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Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Posted by Nick on 15 October 2000, 23:30 GMT

Remember me? I thought not. Well, you may not have seen me much on the external side of the site, but I've still been working pretty hard internally to make sure everything doesn't break.

I've also been in charge of the screenshot staff. These happy folk have the position of - duh - screenshotting all the files in our file archive. We had a fantastic turnout the first time, so hopefully this time will be just as good. We've screenshotted 41.26% of the files in the archive, so things have been going very well. This time, there's a much better chance you'll get on. Trust me. All you need to do is fill out our happy little application thing and email it to ss@ticalc.org. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

If you applied before and you didn't make it, email me and we can talk. I'll try to contact all of you sooner or later; college is quite the workload. Thanks, everyone! :)

 


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Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
kingkmfdm  Account Info
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that's cool. i'd like to be part of the staff, but i don't have any time either, so...

     15 October 2000, 23:38 GMT


Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Ben Ilegbodu Account Info
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Yeah, I actually applied for the screenshotting staff in the beginning, but got rejected. :( Well, I'm actually kind of happy because I wouldn't have had time to do any of the screenshotting anyway. I'm too busy working on my site. Every time I'm online, I'm working and updating my site. I would've only been able to do one a day. So I guess I should say thanks to Nick for kicking me to the curb!

     17 October 2000, 03:31 GMT

Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2 (p. c.)
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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Hey, why haven't my TI-81 programs been screenshotted yet? ;)

     15 October 2000, 23:40 GMT


Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2 (p. c.)
Ryan Pelletier  Account Info

they are going from most popular to discontinued. The ti-81 is discontinued.

     16 October 2000, 04:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2 (p. c.)
Alan Rudolph  Account Info
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If you're serious, then you didn't quite get the joke.

     16 October 2000, 05:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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Yes, it was a joke. I wouldn't seriously expect the ss staff to waste time on 81 programs when there are so many better programs that need screenshots.

btw, both of the discontinued calcs (81 and 85) are still more popular than the 73.

     16 October 2000, 06:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Chris Moultrie  Account Info
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LMAO...do tell...how do you get a rom of a calc w/o a link port?

     18 October 2000, 22:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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Download the TI-81 emulator from ti.com.

     18 October 2000, 23:31 GMT

Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
MikeisGame  Account Info
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notice the subject to email nickd is 'i hacked u...' =P

     16 October 2000, 01:09 GMT

ub3|2 l337 ll4m4!!!
Ron!  Account Info
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Hey Nick! Glad to hear from you again! I am asking everyone NOT to sign up for the s/s staff becauase, that way, Nick will have to plead with us longer, and we get to see more of that uber 'leet llama!!!! Err, yeah, just my two cents worth.

p.s.
Anyone else notice that ticalc has it's own SS now? Kinda scary eh?

(;

     16 October 2000, 01:17 GMT

oh, i'm sure you'd *like* us to believe that
ticalc_staff_are_slackers

hmm... everythings going really well, so sign up more people? sounds fishy to me.

my guess is they're either recruiting people for slave labor so nick can have his 300 acre mansion, or they didn't have any goats so they had to sacrifice the screen shotting staff every time somebody's calculator crashed.

in any case, if you apply and they want you to sign something in your own blood, run.

     16 October 2000, 02:59 GMT

Re: oh, i'm sure you'd *like* us to believe that
monoman  Account Info
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I've written my own name in blood before. I accidentally stabbed my finger with a compass in geometry 2 yrs ago and said, "What the heck, I'll write my name in blood." It started to smell pretty bad though so I had to throw it out. It was starting to smell like rotten-fishy-paper.

     16 October 2000, 03:08 GMT


Re: Re: oh, i'm sure you'd *like* us to believe that
MathJMendl  Account Info
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Yeah? Well I saw a leprechaun. It told me to burn things.

     16 October 2000, 05:33 GMT


Re: oh, i'm sure you'd *like* us to believe that
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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I'd take a cozy apartment in the city over a 300 acre mansion. That is, as long as said apartment had a fat Internet connection.

--BlueCalx

     16 October 2000, 07:39 GMT

I've seen this before
Michael Figge  Account Info

It seems every friggin time something like this happens, I seem to never get in on the action. "Hey guys were making a new review team!" "We have this new thing called screen shot staff!" "Job openings at ticalc!"
Oh yes I have seen this before.
I've signed up every friggin time but nooooooooo there is always no reply. Anywho, gl on the ss stuff a ma guff.

--Figge

     16 October 2000, 03:33 GMT


Re: I've seen this before
Tim Dorr  Account Info
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Perhaps it is because you can't do any work? The *biggest* thing to get in here is to DO WORK!!! This is not for your own fame and fortune. It's to help these guys out! I'm currently on the (remaining) SS staff (3to16) and I've done the most work so far... I've been kicked off my computer for about a month now by parents, so I couldn't help for the time being. But that's no excuse and I am making my return soon. To reitterate, YOU WON'T BE HERE LONG IF YOU DON'T DO WORK!!!!!!!!!!!! Peace and love!

Tim Dorr
aim: three1016
yahoo: timdorr.rm
e-mail: timdorr@timdorr.com
web: http://www.timdorr.com

     16 October 2000, 21:30 GMT

Re: Re: I've seen this before
Michael Figge  Account Info

Ok...
I sure don't know where that came from because I was always willing to do the work but I just never EVER get a reply from anything that pertains to a job situation. Thats what I was aggrivated about.

--Figge

     17 October 2000, 03:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: I've seen this before
Eric Sun  Account Info
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I can't speak for Nick, but as the Review Staff editor, due to the high volume, I only respond if the person has been accepted. If you weren't accepted, you either didn't follow the directions or (most likely) your sample review was not up-to-standard (spelling/gramatical errors, too short, etc.).

     20 October 2000, 01:25 GMT


Re: Re: I've seen this before
Matthew Hernandez  Account Info
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So agreed. I *was* one of the sreenshot staff but due to the amount of work it required and all that crap that took place in my life (requiring time) I had to drop (I was like the fourth to drop). But I must say, from personal experience, that it is a lot of work and requires a lot of time and patience (escpecially when starting off!). I promise you that getting the routine down takes forever! Anyways...only apply if you *SERIOUSLY* have time on your hands.

Matt H.

     28 October 2000, 03:42 GMT

Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
MathJMendl  Account Info
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Darn it. This sounds mad l33t but I have no time. I need a @ss.ticalc.org Email! My unl33t Email address that I normally use is @yahoo.com and my only l33t one is @dmozed.org (heck, I don't even have an Email address at any of my own domain names! maybe I should be something like kewl.d00d@ti-89.org). Oh well! I guess I'll have to let someone else take the screenshots. I still can take my own anyway, as I normally do. One of the screenshots for my programs that someone else took is completely blank! I think that taking one's own screenshots is still the best solution, as you have motivation to make them look l33t, whereas others might not care about them looking quite so perfect.

     16 October 2000, 05:30 GMT

Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Amalfi Marini  Account Info
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NICK!!!!!!!! NICE TO READ A NICK-NEW AGAIN!!!
And I have to tell ya that since your departure from the ticalc news, Uruguay lost all soccer matches outside home... It's not very related, but there's paralelism here. Ehm, Eric is doing a great job anyway.

Well, talking about screenshots, I would recomend you to revise some screenshoted basic programs...some of them have useless screenshots with no sence of aport.Thanks! And congratulations to the screenshot team for their great efforts!

     16 October 2000, 05:33 GMT

Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Amalfi Marini  Account Info
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Nathan was doing a great job too, but he's missing... where's he?

     16 October 2000, 06:03 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Last time we saw Nathan, he was sailing westward. Rumors are coming in that he fell off the face of the earth.

--BlueCalx

     16 October 2000, 07:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Nathan Haines  Account Info
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Hehe, thanks. Due to time zone issues, I'm usually online a lot later than Eric, so he usually gets to the news first. Therefore, he posts more. Makes sense, eh? Too bad, because I do enjoy posting. I think it's because I have enough time between articles to forget how much of a pain it can be sometimes, hehe.

     16 October 2000, 08:09 GMT


Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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I agree that some of the screenshots need to be changed, unless one of the screenshotters really is an obese midget. (Click the above link for an explanation.)

     16 October 2000, 06:19 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
monoman  Account Info
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Stupid obese midgets, they're always taking us down! DOWN WITH OBESE MIDGETS!!!

     16 October 2000, 08:00 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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Don't you just hate the people who are 5 inches tall?

     16 October 2000, 17:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
monoman  Account Info
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Stupid short people. I'm sick of seeing short people. In my school (private, 350 kids) there is about 20 to 30 freshmen who are seriously around 4.5 feet tall! What happened!?! Are people getting shorter and shorter? I'm a junior and I'm about 6ft which I'd guess is a pretty normal height (or atleast it was) and then you see these little freak-shrimp-kids about 2/3 your height or even less! My friend sums it up pretty nicely: "You.....you just wanna kick 'em."

     17 October 2000, 00:51 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Redemption  Account Info
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Absolutely. Last year when I was in high school, we had a whole bunch of freshman that were ridiculously short. Every year you could watch the new freshmen classes getting shorter and shorter till now they only come up to your knees... its all the Ridalin they put them on these days...

     17 October 2000, 05:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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which eventually leads to the five-inch tall, 67 pound person who screenshot bmi.

     17 October 2000, 06:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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4.5 feet, not 4'6"? Where did you get that ruler marked in tenths of a foot instead of inches? Or were you trying to make yourself look more numerate, and if that's the case, why not write 1.37 m?

     17 October 2000, 19:24 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
jamin  Account Info

Surveyors use the english measuring system in decimals
1/8" =.010417666...'
1" =.08333...'
and so on

     17 October 2000, 21:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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On the other hand, in metric countries (i.e. 94% of the world), everyone gets to use the SAME tape measures.

     18 October 2000, 02:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
monoman  Account Info
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I got the ruler at Bobo the Spacemonkey's Shop of Magical Crap. I got me's another thang from them kinda shop to. It tell I how me to do good grammar in me englishes class. It be worked grate!!!

     18 October 2000, 00:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
fatbastard83

I think anyone over 6'4", 250 lbs (like myself) should be allowed to have midgets as pets. The bigger you are the more midgets you get.

     18 October 2000, 23:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
MathJMendl  Account Info
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Lol, that's hilarious. Anyway, check out the above url for another great screenshot. I thought that my program was more interesting than that, but maybe not.

     16 October 2000, 22:59 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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Wow! I didn't know these calculators were capable of invisible graphics.

btw, look at my pie chart program (above url).

     16 October 2000, 23:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
MathJMendl  Account Info
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Yeah, it kind of surprised me too, considering that it was a TI-BASIC program. =-) That screenshot of your program I must say is an exquisite work, indeed. If only I could take screenshots as nicely... It's kind of funny that the screenshot isn't even of your program; maybe if they had a before *and* after picture of running your program it would work well.

     17 October 2000, 00:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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The screenshot IS of my program, but the input is completely wrong (can't have spaces in lists) and the pie chart itself isn't displayed at all (wouldn't that be the most important part of the program?). I've got to upload my own screenshots more often; unfortunately, when I do, the bad ones don't get removed.

For an even worse screenshot, click the url above. Notice from the description that this program is, technically, not a game.

     17 October 2000, 01:18 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
monoman  Account Info
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HAHAHAHA!! LOL!!! Now THAT is funny!!! :) hahahaha....

     17 October 2000, 01:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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The ss staff has given plenty of bad screenshots. For example, click the url above, then click fileinfo for chisquared.zip.

     17 October 2000, 02:15 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
monoman  Account Info
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I still think the blank scrnshot and the one where they put Scorched Earth or something as the shilling converter are the best. Man, aren't they smarter than that or just too lazy to take a good one? Or maybe they're just trying to put a smile on our faces :)

     17 October 2000, 02:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Jonas Lööf

Ok... So I guess I'm not the only one whos program is a victim to faulty screen shots... Makes it feel a litle bit better, I suppose...

     17 October 2000, 16:49 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
MathJMendl  Account Info
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Well what I sort of meant was that it would be more effective to show the graph than some text, unless the text is output that your program displays and not your program being typed in. And lol, that currency conversation screenshot is hilarious.

     17 October 2000, 03:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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I agree 100%. If the purpose of the program is to draw a graph, then it is logical to expect the screenshot to show the graph.

The only positive thing about this is that those bad screen shots are giving my programs more publicity than good screenshots could have.

     17 October 2000, 04:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Kenneth Johnson  Account Info
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that's pretty darn funny. anyone up for a little "Avalanche"? (click link above)

     22 October 2000, 22:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
Kenneth Johnson  Account Info
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sorry 'bout that bad link. this one should work. it's hilarious.

     22 October 2000, 22:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Screenshot Staff, Part 2
monoman  Account Info
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OK, that one wins :) hahaha....jeeeeez.....

     17 October 2000, 00:52 GMT

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