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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
justsomeotherguy  Account Info
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What would you guys say if I were secretly developing a program entitled TI-CHEF in ASM for the TI-86?

Here's some preliminary info for all of you to feast on:

The first three recipies included will be as follows:

- Hot Fudge Sundae Cake -
- Homemade Macaroni and Cheese-
- Magic Pudding -

(it has not yet been determined if there will be any other versions - maybe if demand for this program is high enough :)

Current Key Feature(s):

- A power down button allows you to stop and resume your recipie without losing your place

     21 July 2000, 05:37 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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I would be worried about getting food poisioning from that.

     24 July 2000, 19:31 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Frederic Merizen  Account Info

I would like to warn you that this is a truly powerful programme not to be messed around with. I just crossed it over with the pheared "good-times" virus, and my calc reached a semi-sentient state. However, the second after, it opened a dimensional rift and left our time-space continuum. I am planning to complain at TI and ask them to give me a new calc.

     21 July 2000, 09:51 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Good Luck. TI usually doesn't give new calculators for that sort of thing.

     21 July 2000, 19:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Frederic Merizen  Account Info

They don't state in the manual that "you shouldn't use nth compexity binary loops crossed with powerful random number generators or calculator could disappear into subspace", so I think guarantee applies. Moreover, the darn calc sarcastically laughed just before disappearing, so I am considering suing them for the moral prejudice too.

     22 July 2000, 13:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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They don't state that you shouldn't type exec("4afc") either, but these sorts of requirements are implied.

     25 July 2000, 03:36 GMT

This program is already obsolete!
net-cat
(Web Page)

After analyzing the program's approxamatly ((2.42589809216*10^107)/ (6.730860581155*10^105)) lines, I have come up with a way to find out the random number that was generated by this program!!!!!

1. Run the program. (Duh!)
2. Type an "in-range" number and press "ENTER".
(Such as 1)
3. Type "2nd", "STO->", "SIN", "ENTER", "ENTER"
4. Enjoy Nick's ticalc.org password!!!


(FYI: there are (36^69)/(36/68) lines of code)
(FYI: I KNOW everyone already figured that out...)

     21 July 2000, 10:28 GMT


Re: This program is already obsolete!
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Hmm, it almost looks like you meant to write (38^68) where you put (38/68). But then again, if you were able to comprehend even slightly this magnificent program, you probably would never make a mistake, so I guess I msut be misinterpreting it.

     25 July 2000, 03:38 GMT


Re: Re: This program is already obsolete!
net-cat
(Web Page)

Its not my fault. Since Random Numbar Generator knew I was cheating, it used my GraphLink and computer to hack into ticalc.org and change this post, making me look like an idiot.

I DID mean (36^68).

(Right now mt TI-86 is locked in a lead box and every trace of RNG was removed from my system so it doesn't change THIS post...)

     27 July 2000, 19:39 GMT

n'th non-sensical post
Kenneth Arnold Account Info

Wow -- the docs are bigger than the program! That doesn't happen often...

This is an amazing program, Nick! <hoping to get root @ nickd.org just for saying that :)>

Ken

     22 July 2000, 03:40 GMT


Re: n'th non-sensical post
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Actually, documentation exceeding program length is rather common.

     23 July 2000, 04:14 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
tmountjr  Account Info

I can't believe it! I learned ancient Sumerian in one lesson after using this program! Additionally, I took an online IQ test. My IQ is now so high, there's no category in existance that even comes close to my IQ of 1,000,000!

I an now working on a way to combine the thoughts of the entire human race from the dawn of creation to the end of time into one computer. I've figured out the time travel systems and everything, just by using this program! Thanks Nick!!!!!

     22 July 2000, 04:41 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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If you had truly mastered this program, your IQ would be 100,000,069

     23 July 2000, 04:18 GMT


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

<sob>It's so...<bawl>TRUE!!!!!!</bawl>I'm a mindless inferior scum!!!</sob>

Don't quote me as saying that, though.

     23 July 2000, 20:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Don't worry, I won't quote that.

     25 July 2000, 03:38 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
WarHawk376  Account Info
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Hrm looks like this will never be as big as the anarchy Trail board....

Here are some topics that will most certainly cause more posts:

Politics
TI-83+
Macs
56k dial-up connections
Microsoft/Linux
SDk
acoustic modems

:-)

     22 July 2000, 10:04 GMT

Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
EvanMath

You forgot a topic: posts relating to whether or not this will pass the anarchy post.

     22 July 2000, 16:26 GMT

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

Who cares?! This program can adapt to all of the above!!!

     22 July 2000, 18:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
WarHawk376  Account Info
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hehe, good point!

     22 July 2000, 19:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Of course it's a good point. Anything proclaiming the superiority of RANDOM NUMBAR GENERATOR is a good point!

     26 July 2000, 02:15 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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That claim of yours is pure nonsense! At its current 251 posts, this board is already well over half the size of the anarchy trial board and is still growing quickly!

There have been boards about politics, the TI-83+, and the SDK before (in some cases a combination of them). There are also many boards containing flames related to SDK, Mac, or Windows vs. Linux.

For general enlightenment, here is a list of all boards (over than this one) which have over 150 posts. At the current 251, most of them have already been surpassed:

13 June 2000: Sock It To 'Em: New TI-OS? (253)
7 June 2000: AMS v2.04 for TI-89 and TI-92+ Released (220)
13 May 2000: Feature: C Programming Editorial (156)
4 May 2000: Feature: A Modest Proposal (234)
23 March 2000: Win95.CIH Spotted In 83PlusAsm v1.01 (160)
2 February 2000: Ion86 (199)
30 October 1999: TI-83 Plus SDK Released (298)
25 October 1999: Newsboard Anarchy Trial (417)
23 October 1999: Tinux by Olivier Borowski (169)
19 October 1999: Sam Heald Responds to 83+ Problems (189)
8 May 1999: Street Fighter II v0.19 Beta (156)
5 March 1999: Bryan Rabeler and ticalc.org Part Ways (174)
11 January 1999: TI announces TI-83 Plus graphing calculator (167)


As you see, even combining TI-83+ and SDK only gave 298 posts, slightly more than are currently here, but which we will certainly surpass soon. The TI-83+ political board only got a miserable 189!

     23 July 2000, 04:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Its currently at 263, mainly because most people in the US are asleep now unless they're in Hawaii and possibly Alaska. It should pick up when Europe and America wake up tomorrow. Only these two remain to be conquered:

30 October 1999: TI-83 Plus SDK Released (298)
25 October 1999: Newsboard Anarchy Trial (417)

These two should be relatively easy tasks to conquer if anyone has the diligence to get down this far on the page.

     23 July 2000, 08:51 GMT


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

what else is there TO read?

     23 July 2000, 18:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
(Web Page)

nothing. Other than this highly enlightening forum, of course !!!

     25 July 2000, 03:39 GMT

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