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Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
Posted by Michael on 9 August 2004, 02:02 GMT

[YOU MUST DOWNLOAD IT!!!!!] Requiring no more than the amazingly low figure of 334 bytes, Wacky Fun Random Numbar Generator v1.00000069 not only preserves all of the stunning functionality of the original release, but runs faster and in less space. This contribution to the public works of humanity was written by Michael Vincent as he slaved away in assembly language for his TI-83 Plus.

Patrick Davidson, game programmer extraordinare, had a prepared statement to make: "This is definitely a monumental day for the TI community. Back when the Random Numbar Generator was only in BASIC, assembly programers like myself were doomed to shame. After all, since we could not approach the awesomeness of the Random Numbar Generator, we were treated like second-class citizens of the TI community, if we could be considered citizens at all."

Patrick's sentiment is widespread; sociologists are predicting a revolution in the way TI calculator programmers interact in the community. Dr. Feel said, "This will at last tear down the walls of hatred between the BASIC and ASM programmers! Friendships will be healed and together we will move on to make the world a happier place." Nick Disabato, ticalc.org news editor emeritus and creator of the original 86 BASIC version, agreed. He simply stated that "random numbar generator unites all."

Beyond the community effects of this release, the technical details of the 83+ ASM version are breathtaking by themselves. Random Numbar Generator utilizes pre-compiled code and WidgetTopSpeed optimizations to enhance the user's experience. This could very well set the gold standard of calculator programs for years to come. With the BASIC versions of Random Numbar Generator, the overall program speed was limited by the speed of the user's input. Because the 83+ port is written in 100% pure, wholesome, iron-fortified ASM, the overall program speed is now limited by the speed of the user's input, but everything else runs really really fast.

Whereas the original program caused people to learn Sanskrit, the added complexity of assembly language is now spurring those same individuals to learn street Latin.

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Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
Matt Long  Account Info

Great work.

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 02:05 GMT


Subliminal Message?
benryves  Account Info
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Hover your mouse over the photograph...

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 14:14 GMT

Re: Subliminal Message?
KermMartian Account Info
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Wow, MV looks freakishly like me. Same glasses, same hair, etc.

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 15:32 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

Sort of like me too...except my hair isn't straight...

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 16:53 GMT

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W Hibdon  Account Info
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Same here, except for the fact that he does not.

-W-

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 18:40 GMT

burntfuse  Account Info

Oh wait...it looks like his hair *is* curly like mine...

Sorry, MV. :-[

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 01:24 GMT


Re:
KermMartian Account Info
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It must be that bad eyesight/ curly hair is part of the phenotype of the programming gene. :D

Reply to this comment    11 August 2004, 15:44 GMT


Re: Re:
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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That's not true! I have straight hair... ...And bad eyesight!

Reply to this comment    15 August 2004, 00:09 GMT


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JcN  Account Info
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Am I the only blond-haired person here?

Reply to this comment    11 August 2004, 17:16 GMT


Re: Re:
Caboose  Account Info

nope!

Reply to this comment    14 August 2004, 14:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re:
KermMartian Account Info
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I second that.

Reply to this comment    14 August 2004, 18:21 GMT

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Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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No wonder you're such a "genius" Kerm...

Reply to this comment    15 August 2004, 01:35 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

But...but...you said that you looked like MV...he doesn't have blond hair!!!

Reply to this comment    15 August 2004, 19:08 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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I'm gonna have to say he is blond.

Reply to this comment    16 August 2004, 20:46 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

Uhh...brown!.

Reply to this comment    17 August 2004, 01:16 GMT


Re:
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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Uhh... Kerm!.

Reply to this comment    17 August 2004, 17:08 GMT


Re: Subliminal Message?
Chivo  Account Info

Why? Nothing happens, unless you use a broken browser (ie IE) which displays ALT tags when you hover over an image.

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 21:37 GMT

burntfuse  Account Info

LOL!!! I didn't know IE was *that* bad...

Yeah, I have an "un-broken" browser (Netscape) so I didn't see anything, but when I looked at the image properties, the text displayed while loading was "[YOU MUST DOWNLOAD IT!!!!!]". :-)

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 01:26 GMT


RED HAT FOREVER!!!
The_Fedora_Penguin Account Info
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IE is made by Microsoft. (more like Macrosoft) What more can you expect from them? (see the URL)

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 15:07 GMT


Re: RED HAT FOREVER!!!
AndySoft  Account Info
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You mean Macrohard don't you? :P

Reply to this comment    12 August 2004, 14:54 GMT


Re: Re: RED HAT FOREVER!!!
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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No no. MicroSquishy.

Reply to this comment    15 August 2004, 00:13 GMT

Re: Re: Subliminal Message?
Tzazak  Account Info
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Dude, that's not why IE is broken. IE is broken because Microsoft made it, so it's broken by default. Check out the ^link^ for some hilarious anti-Microsoft stuff. Oh, yeah, it's awesome LOTR stuff, too!
I put the hex on the page through a hex converter, and it's just a bunch of random characters, but the main story is still intact.
The moral: Use Firefox! (Which recently got updated - woot!)

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 01:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Subliminal Message?
anykey  Account Info

Horray FireFox!

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 02:28 GMT

Re: Re: Subliminal Message?
Ben Phillips  Account Info

I use IE and I see the image perfectly fine even when I hover my mouse over it

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 11:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Subliminal Message?
Ben Phillips  Account Info

Hovering your mouse over it does not do nothing. It gives you options to save, print, etc... the image, (IE only) and it displays "YOU MUST DOWNLOAD THIS"

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 11:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Subliminal Message?
Chivo  Account Info

IE displays the ALT property of an image in a tooltip when you hover your mouse pointer over it. The W3C standards state that the ALT text should be displayed *only* if the image does not load. The TITLE property of an image should be used to display something like "[YOU MUST DOWNLOAD IT!!!!!]" when you hover over it.

Mozilla/Firefox and Opera adhere to the standard on this issue. IE is broken in that it doesn't follow the standards. Shame on MS.

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 16:37 GMT

Re: Re: Subliminal Message?
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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For Firefox users right-click on it and go to properties.

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 19:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Subliminal Message?
Chivo  Account Info

Yeah yeah, I know I can look at the image properties. I was just pointing out that Mozilla doesn't show a tooltip for ALT tags.

Thanks anyway.

Reply to this comment    13 August 2004, 05:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Subliminal Message?
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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Hmm... what is an ALT tag?

Reply to this comment    15 August 2004, 00:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Subliminal Message?
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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Never mind.

Reply to this comment    15 August 2004, 00:17 GMT


Re: Re: Subliminal Message?
nicklaszlo Account Info
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If you use Opera, just turn off images and the hidden message will display. Or, in the console, type:

$ lynx http://www.ticalc.org/ archives/news/articles/11/115/ 115018.html

You must, of course, type the command on one line, removing spaces from the url.

Reply to this comment    11 August 2004, 03:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Subliminal Message?
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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I think you can turn off images in everything but IE.

Reply to this comment    15 August 2004, 01:37 GMT

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