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Even though I don't use them much anymore...

I'm still getting geek-envy over this new HP calculator:

http://www.hp.com/calculators/graphing/49gplus/

Flamebait Sr.
Thursday, October 23, 2003

I had an HP41C back in the day.  I tell ya, there is no RPN replacement for this on the desktop anywhere.  Being able to press ENG-3, and get all the numbers in a format that is intuitive.  A scrolling stack, I might just buy the new one.  I went through 2 HP41's, and couldn't buy a replacement.  I didn't like the 48.

nat ersoz
Thursday, October 23, 2003

The 41 was before my time or something.  I got very used to the 48 and yeah, I haven't found anything nearly as good for doing figuring as my old HP RPN calculator available for Windows, Windows CE, Linux, or PalmOS.

Which probably has a bunch of APL fanatics chuckling. ;)

Flamebait Sr.
Thursday, October 23, 2003

Ummm, how'd you get the "Senior" tacked onto your name?

nat ersoz
Thursday, October 23, 2003

Offtopic, but I started posting as "Flamebait".  Then somebody decided to post a response as "Flamebait Jr."  So I decided that, since I was first, I should be "Flamebait Sr."

The entire name, taken as a whole, is not what I'd classify as properly descriptive, but it amuses me, and that's what's important. ;)

Flamebait Sr.
Thursday, October 23, 2003

HP keyboards have been going downhill for the past 15 years or so, and the 49G was unusually bad.  I fully expect this latest crop to be absolutely unusable.

And you can't use it on professional licensing exams (EIT and PE) now: you have to use the 32SII or the new (released yet?) 33.

I wish I'd bought a 32SII when they were still $60 or so.

Brent
Thursday, October 23, 2003

Oh, if you are an RPN fanatic, the most usable software calculator I've ever found is emacs' calc-mode.  It's included in Xemacs and easy to install in "true-GNU" Emacs.

Brent
Thursday, October 23, 2003

I grew up on the 41 as well. Really excellent machine.

Just me (Sir to you)
Wednesday, October 29, 2003

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