Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jun 2009 18:15 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... I guess the tragic death of Michael Jackson put the internet on hold or something, as the amount of news we can find has come to a grinding halt. I did find something interesting, though: HP has made several of its classic calculator models available as iPhone applications or as Windows applications. I'm personally not particularly versed in the world of mathematics (other than statistics), but I do know the love many geeks have for their calculators.
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RE: TI-83
by madcrow on Sat 27th Jun 2009 01:13 UTC in reply to "TI-83"
madcrow
Member since:
2006-03-13

I did all of that too. I actually went even farther wrote some games in TI-BASIC that managed to spread around the school. They were inspired a combination of old "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, fantasy novels and pro wrestling and as I recall, made heavy use of the Menu() function as well as the pseudo-random number generator and LOTS of labels. Truly spaghetti code at its finest...

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RE[2]: TI-83
by Bobthearch on Sat 27th Jun 2009 01:41 in reply to "RE: TI-83"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

Those TI machines are fantastic and amazingly capable. I've got a few here including an 83+, 84+ Silver, and a 92+. Thousands of available software titles (including games), computer connectivity, and a good number of add-ons and accessories.

There was a TI emulator that I followed for some time and still use occasionally, Virtual TI, but it hasn't been updated in almost ten years.

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RE[3]: TI-83
by mabhatter on Sat 27th Jun 2009 04:38 in reply to "RE[2]: TI-83"
mabhatter Member since:
2005-07-17

I'd love to see those done right on iphone/touch. they're STILL $100 calculators after 15 years. While not as legendary as the HPs they're still widely required in high schools and colleges.

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