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TI Keyboard: More Information Released
Posted by Eric on 16 June 2002, 08:40 GMT

TI has finally released new information on something that should have come out many years ago, the TI Keyboard. The keyboard, which runs on 3 AAA batteries and contains many nifty features such as compatibility with Microsoft Word, will be available in the fall.

 


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Everyone listen up
Tristan Dahl  Account Info
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(NOTE: I will post this is segments due to the limit)

Okay everyone, here's what I have to say about all of this (not that you really care):

First off, the keyboard is a GOOD idea. While some people here use calcs to program and solve complex math equations and all, there are a LOT of people who just use it for games. In my school, there are about 10 of us programmers, and the other 900 just have calculators to play games and pass math (heh, fools). Both groups have their obvious use for the keyboard, which has been pointed out many times already on this board: NOTE TAKING. Just cause TI doesn't make a tokenizing program doesn't mean this is pointless. Sure, I'll agree that it should be more like $25, rather than $40, but everything's overpriced nowadays so get over it.

     21 June 2002, 15:17 GMT

..continued...
Tristan Dahl  Account Info
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Next, the TI community. What none of you m0r0ns seem to understand is that you're all being hypocrites. You guys bash people like Calcdrone and lsvllhs15, but then I read posts like "GUILTY SPARK NEWS" and programs that end up displaying "lsvllhs15 sux". If you really want to make a difference and stop these losers from spamming the boards, then IGNORE them and stay on-topic. If you want them banned, don't "PARADE!" and all that crap.. just send a complaint to mha@ticalc.org. Don't get me wrong, I am very amused by some of the off-topic posts, but when the posts talk about how "lsvllhs15 should be banned for being too off-topic" I wanna punch someone. Either ignore m0r0ns' stupidity or shut up about banning and whatnot. We can't allow some people to be off-topic but ban others just cause we disagree with what they're saying. Everyone just shut the hell up about this crap.

     21 June 2002, 15:22 GMT

.. done.
Tristan Dahl  Account Info
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Alright, final comments (a little less angry). Did anyone notice that TCPA is now listed under calc.org's Hosted Sites? Are they coming back SOON or is this just so the TCPA people have a URL to log into and work on their page some more? Also, I am in complete support of removing the Images directories. I don't want a stupid PARADE! for it, I just agree that it's pointless and it prevents REAL programs from being uploaded.

That's all. Flame or hate me if you want, but I needed to say all of that before the TI community went 100% to hell (since the boards indicate that we're all about 98% of the way there). E-mail me if you want to complain.

     21 June 2002, 15:26 GMT


Re: .. done.
lsvllhs15

this was a dumb comment that took up too much space. I don't know why these guys get mad at me and not the morons who post useless comments. oh yeah now I remember why. Its because most of them arer morons too.
Now here's why your comment was a waste of space:

1) the 1st part was completely redundant to all the other comments about the ti keyboard. The same thing has already been said numerous time so there was no point in saying it again

2)The 2nd part if no one replys to my comments at all then I'll have complete rule over the board! I can post thousands of aggrovating comments without worrying about getting openly yell at. Also, they don't actually thing telling me I'm dumb or should be banned will really make me stop. They reply because its fun to insult morons

3) the third pat was also vary redundent. there are already 2 long strings of comments about removing the images.
SO YOU ARE DUMB!
litc!
PLAY MEGAMAN86. ITS COOL, YO!

     21 June 2002, 16:03 GMT

Re: Re: .. done.
Gergely Patai  Account Info
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That's very nice of you. Declaring someone's comments redundant, just because he added his opinion - which was also on-topic? Not mentioning that your post is longer than any of the previous three.

     21 June 2002, 18:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: .. done.
lsvllhs15

if his opinion is the same as someone else's post then he shouldn't have declared it again. He should just have said "I agree" to another post sharing his same opinion

     21 June 2002, 18:41 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: .. done.
Gergely Patai  Account Info
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Why do YOU complain about this, by the way? You are the one flooding the boards with a rather irritating irrelevant comment... And I don't see your complaint justified in the light of the fact that the post DOES contain additional information. I'm not completely against offtopic talk, but if you do it, then please do not attack others who actually have something to say about the article.

     21 June 2002, 20:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: .. done.
rmohr02 Account Info
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Then why should I vote yes on Issue X if I know someone else has already voted yes on Issue X? I don't want to be redundant.

     24 June 2002, 03:57 GMT


Re: Re: .. done.
Torael  Account Info

Okay, you said "SO YOU ARE DUMB! " Well, lets just start picking up all the examples of your dumbness. How about we start with spelling errors in just that post.
- "arer" in "Its because most of them arer morons too." (Likely a result of excessive keyboard bashing)
- "aggrovating" in "thousands of aggrovating comments" (It is spelled 'aggravating'.)
- "yell" in "openly yell at" (This is more of a case of bad grammer.)
- "thing" in "they don't actually thing telling me I'm dumb" (The 'g' is nowhere near the 'k', thank you.)
- "pat" in "the third pat" (No doubt typed in such a fury that he forgot to hit a key.)
- "vary" in "vary redundent" (It is spelled 'very'. Also...see the next one.)
- "redundent" in "vary redundent" (You spelled it correctly in the first place, so there is no excuse here)
- "time" in "numerous time so" (Another grammer mistake - you seem to have trouble making words plural in the right situations.)

What else? Oh yes, punctuation. Approximately half of your sentences are not punctuated. You also neglected capitalization at the beginning of some sentences. Also, "TI" is the company name, or rather the acronym for the company's name, so it should be capitalized. You neglected this too.



     21 June 2002, 19:34 GMT

Re: Re: Re: .. done.
Torael  Account Info

I too must break my post up.


Here is a lesson on the use of "Its" versus "It's". Now, hang with me, because this could confuse you. "Its" is the possessive. Unlike other words in the English language, "Its" does not get an apostrophe when you make it possessive. "It's" is a contraction, meaning "It is". Thus, not only were you EXTREMELY redundant with your "PLAY MEGAMAN86. ITS COOL, YO!" posts, you also were using "ITS" wrong. It should be "IT'S" or "IT IS". You made the same mistake in the sentence "They reply because its fun to insult morons".

Moving on, how about we examine grammer, structure and usage mistakes?
"I can post thousands of aggrovating comments without worrying about getting openly yell at."
One of the sentences that you did remember to punctuate. I direct your attention to the last few words - "openly yell at". Yell is a verb, and verbs use the correct tense and conjugation. In this case, the word you're looking for is "yelled".

"the 1st part was completely redundant to all the other comments about the ti keyboard."
Tut tut...you forgot capitalization here. However, we've covered that already. The sentence structure is rather clumsy, and when taken in full context, we see that the second part - "to all the other comments about the ti keyboard." - is unnecessary. The next sentence explains why the first part of his posts were redundant, and clearly implies that you are referring to the "other comments about the ti keyboard."

More mistakes covered in the next post.

     21 June 2002, 19:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: .. done.
Torael  Account Info

The final part of this does not have anything to do with spelling, grammer, usage, etc.

You accuse Tristan Dahl of being redundant, and set yourself up as a perfect example of what he said about hypocrites. You yourself spammed the "PLAY MEGAMAN86. ITS COOL, YO!" all over the first several pages of the board. This is not only redundancy, but a violation of a couple of the posting rules, such as no spam and keep comments constructive. Don't even say it - things such as the PARADE! posts are also violating the rules, as are GUILTY SPARK NEWS posts and those programs that output "lsvllhs15 sux". They also spawned in direct response to the crap that you posted. This does not excuse them, but certainly makes them make more sense.

"I don't know why these guys get mad at me and not the morons who post useless comments."
"These guys" are people like myself, or Tristan Dahl who keep mostly or completely out of the flame wars and other crap that gets in here. (On a side note, I admit that I've not stayed completely out of this - the examination of lsvllhs15's errors is an example...I am endevouring to do so though, and will continue to do so in the future.) Several pages back, I express my anger in general about parades, people like you, etc. Also please reread the second section of Tristan Dahl's post. He is truly staying out of it in a manner that I haven't quite managed, and is targetting EVERYONE who posts flames, spams, starts parades, etc.

     21 June 2002, 20:12 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: .. done.
Gergely Patai  Account Info
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Why do you keep saying "grammer" instead of "grammar" all the time? :P

     21 June 2002, 20:20 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: .. done.
Torael  Account Info

because I misspelled it - I didn't realize it until after I'd done all my posting :P everyone makes some mistakes...but unlike lsvllhs15, I actually try to check my posts over and ensure good grammAr, spelling, etc.

     21 June 2002, 22:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: .. done.
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Country Grammer

     23 June 2002, 20:55 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: .. done.
lsvllhs15

My redundancy is compeletely different because he is being redundant of other posts trying to be origian. I am purposely repeating MY OWN post and what i said WAS original to anything anyone else said.

     21 June 2002, 23:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: .. done.
Gergely Patai  Account Info
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I see. Being redundant on purpose is legal, whereas trying to stick to the guidelines is not. Grow up.

     22 June 2002, 08:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: .. done.
Tristan Dahl  Account Info
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Thanks Toreal. I'm glad some of us are sane.

     22 June 2002, 00:44 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: .. done.
Torael  Account Info

When did I ever claim that I was sane?

     22 June 2002, 05:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: .. done.
Gergely Patai  Account Info
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Who is Toreal? I only see someone called Torael! :))) (Sorry, I just couldn't help.)

     22 June 2002, 08:05 GMT

Re: Re: Re: .. done.
lsvllhs15

That has nothing to do with dumbness. Thats lazyness.

     21 June 2002, 19:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: .. done.
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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"Thats lazyness."

I won't go there. Never mind.

     23 June 2002, 20:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: .. done.
rmohr02 Account Info
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Those are minor errors. I don't care as long as it's readable--after all, he was probably typing fast so that he wouldn't have his posts broken up by trolls nitpicking his grammar & spelling.

     24 June 2002, 04:02 GMT

Re: ..continued...
lsvllhs15

PARADE!

     21 June 2002, 15:45 GMT


Re: Re: ..continued...
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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DON'T YOU DARE COPY MY PARADE!

     23 June 2002, 20:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ..continued...
RCTParRoThEaD_  Account Info
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I don't copy your PARADE!, I join them! PARADE! for w00t! PARADE! to kick out lsvllhs15. PARADE! to stone lsvllhs15! PARADE! for PARADE! w00t! w00t! w00t!

     24 June 2002, 04:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: ..continued...
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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RCTParRoThEaD_ is good!
lsvllhs15 is bad!

     24 June 2002, 19:56 GMT


Re: ..continued...
Gergely Patai  Account Info
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Probably you shouldn't call the message board trolls "TI community"... The real TI community is poorly represented here, for the obvious reason of the generally low quality of the discussion. I'm mostly an observer, too. I rather develop programs than join the parades, because I consider making quality programs a much more valuable contribution than this senseless babbling. I'm writing here now just to express that I'm quite upset about the present conditions.

     21 June 2002, 20:27 GMT

Re: Re: ..continued...
lsvllhs15

Shut up you!

     21 June 2002, 23:38 GMT

SHUT UP YOU MUST!
TheCalcGenius  Account Info

Look who's talking...

     22 June 2002, 00:13 GMT


Re: SHUT UP YOU MUST!
lsvllhs15

I am the greatest thing that ever came to the ti community.

     22 June 2002, 01:43 GMT

Re: Re: SHUT UP YOU MUST!
rooot  Account Info

haha? p00p p00p!

     22 June 2002, 02:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: SHUT UP YOU MUST!
lsvllhs15

Hey root, you can't be mean to me. You were genna make kirby with me.

     22 June 2002, 03:51 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: SHUT UP YOU MUST!
Chickendude  Account Info
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me too!

     23 June 2002, 14:10 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: SHUT UP YOU MUST!
lord of the leathers  Account Info

Hail to lsvllhs15!

LITC!!!

     23 June 2002, 19:59 GMT

Oh no...lsvllhs15 has a supporter...AHHHH!
TheCalcGenius  Account Info

AHHHH! YOU TRAITOR!!! YOU SHALL BE PLACED ON THE BAN LIST BECAUSE YOU SUPPORT LITC!
w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t!
PARADE for w00t!

     23 June 2002, 20:17 GMT


Re: Oh no...lsvllhs15 has a supporter...AHHHH!
rooot  Account Info

Yah, but I can have fun too...

w00t!w00t!

     23 June 2002, 21:06 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: SHUT UP YOU MUST!
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Who the heck are you, FOOL?

     23 June 2002, 20:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: SHUT UP YOU MUST!
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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fah q 2

     24 June 2002, 19:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: SHUT UP YOU MUST!
rooot  Account Info

It's rooot, not root. A root is attached to a tree. I'm not. Get it right or I won't work with you, I'll make it without you.

     23 June 2002, 21:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: SHUT UP YOU MUST!
rob.squared  Account Info
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"Root" is also the highest level of access in linux as well. So there!

     26 June 2002, 22:39 GMT

Re: Re: SHUT UP YOU MUST!
TheCalcGenius  Account Info

Yeah...Greatest in stupidity and dumbness! w00t! w00t!

     22 June 2002, 04:26 GMT


Re: Re: SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU MUST!
RCTParRoThEaD_  Account Info
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Can't...HOLd...IN!... SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU BITCH! I AM SICK & TIRED OF YOU! I GOT CALCDRONE & RAVAGE485 OUT OF HERE, AND YOUR NEXT. *that felt good*

     24 June 2002, 04:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ..continued...
Gergely Patai  Account Info
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I will gladly abide by that request...

     22 June 2002, 08:07 GMT


Re: Re: ..continued...
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I post pointless (and funny, but to serious people, pointless) posts, and yet make programs too.

     23 June 2002, 20:57 GMT


Re: Everyone listen up
Gergely Patai  Account Info
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I disagree. I don't think it's a good idea regarded as a school aid, simply because typing is inconvenient. Besides, paper and pen do not need batteries to be available... Of course, this is not a real argument. The main reason of preferring the "traditional equipment" is that you can take any kinds of notes very easily, even when there are lots of complex equations and diagrams.

     21 June 2002, 18:22 GMT


Re: Re: Everyone listen up
Tristan Dahl  Account Info
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How is typing inconvinient? I can write at least 4 times faster when I type as compared to paper and pen. Also, from what I know the higher end calcs like 86 and 89 (not sure about the 89) have a built in feature that shows you an equation in "pretty" form, and there's an App to do the same on the 83+. So that's equations.... now about diagrams, I'm not saying that the TI keyboard will eliminate every possible use of paper and pen, I'm just saying that writing down key notes from a lecture can happen much quicker with a keyboard than with a pen. If you think writing is easier than typing, then no offense but you need some classes. I learned to type through school in 9th grade and I get around 60 words a minute.

     22 June 2002, 15:01 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Everyone listen up
Gergely Patai  Account Info
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I don't feel the urge to learn to type, because I don't intend to become a secretary. Once I wanted to start it, but my fingers revolted against the idea, so I rather sticked to my natural (read: learnt through years of practice) method. Besides, there's really nothing taught during the lectures I could type. When I was at high school, we had subjects like literature or history that consisted of long sequences of text, but it would have been a strange idea to type those in the calculator, and print them out. It does less good than the fuss it takes. And nowadays, the things I learn (digital technology, higher mathematics and physics, programming etc.) are not really fit for typing.

No offense on that, naturally. :)

     22 June 2002, 15:41 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Everyone listen up
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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"I can write at least 4 times faster when I type as compared to paper and pen." , "I get around 60 words a minute."
Me too! :)

     23 June 2002, 20:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Everyone listen up
rmohr02 Account Info
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> Also, from what I know the higher end calcs like 86 and
> 89 (not sure about the 89) have a built in feature that
> shows you an equation in "pretty" form...

The 89 has it, the 86 doesn't.

     24 June 2002, 04:04 GMT

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