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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
TrumpetMan258  Account Info
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The funny thing is, that because this is fake news, one might think that they didn't actually port it. But if you look at the recent files, they did! Now that's funny!

-TrumpetMan

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 11:24 GMT


Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
mindstorm23 Account Info

What's really funny is the readme (elite.txt) included in the zip...wow, those "thank you's"...

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 16:06 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Haha! I read that and it made me laugh too. :-D

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 16:38 GMT

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

Werd.

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 16:49 GMT


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JcN  Account Info

Word or weird?

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 22:22 GMT

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calkfreak83  Account Info
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It has the word "WERD" written in the readme of this file. Read before you speak.

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 22:28 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I THOUGHT that said "Werd" but I wasn't sure.

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 17:15 GMT


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

I know, but which is it?

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 20:44 GMT


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calkfreak83  Account Info
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Who knows?

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 21:25 GMT


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anykey  Account Info

BOTH! WERD WERD WERD!

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 02:34 GMT

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

Haha, yeah. I remember reading the readme for the BASIC version... "NICK DESABADO FOR TRAINING THE MOOSE TO SIGN COMPLICATED INSURANCE FORMS"!

WERD!

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 21:41 GMT


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AndySoft  Account Info
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And as I'm sure we all know, that's based on the opening credits of Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail. :)

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 02:51 GMT


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Caboose  Account Info

Ah yes, the greatest movie of all time. I think the opening credits may have been the funniest part.

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 12:09 GMT

burntfuse  Account Info

The credits? No, the guy by the bridge was the best part!!! Or the monster whose animator had a fatal heart attack...or the nuns in the convent...or...

No, the best part was definitely the French. :-)

But the credits of this random number generator are definitely the best part-they provide a reason all by themselves to download it.

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 22:11 GMT

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Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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"What are you doing in England?","None of your business!"

120d greatest movie ever.

I must say I like the holy hand-grenade.

Reply to this comment    12 August 2004, 17:11 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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Refresh my memory... what was the guy at the bridge?

Reply to this comment    12 August 2004, 18:46 GMT


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Chivo  Account Info

What is your name? Chris
What is your quest? girls
What is your favorite color? blue. no, yell-oooooow!

Reply to this comment    13 August 2004, 06:10 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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120d Oh yeah!

Reply to this comment    13 August 2004, 18:43 GMT


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mindstorm23 Account Info

WOOHOO!! THE LLAMAS!!

Reply to this comment    11 August 2004, 20:30 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

That part was great...he must have been on a sugar high or something while writing it :-)...

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 01:22 GMT


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Tzazak  Account Info

Is that a bad thing? Anyone's who's tasted reddi whip (not tainted by being added to something else) will agree with me.

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 02:03 GMT

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