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Choice Votes   Percent
Zero 0 0.0%   
One 1 1.6%   
Two 24 37.5%   
Three or four 20 31.2%   
Five to ten 10 15.6%   
Eleven to fifty 2 3.1%   
More than fifty 0 0.0%   
Infinity 4 6.2%   
Having that many eyes, arms, and hands must be pretty uncomfortable 3 4.7%   

Survey posted 2012-04-29 13:05 by Travis.

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Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
Travis Evans  Account Info

I regularly use a TI-89 Titanium and HP 50g both (each does some things better than the other), occasionally along with my old HW2 TI-89 for multitasking two programs. That makes three.

Reply to this comment    29 April 2012, 13:06 GMT

Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
KermMartian  Account Info
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Nine for me, a la youtu.be/4Mjn98Bs2Cg

Reply to this comment    29 April 2012, 18:52 GMT

Re: Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
blue_bear_94 Account Info
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Which ones?
I've used my TI-84+SE and my TI-89Ti simultaneously, by the way.

Reply to this comment    29 April 2012, 18:56 GMT


Re: Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
Travis Evans  Account Info

Haha, nice. A couple more steps forward and we could have a whole TI calculator server farm. :-D

Reply to this comment    29 April 2012, 23:00 GMT

Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
Stefan Bauwens  Account Info
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It was 2 for me as far as I can remember and probably on several occasions. (Ti-68k calcs)
I guess I was playing a link cable game on both :P

Reply to this comment    29 April 2012, 19:20 GMT


Re: Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Yes, I also answered "Two", testing link play. Those people who answered more than two probably don't have the same definition of "simultaneously" we have. ;-)

Reply to this comment    16 May 2012, 14:14 GMT

Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
Mr.Z  Account Info
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If emulators count, an emulated TI-80 (to look for glitches) & 2 real TI-80s (to test on both known ROM versions). If not, very probably 2 TI-80s & a TI-89 Titanium at some point.

Reply to this comment    30 April 2012, 03:33 GMT


Re: Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
Travis Evans  Account Info

Not too long ago, I was experiencing some weirdness with the 68K calcs' random number function, and, being in one of my occasional wacky and crazy moods, ran four instances of TIEmu on my quad core i5, running TI-BASIC programs to brute-force the RandSeed arguments until I found the range of values that acted up. Only took a couple of weeks to try arguments 0 to 1,000,000,000. That would have taken around 18,000 hours of actual operating time on a single real 89.

Reply to this comment    30 April 2012, 07:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
Mr.Z  Account Info
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If you do not mind telling, what was the weirdness & the relevant range of parameters?

Reply to this comment    1 May 2012, 00:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
Travis Evans  Account Info

Above 1,000,000,000, certain ranges of consecutive integers to RandSeed actually end up seeding the internal RNG with the same value. And if you try seeds like 1, 2, 3, etc., and compare the sequences, they don't look terribly random from one to the next. It seems the seeding algorithm was far worse than I expected, much to my annoyance. I was trying to make a random sentence generator-type program where each saying was identified by the seed value, so you could go back and retrieve a particular saying in the future if desired. But it doesn't work too well when going through consecutive seeds keeps revealing similar patterns of sentences over and over.

Reply to this comment    1 May 2012, 04:07 GMT

Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
blue_bear_94 Account Info
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I'm actually surprised that 2 users reported using infinity calculators simultaneously.

Reply to this comment    6 May 2012, 22:22 GMT

Re: Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
Mr.Z  Account Info
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That choice got me to thinking...with the right setup, you could probably get infinitely many emulators running, although they would either have to be all identical (which is kind of cheating) or follow a simple pattern in order to be able to do it with a finite amount of real computation.

Reply to this comment    8 May 2012, 17:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
blue_bear_94 Account Info
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I didn't think that was possible. How could you do that?

As a sidenote, I also attempted to send Sunrise 2 from my TI-84 Plus Silver Edition to a friend's TI-84 Plus.

Reply to this comment    8 May 2012, 22:25 GMT

Re: Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
Stefan Bauwens  Account Info
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Perhaps running a calculator in a calculator. :P

Reply to this comment    17 May 2012, 18:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
John Kohler  Account Info

announcing the TI nCeption

Reply to this comment    17 May 2012, 19:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
calcvids Account Info
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Emu8x - see the URL attached.

Reply to this comment    23 May 2012, 14:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
Stefan Bauwens  Account Info
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That looks pretty interesting. Would that count as running several calcs at once? :P

Reply to this comment    28 May 2012, 08:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
calcvids Account Info
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I wouldn't think so. From a software point of view, yes; it is emulating a calculator, but the functionality of the host is completely absent. And from a hardware point of view, there's only one physical calculator.

Reply to this comment    31 May 2012, 03:33 GMT


Re: Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
Travis Evans  Account Info

I'm surprised no one answered zero or one. I guess we're all geeks. ;-)

Reply to this comment    23 May 2012, 19:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
blue_bear_94 Account Info
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Of course no one here would answer zero. :)

Reply to this comment    25 May 2012, 02:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
Travis Evans  Account Info

Oh, yeah. :-) I think I really meant to say one, not zero and one. My brain apparently executed a "<=" opcode instead of "==" for some reason.

Reply to this comment    25 May 2012, 07:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What's the most calculators you've ever used simultaneously?
return_0 Account Info

Haha! My mind just pictured a guy going here thinking, "TI Calc. I don't know what a calculator is, but this site seems relevant to my interests." Then he would stereotypically say "Doi, doi, what's √cos(sin(30))^-1)/5?, doi doi"

Reply to this comment    16 June 2012, 06:16 GMT

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