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He's probably in jail.

 

If I did what I did in highschool in this day and age, I surely would have been thrown in jail.

 

Like the time I wrote a simple first-person shooter using the school as the map, teachers from the yearbook as the enemies, and banana-cream pies as the weapons.

 

And then there was the pathetic security on the school computers...

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the best I was able to program on the ti-85 was "snake". anything more was just too much work typing on that silly little keypad. I think I even broke out the 85 for a french test at one point to congugate some verbs I programmed in rolleyes.gif

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You guys and your TI-85s crack me up! yellaf.gif

 

I learned how to use a slide rule in 1972 in the 7th grade (Dad, an engineer Geek_em8.gif before me, skewled me on it, and I read library books on the subject), and used it right up until I got a handheld TI-55 or something like that in the late 70s.

 

My slide rules occupy a place of honor in my office now: In a little red wooden box mounted on the wall, with a plate glass front, and a little hammer on a chain attached to the box. A note on the glass sez: "In case of battery failure, break glass." yellaf.gif

 

And just for perspective, my dad bought his HP-45 when they first came out in the early 70s. It could only do five functions (+,-,*,/, and %) and that little fokker cost over $450! Crikey! shocked.gif

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If I was a prof these days I would line the room with tinfoil to keep the kiddies from cheating

 

are you saying these damn things are going wireless now? ooo.gif

 

Gotta love those no-calculator chemistry exams in college. "What's the big deal? Didn't you learn to estimate in preschool like everybody else?"

Yup, the newest graphing calculators use IR signals to communicate. No more hard wire to connect and transfer games and other info. Still use my almost 12 year old TI-82. Both of my daughters use TI-83plus.

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Get him an HP - RPN is the way of the engineer!

 

True dat. I'm still using my old HP-15C from my college daze. I don't know what I'm gonna do when it kicks it.

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Get him an HP - RPN is the way of the engineer!

 

Second that. TI85s are to HP 48s what Camalots are to Friends - shiny but over-hyped and overpriced. Learn to use an RPN calculator well and you'll never go back. I'm a geekineering studend and the HP calculator rocks my dull little world.

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