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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
adamvio  Account Info

My Eyes, My beautiful Eyes!!! It Burns!!! From seeing that that I had to throw out my TI-83 Plus. IM BLIND!!!

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

Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
soccerfun981  Account Info

Everyone on my soccer team thinks that im next (im in love with my calculator, and i use it hours a day at school). :D

Reply to this comment    29 September 2004, 01:07 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info
(Web Page)

Ha! My school blocked the pictures!

Reply to this comment    29 September 2004, 02:10 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
TheCalcGenius  Account Info
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So does this mean that anyone that is a relative of Mrs. TI-Disabato (all TI-89s that exist) must be called "Mrs. TI-Disabato"? :-)

I can see that in my mind...
Some guy: "Can I see your TI-89?"
Guy with 89: "HEY! GET AWAY FROM MRS. TI-DISABATO!"
Some guy: *confused*
Guy with 89: "SHE'S MINE!"
*other guy leaves while muttering "Nerd." under his breath*

Reply to this comment    29 September 2004, 05:12 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
(Web Page)

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Reply to this comment    29 September 2004, 23:17 GMT

Re: Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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darn, slight typo, I forgot a one or zero somewhere in the middle of that so the whole thing's shifted.

Reply to this comment    29 September 2004, 23:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
Thomas Kelly  Account Info

Did you memorize the entire ASCII table? 'Cause that would be kinda creepy. Then again I find someone who memorizes a couple hundred digits of pi creepy, so it might just be me.

Reply to this comment    29 September 2004, 23:30 GMT


Pi, anyone?
NEO3.14  Account Info

3.
14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510
58209 74944 59230 78164 06286 20899 86280 34825 34211 70679
82148 08651 32823 06647 09384 46095 50582 23172 53594 08128
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59825 34904 28755 46873 11595 62863 88235 37875 93751 95778
18577 80532 17122 68066 13001 92787 66111 95909 21642 01989

So, does anyone think I have a LIFE now?

Reply to this comment    2 October 2004, 20:49 GMT


Re: Pi, anyone?
NEO3.14  Account Info

Oh yes, there's more..that was from memory. Now, with the help of the internet:
1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679
8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 4811174502 8410270193 8521105559 6446229489 5493038196...

Yes, that's right. MORE PI!!!
---
"No life for me! Who wants one of those anymore?"

Reply to this comment    2 October 2004, 21:29 GMT

Re: Re: Pi, anyone?
NEO3.14  Account Info

???? WHY DID IT CUT MY PI? I HAD IT TO A FREAKIN MILLION DIGITS!!!

Reply to this comment    2 October 2004, 21:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Pi, anyone?
Kevin Kofler Account Info
(Web Page)

You wouldn't have gotten these past ticalc.org's max length checks anyway. :-)

These checks were done to keep people from flooding the boards with the full text of War and Peace, and frankly I don't think 1 MB of pi digits is any more appropriate here.

Reply to this comment    4 October 2004, 00:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Pi, anyone?
NEO3.14  Account Info

Who cares? Pi is appropriate anywhere!
Examples:
"What'd you do in school today?" -Pi
"Who should win the Presidential Election?" -Pi
"What's for dinner?" -Pi
"What's 16(tan(1/5)^(-1)) -4(tan(1/239)^(-1))?" -Pi

See? Pi is perfect! Just speaking of it makes me want to sing: 3.14159265358979323846264338327...

Reply to this comment    4 October 2004, 22:48 GMT


ð
CALCUL8R-FREAK  Account Info

OK, all of those make sense except the one about the election.

Reply to this comment    30 October 2004, 06:32 GMT


Re: Re: Pi, anyone?
Toobasic  Account Info

The only pi I know is blackberry pie.

Reply to this comment    4 October 2004, 02:35 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
calkfreak83  Account Info
(Web Page)

I'm gonna guess that was supposed to mean:

TI-89s kick 83+ and etc.s @$$es, no question, no doubt. TI-89tis suck. The pictures are "special." Now, the following line from a comedy entitled "Red vs. Blue":"I hate the world! I voted for Nader!"--Konra

Reply to this comment    30 September 2004, 00:50 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
JcN  Account Info
(Web Page)

uhhh.....yeah.

01110000 11111000 01111100 10001000 10000000
10000000 00100000 10000000 10010000 10000000
10000000 00100000 10000000 10100000 10000000
01000000 00100000 10000000 11000000 10000000
00100000 00100000 10000000 11000000 10000000
00010000 00100000 10000000 10100000 10000000
10010000 00100000 10000000 10010000 00000000
01100000 11111000 01111100 10001000 10000000

Reply to this comment    30 September 2004, 00:59 GMT

Re: Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
calkfreak83  Account Info
(Web Page)

Oh, I tried to convert that to ascii...

120d

Reply to this comment    30 September 2004, 02:05 GMT

Re: Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
calkfreak83  Account Info
(Web Page)

BTW, does anyone know how to detect whether a string is present or not on a TI-83+???

Reply to this comment    30 September 2004, 02:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
mike romblad  Account Info
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ya press [2nd] [mem] [2] [1] and look for the strings

Reply to this comment    30 September 2004, 11:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
calkfreak83  Account Info
(Web Page)

No, I meant like in a program.

Reply to this comment    30 September 2004, 21:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Marries TI-89
calkfreak83  Account Info
(Web Page)

Thanks for your help... >:-(
I figured out a loophole, though.

Reply to this comment    5 October 2004, 03:54 GMT

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

Heh, good use of "binary" for ASCII art.

Reply to this comment    30 September 2004, 02:19 GMT


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

Well, there goes ASM for me. I am tryin to learn and all this ASCII crap is makin me piss my pants.

Reply to this comment    4 October 2004, 02:27 GMT

slower
Toobasic  Account Info

BTW, did anyone else notice that the 84+SE is actually a few clocks slower than the 83+(not SE)?

I'm talkin when it comes to executing ASM programs. I ran the same program on both calcs at the same time, I think it was pong, anyways, I started both at the same time, and by the time the ball went to 1 side of the screen and back, The 83+ was ahead by over 10 pixels(don't know exact amount, just alot). That aint human error, because the timing wouldn't cause a difference that large.

Anybody know why? My guess is they have the same processor speed(Which means TI is lying to everyone) but the 84+se has a higher interpretting speed(for basic), and the OS just makes ASM programs slower.

Reply to this comment    4 October 2004, 02:44 GMT

slower
Toobasic  Account Info

BTW, did anyone else notice that the 84+SE is actually a few clocks slower than the 83+(not SE)?

I'm talkin when it comes to executing ASM programs. I ran the same program on both calcs at the same time, I think it was pong, anyways, I started both at the same time, and by the time the ball went to 1 side of the screen and back, The 83+ was ahead by over 10 pixels(don't know exact amount, just alot). That aint human error, because the timing wouldn't cause a difference that large.

Anybody know why? My guess is they have the same processor speed(Which means TI is lying to everyone) but the 84+se has a higher interpretting speed(for basic), and the OS just makes ASM programs slower.

Reply to this comment    4 October 2004, 02:45 GMT


slower
Toobasic  Account Info

BTW, did anyone else notice that the 84+SE is actually a few clocks slower than the 83+(not SE).
I'm talkin when it comes to executing ASM programs. I ran the same program on both calcs at the same time, I think it was pong, anyways, I started both at the same time, and by the time the ball went to 1 side of the screen and back, The 83+ was ahead by over 10 pixels(don't know exact amount, just alot). That aint human error, because the timing wouldn't cause a difference that large.
Anybody know why? My guess is they have the same processor speed(Which means TI is lying to everyone) but the 84+se has a higher interpretting speed(for basic), and the OS just makes ASM programs slower.

Reply to this comment    4 October 2004, 02:45 GMT


Re: slower
Toobasic  Account Info

oops, to many posts. Sorry guys, just a little impatient with my computer. Would get off the reply screen.

Reply to this comment    5 October 2004, 02:29 GMT

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