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burntfuse  Account Info

Sadly, no offers. :-/ Oh well, I guess that's the disadvantage of being antisocial.

Still, I probably wouldn't charge, unless they offered to pay...

Reply to this comment    18 September 2004, 21:53 GMT

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TI_fan  Account Info

I wouldn't charge either, except if some random person walked up to me at lunch with a link and asked for Mario Editor, in which case I'd probably charge a few cents, just to make a point.

Reply to this comment    18 September 2004, 22:43 GMT


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Brian Gordon  Account Info
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i'd give him mario-ed 2.0 to make a point :)

Reply to this comment    19 September 2004, 02:30 GMT


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Timmc Account Info
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Being "Anti-social" is no excuse. After about a week of using your calc in most classes you'd get the "calc nerd" wrap. From there some n00bs might figure that you can play games. Here's where you can take advantage of the situation: You can either teach them how to use Graphlink, bring games to school and swap them from your calc, OR (my fav) take their calc home and promise to bring it back with games. The last two put you in a position where you can either request or simply accept money (depending on the n00bs personality).
Keep in mind that most calculator programs are Free and therefore you should not charge for them. In most cases the n00b will have some black/silver cord laying about unused. Always share your knowledge of Ti calculators, unless your really anti-social and start to walk away really really fast.

Reply to this comment    19 September 2004, 05:58 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I like taking their calculator home with me and installing programs on it that way. It's a lot easier for me and it makes it seem more of a job that you should be paid for (hehe). Then you get to use their calculator for a day and make them happy the next. Maybe they'll do something nice for you later on. *shrug* Only two things you have to worry about-- 1) If somebody steals THEIR calcualtor, you're screwed. 2) If you give them a game and it crashes their calculator, they might get pissy, even though that's not your fault. That actually happened to me, I installed a whole bucnh of games on a friend's TI-83+SE and something scrweed up a few months later, and the calc would turn off right after turning it on. She tried taking out the batteries for days and putting them back in, and everything else. I assumed she needed to reflash the ROM, but she wouldn't let me touch it after that. 120d TI also voids your warranty if you install ASM/Flash games, right?

Reply to this comment    19 September 2004, 15:22 GMT

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ti_is_good_++  Account Info

>>TI also voids your warranty if you install ASM/Flash games, right?

Not necessarily. For example, if you try pulling something (like the blue screen hack that was recently mentioned, or garbage collecting until the flash breaks) and it destroys your calculator, they do. On the other hand, if, for example, a screw gets loose in the calculator and it shorts the flash (which is what happened to my V200), then they have to replace it if it is still under warranty.

Reply to this comment    19 September 2004, 15:39 GMT

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tal_oz  Account Info
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THAT stinks, but anyway to the point. that happened to me and my friend while we were looking at assembly programs in the BASIC editior and the very next day my calc was doing the "turning off and RAM clear if you got it on for 20 sec" so as any person mught of guessed I got really pissed off and thought I needed to buy a new one. I just sent it back and within 3 weeks I got a refurbished one for free (hehe, my warranty had already expired, but they didn't even notice hehe) BTW it was on O/S version 1.16

Reply to this comment    19 September 2004, 16:03 GMT


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nyall Account Info
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Sounds like low batteries.

Reply to this comment    19 September 2004, 16:49 GMT

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Timmc Account Info
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I've had someones 92+ stuff up on me. It required a new OS in the end so when they used it at school the other n00bs were like "Hey! How come you get a GUI OS?"

Reply to this comment    20 September 2004, 03:15 GMT

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Coolv  Account Info

HA! Losers...

Reply to this comment    20 September 2004, 23:51 GMT


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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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A n00b knew what a Graphical User Interface was? Wow, you have some smart n00bs at your school... :) I don't really like the new OS for the 68k calcs...I just keep it off...The "home" screen should be the place the calc goes to when it is shut off...not this wierd GUI that lets you choose to go to the home screen...

Reply to this comment    21 September 2004, 17:27 GMT

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Sam3.14 Account Info
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I agree. I only put my APPS desktop on when I want to impress people. I am so used to pressing Apps+7+Enter to start programming that the Desktop seems very slow.

Reply to this comment    23 September 2004, 22:18 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I always turn that off as well... I don't see a point in it. All it does is slow me down when I need to make a quick calculation.

Reply to this comment    23 September 2004, 22:54 GMT


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Coolv  Account Info

That might've been a problem with the memory. Something similar happened with my 85. (If they still have the problem,) Tell your friend to remove the round cell battery.

Reply to this comment    20 September 2004, 23:50 GMT

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ti_is_good_++  Account Info

I work for a developer that is planning to charge $25.00 for its calculator OS/PC-based business software suite once it is released. Current timeframe is late 2005-early 2006. Progress is being made on a beta and initial infrastructure concerns are being handled. Look in Upcoming Programs for feature details.

I guess my answer is "I will but I haven't yet because the program isn't there yet" so I voted for Option 1.

Reply to this comment    18 September 2004, 22:17 GMT

burntfuse  Account Info

I'm sure the software itself is great, but do you think that anyone is going to pay $25.00 for a calculator program? :-O (I'm not being sarcastic - I want to know if there's really a market)

Reply to this comment    18 September 2004, 22:28 GMT

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ti_is_good_++  Account Info

Our research indicates that there is a market for it among small businesses. They are generally interested in using computers in the way that most large businesses do-lending appropriate personnel laptops for work purposes-but can't afford $1700 per capita. They can afford $215 per capita, though. For the same reasons, this may be an alternative to a PC for individuals who need a second computer or for those who can't afford a computer at the moment.

Reply to this comment    19 September 2004, 00:34 GMT


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danbert23  Account Info

Doesn't TI charge about $30 for the CABRI app?

Reply to this comment    19 September 2004, 00:59 GMT

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ti_is_good_++  Account Info

And we all know how many people buy the CABRI app...

Reply to this comment    19 September 2004, 05:06 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info
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Not for the 83+. Just 89. (I think.)

Reply to this comment    20 September 2004, 04:59 GMT


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calkfreak83  Account Info
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The 83+ has a CABRI Junior App for it.

Reply to this comment    22 September 2004, 20:26 GMT


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CalcKing  Account Info

The 83+ version is free, the 89/92+ version is not. The V200 comes with it preloaded.

Reply to this comment    24 September 2004, 10:43 GMT


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ti_is_good_++  Account Info

BTW, TI-89 misc section in Upcoming Programs, almost at the bottom of the page.

Reply to this comment    19 September 2004, 15:33 GMT

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