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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?
Jonathan Pezzino  Account Info
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I don't think my employer would take to it kindly if I brought my calculator to my job as a stocker in a grocery store...besides the highest number I ever need to count to at work is oh, 5 maybe?

Reply to this comment    1 July 2005, 16:20 GMT


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

now um, maybe im just gullible, but is that picture of the "color program" on the ti-86 real? and if so could i get a copy?

Reply to this comment    2 July 2005, 19:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Mr.Z Account Info
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The picture is indeed real. Unfortunately, it seems that it does not work very well on ROM versions newer than 1.4 (I tried it on my friends' calculators, which have ROM 1.6), which could be a problem. Also, it requires rather bright lighting, or it just looks like a bunch of dark grey. That being said, I could give you a copy if you want; just e-mail me.

Reply to this comment    2 July 2005, 20:02 GMT

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Coolv  Account Info
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I have also produced colot on my V200, using a method...

It's actaully pretty cool.

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 03:13 GMT


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Coolv  Account Info
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And it's bright...

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 03:13 GMT


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artraid  Account Info
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Link to a photo :o

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 14:03 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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Do you know why it doesn't work on ROM versions over 1.4? Is it something with the hardware? If so, maybe I should get another 86 with 1.2 just to experiment. ;-)

Reply to this comment    3 July 2005, 13:43 GMT

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Mr.Z Account Info
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I think it would be considered a graphics glitch. In normal usage, it probably makes the screen get slightly blurry or something, so TI would have "fixed" it so the screen looked better in 99.9999% of all cases.

Reply to this comment    4 July 2005, 04:19 GMT


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Mr.Z Account Info
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I have never seen a TI-86 with ROM 1.2, so I cannot comment on its ability or lack thereof for color production.

Reply to this comment    4 July 2005, 04:26 GMT

Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
frenchman113 Account Info

Anyone that voted "My calculator is slowly collecting dust" should feel ashamed of themselves. If you don't use a calculator, why are you even on this site? More to the point however, it would benefit the environment much more if you were to somehow recycle your obsolete/useless calcs.

Reply to this comment    4 July 2005, 17:51 GMT

Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Mr.Z Account Info
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I have 1 useless calculator (I think). It is a TI-83+ ViewScreen, but the screen driver got damaged in a fall (& it still shows the garbage on the overhead projector screen thingy). :(
The easiest way to recycle them would be as paperweights, or if only the screens/screen drivers were broken, as a primitive computing cluster. :)

Reply to this comment    4 July 2005, 19:30 GMT


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

Well, I don't use my calculator at my job as there is little math to do. I work for a doctor in the U. of Mo. medical school and I get to perform balance and coordination tests on older adults. I do however have to lug around my old laptop to do spreadsheet work. I am taking public speaking over the summer, again, no calc needed. Well, unless you can get it to output 24-bit color @ 1280x1024 and run OpenOffice 2.0 Impress to show my slides, it's not useful in my class.

I put my calc through its paces during the year, trust me. Stats and engineering classes can make a calc sit there for a while crunching numbers.

Reply to this comment    5 July 2005, 13:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Do you use your calculator at your job?
Mr.Z Account Info
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Matrix calculations can also be taxing...especially if they involve inverses with symbolic expressions. The same for equation solving. I have never had any statistical problems take too long, but I am sure that college problems are harder than high school (though Calculus III at a community college was easier than Calculus I at my high school).

Reply to this comment    5 July 2005, 21:46 GMT


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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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I think the difficulty of a Math class ultimately depends on the teacher...some people just don't have the gift of teaching...I had the same teacher for calc I, II, and III, then changed teachers for Diff Eq. I absolutely HATED the new teacher...I would go to my old calc teacher for help and that, I believe, is what helped me keep my 4.0 that I had at the time... Although I did learn some cool vocab in diff eq from that teacher...Now I can tell people that "I know how to solve a variable-separable differential equation using partial-fraction decomposition!" :P

Reply to this comment    6 July 2005, 19:17 GMT
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