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Message #4 Posted by Andrés C. Rodríguez (Argentina) on 17 July 2004, 8:52 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by deleted
People who keep bringing discussions about their or that "FLAG" without keeping the proper "TONE" when "indirectly addressing" other visitors, must "RECALL" that this is a place to discuss HP calculators.
So, here, a FLAG is a binary indicator that can be set, cleared and tested in a program. There may be a connection, because some of the offending messages show a rather binary attitude (everything is "true" or "false", "right" or "wrong"); so a good advise is to abandon such "BIN" "VIEW" and "ENTER" the "REAL" world, which is more "COMPLEX" that they ... think(?). Or are their thoughts "preprogrammed functions", set in ROM at once and forever?
I wonder how such persons have been involved with any HP calculator; because for their kind of, say, mental activity, a device based on the Motorola MC 14500 CMOS CPU would have been powerful enough, and pretty cheaper.
It should be noted that, while being a CMOS integrated circuit (a plus for "continuous memory" of a few quotations from the past), the 14500 was a rather curious 1-bit CPU, available at the time the HP41 was introduced.
Rest assured, it has a "XOR" function. Number entry, I'm not as sure. Is that a problem for you?
Thanks again to Dave Hicks for creating and maintaining this wonderful place, visited by (mostly) intelligent and respectful people from many places in the world; who are willing to help others about HP calculators, to share their knowledge, and to learn related issues.