself prefer Hayleia's 84+ version since it has grayscale parallax scrolling, but I don't think he uploaded it on ticalc.org yet.

Reply to this comment    5 March 2014, 20:22 GMT

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katfix fit  Account Info

Yes

Reply to this comment    25 March 2014, 09:17 GMT


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princetonlion Account Info

I'm starting to wonder if I could make it with TI BASIC

Reply to this comment    26 April 2014, 00:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Flap Happy
katfix fit  Account Info
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The best calculators at best Price at Rs 95 Only.

Reply to this comment    25 March 2014, 09:18 GMT

Re: Flap Happy
Matt Wawrzyniak  Account Info

YES

Reply to this comment    11 March 2014, 01:23 GMT

Re: Flap Happy
princetonlion Account Info

Some of these are actually fun

Reply to this comment    26 April 2014, 00:17 GMT

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