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Re: What do you look for when buying a calculator?
Jonathan Katz  Account Info
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Survey idea by Tim McMahon.

...and math abilities of course! It's a calculator, you have to use it to calculate!

Reply to this comment    2 November 2004, 04:56 GMT

Re: Re: What do you look for when buying a calculator?
Timmc Account Info
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w00t! I would've chosen "All of the above" but I was too quick to choose "CPU Speed" ><
Mathematical capabilities would reflect on all features that a calculator has but calculating the exact and handling algebra is always a good feature.

Reply to this comment    2 November 2004, 12:12 GMT

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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All of the above is the best choice. If you have one, but don't have the others, then it's not worth it, in my opinion. I'd look for some mixture of all of them, except for "color and physical design."

Reply to this comment    4 November 2004, 21:01 GMT

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LonePhoenix  Account Info
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i think color and physical design are important too. i don't want to spend a year or two looking at an ugly calculator.

Reply to this comment    5 November 2004, 04:59 GMT


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Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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But the new 84+s and TI-89Ti's are incredibly bulky.

Reply to this comment    7 November 2004, 18:04 GMT


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ElementFire Account Info

I agree, I don't care if my calc looks like a Llama, as long as it integrates. :love:

Reply to this comment    7 November 2004, 01:36 GMT


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SarahCaseyThr-  Account Info
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If someone could make a llama-ish calc I would sooooo buy it...LLAMAS rule!
tee-hee

Reply to this comment    29 January 2006, 03:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: What do you look for when buying a calculator?
Shawn Zhang Account Info

They forgot pricing. I'm really poor...

Reply to this comment    4 November 2004, 22:34 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

That's why I got my 83+ off ebay for half the usual price. :-P

Reply to this comment    5 November 2004, 01:19 GMT


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tal_oz  Account Info
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umm actually since we are talking about eBay and how great that site is, (sometimes) i got my TI-89 for $66 with shippping, the only thing was that it has the serial link but whatever.

Reply to this comment    5 November 2004, 22:48 GMT


Re: Re: What do you look for when buying a calculator?
chris pak  Account Info

Oops I didnt see the choice of all of the above lol. I look for speed and memory, although all graphing calcs basically are fast, though I do see significant changes between the 83 and 83. Memory is good to have, for games. I voted for looks and colors, because i dont want an ugly calc, my ti-84 plus silver edition rocks!

Reply to this comment    5 November 2004, 03:16 GMT

Re: What do you look for when buying a calculator?
nicklaszlo Account Info
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I care about Math, FLOPS, and RAM, in that order.
I also like a good input interface, but even PC's don't have that yet. I want one of the brain implants in medical trials right now. Fortunately/Unfortunately I don't qualify.

Reply to this comment    2 November 2004, 05:38 GMT


Re: Re: What do you look for when buying a calculator?
takuanitromars36 Account Info

I'm highly suspicious of biological chip implants. I don't want to start a flame (so please don't flame), but in my opinion biochips are going to be one of the most powerful tools of manipulation and deception that the Antichrist will have at his disposal. I would never want a chip or computer in my head.

Reply to this comment    2 November 2004, 05:59 GMT

Re: Re: Re: What do you look for when buying a calculator?
Timmc Account Info
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That would take marrying your calculator to a whole new level.

Reply to this comment    2 November 2004, 12:13 GMT


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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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LOL(LOL-1)(LOL-2)(...)(1)

Reply to this comment    2 November 2004, 19:16 GMT


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calkfreak83  Account Info
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More commonly known as 120d...

Reply to this comment    2 November 2004, 21:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: What do you look for when buying a calculator?
Jake Griffin  Account Info
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I totally agree with you dude. I've seen so many experimentations such as getting a type of chip implanted in your hand so that it can hold all your credit card/banking stuff on it to prevent fraud...this is all going to lead to the Mark of the Beast...

Reply to this comment    2 November 2004, 19:18 GMT


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solitaire710 Account Info

How true.......

Reply to this comment    4 November 2004, 04:12 GMT

burntfuse  Account Info

Right. It would be *so* easy to accidentally (if not intentionally!) modify or fry someone's brain. It could also lead to something like in the book "1984", where the government could really make you believe what they wanted you too, not just try like they do now. ;-)

Reply to this comment    3 November 2004, 22:02 GMT


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Shawn Zhang Account Info

1984 eh? That was a really scary idea... I really hated reading that. I agree though, brain chip implants are bad^999999...

Reply to this comment    4 November 2004, 22:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: What do you look for when buying a calculator?
Brian Gordon  Account Info
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that's a good point, but not necessarily true. I wouldn't hesitate for a second if:
a) painless proceedure
b) no network/internet interface

Reply to this comment    5 November 2004, 01:03 GMT


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Dr_Enigma Account Info
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Say hello to hackers galore.
:(

Reply to this comment    5 November 2004, 09:14 GMT


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Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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Did you read b? Without a network or internet interface, hackers would have to have physical access to the thing to have any sort of access.

Reply to this comment    7 November 2004, 18:06 GMT


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Dr_Enigma Account Info
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And you doubt that they wouldn't be connected to a network?

Reply to this comment    8 November 2004, 14:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: What do you look for when buying a calculator?
Drantin  Account Info

although I agree with what you say, I still think having some sort of overlay system hooked up to the visual cortex would be pretty sweet... Instant googling on the go, GPS without any bulky equipment, news updates on the go, etc... of course, if MS software powered it, you'd have to expect to be blind every time it reboots, and you'd get plenty of pop-ups, etc...

Reply to this comment    9 November 2004, 06:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you look for when buying a calculator?
Drantin  Account Info

and to be a bit more on topic, all of the above except physical design. If the calculator has all other models beat in all the other areas, I'd assume whoever designed it would have given it a usable interface, or that someone would fix a bad one via the programmability (as would probably be one thing editable if it's programmability exceled above other calcs...) color... so long as it's got an office-type color and/or transparency (not translucent) I could care less about it... fancy colors just make the thing look more like a toy...

Reply to this comment    9 November 2004, 06:16 GMT

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