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News Editor Changes
Posted by Nick on 12 September 2000, 03:49 GMT

We're making a few changes behind the scenes at ticalc.org. First of all, Nathan Haines and Eric Sun (not in that order) have taken over as news editor. Second, as you may have sensed from the previous sentence, I'm no longer working as news editor at ticalc.org anymore. I'm still on board to manage the screenshot staff and any other odd jobs the staff may have, but various activities such as impending college and its ilk have caused me to not have time to post news.

Thank you to everyone who has given me support and kind words over the past year and a half of my being a staff member. If you have news you want posted at the site, please use our news alias at news@ticalc.org. Sending direct emails to me will be ignored. Thanks! :)

 


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Re: News Editor Changes
Nicholas Bendler  Account Info
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The end of an era.

     12 September 2000, 03:52 GMT

Re: Re: News Editor Changes
Karl Hedelin  Account Info

wow, this is even more sad than the last news item. =(

     12 September 2000, 15:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: News Editor Changes
Nicholas Bendler  Account Info
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If you think Nick quitting (from just news, nonetheless) more sad than someone dying, I'd say you have you have no sense of proportion.

Nick is a great writer. Nay, he's an *excellent* writer. There is no doubt about that.

But better to the point that his resignation is worse than a person dying? I think not.

     13 September 2000, 00:28 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: News Editor Changes
Amalfi Marini  Account Info

That's obvious. Yours is the most logical reply to that comment, but it's sad to see living Nick leaving.
I think he feels Nick as a closer person, me and the rest too. Almost nobody knew wormhole before... anyway you're right, many inocent people are dying now, and I can say 2 words: world sucks. maybe.

     13 September 2000, 06:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: News Editor Changes
ticalc_staff_are_slackers

first of all, this was probly not serious.

that said, the importance of something is not the same for all people. if you knew both of these people, then death is certainly much more influential. OTOH, if you've never heard of this guy, how can you be genuinely sad about it?

in my opinion, somebody quitting anything's not as sad as someone dying, but it's all subjective.

     13 September 2000, 06:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: News Editor Changes
Karl Hedelin  Account Info

Hey, I realized that it sounded bad and I considered asking someone to remove it, to me wormhole is completely unknown (until very recently) but I love nicks wonderful news items. Of course a person leaving us is more important and especially at such a young age, and I really do feel sorry for him, his friends and fammily. I apolpogize for that coment, and I hope I havent upset anyone too bad.
- Karl

     13 September 2000, 15:20 GMT


Re: Re: News Editor Changes
L_Kishyak  Account Info
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amen! with Nick gone...I'm so depressed. I hardly want to even visit this site. it was built on Nick..it was...cool. *sigh* well he even said himself he's a loser in real life, good riddance! (:

now let's all go request TI-Net's page 10 million times (or whatever it was that week)...

Steve

     12 September 2000, 18:07 GMT

Re: News Editor Changes
Mercury  Account Info

Goodbye Nick. Have fun at college. and your sniveling Switched OC12 and two backup OC3's. *sigh*

     12 September 2000, 03:56 GMT


Re: Re: News Editor Changes
calcfreak901  Account Info
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That much connectivity shouldn't be put in the hands of ANYONE, not even the Great Uberleet BlueCalx:)

Seriously though, how would it be possible NOT to abuse that much bandwidth? I'm hoping that's the total connectivity for the whole campus. Yeah, it would have to be.

eofpi and the unimatrix's 45.59985035114 cents

     14 September 2000, 00:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: News Editor Changes
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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It is the total connectivity for the whole campus. 4,000 students + faculty + library connections + universiry services + whatever else I'm forgetting.

As for that much bandwidth, it shouldn't be put in the hands of ANYONE. NOT A SINGLE HUMAN BEING.

...except you. :)

--BlueCalx

     14 September 2000, 18:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: News Editor Changes
calcfreak901  Account Info
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That much bandwidth would certainly overwhelm my pathetic little computer (200mhz pentium mmx, 96MB RAM, 12.6GB+3.2GB HDDs (both EIDE on the same channel:( )).

That much bandwidth would almost certainly crash anything short of a large Beowulf cluster or possibly one of the newer Cray supercomputers (or of course the Borg Collective).

Would a computer being overwhelmed by its internet connectivity be called being webshocked? Or would it be called the /. effect (wait...that only applies to webservers...nevermind:))?

eofpi and the unimatrix's 45.59985035114 connectivity-impaired cents

     14 September 2000, 21:35 GMT

Re: News Editor Changes
Gohan Account Info
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Oh that's gonna suck without Nick, no one will ever be better.

     12 September 2000, 04:10 GMT


Re: Re: News Editor Changes
Nicholas Bendler  Account Info
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Congrats! You've made the first post of that kind.

Of course, how do you know? Do you have supernatural powers of some sort?

     12 September 2000, 04:25 GMT

Re: News Editor Changes
Tim Buckingham  Account Info
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I'll miss j00 bl00 :) Have fun at college...don't get too many girls =)

     12 September 2000, 04:12 GMT


Re: Re: News Editor Changes
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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I'll try my very hardest not to. Just for you, Tim.
Should I send them off to you instead?

--BlueCalx

     12 September 2000, 04:23 GMT

Re: Re: Re: News Editor Changes
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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No, send them to ME! :)

     12 September 2000, 04:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: News Editor Changes
Tim Buckingham  Account Info
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that would be satisfactory =)

     12 September 2000, 20:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: News Editor Changes
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Change your homepage URL, stupid-head! :D

--BlueCalx

     13 September 2000, 22:57 GMT

Re: News Editor Changes
DWedit  Account Info
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I guess this is the end of myriads of news that call Patrick Davidson delicious, refer to Joe "My last name is impossible to spell and pronounce" Wingbermuehle, and "Hunky Dory" news items among other things. Good bye, radium infused TI89.

     12 September 2000, 04:22 GMT

Re: Re: News Editor Changes
TheBlackKnight
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Yeah, Nick was great. The news will lose something with him gone... anyway just a nitpick, If I remember correctly, it was the (striked out) delicious (/striked out) Patrick Davidson.

     12 September 2000, 05:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: News Editor Changes
DWedit  Account Info
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It wasn't striked out on a prior news item.

     14 September 2000, 22:39 GMT

Re: Re: News Editor Changes
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Its been way too long since we had a "Hunky Dory" news item:(

eofpi and the unimatrix's 45.59985035114 cents

     14 September 2000, 22:44 GMT


Re: Re: News Editor Changes
Omicron  Account Info

Hardy Har Har... wouldn't radium make the TI-89 GREEN, not blue and nonfunctional?
Maybe not...I don't know because I have never tried. Anyways, I haven't gotten to the effects of radium in my chemistry class yet.

     22 September 2000, 05:45 GMT

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