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Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Posted by Nick on 19 July 2000, 21:19 GMT

Wacky Fun Random Numbar Generator v1.00000069WORD! In another display of programming finesse that once again leaves the TI "community" in hushed awe, Nick Disabato has released Wacky Fun Random Numbar Generator v1.00000069 for the TI-86.

Written in BASIC, this very well could be the absolute apex in random number guessing games for years - nay, eons to come. Though it's true that Nick borrowed the idea from Phil Genera, surely he borrowed the code from no source other than himself.

According to Steve Whittaker, file archiver at ticalc.org, "This could be the greatest game ever written. I've never had so much fun in my life. In fact, it's just slightly less entertaining than [censored]."

Added Steve, "This could, in some fashion, help a great deal to developing a new ROM image for the TI-89, as well."

Magnus Hagander, one of the creators of ZShell, was reported as saying, "That punk kid made something cooler than ZS!! I'll kill him!"

A ticker tape parade is planned down LaSalle Street in Chicago for Nick's contributions to humankind. Millions of tax dollars are being poured into the last-minute project.

Richard P. Feynman, professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY; was quoted as describing the program as "revolutionary to developing a unified field theory." Others have claimed it has caused them to learn Sanskrit.

 


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Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
WarHawk376  Account Info
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I think that the reply rules should be changed for Fake news items, for Instance: Please be constructive and keep comment topics relevant to the article you are replying to.

How do you expect people to follow it =P

     20 July 2000, 03:35 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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I doubt that very many people ever expected that part of the guidelines to be taken seriously.

     20 July 2000, 03:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
S67  Account Info
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I wondoer if many poeple notice or care about the rules.
I really never read them, and don't. I really don't know what they say, but it is probably something like "don't piss everyone off just to piss everyone off."

     20 July 2000, 04:21 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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I'm sure the people in charge of deleting comments care about the rules, or at least some of them.

     26 July 2000, 02:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
EvanMath

Summary of the rules: (and, coincidentaly, of the Ten Commandments :)

DON'T

     29 July 2000, 15:47 GMT

Review of Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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I just read the new review of this program. It is very disturbing. I cannot imagine how anyone could have the audacity to rate the TI community's top achievement anything lower than 100000069/10.

     20 July 2000, 04:16 GMT


Re: Review of Random Numbar Generator
Robert Mohr  Account Info

I would have given it a higher review, but there is no section for "Fake Reviews" and I didn't want to mislead some of the more serious people looking for somewhat less. . . . .umm. . . . .interesting authors.

~Robert

     20 July 2000, 20:29 GMT


Re: Re: Review of Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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If you had actually finished playing this brilliant game, you would have Nick's ticalc.org password which you could use to create the section yourself.

     23 July 2000, 04:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Review of Random Numbar Generator
Robert Mohr  Account Info
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I did finish playing, but I have no clue where he logs in to post news items.

     23 July 2000, 16:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Review of Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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The answer that is encrypted somewhere in the program's source code.

     26 July 2000, 02:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Review of Random Numbar Generator
EvanMath

Yes! And not only that, but the coming of this wonderful program is fortold in the Bible, the Torah, and every other holy book! I have found, through painstaking automated searches (don't ask), that, if you start from a given letter, and go a certain number of characters ahead, then the same number of characters ahead from that one, and so on, you will find the words "Random Numbar Genqrator will rule all"! Unfortunately, there is an extra q, but it is easy to imagine it is actually an "e".

     7 August 2000, 23:42 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Harper Maddox  Account Info
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i don't see why this program got a newS item. I meAn, what is so special about a pRogram that generates a random number. ti has a rom Call for this. i think thAt the ticalc.org Staff should be More selective than this on news items. shame on you, nyck dysabato.

     20 July 2000, 04:39 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Tim Dorr  Account Info
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Remove the stick from your buttocks, boy! First off, it's a fake news item!! (DUH!!) AND, you can turn those off if you so choose (you heartless bastard). Secondly, the TI rom call is waaaay to simple. This program revolutionizes modern random number generation techniques!!

Tim Dorr
tim@timdorr.com
http://www.timdorr.com/

     20 July 2000, 19:28 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Harper Maddox  Account Info
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I know it is fake news, but what is so revolutionary about this?

p.s. i dont have a stick in my buttocks

     21 July 2000, 06:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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If you jsut run the program once, you will see why it is so astounding.

     21 July 2000, 19:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Mark Shroyer  Account Info
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Check his capital letters, Timmy: it spells out "SARCASM"

-Niten

     22 July 2000, 06:38 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Harper Maddox  Account Info
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hahaha!!!
I knew someone would find the needle in the haystack. I was just waiting for a few people to insult my intelligence and sense of humor.

I've been secretly working on a Random Numbur Generator, but I am having trouble reverse-engineering Nick's Technical masterpiece. He is literally years, no Centuries, ahead of the game. Thus, it would be an insult to Nick, and the fans of Random Numbar Generator to publish my pitiful work.

     24 July 2000, 17:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Wonderful. It's good to see there's at least one program who knows when not to insult the work of Masters like Nick.

     24 July 2000, 19:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Different people spell 'sarcasm' in different ways.

     26 July 2000, 02:05 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
TimeCross  Account Info
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Jesus H. Christ!! I think even he wishes he could program like this! WoW. If I had l33t skillz like that, I would have written 20 RPG's by now. Nick, can I have your phone number!?

     20 July 2000, 04:44 GMT

Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Chris Osborn  Account Info

Jesus H. Christ! You sound like Holden Caulfield. I have always wondered whether "Jesus H. Christ" is just a phrase invented for "Catcher in the Rye" or if it's used by other people. If anyone here is half as smart as this Nick Disabato, I should like to hear his two cents worth.

By the way, Nick's program is awesome! I ported it to the PC, and it converted my old 486 33mhz to a 987.2 mhz Pentium IV! Plus, by making a few modifications to the program, I discovered a cure for cancer and AIDs. Oh, yeah, the program seems to have gotten rid of all of the hunger in the word. What's more, it has put an end to all of the fighting in the world. Seriously. Everyone just layed down his weapon. I think that this program is seriously worth considering for anyone who has a calculator.

In fact, the only reason that I bought my calculator was in hope that some day--I had no idea that it would be today--a genius would come out with a program that would do justice to the lump of circuitry and buttons that TI so boldly refers to as a "calculator." I did not know that The Chosen One would be Nick, or that His program would be as spectacular as His random numbar generator, but I knew that this day had to come.

     20 July 2000, 17:21 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
TheMadTickler

What does the "H" stand for?

     20 July 2000, 17:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Horatio

     21 July 2000, 19:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Jesus Horatio Christ?

     22 July 2000, 04:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Yeah. A little-known but undeniably true fact.

     23 July 2000, 18:30 GMT

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