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ticalc.org Pending Files Reaches 1,000
Posted by Michael on 1 February 2003, 19:58 GMT

This morning ticalc.org's pending file queue reached 1,002 files, attaining an entirely new level of bloat.

Users visiting the File Upload Form were stunned with the news. From the inside of his Idaho retreat, TI-81 fanatic Brent Medelsvensson was seen wearing a tin-foil hat and shouting, "It's a conspiracy! They've been planning this ever since the pending load was 'heavy'!" After locking himself in his parents' bedroom, he could not be reached for further comment.

ticalc.org news editor Michael Vincent commented, "I have no knowledge of the whereabouts of the file archivers at this time." Off camera, he mumbled something about Pago Pago and grapefruit. Magnus Hagander, residing a short distance from the ticalc.org server, reported, "We've been told that the earthquakes are extending all the way into eastern Siberia."

Corresponding with this event, overworked monkeys on typewriters were seen to mysteriously print lists of ticalc.org staff members in no particular order.

Stay tuned to your Emergency Broadcast System for further details.

 


The comments below are written by ticalc.org visitors. Their views are not necessarily those of ticalc.org, and ticalc.org takes no responsibility for their content.


Re: ticalc.org Pending Files Reaches 1,000
Barrett Anderson  Account Info
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when i saw the red border i thought the fake news was going to be "ticalc.org is hiring archivers"... so i guess they still might be... come on magnus, it's pretty hard to screw up archiving files, i'm sure you can find 4 or 5 people who could do a perfectly good job of it.

     1 February 2003, 20:57 GMT

Re: Re: ticalc.org Pending Files Reaches 1,000
Mike Elgen  Account Info
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why doesn't ticalc just create a computer program which automaticially updates it?

     1 February 2003, 21:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Pending Files Reaches 1,000
Barrett Anderson  Account Info
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think of the abuse that'd get.

each file also needs to be reviewed in one way or another (i don't know if they actually test each file, i doubt it), but i'm sure they at least read the description, and probably look at the filenames in the zip file.

     1 February 2003, 21:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Pending Files Reaches 1,000
lord_nightrose Account Info
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The fact that the file queue is now at over 1000 files tells me that it's very likely that they *do* test every file. I could do it myself, with VTI.

     1 February 2003, 22:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Pending Files Reaches 1,000
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Yeah.. that's funny, though, because earlier I heard that they used a computer program to give them an overall test to see if it's clean or not, and then they look further if it looks like it possibly could be a bad program... but that doesn't make sense. 1000 files can't all be profane and evil.

     1 February 2003, 22:34 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Pending Files Reaches 1,000
molybdenum  Account Info

maybe the typing monkies are on strike and the file archivers have to run the BASH scripts themselvs rather than using a program on upload to ticalc...

     1 February 2003, 22:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Pending Files Reaches 1,000
no_one_2000_  Account Info
(Web Page)

I'm not on strike! What are you talking about?

     2 February 2003, 02:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Pending Files Reaches 1,000
molybdenum  Account Info

guess the union action info got to me first...

     2 February 2003, 05:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Pending Files Reaches 1,000
Nathan Crank  Account Info
(Web Page)

I also heard that...

     2 February 2003, 03:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Pending Files Reaches 1,000
no_one_2000_  Account Info
(Web Page)

Yeah... Magnus was talking about it about 10 (?) news items back.

     2 February 2003, 18:59 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Pending Files Reaches 1,000
KermMartian  Account Info
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But this isn't fake!! The pending is up to one grand!! :)
For example, I uploaded some files in November that still haven't been put in the archives!! Noooooooo...

     1 February 2003, 21:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Pending Files Reaches 1,000
no_one_2000_  Account Info
(Web Page)

Yes, it is real... there ARE type-writing monkeys (like me).

     1 February 2003, 22:35 GMT


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slimey_limey  Account Info
(Web Page)

And I'm a TYPERWITING BANANANA!!!
G'fah'h'h'hah!

     2 February 2003, 01:02 GMT


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JcN Account Info

And I am a type-writing Pogona vitticeps

     4 February 2003, 06:00 GMT


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JcN Account Info

The P. vitticeps resembles the above symbol.

     5 February 2003, 05:00 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Pending Files Reaches 1,000
Mike Elgen  Account Info
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I quote from one of your news articles:



3,000 Files
Posted on 17 January 1998, 00:00 GMT


The file archives section now contains over 3,000 files. Over the past three months we have added over 1,000 new files to the archives, an average of about 10 per day. In addition, many more are updated everyday. You can always count on us to have the very latest files, so check back here often.

     1 February 2003, 21:13 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Pending Files Reaches 1,000
SuperCozmo  Account Info

you saved that? wow.

     4 February 2003, 05:04 GMT

Updating
Mike Elgen  Account Info
(Web Page)

On top of the posts, between the years 1998-2000, there was a new news item almost every other day. What happened?

     1 February 2003, 21:22 GMT


MV59
slimey_limey  Account Info
(Web Page)

That's why we hired an editor for the news recently. It helps to have a newseditor--these things don't happen automatically--especially becuase someone deleted all the copies of the AI that posted the news before.

Well, that was an obfuscated sentence.
http://www.ioccc.org/main.html

     2 February 2003, 01:05 GMT


Re: MV59
BlackThunder  Account Info
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"Obfuscated"? Hmm... go to the above web page. And btw, bad grammar. Its obfuscating.

     2 February 2003, 02:59 GMT


BG? ITN!
slimey_limey  Account Info
(Web Page)

Be quiet, you'll ruin my public image!!!

I know those two ideas didn't fit together at all, so don't tell me!!!

     3 February 2003, 01:27 GMT

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