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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
Tim Dorr  Account Info
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Hey Nick! Can I get on the beta tester list for your next version?

     20 July 2000, 15:11 GMT

Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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In one way or another, we're all gamma testers for everything.

     20 July 2000, 23:09 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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"beta" is a meaningless word, just like "release", "stable", "working", etc.

     23 July 2000, 04:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Robert Mohr  Account Info
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I thought it was Latin for "still doesn't work".

     23 July 2000, 16:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Not to people that don't know Latin.

     26 July 2000, 02:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
dleet  Account Info

...nor to people who do know latin*.


*disclaimer: ß ('beta') is the second letter in the ancient greek alphabet

Bah!

     27 July 2000, 09:06 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Mike Knapp  Account Info
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hmm, someone is quite full of himself now ;P

Mike Knapp Releases a Report to the Public About How Egocentric Nick Disabato is -- Written by Mike Knapp

I wish I could write news articles about myself too ;)

     20 July 2000, 19:37 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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You obviously fail to see the true meaning of this news item.

     26 July 2000, 02:13 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
jaymz Account Info

WOW. Fake news gets more comments than real news. What's next? TI releases a fake calculator and it becomes their best-selling product :)

     20 July 2000, 21:57 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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It would at least have an SDK, unlike the 68k calcs!

     20 July 2000, 23:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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but there is 68k sdk

     25 July 2000, 03:29 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Nick Chaves  Account Info
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I'd like to point out something that no one else has noticed: Nick is holding up a TI-89. I'm a detective this is how I know. I also used the Number Random Generator to solve this problem (so I killed the name -- who cares?)

     21 July 2000, 00:44 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Actually, other people have noticed that; read some of the above comments.

     21 July 2000, 19:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Nick Chaves  Account Info
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Sorry, I forgot the <SARCASM> tags. My bad.

     22 July 2000, 08:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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It's always very important to use those!

     23 July 2000, 04:13 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Callidissimus

Gah! I had my house number stored in B, and the program erased it! How will I find my way home now?

"Probably misses his old glasses."

     21 July 2000, 05:10 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Let Random Numbar Generator be your new home.

     25 July 2000, 20:22 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
justsomeotherguy  Account Info
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If you want cool news, what would you say if I told you that I'm secretly developing TI-Chef for the TI-86 in ASM!

The first version might possibly include three awesome recipies!

     21 July 2000, 05:30 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Callidissimus

I PH0UND 4 W4Y 70 CH347 47 7H3 W4CK7 PHUN R4ND0M NUMB4R G3N3R4T0R I'11 7311 J00 H0W PH0R PR0N 4ND W4R3Z

     21 July 2000, 05:33 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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KEWL. MY T3 SITE HAS 80 GB OF PR0N AND WAREZ, I WILL GIVE YOU THE PASSWORD AS SOON AS YOU MAIL ME THE CHEAT.

     21 July 2000, 19:24 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
compman32386  Account Info
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the cheat it type in "B" as the number

     21 July 2000, 20:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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I think this cheat is just a fake cheat, designed to trap you; instead of killing you instantly, though, it waits a while so it can identify all of your family and friends and kill them also.

     26 July 2000, 02:14 GMT


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

I think you're a little confused. The program *already* knows who your family and friends are. It just waits in order to torture you, kind of like death row.

     26 July 2000, 06:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Yeah, I knew that. I just posted the above to try to fool everyone else into falsely hoping there was something they could do to avoid the program's destructive power.

     26 July 2000, 07:19 GMT


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

Compman32386 beat me to divulging the cheat, but with the help of Nick's program, I got the pr0n and w4r3z by going to pad.calc.org and letting Nick's program do the rest. I have two conjectures for how it did it.
1. The WFRNG psychoanalyzed the html and came up with the password and then fetched the pr0n and w4r3z, then stored them on the single floppy disk I had in my computer.
2. Paddy's page is actually a compressed form of the pr0n and w4r3z. Paddy's copy of the WFRNG compressed the pr0n and w4r3z by 99.999988%, more efficiently than the previously-thought-optimal Huffman algorithm, and made it meaningful to boot. Then my copy decompressed the pr0n and w4r3z. I'm only surprised that the WFRNG didn't compress the pr0n and w4r3z to a single bit.

     26 July 2000, 06:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Actually, the true method is more complex than either of those. Unfortunately, it is too complex for me to understand it myself, so I can't explain it here,.\

     26 July 2000, 21:37 GMT

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