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Introduce Yourself! / Re: Hi, I'm Ephraim Becker
« on: February 06, 2015, 06:56:53 am »
All the posts above are good advice -- but I learned z80 assembly as my first language (after BASIC, of course), and it took me 5 years to write my first useful application.
To me, it was worth it, because I now have an understanding of how code works at a very low level, and it helps with avoiding stupid mistakes in higher-level languages.

So if you persevere, it can be very rewarding.

Miscellaneous / Re: Post your typing speed
« on: July 20, 2013, 02:12:57 pm »

General Calculator Help / Re: TI-73 Installing Mallard
« on: June 05, 2013, 08:12:20 pm »
For the TI-73? I didn't realize it supported apps. That would be nice though. :)

Of course...Calcsys for the 73 was one of (if not the) first community-created application for it, many years ago.

When Mallard was written, we didn't have the 73 app signing key, hence why it wasn't done that way in the first place.

General Calculator Help / Re: TI-73 Installing Mallard
« on: June 05, 2013, 08:08:24 pm »
Not sure if I read carefully (in Cemetech's shoutbox earlier), but I think there might be an updated version soon for people who use modern linking softwares and cables, but I heard it might only work with OS 1.60.

What you likely read was me saying I would be attempting to write a Mallard-compatible Flash application equivalent shell for the 73 tonight on HCWP, which would be much easier to use and more compatible with everything than Mallard itself.

News / Re: TI-84 Plus C Pocket SE leaked?
« on: November 24, 2012, 10:05:56 pm »
I can understand wanting to joke about some of this stuff and taking things lightly from time to time, but I'm frankly getting really tired of people spreading crap around like it's real. I lose respect really fast for someone that spreads lies in order to generate excitement where there is none. Some of us take these things seriously -- and end up looking like fools to people that matter when the truth comes out.

I'm sure I'll get "lighten up" and "take a chill pill" responses to this, and shame on me if I end up continuing to spread it to important people without hard evidence, but I stand by what I said.

General Calculator Help / Re: Downgrading Questions
« on: November 02, 2012, 02:04:15 pm »
I don't recall ever saying such a thing. I have been known to buy calculators for testing purposes, potentially brick them, and then return them to Walmart.

I also check to make sure they haven't released new versions of the boot code (which I guess falls under "testing purposes").

Other Calculators / Re: Your calculator collection
« on: October 31, 2012, 02:27:20 am »
brandonw: Why is your cx still in that shop-wrapping?

The Nspire CX CAS sucks, but I had to get it for the collection. No need to open it.

Other Calculators / Re: Your calculator collection
« on: October 29, 2012, 01:14:22 am »
Including ones not there, I assume you have something around 100? O.O

Also will you ever complete your collection with a parcus model (that isn't a 82 Stats)? :P

It's probably more like 70.

Only if I see it for cheap while out-and-about -- an 82 or 83 Parcus isn't worth a lot of time or money. :)

Other Calculators / Re: Your calculator collection
« on: October 29, 2012, 01:04:56 am »

Larger image:

There are several not pictured because others are borrowing them.
They all work -- this isn't including broken/bricked ones.

Fake has problems. It was written before OS 2.53MP came out (where they reworked how a lot of things worked internally in the OS, which Fake abuses), and it needs to be re-done (or ditched, depending on your perspective).

Why is he considered to be the one who knows the most?

News / Re: 3rd-party USB Nspire programs on the horizon?
« on: May 13, 2012, 04:03:45 am »
Next up: TI84+ usb support :)

The 84+/SE already have USB support. You can use a USB keyboard from within the TI-OS using USBTools (downloadable from, and usb8x has a mouse API you can access (and DoorsCS has a USB mouse addon).

Did you mean connecting an 84+/SE and Nspire together? Nspire8x for the 84+/SE can do that, though it hasn't yet been fixed to work with OS 2.x and above.

News / Re: 3rd-party USB Nspire programs on the horizon?
« on: May 12, 2012, 11:28:15 pm »
The Nspire is a combination of a lot of off-the-shelf parts, each with their own very public datasheet.

We have no idea what the 84+/SE USB controller is, and have no way of getting to it -- it might even be something custom, which could explain why it doesn't resemble any other known USB controller out there.

News / Re: 3rd-party USB Nspire programs on the horizon?
« on: May 12, 2012, 11:14:21 pm »
Wow, there was no USB Nspire programs until now?
I am surprised there are even USB possibilities already. For the TI-84 Plus, although USB8x came out one year after the calc, today the USB protocol is still a major hassle to use and understand for most people, it seems. I was not expecting any USB discoveries for the TI-Nspire until 2015-2017 or something.

Maybe that can allow Calc84maniac to revive his 83+ emulator for the TI-Nspire?

Actually, I think you'll see quite a bit of USB stuff coming for the Nspire. Unlike the 84+/SE, the controller is relatively well understood and documented, and is relatively easy to interface with. No such official documentation exists for the 84+/SE's controller.

Other / Re: XBox 360 Controller for Ipod
« on: May 04, 2012, 03:45:39 am »
Doesn't the iPod Touch also have a special USB port where nothing else than the cable that comes with the iPod Touch can fit?

It's called a dock connector, yes. But that cable is just a standard USB cable, the other end of which can be adapted to whatever you need.

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