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Inmates at the hpmuseum?
Message #1 Posted by hpnut on 19 Sept 2011, 9:15 a.m.

check out this article, they call us inmates!

https://eda360insider.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/eda360-and-the-hewlett-packard-15c-limited-edition-calculator/

      
Re: Inmates at the hpmuseum?
Message #2 Posted by Martin Pinckney on 19 Sept 2011, 9:21 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by hpnut

That's about the size of it. Ever tried to break free from this obsession?

            
Re: Inmates at the hpmuseum?
Message #3 Posted by Steve Simpkin on 19 Sept 2011, 12:53 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Martin Pinckney

Quote:
That's about the size of it. Ever tried to break free from this obsession?


Inmate is such an ugly term and infers that my obsession with HP calculators is against my will and society must be protected against me. On the other hand, my obsession was completely voluntary and I don't want to be cured :)
As for the part about protecting society against me, well I have no comment....
      
Re: Inmates at the hpmuseum?
Message #4 Posted by Les Bell on 19 Sept 2011, 9:23 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by hpnut

It's OK - Steve's one of us, and posts occasionally.

Best,

--- Les
[http://www.lesbell.com.au]

      
Re: Inmates at the hpmuseum?
Message #5 Posted by Steve Leibson on 19 Sept 2011, 10:00 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by hpnut

Well, you beat me to it. I just arrived to post the pointers to the blogs. "Inmates" did indeed seem to me to be the precisely correct term. After all, is this not an asylum for people afflicted with the HP Calculator meme? Have we not all committed ourselves in some way or another?

--Steve Leibson

            
Re: Inmates at the hpmuseum?
Message #6 Posted by Meindert Kuipers on 19 Sept 2011, 1:33 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Steve Leibson

More appropriate, as we all came here by our own choice:

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave ...

                  
Re: Inmates at the hpmuseum?
Message #7 Posted by Walter B on 19 Sept 2011, 1:45 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Meindert Kuipers

I do prefer rising suns over setting ones as well :-)

                        
Re: Inmates at the hpmuseum?
Message #8 Posted by C.Ret on 19 Sept 2011, 2:30 p.m.,
in response to message #7 by Walter B

From your special CNN reporter in California: a piture of a bunch of HPmuseum inmates during mornig out-walk.

Hich security agents surveying HPmuseum forumers.

Despite efforts of major IT compagnies and consumer industries, thousands of fanatics still persist in using a reverse polish notation (sigle RPN) or language (sigle RPL) for computation and programming. Same of them still using equipements more than 30 years old or acquired during President Richard M. Nixon, or US President James E. "Jimmy" Carter mandat (in all case before previous or actual President mandat !).

The government has promised to end such activities and is already taking all measures necessary to retort and to stem the impact of these highly reprehensible acts in order to protect the civilian population from such individuals.

                              
Re: Inmates at the hpmuseum?
Message #9 Posted by Steve Leibson on 19 Sept 2011, 2:34 p.m.,
in response to message #8 by C.Ret

Thanks for the photo! A good Monday morning laugh.

                              
Re: Inmates at the hpmuseum?
Message #10 Posted by Katie Wasserman on 19 Sept 2011, 2:43 p.m.,
in response to message #8 by C.Ret

I'm switching to algebraic mode, I look terrible in yellow!

                                    
Re: Inmates at the hpmuseum?
Message #11 Posted by Walter B on 19 Sept 2011, 4:16 p.m.,
in response to message #10 by Katie Wasserman

Quote:
I'm switching to algebraic mode
La donna mobile ... !
                                          
Re: Inmates at the hpmuseum?
Message #12 Posted by John B. Smitherman on 19 Sept 2011, 5:33 p.m.,
in response to message #11 by Walter B

la donna flessibile

John

            
Re: Inmates at the hpmuseum?
Message #13 Posted by Les Bell on 19 Sept 2011, 11:43 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Steve Leibson

Quote:
Have we not all committed ourselves in some way or another?

You've probably all heard it, but remember the old line about the difference between involvement and commitment?

They're like bacon and eggs: the chicken is involved, but the pig is committed.

Oink,

--- Les
[http://www.lesbell.com.au]

                  
Re: Inmates at the hpmuseum?
Message #14 Posted by Walter B on 20 Sept 2011, 1:54 a.m.,
in response to message #13 by Les Bell

LOL - good explanation!

      
I thought you meant audioasylum
Message #15 Posted by snaggs on 19 Sept 2011, 6:18 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by hpnut

Im already committed. :)


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