|Answering Luiz (was Re: HP 15c Sky rocket price )|
Message #9 Posted by Valentin Albillo on 24 Jan 2005, 6:06 a.m.,
in response to message #8 by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil)
Luiz posted: "first of all, Valentin, forgive me not mentioning 'how good it is to have you back' earlier. My fault and a lack of politeness of mine. I sincerely hope
you accept my apologies."
Thanks Luiz, but as always, you're being far too kind to my humble person, no need to apologize for anything, of course.
I'm also glad to read your always interesting, amiable
"Now for the news: I borrowed original, English written, single volume 'Six Stories by Douglas Adams' (my younger brother's) and I'm getting my spirit ready to read it. Your indication, remember?"
Great ! :-) I'm sure you'll like it a lot, but be warned that it's choke-full with word games, innuendos, obscure references and all kind of dirty verbal tricks, mostly harmless of course but still ... In other words, it might prove slightly difficult to fully understand. Myself, every time I re-read it, I find new things I hadn't noticed before. So, polish up your English and ... enjoy !
"About your "Long Live the HP42S": congratulations. I did not read it YET, but I'm sure it will give me some delightfull moments when reading."
Thanks for your interest and enthusiasm, let's hope they'll get properly rewarded when reading the article.
"You know, I'm a big fan of it and (please, forgive me!) sometimes I am not sure if I like it more than the HP15C or conversely. I worship both,
one at a time. Oops! Hope this is not an heresy..."
Not necessarily. I know that the HP42S is the better machine from a features point-of-view, yet the HP-15C is the better machine in terms of robustness, quality of construction and sheer durability. No need to chose, however, just get both.
"(PS: yet without a working spell checker; feel free adding corrections, please...)"
With pleasure. Nothing serious, really; just to name a few:
- "forgive me not mentioning" should be either "forgive my not ..." or "forgive me for not ..."
- "delightfull" has one "l" too many.
- "an heresy" has one "n" too many.
- "Very truth" should be "Very true"
Thanks and best regards from V.