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Happy New Year!
Posted by Nathan on 1 January 2001, 01:00 GMT

We here at ticalc.org would like to welcome you into anno Domini 2001, the twenty-first century, and the third millennium!

For your reading pleasure, I would link to last year's news article, which deals with the millennium. We had a lot of reasonable and irrational people give feedback on both points of view. Let the memories flow!

And, as usual, the January 2001 newsletter has been posted to the Newsletter archives.

Okay...these statistics aren't exact, but I thought I'd annoy Magnus and post them anyhow. Maybe someone will update these. :) Magnus says:

I was just poking around a bit at statistics.
Yearly stats so far (note, figures are not exact :-) I typed them off the web..):

1997: 12,058,640 hits (not a full year, though)
1998: 29,015,076 hits (up 141%, but extrapolating 1997 to 12 months gives 60.4%)
1999: 48,342,747 hits (up 66.6%)
2000: 84,767,923 hits (up 75.3%)

So basically, we have grown more this year than ever before when it comes to
hits! A great work by everybody! We've taken 48.6% of our all time hits this
year. Also, I'm noticing that we are approaching a new record - we now have 14,515
files in our archives, closing fast on 15,000. We also have a total of
17,924 screenshots for these files. This only amounts to about 57% of our
files, though, but it's a huge step up from last year.

Taking a look at our news system, we have:
1997: 21 posted articles (ok, so the system wasn't there back then)
1998: 193 posted articles
1999: 242 posted articles
2000: 219 posted articles

So we have a slight decline there, probably due to the fact that we no
longer have Nick doing an obscene amount of news articles :-) We're still
averaging more than one article every two days. (Standalone articles, like
surveys, not included)

As for comments to these articles:
1998: 4,758 comments
1999: 14,975 comments
2000: 19,333 comments
So it seems our users are writing more :-)

Umm. That ends todays statistics.

Well, that's all for this time around. Please remember that those statistics are raw and meaningless, and are for your entertainment pleasure, only.


The comments below are written by ticalc.org visitors. Their views are not necessarily those of ticalc.org, and ticalc.org takes no responsibility for their content.

Re: Happy New Year!
Lenon  Account Info

Do you realize that every year, hundreds of thousands of people suffer from a condition commonly known as "death"? That's right. In fact, death is THE NUMBER ONE leading cause of loss of life in America today. If you would like to help stop this horrible travity, call 1-800-STOP-THE-DEATH. If that's too many numbers, it's your own fault.Thank You.

<this message brought to you by the Stop The Death Campaign of America>

     1 January 2001, 15:29 GMT

Re: Re: Happy New Year!
prabal  Account Info
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heh.. Anyways i want to wish everyone a happy new year and dont drink and drive u nuts. Unfortunately my family will never learn... Last year it was my uncle, this year its my cousin. i hope its not me next year.. I think that drinking and driving is also a leading cause of death on Christmas seasons...

     1 January 2001, 21:07 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Happy New Year!
amicek  Account Info
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THIS COMMENT HAS BEEN LABORIOUSLY AND SHAMELESSLY RENDERED IN ALL CAPS TO TRY TO ATTRACT ATTENTION....HAS ANYBODY NOTICED ALL CALC SITES OTHER THAN TICALC.ORG HAVE BEEN DECLINING? Seriously. If you read www.technoplaza.net (the Jan 1 update) you'll see that most sites are declining. Anybody remember macross.calc.org? Daily updates! Daily! I can't seem to find them anymore. TI Files is gone; for all practical purposes. (IMHO) calc.org seems to be declining; I have a hard time thinking that they have something up their sleeve. Though, they could. Some successful programming groups have survived. Maybe nickd's departure has caused unforseen consequences...or not; (anybody see his new design?); anyways...I'm curious if anybody will repond to this comment. I have really ceased using ticalc's for anything but math; but still its kinda odd to see all these sites declining.


     1 January 2002, 22:00 GMT

luke195rs  Account Info

Well, I don't know what to tell you. People must LOVE slow service because it takes ticalc.org more than 2 weeks to get a program out after it's submitted.

     1 January 2002, 22:47 GMT

Re: Dunno
Michael Vincent  Account Info
(Web Page)

My personal record is 3 weeks. :)

     1 January 2003, 01:40 GMT

Re: Re: Dunno
calcgenius  Account Info

I'm in close second-2 weeks 3 days for slots game.

     7 January 2001, 01:11 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy New Year!
Stuart Bergstrom  Account Info
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While I agree that ticalc.org is the only one of the big TI sites that seems to continue to exist in an up-to-date fashion, I can assure you that it is NOT because Nick stopped doing news? How in the world can you even say that? The TI world existed, quite healthily, long before Nick did the news at ticalc.org, and TI-Files was dead months before Nick stopped posting news. I like Nick as much as the next guy, but for Pete's sake, give it a rest.

     3 January 2001, 06:15 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy New Year!
amicek  Account Info
(Web Page)

But I wasn't serious about that. I was, "joking".

     6 January 2001, 19:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy New Year!
acr34  Account Info
(Web Page)

I recently got a palm, and was outraged when I learned you had to program it in C. I don't care what they say. Asm is eaiser than C. C compilers generate lumbering, huge code that is hardly suited to a TI calc (Or even a palm). I still plan to learn C but my heart is with asm.

And yes, it is declining. Mabye due to ticalc.org's success? Go to the news archives and scroll to the bottom and look at all the zeros. Anyway, I was sidetracked from math, I can't find my TI so I'm using the same thing I use to debug MirageOS programs (TI FLASH DEBUGGER).

     3 January 2001, 21:15 GMT

new design
nyall  Account Info

I believe that ticalc has been around for 4 years while calc.org has been going for 3 years so ticalc had the better foothold. And if I remember correctly ticalc was a continuation of the origional zshell page so it had the support of the zshell programmers who programmed and released stuff.

The current design of ticalc.org is much better than the previous. The big blocks of orange on the previous design I thought were ugly. And they did not leave much room in between those blocks for the news, so It was cramped.


     4 January 2001, 18:08 GMT

Re: Re: Happy New Year!
calcfreak901  Account Info

While death is tragic, it is necessary to keep the population within certain limits. One problem we are facing is trying to meet all the basic needs for 6+ billion people, on a planet that until this past century (the 20th century, that is) could barely support 1.5 billion. Death is a fact of life (pardon the ironic pun).

There was an episode of the original series of "Star Trek" that dealt with this: one planet had succeeded in curing disease and death. Except now they had a different problem: the planet had so many people on it that there was barely room to stand, and either sitting or lying down were out of the question. The planet's government's plan was to incubate a bacterium in Captain Kirk, which they would then extract and release to the public at large to reduce the population to a reasonable level. I don't recall seeing the ending, but it did prove that there is a practical limit to the justifiable benefits of medicine.

     1 January 2001, 21:30 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Happy New Year!
prabal  Account Info
(Web Page)

yeah.. death is a part of life.. but it hurts too much to see a loved one die. unfortunately. fact is 38 pplz die each second..to be replaced by 42 people.....

     1 January 2001, 07:00 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy New Year!
Jason Ho  Account Info
(Web Page)

I thought it was 16 people die each 10 seconds, while 32 are born each 10 seconds

     1 January 2001, 16:54 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy New Year!
aselle  Account Info
(Web Page)

This is a test...

     1 January 2002, 18:08 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy New Year!
aselle  Account Info
(Web Page)

testing 1-2-3

     1 January 2002, 18:25 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy New Year!
aselle  Account Info
(Web Page)

Third time's the charm.

     3 January 2001, 02:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy New Year!
MathJMendl  Account Info
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Ok a second ago I went through the math so I'm not going to again, but what you're saying is that only 50 million people die per year!?!?! That would mean that it takes 20 years for a billion to die, and with the world's population at 6 billion that means the average life span is 120 years on earth! I don't think so.

     4 January 2001, 03:52 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy New Year!
MathJMendl  Account Info
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Umm excuse me? You think 38 people die per second? Think about that...

38/sec * 60 sec/min * 60 min/hr * 24 hr/day * 365 day/year ...


That's 1,198,368,000!!!!!

You're saying that 1.2 billion people die per year? If that were true, the world's population would die in under five years!

     4 January 2001, 03:49 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy New Year!
Scott Dial
(Web Page)

38/sec * 60 sec/min * 60 min/hr * 24 hr/day * 365 day/year = 1.2 Billion Die
42/sec * 60 sec/min * 60 min/hr * 24 hr/day * 365 day/year = 1.3 Billion are Born

1.3 - 1.2 = .1... so actually you are wrong, since those numbers say that the population go up by 100,000,000 each year.

     4 January 2001, 21:34 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy New Year!

yes, that is correct, but you are still wrong. by those figures, nobody would live past the age of five


     5 January 2001, 18:49 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Happy New Year!

Oye....anybody dizzy yet?

     6 January 2001, 06:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Happy New Year!
Lenon  Account Info

heh..i like star trek...tribbles are funny! o.O
umm...i like potatoes! woof woof!

     1 January 2002, 22:52 GMT

Re: Re: Happy New Year!
acr34  Account Info
(Web Page)

Death is merely sad because a person's unique brain pattern is lost forever. Oh, I know. The afterlife. I think we are diffrent people in the afterlife.

Back to math, focus Alex, focus:)

     3 January 2001, 21:19 GMT

Re: Re: Happy New Year!
higgimonster  Account Info

While we are discussing statistics....
Did you know that smoking is the leading cause of statistics in the world today?
Also, 76% of statistics are made up on the spot.


     5 January 2001, 04:14 GMT

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     5 January 2001, 06:05 GMT

Re: Gratuitous Simpsons Reference
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Well it seems that geocities wont let you link to not html files. Oh well, here you go:


     5 January 2001, 06:19 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Happy New Year!
Jon Hughes  Account Info
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     15 January 2001, 06:18 GMT

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