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DarkerLine
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Posted: 29 Apr 2004 05:49:20 pm    Post subject:

Well, there's these math contests I make a lot of money in that require a non-QWERTY keypad and no symbolic manipulation. I started detesting TI-86's after 5 minutes of use, so my choice is very limited.
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Ray Kremer


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Posted: 30 Apr 2004 02:37:05 am    Post subject:

Ah. Too bad about not liking the 86 though. I can see how adjusting to it from the 83 would be daunting, but it really is a better calculator.
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leofox
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Posted: 30 Apr 2004 02:49:24 am    Post subject:

Jeremiah Walgren wrote:
By the way, are you from somewhere in Europe?

yeah, i'm from the Netherlands

And the USB thing can be handy. It's really true: when we had our calc only three days, a friend and me were thinking about why they didn't put a USB port in it instead of that stupid 2,5 mm stereo plug.


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Jeremiah Walgren
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Joined: 24 May 2003
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Posted: 30 Apr 2004 03:53:52 pm    Post subject:

Ray Kremer wrote:
Ah. Too bad about not liking the 86 though. I can see how adjusting to it from the 83 would be daunting, but it really is a better calculator.

I agree with that. People seem to like the 83 more because it's "easier" to use. Plus they don't like the menu system on the 86 for some reason. It's really not that hard to use...
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DarkerLine
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Posted: 30 Apr 2004 04:01:49 pm    Post subject:

Well, I had a hard enough time adjusting from the 73 to the 83+, though that was a relatively pleasant experience ("You mean I can just press a key and then type letters without having to go into this menu thing and press hundreds of arrow keys? Cool!")
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Jeremiah Walgren
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Posted: 30 Apr 2004 07:30:02 pm    Post subject:

You started on a 73? How was it?
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Awesome1


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Posted: 30 Apr 2004 08:47:57 pm    Post subject:

like the other people said, it looks, like the 83, performes like the 83+SE, has the mem or the 83+SE, and clock and changeable color bad thingy is useless to me. I'd expect more than 24kRAM, come one, that must be the biggest complaint of the 83X, they should make a ti83 Platinum with 36, 48, or even 70K RAM, also i noticed that as the archive gets used up, so does the ram, does it have better memory management? More commands in catalog?
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DarkerLine
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Posted: 01 May 2004 11:44:22 am    Post subject:

Jeremiah Walgren wrote:
You started on a 73?  How was it?

To make things clear, Awesome was talking about the 84, not the 73. The 73 is close to an 83 in form and function, but:

  • It is gray not black
  • There is no [alpha] key to type letters. You have to go into a menu where a keyboard appears and you have to select letters using arrow keys.
  • You can scroll up in the entries menu, dunno why that got left out.
  • You can type in fractions that will be displayed as small text over small text.
  • Circles are drawn in four segments. This can be done on the 83/+ by setting a flag.
  • There is another programming function, called SetMenu I think, to input a group of variables at the same time.
  • There are less math functions.
This is as much as I can remember, it's been a long time...
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Jedd
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Joined: 18 Nov 2003
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Posted: 02 May 2004 02:50:45 pm    Post subject:

sigma wrote:
Jedd wrote:
It won't take long before those spoiled brats who are the first to receive the calc start posting their games and quadratic solvers in the 84+ section on ticalc.org.

Wonder how long until that link is unbroken.

Ticalc.org has now created an 84+ section in their archives, and that link is unbroken.

-J
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Jeremiah Walgren
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Posted: 02 May 2004 08:18:42 pm    Post subject:

Wonder how long it'll take for the programs to start rolling in. A few weeks perhaps? (Maybe a few days?)
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DarkerLine
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Posted: 03 May 2004 04:11:59 pm    Post subject:

Betting the first program will be a guessing game or a quadratic formula program.
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Jeremiah Walgren
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Posted: 03 May 2004 10:15:32 pm    Post subject:

Sir Robin wrote:
Betting the first program will be a guessing game or a quadratic formula program.

I doubt the staff would accept it. (At least, I hope they wouldn't.) Perhaps they'll keep better quality control over the 84+ archive... *crosses fingers and hopes*
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shadowing
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Posted: 05 May 2004 08:38:49 pm    Post subject:

Anyone considering buying the 89 titanium?
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Jeremiah Walgren
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Posted: 05 May 2004 10:24:53 pm    Post subject:

shadowing wrote:
Anyone considering buying the 89 titanium?

For about two seconds.
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leofox
INF student


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Posted: 06 May 2004 03:52:56 am    Post subject:

The 89 Titanium looks really cool, if i buy a new one, i will certainly buy it!

It has 166K RAM! that;s kewl!
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Keith Pierce


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Joined: 02 Feb 2004
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Posted: 06 May 2004 07:06:35 am    Post subject:

I just recieved yesterday my 84+ and my 94+/Se. Also I just ordered my 89 titanium! No bad lol
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Adm.Wiggin
aka Tianon


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Posted: 06 May 2004 04:20:53 pm    Post subject:

During all this, thought any about your OS tutorial? ;)

How do you afford all those?!?!
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Jeremiah Walgren
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Posted: 06 May 2004 06:14:54 pm    Post subject:

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It has 166K RAM! that;s kewl!

*188k

Quote:
The 89 Titanium looks really cool, if i buy a new one, i will certainly buy it!

I don't see how you'd buy an old one...

Quote:
I just recieved yesterday my 84+ and my 94+/Se. Also I just ordered my 89 titanium! No bad lol

94+/Se? That must be an awesome calc. Laughing What exactly are you going to do with 4+ calculators?

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How do you afford all those?!?!

Job = money. I doubt most parents would buy that many calculators, though I'm sure there are some who would...
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DarkerLine
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Posted: 06 May 2004 06:18:45 pm    Post subject:

The regular 89 also has 188K ram.
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Jeremiah Walgren
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Posted: 06 May 2004 06:30:03 pm    Post subject:

Sir Robin wrote:
The regular 89 also has 188K ram.

This is true. I believe Kevin Kofler, or someone (can't remember who), said that adding more RAM would require TI to rewrite the OS so it could be handled properly.
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