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Choice Votes   Percent
Yes, that's the only reason why I got it...but I have no regrets! 58 32.8%   
Yes, but I was going to buy one anyway 32 18.1%   
Yes, but I don't use it outside of class or work 2 1.1%   
No, I got my calculator because I wanted it 51 28.8%   
No, I don't go to classes or have a job 0 0.0%   
No, I got my calculator as a gift 12 6.8%   
No, I bought my calculator instead of a GameBoy/PSP/DS 8 4.5%   
I don't fit into any of those categories / I feel like messing with the results of this survey 14 7.9%   

Survey posted 2006-04-09 07:43 by Jon.

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Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Jonathan Katz  Account Info
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First post! (Yes, I kind of cheated).

I actually got my calculator as a gift in 8th grade, well before I was required to have it, but I know a lot of people (probably most people I know) who bought their calculators only because they were required to. I'm curious to see if people who really love doing stuff with their calculators first got them because they were required to.

Reply to this comment    9 April 2006, 07:46 GMT

Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Derrick F.  Account Info

I bought my Ti 83+ in 7th grade, because it was "highly recommended" for the class. And now I log o nto TiCalc almost daily :)

Reply to this comment    9 April 2006, 14:45 GMT

Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
burntfuse  Account Info
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>I'm curious to see if people who really love doing stuff with their calculators first got them because they were required to.

I'd fit into that category. I needed a calc for math in 8th grade, and it was around Christmas, so my parents got me an 86. I started writing assembly programs as soon as I found out how and still haven't stopped!

Reply to this comment    9 April 2006, 16:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Scooblescott  Account Info

same goes for me, but im still in 8th grade

Reply to this comment    10 April 2006, 23:02 GMT

Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Ranman  Account Info

Uh oh... Did I just see a "first post"? ;)

Reply to this comment    9 April 2006, 22:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Snave2000  Account Info

Delete, delete! (I've had it happen to me...it's only fair...)

Reply to this comment    9 April 2006, 23:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Jonathan Katz  Account Info
(Web Page)

I had to poke fun at it just once...I won't do it again (until I forget that I wrote this).

Reply to this comment    13 April 2006, 04:57 GMT


Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Steven Ford  Account Info

yea, i got my ti-83P in 6th grade for middle school, but then i got a v200 for it programming cababilities

Reply to this comment    12 April 2006, 20:09 GMT

Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Humoeba Account Info

Yay, I got my 83+ and 89 T when I entered algebra and calculus, and I won an 84+, 84+SE, and Voyage 200 from math competitions.

Reply to this comment    9 April 2006, 14:43 GMT

Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
calcguru13 Account Info

i think nearly everybody bought their first TI because a requirement, then grew to love them and bought an upgrade because they wanted to.

at least thats wat i did (from 83+ to 84+se)

Reply to this comment    9 April 2006, 14:50 GMT

Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
leginuoh  Account Info

I got my first regular Ti-83+ by trading some pokemon cards...way back in 6th grade... wow that was a long time ago... I got my Ti-89 at first solely for gaming because i saw all the cool games on Ticalc, but then I realized that it actually helps alot with math... lol, and well i got my others, in various ways, I believe I had a previous post outlining how i got all 9 of my calculators... or was it 10? I've lost track.

Reply to this comment    9 April 2006, 16:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Shady_0883  Account Info

I GET THE MINE ONE, INSTEAD OF A PS2, AND LET ME TELL YA THAT THERES NO REGRET IF I HAD ANOTHER CHANCE TO CHOOSE ONCE AGAIN I WON'T HESITATE TO GET MY TI-83+

Reply to this comment    9 April 2006, 16:39 GMT

Are you a 419er?
slimey_limey  Account Info
(Web Page)

I DON'T WANT TO KNOW WHY ALL CAPS. PLEASE LOWERCASE. NEXT TIME.

I'm being so mean....

Reply to this comment    10 April 2006, 01:01 GMT


Re: Are you a 419er?
Calcinator Account Info
(Web Page)

No you're not, that's natural.

I got my 83+ for a class (not required), then spent a ton of my savings getting an 89Ti for fun.

Reply to this comment    10 April 2006, 11:29 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
burntfuse  Account Info
(Web Page)

Um, are you having problems with your Caps Lock key?

Reply to this comment    10 April 2006, 02:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
MafiaMan  Account Info

Wouldn't matter. Pressing shift while caps lock is on makes letters lowercase.

Reply to this comment    15 April 2006, 02:47 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
KermMartian  Account Info
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PUNCTUATION AND NO SHOUTING AND PROPER GRAMMAR ARE NICE.

stfu n00b.

Reply to this comment    10 April 2006, 12:45 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
MafiaMan  Account Info

STOP BEING SO HYPOCRITICAL.

Reply to this comment    10 April 2006, 23:03 GMT


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Person Dude  Account Info

CAPITALS ARE FUN!!!!
YAHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply to this comment    11 April 2006, 01:26 GMT


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Person Dude  Account Info

I do have a life, I just was board. I had almost no homework for once!

Reply to this comment    11 April 2006, 01:51 GMT


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Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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You're a piece of a dead tree cut up? Or did you mean "bored?"

Reply to this comment    11 April 2006, 03:39 GMT


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Person Dude  Account Info

The second. I don't check my spelling usually.

Reply to this comment    11 April 2006, 21:55 GMT


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Greg M Account Info

The spelling was fine... :)

Reply to this comment    11 April 2006, 23:20 GMT


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Num Account Info
(Web Page)

Oh come now... I think that he'd just really trying to express is feelings for the general wellfare of dead trees!

Reply to this comment    12 April 2006, 20:45 GMT


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Victor Gonyo  Account Info

wait, WHAT??

Reply to this comment    15 April 2006, 01:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Ranman  Account Info

If I interpret your acronym properly, then I believe you violated the intent of Ticalc's posting rules #3 and #5.

Reply to this comment    12 April 2006, 00:55 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
(Web Page)

Wow, take your medications and try saying that again.

Reply to this comment    11 April 2006, 03:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Person Dude  Account Info

Ya, really.

Reply to this comment    11 April 2006, 21:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info

STOP SHOUTING, YOU'RE HURTING MY EARS!

Reply to this comment    12 April 2006, 17:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
ChaosTheory  Account Info

That's odd... I didn't know there was any sound here. All caps kind of hurts your eyes though.

Reply to this comment    13 April 2006, 23:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
burntfuse  Account Info
(Web Page)

Maybe if you're blind and use one of those programs that reads the contents of the screen...

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 00:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Victor Gonyo  Account Info

ya, but i dont know how a blind man could be here - and find the caps - and programs a calculator whilst being blind - and has any interest in calculators. can anyone explain this to me???????????????

Reply to this comment    15 April 2006, 01:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
MafiaMan  Account Info

A calculator with Brail keys that says what you're typing?

Reply to this comment    15 April 2006, 02:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
ChaosTheory  Account Info

Does TI make one of those?
It would also have to say what's on the screen or else it would be useless. (I can just imagine it: um, ok, there's this weird curved line thing graphed on the screen that look across between a sine wave and a demented snake. It would be really hard to play games on it.) I wonder if there are any brail symbols for the weird symbols you get in math (theta for example).

Reply to this comment    15 April 2006, 04:48 GMT


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yellowPig Account Info

if there were braille in Greek, then there would be a theta. but you could just spell it out, couldn't you? of course, the graphs would still be an issue... what if you assigned a musical pitch to each pixel of the screen, and the calculator would play the pitches of all of the pixels that were on/black? i think that would work if you had 2 pitches for each pixel, like coordinates.

Reply to this comment    15 April 2006, 22:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
something1990 Account Info

That has to be the dumbest comment posted here. Who would honestly choose a calculator over a PS2?

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 13:18 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Snave2000  Account Info

Obviously only the hardcore calculator enthusiasts :-)...

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 15:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
burntfuse  Account Info
(Web Page)

I would.

Reply to this comment    14 April 2006, 17:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
something1990 Account Info

The PSP outperforms TI's most advanced calculator. PSP will always win when pitted against a calculator. I wouldn't choose a weaker machine.

Reply to this comment    15 April 2006, 01:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
MafiaMan  Account Info

Not my specially modified calc. 3.4Ghz processor, 60 Gig Ipod hardrive, 2 Gigs of ram, 15" touch screen monitor that you can attach to the USB port, wireless internet, and 7.1 surround sound system.

Reply to this comment    15 April 2006, 02:53 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
(Web Page)

LOL!!! But seriously, I'd rather have something more hackable like a calc, where it's fun trying to push the limits of what it can do (and it's less expensive, so not as much of a loss if I screw something up trying to overclock it or add a new processor or something).

Reply to this comment    16 April 2006, 13:05 GMT


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something1990 Account Info

If you want something less expensive, try a GBA. Cheaper than an 83+ and more advanced than a 68k. There are also plenty of GBA emulators out there in case you make a GBA program and screw up.

Reply to this comment    16 April 2006, 14:12 GMT

Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Mr.Z  Account Info
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I got a TI-86 in 6th? 7th? (not sure) grade just for fun. I knew I would need a graphing calculator later, but they never required a TI-86 (& the TI-83+-only-using teachers did not like my TI-86 all that much). I got a TI-92+ for Christmas 2 years ago, but it was just because I wanted it (for doing math, though I do occasionally play Tetris on it, & I once played all the way through Oblivion). My TI-83+ came from someone else who thought it was dead. My TI-83 Viewscreen came from a teacher, but it unfortunately really is dead. The rest all came from eBay mainly just for fun (though I used my TI-80 on the SAT test).

Reply to this comment    9 April 2006, 16:37 GMT

: )
Person Dude  Account Info

I read your bio... you are a good man. Me too (except for the programing. I am not that good yet :) )

Reply to this comment    9 April 2006, 19:08 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info

*also read your bio because of the above comment*

Whoa! You can program a VCR! That is truely incredible. The last time I tried, it recorded a half an hour of "This old house" (I was going for "Modern Marvels").

Reply to this comment    12 April 2006, 17:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Matt Gardeski  Account Info

Go TI-80 BASIC!

yay

Reply to this comment    13 April 2006, 20:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Anidn Ménoscwicz  Account Info
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AH YES, The holy, sin-less TI-80

Reply to this comment    16 April 2006, 18:12 GMT

Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
ChaosTheory  Account Info

I got a 84+ last year because I had to have one for my math class. Now I program in BASIC during geometry class because I have nothing better to do and do a bit of assembly programing at home. I think most people like me didn't know what they were missing until they were requried to get a graphing calculator.

Reply to this comment    9 April 2006, 16:40 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
burntfuse  Account Info
(Web Page)

Yeah, it seems like that's how most of us got here.

Reply to this comment    9 April 2006, 17:01 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Person Dude  Account Info

Precisely.

Reply to this comment    9 April 2006, 19:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
yellowPig Account Info

That was 6 posts all in the same day....

Reply to this comment    12 April 2006, 04:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
Robske007a  Account Info
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was?

Reply to this comment    13 April 2006, 12:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
yellowPig Account Info

Those were. If you really care that much.

Reply to this comment    13 April 2006, 23:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
primal Account Info

amen.

Reply to this comment    10 April 2006, 02:42 GMT


Re: Re: Did you purchase your TI calculator because you were required to for a class or job?
yellowPig Account Info

My parents got my 83+SE in 8th grade for Algebra 2, becuase a graphing calculator was required, and I wanted extra memory for games (and the apps were nice). I started writing BASIC programs later in the class because a few of my classmates were writing BASIC programs, and I wanted tests to be easier.
Earlier this year, I met people on math team who all had Voyages, and I started noticing the limitations of my 83 (no solve function...). My dad loaned me his 92 because he never uses it anyway, but it couldn't support the coding I wanted to do, so for Christmas my grandparents got me a Vogage.

Reply to this comment    12 April 2006, 04:39 GMT

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