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Choice Votes   Percent
Yes, it's essential that I use it! 13 8.6%   
Sometimes I use it, but it's only for simple math 8 5.3%   
No, but I bring my calculator to my job 6 3.9%   
I don't have a job, but I'm using my calculator in a summer class 10 6.6%   
I have a job, but I'm ONLY using my calculator in a summer class 4 2.6%   
I don't have a job, I'm not taking a class, BUT I am using my calculator! 69 45.4%   
My calculator is slowly collecting dust 42 27.6%   

Survey posted 2005-06-30 03:43 by Jon.

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Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Andy Janata  Account Info
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Where's the "I have a job that doesn't need my calculator, am not taking summer classes, but use my calculator anyway" option?????

Reply to this comment    30 June 2005, 11:17 GMT

Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Earl  Account Info

Where it says :I dont have a job, I am not taking classes BUT I still use my calculator.

Reply to this comment    30 June 2005, 12:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Derrick F.  Account Info

Except he has a job.

Reply to this comment    30 June 2005, 15:08 GMT


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Andrew Benner  Account Info

does not have a job

Reply to this comment    5 July 2005, 12:43 GMT


Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Jake Griffin  Account Info
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That's my predicament as well...I work at a gas station (no calculator required), I'm not taking any classes, but I still use my calculator at home occasionally

Reply to this comment    6 July 2005, 18:54 GMT

Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Earl  Account Info

I do not have a job! I am only going into 7th grade.

Reply to this comment    30 June 2005, 12:25 GMT

Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Eric Kittlaus  Account Info
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First of all, I don't think he meant you. Second of all, I'm impressed someone as young as you is on this site. ;) I'm going into high school next year, and skipped 7th grade, so I won't have a job for a while. Anyways, I'm mostly programming programs such as PowerBASIC and a "MirageOS Password Hacker" and complaining about the slow upload process in my spare time. I pretty much take my own "summer classes" in that I be studying for next year, but I probably spend 2-4 hrs on my TI-83+SE Every Day. :P

Reply to this comment    30 June 2005, 15:21 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
LonePhoenix  Account Info
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MirageOS hacker isn't that hard...if 2nd mem isn't disabled, just go there and delete and MirageOS appvars. If it is disabled, then open up MirageOS, take off the batteries, and then MirageOS's password protect should be disabled.

Reply to this comment    30 June 2005, 16:34 GMT


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katmaster200 Account Info

actually you can disable the mem lock by entering MIRAGE and pulling a battery. from there, go straight to the mem and delete the MIRAGE appvar. but it involves a RAM clear :)

Reply to this comment    2 July 2005, 02:27 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Jonathan Pezzino  Account Info
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Wouldn't that mean you are only one year older or the same age? How could you be impressed that someone as young as he is is on the site?

Reply to this comment    1 July 2005, 16:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
korkow Account Info

Well, Im going into 8th grade, and got on here at ~ 6th. Yet, I am no "n00b". I have done a lot with the calc scene including programming in ASM, C and being the #5 talker on #calcgames!

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 20:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
nicklaszlo Account Info
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I'm pretty sure I was here in the seventh grade. I had an 83+ before everyone else in my grade 'cause I skiped a year of math. Not that I ever post or upload. Just lurk. I'm about to skip 11th and 12th grade. See link. Heh.

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 18:00 GMT

Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
LonePhoenix  Account Info
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wow you're amazing! im 11th grade already!

Reply to this comment    30 June 2005, 16:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Mr.Z Account Info
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You people are making me feel old (I am starting college in the fall). :) At any rate, I got my TI-86 (my first graphing calculator) when I was in eighth grade (I think). At least, it says (C)1996, so it cannot have been before sixth grade.

Reply to this comment    30 June 2005, 18:31 GMT


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Andy Janata  Account Info
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That makes me feel even older then... I just completed my freshman year of college.

Reply to this comment    1 July 2005, 22:23 GMT


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PGK Account Info

Man, I must be the geezer of the bunch- I am going to be a junior in college and I am actually done with math.

I do have statistics and engineering classes that require a stout calculator, so that's why I haven't sold my V200 for rent money yet. You 13-year-olds here will learn about rent, insurance, and gas soon enough...

Reply to this comment    5 July 2005, 13:43 GMT

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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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I have taken 6 semesters of college and am beginning to take unnecessary math classes just to keep a little variety in my course schedule...I'm only Sophomore in college age though...I started going to a community college as a Junior in high school...being homeschooled, my mom couldn't keep up with me ;)

Reply to this comment    6 July 2005, 18:57 GMT


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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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BTW...I just turned 19...how old are you?

Reply to this comment    6 July 2005, 18:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
NFS  Account Info
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Since high school is when most people start geting their licence to drive, mainly around around 10th and 11th grade. Who has their licence and a car that they can drive? I can drive but I don't have a car quite yet. My dream car is a Chevrolet Corvette. Whats your dream car??

P.S. Link to see the Chevrolet Corvette
http://www.chevrolet.com/corvette/

Reply to this comment    1 July 2005, 18:06 GMT

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CajunLuke  Account Info
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Prius

Reply to this comment    2 July 2005, 13:03 GMT


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nicklaszlo Account Info
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I concur. A green one.

How about taking the train?

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 18:02 GMT

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CajunLuke  Account Info
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New Orleans doesn't get train service: Amtrak only stops here once per month, and only at one place.

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 18:09 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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...or a bus?

Reply to this comment    5 July 2005, 21:14 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
tdavis07  Account Info
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I'm kinda the opposite, I have a car, but not a license to drive

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 17:25 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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Huh, that's a sort of unusual situation... The car's really yours?

Reply to this comment    5 July 2005, 21:15 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Exbzurg Account Info

My dream car iis powered by a ti-89 titanium. unfortunatly it was just a dream.

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 20:58 GMT


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Mr.Z Account Info
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I would rather have it powered by a TI-92+ or V200 so I could enter stuff slightly more rapidly. :)

Reply to this comment    4 July 2005, 04:15 GMT

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PGK Account Info

One that's paid for and has inexpensive insurance ;)

Reply to this comment    5 July 2005, 13:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Jake Griffin  Account Info
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I've got a license and a 1990 Lincoln Town car...not the most spectacular car in the world, but it's comfortable and reliable, and for 19, my insurance isn't TOO bad...$150/mo My dream car (keeping within realistic bounds) is an RX8. I did a report on the rotary engine in those...so hot. Want to touch the pedals.

Reply to this comment    6 July 2005, 19:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Andrew Benner  Account Info

your point is... I am going into 7th grade and thats it (not for my education i dont mean it that way)

Reply to this comment    5 July 2005, 12:47 GMT

Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Jordan L  Account Info
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thats ok, i've been using this site since i was in 6th grade, and I'm in 8th now, so your not alone

Reply to this comment    30 June 2005, 19:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Richard Brosius  Account Info

Since we are all on the topic of grades, I will be entering 10th grade next year. I remember in seventh grade that when I first learned we were going to have to pay over $100 for a calculator I thought, "over my dead body". I currently own an 83+ and an 84+ and am looking to buy an 89platinum.
I guess im in heaven.
By the way how much faster are 68K calcs that a Z80 running at 15Mhz.

Reply to this comment    1 July 2005, 01:20 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Mr.Z Account Info
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As far as I know, the 68K processor is more efficient (fewer cycles per instruction on average), & it is 16 bit, so for most tasks they are quite a bit faster than a 15MHz Z80-based calculator, even though they only run 12MHz. Obviously, it depends on code quality, but at least in the case of the ROM, that is no problem.

Reply to this comment    1 July 2005, 01:26 GMT


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slimey_limey  Account Info
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68k is actually 32 bit, but has 16 bit memory and instructions. 68040, IIRC, has 32 bit memory words. In the case of the ROM, well, it seems to work fine at 12Mhz.

Reply to this comment    1 July 2005, 03:21 GMT

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Mr.Z Account Info
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32-bit? Wow! That is news to me. I only program it in TI-BASIC & C, so I would not know.

Reply to this comment    2 July 2005, 15:41 GMT


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Mr.Z Account Info
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Although, I suppose that the TI-BASIC logical operators using 32 bits might have been a good clue. :) TI-BASIC should allow using scientific notation in binary & hexadecimal, not just decimal.

Reply to this comment    2 July 2005, 19:58 GMT


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nyall Account Info
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Additionally the Arithmetic unit of the 68k is 16 bit. EG a 32 bit add is internally done as two sequential 16 bit adds. So for the 68k stick with 16 bit math and your code will execute faster. This is sort of a half baked 32 bit mode.

Most instructions are 16 bit, but a lot of them are variable length: cmp.b #23,d0 will take 4 bytes.

Also once a processor has cache using the term 'word' to describe the data bus isn't accurate. The cache will always be filled with 32 bit reads, even if the processor requested a 16 bit word from memory. Another example are the G4 PPCs I use at work: it has a 64 bit memory bus but a 32 bit word.

Reply to this comment    5 July 2005, 02:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
NightWind Account Info
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I'm in the same situation, except I'm two grades behind you.

...Wait...

They're making 89 PLATINUMS?!?
Where can I get these?!?
What features?!? Color? Sound? MPEG-4 support?

Reply to this comment    2 July 2005, 03:02 GMT


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3.141592654 Account Info
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it has a 640*480*256 lcd, 1Gb of memory, a 155 MHz Pentium, built in speaker, and the OS is open source!!! :p

Reply to this comment    2 July 2005, 18:54 GMT

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Mr.Z Account Info
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Its screen is only flat? Why not a volumetric screen, say 256x256x256x256?

Reply to this comment    2 July 2005, 19:59 GMT

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burntfuse  Account Info
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You forgot the 1 TB RAID array!

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 00:59 GMT


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CajunLuke  Account Info
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No 256 colors, use an iPod screen that has 65536 colors!

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 18:11 GMT


Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Coolv  Account Info
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Holy crap!

Are you serious?

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 03:07 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Jordan L  Account Info
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yes im serious.

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 20:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Andrew Benner  Account Info
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Yes I am only going into 7th grade :) what is it to you man, so what if i have an 84 and am only in middle school. And I am serious

Reply to this comment    5 July 2005, 12:51 GMT


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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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84 in middle school is pretty common where I live...but an 89 is even rare in college for some reason...COME ON PEOPLE!!!

Reply to this comment    6 July 2005, 19:05 GMT


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katmaster200 Account Info

83+ is the big one here in oregon :)

Reply to this comment    6 July 2005, 21:20 GMT

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