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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?
eyecue2001  Account Info
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I was responsible for calculator games from the internet. Before that, the only games we had were games that we made at home ourself. Not even real BASIC games. It all changed when I got a Graphlink (the first person in the whole grade, except for one hot girl's older brother, who loaned the link to me). I downloaded some BASIC games, and then I found out the 86 had built in assembley (different from what my friends told me about it (they all had 83's)). When I downloaded the games, I became famous with my nerdy friends(i am a nerd too). That is until, my friend bought one for himself. Then I lost all happiness, for they discovered that the 83 games are just as good as the 86. And that is my story children.

Reply to this comment    12 December 2000, 21:16 GMT


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

What a nerd!!!!

Reply to this comment    14 December 2000, 04:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
MathJMendl  Account Info
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Oh my gosh?!?! A nerd, on a calculator site? Who could have imagined that something like this could occur!

(and that was sarcasm if you haven't seen it before, seeing as to how you are unfamiliar with basic and obvious concepts)

You seem to be implying that being a nerd is a bad thing. I define a nerd as someone who has an interest in computer types of things and is a non-conformist. Someone who thinks. Nerds, thus, are usually cool. People who think that they are cool (as having the word 'cool' in an email address implies) often are not.

Reply to this comment    21 December 2000, 02:53 GMT

Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
red40gamma  Account Info

I was responsible for the purchase of about two to three other TI-89's and the games on them, but I'm one of few in my school w/ a graphlink, so I do favors for others buy d/l-ing their programs and then onto their calc...but others have had other calcs than TI-89 with games on them for a while, but I'm also the local programming and TI-89 guru, too.

Reply to this comment    12 December 2000, 22:36 GMT

Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
EV9D93  Account Info
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I said yes, but all you idiots who sent a message saying you were completly responsible are idiots.
You cant be completly responsible unless able 5 people are in your school.

I do give a very large amount of people games, everyfresh men that likes my games get games from me. At one point i had to give about 15 people games EVERYDAY because they locked it up so easy.

So many people never played anything on calc b4 i gave them games.
I have even borrowed 83's at times to give them games.

Reply to this comment    13 December 2000, 02:50 GMT

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

I was responsible for introducing calculator games at school all around. There was no calculator gaming. People now at least know what it is like, and they keep asking me to let them play. I brang the calculator for 2 full days, before too many people were asking.

Reply to this comment    13 December 2000, 19:38 GMT

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

Yes, for asm, ion, and mirageOS. I have also made many ti-basic games and a very powerful yet easy-to-use math program. when i first played ti-83 games, Drugwar was the first i ever played, using a friend's calc. i soon got my own 83+. soon i started a revolution with the calculators, including a mastery of ti-basic for myself and the creation of games. i do hope to learn Z80 soon however

Reply to this comment    13 December 2000, 22:50 GMT

Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
Mike Ptyza  Account Info
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Well, last year,when I was a sophomore, I bought a TI-89, and as far as I knew, it was the only one in the school, so therefore, I brought all the 89's games to my school. This year I actually saw like 3 people who have an 89, but still, that was it, and I am really not sure if they have games or not.

Reply to this comment    13 December 2000, 23:19 GMT

Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
Kerey Roper  Account Info
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There were already a few asm games in my school, as well as Drugwars, Pimpquest, etc., but I am responsible for the vast majority of the games that people have on their calculators. It started out when I borrowed a friend's 83+ and put Ion on it. I borrowed it again when MirageOS came out, and again when v1.1 was released. Now almost everyone in the school with an 83+ have games. It's all a part of my scheme to ruin their GPA's.

Reply to this comment    13 December 2000, 23:47 GMT

Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
raw33 Account Info

Before I came along, everyone had these cheapo BASIC games which couldn't do squat. Then I introduced them to ASM gaming. Last year, all the guys wanted games and the girls made fun of us for doing so. This year, the ones who made fun of us are now the biggest addicts. However, the girls keep managing to crash it (I think my copy is corrupt that I am giving everybody) but haven't figured out how to group it yet. I tried showing a couple of them to no avail. Fortunately, one of the new ZTetris addicts (male transfer student) has turned out to be a worthy opponent. Now, more and more students are playing games on their calculators. The school tried to ban games last year. This covert undermining of the teachers' authority is great.

Reply to this comment    14 December 2000, 00:31 GMT

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

Yea, Im in 7th Grade now. Kinda young huh? Anyways, me and my buds discovered that we could prgm stuff on our ti-83's we got in Algebra. Our first games sucked, pick a number between 1-10, tic-tac-toe, etc. Then, when I discovered the complicated parts of BASIC code, i made better stuff. I then found this sweet site and downloaded games for all my friends. I am their god!

Reply to this comment    14 December 2000, 01:22 GMT


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

DUDE!YOU DISCOVERED PROGRAMMING!!!!

Reply to this comment    19 December 2000, 02:28 GMT

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

I am proud to say that not only am i responsible for getting new calcs for the school,i also am SINGLE HANDEDLY RESPONSIBLE for the dropping in grades in every single math class in our town, elementry through high school. i have traced EVERY assemble game back to myself (my high scores:-), and have found that not only is it in MY town, but has migrated, probably through people who i gave it to, throughout schools in other towns in our county and even in OTHER counties! i feel special!

Reply to this comment    14 December 2000, 01:58 GMT


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

That's funny. I do/did the same thing at my school. I introduced ASM games and even two years later, I still found many people had ztetris and other games with high scores still had my scores on it. Funny huh?

Reply to this comment    14 December 2000, 03:47 GMT

Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
fatbastard83

I wasn't the first to bring them to my school but I started everyone on them this year. My sophmore year (I'm a senior now) there were only a couple of "calculator nerds" (that's what I called them, now I'm one, how sad) that had games on their calcs. Then last year I had a friend give me some basic games on my 83 and I got addicted. He gave me his 83+ when he got an 86 and over the summer I discovered MirageOS and assembly games. Now there's about 150 kids in my school with Mirage on their calcs because of me. It's kinda cool to know that I'm responsible for coutless teachers saying "Put that thing away." but it sucks because whenever a kid needs games or a calc crashes guess who they ask?

Reply to this comment    14 December 2000, 02:24 GMT

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

believe this or not,
but i am the only person in my school that can code in ASM

or for that matter..
i am thew only programmer for anylanguage except TI-BASIC and HTML

Reply to this comment    14 December 2000, 03:18 GMT

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

you need to teach me asm!!!!

Reply to this comment    14 December 2000, 04:49 GMT

Re: Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
Darth_ASM  Account Info
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Yeah, me too!

Reply to this comment    14 December 2000, 16:32 GMT


Re: Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
raw33 Account Info

You think that's bad, I'm the only person at my school that knows TI-BASIC!

Reply to this comment    17 December 2000, 21:37 GMT


Same here in high school
Knight/Rocket Account Info

Sounds a lot like me in high school. People would come to me begging for a quadratic solver for their 86, even when the 86 has one built in.

Now in college, somebody else has to know Basic, but I have never seen or heard of them.

Knight/Rocket's 8c.

Reply to this comment    18 December 2000, 01:21 GMT

Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
Mike Bannick  Account Info
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Well it was actually me and my friend who introduced games to my school. Everyone was amazed that a calculator could do that! Now atleast three people I know have bought ti graphing calcs just for games!

Reply to this comment    14 December 2000, 05:25 GMT


Re: Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
Skiddy Skiddy
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To start an ongoing TI debate, what kind of idiot buys a high power graphics calculator just for games? Buy a gameboy. Or games for one. A TI calculator has only one advantage, you can play games during certain classes. And you can't even do that at my school any more.

Reply to this comment    17 December 2000, 00:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Were you personally responsible for the introduction of calculator games at your school?
Mike Bannick  Account Info
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I agree. What kind of idiot buys a graphing calc for games? The best possible response I can come up with is A. all the games are free! B. you wont get caught playing games in class(unless your teacher knows you have games on your calc.) and finally most games are just as good as gameboy games!

Reply to this comment    18 December 2000, 06:24 GMT

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