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Earth-shattering Events at the ticalc.org Five Year Anniversary Party
Posted by Magnus on 21 June 2001, 18:11 GMT

Stockholm, June 21, 2001

The earth momentarily stopped spinning at 17:45:48 CEST June 21st, during the ticalc.org 5-year anniversary IRC party. In complete defiance of the laws of probability, Editor-in-chief Magnus Hagander actually updated his staff page picture, in honour of the anniversary.

7.36 seconds later, ticalc.org momentarily dropped off the internet, as our Chief Security Manager initiated a complete emergency shutdown.
- I just could not believe it, says Henrik. I was certain somebody managed to get past all my security checks - this file hasn't been update since... Well. It has never been updated. The alarms went off like crazy. I was sure it could only be one of two things - either lightning struck right on the server, or there was some kind of alien invasion.

After performing a pre-planned mutual authentication sequence to confirm that Magnus was indeed the one to do the update, and not under alien influence, the site was rapidly brought back online, to the collective gasp of the #ti community.
- This is totally unprecedented, reports Eric Sun, news editor at ticalc.org. Nobody ever sprung something like this on me without warning. I just can't believe it.

Dooms-day prophets report that the world did not quite come to and end, though it was a close call.
- Please stay calm, said Magnus. This picture is still almost a year old. There are limits to what can be done when you work against probability. I will definitely update it again in another 5 years.

Isaac Salpeter, owner of the ticalc.org name and one of the founders, was for once available for comment. He chose not to comment on any of the issues.

Apart from this, reports say the party was completed without any major riots.

Update (Henrik): Log is now available.

 


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whatever
houou249  Account Info

first comment, what is up with fake news?

     21 June 2001, 18:26 GMT


Re: whatever
Gohan Account Info

yeah! What the Faggot? I mean this news was like completely stupid, I mean, in the words from Billy madison, "Everyone in the audience is now dumber from reading this."

     22 June 2001, 06:53 GMT


Re: Re: whatever
Daniel Mata  Account Info

Actually, my deary imbicile, the principle said that quote.

     22 June 2001, 18:42 GMT

Re: Re: Re: whatever
Stuart Bergstrom Account Info
(Web Page)

Yes, good work Dan. Clearly the "principle" (or principal, depending on whether you want it spelled correctly or not) was not a character in the movie Billy Madison. "Gohan" quoted from Billy Madison, which is a movie. The quote is from the movie, even if the principal said it.
Who knew simple semantics would prove so difficult?

     22 June 2001, 21:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: whatever
Don Quixote Account Info
(Web Page)

What the hell's a deary imbecile?
I could understand calling someone an imbecile, or a "dear imbecile", but deary imbecile is just poor english.

And aside from that, he said "words FROM Billy Madison" not "words OF Billy Madison" So you just made an ass of yourself at your own expense, dumbnuts.

     24 June 2001, 00:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: whatever
no_one_2000_  Account Info

Oh, that was just lovely ;-)

     25 June 2001, 02:16 GMT

Re: Earth-shattering Events at the ticalc.org Five Year Anniversary Party
Pandrogas  Account Info
(Web Page)

That was funny. I gotta go see the pic...

     21 June 2001, 18:45 GMT


Re: Re: Earth-shattering Events at the ticalc.org Five Year Anniversary Party
no_one_2000_  Account Info

I agree.

NOOOOOO THE EARTH IS GOING TO END!!!!!!

     23 June 2001, 03:57 GMT

Re: Earth-shattering Events at the ticalc.org Five Year Anniversary Party
Bradford5 Account Info

darn!...

I slept in too late and missed the party

;) Bradford

     21 June 2001, 19:35 GMT


Re: Re: Earth-shattering Events at the ticalc.org Five Year Anniversary Party
Jimmy Pardey  Account Info

What party? I was thirty minutes late, and about twenty people were talking about things completely unrelated to ticalc.org

Mo_42

     22 June 2001, 02:42 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Earth-shattering Events at the ticalc.org Five Year Anniversary Party
Bradford5 Account Info

hey.... I wasn't there...i didn't know...It was at ten in the morning here...so I slept

=) Bradford

     22 June 2001, 17:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Earth-shattering Events at the ticalc.org Five Year Anniversary Party
Don Quixote Account Info
(Web Page)

but people were at least talking. If you have ever visited #ti at any other time, you know that 2 or three lines of text a minute constitutes a party. Most of the time, 20 people are in there, and 19 of them are deaf and mute

     26 June 2001, 05:04 GMT

Re: Earth-shattering Events at the ticalc.org Five Year Anniversary Party
Toad

Jesus christ... Fake news... I hope that's a fake log also... you guys musn't have a pretty small party if that was really the log...

     21 June 2001, 19:41 GMT


Re: Re: Earth-shattering Events at the ticalc.org Five Year Anniversary Party
Toad

must've *

     22 June 2001, 01:30 GMT

Re: Earth-shattering Events at the ticalc.org Five Year Anniversary Party
joelt  Account Info
(Web Page)

lol

     21 June 2001, 19:44 GMT


Re: Re: Earth-shattering Events at the ticalc.org Five Year Anniversary Party
GundamMan69  Account Info
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I missed the party cause of work,is there any way to host it again,like a late night re-run?

     21 June 2001, 20:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Earth-shattering Events at the ticalc.org Five Year Anniversary Party
jdhensh  Account Info

i also missed it and would also be intrested in a rerun

     22 June 2001, 01:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Earth-shattering Events at the ticalc.org Five Year Anniversary Party
Ted Burton  Account Info

rerun was uneventful

     22 June 2001, 06:10 GMT

Re: Earth-shattering Events at the ticalc.org Five Year Anniversary Party
acr34  Account Info
(Web Page)

:( I thought today was the 28th and I missed it :(

     22 June 2001, 01:37 GMT


Re: Re: Earth-shattering Events at the ticalc.org Five Year Anniversary Party
no_one_2000_  Account Info

doncha have one of those calendar things on the bottom right corner of your computa?

     23 June 2001, 03:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Earth-shattering Events at the ticalc.org Five Year Anniversary Party
lord_nightrose Account Info

or how about a watch? or a real calendar? or a job, of the sort which requires you to take some notice of the current date?

     23 June 2001, 17:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Earth-shattering Events at the ticalc.org Five Year Anniversary Party
kEvinwElls  Account Info
(Web Page)

whoa sweet u might have somehting there (visit my site) http://www30.brinkster.com/kevindw or click the My Webpage link)

     2 April 2002, 06:52 GMT

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