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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
Max Seckel  Account Info
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nick, why are you holding up a ti-89 in that picture?

     19 July 2000, 22:03 GMT

Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Ben Oman
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Yes, I was going to ask that same question.

     19 July 2000, 22:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Matt Peresie  Account Info
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Maybe he doesnt own a TI-86.

     19 July 2000, 22:53 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Robert Mohr  Account Info
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He used to, and he sold it to buy an 89.

     19 July 2000, 23:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Yeah, that explains everything. I just wonder how long ago that was.

     26 July 2000, 21:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Which makes it quite amazing that he is still able to develop the #1 program for that calculator. Of course, seeing how amazing the program is, I'm not very surprised.

     24 July 2000, 19:17 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Amalfi Marini  Account Info

maybe it's a TI86 with the TI89 body. Just to make it look greater

     19 July 2000, 23:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Wow, yet another amazing circumstance surrounding the creation of this brilliant program!

     20 July 2000, 01:50 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Amalfi Marini  Account Info

note that the program is for the TI86 and Nick has a TI89 in his hand. And the light in his back is a constant and will be for the rest of his -programmer- life !
HEY ! Nick ! about the photo I saw at nickd.org, you looked like an alien with that light at your back! a sectoid!!HEHE! :-)
OK!

     19 July 2000, 22:05 GMT

Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Max Seckel  Account Info
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SECTOIDS! damn, x-com was a great game...

     19 July 2000, 22:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Amalfi Marini  Account Info

It was ? IT IS ! man, IT IS ! I still play Golden Axe, Out Run, Goal!, Monkey Island 2 and many others ! including X-com. But I like star wars race, it's a good game. I hope someday someone could program for TI something like golden axe and all the rest, maybe nick could (in a near future) ! Yes ? great !

     19 July 2000, 23:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Max Seckel  Account Info
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youve inspired me too dust off my copy of X-Com Ufo Defense, and i say, just as fun as it ever was;) too bad the sequels weren't as good;(

     20 July 2000, 04:52 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Far too many people have compared me to ET in that photo.

*shrug*

--BlueCalx

     19 July 2000, 23:49 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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There is a striking resemblance...

     20 July 2000, 01:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Nick D phone home

     22 July 2000, 02:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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That just reminds me of another feature I found out of this program. If you type in a certain special number, your calculator will function as a cellular phone! Unfortunately I don't remember what that number is anymore, and the source code is far too complex for me to understand.

     22 July 2000, 06:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Actually, you more resemble what a civilian on Star Trek would if a plasma relay blew out in a console about 15 feet behind you.

So I'm a Trekkie
e of Pi exiting Unimatrix Zero
[e of pi's regeneration cycle has now concluded]
[the collective's two cents just entered cyberspace]

     20 July 2000, 04:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Philip Ringsmuth  Account Info
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Isn't it "Unimatrix Zero Zero One"? I'm almost positive that refers to the planet which magically spawned a spectacular creature known to the others of the same world as "Nick Disabato" who, know doubt having something to do with the release of this magical program, was even more relentless in his fight against the Borg than Species 8472? Or am I just completely out of whack here?

-Fil, who left $0.02, along with two nickels and one quarter, resting peacefully on the scorching metal surfaces of a pair of parallel train tracks earlier today, hoping to hear the blaring sound of a train whistle as he sadly walked away from his beloved pocket change, which to this very hour is either still resting peacefully on those train tracks, or has been dramatically flattened by the magnificent speed and weight of a large train engine, only to be left laying there for a young boy to find some day and take home to show to his mother.

     23 July 2000, 05:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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You must have missed the last episode of season 5 of "Star Trek: Voyager." It was called "Unimatrix Zero" and was mainly about a secretive area of the collective that the queen was not aware of until recently and is attempting to eliminate. It is a place where a small percentage (approx. 0.0001%) of drones go during their regeneration cycles where they can be individuals, but have no memory of it when they return to the collective. Seven of Nine was a member of Unimatrix Zero before she was pulled from the collective. A summary of the episode should be found on www.startrek.com

I think you got "Unimatrix Zero Zero One" from Seven's full Borg designation: "Seven of Nine Tertiary Adjunct to Unimatrix Zero Zero One". Isn't "Annika Hansen" so much easier to remember?

"e of pi" is a screen name that I created for myself recently, following the Borg designation system. Full designation: "e of pi primary adjunct to Unimatrix Zero". I guess its kind of a metaphor for the collective irrationality of individuals.

[e of pi Primary Adjunct to Unimatrix Zero returns to porting e of pi's programs to less advanced calculators than e of pi's hw2 ams 2.04 ti-89]

     23 July 2000, 06:52 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Unfortunately, some people don't always watch every episode.

     23 July 2000, 18:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Nor do I. I missed almost all of the first 3 seasons, but I have yet to miss more than 5 new episodes since then.

     24 July 2000, 23:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Wow. After seeing Random Numbar Generator, I personally can't imagine why anyone would be interested in something like Star Trek.

     26 July 2000, 01:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Not Star Trek
Star Trek: Voyager
That's something to watch


This sentence no verb.

     28 July 2000, 00:55 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Philip Ringsmuth  Account Info
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Why are all the greatest episodes on when you're on vacation ????!!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!??!?!?!

-Angry Fil, who still has no knowledge of his train engine-flattening-bound $0.02

     24 July 2000, 01:21 GMT


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

hey, didn't they all get assimilated at the cliffhanger ending? Geez, guess I'll have to wait till September...

     25 July 2000, 05:08 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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EVERYONE WILL BE ASSIMILATED BY RANDOM NUMBAR GENERATOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     25 July 2000, 20:03 GMT


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

ahem.
Resistance is Futile.
ahem.

     27 July 2000, 08:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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<medieval collective>
You will be enserfed.
Resistance is feudal.
</medieval collective>

     28 July 2000, 00:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Actually, the air date for "Unimatrix Zero, Part II" is October 4, 2000 anno domini at 21:00 Eastern Daylight Time.

     28 July 2000, 01:07 GMT

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