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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
Nikky Southerland Account Info
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This changes everything. I need to learn street latin now! I mean right now!

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 02:09 GMT

Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
Nikky Southerland Account Info
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Hehe, I like Dr. Feel. He looks like my doctor. Makes you wonder...

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 02:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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Ha! Same here!

Reply to this comment    14 August 2004, 20:41 GMT


Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
Chivo  Account Info

Oportet ministros manus lavare antequam latrinam relinquent! Ha ha ha!

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 16:41 GMT

Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
anykey  Account Info

So... Nick's password is '**********' ? Or am I just gullible?

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 03:00 GMT


Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I don't think he'd give out his real ticalc.org password. :-D I remember WAY back when, I saw the original Random Numbar program, downloaded it, and viewed the source, just to get his password, but that can't be it. :) That's what it just looks like on his screen when he enters it in the password box. But, if it is, "**********" then we know it's ten characters long ;-)

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 16:12 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
anykey  Account Info

It's a start.

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 02:30 GMT


RED HAT FOREVER!!!
The_Fedora_Penguin Account Info

Get cracking. You have only 300^10 possible combinations to try. (In reality, using the keyboard, there are only 92^10 possible combinations!)

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 15:19 GMT


Re: RED HAT FOREVER!!!
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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300^10? Wouldn't it be 255^10? (ASCII) Though, realistically, it should be (26+26+10)^10. (Alphanumeric) And that's only... 839299365868340224 possibilities :-D

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 17:13 GMT

Re: Re: RED HAT FOREVER!!!
Matthew Marshall  Account Info
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Guess we had better get to it! If we all split up and cover different possibilities, we might crack it in a couple of months!

MWM

Reply to this comment    11 August 2004, 00:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: RED HAT FOREVER!!!
anykey  Account Info

I'm already started a script to try all of the possible combinations. Okay, not really; I'm too lazy, but I could if I had the time. *curses band*

Reply to this comment    11 August 2004, 02:38 GMT


Re: Re: RED HAT FOREVER!!!
AndySoft  Account Info
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Thou art forgetting the symbols!

`~!@#$%^&*()-_=+[ {]}\|;:'",<.>/?

32 more characters!

Reply to this comment    12 August 2004, 14:57 GMT

Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
Joe B Account Info

this looks like a great candidate for POTY.

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 03:31 GMT


Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
W Hibdon  Account Info
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No, no it does not! Not at all!

-W-

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 03:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
TheMoog  Account Info
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I'd vote for it.

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 11:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
anykey  Account Info

Hell, I'd vote for it!

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 15:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I know, I probably would too, that's why it's not going to be a candidate for POTY ;-)

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 16:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
W Hibdon  Account Info
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Dear God! Are all you people serious? It is a random number generator! Nothing more. It does not deserve to be POTY! However, it does deserve to go down the potty.

Great Work Michael.

-W-

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 18:41 GMT

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Jason Malinowski  Account Info

You make me sad.

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 23:52 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
anykey  Account Info

Don't listen to him! W's gone mad!

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 02:11 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

Well, I've tried it, and I must agree with you. :-/

Reply to this comment    11 August 2004, 15:12 GMT

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