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Choice Votes   Percent
No. 169 27.2%   
Yes. 442 71.1%   
I don't go to school. 11 1.8%   

Survey posted 2000-12-11 02:03 by Andy Selle.

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Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
Darth_ASM  Account Info
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Well... yes and no. You see, before i got my graphlink, there were only a few BASIC games floating around (drugwarz, hicquest, and some other games that really don't make a whole hill o beans). One day while surfing, i came across ticalc.org and downloaded a bunch of ASM games for the ti-83+ (they are required @ my school). When people saw me playin galaxian, lotus, tetris and stuff, i was instantly considered a demi-god. All during study, people would flock to me and ask for the games. Of course i gave them out freely (if i had carged for them id be rich...). Before i knew it, everyone, even complete strangers, had all of my games. Ive never see something travel through such a population so fast...

Reply to this comment    11 December 2000, 21:01 GMT

Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
Yoritomo  Account Info

Kind of, At my middle school I was, even though there was only one other person beside me that had an 86. Most of the kids listened to the teacher and bought an 83+. At high school I brought home one 83+ and now almost everyone's 83+ that I see hae those same games I gave that one kid. Most of the kids don't even know how to use their calcualtors though.

The graph screen (the format screen was just changed) got messed up on someones calulator in my class and the teacher asked if they had games. So she said yes, and he said "Oh, you should probably delete your games, because they are messing up your graph screen."

Reply to this comment    11 December 2000, 22:35 GMT

Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
acr34  Account Info
(Web Page)

Yep, until Greg got a GL. Now he gives me games. Everyone here has TI-83+s

P.S. Greg, poor guy: His flash got worn out

Reply to this comment    11 December 2000, 22:42 GMT


Re: Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
Raptor5588  Account Info

Its the same way at my school, i am the only one with a TI-89 and its like whoah, and most of the kids cant use the calculator to its full potential, like all of the memory features and everybody gets completely messed up when they get the "ERROR: DIM" message

Reply to this comment    11 December 2000, 23:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
MaxBreaker Account Info

Ya I know.... I hate to see people who have thier calcs just for games. They can't even go to the graph screen on thier calc.. What losers!!!!!

Reply to this comment    12 December 2000, 03:26 GMT

Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
Anton Sarkisov  Account Info

Yes, I personally informed evryone that you could play games on the TI-86. Since I was the only person who had a a graph link I downloaded a buch of games and trasfers them to other poeple's calculators. Nobody even knew basic games!

Reply to this comment    11 December 2000, 23:53 GMT


Re: Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
Dupa Jasz  Account Info

I know what you mean, although I have a personal grudge with TI-86. I introduced some very popular programs of my own, the two biggest of which spread like wildfire until I had to register the copyrights.
As soon as the papers had come back, the math department required people to get TI-86's, from which time no one gives a flying rat's @$$ about TI-82 games, at least at my school.
Now I am really behind the times now that assembly language is needed to make anyone popular. If anyone could point me to a tutorial for any assembler (other than Z80), I'd appreciate it!

Reply to this comment    12 December 2000, 03:24 GMT

Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
RongZeng

I had a friend in middle school in 7th grade that introduced it to everyone. He did everything from 83 basics to asm. after i got my 85 i did a little, but he actually got people most of the games. Now that i'm in high school, almost nobdy knows about the games!

Reply to this comment    12 December 2000, 01:17 GMT

Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
brentes
(Web Page)

Yeah, I introduced them into my grade level. It seems weird that everyone got a calculator right after I introduced that they could play games ;-)

Now I'm in high school; It's not like our school doesn't know about it now... you have to sign a form at the beginning of the year saying you can't play games and the calculator is only for math, even if it's your own calculator.

Reply to this comment    12 December 2000, 03:15 GMT

Re: Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
Trevor Switkowski  Account Info
(Web Page)

hehe, that sux 4 u!

Reply to this comment    12 December 2000, 06:51 GMT

How can they do that?
Knight/Rocket Account Info

How can a school administration get away with doing that? If a student has games on their calculator, the teachers/professors/proctors can by law only interfere with your system if there is strong suspicion that it is being used to commit some serious wrongdoings.

For example, a programmer for Bally games wanted to win a lot of money at Keno. (For those of you who don't know, Keno is a game where there are 80 numbers and 8 are drawn. Each number of those eight that is matched on your card nets you a certain amount. 8 of 8 usually draws 25,000 to one odds.) He took a laptop to Caesars' Palace in Las Vegas, watched 2 games, and used the computer, along with a program to figure the algorithim used to generate these "random numbers".

His computer gave him eight numbers which carried the highest probability of being drawn, and he played them. He matched all eight numbers first time. He was accused of cheating, and since his computer was an integral part of that, it was impounded and later destroyed.

However, your calculator is a highly unlikely resource for such wrongdoings. Therefore, an administrator does not have the right to violate your personal property by inspecting it and/or removing programs.

Tired fingers, long post.

Knight/Rocket's tiredly typed 2 cents.

Reply to this comment    13 December 2000, 00:42 GMT


Re: How can they do that?
brentes
(Web Page)

Actually, they don't erase your memory. If it's a school calculator, they take it up. If it's a personal calculator, you aren't allowed to bring it to school anymore and you can only use a school calculator when the teacher says so.

ps- I don't think the person actually went in there with a laptop....

Reply to this comment    13 December 2000, 01:52 GMT


Not in casino, in room.
Knight/Rocket Account Info

At Caesars' Palace, there is the hotel immediately to the back of the casino. The results of games where players need not be present-horse racing and keno- are broadcast on closed circuit TV in the room.

Knight/Rocket's 6th bit of copper and zinc.

Reply to this comment    13 December 2000, 02:47 GMT


Re: Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
MathJMendl  Account Info
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Did your parents sign it too? At least in New York state, if people under 18 sign contracts without a parent or legal guardian signing as well they are not legally binding. =-) Thus, the only purpose is to trick students into thinking that they can't play games. If this is true they can't do anything about them if you put them on, at least with a legal foundation.

Reply to this comment    13 December 2000, 05:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
Drewbozz  Account Info

Actually, It's an essentially federal law, If I'm correct. For example, as I understand it, People under 18 cannot buy/sell stock, because the sale is a form of contract. But your argument is perfectly sound I think.

(Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong)

Reply to this comment    14 December 2000, 02:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
calcgenius  Account Info

u r wrong.I own stock in coca-cola and exxon.Which I am getting rid of.I didn't need an adult to co-sign.(I am 17)The dude saying the calculator can be took up is right.In the grand state of tennessee they can take up anything if it is conflicting with the interests of the school,including playing games-disturbs the learning process-But, if you are a minor they have to have consent from parent/guardian/zookeeper to keep.If you are 18+, tuff beans.You just lost your calc.

Reply to this comment    19 December 2000, 02:24 GMT

I am a calc guru
Luke Haywas  Account Info
(Web Page)

Before I introduced TI-86 Assembly games to the masses at my school, there were probably 1.5 games total out there, including Guess the number and stupid stuff like that. I spread the wealth for a year, then got a TI-89 and after that it really took off. I influenced the purchase of at least 10 TI-89's, built graphlinks for people (for a price) or transfered my games to them. I hated people with 82's and 83's coming to me and asking "can I have ti-chess" or "can I have super mario quest?" and then not understanding my explanation that their calcs were too inferior.
This year I stopped bringing my link cable to school so to anyone who wants games I say too bad. They should buy a graphlink themselves. I still update my own regularly though...

Reply to this comment    12 December 2000, 08:39 GMT


Re: I am a calc guru
Matt A  Account Info

How do you have 1.5 games? Is one of them a beta vers. or something?

Reply to this comment    13 December 2000, 21:30 GMT


Re: Re: I am a calc guru
MaxBreaker Account Info

I know that's wierd.. neways, ya i have a ti-92 plus and I hate it too when they ask if they could have smq and chess and all that good stuff when they have like a 83 or a 86.. I also hate it when people who have the wrong version of the 89 or the 92plus because I tell them that the games won't work but they still on insisting on trying to send the games... I do and they finally recognize thier stupidity!!!

Reply to this comment    14 December 2000, 04:44 GMT

Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
pendragon Account Info

I can't say yes to that, because before I got my graphlink, we still had Penguins, Nibbles, TBout2, and a few other ASM games for our TI-83s, so three years later we obviously have games for our TI-89s.

(hint: somebody needs to make a kernel for AMS 2.05!!!)

Reply to this comment    12 December 2000, 13:06 GMT


Re: Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
calcgenius  Account Info

DoorsOSII, moron.

Reply to this comment    19 December 2000, 02:25 GMT

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