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Re: What is the longest time that you have had a calculator link cable connected to your computer?
Jonathan Katz  Account Info
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Survey idea by Peter Wakefield :)

Reply to this comment    21 July 2005, 01:50 GMT

Re: Re: What is the longest time that you have had a calculator link cable connected to your computer?
Timmc Account Info
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I usually only have it connected when transferring files. So no more than 10 minutes at a time. Normally a few seconds.
Mostly because I don't want random programs initiating the link.... yes, I've some stupid programs that for some reason - mess with Ti Connect. Even when it's closed =P

Reply to this comment    21 July 2005, 10:04 GMT

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Josť Sousa  Account Info
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me too... but i already left it for a few days... shutdown the desktop with it connected... then used the laptop for a few days...

The cable itself it's connected to the PC for more than 4 years... but wasn't connected to calc more than a few days..

I don't use TI Connect, i use the old Graph Link... it's more stable...

Reply to this comment    21 July 2005, 18:50 GMT

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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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It may be more stable, but it is so much easier to send programs with TIConnect installed...just Right click, "Send To", "Texas Instruments Calculator"...so simple. My cable also is always connected to my computer...about 3 years now...but my calc is only connected to it for a minute or two at a time, and I actually haven't connected it at all in the past 6 mos or so...

Reply to this comment    21 July 2005, 19:50 GMT


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jesse frey  Account Info

your TI conect is old now it is in the main right click menu and says "send to ti Divice..."

Reply to this comment    22 July 2005, 02:03 GMT


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anykey  Account Info
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I guess you have a bad version.
Mine says "Send to Connected Ti Device".

Reply to this comment    23 July 2005, 23:52 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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120d, shows where bad spelling gets you.

Reply to this comment    25 July 2005, 17:22 GMT


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frenchman113 Account Info
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Well, my Win98 comp went all weird and wouldn't let me uninstall TI Connect. It just told me "This action is only valid for products that are currently installed."

Reply to this comment    25 July 2005, 22:48 GMT

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Kylekatarn  Account Info
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try removing TI Connect Mannualy or get one of those "add/remove" applications

Reply to this comment    27 July 2005, 16:15 GMT


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MafiaMan Account Info

or...sometimes in the uninstall wizard there is a repair option. Sometimes that works.

Reply to this comment    4 August 2005, 16:19 GMT


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Coolv  Account Info
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Get XP. I highly reccomend it. (over 98)

Reply to this comment    31 July 2005, 01:10 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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If your hardware can handle it...otherwise, Win 2000 is probably better (the only really good, stable version of windows - at least in my experience).

Reply to this comment    31 July 2005, 19:25 GMT


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Chris Williams  Account Info

I agree, Win 2000 seems to be the most stable operating system made by Microsoft.

Unfortunately, stability is its best feature, and it's not even as stable as Slackware. Plus, it costs a lot more than Slackware. :)

Reply to this comment    2 August 2005, 16:32 GMT


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MafiaMan Account Info

I think Win95 is the best operating system.(and it is)

Reply to this comment    2 August 2005, 21:17 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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Um, I think you would quickly change your opinion if you tried out Red Hat Linux, or even just a newer version of Windows...

Reply to this comment    2 August 2005, 21:59 GMT


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MafiaMan Account Info

I meant windows and I have tried windows 98 and xp also.
I noticed that 98 is basicly the same as 95 and xp loads to slowly and opens windows slowly.
The best non-windows os is MS-DOS 1.0 :)

Reply to this comment    2 August 2005, 22:44 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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Well, yeah, I don't like 98 or XP, but they aren't as horribly unstable and slow as 95. DOS??? Best non-Win OS??? You REALLY need to try Red Hat Linux. (BTW, sorry that this is so off-topic...)

Reply to this comment    3 August 2005, 17:56 GMT


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Chris Williams  Account Info

I have a feeling that he was joking about MS-DOS 1.0. I don't think anyone in their right mind would think *any* version of MS-DOS is the best (non-Windows) OS. :)

In he's not joking, then the rest of this is directed at him and anyone who thinks MS-DOS is good.

Just try to concatenate a lot of files together sorted by filename (a common task, especially when used with the "split" command, for example) in MS-DOS. The COPY command just doesn't cut it (its crappy wildcard handler doesn't seem to sort files, at least in Win XP), so you have to type ALL of the filenames (sorted by hand or otherwise) and separated with "+" (making the "+" character illegal in a filename); don't forget to give the "/b" option if you're working with "binary" files, else your files probably won't catenate completely! (It's really sad because this silly distinction between "ASCII" and "binary" files still exists in Windows today.)

That's just a small taste of the "innovation" coming out of MS. :D XP

Of course, in any Unix (including MacOS X) it's just a simple "cat * >allfiles" or similar command. It's funny how people say that Unix is cryptic or "hard to use" or some other things based in ignorance.

Reply to this comment    3 August 2005, 18:38 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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Yeah, I could permanently give up *any* GUI for the Linux command line, because it's so flexible and easy to use compared to DOS.

Reply to this comment    4 August 2005, 19:27 GMT


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Chris Williams  Account Info

I probably would too, but it's a good thing we don't have to give up our GUI's just to use a good command line.

Windows + DOS = blah.

KDE/GNOME/xfce/whatever + bash/tcsh/whatever = user friendliness, flexibility, and power!

Reply to this comment    5 August 2005, 14:47 GMT

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MUSguy  Account Info

Hey, Just wondering, but is it bad to have your calc. constalntly pluged into your computer?

Reply to this comment    23 July 2005, 04:11 GMT

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LonePhoenix  Account Info
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i dunno, but my links' malfunctioning right now.

Reply to this comment    23 July 2005, 19:04 GMT


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aml1358  Account Info
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Short answer: no.
Long answer: it really depends on the stability of your computer. If it constantly finds crackpot excuses to freeze or crash, then it might be a bit risky. For example, you might delete a program that will take the driver for the TI device with it. Then, if you have a stone-age OS, it might consider this an excuse and crash. Newer computers are much faster and more stable, so there is a much smaller chance that this will happen. If you have a computer like MafiaMan up there (Win95 or MS-DOS 1.0) then you are on the edge. With Windows 2000 or XP (with SP2), it probably won't matter. Be careful with XP, though. I have had an issue before with plugging my link cable in for around 9 months and XP would never recognize it again. Good thing I have a duplicate cable from another calc ;).

Reply to this comment    7 August 2005, 15:24 GMT


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hellochar  Account Info

Mostly I just keep my cable put near my computer, and only if i'm transfering files do i actually connect it.

Reply to this comment    5 August 2005, 17:14 GMT

Re: Re: What is the longest time that you have had a calculator link cable connected to your computer?
mike olsen  Account Info

how much is a graph link going to cost me?

i got a danm sliver or something stupid like that (i have an 83+, going to upgrade it to 86 or something like that, any ideas which cal i should buy with my paycheck) any way it wont let me do a hex dump so i cant get an emulator :(

Reply to this comment    21 July 2005, 17:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: What is the longest time that you have had a calculator link cable connected to your computer?
Josť Sousa  Account Info
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buy a TI-89titanium ... most of them came with a usb silver cable, if you want to emulate it go to TI website and take the rom from there... it should work... (the Titanium version is not compatible with most emulators...)

Reply to this comment    21 July 2005, 18:46 GMT


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Richard Brosius  Account Info

Speaking of 89titaniums and hex, can anyone tell me why the base mode on my 89 is stuck in decimal. If i change the mode to binary of hex it doesnt work. I have also tried resetting all the defaults but that doesnt work.

Reply to this comment    21 July 2005, 22:43 GMT


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Ultra_64  Account Info

Speaking of 89titaniums and hex, can anyone tell me why the base mode on my 89 is stuck in decimal. If i change the mode to binary of hex it doesnt work. I have also tried resetting all the defaults but that doesnt work.

Yes. There's another way to change the number base mode from Dec to either Hex or Bin:
Press MODE
Press F2 (page 2 of MODE screen)
Press the down arrow 3 times to get to BASE
While in BASE option, press the right arrow and see the 3 options you want to choose to have the number base into.

Hope this helps.

Ultra_64

Reply to this comment    22 July 2005, 16:29 GMT

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Richard Brosius  Account Info

That was how i was doing, and it didnt work. I figured it out though. Thanks any way

Reply to this comment    25 July 2005, 17:51 GMT


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Coolv  Account Info
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Oh, I thought that Ultra 64 was asking for help. Sorry. I skipped Richard's original post, so I didn't know that Ultra was just copying the post at the top of HIS post. :)

Reply to this comment    31 July 2005, 01:15 GMT


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Coolv  Account Info
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You have to enter the number like 0h51 or 0h12B9B0A1. Hope this helps.

Reply to this comment    31 July 2005, 01:14 GMT


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colt45 Account Info

i thought i lost my 84, then i realized it was on my computer

Reply to this comment    26 October 2005, 01:15 GMT

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