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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
AndySoft  Account Info
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You misspelled in another location.

"With the BASIC versions of Random Number Generator, the overall program speed was limited by the speed of the user's..."

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 15:39 GMT

Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Hey! You guys spelled "Number" wrong!

j/k, I know, I know ;-)

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 16:50 GMT


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

Oh wow...I didn't even realize "Number" was misspelled (on purpose, I realize) until you said that...that's awesome...

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 20:21 GMT


Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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GREAT SMOLDERING CHEDDAR CHEESE!

fixed

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 18:56 GMT

burntfuse  Account Info

LOL!!!! Man, this is great!!!! Why would anyone turn the fake news off? I'll have to try this program now... :-)

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 16:50 GMT


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W Hibdon  Account Info
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I am not, for moral objections.

-W-

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 18:52 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

Normally, I would agree, but this one was featured in a fake news article!!! Even if the program itself sucks, just the readme itself is worth the download!!!

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 01:30 GMT


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Tzazak  Account Info

You don't need to download the readme file. It's a link, in the contents of the program. At least in Firefox it is. I don't remember IE, but it sucks so much it might make you download .txt files. Sorry anyone who likes IE, but face the truth!

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 03:22 GMT


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PlaidPhantom Account Info

IE has it as a link too. I've not really had a problem with IE. At least, nothing that's IE's fault. Perhaps by some cosmic glitch, IE 6 might could possibly work. In hypothetical theory, I think. Perhaps.

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 06:26 GMT


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Tzazak  Account Info

Dude, EVERYTHING is IE's fault. Every pop-up ever let through, IE is allowing. FireFox has the best built-in pop-up blocker EVER. I've never had a problem with it, and I've looked through the GeoCities archives. Anyone who uses IE by itself can not say they've been through GeoCities without getting a single pop-up. And what's the point in having a browser AND a pop-up blocker?

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 19:37 GMT


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danbert23  Account Info

Popups in GeoCities? Bah. Try going through the TI Chess Team's message board!

Reply to this comment    15 August 2004, 13:37 GMT

Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
garyanddepleatedteamup  Account Info

"Yeah, I know! This is *SO* much better than pheonix. I mean, I might as well just delete it from my calculator!"

As it was said in 2000, it is said now...
DELETE PHOENIX! RANDOM NUMBAR GENERATOR OWNZ PHOENIX!

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 19:28 GMT

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

Tru Dat!

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 02:13 GMT


Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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120d

Reply to this comment    12 August 2004, 18:43 GMT

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

when will this get ported to the ti-89?

Reply to this comment    9 August 2004, 21:43 GMT


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

Never! *evil laugh*

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 02:18 GMT

Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
sigma  Account Info

> V1.0000000000069: POGROM RELEASED

So... Michael V and Nick D are anti-Semites? (HHOK)

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

burntfuse  Account Info

Oh no, I'd better start running!!! :-)

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 01:20 GMT


Re: Re: Random Numbar Generator Ported to ASM
danbert23  Account Info

Um... A pogrom is a government-sponsored, organized discrimination against a certain group, which could be any group. Pogroms are not always against Jews.

Reply to this comment    11 August 2004, 19:20 GMT

Flamebait
coinmanz  Account Info
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If this were real it would be flamebait at its best. Random routines in asm are useful enough, but for one to be featured or make news - watch out! - the author would get flooded and flamed by all of us who try hard. By the way, this is an awesome joke. Has anyboy heard the Barbie Girl song in Japanese? IT RULEZ!

Reply to this comment    10 August 2004, 05:52 GMT

Re: Flamebait
JcN  Account Info
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ummmmm....okay....*hides*

Reply to this comment    11 August 2004, 17:30 GMT


Re: Flamebait
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I've heard it in Russian and French... and English...

Reply to this comment    11 August 2004, 19:39 GMT

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