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Average Age of the TI Users Here

What is your age group within the community.  

85 members have voted

  1. 1. I'm in the _____ group.

    • 8 to 18 years
      2
    • 19 - 25 years
      0
    • 26 - 30 years
      0
    • 31 - 40 years
      8
    • 41 - 50 years
      30
    • 51 - 60 years
      30
    • 61 - 70 years
      12
    • 71 + group
      3
  2. 2. Are you retired?

    • Yes
      17
    • No
      68
  3. 3. Which languages do you program in (click all that apply)

    • BASIC
      59
    • Extended BASIC
      53
    • Forth (any variant)
      14
    • Assembly Language
      31
    • Other lesser used languages for the TI
      19


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The last quarter of another year is almost upon us.  As the years go, so do we... over the past few decades many TI'ers have passed away and left us with only memories and their programming legacy.  This poll is a snapshot in time to see where we are as a community and where it all may be going, sooner or later.

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I just switched the age group three days ago... The good thing about this is that the next switch will take some time.

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1 hour ago, mizapf said:

I just switched the age group three days ago... The good thing about this is that the next switch will take some time.

Happy belated birthday!

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GPL is not listed and is the ONLY 100% TI Language invented by Texas Instruments on list!

You could say Assembly but untrue for most CPU are unique for each CPU, but GPL on several is the same as 990 Mini Computer.

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we have a 8-18 and couple 71+. nice see interest in the TI99 extends from cradle to grave. 😁

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2 hours ago, RXB said:

GPL is not listed and is the ONLY 100% TI Language invented by Texas Instruments on list!

You could say Assembly but untrue for most CPU are unique for each CPU, but GPL on several is the same as 990 Mini Computer.

are you saying GPL was used on the miniframes?

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Here's another amusing take on 99er demographics. 

 

I pretty only post TI-99 stuff to my YouTube channel. 

 

And YouTube gives me the following gender breakdown:

 

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I mean...they're probably not wrong.

 

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13 minutes ago, pixelpedant said:

Here's another amusing take on 99er demographics. 

 

I pretty only post TI-99 stuff to my YouTube channel. 

 

And YouTube gives me the following gender breakdown:

 

image.png.8b73edf3e01a4afd0e1238776c6a20a3.png

 

I mean...they're probably not wrong.

 

I just subscribed, so maybe I can mix up those demographics ... slightly. ;)

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5 hours ago, RXB said:

GPL is not listed and is the ONLY 100% TI Language invented by Texas Instruments on list!

Not to mention no RXB.

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7 hours ago, RXB said:

GPL is not listed and is the ONLY 100% TI Language invented by Texas Instruments on list!

You could say Assembly but untrue for most CPU are unique for each CPU, but GPL on several is the same as 990 Mini Computer.

 

Not many people mess with GPL here, so I included it as: Lesser.PNG.3e46ba591aa0e82614e0ecd9da2e0bbf.PNG.

 

1 hour ago, Airshack said:

Not to mention no RXB.

 

RXB, falls under the heading of Extended BASIC.  I could have listed "(and variants)", like I did for Forth, but I didn't see the need.

 

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9 hours ago, hloberg said:

are you saying GPL was used on the miniframes?

It was yes on the 990 for example!

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It's a sad thing that an old geezer (at least as far as the job market is concerned anyway) like me falls into the "young" demographic.

 

I mean, myself and 3 other people, are the demographic for that age range here.  Everyone else is much older, ya old curmudgeons. :)

 

 

 

 

 

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16 hours ago, GDMike said:

Isn't it.. like..basic.. basically.

RXB can run Basic 99.9% of the time with no modification but also XB, so no other XB variate can do that but RXB.

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RXB and XB 2.8 G.E.M. can run Basic 99.9% of the time with no modification but also XB, so no other XB variate can do that but RXB and XB 2.8 G.E.M.

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46 minutes ago, GDMike said:

I just did make the old age cutoff, by 1 answer. Swhoooo...I feel so young.

Me too.

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17 hours ago, senior_falcon said:

RXB and XB 2.8 G.E.M. can run Basic 99.9% of the time with no modification but also XB, so no other XB variate can do that but RXB and XB 2.8 G.E.M.

Just curious: what's the other 0.1% that trips RXB and XB GEM?

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I don't know. Rich gave that figure and has had a lot longer to test for compatibility issues than I have. As far as I know XB 2.8 G.E.M. is totally compatible with TI BASIC. One possibility is that earlier versions of RXB used the standard random number generator in XB. This gives a different sequence of numbers than the TI BASIC random number generator. If a random number seed is used and the sequence is important then the results will differ. The current version (2015) of RXB cannot use a random number seed. The random numbers in XB 2.8 G.E.M. are identical to those produced in TI BASIC. Of course the flip side is that they are not identical to those produced by normal XB, so it is possible that this change could effect XB programs.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Vorticon said:

Just curious: what's the other 0.1% that trips RXB and XB GEM?

There are 2 TI Basic programs that crash RXB but both use features only found in GROM2 of TI Basic which of course RXB does not use.

Honestly both are fudging a feature of TI Basic and both are not mentioned anywhere for use.

I did fix one of them so it was not a big problem but did at least error out instead of totally locking up RXB.

The other just crashes like previous one mentioned and will not run. So not a big deal as neither will ever be used.

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