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 ticalc.org Completes IPO Posted by Michael on 1 April 2004, 00:50 GMT As many of you know, it costs quite a bit of money to run a website with the astounding level of traffic that we receive. In order to raise enough funds to cover next year's bandwidth expenses, we are pleased (actually, overwhelmingly excited) to announce that ticalc.org has just completed its initial public offering of stock. We are now traded as a nonprofit corporation on the electronic communications network Archipelago. This allows for 24-hour, real time trades under the ticker symbol CALCS. Our initial public float was 1,000,000 shares at a par value of $0.25 each. Because of unexpected demand, as of the time of this writing, we expect Isaac to place first in the list of the world's wealthiest people, with a net worth of$76 billion. Magnus is second with a current worth of $43 billion. We have created a stock ticker (quotes delayed 15 minutes) with the current ticalc.org price: CALCS:$ We thank all of you for investing in us, and hope to continue to serve the community for many more years now!

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Re: ticalc.org Completes IPO
Chivo

Everybody do this:

You'll make a fortune!

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 01:30 GMT

Re: Re: ticalc.org knows Javascript (and what day it is)
Andy Kukwa

Ha ha!!

This is truly one of the most original April Fool's jokes I've ever seen. But I only fell for it because it's still March 31st over here. Note the Subject of this comment. ;-)

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 01:52 GMT

Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org knows Javascript (and what day it is)
joeman3429

yeah, i'm in oregon, and it about 10:43 pm, march 31, so i almost got tricked than i remembered that it was april 31 in grenich
i completely forgot about april fools, i need to watch out tomarrow

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 06:42 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org knows Javascript (and what day it is)
jrock7286
(Web Page)

April 31st? April has only 30 days where I come from...j/k, I know what you meant ;)

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 22:14 GMT

Re: Re: ticalc.org Completes IPO
jrock7286
(Web Page)

You don't even have to go to 2037 to sell sell sell...just keep buy buy buying because they are PAYING you to buy stock... ;)

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 04:14 GMT

Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Completes IPO
molybdenum

\begin{document}
\begin{article}
\title{Get out of bankruptcy quickly: Computer clock method}
\author{Molybdenum}%not too sure if author is right command
\section{Overview}
A computer's clock is a powerful thing and I love LaTeX too much, and I can see this is going nowhere, so send'' it is.
\end{document}

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 05:52 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Completes IPO
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

How in the world did the character limit not stop you? It always gets me when I type stuff like that... even if there are no 40-character strings AND when I have spaces at the end of every line.
I don't think it likes me

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 22:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Completes IPO
molybdenum

weird, btw, that was awful LaTeX, don't read it!

Reply to this comment    2 April 2004, 03:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Completes IPO
jrock7286
(Web Page)

He may have put spaces at the end of every line...that's what I always do. Or Magnus was nice and decided to conform and allow the new-line character be considered a "word-breaker," but...Magnus being nice? j/k ;)

Reply to this comment    2 April 2004, 16:11 GMT

Re: Re: ticalc.org Completes IPO
Nick_S

Reply to this comment    2 April 2004, 14:23 GMT

Re: Re: ticalc.org Completes IPO
Matt M

My computer clock goes from 1980-2099. I tried setting it to 1099 but I got a blue screen. It did work though but again, when I set it back to normal it blue screened.

STUPID WINDOWS DRIVER THAT DOSN'T LIKE THE VARIABLE FOR DATE!!

Reply to this comment    2 April 2004, 22:44 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Completes IPO
Justin McKinley

Wow... Mangus and Issac are rich... Now they should put ALL their time into ticalc... (I know it's a joke...)

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 02:08 GMT

Re: Re: ticalc.org Completes IPO
TheGreatOne

See, now that part is what got me. I mean if they just said something a little less than "billion" then I just may have not caught on so fast. And the fact that the stock supposedly jumped from $0.25 to$120 when I checked didn't help, but hey a 48000% rise aint too bad!

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 23:21 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Completes IPO
Spoiled_Stiff
(Web Page)

GAR GAR GAR LOVE THE APRIL FOOLS JOKES GAR GAR GAR!
heh, two years in a row you guys used stocks : ) appreciate the fun though, i almost checked the paper to buy some stock lol

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 02:52 GMT

Re: Re: ticalc.org Completes IPO
PlaidPhantom

Gar?

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 19:24 GMT

Re: Re: ticalc.org Completes IPO
Lewk

Spoiled Stiff?

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 21:25 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Completes IPO
Ayial

***puts wallet back in pocket and hangs up call to broker who is now laughing hysterically***

got me good! but, eh, it's late, which is no excuse to the fact that I'll believe anything sometimes. Good one. A+

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 03:30 GMT

Re: Re: ticalc.org Completes IPO
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

That is pretty funny. Almost as funny as hundreds of people e-mailing TI about the Voyage 400 :-D

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 23:00 GMT

Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Completes IPO
Sam3.14

What did TI do?

Reply to this comment    2 April 2004, 21:57 GMT

Just think...
nicklaszlo
(Web Page)

... what would happen to the dollar if TiCalc.org stock realy grew that fast. All the sudden, everyone who hadn't bought in would be bankrupt because of the super-high inflation rates.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 04:01 GMT

Re: Just think...
jrock7286
(Web Page)

Yeah, that's what really gave it away for me. I would continually hit "reload" and it would go up a few cents every time...

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 04:16 GMT

Re: Re: Just think...
W Hibdon
(Web Page)

Call me stupid, but I don't quite follow.

-W-

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 04:53 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Just think...
jrock7286
(Web Page)

I'm not sure if it is STILL doing it, but if you kept hitting reload, the amount the stock was worth (the amount shown in the box) kept going up. This is not true for REAL stock, because it wouldn't rapidly go up at a consistent rate, unless some miracle happened...oh the joy of the stock market...

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 05:49 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Just think...
W Hibdon
(Web Page)

And I set you up too....

I don't understand why the value of the dollar would fall.

-W-

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 19:43 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Just think...
jrock7286
(Web Page)

You know...neither do I...it only falls with the processing of more money by the government or by illegal means or economy falling as far as I know...unless ticalc doing well would hurt the economy, I don't know how it would affect the value of the dollar... :/

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 22:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Just think...
JAKAS

Actually, if anything, the value of the dollar would increase. Isaac and Magnus would hoard all of the money in the... Wiat, Aren't the located in Sweden? I didn't even think they had dollars there. Oh boy, now i'm confused.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2004, 23:05 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Just think...
Ben Cherry
(Web Page)

If the value of the stock went up that quickly, and then the stockholders sold it, then those stock holders would make a boatload of money, money that had not been around previously and suddenly the value of the dollar would drop, the same way that the Great Depression started in 1928 on Black Tuesday.

Reply to this comment    2 April 2004, 01:10 GMT

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