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Re: Girls interested in games, and calculators! D:
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2010, 06:31:47 pm »
doesn't mario crash every 10 minutes, tho?
That was mostly the level editor, I think
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Re: Girls interested in games, and calculators! D:
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2010, 06:53:21 pm »
I did for a while but then my teacher found out and I didn't want to get in trouble so i deleted it
http://www.brandonw.net/calcstuff/fake.zip

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Re: Girls interested in games, and calculators! D:
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2010, 07:01:47 pm »
I did for a while but then my teacher found out and I didn't want to get in trouble so i deleted it
http://www.brandonw.net/calcstuff/fake.zip
Except that

1) There were reports from an user on a forum about this program containing a bug causing the calculator to reset for real. I think it was on United-TI or CalcGames.
2) Some teachers are aware such programs exist, and will check in case one may be running on the user calc, quit it, then reset the memory successfully

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« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2010, 07:04:22 pm »
1) There were reports from an user on a forum about this program containing a bug causing the calculator to reset for real. I think it was on United-TI or CalcGames.
2) Some teachers are aware such programs exist, and will check in case one may be running on the user calc, quit it, then reset the memory successfully

1) Reseting anything involving the archive screws it up, and you end up having to reset the RAM.  I uses CalcUtil, so I haven't had much of a problem with this.

2) Don't know how to address this, I guess you could in theory lock down your calculator pretty good, and make it so this can't be reset anyway.

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Re: Girls interested in games, and calculators! D:
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2010, 07:23:40 pm »
1) aaah I see

2) well, then the teacher could see it as an attempt to prevent him from resetting the calc and take it away during an entire test and lend you a different one.

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« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2010, 07:40:03 pm »
2) well, then the teacher could see it as an attempt to prevent him from resetting the calc and take it away during an entire test and lend you a different one.

I thought she was concerned more with it being reset in general, personally, I would give up my calculator during a test to avoid getting it reset.  However, I cannot see a good method to prevent a calculator from being reset, aside from installing Brandon Wilson's application, faking the reset yourself, and showing the teacher that there are no programs, apps, or anything of signifigance.

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Re: Girls interested in games, and calculators! D:
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2010, 11:43:16 pm »
Over here, most tests rendered calc programs useless anyway. You had to write down the entire problem solution for them, and the solution counted for 75% of the question total score. So basically they did not bother removing our programs. Some schools also use the teacher locking stuff on newer 84 OSes (which can be disabled by a program by Mapar007, though)

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« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2010, 11:45:59 pm »
Over here, most tests rendered calc programs useless anyway. You had to write down the entire problem solution for them, and the solution counted for 75% of the question total score. So basically they did not bother removing our programs. Some schools also use the teacher locking stuff on newer 84 OSes (which can be disabled by a program by Mapar007, though)

Press-to-Test, also killed by Brandon Wilson (and Mapar007, I just didn't know about it).  I have always written my programs for math and science such that they tell me what work to put down ;)

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Re: Girls interested in games, and calculators! D:
« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2010, 03:55:14 am »
I swear.
If they start making tutorials on how to program games...

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Re: Girls interested in games, and calculators! D:
« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2010, 04:29:20 am »
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2) Don't know how to address this, I guess you could in theory lock down your calculator pretty good, and make it so this can't be reset anyway.

I have a tutorial to do that somewhere on ticalc. It's practically unbreakable, but I didn't look into silent linking. (and also it assumes that you don't screw open the thing)

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Re: Girls interested in games, and calculators! D:
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2010, 07:21:33 am »
doesn't mario crash every 10 minutes, tho?
That was mostly the level editor, I think
The level editor crashed mostly when you wanted to delete a column  :-X

lol, it has been a while since I made a topic with so much response  :D

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However, at my school it was kinda common to see girls play calc games. Most only played Ztetris, though.
Yeah, but never seen them making a vid so I posted this :P Indeed girls seem to prefer games like ZTetris, altho some also like to play Mario 2.0 (: But guys seem to be more interested in making levels for it, c'z like previous year almost every male in my class attempted to make some levels, and the girls just played them :P
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Re: Girls interested in games, and calculators! D:
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2010, 08:10:16 am »
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Yeah, but never seen them making a vid so I posted this Tongue Indeed girls seem to prefer games like ZTetris, [...]

Yes, I agree because [in my opinion] girls tend to be more casual-oriented about gaming (and coding) in general.

I  only know very few female persons (in real life!), who are seriously into either gaming or coding...

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Re: Girls interested in games, and calculators! D:
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2010, 11:52:31 am »
They said "15mHz Zilog z80 proccessor and 24 KBs of available RAM"
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Re: Girls interested in games, and calculators! D:
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2010, 02:54:54 pm »
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Yeah, but never seen them making a vid so I posted this Tongue Indeed girls seem to prefer games like ZTetris, [...]

Yes, I agree because [in my opinion] girls tend to be more casual-oriented about gaming (and coding) in general.

I  only know very few female persons (in real life!), who are seriously into either gaming or coding...

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Re: Girls interested in games, and calculators! D:
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2010, 03:15:50 pm »
You know, I think it's interesting how people often question why men or women aren't generally interested in certain things, aren't skillful with certain types of tasks, etc., but they won't acknowledge neurological gender differences because of how taboo it is to form generalizations. Despite the values of gender equality some of us are instilled with, men and women really aren't that alike. Men and women have different affinities and methods of thinking and problem-solving: The female brain is more geared toward emotional input / output, intuition, creativity, and more abstract thinking; the male brain is more geared toward logic and analytical thinking. That's not a *bad* thing - scientific truths are independent of the value judgments we attach to them. I don't personally feel these differences make either gender better than the other. Each has its own advantages.

What's interesting is that sexual orientation also plays a role in brain development. Gay men were found to have similar brain patterns as heterosexual women, and lesbians were found to have similar brain patterns as heterosexual men. This could mean either of these people are a versatile mash-up of emotional and analytical thinking, having shared patterns due to both gender and orientation. I've especially noticed this correlation within working fields. For instance: Gay men often fill medical nursing positions, psychiatry, or other fields that combine analytical detail with nuturing. Many historic philiosophers were also either gay, or suspected of as much.

Before I digress too much from the original subject - I just don't think you see women taking an active interest in these kinds of fields because of innate affinities they have with more emotional interests. Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean you won't find *any* women involved in a particular field of interest.
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