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Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Posted by Nick on 25 August 2000, 01:13 GMT

After careful consideration I have decided against furthering my unsorted list-related binge. In this news item, you will find the exact same amount of creamy goodness as the others, but this one lacks 100% of the UL tags of older news items. Apologies for the wait of an entire week - simply scads of time - before this came out, but planning 34801248217348124 rendezvouses and social functions before going off to college have detained me. That and the fact that no good news has been made recently. Without further ado:

David "I Know Linux Better Than You Do" Phillips has released Bin2Var v1.20. This nifty little program will convert your binary images to a calculator-friendly format. The following formats are supported: 82P, 83P, 8XP, 85S, 86P and 86S. Unlike DevPac83 and DevPac8X, these programs will work under Windows NT and Windows 2000 (my OS of choice, may I add). Quality job.

Thomas "Mad Propz" Nussbaumer released an interesting program called TICT eBook Reader v1.50 for the 89 and the 92 Plus, along with several interesting e-books. He also forwarded me an excellent link to a collaborative effort called Project Gutenberg. I got Ayn Rand's Anthem off of this. Fantastic stuff. Now, if someone could only convert the whole archive... :)

 


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Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Ryan Pelletier  Account Info

How the $^#@ do i view these e_book programs and how the $^#@ do i get them to my calc?????????

     25 August 2000, 06:13 GMT

Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Michael Figge  Account Info

I feel it is imperative that I say something about eBook Tom.

For once I won't critize anyone (but Nick to change the url author thing instead of mailto stuff) and give you "mad propz" as someone said. I forgot who.

--Michael "^_^" Figge

     25 August 2000, 06:33 GMT

Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
David Phillips  Account Info
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Nick didn't mention it, but Bin2Var will compile under Linux (or just about anything else with a compliant ANSI C compiler).

     25 August 2000, 08:03 GMT


Re: Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Nick Disabato  Account Info
(Web Page)

SEE? SEEEE????

This is why you know more linux than I do! :P

--BlueCalx

     25 August 2000, 15:56 GMT

Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Thomas Nussbaumer  Account Info
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I wonder where to upload the eBooks correctly. Until now they are under ASM/misc programs, but indeed they are no programs nor are they game levels. They wouldn't fit also into the text section, because they are calc type depended files.

BTW: Can anyone give me a hint what "Mad Propz" means?
That seems to be far outside my "english" knowledge ...

     25 August 2000, 08:34 GMT

Re: Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Kouri  Account Info
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Hehe, if someone gives you "mad propz", that means they're giving you lots of respect. :)

     25 August 2000, 16:57 GMT


Re: Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
MathJMendl  Account Info
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It sort of means "props," only they are "mad" "props," and they are l33t "props," so they are "propz" that are "mad," thus "mad props." Hmm. I didn't think it would be possible to be that descript, but sometimes I guess I just amaze myself.

P.S. "Mad propz" can mean different things in different contexts. Say you write a program, instead of a "thanks" section, you might just give "mad propz" to these people instead. Or in the context of someone doing something not easily done (say someone writes an alternate OS for the 89 or something), it might just mean a "nice job."

     26 August 2000, 05:41 GMT

Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Jonas Lf

I can't belive you're reading Ayn Rand, Nick!!? She's EVIL you know!!!

     25 August 2000, 19:08 GMT


Re: Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
freakonaleash881  Account Info

heh... I had to read The Fountainhead, and it was extremely painful...

     29 August 2000, 02:23 GMT

Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Paulo Marques  Account Info

Hei! just checked the link... looks very nice... my chance to read "War of the worlds" finally... :) lucky guys who check it out a century from now, since they'll read all of Asimov's work for free... snif...
---
Cd_Slayer

     25 August 2000, 23:25 GMT


Re: Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
calcfreak901  Account Info
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I do not recall if Asimov's still alive. However, the law in the us states that all works under copyright in 1978 (not sure on the exact year, but sometime around then) or later are copyrighted until 75 years after the author's death. If Asimov is still alive and is for the next 25 years, then people a century from now will not have his work any more freely than we do.

e of pi and the unimatrix's 45.59985035114 copylefted cents

     2 September 2000, 05:26 GMT

Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Summoner  Account Info

Hey guys...
How about someone release a converter for the ebooks, so we can convert them ourselves, this would give us a HUGE amount of books to read!
And while doing that, I had another Idea, how about someone make an HTML reader, like explorer (there was a program a while back, txtrider, which enabled text files with graphics, maybe even modify that)

Sorry I can't do it myself but I don't have the programming knowledge for such a task. These kinds of programs would make our TI rival PDA's... mmmm

Ariel

     26 August 2000, 13:16 GMT


Re: Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Thomas Nussbaumer  Account Info
(Web Page)

Don't be impatient! Read the readme.html file of the ebook reader first! There you can read that the book generator is scheduled for October.
Then you can make as many books as you want. I am just working on a kind of markup language which will be used to "beautify" (format) the text of the ebooks, but it will take a while to get it all working.
Its much work for just one person who has only about 1-2 hour per day left for projects like this. So once again: don't be impatient.
The 1.50 version of the reader should only be seen as technology demo.

     26 August 2000, 13:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Paulo Marques  Account Info

Oh!!! :)
If it can be used on any file, it's great...
About txtrider, 1 - it lacks a converter, and passing anything, reducing the font, whatever, is boring 2 - Scrolling is way to fast...
Hope those 2 things will be solved, and that i can finally pass my classes reading smtg useful. :)
(yeah, i know, i could've done those things for myself if i tried, yadda yadda)

     26 August 2000, 17:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Thomas Nussbaumer  Account Info
(Web Page)

Not on any file, but on any text file. If you want specials like blocks which are aligned right or centered or an page break before the real end of a page, you have to insert a few tags like HTML tags into the text. Thats all.

     26 August 2000, 21:30 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Hexalon

if you noticed the books that have been released are old so there are no copyrights left on them.

     26 August 2000, 23:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Paulo Marques  Account Info

i know, but if i can convert anything, i won't have to use the site, will i? anything... even ad&d books I've found on the net... OPS :)
---
Cd_Slayer

     27 August 2000, 01:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Paulo Marques  Account Info

I meant i can c&p (copy paste) anything i find into it without much trouble... i hope... and just put a few links so i can jump around or smtg.

     27 August 2000, 01:14 GMT

Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
monoman  Account Info
(Web Page)

For those eBooks, you should do Edgar A. Poe's works. They're shortand good and a lot of people like him and have to read his stuff in schools.

     26 August 2000, 18:07 GMT

Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Noll  Account Info
(Web Page)

Also try going to the link above. They also have many texts in both HTML and Microsoft Reader format. Check it out.

Noll

     27 August 2000, 03:54 GMT


Re: Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Paulo Marques  Account Info

What the hell is M$ Reader?

     28 August 2000, 00:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Bin2Var v1.20, TICT eBook Reader v1.50
Paulo Marques  Account Info

Oh, that's MS Reader... whatever, really

     28 August 2000, 00:55 GMT

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