|Maybe "Ben's" sister is smarter than he is.|
Message #13 Posted by Wayne Stephens on 27 Feb 2004, 8:09 a.m.,
in response to message #7 by Ernie Malaga
Maybe "Ben's" sister is a lot smarter than "Ben" is, and SHE was actually using the older, more traditional meaning of the word gay (happy, perky, festive, etc), to describe the calculator. That's actually sort of accurate.
From his other postings in this thread I don't think it would take much to be smarter than "Ben".
Now, can we stop discussing personal sexual preference (I'm sure there are other forums out there for that) and talk about calculators. I'll start with my own small collection:
I have the following HP calculators: HP11C, HP42s, HP32sii (2, one brown one black), HP 48G, HP 48GX (2), HP 33S (2). I like them all. My personal all time favorite is the HP 42S. I'll always have a soft spot in my heart, though, for the 11C, which got me through college and the PE exam, and has been at the bottom of a sewage pump station wet well and has fallen off a two story building. It still works like the day it was made and the HP logo hasn't fallen off in 22 years of use.
The new 33S is a highly functional unit and will almost certainly become my day to day calculator. I also keep a Soviet made Elektronica MK 61 on my desk to "lend" to people. They seldom ask a second time to borrow a calculator from me. The Cyrillic text on the keys tends to freak them out. By the way, the MK 61 is actually a very functional, if very slow, programmable RPN machine.
Now, will someone please pick up the CALCULATOR part of this thread and run with it? I'm tired of people sniping at each other. Of course, if you want to snipe at each other about calculators, I'm fine with that. Thanks.