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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?
Peter Fernandes  Account Info
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When I get a job, I'm going to bring my calc(s) anyway, even if they're "inappropriate." I just need some bigger pockets.

Reply to this comment    30 June 2005, 15:23 GMT


Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
burntfuse  Account Info
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I don't buy pants unless the pockets are big enough to hold both my calcs comfortably at the same time.

No job, no classes, but a lot of calculator use BTW. I *am* 16, but I just turned recently so I don't think there would be many places I could get a summer job, and I also probably won't have time with this horrible driving school where I'll have to go soon.

Reply to this comment    30 June 2005, 18:55 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Mr.Z Account Info
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That reminds me of trying to fit a TI-92+ in my pocket. Surprisingly, it does fit in the pockets of some of my pants.

Reply to this comment    1 July 2005, 01:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Peter Fernandes  Account Info
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I bet you got a lot of comments and weird looks. I do with my handheld 89T! It just feels so powerful having it in my pocket!

Reply to this comment    1 July 2005, 03:39 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
burntfuse  Account Info
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Yes, half the people I know think it's strange that I carry around my calcs, but what do they know? :-P

Reply to this comment    1 July 2005, 20:46 GMT


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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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The question I have for you guys, is do you have a specific WAY that you put them in your pocket, to avoid the slide cover coming off and other things like that? I used to ALWAYS have my 89 with me (until the screen shattered) and I would keep it upsidedown with the battery side facing away from me...it was most comfortable that way, and gravity held it in the slide cover. Please tell me I'm not crazy. ;)

Reply to this comment    6 July 2005, 19:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
burntfuse  Account Info
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No, you're not crazt. I keep one in each pocket, with the link port on the bottom (it sits at the bottom of my pocket anyways, so there's no chance of the case coming off) and the battery door against my leg. It seems easier that way to quickly pull it out for a game of Bubble Bobble, although maybe I should try your way and see what it's like.

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

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thechessmaster88 Account Info

haha i've been carrying my ti83+ in my pockets everyday for 3 years until I got a TI89Titanium. The titanium does indeed feel powerful.
Nowadays I walk around with my two calculators in the same pocket. Cargo pants can do wonders.

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 02:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Mr.Z Account Info
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No one noticed. They already know I am weird like that.

Reply to this comment    5 July 2005, 21:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Gamer13  Account Info
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I'm 15 and I've had a job since I was 14. Don't get paid too much, but its enough. I used to bring my 83plus and sometimes my 89titanium to work and do some programming during my break. I stopped because of the dangers of fries falling on my calculator (I work at a McDonald's) and ketchup.

Reply to this comment    2 July 2005, 22:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
CajunLuke  Account Info
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You worked at McDonald's when you were 14?!?!?! I thought US child-labor laws prevented that (unless you aren't American).

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 18:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Gamer13  Account Info
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Yes, I am an American but the US child-labor laws allow 14yo to work as long as they don't do certain things. For example, all I can do at McDonald's is take orders, get food, give the food to the customer and box fries. I cannot cook anything. So I don't have the pleasure of making sandwiches or cooking fries.

Reply to this comment    4 July 2005, 05:50 GMT


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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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Also, they aren't allowed to work overtime I believe...maybe even worse than that...limited to a certin number of hours/wk

Reply to this comment    6 July 2005, 19:09 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Andrew Benner  Account Info
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I can relate to that cause i do play on my 84 at dinner time and i do sort of like to program

Reply to this comment    5 July 2005, 12:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Jake Griffin  Account Info
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You have a fear of fries falling on ketchup? Hmmm...interesting...

Reply to this comment    6 July 2005, 19:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
burntfuse  Account Info
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Come on, you know what he meant... ;-)

Reply to this comment    6 July 2005, 19:20 GMT

Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
JcN  Account Info
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I wouldn't say it was collecting dust because it's in my backpack still, but it does sometimes collect a bit of lint in the various cracks.

Reply to this comment    30 June 2005, 21:49 GMT

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

I think it's essential that I use my TI-89Ti, being a professional programmer for it. Does VTI count, too?

Reply to this comment    1 July 2005, 13:19 GMT


Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Mr.Z Account Info
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Considering that VTI often produces different results than a real calculator when it crashes (because the emulation is not perfect), I would say it only counts when things work properly. & even so, my color program (check the picture at the link) does not work on any emulator. :)

Reply to this comment    2 July 2005, 15:44 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Coolv  Account Info
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That stuff's dangerous!

But what if someone were to control it. Hacked color games. Lol.

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 03:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Mr.Z Account Info
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2 things.
Zeroth, I have run it numerous times, & I have yet to have any problems, but of course, it might just be that my calculator is more durable than average.
First, vertical columns can only be all 1 color, or plain grayscale results. The demo above looks fine, but I tried writing "RGB" in the correct colors, & although they looked very slightly tinted, it was mostly just a smeared dark yellow & gray mess.

Reply to this comment    4 July 2005, 04:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
burntfuse  Account Info
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I thought the color was produced by manipulating the image on the screen, not by writing commands to some strange hardware port that controls the LCD, like on the 83+. In that case, it shouldn't be any more damaging than any other program.

Reply to this comment    5 July 2005, 21:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Mr.Z Account Info
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I would agree, unless (because it writes the screen at twice the refresh rate) it stresses it somehow else.

Reply to this comment    5 July 2005, 21:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
artraid  Account Info
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Is that REAL? Or is it photoshopped?

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 14:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Mr.Z Account Info
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It is real.

Reply to this comment    4 July 2005, 04:20 GMT

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