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Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
Posted by Michael on 27 September 2004, 05:14 GMT

In what has become a major media event, former ticalc.org news editor Nick Disabato has married his beloved TI-89 graphing calculator. The wedding was originally scheduled for October 16, but Nick decided to adjust the date after hearing of the recent lack of news on ticalc.org. "It was horrifying," he said, "and since 89-snookums and I were ready, we decided to take the plunge and help out ticalc.org as well!" Nick and Ms. 89 have been engaged since late July, several years after their original meeting in the electronics section of Target. Ever since the departure of his 86, Nick has been searching for a calculator that would, well...complete him in life. Now that he's found that special something, the entire ticalc.org staff wishes him the best of luck and that years of happiness may follow.

Due to the secrecy, only the couple's closest friends were invited. Magnus Hagander served as best man; Joey, Morgan, Jon, the Voyage 200, and others were also in attendance. From within the spacious lecture hall in the college math department, Nick proceeded down the wedding aisle with his bride-to-be rolling by his side in her motorized wheelchair. Shortly thereafter, they entered into the sacred bond of holy matrimony while astonished onlookers wept with uncontrollable emotions.

[Oh sweet calculator love] Details of the reception are carefully being guarded, but we were able to obtain a picture of their first kiss. Immediately following the wedding, the reception began - guests danced to Nick's own techno remixes. Joey was observed doing the funky chicken after having one too many glasses of non-alcoholic champagne. When interviewed, he commented, "Nick is such a great guy. I'm very happy for him." Nick only exclaimed something involving calculus theorems as he and Ms. 89 left the building. She would not talk to anyone, but only flashed the graph of r = 8sin(2*theta).

[mmm baby! Do you want to integrate? I'd love to be the area under your curves!] We should announce here that the TI-89 has now changed her last name in accordance with the usual custom, and will hereafter be known as Mrs. TI-Disabato. Nick and his wife are hoping for offspring within a few years. "We're hoping for ASM programs, but if we get BASIC, that's okay too," Nick commented before vanishing with his new wife into his bedroom. They are rumored to be engaging in rather passionate activities at this time.

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Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
Travis Evans Account Info

Fake news articles are pretty funny, but you don't suppose this might be going a bit too far? :)

Reply to this comment    27 September 2004, 23:39 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
Weazel Account Info

Yeah uh this is rather disturbing... besides, who needs an 89 when u can have a shiny Ti84+silver..
(hugs calc rather affectionatly)
I luv u...........

Reply to this comment    27 September 2004, 23:43 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
Tzazak  Account Info

Just cause it's been said a hundred times already:

This is sad.

Reply to this comment    27 September 2004, 23:44 GMT

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darkhydra21 Account Info

Ditto.

Reply to this comment    28 September 2004, 22:20 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
easily_amused  Account Info

Exactly. I thought I was crazy, and I just talk to calcs.

Reply to this comment    29 September 2004, 02:11 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
nyall Account Info
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Funny considering Nick is going for a masters specializing in Human-Computer interaction. Maybe this is research?

Reply to this comment    27 September 2004, 23:49 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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Bahahahahaha. Good one.

Reply to this comment    28 September 2004, 05:13 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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HAHAHAHAHA, I just now noticed the "secret" messages. That's really funny. Especially the second one. :-D

Reply to this comment    28 September 2004, 00:08 GMT

Re: Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
calkfreak83  Account Info
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Um, I still haven't...
???

Reply to this comment    28 September 2004, 00:55 GMT

Re: Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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I don't see it either, is it on the chalkboard?

Reply to this comment    28 September 2004, 01:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
Gammacron  Account Info

Hover over the images -- it's in the ALT text.

Reply to this comment    28 September 2004, 02:13 GMT

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calkfreak83  Account Info
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*Puking*... No Comment ...*Puking Again*

Reply to this comment    28 September 2004, 02:57 GMT


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nicklaszlo Account Info
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Some of us use standards based browsers and can't see the alt text by hovering.

Reply to this comment    12 October 2004, 00:26 GMT

Re: Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
Justin McKinley Account Info

... I have never heard the word "integrate" used that way...

Reply to this comment    28 September 2004, 01:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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See? Calculus can be a lot of fun ;-)

I'll use that as a pick-up line at school tomorrow. Problem is, NOBODY at our school would get it... :-\

Reply to this comment    28 September 2004, 20:22 GMT


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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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That's hilarious...I'm glad I came back to the old article....*says this while wearing his "Enjoys CALCULUS" shirt*

Reply to this comment    29 September 2004, 18:21 GMT

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burntfuse  Account Info

Oh, man, those are great!!! :-D

Reply to this comment    28 September 2004, 22:17 GMT


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CALCUL8R-FREAK  Account Info

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
That's a <I>really</I> good one. Heh heh.

Reply to this comment    30 October 2004, 06:25 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
Zack Hartmann  Account Info

Oh, man, sick, oh, yuck. Well, if he is good to her. I wasn't. I should be arrested for domestic abuse. It all started one day when the my 89 turned itself on, froze, and drained the batteries...

Reply to this comment    28 September 2004, 00:49 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
Patrick Prendergast  Account Info

May you both rest in peace.

Reply to this comment    28 September 2004, 17:36 GMT


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leginuoh  Account Info

hmm... i dont know who to marry... i have both the ti-89 and the ti-89 titanium... the titanium has more memory... the regular looks nicer...hmm...

Reply to this comment    28 September 2004, 22:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
takuanitromars36 Account Info

The TI-89 Titanium looks better and has more memory.

Reply to this comment    29 September 2004, 01:47 GMT

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takuanitromars36 Account Info

In addition, it also has the USB port, but usually that doesn't matter. I'm fine w/any port, serial or USB.

Reply to this comment    29 September 2004, 01:48 GMT


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Andy Janata  Account Info
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...Universal SERIAL Bus...

Reply to this comment    29 September 2004, 02:53 GMT


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takuanitromars36 Account Info

Oops, I meant I/O serial port and USB port.

Reply to this comment    29 September 2004, 04:02 GMT


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Zack Hartmann  Account Info

no, the titanium looks stupid. It's not a gameboy, or a cd player, it's a graphing CALCULATOR! To much design, not enough power. Instead they could have upgraded the lcd with more pixels. USB and memory are nice, but i have no use for design.

Reply to this comment    30 September 2004, 19:12 GMT


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takuanitromars36 Account Info

I agree w/you about the fact that it should have had more pixels, but that means even more work porting 89 games to 89 Titanium format. I think that the resolution is high enough, especially compared to a z80 calculator *hugs my TI-83+ SE*.

I don't know about you, but when all the people in my school are showing off their "cool-looking" iPods, a stylish/sleekish looking graphing calculator is enough to stop their arrogance. Besides, the new design makes the calculator have better grip on the table, since the back side of the calculator (not the slide case, but the side of the calculator w/o the buttons) is flat. The same goes for the 84+ (SE).

Graphing calculators > Gameboys > CD Players. Well that's my opinion. I see lame games for the Gameboy Advance SP that my classmates bring to math class (yes our school allows them) and lame songs for CD players.

Reply to this comment    2 October 2004, 10:22 GMT


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TehBlueBlur Account Info

I think the best electronic games are created by the public. Not some stupid. With privitely created games, the programmer does what he wants, and therefor you get to see what the programmer really wants the game to look like (programmer is usuly (in the TI world) the guy who invinted game). GBA>TI-83+(SE)

Reply to this comment    2 October 2004, 16:38 GMT


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takuanitromars36 Account Info

But the TI-89TI > GBA.

>>I think the best electronic games are created by the public. Not some stupid. With privitely created games, the programmer does what he wants, and therefor you get to see what the programmer really wants the game to look like (programmer is usuly (in the TI world) the guy who invinted game).

I'm slightly confused about what you mean. Can you rephrase your statement?

Reply to this comment    2 October 2004, 18:43 GMT

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