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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2010, 08:15:18 pm »
Aah that would be cool. Would it be official, though? Because (no offense intended) the last two times you said that on TI-Freakware you vanished again a week later :( . It would be awesome if you came back for real and worked again on some projects :D
I plan too, especially since everything has been running smoothly of lately. Truly I left programming for about a year or two in all. Believe me though, don't think I've forgotten about the project we had planned, or rewordings I should say ;) Once I believe I'm ready I'll contact you.
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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2010, 08:18:02 pm »
Ooh that would be cool. I still got a copy somewhere I think, but it was hacked with 1000pts stats and I did not have the source nor the tools to compile.

(for people who are wondering what we are talking about, we were working on a french translation of Dying Eyes)

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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2010, 09:18:12 pm »
P.S. This is the first forum I've ever been to where you get 9 posts within a few hours. Kudos to the community.

Some of the larger forums on the Internet will get 9 posts within a few minutes. But this is definitely the largest Calculator forum I've seen.
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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2010, 09:37:35 pm »
Yeah I remember once, I was curious and went on a huge forum and went at the bottom of page to see the post count. I refreshed every 3 second and saw it increase by 2-5 everytime x.x

The funny thing with Omni, though, is that even if last year we only had 15000 posts, we still managed to top every other forum in activity. That tells you how that the TI community was still recovering from some stuff x.x. I would show an update graph of every forum activity since 2005, but now we're getting kinda off-topic :P

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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2010, 09:52:15 pm »
Not to continue with the off-topic stuff, but what exactly is the community recovering from? I've been relatively isolated from it until recently.
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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2010, 09:55:25 pm »
I was not around during the activity drop, but from what I understand, around 2006ish, many of the calculator programmers came to the assumption that everything that could be done for calcs had already been accomplished.  Also, I believe there were some inter-community wars that halted progress on many things.  In recent years, things like Axe Parser, Ndless, calc84's gb emulators, the signing keys, etc... have proven that we have not even come close to accomplishing everything that can be done on calcs.  More people got interested in calcs and activity has increased. :)


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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2010, 09:56:11 pm »
I'm completely fine with the off-topic since it's all news to me haha.
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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2010, 10:00:04 pm »
I was not around during the activity drop, but from what I understand, around 2006ish, many of the calculator programmers came to the assumption that everything that could be done for calcs had already been accomplished.  Also, I believe there were some inter-community wars that halted progress on many things.  In recent years, things like Axe Parser, Ndless, calc84's gb emulators, the signing keys, etc... have proven that we have not even come close to accomplishing everything that can be done on calcs.

I'm still amazed by what Axe and Assembly can do. I've seen my calculator outperform some computers ;D

On the other hand, I was talking with one of the electronics engineers from TI a couple days ago. Quite informative to say the least.
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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2010, 10:21:37 pm »
I just studied the the guide they sent.  I took it back in seventh grade for Duke TIP.  I got a 630 on writing, 650 on Reading, (because I studied the words), and 800 on math, because, well, I code calcs.  :P
Hey! I did that too, except I took the ACT.  I think I got a 25 overall.

(Although I just took a practice test and got a 34, so....big improvement since 7th grade)
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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2010, 10:53:03 pm »
I was not around during the activity drop, but from what I understand, around 2006ish, many of the calculator programmers came to the assumption that everything that could be done for calcs had already been accomplished.  Also, I believe there were some inter-community wars that halted progress on many things.  In recent years, things like Axe Parser, Ndless, calc84's gb emulators, the signing keys, etc... have proven that we have not even come close to accomplishing everything that can be done on calcs.  More people got interested in calcs and activity has increased. :)
What apcalc said, and the inter-community problems hurt Omnimaga particularly bad and lead to its demise back in 2008. It became clear at that point that it would be best to move on and hope that one day, once things have calmed down, we can restart from scratch. One year after doing so, we discovered that the shut down, in very long terms, caused us more benefits than problems, which is sad to say in some ways, but to be honest, if the entire staff from the old board returned in late 2008 or even 2009, not even half of it would have been accepted as staff (no offense).

(although I kinda wish I hidden the old board instead of deleting it, so I could have put the old posts back up)