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Dr. Otis Lansa
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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa » Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:30 pm

TI-85 or bust. I'm not clever enough for an HP.
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Postby Alpaca » Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:32 pm

My school bans anything above a TI-84. I still have an 83.

Having said that, I don't think it's possible to generate an inequality symbol. At least, I haven't.

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Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:44 pm

I work with an 83. I recently leanred how to put Matricies into it, so I think I'll mess around with the FSM one.
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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa » Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:58 pm

The 85's a dinosaur anyways... you could slap an 81 sticker on it and nobody would know the difference.
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Postby Duke » Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:43 pm

Ti-83? I have one of those.


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Postby PragmaticallyWyrd » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:46 pm

Of course you can generate a '>' on one of those. How the heck are you gonna write
if n > 5 then: disp "your mother smelt of elderberries":endif

if you don't have '>'? You can program on all those calcs. Heck, on one of them you don't even have to hack it to enter assembly language programs. General geek/MEGO style info here: http://www.ticalc.org/basics/calculators/
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Postby Snakeon » Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:05 pm

Holy numbers have of course traditionally been derived from lore and superstition (two of my favorites) which makes this effort somewhat problematic given FSM lore is still emerging from the primordial minestrone. It may be beneficial to alternatively establish a basis for a noodly number system (NNS) from which a plethora of worthies can be derived or more easily identified from our evolving lore. The FSMatrix proposal, e.g., has been beneficial to forward motion.

Ternary representations have really cool qualities, and I would be tempted to propose base 3 as a jumping off point if it weren’t for the fact that 3 is prime, and prime numbers are intrinsically exclusionary and obsessed with unity (we all know where that can lead). So, alternatively I tender my support for base e (2.718…), for no particular reason other than it is the most economical radix; though now that I think about it, “eâ€￾ is the alpha of the word “eatâ€￾, and the omega of the word “ateâ€￾; and furthermore it is associated with the development of logs , which are used to make pirate ships…
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Postby SpisBoy » Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:47 pm

Definitely 42.
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