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Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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This being the 200 survey in ticalc.org's short history deserved a special kind of survey. What a better way than to look back at all the little tid-bits that have plagued ticalc.org in the past. Fell free to "express yourself" in the posts on this survey as you see fit, but only this survey.

Oh and I purposefully left out the typewriting Monkeys...those damn things just won't leave me alone!

Reply to this comment    22 August 2004, 03:32 GMT

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Ben Cherry  Account Info
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What about spelling things the British way, as in "favourite"?

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Timmc Account Info
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"favourite" as to "favourite" huh?
What's the formula for Pi?

Reply to this comment    22 August 2004, 07:37 GMT

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Christophe Molon-Noblot  Account Info
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Pi/8 is better anyway

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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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Off topic (but I figured if I could be off topic in any survey, this one would be it)
Does anyone know where any good 68K ASM tutorials are? I am taking a class in school on the whole 68000 family, but I want to know more specific stuff about the TI calcs...particularly the 89. Does anyone know of any tutorials that would fit my needs? I sort of browsed the the archives, but the only one that really looked like it would be TI-calc specific was for the TI-92

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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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I decided to start the "z80 in 28 days" tutorial...I like it...a lot...like, I'm on Day 14 and I have only been working on it for 2 days...I love ASM already

Reply to this comment    26 August 2004, 18:53 GMT

burntfuse  Account Info

Ahhhh...wait until you get to debugging complex programs that logically *should* work. :-) If you're like me, you'll be shouting curses at your computer (or at least wanting to).

Reply to this comment    26 August 2004, 22:10 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I thought you wanted a 68k tutorial? Z80 is neat, but I strongly prefer higher-level languages.

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 00:43 GMT

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Cuddles  Account Info

mmm... C...

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Teoryn  Account Info

Ummm, 68k asm is not any higher of a language than z80 asm.

Reply to this comment    29 August 2004, 00:11 GMT

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Sam3.14 Account Info
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Yes but you can use C or Java with TIGCC or a Java compiler which came out recently; I forget what its name is. I recomend C.

Reply to this comment    29 August 2004, 12:42 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Of course, I know that. *confused* Where did I say that 68k asm was a higher level language than z80?

Reply to this comment    30 August 2004, 01:45 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Just to make things crystal clear...

"I thought you wanted a 68k tutorial?"

He asked anybody if they knew of any good 68k tutorials. Then he said that he was learning z80 (the learn z80 in 28 days guide), and that he was on chapter 14 in two days (or something like that). I was surprised at that, since he was about to learn 68k asm, and then went and started learning z80. Nothing wrong with learning both at the same time, but I would probably get the two confused if I were to do that. That's why I inquired.

"Z80 is neat, but I strongly prefer higher-level languages."

I was agreeing with his comment about liking z80 asm. I never said that 68k asm was a higher-level language. They're both ASM languages. Granted, I don't know 68k ASM (I decided that learning C would be easier), but I'm not stupid enough to think that it's a higher-level language.

Reply to this comment    30 August 2004, 01:52 GMT

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Sam3.14 Account Info
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pi .= 3.14159265358979323846 264338327950288419716939 937510582097494459230781640 62862089986280348253421170679

100! w00t!

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Ahh, you gotta go for more than 100 ;-) But if you really know 100!, then you're far past the numbers of digits that the supercomputers have calculated pi to. You should be famous!

Reply to this comment    22 August 2004, 16:05 GMT

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How many do you know?
Also, I heard that you memorize e. How many digits of that do you know. I only know 5, Because they're part of my AIM screenname.

Reply to this comment    22 August 2004, 19:43 GMT

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W Hibdon  Account Info
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You know how many digits I know e? 2. That it right; I know the first 2. I will quote them here: 2.7 ph34r me!

-W-

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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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All I know is 2.71828182...I think that's accurate...maybe a couple digits too long...I used to know 169 (13^2) digits of pi and no_one knew 144 (12^2)...not sure how many he knows now, but I only remember like, 50 or so.

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Timmc Account Info
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Infinite numbers shouldn't be used in math as you'd only get a number that's way off from True.
ie: Pi to 200 Billion decimals would be almost 0% accurate.

Reply to this comment    23 August 2004, 13:05 GMT

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Right, but if you think of how many digits of pi everybody knows, that puts us in the 99th percentile for Pi Memorization! Mwhahaha!
But really, how many people know over 100 digits? Not many... *feels special* ;-)

Reply to this comment    23 August 2004, 17:40 GMT

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Sam3.14 Account Info
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Haha now I know 101 so I am a proud member of that group

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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YAY! Good idea!

I wonder if you can get some kind of scholarship for reciting pi, lol. Maybe there's a contest like that around my hometown. If so, I'd have to do it :-D

Reply to this comment    24 August 2004, 15:12 GMT


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BlackThunder  Account Info
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I know twelve digits and I'm in the 99th percentile in my school, lol.

3.141592653589

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 15:05 GMT

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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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ahhh...but 3.14159265359 would be more accurate, and that's only 11 digits... ;)

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 18:37 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Wow... well, I guess that's true. Most people only know the first three. :-\

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 20:09 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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3.14 or .141? Some people don't count the 3. I know about 15 with the three but only every use 3.1415. It always gives me slightly diffrent answers then my teachers who just use 3.14. One time a teacher got really made at me.

Reply to this comment    26 August 2004, 19:13 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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3.14. If you ask any "normal" person what pi is, they'll probably say "3.14." It's just the common response. In fact, most middle school teachers would probably say "3.14" as well. I bet if you made a poll where somebody randomly walked up to a person and asked them what pi (not pie :)) was, it would look something like this:

3.14 -- 75%
22/7 -- 15%
Huh? -- 9%
[any correct nerdy/mathematical answer] -- 1%

Now, if you factored in all the people who would assume you meant pie instead of pi, then it could be completely different... but really, it's sad, very few people seem to realize that pi goes on infinitely without a pattern.
----

Now what I really hate is when they make you do math involving pi, but instead of using pi, they make you use 3.14 as your "pi." I ALWAYS use/used the pi button on my calculator (faster than typing 3.14) and I ALWAYS used to get different answers. If they would get mad, I'd simply say, "My answer's more correct than yours, don't complain." Hehehe :)

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Travis Evans Account Info

I have a feeling that the percentage of people who would respond "Huh?" to "What is the value of Pi?" would be quite a bit higher than your example shows. :(

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 01:29 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Ahh, probably. But if you polled just high schoolers, then even most of the j0x0rz would have an idea of what pi is.

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 13:49 GMT


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Krach42 Account Info
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Nerdy answer. You mean, like 4 times Signma from k equals 1 to n of negative one to the k plus 1 power divided by 2k minus 1?

Or more simply, four times the alternating infinite series of 1 divided by all the odd numbers.

That would be a nerdy answer?

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 07:21 GMT

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Yeah, that would be :-D But did you mean from one to inifinity? That would make more sense. Unless... n=infinity.

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 13:51 GMT


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Krach42 Account Info
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Hm... you know, the correct definition would be n = infinity, but in truth, n can be equal to any such value that will provide the level of accuracy you want... So, I guess technically, it could be just about anything. But if you want the TRUE value of pi, then it's gotta be infinity.

Reply to this comment    30 August 2004, 08:47 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Yep. I think this method takes a lot longer to get any precision. I made a Java program to do this once and I only got a few digits from it. I think the real problem was that the double variable types didn't store enough digits in their answer, so precision was lost. But, I have another idea for getting around this. What if you made your own divide function that would store the answer into a 1000-character string? (all digits must be accurate, of course) Then, if you make "add" and "subtract" functions with the string, then you could get a lot more digits of precision that way. Sound like a good idea? I don't think it would be that hard to do...

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kirb  Account Info
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or you could just say the arctan(-1)

Reply to this comment    30 August 2004, 12:44 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Yeah, but you can't really calculate pi with that without some kind of look-up table, and to make the table, you have to already know what pi is (or a few digits of it), so yeah, pi = arctan(-1), but you "figure out pi" with that. Or can you? I could be wrong, of course.

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burntfuse  Account Info

But...but...you need infinity for the definition of the integral function!!!! lim (x->oo) [some part that I forgot]

Reply to this comment    26 August 2004, 22:12 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Yeah, you do use it quite a bit for limits in calculus, but I think he's talking about using numbers that go on infinitely (like pi). I just say, use the best estimation of pi you can get. There's a pi button on your calculators. Use it! (But if you're using pencil and paper, that's a different story)

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nateman145  Account Info

no one uses a pencil and paper anymore...

[no pun intended]

Reply to this comment    29 August 2004, 20:55 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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That took me a second to realize where the "pun" was coming from. I need more sleep. -_-zzzz Hehe, gotta love the "no_one" jokes!

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Yeah, I remember when I had 12^2 and you had 13^2. :) And I think the year before that, the number of digits I knew was also a perfect square. Getting 314 digits would be cool. Or 1337, but I don't think I have THAT much time... ;-)

And I bet if you looked over them again, you'd find that you remember more than 50.

Reply to this comment    23 August 2004, 17:33 GMT


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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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Yeah, but without looking back here's what I remember, and I KNOW it's wrong...there's some points where I jump to different parts of the sequence:
3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 693993...MIND BLANK AT 46!

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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"3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 693993"

Looks right to me so far...

Then it should go something like this:

751058209 7494459230 781640628 6208998628 0348253421 1706798214 8086513282306 6470938446 095505822 31725359 4081284 8111745208...

Look familiar? :)

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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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yeeeessss....I should be back to 150+ in no time!

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Woo hoo! I thought you'd remember them. Maybe next pi day, you can get 225 and I can get 196 :-D

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 02:40 GMT


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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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I don't really have as much time on my hands as I used to. I have work in addition to school now, so...I'm pretty busy now.

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Maybe soembody will invent a way to download pi to your brain or something... :-D

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anykey  Account Info

Like in the Matrix!!!!! But if there were something like that, he wouldn't need to go to school in the first place, giving him time to do more important things (like program).

Reply to this comment    26 August 2004, 02:49 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Hey, that would be cool! Less school, more programming! Yay!

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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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But if you could program to your brain, then you could program what is fun, and that could be sitting on the couch all day doing nothing. You could sit all day, and think that you're having as much fun as being in a theme park or something... :)

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Only because you have a 800x600 resolution setting! *sticks out tongue* Nah nah nah nah nah! My resolution's better than yours! (j/k)

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Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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Hmm...

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Well, if we get it to go far enough, the page will be too big for your monitor, so your monitor will physical stretch a few inches for each comment we add on here. You know... I've always wanted a 40" montior. Maybe I can get that if I add enough comments! Mwahahaha!

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Justin McKinley Account Info

Would that work? is so i'm going for 41"

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nateman145  Account Info

keep replying to this

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Keep replying to what?

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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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Oh, this comment :) j/k I am on a mac right now with HUGE reolution, so I have like, 3 inches left before it goes off the screen. I can also read comment I'm replying to AS I'm reading what I'm typing...that's how big the screen is...I can see this text box and the TICALC.ORG logo at the same time... :)

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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W H O A , T H A T I S H U G E ! ! !

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mike White Account Info
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pyrimad

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Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info

120d

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Brian Gordon  Account Info
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...no it's not. It's on the left half of my screen. 1600x1200 roxorz!

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Nice, that's a cool screen resolution. But, I prefer my 1024x768. After a while, pixels on the screen just get too small.

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anykey  Account Info

I'm scared! *hides under desk*

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I know a little over 160 digits of pi and only 15 or so of e. I'll memorize more of both when 3/14 comes around. :)

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Ah man. Google won't do anything above 170!. Phuey.

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Heh, you're right, I tested that once. I like google's calculator. It comes in handy a lot when I'm too lazy to get out of my chair to pick up use my TI calculator.

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burntfuse  Account Info

Google calculator? Never heard of that before...how do you get to it?

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Well, this may seem like a shocker, but try http://www.google.com/ ;-) j/k, I'm just messin'

But really, if you go to google, all you need to do is type in your math problem. For starters, type in pi. At the top, it should say something like "google calculator" and the answer. You can go back and try something else like e^(pi*i) or 2asin(1). It actually handles a LOT of functions (well, more than I thought it would). It's VERY handy, since google is my homepage.

Google can do so much for you... I also use it quite frequently to quickly find the correct spelling of a word. *hugs google*

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burntfuse  Account Info

The only problem with using Google as a spell checker is that there's a small chance that the first few pages found might also have misspelled the word. :-)

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I was talking about

"Did you mean <correct spelling>" and the "[definition]" link :)

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 16:39 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
calkfreak83  Account Info
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Dude, 100 sucks. I have 128,000,000! I would post them, but they would take up the whole page, so just email me if you think I'm lyin...

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W Hibdon  Account Info
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You serious? The 89 cannot even calculate that number. 128000000! is like... whoa.

-W-

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Haha! Gotta watch those factorials.

Anyway, I remember when Chickendude posted a whole bunch of digits of pi. Was it 50,000? I can't remember how many it was. I just remember that it took up MANY pages. :-D
But posting them is rather pointless UNLESS you know them. Anybody can copy and paste. It takes 1337 SKILLZ to memorize them.

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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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One thousand, three hundred thiry seven skillz? That's a lot. Maybe that's why I never got to 200.... ;)

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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120d :) My problem is that I only have 1336 skillz. I seem to have lost my 1337th skill. Oh well. I'm not 1337 anymore :'( *runs off crying*

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 02:41 GMT

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calkfreak83  Account Info
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I meant just 128,000,000. Not the factorial of it.

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Well, that's why you never use an exclamation mark at the end of a sentence where the last "word" is a number.

Like: "I can count to 6!" is going to be interpreted as "I can count to 720" because we're all nerds, here, right? ;-)

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W Hibdon  Account Info
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'Fore the flaming starts, if you do not like the term "nerd" sub in "geek" and all will be well.

-W-

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I know you don't, but I use them interchangeably. They're the same thing to me.

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Cuddles  Account Info

don't forget the week where we looked them up in the dictionary... was all the blood for nothing?

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Well, that's true. I don't bite the heads off of chickens... so...

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ti_is_good_++  Account Info

Nerd? Tell that to my high-80s-to-low-90s fastball, curveball, slider, changeup, cutter (both ways), forkball, knuckleball, and screwball, as well as my opponents' .144 batting average.

:) (Not that I'm not serious, but I'm also not flaming)

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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o_O That's pretty fast!! But anybody who spends most of their time on a site about graphing calculators has to be nerdy ;-)

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Timmc Account Info
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Yes is can. =) Just setup an application on your computer and send the data generated on your calculator to your computer. You'll need a few TB of data though. I recommend 1PB. Then again, you could just use a computer to calculate Pi. ugh, Pi should be equal to the whole circumference of a circle! =)

Reply to this comment    24 August 2004, 11:17 GMT


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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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a circle with what radius? because it IS equal to the circumpherence of the circle with diameter of 1, and it is equal to the area of the circle of radius 1, and it is equal to the volume of a sphere with radius...0.908560296416... uhh...yeah

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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"a circle with what radius? because it IS equal to the circumpherence of the circle with diameter of 1"

Ahh! Very good point!

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 02:43 GMT


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Timmc Account Info
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YAYAYAYAYAY! FYI: I asked for the formula for Pi. :-)

Reply to this comment    23 August 2004, 11:56 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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And I answered.

"Check every artcle written on pi day. You'll find a lot of information on the topic"

"A lot of information" includes formulas. ;-)

Though, I do know one off the top of my head.

4 * (1 - 1/3 + 1/5 - 1/7 + 1/9 - 1/11 + 1/13 - 1/15 + 1/17 - 1/19 + ...) = pi

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Timmc Account Info
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meh, what's the other way using a token on an 83+ to do it?
Esum(infinite*k->n, something something)

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Umm... I'm not familiar with an infinite sum method, like that that. Did you go back to previous pi day articles and check?

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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"like that that"

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 00:58 GMT


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Cuddles  Account Info

Pi can also be caculated to a certain degree by pretending a circle is just a regular polygon with any number of sides. To get the sort-of "pi" you devide the sum of the lengths of all the sides by the radius. As you increase the number of sides, you increase the accuracy (it starts to seem more like a circle with hundreds of thousands of sides). That's what they have running in a program on at least a couple super computers to get those collections of what, millions or so digits of pi that people are so proud of.

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Oh, I've used that method before, just for fun. I think I wrote a program to simulate that for me. I was able to get a few digits of accuracy.

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Check every artcle written on pi day. You'll find a lot of information on the topic

Reply to this comment    22 August 2004, 15:57 GMT


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Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Hey man thats the cool way to spell it! :-)

Reply to this comment    22 August 2004, 07:49 GMT


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sigma  Account Info

But remember that it's "glamour" no matter where you are.

Reply to this comment    22 August 2004, 23:10 GMT

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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PARADE!!!!!!!! No, j/k ;-) (Anybody remember that?)

I picked "pi = ..." because... I mean, come on. I can't go anywhere without anybody asking me what pi is. And of course, Pi Day at ticalc.org is the best holiday, as we all know. So, I had to pick that, even though all of those applied to me at one time or another.

Let's see...
- I've had first post MANY times, and I think I declared it once or twice O:-)
- w00t! is a commonly-used word in my vocabulary
- Pi: of course
- I use 13375p34k more often when writing to my friends than in here, but it certainly applies.
- Everybody has to yell "All your base are belong to us" at some time in their life...
- *just laughs at "PYRAMID!!!" and leaves it at that*
- I use binary a lot ("just my 00000010b cents", "lol! > (101b)! > (5d)! > 120d", etc.), but again, it's more common with my friends than in here (if you can believe that... [wow, no_one has friends!?])
- Well, unforunately, I never got to buy one of those Magnus thongs :( The store closed down before I could make my order!!!!!!! :'(
- I think angelboy deserves the Voyage 400 option, though I've participated in that a few times

Reply to this comment    22 August 2004, 15:56 GMT

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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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AHH!!! So THAT'S what AYBABTU means...I had heard "All your base are belong to us." but couldn't remember/think of what AYBABTU could be...So now, I officially know what every single one of those are...however they forgot the entire book being posted into the news article...

Reply to this comment    22 August 2004, 22:19 GMT


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sigma  Account Info

<Space: An explosion>
<Bridge>
Captain: What happened!?
Mechanic: Someone detonated bombs all around us!
Operator: Captain! Incoming transmission!
Captain: What!?
Operator: Image coming through on the main monitor.
<CATS appears>
Captain: You... You're...!!
<Close-up of CATS>
CATS: You appear to be preoccupied, gentlemen </sarcasm>. Thanks to the cooperation of the UN forces, all your bases now belong to the CATS. You ship, too, shall soon be destroyed.
Captain: Th... That's impossible!
CATS: We thank you for your cooperation. </sarcasm> Enjoy the remaining momemts of your lives... HA-HA-HA!

Operator: Captain..?
Captain: Launch all Z.I.G. fighters! All we can do is entrust it to them. Give us hope for our future... we're all counting on you!

<Ship Explodes>

OMFG!!! LOLOLOLx0rzzorz !!2!1!&#^$!|\]280yhn1n34

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DWedit  Account Info
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For great justice!

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Hahahah! ... Wow... ;-)

IN A.D. 2101 / WAR WAS BEGINNING. / CAPTAIN : WHAT HAPPEN ? / MECHANIC : SOMEBODY SET US UP THE BOMB. / OPERATOR : WE GET SIGNAL. / CAPTAIN : WHAT ! / OPERATOR : MAIN SCREEN TURN ON. / CAPTAIN : IT'S YOU !! / CATS : HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN !! / CATS : ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US. / CATS : YOU ARE ON THE WAY TO DESTRUCTION. / CAPTAIN : WHAT YOU SAY !! / CATS : YOU HAVE NO CHANCE TO SURVIVE MAKE YOUR TIME. / CATS : HA HA HA HA .... / OPERATOR : CAPTAIN !! / CAPTAIN : TAKE OFF EVERY 'ZIG'!! / CAPTAIN : YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DOING. / CAPTAIN : MOVE 'ZIG'. / CAPTAIN : FOR GREAT JUSTICE.

I have an emulator and the ROM for Zero Wing. Isn't that cool? And then there's that flash music video that I'm sure everybody here has seen. If not, you need to go see it right now.

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Benjamin Moody  Account Info

It's "Somebody set up us the bomb." It's easy to remember if you just say it backwards...

Reply to this comment    26 August 2004, 01:42 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Isn't that what I wrote? *looks up* Oh, I guess not, lol. *shrugs* Typo, sorry :)

Say it backwards? "Bomb The Us Up Set Somebody?" or like this, "bmoB ehT sU pU teS ydobemoS" ?

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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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"Bomb The Us Up Set Somebody?" =
"Bomb the U.S. Upset somebody."
NOOOO!!! 5|_||3|_1/\/\1|V4|_ /\/\3554935!!!111oneone

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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That's funny, I never noticed that!

Then I guess AYBABTU could be "All your base are belong to U.S." too... (maybe that's why they had GWB saying the lines of "Cats" in that GIF parody mentioned at the bottom)

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 01:01 GMT

burntfuse  Account Info

Uh...what's PYRAMID supposed to mean?

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Travis Evans Account Info

Go to the ticalc.org search page and do a search of the user comments for "PYRAMID!" and browse some of the ocmments there. You'll see. :)

I'm about to laugh... it seems even more funny when I look back on it than it did originally. I mean, all the "w00t!", "Yay! Pyramids", "Parade!", and "SKREEEEEE!" stuff.

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Travis Evans Account Info

Well, how did that typo get in there? :)

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benryves  Account Info
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Yeah, I was gonna ask where PARADE!!!! went...

Reply to this comment    23 August 2004, 10:33 GMT

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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The typewriting monkeys are going to get you for leaving them out of the poll ;-)

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They've already broken through my firewall!

Reply to this comment    23 August 2004, 22:22 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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It's okay, I know how to fix it. Just type in this URL and you'll be fine

http://www.ifooledyou hahahanoone2000is1337.com/ sendmail?to=no_one& IP=<your IP goes here>& credit=<one of your parents credit card number goes here> &pass=<your e-mail password> &key=<where you hide your spare key to the house> &add=<your address> &monkeys=LEAVEFIREWALLALONE

That should do it for you. Keep in mind that all the information is kept confidential. *ahem* So do that immediately and everything will be fixed ;-)

(Obviously, this is a joke, and the URL won't work (duh), but I've seen people actually fall for scams similar to this, though they were a bit less obvious... still... some people are really stupid, lol)

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Morgan! You should have declared FIRST POST!

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Morgan Davies  Account Info
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I only thought about that after I posted...biggest lost opportunity of my life.. :-(

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 21:50 GMT

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Well, there's always the 300th survey :)

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ti_is_good_++  Account Info

Delete the post and post it again. Not now, obviously, but after you posted it.

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