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The Five Year Mission: It's Time to Party!
Posted by Henrik on 17 June 2001, 03:06 GMT

We embarked on our five year mission, to explore strange new subroutines, to boldly go where no program counter had gone before and to encounter strange new calculators.

On 21 June, five years ago, after several months of hard work, ticalc.org was unveiled to the public. A collaboration between some of the maintainers of the greatest TI sites back then. Since then several galant members of our team has joined and departed, and our site has seen several overhauls. We have served over two hundred million requests (200,000,000) and 3 terabytes (3,298,534,883,328 bytes).

To celebrate that our five year mission has succeeded and that we are about to embark upon a new one, we invite you all, that has helped us make this site what it is today, to join us for a party in the #ti IRC channel on 21 June 2001, at 15:00 (3:00 pm) GMT through 16:00 (4:00 pm) GMT. Use the Time Zone Converter to find out what time this is in your location. The time has been chosen to fit most of our community around the world.

A log will be posted here after the party. Take the chance and meet some of the ticalc.org staff that aren't regulars in #ti and discuss the past and the future.

Update (Henrik): Log is now available.

 


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Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
Tim Buckingham  Account Info
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Happy Birthday or something! :)

     17 June 2001, 03:15 GMT

Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
zak vargas  Account Info
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and all this means?

     17 June 2001, 03:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
meingts Account Info
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It means ticalc.org will allow us to live for another...96 hours. WOOHOO!

     18 June 2001, 02:10 GMT


Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
Tim Dorr  Account Info
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Wow! I've only been visiting the site for two years (since I got my 86). I remember the last layout (a pretty good one if I may add) and the switchover to the current one. It's been a blast visiting this site and seeing people interact over a single topic such as calculators. I'll be sure to be here at the 50 year anniversary ;-]

     17 June 2001, 11:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
Titan Strong  Account Info

I know some of you hate the Olympia programming group and some of you like it, but I hate it so join my programming group. if any one is interested in the titan programming group please email me at thetitan005@yahoo.co.uk We can work on C, C++, VB, basic, and JAva programs. Think about it, there isn't much things to do in the summer and there is no school so why not program together. <i>email me</i>

     17 June 2001, 22:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
kog kog  Account Info
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what a plug. That is the worst plug ever. So do anyone of you understand the ticalc.org news thing. I don't get it. Well if any one know what it means tell me because I don't get it. And that was a dumb plug.

     17 June 2001, 22:17 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
JaggedFlame Account Info

Nah, yours were worse. :-P

     18 June 2001, 02:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
kog kog  Account Info
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hehehe. quite funny. I just understand the news thing.

     18 June 2001, 23:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
Ted Burton  Account Info

Your comment sounds like a product of the Department of Redundancy Department. Do you work there? Wait...that would mean you would have had to repetitively plug them, and unplug them, and plug them, ad nauseaum.

     22 June 2001, 02:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
kog kog  Account Info
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Ummmmmm. I use to work for the human resource department in Redmon but now I am a I.T. supervisor. And is the part of the BBBS fundation. What are you?

     22 June 2001, 05:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
JaggedFlame Account Info

Your programming group staff has your own bodyguard? What the hell?

     23 June 2001, 00:36 GMT

Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
Isaac Bentley
(Web Page)

Henrik made a funny...

     17 June 2001, 03:36 GMT

Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
dleet  Account Info

/me distributes Mad Props

Wow, has it really been that long?!?
Now that I think about it, this is where I found out about the TI89! WOW! That was back in Geometry! Congrats on a spiffy site, and Here's to Five More!

-take off every sig.

     17 June 2001, 03:37 GMT


Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
Don Quixote Account Info
(Web Page)

I could've sworn it was "take off every zig"...
ohh well....

-visit my web site

     17 June 2001, 03:52 GMT

Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
dleet  Account Info

OK, but what happens if I view the source code first???

*wink wink*

-take off every sig.

     17 June 2001, 04:06 GMT

Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
dleet  Account Info

???-double post-???

Hmm, now, am I supposed to view the source code first?
*wink wink*

.gis yreve ffo ekat-

     17 June 2001, 04:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
dleet  Account Info

DOH!!!
*forehead smack*
-sigs are redundant.
-sigs are redundant.

     17 June 2001, 04:21 GMT

Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
MicroLITH Account Info

Bwahaha!

Fear the fact that all child IE windows live in the same process, and die at the same time.

Fear that Opera can disable the Javascript ability to create new windows!

Fear that mozilla is still to unstable to survive that, but Linux ignores it and moves on.

Fear the fact that Win2K looks at c:\con\con and laughs!

Fear the fact that just about any decent OS can handle up to 4GB strings!

Bwhahaha!

     17 June 2001, 20:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
Ted Burton  Account Info

I may be incorrect about this, so correct me if I'm wrong, but I think on that last one, it has more to do with file systems than OSes themselves. If this is not the case, however, what would *you* call a *decent* OS, since all OSes that I know about have this restriction somewhere (probably in fat16/32)?

     17 June 2001, 20:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
GavinO  Account Info
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A string, I assume, is defined as a set of bytes sequentially in memory. Might I remind you that your average consumer-grade PC has but 128-256Mb of memory, and Macs have less. Even an industrial-grade machine has only 1-2Gb of memory. Please note that that is total memorym, not that which is dedicated to one process. Once you find a use for 4Gb of sequential, interrelated data to be addressed by the OS at the same time, I'll write an OS for it myself :)

     18 June 2001, 22:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
rob_squared  Account Info
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While I agree that the 4GB thing isn't important I must point out that I've seen mobo's on ebay that can hanld 8 GB.

     19 June 2001, 03:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
Tim Buckingham  Account Info
(Web Page)

Internet Explorer can disable javascript to. It's under Tools -> Security -> Custom Level -> Disable Active Scripting. Child windows of any program are most likely running in the same process because if they were to spawn a new process it would need to allocate more memory set aside and thus slow your system, it's just practical that way. The latest builds of Mozilla aren't unstable and are quite usable in both *NIX and Windows. Don't refer to the open source community as Linux, people take offense to that. The fact that Win2K ignores C:\con\con is a bugfix and not to be "feared". And the others responding to this comment already replied to the strings stuff :p










     19 June 2001, 03:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
Tromboner Account Info
(Web Page)

yeah it was zig

     20 June 2001, 04:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: The Five Year Mission: It's time to party!
dleet  Account Info

I know, foolish fool!
(aw, nothing personal...)

-take off every sig.

     23 June 2001, 06:29 GMT

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