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Posted by Nick on 6 March 2000, 03:08 GMT

Remember back in the day when people would write features for ticalc.org and they would get posted by the news editor and everyone would discuss them and such?
Well.. yeah. That's back now (in fact, it never left *g*). In light of that, anyone - and I mean ANYONE - who wants to write an (intelligent/informative) article for ticalc.org can do so. The only real criteria are as follows:

  • It has to pertain to calculators ;-)
  • No naughty words (for obvious reasons)
  • Sent as an email attachment to news@ticalc.org with the subject line "Feature: [title]"
  • Your article can be about just anything: hardware, math stuff, or even how the calculator works. Programming tutorials would be very nice, too. :)
Be creative. Use HTML to enhance it, but don't be excessive (re: usage of BLINK and MARQUEE tags). If you do so, send it as an HTML file. Don't use other fonts; instead, use TT or PRE tags if you're citing code.
Articles are subject to posting at our discretion (duh). Opinionated articles are entertained, too, but within reason. :) We're very excited to see what people have to write in the future.

 


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Re: ticalc.org Features
Hieu-Trung Le  Account Info
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Cool... but what do you mean by posting features?

btw, first comment

     6 March 2000, 03:15 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Features
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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You send me something about calculators.
I post it.

Well, hopefully :)

--BlueCalx

     6 March 2000, 03:25 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Features
adamb  Account Info
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sounds good, 'cept... how will you make sure that the news is quality enough for ticalc.org if you're somewhat promising that you'll post any calc-related news?

     6 March 2000, 04:07 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Features
Eric Sun  Account Info
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Read what it says.. we won't post everything.

     6 March 2000, 04:26 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Features
meingts Account Info

<sarcasm>Now I might be able to return to the weekly sermon on the evils of playing calculator games in class.</sarcasm> Wait. I don't want to do that. No one does.

     6 March 2000, 04:32 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Features
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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If anyone writes on the evils of calculator games, I will personally walk over to their house and bonk them on the head with an oversized rubber mallet.

Possibly even a Nerf(TM) mallet.
You have been warned :-)

--BlueCalx

     6 March 2000, 05:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Features
Andy Selle  Account Info
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Ignorance is bliss.

     6 March 2000, 16:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Features
TheWog Account Info
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...then why aren't more people happy?

Oooooooooooo-may
(A cow who only speaks Pig Latin)

     6 March 2000, 18:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Features
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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But they are! They just don't realize it.

--BlueCalx

     6 March 2000, 19:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Features
CircaX  Account Info
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Many people would not last the school day without calc games...

     6 March 2000, 20:44 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Features
Robin Kay  Account Info
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If you --can't-- manage to get through a school day without caclulator games then there must be somthing wrong with you. It implies an inability to a) pay attention and learn b) creativly occupy yourself doing somthing useful. TI calculators are interesting and fun, but arn't and shouldn't be used as an escape from reality (especially during lessons).

     6 March 2000, 22:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Features
Nick Chaves  Account Info
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hehe, the best time to play games is to avoid listening to a boring lesson. :)

My problem is I don't have any, because now I'm even too lazy to put them on my calculator.

     7 March 2000, 01:25 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Features
Raptor5588  Account Info

I know I wouldn't last a whole day without my calc games

     6 March 2000, 22:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Features
psm Account Info

I could get by without games (I didn't even know there was a TI community out there until this school year and i've had my calc for 3-4 years), but I probably couldn't get by a day without my calculator for programming. (Actually, I probably could, but it would be hard)

     8 March 2000, 00:06 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Features
Jeff Meister  Account Info

See, Nick's just so cool, he can dictate that something's _in_ again and people do it :)

Actually I'm gonna write an article if I ever finish this damn math homework. In fact, I'll write one that I KNOW will attract a lot of flames, just so I can argue with flamers!

- Jeff

     6 March 2000, 23:07 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Features
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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If you write one that'll attract a lot of flames, I won't post it.
Period.
I don't want a flame war to be generated here. That happens enough with the news items I already post.

The purpose of me wanting to see more features on ticalc.org is so more intelligent discussion is seen - primarily related to programming, calculator design, and function.

You know, calculators. You know what a calculator is, right?

I don't want to see warring factions talking about which calculator is the best, or why DoorsOS is better/worse than UniversalOS, or why the 83+ is worse than the 86, or why TI is conspiring to destroy all of Western Civilization.

THAT IS NOT WHY I AM HERE. If you people want to be incredibly immature about this, and bicker about why ASM is worse/better than BASIC all the time, and never get any insightful information to further development of programs, then you can find someone else to be your meaningless figurehead.

If you have any ideas for what can be in a feature, and you think that I might have qualms with it (re: it might generate a massive flame war), email me before you write up some massive tirade and I have to reject it. Please try and be mature. That's all I ask of you people.

Aight? Aight.

--BlueCalx

     7 March 2000, 00:14 GMT

Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Features
Steve Whittaker  Account Info
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Re: Jon Katz

     7 March 2000, 00:52 GMT

Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Features
Jeff Meister  Account Info

I was kidding... I was making fun of the flamer people here (like that guy on the 86 ion emu board... I forget his name). I thought that was obvious.

Why do I always say the wrong thing...

- Jeff

     7 March 2000, 13:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Features
Ciaran McCreesh  Account Info
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Shame. I was thinking about writing an article on just how immature TI are being at the moment.

Ciaran

     7 March 2000, 19:51 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Features
Gockies  Account Info
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Sounds like a great idea. At least with this idea someone is actually monitoring comments, unlike calc.org. Anybody who's looked at comments for ti83 games on calc.org will agree with me.

     7 March 2000, 00:05 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Features
Jeff Meister  Account Info

I still can't get on calc.org! It's driving me nuts... I must be doing something wrong.

- Jeff

     7 March 2000, 13:56 GMT

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