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Choice Votes   Percent
80/81/82 66 34.9%   
83/83+/83+SE 16 8.5%   
84+/84+SE 11 5.8%   
85/86 7 3.7%   
89/89Ti 6 3.2%   
92/92+/v200 3 1.6%   
73 (Didn't forget it!) 55 29.1%   
I'm going to chicken out and pick this choice! 25 13.2%   

Survey posted 2005-04-26 22:23 by Jon.

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Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Jonathan Katz  Account Info
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Survey idea by Tim McMahon, choices for the survey by me!

Reply to this comment    26 April 2005, 22:24 GMT

w007
matt zelda  Account Info

2nd post i feel special i said 85/86 because there the bridge between 83&89 and i thing the two should stay sepatate but i dont really care

Reply to this comment    26 April 2005, 22:38 GMT


Re: w007
burntfuse  Account Info
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EVIL! EVIL! EVIL! OK, sorry, I'll stop.

Reply to this comment    28 April 2005, 20:51 GMT

Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Patrick Stetter  Account Info
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I wish death was included in the choices because the question did say life or death! But, since I couldn't pick that I went with the 73 mainly because I've only seen it once and it never struck me as much more than a scientific calculator, and its features are so limited I wouldn't think of using one after junior high.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2005, 22:49 GMT

Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Mr.Z Account Info
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Speaking of destroying scientific calculators...a TI-36X Solar makes a really cool pattern on the screen when energized by a Van DeGraff generator (mine is about 100KV). :)

No life or death situation was necessary...half its screen was already blacked out due to some previous accident.

Reply to this comment    27 April 2005, 05:21 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Mr.Z Account Info
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Oops...that should have said 250KV (at least when working properly on a dry day).

Reply to this comment    27 April 2005, 05:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Tyler Coffman  Account Info

I would have to destroy a TI-73, because i know (by experience) that the TI-73 explodes if you open up the back and screw around with the capactitors, and then fir e roman candles and bottle rockets at it.

Reply to this comment    30 April 2005, 04:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Timmc Account Info
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Don't throw firecrackers/sparkly-fireworks at the feet of drunk people while they're sitting down. It takes them about 5seconds to realise people are shouting at them to get out of the way and then 3seconds to stand up. By that time they've lost some hair on their legs. ;-P

Reply to this comment    30 April 2005, 08:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
redsoxfan Account Info

Does the 73 have basic programability? At least it can run some applications, unlike the 80/1/2.

Reply to this comment    27 April 2005, 12:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Shawn Zhang  Account Info

I would have picked the 80/81/82, but then I realized that at least those didn't have "fraction mode" and a % button...

Reply to this comment    27 April 2005, 16:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Mr.Z Account Info
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The TI-80 does have a fraction mode, accessible by using the fraction bar.

Reply to this comment    28 April 2005, 00:28 GMT

Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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I love it Tim!

Reply to this comment    27 April 2005, 05:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Timmc Account Info
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It just came to me one evening whilst in #tcpa ;-)
Hmm, I wonder if anyone would want to be burried in a coffin shaped like an 83+ (when they die). It would be a body sized calculator-coffin, not some cremation thingy. O.o

Reply to this comment    27 April 2005, 06:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
anykey  Account Info
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I cremate my batteries after they die.

*WARNING: do not try this at home. Go to a friend's house instead*

Reply to this comment    29 April 2005, 17:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
burntfuse  Account Info
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120d, great warning. But seriously, do you really burn them??? What about toxic fumes from the nasty chemicals inside?

Reply to this comment    29 April 2005, 23:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Shawn Zhang  Account Info

what's a 120d?

Reply to this comment    30 April 2005, 16:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
anykey  Account Info
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lol = 101 = 5d (binary)
people usually add a factorial (!), making it 120d.
Geeky? Yes.
Cool? Very.

Reply to this comment    1 May 2005, 19:54 GMT


Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I chickened out. I really couldn't bring myself to break a calculator. I don't know why, I just couldn't. :-P So I picked the last option.

However I think I like the TI-73 the least so if it were any of them, it would be that one.

Hopefully nobody voted for the 80/81/82 option with the TI-82 in mind. Cause everybody knows the TI-82 is the best. Right? ;-)

Reply to this comment    1 May 2005, 18:28 GMT

Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
danbert23  Account Info

TI-80/81/82. They're fairly worthless ;)

If you have one of these, get yourself a better calculator!

:)Just kidding of course, they can be useful sometimes.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2005, 22:47 GMT

Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Chris Williams  Account Info

Can the TI-73 do more than the TI-80/81/82?

I'd destroy a TI-73 before I'd destroy a good ol' TI-82!

Reply to this comment    26 April 2005, 23:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
DWedit  Account Info
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The TI73 is a stripped down TI83+. The TI83+ is an enchanced TI82. TI73 has strings, but far less math functions. ASM wise, they are the same, except the TI82 has the most user ram among those 3.

Reply to this comment    27 April 2005, 00:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Timmc Account Info
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Last time I checked the 73 didn't have ALPHA included in the keyboard layout, which suits many Basic Programmers needs.
I can't say I prefer the 83+ over the 82 on the basis that it has APPs. Most APPs are just useless, but there are a few that can atleast extend the functionality of the calculator for mathematic/scientific uses. Elements is always handy. :-) </plug>
I'll always remember the 73 as the calculator TI produced for the sole purpose of selling some extra hardware as it's only half the calculator the 83+ is (so to speak).

Reply to this comment    27 April 2005, 07:02 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Andy Janata  Account Info
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You have to use a menu to get letters on the 73. PITA, I know.

Reply to this comment    27 April 2005, 13:36 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Timmc Account Info
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Yup, I've used that SDK thingy once or twice. ;-)

Reply to this comment    27 April 2005, 14:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
burntfuse  Account Info
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Wow, that makes me wish I had voted for the 73 instead of the 80/81/82...

Reply to this comment    30 April 2005, 00:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
danbert23  Account Info

Same here. Oh well...

Reply to this comment    1 May 2005, 18:45 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
anykey  Account Info
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No useful apps? BAH!
Have you ever tried OmniCalc? MirageOS? Krolypto? Graph^3? (insert any other DS programs here)
Those are all essential apps!
Oh, and don't forget Sketchy. Nothing beats stickfigure violence in math class. :)

Reply to this comment    29 April 2005, 17:04 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
CajunLuke  Account Info
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He was referring to 73 apps.

Reply to this comment    29 April 2005, 20:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Timmc Account Info
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"Most APPs are just useless, but there are a few that can atleast extend the functionality of the calculator for mathematic/scientific uses."
I was just refering to the 73/83+(SE)/84+(SE) in that there aren't enough benifits currently with apps to choose a 73 that has APPs than an 82 with no APPs. I didn't say there are no useful apps (as is evident in the quotes above).

Reply to this comment    30 April 2005, 03:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
anykey  Account Info
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Well, you can download all of those awesome BasicBuilder warez. :)

Reply to this comment    1 May 2005, 19:56 GMT


TI-73 vs 83+
supportthe81 Account Info

Actually, a TI-73 is 87.9518072289% of a TI-83+
I'd destroy a TI-108.

Reply to this comment    25 November 2008, 03:14 GMT

Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Andy Janata  Account Info
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Yeah, an 80! Down with proprietary processors!

Reply to this comment    27 April 2005, 01:08 GMT

Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Mr.Z Account Info
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I used a TI-80 on the SAT test. Its fraction capabilities came in handy (there are times when the >Frac thing on the others will not work but the TI-80's fractions do work). Of course, my TI-92+ does the same thing, but they do not allow it on the SAT test.

Reply to this comment    27 April 2005, 05:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
KermMartian Account Info
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So does my TI-89, which IS allowed (no QWERTY keyboard)! :)

Reply to this comment    29 April 2005, 13:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Mr.Z Account Info
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I know. I have a TI-89 Titanium, but I did not at the time.

Reply to this comment    1 May 2005, 01:30 GMT

Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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Yep... TI-81. Been there, done that. See the link. --^

Reply to this comment    28 April 2005, 02:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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120d, that came to mind when I saw the survey. I still have that video clip saved on my computer.

Reply to this comment    1 May 2005, 18:29 GMT


Re: Re: If you had to destroy a calculator in a life-or-death situation, which one would it be?
Erik Stamp  Account Info

I agree, 81s have no link port. All programs have to be manually typed. That stinks...

Reply to this comment    28 April 2005, 22:25 GMT

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