Calculator (Wishlist)

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tammy jo

Feb 1, 1999, 1:35pm
I have been making a small company in Active Worlds and have noticed that
when I need to add things I have to use another program and was wondering if
you could make an integrated calculator in the the next release of Active
Worlds.

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rolu

Feb 1, 1999, 2:13pm
handheld-calculators are better for that task, I think.

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raven shadow ...raven@gidy,net

Feb 1, 1999, 2:25pm
Until they do that , You can use a batch file to start AW and the windows
calculator at once.


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andras sarkozy

Feb 1, 1999, 5:19pm
I would rather propose to go back to the school (maybe to the second grade?) to learn to do simple math!

[View Quote] > Until they do that , You can use a batch file to start AW and the windows
> calculator at once.
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cubic

Feb 1, 1999, 9:06pm
[View Quote] It would be merely sad to see how your basic calculations take 1 minute on a
Pentium, wouldn't it?
Ok, then you know why to use the basic independent-from-awbrowser
windows-calculator ;-)
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dthknight

Feb 1, 1999, 9:36pm
Or get one of those calculators that is also a mouse pad, or that you can
stick on your keyboard... Or just get a regular one and stick it somewhere
on your desk :)

Funny how the oldest stuff (RL, stand-alone, simple calculators) often works
the best :)

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=?iso-8859-1?q?eep=b2?=

Feb 1, 1999, 10:27pm
Um, shut up. Just keep Windows calculator accessory open. Duh.

[View Quote] > I have been making a small company in Active Worlds and have noticed that
> when I need to add things I have to use another program and was wondering if
> you could make an integrated calculator in the the next release of Active
> Worlds.

raven shadow ...raven@gidy,net

Feb 2, 1999, 2:35am
Don't assume she's doing "simple" math .
If she's adding numbers for a business she wants the speed and accuracy
of a calculator for doing multiple arithmatic functions with many groups of
numbers.

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cubic

Feb 2, 1999, 6:01am
[View Quote] The standard windows-calculator supports 32 decimals.
So you can make quite accurate calculations I think..

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fluxen

Feb 2, 1999, 6:50am
<sigh>

Maybe calc.exe supports quite some (...) DECIMALS, it does not support the
OPERATIONS or DATA TYPES one may need!

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microwave oven. Real programmers use the heat given off by the CPU. They can
tell what job is running just by listening to the rate of popping."


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rolu

Feb 2, 1999, 2:03pm
Don't be stupid. Why would the calculations take so long?

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cubic

Feb 3, 1999, 4:42pm
[View Quote] <SIGH> back: Tammy Jo was talking about just 'adding', and windows-calc will
do for that.
Other operations or data types are not at all the matter here.

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>Dean-Christian Strik ("Fluxen") -- dean2 at bigfoot.com -- ICQ #11760568
>"Real programmers like vending machine popcorn. Coders pop it in the
>microwave oven. Real programmers use the heat given off by the CPU. They
can
>tell what job is running just by listening to the rate of popping."
>
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cubic

Feb 3, 1999, 4:50pm
[View Quote] Cuz everything takes long in AW ;-)
BUt let's turn things around:
What's wrong with the basic windows calc!?
Why would they implement a calculator in awb? THe one with windows works
fine.

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rolu

Feb 3, 1999, 4:54pm
Calc.exe is better than cubic's handheld calculator on all area's. Might be
the problem.

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rolu

Feb 4, 1999, 2:13pm
[View Quote] I hope that's a joke...

>BUt let's turn things around:
>What's wrong with the basic windows calc!?

It takes up screen space, memory and cpu time when you use it. Apart from
that, it is a very good calculator.

>Why would they implement a calculator in awb? THe one with windows works
>fine.

They would not because a calculator is way beyond the goal of the awb, wich
is browsing AW.

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cubic

Feb 4, 1999, 8:19pm
[View Quote] Well at least calc.exe is always on my desktop. And my handheld-calc could
be everywhere.

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cubic

Feb 4, 1999, 8:24pm
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No, not at all.

>
>It takes up screen space

So? When your typing numbers in the calculator you can't do anything else at
the same time anyway...

> memory and cpu time when you use it.

As if a built-in calc in awb wouldn't...
And with a handheld-calc you have to turn away from your screen to get it.
That's even less efficient.

>Apart from
>that, it is a very good calculator.
>
>
>They would not because a calculator is way beyond the goal of the awb, wich
>is browsing AW.

Indeed.
But I'm sure they'd implement it if it was very necessary or usefull.
But it isn't. You already have a calculator.

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scented nectar

Feb 5, 1999, 2:00am
When you open the Windows calculator, click View, then Scientific. It can
do a ton more stuff with this option on, and possibly the functions you're
referring to below.

Scented Nectar

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fluxen

Feb 5, 1999, 5:43am
Hehe, even if I have to do a 2+2=? calc with calc.exe, I turn on sci mode :)

But hey, I was talking about fourier transforms, bessel integrals, partial
diff. eqn, etc.... ;)

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Dean-Christian Strik ("Fluxen") -- dean2 at bigfoot.com -- ICQ #11760568
"Real programmers like vending machine popcorn. Coders pop it in the
microwave oven. Real programmers use the heat given off by the CPU. They can
tell what job is running just by listening to the rate of popping."


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rolu

Feb 5, 1999, 12:19pm
My hand held calculator is always near. Just know where you left it.

Rolu

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rolu

Feb 5, 1999, 12:22pm
[View Quote] Then you're stupid or blind.

>
>
>So? When your typing numbers in the calculator you can't do anything else
at
>the same time anyway...

but you can read from the screen, and when calc.exe is covering part of the
screen, you have to move it around etc.

>
>
>As if a built-in calc in awb wouldn't...

yes, but I was comparing calc.exe to a handheld calc, blind one.

>And with a handheld-calc you have to turn away from your screen to get it.
>That's even less efficient.

Not if you have it, let's say, next to your keyboard. Starting calc.exe
takes longer that way.

>
wich
>
>Indeed.
>But I'm sure they'd implement it if it was very necessary or usefull.
>But it isn't. You already have a calculator.
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grover

Feb 5, 1999, 8:21pm
geez, just get mathematic or matlab then :-) why bother doing that in your
calculator when the computer's a lot more user-friendly!

grover

[View Quote] > Hehe, even if I have to do a 2+2=? calc with calc.exe, I turn on sci mode :)
>
> But hey, I was talking about fourier transforms, bessel integrals, partial
> diff. eqn, etc.... ;)
>
> --
> Dean-Christian Strik ("Fluxen") -- dean2 at bigfoot.com -- ICQ #11760568
> "Real programmers like vending machine popcorn. Coders pop it in the
> microwave oven. Real programmers use the heat given off by the CPU. They can
> tell what job is running just by listening to the rate of popping."
>
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fluxen

Feb 5, 1999, 9:19pm
Heheh... I *use* Mathcad, Maple, Derive, etc. Just always forget to get a
copy of matlab :)

--
Dean-Christian Strik ("Fluxen") -- dean2 at bigfoot.com -- ICQ #11760568
"Real programmers like vending machine popcorn. Coders pop it in the
microwave oven. Real programmers use the heat given off by the CPU. They can
tell what job is running just by listening to the rate of popping."

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grover

Feb 6, 1999, 2:38pm
can you send me a copy?? I lost my copy of mathematica when my hard drive
crashed... I never really liked Derive or Maple, but Mathcad was pretty good...
ooo... i could finally solve those partial differential equations and get the
true fuel consumption and power requirements for capitol ships in Babylon 5!

grover

[View Quote] > Heheh... I *use* Mathcad, Maple, Derive, etc. Just always forget to get a
> copy of matlab :)
>
> --
> Dean-Christian Strik ("Fluxen") -- dean2 at bigfoot.com -- ICQ #11760568
> "Real programmers like vending machine popcorn. Coders pop it in the
> microwave oven. Real programmers use the heat given off by the CPU. They can
> tell what job is running just by listening to the rate of popping."
>
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cubic

Feb 7, 1999, 10:47am
[View Quote] It is by default in my school-bag.
And I like to leave my school-bag further than 10 metres away from my
Computer ;-)

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>Rolu
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cubic

Feb 7, 1999, 10:57am
[View Quote] DOn't be offensive.
That your framerate is high doesn't mean mine is high.
You never saw aw running on my pc, so keep quiet.

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>but you can read from the screen, and when calc.exe is covering part of the
>screen, you have to move it around etc.
>
>
>yes, but I was comparing calc.exe to a handheld calc, blind one.
>
>
>Not if you have it, let's say, next to your keyboard. Starting calc.exe
>takes longer that way.
>
>wich
>
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rolu

Feb 7, 1999, 10:58am
I never turn it off.

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fluxen

Feb 7, 1999, 4:17pm
Mine should be somewhere here.... no, I mean here... or there.... er...
never mind...

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Dean-Christian Strik ("Fluxen") -- dean2 at bigfoot.com -- ICQ #11760568
"Real programmers like vending machine popcorn. Coders pop it in the
microwave oven. Real programmers use the heat given off by the CPU. They can
tell what job is running just by listening to the rate of popping."

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grover

Feb 7, 1999, 4:44pm
My HP-48G is eternally sitting right beside my keyboard, out of it's jacket and
ready to help me calculate nasty-ass trig functions to get UVs right, or
nasty-ass transformed vertexes to butt-up against each other to 6-digit
precision :-)

grover

[View Quote] > Mine should be somewhere here.... no, I mean here... or there.... er...
> never mind...
>
> --
> Dean-Christian Strik ("Fluxen") -- dean2 at bigfoot.com -- ICQ #11760568
> "Real programmers like vending machine popcorn. Coders pop it in the
> microwave oven. Real programmers use the heat given off by the CPU. They can
> tell what job is running just by listening to the rate of popping."
>
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rolu

Feb 7, 1999, 5:50pm
[View Quote] Shut up yourself, you blind narrow-minded fool. The speed of a built-in
calculator would have nothing to do with your stupid framerate.

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the
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