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TI Online Store Updates
Posted by Michael on 27 August 2004, 04:19 GMT

TI's Online Store has been busy with updates recently. For the 83 Plus and 83 Plus Silver Edition, operating system v1.18 is out. 84 Plus and 84 Plus Silver Edition users will want to download v2.22.

[Pink faceplate and slidecase combo]But wait, there's more! 84+, 84+ SE, and 89 Titanium owners can purchase the kickstand slide case (available under Accessories in the store). For $9.99, it lets you prop up your calculator to four different "viewing angels" (celestial battery replacement not included). You can also find on the 84+ Accessories page faceplates of various colors for the Silver Edition, including a limited edition pink faceplate & slidecase package for $10.99.

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Re: TI Online Store Updates
Sam3.14 Account Info
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Hey, I want to talk to angels on my calculator. Pity I've got an 89.

Reply to this comment    27 August 2004, 11:05 GMT


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ti_is_good_++  Account Info

<dumb>Doesn't it require a heaven driver and a supernatural shell?</dumb>

Reply to this comment    27 August 2004, 20:29 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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Naturally

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 02:05 GMT


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W Hibdon  Account Info
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*Supernaturally

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 04:22 GMT

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Tim Buckingham  Account Info
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I'm still upset that they don't sell the TI-86 anymore...

I liked the 86's interface more than any others =/

Reply to this comment    27 August 2004, 17:28 GMT

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Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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They still sell them. At the fred meyer they still have a bunch.

Reply to this comment    27 August 2004, 19:03 GMT


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Morgan Davies  Account Info
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They actually still sell them on TI's online store as well. And it wasn't two weeks ago that I saw one in Target at work. Ov course it was near the bottom and the 89ti's were eye level....

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 08:34 GMT


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W Hibdon  Account Info
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Well, that is not TI's doing, that is marketing. You put the latest and greatest on top, as well as the most expensive, so that is what people see first, and that is what they buy.

-W-

Reply to this comment    30 August 2004, 14:00 GMT

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burntfuse  Account Info

I like the 86 the most in general (at least among the Z80 calcs)...

Reply to this comment    27 August 2004, 19:37 GMT


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jessef Account Info

last year in math someone said that there was some bug whith the 86 but I don't know how they knew that

Reply to this comment    29 August 2004, 16:30 GMT

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ti_is_good_++  Account Info
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See link.

Reply to this comment    27 August 2004, 20:30 GMT


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Sam3.14 Account Info
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I think the 86 is great for everything but BASIC programming. I tried the same routines on it that I use for 83+, and it was about 3 times slower. Is this normal?

Reply to this comment    27 August 2004, 20:34 GMT

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ti_is_good_++  Account Info

Optimization is different on the TI-86, mainly because there are more functions. You probably can replace some code blocks with single functions, although I don't know what the specific code is. Replacing blocks of low-level routines with one high-level routine obviously will obviously work better.

P.S.:I don't know anything about the TI-86 token headers.

Reply to this comment    27 August 2004, 20:45 GMT


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ti_is_good_++  Account Info

<:(>Delete the second-to-the-last 'obviously'-sorry</:(>

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 08:18 GMT


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Travis Evans Account Info

The 86 is indeed slower because it has so much RAM that the RAM has to be divided into pages, which are swapped in and out as they are accessed. A lot of page swapping occurs while running a BASIC program, so it slows things down a lot.

On the older calculators with only 32K RAM, only the ROM had to be page switched. On Z80 calcs with more than 32K RAM, both RAM and ROM have to be page-switched.

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 01:23 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info

No, no, no! The paging doesn't slow it down much...it's the so-called "typable tokens" that decrease the speed. It has to convert the text to tokens (on the 83+, the tokens are directly inserted when editing the prog).

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 23:15 GMT


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Rob van Wijk  Account Info

IIRC the tokens are pre-converted; after editing a program, the first time you try to execute it, there'll be a notable delay, because it's converting the typed tokens to real tokens. During execution, this should not influence anything whatsoever.

Reply to this comment    30 August 2004, 11:47 GMT

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David Phillips  Account Info
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That is correct.

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 21:21 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info

You're right, my brain must have been turned off that day. :-D

However, I *really* don't think that the paging is what slows down the execution...

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 22:44 GMT

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burntfuse  Account Info

Sounds interesting. I'll have to try the new 83+ OS.

Uh..."viewing angels"? 120d :-D

Reply to this comment    27 August 2004, 19:30 GMT

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danbert23  Account Info

Somehow I don't think that the 84SE will look good with a pink faceplate. I mean, the back is still silver, right?

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 00:56 GMT

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Well, if you look at the image here, or at the other ones on the site, the colors are more pastel and close to silver, so they match nicely. But for the TI-89Ti...

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 13:37 GMT


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326 Account Info

If you look at the pictures online of the TI-84 SE it looks silver, but it's really such a light shade of gray, it's almost white. And the face plate it comes white is graphite, which is so plain. I'm all for the face plates, although I plan on getting blue.

Reply to this comment    29 August 2004, 13:11 GMT

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